Hello there people!! I hope everyone is enjoying this warm weather we are experiencing! It has certainly made me one happy camper and my runs yesterday morning and today have been awesome because of it! This morning during my run I was literally grinning like an idiot the entire time. I didn’t even need a jacket! Love that!
Wooah, hello there sleepy eyes
Anyway, I’ll be sure to enjoy this weather while it lasts because this evening it’s supposed to be windy, rainy, and cold again. Ugh! DC weather I hate you.
This week has been super busy at work and yesterday evening I had an event with some students from the University of Maryland and didn’t get home until around 8:00ish. Needless to say things have been a tad bit crazy over here, so I apologize for any shorter than usual posts. Things should hopefully slow down soon! (Edited to add: I just typed up this whole post and then WordPress deleted most of it, so I’m trying again. Ugh)
That being said, let’s jump right into today’s What I Ate Wednesday post!
Also I should disclose that instead of highlighting Tuesday’s eats as usual, I’m showing you what I ate on Monday. This is simply because I knew I had that meeting last night and 1) I didn’t know what I’d be having for dinner, but it probably wouldn’t be very healthy and 2) more importantly, I didn’t think I’d have an opportunity to break out my camera and snap a picture of it (I wound up having a skinny turkey sandwich from Potpelly’s -not too bad- but definitely didn’t get a chance to take a picture!)
So, you’re getting Monday’s eats instead of Tuesday’s. Not that you care. But, whatever. Here’s what I ate!
For breakfast I had half a serving of Fiber One Original cereal and half a serving of Fruitful O’s from Trader Joe’s, along with some skim milk and a banana. If you haven’t tried the Fruitful O’s before I definitely recommend them; they are like healthier Fruit Loops and I love their taste! I was also super excited to have fresh fruit again after missing them last week . Nothing is better than a ripe and delicious banana!
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4
For lunch I had some leftover turkey chili that I made a little while ago and a slice of the rosemary bread that Fabio bought me over the weekend . I enjoyed dipping the bread into the chili so it soaked up all the spicy flavors. Delish. Leftovers for the win! On the side I had a crunchy and delicious Honey Crisp apple.
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 8
For dinner I had a quinoa veggie burger that I pulled out of the freezer a couple of days ago. Although the consistency of the burger didn’t hold up too well after being defrosted (it sort of fell apart when I was cooking it) the flavor was delicious and I really enjoyed this dinner! I topped the “burger” with some reduced fat mozzarella cheese and ate it on a sandwich thin. On the side I had some roasted veggies (broccoli, carrots, and potatoes). Great dinner!
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 9
For dessert I had a Jell-0 pudding cup that I bought on impulse while grocery shopping over the weekend. They were sugar free and only 2 Weight Watchers Points+, so I thought I’d try them out. Oh. My. Gosh. They are so good.
I think what I like best about them is that it takes me a while to eat them and they are so rich and chocolately that I feel like I’m getting a huge dessert for only 2 WWP+. I threw a couple of chocolate chips in there (white and semi-sweet) for some texture. These are delicious and I’ll have to make sure to keep them stocked in my fridge for the future!
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 3
Daily Total Weight Watchers Points Plus: 24
Daily Activity: On Monday I ran two miles (one in the morning and one in the evening) and completed a Jillian Michaels’ workout DVD that worked my upper body. I am loving these DVDs and my shoulders are still feeling it. Ouch.
Daily Activity Points Earned: 5
Question of the day: Do you take leftovers to lunch? If so, what’s your favorite food to take?