A Weekend of Rest…ahhhh……

July 22, 2012

Friday nights dinner was out, but it was on a quiet patio, we visited with a few friends, passed on the drinks, and we were home before 9:00 pm. We cuddled up on the couch to watch The Bachelorette (Men Tell All), and Mike was asleep before the first commercial. It was good to just chill. Before going to bed, I put together a quick and easy Crockpot Oatmeal Breakfast.

Crockpot Oatmeal

I DID make it to Bootcamp on Saturday morning and started off the day with a good workout!

When I got home, I enjoyed and enormous bowl of oatmeal, topped with a Tablespoon of Better n Peanut Butter, and some sliced banana. I like my oatmeal sweet, so I also sprinkled some Truvia on top. 5 PPV.

So creamy and Filling!

Breakfast was delicious! I was home by myself and the crockpot was overflowing with oatmeal, so I separated it into serving bowls and placed Saran wrap on top. I think they will be fine heated up, maybe with a little almond milk, and eaten through the week. I did top one with a few dark chocolate chips! Hope it taste as good as I think it might!


Ran lots of errands, including the drive thru car wash. The guy at the window at the car wash could tell I was having a hard time finding my credit card, so he says, “I’ll just give it to you for free today.” I’m like, “Oh, no, thats okay. I have this other card I can use.” He insist. What a sweetie! I tell him I promise to “Pay It Forward” today, and he gives me a big grin and a thumbs up!

So I meet a friend for lunch, my treat, on behalf of the nice guy at the car wash! Lunch was at a spot we have met at the last few times we have had lunch, and I always order the same thing. And I always get crap for it, but all in good fun. We sit at the bar, cuz that’s how we roll. My friend knows the bartender’s……apparently all of them. 🙂 I order the taco salad, with chicken, no tortilla chips, and all of the toppings on the side. Smart, right? Well, only if you are a “careful eater”. That’s what I’m calling myself, the “careful eater”. I totally make fun of myself when I order it because I feel like I am being a pain in the ass. I don’t actually like ALL of the toppings that come with the salad, but ordering them all on the side sounds much less complicated for the bartender and the person assembling my plate, than saying….”No this or that or this, and these and these and these on the side, please” So I just get it all on the side and eat what I want…..because who is control of me? That’s right. I am.

Oh, I forgot until I looked at this picture that I first ordered water with lemon, then added a Diet Coke, then got cold in the very efficient A/C and ordered coffee too! Geeezzzz, maybe I WAS being a pain in the ass. But I was very friendly about all of my special request, and I smiled a lot. Look at all of my little cups of sides!


I remember reading one time that the way people treat their waitress or waiter, shows what type of person they are. And I thought, well, why would you not be kind to your waiter or waitress? They might not appreciate you being rude and SPIT in your food! Kidding. But I am always nice to the waiter and waitress. Really, why wouldn’t you be?

When I got home, I attacked two rotisserie chickens, put one in a freezer bag and stuck it in the freezer. So handy on a night you don’t want to cook!

Since I am taking pictures all the time, look what my doggies got for dinner! Iams, with REAL chicken and REAL chicken juice stirred in! They were so happy with their mommy.

So, I could eat tacos almost every day. Dinner was turning out to be an absolute disaster! I put my shredded chicken in a pan, added taco seasoning and water, and stir. I tasted it and died! It was a taco seasoning I hadn’t bought before. It was REALLY spicy! I think I made this mistake the LAST time we had tacos! Dummy. So I added more water, some Truvia, some tomatoes, some sugar, more water. Finally! Eventually, they tasted great! We filled white corn tortillas with chicken with lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, cheese, and avocado slices! I mixed some tomatoes, black beans, brown rice, and topped with cheese for a side.


My mom is coming over for coffee in the morning…..wonder if she will think my oatmeal with chocolate chips sounds good?

Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

The food I ate today and it’s PPV.

Breakfast = 5
Lunch = 8
Dinner = 16

Total = 29

Activity Points Earned Today = 3
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 46
How many glasses of water I drank today = 12

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7 responses to A Weekend of Rest…ahhhh……

  1. I wish I could but Saturday the 28th is my volunteer day. I need to be somewhere at 9:00AM. We’ll have to figure out a different time!

  2. My husband had the oatmeal. Was not a fan of the chocolate, but did like the idea of Crockpot Oatmeal!

  3. Roberta, want to have coffee next Saturday? I cold bring the iPad and show you how simple my blogging is?

  4. HA! That sounds like me and my husband..we fall asleep in front of the tv all the time. I think your chocolate oatmeal will be yummy. I have used chocolate almond milk in mine. Yummy

  5. Yes, we should get together, I agree. I’m gonna check out the app. I like taking pictures with the iPad but haven’t been able to figure out how to get them on my blog without downloading them to my PC first. Weekends and evenings work for me! Maybe a weekend morning coffee sometime?

  6. Oh my gosh…we should totally get together. I do 95% of my blog from my IPad. I use the BlogPress App. When blogging in the App, you click on the camera at the top right, and this gives you the option to chose from your media library. Then you pick a picture that is stored on your iPad. Make sense? I did learn how to do the pages, but in order to update them , I do have to use the laptop for that.

  7. How do you take a picture with your iPad and then posit to your blog?