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Appleicious!!

October 31, 2012

It’s a day of Apple’s. I really wanted to get in my fruits and veggies today, and my crisper is full of Honey-crisp apples. While I do enjoy eating an apple the old fashioned way, I like to change things up a bit too. Then I discovered apple flavored things that I could NOT pass up!

I ate these apple slices……..after they soaked in the juice of an orange and a lemon for 2 hours.

I had this for breakfast……cooked apples over oatmeal.

And I tried this gum, for the obvious reason…..

It’s APPLE PIE flavor!!

And…..I had these as a snack. An awesome Trader Joe’s find.
Cinnamon Apple Snack Sticks
20 sticks
2 PPV

But, before I continue with the details of my Appleicious day, let me back up a bit to let you know just how big of an idiot I truly am.

Do you know the difference between a Parsnip and a Turnip?

I may be one of the few that doesn’t……or didn’t. 🙂

When I first found THIS recipe, I left out the Brussels sprouts and the parsnips, because I was certain I wouldn’t like either. Eventually, I did add in the Brussels sprouts, and to my delight, I actually like them! I decided to try the parsnips.

I went to the grocery store, and bought these…..

I even Googled…..”how to prepare parsnips”, and I didn’t think that MY parsnips looked like the parsnips I found on the YouTube video. but I cut them up anyway, and prepared them, the entire time, wondering why my parsnips were purple??? (I did NOT like them.)

So….today, I bought the real deal. It even says so on the bag!!!

I think they look like white carrots…..and I will be cooking them for dinner!

Okay, change of plans. We are going out to dinner. I roasted these anyway. I was outside and almost caught the house on fire for the SECOND time this week!

I just wanted to know what they tasted like……

Kinda like a potato, which I had read. Probably much better NOT burnt!

I will give Parsnips a try again, now that I actually know what a parsnip is.

🙂

Click HERE for the simple recipe for soaking your apple slices in a combination of Orange and Lemon Juice!

A great ZERO PPV Snack! And it takes FOREVER to eat!

🙂

I was craving something warm and yummy on such a chilly morning, and I am actually tired of eggs (okay, fine, we are out of eggs). It really was time for a little variety though. I found this recipe a while back. Click HERE for the original recipe for “Apples in a Bag”.

Put it all (apples, water, sweetener, cinnamon and cornstarch) in the bag…….

Close the bag, shake the bag……..

Vent the bag about an inch, and microwave for 2-3 minutes……..

Pour over whatever you would like!
Pancakes……frozen yogurt…….oatmeal……..

Or…..eat them alone!

I ate them over my oatmeal…….warm and cozy……
4 PPV

Lunch
Salad from the grocery store salad bar with mixed varieties of lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and a variety of kidney and garbanzo beans. I then topped it with my left over Turkey Taco Meat (it’s gone now), and chopped it all up!
7 PPV

Dinner
Chicken Tortilla Soup
4 PPV

Salad Bar
8 PPV

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 = 4
Snack = 2
Lunch = 7
Dinner = 12

Total = 25

Activity Points Earned Today = 2
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 8


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

Its not like the annual pap exam isn’t already humiliating enough, but the thoughtless nurse/aide that got my height and weight, blurted it out in the hallway as she wrote it down! I am terrible at thinking of things to say when I am caught off guard because I don’t want to be rude, I don’t want to embarrass myself, and I don’t want to say anything I might regret, but I wanted to say …..”Was it really necessary for you to announce my weight in the middle of the hallway filled with other people? It’s not like I asked you how much I weigh?” I was afraid it would come out really angry and I would just look like an idiot, so I said nothing. I have complained about being weighed at this particular Dr. Office before and the manner in which it is handled. I love the Doctor, I just have never cared for the office. When I mentioned one time that I didn’t want to be weighed because I did weight watchers and could just tell them my weight, the nurse/aide insisted! When I complained to the Doctor, she told me she was sorry, but to just tell them to write my weight down, but not tell me. Well, I forgot to tell her there was no need to tell me what I weighed, so she told me……..and everyone else that was standing around!!!! You are probably wondering why I give a rats ass since I post my weight for the world to see weekly anyhow. I wondered the same thing. I guess it’s just because if someone is reading my blog, the topic of the blog is MY WEIGHT, and it’s likely expected that I would mention it, and it’s on MY TERMS. Wow……needed to get that off my chest. thanks for listening. I feel better.

🙂

I am trying to keep a happy face while waiting……..

I typed this while waiting on the doc, without my new wireless keyboard! My neck and shoulders are gonna be KILLING me later!

This is me thinking about punching that nurse/aide in the face!

Moving on…….I totally forgot to mention how I almost burned down the house on Sunday! I made an egg, then left the pan on the burner with the spatula in it and the burner on!!! I ate, then went up to my room, and Tess and I hung out for a while. When I opened my bedroom door later, the entire house was filled with smoke! I can’t believe NONE of the smoke detectors went off, and they are all NEW with NEW batteries!!! Tess and I ran around the whole house opening all the windows and turning on all the fans. It took ALL day to get the nasty smell out!

I couldn’t get this spatula out of this pan for anything!!!

They were my Pampered Chef favorites!!

I am just glad I hadn’t left the house for the day. I really do think I have guardian angels.

🙂

At some point this weekend, Tucker turned my head into a pillow. It happens a lot actually……in the bed…..on the couch…….in the chair……..but I rarely happen to have my iPad in my lap when it happens, so I took advantage of the photo opportunity……..the guy truly loves to have his picture taken!!

This dog loves to hug!!

Who wouldn’t want to hug my head anyhow??

My bangs are the same color as his hair!

I think he thinks I’m his natural mother!

Oddly, I’m okay with that. 🙂


Breakfast
Egg Whites, Bacon Pieces, Reduced Fat Cheddar
Toast, Pumpkin Butter
6 PPV

Early Lunch
Sushi from the deli
6 Pieces
6 PPV

Later Lunch
Sushi from the deli
6 pieces
6 PPV

Snack/Early Dinner?
Baked Chips, Turkey Taco Meat, Reduced Fat Cheddar
Sprite Zero
6 PPV

Uh…..this was delicious!

Then I made a pizza with the leftover Turkey Taco Meat.

1/6 of this pizza is 6 PPV

I didn’t do so great getting in all my veggies, so I had 1/12 of the pizza and some Green Giant Veggies in garlic Sauce…..

4 PPV

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 = 6
Lunch (1) = 6
Lunch (2) = 6
Snack/Dinner = 6
Actual Dinner = 4

Total = 28

Activity Points Earned Today = 2
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 15

URG! I went over on my Points today by TWO, but hopefully the ridiculous amount of water I drank and the walk I took, will even things out!!

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

More information that you need to know……..

Typically I clean house, top to bottom, the first Saturday of the month. I keep things picked up all the time, but I hate to mop, dust, vacuum, bathrooms! ick! But, throughout the month, I clean as needed. Since the house seemed unusually dusty, I cleaned some on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday! I got it all done a weekend early! (Maybe I completely forgot to clean last month? Eeeekkkk….that’s a possibility) Since Tess was home for the weekend, I thought it would be fun if she helped. She disagreed. Surprise!

In between cleaning and laundry and yard-work, we did manage to have a little fun too! (Mike worked a lot of hours trying to make up for what he missed last week…….the guy really works a lot!)

Saturday night, Tess and I went to the Plaza for Waterfire? It really was cool. Lots of fires built on the creek with different types of entertainment all up and down Brush Creek. This is the 4th year of the artist display at the Plaza.

There were dancers on the stage with an awesome light show………

……….beers vendors (Yay Beer!), hula girls and fire twirlers! It was a little chilly out, but it was fun to bundle up in sweaters and scarves and wear our boots!

We were right by Seasons 52 during all the festivities, so we decided to step in out of the cold for some red wine. (I do love that she is 21!)

We shared a couple of appetizers…..

Garlic Chicken Flatbread and Goat Cheese Ravioli!

Then we met a few friends for Karaoke and beer. It ended up being a super late night with a trip through Taco Bell Drive thru to end the night!!

Tess graduates and moves back home in December. We could really be dangerous together!

Sunday we took Tucker on a long walk, and we were both fascinated at the sight of one single cotton plant….

……..so we picked some and brought it home to Mike. He actually seemed equally as impressed as we were!

Then we headed to Trader Joes for dinner groceries. They had the cutest little pumpkin patch just outside the front door.

We couldn’t resist the opportunity for a picture!

Then we went to Chipotle for lunch, hit the frozen yogurt store for a little something sweet, then home to watch the Chiefs lose. Urg!

We had a great weekend, and I ate a half of a lot of things. I tracked everything I ate, and I got my walks in and some lawn work. I did my Physical Therapy at home, which is truly a challenge simply because it takes forever and is so boring. But hopefully the shoulder and neck will feel better soon…..

Here are the weekend eats!

Saturday Morning Breakfast

Oatmeal Banana Pancake
Topped with Better N Peanut Butter, Banana and a drizzle of Honey
6 PPV

Saturday Lunch
Grilled Better N Peanut Butter and Jelly
5 PPV

And a pear…..

Snack…..Tess and I shared leftovers from Friday Night…..
I just ate carrots and one bite of meat and potatoes
2 PPV

Seasons 52
Wine
9 PPV

Goat Cheese Ravioli
1/2 serving
5 PPV

Garlic Chicken Flatbread
1/2 serving
5 PPV

Beer
11 PPV

Taco Bell
7-layer Burrito
13 PPV

Sunday Breakfast
Toast, cheese, egg
4 PPV


Sunday Lunch
Burrito Bowl
No rice, chicken, black beans, tomato and corn salsa, lite sour cream, lite cheese and lettuce
12 PPV?


Snack
Frozen Yogurt
Oatmeal Cookie Flavor!
6 PPV

I made tacos for dinner, but just wasn’t hungry at all, so I skipped dinner. Later in the evening I had a banana and a piece of toast with Trader Joes Honey Apple Butter! Yum……
2 PPV

Saturday = 56 PPV
Sunday = 24 PPV

I ate 48 of my 49 weekly allowance points, so I will only eat 26 PPV the rest of the week and get in my cardio. I overestimated on several things over the weekend if I was unsure, which I think I have been doing a lot of anyway, so it should be a great week!

Tess went home Sunday after the Chiefs loss. I follow her on twitter, and here is her tweet!

“Parents to me as I’m about to go back to Pitt “if you hit a deer, just call us and we’ll come get you”…..thanks guys.”

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

Only Up Three Pounds……

October 27, 2012

Yes……. that is my positive attitude shining through……

I went to my WW meeting Friday morning ready to rejuvenate, ready to plan, ready to do what needs to be done. I have enjoyed my little four week break (that sounds terrible), but its time to get back at it! AND….we are going on vacation in 11 weeks, and I would like be under 160!!

Breakfast
Latte, WW Crackers, Banana

5 PPV

Lunch….

I think I might be eating this a lot this winter!

Topped with a little Trader Joes Lite Mozzarella…….

Grapes,
1/2 Pumpkin Bagel Thin with 1/2 Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Wedge
and Pumpkin Butter
9 PPV

Dinner…

Flank Steak
Roasted Carrots
Potatoes
Spinach Salad with Feta and Pears and Walnuts

Marinate for flank steak

1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon liquid smoke

I like to marinate overnight in a ziploc bag, then grill the flank steak for 6 to 7 minutes on each side. After removing from the grill, let sit for about 10 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain.

While you are cooking the flank steak, bring the marinade to a boil, then boil for about 5 minutes. This taste great over the meat when serving, or over your potatoes….or carrots…..or dip your dinner roll in it! It doesn’t matter….its just delicious!!!


This is the second time I have made these potatoes. I knew Tess would love them. She is a potatoaholic! This was a Pinterest Recipe. I spent a lot of time last night doing some reading on the website where I found this recipe. She has some great recipes I want to try, and I love the way she writes. She lives in the country and refers to her husband as Marlboro Man. Very entertaining!

Click HERE to get the potato recipe and check out her website.

For the carrots……I used the same thing I have been using the last couple of weeks to roast veggies. Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper and Italian Seasoning. the oven at 400 and about 35 minutes seems to be working just right for most veggies.

Dinner
13 PPV

Beer
11 PPV

Wine
4 PPV

The food I ate today and it’s PPV.

Breakfast = 5
Lunch = 9
Dinner = 13
Drinks = 15

Total = 42

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 33
How many glasses of water I drank today = 8

It’s going to be an AMAZING week!!


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

Girl Time!

October 26, 2012

Tess is home from school for Fall Break, so we enjoyed some good girl time……

There is a new First Watch super close to our house, so we started there…….AND….they have Pumpkin Pancakes!

(she hates this picture, but I like it because she looks 12 instead of 21)

(she also hated the fact that I made her take my picture with my iPad) 🙂


I ordered my usual Egg White Omelet with dry Multi Grain Toast, and we ordered the pancake to share.

13 PPV?

The pancake had just the right amount of pumpkin flavor and tasted wonderful without butter OR syrup!

I look at this……and I just think……..ahhhh…..I love you Pumpkin.

I only ate half of the omelet…….(I notice I am getting much better at leaving food on my plate, which might actually explain the fact that as off track as I feel that I have been, I haven’t actually gained a bunch of weight!)

Then we went in search of a wireless keyboard for me!

It’s sooooo tiny! But I am typing on it right now, and my shoulders feel relaxed and I am sitting up straight!

For my lunch/snack, I mixed 1/2 cup nonfat greek plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of PB2 Chocolate, One Truvia and a sliced banana.

4 PPV

Total Creamy Yumminess……..

Then, since Tess was in town, and so was my niece, we decided to have Family Girls Night Out!

We went out for a little Italian. I shared an order of Grilled Salmon and Garlic Mashed Potatoes with my mom, and I had two glasses of Red Wine. I was craving a big bowl of pasta, but took a bite of my nieces to satisfy my craving. I get so wrapped up in conversation sometimes, that I forget to take pictures of my food, but after I ate, I remembered to try for a group photo in our dark, little, cozy booth.

My mom, me, my two nieces and my kid. 🙂

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 = 13
Lunch = 4
Dinner = 26

Total = 43

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 6

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

Just another day…….

October 25, 2012

Lots going on, nothing fun or crazy, just trying to mark all the task off of the “To Do List”, which leaves little time for creative blogging!

I am trying to type as little as possible until I get my new keyboard. A lot of my shoulder and neck issues are a result of bad posture while typing. Damn!

Breakfast

English Muffin, Better N Peanut Butter, Banana, Coffee
4 PPV

Look at the size of these grapes!!


Snack
0 PPV


Lunch

(I worked at The Food Truck today, and I usually end up having lunch there. The food is alllllll so good!)

Chicken Salad
6 PPV


Chili
6 PPV


Dinner
Salad
Rotisserie Chicken with Left Over Roasted Brussels Sprouts
12 PPV

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 and it’s PPV.

Breakfast = 4
Snack = 0
Lunch = 12
Dinner = 12

Total = 28

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 8

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

"In The Zone" or out?????

October 25, 2012

I feel as though I went from being completely “In The Zone” to……

“What’s a Zone?”

I feel like the change happened over night……FOUR WEEKS AGO!

The last four weeks have been……..anything but balanced, that’s for certain. I keep thinking of ways to move forward, then not making the changes necessary.

It’s so hard sometimes to do the things that make me feel so good, and so easy sometimes…..(Hell, who am I kidding?)……easy ALL THE TIME to do the things that make me feel so bad? When I do the hard thing, I feel great both physically and mentally. When I do the easy thing, I feel like sh*t. All over!

The hard thing?…….Taking the time to plan…..(meals, exercise time, grocery shopping)……then following through.

The easy thing? Doing whatever comes to my brain first, then without even thinking about the consequences, following through.

I haven’t really done HORRIBLE…..but I haven’t been quite as strict, and I will only make progress if I get back to the basics. I weighed this morning. I really FEARED 170 after our long weekend trip, but I was pleased to see 168, so I’m only up 3 pounds.

So it’s time to buckle down and get back “In The Zone”.

A little bad news…….I have been instructed by the Physical Therapy Team that taking a break from Bootcamp is highly recommended until my shoulder and neck are much improved. I was having to modify so much at Bootcamp, I really wasn’t benefitting anyway. 🙁

I will focus on my physical therapy exercises and cardio, and get back to work!

Side note……..

I had a dream Tuesday night that Mike and I had a glass house, and I was showering, and I forgot to pull the privacy curtains (I was aware that we had them). Our neighbors next door (the actual older couple that love next door!), called to complain because it was such a hideous sight!!! Ouch.

You think my subconscious is talking to me???
(Oh…..I dream really, really weird)

Tuesdays Eats……

English Muffin, Pumpkin Butter, Banana, Coffee
4 PPV


Lunch

I met Mike for lunch and we went to a Pub by his work for Taco Tuesday. I ordered two. We rarely do lunch dates and I was so excited to see him in the middle of the day, I forgot to take a picture! Lunch for the two of us was EIGHT BUCKS! Who doesn’t love a Taco Tuesday???

12 PPV

Dinner

I tried something new! I roasted lots of veggies, and included Turnips.

I will NOT be trying turnips a second time. I didn’t hate them , but I didn’t like them much either. But hey, I tried…….


I really wasn’t even sure how to cut it up! So I watched a YouTube Video. loser…….

Added it to the rest…….

Olive oil, Italian Seasoning, Salt and Pepper……

Along with some Skillet Tilapia…..

I drizzled just a little melted butter on the tilapia right before I took it out of the skillet! Yummmmmmmm

Easy clean up too!

12 PPV

I am loving the Roasted Brussels Sprouts!

The food I ate and it’s PPV.

Breakfast = 4
Lunch = 12
Dinner = 12

Total = 28

Activity Points Earned Today = 2
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 12

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

Late night Post!

October 24, 2012

The day got away from me……so no time to be witty!
Monday’s eats!
Breakfast
English muffin, egg whites, cheese, deli turkey
6 PPV

Lunch
Taco Soup (I was so happy to find some lunch in the freezer!)
Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge
9 PPV

Thai Chicken Pizza

Pizza and Salad
16 PPV


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 and it’s PPV.
Breakfast = 6
Lunch = 9
Dinner = 16
Total = 31
Activity Points Earned Today = 4
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 10

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

Memphis Baby!

October 22, 2012

We had such a great weekend. I really didn’t know what to expect from Memphis, and as much as I was NOT looking forward to the car ride……….WE HAD A BLAST!

The car ride was ridiculous! The drive was beautiful with all the trees changing colors……….

……..we discovered the rental van had a DVR, so we stopped at a Kum-n-Go (the name makes me giggle like a junior high kid) to rent Wanderlust at The Red Box, (I hope someone remembers to return that!), we snacked on homemade chocolate chip cookies (I only had two, geeezzzzz they were good)……………thanks Becky!

We made lots of potty stops, (I really want to think this isn’t my fault) and Laura can make looking at a blank wall fun, so everything in between was just stupid and fun!

We stayed at the Westin on Beale Street, so all of the festivities were right outside our door! When we got there, we sat in the lobby with our luggage and coolers and drank beer. We were just so excited to be there! After two beers and causing a scene in the lobby, we checked in, then went for our first stroll down Beale Street!

There was so much to look at! Street performers, horse and buggy rides, food and drink everywhere, and lots and lots of very interesting people watching!

We decided on a place for dinner Friday night, and I had quite possibly the best chicken I have ever had in a tomato sauce over rice……oh, and beer! I am not sure how many beers I had by dinner, but my food is in that blue bowl…….I can’t believe I remembered to take the picture!

The rest of the evening involved Karaoke, a Dual Piano Bar with a community drink……….

……..more people watching, walking and beer drinking!

Saturday was filled with lots of adventure and trying to see as much as we could…….without missing out on good people watching and beer drinking……

We headed to The Peabody to watch the ducks……….

I have never seen such a thing……now I can say that I have.

Then we went to the Duck Mansion on the top of the building……..(my pictures of that aren’t so great, but here’s me and my date!)

We saw where the ducks live when they are not hanging out in the beautiful lobby of The Peabody. After all of the excitement, we were starving, and went in search of Gus’ Famous Fried Chicken! We found it! I was craving Fried Pickles! I shared.

Holy Memphis! That was some good spicy Fried Chicken!

Then to the Trolley!

We took a little tour…….

Somebody has to pee again…….(there was a lot of that)…..so we got off.

And found our way here…….(after the potty break of course)……

This is where Martin Luther King was assassinated.

The outside of the museum is where he was shot on the balcony just outside of room #306, before they were to go to dinner that evening.

We didn’t schedule enough time to go through the museum, but I would go back to Memphis just to go through it!

After a bit of sight seeing and the trolley ride, we were thirsty…….so we stopped here!

Here, we met Reggie…….(he’s the guy in the middle)…..

We were having a great time with Reggie, and he highly recommended we have the grilled Oysters……..ICK!

I guess you have to like them to start with.

There were so many great places to go, it was hard to decide!

The people watching could NOT have been better. We sat upstairs and outside for a bit at this one place and we were able to watch lots of interesting people walk by and drive by! Check out this car! Laura knows I love chrome, so she pointed it out! I’m getting one next weekend!

I think shortly after this we all stood on the streets drinking cold beer and sharing possibly the best chicken nachos I have ever eaten! I think it’s the only food I forgot to take a picture of!

We did a little evening shopping in the streets!

You guys! It’s a ring AND a bracelet! The guy was really gonna give me a deal too! I promised him I would come back, then I drank more beer…..and forgot.

By then, it was time to eat again! We went to BB Kings!

Earlier in the day, Laura and Melissa (neither one of them has ever met a stranger!), spent quite a bit of time trying to convince Phil, the door man, to waive our cover charge when we came back later for dinner. They are ALWAYS looking for a deal.

While they were trying to get a deal, I went to the other side of the street to the beer stand! There all over! I loved it!

Later, we all paid the cover, and went inside.

The music was awesome! The food was to DIE for! Nobody served a bad meal. Either we got lucky, or everything in Memphis taste incredible!

It’s just a salad, but the fried onions that came on top of it were so crunchy and tasty!

Breakfast Sunday was one last meal…….on Beale……..

Waffle, turkey sausage and a poached egg. The poached egg threw them off a little, but they got it right and that waffle was delish!

Then we said good-bye to Memphis and hit the road. It was our (me and Mike) turn to be Pilot and Co-pilot. Damn it. I closed my eyes a lot. We only had one close call and we didn’t argue once. I did wake up from a dream once and yelled at Mike because I thought he was passing on a hill, but turns out, we were in a passing lane, on our own side of the road, so I went back to sleep.

Lunchtime!

I can’t remember the name of this place…….but it was super cute! I left my camera in the car. I was too tired to go get it. But I made Mike take a picture of my food!

Brisket sandwich (melted in my mouth!) and a baked potato.

Then a few of us shared Peanut Butter Cup Pie! I think I had the most bites…….

We had an awesome weekend with a great group of friends! We began our countdown for our trip with the same friends to Punta Cana in January!

83 days!!

Monday! Fruits and veggies and BOOTCAMP!

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

I’m not sure how I can make preparing for one weekend, consume so much of my time, but for crying out loud!

I try to pack very little, so I like to plan out what I’m wearing, down to the jewelry, then I take pictures……I KNOW! Ridiculous! Right???

Having house sitters, I want to make sure things are all tidy, so I am cleaning……..

Then there’s the snacks! It’s a road trip, so I need snacks and drinks that are point friendly.

Ahhhhhhh……..I took some time to enjoy my breakfast, without being in a hurry, and browsed the magazine for a few outfit ideas……

I totally have a Khaki jacket like that, gray tank and similar boots! Packed! The skirt is probably what pulls it all together and I DO NOT have skirt legs! Maybe jeans……….

Camouflage pants and a sweatshirt Jacket! This is soooooo me!

Breakfast
Egg Whites with Cheese,
English Muffin with Laughing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese and
Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin Spice Coffee with Steamed Milk
8 PPV

Lunch
Progreso Light Italian Style Meatball Soup
Canned Sweet Peas
6 PPV
(Entire can of soup with a few peas added)

So filling!

Dinner was out! Who has time to cook when you spend an entire day packing for a two day trip??? (I am so ridiculous!) We hit the Mexican joint. I know. Two nights in a row! But, it was a different place, and I had Chicken Fajitas, not chicken Tacos! Such a big difference. 🙂

I ate all of the chicken and veggies, the sour cream, and the gauc, a few bites of the beans and rice, and one White Corn Tortilla.

15? PPV

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 = 8
Lunch = 6
Dinner = 16

Total = 29

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 10

Look out Memphis! Here comes trouble!

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