Monday, May 26, 2008

Nothing Would Surprise Me Today Except for This

So, I went to bed last night leaving 1.5 points on my plate. I was trying to eat a snack at 10pm last night and I was like "This is just freakin' ridiculous. Uncle!"

I'm sure I'll look back on these days and think, "Yeah, remember the days I could eat anything?"

But anyway, something has come up that I did not expect.

I am having a hard time with whole grain or multigrain foods.

This morning I made frozen multigrain waffles and strawberries and about a halfway through breakfast, it got to be too much and I threw up. I didn't feel ill or anything, I guess it just felt too dense in my mouth or something, and I wound up losing it.

Tonight for dinner, I made the WW recipe of mushroom quesadillas, substituting a multigrain tortilla for my usual flour tortilla. While I didn't throw up, I had that same heavy feeling in my mouth of just not wanting to swallow. Fortunately I kept my meal down, but I wonder if anyone else had this problem when starting? Does this heaviness go away? Or maybe it's density? I don't know, but I don't like it.

Dinner is done and I still have 5 points left--Michael and I were laughing that I could eat 50 cups of 94% fat free popcorn after dinner--but I had some trail mix that was 5 points for 3 Tbsp, which is RIDICULOUS. Time was I would eat that entire bag. So that got me down to 5. I am going to have some dessert after Michael and I do our exercising, but I'm speculating I'll be leaving 2 points behind. We had a CRAZY afternoon here, which I'll blog about back on my main blog, but even so, I managed to sneak in a fudge bar. Those WW fudge bars are SO GOOD. Holy crap. I had no idea they would taste so good.

I am going strictly by the points on the website now, and so far, this is what 35 points have bought me for today:

2 multigrain waffles with reduced calorie syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened fresh strawberries
1 c. cran raspberry juice

Turkey burger on multi grain roll
Lettuce, 1 slice tomato, 1 slice onion
Just for One: Broccoli, Carrots, and Italian Seasoning

Fudge Bar
10 grape tomatoes with 1 T fat free ranch dressing

2 Cheese and Mushroom Quesadillas
1 c. lemonade
3T trail mix

That is a lot of damned food and I'm STILL behind. But as I pointed out to Michael, time was, I would sit and eat a bag of chips and not think about it. So now, I'm just having to think about it. I guess it seems like more because of it.

I also took some time today to plug my fave drink at Starbucks into the WW Points Calculator. A grande chai creme frappucino with whip weighs in at a cool 10 points. OUCH. Fortunately, I think they do have a light cream base and I could get a tall without the whip. Sadly for me, this is the only caffeinated beverage that really wakes me up and gets me going. So I'm going to have to work on that.

Food craving of the day: Brownies and a Coke. I plugged Ghirardelli Brownies into the counter just for the hell of it and it came up at 4 points--not too bad for a 2 inch brownie. Still, I'm not going to make them. All that crap is going up to my sister's. I cleaned out our meager pantry today and will drop it all off up north this week sometime.

I also found 2 more friends today who are active in WW. Nancy in Colorado is doing the core plan and Emily is, I think, doing the flex plan. And Emily is local, so I'm excited to hear back from her!

That's it from here.


Melissa said...

I like the Kashi Blueberry Waffles, and Eggo used to make Nutri-Grain Waffles - I think they still do...anyway, I eat them sans syrup (I think the sugar free stuff is nasty - sometimes I put sliced fruit and yogurt on them.

I have never eaten other multigrain waffles or whole wheat tortillas. Why not try cereal - there are a lot of whole grain options - I like Kashi Cereals (Go Lean Crunch is good but you kinda have to let it "soak" in the milk 1st), also spoon size shredded wheat (but I put sugar on it), my current fav is Quaker Oatmeal Squares.

Also try Pepperidge Farm bread - they have a whole grain one that comes in a blue package, not sure the exact name but it's a big slice and it's soft!

Pita's are good...I like Thomas's "Shahara" brand - whole wheat.

Good luck! :)

Seraphim9 said...

The light white breads are pretty good - I got some Kroger brand this past weekend and they're 1 point for 2 slices. And light English muffins are good, too. Thomas has a good multi-grain light. Of course, I've got to have margarine on my bread, and I can't stand light margarine. So I either get Smart Balance or the new Country Crock Omega so at least I'm getting those "good oils" in.

Haven't tried any of the waffles, I just can't. Waffles just aren't waffles to me without butter and soaked in real syrup. Better for me to avoid them altogether. :-(

And Melissa's right about the Kashi GoLean Crunch. You could break a tooth if you tried it straight out of the box. I have to get up in the morning and go straight to the kitchen, fix the bowl of cereal and pour the milk, then go shower and dress. By the time I'm ready, it's good to go. Word of advice, be careful not to spill it on the driveway and leave it until you can clean it up. You'll need a jackhammer to clean it up. I was literally scraping up the shards of broken bowl and cement-like cereal from the concrete with a gardening trowel. I would have thought the birds and insects might have cleaned it up for me but NO, they didn't even touch the stuff!

Lauren said...

For bread, I love Nature's Own Whitewheat brand. It tastes like your old-fashioned no-nutritional-value white bread, but it has fiber, and is only 1 point for two slices.

No, I don't work for them. :)

Tootsie_Szabo said...

I'm so proud of you and I think this is it! Go kick some butt and I have no suggestions for to do about dense food issues, but it sounds like these ladies sure do have a clue.

Shall I put on my cheerleading outfit for you?

Kate/Susan said...

Thanks everyone! I was skulking around the bread aisle today looking for your suggestions, and they're all locally available, so that's good news. I've got a bag of Pepperidge Farm 15 grain bread and I'll finish that but then I'm thinknig of making the switch.

Appreciate the input! :-)