Gary and I got up early this morning and, as usual, went to Starbucks for breakfast. I had an iced grande skinny vanilla latte because I was already feeling kind of warm and just wasn't in the mood for a hot coffee (very strange. I'm always in the mood for coffee!). I was really looking forward to having one of their greek yogurt and honey parfaits, but they were out so I had a berry, granola and yogurt cup. Pretty satisfying!
Over coffee wee did our meal planning for the week. Tonight's dinner is one of my favourites - Mexican! We're having chicken fajitas with spanish rice. Later this week we'll have steak and baked potatoes, and a few nights of lighter salad-based dinners. I'm not a huge fan of the big ol' garden salad for dinner as I prefer a heartier meal at the end of the day, but Gary is, and I'm really running out of dinner ideas so when he requests something, I don't argue.
This is what our fridge looks like post-grocery run.
Full of produce and low-fat dairy products. Apparently we need to work on a better organization system for all this veg.
I picked up a package of these tortillas for tonight.
I'm on the fence about the WW products. I think the program itself is great, but I'd rather fuel my body with real, healthy food than low-fat, low-cal, faux-food with a weight watchers label. If I want a cookie, I'd be better off having one home-made cookie than five sugar-free cookies, you know?
I think diet foods have their place, and especially when just starting out on a program, they can make it much easier. Frozen entrees, 100 calorie packs, low-calorie bread products all make it easier to adjust to a new lifestyle, proper portion sizes and a new eating plan. In the past, I've relied quite heavily on Lean Cuisine meals, sugar-free candy, low-fat chips and WW branded foods as substitutes for my favourite foods, but I always end up feeling somewhat unsatisfied and sort of cheated.
Anyway, tonight I'll be able to have two or three fajitas, instead of one on the regular tortillas we picked up for Gary. These wraps are worth a shot.
And for a treat this week?
CHERRIES!!! I promise not to eat them all in one sitting and make myself sick, like I do every single summer. You think I'd learn. :)