What’s YOUR Winter Walking Plan?

November 16, 2014

Yesterday, I accepted the winter temperatures that we are experiencing here in Kansas, and decided to move my treadmill into my newly decorated bedroom where I can rent movies or watch my DVR’d TV shows. I really hadn’t planned on this as a part of my new bedroom decor, but the 6″ ancient TV in the spare bedroom where my treadmill had been, just wasn’t going to do it for me if I’m going to be walking inside for the next few months. I decided that I could spend a bunch of money on a nice new TV, or I could drag the treadmill down the hall.

I figured moving the darn thing might earn me a few activity points, right?

I prepared myself for a half an hour ordeal and looked at the clock. Within 7 minutes, I had it in it’s new winter home! It actually folds up nicely and slides right back into that corner. For a few months, it’ll be fine.

If you walk outside, but don’t like the cold, What’s YOUR Winter Walking Plan?



After getting things situated, I rented The Fault in our Stars, and walked 4 miles in my bedroom!

That was a really good movie! I was a bawling mess at the end of it, but it was a good one!


We had plans last night with some friends to go to dinner at Cooper’s Hawk (we had never been), then to see Natalie Merchant and the Kansas City Symphony at the Kauffman Center.  I love Natalie Merchant, and the thought of her singing with the symphony sounded intriguing, so I was looking forward to our evening out. Thanks for inviting us Rebecca!



This isn’t a great picture, but the theatre was beautiful, the concert was great, and at the end, it was just Natalie and the pianist and guitar player doing a few old tunes. We then went to one of KC’s Blue’s and Jazz bars to end the night! It was a great evening out!


I was at home all day and did a great job of staying out of the kitchen. I knew I would be having wine (the restaurant is also a winery!) at dinner, so without skipping eating entirely for the day, I tried to eat smart, drink lots of water and keep my points low. I had to guess on my dinner, but I think it’s fairly accurate. The rest of the week doesn’t really have any planned socializing, so no real food or drink challenges. I should be able to keep on track, and now that I’ve moved the treadmill, I’ll easily keep up with my 100 Miles in November challenge. The scale this morning confirmed my healthy choices the last couple of days.

Here are yesterday’s eats….


Frothy Coffee





Quesadilla Veggie Burger

Pear with 1 Wedge of Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss, Cinnamon





Honeycrisp Apple





Two Parmesan Crusted Filet Medallions

Potatoes and Veggies


40 PPV

I ordered the Surf and Turf, salmon and steak. I gave Mike a half of one of my medallions. They were so delicious that I HAD to share! They brought me a Parmesan Crusted Grouper instead of the salmon that I ordered. I didn’t eat the grouper, and while the rest of my food was absolutely delicious, when they did bring out my salmon, it was a little dry, so I only had a few bites. I only ate about 1/3 of the potatoes, and that was hard because they were really, really, really, really good! I had two glasses of wine with dinner, and one at the concert. I’m giving my dinner points a good guess. It was pretty salty and I’m sure everything was dripping with butter.



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 = Frothy Coffee (1)

Lunch =  Quesadilla, Pear (8)

Snack = Apple (0)

Dinner = Beef, Potatoes, Wine (40)

Total = 49

Exercise = Walked 4 Miles on the Treadmill

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 5

Activity Points Earned This Week = 12

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 12

How many glasses of water I drank for the day = 10

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 26



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