Oh and there are a couple of other things you should know -
1. The Lion and I are in the midst of a weight-loss competition that started 8 weeks and three days ago. He is currently winning.
2. The Munchkin, the Lion and I are in the midst of a family-wide healthy daily goals competition.
3. I have recently committed to a terrifying looking run where I'm somehow supposed to jump over fire and crawl through mud underneath barbed wire, among other things.
You can see that I probably need to be doing this right now, or I will lose 2 competitions with highly competitive people, and end up burned/maimed/dead.
Alright so let's get down to the nitty gritty.
I currently get 22 Points per day to use. Exercise can garner me more points, but those ones have to be used in the same day. I also get an extra 35 Points per week that can be used or not used however I see fit. In general, I try not to use those points.
Breakfast: 3 egg whites beaten with chopped fresh parsley, turmeric, paprika, seasoned salt, & ground black pepper, then scrambled with sautéed diced mushrooms, chopped roasted red peppers, chopped baby spinach leaves, and a clove of freshly minced garlic. Served with 2 Wasa Multigrain crackers that were spread with a thin layer of homemade roasted red pepper hummus and sprinkled with some goats cheese. POINTS: 3
Lunch: 3 Wasa Crackers, topped with 1/4 of an avocado, half a sliced roast chicken breast, a whole sliced roma tomato, and seasoned with a dash of salt, liberal amounts of pepper and the juice of 1/4 of a lemon squeezed on top. 1 Liter of water. POINTS: 6
Pure, addictive bliss. This is better than chips and salsa, and if I wasn't counting points, I could easily eat 6 of these delicious things and tell myself that it was okay because its healthy! ;)
Snack: 5 strawberries. POINTS: 1
Anniversary Dinner: 1 roasted chicken breast, butternut squash roasted with garlic & onion, cauliflower bake (made with cream cheese, mushrooms, a touch of crumbled bacon, spring onions and various seasonings), steamed asparagus, and spinach salad dressed with a sprinkle of goats cheese, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. (I had far more salad than that, but the bowl in the picture wouldn't have looked as nice.) 1 Liter Water. POINTS: 9
It is my anniversary..
And there we have it people. I decided I like the idea of a photo food log, because I always want to see what recipes/dishes actually look like - I don't even buy cookbooks or cook recipes that have no picture.
I have ended my day of eating using 21 of my 22 Daily Points, and having done no exercise. Which is partly my own fault, and partly circumstance - right as I was about to workout, my phone rang and I needed to go pick up the munchkin from the nurses office at school. After that it was a flurry of making it to the Dr, picking up the prescription, meeting some people who had an interest in one of my little friends, getting to the post office, and finally walking in the door at 5:30pm.. However, if I'd exercised first thing in the morning, it wouldn't have been a problem... let's hope that that lesson is learned. ;)
Overall, a mostly successful first day!