Friday, August 24, 2007

Let's talk about breakfast...

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
B--small banana--1
L--Chicken salad sandwich--6
L--green beans--0--2 servings
S--Vitalicious brownie and 4 ounces of milk--3
D--WW stromboli--6
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.


dizzydazey said...

Oh yeah, sorry. The citrus is nasty, but everything else is okay, I think. (that's what I've been told)I don't know - I can only find the citrus! :o) It works, though. Make the hub drink some, too. My coworker uses it to keep her girls from playing hookie. ("Oh you're sick? Well let me get the Airborne...") (Not that you husband is playing sick...)

Hope you have fun at that bachelorette party and I hope that everyone is feeling better soon!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

WOW girly, you are doing AMAZING!!! I'm totally impressed!

BB said...

I love the english muffins and low points too! I usually put a tablespoon of whipped fruit cream cheese & a banana. Yum! I've heard airborne is nasty stuff. I know of two people that got sick from it-meaning threw up. Hope your son is well.

AZ Kate /Ft Art Student said...

You are doing so great!!!! So much self discipline!