WIAW~On My Best Behavior

If it’s Wednesday…It must be What I Ate Wednesday!  What is that you may ask?  Well, no one who is familar with BCDC will wonder.  It’s the wonderful, weekly to do put on by the lovely and clever Jenn at Peas & Crayons.  When you’re finished here, please be sure to hop on over to P & C to look around read some blogs and please be sure to leave some comments.  It’s what we all live for! 😉  Here we go!

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You’ve all heard me go on and on about how I’m staying on track regarding my Weight Watchers plan.  I’ve been doing this for nearly 25 years…I shouldn’t have to think or talk so much about it.  But I do.  Why?  Because it’s important to me. 

I’m sharing a whole day of my food choices.  Not exciting perhaps, but all figured out and added into my food tracker to be sure I’m on track.

Started out with something that doesn’t happen very often…

Overnight oats in a jar (OOIAJ) in a real sunflower butter jar!


All gone… 😦  The really sad part is I have no more sunflower butter!  It’s hard to find.  I did find it at Target but it was Really expensive.  Guess I do need to make a pilgrimage back to Trader Joe’s.

Lunch was one of my favorites.  I used some of the leftover salad from Sunday night’s visit to my sister Ele’s house.  Topped with light cottage cheese, lots of ground black pepper, dried basil and sugar-free sweet pickle relish.  This is so tasty and filling.  I forget how much I love it until I make it again.  Especially easy when you have already made salad.

Dinner started with what was left of the salad.  I should probably make my big bowl with pre prepared salad.  I’m always so happy when it’s in the fridge and so sad when it’s finished. 😦

The completed salad with shredded cheese and light balsamic vinaigrette.  Accompanied by a MorningStar Farms spicy black bean burger topped with shredded cheese on a sandwich round with Dijon mustard.  Very tasty.

Dessert was something different for me, but something I had come to enjoy during my 2 weeks in Florida.

Chopped apple topped with lemon Jello and fat-free vanilla yogurt.  It was really good and satisfying too.  I didn’t have any other snacks. 

So this is me being on my best behavior.  Am I good all the time?  Of course, not.  Do I always try?  You bet.  That’s all we can do is try and I will keep trying to stay on track because I know the Weight Watchers program works. Excuse me while I get down from my soap box! 😉

Remember to head on over to Peas & Crayons now to look around, wish you were where all the good food is and leave some comments.  We love it when you do that!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!

34 responses to “WIAW~On My Best Behavior

  1. Gram would be so proud of you with your cottage cheese and relish!

  2. I love that you eat your salad out of a pie plate! And I love the name of your blog – I strongly agree that broken cookies don’t count, ha!

  3. I wish I could make a pilgrimage to TJs, but that is exactly what it would be! I think the nearest one is 5 hours away. So hard to find things like sunflower butter here!

    • Hi Laura! The closest TJ’s to me is about 15 miles, but it’s through an incredibly busy traffic and construction area. It usually takes close to an hour to get there. It’s worth it though. Thanks for visiting, please come back!

  4. “Am I good all the time? Of course, not. Do I always try? You bet. That’s all we can do is try” yes yes yes! I love you Fran! and your lunch looks so good I want to dive in and steal a few bites =) Have a lovely wednesday!!

  5. Your OIAJ look amazing! I’ve just ordered another jar of sun butter can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂

  6. When I first tried Sunflower butter I wasn’t a fan. But I kept on eating it (didn’t want to waste a jar) and each time I liked it more. Now it’s my favorite! I just bought a crunchy version so I am excited to try it.

  7. I like your snack/dessert idea! I’m definitely gonna try that out soon. I need to restock my sunflower seed butter too! It’s even far too long since I’ve had it!

  8. I’ve found SSB at Kroger and Whole Foods too, but it costs way more and isn’t as good as the TJ’s brand. Definitely worth waiting for the journey there (Okay, I live two minutes away so it’s not a journey for me, but not everyone can be as Trader Joe-ly blessed as me 😀 ). SO good. I’m trying not to buy any new groceries this week, but oh, I miss sunflower seed butter…

  9. Hi Fran. Note to me: Next time I go to Trader Joes, get sunflower seed butter! Hopping over to the other blog now…..have a GREAT Wednesday!!!!

  10. I used to have that sunflower seed butter specially shipped to me in Texas! I haven’t had any in awhile though…perhaps I need to change that. 🙂

    [And thank you for simply encouraging my Morningstar addiction!]

  11. I need more sunflower butter too… gosh do I enjoy that stuff! However, I am pretty sure I am in the minority on this one, but it is just not my favorite of the nut butters! Still good though 🙂

  12. valerie andruss

    Big fan of the WIAW posts! (although I have to admit that it took me an inordinate amount of time to figure out that you didn’t have to record literally what you ate on Wednesday (once upon a time I also had a similar problem with – are you sitting down – single-handed sailors! (I blame Peter Pan for that one… 🙂 )))

  13. Your burger looks like my kind of burger! And I am, of course, loving the OIAJ 🙂

  14. I think you’re so right; as long as people stick to healthy eating most of the time, a few bad days don’t make any difference, in my opinion – I think cutting out “treat” foods for good is unrealistic and everyone deserves some 🙂
    I love the look of sunbutter and still need to try it, the porridge looks great!

    • Eleanor, I agree completely. However I gave up chips last year for Lent (potato chips, Dorito Chips, etc) and realized that I actually got back to the weight where I wanted to be. When Lent was over, I kept going and I have not had chips since. I’ve had so much less difficulty staying on track. It will be a year in March and I think it’s help me to keep my focus. Sounds crazy, but…we need to know our trigger foods.

  15. I had a black bean burger as part of my dinner tonight. Morningstar farms is my favorite, but they have gotten more expensive over the years. Target has the best prices for them though…

    • Hey, Zo, you’re right about Target having good prices. Walmart here is about the same price. Sadly neither carries a really good variety. They make chicken grill’rs that are delicous but we can’t find them her. Can you find them up in your area?

  16. I love your posts. Does the sunflower seed butter have any seeds because I would like to try it, but can’t have any seeds in my diet

    • Hi Marie. No sunflower butter is smooth like regular peanut butter. However another blogger I know recently mentioned finding chunky so I guess you’d just have to check the label. I can’t find it in a lot of places. Target has it but it’s much more expensive. Trader Joe’s has about the best price. Thanks so much for your kind words.

  17. You raise a good point about not having to be good all the time as long as you keep trying… I think that kind of mentality is what helps people stick to healthy eating in the long term. I have days where I’m on my “best behaviour” and others where I eat too much or eat unhealthy stuff. As long as you get back on track, you can definitely maintain a healthy weight without being perfect all the time.

    • Hi and thanks for stopping by. It really is an on going process. I often get questions from people as to why I still follow Weight Watchers and why I still attend meetings because they say I look fine. Well the reason I look fine is because I do those things. I should make this the topic of a post. Thanks for the idea. Please come back to visit again!

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