I wasn’t sure what my work day was going to be like, so I knew I had to at least get a walk in before work.  I have this ugly bright yellow jacket I like to wear when I walk or bike outside – I want the cars to see me, but when the sun starts to set, the silver part is actually reflective.

I got as far as the end of my driveway and knew I had to come back for not only a winter coat, but hat and gloves too – with the windchill yesterday morning it felt like 20 degrees. šŸ™

I ended up walking for 40 minutes – I haven’t driven the route, but I think its about 2 1/2 miles – my cheeks were really rosy when I got back in the house.  It’s towards the end of the week so I used up some of my baby spinach for a bagel sammie with egg beaters – its my last bagel – I’ll need to make some more this weekend.

7 Plus Points

With cantaloupe on the side – don’t be judging my reusable tupperware šŸ˜€

It turned out that I was able to work out at lunch after all!  When I took my blood sugar before I left it was 99.  While that’s an excellent number, it too low for me to work out.  My fuel?  1 packet of apples and cinnamon oat meal and a cranberry cookie – 6 PointsPlus.

I ended up walking on the treadmill at 3.8 mph, tossing a 6 pound medicine ball back and forth.  I usually use a 4 pounder but I couldn’t find it – holy cow were my arms sore at the end!

For lunch I had leftover zucchini lasagna.  I believe this will be a weekly staple for me for a couple reasons:  1.  it tastes delicious and 2. its so low in points!

Zucchini Lasana

  • Makes two GIANT servings:  405 calories, 19.6 fat, 24.4 carbs, 4.2 fiber and 34.8 protein = 11 PointsPlus if you include all the ingredients, however since the tomato sauce and zucchini are free, it comes out to 7 PointsPlus per serving


Ricotta Filling:

  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup egg beaters
  • 1/8 cup bread crumbs (could have left this out completely)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound zucchini (which was two large zucchini for me), sliced thin
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (I made my own with no added oil)
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese


  • sauce/zucchini/1/2 ricotta mixture/zucchini/1/2 ricotta mixture/zucchini/sauce/mozzarella cheese

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  I tend to like a bite to my zucchini, if you want it more tender, cook for 60 minutes.

oh, I also salt and peppered the zucchini between layers
ready for the oven šŸ˜€
let it sit for about 10 minutes before slicing (if you can wait!)

I ended up eating 1/2 of one serving before a work project, and then the other half when I got back from the gym – this serving is only 3.5 points!

I am submitting this to Friday’s First over at Dinner at Christina’s.

After I saw Marisa’s tostadas yesterday, I knew I was going to have some type of Mexican dish for my dinner.  (Also, don’t forget that Marisa is hosting BSI this week – you have until Sunday to submit your recipe using proscuitto!).

So while Tony was only able to eat some noodles and chicken broth, I had a nacho taco salad – this whole bowl is 9 points!  My dressing?  1 tablespoon fat free ranch (1 tablespoon is zero points) mixed with 4 tablespoons taco sauce (1 point).

So are you wondering by now what the hell the giveaway is all about?  Up for grabs today is a $50 gift card to any of the 220+ websites affiliated with CSN stores.  When Tony and I bought our house almost 10 years ago, during the final walk through I took one look at our dining room light fixture and thought to myself “that things gotta go!”

Yep, 10 years later, and we still have the light fixture.  It just wasn’t a big priority apparently!  So check out the pendant lighting! I think I need to start a saving for some of these gorgeous light fixtures. šŸ˜€  Thanks CSN!

How to win?  Leave a comment telling me what you would buy at the CSN stores to replace something you inherited with your house or apartment.

Second chance to win?  Tweet about the giveaway and leave a second comment telling me you did.  A winner will be picked randomly on Monday’s post – good luck!

Hope you have a great weekend – “see” you on Monday! šŸ˜€