Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Happy Hump Day

It's CRAZY windy out today but you'd all be happy to know that I sucked it up and went for a walk anyway....I almost got blown over about 3 times. I checked the weather channel and the winds are up to 70 km/hour. I wonder how high the winds need to be to actually blow someone over...just a random thought. I was proud of myself for going out and getting it done. Tonight I am going to go for an upper body weight training session. I haven't been doing much cardio indoors lately but I figure walking everyday for 30-40 mins counts as some cardio right?? I am planning on doing a cardio session tomorrow night (last chance workout before my WI on Friday) Speaking of last chance workout....does anyone know when Biggest Loser is starting again? That show is SOO motivating!!
Last night and today I feel TOTALLY back on the wagon. Not that I went out of my points at the beginning of the week but I just felt draggy and unmotivated. I'm hoping to see a loss this week but I don't FEEL like I have lost. Who knows though...the scale is a weird and mysterious thing.
This month in Good Housekeeping, there is apparently a great article about walking off the weight. There are quite a few articles about the benefits of walking and I honestly think that my lunchtime walks are the reason I have been seeing a loss on the scale. I am going to try to get at least 4 walks in at lunch time every week for the whole summer.....I have no excuses not to! Sarah just dropped off the magazine to me so I'll be checking it out tonight. Just thought I would let y'all know! :)

1.5 cups All Bran - 3
1/4 cup of skim milk - 0.5
apple - 1

1 Low fat peanut butter and banana sandwich on WW bread - 3
1 fat free yogurt - 1
baby carrots and hummus - 0.5
Fiber One Peanut Butter Chew Bar - 2.5
Total: 11.5

NEw Recipe - Thanks Jodi!!!!!
Quesadilla made with 2 light Flatout Wraps (Original) - 2
1/4 cup fat free refried beans - 0
1 oz low fat cheddar cheese - 2
onions & green pepper - 0
Salsa - 0
2 tbsp of low fat sour cream - 1
This was huge and so filling for only 5 points!!!!!!!

I had never tried refried beans before but they are great!! I could not even believe my eyes when I worked out the points. 1/4 cup is 0 points!!! We are also going to try a recipe for burritos this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes!

Banana Chocolate milkshake - this is SOOO GOOOD! High in points but worth every one!
My recipe:

1/2 banana - 1
2 tbsp of light Hershey's syrup - 1
4 tbsp of low fat whipped cream - 0.5
1/4 cup of milk - 0.5
1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt - 1
Soo yummy!!!

Total points used: 21
Daily Target: 22

Flex points remaining: 35


  1. It's been windy here too today. I have the worse sinus headache from it. Good job on going out for your walk, and yes your walking is cardio! Walking definitely makes a difference! :)

  2. cardio is for sure walking 30-40 mins babes, you are working it! If you love walking check out the weight watcher magazine as well for a huge article on walking. Glad to see you are more motivated and enjoy those quesadillas, we'll discuss Grey's tomorrow :)

  3. You know, walking like you do .. changes the shape of your leg!! (just 1 leg..hehe) HONEST! I remember when I was walking every truly did change the shape of my legs. People commented on it!! SOOOOOO Keep it up!


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