Dec 192012

Can someone please explain to me how it is only Wednesday?? And why is it that the weeks that you really want to fly by always drag on forever? I might be overreacting (either because I am super excited for the holidays or because I had to work really late on Monday night, thus tricking me into thinking the week should be further along by now) but either way, I am ready for the weekend. Bring it on!

Unfortunately since it’s not the weekend yet, I might as well share a What I Ate Wednesday post with you guys! I mean, it is one of my favorite things about Wednesdays, so I may as well take advantage of it now, right? 🙂

As always, a huge thank you goes to Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesdays and for never missing a week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t know how she does it! (By the way, WIAW turns 100 this week, so happy 100th WIAW to Jenn!)

So without further ado, here’s what I ate yesterday!!

For breakfast I had a bowl of 365 Organic Honeynut O’s cereal (basically the Whole Foods version of Honey Nut Cheerios) that I have been loving lately. Fabio’s dad actually gave us this box last time we visited him in New York (he likes to give us free food. No complaints here!) and I have really been enjoying this cereal! It’s not quite as sweet as regular Honey Nut Cheerios, which I actually like. Anyway, I had 3/4 cup of this cereal (measured, of course) with 1 cup of skim milk and one banana. Quite a delicious and easy breakfast. Total WW Points Plus: 5

For lunch I enjoyed some leftover shepherd’s pie that I made recently. I’ll have to post the recipe for you guys soon, but it’s made with lean ground turkey, tons of veggies, and lightened-up mashed potatoes (made with skim milk and mustard for flavor). I also had a huge, juicy honey-crisp apple. Omg you guys; I forgot how much I like honey-crisp apples. They are the perfect balance of sweet and tart and I had juice running down my arm. Delicious. Total WW Points Plus: 7

For dinner Fabio grilled me a chicken breast on the George Foreman and then topped it with tomato sauce and a bit of reduced-fat mozzarella. I also had a small portion of whole-wheat spaghetti and a whole bunch of roasted broccoli and carrots. This meal was so filling and I really enjoyed it! Total WW Points Plus: 11

For dessert I had a “healthy” chocolate chip cookie. Again, this is a recipe I’ll have to share with you guys soon but it uses whole wheat flour, oat four (which I made myself in the food processor) and applesauce. And of course, chocolate chips. Can’t skip out on those! These cookies are delicious and I have been snacking on them all week 🙂 Total WW Points Plus: 2

Total Points Plus for the day: 25 WW PP

Activity for the day: Ran two miles + Insanity Pure Cardio (ugh so hard!!)

I burned 512 calories from the first mile and Insanity, but didn’t bother tracking my second mile since I ran it later at night, and didn’t feel like using my heart rate monitor. This earned me 10 activity points that I can swap out for food during the week 🙂

Weight Lost since 12/4: 6.6 pounds

I’m feeling so much better about myself! Not only are my clothes fitting better, but I can feel my muscles getting stronger each day. Although I was working out before re-joining Weight Watchers, it wasn’t as often as it is now and I wasn’t doing as much Insanity, which is definitely the most intense workout I have ever tried. I’m really glad I decided to join again!

Question of the day: Do you wear a heart rate monitor? What about a GPS watch to track how far you run?

I use my heart rate monitor a lot but I’m thinking about getting a GPS watch (in fact there is one on my Christmas list…we will have to see if “Santa” brings it for me!). Since I don’t use a watch now, I just use the MapMyRun app on my iphone, which seems to be pretty accurate. What do you guys use?

 Posted by on December 19, 2012

  8 Responses to “WIAW #30”

  1. I’m glad you’re “back on track.” It really does make you feel so much better about yourself! I can’t wait for that cookie recipe. Healthy AND delicious? Yes please 🙂

  2. I can’t wait for you to share the cookie recipe! I am a sucker for a good cookie, ESPECIALLY a healthier version! 🙂

  3. I have my heart rate monitor and my gps watch is under the tree! I can’t wait to try it and see which one I love more!

  4. Glad all of your hard work is paying off chelsea! You rock =)

  5. Right now I usually use Mapmyrun also, I have loops around my city that I know are 3 miles or 4 miles, etc etc. But I also asked for a GPS watch for Christmas, I hope I get it! And Runkeeper is another great iPhone app, it tells you your pace and how many miles you’ve ran. It’s either free or pretty cheap, I’d definitely recommend it!

  6. Way to go with staying on track! You are definitely my inspiration this week!! And I totally have a GPS watch on my Christmas list this year too! Crossing my fingers for both of us!

  7. Mmm, your shepherd’s pie recipe sounds interesting. I can’t wait to see it.

    I asked for a Garmin for Christmas (you know, the new cheaper one?) and am looking forward to trying it out. I’ve been using iMapMyRun on my phone, but think I’ll enjoy being able to monitor my pace a little better.

  8. Hi Chelsea! Happy Friday 🙂 I nominated you for the beautiful blogger award 🙂

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