I’ve been battling a cold for a few days so I decided to work from home today for quick access to a bed if I needed a nap to get through the day. This meant I got to enjoy my breakfast and coffee while cruising through my work emails in the morning! This is a relaxing part of my day that I’ve missed since I stopped eating breakfast at work last year.
BREAKFAST = 4 POINTS
I started my day with my former staple before I discovered protein shakes last year – Oatmeal. It was three points for 1/2 cup of dry oatmeal, zero(!!!) points for the banana, and one point for 1-1/2 teaspoons of peanut butter. This is a good example of where I eat healthy but have a problem with portion control. Before Weight Watchers, I would have two tablespoons of peanut butter in my oatmeal. Then, I discovered that was a bajillion points so I stopped adding peanut butter. This morning, I had the bright idea that I could still have peanut butter if I just have LESS of it! Genious! (and, wouldn’t you know, it was still a good amount)
I switched to black coffee about six weeks ago so my coffee is now zero(!!!) points too. It was only one point when I added skim milk, but somedays that one point can make all the difference in the world (or my day – I guess there is no need to get dramatic here).
LUNCH = 6 POINTS
I missed my morning protein shake so I had one of those for lunch 🙂 I can’t miss out on my 18g of fiber + 20g of protein in one delicious meal. You can check out my love for my shake in a prior posting of mine. My morning shake is six points – four for the protein powder, zero(!!!) for the berries, one point for 1/2 cup milk, and one point for the fiber powder.
SNACK = 2 POINTS
Throughout the afternoon, I just munched on carrots. A lot of carrots. I love carrots AND I bought a gigantic bag at Sam’s Club on Friday. Oh yeah, then I ate two thin mints for two points. Yummm….
DINNER = 6 POINTS
By the time 5:15 rolled around, I had to kick it into high gear to get out of the house for my Blogging for Beginner’s class (being taught by Jen of Prior Fat Girl). Luckily, we put our new rice cooker to use over the weekend so we had some leftover cooked brown rice. I threw 1/2 cup of brown rice (2 points) into a bowl with 1/4 cup of cottage cheese (1 point), 1/4 cup raisins (3 points) and some cinnamon.
I mixed the ingredients together, microwaved it for 60 seconds (stirring halfway through) and quickly enjoyed my warm delicious dinner. The cottage cheese melts a little so it ends up tasting like rice pudding. YUM.
But, now I have 8 points left for the day! That is a lot. Most days are not like this because I tend to use 6 points at breakfast, 8 points for lunch and 12 points for dinner.
It looks like I can enjoy a few more thin mints and maybe some hot chocolate before I head to bed 🙂
Did you have a healthy start to the work week? What is a meal you can quickly throw together in 15 minutes?