Feelin' Chalky

Saturday, March 13, 2010

mmmm...French Onion Soup!

Sorry...couldn't think of a better fitting title this week. I am currently deeply enjoying my "pat on the back" treat - French Onion Soup from Panera. I LOVE Panera. The french onion soup clocks in at 6 points...not too shabby...and that includes the cheese and croutons, which in the world of french onion soup...essential! ALSO...big yummy news: Panera has low-fat fruit smoothies. I am trying the black cherry today....it is...say it with me now...FAB-U-LOUS! (imagine me snapping my fingers as I say it). They are made with Stonyfield organic low-fat vanilla yogurt (for all my au natural pals) and they are only 6 points...great for breakfast if you're in a hurry or for a special snack...and who can resist those giant straws that Panera puts in their drinks? No one. I am fully confident that with this new find I will be able to fight the urge to drive around the corner and purchase some Kokomo Frozen Custard (which is now open for those who do not know)...well...maybe 7 out of 10 times. It's hard when you can see the yellow lights beckoning you when you look out into your backyard. i do love those chocolate malts...anyone have stats on that?? ;)

OK, here goes:
Week 3 update:
This was a rough week. Lots of stress and lots of mind games BUT that is why WW makes it fool-proof and gives you an extra 35 "bonus" points per week. I tapped into those bonus points this week for the first time and felt pretty frustrated and defeated at first (darn you chocolate) but I still had a great week! This week's total was -4.4 lbs!! My total loss is now at 14.2 lbs! Woot, woot (that's for my buddy Morgstar)! I am pretty excited to say the least, and to top it off my friend that attends the meetings with me also lost 4 lbs this week!!! :) Love you, girl!

My goal this week is to get back on the treadmill (or weather permitting walk more outside) without Jillian. Jillian, I love you, but I am not ready for you quite yet. I need to work up to the boot-camp type work-outs. Last week I gave up on the treadmill b/c my legs hurt so bad that I was hobbling around the house. I am a preemie when it comes to exercise...I need to start slow and let my body get used to it - if not, then I am setting myself up for failure.

On a totally different subject...anyone else psyched for the new show coming on ABC with Jamie Oliver?? It's called "Food Revolution." Very cool. Jamie Oliver is awesome - used to watch him on Food Network. He will be going into schools and looking at what kids are really eating and then teaching them how to eat better...sounds inspiring to me. Also, congrats Nanny Jo on 100 episodes. If you don't know - she is "Supernanny." She is someone I'd love to talk to...we could totally be BFFs. I am sure she'd have a hay day with this family! ;)


  1. So...ironical--recently I've wondered where Jamie Oliver has been. Love his shows in the past. Can we not call it "F.O. Soup?" My past life was full of colorful language. I need a counselor...;-)

  2. Aubri - that's awesome! Great job on the weight loss. If you ever need anyone to watch the kids so you can walk/workout, let us know.

  3. MORGAN! I wouldn't have even THOUGHT of that! I will be swiftly changing it!

    Thanks Tony! I really appreciate it! :)

  4. Thanks for the shout out love! SOOO proud of you!