Mondays. Can’t do anything about ‘em except try to make them great!
I hope you all had good weekends. Mine was mediocre. It was great to have hubby home but I wish we could have spent more quality time together. I literally spent the entire weekend working on this group project for Tuesday. I researched and researched and ended up making too many trips to the library, which takes 45 minutes each way. We met as a group last night for an hour and finalized our plans.
Hubby and I went out to eat three times this weekend. That’s right. THREE TIMES! Once planned and twice unplanned. I tracked everything I ate and I am –3 points. I know I can make that up by working out. So it’s all good. But I definitely need to drink some water! Even if you watch what you eat, there must be a ton of sodium in restaurant food.
So this morning for breakfast I tried to make something healthy and filling. 1 cup of oats with 1 tsp. peanut butter and a small sliced banana on top along with 1 cup of 1% milk for 6.5 points.
Hubby had to leave after breakfast.
I had 45 minutes before I needed to get ready for work, so I got started right away on my PowerPoint slides. I am happy to say that I completed my slides and emailed them off to my group for someone else’s duty of compiling them all together. That was a relief!
And then it was time for work.
For my first break, I had a blueberry Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup of raspberries for 3 points.
I also brought back a cup of diet hot cocoa with a little FF whipped topping for 0 points. It was cold outside today!
For lunch, I had 3 oz. chicken, whole wheat pasta with a little tomato sauce and a salad made up of 2 cups of lettuce, 1/2 cup tomato, and a little light ranch dressing for a total of 5 points.
For dessert, I had a serving of FF/SF vanilla pudding for 1 point.
For my last break, I was definitely craving my afternoon coffee because I forgot to take a picture! Breakfast blend with FF vanilla creamer for .5 point.
Right after work, I put together some information for the group project and emailed off another portion of the project. And then it was time for supper.
I had egg beaters with laughing cow mixed in, a HG recipe cinnamon roll (totally satisfied my craving with these!), and 3 slices of turkey bacon for 7 points.
And for dessert, I had a HG Death by Chocolate cupcake for 2 points. I added a little bit of FF whipped topping and sprinkles to make it pretty. I can’t believe how delicious and rich these are.
I’ve been thinking about my food choices lately and while I am following my points, I may not be eating the “healthiest.” There is definitely room for improvement. Small steps. I do find that I get in funks where I eat a lot of the same foods, so it might be time to switch things up a bit.
And then it was back to working on that presentation. I finally got everything completed and rehearsed it. I think I am going to be ok. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
I needed to get my mind off of that for a while, so I called my Mom and talked to her- Thanks Mom!
And then- you guessed it- back to my homework! I popped up a 100 calorie pack of Jolly Time for 1 point.
And since I realized I hadn’t gotten all of my fruits and veggies in yet, I had a pear for 1 point.
That leaves me with 1 point leftover for the day. So overall, it was a good day! No exercise today, but I plan on getting back on the exercise wagon tomorrow when things have finally slowed down.
Now I just need to keep practicing what I’m going to say for this presentation tomorrow and try to calm down enough so I can get some sleep… Did I mention I hate presentations? I’ve been going through phases since last Tuesday where I feel confident and then I feel like I’m totally screwing everything up and I’m going to cause the group to fail and then I feel like I have it together, and then I feel like I don’t, etc. I just want this to be OVER! I’m sure it won’t be as big as a deal as I’m making it- I just hope that I’ve done everything well enough! Ahhhh! Stress, I don’t need you around!