You all know I don’t do processed food too often, but when Jimmy Dean DeLites Turkey Egg bowls go on sale, I always get a few.  They are tasty, and yesterday I kicked mine up with hot sauce an fresh baby spinach – this bowl comes in at only 6 WW points.

Later on in the morning I could feel my blood sugar dropping, so ate half of a banana muffin – I brought in treats to the office – just store bought muffins and coffee cake – I had no intention of eating any of it, but I knew I wanted to work out at lunch – so I had a 5 point 1/2 jumbo banana nut muffin.  Not gonna lie, it was tasty!

So I was all set to leave to work out, and then our building has no water.  One of my bosses is the office manager, she was on vacation, so I had to handle the situation.  By the time that was all fixed, it was 1:20, and my window to leave quickly closed.

I did have a delicious soup though – I got it from the WW website.

Spicy Thai Beef-Noodle Soup  (4 servings, 7 PointsPlus)

  • 6 ounces rice noodles
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 6 ounces lean beef
  • 7 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (only 1 if you don’t use low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (which I forgot!)
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or less if you don’t want it spicy)
  • 2 cups broccoli

Put beef broth, soy sauce, ginger and sliced jalapeno in a stock pot.  Bring to a boil.  Add rice noodles – mine only needed to cook about 4 minutes.  Remove from heat and add thinly sliced beef and broccoli – the broth will cook both the broccoli and beef.  Serve with fresh cilantro.  I love how spicy this broth is!

I did my grocery shopping after work yesterday and I think I like getting it over with on Friday night.  The store wasn’t crowded at all.  I was then going to meet Tony and my step-son out at a nearby Chinese restaurant.  As I was checking out, I could feel this person next to me getting really close, and I am like WTF?!  I turned around and it was Joe!

I was so happy to see him!  We haven’t seen him since last December when he surprised the shit out of me – Tony figured it out through Facebook that he and his girlfriend were heading into town before Christmas last year, and since I have yet to jump on the social media bandwagon, it was a surpise to me!

Here are Joe and Tony from last Christmas:

And here is Tony and Joe circa 1991?

Is my husband a hottie or what?!  Love this picture. 😀

I ended up having shrimp pad thai for 12 points with 1 potsticker which I am calling 3 points.  No pictures, can you believe it!  It looked like this though:

So I went into today’s WI feeling great.  I worked out 330 minutes this week.  I didn’t have my typical wine.  I kept hydrated, even at night – so much so that Tony had to cut me off at 9:30 so I wasn’t up 5 times in the middle of the night to pee.  So imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale this morning.

Yep – UP 2.2 POUNDS!  I can’t explain it.  I know I had a slice and a half of deep dish pizza, two pieces of fried chicken and half a slab of ribs last weekend, but I was still within my point range – in fact, I still had 30 flex points at the end of the week, and I earned 24 exercise points.

At first I wanted to cry, but now that I am home, thought about it, I am letting it go.  It’s one week in my life – it was a good week – I didn’t let some asshole teenagers bring me down and turns out I don’t need to have a glass of wine while making dinner.

So it’s all good.  But cheerleading comments would be helpful! 😀 

Busy day today – BBQ for my step-son and his fiance, so I have 11 people coming over.  I’ve got typical bbq fare: hot dogs, brats, Italian sausage, pasta salad, fruit salad.  Oh, and I may be making snickerdoodle icecream sandwiches – Joe loves cinnamon!

Make it a great day!