1.) Weigh In
Today at weigh in, I lost 2.6 pounds since last Friday! I had gained .4 the last two times I went, so I’m really down 1.8 from my lowest since the Labor Day Challenge began (if that makes sense). This puts me only 2.2 pounds away from my goal weight!! I am soooo excited to be so close, and realizing that hitting goal by Labor Day is actually attainable at this point. I’m so excited I could squeal! Though I’m trying to not focus so much on the numbers and more on being healthy, I am not going to lie and say I can’t wait to get to my goal weight/lifetime so I can stop paying $40 a month! I’ve been paying this since last March so I will gladly cross that off my monthly expenses…
2.) CSA is looking good!
Today was CSA day, and my friend is still out of town so we get to keep the whole thing, AGAIN. It is SOOO much produce so you’ll be seeing a lot of veggies on here over the next week. I still have 2 eggplants left from last week’s CSA, too!
- 19 peaches
- 2 mystery herbs (dill I think?)
- 8 ears of corn
- 4 cucumbers
- 2 summer squash
- 3 tomatoes
- 2 bags of green beans
Check out the incredible size of this cucumber:
I don’t even know if that picture does it justice, but its literally the largest cucumber I’ve ever laid eyes on, much less had in my hand.
3.) I had an AWESOME lunch. I had 3 leftover slices of eggplant from Monday Night which I was excited about eating and thought would be the star of the lunch. I wanted to throw together a quick salad to go on the side, and it turned out amazing and stole the spotlight!
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup chickpeas (1 pt)
- red onion, chopped
- 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- lemon basil leaves
- 2 tbsp RF Athenos tomato basil feta (1 pt)
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (0 pts)
- 1 tsp olive oil (1 pt)
I can’t believe this salad was only 3 points… wow. You must make this. It is SO good and so much volume for the points! You can make lots of substitutions here based on what you have or don’t have in the kitchen. For example, I just threw in the cucumber at the last minute when I saw it in my CSA bag this morning, so you could easily go without cucumber or change up the cheese and any other veggies based on preference/ingredient availability.
Though the salad was awesome, the eggplant still did shine.
All together now:
The eggplant is approximately 3 points for the 3 slices, so 6 total for this lunch. I heated the eggplant up in the toaster so it was hot and the cheese was crispy on top. Two kinds cheese in one meal? Yes, please!
What are some good things about your day today? Even if it’s a rough one, there’s always something!