Yesterday morning Neal and I headed back to Washington, DC after a 5 day stay in Iowa. We had an absolutely wonderful time visiting Neal’s parents and were lucky to have a snow free trip back.
Now that we’re back home, it’s time to get back on track and to detox from all of the yummy eats from the past 5 days. Creating a plan always works really well for me, as it helps me with my grocery shopping and then with my Weight Watchers tracking each day.
|Wednesday||Oatmeal with frozen peaches||Ham sandwich on Ezekiel bread, veggies with dip, and an orange||Salad with grilled chicken|
|Thursday||Oatmeal with frozen berries||Ham sandwich on Ezekiel bread, veggies with dip, and an orange||Salad with grilled chicken|
|Friday||Oatmeal with frozen peaches||Ham sandwich on Ezekiel bread, veggies with dip, and an orange||Salmon with mashed potatoes and broccoli|
|Sunday||—||Brunch with the girls||Salad with lots of veggies|
I also created a workout plan for the next week. Football training camp is in two weeks, so I want to step up my workouts and increase my weight lifting in preparation .
|Wednesday||Sports Conditioning class|
|Thursday||40 minutes of cardio and weight lifting|
|Friday||30 minutes of cardio and weight lifting|
|Saturday||Body Attack class|
|Sunday||45 minutes of cardio and weight lifting|
With my plan in place, I used my last day of vacation as a restart. For WIAW, let’s take a look at what I ate yesterday…
As we hit the road at 4AM, I started my day off with a cup of coffee made with creamer (1PP). We didn’t get home until 11AM, so I pretty much bi-passed breakfast and moved right into lunch.
For lunch I made one of Lightlife’s Backyard Grill n’ Burgers (5PP).
I served the burger on 2 slices of Ezekiel bread and then topped it with a Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, jalapenos, spinach, and BBQ sauce. With an orange on the side, my lunch came out to 11PP.
In the afternoon I hit the road and ran a few errands. After grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s and Giant, I enjoyed 1/4 a cup of raisins (3PP) and a banana (0PP) for a snack.
I then headed over to the gym for a 50 minute workout. I ran for 20 minutes on the treadmill and walked for 10 minutes. I then lifted weights for 20 minutes. 6 well earned Activity Points!
For dinner, I took a risk and made Neal one of my favorite childhood dishes, tuna patties. Neal is not a tuna fan, but I knew he’d like these babies.
All you have to do is combine the following…
2 cans of tuna (drained)
2 tbsp deli mustard
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs (add more if you need to thicken the patties)
Split the mixture into two and form into patties. Cook the patties on medium heat in a pan with 2 tsp of olive oil for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through. I served the patties (4PP) with wilted spinach and Trader Joe’s Roasted Potatoes. The whole dinner came out to 10PP.
For dessert I had my very first VitaTop! But I couldn’t just have a Sugar-Free Velvety Chocolate VitaTop,no, I had to have a VitaTop topped with peanut butter mousse! To make the mousse combine 1 TBSP PB2 with 1TBSP fat free half and half. Then I folded in 1 TBSP Lite Cool Whip and served it over the VitaTop.
I ended the day having consumed 30PP out of my 37PP. The goal is always to eat the full 37PP, but having skipped breakfast it was a little tough yesterday.
I ended the day feeling fantastic and really proud of myself for getting back on track as soon as I returned to DC.