Vegetables for breakfast? Yep, and they were delicious!

Today was tough. I had an unintentional online drama that upset me and made me reach out for food, but I was able to stop myself before I ate anything off plan.  I was pretty proud of myself for finding a distraction (riding my stationery bike) instead of eating.

You probably wonder why I take photos of my food. Well,  because I have trouble remembering what I ate, even if it’s been just a few minutes since I ate it.  I thank my MS addled brain for that.  And, because I hope to start cooking within the Weight Watchers plan more and I want to share them here. The hubby went grocery shopping for a few staples so I may try out a recipe or two tomorrow. A fellow blogger posted a recipe for homemade Tomato soup that’s on plan. You can find it at Accidental Mommies.  It looks delicious and is on my list of recipes to try.

I didn’t take many photos today because the hubby commandeered my camera. What’d he do with it?  He took photos of his 1982 Datsun pickup.  He’s having to rebuild something in the motor, again, head gasket or intake valve, don’t ask me :).  He’s labeled everything and he’s taken photos, so when he puts it back together hopefully it’ll still run.

Hubby's photo - car parts

Hubby's photo - car parts

The funny thing is, my camera automatically uploads the photos as they’re taken via my wi-fi to my Flickr account and to my hard drive on the laptop (thanks to Eye-fi!). As I worked I saw all of his photos being loaded to my computer.  Photo after photo of boring pieces of his truck engine, this popped up….

My silly but sweet husband - exactly what I needed today to make me smile

My silly but sweet husband - exactly what I needed today to make me smile

Is it any wonder I still love the guy after 30 years? What a goof ball.

PointsPlus™ Tracker entries for Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Morning
1  medium whole hard-boiled organic egg
2
1  cup  Soy Milk Light chocolate soy milk
3
1/4 cup fresh pineapple
0
1  oz organic Colby cheese
3
1/3 cup cherry tomatoes
0
1/2 cup baby carrots & celery
0
Subtotal 8
Midday
1  serving(Weight Watchers Smart Ones Morning Express English Muffin Sadwich w/egg whites & cheese
5
1/2 large mandarin orange(s)
0
2   “Sausage” (soy) Breakfast  Patties
4
1/4 cup  cucumber
0
Subtotal 9
Evening
1  oz organic Colby cheese
3
1  stalk  celery
0
1  cup Soy Milk Light chocolate soy milk
3
1  oz pecan halves
6
Subtotal 12
Anytime
1  large banana
0
1  serving Soy Dream Lil’ Dreamers Dessert Sandwiches
3
Subtotal 3
Food PointsPlus values total used 32
Food PointsPlus values remaining 12
Activity
30 min bicycling, >12 mph
10
Activity PointsPlus values earned 10
Check off these important items daily:
Liquids
Milk & Milk Products
Fruit & vegetables
Multivitamin/Mineral
Healthy Oil
Activity
NotesI don’t drink milk but I do eat yogurt.  It always bugs me that I leave those boxes unchecked.   I’ve been out of  the vegetarian yogurt I like for a few days, but I get enough dairy (I hope!) from supplements and green leafy vegetables.  There are so few vegetarian-friendly yogurts available from regular grocery stores.  I’m glad Safeway carries Mountain High.  I just wish they had an organic/vegetarian brand I like. I’ve tried all of the ones they carry and didn’t like them.  Same with Greek Yogurt. I know lots of people love it, but I just can’t get over how thick it is.  Who knows, some day maybe I will.  I’d have sworn a month ago I’d never eat vegetables for breakfast!  Things change!

My soy milk also has calcium.  I drink a different organic brand, but it has the same points and I’m to lazy to enter it so I use what’s already in the database.