I made it to the treadmill yesterday for only the second time since breaking my collarbone. The first time might have been a little too soon, and since then I’ve been a little reluctant to try that again. Yesterday was the day. I didn’t feel super great at the end of my mile, but I did feel better about myself just getting on there.
After that, I got out of the house for a while. I picked up my Little Sis, Samone, and we did some shopping. I went to Samone’s string concert one night this week, but we didn’t get a chance to chat at all, so I decided a little shopping was in order. It was really nice outside, so we walked from shop to shop and found all sorts of cute things….that we didn’t buy. 🙂 It felt good to get some fresh air and sunshine. We ended up at Panera, chatting and getting caught up.
When I got home, I was feeling the long afternoon. That’s the most walking I have done in two weeks. I hate wearing that sling and it has played all sorts of games with my back and neck. When I got home, I was feeling uncomfortable, frustrated and irritated. I had no desire to cook, and lots of desire to relax with a glass of wine. (Small pity party? Perhaps.)
Mike picked up dinner, and after dinner, we shared a bottle of vino.
For several different reasons, I had decided that I was only going to have alcohol one time per month for 2015. I didn’t drink at all in January, I had drinks with a friend the first week in February, then ended up with a broken bone. I decided I deserved a “do over” day, so Mike and I shared a bottle of wine on Valentines Day, and I convinced myself that it was totally fine.
Last night, we were staying home, there was a fire in the fireplace, I was in pj’s and settled in for the evening, and I wanted to relax. So we shared a bottle of wine.
I’m having some mixed feelings about deciding to have wine last night.
Good Guy….. Bad Guy thoughts in my head…..
- You didn’t party and get crazy drunk and down a 12 pack of beer! You enjoyed some fine wine at home.
- Alcohol adds up and it’s too many points at the end of the day! That’s why you decided to limit it.
- You didn’t follow through with your plan.
I’ll try not to overthink it all. Yeah…right.
Steel Cut Chocolate Oat’s
One morning this week, I cooked up a batch (4 servings) of Steel Cut Oats! I really like the texture of Steel Cut Oats. They do require a bit of extra cooking time. You have to stand over the stove for 25-30 minutes stirring them so they won’t stick to the bottom of the pan! Needless to say, I don’t make them very often, but when I do, I’m glad I did.
I was finding all sorts of recipes on Pinterest this past week for cookies made with Oatmeal, and I was also hearing all sorts of chit chat recently about Girl Scout cookies. I decided to cook up some Chocolate Steel Cut Oats, and see if I could come up with a big bowl of Oatmeal that made me think I was eating a cookie!
I cooked the Steel Cut Oats according to package directions. When they were done cooking, I added 4 tsp of unsweetened Cocoa Powder and 4 packets of Raw Stevia and gave it a good stir. I then divided that into four bowls. I covered three of those bowls with plastic wrap and I put them in the fridge so I would have them to eat throughout the week.
For the bowl that I ate that morning, I topped it with Toasted Almonds and Coconuts, like I did when I made my Almond Joy Oatmeal. While I called it Almond Joy, it also reminded a bit of the Caramel DeLight Girl Scout Cookie, but I suppose without the caramel.
Steel Cut Chocolate Oat’s
1 T. Almond Butter and Banana Slices
For yesterday’s bowl of Steel Cut Chocolate Oat’s, I added a splash of milk and heated them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. I topped my oats with 1 T. Almond Butter and Banana Slices.
You know what?
It tasted like a great big bowl of Cookie!
Tortilla, Cheese, Egg
Open Faced Egg White Sandwich
Gluten Free Toast
3 Egg Whites, 1/8 Avocado, 1 Slice Center Cut Bacon
Un-Pictured Latte at Panera
Chicken Fajita, Chips, Black Beans
Un-Pictured Red Wine
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, Frothy Coffee (8)
Snack = Fruit, Egg and Tortilla (4)
Lunch = Egg Sandwich (7)
Snack = Latte (3)
Dinner = Chicken Fajita’s, Wine (22)
Total = 44
Exercise = Walked one Mile on the treadmill
Activity Points Earned for the Day = 2
Activity Points Earned This Week = 2
Activity Points Remaining This Week = 2
How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 50
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 31
This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015
- I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking
- I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise. (unless I’m sick..or break a bone!!)
- 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.
- I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s
“love the life you live, live the life you love”