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I just had the craziest 36 hours ever!! Okay, maybe not EVER, but it was pretty crazy. It’s Sunday night and it’s 9:00 pm, and Amiyah and Malik just went home. They got here at 9:00 am on Saturday. 

Here’s what we did on Saturday……..

1. Went out to breakfast 

2. Walked the dogs

3. Played in the sprinklers in the backyard

4. Packed a cooler and went to the neighborhood swimming pool

5. Played in the garage with the garage door open during a thunderstorm

6. Watched TWO movies

7. Built a pillow/blanket fort in the living room

8. Grilled out hot dogs after the storm

9. Basketball in the driveway and Sidewalk Chalk

10. Got ready for bed and watched a movie in bed at 9:30

11. Died

Here’s what we did on Sunday……

1. Slept IN!!!

2. Cooked Breakfast

3. Walked the dog

4. Played Jenga and Checkers

5. Went Bowling

6. Came home for lunch

7. Went to visit Great Grandma and Grandpa……(we drove 25 minutes to her house basically so Mike and I could take a 20 minute nap!!)

8. Came home and played in the sprinklers in the backyard.

9. Played XBOX

10. Cooked dinner

11. Gave baths….it was now 8:30!

When their parents came to pick them up, Amiyah cried like crazy because she DIDN’T WANT TO GO HOME!!! It was dramatic and ridiculous and I LOVED it!!

These two are seriously awesome. There wasn’t one argument, they were perfectly behaved at the restaurant, they did a great job of taking turns and sharing, and I had a great time! They’re just super BUSY!!

I bought lots of fruit for snacking on. They are pretty healthy eaters, so I didn’t have junk food around, but they like to eat often, so I had un-pictured snacks over the weekend, but it was mostly Skinny Popcorn and fruit. I took pictures of my meals though. Actually, at one lunch, I couldn’t find my phone, so I did miss one meal picture. Kids!!

Saturday afternoon, I set up a snack buffet in the kitchen, and told them as long as they kept their snacking in the kitchen, they could help themselves. They thought that was pretty cool. Two different popcorns, fruit and some Cheerios…..

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I plan to be pretty strict for the rest of the week. We have a lot planned, so it’s going to be tough!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our weekend.

 

One of several dog walks……

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Waiting patiently for our Chocolate Chip pancakes……

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Snack time at the pool…..

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Bubble blowing from the garage……

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This kid is AWESOME at Jenga!!

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Not too shabby at Bowling either!!

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And just acting plain crazy!!

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Here are my meals for the Weekend……The totals only include my meals. I stink at tracking when I am out of my routine!

Saturday

Breakfast

Egg White Omelet with Bacon and Avocado’s

1/2 of the Potatoes, only a little of the sour cream

(I passed on the English Muffin)

10 PPV

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Lunch

Chicken, Beans and Rice in a Tortilla

9 PPV

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Dinner

Chicken Sausage, Sauerkraut, Dijon Mustard

Baked Sweet Potato

9 PPV

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Saturday Total = 28 points

 

Sunday

Breakfast

Bacon, Toast with honey

Egg Whites with Cheese, Potatoes and Onions and Salsa

10 PPV

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Lunch

Un-Pictured Bowl of Chicken, Black Beans and Rice

7 PPV

 

Dinner

Chicken Meatballs, Spaghetti, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread

15 PPV

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Sunday Total = 32 Points

 

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

Yesterday was actually a pretty relaxing day compared to the rest of this week.

We did pick up a lunch yesterday with the Food Truck, so I got to eat yet another delicious lunch! Her Chicken Salad Rocks!!!

I grocery shopped yesterday afternoon like I hadn’t done in a long time. Two of our grandkids will be here in about an hour, and they are staying until tomorrow night! These kids eat ALL DAY LONG!! So I loaded up! I was hoping to pack a cooler and spend the day with them at the neighborhood pool today, but it’s super cloudy, so I better get busy and come up with a Plan B!

Last night was spent on the couch resting up for these next two days!!

Have a great weekend!

Breakfast

Oatmeal topped with Strawberries

Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk

5 PPV

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Lunch

Chicken Salad at the Food Truck

9 PPV

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Snack

Apple

0 PPV

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Snack

Yogurt

2 PPV

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Dinner 

A friend sent me the link to a recipe for the Chicken at Chipotle a couple of weeks ago. Well, after several friends made it and RAVED about it, I finally got around to making it! I actually cooked up the meat on Wednesday, but due to some crazy evening schedules, we just had it for dinner last night. Click HERE for the recipe!

One Glass Red Wine

7 PPV

Copy Cat Chipotle Chicken Bowl

Chicken, Black Beans

Basmati rice with Cilantro, Lime Juice and Sea Salt

2% Cheddar Cheese, Fresh Pico

Smashed Avocado with Lime Juice and Sea Salt

12 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 = Oatmeal, coffee with skim milk (5)

Lunch = Chicken Salad (9)

Snack = Apple, Yogurt (2)

Dinner = Chipotle Bowl, Wine (19)

Total = 35

Exercise = none

How many glasses of water I drank = 10

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 0

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 40

Alcohol Consumption = One glass wine

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

Hopefully I burned off some of those calories during the day on Thursday that I had at my dinner out Wednesday night!

Yesterday, I went to a 30 Minute Core Yoga Class at 9:00 am. Then I went to the 60 minute Yoga class that follows that! I forgot to eat breakfast before I left, so I came home ready to eat the house! We were out of eggs, and I wasn’t in the mood for oatmeal, and I was in a rush. Leftovers were sounding pretty good. It was one of the oddest eating days that I have had in a while. After a quick bite, I met a friend for yet ANOTHER Yoga class. This one was a 60 minute Hot Yoga Class. My friend could bring a guest for Free, and I thought it would be fun to check it out, and maybe sweat a little. Okay, there was a LOT of sweat. That class was crazy! About an hour and a half after that class was over, I mowed the lawn.

I had to have burned some serious calories. Don’t ya think??

Here are yesterday’s odd day of eats…..

Breakfast

Leftover Turkey Burger, Cucumber’s, Tzatziki Sauce

6 PPV

Un-pictured Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk

1 PPV

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Snack

Banana with 1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter

1 PPV

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Lunch

Chicken (recipe in next post)

Black Beans, Sour Cream, Cheese

8 PPV

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Snack

Cherries

0 PPV

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Dinner

(I really wasn’t hungry)

Light English Muffin

with 1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter and Honey Drizzle

Strawberries, Hot Tea

5 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 = Turkey Burger, Veggies and Dip (7)

Snack = Banana, PB (1)

Lunch = Burrito (8)

Snack = Fruit (0)

Dinner = English Muffin, Fruit, Tea (5)

Total = 21

Exercise = 150 Minutes of YOGA!! Mow the lawn

How many glasses of water I drank = 15++

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 11

Activity Points Earned This Week = 35

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 6

Alcohol Consumption = none

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

(Update four hours after original posting because I didn’t even SPEAK of the big old burger in my lunch picture! Just pretended that it didn’t even happen!)

 

Recently I have become a Big Sis in the Big Brother Big Sister Organization. If you haven’t read a blog that I have written about it yet, well then let me introduce you to Samone! She is 12 years old, and immediately, I felt like we were a great Match!

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We spent the month of May getting to know each other, then she went out of town for the month of June, so I am excited for her to get back so we can have some summer fun together!!

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Big Brother Big Sister does a lot of fundraising throughout the year, but they only ask the “Bigs” to participate in one Big Event each year, and that’s Bowl For Kid’s Sake! Of course, we can be involved in as much fundraising as we want, and this one isn’t even required, but I thought it would be a great way to get a little more involved with the organization.

I have a team of six that will be bowling on July 19th to help raise money for Big Brother Big Sister!

I am trying to raise $900! So far, I have raised $155.

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If you are interested in donating to this great organization, (a $5 or $10 donation would be GREAT!) you can click HERE to help out my team!

Last night, Big Brother Big Sister hosted a dinner for new “Big’s” that have signed up and been matched with a “Little” in the last sixth months. There were about 30 new “Bigs” at the dinner, and around 8 employee’s from the organization. We all took a seat and introduced ourselves to our neighbor, and the 8 employee’s seated themselves amongst the new “Bigs”. It was a great opportunity to meet other Big’s and ask them about their “Little”, and also have an opportunity to talk to some of the staff, who are also ALL “Bigs”. We had a good time sharing stories about our new relationships that have already started to grow and share with each other what we had spent time doing with our “Little”.

The dinner was at Rye, which I had not been to before, and our meal was awesome! Everything was served Family Style, which was a really nice way for every to bond even a little bit more.

I ate a LOT of points yesterday, but hopefully I’ve been active enough this week to burn off a few of those consumed calories!

I didn’t actually get any real exercise in yesterday, but we were CRAZY busy at the Food Truck yesterday and we literally never stopped from 11:00 until after 2:00! I did get in a doggie walk.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

 

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

5 PPV

Un-pictured Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk

1 PPV

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Lunch

1/2 of this Burger at the Food Truck!

I know a Smashburger is 30, so I’m guessing here.

15 PPV?

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Dinner

Salad with Goat Cheese

4 PPV

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Salmon, Wild Rice, Green Beans, Potatoes

White Wine

14 PPV

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Dessert

Custard with Fruit and Whipped Topping

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 = Oatmeal, Coffee with Skim Milk (6)

Lunch = 1/2 of a very Large Cheeseburger (15)

Dinner = Salad, Salmon and Veggies, Custard, Wine (28)

Total = 46

Exercise = Walked the Dog….Worked the food truck?

How many glasses of water I drank = 8

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 1

Activity Points Earned This Week = 24

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 6

Alcohol Consumption = One Glass of White Wine

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

Back at Yoga!

June 25, 2014

Yesterday was the first day back to a Yoga class after tweaking my back just a tad on Father’s Day. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but it was just enough that I was trying not to make it worse. This was an awesome Yoga class. I can not believe how different Yoga class from Yoga class can be and how different all of the instructor’s are! I am loving the variety! A friend of mine suggested we buy this Groupon and try out this Yoga location. We still really like the other location and will continue to go there too, but now we’ll have two classes a week to attend with a nice variety. Yesterday’s class was all about stretching, and we stretched like crazy for 75 minutes!

Looking to change up your workout routine? Look for a Groupon and try something NEW!

Here are the day’s eats….

Breakfast

Egg White, Cheese and Smashed Avocado

Open Faced Sandwich

7 PPV

Un-pictured Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk

1 PPV

 

My Assembly…..I cook my egg whites, (a baby amount of yolk did creep into my egg’s, so they are a tad yellow) then divide them into four equal parts. I tear one piece of 2% Cheese into pieces and divide it evenly on the egg whites.

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 Then I stack them up on top of a toasted Light English Muffin and spread my 1/4 Smashed Avocado with Lime Juice and Sea Salt on top!

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Lunch with a friend…

Grilled Chicken Tender’s, Carrots, Ranch, Salsa

5 PPV

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Snack

Cherries

0 PPV

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Snack

Un-Pictured Baked Tostito Chips with 2% Cheddar Cheese

5 PPV

 

Dinner

Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

3 oz. Burger on Light  Bun with Caramelized Red Onions

2 T. Ketchup

10 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 = Open Faced Egg Sandwich, Coffee with Skim Milk (8)

Lunch = Chicken Tenders, Veggies (5)

Snack = Chips and Cheese, Cherries (5)

Dinner = Burger and Fries (10)

Total = 28

Exercise = 75 Minute Yoga Class, Walked the Dog One Mile

How many glasses of water I drank = 8

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 23

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 26

Alcohol Consumption = None

 I love this……

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

Walk, Walk, Walk…….

June 24, 2014

It was a busy day, but nothing super exciting to report. I did head out for a 5 Mile walk with a friend, and that turned into a 6 Mile Walk! We kept up a heck of a pace too! Heck! This is almost as fast as I run!!!

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I do love this path, but my fear of snakes keeps me from walking it alone. I guess I figure if I walk with someone, I can hide behind them? Shove them in front of me?

We didn’t see any snakes yesterday, but the path was looking gorgeous!

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Can you see the deer? She would NOT take her eyes off of us!

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Later, I walked Tucker another Mile….so I was feeling pretty darned good about the miles I logged yesterday.

Here are the day’s eats….

 

Breakfast

1 Egg, 3 Egg Whites, 2% Cheese, Peppers and Onions

1/4 Smashed Avocado with Sea Salt and Lime Juice

Orange

Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk

7 PPV

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Snack

Everything Taste Great in a Frosty Beer Mug!

Weight Watcher French Vanilla Smoothie Mix

with 1 C. Ice, 1 C. Water, 1 C. Frozen Strawberries

with Banana Slices

2 PPV

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Lunch

Shredded Chicken with Taco Seasoning, Spaghetti Squash

   Queso flavored Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, Black Beans

5 PPV

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Snack

Waffle with Pumpkin Butter

(It was the only thing sweet I could find in the house!)

4 PPV

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Dinner

Grilled Chicken Caesar with Croutons

10 PPV

Un-pictured White Wine

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 = Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, Coffee with Skim Milk (7)

Snack = Smoothie (2)

Lunch = Chicken Dish (5)

Snack = Waffle (4)

Dinner = Grilled Chicken Caesar, Wine (17)

Total = 35

Exercise = Walked 6 Miles, Then Walked the Dog 1 Mile

How many glasses of water I drank = 8

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 7

Activity Points Earned This Week = 19

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 35

Alcohol Consumption = 8 oz White Wine

 

Think Good Thoughts Today!

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

Got My Walk In!!

June 23, 2014

Except for the lack off sleep early Sunday morning, due to puking dogs, it turned into a great day! I got back out on the walking trail and walked just over 5 Miles, kept up a great pace, and got a little sun! I tweaked my back last Sunday, so I’ve been leery as to how much exercise to do. I skipped Yoga this week, and I just took a few short walks and mowed the lawn. My walk yesterday felt pretty good, so maybe by the end of the week, I’ll be back at Yoga classes and back to my challenge of running ONE mile every day this month. I was on a ROLL with the running!!

 

 

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Here are the day’s eats…..

Breakfast

Light English Muffin, 1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter, Banana

Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk

4 PPV

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Lunch

Leftover’s from Dinner, but a larger portion

7 PPV

For dinner, I had I mixed up some cooked Shredded Chicken, cooked Spaghetti Squash, a little chicken broth,, Canned Peas, Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Wedge’s, and topped it with a little Parmesan Cheese. It was so easy, and reminded me of Chicken Tetrazinni!

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Dinner at Taco Republic

(I am loving’ these Taco’s….)

1 Blackened Tilapia, 1 Beef Brisket and 1 Chicken Taco

Cheesy Corn, (I ate a few bites of corn, gave the rest to Mike)

One Beer

I am guessing….The Taco’s are small…I’m giving them 5 PPV each.

23 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, Better n’ Peanut Butter, Banana, Coffee with skim milk (5)

Lunch = Leftover Chicken Spaghetti Squash Dish (7)

Dinner = Taco’s, Corn, One Beer (23)

Total = 35

Exercise = Walked over 5 miles

How many glasses of water I drank = 12

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 6

Activity Points Earned This Week = 12

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 37

Alcohol Consumption = One Beer

Just Reading This Makes Me Smile!

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

Yesterday morning, I decided I wasn’t going to do anything all day long, and basically, that’s exactly what I did. I enjoyed a relaxed morning chatting with a friend on the phone while I lay in my hammock with a blanket and a cup of coffee. (Yes, that took some talent!) Then I took pictures of my feet. If I am really upset with someone, and I want to be sneaky, I can flip them of with my toe. But only my right toe. Can you do that? You guys, I have a lot of very important hidden talents. I make my mother proud.

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Later I took Tucker for a walk. It got HOT early!

I decided to head out and do a little shopping. I bought a couple of things for the front porch. I NEVER know what to put out there. I’d show you a picture, but I can’t decide if I like it or not. Since I’m having to ponder it, I’m thinking I do NOT like it.

I bought knew dog food….(story to follow), then I stopped by a friends house, and sipped on some beer’s while listening to a couple of really good stories.

Then I came home and watched Mike detail his car in the driveway. We got CRAZY this weekend!! Even Tucker found it hard to contain his excitement!

 

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The Dog Food

I ventured out in search of some pet food store where I was supposed to be able to buy Good Quality Grain Free food for my dog’s. Due to a recommendation from the dog trainer, I guess I’m changing up their diet. Well, I found the food. It is dry food, and like all other dry dog food, I was certain they would snub their nose at it. Nope. They ate it up! Lamb and Sweet Potato! Did you know that 10 pound dogs only need about 1/2 C. of food per day?? I did NOT know that! Anywho…..they liked it, and I was surprised to find that it was actually not that expensive!

However……I should have added a little of it to their old food (which we are out of, and the only reason I went dog food shopping in the first place)  and gradually worked it into their diet, because Tucker pooped and pee’d all over the bathroom floor in the middle of the night (we have carpet in there!) and Mishka vomited all night, on the same said bathroom carpet! Then Tucker vomited this morning….and when I say morning….I mean like at 4:00 am. Needless to say, it was a restless night for mommy.

 

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Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast

Egg White Omelet with Bell Pepper’s

Topped with Smashed Avocado and Salsa

Banana Slices and Kiwi

Un-pictured Coffee with Skim Milk

4 PPV

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Lunch

Quesadilla’s

Two Corn Tortilla’s, 1 oz Turkey Taco Meat divided between the two

Shredded Cheese, 1/4 Smashed Avocado

Carrots and an Orange

6 PPV

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Snack un-pictured

Two Bud Light’s (24 oz)

7 PPV

 

Dinner

Chicken, Spaghetti Squash, Peas, Cheese

5 PPV

This was one of those dishes I made up as I went. I had some shredded chicken and some cooked spaghetti squash. I mixed those two together, added a little chicken broth, then some peas, then a few wedges of Laughing Cow Cream Cheese and Salt and Pepper. It was tasting pretty darned good. It made me think of Chicken Tetrazinni. I topped it with a little parmesan cheese!

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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 Whites, Red Bell Pepper, Avocado, Salsa, Fruit, Coffee with Skim Milk (4)

Lunch = Two Corn Tortilla, 1 oz. Ground Turkey Taco Meat, Cheese, Avocado, Fruit (6)

Snack = Two Bud Light’s (7)

Dinner = Chicken, Spaghetti Squash, Peas, Cheese Wedge (5)

Total = 22

Exercise = Walked 2 Miles

How many glasses of water I drank = 10

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 2

Activity Points Earned This Week = 6

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 46

Alcohol Consumption = Two Bud Light’s

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

……it allows you to move forward.

It was a great day getting back on track. I tracked all of my food, I drank lots of water, I worked in the yard and earned activity points, and I ate a lot of fruits and veggies. I had planned a Turkey Taco Salad for dinner, when Mike sent me this text.

“Do you wanna drink our dinner?”

He cracks me up when I am least expecting it. This was so out of character for him. He’s not much of a drinker. He lets me do all the drinking. But he seems to be enjoying the wine from our recent Napa trip. 

We were both looking forward to a weekend with absolutely nothing planned, and decided we would have some of our wine. We’re trying to save it for special occasions, but it’s nice to just enjoy it on a regular old night too!

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I still cooked up the turkey for Turkey Taco Salad, or maybe a little taco, but we did enjoy one of our favorite pick’s while chatting on the deck. We really don’t just sit and chat near enough. The Kansas City Royals are on fire right now, and we didn’t even have the game on! Just chatted about…..stuff. It was a great night!

 

Breakfast

Nonfat Latte, Fruit

3 PPV

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Lunch

Egg Roll’s, Salsa

Peach

4 PPV

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Snack

Leftover Skillet Dish from Thursday Night’s Dinner

Turkey Sausage, Potatoes, Quinoa

Corn, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Onions and Cavender’s Seasoning!

5 PPV

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Dinner

Veggies and Tzatziki Dip

2 PPV

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One Taco Turkey on Corn Tortilla

3 PPV

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Two Glasses of Wine

12 PPV

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 = Latte, Fruit (3)

Lunch = Egg Roll, Peach (4)

Snack = Leftover Skillet (5)

Dinner = Veggies, Taco, Wine (17)

Total = 29

Exercise = Mow, Weed Eat, Pull Weeds, Trim Bushes (It was HOT! Surely I lost a pound in sweat!)

How many glasses of water I drank = 10

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 4

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 46

Alcohol Consumption = Two Glasses of Wine

 

We watched this Bruno Mar’s Music Video one night this week, and this song makes me smile.

Have a Great Saturday! 

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

Well. I’ve done it. I’ve done EXACTLY what you are NOT supposed to do as a Weight Watcher member.

I had one bad day, and then I found myself saying “Screw it!” for the rest of my WW week. 

We talk about this in meetings. We talk about having one bad day, or even one bad meal, or maybe two bad days, but then getting right back on track and not letting it ruin your entire week. However, many of us will admit, as wrong as it is, occasionally we have a bad day where we eat more than we should, and we let it ruin the rest of our week, telling ourselves that we will start over on our weigh in day.

I didn’t write down anything I ate on Wednesday OR Thursday. I took a couple of pictures of foods that I ate, but I have no idea why. I didn’t take one picture of the food that I knew that I shouldn’t be eating in order for me to lose weight this week. Now THAT’S denial in its true form! I was just pretending like it wasn’t happening. If I didn’t take pictures, it didn’t happen, and I didn’t have to tell you what I ate. Right? Nope.

I had trigger foods in my house that were leftover from Father’s Day, and instead of throwing them out or giving them away, I ate them. Yesterday I vowed to drink a ton of water and focus on fruits and veggies, but I STILL ate things that I shouldn’t have eaten.

Sunday morning my back went out and I haven’t exercised since. Basically, I had a real SUCKY Weight Watcher’s week.

I got up this morning, and refreshed my brain. I reminded myself that I am a healthy person, living a healthy life, and I made mistakes this past week that I need to forgive myself for and move forward.

Step One in moving forward?

My friend Rebecca, the one that keeps me signing up for 5K’s, convinced me to sign up for our first 10K! It’s July 4th, so I’ve got some running to do!

Step Two in moving forward? 

I’m trying a new Yoga class in the morning, so hopefully my back is feeling stronger than it is feeling while I am sitting here typing this??

Step Three in moving forward?

No Trigger Food’s in the house this week!! I know that works for me.

I hope you ALL have a Happy and Healthy Weekend!

 

forgive

 

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