Hey! Happy Thursday slash almost Friday to ya. I am so happy we’re in the latter part of this week because I have NO PLANS for this weekend. Well, that’s not true. I have a 5k at 8pm on Saturday night that I’m looking forward to, but no plans to travel – – just staying put! I love weekends like that. 🙂
Yesterday the party was fuuun. We held it in our conference room yesterday afternoon and had a nice little spread of appetizers:
Chips and 6 Layer Dip, Shrimp Cocktail, and a Veggie Tray. In case you didn’t see the last two well:
4 whole pounds of Shrimp Cocktail
A veggie tray (from Costco!) with ranch dip. After the party I looked and realized it was Low-Fat Peppercorn Ranch dip which made me feel better about having eaten a lot of it.
We also had an ice cream cake:
Here’s a picture of a few of my coworkers:
Jeremy, Ryan, and Jackie.
Kara, me and Emily.
In terms of staying on track, I did OK at the party with eating/drinking. I didn’t have any beer or wine, and stuck with this:
(It helps when you appoint yourself to be the one to pick up the non alcoholic beverages!)
I also ate mostly veggies and the shrimp, but I ate wayyyyyy too much. I did have some chips and dip as well, but I just kept piling on more veggies and more shrimp, and I left feeling really really full and bloated. The pros were that I didn’t have any alcohol or birthday cake, and focused on eating more shrimp/veggies than chips and dip, but if I had just had a few less shrimp, I would have left the party with an A. Instead I got a B. 😉
I made it to a 7:30pm Bikram class last night with my friend Amber, and it felt really good to sweat! I am definitely feeling a bit sore today, but I really enjoyed the class last night and am finding going once a week is working well for now. I made myself a smoothie before going to Bikram and left it in the freezer for 3 hours. Having a smoothie in the freezer to look forward to post workout is new for me, but seriously amazing. It gives me motivation to get through my workout and its the perfect post workout treat!
This smoothie had 1 cup light soy milk (1 pt) + 1 medium frozen banana (1.5 pts) + 4 frozen strawberries (.5 pts) + 2 big handfuls of spinach (0 pts). I ate it up after Bikram and it was perfect. Normally I would have had something else to eat but I had so much food at the party that I wasn’t even hungry after the smoothie and slept like a baby afterwards.
Breakfast this morning was quick and delicious. I took 1 cup of leftover succotash from Sunday night (last day to eat it!) and heated it up in a pan, and then added 1/2 cup egg whites and made a scramble. I put a few slices of basil on top for garnish/fresh flavor, plus a piece of whole wheat toast.
Succotash (2 pts) + Egg Whites (1 pt) + Whole Wheat Toast (1 pt) = 4 pts total.
What did you have for breakfast today?