Friday, April 10, 2009

It seems like Friday has taken a very long time to get here.....

This week has seemed like such a long week and now it's FINALLY Friday. I feel like I need this weekend so much to relax and recharge. It's not that anything has been "wrong' this week. I have just felt out of sorts and overwhelmed with work and my ability to manage my time. You of those weeks when you just feel pulled in many different directions at once. So...I am really looking forward to the weekend.

We'll be getting together with the family on Saturday to share a meal and celebrate Easter with Autumn. Her mother wants to have Sunday with her for her family celebration. Oh the delights of divorce and shared custody. Anyway, I am looking forward to the time with my family.

I've been thinking and meditating a lot on my moment from the Lord yesterday morning. I posted about it HERE at the end of the post. I am comforted by the fresh revealation that nothing in this all of creation happens by chance or haphazardly. God is always intentional and purposeful. He has seen to the smallest detail in everything. He knows the number of hairs on my head and he knows each and every star in the name! What a wonderful Savior!

I started a new (new to me) 30 day devotional a couple of days ago. It's based on Proverbs 31 and the focus is on embracing biblical womanhood. I am on day three and it's so good and so encouraging.....and sooo countercultural! I am loving it!

You can find the True Woman 30 Day Devotional HERE.

As you have probably noticed, I am beginning to include much more in my blog than my menus. I love having a place for my menus and my weight loss journey but it has never been my intention for my blog to be only about weight loss. It's my journal about my life and my struggles and my triumphs and my opinions and to voice all the thoughts that roll around in this head of mine. I am finding that the more I post, the more i have to say...LOL.

So's my menu for yesterday. Yesterday was a good day for me foodwise.

Breakfast was a bowl of oatmeal with apple, cinnamon, Fiber one and Light butter spread. Every time I eat oatmeal I am reminded of how much I love it! 5 points

Lunch was a sandwich on light bread. It was turkey lunch meat, fat free cheese, lettuce and tomato with mustard. I had Pringles Light chips and baby carrots with it. I had some Walden farms Blue Cheese dressing to dip the carrots in. 4 points

After my collision with the cheap pizza the other night, I decided it would be prudent to include an afternoon snack to ward off the hungry crazies that strike when I allow myself to get too hungry. So I had some fat free yogurt mixed with thawed frozen blueberries. It looks so gross in the photo but it was tasty. 2 points

Dinner included a new food for me....shirataki noodles. I have wanted to try these for a while and my neighborhood Henry's Market now carries them. I saw them a few days ago and picked up a couple of bags to try them out. I was pleasantly surprised by them. They are a really quite acceptable substitute for pasta...and an 8 ounce serving is ZERO points! I was glad that I had read up on these and knew about the smell before I opened them. They stink when you open the bag. I rinsed them really well and parboiled them for 3 minutes. Then I drained them and sort of squished them between paper towels to get most of the moisture out of them. I made spaghetti and paired it with a green salad and fat free ranch dressing. I sprinkled the whole meal with a lowfat mozzerella cheese stick that I grated up really fine. This was such a nice meal. Isn't it pretty? 5 points.

Desert/snack was fat free yogurt flavored with PB2 over sliced, frozen banana, sprinkled with Fiber One and drizzled with Walden Farms Pancake Syrup....Yum! 4.5 points

Total points used 21
Target points 23

weekly points remaining 26
activity points remaing 2


Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Hmmm.... you have almost convinced me that I need to try the Shirataki noodles! I'm a little scared of them from hearing some "yuck" reviews!!!

Hope you have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend:) Happy Easter!

Vickie said...

Oh Marisa! Do try the Shirataki noodles. I was a bit aprehensive myself. But I was pleasantly surprised. They definitely aren't pasta but as long as you prepare yourself for the fact that they aren't pasta and have a totally different mouth feel...then they are a good substitute. I was able to get them in small packages, 8 ounces, for $ it's a small price to pay in case you don't like them. The biggest things are the smell...they smell bad before you rinse them and parboil them...and they are a tad rubbery. They really have very little flavor and pick up the flavor of whatever you put on them.