Hello, everyone! I had a good day overall today. I got up this morning and did a 1-mile walk video. I had more of a challenge with this one - noticed I couldn't talk. Lol
Breakfast was a chicken sausage on a Healthy Life bun with 14 grams RF mayo. Yes, I am a mayo girl. I just love the creaminess of it. I don't care much for mustard. I guess I am having mayo guilt issues or something since I'm bringing it up. LOL I also had an apple and some peppers and onions.
Today was a really nice day here! The kids really wanted to eat outside. Lunch was just Lunchables, so why not say yes? :)
I had a "grown up" Lunchable, broccoli florets dipped in 15 grams RF ranch, and some blackberries.
We finished up most of our subjects before lunch today so we could spend some time outside after lunch. The kids loved it, and I loved just sitting there looking at the kids, clouds, and our kitties.
For a late afternoon snack, I had a banana.
Recycled picture. Ignore the date on the pad.
Supper was 356 grams of a Stouffer's bagged meal topped with 14 grams 2% cheese. Yum. I also had a New York Texas Toast cheese bread slice and made a salad with spinach, carrots, radishes, cucumber, bell pepper strips, and 15 grams RF honey mustard.
Before heading out to Publix, I couldn't resist. I had 2 Palmar mints.
I left the house with having 34 points+ eaten. That is my daily target. I was taking middle daughter on her Mommy Date and felt confident about it. I actually had the mints so I wouldn't be tempted to eat a treat at Dunkin Donut (where she was going for her special treat). I noticed at Publix that my eyes immediately wanted to linger on the Valentine's candies and the bakery goods and packaged cookies, etc. It ticked me off! Why do I have to "long for" those foods? It's not like I'm deprived. Sheesh! I made it through Publix just fine, thankfully.
Then we went across the street to Food Lion. As we were heading towards the registers, my daughter noticed a table that had balloons tied to it. I stupidly announced, "Oh, yeah. That's the treats table. They give out free food and coffee now." Well, OF COURSE the kid wanted to see the treats now. How dumb of me! They had this tiny, tiny cupcake there for the taking. She looked up at me, pleading. I should've loved her enough to say no, wait for the donut and hot cocoa. Instead, my eyes landed on a slice of lemon pound cake. So I thought of myself and my desires rather than my own child's health and told her to go ahead... only so I could have the slice of cake. Argh!
Mental battle. Bite one. Mental battle. Bite two. Mental battle. Bite three. "Here! Take this for me and throw it away, okay?" I handed it to my daughter. So I ate half the slice. It was maybe 3" wide, 3" tall, and 1" thick. So proud that I stopped myself. That's a positive thing, right? My daughter took it, understanding, and threw it away. Whew!
We got in the van and my inner self was saying that since I already messed up, I may as well go ahead and enjoy a hot cocoa (6 points+) and a jelly donut (7 points+) with my daughter. This IS her special night with you, yanno. I battled with this all the way to Dunkin Donut. It is adjoined to a gas station. As we went in to use the restroom in the gas station part, this overweight lady, about my size, walked by with her gut protruding. It immediately reminded me of my own problem with my weight and stomach. I mentally asked myself if the donut would help me succeed in my weight loss. Pretty clear answer of no. I settled right then not to get anything but black coffee. :)
I enjoyed my plain 'ole coffee while my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her treat and special time alone with me at a table with heart doilies and fake roses. She can be such a hard kid. Correction. She really is such a hard kid. But all alone with her... I marveled at just how sweet and wonderful she was the entire time. This little girl is competitive, and I think there is a jealousy about her even though there need not be. Tonight was really good for us.
When we got home, I had some semi-thawed cherries that I bought at Publix tonight. They were really sweet and good! Better than a donut - in a way.
I love to torture my husband. LOL. I was putting up groceries while he was doing some dishes. I told him to smile and he gave me his dorky, joking smile. He said, "Those people probably think you slave me to death and that I only own blue t-shirts!" Haha That is his work uniform (those shirts and khaki pants), and he cleans up nicely after a shower and a change of clothes! Lol And just for the record, I do plenty of work around here, too. I have laundry running out my ears and washed 2 loads of dishes yesterday. He is so wonderful in the daddy and helping-me-out departments. I can't complain. Yet I still do plenty because I'm human and rather ungrateful, I guess! LOL
After putting the kids to bed, I just had to bust out my kale and try kale chips. Woot woot! haha I went to Alissa's recipe page to figure out how to do them. I only made a personal serving. I used 1 tsp of olive oil and tossed it with the kale. I used seasoning salt (and too much of it, actually) and baked at 350 for 13 minutes.
I was impressed. They were crunchy, light, flavorful (too much salt, lol), and I would definitely make them again. In fact, I'd better. I have this giant bag of chopped up kale now. LOL
In a nutshell: I am very proud of my day except for the 3 bites of lemon pound cake. I counted 3 points+ for 3 bites. I don't mind that I had the mints.... but that pound cake got me. However, I came out victorious. Yay me. Pound cake, enjoy the trash can! Lol I am ending my day at 38 points+, so that is 4 points+ over my target. Not too horrible at all. Night!