Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chow Domain

First of all, can I just say that I love getting new friends on my blog or meeting new bloggers through theirs? For anyone new, thanks for reading! And for those that are not new to my blog, thanks for continuing to read!

I'll make this post short and sweet. My chow yesterday and today has been great! Maybe a little room for improvement but not too shabby! I'm also doing another "operating clean-out". I didn't go grocery shopping over the weekend, so I'm putting what I do have already to some use. I also have a goal this week to bring my lunch to work every single day instead of eating out. Saves money and calories! Let's get right down to yesterday's chow! P.S. Sorry my chow is not as exciting as some of yours!!

Banana (2 pts)
Strawberries (0 pts)

1.25 cups Leftover Homemade Chili (5 pts)
Basic Salad with Trader Joe's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette (1 pt)

If you have never tried this dressing, you should! It's delicious with regular salad, fruit, or even pasta salad!

Mid-day Snack
1/3 of an ice cream bar-yes, I cut it! (2 pts)
applesauce (2 pts)

2 cups milk - needed to get my dairy in! (4 pts)
Leftover Ratatouille Polenta Bake (2 pts)
Grilled Corn on the Cob (1 pt)
**I grilled the corn on the cob at 9:00 pm and it was dark, I was using a flashlight! The corn was on it's last leg and I wanted to use it!
Cucumber Slices (0 pts)

Evening Snack
Garlic Bread made on Arnold Sandwich Thin with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Butter Spray (1 pt)
1 cup watermelon (1 pt)

Activity (4 pts Earned)
25 mins Elliptical Strider
1 hour Kwando Class (Weights and Abs)

Total Points Used: 21 (1 pt short of my daily)
Activity Points Earned: 4

After reviewing my menu, I can still use some work as far as processed foods go, but I did like that I only ate 1/3 of the ice cream bar. They bought them at work and I wanted a taste (I love ice cream) but didn't want to spend the total 220 calories and 13 fat grams on it. So I saved the rest in a ziploc bag for future consumption! Hey, it's progress for sure!

But there was some fresh foods too: tomatoes in the salad from my garden, cucumbers from my parent's garden, watermelon from the farmer's market, chili that was made without a seasoning packet!

I love eating fresh foods! Do you have a vegetable garden?


  1. Being able to take a fraction of the ice cream bar shows a great deal of self-control. You should be proud :)

  2. Thanks Mark! Yes, that's a very new and uncommon behavior for me!

  3. Yes, I grow peppers, tomatoes, crookneck, zucchini, and spaghetti squash.

  4. Kathleen - crookneck? Gotta google that one! Don't have any idea what that is! lol