Happy Friday! I've been poking around for a few hours and thought I'd go ahead and add a post for today.
I hope everyone has a great Friday and a fabulous weekend. I scheduled pictures for DH an I. After 11 years, we only have photos from our wedding... so I thought it was time!
QOTD: With the holidays quickly approaching, what's your favorite VSG friendly "treat" to help keep you focused?
It's my FIRST holiday season with tiny but I'm researching tons of recipes. A few weeks ago I discovered cinnamon almond butter. I threw a tablespoon into a blender with some premier vanilla and another shake of cinnamon. I added a little SF whip to the top. It felt really indulgent but was a pretty VSG friendly surprise.
B: Gingerbread Latte
L: Wendy's Chili
D: Pork loin and veggie
Good morning! Pictures after 11 years together will be wonderful to have, it's definitely time! Have fun with it today!
It is so wet and so dark here today. 10:30am and it looks like it should be 6:00am. The rain has been continuous and non-stop since 4pm yesterday. I am taking my mom to her favorite casino today, I always loose so I don't take very much money along. I keep thinking one day the universe has to even out and I will win back my losses:-)
QOTD-I have seen the flavored nut butters, the only one I have tried is Jason's Honey Almond Butter. I will try the cinnamon one. VSG friendly treat for the holidays? I haven't made anything, but am willing to try. To be honest I usually allow myself a taste of the holiday treats. I bought some Monk Fruit sweetener yesterday for the first time, I will do some experimenting.
B-1/3 cup granola, bullet coffee
L-1/2 cup 2%Fage with peaches(frozen), monk fruit and slivered almonds
E-Will take Emmy for a walk in the rain, she loves the rain:-)
Have a wonderful Friday!
I wish you all the luck at the casino!!!
Happy Friday. Dreary day here as well. Working at home which help - no Friday commute. Big ambitions to do house stuff this weekend.
QOTD: During weight loss stage, I was very focused and can't even remember indulging, except for no sugar added fudgesicles at 40 calories a pop. They were a life saver. Once in maintenance, I have whatever I really want - note - really want, not just eating because it's there. I find going out for an ice cream to be a better strategy than having a quart in the house etc. It is a tough time of year tho as there are lots of things that i "really want" haha.
B: 3-4 mini waffles (I need to shop)
L: shared a chobani pumpkin yogurt with the dog
D: going to DelFriscos - planning on a steak-n-cheese eggroll and some of my husband's steak
E: raining, so doubtful
L: having alot of heartburn lately - time to cut back on coffee :(
My heartburn was heavy last week and I started taking a Zantac before my coffee and it really helped. I hope it eases up for you!
Thank you for starting us, Ginger! I was up very early this morning, but got tired and forgot to post the menu thread after posting on the general boards. Your gingerbread latte, where is that from? I love gingerbread and lattes when I am not being stingy with calories.
Am a bit tired today, woke up to family drama that seems literally never ending at this point. I don't think there has been a work weekend where I have actually gotten more than 4 hours of sleep. Last weekend I think one of the days I got a lot and it was glorious, but now I am back to almost nothing even with an ambien. I don't think any sleeping medicine is going to help me until family issues clear up.
I did plan to go out for a walk since I am not going to the gym, but now I'm a big grump and cold and not going to do anything. I'm also down two pounds since I last got on the scale a couple weeks ago, so maybe 1300~ calories on non work-out or light work out days is too little still. Oh maintenance, why can't you come with directions I can follow?
QOTD: Foods that I keep that I consider "Treats" are PB Crackers, fruit. I guess that's it maybe? I don't have anything else on hand I keep as treats. For actual thanksgiving/Christmas I will likely just eat the regular foods on those days and not worry about a healthier option for it.
Surgery January 17, 2017
HW 485, SW 471, GW 160, CW 143-146
Got my gingerbread latte at Starbucks. I got a tall and made it work with my meal plan. Probably the last one for a while, though.