January Challenge, Day 21

January 22, 2015

I spent most of Tuesday cleaning house and organizing a few piles of things that have been overlooked since the Holidays. It always feels good to get things back in order. We’re talking, washing the car, cleaning out my purse, organizing my desk, moving the treadmill back into the “treadmill” room, and getting every single piece of laundry done. I also got a nice 6 mile walk in, so I was feeling pretty stoked about my day. By 8:30 that night, I was ready for bed!

Yesterday, I had breakfast plans with a few girlfriends, then I was talked into attending a Pilates class with a few of them. That was HARD! This core needs several more Pilates classes! I have a group of friends that are doing this class on Wednesdays at one of their homes, and the teacher comes to them, so it is super convenient and only $10/pay as you go. I have no excuses. 

After that class, I did a few more chores at home (the house seems pretty darned cleaned and organized now!) and then I went for a nice 2 mile walk outside. (Please stay above 40 degrees, Please stay above 40 degreed, Please stay above 40 degrees!) 

Would you believe that a couple of hours after that, I went to Jazzercise? Yeah, I really can’t believe it either. At my WW meeting this Friday, that scale better shout a Joy to the World and an Hallelujah to me! 

When I got out of bed this morning, I was very aware of every muscle in my core. It hurts just to lean forward. Actually, it hurts just to almost lean forward!

Today’s Stretch Yoga class should feel pretty darned good!


For the month of January, I am not eating the following items.
Red Meat
Artificial Sweetness
Here are the day’s eats…… 


Veggie Omelet with Avocado

Not really what I ordered. I asked for egg whites, and I did NOT ask for olives? This tasted about as bland as it looks. I didn’t eat it all. One of my favorite breakfast spots too! 

Fruit Black, Coffee





Craving a PB&J Sandwich!

Gluten Free Toast with 1 T. Almond Butter

and a few thawed, frozen Cherries

Satisfied the craving!










Chicken Butternut Squash Stew

topped with 1/4 Avocado





A Smoothie that taste like a Wendy’s Frosty!

1 C. Almond Milk, 1 Frozen Banana, 1 packet Raw Stevia, 1 teaspoon Cocoa



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 = Omelet (6)

Lunch =  Almond Butter Sandwich (7)

Snack = Apple (0)

Dinner = Chicken Butternut Squash Stew (8)

Snack = Smoothie (1)

Total = 22

Exercise = 60 minute Pilates Class, Walked outside 2 Miles, 60 minute Jazzercise Class

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 10

Activity Points Earned This Week = 25

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 25

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 88

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



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