Red Leaf Lettuce

Holy Veggies

I just got my entire day’s worth of fruit and veggies in 20 minutes. Let me show you.

First, I had a Mexican Style Salad.

It had:

  • Red Leaf Lettuce, no slug (0 pts)
  • Fresh cilantro (0 pts)
  • New Jersey Corn (1 pt)
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans (1 pt)
  • 1 oz 75% RF Cabot Cheddar (1 pt)
  • Salsa (0 pts)
  • 1/2 serving baked tostitos (1 pt)

On the side, I steamed some broccoli (0 pts)

And then had 2 baby cucumbers sliced, and 1 cup of cherries.

Everything that I ate (besides the canned black beans, cheese, salsa, and baked tortilla chips) was organic and from a local farm. It was so filling and satisfying, and the whole huge meal was only 5 points. As you can probably venture to guess, I’m trying to use up all the fruits and veggies I have because I have a new farm share box coming tomorrow! Normally I won’t have a problem using up everything but because I’ve been traveling on the weekends, its been tough trying to use it all.

What are some of your favorite ways to add extra flavor to meals, without adding too many calories? Adding fresh herbs to a salad is one of my favorite ways to add tons of flavor with minimal calories. I also love to use garlic and vinegar in cooking, and salsa for salad dressings, dip, or as a topping on baked potato.


Hello! How’s your Monday going so far? Mine is good and fast! Lots to do so the day is flying by. Lunch today was reworked leftovers with some of the veggies from my CSA.

I had Shrimp Fajitas for dinner last night, and only ate about half, so brought the other half home to bring in today. I grabbed some red leaf lettuce from my farm share and washed it 3x before packing it up. I brought it out today and look what I found:

A slug! I know its actually a good sign because you know it really came from the ground and is fresh, but…


I almost couldn’t eat my salad but I washed the lettuce two more times and carefully inspected each piece to make sure there were no other creatures trying to get in my belly.

I threw together:

  • 2 cups of red leaf lettuce (0 pts)
  • 1/2 cup black beans (1 pt)
  • 5 shrimp + veggies (3 pts)

It was actually quite delicious! The shrimp + veggies were so good and added a ton of flavor to the salad. I didn’t eat all the lettuce because I was still a little nervous about the slug discovery.

On the side, I had some broccoli from the farm share.

I had some salsa to dip it in, but the broccoli was so delicious that I didn’t even use it! What a difference fresh broccoli is from what I usually get at the store! It was so flavorful and crunchy, and just perfect. I ended up eating this x2 and loved every second of it.

So time to check back in on my June goals, even though they are really not going as well as I would have hoped.

1.) Drink more water. Check on this one. I’ve been consistently drinking more water and making an effort to have at least 8 glasses during the work day, and more at night.

2.) Be consistent with exercise. Check on this one, too. I managed to wake up early Friday to get in a run and then did a 17 mile bike ride yesterday even though I was away for the weekend. I’d like to be getting in 5 days a week but 4 is more reasonable with the amount of traveling I’ve been doing lately.

3.) Get back to strength training. I have done strength training 2x this month so far, which is more than normal, but I’d like to get in 1-2x a week. I plan to do at least one day this week, so half check. I also ordered The Shred from, so hopefully once that arrives (early next week) I’ll be able to get it in more consistently.

4.) Go back to Weight Watchers Meetings – Hopefully I’ll make it this Thursday. I weighed myself this morning and it’s not looking too good, but I definitely need to just suck it back up and go.

5.) Limit alcohol consumption – Fail. I haven’t been going crazy or anything, but I have been having a lot of unnecessary drinks here and there – and high calorie ones at that (margaritas!). I need to cut back in this department, though I have a happy hour for work coming up Thursday…

6.) Count WW Points. Half check. I’ve been good about counting my breakfasts/lunches, but not so much about dinners and eating out. Have to be more consistent about this until I’m at goal weight.

So I guess its not as bad as I was thinking, but I really need to get it together so that I can look and feel my best in my best friend’s wedding in August. I have 7 weeks from Saturday, so definitely enough time, but I need to get my butt in gear and stop making excuses! I realize that I’ve had a lot going on the past few weeks, but there’s always a lot going on, and I can’t keep using it as an excuse to get off track and not be so focused on my goals.