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WIAW #34 and Wanelo

Posted Jan 23 2013 11:10am

Hey there people!

First of all, thank you for all your lovely comments on yesterday’s post ! A lot of you had questions about the green sweater I was wearing to brunch, pictured below.

I actually got this sweater for $28 from new-to-me website called Chicnova (check it out- they have some cute and cheapish stuff!). You can buy the sweater here . The more important thing to tell you guys is how I found the sweater on this amazing website called Wanelo .

Have you guys heard of this? Wanelo is basically like Pinterest for products. You can pin things you want and when you hover over the picture, you can see where the product is from and how much it costs. It’s a very dangerous website because I wind up wanting everything I see, especially since they have a lot of cute stuff for reasonable prices. It’s a great website but can be detrimental to your wallet; don’t say I didn’t warn you! Haha!

Ok so it’s Wednesday already (love having a four-day work week!) so you know what that means…it’s time for this week’s What I Ate Wednesday!

Thank you Jenn , as always, for hosting a fun blogger linkup where we can all talk about the yummy food we’ve been eating :) So, here’s what I ate yesterday!


For breakfast I enjoyed half a serving of Fiber One Original cereal and half a serving of Fruity O’s (a Trader Joe’s brand of cereal). I’d never tried Fruity O’s before, but Fabio’s dad gave them to us a while back and I figured I might as well try them out now. I was pleasantly surprised by their taste and texture! I was expecting fruit-flavored cheerios but instead they reminded me more of Fruit Loops. Awesome! Unfortunately this week we are out of bananas and fresh berries, so I went without :( Served with fat free milk, of course.

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4


For lunch I had a small cup of Butternut Squash Soup from Trader Joe’s with a few oyster crackers on top. Delish!! On the side I had a massive plate of roasted veggies, leftover from the ones I made over the weekend . In the mix was sweet potato, regular potato, carrots, and brussels sprouts. I am loving these roasted veggies right now since they are healthy, delicious, and comforting :) Yum!

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 8


Some generous terrible person loaded up the candy bowl at work with Valentine’s Day treats (come on, it’s not even February yet!). I have a hard time saying no to a) free food and b) chocolate, so I ate one of these Reese’s hearts and two Hershey kisses. They were delicious, and I don’t regret them one bit.

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 2


Although this dinner might not look so fantastic (hello, weird runny tomato sauce…) it tasted delicious! I grilled a boneless, skinless chicken breast on the George Foreman and then topped it with a bit of tomato sauce and part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese. This had all the taste of chicken parmesan but with a lot fewer calories and fat since I skipped the fried breading. It was so delicious, and I will definitely be making this again. Talk about easy! On the side were more roasted veggies because I just can’t get enough!! In the mix I had potatoes, carrots, and brussels sprouts (I left out the sweet potatoes this time). So good.

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 9


For dessert I had one of the “healthy” brownies that I made last week with a can of pumpkin and No-Pudge brownie mix . Since I made them a week ago they started to getting a little hard, but after a quick nuke in the microwave and a tiny bit of Better ‘N Peanut Butter spread on top I was a happy camper. Such a delicious dessert!

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4


Daily Total Weight Watchers Points Plus: 27 ( over by 1 ..I blame the Reese’s)

Daily Activity Points Earned: 7

Daily Activity: I am so, so happy to be back to my normal workouts! The swelling in my ankle is 99% gone and my foot is no longer black and blue. More importantly, I have more mobility than I did before and I have been able to complete most of the ankle exercises I was having trouble with last week. And I have no more ankle pain. THANK GOD!!

That being said, this has been a tough week to get back into my running (with my ankle brace on, of course). Check out these temps!! Brrrr!! Luckily I haven’t let these freezing temps stop me and I ran a glorious (albeit, cold) two miles yesterday. Then I completed a Jillian Michael’s workout DVD that had my upper body burning. I can definitely feel it this morning in my shoulders and trcipes. Oww! :)

Here is my heart rate from running one mile and doing the DVD (the other mile was completed before work and I didn’t feel like putting on the heart rate monitor).

Not bad for a freezing cold Tuesday, right?

Question of the day: Do you prefer to shop online or in the stores?

I generally like to shop in stores so I know how things will fit me when I get home, but I rarely have time! I can’t even remember the last time I went to the mall to shop around. Shopping online is so much easier and websites like Wanelo make it way too tempting!

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