WIAW No. 3: Not according to plan

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means.

That’s right. It’s time for another WIAW. I’m so glad Jenn hosts this weekly link-up — and that I finally decided to join the party.

I must admit, when I saw this month’s theme, I was at a bit of a loss. Green veggies don’t pop up on my list of favorites very often. But I’m game to green up my routine. It certainly can’t hurt me to eat more greens, and might even help me lose more weight, faster.

Tuesday was one of those days where nothing went according to plan. I planned to get up when my alarm went off at 10:15 so I could get in a walk again in the morning. I actually hit snooze too many times to count and rolled out of bed after 11.

I planned to have a DietToGo breakfast of pancakes and turkey sausage — no green there. Plus, I didn’t get around to eating until after 11 (see above), and as I’ve said before, I’m not a huge fan of eating breakfast outside of breakfast hours. So I actually made a green smoothie to sip while doing last night’s dishes and packing the rest of the day’s eats.

Shamrock Smoothie

Green smoothie? I’m killing that “go green” goal! I tweaked my Birthday Cake Remix Smoothie, subbing peppermint extract for the vanilla extract and sugar-free peppermint patty syrup for the Splenda, and adding a couple handfuls of frozen spinach. The result wasn’t quite a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, but it was pretty tasty — and it only had 5 Weight Watchers Points, vs. the 14 in the real thing. Those are stats I can live with.

After brunch, I headed to Starbucks for some pre-work work. One of the new Hazelnut Macchiatos was consumed. I got a tall iced one, and it was delicious. Before leaving the Bux, I got a trente-sized unsweetened iced passion tea to fuel me through work (and help me reach my daily H2O goal for the Spring Bootie Buster Challenge).

When I got to the office, I ate a late lunch.

"Chicken" Sandwich

There’s a Boca chicken patty hiding underneath all those veggies. The green stuff is a new-to-me bagged spinach/arugula blend, topped with a few bell pepper strips. I put my sandwich on a Sandwich Thin smeared with 2 teaspoons of Miracle Whip (the real thing, not that “light” or “fat-free” crap). On the side, I had a serving of Sweet Potato PopChips and cucumber spears with 1 T tzatziki.

Throughout the afternoon, I nibbled on this:

No-Bake PB granola bar

A No-Bake PB Granola Bar from a fANNEtastic Food recipe. So delicious! I think that was my first recipe from Anne’s blog, but it probably won’t be my last. I spy green pumpkin seeds, too.

When dinner time rolled around, I was champing at the bit for this:

DietToGo Lobster Ravioli

DietToGo Lobster Ravioli with a side of veggies. I’ve loved all the DietToGo meals — with the possible exception of the fruit ambrosia, which sounded good in theory. I just wasn’t a big fan of the flavor combo. But the Lobster Ravioli might be my favorite of the bunch. Heck, I didn’t even mind the lima beans in the mixed veggies, even though I usually won’t touch those things with a 10-foot pole. They are my new favorite color, after all.

In case you were wondering, I used the same blue paper plate for all three meals. The sandwich didn’t make a mess, so I figured “why not?” (Another way to go green?)

An hour or so later, I tore into dessert:

Chobani Bite for dessert

Chobani Bite Pineapple/Caramel. I keep wavering between it and the Coffee/Chocolate as my preferred flavor. A Weight Watchers lemon mini-bar was also consumed but not photographed.

After work, I went home and made myself a cup of Coconut Chai Tea and had a serving of Trader Joe’s Ultimate Vanilla Wafers.

Tea and Vanilla Wafers

Yeah, I broke my no late-night-snacking streak — another thing that didn’t go according to plan. But that’s okay. A new streak starts today.

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