Today was a reality check. It was totally stressful and I didn't realize how my bad habits come into play when I am super stressed at work. I totally skipped breakfast. I had a small clementine and hot tea around 10 am. Then at noon, I made really bad choices!
For lunch I had two baked chicken thighs, one cup of mashed potatoes and one cup of buttery corn. Lunch was like 24 points (I think)!!! Ouch!!!
For dinner I am making a baked pork loin chop (9), potato and zucchini gratin (6), and a huge salad w/dressing (3). I also used olive oil to bake with and I always add that to my points value regardless (2). So dinner will be 20 points. I now get 48 points each day compared to the 50 I was getting starting out. I am sure my points will drop again after tomorrow's weigh-in. Considering I even lose anything!
I am excited about starting my goals for 2012. I have already ordered my first book for the year, picking it from the Top 100 list. I actually asked my boyfriend to pick a number between 1 and 100. He chose #58 which ended up being The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. I ordered the hardback from Barnes and Noble It should be here sometime by the weekend. I can't wait to start reading it!
I've also been looking at new recipes I can try. One of my goals is to try a new recipe and to also try new fruits and vegetables, so combining the two makes sense. It's fun looking up recipes online and then putting them in the recipe tracker to see how many points I can get it down to.
Well, I am off to read blogs. What kind of new fruits and vegetables have you tried?