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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wendie Day1

As of this morning I have shed 3 of the 5 pounds that I mysteriously gained. I have been thinking about what I have been doing differently during the past three monhs I have been stuck on this plateau. I went back and looked at my WW journals from when I first started and I came to a few conclusions.

#1 - I am not eating as much for breakfast (sometimes no breakfast at all). I am slipping into my old habits of waiting until later in the day to start eating - causing me to eat too much at once. Even though I stay within my points, I know this is not the correct way to fuel my body. So I am committing to eating a healthy breakfast each day - with some fiber and protein to kickstart my metabolism in the morning. So tonight I made 'A Bran New World' muffins from ESBM. These are delicious and full of good things including mashed sweet potato (I used yams) and tons of bran flakes. Each big muffin is only 3 points. I will have one tomorrow for breakfast with a fruit smoothie for another 3 points.

#2 - I am not eating enough throughout the day. I used to pack snacks for work and for before the gym - lately I have been sticking to my three meals - again not giving my body sufficient fuel during the day. So I will have some fruit and veggies to snack on during the day. Today I made the most delicious 1 point snack. A portabello mushroom grilled, the drizzled with balsamic vinegar, topped with a slice of tomato and 20g of light feta crumbles on top. Sooo good!

My lunch today was also from ESBM. Star-Kissed Tuna Melt. For four servings here are the ingredients:
2 cans tuna (drained)
1/4 cup light ranch dressing
2 tbsp fat-free mayo
1 cup broccoli slaw
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar (I used agave nectar)
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
Toast four slices of whole grain bread. Top with tuna mixture, slice of tomato and 20g light cheese. Place under the broiler. This was delicious and so nutricious, hitting all of the food groups for 5 points.

Today is the first day of my Wendie Plan week. My super high day will be on Saturday. We are doing homemade korean bbq lettuce wraps, so I will be able to have a little more rice and steak than usual. I took the day off from the gym today - just a little walking with the pup. Last night I did a cardio/ab class and I got really tired near the end, I think my body wanted a rest day. If the sun stays shining for another day or so I think I will dust of the bike, pump up the tires and get it back on the road!


Unknown said...

Hi! Im not sure what ESBM is. I saw you post recipes from that before but Im stumped! lol I would really like that muffin recipe. I tried to Google it but no luck. Email me and let me know what ESBM is :)



blendergrl said...

TJ - I emailed you the cookbook link and the recipe for the muffins.

Julie said...

I think you are going to have great success on Wendie.

Those muffins look great!

JanetM97 said...

Well, your day looks delicious, Blendergirl! :) Sounds like you really have a good plan, too. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Your recipes look delicious! I love my ESBM and Crazy plates books! Those gals rock!

Way to stay motivated! Hope the weather was good for you to go biking...I'm buying a new one this summer!