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January Challenge, Day 30

January 31, 2015
My weigh in went really well yesterday morning, and that completely set the mood for me for a healthy weekend.
 
This month has proven to be a good challenge for me. I didn’t miss the alcohol as much as I thought that I would, and I really didn’t miss the sugar as much as I thought that I would. I did my best to stay away from packaged foods, and I only had 1 packaged protein bar for the whole month, and that was really only because I was on an airplane, my stomach was growling, and I found it in my bag from my last trip!
 
The only alcohol that I had was a tiny bit of champagne to participate in a champagne toast for a friend.
 
I didn’t eat any cheese, and I thought that I would really miss cheese!
 
I did however, have 4 coffee drinks with nonfat milk in them this month. I think I did pretty good.
 
One of my coffees with milk was yesterday. I made myself one to take to my WW meeting yesterday morning, along with a bowl of fruit to go! While at the meeting, one of the members passed around some 2 PointsPlus, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies that she had made from this WW Cookbook! So, I ended up having a tiny bit of sugar, one of the foods I’ve been avoiding this month.
 
 
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At our meeting, our Leader is asking for volunteer’s to take this cookbook home for the week, make a recipe (or two, or three), then bring it back the following week and give us an opinion. I love this idea! I’ll take it home one week and give it a try. The cookies were awesome!
 
It was a nice, lazy afternoon and evening at home. I ate leftovers for lunch and dinner, and I made Mike his own big skillet of yumminess.
 
Ground turkey, onion, garlic, carrots, zucchini, a little chicken broth and Cavender’s Salt Free Greek Seasoning. I topped his bowl full of this with a little shredded cheddar and watched it melt. He said it was really really good!
 
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We spent the evening on the couch and I’m now all caught up with Scandal, Mom and Blue Bloods, and I watched the Season Finale of Parenthood. There were parts of that show, Parenthood, that always bugged me. They were all always talking over each other and it drove me crazy. I’m sure they did that to make the show seem more “real”. None the less, it was a great family show and it always had good messages, and I cried really hard at the end of every damn episode!! Last night I was an absolute mess! I kept thinking Mike would wake up and console me, but I guess his snoring was louder than my sobbing. 🙂
 
While watching TV, I sipped on six cups of hot tea, repeatedly using the same tea bag (the last two cups, I’m certain were just hot water) all night long! This is a new flavor that I bought, and I really liked it!
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For the month of January, I am not eating (well, for the most part)  the following items.
 
Gluten
Dairy
Red Meat
Soy 
Corn
Sugar
Artificial Sweetness
Alcohol
 
Here are yesterday’s eats…
 
 

Breakfast

Un-pictured Cookie at WW Meeting

Frothy Coffee – To Go!

Banana, Grapefruit, Blueberries

3 PPV

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Lunch

Mexican Turkey Black Bean Veggie Skillet

topped with 2 Egg Whites and 1 Egg

10 PPV

This was a big lunch, but it was a late lunch and I was starving. I loved the runny yolk on top of this mixture!

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Snack

Gluten Free Toast with Smear of Almond Butter

Green Tea

4 PPV

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Snack

Apple

0 PPV

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Dinner

Mexican Turkey Black Bean Veggie Skillet

7 PPV

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Snack

Homemade Granola – Raisins

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 =  Cookie, Frothy Coffee, Fruit (3)

Lunch =  Turkey Skillet with Eggs (10)

Snack = Toast, Almond Butter, Tea, Apple (4)

Dinner = Turkey Skillet (7)

Snack = Granola, Raisins (6)

Total = 30

Exercise = Rest Day

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 0

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 0

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 96

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 45

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

  1. I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking
  2. I will go no more than two days in a row without some sort of exercise. (unless I’m sick)
  3. I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what. I’ll track if I eat 26 points, I’ll track if I eat 76 points.
  4. I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s

 

I am feeling pretty enthusiastic!

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January Challenge, Day 29

January 30, 2015

I waited to post this blog until after I weighed in this morning!

Down 3.8!

Yay! It’s been a weird month at the scale, and I’ll do a recap of my month and my thoughts on it in Sunday’s post.

I was really half scared to eat yesterday! When I stepped on the scale yesterday morning, I was really happy with where it was at, and I didn’t want to jinx it!

I ate well yesterday, I drank my water, I avoided salt, I increased my effort at Jazzercise yesterday, I had a “girls night” with some friends last night and I passed on the wine and pizza and cheese platter!

Apparently, those choices paid off. 

I feel like I burned off some serious calories at Jazzercise. I’m really enjoying the class environment and the flexibility in the schedule, so I signed up for a year and made it official! I got one free month from a friend, and one free month for signing up!

Love it!

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I spent most of yesterday posting a few recipes to the blog. They’re nothing fancy (just the way I like it), but I thought they were tasty enough, and Weight Watcher Point Friendly enough, that they deserved their own post.

The Blueberry Oatmeal was Awesome!

The Mexican Turkey Black Bean Veggie Skillet was easy and felt like comfort food. Uncertain of the dinner plans at my friends house, and avoiding so many different foods for the month, I told her I would bring my own dinner. So I packaged up a serving and took it with me. I also took a bunch of veggies and hummus to share.

I spent the evening sitting around the fire pit with a few friends solving all of the worlds problems.

This is me and my thermos of hot tea. They were all sipping on nice big glasses of cab.

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All in all, it was a really successful day in the health department, and I had a great time chatting with my friends.

 
For the month of January, I am not eating the following items.
 
Gluten
Dairy
Red Meat
Soy 
Corn
Sugar
Artificial Sweetness
Alcohol
 
I loved everything I ate yesterday!
 

Breakfast

Blueberry Oatmeal

4 PPV

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Lunch

Mexican Turkey Black Bean Veggie Skillet

7 PPV

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Snack

Chocolate Frosty

topped with Homemade Granola

Blueberries

3 PPV

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Dinner

Mexican Turkey Black Bean Veggie Skillet

Veggies and Hummus

Grapes

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 =  Blueberry Oatmeal (4)

Snack = Smoothie and Blueberries (3)

Lunch =  Turkey Skillet (7)

Dinner = Turkey Skillet, Veggies and Hummus (10)

Total = 24

Exercise = Jazzercise

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 26

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 26

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 80

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 37

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

  1. I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking
  2. I will go no more than two days in a row without some sort of exercise. (unless I’m sick)
  3. I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what. I’ll track if I eat 26 points, I’ll track if I eat 76 points.
  4. I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s

 Happy Friday 10

 

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Okay, it’s a mouthful, but I didn’t know what else to call it. I would just call it “Skillet Deliciousness”, but then you wouldn’t have a clue what might be in it until you came here! 

In an effort to come up with different meal ideas that did not include Gluten, or Dairy, or Red Meat or Sugar, my friend and I have been trying different idea’s, and sending each other pictures on occasion of meal ideas that we came up with. I think the first week that we did our January Challenge, she sent me a picture of a bowl of cooked Turkey and Black Beans with Fire Roasted Tomatoes. I made it and ate on it that week, and it was incredible satisfying. It was “Comfort Food Satisfying”, but super healthy.

Today, I made this for lunch. I give full credit to Becky for the idea! Thanks, Becky!

I’ve made my own seasoning to keep the sodium low and to avoid the sugar and gluten in some packaged seasonings. This would be great with Ground Beef, but I stuck with the Ground Turkey for today.

I skipped the cheese, but next month I’m eating this with just a little shredded, full fat cheddar cheese on top!

I would have topped this with some chopped avocado today, but I was OUT! 🙁

Baked corn chips would be great on top of this too!

You could even eat this on a big bed of greens for a Super Salad!

The possibilities are ENDLESS I say! ENDLESS!

Anyhow, it’s easy and it’s full of all sorts of yummy foods!

Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 lb Ground Turkey, 93% Lean

2 Garlic Cloves, minced

1 Onion, Chopped

1 Zucchini, made into Zoodles, or diced

1 C Shredded Carrots

3 tsp of Mexican Seasoning (or Taco Seasoning of your choice)

1 Can of No Salt Diced Tomatoes (again, just me trying for less salt)

1 Can of Black Beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

Cook turkey, onions and garlic until the turkey is cooked through and no longer pink. Add the zucchini and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes, or until veggies are tender.

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Add the seasoning and tomatoes and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the beans and heat through for another 5 minutes.

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Makes 4 Servings. Approximate serving size is 1 1/2 Cups.

One serving = 7 PointsPlus.

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Mexican Seasoning

January 29, 2015

This will season about 2 pounds of ground meat.

 

4 tsp Chili Powder

2 tsp Sea Salt

2 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Cayenne

1 tsp Cumin

Mix all together and store in an airtight container.

I like to keep a separate container made up to add to omelets, or a skillet dish that just needs a little kick to it!

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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

January 29, 2015

 

 

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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 C Quick Cooking Oats (You can use Gluten Free)
  2. 1/2 Banana, smashed
  3. 2 T PB2 (this is also yummy with PB2 Chocolate!)
  4. 1 Packet of Sweetener (I like the Stevia in the Raw)
  5. 3/4 C Hot/Boiling Water
  6. 1/2 Banana, Sliced
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients, except for the sliced banana, to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Let sit for about 3 minutes for the oats to cook and for it to thicken up.
  3. Top with sliced banana.
Notes
  1. 6 SmartPoints
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Blueberry Oatmeal

January 29, 2015

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately playing with simple ingredients. I really like my Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal and my Oatmeal with Warm Cinnamon Apples for breakfast, but I hadn’t thought to play with the blueberries before. 

This Blueberry Oatmeal really turned out yummy.

Blueberry Oatmeal
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
  2. 1/2 C Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats (or any quick cooking oats)
  3. 1 packet Sweetener of your choice
  4. 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  5. 3/4 C. Boiling Water
Instructions
  1. Cook frozen blueberries in the microwave in a microwave safe dish for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add warm blueberries to all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Stir well and let sit for 2 minutes.
  4. Enjoy
Notes
  1. 5 SmartPoints
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January Challenge, Day 28

January 29, 2015

(The awesome Sweet Potato, Zucchini, Red Onion and Egg dish that you might be here for, is below and actually is what I ate for my dinner! I love Breakfast for dinner!)

It was in the 70’s yesterday in Kansas City! What a beautiful January day! The forecast for the rest of the week is 40’s and 30’s with a possibility of snow!! What the heck??

I totally got to take advantage of the day though. We opened up the Food Truck for business yesterday and sold out of everything! Due to the cold, and the propane not cooperating with us well when it’s that cold, we hadn’t had a lunch day since the first week in December! It was a great afternoon seeing all of those familiar faces happy to see us on our corner!

I dropped off Tucker at Doggie Daycare (this just sounds so crazy, but it’s true) so he could enjoy the day outside too!

I took a 3.5 mile walk outside!

I hope the forecast is completely wrong and that we have more days of warmth and sunshine!

I’m heading to a Jazzercise Class this morning instead of the late afternoon, so it will be a teacher that I haven’t had yet. I’m signing up today for the year. I really like the classes and all of the teachers that I have had so far! The schedule offers a great variety of times, and I like being in a class and having a workout to follow!

I’m heading to a High School friends house tonight for a small get together. She offered to make dinner, and I said I was eating really particular right now (THREE MORE DAYS!), so I would probably eat before I came, or bring my own dinner! We’re going to be sitting around the fire pit (because even though yesterday was in the 70’s, it really is January, and the weather reflects that today!) and sipping on wine. I’ll take my tea bags and sip on tea, or maybe even just water so that damn scale is my BFF tomorrow morning at weight in!

I stepped on the scale this morning, ya know, to check in. It’s right where I want it to be. I’m practically afraid to eat today! I’m going to really watch my salt and possibly drink EXTRA water. I’ve been doing a good job of getting in 80-90+ ounces, so maybe I’ll shoot for over 100 today.

Sidenote: Mike is 3 weeks Diet Coke Free!! Yippee! Yahoo!! It’s kind of a big deal. He doesn’t think so, but I do! He has only replaced his Diet Coke with water! I’m just super impressed. 🙂 Oh yeah, and because he didn’t eat carbs for the like the last 10 days, he’s lost like 12 pounds. Men are irritating. I swear in his head, he just thinks….I’d like to lose 10 pounds, then he does. 

 

For the month of January, I am not eating the following items.

 
Gluten
Dairy
Red Meat
Soy 
Corn
Sugar
Artificial Sweetness
Alcohol
 
Here are yesterday’s eats…….

 

Breakfast

Gluten Free Toast with a Smear of Avocado and Salsa

Topped with 3 Egg Whites

Berries and Black Coffee

6 PPV

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Lunch

Pork Bahn Mi Salad at the Food Truck

12 PPV

I know there is sugar in the sauces, but I did go super light on them, and I feel like I am overestimating on this meal. It’s Mixed Greens, Pork, cucumbers, pickled carrots, and jalapeño’s….and a little sauce. Oh how I’ve missed the Food Truck Food!

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Snack

Homemade Granola

5 PPV

Nom Nom Nom……..

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Dinner

4 oz Cooked, Diced Sweet Potato, 1/4 Red Onion

1/2 Zucchini, 3 Egg Whites, 1 tsp Olive Oil

4 PPV

Not only does this make a great breakfast, it’s also such a great dinner for a night when I don’t have a lot of points left for the day.

I clean, dry and poke with a fork, a small sweet potato. Then I microwave it for 2-3 minutes, depending on the size, flip it over and cook it for an additional 2-3 minutes in the microwave. A fork inserted into it easily will tell you that it is done. Then I make a slice in the skin across the top of it, and the skin comes right off. Now that I’m weighing and measuring, I weigh it. This one was 4 ounces.

While I’m prepping my sweet potato, I have diced red onion and diced zucchini cooking in the skillet in 1 tsp of Olive Oil. When my potato is ready, I dice it up and toss it in with the veggies.

Now, there are a couple of options to finish off this tasty meal. Last night, I scrambled a few egg whites in a separate pan, and then added them to the veggies and added a little sea salt and cracked black pepper. I love the flavor’s of the zucchini with sweet potato and red onion together, and with the added egg whites, it’s filling and only 4 PointsPlus!

Another really great option is to cook one or two eggs over easy in a skillet and top these veggies with that. The creaminess of the runny yolk is damn near a delicacy!

And if you still have a point or two left? Dice some avocado on top for an extra special finish!

Truly one of my favorite meals! Can you tell?

Eat if for breakfast, eat it for lunch, eat it for dinner, eat it for a snack!! It’s easy. It’s low in points. It has protein in it. It taste amazing!

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Here’s a picture from another post with a yummy runny egg and some avocado on top of this deliciousness!! This picture really made me miss my Frothy Coffee’s!!

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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 White Sandwich, Fruit (6)

Lunch =  Bahn Mi Salad (12)

Snack = Granol (5)

Dinner = Veggies and Egg Whites (4)

Total = 27

Exercise = walked 3.5 miles

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 22

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 22

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 96!

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 37

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

  1. I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking
  2. I will go no more than two days in a row without some sort of exercise. (unless I’m sick)
  3. I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what. I’ll track if I eat 26 points, I’ll track if I eat 76 points.
  4. I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s

 

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January Challenge, Day 27

January 28, 2015

I completely forgot to share my trout/salmon experience at the grocery store the other day!

I have never bought or cooked trout before, and decided to pick some up at the store. I had read recently that it, like salmon, was a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. Aside from the health benefits, I had decided to give a new fish a try! When I went to the fish counter at my local grocery store, I didn’t see trout. When I asked if they had any trout, the fish man (not to be confused with the fisherman) pointed to the salmon and said…”That’s trout right there.” I replied, “Are you sure? It looks like salmon, and it’s labeled farm raised salmon.” Then he gave me some weird reason why it was labeled that way……”the guys in the back thought it would just be easier to label it salmon”…..and assured me that it was actually trout. He also assured me that the Wild Salmon that I typically buy, actually was Wild Salmon. He was super nice and we chatted for a bit, and I believed him?? I bought the trout, labeled salmon, and went on my way.

I’m feeling kinda dumb that I didn’t realize what trout looked like, but I’m also kinda thinking my store is dumb for labeling it the way that they do.  It’s not my favorite store anyhow, and I try really hard to buy my produce and meat at other stores, but it is the closest grocery store, so they do end up getting most of my business. 

I was still unsure, so I came home and Googled Trout Images….

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Looks like salmon to me!
 
Anyhow, I cooked it and I ate it and it was okay. I do have to wonder though, have I purchased trout before, thinking it was salmon?
 
Probably!!
 
 
Speaking of other stores….I have a few things that I like to buy at Whole Foods. This is one of them. Chicken Fajita’s for dinner!
 
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In an effort to shop for packaged foods with fewer ingredients on the label, I discovered this Trader Joe’s Almond Butter! I buy the No Salt one and I love it! The only ingredients listed on the label are Almonds and Cashews!
 
One Tablespoon = 3 PointsPlus, but I’ve gotten really good at being satisfied with just a 1 Point smear!
 
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Yesterday, I made it to a great Yoga class, but I never did get outside to walk.
 
I’m hoping to get in a walk and Jazzercise today! Look at this crazy Kansas City Forecast! A gorgeous and sunny 70 degree day today with the 30’s and clouds and snow to come immediately following???
 
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Because of the beautiful day that we are having today, we’ll be opening the Food Truck up today for lunch! I’m excited to get to work today and see a bunch of our regulars!!
 
Okay, here is how yesterday went……
 
I ate frequently.
I ate really good food.
I ate because I was hungry.
I kept within my points!
 
For the month of January, I am not eating the following items.
 
Gluten
Dairy
Red Meat
Soy 
Corn
Sugar
Artificial Sweetness
Alcohol
 
 
Here are yesterday’s eats…..
 

Breakfast

Gluten Free Dairy Free French Toast 

topped with Homemade Granola

7 PPV

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Snack

Scrambled Egg Whites, Salsa

Grapefruit

1 PPV

I ate breakfast early, and after Yoga, I was starving!

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Lunch

Butternut Squash Chili with Chicken

topped with Avocado

8 PPV

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Snack

Banana with a smear of Almond Butter

1 PPV

This is such a perfect Sweet Treat for me! I love this snack!

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Snack’s

Un-pictured Carrots and Hummus

1 PPV

 

Blueberries

0 PPV

We were eating dinner late and my stomach was growling, so I snacked on carrots and hummus and berries while I cooked dinner.

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Dinner

Chicken Fajita’s over Quinoa, Smashed Avocado

8 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 = French Toast, Black Coffee (7)

Snack = Egg Whites, Grapefruit (1)

Lunch =  Butternut Squash Chili (8)

Snack’s = Banana, Almond Butter Smear, Carrots and Hummus, Blueberries (2)

Dinner = Fajita’s (8)

Total = 26

Exercise = Yoga Class

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 3

Activity Points Earned This Week = 14

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 14

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 80

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 38

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

  1. I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking
  2. I will go no more than two days in a row without some sort of exercise. (unless I’m sick)
  3. I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what. I’ll track if I eat 26 points, I’ll track if I eat 76 points.
  4. I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s

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

 

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I’m having a little fun experimenting in the kitchen this month. I’ve made French toast before using Egg Whites, and leaving out the splash of milk, and I couldn’t tell the difference.

This morning, I used two small slices of Gluten Free Bread, and soaked up the 3 egg whites really well before putting them in the skillet.

This satisfied my sweet tooth, my carb cravings, and after topping this with a little Pure Maple Syrup, a few slices of banana and a little of my Homemade Granola, I had a nice big plate of yumminess for only 7 Weight Watcher PointsPlus!

 

Ingredients

2 Slices Gluten Free Bread (4 PointsPlus)

3 Egg Whites (1 PointsPlus)

1/4 tsp Cinnamon (0 PointsPlus)

1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract (0 PointsPlus)

1/2 Banana (0 PointsPlus)

2 tsp Pure Maple Syrup (1 PointsPlus)

1 T. Homemade Granola (1 PointsPlus)

Cooking Spray

Directions

Mix Egg Whites, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Dip Bread and soak well. Flip bread and again, soak well. Place bread in a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Cook for about 3 minutes, then flip to cook an additional 3 minutes, or until nice and brown.

Top with Syrup, Sliced Banana and Homemade Granola

Makes One Serving

One Serving = 7 PointsPlus

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January Challenge, Day 26

January 27, 2015

I had a great day yesterday in the healthy living department! 

I had lunch out with a friend and made healthy choices.

I walked 3 miles with my Tucker man!

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I went to Jazzercise.

I ate a good variety of foods throughout the day and I got in 96 ounces of water!

 

I’m heading out the door soon to go to Yoga, and I plan to get in a walk this afternoon.

Keeping it simple today.

Have a great day!

 

For the month of January, I am not eating the following items.
 
Gluten
Dairy
Red Meat
Soy 
Corn
Sugar
Artificial Sweetness
Alcohol
 
Here are yesterday’s eats……

Breakfast

An Orange and a Pear with Cinnamon

0 PPV

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Lunch

Pork, Rice Noodles, Veggies, Sauce

12 PPV

We went to a place called Unforked. I don’t even know how to explain the menu. This was a rice noodles dish with lots of veggies, a little pork and a little sauce that I can’t describe. It was good, but I was still hungry. 🙂 I’m probably safe with 8-10 PointsPlus on this dish, but when I’m uncertain (and really wanting a loss this week), I guesstimate a little high.

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Snack

Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

1 PPV

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Snack

Butternut Squash Chili

6 PPV

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Dinner

4 oz. Trout, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Salad

9 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 = Fruit (0)

Lunch =  Rice Noodle Bowl (12)

Snacks = Smoothie, Butternut Squash Chili (7)

Dinner = Trout, Veggies and Salad (9)

Total = 28

Exercise = Walked 3 Miles, 60 minute Jazzercise Class

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 8

Activity Points Earned This Week = 11

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 11

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 96

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 38

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

  1. I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking
  2. I will go no more than two days in a row without some sort of exercise. (unless I’m sick)
  3. I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what. I’ll track if I eat 26 points, I’ll track if I eat 76 points.
  4. I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s

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