Yesterday I received my very first blogger award! My new blogger friend Kelly awarded me with this! How cool is that?! Kelly has a great blog that I love reading. You should check her out at "Happy Texans."
So, the idea of this award is to tell seven things that you love and then pass the award along to seven other bloggers. I'm not sure if I know seven other bloggers but I'm sure gonna give it a go!
Seven things I love..
1. I love the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. I love my Husband.
3. I love my sons, Chris, Courtney and Colin.
4. I am madly, crazy, head over heels in love with my beautiful granddaughter,
5. I love my early morning quiet time.
6. I love walking to work.
7. I love living in Southern California near my family.
Ok, now for seven other bloggers.
1. My dear friend AmyB at "Our daily blessing...life"
2. My new friend Marisa at "Trim the Fat"
3. Of course my friend Grace at "Doing the math...counting my blessings."
Ok...so I don't know seven other bloggers well enough to pass this award along to them...so there you go!
On to my menu from yesterday...
Breakfast was an apple, some fat free plain yogurt, Fiber One, tons of cinnamon and a little stevia. Of course I had my 2 cups of coffee with sugar free hazelnut creamer for a total of 3 points.
Lunch was an open face tuna salad sandwich, with fat free cheese, toasted in the toaster oven. (as you can see, our toaster oven at work doesn't work very well!) I had a serving of Pringles Light Chips along with it for a total of 6 points.
Dinner was a green salad sprayed with asian salad spritzer, tilapia filets "grilled" in a skillet with non stick cooking spray, baked potato wedges, some carmelized onion, and a sauce I made with fat free mayo, mustard, ketchup, horseradish, and pickles. It was sort of a cross between tarter sauce and thousand island...it was good. I'll be making it again. I am finding that I really like the Smart balance fat free mayo as a base for sauces and dressings. I had a bowl of fat free chocolate/butterscotch pudding with dinner. This was a great meal for 9.5 points.
Lastly...this almost didn't get photographed. It flet like "cheating"...a sort of guilty pleasure. But, I realized that if I am going to learn to change my eating habits for LIFE...then I have to incorporate these times into the plan. It's not even realistic to think that I am never again going to stand in the kitchen and eat saltine crackers with peanut butter and margarine! So...this is my late night "cheat" that turned out to not be a cheat at all....just a choice to use a few of my weekly points allowance! Note...the margarine is Smart balance light. The peanut butter is Skippy Super Chunk...soon to be replaced with my PB2 which is enroute and scheduled to be delivered tomorrow! This decadent treat was 9.5 points and worth every single one! I used up 5 of my 35 weekly points with this.
Daily points used 28
weekly points used 5
weekly points remaining 30