It’s Just About Healthy Livin’

March 6, 2014

At Weight Watcher’s they say….It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Way of Life. And it’s true. It is. You are learning to eat healthy. You are learning facts about different foods and how they affect your body. You are learning a proper portion size. You are learning to try new foods. But still, in the back of my mind….I’m like….well, I am on a diet. I’m trying to lose weight. That’s a diet. Some weeks, I work harder than others to make that number on the scale go down.

Speaking of the scale……It has felt good to get up in the mornings and not feel the need to step on the scale this last two weeks. Let me say that again. It has felt good to get up in the mornings and not feel the need to step on the scale this last two weeks. I still haven’t looked at the number from my weigh in last Friday. I can’t really think of a good reason to look at it. I don’t even feel guilty about it. I am not letting that scale determine my mood, and if I got on it, it might, good or bad. I wish it didn’t, but for now, it seems to be, and this is how I have decided to deal with it. 

I know that this week that I have made good choices. I have planned without over thinking. I have cooked and played in the kitchen a lot without any unplanned snacking. I have measured and weighed portions. I have exercised everyday since last Friday, except for Tuesday. I worked TWO days in the food truck, but ate my planned lunch at home after work. I socialized, had dinner out and had my adult beverages over the weekend and I kept track of everything. I just made good choices. I made healthy choices. I passed on bread, I left food on my plate.  I am not focusing on losing weight, but simply living healthy, making good choices and paying attention.

I relieved some pressure off of myself by going back to basics. Planning, tracking, getting a good balance of foods, and exercise. Continuing down this path will lead me to lose those final pounds, but honestly….right now, it’s not about feeling like I am trying to lose weight. 

It’s Just About Healthy Livin’.

These are the choices that I made yesterday……

Breakfast

I’m hooked on Corn Tortilla’s lately. Those little guys are only 1 PPV per tortilla.

Corn Tortilla’s with Scrambled Egg Whites, Sautéed Spinach

and One Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge

divided between the two tortilla’s

Pico and Sour Cream

5 PPV

I filled these, then threw them on a hot skillet. Yum.

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Snack

1/2 C. Kashi and 1 T. Pumpkin Seeds

4 PPV

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Snack

Nonfat Latte, Apple

2 PPV

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Snack

Strawberries

0 PPV

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Lunch

1/2 (1 Cup) Serving Butternut Squash Chili, 1/4 Smashed Avocado

4 PPV

I like to smash up 1/4 Avoado with Sea Salt and a little lime juice. It’s a great condiment for lot’s of things! I save the rest of the avocado in an air tight container with the seed for future use!

It does add 2 PPV to your meal, so chose wisely what you’d like to top!

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Snack

Banana

0 PPV

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Dinner

Caramelized Red Onion’s and Brussels Sprouts

Not so much a recipe, but just an idea. If you like onions, and if you like brussels sprouts. then I’m pretty sure, you’ll like this. I sautéed the brussels sprouts in Garlic infused Olive Oil along with Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt until they browned a bit. 

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In another skillet, I cooked a red onion in the same flavored olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Then I put the onions and the brussels sprouts on a cookie sheet coated with nonstick Olive Oil Cooking Spray. I then gave them a good sprinkle of Balsamic Vinegar and tossed them around on the cookie sheet.

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I put these in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes.

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Tilapia

This is a really simple way to bake tilapia, and I like simple. I found this recipe HERE

Wash your tilapia and pat it dry.

Place the fish in an iron skillet coated with non-stick cooking spray.

Sprinkle each fillet with sea salt, cracked black pepper, lime zest and the juice of one lime.

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 Top each fillet with a thin pad of butter. I used about 1/3 of a Tablespoon.

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Bake in the oven at 375 for 8-12 minutes.

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Tilapia, Sweet Potato

Caramelized Red Onions and Brussels Sprouts

9 PPV

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Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

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

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = Breakfast Taco’s, Coffee with Skim Milk (6)

Snack = Kashi, Pumpkin Seeds, Latte, Fresh Fruit (6)

Lunch = 1/2 Serving Butternut Squash Chili with 1/4 Avocado (4)

Snack = fruit (0)

Dinner = Tilapia, Sweet Potatoe, Onions and Brussels Sprouts (9)

Total = 25

Exercise = 5K Training, Additional 40 minutes of walking

How many glasses of water I drank = 9

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 6

Activity Points Earned This Week = 20

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 11

Alcohol Consumption = none

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

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2 responses to It’s Just About Healthy Livin’

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com March 6, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  2. AWESOME, Julie!