Happy hump day!
I have some super random, sort of all over the place thoughts to share for today so enjoy.
1.) THANK YOU. Yesterday was the highest traffic day of all time for Beth’s Journey! I have no one to thank but you guys who come back and read my ramblin’ day after day.. so thank you!! 🙂 Also, thank you for all the book suggestions on yesterdays post! I love having a list of books I want to read because it makes me excited to get through the one I’m currently reading.
2.) I am absolutely loving the new Weight Watchers plan. I’m two weeks and one day in, and just like I said last week, I really haven’t changed what I’m eating that much – I’ve just been more conscious of it, and measuring out portions rather than eyeing it like I did before. The old plan used to make me feel almost punished for wanting to eat real food because the sugar-free, fat-free stuff was always way less points than the real food, even though the food was chemically engineered to have more fiber added to put it in a certain point bracket. That drove me crazy, but now fat-free sugar free stuff is the same number of points if not more than the regular kind, so the choice is easy. Plus there’s a lot more points to work with, so I don’t feel like I’m using up all my points so early in the day. Love love love.
3.) Dinner last night was an old favorite but with a slightly new twist and it was awesome. I started with an arugula salad.
Topped with 2 tbsp walnuts, 2 tbsp shredded parmesan, 1 tsp olive oil, salt and pepper.
For the main part, I cooked up a sweet potato, but instead of baking it whole, I sliced into really thin slices.
My original plan was to make them super thin like chips, but my mandoline is not the best and was not cooperating (in fact, it was tearing the pieces when I used it) so I just used a knife and I’m not good enough to cut them paper thin. However, after tossing them in 1 tsp olive oil and baking in a 400º oven for almost 30 minutes, they were perfect and crispy!
Original plan part two involved only eating half of the potato and saving the other half for lunch today, but that also failed. I ate the whole thing because it was so good. There are worse things in life.
I topped it off with 1/2 cup of those black beans that will change your life (they really will), which I whipped up on Monday night. They are best eaten the next day, so this was PERFECT.
I love doing the potato this way rather than baking it whole or in chunks because it gets sooo much crispier. Yum. Too bad since I ate it all I have a sweet potato to nuke today for lunch. Not the same.
4.) I lost another 1.6 pounds last night at weigh in, which means I’ve lost 7.2 pounds total in my first two weeks on the plan!! 1.8 left until I get the Tata Tamer and reach my 5% lost. 🙂
5.) I cannot believe tomorrow is my last day of work in 2011. Insaaaane. Time flies. That is all.
Please share with me a random thought going through your head at the moment!
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