Happy Early Valentine’s Day, Y’all! We all know that Valentine’s day is generally a commercialized vehicle to make single people feel bad about themselves but I wanted to express my love to you all anyway. I am pretty cynical about the holiday in general but have always enjoyed getting/giving Valentine’s because why not share some love with the people you care about. Over the years, while I haven’t had the best luck getting good Valentine’s from romantic interests, I have been given awesome attention from my parents and friends. This year, I may have a mixture of Valentine’s celebrations but overall, I expect it to be a simple holiday. I am a person that likes hearts and chocolate so that part is certainly my favorite. For those diet-goers, hopefully you’ve told that special someone to avoid getting you chocolate for V-Day but if that’s what you end up with, I say go for it. Just make sure you ditch the candy before next week. You’ve probably earned any Valentine’s day treat you receive!
I wasn’t sure if I’ve shared this before from Smart Ones, the frozen meal company associated with Weight Watchers, but they have some new soups available. I have only tried the Loaded Potato so far and it was quite tasty. I eat a lot of soup out at restaurants because it’s usually lower in point value. I generally stay away at home because usually there are multiple servings in a can and then I’d have to get out a pot and cook. So, I’m lazy. Also, since I have it so much, I tend to eat it less at home so I don’t get tired of it. However, this looked so convenient and low in points that I tried it. I’m glad I did. It was filling and tasty and you could pair it with a couple crackers or a little salad for lunch and still have calories/points left for dinner. They also have Fire Roasted Vegetable, Southwest Style and Spicy Black Bean but I haven’t had any of those yet.
I hope to share a new Hungry Girl recipe with you next week. I have to be honest. I’m REALLY struggling with food at the end of the week right now. I eat perfectly all week and then Thursday night, after I do my big run, I’m ravenous. Seriously, it feels like I can’t get enough to eat. Then, it all just spirals. So if anyone has any ideas for something that will fill me up after a huge run that doesn’t taste like dirt, I’m all ears. I was up a couple pounds this weekend. I was telling people I know that I must be the only person to go about 30 or so miles on foot every week to GAIN WEIGHT. I have to say. It’s more than frustrating, it’s heart breaking. I know if I did my part with food on the weekends it wouldn’t be as bad but jeez, still gaining?! I wish I could catch a break there.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and enjoy any Valentine’s day festivities. If you are boycotting, enjoy whatever it is you do instead. Until next week! Bye!
They just get all the right breaks
Some hearts have the stars on their side
They just have it so easy
Some hearts just get lucky sometimesSome hearts just get lucky, lucky sometimes…” Some Hearts-Carrie Underwood