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In Control, No Guilt, No Shame

February 16, 2015

Before I dive into…… In Control, No Guilt, No Shame, let me show you who finally got to celebrate her First Birthday!

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One of our Grand Daughter’s, Charlotte, turned One Year Old a couple of weeks ago, (I was in the delivery room and got to see this little angel come into the world!) but the poor little thing got sick and ended up spending her birthday in the hospital! Two weeks later, she is feeling much better and we finally got to celebrate!

Her mom did a great job with the treats and decorations!

Fixin’s for Root Beer Floats, lots of toppings for Ice Cream…….

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Her mom made these beautiful cupcakes!

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Look at that cake!

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Happy First Birthday Charlotte Anne! There is a special place in my heart for you!

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We had a great time celebrating!

Did you see all of those cupcakes I could have enjoyed???

I’ve been thinking about how “in control” I feel. Being in control leaves me with no feelings of guilt about the food that I choose to eat, and no feelings of shame about the food that I choose to not eat, or even throw away. It feels good to be free of guilt and shame when it comes to food.

Because I planned what I was eating in advance, I was in complete control and I was able to enjoy my pizza, wine and chocolate for Valentine’s Day, all in moderation and without any guilt.

Yesterday, at the birthday party, I looked at the ice cream and all of the great toppings, and the beautiful cup cakes, and admired how pretty everything looked, and I didn’t eat any of it.

After dinner last night, I had 2 points left for the day. I took a piece of Valentine’s candy out of the freezer. I enjoyed a piece of candy for two points, then I put the rest of it down the garbage disposal.

I used to feel shame when I would throw food away. I felt shame because I knew that it meant that I wasn’t strong enough to have it in the house and not binge on it. After learning so much about my relationship with food through this blog, I’ve become to accept the fact that I have trigger foods. Sometimes I can be surrounded by trigger foods and not think about them. Other times (like knowing that I will be home alone today and knowing that the candy in the freezer might linger in the back of my mind more than I would like for it to), I know that it’s best for me to simply remove those foods from my surroundings. It doesn’t mean that I am weak. It means that I am learning who I am, and it means that I am in control of doing what’s best for me.

Here are yesterday’s eats…… 

 

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Oatmeal 

Frothy Coffee

6 PPV

1/2 C. Quick Cooking Gluten Free Oats, I packet Raw Stevia, 2 T. PB2, 3/4 Boiling Water. Stir and let set for 3 minutes!

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Lunch

Gluten Free Brown Rice Pasta, Marinara

Zoodles (1/2 of a large zucchini), Parmesan Cheese

7 PPV

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Snack

Apple, 1 T. Almond Butter

3 PPV

I ate this in the car on the way to the birthday party! I knew if I had something to eat right before we got there, passing on the sweets would be easier for me to do. It worked.

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Dinner

Turkey Kielbasa, Peppers, Sweet Potato, Egg Whites

8 PPV

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 Snack

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1/4 Truffle

2 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 = PB Oatmeal, Frothy Coffee (6)

Lunch =   Pasta, Zoodles, Parmesan (7)

Snack = Apple, Almond Butter (3)

Dinner = Kielbasa, Veggies, Egg Whites (8)

Snack = Chocolate (2)

Total = 26

Exercise = none

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 = 60

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 30

 

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 exercise. (unless I’m sick..or break a bone!!)
  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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Party Weekend!

February 15, 2015

Okay, it’s KIND of a party weekend. Party of Two party last night. We spent a great Valentine’s Night at home enjoying Pizza, Wine and Chocolate….all very responsibly. I tracked and planned for every bite.

I told myself I would only have alcohol once a month, but I figured since I messed that day all up and broke a bone, I’d try it again, but with Mike’s supervision! 

I hadn’t even planned on any chocolate yesterday, but after picking up our Heart Shaped Pizza from Papa Murphy’s, (which I thought was super cute!) I was feeling all romantic and decided we NEEDED some chocolate to compete our Valentine’s Dinner!! (Mike could seriously care less about chocolate, but I convinced myself that it would look great on the table, and that it would make him feel really special. Sometimes, I am delusional.)

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I stopped at a little candy store and picked up Two Gigantic Raspberry Chocolate Truffles and two small Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordials. I looked up (not with great ease) the PointsPlus values for chocolate Truffles. I decided after weighing One of my TWO truffles, that we would likely just share one. Or maybe I would eat a whole one by myself (8 PointsPlus!) and only have one glass of wine instead of two. Maybe I would skip that darned truffle all together and put it down the garbage disposal!! Or….enjoy my pizza and wine, and freeze the Truffles for a later date. 

I enjoyed two glasses of wine, I ate 1 1/2 pieces of pizza instead of 2 pieces, I cut one of the truffles into four bites, and ate two of them. Mike didn’t even WANT any. That man is cray cray!! I put the rest of the chocolate in the freezer. Hopefully I will forget it is there…..forever. (Those bites really were delicious with my red wine!)

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Today we have our Grand Daughter, Charlotte’s, first birthday party! Having that taste of chocolate last night will make the sugary cupcakes tempting today, but I’M NOT GOING TO HAVE  ANY!

I’ve dipped into my 49 Points Allowance more than I would like to have, but I feel like I have planned well for everything. I didn’t drink all of the water that I had planned to yesterday. For the rest of the week, I will eat only my 26 Daily Points Plus, and I will give the treadmill another attempt this week. All of my back muscles and neck muscles are doing weird things from wearing a sling and walking on the treadmill didn’t feel so great the one day that I did it last week. Maybe I’ll try 10 minutes on, take a break, 10 minutes on, take a break….etc.

Have a Great Sunday!!!!

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast

Blueberry Oatmeal

Frothy Coffee

5 PPV

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Lunch

Leftover Stuffed Chicken Breast, Marinara

Gluten Free Brown Rice Pasta

8 PPV

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Dinner

Papa Murphy’s Delite Mediterranean Chicken Pizza

Veggies

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1/2 Slice Pizza and Red Wine

1/2 Chocolate Truffle

24 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 , Frothy Coffee (5)

Lunch =  Chicken and Pasta (8)

Dinner = Pizza, Veggies, Wine, Chocolate (24)

Total = 37

Exercise = none

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 = 50

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 30

 

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 exercise. (unless I’m sick..or break a bone!!)
  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”

Happy Valentines Day!

February 14, 2015

I hope you are all having a great Saturday morning. I’m feeling unusually spunky. I was in bed and asleep by 11:00 last night and I slept until 9:00 am!! Best night of sleep in several days!

I woke up to Roses and a super sweet card. Mike has always had a knack for picking out the perfect card!

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Our Valentine’s date tonight will be a quiet night at home with a Papa Murphy’s Delight Pizza and a bottle of wine….that we will share….responsibly….I swear! 🙂

 

I was feeling hopeful as I headed out the door to my WW meeting yesterday morning.

I walked in the door and did the whole routine. Pee. Alway’s pee first. Remove coat, remove shoes, remove jewelry, remove glasses, exhale, step on the scale.

Down 1.2. Yay!!

2 more pounds off by the end of the month would be great!

We talked a lot about Points and tracking at yesterday’s meeting. If you are not weighing fresh food, or eating a prepackaged food, it can be hard to figure out the exact points on a particular food item. I guess a lot. When I’m guessing, I try to guess high to be safe. I actually did a lot of guessing yesterday. 

Here are yesterday’s eats to start off my Weight Watcher week!

 

Breakfast

Weight Watcher Snack, Nonfat Latte, Fruit

5 PPV

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Lunch

Veggies, Chicken, Guacamole, Salsa

8 PPV

Guessed on points on this whole meal!

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Snack

Apple Chips (One Bag, Two Servings)

6 PPV

I like these a lot, but I’ll only buy one bag a week, or I would eat them every day.  Great tasting crunchy little snack!

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Snack’s

Apple

0 PPV

I’ve had my share of movies this week! Last Saturday, I watched several movies, one of them being The Godfather. That was a 3 Hour Movie! One day this week, I watched The Godfather II. That movie was 3 hours and 20 minutes!! My butt’s a little numb.

Yesterday, I watched Magic Mike for the first time. Last night, Mike and I (actually just I, Mike fell asleep) watched Silver Linings with Bradley Cooper. I love that movie!!

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Snack

Leftover Veggies

Red Onion, Sweet Potato, Zucchini

3 PPV

I cooked these veggies in oil the day before. I always guess high when I’m in doubt. I guessed on dinner too.

Um, somebody needs to file a thumb nail!! Gross!

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Dinner

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

Gluten Free Brown Rice Pasta, Zoodles

Marinara Sauce, Parmesan Cheese

12 PPV

I bought the stuffed chicken breast at the grocery store, so dinner was super easy. Half of a serving of the chicken was plenty. I was craving pasta and I bought this Gluten Free pasta awhile back. There is a lot of zucchini in there, but it seems to be hidden under the pasta. Dinner satisfied all sorts of cravings and tasted great! This could be a 10 Point Dinner, but I’m being cautious. 🙂

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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, Latte, WW Snack (5)

Lunch =  Salad (8)

Snack’s = Apple Chips, Apple, Veggies (9)

Dinner = Chicken Breast, Pasta, Marinara, Parmesan (12)

Total = 34

Exercise = none

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 = 70

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 41

 

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 exercise. (unless I’m sick…or I break a bone!!)
  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’s960

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

Banana’s…..

February 13, 2015

My food choices have been a little odd this week, but using up what’s in the freezer and the fridge has been super handy. I still have Turkey Burgers, Butternut Squash Chili, and good old fashioned Beef Chili in the freezer, so I would imagine that’s what we will be eating over the next few day’s.

I chopped up zucchini and red onion and sweet potatoes last night to go along with the Turkey Burger’s that I pulled out of the freezer, and my whole shoulder area was uncomfortable for the rest of the night, I slept like crap, and everything is still achy today. Chopping vegetables with your dominant hand in a sling is tricky, but doable, but afterwards I wish I’d just bought a big bag of salad to go with our burgers. I’m really trying not to complain, but I figure I can do it here, and you can read on, or go to the food part, or just skip the next few days of the blog altogether! LOL!!!

I probably won’t do a whole lot of cooking for the next two weeks. I’m thinking bags of salads, and an easy entree option. Baked Chicken? Baked Fish?

I’m off to my WW meeting, then grocery shopping.

As silly as it sounds, I’d kill for a banana right now, but I don’t think that I have bought any in over a week!

I could eat, and would eat, 2 or 3 banana’s a day. I love a banana! I’m pretty certain that Mike likes them almost as much as I do, so every time I go to the store, I grab more banana’s. They are a staple on our counter top and the kitchen feels empty without them! I might have to have one today! Who would have ever thought the day would come that my craving would be for a silly banana??

I’ve really been trying to keep the calories lower each day, and even though banana’s are zero WW Points, I know those calories in a banana (or two, or maybe even three!) can really add up, so while I have had a few frozen banana chunks in my smoothies, I just haven’t bought any in a while. 

I didn’t make it to my WW meeting last week, due to my little Fireball and Beer mishap, but the scale really had cooperated by January’s end.

I was down 5.8 pounds since the 1st of January. Basically, for the scale to go down for me, I need to really be watching my salt, drinking lots of water, tracking faithfully, and getting in 3-4 days of exercise. Expecting a loss at the scale over the next two months is going to be a bit of a challenge, but I really want to stick with my plan and continue to lose.

Prepping and cooking is going to be a bit of a challenge, and I don’t want to start eating a lot of convenience foods. Avoiding boredom eating will continue to be a challenge, and not being active with exercise will also stall things.

I’m really not trying to whine, I’m just trying to look ahead at what the challenges will be over the net 5-6 weeks and see how I can work around it all.

If I gain today, I’ll be irritated.

If I maintain today, I’ll accept it.

If I lose today, that will KICK ASS!

Here are yesterdays eats…… 

Breakfast

Grapes, Pear, Coffee with Skim Milk

1 PPV

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Lunch

Omelet made with 1 Egg and 3 Egg Whites

Spinach, Tomatoes, 1 T. Reduced Fat Feta

Gluten Free Toast with Strawberries and Honey Drizzle

6 PPV

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Snack’s

Apple

0 PPV

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4 T. Hummus with 1 T. Reduced Fat Feta

Carrots, Bell Pepper, Tomatoes

3 PPV

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Smoothie

1 C Almond Milk, 2 T PB2

1 Packet Raw Stevia

1 Frozen Banana, 2 tsp Cocoa

2 PPV

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Dinner

1/2 Turkey Burger, 1/2 Slice Cheese, Bacon

Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini and Red Onions

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 = Fruit, Coffee with Skim Milk (1)

Lunch =  Omelet, Toast, Fruit (6)

Snack’s = Apple, Veggies and Hummus, Smoothie (5)

Dinner = 1/2 Burger, Veggies (12)

Total = 24

Exercise = none

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 2

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 100+

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

 

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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6-8 Weeks

February 12, 2015

That’s how long I have to wait to go back to Jazzercise, and probably 10-12 Weeks for Yoga.

They took new X-rays, and the doc say’s…”Yep, that’s a good clean break!”  Me…”Um, what’s that mean. Clean?”

My understanding is that the break is a straight line and that it should heal well. I’m just super happy I didn’t mess up the Rotator Cuff Surgery. That was my biggest concern.

Doc say’s….

  1. Wear a sling at all times to limit movement and speed heating.
  2. No lifting.
  3. Come back in 5 Weeks.
  4. Walking only for exercise, flat surface, not too fast. (Basically, don’t fall down. They know me so well!)
  5. Maybe don’t drink Fireball Shots and Beer on an empty stomach. Maybe just never drink Fireball shots.

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So, I came home and walked 1 mile on the treadmill. Yay! I’ve earned TWO Activity Points for the week! Whoo! Whoo!!

Here are yesterday’s eats…….

 

Breakfast

4 Scrambled Egg Whites, 1/4 C Black Beans

Cherry Tomatoes, Salsa

Gluten Free Toast, Smear of Almond Butter

Pear with Cinnamon

Frothy Coffee

6 PPV

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Lunch

Tuna Patty, Spinach, Tomatoes

1 tsp Lemon Infused Olive Oil

1 T. Light Mayo with Lemon Juice and Pepper

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8 PPV

I made these Tuna Patty’s a few weeks ago, and put the leftovers in the freezer. While looking for something different for lunch, I decided to thaw them out, and see how they would cook up. I was pleasantly surprised and they tasted pretty darned good, so I ate TWO! 

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Snack

Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

1 PPV

The smoothies are totally satisfying my sweet tooth!

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Snack

1 T. Almond Butter on Toast with Honey Drizzle

7 PPV

A friend of mine made this bread yesterday using Almond Flour, Butter, Greek Yogurt…..and I can’t remember what else. She brought a piece over for me to try and it was a perfect afternoon snack with some Hot Green Chai Tea!

I’m guessing on the points here……

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Dinner

Light English Muffin, 1 Egg, Smear of Guacamole

Apple, Pear, Orange

6 PPV

I need to plan some dinners. I’ve been pulling out of the fridge whatever I see first. I hadn’t had one of these Light English Muffins since sometime in December, and it tasted so good! I realized after dinner, that I had more than my share of bread for the day!

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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, Toast with Almond Butter, Pear, Frothy Coffee (6)

Lunch =  Tuna Patty Salad (8)

Snack’s = Smoothie, Toast (8)

Dinner = Egg Sandwich, Fruit (6)

Total = 28

Exercise = Walked 1 Mile

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 2

Activity Points Earned This Week = 2

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 100+

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

 

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”

Do What’s Best for YOU!

February 11, 2015

It felt so good to make the decision to take some of the foods back out of my diet (the foods that I took out of my diet for January) for the rest of the month, or at least really limit them to maybe only once a week.

It makes me feel more disciplined, and that makes me feel like I’m putting my full effort into my weight loss, not just a little effort.

I know it’s not for everyone, but it seems to work for me, right now anyhow.

I think you have to do what works for you. 

I feel more in control knowing what I will and won’t eat.

I did get outside yesterday for a walk, but then I only ended up walking about 1/2 mile. It’s a bit chilly out today, but I WILL get on the treadmill!

I met a girlfriend out for dinner last night, and on my drive to the restaurant, I pondered having a glass of wine with her, but three hours later, I had consumed 4 glasses of water and 5 cups of coffee instead! My dinner was amazing and we had a great conversation and lots of laughs!

Headed to the Dr.’s Office today to hopefully find out exactly what to expect over the next few weeks.

Here are yesterday’s eats……

 

Breakfast

Gluten Free Toast, Egg, Avocado

Berries

Frothy Coffee

6 PPV

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Lunch

Spinach, Grilled Chicken, Strawberries

1 T. Sunflower Seeds, 1 T. Reduced Fat Feta

2 tsp Olive Oil, 1 tsp Cara Cara Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cracked Black Pepper

7 PPV

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Snack’s

Blueberries

0 PPV

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Smoothie

Chocolate Frosty

1 PPV

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Dinner

Salmon Salad

12 PPV

This salad was awesome! I didn’t need the dressing. The salmon and the scoop of guacamole dressed the salad perfectly!

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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 = Gluten Free Toast, Egg, Fruit, Frothy Coffee (6)

Lunch =  Salad (7)

Snack’s = Blueberries, Smoothie (1)

Dinner = Salmon Salad (12)

Total = 26

Exercise = strolled a half mile

Activity Points Earned for the Day = um…I think none

Activity Points Earned This Week = 0

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 0

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

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

 

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, or break a bone??)
  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”

I Do Better with Rules…..

February 10, 2015

January was a great month in the health department.

I avoided these foods…..

Gluten
Dairy
Red Meat
Soy 
Corn
Sugar
Artificial Sweetness
Alcohol
 
At the end of the month, I was down almost 6 pounds, and was attending Yoga and Jazzercise and feeling pretty damned awesome!
 

I’m thinking about taking those foods back out of my diet and here’s why.

I like rules. (when I know that I need them). Knowing exactly what I was allowing myself to eat and to not eat, made it easier to make food choices. It forced me to think outside the box, but it also helped me avoid foods that can add up quickly in points, such as cheese and bread.

I was eating so many whole foods, and so few processed foods, that I felt satisfied, I didn’t feel the urge to snack often, and I don’t really remember any actual cravings. I’m sure most of that was my mind set, but I have to think that eating the right balance of foods made a difference in my appetite and my cravings as well.

Not eating gluten, kept me away from any bread in a restaurant, not eating corn kept me away from corn chips and popcorn, not eating dairy kept me away from cheese and sour cream, avoiding sugar helped me make a lot of different choices or avoid certain foods altogether. 

I don’t want to avoid these foods forever, but I’m thinking one more month of avoiding them will keep the weight coming off. Maybe I come up with a plan to work these foods in once a week?

I still haven’t had any red meat, and I can honestly say that I haven’t missed it or craved it. However, I am thinking a nice fillet and a glass of red wine would make for a nice Valentines Day Dinner!

My main goal right now, is to keep myself busy so I don’t mindlessly snack.

I took my niece to the airport yesterday morning. That occupied a good two hours and we had a great chat on the way to the airport.

When I got home from the airport, a girlfriend picked me up and we ran a few errands, which kept me out of the house.

Later in the afternoon, I called and postponed my new Jazzercise membership for a month until I go to the doctor tomorrow and found out how long it will be until I can go back. 🙁

Then……I snacked.

This is why I think taking those things back out of my diet for the rest of the month is a good idea. I would have likely only snacked on fruits and veggies, or filled up on lots of water, but I told myself I could have popcorn now, so I spent 4 points on popcorn that really didn’t even taste that great, then I ate pita bread and feta cheese at dinner.

I tried to keep my food choices smart, and popcorn and feta and pita bread aren’t terrible, and I know that, but I didn’t want to eat more than 26 Points for the day, and I did.

I took my “Little Sis”, Samone, out for dinner. I wasn’t really hungry come dinner time, so I ordered the Appetizer Hummus Platter, while she enjoyed a Gigantic Cheeseburger and Sweet Potato Fries! Her burger did look delicious! The only veggie that came out with my hummus platter, was cucumbers. Upon my request, they did bring out carrot sticks and celery sticks.

I think I’ll try a short walk outside today and see how that feels?

Have a great day and make the most of it!

Here are yesterday’s eats………

 

Breakfast

Frothy Coffee

Sweet Potato, 1 Egg and 1 Egg White

Blueberries

6 PPV

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Snack

Blueberries

0 PPV

These Blueberries are HUGE and so juicy! They made a great “To Go Snack”!

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Lunch

Butternut Squash Chili with Chicken

Topped with Avocado

8 PPV

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Snack’s

Grapes

0 PPV

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Smoothie

1 C. Almond Milk, 2 T. PB2, 2 tsp Cocoa Powder

1/2 Frozen Banana, 1 Packet Raw Stevia

2 PPV

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Popcorn

4 PPV

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Dinner

Hummus Platter  

Pita Bread, Feta, Hummus, Olives, Cucumbers

Un-Pictured Carrots and Celery on the side

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 = Sweet Potato, Eggs, Frothy Coffee (6)

Snack = Blueberries (0)

Lunch =  Butternut Squash Chili (8)

Snack’s = Grapes, Popcorn, Smoothie (6)

Dinner = Hummus Platter (8)

Total = 28

Exercise = none

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 = 80

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

 

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”

Avoiding Boredom

February 9, 2015

Being back in a sling is a such an icky memory of post Rotator Cuff surgery two years ago. It was actually 2 years ago this week!

Mike said…”Well, at least you had figured out how to do most things with your left hand!”

True Dat!!

To avoid boredom eating yesterday, I kept really busy and had a successful eating day!

I did a lot, I just did it slow.

It was gorgeous outside, so I spent a little time on the deck with my mutts and grilled up some chicken breast for the week!

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He soooo wanted some chicken to drop!

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Later, Mike and I went to see American Snipper and then out to dinner!

I’ll be keeping these post fairly short. Typing takes forever, but I don’t want to skip a post!

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Oatmeal, Egg Whites, Black Coffee

6 PPV

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Snack  

Apple Slices

0 PPV

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Lunch

Butternut Squash Chili with Chicken

6 PPV

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Dinner

Hot Tea – No Beers

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Salmon Caesar

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 = Egg Whites, Peanut Butter Oatmeal, Coffee (6)

Snack = Apple Slices (0)

Lunch =  Butternut Squash Chili (6)

Dinner = Salmon Caesar  (12)

Total = 24

Exercise = none (If you’re new here, I got drunk and broke my collarbone on Thursday. Yep, for realzzz)

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 = 64

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

 

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”

Gotta Keep Busy!

February 8, 2015

I tried not to eat out of boredom yesterday, but I wasn’t super successful.

I started off the morning strong with a good breakfast of Almond Butter Toast, blueberries and black coffee.

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For the afternoon, I got into my Chinese Food leftovers when I should have just tossed them. Later, I had two bowls of Butternut Squash Chili. Then, I snacked on veggie and Hummus. For dinner,  I made myself a big plate of fries. I know I went over on my points for the day.

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I did manage to drink well over 100 ounces of water, so I made lots of potty trips.

I watched movies all day and pouted on the couch.

I watched Love Is Strange, Garden State and The Godfather. I have no idea why I have never watched The Godfather!

I slept like crap and rolled out of bed and said…..”Damn it, today will be a good day!”

So, this morning I showered, dressed, made the bed, started the laundry, made breakfast, and now I’m figuring out what Mike and I will spend the rest of the day doing, Hopefully no movies. My bra strap is killing me, but leaving the house without a bra is NOT an option.

I’m thinking some grocery shopping together and some cooking together. Its gorgeous outside today, so hopefully we can grill out something tasty!

My goal for the day is to keep busy and avoid any boredom snacking.

This is my “Yep, I’m a dumb ass face”.

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

February…Revised

February 7, 2015

After I walked in the door yesterday from the doctor’s office, it hit me that with a broken collarbone, I won’t be doing Yoga for sure for a few weeks, and I’ll be taking a break from Jazzercise, which all really sucks.

At my request, Mike brought home Chinese for dinner, and then I wished I’d made a different choice, because I know I snacked too much yesterday on almonds and baked chips and guac out of frustration and boredom.

This morning, I threw away the chips and put the almonds out of sight for awhile.

So, I have to make sure to stay on track with my eating, keep drinking the water, and walk, walk, walk.

That’s the plan.

 

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