Hiya! Today FLEW by and I ended up making some bad decisions, but it happens…
I’m talking 7 points (aka roughly 350-400 calories) of candy. Why? Because I went to CVS and saw gummy starbursts and they spoke to me, so I grabbed a bag and they were buy one get one, so I grabbed two… and then I ate them both. Plus some Swedish fish that were given to me (just a few) but whyyyyyy did I do that!? Argh.
After work I was pretty hungry, since my “snack” was candy aka not substantial at all. I was craving a green smoothie, and so I poured some soy milk into my blender and the milk just started leaking out and I realized the glass part was broken. I made due with my hand blender but now I have to get a new blender… ugh!
In the mix:
- 1 cup soymilk (1 pt)
- 1 medium banana (1.5 pts)
- 4 frozen strawberries (.5 pts)
- handful of spinach (0)
It was pretty good but the hand mixer didn’t grind the spinach up as well so there were some chunks in there and I didn’t care for it too much. Also, I didn’t have enough frozen stuff in there so the banana frozen or some ice cubes would have made it better.
I was thinking about going for a run but was just feeling pretty blah, so decided to go to Costco instead. I have a membership but have only ever gone there for a specific purpose (stocking up for a party) so I wanted to go and just check out what they had in the way of healthy options and see what I could find. I ended up doing pretty well, but its tough when you’re only 1 or 2 people to shop there, because all of the containers of everything are HUGE. I tried to find some things that had a long shelf life or that I thought I could finish before then went bad, and I ended up doing pretty well!
- Organic Spinach
- 6 cans chickpeas
- Stonyfield Organic Fruit at the Bottom Yogurt
- Babybel Light Cheese
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Ginger Dressing
- Multigrain Crackers
- Light English Muffins
All of that stuff was $53, which felt pretty expensive for what I got, but some of the things I needed to stock up on and I think will last me for a while.
On the way home, the grazing began. I had one piece of babybel cheese and one serving of those crackers – which are AWESOME. You get 15 crackers for 2 points (130 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber) and they are completely delicious. I ate them in the car because I was really hungry. Then I had the rest of the cheese from the Farmer’s Market (4ish points) and then realized I actually needed to eat something before I munched the whole night away.
I remembered the leftover succotash from the other night and had a bowl of that:
And then I had some more raw cabbage that I had chopped up this morning with some of the Ginger Dressing from Costco:
I mixed 2 tbsp of it (1 pt) on the shredded cabbage and ate almost this whole bowl:
This dressing is soo good! It tastes a lot like the ginger dressing you get in Japanese restaurants on their house salad, and is just so flavorful and low cal. The ingredient list is pretty short too and its very tasty. I’m glad I like it because the jar I got is enormous!
Tomorrow is going to be a better day on the eating and exercise front, I can feel it.
Are you a Costco/BJ’s/Sam’s Club/wholesale shopper? Why or why not?