Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Right Here Direct From Lunch...

Good afternoon ladies! Its a breezy, warm (ish), Wednesday here in Southern Ohio (well technically Northern Kentucky since I am at work) and I'm in a pretty fantastic mood today seeing how as I can breathe for the first time in several days and well, recently I've discovered Diet Cherry 7Up and that pretty much just fills my day with cherry bubbles and I love it! I'm sipping one right now as I finish up my lunch break.

Speaking of lunch- anyone ever had this particular Smart One?

Delicious! I've never been much of a lasagna eater but one day I thought this particular meal looked good so I snapped it up. Worth every one of the 6 points it contains. Cheesy, meaty, and delicious. Paired with a small salad you've got a very filling, satisfying lunch just as I did today!

I'm learning all about little tricks to help keep me on plan while I'm on my journey- and I've even created a few of my own.

I'm probably not the first person to have this break through- but this weekend I went out with some friends to a local bar. I knew that this particular bar probably wouldn't carry any diet mixers (other than diet coke- which in my opinion doesn't mix well with much) so I began thinking of how I could BYOM (Bring your own mixer) I thought about a bottle of cherry 7up or diet tonic but figured pulling one of those out in a bar would instantly make it appear as though I were brining in alcohol- so I thought some more...

And that's when it dawned on me! Crystal Lite To Go packets!


So I stashed a few in my purse and when I got to the bar I ordered a shot of bubblegum vodka with a glass of ice water. I would drink a few sips out of the water, pour in the shot, and the Crystal Light and Voila! A much lower cal beverage and just 2 pts!

I used Cherry Limeaid as my flavor and it was yummy!

Here I am enjoying my treat!

Not only was it delish- it also ensured that I was drinking lots of water so my morning after was a piece of cake! Go Me!

The day after my weekend o' fun I came down with a sinus infection and had to leave work early on Monday and stay home yesterday. ) :

I am mostly healed now though and really enjoying the 6o + degree weather we are currently having!

Hope its been as nice in your necks of the woods! Well lunch is over so I better run!

And while I'm thinking of it - does anyone have any "guy-friendly" healthy recipes handy? Ben and I are kind of hitting a wall..anything would be helpful!

Much Love Always!

Miss Amber Lane