Don’t Drink The Coffee

On Saturday, Ralph and I will be attending our grandson Patrick’s graduation from ROTC leadership training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  He did this two years ago and was selected again this year.  We’re pretty proud of him! Because of that, I won’t be able to go to my regular Weight Watchers meeting.

Instead I went on Friday.  There is only a weigh-in, not a meeting which I missed.  Because it’s later in the day than my usual meeting, I really needed my coffee, but I didn’t eat breakfast.  I probably should have held off with the coffee because I gained a half pound.  On a regular Saturday, I have Nothing before weigh-in.  I’m not letting it worry me, I know I’ve been on track this week and I will continue to be on track next week.  I feel strong and confident now and that’s a good thing to hold on to. 🙂

I had a wonderful home-made egg salad sandwich for lunch on Thursday.

Not very colorful, but very tasty on a toasted sandwich thin.

Tried something a little different for dinner.

Sautéed up an onion and garlic, then added the rainbow salad I had gotten at the produce market last weekend.  The blend was carrots, red cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.  Added a chopped tomato, veggie broth, crock pot black-eyed peas, some various spices (need to remember to write these down!)  I served it over bulgur.  I love making bulgur.  This time I boiled the water (2 cups) in the microwave and then just added the bulgur (1 cup) to it.  So easy!  I let it sit in the warm microwave until it was all plumped up and perfect.

It was delicious and filling and you KNOW those are 2 of my favorite things!

For a snack later, I finally remembered I had cooked up pears and apples in the crock pot earlier in the week.

Topped with fat-free vanilla yogurt…absolutely delicous!

I am looking forward and Not looking forward to this trip on Saturday.  We are so proud of Patrick for everything he’s accomplished.  However, the temperature is expected to go over 100 and we’ll be out in an open field.  I think I’m taking an umbrella and a hat with me to avoid the sun.  I’ll pretend I’m as Southern lady.  I’ll say “y’all” a lot.  No one will notice… 😉

Happy Saturday!  Pray I don’t succumb to sun stroke!!



12 responses to “Don’t Drink The Coffee

  1. enjoy your celebration with patrick today, fran! yes, do what you can to beat the heat – wear something loose and take water with you (copy my ice bath method when you get home?!!).
    that is a super easy way to cook bulgur – i am going to remember that. and what is this – you did not use the bpb for the salad?!!
    have a GREAT day!

    • That wasn’t a salad, Cathy…that was cooked! Stayed nice and fresh looking though, so that’s a good thing. This is what I used to use for salads before BPB. I used to make a terrible mess, more salad in my lap than in the plate! BPB is such a plus. Trying to decide if I want him to go on the road trip with me. I don’t think I have anything in NM that’s big enough!

  2. Have a great time! I hope the forecast is wrong—100-plus degrees is just too hot. I think your Southern-lady plan is a great idea. 🙂 Happy Saturday!

  3. Nice looking dinner! I love doing those sort of bakes with my broccoli slaw.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. valerie andruss

    and report back on Patrick’s graduation…

  5. Oh yeah…it’s a hot one today! Hope everything goes well!

  6. Have a fun day and I hope you don’t melt Fran! I have been watching the weather from gorgeous CA and dreading the re-entry next week!

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