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A week of what I eat – Day 2

As I said yesterday, I’m a creature of habit and every day starts the same way.  The difference is, on Saturday I can’t eat at my desk at the office, so I have to eat breakfast before I leave for Weight Watchers work.

The oatmeal is the same as yesterday, for a total of 7pts, and the cup of tea is 0.

 

One thing that differs about Saturday, from every other day of the week, meaning I make my weekly stop at Serious Coffee, for my weekly coffee treat, a 6pts+ Mocha.  Yummy!

 

 

 

 

 

This afternoon, N & I went out checking out some Open Houses in the Colwood/Langford area to see if we could afford to leave the lake and move closer to civilization. Turns out the answer is no.   Before leaving though, I ate the salad that was left over from last night, but added some mandarine orange segments, and some chicken breast.  The salad was a total of 2pts+. 1pt for the feta, and 1pt for the chicken.  It wasn’t until after I made the salad, that I realized I had no salad dressing in the house!

 

 

One of out outings today was to Costco, and it is really hard to resist a Costco Hot Dog!  I had a hard time tracking this one, since the Weight Watchers iThing app lists hotdogs as anywhere from 5-10 points. I found one listed as “fastfood hotdog” and tracked that. It was 7pts+.  The onions & Ketchup were 0.

 

 

 

 

The rest of the afternoon seemed to fly by. I’m not sure where it went, but suddenly it was dinner time.  Tonight was steak again. I don’t normally eat this much steak,  but N picked up a bulk pack of steak today, and it was the only thing not frozen.  No starch with dinner tonight, because I forgot the potatoes at my house on my way here tonight.   There was a little bit of canola oil involved in the cooking of the onions, so that cost me 1pt. The steak was a little smaller than last night, but I still tracked it at 5pts.

 

Here is the thing, sometimes it is hard to estimate the points values of what you are eating when you don’t have the ability to weigh and measure at the time you are eating. So, I am curious to know how you would have tracked some of these things today.

Let me know what think!

 

K.

 

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After posting last’s day of food, I got a craving for a sweet treat, so I made myself a hot chocolate.  It is 3pts+, according to the nutrition data.  The light cool whip added another 1pt+, for a total of 4pts+.

A week of what I eat – Day 1

Everyday starts with a cup of tea.  This being day one of my quest to write a blog post, I actually forgot to take a photograph of my first cup of tea this morning in my special mug at N’s house.  I am sure you will see my mug soon enough though!

This would be the drive to work cup of tea.(0pts+ each)

 

 

 

 

Ah, breakfast. It’s the same thing every day. What can I say, I’m a creature of habit! Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal (3pts+), 1tbs Genisoy brand protien powder (3pts+), 2tbs Wheat Bran (1pts+), 1tbs ground flax (0pts+). That makes a filling breakfast that lasts me a good few hours, for a total of 7pts+.

 

 

My morning ‘work coffee’.  1/2 cup of 1% chocolate milk (2pts+), 2tbs Light Vanilla coffee cream (2pts+) and then I just top it up with coffee. It’s my home made morning mocha, for a total of 4pts+.

 

 

 

Shockingly enough, 11am was banana o’clock.  With my Vitamin D + Calcium that I’ve been taking since the Doctors suspected I may have a stress fracture in my foot. Apparently I need to make my bones stronger!

 

 

 

Lunch out at Cactus Club with a friend. I normally go for the Caesar Salad, but today I wanted something with lower points.  The greens & strawberries of course are a lovely 0pts+. The egg was 2pts+. Chicken Breast for 3pts+. I estimated a tablespoon of feta, for 1pt, then I tracked 1pt for the microscopic amount of vinaigrette I picked up dipping my fork in the dressing.  That makes a lovely lunch out, with great company, for 7pts.

 

Somehow, the afternoon passed without me stopping for a snack, but a day is never complete without an ice cold can of Coke Zero.

 

 

 

 

 

Lately I’ve been noticing a serious shortage of red meat in my diet, so I decided to stop and pick myself up a steak for dinner.  4oz (cooked) sirloin steak, 5pts+. The red onions were cooked with water & a little cooking spray. 1/2 Large baked potato, 2pts. 1 1/2 tbs nonfat greek yogurt, 0pts. Chives, 0pts. 1tbs real bacon bits, 1pt.

The salad consists of Lettuce, Carrots, Red Onions & Strawberries for 0pts and 15g of light feta cheese for 1pt.  I didn’t eat the salad though. The steak & potato were filling enough, so it’s going in the fridge for lunch tomorrow!

 

I have noticed that there isn’t a single ounce of water in any of these pictures. Although, I must admit that lately, with the lack of summer, my choice fluid has been tea.  That being said, I think it’s time to fill up the water bottle and get myself hydrated!

And I gave in to the need for the fruit salad! And it was delicious. All the fruit = 0pts+. And then the light coolwhip is 1pts+.