One area that I cut back on today was changing to online version of Weight Watchers. I will miss the meetings and my sweet leader Jennifer. If you're in the Sugarland area and are looking for a great WW leader go to Jennifer. She's so wonderful.
Weigh in was at home today. That WW scale never really liked me anyway.
Down .8 pounds which is a shock considering the camping trip food fest. This means I am down 47 pounds from last summer. VERY happy about that.
I won't be able to go 100% organic, etc. just yet. But I think any step I make in that direction is giving my body a boost.
Breakfast: green tea; egg and cheese sandwich
I visited a local farmer's market today for some fruits and veggies. No they're not organic but they are a heck of a lot cheaper than going to the grocery store.
It's called Frober's Vegetable Farm if you are in the area. Worth a visit. Stay away from the fried pies...they're addictive. The store has so many great things including berries, the best watermelons, purple hull peas, and huge dewberries.
Got home and Rachel made Black Bean Brownies. We were all a little skeptical but even Charlie, the bean hater, loved them. These are really good. No bean flavor. Just trust me. :-)
Black Bean Brownies (3 pts; 158 calories)
1 box reduced sugar brownie mix
1 can black beans
Rinse black beans. Put back in can and add water until it barely covers beans. Puree in blender until it is absolutely smooth. Mix with brownie mix. Bake according to instructions but don't add anything else. Makes 9 servings. If cut in smaller portions the calories and points should be less. :)
Lunch: tofu, broccoli, brown rice stir fry My first time to cook tofu and it was really good. I only ate about half of this. Very filling and good.
Picked up some individually wrapped prunes at the store today. Something about having them wrapped makes them extra special. :)
Did EA Sports Active for wii. I chose to do the high intensity workout and it really worked out my legs. Ouch! Jump squats really got me. 32 minute workout of circuit training
another snack: 100 calorie pack of walnuts & almonds
2 large green bell peppers
3/4 pound ground sirloin
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 (8.8 oz) package precooked whole-grain brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
1 cup tomato-basil pasta sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I used WW cheese)
Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place bell pepper halves, cut sides up, in an 11x7 inch baking dish. Microwave at HIGH 6-7 minutes or until tender.
While bell peppers cook, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef and onion until browned, stirring to crumble beef. Drain, if necessary; return to pan. Stir in dried Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, brown rice, and pasta sauce. Cook 1-2 minutes or until warm, stirring occasionally.
Fill bell pepper halves with beef mixture; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Microwave at HIGH 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts.
Yield: 4 servings 1/2 pepper each
After dinner Chuck and I took a 30 minute walk together. And then came back and did 20 modified push ups.
Calories Burned: 2470
Lastly, a newly discovered blog (for me anyway) is having a giveaway that I would love to win. Aggie's Kitchen is giving away 2 cookbooks. Check out her blog but I am asking nicely that you don't enter the giveaway. I love cookbooks. :)