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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Losing Weight Project: Day 17/Salmon, Tomato, Spinach, and Cucumber Salad

One of my friends at work made my day -- she asked if I lost some weight!!!  Yes, yes, yes!!!  It's a slow process but I am getting there.

I had another very busy day -- Fall faculty convocation, department meeting, and lots of paperwork.  Since I didn't have to be at work until 8:30 this morning, I planned to have pancakes.  Until my alarm went off and I decided to snooze a little longer... 

Even though breakfast was provided, I suspected I won't be able to eat anything until lunch, so I made cappuccino to drink later and ate my breakfast bar on the way to work.  Sure enough, there was nothing Medifast-friendly -- pastries and fruit.  Honestly, I haven't noticed that before.  It's one of the benefits of Medifast -- you start paying attention to what is being served and whether it's good for you.  Before, I would sample pastries and think nothing of it.  I could not eat fruit today but, once I lose this weight, I will get fruit and maybe one small pastry, instead of several.  I think I will suggest to the person in charge to serve healthier choices -- she is one of my friends and won't mind.

Well, I was prepared so I was able to sip my still warm cappuccino during the mid-morning break.  The meeting ended early so I was able to go home for lunch.  I made this very simple but tasty salad (yes, still had some salmon in my fridge):

Salmon, Tomato, Spinach, and Cucumber Salad with Thousand Island Dressing

Dice one small tomato and one small pickling cucumber (I don't like those long cucumbers because they don't taste like cucumbers).  Chop spinach.  Flake fish.  Mix veggies and fish with dressing (go easy on dressing!) in a large bowl.  That's it -- fast, healthy, and yummy.

Since I already mixed pancakes, I decided to enjoy them for snack tonight.  I wasn't able to flip pancakes, probably because the mixture was refrigerated since last night.  I ended up with pancake lumps rather than pancakes and was about to toss them, actually, when I decided to sample them anyway.  My sorry-looking creation did taste like pancakes and was actually pretty good so I enjoyed the snack.  Won't mix early again, though -- learned my lesson.

Medifast Chocolate Mint Crunch Bar 110.0 cal 1 Each

Medifast Cappuccino 100.0 cal 1 Each
Salmon 257.8 cal 5 oz
Raw Tomatoes 16.0 cal 0.5 cup
Raw Cucumber, with peel 8.0 cal 0.5 cup
Raw Spinach 6.0 cal 1 cup
Kraft Light Thousand Island Dressing 30.0 cal 1 tbsp
Medifast Parmesan Cheese Puffs 110.0 cal 1 Each
Medifast Maryland Crab Soup 110.0 cal 1 Each
Original Pancakes 90.0 cal 1 meal

1 comment:

Seeking Solace said...

That salad sounds yummy!!!! Ww enjoy salom and that's a great way to use leftover salmon.

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