I’ll just start today’s blog post with yesterday afternoon’s Instagram Post. 

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I recovered and moved on. I know my trigger foods, yet I occasionally buy them, thinking I have mastered the food demons that continue to challenge me. I am not perfect. I never will be. I do not expect myself to be. Knowing that, helped me to move forward and go on about my day without regret, and that feels better than anything!

Do all that you can to know yourself. Love yourself. Forgive yourself. It’s life changing. I promise.

Walking Challenge

I love hearing how everyone is doing with the Walking Challenge! It’s nice to know you all are out there walking with me! I didn’t get out yesterday, (I was assembling furniture with an allen wrench, until Mike came home and provided me with a bit and the power drill. Sometimes I am so dumb. Again, knowing this, makes me a better person. Ha Ha.) but I’m on track with my miles, and walking an average of 3.5 miles a day will get me to my goal! Have any of you calculated how many miles a day you need to get in to reach your goal of 100 miles?? Keep me posted!

Weekly SmartPoints and FitPoints

Because I didn’t track over the weekend on our Staycation, I’m not really certain where I’m at on my Points for the week, but I am going to assume that I’m over, especially with the mini bars yesterday.

Hopefully the 35 FitPoints that I have earned will keep my weight maintained for the week.

My post over the next few days will likely be just the food that I eat. I want to enjoy my kiddo as much as possible, but I really want to stay on track too. Tess and Manuel will be here tonight, and Tess and I are going to my WW meeting in the morning. We are starting the weekend off on the right track tomorrow, together. 

P.S. Tess is doing an awesome job in the healthy living department. Always trying new foods, in the middle of trying some new exercise classes that she is really enjoying, she loves her WW meeting just as much as I do, and she is focused on living a healthy life.

Now lets talk about food!

For dinner, I had a few random things in the fridge that needed to be used up. I put four big Portabella Mushrooms, brushed with Olive Oil, in the oven at 400 for about 5 minutes. I took them out and filled them with a variety of sautéed veggies and some diced grape tomatoes mixed with a little Olive Oil and S&P. I put them back in the oven for about 5 minutes, then removed them and topped with Feta, Avocado and Fresh Basil. I bought the big mushrooms not knowing what I would make with them, but this was the second time this week that we ate them this way and we both really liked them.

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Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 5 SP

Lots of veggies and an Egg White Scramble, Fruit and a leftover Hasselback Sweet Potato

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Lunch – 10 SP

One Pulled Pork Taco on Corn Tortilla while working at the Food Truck, then a little more pork in a bowl with the toppings

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Binge – 23 SP

10 come in a box, and thankfully I stopped at 5.

WARNING: Only purchase when feeling 100% in control of yourself!!!

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Dinner – 8 SP

Chicken Breast, Roasted Veggies, Stuffed Portabella 

Added the basil after this picture. Almost forgot!!

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 5

Lunch = 10

Afternoon Meal = 23

Dinner = 8

Total = 46

 

Exercise = none

FitPoints Earned = 0

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = In the Red, 

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A Latte Kinda Morning

May 18, 2016 — 6 Comments

I’ve mentioned recently that my niece is staying with us for a few months. Yesterday, she had the day off and her and I had planned to have lunch together. It was so blah and rainy and cold, we decided that breakfast food and coffee sounded really good. After a morning at home getting a few things done, we put on our Uggs and sweaters and headed out for some yummy food. This weather is dumb.

I picked where we went to eat because they have the Best Latte Ever! Not sure what they do different, but the milk is always extra creamy and they just taste perfect! Since we are eating mostly Paleo now, I don’t buy milk and I rarely have a latte, so this was a real treat!

She got Mocha. I got Vanilla.

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After our Latte’s, a tasty breakfast, additional cups of black coffee and a really good long chat, we were back home.

I recently ordered some outdoor furniture and it arrived yesterday! What I wasn’t expecting was so much time assembling. Ugh! I put half of it together yesterday in spurts. All that bending over had my back killing me.

My daughter, Tess, and her boyfriend, Manuel, are coming in tomorrow from Dallas for a long weekend and I’m hoping to spend some time on the deck enjoying them while sitting on the new furniture, so I’ll finish my assembly today.

I also walked 3 miles with a girlfriend, then 2 miles with Tucker man.

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I know me, and I get distracted easily, so it’ll be a bit of a challenge to get miles in this weekend simply because I’ll want to spend as much time with Tess and Manuel as possible. Hopefully, I’ll get those two out there with me and I won’t fall behind in my walking challenge.

I still need new shoes!! I can feel it in my feet and in my hips. When I start to feel it in my hips, I know it’s time, even if my shoes don’t look so bad. Make sure you are wearing good walking shoes! Your body will thank you! Your body will also be mad at you if you don’t.

I’ve been really wiped out these last three nights. Mike was running a little behind last night, so I made his dinner, set it in the fridge, and filled up the bathtub. I was in there for over an hour! It felt so good I almost fell asleep! I like to just sit in the tub and soak forever, then take a shower. So, I did. I took a long hot shower. You could say I was relaxed when I climbed into bed last night.

I’ve been eating bigger meals, and not eating so often. That is so unlike me. I’m more of a “four small meals a day” kinda person.

Anywho….Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 0 SP

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Early Lunch – 20 SP

Large Skinny Vanilla Latte. I hadn’t had one in a really really long time, and it was perfection!

Breakfast Taco’s with Corn Tortilla’s, Potatoes and Avocado. I ordered these with no cheese and I didn’t eat the sour cream. I ate half of the potatoes. I drank the whole Latte and it was so creamy and good! I wanna go back today!

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Dinner – 4 SP

Leftover Turkey Spaghetti with Spaghetti Squash. This was mostly squash and I added more tomato sauce. It was a little blah, so I added Nutritional Yeast. Have you had it? A lot of Paleo people use it in place of cheese, so I thought that I would try it. I was a little hesitant, so I didn’t use much. I couldn’t really taste it. I’ll try it again and let you know my thoughts.

I also had a few blueberries and blackberries, then headed to the tub.

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 0

Lunch = 20

Dinner = 4

Total = 24

 

Exercise =  Walked 5 Miles

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

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Halfway There!

May 17, 2016 — 8 Comments

Are you walking with me? Did you make it to 50 miles in your 100 Mile Walking Challenge? It was rainy and blah here all day long yesterday, and I did a lot of activity on Sunday, so yesterday, I took a break, so I’m a mile short, but it’s all good.

Don’t forget to comment here on the blog, or on my IG post, or on my Facebook post for an entry into the drawing to win the Flip Belt! Each time you comment and tell me how you’re doing, you get one entry.

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I’ve never done a drawing on the blog, so I’m doing my first one “Old School”. For each time you comment, I write down your name on a pink slip of paper, and put it in this jar. How Old School is that?? Guys, I’m a little blog. Tee Hee.

IMG_3046 I was in a cooking mood most of the day yesterday. Dreary weather puts me in the mood to cook and eat. I finally had to leave the house so I didn’t just sit around and eat all day. Guess where I went? The grocery store. More specifically, Trader Joe’s. They had just experienced a power outage so they were temporarily closed! The horror! So I went to Hobby Lobby and browsed. No food there. Well, actually they have candy at the check out, and I looked at it for just a split second!

I finally made it back home, and I thought about food some more. I decided to use my fresh herbs from my herb garden that I got for Mother’s Day. 

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Breakfast was yummy. I was going to finish it off with some fresh cilantro, then I forgot! I cooked a few thinly sliced sweet potato slices in Avocado Oil, then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Pepper until they were tender. I placed those in an omelet pan making a layer of sweet potatoes. I topped those with Taco Meat, then I poured 4 Egg Whites over them and covered them. At the end, I flipped it just like an omelet so that the egg whites would finish cooking and the sweet potatoes wouldn’t burn on the bottom. See?

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That was a close call.

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This was yummy and eventually I will do a recipe post on a sweet potato crust for something. Love me some Sweet Potatoes. Maybe next time, I will remember that I have fresh cilantro? Egads.

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When I came home from Hobby Lobby, I was back in the kitchen. I baked some Spaghetti Squash. I had cooked my Turkey Spaghetti Sauce in the morning. While the squash was cooking, I decided that Baked Sweet Potatoes sounded good, so I looked up a few recipes and found one that I could use some of my fresh herbs with and it sounded yummy with spaghetti. Then I had these huge Portabella Mushrooms that needed to be used, so I brushed those with Olive Oil and baked them for just a few minutes. Then I filled them with all sorts of yumminess and put them back in the oven for a sec. I wanted to top those with fresh basil, and then forgot. Seriously?? Dinner was unexpectedly delicious.

Mike came home late, only to discover that I had already had my dinner, and I ate half of his portabella mushroom. Oops.

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Breakfast – 8 SP

Sweet Potato Taco Meat Egg Thingy…..topped with Smashed Avocado and tomatoes, and no cilantro.

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Lunch – ??SP

Un-Pictued handful of Almonds and dried Cherries, Banana, Clementine, Blueberries and lots of coffee. It was dreary here yesterday and for some reason that kind of weather makes me want to cook and eat. 

Dinner – 12 SP

Turkey Spaghetti over Spaghetti Squash, Hasselback Garlic and Butter Sweet Potatoes and a baked Portabella Mushroom filled with Tomatoes mixed with Olive Oil, S&P and garlic, then topped with Goat Cheese.

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Mikes Plate….You guys, that mushroom tasted so good, I really did eat half of Mike’s before he got home from work, but I did remember to put the fresh basil on his. So fresh!

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 8

Lunch = I don’t know 

Dinner = 12

Total = Still don’t know

 

Exercise = None. Needed a break.

FitPoints Earned = 0

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 80

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Great Weekend!

May 16, 2016 — 4 Comments

We had a great weekend here, and I hope that you did too!

I made myself a yummy breakfast on Saturday, got a few things done around the house, then walked 5.5 miles.

Breakfast was some Spiralized White Sweet Potatoes (raw, 80 g) cooked in 2 tsp of Bacon fat with a little Red Onion, on top of an Egg White Omelet and topped with Smashed Avocado. 9 SmartPoints for breakfast.

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Mike and I checked into a hotel Saturday afternoon around 5:00. We’ve stayed at this same hotel several times over the past years to celebrate our anniversary, and now it seems to have become a bit of a tradition. They have rooms with large sliding doors that lead out to a balcony where you can enjoy a great view of the Country Club Plaza. While sitting on the balcony, you can hear people chatting, you can hear the water in the fountains outside of the hotel, you can hear live music playing, and I just love the view. We like to sit out on our balcony, share a bottle of wine, chat about anything other than work, then walk to dinner somewhere on the Plaza.

The next morning, we have coffee on the balcony and chat about where we’ll have brunch, and what we’ll do with the rest of our day. Typically, we do something touristy, and pretend that we are out of town. Guys, it’s a Staycation, and I love it.

We checked in to the hotel, and went to our room. The room had a great view of Kansas City’s County Club Plaza, but no opening window with a balcony. Where will we sit to drink our wine? I’m claustrophobic, how do we get fresh air??? Aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

We went back to the front desk, and they gladly found the last room available with a balcony. When we went to the room , it did have a balcony, but it was overlooking a concrete roof to another part of the hotel, and a parking lot. It was noisey from the motors on the roof that were running, and far as views go, it was awful. Back to the front desk. (We’re not even complainers!)

We decided that we might just go to dinner, then go home. It’s a pricey hotel and we stay here for the balcony and the view. They were being extra friendly and helpful, and I was saying how we were simple people, and not complainers at all, but the balcony with a view is mostly why we like to stay there. As we were pondering to stay or go, a couple checked out of their room with a balcony and a view! For real!!

Yippee! Yay! It’s meant to be!!

They apologized for the inconvenience, gave us two free drinks at the bar while we waited for the room to be cleaned, they gave us VIP access to the 11th floor, where we could have free drinks and appetizers until 10:00 pm, and they gave us a free breakfast in the restaurant for the next morning!

Our evening was perfect and we ended it with coffee on the 11th floor enjoying a view of the Plaza.

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Instead of touristy things, we slept in, enjoyed our free breakfast, went to church, then came home. 

Becky and I met up to walk and we ended up doing some stairs at the high school as well as walking 6 miles. (I had planned to walk 4 or 5 miles, so I was glad she pushed me a bit.) After walking, I mowed the lawn, which on my app is just over 1 mile, so I included it in my 100 mile challenge. I also edged my lawn and trimmed the bushes in the back yard. I was exhausted. I only need to walk 1 mile today to have 50 miles in and I think that’s exactly what I’ll do!

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After a few hours of physical activity, I enjoyed a glass of wine in the driveway and watched Mike detail his 10 year old filthy Jeep. He started this before I started my 6 mile walk and the yard work! He’s a very detail oriented guy and the Jeep now looks brand new, inside and out!

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It sounds like more of a chore day, but we really did have a great day and a great weekend. We didn’t get in any touristy stuff, but the whole idea of our weekend was to spend time together, have a few laughs, reconnect and get him away from work. Mission accomplished!

I had no desire to go to the grocery store, and the only thing I could find was a veggie drawer full of Brussels Sprouts and a few Sweet Potatoes. Of course, I’ve had frozen Taco Meat forever, so I pulled that out.

Dinner last night was unexpected and really good!

I roasted Brussels Sprouts, then I put them in a bowl and tossed them with a little cooked bacon and ghee. Oh, I cooked up some bacon for Mike’s breakfast this week.  So easy to heat up and add eggs!

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I roasted Sweet Potatoes too. Don’t they look yummy together?

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I topped my roasted veggies with some Taco Meat and Smashed Avocado. Dinner was pretty darned tasty!

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We went to bed early, and now I’m rested and ready for the week!

I did not track my points over the weekend, but I made good choices, enjoyed good food without over indulging, drank plenty of water, and got in plenty of activity!

Happy Monday!

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Thank you for all of your kind words regarding yesterday’s post. You guys are the BEST!!

It’s been a great week and I’m back down to my bodies favorite weight of 172. It was nice to get to go to my WW meeting yesterday. We’ve been working the food truck on Friday’s and I hadn’t been to a meeting in three weeks. I’m still determined to see the 160’s this calendar year, however, I feel really good at 172, so my desire to weigh 160 something can change from day to day. 

I mentioned in my meeting yesterday something that I had blogged about a few weeks ago.

Moderators and Abstainers

If you missed that blog post, I had recently read that most of us will define ourselves as one or the other.

The short version…

Moderator

Finds comfort in knowing they can have something in moderation. Six chips at the Mexican restaurant is satisfying and they do not feel deprived of anything. Being told they could have NO chips would feel stressful.

Abstainer

Finds comfort in making the decision to have NO chips at the Mexican Restaurant. Eating six chips at the Mexican restaurant only makes them want more and they end up feeling stressed.

 

It is common for a Moderator to try to convince an Abstainer that it’s okay to have six chips. It is also common for an Abstainer to feel like they need to learn to be a Moderator.

What I learned from what I had read, is that we each need to accept that we are either one or the other, and move on.

I was glad that I mentioned it at yesterday’s meeting, because I feel like there were a few WW members that possibly had an “Aha Moment” realizing that they were an Abstainer, and no longer needed to try to be a Moderator.

Me

I’m an Abstainer. Socializing has always been one of my biggest challenges in my weight loss journey. I socialize, have a few drinks, and mindlessly munch on snacks. At the end of the evening, I have no idea how many points I’ve consumed, and I’m frustrated with myself.

When I make up my mind that I will abstain from any snacking, but enjoy my drinks, and track them, I end the evening (or whatever social situation that I am in) feeling successful.

I haven’t yet learned to do this 100% at each social setting, but I am getting much better at it!

Walking Challenge

I took a break from walking yesterday, but It’s a great morning, and I still plan to have 50 Miles completed by the 16th!

Staycation

Mike and I like to celebrate our anniversary by getting a hotel room in town and do touristy stuff. That’s what we are doing tonight!

Happy Weekend to you all!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 2 SP

Un-Pictured Hard Boiled Egg, Banana

Lunch – 6 SP

Mixed Greens, Rotisserie Chicken, Tomatoes, Avocado, 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar and 1 tsp Olive Oil

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Afternoon Meal – 2 SP

Slices of Banana, Kiwi and Strawberries with 1 tsp Chia Seeds and 2 tsp Almond Butter drizzled on top. Totally satisfied my sweet tooth!

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Happy Hour Wine – 11 SP

Un-pictured Wine with the girls

Dinner – 13 SP

This is one of my “go to” meals when eating out. Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, dressing on the side, no cheese. I usually just pick the croutons off when I’m trying not to be a total pain in the ass to the waiter or waitress. This little neighborhood bar that we go to, gets my Salmon just right every time. A little crispy on the outside, and just like I like it on the inside. Dinner was perfect.

Wine, Salmon, Romaine, 2 tsp Caesar Dressing

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 2

Lunch = 6

Afternoon Meal = 2

Dinner and Wine = 24

Total = 34

 

Exercise = none

FitPoints Earned = 0

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 60

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 31

Thank you to all of my sweet readers!

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Happy, Happy!

May 13, 2016 — 14 Comments

I’ve had a “Happy” theme going in my quotes at the end of my blog for a few days now. It’s been a really “Happy” week, so maybe I’m on to something here?

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Yesterday, I got an interesting email that I assumed was Junk Mail. After further reading, I realized that it wasn’t Junk Mail at all, and that my “Happy” week had just become even Happier!

You guys, somebody (Diet-To-Go …a diet plan that delivers your food choices to your door) found my blog, read it, liked it, and found it worthy of….are you ready?

The Top 100 Inspirational Weight Loss Bloggers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (Until Now)

The title cracks me up. I went to the website (You can too by clicking on the above link.) and checked things out, and sure enough, there I was! I even like the little paragraph about me!

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Now I’m anxious to check out the other 99 Blogs!

They sent me this cute little badge to display on my blog, and I’m honored, so you’ll see it over there on your right from now on.

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So, basically, I’m famous now.

Mike….”Do you think you’ll be able to handle the paparazzi?”

Me…”Yes, but I think I should be practicing my autograph, don’t you?”

 

I got my walk in yesterday. I think it’s time for new shoes!!

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Here are yesterday’s eats…

 

Breakfast – 10 SP

Check out my Avocado! Yes, I’m overly excited about it, but isn’t it super cute?

Breakfast is thinly sliced Sweet Potatoes, sautéed until tender and seasoned with Cumin, Sea Salt and Chili Powder. I topped those with Scrambled Eggs and left over Taco Meat, then topped it with half of an Avocado. Yummmmm

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Lunch – 8 SP

This is the lunch that I forgot to take to the Food Truck on Wednesday, but it came in handy yesterday.

Tuna/Egg Salad, Cucumbers and Carrots.

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Dinner – 14 SP

Fall Chopped Salad. This salad never gets old. Love it!

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 10

Lunch = 8

Dinner = 14

Total = 32

 

Exercise = Walked 4 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 9

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 14

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Weird Eats…

May 12, 2016 — 2 Comments

No matter how much planning goes into the weeks meals, some days end up being random for one reason or the other.

Breakfast 

I was trying to get in as much protein as possible, so I wouldn’t be hungry while working at the food truck. Breakfast was odd, but yummy. I learned while doing Whole30, dinner leftovers are awesome for breakfast!

Lunch

In case I did get hungry at the food truck, I made myself some Tuna/Egg salad to take with me. Typically, when I make my lunch in the morning, I put it back in the fridge, then I set my car keys in the fridge on top of my lunch so I won’t forget to take it with me. Smart, huh? Yeah, I think so. Yesterday, I couldn’t find my car keys and decided that I would just find them before I headed out the door and then grab my lunch.

Found my keys, forgot my lunch, got hungry at the food truck, ate some Chicken Salad.

Dinner

I have this recipe for a Sweet Potato Pie Quiche that uses Sweet Potatoes, sliced thinly, and lined in a pie plate for the crust. I have not made this recipe yet, but I have been wanting to make the crust part of the recipe, then make a Sweet Potato Taco Pie! Doesn’t that sound good? Anywho, last night I attempted a Sweet Potato Taco Pie. It totally fell apart.

I made a yummy salad on Tuesday night, so I made a smaller portion again last night to eat with our Fall Apart Taco Pie.

I discovered the Tessemae Products while doing Whole30, (I ordered them online and I don’t believe that they are available in stores?) Two of my favorites were the Dijon Mustard and this Honey Mustard Dressing. A serving size on the bottle is 1 tsp and is 10 calories. I need to order more!

2 T = 1 SmartPoints

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Okay, that sums up my weird food yesterday.

Walking Challenge

I met a new neighbor a few weeks ago while I was out on a walk, and she was outside with her puppy. I knew that she had just moved in, so I stopped to introduce myself. We chatted and she mentioned that she liked to walk too. After stopping by her house a few times and missing her, I put a note in her mailbox with my cell number and my website so she could check me out and see if she thought I was a weirdo or not. I guess she decided I wasn’t too weird, because yesterday she sent me a text and we walked together! Always fun to meet new people! 

How’s your walking going???

Have you decided to challenge yourself in another way? I’ve heard from a few of you that have, and that is awesome! It’s always great to challenge ourselves, no matter what the challenge.

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Here are yesterday’s weird eats…

Breakfast – 6 SP

Leftover Sloppy Joe’s, Scrambled Egg Whites, Avocado. I ended up mixing it all together and it was really good!

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Lunch – 8 SP

Chicken Salad and Cucumbers at the food truck.

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Beer – 5 SP

One Un-Pictured Beer on the deck.

Dinner – 14 SP

Salad with Romaine, Rotisserie Chicken, Tomatoes, Walnuts and Honey Mustard Dressing and fall apart, Sweet Potato Pie

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 6

Lunch = 8

Beer = 5

Dinner = 14

Total = 33

 

Exercise = Walked 4 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 9

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 15

 

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An Active Day!

May 11, 2016 — 10 Comments

Yesterday’s Activites

I’m loving this walking challenge! The more I exercise, the more energy I have, and I can feel that energy from head to toe. What a great feeling! Don’t get me wrong, I went to bed pooped last night, but I was spunky and full of energy all day yesterday, and I loved it!

After working at the food truck, I came home and changed clothes so I could head outside and get my walking miles in. My friend, Becky, said she would walk with me, and walking with a friend always makes the time go faster. After our walk, I decided yesterday was the day to get the Roller Blades out. Becky is the one that encouraged me to buy them so that we could Roller Blade together. She wanted me to get them out on Monday, but I just wasn’t ready.

Yesterday, I put both Roller Blades on for the first time….with her help! My ankles are HUGE and I couldn’t get them fastened!! Geezzzz

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Egads, how will I Roller Blade alone if I can’t get them on??? Who cares, yesterday I had a Roller Blading Buddy.

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I went around the lake one time. It’s .33 Miles. No falling! I promise to buy wrist guards though before going out again. I yelled “EEEkk” and threw my hands in the air several times.

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When I got home from Roller Blading, my niece was home and she headed back out with me to get some more miles in.

After that walk, I mowed the lawn, then took a water break on the deck! I drank over 100 ounces of water yesterday. 

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Food Truck Fun

Working the food truck is always entertaining and fun, but yesterday was really great because one of my blog readers has recently moved to Kansas City, and she came to see me at the Food Truck! It was so nice to meet one of my readers face to face. Thanks for coming to see me Wendy! I hope you loved your lunch!

Food Find!

(Revised May 13th, 2016. I previously said that One Cup is 1 SmartPoint. One Cup is actually 2 SmartPoints. Oops. Sorry.)

In an earlier post, I showed you the Coconut Almondmilk Coffee Creamer that I’ve been using, but this is the Coconut Almondmilk Milk from the same company. One cup is 45 Calories and 2 SmartPoints, and I think I like it even better!

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Walking Challenge

Are you going to have 50 miles walked by the 16th? I’m getting there!

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Yesterday was a great Weight Watcher Day and just a great day in general, and that always sends me to bed happy. I hope you all are having a Happy and Healthy Week!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 7 SP

Such an ugly picture!

Bluebeerry Banana Almond Butter Chia Pudding, 6 Scrambled Egg Whites

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Lunch – 9 SP

1/2 Croissant with Pulled Pork at the Food Truck. Damn that croissant was good.

I ate a high protein breakfast and had planned to NOT eat anything at the food truck, but that croissant stared at me for one too many minutes, so I ate half.

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Afternoon Meal – 5 SP

Un-pictured Raw Cashews

Dinner – 9 SP

Rotisserie Chicken, Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Walnuts and Tessamaes (Whole30 approved) Honey Mustard Dressing

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 7

Lunch = 9

Afternoon Meal = 5

Dinner = 9

Total = 30

 

Exercise = Walked 5 Miles, Rollerblade 1/3 Mile, Mowed my lawn…Whoo Whoo!!!

FitPoints Earned = 14

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 100+

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 15

 

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“love the life you live, live the life you love”

Tucker

Last week, I took the Pups to Doggie Day Care for a couple of days while I went on a girls trip. Misha is doing great and I got a wonderful report on her while I was on my trip. After my trip, I picked them up and brought them home. The trip home in the car was uneventful. Nobody pooped or pee’d in the car from nerves or excitement (it happens), but I could tell that they both were anxious to get home.. I swear they were smiling. The dogs usually get out of the car in the garage and go straight to the door to the house, eager to get in the house and sniff the comforting smells of home. As I spun around in a 180 with my hands full (dog food, leashes, my purse), I saw it happening before I could stop it. As I spun around to shut the car door, I shut Tucker’s tail in the car door. I dropped everything in my hands as I listened to him yelping, and opened the car door as fast as I could. He crouched down and cried and I was mortified. I held him tight and I swear he was hugging me back for about 15 minutes until he was calmed down. After he calmed down, he wanted down and walked around as if nothing had happened. Thank goodness! Can you break a tail?? These two dogs are trading weeks with injuries and mishaps! Keeping me on my toes!!

This is him a couple of days ago. See that tail? Yep, it’s all good. Well, I keep our bath towels in that basket and I could not imagine what he was up to. I’ve never seen him show any interest at all in climbing into a basket??

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Apparently, he had hidden a dog treat in that basket a few days earlier. Such a stinker!

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He’s smiling here. You see it, don’t you? He’s probably dreaming about all of the other treats he has hidden around here!

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Walking Challenge

This is my Instagram post from last night, and it’s really dumb now that I look at it.

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I forgot to take a picture while I was out on my walk, and I realized it last night after I got ready for bed, so this is my “Ready for Bed” face.

My walk was pretty awesome! My friend, Becky, has walked a lot of miles with me over the past few years. I think the first time that I did a 100 Mile Challenge, she walked most of them with me! Anyhow, we walked together yesterday. She suggested we hit the track at the school and run the straight aways, so we did. Sometimes, I don’t like Becky. 

I’m a few miles behind, but I’ll get caught up. I’d like to have 50 miles under my Flip Belt (see what I did there?) by the 16th of the month! Easily doable!

You walkers on schedule? 

Me

I ate great yesterday, but I ate breakfast really late in the day, which basically left me skipping a meal for the day. I drank almost 100 ounces of water (why is that so hard lately?) and I got my walk in. I also accomplished everything on my “to do” list at home. Good day.

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 8 SP

My favorite Hash. Zucchini, Red Onions, Sweet Potato (100g) with Crumbled Cooked Bacon (10g) and a side of Eggs.

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Snack – 1 SP

Blueberries, Banana and 1 tsp Trader Joe’s No Salt Almond Butter and 1 tsp Chia Seeds

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Dinner – 10 SP

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe’s with Grilled Zucchini topped with fresh grated Parmesan. I hadn’t made this Sloppy Joe recipe before, but it is from Trina at Paleo Newbie, and we love every recipe I try of hers! 7 SmartPoints for my Potato.

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 8

Snack = 1

Dinner = 10

Total = 19

 

Exercise = Walked 4.5 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 9

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 90

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 18

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“love the life you live, live the life you love”

Happy Anniversary, Blog

First of all, today is my Five Year Blogging Anniversary!

Yep, five years ago today, I started this little blog of mine as a journal to keep myself accountable with my food, my weight, my exercise and my health, and at times, my sanity. 

Below is my very first blog post…..

 
“This is day one of my blog. It has taken me about six weeks to figure out how to do a blog………probably shouldn’t be admitting that? I hope by putting it all out there, I will be able to reach my weight loss goal with a little humor, and hopefully encourage others to do the same. I plan to blog about the food I eat, my excercise routine, my mood and how it affects my weight loss, and recipes I’ve found that make the weight loss journey and the lifestyle change a bit more enjoyable! I hope you’ll follow me!”

Five years later, I still love my blog and the fact that it keeps me wanting to set goals and challenge myself. I can’t imagine my daily routine without my morning blog post. Thank you for your continued support by reading and commenting. I love this little corner of my world.

 

Mother’s Day

My morning started off with a beautiful 70 degrees, a 4 mile walk and a phone call from my daughter, Tess. It was perfect timing for a call from her and we had a great chat while I got my miles in for the day.

If you are walking with me, how’s it going? I know a few of you are kicking butt, and I know a few of you are just a tad behind, like myself. I plan to get caught up this week! Tell me how you are doing! I’d love to know!

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After my walk, a relaxing cup of coffee on the deck with my niece.

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After coffee on my deck, my niece and I went over to my mom’s to hang out for a bit. Mom was supposed to do nothing but have the coffee pot on. Of course, she set a beautiful table for us that included our own personal little vases of flowers and cards for both of us. We had Cinnamon Rolls, fruit and coffee, and enjoyed a relaxing morning with Mom while we listened to it rain.

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The rest of my afternoon was spent by myself relaxing on the couch drinking coffee, watching movies and listening to the thunderstorm while Mike spent the afternoon visiting with his parents. I loved my day.

I hope all of you mom’s were able to enjoy your day too!

 

Happy 17th Anniversary to Us!

Mike and I were married on Mother’s Day weekend, 17 years ago! We don’t have any wedding photo’s due to camera setting issues that day. Bummer, right? But we do have this picture of us on a cruise one year later, wearing the clothes that we wore at our wedding. Goofballs.

I love staying at a Hotel, and I love a Staycation, so we plan to do a little more celebrating next weekend since this weekend was kind of full.

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I didn’t cook anything all weekend, except for my breakfast.

I drank more over the weekend than I had planned to. Alcohol, not water. Duh.

I ate very little yesterday. What I did eat was not healthy, whole30, paleo or even WW friendly!

After my girls trip, my beverages, my random food choices and missing my WW meeting, my weight is up a few pounds, which happens really easily when I’m not following my own healthy guidelines.

Here’s to a Healthy week. I’ve got some meal planning and grocery shopping to do!

Happy Monday!

Here are yesterday’s eats… 

Breakfast – 1 SP

Blueberries, Banana and Coffee with Coconut Almondmilk Creamer

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Lunch – 14 SP

One Large Cinnamon Roll (12 SP), fruit and Coffee with Coconut Almondmilk Creamer

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Dinner – 11 SP

Three Corn Tortillas filled with Chicken and a little Cheese, heated in a skillet with cooking spray to make them crispy

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These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 1

Lunch = 14

Dinner = 11

Total = 26

 

Exercise = Walked 4 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 7

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 18

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“love the life you live, live the life you love”