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Another Successful Day and A Winner

It seems like I’ve fallen into the habit of blogging at the end of the day so it makes sense that I am exhausted.  My sister and niece left late Monday, and I miss them like c-r-a-z-y.  I put off a lot of things I needed to do last week, wrapped up in my time with them instead which I quite enjoyed!  But it’s back to the grind…

I’m happy to report that day 2 has been a success, and I am looking forward to a night of rest before tacking day 3.  I’ve been eating well and working out, and I’m feeling stronger than I was only days ago.  I have errands to run tomorrow, and I really need to buckle down and focus on a project that I’m working on now.  I’m sure it will all seem less overwhelming tomorrow.

When I’m tired, I sometimes struggle with making good food choices.  It’s easier to grab something quickly than to take a few moments to create a healthy and satisfying meal.  So it’s a good thing I did that yesterday! =)  Cooking for one has never been fun for me, but cooking for two works so last night I created a quick meal with sauteed onions, green peppers, broccoli and chicken and served it over rice.  I ate half then ate the other half for dinner the next day.  Each serving was 5P+.  I hadn’t noticed that, when cooked together, veggies stop being zero.  These things matter!  How did I miss this? Anyway, 5 P+ still made the dish a big win!

Lots of green and flavor!

 

It’s not rocket science, I know..but I’ve never been a fan of leftovers!  And most of my adult life, I have refused to eat them so a light bulb went off.  And I’ve decided that if I cook things that typically taste better the next day that I’m more likely to eat it.  Sometimes a dose of common sense and a dash of teriyaki sauce can work like a charm. 😉

And now, before I sleep, I want to announce the winner of the EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale!  Before I do that,  I want you all to know that the folks at EatSmart really appreciated all of the love! And they look forward to doing over giveaways here so stay tuned, okay?

I get even chattier when I’m tired so I’ll just announce that the winner is Barbara Kroontje!  I know her, and I know that she’ll be thrilled to see that she has won the scale!  Barbara K. wrote,

I would love to have scales like this. The ones I have always give a different number every time I step on them. I can weigh myself step off the scales and step right back on them and they will read five to six pds different. I need something that I can rely on. Thank you, Barbara.”

Congratulations Barbara K!  I’ll e-mail you Tuesday, and you’ll have until Thursday to get back to me with the required information or a new winner will be chosen!  Thanks so much to everyone who participated, and remember…we’ll be having more fun with EatSmart soon!

Now it’s time to sleep…What do you hope to accomplish today?  What will you eat for dinner?

 

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15 Comments

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    Patty (135 by 2012)
    July 19, 2011 at 2:02 am

    High five on another successful day! I have been struggling for a little over a week now and am getting myself back on track as well. Tomorrow, Slimmons! Woo Hoo!

    I have a serious issue with eating leftovers too. If I do it is usually taco salad (which I had tonight and will make an appearance at lunch tomorrow) and spaghetti. I notice chicken, turkey or pork gets dried out when I reheat it and it just looses it’s appeal. Plus, I am a girl who needs variety. I can’t eat the same things day after day. I get bored and start searching for not so healthy alternatives.

    Keep up the good work and wish you another successful day tomorrow 😉

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      Kenlie
      July 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      Enjoy Slimmons for me too! I like soup and beans and things like that left over, but I agree with you on chicken most of the time…ewe..

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    Kris
    July 19, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Good for you for finding some foods you don’t mind reheating! I purposely cook extra so that hubby and I have leftovers for lunch. He doesn’t love them, but will eat them, for me, portion controlled leftovers helped me get the weight off and keep it off!

    Planning makes such a difference.

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      Kenlie
      July 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      Planning does make a big difference..I agree! =)

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    Kathryn
    July 19, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations on another successful day!!
    ‘I hadn’t noticed that, when cooked together, veggies stop being zero. These things matter!’
    I didn’t know that!! You’re right…it does matter!!! Is that in the WW book?
    I love your blog and am so happy for your success!!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      July 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      I realized it when I was using the recipe builder in e-tools.

      Thank you so much..=)

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    Marla
    July 19, 2011 at 8:44 am

    If you put veggies in the Recipe Builder they add points to the recipe. I’m a bad kid and don’t count the points + for veggies when I’m adding them to my own recipe. For your recipe I’d count the chicken, oil and sauce. But that’s just me.

    Your dish looks delicious. I tried to find out if they sauce you used has sesame in it, but the company does not list their ingredients online. Boo.

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      July 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      I bought the sauce at Whole Foods, and it does contain sesame oil.

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    Momma Hunt
    July 19, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Sorry your missing the Fam so much glad you are doing well on plan….I have a hard time cooking but that might be the two picky eaters I have (my son and hubby, my baby eats anything)

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    Amanda
    July 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Awesome job on the food!!

    I don’t have an issue with leftovers, fortunately, so I just make a gigantic pot of soup or beans and have it for dinner most of the rest of the week. Midway through I’ll freeze it in single-serving baggies and eat from those, because I’m paranoid about stuff going bad before I can finish it.

    But tonight I’m eating at my parents’ for dinner, and we’re having fresh wild-caught Sockeye Salmon (OMG, so awesome) with dill sauce, roasted potatoes and onions, and green beans and carrots. And then, an angle food trifle for dessert! So lunch is, by necessity, rather light: 2 cups of Progresso Light Savory Vegetable Barley, for 3P+, and an apple. If I’m hungry later on, I do have some Babybel Light and also pickles, so I’m not going to be starving which will do wonders for portions tonight 🙂

    Still, I can’t wait for dinner. Salmon… yay!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      July 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Sounds so delicious! Wow! Yum!

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    nikkianne
    July 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

    After a few days of being lazy I finally got out and went for a run!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      July 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      A-w-e-s-o-m-e!

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    Trudy
    July 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I am having a friend over for dinner tonight so have actually planned out the menu. And it’s healthy! You are certainly right that it is much more easy and fun to cook for two!

    Blessings to you!
    Trudy

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      Kenlie
      July 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Totally! Have fun tonight! =)

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