Cloudy and Cool…with a Chance of Treadmill

March 19, 2015

So much for Sunny and 70’s in KC in March. Yesterday was chilly, cloudy and rainy!

This is me sitting by the fire!! It was in the 30’s! Ya gotta love a variety…….

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The rainy cool day did make for a great coffee day. I am loving this new flavor of Dunkin Donut’s Coffee! It smells amazing, and I’m liking it best strong with no milk! It has a natural sweetness and it’s super smooth. Coffee lovers must try!




I was home all day doing lots of paper work stuff……paying bills, gathering tax info, making phone calls, and I DID NOT SNACK!!



I had bed head for most of the day and that made me happy.



While still in my jammies, I put on my shoes and socks and hopped on the treadmill. I had to get in some exercise yesterday!

I walked at a 5% incline for 20 minutes, I did a few Yoga stretches, I did sit ups and crunches, and I even lifted a few light weights and worked on my biceps and triceps.

I was really pleased with the fact that I didn’t snack all day long, and I ate some really yummy food.

These Taco Shells are light and thin and only 1 PointsPlus per shell. These are made in Gladstone, Missouri, so I’m not sure where you might be able to find them if you are not here in the Kansas City metro, but I would imagine with a little label reading, one might be able to find some 1 Point Taco Shells too!



Dinner for me was some left over Taco Meat thrown together with a few things that ended up tasting just as good as it looks!

Mike’s dinner was some Chili I pulled out of the freezer on top of mashed potatoes. After I made his potatoes, I gave them a taste. Holy heck…I need to make this meal again, but a little more point friendly for me!

Here are yesterday’s eats……


Peanut Butter Pancake

topped with 1 T. Almond Butter and Banana Slices

Black Coffee





3 Beef Taco’s


3 Taco Shells, 2 oz. Taco Meat, 28 g of reduced fat cheddar, lettuce and salsa. The package of cheese list a serving size as 1/4 C. or 28 g. I was curious how much cheese 28 g looked like. I think I gave myself more cheese than I would have had I filled up a 1/4 measuring cup! Most of the cheese is buried under the lettuce and salsa, but I really felt like I had a treat for lunch!



Fruit Bowl





Mashed Potatoes and Chili


This is what I made for Mike’s dinner, and I had to have a taste because I made him mashed potatoes with real butter, and I added in a couple of Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges. Topping those potatoes with Beef Chili made me think of a Shepherd’s Pie!! Now I need to come up with a Point Friendly Chili Potato Pie!

Mikes dinner was delicious!



My Dinner

Smashed Sweet Potato, Leftover Taco Meat

Salsa, Smashed Avocado




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 = Pancake (7)

Lunch =  Taco’s and Fruit  (7)

Snack = Potatoes and Chili (4)

Dinner = Taco Meat, Sweet Potato, Avocado (6)

Total = 24

Exercise = Treadmill at an incline for 20 minutes. Stretching and a few arm exercises.

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 3

Activity Points Earned This Week = 9

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 9

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

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 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


Makes me giggle……..


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


2 responses to Cloudy and Cool…with a Chance of Treadmill

  1. March 20, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I bought my coffee at Target. My Target usually has a pretty good selection of the DD coffee’s!

    I stay in my jammies and have bed head way more often than I should admit!!


  2. The DD coffee sounds so yummy…where did you find it? I’ve gotta check out the taco shells, 1 pt is really good. Bed head hair…fabulous!