I love movie theater popcorn.

 I picked a good day to not exercise – most of the day was overcast, chilly, a bit rainy.  While I still have an idea to make crab rangoon egg wonton cups for breakfast, I am officially addicted to the pumpkin scones.  I had the same breakfast as yesterday!

10 Points

Hannah came to meet me for lunch.  I decided to drive to the trail that I walk to, to see if there was a parking lot and then I can just walk the path and not have to worry about traffic.  We found it!  It’s literally a 3 minute car ride from my office.

The red star on the map was right where I was standing, so it begins a 7.2 mile loop.  I am thinking I might bring my bike some days. 😀

Then it was time to eat – we had options:  Jimmy John’s, Subway (which are right next door to each other!), Senior Gil’s, and Hunan Beijing.  We chose chinese.  I got thai basil chicken and tofu.

I always ask for NO ONION :

This was actually really good – the basil flavor was excellent, it wasn’t too greasy.  The only thing I didn’t like was the tofu was kind of really chewy and absorbed way too much of the sauce.  So I ended up eating all the chicken.  And while I said no onions for the entree, since these are $7 lunch specials, the fried rice was chock full of them.  So I ate maybe 1/2 a cup of rice, 1/2 an egg roll and the thai basil chicken – my guestimate is that lunch comes in at 13 points.

Yesterday before work I put together crockpot pot roast.  I have no real recipe for this.  I salt and pepper the pot roast and just sear it in a bit of olive oil the stove for a few minutes on each side.  I cut up about 5 carrots and 5 potatoes, put them on the bottom of the crock pot, put the seared pot roast on top of that, pour 1 can of beef broth over the top, put the lid on and put on 10 hours.For whatever reason, every crock pot we’ve owned never cooks at a low enough temperature, so usually I turn on the crock pot around 7:30 or 8:00 in the morning, Tony turns it off after lunch, then turns it back on around 5:00.here’s how it looks when I get homeen I just make a simple gravy.  Melt one tablespoon of butter, add one tablespoon of flour and then add 1 cup of the beef broth from the crock pot, trying to skim off as much fat as you can.  My plate – 3/4 cup potatoes, 3/4 cup carrots, 3 oz. of pot roast and about 1/3 cup of the gravy – 10 PointsPlus.


 It doesn’t matter if I’ve had a 12 course dinner, if I smell movie theater popcorn, I want it.  Hannah and I saw Bridesmaid’s last night and it was really funny.  The groom’s sister was the best character in the movie – she killed!  But it was a lot of drama too, so it was the perfect chick flick. 😀  I had about 6 cups of popcorn for 8 points – totally worth it!

Luckily my WI isn’t until Saturday so I can flush out all the sodium from the Chinese food and popcorn before then. 😀

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 41 points (no wine) 😀
  • 25 flex points remaining
  • 20 activity points earned
  • average blood sugar 133

I can’t believe we are already in the middle of May already.  While it doesn’t feel like spring or summer yet, I was wondering who may be interested in the Second Annual 101 Days of Summer Challenge?   For those not in the know, last year I did a 101 Days of Summer Challenge.  I had 51 participants!  Basically it was just a place to check in on a weekly basis and every Sunday I would update how everyone was doing.

Some people had a goal of running a 5k during the summer, others wanted to limit night time snacking, some wanted to run 8 miles without stopping – everyone had a different goal.  If you want to particpate this year, either leave me a comment about what your summer goals are, or you can email me at mybizzykitchen@gmail.com.  I plan on posting the participants on Monday, May 30th. 

Alright, I am off to make chili for dinner tonight and then get ready for work.  I plan on getting my trail walk in – can’t wait!  Make it a great day!


32 thoughts on “I love movie theater popcorn.

  1. I’ll do the challenge! My goals are…
    –lose 5-10 pounds that I put on when I started my office job last year 😀
    –nice abs!

    Ugh weather. It has been pouring in NYC all week. I think it’s finally getting sunny today. It better!

  2. I have been known to have movie theater popcorn as my actual meal 😀

  3. P.S. My friend from high school does social media for Stevia in the Raw, would you be interested in samples? She asked if I had blogger friends that might want them. She found my blog and was like, “HEY I know her!!”. If you want ’em just shoot me an email.

  4. That trail looks fabulous! I think biking it would be a lot of fun. And your dinner pot roast looks great! I’ve never made J a pot roast, I need to get on that. Glad the movie was good- I cannot WAIT to see it. I would be interested in participating in your summer challenge…right after the baby is born 🙂

  5. How LUCKY you are to have that nice trail by the office! It’s not walking friendly by my office – though I keep trying to make it friendly.

    I’m so in on the challenge – no stinking idea what I want my goal to be. I need to think about this one!

    • Ok, so I’ve got a couple of things on my mind for the summer challenge…

      – 1. – Lose something each week. No gains.
      – 2. – Try a new recipe each week.
      – 3. – Run at least 2 5ks this summer – I’m sooo not a heat & humidity person, so this is going to be the biggest challenge for me. I have one lined up for June 4th so I’m hoping the summer temps stay cool until then. 😛

  6. Oooh, 101 days was fun last year! I’ll have to think about my goals and email you 🙂

  7. I’m in for the 101 days challenge – just need to think of a goal now (certainly not 8 miles this summer 😦 ).

    Loved Bridesmaids – and I hope they put the outtakes on the DVD when it comes out…I’m sure they will be almost as funny as the movie!

    Your walking trail is awesome. What a great place to relax over lunch.

  8. Count me in! I need a challenge for the summer. My goal is to lose an avg of 1 pound per week (or more!) for each summer week. As to your question yesterday, I earned $1.47 per hour for my first job–reshelving books in the public library when I was a junior in HS. I was quite excited. Bought an electric typewriter with my first paycheck. Read todays post as I was enjoy a big bowl of popcorn!

  9. Too funny! I just started a weight loss challenge too! Your 101 days of summer was the first challenge I was in and it really got me going! I’ll do yours if you do mine! Or is that a conflict of interest? Just kidding! I’d love to be in!

  10. I have to agree with you on movie theater popcorn. I feel the same when I smell coffee. No matter the time of day, if I smell coffee, I always crave a cup.
    I loved the groom’s sister! She cracked me up. Especially the bridal shower “gift” she took more than one of. haha.

  11. We recently did a roast in the crockpot too but I have never seared it beforehand to give it that nice crust. I should! I’m not doing any more challenges, I just don’t feel like it.

  12. I hate popcorn. *hides*

    Thanks for the breakfast idea with the bananas. Too bad I hate bananas. *runs away*

  13. I’m with you on movie popcorn. I’ve seen a crappy movie I wasn’t interested in with friends JUST to have the popcorn! What a wacko.

    Your walking trail is lovely. What a great way to enjoy your daughter’s company at lunch.

  14. Looks like a great trail! So nice to be able to get outside during the day!

    My goal for 101 days of summer this year is to cook more, and incorporate more vegetables into that cooking – I’ve gotten into a bad rut of going out to a lot of restaurants and eating a lot of frozen pizza, packaged meals, etc. – not good for either physical or financial health! I want to focus on eating more fresh produce, and creating interesting, healthy, and less expensive meals at home.

  15. Those pumpkin scones look so delicious!! I wouldn’t want to try anything else, either, if I had any of these around!

  16. Okay, now I have to make pumpkin scones. Seen them too many times in a row here LOL.

    I wonder if I could make them with sourdough??

  17. popcorn is one of my biggest weaknesses, i could eat it by the truckload! my favorite is Blast o’ Butter, great name right! luckily they now sell it in smaller bags which is good because i don’t know how to control myself.

    the pumpkin scones look fantastic!

  18. Movie theatre popcorn is a full balanced meal. You’ve got your grains….which is TECHNICALLY a vegetable, butter, which is dairy, and dairy is good for you. All thats missing is fruit and protein. If cheese is sprinkled on top…there is your protein.
    I’m being silly!!! And looking forward to seeing Bridesmaids. Have a great day Biz.

  19. I’m in for your challenge. My goals will be 1) lose 1 pound a week, 2) try at least one new recipe a week and 3) walk at least 2 miles 6 days a week.

  20. That trail looks amazing! That’s not part of the Prairie Path, is it? I love the PP! I always ran it while training for marathons….couldn’t have done it otherwise! Oh, how I miss Chicago!

    I think that tofu looks awesome, lol! I love when it’s really chewy! I know, I’m weird!

    My parents said Bridesmaids was hilarious – I want to go see it this weekend. 🙂

    TGIF!! And 101 days of summer, yes! It helped me so much last year. This year I think I may have to focus on food journaling. I am sucking so bad at that!!!

  21. Your lunch looked so good!

    I’m in for your challenge too 😀 My Dad’s been very sick and I am SO stressed…my challenge will be to do yoga every night, for at least 30 minutes. That will help clear my mind and help me sleep better!

  22. I know you have no memory of this but I was briefly around in 2009 (!!! )and in the Biggest Loser Weight Loss challenge. Obviously I did not stick with it and I’m still in the same boat and weight I was back then. So I’m resurrecting my blog and jumping back in. I would love to be in your challenge. My goals are 1) to lose something each week. I don’t care if its .2 of a pound, I just want to weigh less than the week before and 2) to exercise 150 minutes each week (30 min 5 days).

    I’m a huge fan of your blog and I hope to start being more active in the weight loss community.

  23. Rachel Palmieri

    I’m ready for the 101 Days of Summer Challenge part deux! My goals are:

    (1) Track everything I eat
    (2) Exercise at least 2x/week
    (3) Continue to lose weight and not gain anything back at my weekly weigh-ins. I have a wedding dress that most likely doesn’t fit me right now and it has to fit by OCt 29 (or earlier for my fittings)!

  24. I want to join the challenge!! Maybe it will give me extra incentive to stay on track! My goals are (1) Lose 15 lbs (20 would be better!) (2) Exercise at least 3 x a week for a minimum of 30 minutes.

    I’ve started taking aerobics classes at the Y this week, so I’m hoping to stick with it!

  25. I’m up for the challenge. My goals are to find a way to continue my workouts now that I’m going back to work, avoid eating the junk food that’s always there, and finally get to my goal of losing 101 pounds. I’m so close I can almost taste it. Then the real hard part begins, maintenance….

    Have a great weekend!!!

  26. I’m in! I’ve had this page open in my browser since you wrote it trying to nail down exactly what my goals are for this summer – this was harder than I thought it would be. I have decided to keep it simple and focus on two – maintain my weight loss (which is turning out to be more difficult than losing the weight and I’m realizing I still haven’t resolved all of my food issues) AND exercise at least 30 minutes 5 times a week. Thanks for doing this! 🙂

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