I’ll keep this short today. My daughter came in town from Dallas yesterday and we have a fairly full and long weekend planned. Before the weekend got too busy, we were able to enjoy some nice down time yesterday afternoon. We ended our day with a Hot Yoga class last night, then dinner at home.

We are starting a 30 Day Yoga Challenge together, and I’ll blog more about that tomorrow!

Today we went to my Friday morning WW meeting, and not only was it great for me to get to a meeting, it was great to have her there with me! We will be counting points and exercising together this weekend, while also getting in some good quality time spent with family.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

Breakfast – 5 SP

Banana with Almond Butter and an Un-Pictured Nonfat Latte



Lunch – 10 SP

Lunch at First Watch after picking up Tess from the airport.

Butternut Squash Frittata made with Egg Whites, Fruit, Bread and Honey



Snack – 4 SP

Two Mini Snicker’s Bars (just like the day before!)



Dinner – 11 SP

I have been wanting Tess to try this Fall Salad that we eat so often because I just knew that she would love it and she did! 


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


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


October 20, 2016 — Leave a comment

Yesterday I sneezed 982 times.

When I sneeze, I don’t hold back. Those that know me, know this all too well. Holding back hurts!

By then end of the day, my head and abs hurt from sneezing. I have not yet decided if the last few days have been full of sneezes and a running nose from allergies or possibly a cold? I left the Yoga classroom four times during the hour to blow my nose on Tuesday night. There is nothing worse than constantly sniffing, unless of course it is having to listen to someone else constantly sniffing.

Anyhow, yesterday wasn’t much fun and I took three showers trying to wash the allergy away or clear the cold out of my head.

Sneezing aside, it was a good day full of good food and lots of water. I skipped the workout.

Here are yesteraday’s eats…

Breakfast – 7 SP

Egg White Omelet stuffed with Peppers, Onions, Pork Sausage and Roasted White Sweet Potatoes. Topped with thin slices of Avocado and a Banana.

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Lunch – 11 SP

Tuna Salad and Carrots while working at the Food Truck. (7 SP)

Un-Pictured bites of Food Truck Chicken Salad and one bite of Mac and Cheese (4 SP)



Snack – 4 SP

My daughter, Anne, cut my hair and she keeps candy at the counter in her hair salon. I knew I had the spare points. Perfect!



Dinner – 8 SP

I finished off my Beef and Bacon Stew, served over Whipped Cauliflower. As much as I love to cook, it is nice to have leftovers and enjoy a night off from the kitchen.


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

Say “Hello” to a complete stranger today. It could make a difference in their day, and yours.


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


I Feel Pumpkinny!

October 19, 2016 — 5 Comments

Yesterday was the second morning in a row that I’ve included some Pumpkin in my breakfast. I made these Pumpkin Pancakes.


I am also loving my Pumpkin Spice Flavored Dunkin Donuts coffee.

Have you tried it?


What is your favorite Pumpkin Treat? Is it low in WW SmartPoints or is it a treat that you are willing to sacrifice a few SmartPoints for?


Yesterday was one of those days that was filled with healthy choices and at the end of the day, I went to bed feeling good on the inside, and out!

A Hot Yoga class last night was a great way to end the day.

I hope you had a great day as well!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 7 SP

Pumpkin Pancake’s, Egg White and Veggie Scramble



Lunch – 9 SP

Tuna Salad, Plantains and Veggies



Dinner – 11 SP

This was really yummy. I sautéed Zoodles, onions and garlic in Olive Oil spray for just a few minutes. I topped that with leftover Flank Steak, chopped mini tomatoes and 2 T. of Basil Pesto (Kirkland Brand from Costco).

Zoodles topped with leftover Flank Steak, Tomatoes and Basil Pesto

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Dessert – 3 SP

1 T. of Almond Butter on top of Ice Cream made only of frozen Banana’s and a splash of Almond Milk


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

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

And….Feeling Good!

October 18, 2016 — 6 Comments

Yesterday started off with a hilly (and hot!) walk that was just over 6 miles. It was a great way to start the day! 


I had the day off yesterday, and I had no desire to get anything checked off of my to do list.

I drank lots of water, ate good food and kept within my points for the day. For some reason, I feel kinda pooped lately,  Around 3:00 in the afternoon, I decided to put my feet up for just a few minutes…in my bed. I woke up after 5:00!! I am not a napper. I wake up cranky thinking about all of the things that I could have/or should have been doing. I even woke up cranky from naps as a kid. Not yesterday. I woke up feeling rested. Guess I was needing it.

After my nap, I cooked up some yummy grub.

I grilled up a Flank Steak that would feed an army. Okay, it will feed the two of us for several meals.



Six minutes each side. Perfect every time. The pups even get a little juice on their food and they love it!






I roasted up some White Sweet Potato Fries



I cut up one piece of bacon and cooked it in the skillet with a little red onion. I then added my beans and about 1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s Organic Vegetable Broth and let it simmer with the lid on it, giving it a good stir every few minutes. These were delicious.


On today’s agenda, a Yoga class, working an At Work Weight Watcher meeting this afternoon and a few online training classes.

Make it a great day!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Pre-Breakfast – 0 SP

Un-Pictured Banana and Black Coffee

Snack – 5 SP

Un-Pictured Trader Joe’s Roasted Plantains right before my walk at 10:00 am.

Breakfast – 6 SP

Egg White Omelet with Peppers and Tomatoes topped with Avocado and 1/2 Serving Pumpkin Oatmeal



Lunch – 6 SP

Small serving of the Beef and Bacon Stew from the day before. Some amazing dishes can be doubly amazing the next day!



Dinner – 13 SP

5 oz Flank Steak, 100 grams of baked White Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans.



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



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

In the Red

October 17, 2016 — 4 Comments

Saturday, I planned my breakfast and lunch around the fact that I had concert plans for the evening. I knew that I would have a few beers and we had plans to eat dinner out before the concert. I made a conscious effort to eat a breakfast and a lunch that were high in protein and low in points. I did have a plan.

Well, I ended up drinking all of my weeklies in beer and then we went to Ihop at midnight because we ate a fairly small dinner. I was now in the red with my weeklies. That was NOT my plan at all! I did have a great time, but I overdid on drinks and let myself get caught up in the fun.

I had a blast with these two crazy ladies!



I said that I would track all of my food this week, and although I had to make a guess on some of what I ate, I did track it all and I know where I’m at for the week.

Yesterday, I was back on track with some great tasting food that kept me within my points for the day.

Now….back to that plan of getting into the 160’s!

Here are Saturday’s eats…

Breakfast – 2 SP

Egg White Omelette topped with Avocado and fruit.



Lunch – 8 SP

Lunch with my Dad at First Watch. Egg White and Chicken Breakfast Taco’s (no cheese) and I subbed fruit for the black beans.



Dinner and Drinks – 42 SP

Shared appetizer’s. Salmon Sliders, Flatbread Pizza and Dumplings.

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Late Nite at IHop – 12 SP?

One Egg, One Slice of Bacon, Hashbrowns, One Pancake

Total for Saturday – 64 SmartPoints!


Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 8 SP

My breakfast hash topped with an Egg and Avocado and one slice of Bacon.

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Lunch – 4 SP

Leftover Shepherd’s Pie that I topped with Roasted Butternut Squash.



Snack – 9 SP

Un-Pictured Sushi California Rolls that I picked up while grocery shopping.

Dinner – 9 SP

YUM! You add red wine and let it simmer for an hour and a half.

I have made this one time before and had forgotten just how amazing it was. It is a little time consuming, but worth it!

Beef and Bacon Stew served over Whipped Cauliflower. This recipe is from Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. I believe this recipe is only in the cookbook and not online, or I would give you the link.

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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’m headed out on a really long walk with a friend. What are you doing today to make yourself feel proud?


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

Playing Catch Up!

October 15, 2016 — 2 Comments

It’s been a few days since I’ve sat down to blog, so I have a little catching up to do.

Wednesday was a Food Truck day, and I wanted to eat everything that we serve up in the truck! There is something about that cooler weather setting in that makes me want to eat big servings of hot and delicious food! Cant explain it. Comforting I suppose. The weather was a little cool and dreary on Wednesday, and we were not super busy, and I just wanted to eat. I didn’t overdue, but I thought about eating the entire time I was in that truck!!

After work, I walked 4 miles with a friend and that put my eating choices back into perspective for the evening. Thank goodness.

Thursday, I worked early morning at a WW meeting, so I grabbed a Larabar and cup of coffee and headed out the door.

Right after that, I headed to work the Food Truck. Again, I was really wanting to eat the whole time we were working, but we kept just busy enough that there was little time for eating, so that was a good thing.

After working at the Food Truck, we had a memorial service to go to. This is never a happy occasion, I know, but this was a friend of ours that was a healthy and robust guy, full of energy and zest and a great sense of humor. Just over a month ago, he went to the ER with a staff infection, and never left the hospital. He was 56 years old with a wife, two children and three grand children. It was just a really sad day. His family insisted on keeping the mood light and asked everyone to wear Beach Wear to the memorial at the church, and to the party at their home afterwards. They knew that it was what he would want. Before the memorial service at the church began, Jimmy Buffet songs and similar songs were playing to a slide show that the family had put together. I don’t know how they did it, but the family did an amazing job and kept the mood light and full of celebration.

Between the memorial service and the party, a few of us met at a bar that we knew that our friend liked and we all snacked on appetizers and drank beer, myself included. I was mindlessly eating, and I felt it when I woke up on Friday. Ugh.

Friday, my house felt like it was a disaster, (as did my stomach) so I spent the day getting it back in order and eating right. I counted everything and tracked it and worked on that goal of 169 by November 1st that I set for myself.

This morning, I was at a WW meeting at 6:15 to work, and then worked one after that. There is seriously so much information to absorb!

After work, breakfast with my pops.

I’m leaving the house today at 3:30 for a night out with the girls that includes dinner, drinks and a Florida Georgia Line concert. I plan to be on my best behavior!

I will not list everything that I ate over these last few days, but here are yesterday’s eats and I plan to post every bite this week!

Breakfast – 8 SP

My favorite Breakfast….a bunch of veggies, a crumbled slice of Bacon and Sweet Potato all topped with an Egg

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Lunch – 8 SP

Toss a bunch of veggies in the skillet with some Olive Oil and Sea Salt and cook until veggies are tender. I added Chicken Sausage to these veggies and lunch was delicious and filling!

Lunch was the same idea as breakfast really, just Chicken Sausage instead of Bacon, and topped with Smashed Avocado.



Wine – 14 SP

Dinner – 10 SP

I don’t have a good picture of this on my plate OR in the baking dish.

I made a Shepherd’s Pie, kinda sorta.

I topped it with Roasted Butternut Squash (in an effort to keep my points lower) and we both thought that diner tasted great!


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


Happy Saturday!!


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


Yesterday was a full day and it felt good to get back to training and working at a few Weight Watcher Meetings. I’ve never been to a Weight Watchers At Work meeting, but I love that they have them to offer and yesterday I started training at one.

I love the concept of being able to attend a meeting At Work with co-workers, This particular group was awesome, chatting about walking together at lunch or afterwork and sharing different trails to walk that are close to the office. I even heard chatter about a frisbee game at lunch!

I was just busy enough yesterday, that lunch never happened. That doesn’t happen often for me. I always have time for food!

I weighed my potatoes and counted my points for breakfast, then had an apple in the car for lunch. I did not take the time to weigh or measure my dinner. I feel pretty certain I was within my points for the day.

I was on a roll at getting recipes on the blog updated with SmartPoints and Recipe Cards. I’ll get back to work at that this afternoon.

For now, I’m off to work the Food Truck in the rain!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 5 SP

Egg White Omelet filled with Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes from dinner the night before. Banana with 1 T. Almond Butter.



Lunch – 0 SP

Un-Pictured Very Large Honeycrisp Apple


Dinner – ?? SP

Salmon, a Variety of Roasted Sweet Potatoes (leftover), Quinoa and Brussels Sprout Salad. (There are recipes all over Pinterest for this salad.)


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


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

Roasted and Grilled

October 11, 2016 — 4 Comments

What I did not get done on Sunday (Basically, I did nothing at all on Sunday), I made up for yesterday!

I did make it through breakfast and lunch before I absolutely HAD to go to the grocery store. That cooking and freezing thing can really come in handy!

I went to Yoga and plan to continue to make it to more than just one or two classes a week. It was a great Monday!

I ate great yesterday and I drank a lot of water, but i still didn’t count points. My brain is not fully back from vacation??

I could not decide what sounded good for dinner, so I filled up my grocery cart with a ton of veggies and plan to eat Roasted Veggies all week long with some Grilled meat. How easy is that? Roasting and Grilling keeps things simple and makes for a quick clean up after dinner.

What’s not to love about that?

I roasted two different varieties of Sweet Potatoes and a lot of Broccoli and Cauliflower.


Dinner tasted great!

Here are yesterday’s eats…


White Sweet Potato and Pork Sausage Breakfast Casserole I had some of this in the freezer.




Mom’s V-8 Soup. I had some of this in the freezer too!




Chicken, 1/2 Beef Kabob, roasted Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli and Cauliflower


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



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

A Sharing Moment

October 10, 2016 — 4 Comments

I feel like no matter what age your children are, you feel a great sense of pride and joy when you see them makes decisions that show personal growth in who they are and what they want out of life.

Tess (my daughter) is a Weight Watcher member and was lucky enough to find a Friday morning meeting in Dallas that she loves just as much as I love my Friday morning meeting here.

This is what she posted on the Weight Watcher Connect App just a few days ago. She also posted a shorter version of this on IG, but I like this version.

Way to go kiddo!!



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I am so proud of her for finding what works for her in her young and busy life. I have watched her eating habits change and I have watched her teach herself how to eat healthy without giving up the social life that is the reality of a twenty something living in Dallas.

I have watched her become this person that knows how important it is to stay active not only for a healthy body, but also for a healthy mind.

You make your momma proud!

This quote that I have in every blog post? Tess is the one that introduced me to that!

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

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

We didn’t do a whole lot yesterday. Honestly, our trip was one of those that you come home from feeling a bit wiped out from. We were both asleep by 10:00 on Saturday night and slept until almost 8:00 am Sunday morning!

The rest of the day was mostly spent on the couch watching football and that crazy debate. I missed my pups, so I snuggled with them a lot.

I did get out for a long walk with a friend. It was about a 5 mile walk and it was beautiful outside!


When I got home, I was ready for the couch again.

I never even made it to the grocery store, which must happen today! Since I almost always have some sort of cooked meat in the freezer, I figured out meals for the day.

We ate well yesterday, and we ate all of our meals at home. I did not measure or count points. It just felt good to eat good.

I drank a ton of water!

I am out the door to Yoga!

Here are yesterday’s eats…


1/2 Serving of Oatmeal bulked up with Warm Cinnamon Apples and Walnuts, Scrambled Egg Whites and an Egg with cooked Pork Sausage (that I had in the freezer) topped with some Avocado.




I wanted a Quinoa Salad that I recently had at a friends, but I didn’t have all of the ingredients and I wanted it to be a full meal, so I cooked up some Quinoa, then just started adding some of the ingredients from the salad, and then a few ingredients of my own.

Quinoa, Cranberries, Toasted Pecans, Olive Oil, Orange Juice, Rotisserie Chicken (I had some in the freezer), diced apple and a drizzle of Cranberry Walnut Balsamic Vinegar. Yummy!




We ate dinner much earlier than usual, and at 8:30 we were both hungry.

I microwaved a Sweet Potato and heated up some Pulled Pork that I had in the freezer. Made a pretty good snack!


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


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