Friday, March 14, 2008

Ready, Set, Weekend!

It's Friday evening and I'm psyched that the weekend is here. Cute Man is on a plane back from some training in FL so all is well. But the weekend means a break from the regular weekday routines and inevitably brings its own set of obstacles -- both financial and health-related.

This particular week, I'm going into tonight with a shortage of Points. I decided to have a treat earlier today: a package of peanut M & Ms straight out of the vending machine at work. I'm usually not really tempted by that hulking machine o' junk, but today, I just wanted those M & Ms. All 10 Points of them are now neatly accounted for in my tracker. It happens and I don't feel the slightest bit bad about it. That's where the flexibility comes in. It means tonight's dinner's going to be a light one.

Enter Sweet and Sour Shrimp with Vegtables, a Cook's Illustrated recipe I found over at Cheap Healthy Good. I'm going to modify and make it with chicken for an end result of 5 Points per serving. Perfect. I'll skip the rice to avoid adding any more calories and have tons of veggies. Yum and problem solved. I'll dip into some weekly Points today, but that's what they're here for.

Tomorrow poses a new challenge of brunch with my friend DS, but I plan on using my same flexibility to have something I like without going crazy. I'll let you know how it goes.

How are YOU planning to deal with the more lax routine that comes with the weekend? Please feel free to comment and have a fabulous weekend!


Anonymous said...

Uh-Oh! Due to my extreme interest in flowing with my 3,000 year old jewish tradition, I HAD to send a shaloch monos basket to you and Sam. Purim is Thursday night, so SAVE THOSE POINTS, or wrap up some goodies and give your own gifts-treats to some one else. Your MOM

Anonymous said...

okay young lady, you are now a click away on "my favorites!"
a cheeer for m and m's!!!
seriously, great job here!
fellow duck Donna


Mom! I will definitely save those Points for some tasty treats and I do think I could handle sharing a bite or two. Thanks so much for thinking up us! You are the best :)

Yay, Donna! Thanks for checking out my site. It's just another way to keep in touch. Miss you! (((HUGS)))