Hi guys! I started this post last night noting a few things I wanted to mention today and realize its turning out to be much like the post from yesterday – random thoughts from me – except way longer because of the daily menu posted below. I promise to try to be more organized in 2011. 😉
First, I am sooo excited to have another three day weekend. I am so looking forward to not traveling for the first time since two weekends before Thanksgiving! Can you believe that? We’ve been out of town every single weekend for the last 6 in a row. I am very ready for a break from driving/flying/not sleeping in my own bed! It turns out we’re having Wil’s daughter Charlotte and her sister Nora for the weekend too, so low key, here I come..
Anyways, yesterday morning, I tried to get up early enough to get a run in, and it just wasn’t happening. Not all was lost though – I ended up doing Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred. I’m sure most of you know what that is, but if you don’t – The Shred is an AWESOME workout DVD that has three 20 minute workouts that will kick your butt. They are set up in circuits, with a short warm-up and cool down, and then 3 circuits consisting of 3 minutes strength, 2 minutes cardio, 1 minute abs, repeat. Even though its only 20 minutes, it is so intense. I never feel as sore from my own weight lifting as I do from these videos. Today, I woke up SO sore. My butt, my shoulders, my abs.. Ouch. But in a good way. 🙂
Also, I wanted to give you an update on my baby nephew Harper! He is doing really great right now. He is up to 5 pounds 5 ounces (!) and there is talks of brining him home at the end of January!!! Nothing is set in stone yet, but it is looking really good. We are having a baby shower for my sister and her husband next weekend since the babies came before her original shower was scheduled. Just typing all this brings tears to my eyes – I am so so so happy for all the good news and the thought of Harper being home. Finally. Please keep prayers and positive thoughts coming so he continues on the course he’s on. 🙂
Finally, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about a typical day for me with eating now that I’m on Weight Watchers, so decided to post a typical day menu on here. Below is a menu for 29 points+ which I actually ate on Tuesday. 29 points+ is the minimum points anyone can have, so here’s an idea of how you can eat a mostly whole foods diet (that is coincidentally completely vegetarian) and fit it into the WW points+ system. Here goes!
Breakfast – 6 pts+
- 1 cup steel cut oats – 4 pts+
- 1/4 cup peanut flour (16 grams of protein!) – 1 pt+
- 1 banana – 0 pts
- 1/2 cup milk in my coffee – 1 pt+
Lunch – 7 pts+
- 1 serving Roasted Veggie Lasagna (5 pts+)
- 2 servings health salad (2 pts+)
Snacks – 2 pts+
- Cup of Fat Free Milk (2 pts+)
- Small Fuji Apple (0 pts+)
- Pear (0 pts+)
Dinner – 13 pts+
- Arugula (0 pts+)
- 2 tbsp walnuts (3 pts+)
- 2 tbsp parmesan (2 pts+)
- 1 tsp olive oil (1 pt+)
- 1 large baked sweet potato (4 pts+) with
- 1 tsp olive oil (1 pt+)
- 1/2 cup black beans (2 pts+)
Dessert – 1 point+
- 2 Adora Chocolate Disks (1 pt+)
The day ended with me feeling satisfied and not deprived at all.
What are your plans for New Years Eve/Day? Whether you follow WW or not, do you keep track of what you eat throughout the day?
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