Chicken Tikki Masala and Painting

September 25, 2013

Tuesday was full of the unexpected and I loved it! I have been working on redecorating a spare bedroom for several weeks now. By redecorating, I mean….planning what I am going to eventually do. Pinning ideas on Pinterest, jotting down notes of things I want for the room, and eventually, picking a paint color for the walls and buying it. Since I finally did buy the paint, I had planned to spend all day Tuesday painting the room, painting the bed (that was mine in high school), and painting a small chest (that was also mine in high school). Late Monday, a friend suggested a movie at 11:00 am on Tuesday. I’m a sucker for going to the movies. I LOVE going to the movies. I like to wear comfy clothes, sneak in a coffee under my sweatshirt, and grab that front row seat with the bar in front of it so I can plop my feet up there and relax. That’s exactly what happened! We saw “We are the Miller’s” and I thought it was hilarious. Raunchy in parts, but to me, hilarious.

Then…….home to paint. I had planned on spending a couple of hours painting, then taking the dogs for a walk, then exercising.  Except for making dinner, I spent the rest of the day painting! Right up until about 10:00 pm, I was painting away, with the tunes playing, reminding the dogs to keep their noses out of the paint can. I can hardly wait to get back in there today! Curtains are bought, new bedding is bought, I picked out a few new accessories for the bathroom, now I just need to finish painting the furniture, and get it all put back together!

I’m painting light blue over this…….and that’s my headboard from high school that I passed onto Tess. She moved and left it here!

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Dinner was quick and easy, but really good.

I found this Tikka Masala sauce at World Market awhile back, and we both really liked it, so I went back for more.

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The only thing you have to do is cut up chicken breast in bite sized cubes, cook in Olive Oil, then add the sauce and simmer. One serving of sauce = 3 PPV. Since we’re kinda digging the Quinoa, I served it over Quinoa that I cooked in Chicken broth. I was in a hurry, so a can of peas accompanied our dinner.

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Breakfast – Oatmeal made in the Crockpot!

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Snack

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Lunch

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Snack

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Dinner

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Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

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 = Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats (4)

Snack = Nonfat Latte (3)

Lunch = Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt, Strawberries (3)

Snack = 2 oz. of Chicken, 1 Slice of Provolone (4)

Snack =  Un-Pictured 12 Almonds (2)

Dinner = 6 oz. of Chicken, Tiki Marsala Sauce, 1/2 C. Quinoa, 1/2 Cup Peas  (14)

Total = 30

Today’s Exercise = 6 Hours of Painting?

How many glasses of water I drank today = 15+

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