I know they say breakfast is THE most important meal of the day. I know this. I have known this for YEARS. But this week I have learned something. Pretty much since Christmas I have eaten oatmeal or cream of wheat every morning for breakfast, with a few exceptions. This week I have been having a light thomas multigrain english muffin--100 calories each, but 8 grams of fiber--egg beaters, and a slice of 2% milk swiss cheese (just b/c this is what I have on hand). All of this for 4 points and I have a small banana with it for another point. I have had a really hard time this week meeting my points requirement per the Wendie plan (except one day). Last night I had ice cream b/c I had the points for it. I think this paticular breakfast is helping me throughout the day. Lunch has been easy and I am not starving when lunch time comes. Hungry, yes, but not starved like I usually feel. I went to the gym yesterday and when I got done, I wasn't famished, which is a new thing for me too. The only thing that's changed is the fact that I am having this higher protein breakfast. I am not famished in the afternoons either. A small snack is fine, but I don't eat us out of house and home! All of this to say, I am loving my new breakfast (thanks Annette!) and it's really helping my hunger and my points throughout the day. If you are not eating a higher protein breakfast, I highly suggest it!
Okay, so yesterday was a pretty good day. When I finished eating dinner, I had only had 20 points. And I went to the gym yesterday and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I didn't want to go and even tried to make excuses not to go, but I went and I am glad I did.
Here my menu from yesterday:
B--Eggbeaters on english muffin with cheese--4
L--Chicken salad sandwich--6
L--green beans--0--2 servings
S--Vitalicious brownie and 4 ounces of milk--3
D--green beans--0--2 servings
S--part of an ice cream sandwich split with DS--5
25/25 points per Wendie
over 160 ounces of water
30 minutes on elliptical
My goals for the week:
1)Water--135 ounces minimum--check
2)Fruits and veggies--5 per day--check
3)Exercise--3 days of some kind at least 2 cardio sessions--elliptical for 30 minutes--1 down, 2 to go
4)Wendie--stick to her like white on rice--check
Don't know what our plans are for tonight. DS says his throat hurts but I don't see anything. He doesn't have a runny nose or anything, no fever, no cough. I have a call in to the nurse and we'll go from there.
Dazey--thank you for the Airborne recommendation. I tried it last night and that stuff is NASTY!! What kind did your co-worker drink? I got the citrus and had to chase it with regular water. Any other suggestions??
I have my sister's bachelorette party tomorrow night. It should be fun. But I will be really glad when her wedding is over. I am hoping to be able to have control at the party. It shouldn't be too hard, and I plan to eat before we get there.
Well, that's it for me today. Have a wonderful OP Friday and a great weekend!!
**UPDATE** The nurse called back and I am taking DS in at 11. Kinda puts a kink in my plans for the day, but anything to keep him healthy.