YIIIIIPPPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! Stepped on the scale this morning and it read 164.8--ok, not quite 164, but closer than 166!! That makes me feel better than I felt yesterday at 166--makes me wonder if the too salty okra I made on Monday had to do with my extra pound...I dunno, all I know is I'm glad the scale was lower today--hopefully it KEEPS GOING DOWN!!!!
I was so excited to try the new recipe (well, new to me
) for Santosha's "Grossout Smoothie"
. Well, I got all my ingredients at the grocery store last night and had everything I needed for one smoothie measured out and placed in my (maybe 3-week old
) food processor and switched it on and nothin. The stupid food processor was broke!!! WTF?! I have used it about 8 times total and its broke already?! What?!! Anyway, so I had to dump all the ingredients in my blender (luckily I have a good one, just thought the food processor would mush up the spinach better but the blender worked pretty well actually). Well, the smoothie really turned out more of a brown color--probably because I used mixed berries. BUT, it was actually surprisingly good
! You really do not taste the spinach--well, at least not while you are drinking it--I think it does have a bit of a spinach aftertaste, but to me, to get my veggies in in the morning it is well worth it!! I am going to have this every work day from now on! This time I used 1 tightly packed cup of spinach, 1 cup of FF 8th continent vanilla soymilk (the store didn't have light
), 1/3 cup silken tofu (for smoothies
), 1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, red raspberries and black berries
). Next time I'm at the store I'm going to buy a bag of the frozen pitted cherries I saw last time I was there (and almost bought
) because the mixed berries just have TOO many seeds--ughghg! Until then, I'm going to blend everything up real good in the blender and then add the berries last so hopefully they get less blended and less seedy! Anyway, overall I was just very impressed with this smoothie!!
Tomorrow my DBF and I are going to his cousin Angie's house. I just love Angie--she's so hysterical and we get along great! She's pregnant and due on Halloween
and we're getting together this Friday as probably the last time we'll get together without a baby around! (BUT I can't wait for the baby to be born--she's having a little boy!
) We're going to her and her husband's house and the plan is to order a pizza
! Well, as much as I'd LOVE a slice of regular full fat, full sugar, full carb pizza, I am refusing. I plan to bring one of my own that I make on WW pita with my own pasta sauce (just tomatoe sauce and I add some Italian seasonings), and topped with some 2% mozz cheese and green peppers and onions. It's actually VERY good so I won't even feel like I'm missing out! I'm probably going to bring a salad too. And yesterday, while I was at the grocery store I decided I'd bring an SB friendly snack to share. I got a few bags of Kraft's 2% cheese cubes (cheddar and monteray jack), a box of trisquit thin crisps, and then some regular party crackers and pepperoni (those I'll stay away from, but others not on SB can have and it bulks up my cheese tray!). Anyway, then I'm just going to arrange it all on a nice little tray and bring it over with us. It will be nice to have it around to munch on while we're playing Scrabble!
Oh and yesterday my mom and I finally made up too!
Menu - 10/18/07
B - Grossout Smoothie (with mixed berries and tofu); 2 metamucil capsules
S - Big Breakfast Cookie
L - Salad with some strips of steak, broccoli, cucumbers, 2Tbs RF feta, mushrooms and topped with 2Tbs Ranch dressing; 1/2 cup SF/FF banana cream pudding; 2 metamucil capsules
S - celery and 1 wedge laughing cow light cheese
S - 15 almonds
D - 1 1/2 cups leftover 5-bean chili topped with 1/4 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese; 15 trisquit thin crisps
D - 1/4 cup chocolate and 1/4 cup banana SF/FF pudding topped with about 2Tbs of Cool Whip Free.
Exercise - 10/18/07
Jazzercise 6:15pm - 7:15pm