Thursday, May 31, 2007

What Have I Become?!?

To start this post off, I need to say that I have one of the best DBFs in the world. He is one of the kindest, most supportive guys I've ever known. Seriously. Anyway...

I've been at or under my weight goal for over a year now, and I met my DBF after I had lost the weight. We were having a discussion today about the different ways we support each other. He says to me, "I support you in your running, and with helping you eat healthy", among other things. And he totally does. The poor guy comes running with me a couple of times a week, and eats all of the healthy recipe experiments I make at home, he's always checking out the nutritional information of the foods we buy, he likes trying new fruits and vegetables, etc. He really is the best.

But that's not the point of this post. What he said really got me thinkin'. My life now really is very focused on health, fitness, and healthy eating. It's something I think about all the time, and is just part of me now. So what was it like before?

It is one of the best feelings I've ever had to finally be in control of my life, my eating habits, my fitness, and my health. And I guess a lot of this stuff is what my life focused around before too, just not in a healthy, productive way. I was always obsessed with how "bad" I thought I looked, the guilt I felt about what I ate (and how much I ate!), how people saw me, etc. It was terrible to feel so bad all the time and to feel so out of control.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I think I finally realize that I will always, always have to deal with food issues, whether good or bad. This will always be a part of my life. Forever. One of my crosses to bear in this life. And you know what? I'll take it. I am so blessed to even have the opportunity to worry about what I eat. And I'm blessed because I don't have to deal with something that I can't control. Not to say that I won't face other kinds of challenges in the future, maybe some that will be out of my control, but for now I have to remember to be happy with what I have, every single day.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Product Review - Oil of Olay Ribbons Body Wash

OK, I'm going to admit right here, right now that I'm a sucker for flashy packaging, overdone ad campaigns, and the products they represent. I've thrown tons of money away trying new crazy products, only to realize that the majority of the money these companies spent on these products was in the flashy packaging. Anyway... save your money and let me be the guinea pig for all of you packaging junkies out there...

Enter Stage Right: Oil of Olay Ribbons Body Wash
I LOVE this body wash!
I have never used body wash that felt so soft while I was using it! It's fantastic, seriously. I forget specifically which "flavour" body wash I opted for this time, but it's kind of a sage green colour and smells wonderful. I actually look forward to feeling it on my skin.
To the other body wash users - Try it! You'll love it to!

Wendie Plan - Day 1

Well today I feel like someone with that all-gung-ho-starting-a-new-diet attitude. Today is my first day on the Wendie Plan, and I'm just plain excited about it.

Today is one of my low-point days, so I got myself prepared for it last night. Went to the Superstore to get myself a big no-point salad for lunch, and some asian pears to fill in any hunger gaps this week. I've got my cottage cheese and yogurt for my protein today. I think I'm good to go! I'm hoping to be able to get in either a quick run or a walk sometime today, but I have a seminar for first time home buyers tonight, and I just can't miss it. It'll be an evening of running around in a rush from what I can tell, but we'll see how it goes.

This week I'm gonna really make the best of it - drink tons of water, get my exercise in, and take advantage of being able to treat myself a little on the high-point days. I really want to see if this will work for me, so I can get those last few stubborn pounds off! Oy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Finding It Hard Lately...

I've been following the WW program for a long time, and this is probably one of the hardest times I've ever experienced on it. Now I know that most people probably don't think I need to lose much more weight because I've already reached lifetime status, but please keep in mind that I chose the top of my weight range as my goal weight, to make things easier. I still would though like to lose a few more pounds. I just really want to see if I can make it to 126. That's 10 lbs, and is still well within my healthy weight range.

My problem now is that I only get 19 points a day, plus my weekly flex. I'm eating all of my daily points, my APs, and almost all of my flex. I'm just not really losing like I used to, but to make things worse - I'm hungry a lot!

I've been eating lots of good, low-point protein like cottage cheese, and chicken, lots of veggies, etc. I drink tons of water, and I'm running regularly.

So, I think it's time for a little switch up. Tomorrow I'm going to start the Wendie plan. I've never tried it before, but I've heard wonderful things about it, and I'm excited about the concept of having a super high day (mine will be Saturday!). I will have no problems staying within my points limit for the low days (I'll be eating my APs too, thank goodness) and the point allocation for the rest of the days seems completely do-able too. I'm pumped about it - I really hope this will give me the jump start I need.

Here's how my points will be broken down for the week with Wendie:

Wednesday -> 19 points (+ eat all APs earned - should be 4 for running)
Thursday -> 24 points (+ half of any APs earned)
Friday -> 20 points (+ half of any APs earned - should be 4 for running)
Saturday -> 34 points (Super High Day - eat no APs - perfect since this is my day off running)
Sunday -> 19 points (+ eat all APs earned - should be 5 for running)
Monday -> 23 points (+ half of any APs earned)
Tuesday -> 21 points (+ half of any APs earned - should be 4 for running)

I'll keep everyone posted!

Today's Eating Plan:

Breakfast (3.5 pts) -> Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1), FF/SF Yogurt w 1/8C Fibre Cereal (1), All-Bran Bites (1), Coffee\Milk (0.5), Asian Pear (0)

Lunch (2.5 pts) -> 1/2C Cottage Cheese (1.5), 3 Wasa Light Rye Crisps (1), 1/3 T Dijonnaise (0), Diet Pepsi (0)

Dinner (10 pts) -> Lean Burger (4), Smart Hamburger Bun (2), 1T Thousand Island Dressing (0), LF French Fries (3), Chili Sauce (0), 1/2T Light Mayo (0.5), 1/2T BBQ Sauce (0.5)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Product Review - Dove Energy Glow Moisturizer

I'm a white girl, and when I say white, I mean WHITE. Pasty white. Almost purply white. Now I know that I am blessed, but unfortunately, skin with even subtle colour was not one of the things I was blessed with. So I have to improvise...
I was never leary of tanning beds until just recently. In fact I used to love going to a tanning bed. I found it so relaxing, and I just felt sexier when I left. But now I'm just too worried about all of the terrible health consequences that can come along with using a tanning bed or staying in the sun too long without skin protection.

I considered a full-out self-tanner, but I've heard too many stories of girls getting orange and streaky. Trust me, I'll take white and pasty anyday over orange and streaky. *giggle, giggle*

In light of all of this, I've decided to try a moisturizer with a subtle hint of self-tanner. The first problem for me was that there are so many of these new moisturizers on the market to choose from! I spent many a time in front of a Walmart shelf debating the different kinds, only to leave empty handed.

I finally decided to give the Dove Energy Glow moisturizer a try. And I have to say that I LOVE it! It really does just leave you with a subtle glow, sans-streaks. There are two types out there - one for fair skin tones and one for medium to darker skin tones. I, of course, tried the one for fair skin toned people. So far so good! I highly recommend this one...

Ran 6K For The First Time Yesterday

Well I went out yesterday with my Garmin and ran 6K for the first time. This was Day 1 in the Running Room's 10K Conditioning Program. It was supposed to be an LSD run, which means it should be run at 60-70% of my max heart rate.

I decided I'd start using more of the features on my HRM, so I used it to alert me if my heart rate was too high or too low. I discovered that that pace is really quite slow for me (it would pretty much put me at a fast walk), so I ran at a slightly higher pace, but still much slower than I was used to. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable runs I've ever had! I finished the 6K with no problems, in about 45 mins. Keeping my heart rate in the right zone (ie. running at a slower pace) really helped me enjoy my run - I paid attention to the beautiful things I saw along the trail, the birds chirping, etc. I really think I had a running breakthrough yesterday.

This new HRM is going to make a world of difference for my running!

No run planned for tonight, but since Steve is working late anyway, I might see if Jenn wants to go out for a little run with me.

Come to think of it, yesterday was a big day for me all around... I roasted my first chicken yesterday. It was a breeze and Steve and I both loved it. What an easy dinner. I put it in my slow cooker on high for the first 4 hours (so the house wouldn't get too hot), then finished it in the oven for the last half hour or so, to get some brown skin on that chicken and some yummy caramelization on my veggies. Turned out to be a really yummy dinner.

We also got out last night and golfed our first 9 holes of the season at Carmen Creek. Steve had a great night and made some really nice shots. I started off great, but did terribly on the longer holes. I really need to work on my drive. I wish I could just use a wedge the entire time - then I'd probably be pretty good!

Today's Eating Plan

Breakfast (2.5 pts) -> Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1), FF/SF Yogurt w 1/8 Cup Fibre Cereal (1), Coffee\Milk (0.5)

Lunch (4.5 pts) -> 1/2 C 1% Cottage Cheese (1.5), 2 Bodywise Bread (1), 1 T PB (2), Asian Pear (0)

Dinner -> ?

Snack -> ?

Today's Exercise Plan

Running -> ? Maybe

Friday, May 25, 2007

Nice Weather! Yay!

We finally got some nice weather! Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day here in NB... we've gone from frost warnings to 32F - all in one week! Only in the maritimes!

Stephen and I decided to take advantage of the nice evening last night and sat ourselves on a patio for dinner, then we were off to the Bucket Club for some golfing. It was a great time - nice for the two of us to just get out and do something fun for a change!

Today I'm trying my slow cooker for the first time and I'm scared to death of it! I have no idea what I'm doing, since I've never done this before. I threw a marinated pork loin in there with onions, potatoes, baby carrots, and mushrooms. Then I boiled the marinade, added some water, and poured it all over the veggies and pork. I left it on low for the day - hopefully it'll all work out... I'll let ya know!

I have a run scheduled for tonight - just a short 3K - I can't wait to get back out there with my new HRM. I love that crazy thing!

Today's Eating Plan:

Breakfast (4.5 pts) -> FF/SF Yogurt with 1/8 C Fibre Cereal (1), Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1), Coffee\Milk (0.5), Strawberry All-Bran Bites (2)

Lunch (6 pts) -> Huge Salad (0), Hellmann's Asian Silk Salad Spritzer (0), FF/SF Yogurt with 1/8 C Fibre Cereal (1), Small Piece of Light Cheesecake (5)

Dinner (7 pts) -> 3oz Cooked Pork Tenderloin (3), Large Red Potato (3), 1/2 C Carrots (0), Onions\Mushrooms (0), Marinade (0.5), 1 T Light Sour Cream (0.5)

Snack (3 pts) -> Iced Capp made w 2% Choc Milk (3)

Today's Exercise Plan:

Running -> 3K, 25 minutes (-3)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Got a New Toy...

Got my new Garmin 305 a couple of days ago and last night was the first night I wore it on one of my runs. For those who are interested in seeing some of the results you get, here's a screen shot of my run results from last night...

Today is a day off running, but tomorrow I'll be running 3K - I can't wait to see how the two runs will compare to each other. I'm really loving this new toy!

Today's Eating Plan (29 pts):

Breakfast (5.5 pts) -> Weight Watchers Bagel w PB (4), Coffee\Milk (0.5), FF/SF Yogurt (1), 1/8 C Fibre Cereal (0)

Lunch (4.5 pts) -> Sliced Corned Beef (1), 3 Wasa Light Rye Crispbreads (1), 1 T Dijonnaise (0), All-Bran Bites (1), Asian Pear (0), FF/SF Yogurt (1), 1/8 C Fibre Cereal (0), Coffee (0)

Dinner (15 pts) -> 3/4 Baked Potato (2.5), 2 Small Chicken Fingers (3), Ciabatta Bread (3), Mayo (3), Sour Cream (1.5), Cheese (2), Diet Coke (0)

Snack (4.5 pts) -> Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1), FF Cool Whip (0.5), Tortilla Chips (3)

Today's Exercise Plan:

Driving Range -> 45 Minutes (0)
Mini Golf (0)

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Last Day of a Quiet Long Weekend

It's Monday again, but at least today isn't a workday... Instead it's a cold rainy end to the long weekend. Blah.

Yesterday morning I decided I'd be brave enough to join our Running Room's practice run. Sunday morning at 8.30am. I figured it was the only way I'd get my run in yesterday - it's been a miserable weekend here weather-wise, and I just didn't think I'd go out on my own.

Anyway, it turned out to be great fun. We had lots of discussion about running, etc. I even met a new runner there who was talking about needing a partner to run with - I might just take her up on it! The more I run with other people, the more I love running!

Jenn called this morning to let me know she went out running on her own this morning - I'm so proud of her! I'm really glad she's trying to get into it. She also told me that today is her first day of her free 2-week trial of Weight Watchers online. I now love the online system, and I'm going to stick with it. This is the end of my free 2-week trial of the system, and I was down 2.2 lbs this morning, so I'd say it has given me some more motivation again. It sucks I only get 19 points a day though - that's tough.

I'm still trying to lose a few more pounds before my 10-year high school reunion next month. I now weigh about 50 lbs less than I ever did in high school. That feels great. I'm smaller now than I ever was...

Today's Eating Plan:

Breakfast (3.5 pts) -> Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1), 2 FF/SF Yogurts (2), Coffee\Milk (0.5)

Lunch (4.5 pts) -> Homemade Vegetable Soup (0), Can of Cloverleaf Flavoured Tuna (2), 3/4 Tbsp Light Mayo (0.5), Ben's Smart Hamburger Bun (2)

Dinner (9.5 pts)-> Lean Beef Burger (4), Ben's Smart Hamburger Bun (2), LF French Fries (3), Mustard\Steak Sauce\Tomato\Pickle\Onion\Lettuce (0), Chili Sauce (0), 1/2 Tbsp Light Mayo (0.5)

Snack -> ?

Today's Exercise Plan:


Friday, May 18, 2007

It's Freeeeezzzing in Here!

Brrr! Our office is freezing today! I have enough problems staying warm as it is after having lost my weight, but this is nuts!

Went for a nice little training run last night with Steve, Jenn, and Cory. They all want to start running and I said I'd go with them - that way I can get in some short, easy runs on my off-days if I want to. It went really well... I just hope they'll keep up with it.

I have a training run tonight for myself. I am running 3K - just a nice LSD run. I'll be doing it indoors on the treadmill if I do it at all. I'm not feeling up to it at the moment, but I'm sure I'll change my mind when I get home - I really want to stick to this training schedule. And besides, it should only take me about 20 minutes or so to finish it (tops). It'll be over before I know it! And I'll earn 2 activity points to boot!

Today's Eating Plan:

Breakfast (4.5 pts) -> WW Bagel with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB (4), Coffee\Milk (0.5)

Lunch (2 pts) -> Salad with Hellmann's Asian Silk Salad Spritzer (0), Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1), All-Bran Bites (1), Asian Pear (0)

Dinner (8.5 pts) -> LF French Fries (2), Lean Burger (4), Smart Hamburger Bun (2), Tomato\Pickle\Onion\Lettuce\Mustard\Hot Sauce\Chili Sauce (0), 3/4 Tbsp Hickory BBQ Sauce (0.5)

Snack (3 pts) -> Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1), 2 Bodywise Bread (1), LF Cheese Slice (1), Pam Spray (0)

Today's Exercise Plan:

Running -> 20 Minutes on Treadmill (-2)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Taking the Afternoon Off Today

I think I've decided to take the afternoon off today. Stephen and I don't have the same days off, and since he's off today and bored at home, I thought I'd sneak out of work and spend the afternoon with him.

Anyway, tonight we have a run planned (Steve wants to start running now too!). One of his friends and my sister have also thought they might want to start running, so maybe they'll come along too.

Today's Eating Plan:

Breakfast (1.5 pts) -> Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1), Asian Pear (0), Coffee\Milk (0.5)

Lunch (8 pts) -> Harvey's Veggie Burger w BBQ Sce & Mayo (7), Side Salad (0), FF Honey Dijon Dressing (1)

Dinner (10 pts) -> Chicken Souvlaki Skewer (2), Quinoa w Spinach & Mushrooms (4), Spinach & Feta Pie (3), Tzatziki (1)

Snack (3.5 pts) -> Asian Pear (0), All-Bran Snack Bites (1), Smart Pop Popcorn (1), Popcorn Seasoning (0.5), Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffin (1)

Today's Exercise Plan:

Jogging -> 20 mins (-2)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

First 5K Race Completed - Can't Wait for the Next One!

Wow! What a great experience!

Ran my first 5K race on Sunday with my friend Alexa. It was definitely one of the best experiences I've ever had. There were so many people there, all different shapes and sizes, with so many people out to support us!

My goal for the race was to finish in under 30:00, but once we got there I realized how much that my time really didn't matter at all. Alexa was hoping to finish in under 35:00, so I decided we'd stick together and finish together, which we did. We crossed the finish line together (I'm on the right in the picture), with my finishing time being 34:39. Although I usually run a 5K in about 30 minutes on my own, I was really happy to cross the line with Alexa.

Our families and friends were right there at the finish line to greet us when we crossed. I have to admit that I got a bit emotional, even though it was just a short race. It was just so overwhelming to see Mom and Dad there, with Jennifer and Stephen right there with them. And it felt like such a huge accomplishment for me - going from where I was a couple of years ago to running a road race! I never imagined that I would ever be a runner, let alone race! It was just a very overwhelming experience.

For anyone who has ever had doubts that they could do what I've done - trust me, you can do it! And you should! My entire life has changed, completely turned around. I feel more confident and better with every day that passes. I've also realized that although the physical challenges often feel the most difficult to overcome, it is the mental challenges that really hold us back. If you believe you can do something, you will...

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

First 5K Race Countdown: 5 Days Left!

One day closer to race day! Gaah!

It's a beautiful day here today - I actually got to wear a skirt and cute little strappy sandals to work! Since losing my weight, I LOVE wearing dresses and skirts. They are just so comfy and so girly! It just makes me feel confident to wear them.

I have a run scheduled for tonight - 34 minutes of walking 1 min, running 10 (x3), plus one last minute of walking at the end. I'm hoping to get it in, but I'm not so sure that I will (I also just don't really feel like it today). If I do it as soon as I get home from work, that might work out. Or maybe I'll talk Stephen into going with me, although I don't think he'll want to. He just wants to go out for a drive tonight I think and probably just get a coffee - that sounds pretty good to me...

Today's Eating Plan:

Breakfast (5 pts) -> WW Bagel (2), 1.25 Tbsp Light Peanut Butter (2.5), Coffee with Milk (0.5)

Lunch (3 pts) -> Giant Salad (0), Salad Spritzer (0), 3 Wasa Light Rye Crispbreads (1), 1 Tbsp Dijonnaise (0), 2 Slices Chicken Luncheon Meat (1), FF/SF Yogurt (1)

Dinner -> ?

Snack (1 pt) -> Caramel Corn Rice Cake (1)

Today's Exercise Plan:

Running -> 34 mins

Monday, May 7, 2007

First 5K Race Countdown: 6 Days Left!

After a couple of weeks of cool weather, it looks like it's finally going to start getting warmer here in the Maritimes. Yay for that!

Only 6 more days until my first road race... 5K. I'm so scared! I know I'll finish without any major problems (unless something completely unexpected happens, eek!), but I really would like to finish it in under 30 minutes. I've been following the last couple of weeks on the Running Room's 5K conditioning schedule lately, to make sure I'm ready. I'm really excited, but I just wish I wasn't so freakin' nervous about it!

Today's Eating Plan: (23.5 pts/20 pts)

Breakfast (4.5 pts) -> WW Bagel (2), 1 Tbsp Light Peanut Butter (2), Coffee with 2% Milk (0)

Lunch (5 pts) -> 3 Wasa Light Rye Bread (1), 1 Tbsp Dijonnaise (0), 2 Slices Chicken Luncheon Meat (1), 2 C Romaine (0), 1T Light Caesar Dressing (1), Banana (2)

Dinner (8.5 pts) -> Lean Beef Burger (4), Ben's Smart Bun (2), Cheese Slice (1), Mayo (0.5), BBQ Sauce (0.5), Dill Pickles (0), Dill Pickle Relish (0.5), Tomato Slice (0), Onion (0), Arugula (0)

Snack (5.5 pts) -> 1/2 Cup Light Ice Cream (3), 100 Cal Pack PB Cookies (2), 3 Tbsp FF Cool-Whip (0.5), Asian Pear (0)

Today's Exercise Plan: (-2 pts)

Walk -> 4.1K in 35:00 (-2pts)

Day 1 of My Free 2-Week Trial of WW Online - Love it!

I've always been a meetings member of WW, ever since I joined in October of 2005. I have only used the WW site for the use of the message boards, looking at daily featured recipes, etc. - all free services of the site.

Last weekend when I went to my weigh in, there were cards available to meetings members to try a free 2-week trial of WW online. I was pumped and grabbed one up so that I could try it out. I signed up for the trial this morning...

I love WW online! So many very cool and useful tools, and I love the recipes! There are so many of them! And I also love how I have to be completely accountable for everything I eat - even those little bits of food that I probably would have neglected to count before (oh for shame!).

Before I reached my lifetime status, I said that I would probably join WW online when I made it to goal because I wouldn't have to spend as much to weigh in at meetings anymore, but I always just made excuses not go sign up online. Now that I've tried this trial period, I don't know what I'll do without it! I'm really glad that I was a meetings member - it allowed me to get my head around how the program works with the help of my other meetings members, but this WW online site rocks!

I have been a lifetime member for almost a year now, but have wanted to lose a few more pounds. I am now so motivated to get back on the losing wagon because of this site!

I'm going to make the most of it while I'm an online member - I'll be posting lots of my recipes and more pictures when I can (I'll also post them here, or on an attached blog) to share with everyone.

That WW marketing board sure is clever! They'll end up getting another regular payment from me again!

Weight Watchers vs. SparkPeople

For the past couple of months I've been using Sparkpeople ( to track my food, etc. and I have let counting points go during this time. I just wanted to compare the two plans for a while to see which I liked the best.

For those of you who don't know what Sparkpeople is, I'll give you the general overview:
  • When you start sparkpeople, you set up a personal profile with basic personal information (weight, height, age, gender, etc) along with a goal weight and a desired timeframe in which you would like to reach your goal weight (within reason). Based on what you enter, sparkpeople calculates your daily calorie allowance and a weekly amount of calories you must burn. If you follow the guidelines the site sets for you, you will achieve your desired goal.
  • You track every calorie you eat and all of the exercise you online through the sparkpeople site.
  • Sparkpeople also has message boards, articles, recipes, calculators, etc. posted online for you to use, much like the weightwatchers website.
  • Sparkpeople is a completely free program to use online.

I had quite a bit of success using sparkpeople and I did like it quite a bit, although I found I didn't use many of the extras on the site like the message boards, etc. I basically ate the food I was used to eating while following the WW plan. I found out that you end up eating about the same amount of food you would eat per week using sparkpeople as you would counting points.

The big difference for me was this: sparkpeople limited your caloric intake to the same amount every single day, with no room for flexibility by banking calories I earned doing exercise or eating extra calories on a given day. Generally I have to say that I like WW much more for this reason, as well as many other reasons.

One more thing I'd like to mention is that it sure is nice to be able to eat as many vegetables as I'd like without having to worry about using some of my daily calories to eat them!

Just wanted to let anyone who was interested know what sparkpeople was all about. I have rededicated myself to using the WW program as of this morning, happy to be counting points again and not worrying about counting calories. So much easier!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

What a Good Day!

So happy about the daily GDT Runners thread on the WW boards now. I've already learned all kinds of interesting things in two days! It just makes me excited to go running. Just finished a pretty good treadmill run. I'm finally starting to feel at home with my 5K distance. I'm ready to increase my distance now, so I'm going to start the 10K conditioning program the Running Room uses after my race.

Eating well was so easy today (as we all know there are good days and there are bad days). I bought a couple of things I haven't had in a long time last night because I've gotten bored of my regular lunch choices. Bought some 1% light cottage cheese and some rice cakes (tomato & basil and caramel corn). I had a couple of the tomato ones today for lunch with 1/2 cup of cottage cheese and I wasn't hungry this afternoon at all - yay for lean protein! Tonight at dinner I had a ton of mixed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions, mushrooms, green beans), got in an oil serving, and had some lean pork for a change. It made for a great dinner, and I was stuffed.

Now I'm off to the shower and to make some more banana bran muffins for my breakfasts. I'm going to start posting some of my own recipes soon too and I'll alert the WW message board when I do...

Today's Eating Plan: (24 pts)

Breakfast -> 2 Banana Bran Choc Chip Muffins, Coffee (2pts)
Lunch -> 2 Tomato & Basil Rice Cakes, 1/2 C 1% Cottage Cheese, 2 C Romaine, 1T Light Caesar Dressing, Popsicle (6pts)
Dinner -> Mixed Veggies & Pork, Oil, Peanut Sauce, 3/4 C WW Spaghetti (11pts)
Snack -> Caramel Corn Rice Cake, Hungry Girl Jalapeno Poppers (5pts)

Today's Exercise Plan:

Running -> 4K in 25:00 (-2pts)