What I Ate Today #5

My bedhead and I think 78 more days of winter is entirely ridiculous.


I got off to a bit of a slow start this morning, so of course instead of whipping up a quick brekkie. like, say, an omelette or some toast, I made a frittata. The first one I’ve cooked in about ten years, maybe more, because I’m not really a frittata guy. But I decided to give it another try because a few years ago, I wasn’t really an omelette guy, and now I love them. I adapted a recipe for a Bombay Potato Frittata, mostly because I’m not sure I’m a curry-for-breakfast guy, either.

So out came the curry and the coriander, in went mushrooms, ham, and cheese. It was…okay. Another work in progress. It was really tasty when I’d get a bite with a little bit of everything, but that was rare. Next time I’ll chop the potatoes and tomatoes into smaller pieces and see if that helps. And I think I may have overbeat the eggs, left it in the oven a few minutes too long, or both. But it was good enough that I’ll give it another try.

I ended up eating 2 slices, so that means breakfast was 3 points. I’ve also finished a bottle of water and had 2 cups of coffee.


Somehow once again my morning got unexpectedly busy, so I was running late for lunch. And so was everybody else in the house, who then all decided they needed to eat at exactly the same time. So I went with a quick, no-cook option. A sandwich. Roast chicken, ham, a slice of cheese, salad, and a little mayo and dijon mustard. And some carrot sticks on the side. So that’s 10 points for the sandwich (it’s 6 just for the bread), 0 points for the carrots, for a total of 10 points for the meal and 13 points for the day so far.

Boisterous & Jumpy, Disorganized & Funky

When I looked at my calendar this morning, I realised that I hadn’t entered tomorrow’s hydrotherapy session, and it’s been bugging me on-and-off all day because I couldn’t remember what time I’d reserved. But I knew I’d asked the manager to write it down for me, so finally after lunch I started digging through my bag for the piece of paper she gave me. Aha, the appointment is for 9am. Today. Yeah, tomorrow’s hydrotherapy session was this morning, and I missed it. Which is both embarrassing and disappointing, because I was really, really looking forward to spending an hour in that nice, warm pool.


Tuesday night dinner can get a little complicated sometimes because I’m not here to cook. Now that we’re back in Canberra, my Weight Watchers meeting is at 5:30, so the cooking is up to the boys. Lately, mostly for the convenience, one of them cooks a stir fry or fried rice. Then I come home and either eat what they’ve prepared, or do my own thing. Tonight I was going to come home and throw together a quick stir fry. Instead, I ended up cooking this chicken breast thing I’d bought at Coles today.

It’s a prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast, and I grabbed it thinking I’d have it for lunch. But when I got it home and looked up the points, I noticed that the fine print mentioned a “parmigiana stuffing” that meant it was 7 points instead of the 2 or 3 I’d been expecting. I thought that was too many points for lunch so, for reasons that I really can’t explain, I decided against the 7 point chicken breast and had a 10 point sandwich instead. The only thing I can think of in my own defense is that I guess I hadn’t realised that the accompanying pasta was going to be 0 points. Anyway, I ended up having the chicken and veggie pasta (wholemeal pasta, onion, mushroom, garlic, pumpkin, broccoli, zucchini and passata) for dinner.

The chicken didn’t really do much for me. It was dry and flavourless, the prosciutto added nothing, and half the “parmigian stuffing” oozed out into the bottom of the pan. The pasta, on the other hand, was fantastic. Totally saved the day. Since there were two servings of the chicken, I’m going to try the other one chopped up and mixed into a similar pasta dish tomorrow. Maybe it’ll be better that way. But either way, i probably won’t be buying it again.

And with that, I think I’m calling it a night. I’ll post the results of my weigh-in a separate post tomorrow. Except for my screw-up with the hydrotherapy session, it was a pretty good day. I got lots of shit done again today, I drank my two bottles of water, I went for a walk (3000 steps in 31 minutes), and I made some good food choices. Dinner was 8 points (7 for the chicken plus 1 for some Kraft parmesan I sprinkled on the pasta), so the whole day was 21 points. So now I’m going to go to bed and read for a little while, and then crash. Good night, y’all. Take care of yourselves, and be good.

Song of the Day

I don’t always start the day listening to music, but I was feeling a bit sluggish this morning, and The Go-Go’s provided the pick-me-up I needed to get going.


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