I think I’m growing as a person, you guys. Well, shrinking, actually, but you know what I mean.
I went to the grocery store this morning (my fave one, Wegman’s. Best. Store. Ever.) and I hadn’t eaten anything yet – I wanted pumpkin waffles for breakfast and would settle for nothing less! – and I managed to come out of there with only 1 off-list item.
I was wandering the aisles, as one does when one has not eaten breakfast yet and is in the land of delicious deliciousness, but I managed to not go crazy. I won’t lie, I looked at a few things and searched for a few things and considered them, but thought better of it. I examined: garlic naan, like four different kinds of soup, pretzels, muffin mixes, cheese, mushrooms (I mean, I like mushrooms but what the fuck?) and I looked for vitatops but didn’t find them – it’s probably better that way. Granted, I was looking at/for things that fall right in line with my efforts here and all, but I know better!
The off-list item I did get was All-Bran crackers. I think those are the one that Christa eats sometimes, no? Haha, first veggie crunchers, now all-bran crackers. I’m such a copycat. (see below for snack and dinner foods - totally stole from other bloggers!)
Anyhoodle, I got the Garlic and Herb kind, and I had one to taste when I got home…WOW. They are GOOD. And great nutrition stats to boot. I feel NO shame for going off-list for these. They are scrumptious.
Gym? Check. 40 minutes on the elliptical. Whew!
*Oh I’ve also decided another goal for this week’s challenge is to DO LAUNDRY. It’s bad. Real bad.*
(ha, I’m inventing a new genre. The Pre-Breakfast. For when you are starving and can’t wait 30 minutes. It’s either a Pre Breakfast now or a XXXXL Breakfast later, ya dig?)
*A little over ½ a cup cottage cheese
*One all-bran cracker (had to try it!)
*two pumpkin waffles (whole wheat) According to SP Recipe calculator, each waffle is 163 cals, 3g fiber, 5g protein. I’ll take it!
*1 serving all-bran crackers (18)
*1 tbsp salsa cream cheese dip
*cup of peppermint hot chocolate
Okay, so Nic over at the last twenty had a delicious post about her fave “free” drinks and one of them was Swiss Miss’ Sensible Sweets Diet hot chocolate. 25 calories, peeps! AND THEN – in the comments section, the woman I now owe my life to mentioned that she makes the hot chocolate but uses Peppermint Tea for the water, so you get a peppermint hot chocolate mug-o-heaven.
So I made that today. And it was indeed a mug-o-heaven.
*salad: baby spinach, shredded carrots, cucumber, 2 tbsp tzatziki sauce
*1/2 pumpkin waffle with 1 tbsp 1/3 less fat cream cheese
*4 oz baked chicken (breaded in panko, tarragon, onion, and a little garlic – idea totally stolen then adapted from meals and moves’ Janetha B!)
*mashed sweet potato