Greetings y'all! I hope Monday is treating you right! When I weighed on Saturday I was up 1.4 which I expected since I had a rough weekend prior to that. I ate too much last night but we were celebrating my Oma's birthday so it wasn't my fault. Speaking of, I'd like to give a September birthday shout out to both my Oma and my brother's girlfriend, Lisa. Once again, I feel bad for eating too much over the weekend. I took my cheat day to another level so I think after this week, I'm going to change my plan and have two cheat meals per week rather than a whole cheat day. I cannot be trusted to cheat in moderation, y'all. I wish I could but I just can't. Having said that, I don't expect to lose this weekend. My goal is to have a perfect week. I had already planned a cheat day Friday so I will start my cheat meal plan next week. Always struggling...
I brought the wontons back again y'all! I will say I've got one or two more things to try so they may find their way into the next couple blogs too. This time, I made something a little "semi-homemade." I enjoy the pre-made salads you can find in the produce section of most grocery stores. This one came from Wal-Mart and I know that's nobody's favorite place but the salads are fresh and convenient so I like them a lot. All I did was crisp up some wontons and fill them with the salad that I mixed together. I feel like Cher in Mermaids because I love appetizers and if you are throwing a party and you want a light snack for them to start with, these are perfect. They are tasty, filling and only 40-50 calories a piece at the most. Also, the process of popping these in the oven and filling them with whatever you like is SO SIMPLE.
It seems unlikely that I'll ever give up Diet Coke completely. I love it and I'm a total addict. However, most research shows that artificial sweeteners don't help you lose weight, add nasty chemicals to your body and in some cases make you gain weight. The problem is I can't rid myself of all bad habits so I need the caffeine fix and don't plan on eliminating it. However, that doesn't mean I can't take strides to cut back on the amount of Aspartame I ingest. The sweet taste of Coca Cola is one that really can't be competed with...I just don't want to waste all the calories on drinking one. I found these small cans that are only 90 calories. They are a bit more expensive due to extreme cuteness I guess but 90 calories isn't bad when you're getting caffeine, real Coke and actual sugar instead of sweetener. I can spare 90 calories from time to time.
Apparently I'm a fan of edible bowls and containers to keep food in. I found these tortilla cups from Old El Paso. They're cute, you can stuff anything in there and they are only 80 calories a piece. This morning I made a non-attractive breakfast thing. I put egg whites, tobasco and cheese. It's not pretty but I made it quickly and the point is, it's another vessel to put food in that changes things up a bit.
I got to check something off my bucket list this weekend when we (my Mom, Dad and Cassandra) went to Atlanta to see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. It was a whirlwind weekend full of traffic, tons of people, sleepiness and football but it was all worth it because Garth Brooks was phenomenal. I loved every second of it!
Have a great week!