Routine Feel’s Great!

May 24, 2014

Attending my weekly Friday WW meetings has been a part of my life for a long time now, and not going to those meetings for the last 6 or 7 weeks has felt a little odd. In April, I watched baby Charlotte, and getting there with her was not quite as easy as I thought that it would be. I made it to one meeting that month. The first weekend in May, we were out of town, the second Friday in May, I worked, and the third weekend in May, we were out of town, so honestly, I was really looking forward to getting back to my Friday morning routine of a Starbuck’s and my meeting!

I stopped looking at the scale at my weekly weigh in several weeks ago. I really don’t even know when that was. Maybe March? The number on the scale was messing with my mind in a way that it shouldn’t have been, so I decided it was time for me to take a break from the scale, and focus on eating healthy and learning to run. Except for my trips, I was eating fairly well, but I had stopped weighing and measuring my food, and I was likely eating more points than I thought I was.

On my recent two trips, I didn’t count points, and honestly I ate anything but healthy.

Long story short, I decided that it was in my best interest to look at the scale Friday morning and get back to being an active Weight Watcher. I’m surprisingly still in a really good mood. I had told myself that if I did look at the number, that I would NOT let it change the good mood that I woke up in. It didn’t. But it was good to look at it, know where I’m at, and focus on losing those gained pounds.

I shopped. I planned out a few meals. I have a lot I want to accomplish this weekend. LIfe is good. 

It’s so funny when I go into my WW meetings sometimes, only to discover that the topic of the week is something I have been thinking a lot about, or actually doing.

The meeting Friday morning was…


I had JUST posted a picture of my empty fridge! I like to keep it fairly empty when I travel. I toss out anything that I know won’t be good when I get home. So most of the time, I return to a pretty bare fridge.

Friday morning it looked like this!



Now it has just a few more things in it!



I had a really full afternoon following my WW meeting. More house cleaning, laundry, phone calls, appointments made, mowed and trimmed the lawn…..which earned me 3 Activity Points!



As I was eating my dinner, feeling so proud of myself for weighing and measuring my food and eating 26 Points, I realized I just ate a bacon wrapped piece of meat and didn’t count the bacon!!! Damn. I was so on track too. Ah well. It was a good day.



Un-Pictured Banana and Nonfat Latte while I enjoyed my meeting





My favorite HyVee Salad Bar!

I add a few T. of taco meat to my grilled chicken.

Salsa is my dressing.





1/4 Cup Dry Cereal


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Carrots and Cheese Wedge





Top Sirloin, Smashed Potatoes, Carrots

12 PPV

I cut in half and boiled a few small white potatoes. Then I drained them, smashed them and added a dash of skim milk and 2 Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges along with a little black pepper and sea salt. Nothing fancy, but perfect to go with our Two for $8 Sirloin Steaks that I tossed on the grill! The carrots were the Green Giant Steemers. Not a fan.


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 =  Banana, Nonfat Latte (3)

Lunch = Salad (9)

Snack = 1/4 Cup Dry Cereal (2)

Snack = Carrots and Cheese Wedge (1)

Dinner = Steak, Potatoes, Carrots (12)

Total = 27

Exercise = Mowed, trimmed, weeded…..

How many glasses of water I drank = 11

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 3

Activity Points Earned This Week = 3

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 48

Alcohol Consumption = none

Okay, this wasn’t really what I had in mind when I was thinking “Routine”…..but it made me giggle.



This is a little more what I was looking for.



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