Ready, Not Ready

June 22, 2016 — 4 Comments

I’m out the door to work the food truck in just a bit. It’s going to be close to 100 degrees today, so I’m super excited to be hanging out by the grill all day!

Several months ago, I fell down the stairs. My heel caught the edge of the step on the landing, and down I went, about five steps to the hardwood. Well, I did it again. Rug burn on my arm, huge bruise on my butt, and a sore back.

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I think I’ll get on a plane, ride in a cab, spend the night with a stranger, and go hiking in the woods with the bears.

For realz though, I’m so ready, but not ready at all.

When your kid works for an airline, you fly free, and that’s awesome. When you fly free, you fly “Stand By” and you do carry on luggage. One bag for sight seeing? One bag for off the grid kinda stuff? I’ve become pretty good at packing carry on, but two completely different trips? And I haven’t started yet? 

I always pack a week early, and I have yet to pack one item! I’m leaving in the morning. I don’t even have my “packing list” made, and I always have a list! I even need to do laundry!

I gotta go!

Have a great day! See you in a week!

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What I ate yesterday…

Breakfast – 0 SP

Several handfuls of Blueberries and three cups of Black Coffee

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Lunch – 15 SP

I met my mom at First Watch. She always like to see me before I go on a trip. You know, in case I don’t make it back. Not kidding. She says it.

Avocado, Bacon and Potato Hash, topped with Poached Eggs. Fruit and coffee.

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Dinner – 14 SP

The Fall Harvest Chopped Salad that we now have regularly. SO DARNED GOOD!!

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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 = 15

Dinner = 14

Total = 29

Exercise = walked 40 minutes

FitPoints Earned = 5

FitPoints Earned This Week = 19

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = ?? 

 

I have no idea what flight I will be on, no idea what time I will arrive, and really, no idea where I’m going.

I can hardly wait!

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Time for an Adventure

June 21, 2016 — 6 Comments

It’s time for a little fun.

I have a niece that is a traveler/adventurer/explorer, and I’ve always admired her eagerness and willingness to travel the states, alone. 

Isn’t she beautiful? She looks just like me!

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She has biked, hiked, hitch hiked, couch surfed and lived in several different places all over the county in her young life. I think that she may be one of the most interesting, and certainly one of the most courageous people that I know. I am proud to call her my niece. 

The handsome dude below, her brother, my nephew (duh) is currently working for the Peace Corps in Samoa, teaching English to grade school students. There is a traveling/adventurous gene in there somewhere that I greatly admire in both of them!

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My niece is currently working at Graylag Cabins in Pittsfield, NH, and I’ve decided that I need to go visit her so that we can spend some quality time together. Check out thier Instagram page, graylagcabins, for some beautiful pictures of where I’ll be spending a few days chilling in the woods, reading in a hammock, sitting around a campfire, enjoying the water, hiking and inhaling some fresh air. Yoga in the woods?

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I feel some peace in my very near future.

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Check out the tiny cabin!

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Side Note: OMG….I just Googled….Do they have bears in the woods in New Hampshire? THEY DO!! Do they sell Bear Spray?

“It’s estimated that between 94% and 97% of New Hampshire is undeveloped land, making vast amounts available for natural wildlife habitat. Some of the finest wildlife watching in the state can be enjoyed while hiking in the White Mountains.

If you see a wild animal – especially a moose or bear – exercise caution. Do not approach the animal; remember, it is a wild animal! If you’re in your car and want to observe the animal, pull over carefully (watch for other cars and pedestrians) and stay in your car.

If you see any type of unusual behavior, such as an animal pacing back and forth, or signs of aggression, contact the NH Fish & Game Dispatcher at 271-3361 or your local police.”

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Well crap. I’m still going.

I’ll be flying into Boston for my first time, and it seemed rather silly to go all the way there and not see the city, so I added a few days in Boston to my trip.

Have you ever searched on airbnb.com for a place to stay? It’s new to me, but my daughter, Tess, has had great success with it. I’m giving it a try. I do enjoy a hotel stay, but staying at a Bed and Breakfast allows you to chat with the host/hostess, and I do love a good chat with a stranger. Chatting with a local seems like a great way to get the scoop on the city!

On Airbnb.com, you can rent out an entire house while the owners stay elsewhere, or you can rent just a room in the house, and the host remains at the house. They have other options as well, but you get the idea. I’ve decided to rent a room. Weird, I know. But it is less expensive than a hotel, and Allison (that’s my hostess) seems very sweet. We have already exchanged several emails. She asked me if I like coffee or tea, and will I be wanting cream? She has even asked me what breakfast foods I like and she has already given me suggestions on the best way to get around Boston. I think that I love her already. She can also teach me (the first 30 minutes are FREE!) how to knit! Score!

Check out this helpful little article that I found, 5 Tips for the first time Airbnb Guest.

I did say it was time for an adventure.

I’ll be in Boston Thursday through Sunday, then I’m driving to Pittsfield, New Hampshire to find my niece in the woods.

I’m expecting to get lost a lot.

Yesterday

Okay, I was ready to be “on track” yesterday, but I was not as successful as I had hoped. My two granddaughters spent the night on Sunday, and my breakfast on Monday ended up being BLT’s (you know, bites, licks and taste) of what was left on their plates instead of making my own breakfast. After breakfast, I vowed that lunch would be better. For lunch, I ate what was left of the pizza from Fathers Day. I then vowed that dinner would be better.

Little Miss Hollywood left at around 4:00 pm.

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Being childless, somehow made my food choices easier. I also grilled some salmon.

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Dinner last night..a little grilled Chicken, Salmon, Potatoes and Salad. Today’s food has been on point!

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I walked with a friend last night at 8:00 pm. It was much cooler after the sun had set. Our GPS failed us, but we walked for almost an hour and half, so 5-6 miles?

Today

Apparently, today is National Selfie Day. What the???????

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Pray for me!

(I’m blogging tomorrow too, but just start praying now. Thanks.)

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Great Weekend!

June 20, 2016 — 8 Comments

I took a short break from the blog for a few days, and now I’m ready to get back to my daily routine, for a few days anyhow.

I’m taking a trip at the end of this week that I’ll talk about tomorrow, and I won’t be blogging while I’m gone.

It’s been a great week, and we’ve been fairly social.

I worked and sweated (a lot!) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the food truck with this crazy lady.

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Friday, at 1:00 pm, in likely the hottest part of the day, I decided to mow. The sweat doesn’t show up in this picture, but I almost died. For real.

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I went to my meeting Friday morning, and I’m up two pounds. I’ve definitely relied on food this last week while dealing with some emotions. When I don’t blog, it’s easier for me to eat too much and not track. It’s like I have no one, including myself, to be accountable to. I kept my eating to mostly whole foods, but it’s easy for me to overdue on even nuts and fruit when I start to snack and graze. I’ve also been enjoying a few too many adult beverages while hanging out on patio’s with friends. It’s a fault of mine, and the summer months are even more difficult.

Friday night we went to a winery with friends where we enjoyed Taco’s from the truck food, Chardonnay and some live music.

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It was a beautiful night.

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Right smack in the middle of Kansas.

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Food Truck fun at the winery!

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Saturday, I cleaned house all day long, and it needed it! Literally…..all……day…….long.

Sunday, I took my dad out to breakfast, then we had Mike’s dad and a houseful of family at our house in the afternoon. I kept it simple and we had Papa Murphys Pizza, and one of our favorite salads from a restaurant up the street. My Mother In Law brought a lemon cake (just for Mike for Fathers’s Day!) that was amazing, and I had a pretty good sized platter of berries available for everyone to munch on.

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These little cardboard blocks have provided way more entertainment than I ever thought possible over the last several years.

I love that face!!

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Jenga, always a hit.

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Lots of good family time chilling and watching the KC Royals win after 13 innings!

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Only a select few were “allowed” to sign her cast. I was on the list. Phew!

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Our son, Jake, brought his drone. I gotta say, it was pretty entertaining.

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A Bird’s Eye View (or a drone) of the hood!

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Tomorrow, back to photo’s of food and tracking.

I have kept to my commitment of exercising one hour/5 days a week, and that feels good to be able to say!

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Faith Hope and Love

June 16, 2016 — 2 Comments

I wrote my last blog post on Sunday morning. Mike and I were on our way out the door with friends to go to brunch, and spend the day doing some fun things in Kansas City. We planned to check out the new Street Car downtown, go to Brunch, and maybe hit a few hot spot patios. We did all of those things and had a great day.

When we got home, I was pooped and just wanted to veg on the couch and watch TV. After turning on the TV, we learned of the tragedy in Orlando.

I’ve done a terrible job here of expressing my feelings, and this short post took me forever to write, but I’m finding it hard to write.

With all that is going on in our country right now, sitting down to write a blog about my daily meals and exercise routine seems somehow insensitive. My mind is full of thoughts of the friends and family members of those affected by so much tragedy the last few days in Orlando.

I’ve posted a few things to Instgram in an effort to let my mind go elsewhere, but it only last for a few minutes, then I begin to think of what so many people must be going through right now. I think about the families planning funerals. the families waiting to see if their family member will be upgraded from critical condition, family members helping the survivors deal with what they’ve witnessed. I’ve thought about first responders and what they must have witnessed. I can’t begin to imagine what so many of these people are going through right now, but it’s all that I can seem to think about.

I’ll be back to blogging daily soon.

I’m keeping my faith, I have hope for all of our future and I so appreciate the love of my own family and friends.

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Weekend Summer Fun!

June 12, 2016 — 2 Comments

Friday I got my walk in before heading off to my WW meeting, so my exercise plan to get in one hour a day/5 days a week, is right on track. I walked 3 days, and went to Yoga two days. I’ve maintained 171 for two weeks. If you read regularly, you know my body loves 172, so I’m stupid giddy about a pound. Call me crazy.

Friday night, Mike and I decided we’d have a little date night and have dinner out on a patio somewhere. Somewhere ended up being a mile up the street at Paddy O’Guigleys. It’s a little place on the inside, but outside, they have a really nice big patio with live music on the weekends. We ended up seeing several people we knew (cuz it’s right up the street!) and had a great night! I love a patio with live music, a cold beer and a few laughs. We were home before 10:00. Perfect!

Saturday morning started off with a cup of coffee on the deck,

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After hot coffee, Hot Yoga at 8:00 am. The last few Saturday’s, I’ve gone to Yoga, then to the City Market in downtown Overland Park. It’s a small market, but it’s cozy and I like the feel of being there on a Saturday morning. Yesterday, my friend Niki went with me!

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Last week, I found this cute little lady making crepe’s, so I ordered one and delivered it to my mom. It seemed to make her day, so I did it again. Last week, Banana and Nutella. This week, Strawberries and Caramel.

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The rest of the afternoon was pretty relaxed, then Mike and I spent the evening on our deck. 

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You guys, I grilled lettuce.

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I also grilled broccoli.

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Anybody else ever grill lettuce? A WW member suggested it in our meeting on Friday morning, so I knew I had to give it a try. Then, Trina over at Paleonewbie.com said that she had grilled up some broccoli, and I thought that sounded pretty darned good too. I had big grilling plans for the night.

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Dinner was awesome!

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We have friends coming to pick us up at 10:00 this morning to go downtown for brunch. We’re riding the streetcar from one part of downtown to the restaurant. We have a fun summer day planned, and I’m really looking forward to it!

I hope you all are having a great Summer Weekend too!

Here is what I ate the last two days……

Friday

Breakfast – 0 SP

I rarely eat before I weigh in, but I usually grab a banana or something to have after my meeting. Well, I forgot to grab anything and by lunch time, I thought I was going to die from starvation!! Not even kidding.

Lunch – 13 SP

Chipotle Bowl. Chicken, two servings of Fajita Veggies, Tomatoes, Guac and Lettuce.

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Snack – 1 SP

Banana, Orange and a Pear with Almond Butter Drizzle and Cinnamon

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Dinner – 25 SP

Beers and Grilled Chicken with about a tsp of Honey Mustard, while sitting out on the Patio.

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Saturday

Breakfast – 7 SP

I grabbed a few things out of the fridge and tossed them in the skillet. I topped it all with an egg and a little avocado. This was even better than I thought it might be! Spaghetti Squash is delicious!!

Red and Orange Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Leftover Spaghetti Squash and 1 oz Cooked Pork Sausage, topped with an Egg and Avocado.

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Snack – 2 SP

My first bottle of Kombucha at City Market. Pretty tasty!

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Lunch – 9 SP

Chia Pudding topped with Apple, Walnuts, Cinnamon and Pure Maple Syrup. Still undecided on if I think Chia Pudding is delicious or not.

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Dinner- 8 SP, Wine 14 SP

Grilled Romaine with Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette and tomatoes and cucumber from the City Market, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Broccoli, Spaghetti Squash, Montreal Steak Seasoning, Ghee

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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

 

Friday

Lunch = 13

Afternoon Meal = 1

Dinner = 25

Total = 39

 

Saturday

Breakfast = 7

Snack = 2

Lunch = 9

Dinner = 22

Total = 40

 

Exercise = Friday – Walked, Saturday – Hot Yoga

FitPoints Earned This Week = 12

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = Friday 100, Saturday 80

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 16

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Happy Friday!

June 10, 2016 — Leave a comment

I ate breakfast out yesterday with a Wine Book Club friend, then had a productive day at home.

We sat down at the restaurant and she just looked at me started laughing. She told me that she had to take my picture and to just go on looking at the menu. I was laughing at her laughing.

She then showed me this picture.

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I got my walk in early this morning and now I’m out the door to my Weight Watcher’s Meeting. It’s been a great week and I’m looking forward to a great weekend!

Here is what I ate yesterday.

Breakfast – 14 SP

Breakfast Taco’s. Corn Tortilla’s, Egg Whites with Jalapeño and Tomatoes, Lettuce, Salsa and 1/2 of those Potatoes. Skipped the sour cream.

Un-Pictured Non Fat Latte

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Lunch – 10 SP

Mixed Greens, Chicken, Diced Apple, Egg, Dried Cranberries and Vinaigrette

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Dinner – 9 SP

Beef Spaghetti loaded with Spaghetti Squash and Zoodles, and topped with Nutritional Yeast, which is new to me. Sweet Potato Buns with a dash of Sea Salt and Garlic Powder. I was going for garlic bread here, which it was not. It didn’t matter. I could eat Sweet Potatoes with pretty much anything and like 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 = 14

Lunch = 10

Dinner = 9

Total = 33

 

Exercise = Day off

FitPoints Earned = 0

FitPoints Earned This Week = 36

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0

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Book Club Shenanigans

June 10, 2016 — 2 Comments

Yesterday was one of those crazy, busy, fun days.

I worked at the Food Truck, ran a few errands, and went to Hot Yoga at 6:30 pm. After Yoga, I respectfully changed out of my sweaty wet clothes and put on clean dry clothes (but did not shower) and hurried off to Wine Book Club. Everyone was chatty by the time I got there and we had a great time catching up with one another. I quit Book Club at the end of last year, and I keep forgetting that I decided to rejoin, so I’m not sure what books we were to read this quarter.

We were kicked out of Wine Book Club (dang it!) at 10:00 pm by the hostess due to an early morning flight that she had to catch. We moved to another house to continue our discussion. Within minutes of arriving at our second house, a dance party began and we danced until 12:30!

Best Book Club night ever!

Everyone should be in a Book Club!

I wasn’t going to go over 30 Points on any day for the remainder of the week, then I drank at Wine Club. I’ll just call it what it is.

I have however kept my plan to exercise for one hour, 5 days a week! I’m feeling good about having an overall healthy week.

Here is what I ate yesterday…

Breakfast – 9 SP

6 Scrambled Egg Whites with Pre-cooked Sweet Potatoes and a little Pre-Cooked Pork Sausage. I used the recipe for Apple Fennel Breakfast Sausage, but did not make the patties like the recipe suggest to do. I mixed all of the ingredients together, then cooked it in the skillet as crumbles so I can use as much or as little as I’d like throughout the week.

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Lunch – 12 SP

My stomach ended up growling at the Food Truck, even though I had filled up on Egg Whites and Sausage.

I ate a Bunless Burger topped with Red Onions, Dill Pickles and Mustard on a bed of Greens.

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Afternoon Meal – 2 SP

One Frozen Banana and 1/4 C of Califia Farms Coconut Toasted Almondmilk blended, then topped with fresh Strawberries, Cocoa Nibs and Unsweetened Coconut Flakes. A yummy bowl of Ice Cream!

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Dinner – 9 SP

Meal Prep earlier in the week has made meals this week so easy! I had the Chicken, the Potatoes and the Caulirice all cooked up and ready in the fridge.

Grilled Chicken Breast, Roasted Sweet Potato and Caulirice. I tossed a little bit of everything into the skillet to heat it up, seasoned with Montreal Steak Seasoning (which taste great on just about anything) and 1 tsp of ghee. So good.

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Book Club Wine – 14 SP

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 = 9

Lunch = 12

Afternoon Meal = 2

Dinner = 9

Wine = 14

Total = 46

 

Exercise = Hot Yoga

FitPoints Earned = 6

FitPoints Earned This Week = 36

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0

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Accountabillabuddy?

June 8, 2016 — 6 Comments

I’m not sure how to spell “Accountabillabuddy”, but I really like the word!

While watching Good Morning America this morning, they did a segment on exercising and the importance of having a partner to exercise with. “Accountabillabuddy”!

I like the word and I like having an exercise buddy. I know from my own personal experience that having an Accountabillabuddy works for me. I am much more apt to get out the door if I am meeting someone to exercise with. I feel like the time goes by much faster when exercising with a partner. If I am walking, and my walking partner has a faster pace than myself, that pushes me to work a little harder. A buddy might also introduce new things to your exercise routine that you may not have thought of otherwise. Like when Becky made me buy roller blades, or run those dang bleachers at the high school!

A big Thank You to my friend and neighbor, Margaret, for getting me out the door at 7:30 am the last two mornings for a nice long walk before it got too hot.

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Do you have an Accountabillabuddy?

Do you like to exercise alone or with someone?

Do you feel like you are more apt to exercise when exercising with a friend?

Whether alone or with a buddy, try to get out there and get some activity in today!

Have a great day!

Here are yesterdays eats…

Breakfast – 9 SP

Skillet Fried Sweet Potatoes, Eggs, Smashed Avocado, Tomatoes with Basil and Berries

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Lunch – 7 SP

Egg Salad in a Bell Pepper, Tomato Slices with Olive Oil Drizzle, S&P and fresh Basil, a few crunchy Plantains.

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Dinner – 14 SP

Chopped Salad.

Keeping meals simple this week by having Grilled Chicken ready to go and lots of salad fixings. 

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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 = 9

Lunch = 7

Dinner = 14

Total = 30

Exercise = Walked 6 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 11

FitPoints Earned This Week = 30

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0

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Big Band Style

June 7, 2016 — 4 Comments

We had the best date night last night!

My brother-in-law plays the saxophone and let me just say that…he is awesome. He played Ave Maria at our wedding 17 years ago and everyone cried. Our dads were the worst. Tears a flowing! Ahhh…memories.

Last night he played in a Big Band at an Italian Restaurant. Imagine…a crowd of couples in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, smells of Meatballs and Lasagna, a full dance floor and a stage in the middle of the restaurant with a 15 member Big Band. That was our night last night and I loved it!

We had a rather large party, so we were seated at the largest table that they had, which happened to be right beside the band. I could have reached out and played the drums, and a huge part of me wanted to!

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I felt like we were in New York in the 40’s, 50’s or 60’s. The evening could not have been more perfect!

Second from the right. That’s the guy. He had a solo too, and it was amazing. Fun night. Looking forward to going again in August!

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Okay, let me talk food.

A topic that we discuss frequently at WW meetings is eating out. There are several different tips for eating a meal at a restaurant and making the evening a successful and enjoyable occasion.

One of my favorite suggestions is to look at the menu online, then decide what to order before arriving at the restaurant.

Yesterday, I did that. 

When we arrived, I found out that the event that we were attending had a “Special Menu” and my options were very limited. I really didn’t want anything from the menu, but I also wanted to be supportive of the event, and I didn’t want to make a scene and look like a weirdo and not order anything. (I had already ordered a glass of wine!) Can you imagine?

Waitress – Can I take your order?

Me – I don’t see any Weight Watcher friendly options, so I’ll just drink, thank you.

I ordered the salmon, but I knew what might come to the table, and I was right. So rich looking. I could almost smell the salt. Is that possible? I think this salmon was poached in butter.

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I picked at the salmon a bit, then tried to get what was in the middle, maybe not swimming in salt and butter. It really was rich. Too much butter and too much salt for me. The portions were very large and everyone had leftovers on their plate, so it wasn’t even obvious that I had just picked at my plate.

My wine was delicious.

The best part of the night was being there to support my brother-in-law and hearing The Big Band play, and that’s all that really mattered.

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 6 SP

Banana Walnut Chocolate Almond Butter Chia Pudding. Guys, thats a mouthful! I am still trying to come up with the best recipe for this. This was good, but it can be better. Recipe coming…..one day.

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Lunch – 7 SP

Leftover Pile. Grilled Chicken, Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage, Sauteed Bell Peppers, Avocado

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Dinner – 17 SP

Red Wine and a few bites of the salmon

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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 = 7

Dinner = 17

Total = 30

 

Exercise = Walked 70 minutes at 7:30 am. Yay!

FitPoints Earned = 8

FitPoints Earned this Week = 19

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0

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Simple Sunday

June 6, 2016 — 6 Comments

When I wake up, the first thing I think about is coffee on the deck while my pups do their business. After a quick cup yesterday, I knew I wanted to get out and about. I threw on some sweats and a hat and Mike and I were out the door before 8:00 in search of breakfast.

After breakfast and a little chat over coffee, we took a drive in the hubs new toy. We drove forever. I loved it. Cranked up tunes, top down (the car, not mine. I think that’s illegal!) sunshine, and no place we really had to be. That doesn’t happen much and we really need to allow it to happen more often. I love a drive with the music turned up and the wind blowing like crazy. 

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It’s been something I’ve enjoyed since I first started driving as a teenager. Some weird liberating feeling comes over me with the music and the wind. I do that alone a lot, but I think Mike enjoyed it just as much as me yesterday.

After a nice long drive, we were back home. I got caught up on the blog while enjoying a beautiful and sunny afternoon on the deck. Tucker can’t stand it when the computer is in my lap more than he is, so every once in a while, this happened.

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Mike piddled in the garage for the rest of the day. Like ALL afternoon! I thought I had it clean? I ain’t got nothing on him. I never even thought to clean under those steps!! I worked really hard on this garage a few weeks back, but I will say that he finished it off nicely.

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I love that he is doing something besides working now. He has talked about a “weekend car” for years, and it has finally given him something to think about besides work, even if it is just a drive or a day spent piddling in the garage. Such a good thing. Now if I can just get him back on the golf course.

I cooked up a few things yesterday and I’m going to try and keep our meals simple this week. Grilled meats, veggies and salads.

I roasted plenty of Sweet Potatoes. We have fresh tomatoes for a simple plate that is so good. I grilled up some Chicken Breast and a few Chicken Apple Sausages, Grilled some Zucchini and sautéed a few Sweet Onions and Bell Peppers.

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Okay, busy day planned today. I’ve even already walked this morning!

Here are yesterday’s eats..

Breakfast – 15 SP

I always guess 15 Smartpoints on this meal at First Watch. I order the Bacon Avocado Tomato Hash with Poached Eggs, no Cheese and fruit, no English Muffin.

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Lunch – 3 SP

BLT Wrap and a Pear with Cinnamon. This was messy, but tasty!

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Dinner – 10 SP

Chicken Breast, 1/2 Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Zucchini, Sweet Potatoes and Farmer’s Market Tomatoes with S&P, Olive Oil and fresh Basil.

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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 = 15

Lunch = 3

Dinner = 10

Total = 28

 

Exercise = Day off

FitPoints Earned = 0

FitPoints Earned This Week = 11

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0

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