Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Weigh In Day & New Foods For Me

Its Tuesday, which means just one thing in my little world... its WEIGH IN DAY!  I hopped on my little digital scale at home... unfortuantely it dosen't say what's in the one picutred here... I'd be one happy camper.  Fortunately the scale showed no loss and no gain either!  After being way from home for 4 days then eating out two extra meals since coming back home I'd say I've done pretty well and I'm darned proud of this!  I have managed to loose 1.5 lbs during the two weeks I've been off of work.  I am proud of myself.  Now if I can work my butt off I'd like to hit my "safe zone" and weight in at WW beofre my next big social event : the Knowledge and Needles open house on August 21st!  There are always too many tempting foods at the open house!  I'm planning on making a big, fresh, fruit salad this year.

When I did my grocieries this week, following through on the snacking theme from the WW meeting two weeks ago I picked up some new to me foods:

Fiber1 100 Calorie Peanut Butter & Chocoalte Bars - 1 point each.  In two words, they suck.  At first I thought they tasted of stale Rice Crispies then I realized they're made mainly from Puffed Wheat which I just can't stand.  I'd rather have a regular Fiber1 Oats & Chocoalte granola bar more satisfying and they come in at a not bad 2 points.

Babybel Light - 1 point each, a yummy little cheesy snack.  I've had to guard these from Todd who is a cheese fiend!

Almond Butter - 2pts for 1 tablespoon, pretty much the same stats as Peanut Butter.  This stuff is not bad, but I have to get used to the no salt thing.  It may be the same stats as PB but its way healthier and the ingredient list is all natural where PB has sugar, salt and a few other things.  I won't be giving up my Kraft PB but this is a nice change.


Karen said...

That's great that you didn't gain. It is so hard when travelling!

I've tried a few different low calorie granola bars, and I have to say that most taste blah. The last one I tried were so heavy on my stomach I couldn't even eat the whole thing.

I haven't tried Almond Butter yet, but I've heard great things about it. Maybe I'll get some next time I go to the grocery store.

Anonymous said...

You did a good job with the no weight gain. It is also fine that you didn't lose. This will happen as our bodies are trying to readjust to everything. Good job with the new to you foods. Your doing an excellent job don't stop.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE almond butter. I get it fresh ground at Whole Foods. I don't mind the no salt with almond butter. But, no salt peanut butter ---- no so much.

Yesterday was my last workout. Surgery is Monday and the doctor said drink up/no sweating/no running. :-(

It's going to be a long, boring weekend.