What I Ate Wednesday 38 On Weight Watchers

Every Wednesday I link up with Jen over at Peas and Crayons for her What I Ate Wednesday link party.

I happen to be doing Weight Watchers, and I have lost over 30 pounds since starting the program (more than 55 total since the birth of my son).  It has been slow, but I am thrilled to be smaller now than when I got pregnant.  Yay!

And I am less than 10 pounds from goal – my wedding day weight.  That said, it is getting harder to shake off those last few pounds.  Even so, I firmly believe that you should always eat when hungry.  And may I present to you proof of that: my day of snacking. :)

I have really been loving smoothies for breakfast lately.  This one had kale, frozen pineapple, a fresh peach (pitted and peeled), a small banana, Greek yogurt (1pp), a little skim milk (1pp), chia seed (1pp), Amazing Grass powdered greens and water.  I blended it all up in my Nutri Bullet.

breakfast collage

For lunch I made and egg white (1pp) sandwich on light wheat (2pp) with laughing cow swiss (1pp), avocado (1pp) and kale sprouts.  I also made a side salad with peaches, goat cheese (1pp) and my homemade single serving balsamic vinaigrette (1pp).  And can I say YUM!?

lunch

Side note: I am really loving peach season right now!  I live in Birmingham, AL, and the peaches grown in nearby Chilton County are just so delicious!  In fact, be sure and visit me tomorrow for an awesome peach muffin recipe.

Back to the eats.  Also with lunch I had a Dove dark chocolate promise (1pp) and my daily iced coffee (1pp).

For snack I made my DIY microwave popcorn, but this time I made it with coconut oil.  It was so good!

popcorn

For some reason I was hungry like an hour later, so I moseyed back into the kitchen.  I ended up eating a tablespoon of almond butter (3pp) – right out of the jar! No shame here!  I also downed a snack sized unsweetened apple sauce.

more snacks

For dinner we had my husband’s parents over to the house.  They are helping us do some home improvement projects, and so they stayed for dinner.  My love language is food, so that is how I thank people. :)

We had pork roast (5pp for 3 oz) made in the slow cooker with Annie’s organic BBQ sauce (1pp).

dinner

I served Weight Watchers potato salad alongside it.  I did make a couple of substitutions since I do not do fat free mayo (ew) or splenda.  I subbed for some canola mayo and a little sugar.  Plus my hubby doesn’t like raw onions, so I subbed some fresh chives from the garden instead.  It was delicious! I am guessing those subs added at least an extra point per serving, which would bring it to 4pp.

We also had some butter peas (2pp).

Obviously I am eating all the peaches right now.  And my home-grown tomatoes are starting to come in, so look for those to show up on the blog soon. What is your favorite local summer produce?

If you want for What I Ate posts, check out my What I Ate page.

  • http://chaosandthekitchen.com Lindsay

    Your peach and goat cheese salad looks soooo good. I love that combination!
    I’m so with you on not doing fat-free mayo and Splenda. To me, that stuff make everything taste inedible. So much better to just use less of the real thing.
    Congrats on the weight loss and doing it through eating normally!

    • http://www.apinchofhealthy.com Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

      Thanks Lindsay! Yep, I love goat cheese paired with just about anything sweet…peaches, honey, watermelon. Yum!
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  • http://www.chickgettinfit.com/ ChickGettinFit

    My favorite summer fruit is watermelon or cantaloupe. They are both so good I couldnt possibly pick one.
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    • http://www.apinchofhealthy.com Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

      Excellent choices! We gobble up watermelon in my house too. Hope you are having a great week!

  • http://jessieloves2run.com Jessie

    Big congrats on your weight loss. You’re doing an absolute fabulous job & also proving to the world that you can indeed lose weight by eating solid, healthy & DELICIOUS meals! Keep it up, sweetie.

    • http://www.apinchofhealthy.com Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

      Thanks so much Jessie! Hope you are having a great week.

  • http://www.nuttyabouthealth.com Karey @ Nutty About Health

    Congrats on your weight loss, awesome!!! Some tasty looking eats too! The potato salad looks great, but did you know that canola oil is actually very inflammatory & pretty bad for you (it often turns rancid)? Here’s a write-up on it here, in case you’re curious: http://authoritynutrition.com/canola-oil-good-or-bad/ Also, I noticed you said you were snacky & feeling hungry… we all have those days (I know I do sometimes – usually when I’m tired), but I saw that you have a lot of fat-free or 0% type products… have you thought about adding in more healthy fat into your diet? Fat is very satiating & SO good for you. Sorry, hope you don’t mind my suggestions. Just trying to offer some friendly advice (feel free to ignore it) since I’ve been there & done the whole fat-free/low-fat & calorie counting thing. :)
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    • http://www.apinchofhealthy.com Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

      Thanks Karey! I definitely do work in some healthy fats and am not fat averse, although that may not have shown in this particular day of eats. Whole milk in my iced coffee, plain full fat Greek yogurt (sometimes fat free too, just depending on what was available at my store), nut butters, coconut oil, olive oil, real grass-fed butter, etc. You are right – it is very satiating and very tasty, I might add. :)

      I did not know that about canola! I will have to take a look. Question for you: What is your best canola alternative? I especially like canola for higher heat cooking. Just curious to hear what you use. I do use organic EVOO in my salad dressings. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week.