I have more good news about that delicious Open Faced Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Sammie from this morning.. it kept me full for HOURS. I was kind of surprised since I only used one slice of bread but after 1pm I hadn’t eaten yet and I wasn’t even feeling very hungry until I thought about it which was 4.5 hours after breakfast. Score!
Lunch was also a hit and took no time to throw together to bring for work. Into my lunch bag went:
- 3 corn tortillas (2 pts)
- 1/2 cup black beans (1 pt)
- 1/2 cup corn kernels (1 pt)
- 1 cup mixed greens (0 pts)
- 1 babybel cheese, cut up (1 pt)
- salsa (in a ziplock) (0 pts)
- 1/2 cup refried beans (1 pt)
When it was time to eat, I toasted the corn tortillas to get them warm and a little crispy, while microwaving the black beans and corn. Once the tortillas were done, I split the mixed greens between the three tortillas, then topped them with the black bean and corn mix, and then added the babybel cheese on top. I nuked the whole thing for about 20-30 seconds to get the cheese a little more melty.
I split the salsa between the three tortillas
And then served the refried beans on the side
This was such an awesome lunch for only 6 points! It seriously took less than 5 minutes to throw together this morning too, which is always a plus in my book. I feel like if I got something similar to this in a restaurant it would be just as good but at least double the points/calories. The only thing I might have changed is added some avocado to the tortillas, but I didn’t have any and these were delicious without.
And now, for some exciting news…
I went to Weight Watchers today for the first time since July 8th. I missed the 15th because I was in Minneapolis and was too busy to make it last week, so this was my first time back in 3 weeks. The results?
I lost 2.4 pounds!!!
I went back for the first time since April on June 24th and I have lost 5 pounds since then! (2.6 pounds on July 8th, and 2.4 pounds today. This is a lot for me since the scale hasn’t budged in so long, and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I worked out 6 times this week! I’ve also been trying to plan my meals a little better, eat out less and eat a lot more fruit and veggies. I am sooooo happy because now I only have 4 pounds to go!! I set my official weight goal with my leader today, and while my personal goal is a bit lower, I’m much more concerned with getting to my WW goal so that I can make lifetime and stop paying. I’ve been going since March 2009 (minus a few months here and there) and am finally getting so close to my goal that I can taste it. Originally I wanted to be at my goal by my best friend’s wedding next Saturday, but I realize that’s not reasonable and just want to be able to stick with it and hopefully be to my goal weight by Labor Day.
Is anyone up for a Labor Day Challenge??? There are 5 more Thursdays before Labor Day, so if you are interested, leave a comment saying what your goal is, and it doesn’t have to be weight related at all. It can involve working out a certain number of times a week, getting in a certain number of fruit and veggies, appreciating your body every day.. anything!! I’ll do a Labor Day Goal check-in every Thursday for the next 5 weeks so we can all update each other on our progress.
My goal is to get to my goal weight by Labor Day. That means losing an average of .8 pounds every week from now until then. While I won’t CRY if I don’t reach it, I hope this challenge can keep me on track to at least make heavy progress towards this goal!!