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!)
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
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?