Welcome to my first Weigh-in Wednesday!
I started last Wednesday, but didn’t grocery shop at all this week. Points+ is a lot harder than the old Points were, for me at least. I did great on points but ended up eating a lot of carbs, and high-point more filling foods like nuts. I made a veggie burger with cheese and chicken one night, and it was more points for the CHEESE than the bacon! Doesn’t that sound weird? I haven’t felt deprived, but I’ve felt stifled.
Shopping tonight, I bought some yummy point-smart stuff. Apples- someone once told me they had more caffeine than a cup of coffee. I have no idea if that’s true or if it was meant to be that eating one woke you up more than coffee, but either way, I plan to start my day that way. I have a hard time eating until around 9am unless I wake up late, like on a weekend. This should be a great early morning starter! I also got baby carrots (in mini packs) to eat with hummus.
Something I’ve indulged in a bit this week for my sweet tooth was a thin piece of nut and seed wheat toast (a GREAT bread choice) with homemade cinnamon sugar butter. But uh, the butter? More points than the bread! Tonight I bought a tub of better P+ butter. I had to choose between I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light and Brummel & Brown. I chose the B&B because it was the exact same nutritional info (1 p+ per tablespoon), but sounded better. It is blended with natural yogurt. And it didn’t have to be labeled “light.” I put a bunch in a small glass resealable container, and mixed it with a bunch of cinnamon (0 p+), Splenda (0 p+), and a pinch of salt. Perfect! Now instead of being 4 p+, it’s just 1 p+ for this sweet spread when I need it!
Also… I tried a blueberry tonight. And sort of liked it. You all should realize how huge of a deal this is. What healthy things should I bake blueberries into now?