Friday, January 20, 2012

Back on the waggon.....

So yesterday was weigh in day....NOT good. But I knew it wouldn't be a "losing week".  In fact, I gained weight this week. That is the bad news. But there is an upside....if you can say there is an upside...which I can because I tend to find the positive in any bad situation I can. :)

The upside is that I am starting to get some relief with my back pain. It isn't a lot of relief but it is improving. This makes just day to day tasks like rinsing a dish much easier. Which in turn keeps me from feeling like a burden on everyone else and therefore keeps me from snacking so much. :)

Today I decided to also limit my gluten consumption. A lot of people have tolerance issues with gluten and it has been suggested to me that I look into it. Now I like bread far more than the average person... I guess you could say it is kinda like "crack" to me. lol I LOVE to bake...bread,cakes, pies, cookies, rolls.....ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. My mother used to grind her own flour and bake her own bread from scratch...I CAN BAKE. lol But I also love to eat it. So limit my gluten, sure I can do that, eliminate it?? Probably not.

Today I had a very late was closer to 11:30 when I finally sat down to eat something (bad I know) so I had a little mini lunch. It was all of 3 points plus (on WW) and oh was it yummy and filling.

Quinoa with meatless crumble and veggies

Cook the Quinoa like rice. One serving is 1/2 I make 1 cup of uncooked Quinoa (with 2 cups of boiling water). 1/2 cup of cut up fresh zucchini, 1/2 cup carrot slices, 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, 1/4 cup meatless crumbles tossed in a skillet over medium heat with a spray or two of non-stick spray. When the veggies are hot and softened but not mushy, drizzle with 1 TBS of soy sauce (I use the low sodium kind) and toss. Dish out 1/2 cup or 1 cup servings of cooked Quinoa into bowls and top with 1/2 cup of the veggie mixture.

Serves 4

I then had the same thing around 4 pm for Lunch. lol So I had a very filling breakfast and lunch...both late.

When I got home from running around and getting my stuff done with the hubby, it was late but we were hungry. So I made a piece of whole wheat and flax seed toast...topped with just 1/2 Tbs of butter. ( I am a real butter person....I can't do margarine YUCK!)

For dinner I used the store brand Chipotle Shrimp (one bag serves two and is only 3 points plus per serving!) and some veggies (I used red bell pepper and mushrooms) and 1 cup of cooked pasta. Just tossed the cut up veggies with a little non-stick cooking spray in a skillet and then added the pre-nuked shrimp (in the bad per the directions) and poured one serving over the pasta. It was SO yummy.

So that was my food for the day so far.   Not bad choices and I'm choosing to be happy with that. I have plenty of points left to have some "Skinny" chocolates, or a  bag of popcorn (one of my go to snacks)...or even a half a sandwich later if I'm still up and feeling peckish. :)

In short, I'm back on the a better mind set today, and looking forward to the weekend with friends and family. :)

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I am so glad to see you are back to making good food choices. It is really an uphill battle, but I know it is doable. One day and one choice at a time. It is the success over the long haul that counts, and that is accomplished in each of those little individual choices adding up over time. I'm in there with you. No giving up! Right? Thanks for the inspiration.