Sunday Scouring and Movie Day!

May 26, 2014

I woke up super early and my only desire was to cuddle up on the couch with my frothy coffee and watch a movie. So I did. It was so nice and relaxing, I watched another one. Mike had gone into the office for a few hours and I knew when he got home, we had a few chores to work on together for most of the day.

I took a great walk Sunday after my movie watching. I headed out ready to run ONE mile, then walk. I had an idea of the route I would take. If I went the way I had planned, I could start out running my mille, and it would all be downhill. It was perfect! I kept a good pace and enjoyed the scenery. 


I was going to run to the end of the path, then turn and come back, but there were a LOT of noises going on in the woods that were freaking me out. I’ve had enough animal business this week, and coming face to face with a snake, or a fox, or even just a squirrel wasn’t what I was in the mood for. At the end of the path, I headed out onto the street instead of turning back. This street is a two lane street with no curb and no sidewalks. Everybody and their mother seemed to be driving down it at the same time that I was walking down it. It became obvious to me that I had just traded the possibility of running into a harmless snake for the possibility of getting hit by a car!

It ended up being a great run/walk though! I ran the first mile, no stopping, then walked the last 2.3 miles at a great pace!




Well, the cleaning continues. Would you believe, and you probably will, that the dead rabbit head in the bag in the trash in the garage (you’ll have to go back a couple of post to know about that!) brought maggots??? Good golly, this last 5 days of cleaning up stuff that all leads back to Tucker needs to be OVER!! Mike had planned on spending the day cleaning out the garage and completing a ‘Honey Do List” that I had so graciously made up for him. Maggots were NOT in the plan. His list was big enough, so I actually cleaned up the maggot mess, but I hope to never have to do that again!

Now the entire house really is clean. The carpet cleaner comes on Tuesday, then my life will resume. I hope.

I drank a lot of water on Sunday. I also drank one of these.



We actually talked about drinking water at my WW meeting on Friday. Specifically, flavored waters and fruit infused waters. I actually really like to drink plain Ice Water. I bought a few of these last summer, and I did really like them for a variety. As I went through the check out at the grocery store on Sunday, I saw these in the cooler and decided to grab one. I totally forgot how good they are! I still think plain pure water feels like it’s best for me, but I’ll stock up on a few of these flavors for something tasty to drink over the summer!

After finishing up the chores, it felt good to take a cold shower and just chill for a little bit. We talked about going out to dinner, but we found ourselves in the middle of a movie we stumbled across, and decided neither had the energy to go out, and an extended movie night on the couch (right after an ice cream drive) sounded like the perfect night!

It’s been an incredibly productive weekend, it should be a calm week. Fingers crossed. 

Here are yesterday’s eats. My goal is to eat 26 points for the last few days of May. I went over 1 point yesterday.

My dinner option was completely unconventional, but what follows dinner, explains it all. 🙂



4 Scrambled Egg Whites, 3 oz. Sweet Potato,

Red Bell Pepper, 1/4 Avocado, Salsa


Coffee With Skim Milk





Pear, One Wedge Laughing Cow Cream Cheese





Price Chopper Salad Bar


I have Salad Bar’s all over town I like different things about. I like the 7 Bean Salad at this one! It’s all mixed in there somewhere with lots of veggies and chicken! I usually have different types of lettuce, cucumbers and shredded carrots for crunch, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, then whatever my favorite thing is at that particular Salad Bar. Here, the 7 bean salad serves as my dressing.



On the side, a few bites of Mike’s Italian wrap and three chips!

3 PPV?




Fruit Bowl

Oranges, Strawberries, Black Grapes





Frozen Yogurt


We rarely order dessert at a restaurant or go out for ice cream, but after spending a hot afternoon cleaning out the garage, Mike said he was craving a DQ Chocolate Malt (there was a DQ commercial that prompted this craving). I agreed that ice cream sounded good, but I was wanting frozen yogurt. We decided to get off the couch for just a bit, and take a drive and hit both spots!  I decided to save my dinner points for Frozen Yogurt! I topped it with fruit and a few Reece’s crumbles.


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 Scramble, Grapefruit, Coffee with skim milk (6)

Snack = Pear with Cheese Wedge (1)

Lunch = Salad Bar (9)

Snack = Sandwich and Chip bites (3)

Dinner = Fruit Bowl (0)

Dessert = Frozen Yogurt (8)

Total = 27

Exercise = Ran 1 mile, then walked 2.3 miles

How many glasses of water I drank = 10

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 7

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 47

Alcohol Consumption = none – And I really wanted to open a bottle of wine last night with Mike!!!

I’ve used this one a few times, but it’s so worth repeating. I have to keep reminding myself!



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