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Saturday 21st (Simply Filling + 22 WPA) vs (26 Points Plus + 19 WPA)

Well today was somewhat of a disaster!

Started out good with a thinwich and an “unfried” egg topped with a little sweet chili sauce.  My fave 100% simply filling breakfast at the moment followed by a banana.

I had a few errands and popped into McDonald’s and got a crispy chicken sweet chili wrap.  When I got home I worked out the points – oh my gosh 19 points plus for this.  If I had chose the grilled chicken it would still have been 16 points plus!!  Guess I am not getting one of those again.  That is ridiculous.  I think a small burger would have been less, and I thought the wrap sounded like a healthier option!!!!

I actually cooked today – don’t normally on a Saturday.  We had some braised pork chops, baby potatoes and tried these cauliflower breadsticks I had seen on Facebook.  I cooked it up in a 9 x 13 pan.  1/4 of the pan is 100% Simply Filling or 3 Points Plus.  I thought they were really yummy, I don’t think my hubby was as impressed with them!!! I have a piece left over for lunch today.

Cauliflower Breadsticks!

•1 large head of cauliflower
•2 cloves garlic, grated or minced…
•2 large eggs, lightly beaten
•4 oz low fat mozzarella cheese
•1/2 teaspoon onion powder
•salt
•pepper

•Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
•Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place into microwave for about 5 minutes or until soft
•Place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until it’s a mashed potato texture
•In a medium bowl, stir together cauliflower, eggs, cheese, and seasonings
•Lightly spray a baking pan with spray oil and coat with the mixture (about 1/2 inch thick)
•Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the top starts to brown
•Add additional cheese to the top and enjoy!
Found at Fitness Forever

SATURDAY Simply Filling Points Plus
Thin Bread 0 2
Unfried Egg 0 3
Banana 0 0
Sweet Chili   Wrap 19 19
Braised Pork   Chops 0 8
Baby Potatoes 0 4
Cauliflower   breadsticks 0 3
Fat Free   Dressing 0 1
Spinach Salad 0 2
1/2 cup Frozen   Yoghurt 3 3
Daily Total 22 45 (26 PP + 19 WPA)

I don’t think there has been one day this week that I have actually done a Simply Filling day.  Everyday the points plus has been a better option for me.  This is the first day though when following the Points Plus that I have used any of my Weekly Points Allowance.  I get 49 for the week, so I still have 30 left.

Well tomorrow is Day 7.  As long as I can stay under on those 30 WPA that I have left over.  I will have accomplished a successful week.  We shall see ….

Thursday 19th (Simply Filling + 7WPA) vs (24 Points Plus)

Well I am pretty pleased with this week so far.  Today I made most mostly Simply Filling food choices using just an additional 6 WPA.

For breakfast I had an “unfried” egg on some flatbread together with a slice of cheddar and a banana.

At lunchtime today I had some flatbread with hummus, 2 Babybel cheese and some grapes.

I had a pretty busy evening, made dinner and then I had to go out.  So I didn’t actually get to eat mine until around 9pm.

I made some Italian Style cod and served up with baby potatoes and spinach salad (spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, grated low fat cheddar and fat free dressing).  Followed this up with some frozen yoghurt.

THURSDAY Simply Filling Points Plus
Thin Bread 0 2
Unfried Egg 0 3
Slice of   Cheddar 0 2
Banana 0 0
Grapes 0 0
Hummus 1 1
Flatbread 0 1
Babybel Cheese 2 2
Italian Style Cod 0 3
Baby Potatoes 0 4
Low Fat Spread 1 1
Spinach Salad 0 2
1/2 cup Frozen   Yoghurt 3 3
Daily Total 7 24

Tuesday (22 Points Plus) vs (Simply Filling + 10 WPA)

I have no idea what happened today I took lunch to work with me and then got busy and forgot to eat it!!!

The smell of fall is in the air, so I started my day with some Oat Bran.

Mid morning I had some grapes, then my son who works in our family business had a bag of chocolate macaroons, I couldn’t resist so I had a few!

I went straight from work to my Zumba class and then home to get dinner ready.  I made some Lemon Parsley Chicken tonight and it was delicious, served up with some baby potatoes, broccoli and glazed carrots.

Lemon Parsley Chicken

While watching TV later in the evening I had some frozen yoghurt.

So today was a Points Plus day.  I know that I didn’t really eat enough today because of skipping lunch.  But in the evening I wasn’t hungry and so don’t see the point of eating for the sake of it!  My goal for each day is to try and get as many Simply Filling choices as I can.

TUESDAY Simply Filling Points Plus
Oat Bran 0 3
Chocolate   Macaroons 3 3
Grapes 0 0
Lemon Parsley   Chicken 1 5
Glazed Carrots 2 3
Broccoli 0 0
Baby Potatoes 0 4
1 tsp Light   Butter 1 1
1/2 cup Frozen Yoghurt 3 3
Daily Total 10 22

Monday (24 Points Plus) vs (Simply Filling + 10WPA)

I had my menu planned for this week and here it is Monday and already I have had to make a change.

My husband and I work together and yesterday we stayed at the store until around 8:30pm and by the time we got home, I really wasn’t wanting to start creating in the kitchen.  So the Lemon Parsley Chicken is going to have to wait until tomorrow.

My day started with an “unfried” egg sandwich.

At lunchtime I just fixed a quick Protein Fruit Smoothie (I keep a blender at work for such days!!!!).

I had some grapes in the middle of the afternoon.

Then when we got in from work I quickly cooked up a piece of salmon and had it as a sandwich, together with some Frozen Yoghurt.

Still feeling a little peckish so had a granola bar while relaxing in front of the TV.

The Granola Bar was not a good choice for Simply Filling.  When you look at my tracker for today it is Simply Filling plus 10 WPA or 24 Points Plus.  Interesting how it was not a successful Simply Filling day but was a successful Points Plus Day.  Weightwatchers allows you to go back and forth between the two plans.

So today was a Points Plus day for me.

MONDAY Simply Filling Points Plus
Thin Bread 0 2
Unfried Egg 0 3
Grapes 0 0
Protein Powder 2 2
1 cup skimmed   milk 0 2
Frozen Strawberries 0 0
Thin Bread 0 2
Salmon 0 4
1 Tbsp Miracle Whip Calorie Wise 0 1
Sliced Tomato 0 0
1/2 cup Yoghurt Ice Cream 3 3
Granola Bar 5 5
Daily Total 10 24

 

 

National Cheese Pizza Day!

Today is National Cheese Pizza Day! Did you know that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? Whether you prefer thin crust, deep dish, or regular style, today’s the day to celebrate one of the most popular meals in the country.

In the 1800s, most Italians thought of pizza as a peasant meal. That changed when a baker named Raffaele Esposito created a margarita pizza for visiting royalty. The king and queen were impressed by the colors of the Italian flag represented by the pizza’s white mozzarella cheese, red tomato sauce, and green basil. Pizza became fashionable overnight and was soon a staple in restaurants all across the country.

Today, there are hundreds of different pizza types and toppings, but they all originated with the classic cheese pizza. To celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day, head to your favorite pizza place or make your own homemade pizza for dinner tonight. Enjoy!

Personally I am not a huge pizza fan!  I know I am in the minority here.  My husband loves pizza but it is something we rarely have.  Once in a while (and I mean maybe once a year) we might order a home delivery pizza!!!!!!

Anyway, it is good to be back in my kitchen again cooking!!  I still don’t have breakfast and lunch completely under control yet, but I am getting there!

Also I need to get my camera back in my kitchen again.  Both evenings when I have just about finished my dinner.  I remember the camera!!!!

TUESDAY

Breakfast – Protein Shake

Lunch – Protein Shake, Grapes

Dinner – Savory Pork Chops & Potato Salad

Exercise – Zumba Class

Slowly easing back in this week.  I know that what I have had has been sensible, but I haven’t made a point of tracking.  The Potato Salad was a super easy one just using prepared Ranch Fat Free Dressing.  Normally I would make up my own dressing.  The only reason I am sharing this is because my husband commented on how good the potato salad was!!!

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – 2 slices low calorie bread and 2 tsp low calorie apricot jam

Lunch – Protein Shake, Grapes

Dinner – Couscous Chicken Crunch

 

 

Weekly Weigh In

Well, here it is Saturday morning, so I just got on the scales and ……  I lost exactly 1 pound.  You would think I would be happy right!  I wished it had been a little more though!!!!!!!!  But as I said last week I will reach my goal by the end of the year with a pound a week, so I should be pleased right!!!!

Week One – Lost 1 pound – 24 more to go!

The week was really busy for me, I have been bringing work home with me.  We are working on our e-commerce website.  We have a retail store selling printer cartridges and an e-commerce site.  At home I have been adding product and linking to printer models.  Very exciting stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I kept track of my eats (!) together with pictures.

So here goes the start of another week with 49 Weekly Points Plus.  I need to get some shopping done this morning before heading off to Calgary.  Bruce and I are going to see Les Miserables.

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – Greek Yoghurt Parfait

Greek Yoghurt Parfrait

For my parfait I layered up Greek yoghurt, blueberries and Fibre one cereal – all 100% Simply Filling

Lunch – Ham “Thinwich”, Tomato, Watermelon/Kiwi Mix

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I really like the “thins”, I filled mine with sliced ham, lettuce, tomatoes and a little mustard.  This together with my sides made for a 100% Simply Filling lunch.

Dinner – Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork, Tossed Salad, Low Calorie Dressing

While at work today I had some pork tenderloin cooking in the slow cooker to make Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork.    I cooked enough for a couple of evenings and some lunches too.  So the pork was Simply Filling + 1WPA and 2 Points Plus for the dressing.

Daily Total:  Simply Filling + 3 Weekly Points Allowance

THURSDAY

Breakfast – Individual Blueberry Oatmeal Cup

Breakfast 16th

I really enjoy these for breakfast.  Today was a hot morning, so I decided to just eat it cold and I still enjoyed the flavor.  These cups are Simply Filling + 1WPA.

Lunch – Pineapple Pork Wrap, Watermelon, Grapes

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For lunch today I had some of the pork from last night and put it in a wrap with some lettuce, chopped tomatoes and grated carrot.  Very yummy.  I only had about a half portion of the meat, so it was 100% Simply Filling for my wrap.  The wraps I use are the Flatout wraps which are low calorie and so are part of the Weightwatchers Simply Filling Technique.  I had my wrap with some watermelon and grapes.  I have lots of watermelon cubed in the fridge ready to take and go!!

Dinner – Salmon Burger, Tossed Salad, Low Calorie Dressing

It is 28 degrees today, so we ate outside.  My fave thing to do!  I had a burger (grilled salmon in a thin ).  Topped with a little red pepper jelly and served up with salad and sliced watermelon.  ( Simply Filling + 3 WPA ) .  Also a nice easy one as I have my Zumba class on a Thursday at 8:30pm.

Daily Total – Simply Filling + 4 Weekly Points Allowance

 

FRIDAY

Breakfast – Individual Blueberry Oatmeal Cup

Breakfast 16th

Ate the last one this morning – maybe I will have to make some more this weekend!!  These cups are Simply Filling + 1WPA.

Lunch – Pineapple Pork Salad, Watermelon, Cherries

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I told you there was plenty of the pork!!!  I had this salad with some of the those French’s Fried Onions, they are obviously not Simply Filling, so it was 1 WPA for those and my dressing was 2 WPA.  Finished off the last of the cherries that I bought this week.  I love cherries and these were really good.  Also took some more watermelon to work with me too!  I bought a watermelon last Saturday, so it has been my main fruit this week.  When there are only two at home a watermelon goes a long way!

Dinner – Pineapple Pork Salad, Watermelon

My husband had to pop out of town on a business trip today and I wasn’t sure what time to expect him back.  I got busy when I got home and then about 7, I decided I really should fix myself something to eat.  The salad I had at lunch time was delicious, so I just decided to repeat it – lettuce, shredded carrots, baby tomatoes, sliced grapes, sliced pork, French’s Onions and dressing, Simply Filling + 3 WPA for the extras.  Had some more watermelon too!!!!!!

Daily Total – Simply Filling + 7 Weekly Points Allowance

NEXT WEEK’S MENU

As you know these things can change but planned is:

Breakfast – Tomato Ricotta Pie and Blueberry Peach Oatmeal.

Lunch – These are generally leftover based from the night before.

Dinner – Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Chicken, Asian Turkey Burgers, Beef Fajitas, Fish Taco Bowls and Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

 

 

 

TUESDAY

BREAKFAST – Simply Filling + 1WPA

After a wonderful long weekend, it was tough getting ready to head off to work.  Thankfully I had one of those Blueberry Oatmeal Cups ( Simply Filling + 1WPA or 5 Points Plus) that I love all ready to go in the fridge.  Quick zap in the microwave and there was breakfast.  By 9:30 this morning it was already 26 degrees, so I enjoyed my oatmeal cup on the deck enjoying the warmth before heading off to work.

Blueberry Oat Cups

LUNCH – 100% Simply Filling

We took a picnic to the beach yesterday and I still had some of the delicious salad left.

I made a Black Bean & Corn Salad.

Lunch July 2

So for lunch I had some of that salad, a small green salad, cherries, grapes and a kiwi fruit.  Everything was 100% Simply Filling.

DINNER – 100% Simply Filling

For dinner this evening I made Turkey Mushroom Burgers.  All ingredients are Simply Filling if you make your own breadcrumbs using a low calorie bread.

Took a bite before I remembered the picture I needed to take!!

Took a bite before I remembered the picture I needed to take!!

I have Zumba on a Tuesday evening at 7pm, so I came home from work a little early to get things going, so I was able to eat before class.  In my haste I took a bite before I remembered that I hadn’t taken a picture!!

The temperature when I left the house to go to Zumba was 36 degrees.  Even though there is air conditioning, I was dripping by the end of my class.  I absolutely love Zumba.  It is definitely my kind of exercise.  I really don’t feel like it is hard work at all.  It is so much fun.

 

 

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