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I decided to go ahead and write a post since I had some time to kill at the airport before heading to Dallas.

I made record time getting to the airport, the place where I park my car had a shuttle ready to go right when I pulled in, I got a random Pre-Check at security, and five minutes before take-off, they told me I was the last stand by passenger that they would let on! Everything worked out perfect!

I love this breakfast! I found it by following another blogger. My lunch reminds me of something you’d find a grade schooler having on a Saturday afternoon, and dinner was a simple Salmon Salad that could be made at home.

It’s just after 6:00 am and Tess (my Daughter) and I are headed to Downtown Dallas to RUN The Color Run!! Whoo! Whoo!

Pre-Breakfast

Cinnamon Spice Coffee

Frothy Skim Milk

Cinnamon

1 PPV

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Breakfast

Danica’s Egg Roll, Salsa

Banana with 1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter

5 PPV

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Lunch

Grilled PB&J, Carrots, Apple

5 PPV

 

2 Slices Trader Joe’s Sprouted 7 Grain Bread

1 T. Country Crock Light

1 T. Blackberry Simply Fruit

1. Better n’ Peanut Butter 

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It’s amazing how far 1 T. of something can go when you have a craving! These slices of bread are a bit small, but this completely satisfied my craving for a PB&J Sandwich! Total Kid Plate!

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Snack

Leftover Stuffed Bell Pepper

5 PPV

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Dinner

Mixed Green Salad with Salmon and Vinaigrette

Red Wine

20 PPV

I hate to use the flash in the middle of a restaurant sometimes. The roundish thing in front of the salmon is a piece of Fried Goat Cheese. I only at about a 1/3 of it, but it was delicious!!

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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 = Egg Roll, Banana & PB, Coffee with Skim Milk (6)

Lunch = PB&J, Carrots, Apple (5)

Snack = Stuffed Bell Pepper (5)

Dinner = Salad, Salmon, Wine (20)

Total = 36

Exercise = none

How many glasses of water I drank = 12

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 0

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 39

Alcohol Consumption = Wine

 

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

Keeping it short today. Heading to Dallas this afternoon, and lots to do! I won’t have a post on Saturday, but hopefully will get one in on Sunday when I get home.! I am so excited for this weekend’s visit to see Tess for The Color Run that we have been training for. I’ve ran 3 miles a few times now, so I know I’m ready! 

I tried a couple of new recipes yesterday that I liked! I hope you do too! Sorry these 21 Days of Meal’s have not been consistent, but they have gotten me to try a few new recipes and eat a few of my staple foods in a variety of ways!

Almond Joy Oatmeal
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 C. Quick Cooking Oats
  2. 1 Packet Sweetener
  3. 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
  4. 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  5. 3/4 Boiling Water
  6. 1 T. Toasted Unsweetened Coconut
  7. 1 T. Toasted Slivered Almonds
Instructions
  1. Toast coconut and almonds in a small skillet coated with Butter Flavored (or regular) Cooking Spray.
  2. Add first four ingredients to a bowl and mix.
  3. Add boiling water and mix well.
  4. Let sit for 2 minutes.
  5. Top with Almonds and Coconut!
Notes
  1. One Serving = 7 SmartPoints
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Lunch

Leftover’s!

Turkey Meatloaf

Roasted Asparagus

Whipped Cauliflower

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Dinner

Beef, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

I adapted this recipe from Skinnytaste.com. You can click HERE and check out one of her awesome recipes for Turkey Stuffed Peppers. She has a Santa Fe version that I want to try too! Her peppers have Turkey and Rice in them. I went with Beef and Quinoa. I’m never sure on seasonings, so I used her recipe for a reference. I have an old recipe for Stuffed Peppers that uses Campbell’s tomato soup, and I love that recipe. At Skinnytaste, she uses tomato sauce and chicken broth, and I decided that probably had a lot less sodium in it, so I went that route! I don’t eat a ton of red meat, but I still love it. I made these with Lean Ground Beef and had NO regrets! The Sweet Potato? I have no idea. It just sounded good.

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Beef, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 3 Large Bell Peppers. You pick your color, geezzz, or your price!
  2. 1 lb 95% Lean Ground Beef
  3. 1 Clove garlic, Minced
  4. 1/2 Onion, Minced
  5. Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  6. 1 tsp. Cumin
  7. 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  8. Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  9. 1/4 C.Tomato Sauce
  10. 1 C. Fat Free Chicken Broth
  11. 1 C. Cooked Quinoa
  12. 4 oz. Cooked Sweet Potato, Diced
  13. 1/2 C. 2% Colby and Monterey Jack
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cook onion and garlic for about 2 minutes in Olive Oil Spray.
  3. Add Hamburger, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper and cook until Hamburger is no longer pink.
  4. Add 1/4 Cup Tomato Sauce and 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth to the hamburger mixture.
  5. Stir and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add Cooked Quinoa and cooked diced Sweet Potato and mix well.
  7. Clean Peppers and cut in half. I cut them top to bottom. Remove seeds.
  8. Lay peppers in a baking dish and fill them up with the hamburger mixture!
  9. Pour the remaining 1/2 C. of Chicken Broth in the baking dish.
  10. Cover with foil and bake for about 35 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and top with cheese.
  12. Let the cheese melt and serve with a Side Salad!
  13. (I accidentally got all CHEESE EXCITED and added the cheese before I baked these. Taste fine, just not quite as pretty.)
Notes
  1. One Serving (1/2 Pepper) = 5 SmartPoints
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Dinner

Stuffed Bell Pepper 

Side Salad

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Dessert

Peach Vanilla Smoothie

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

 

The BEST part of my day? Charlotte smiling. 

The WORST part of my day? Dropping my loose face powder (and I had removed the lid that you sprinkle it out of, those always bug me!) and watching it go all over the carpet, then remembering that the vacuum broke on Saturday. I think I just sat there for about 5 minutes, just looking at it. It’s still there.

PROUDEST moment of the day? I ran 1.5 miles, then walked 1.5 miles. I really didn’t want to do anything.

The most RELAXING part of my day? The one hour drive I took with Charlotte (and a Starbuck’s Nonfat Latte) trying to make her happy. She just had a rough day.

FUNNIEST moment of the day? Reaching into the backseat, and into the backwards facing carseat, to find the binky somewhere close to Charlotte’s head, then poking Charlottes face with my finger to try to find her mouth so I could place said binky in mouth. 

MOST FRUSTRATING part of my day? Driving to the Arboretum at 5:30 pm (a great place to go for a walk and look at all the beautiful scenery, although it’s too early to see much color, I was looking forward to my nature walk) to a Closed Gate! ONE Day early for the Change of Season hours!!! It was in the 70’s and I was so looking forward to this!! I went to the park instead, which was fine.

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Okay, those are all of the parts that I can think of. Here’s the food part! 

Breakfast

Egg White Omelette

4 Egg Whites, 1 slice Kraft 2% Cheddar,

Leftover Asparagus, 2 slice’s Canadian Bacon    

Light English Muffin with 1 T. Blackberry Jam

Coffee with Skim Milk

8 PPV

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Snack

1/4 Kashi Go Lean Crunch

with a few Dry Cherries

2 PPV

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Lunch

Greek Yogurt Parfait

1 Cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt

1 packet sweetener

1 Cup Strawberries,  1/2 Banana, Dash of Cinnamon

3 PPV

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It’s 22 Grams of Protein!!

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Snack

Nacho’s….kinda

Baked Tostito’s

topped with Cheese and a few Tablespoons of

 Taco Soup that I made for dinner.

It just smelled so good sitting’ in that Crockpot all day long.

5 PPV

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Snack

Un-Pictured Nonfat Latte

3 PPV

 

Dinner

Taco Soup with Guess What?

One Wedge Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, Queso Flavor

6 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 = Omelet, English Muffing and coffee with skim milk (8)

Snack = Kashi, Dry Cherries (2)

Lunch = Greek Yogurt Parfait (3)

Snack = Nacho’s (5)

Snack = Un-pictured Latte (3)

Dinner = Taco Soup with Cheese (6)

Total = 27

You could certainly skip the afternoon Latte and Nacho’s and have a really nice Big Bowl of Taco Soup topped off with Light Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese and Baked Chips!!

Exercise = Ran 1.5 Miles, no stopping. Walked 1.5 Miles, no stopping. 🙂

How many glasses of water I drank = 9

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 6

Activity Points Earned This Week = 13

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”

A simple day at home with baby Charlotte.

My mom came to visit.

The dogs barked at everyone who passed by.

I remembered why changing pads were invented.

I did laundry. 

I ate yummy food.

I worked out.

Pretty much in that order.

Here are the day’s eats!

 

Breakfast

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Waffle

topped with Warm Cinnamon Apples

Cheesy Eggs made with

4 Scrambled Egg Whites

and 1 Slice of Kraft 2% Cheddar Cheese

Coffee with Skim Milk

6 PPV

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Snack

Strawberries & Light Microwave Popcorn

3 PPV

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Lunch

It’s so helpful to keep cooked quinoa in the fridge! I cooked up some extra chicken breast when I was grilling the other day, so lunch was a cinch!! Oh, and I seem to be on a bit of a Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge kick.

1/2 C. Cooked Quinoa with One Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge

and 3 oz. Grilled Chicken, Salsa

6 PPV

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Snack

Again, with the cheese wedge!

Pear with One Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge

1 PPV

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Dinner

Turkey Meatloaf

This recipe is taken from Skinnytaste.com. Click HERE to go to her site and check out ALL of her wonderful recipes!! I LOVE THIS MEATLOAF!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp ketchup (I use organic)
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.3 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I use 4c Whole Wheat)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • salt to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. 

Combine 2 T. Ketchup with the worcestershire sauce.

Saute Onion in Olive Oil.

In a medium bowl mix turkey, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, 1/4 cup ketchup, salt and marjoram. Place mixture into a loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on a baking pan. Spoon sauce on top.

Bake uncovered for 55-60 minutes, remove from oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing.

 

4 Larger Servings = 7 PPV per serving.

OR

8 Smaller Servings = 4 PPV per serving.

Her recipe, my picture. 🙂

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Roasted Asparagus

Whipped Cauliflower

I cut my meatloaf into 8 slices, and planned to eat two slices with dinner since I had the points available. I ate one slice while waiting for Mike to get home from work. It was almost 7:30 and I was starving! 

I ate 10 PPV

(including the piece of meatloaf I had before I filled up my plate)

This plate of food is 7 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 = Waffle, Eggs, Coffee with skim milk (6)

Snack = Fruit and Popcorn (3)

Lunch = Quinoa Bowl (6)

Snack = Pear, Cheese (1)

Dinner = Turkey Meatloaf, Asparagus, Whipped Cauliflower (10)

Total = 26

Exercise = 20 Minute Treadmill Workout with Intervals, 20 minutes of weights and abs.

How many glasses of water I drank = 9

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 11

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”

I really don’t have much to say today. This whole month, I have the pleasure of watching my grand daughter, baby Charlotte, so I spent the entire day watching her sleep and coo. Occasionally I gave her a bottle and a dry diaper, then I watched her sleep and coo some more. She’s perfect.

 Breakfast

Every Morning!

Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk.

If you like frothy milk, you should get a Milk frother.

Topped this one with Cinnamon

1 PPV

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Toasted Light English Muffin

with 2 T. Toasted Coconut and 1 tsp. Honey Drizzle

4 Scrambled Egg Whites, Salsa

7 PPV

I put 2 T. of coconut in a skillet coated with Butter Flavored Cooking Spray and toasted it just a bit. Easy. I top a dry, toasted English muffin with the coconut and drizzle 1 tsp of honey over the two halves. Love this! It is 6 PPV, so I went with my favorite low point Egg Whites to go with it.

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Lunch

Grocery Store Salad Bar

6 PPV

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Snack

This cereal isn’t just for eating in a bowl!

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Peanut Butter Honey Kashi

4 PPV

1/2 Cup Kashi Go Lean Cereal

1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter, Melted in microwave for about 10 seconds

1 tsp. honey

Mix all together and EAT! I was in the mood for something sweet and this is literally all I could come up with unless I left the house and bought something. It was pretty darned good. Kinda like a granola snack!

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Dinner 

I was so excited to make this Zucchini recipe, then I didn’t really care for it. I expected it to be really Crispy, hence the name. I should have flipped these half way through cooking, maybe that would have helped. The flavor was great, I just wasn’t a fan of the texture. You should probably try it for yourself. You be the judge. Or not. I love my grilled zucchini, and will go with that next time. 🙂

Grilled Chicken Breast, Zucchini Crisp, Baked Sweet Potato

7 PPV

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Dessert

I have a few favorites I make with this. Bulk it up with extra fruit and share it for dessert!

I did.

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Banana Peanut Butter Shake

Weigh Watchers French Vanilla Smoothie Mix

2 T. PB2, 1 C. Water, 1 C. Ice, 1 frozen Banana

Blend. Divide in half and share!

Top with thin Banana Slices, then take a picture.

2 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 = English Muffin, Egg Whites, Coffee (8)

Lunch = Salad (6)

Snack = Kashi with Peanut Butter and Honey (4)

Dinner = Chicken, Zucchini, Sweet Potato (7)

Dessert = Shake (2)

Total = 27

Exercise = none

How many glasses of water I drank = 8

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 7

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 11

Alcohol Consumption = none

Do YOU have a favorite Low Point Sweet Treat?

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

Shopping Day!!

April 8, 2014

After having breakfast with my dad on Sunday, I did a little shopping. It was time for a few spring colors. My closet consist of so much black and gray, it was literally screaming at me! “Buy some color!!” We are taking a trip to California Wine country at the end of this month with some friends, and I had an idea of a few things I wanted. Since gaining a few pounds, I haven’t bought anything because I was afraid I would have to buy a size 12 or a large, but I didn’t!! Yay! I bought size 10 white jeans (after trying on 20 pair!!) and a two pairs of size M pants that are colorful and will be fun to wear with flat sandals and a jean jacket. The tops I bought were a Medium and fit great. I was pleased.

Check out these PANTS!!! Too much?? I don’t care. I love em!

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These striped pants are like “gaucho” pants from back in the day. They are just above the ankle. Feel’s like P.J.’s which explains why I love them. LOVE my Target Hat!!

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I haven’t stepped on the scale in several weeks now (a decision I consciously made) and I am going more on how I feel and how my clothes feel, and doing my best to eat healthy, drink water and exercise. I know that I am still up 8 pounds or so, which doesn’t allow me to get into the jeans and shorts that I did buy in a size 8 last year. I will get there.

After shopping, Mike and I worked in the yard chopping down all of the tall grasses and finishing up trimming all of the bushes. Lot’s of raking and mowing and trimming. Bring on Spring!!

We took our Son and Daughter-In-Law to dinner to finish hearing about the trip that the two of them just took to Ecuador. They are making a documentary about a non-profit company that provides amputee’s with prosthetics that they are not able to afford. They met some incredible people with some amazing stories. A friend of theirs works for the company and they have been discussing the possibility of this trip for awhile now, so they decided Spring Break was the perfecto opportunity to do just that. I can hardly wait to see the finished product!

Here are yesterday’s eats, and back at the “21 Day’s of Simple Weight Watcher Meal’s” in tomorrow’s post!

Monday’s Menu……

Breakfast – English Muffin with Toasted Coconut and honey, Scrambled Egg Whites

Lunch – Salad Bar from the grocery store

Dinner – Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast, Zucchini Parmesan Crisp, Baked Sweet Potato

 

 

Breakfast

HUGE Burrito with Eggs, Potatoes, Cheese and Ham

(We were at an Old Fashioned Diner, and the options were limited, but I could have made a better choice, or eaten only half)

15 PPV?

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Dinner

Veggie Kabob with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spinach Quesadilla and Pinot Grigio

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 If you live close to me, this was at Firebird’s and it was absolutely delicious and I couldn’t eat it all!!!

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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 = Burrito (15)

Dinner = Veggie’s and Quesadilla, Wine (15)

Total = 30

Exercise = Yard Work

How many glasses of water I drank = 8

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 2

Activity Points Earned This Week = 9

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 12

Alcohol Consumption = One Glass Wine

 

Have YOU done any Spring shopping yet?

Do you have a Favorite Spring Accessory?

 

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

Geezzzz, I have so much to say and instead of getting my blog post done first thing this morning, I met my dad for breakfast. Now it’s almost 5:00, and we have dinner plans with our son and daughter-in-law at 6:00, so this is short!

Today’s post will NOT be a meal plan. I apologize. My idea for the “21 Days of Simple Weight Watcher Meal’s”….has not been so SIMPLE these last few days. I ate well and I tracked my points, but what I’ve had has been far from any kind of “Meal Plan”. On Thursday I had breakfast at 11:00, and literally never ate another meal. I had small snacks. Friday, I never had breakfast, and lunch was a latte and a banana. Mike and I had plans for Friday night and I didn’t feel so great, so I sent him along without me, and I had PB&J for dinner.

Yesterday? I did eat breakfast, but I believe I have already included a Breakfast Egg Sandwich in my meal plan?? I was in a hurry to get out the door to meet my friends to RUN…not walk…in a 5K! Guess what?? I did it!!! I would say that at the One Mile mark, I stopped running and counted out 20 steps, then started running again. I did that at about the Two Mile mark as well. Then came a hill, and one of my friends and I walked to the top of the hill. We determined it to be about a block and half…..maybe. Then we ran. When I realized how close we were to the finish, I couldn’t beiveive it was almost over. I looked at her and I said…Holy Sh*t, I think I’d say we ran that. I know we stopped just for a few seconds, but I feel like really I ran it. Do you think we ran it? She’s like….uh, yes Julie, we ran it. WHOO!! WHOO!!!!

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It’s not fast, but I was happy!!

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The rest of the day I accomplished more chores, inside and out, than I have in the last several weeks!!!!

Next weekend is the Color Run with my daughter in Dallas!! I’m so excited!!!

Anyhow, the rest of the day’s eats didn’t seem to me to be Meal Worthy to post in my 21 Day’s of Simple Weight Watcher Meal’s. Today has been odd as well. Big breakfast, no lunch, then dinner out. Lots and lots of yard work. I’ll spend tonight planning, and then I’ll get Charlotte to go grocery shopping with me tomorrow and get back at providing you all with some more simple and great Weight Watcher meal ideas!!!

 

Breakfast

Egg Sandwich

with Cheese & 1 T. Bacon Pieces

6 PPV

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Snack

Banana

0 PPV

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Lunch

Morning Star Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger

Veggies & Tzatziki Sauce

4 PPV

 

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Dinner

Salmon & Asparagus Salad

Pinot Grigio

17 PPV

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

Good Morning.

I’ve had to take a two day break from the blog. Sometimes….

Life Get’s In the Way…

I’ll be back tomorrow to continue my “21 Day’s of Simple Weight Watcher Meal’s”.

Right now, I am headed out the door to participate in a 5K with three friends. This came up at the last minute, so I’m looking forward to having one more 5K to add to my growing list!!

Have a Great and Healthy Day and I’ll be back tomorrow!

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

Well, I did it. I left the house with baby Charlotte yesterday.

Now, let me remind you, I have one daughter, and three step children. I’ve only had ONE baby, and as a teenager, I NEVER babysat. I had no interest. Maybe we just didn’t have any babies on our street. I really don’t remember. I don’t even recall being asked to babysit and turning down the job. It just somehow never came up. So, my daughter, Tess, was my first and only experience with a baby! There was so much I didn’t know.

Then our grandkids came along, the first one, seven years ago. None of them ever spent the night until they were a little older. Or maybe they did, but I don’t remember ever requiring an infant seat in the car or carrying a diaper bag with me, so this whole “Gigi babysits Charlotte” thing is really new and exciting and a bit of a challenge all at the same time.

I knew I wanted to get out of the house, so I made lunch plans with a friend. I literally spent the entire morning getting ready for lunch!! Feeding, burping, rocking, changing, washing bottles for the next feeding (note: buy more bottles) changing my “spit up” shirt and listening to her cooo.

I was trying to be so cool about it all too. It had been over 20 years!!!

I actually drove to the fire department at 9:00 the night before to make sure the car seat base was properly buckled in the back seat!!! I know!

Anywho, we made it to lunch and all was a success.

I had planned to come home and jump on the treadmill, but somehow that never did happen. it didn’t happen Monday either, or Tuesday. I’ve decided that I’ll need to get up extra early, (which I know would make me feel awesome!!!!) or I need to do it as soon as her mom picks her up, before I EVEN think about doing anything else!!

Today’s meal plan….did NOT go as planned. I cooked what I planned, but did not eat the dinner I planned, but I did have a plan.

Breakfast – Greek Yogurt and Fruit

Lunch – Salad 

Snack – Smoothie

Dinner – Stir Fry with Quinoa in place of rice

 

Breakfast

I took me awhile to like nonfat plain Greek Yogurt. I still have to add 1 packet of sweetener. I’m partial to Truvia. I tried to just enjoy it with the sweetness of the fruit I added, but it just wasn’t doing it for me. I haven’t bought the Greek Yogurt in quite a long time, so I’m glad I took on this 21 day challenge. It’s making me try hard to eat a variety of foods and reminding me of some of the foods that I’ve had in the past that I forgot I liked so much! 

1 Cup has 22 Grams of Protein!!

1 Cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt

1 Packet of Sweetener

1 Cup Strawberries mixed in with the Yogurt, then a few on top

Cinnamon Sprinkled on top

3 PPV

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Lunch

San Diego Chicken Salad at First Watch

with Grilled Chicken, Cheese, Avocado

Avocado Ranch Dressing on the side

12 PPV

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Snack

Vanilla Banana Smoothie

WW Vanilla Smoothie Mix, 1 C. Water, 1/2 C. Ice

Un-Pictured frozen Banana Chunks (about 1/2 of a banana)

Top with 1/4 GoLean Kashi Cereal

3 PPV

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The Planned Dinner

Stir Fry with Quinoa (in place of rice)

10 PPV

I cut up 2 chicken breast into bite sized pieces and cooked them in 2 T. Garlic Infused Olive Oil. Then I added mushrooms and shredded carrots and a little low sodium soy sauce.

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In another skillet, I made Fried Rice (Quinoa) according to the package directions of a seasoning packet for fried rice.

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Then I mixed the two together and added peas and water chestnuts.

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I divided this into four servings.

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One serving = approximately 10 PPV

Honestly, I think I got a little carried away and added too many things to the skillet. It tasted super salty and it just wasn’t what I was in the mood for, so after two bites, i just ate a small bowl of quinoa that I had cooked in Chicken Broth, and mixed in a Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, which was really good!

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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 = Yogurt, Fruit, Coffee with skim milk (4)

Lunch = Salad (12)

Snack = Smoothie (3)

Dinner = Quinoa, Cheese (4)

Total = 23

Exercise = none

How many glasses of water I drank = 11

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 11

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 11

Alcohol Consumption = none, but I really was wanting a glass of wine!

Picture of the day!

She smiled while I was singing to her!

I want a BABY!!!

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

It was another great day of taking care of sweet Baby Charlotte! I think it’s gonna be a great month!

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Actually, she slept most of the day…..so I watched.

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Today, I’ll have to get out of the house with Charlotte for awhile. I had a bit of a hard time wanting to snack all day. Two days of being at home all day is plenty.

When I planned out my meals for the day, I forgot to count the Olive Oil that I used for making dinner, so in my quest for making these meals total between 26 and 30 PointsPlus for the day, I went over a couple of points and looking back, probably should have had a salad for lunch instead of my burrito type thing’s.  I think I am over estimating on my entire dinner, but better safe than sorry.

Breakfast

This Bread is 1 PPV a piece, and for that reason I love it.

(Okay, it makes great tasting toast!)

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I can make one slice of Kraft 2% Cheddar Cheese go to the Moon and back, but here it’s happily divided between these two slices of toast.

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Toast, 4 Egg Whites, 2 Slices Canadian Bacon

1 Cheese Slice, 1/8 Avocado

6 PPV

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Snack

Hot Tea, Banana

0 PPV

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Lunch

Leftover Taco Meat

2 Ole Tortilla’s

(these Tortilla’s are 1 PPV for 1, but when you eat 2 of them, they count as 3 PPV)

1/4 C. 2% Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided between the two.  

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I folded these up and put them in the skillet in a little cooking spray.

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I always cook 2 lbs. of Taco Meat, just to make great lunches the next day!

Two Burrito type thingy’s, Salsa and Veggies

8 PPV

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Snack

I’ll need to make this bread again to calculate the points,

but I think my guesstimate if fairly accurate.

It’s high in points, but it’s good stuff!

So Good, I took a bite before I took this picture.

1/2 Piece of The Life Changing Loaf of Bread  

with an Almond Butter Smear

4 PPV

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Dinner

Tilapia

Roasted Onions, Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

13 PPV

For the tilapia, I mixed these ingredients.

1/4 C. Flour

2 t. Seafood Seasoning

1 t. Salt

1/2 t. Black Pepper

I dipped the fillets in the flour mixture, shook off the excess, then cooked them in a skillet in Olive Oil on the stove top. I cooked the fillet’s for about 3-4 minutes on each side.

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I found a recipe some time ago for Herb Roasted Onions that I absolutely love on Ina Garten’s website. The dressing that you make to coat the onions in has Olive Oil, Dijon Mustard, Garlic and lots of other yummy things! Click HERE for that recipe. I left one onion out of her recipe and replaced it with 2 small white potatoes. Halfway through the roasting, I added brussels sprouts to the mix. JACKPOT!!

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Dinner was yummy!

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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 Sandwich, Fruit, Coffee with Skim Milk (7)

Snack = Hot Tea, Banana (0)

Lunch = Burrito’s with veggies (8)

Snack = Nut Bread, Almond Butter (4)

Dinner = Tilapia, Roasted Veggies (13)

Total = 32

Exercise = none

How many glasses of water I drank = 12

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 11

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 11

Alcohol Consumption = none

It’s going to be such a great month with sweet little Charlotte!

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