Lunch was at the Superstore. I bought a Cali-Samuri Sushi Combo from Bento Nouveau. It came it at 270 calories. I didn't TAKE a picture of it, but I did STEAL one from their website!
Doesn't that look yummy?? (Sam, unwrinkle your nose!) Side note: I've never liked seaweed, so avoided the sushi style rolls. But something made me decide to try this, and it was GOOD! It's possible that my tastebuds have changed so much that I enjoy it now. I'll have to try it again to see. Although, I don't know which I prefer more, the sushi, or the flavour of the wasabi mixed with the soy sauce. That is seriously the best flavour in the WORLD to me.
Dinner was fanTASTic. I bought the Sea Quest seafood medley, wich has octopus, squid, cuttlefish, shrimp, clams and mussels in it. I sauteed that badboy with lemon, dill and at the end threw in a tablespoon of 95% fat free cream cheese. I served it over 2oz of baby greens, and had 10 grams of blue cheese and 5 grams of walnuts, and a tablespoon of Mediterranian Vinigrette, all for 202 calories!
"Hey, wait a minute" you say. "What do you MEAN grams? You've never measured in GRAMS before!" Well, thank you for noticing!!! You'll see a lot more of that with my...
Isn't it PRETTY?? It measures nutrition, too, but I doubt if I will be using that feature, since I track on NutriMirror, which is only the best site ever. However, if you DON'T track your calories on a website, these scales that have the nutritional information in them is a rather fantastic invention. I think I blogged about this yesterday, but it bears repeating. I sourced out the best deal, and found them averaging between $50 and $70. This one was in the Real Canadian SuperStore for $29.99. With as much as I use a scale and measuring cups/spoons (every meal), to me this was a worthy investment. The most important feature to me is being able to zero out. So I can put my plate on it, zero it out. Add my veggies, zero it out. Add my whatever, zero it out. Add my meat. Record all the weights then run to the computer and track it all accurately in NutriMirror. I did pick up more cups and spoons, too. I constantly run out of table and tea spoon measures. So now I have a measuring cup just filled with those two items. MUCH more user friendly! (damn, shoulda taken a pic of my setup)
Did I mention yesterday that I had a date? Yep! I had a date with Crystal. A couch date to watch the Penguins of Madagascar. Turned out to be a short, not a feature film. It was cute but kinda disappointing. I love those penguins. I always use the *waving hands in air* "nothing to see here" line. After the penguins we watched Wall-E. Okay, I know I'm behind the times, but OMG, what a sweet show!!
I made my "fast becoming world famous" (okay, my world only, but whatever) PMS Popcorn. I made it UBER decadent. One and a half cups of kernels, popped. 1/3 of one of those half blocks of organic butter. Into the melted butter I threw a tablespoon of PB2, NOT reconstituted. Whisk it together. Drizzle over popcorn. Throw in 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chippits. Let the hot air popper blow on the bowl for a couple of minutes, then give the whole shebang a stir.
TAA DAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! PMS POPCORN!!!!!!!
Okay, not the greatest picture, but you HAVE to taste it! Seriously yummy. Serious trigger food! Luckily I'm not pms'ing so I'm all good.
Hmmm... I should let the PB2 folks know about my recipe. They like to hear what people do with their product.
Today is Day 6 of being OP. I am making it through the weekend!! Whooo HOOOO!!! I'm in on a challenge on the WW board of who can stay OP the longest. My competitive nature is kicking in.
Did I tell you I did my WI yesterday? Down .8 to 147.0lbs. Not fabulous, but not bad. The only reason I'm a little disgruntled with it is that during my PMS time I gained more than that, so I didn't lose as much as I wanted to. But, I'm still testing my calorie balance, having mucked with my numbers a little bit on NutriMirror. Trying to find the healthy balance of protein/carb/fat and how many calories I can eat both on days I excercise and days I don't, and lose more than .6 a week. It's still a learning experience, and I don't think it will ever stop being one. But I'm good with that. It keeps me on my toes. :)
Okay, that's the end of my first food blog. S'okay? You like? One thing I've learned is to upload all pics FIRST, then write around them. When you write and then insert a pic, it fucks everything up and you have to go back and fix spacing and such, which is a HUGE pain in the ass. The last two pics, I finally figured it out. But hey, at least I did, right? Yesssssss!
Have a great Sunday, folks!