Thursday, December 31, 2009

Caffeine High!

Original Post:

I want to first extend a huge thanks to everyone who offered suggestions with my WW woes as mentioned in yesterday’s post.  After several revisions I went from using 41 points down to 30.5 Points!  I had not been calculating my food properly – and I am sure I will make mistakes here and there,  but I have a better idea of exactly what I am tracking and how much of it.

Today was much better – except for the evening.  From breakfast to dinner I had used my daily allotment…but in the evening Dave & I decided to go for a drive and I got a Starbucks Caramel Brulee Late (eww.. I did not like this!) and munched on some Dill Pickle chips when I got home.  That pushed my over my points and put me in the negative since I tapped out my Activity Points.

**Smacks hands**

Funny story about our trip to Starbucks:

Dave is not a coffee drinker… at-all.  He dislikes the coffee taste and, well, caffeine does a number on him the same way a chocolate bar does to a toddler.

Today he surprisingly ordered the eggnog latte.  I thought after the first sip he’d make his scrunchy face and not want to drink anymore, but he kind of liked it!   He is a very analytical person and started to analyze the drink he was consuming.  He mentioned to me that he doesn’t ‘understand’ coffee because it is not refreshing.  I told him that it’s not a ‘refreshing’ kind of drink… that it is more of a ‘comfort’ drink to savor.  As we were discussing this I noticed him tap-tap-tapping his cup and the table, so I knew the caffine was kicking in!

At this point he’s talking a mile a minute and acting like a kid who just ate a bag of candies from the candy store.  I was loving it!  It was hilarious to see him like this! 

Needless to say – I took over the car keys and started to drive.  We don’t need any Gran Turismo action with Sophie (my car).

Moving on to today’s eats:

Breakfast: 6.5 Points

- Raisin Bran (3) + milk (2) = 5 points

- Coffee 1.5 Points

Snack: 2 Points

- Source Yogurt – 1 point

- 1/2 medium banana – 1 point

Lunch: 5 Points

- Lean Cuisine Sweet & Sour Chicken – 5 points

Snack: 1.5 Points

- 1/2 cup pomegranates – 1 Point

- 2 small clementines – 0.5 Points

Dinner: 7 Points

- Spaghetti & Turkey meat sauce – 4 Points

- Mozza & Tomato + balsamic vinaigrette salad (not sure what this dish is called) 3 points

Snack: 9 Points

- 1/2 Tall Starbucks Caramel Brule Latte (no fat, no whip)– 2 points

- Dill Pickle Chips – 7 points

Total – 31/22 – Honestly those dill pickle chips were really not necessary. Grr!

Hopefully I did a better job tracking today!  I felt good about my meals.  I took Lynn’s advice and saved the pomegranates for a snack later.  I had them in the afternoon at my desk and pretty much ate them one by one.  I wasn’t hungry, but needed to munch so it did the trick!

I think I am going to purchase one of the Starbucks To Go reusable cold cup:


My water consumption is much less than what it should be.  I think if I have a cup like this at my desk, especially equipped with a straw that I would totally be more driven to:

a) fill’er up

b) Drink the water from the straw!

Also, I want to add more ‘spice’ to my water so I was thinking of buying some lemons to add to my water.  We shall see!

It is Remembrance Day tomorrow – a lot of people are excited for the day off, however I will be working.  I hope everyone sits back and takes a moment to really think about the importance of Remembrance Day.