A Morning at the Dog Park!

November 5, 2013

Having a Plan

Simply waking up on Monday morning and knowing that I had a “Plan”, got my day off to a great start and I felt ready to take on the challenges of the days ahead of me. My friend that I had planned to walk with had to cancel our walk on Monday morning, and I knew that was not a “Free Pass” for me to skip my exercise for the day. I wasn’t in the mood to walk by myself, so I took Tucker to the Dog Park. He may actually enjoy the Dog Park more than he enjoy’s having his belly rubbed. Although I’m not certain. When he is having his belly rubbed, his eyes roll back in his head. When he is running across the field at the Dog Park, I SWEAR he is smiling.

We met all sorts of interesting People AND Dogs at the Dog Park!


Some of the dogs were MUCH bigger, so we just observed…..




Everyone stopped to say “hi”….(aka….smell each other)




Tucker really liked the doggies that were his own size……



This little girl was our favorite and we spent most of our time with her. 🙂


 I’m going to have to add in a Weekly Visit to the Dog Park to my exercise schedule! Yay! More Planning!!




Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal













Roasted Veggies

I’ve simplified the ingredients in the Roasted Veggies just a bit, and I love the taste and I mostly love having to grab less ingredients! You can click on the Roasted Veggies Link, or follow the Simplified Ingredients below. Both are great!


1/3 C. Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Italian Seasonings

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt


Mix all above ingredients. Add whatever veggies you have. Roast in the oven at 400 for 35-40 minutes.



I Grilled up two Chicken Breast, cut them into bite sized pieces and set them aside.

I cut up these Chicken Sausages into bite sized pieces and cooked them in the skillet until crisp.



I cooked this package of Green Giant Honey Roasted Sweet Corn.




Then I put ALL of the above items into a big skillet.




I let the sauce from the corn simmer with everything else for about 5 minutes.




(The Points on this will vary depending on the amount of meat and potatoes you eat, so you’ll have to measure those items for your best estimate.


 I’ve got all sorts of leftovers for Mike’s lunches this week!


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 = Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal, Coffee with skim milk (6)

Snack = 24 Almonds (5)

Lunch = Open Faced 4 Egg White Sandwich with Cheese and 1/8 Avocado on Light English Muffin, Honeycrisp Appe (7)

Snack = Grapes (0)

Dinner = Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Red Onion, Mushrooms, Chicken Breast, Chicken Sausage, Olive Oil (10)

Total = 28


Exercise = Walk/Jog  2.25 Miles at the Dog Park. Walk/Jog 2.0 Miles in the Neighborhood.


Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 10

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 28

Alcohol consumption = none


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