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Healthy Day, Happy Day

July 30, 2015

I planned my food for the day a little better yesterday than I did the day before. I spread my points out throughout the day, I allowed myself to eat a delicious lunch at the food truck, I snacked smart, I ate Cake AND Ice Cream, I stayed within my 26 points and I went to Jazzercise.

Yay. Good day.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Pre-Breakfast – 1 PPV

Banana and  Frothy Coffee made with Vanilla Flavored Coffee, Vanilla Stevia Drops and topped with cinnamon.

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Breakfast – 5 PPV

Light English Muffin with Egg Whites and 30 g Smashed Avocado, Strawberries and a Pear.

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Lunch – 8 PPV

Pork Bahn Mi Bowl at the Food Truck

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Snack – 3 PPV

I ate the missing 1/4 (basically, two bites) of this really rich, Cherry Filled Iced Chocolate Brownie Cake at the Food Truck. Yuuuummmmmm. Two co-workers ate their 1/4, and then I was very aware of the spare 1/4 piece sitting in the plastic container!! But I was strong!! 🙂

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Snack – 0 PPV

Watermelon…..Juicy, Sweet and OHHH so good!

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Dinner – 7 PPV

Salad and Leftover Turkey Spaghetti over Spaghetti Squash. Possibly even better on day two! That big bowl of spaghetti is only 4 Points with Turkey, Tomatoes, Onions and Spaghetti Squash. All veggies and Turkey! I really do love this meal!

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Dessert – 2 PPV

Ice Cream made from frozen banana’s.

I recently made this with 2 frozen banana’s, a splash of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and Vanilla Flavored Stevia Drops, then topped it with Almond Butter and Granola.

Last night I made it the same way, but I added in 1 T. Unsweetened Cocoa for Chocolate Ice Cream! I left one bowl plain for 0 PointsPlus.

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I topped mine with 1 tsp Almond Butter and 1 T of Granola for a very satisfying 2 PointsPlus dessert!

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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 = 6

Lunch = 8

Snack’s = 3

Dinner = 7

Dessert = 2

Total = 26

 

Exercise = Jazzercise

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 5

Activity Points Earned This Week = 24

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 24

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

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 26

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Three down, three to go!

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Yesterday I was out of the house and busy. By the end of the day, I really had to work at dinner to get my points in, where as the day before I was at home all day and I ate more points than I needed to eat. It’s funny how the brain can work sometimes. One day, practically all that I am thinking  about is food and eating, and the next day, food and eating (or should I say overeating) is not on the brain at all.

I had a great breakfast yesterday and I headed off to work (doing food prep for the Food Truck this week) without a plan for lunch. 

We worked from 10-3 and I never really thought about eating anything, except for a taste of cheese. It was about 4:00 pm. by the time I made lunch at home. Obviously, I did not plan well for my day, food wise.

We didn’t have dinner until about 8:00, and I added cheese and extra bread to my dinner, trying to get in my points for the day. Not complaining here, because my dinner was a great big bowl of comfort food, but I do think it’s better to spread the points out throughout the day, and not eat almost half of them at 8:00 pm.

Anywho……I ate 25 Points yesterday, and everything I ate was really good!

Here’s a peek at my dinner!

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Here are yesterday’s eats……

Pre-Breakfast – 1 PPV

Frothy Coffee made with Cinnamon flavored coffee, Cinnamon Stevia drops and sprinkled with cinnamon on top!

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Breakfast – 4 PPV

Blueberry Pancakes with Banana Slices and 1 tsp Almond Butter. Yes, just as good as it looks.

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Snack – 4 PPV

Iced Coffee with Cream. As I was leaving Food Prep day, some super sweet person made this for me just before I walked out into the heat.

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Lunch – 5 PPV

2/3 C (150 g) Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt with vanilla stevia drops and cinnamon with 1 Cup Blueberries and Tuna Salad.

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Dinner – 11 PPV

Turkey Spaghetti over Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan Cheese and Alexia Garlic Baguette, which is sold in the freezer section and is amazing. Since I had points left, I had three slices instead of my usual 2 slices.

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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 = 5

Snack = 4

Lunch = 5

Dinner = 11

Total = 25

 

Exercise = Jazzercise

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 5

Activity Points Earned This Week = 19

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 19

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

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 26

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Three down, three to go!

 

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After a morning Hot Yoga Class and a trip to the grocery store, I spent the rest of the day at home completing a long list of chores and fighting the snacking bug. As I write this, I remember that I didn’t get in all of my water, and I should have been drinking water instead of sticking my hand in the cereal box!

I am NOT doing a great job of only eating 10 of my Extra 49 Weekly Points. I have not eaten all 49, and I will earn a lot of activity points by the end of the week, but I really would like to get through one week of only eating 10 of those points and exercising a lot and see what the scale does. Dang it!

Here are yesterday’s eats……

Breakfast – 4 PPV

8 oz Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt with Vanilla Stevia Drops and Cinnamon, topped with Blueberries, Strawberries, 1/2 of a Peach and 1 T of Vanilla Granola. This was YUMMY!

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Lunch – 4 PPV

I had the TV show The Chew on in the background while doing my chores, and they cooked an egg in half of an avocado in the skillet. It sounded and looked delicious. I decided to see if I could make it, but a little more point friendly.

I cooked one egg in a slice  (20 g) of avocado. You can see the avocado shape under the egg. You add a little water to the pan and put a lid on it to speed up the cooking of the egg, and avoid burning the avocado.

I also had half a peach and a banana with 1 tsp of Almond Butter and a sprinkle of Chia Seeds.

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This was really really good. It just needed some toast for dipping!

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Snack – 3 PPV

Tuna Salad made with Light Mayo, Mustard, Pickle Relish, S&P, Chopped Apple and Shredded Carrots, in lettuce leaves.

I like to bulk up my tuna salad with zero points shredded carrots and a chopped apple. I love the crunch and the sweet. Water chestnuts and onions are always great options too!

This was a great afternoon snack because not only does it have protein in it, all that crunching makes it take a little while to eat.

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Snack – 0 PPV

Fat and Juicy Grapes

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Snack – 2 PPV

Raw Walnuts and Raisins

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Snack’s – 5 PPV

I kept dipping into this box in the pantry. Such a no no! I should have measured out what I was eating. I hope I only ate a cup of it.

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Dinner – 11 PPV

BBQ Pork Sandwich with Jack Cheese on a Light Hamburger Bun with Zucchini Fries and Watermelon.

I bought one of those packaged and seasoned Pork Tenderloins. I have never made one of those and liked it so I’m not sure why I keep trying. They taste dry to me. In order to make it taste a little better, I added BBQ sauce and cheese and put it on a bun. I ate half of it. It was blahhhh. The Zucchini Fries were yummy and the watermelon juicy and sweet!

Even though I didn’t eat it all, I’m calling this dinner 11 Points just in case I ate more cereal than I think that I did. 🙂

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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 = 4

Lunch = 4

Snack’s = 10

Dinner = 11

Total = 29

 

Exercise = Hot Yoga Class

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 14

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 14

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 60

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 26

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Three down, three to go!

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Ahhh…..Sleep

July 27, 2015

Yesterday I woke up to take care of doggie responsibilities, then I got back in bed and went to sleep and didn’t wake up until just before noon! I don’t remember the last time that I slept that long, but it felt good! While I was sleeping the morning away, Mike was mowing, and to discover that, made me really happy.

Then we both did nothing but watch movies and baseball, and that made me really happy too!

Late afternoon, I decided I was done being a vegetable, so I cleaned house and cooked some dinner. After dinner, more nothing.

It was a really good and restful Sunday.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

 

Late Late Breakfast – 15 PPV

Scrambled Eggs with Turkey Sausage, Pancakes and Sweet Potato Hash Browns.

I used my Veggetti to make Sweet Potato Spirals and cooked them with red onions in Olive Oil in the skillet. Tasty!!

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Snack – 2 PPV

Raisins and Raw Walnuts

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Dinner – 8 PPV

Skillet Meal with Chicken Sausage, Zucchini, Onions, New Potato’s, Sweet Potato’s and Cheddar Cheese. Strawberries and Blueberries.

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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 = 15

Snack = 2

Dinner = 8

Total = 25

 

Exercise = rested

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 10

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 10

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 60, It’s hard to drink water when you sleep all day long!

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 29

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Three down, three to go!

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5K Bubble Run

July 26, 2015

I had a great time at The Bubble Run on Saturday morning!

I really had no idea what to expect. I was signed up with a few friends that I know really well, and a few other ladies that I had never met. The race was at 9:00 am and there were approximately 10,000 participants. I was being picked up at 6:30 am, and I had no idea why we were going so early, and I didn’t ask.

I found out later, that with so many participants, parking was one reason for going so early, and apparently, so was tailgating! Yep, right before the run, we all met at my favorite little neighborhood restaurant parking lot, Sunset Grill.

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There were Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s!! These girls were prepared for a fun day at the Bubble Run!

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I passed on a drink, and I hadn’t really decided yet if I was running or walking, and I had no idea what everyone else was doing, but I was getting the vibe of a fun group 5K walk.

We did get there early, and it was a good thing, because there really were about 10,000 people there!

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We were close to the front of the line, and still undecided if we were running or walking, but with the music and all the people, there was a definite awareness of adrenaline starting to pump in me.

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I was ready to get started…..

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Once we started, Becky and Amy and I just started running without really much discussion. (okay, jogging)

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Every kilometer, there were bubbles to run through…..and then we just kept running.

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It was a perfect windy Saturday at the Kansas Speedway!

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We finished in about 40 minutes with running about 2/3 of it??? Maybe we ran more than that. Considering the fact that I wasn’t sure what my plan was, I felt good about the amount of running that we did.

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The rest of the gang was pretty close behind. We were all happy to have some breeze and finish!

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Super happy actually…..

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Back to Sunset Grill for some fuel! I loved getting to meet these ladies that I had heard so much about through mutual friends. What a great and fun group of gals! Glad I got to be a part of the day!

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Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 6 PPV

I ate this at about 6:00 am. Hated to go on an empty stomach. Egg White Sandwich with 1/4 Avocado.

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Lunch – 12 PPV

Bloody Mary (Wasted Points! It actually didn’t taste so great, and I should have skipped it all together.) and Chicken Skewers

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Snack – 5 PPV

I snacked on a cup of this while looking for the energy to shower. I went to bed at midnight after the reunion, and then woke up at 5:00 am. I was pooped.

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Dinner – 15 PPV?

Salad, Carrots, Grapes and a Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Kale pizza from Trader Joe’s that I did NOT like at all. I scraped off the toppings and ate the crust with a little more salad and a few bites of Mike’s pepperoni pizza.

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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 = 6

Lunch = 12

Snack = 5

Dinner = 15

Total = 38

 

Exercise = 5K

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 6

Activity Points Earned This Week = 10

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 10

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

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 29

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Three down, three to go!

 

Now it’s time for me to schedule another 5K!

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30 Years Later…..

July 26, 2015

I had a great time Friday night at my 30 Year Class Reunion. I was hoping to see a few faces that I hadn’t seen in a long time, and I was pleasantly surprised to see even more people than I was expecting to be there!

We had a great turn out and a great time!

I went to Junior High with everyone in this picture and actually grade school with two of these girls.

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Here is a group picture of all of the people that were there that I went to Junior High with. The photographer in our class did a great job of getting smaller groups together for photo’s! I have NO idea what I was so tickled about in this picture, but I’m telling you, I had a really good time Friday night. 

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These are all the people at the reunion that I went to GRADE school with! Pretty cool, huh? The guy right in front of me, Steve,  was my boyfriend in 5th grade and he gave me my first jewelry from a boy! The girl beside me in the multicolored shirt, Susie, lived close to me and I would walk to her house, and her mom would drive us to school. I remember her and her sister would ALWAYS drink hot tea on the way to school. She said she still drinks hot tea every day. The blonde on the far right, Jennifer, is just as beautiful now as she was in the 6th grade! Super sweet too! The girl beside her, Laurel, is now a great photographer and did a wonderful job of capturing the moments for us on Friday night! The girl on the far left in the red shirt, Vikki, did a LOT of work planning this reunion and finding people, and it is so much appreciated by everyone that came! The guy behind me in the royal blue shirt with the beard, Larry, lived a few blocks from me and we were in trouble together from grade school all through high school. He hasn’t changed a bit! 🙂

A lot of great memories with some of the people in this picture.

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Good people here and lots and lots of memories and laughs.

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I didn’t know this guy very well, but he had a crush on a friend on mine in school, and she couldn’t be there. I just had to take of picture of us and send it to her. It was after I took the picture that I realized he showed up in a T-shirt that said….”Nobody Know’s I’m a Lesbian”. What the heck, dude????

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Anyhow, I had a really great time and hope to see some of those classmates that live here in town a little more often.

Friday morning I went to a Hot Yoga class, then to my Weight Watcher meeting. I had a great week at the scale, and hopefully this will be a great week too with my continued exercise plan!

Here are my eats for Friday.

 

Breakfast – 4 PPV

Egg Whites with Salsa and Avocado, Banana with 1 tsp of Almond Butter and a sprinkle of Chia Seeds, Kiwi.

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Snack – 0 PPV

Watermelon

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Snack – 2 PPV

Raisins and Walnuts.

Check out my Yoga sock’s guys! Great for Hot Yoga so you don’t slide all over your mat! They have little grippers on the bottom.

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Snack – 2 PPV

Tall Nonfat Latte

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Lunch – 0 PPV

Berries and a Banana

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Dinner – 8 PPV

Salad Bar

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Drinks – 18 PPV

Un-Pictured Beer’s

 

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 = 4

Snacks = 4

Lunch = 0

Dinner = 8

Drinks = 18

Total = 34

 

Exercise =  Hot Yoga Class

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 4

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 4

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

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 41

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Two down, four to go!

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

A Great Week!

July 24, 2015

Yesterday wrapped up the end of a really great Weight Watcher week! Short term goals and writing down my goals definitely proved to work for me this week. 

Last Friday, I worked in the yard, and that was the first activity that I had done in about 10 days since not feeling so great. Saturday I got in a 2.5 mile walk. Sunday, no activity. Monday, I walked 6 miles. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I went to Jazzercise. This morning, I am going to Yoga, which means that I am going to a Weight Watcher meeting later today than usual. Tomorrow, I am doing a 5K at the Kansas Speedway with a group of neighbors! I’m feeling really good about the activity that I got in this week, and my weekend activity plans.

I ate good this week, I got in lots of water, and I even passed on a beer offer two different days this week!

I had to change up my schedule a bit this week to get in the exercise that I had planned for myself. I talked about this a little bit in a post last week, but it makes such a difference for me to have my goals in writing. Knowing that I said that I would get in a certain amount of activity, forced me to go Jazzercise in the morning on the days when I had plans for the evening. If I didn’t have it in writing, I think I may have skipped the class altogether and taken a 30 minute walk instead, or maybe skipped exercise altogether.

I really like my Friday morning WW meeting and all of the people that are there, but for me to get my Yoga class in today, I need to go to the noon meeting today.

These are not huge changes in my schedule, and I realize that, but what I am pointing out is simply that writing my goals down makes me want to accomplish them more. In order for me to accomplish my goals, I need to make a few changes in my schedule that I might not have made otherwise.

Along with my activity goals, I really want to focus this week on my 26 Points a day with only eating 10 of those 49 Extra Weekly Points that I am allowed.

Tonight is my 30 Year Class Reunion, and I’m looking forward to seeing some faces that I haven’t seen in a long time, although I will say, I’ve seen a lot of these faces on Facebook, but in person will be much better!

I hope you all have a Happy and Healthy Weekend!

Here are yesterday’s eats…….

Breakfast – 5 PPV

Egg Whites with Salsa, Coffee with a splash of skim milk, Oatmeal with Warm Cinnamon Apples

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Lunch – 4 PPV

8 oz Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt, 2 T. PB2, a little Stevia, Banana Slices. Ugly picture. Taste GREAT and 29 Grams of Protein!

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Snack – 4 PPV

Un-Pictured Pork at the Food Truck

 

Snack – 5 PPV

Peach Smoothie at Robek’s

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Dinner – 9 PPV

My “Go To” Meal when eating out. Caesar Salmon Salad with Dressing on the side. It also helps that I LOVE Salmon!

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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 = 5

Lunch = 4

Snack = 5

Snack = 4

Snack = 0 

Dinner = 9

Total = 27

 

Exercise = Jazzercise

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 5

Activity Points Earned This Week = 30

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

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Two down, four to go!

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I slept like absolute crap last night. I woke up at 1:00 am to pee from all of the water that I drank at dinner, then I literally just lay in bed awake. The last time that I looked at the clock, it was 3:45 am. I counted sheep. I practiced deep breathing. I made to do list. I covered up. I uncovered. I went from side to side and then to my back. Finally, sometime after 4:00 am, I went back to sleep, only to wake back up at 6:00 am. So….I got up. I had a busy morning anyhow, so I’m just now getting a post up.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Lots of snacking yesterday.

Breakfast – 4 PPV

Pear with 1 tsp Almond Butter and 1 tsp Chia Seeds, Egg Whites with 1/8 Avocado and Salsa

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Lunch – 8 PPV

Pork Taco on Corn Tortilla

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Snack – 2 PPV

Almonds and Raisins

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Snack – 0 PPV

Nanner

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Snack – 0 PPV

Apple

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Snack – 6 PPV

Leftover Salad from Mike’s dinner the night before.

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Dinner – 9 PPV

I ate dinner out and I ordered the Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, dressing on the side, and an order of Whipped Cauliflower. I just ate a few bites of the cauliflower and about 1 tsp of the dressing.

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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 = 4

Lunch = 8

Snack’s = 8

Dinner = 9

Total = 29

 

Exercise = Jazzercise

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 5

Activity Points Earned This Week = 25

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

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Two down, four to go!

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

Yesterday I worked at The Food Truck, then I went to Jazzercise, then I showered, made dinner and was on the couch with the hubs and the dogs in my PJ’s watching the Royals game before 7;30. I love those kind of days. 

It was also one of those really yummy food days that I just need to repeat often. I ate several small things yesterday. Days like yesterday sometimes make me think……..Why is it so hard for me on some days to not overeat? Some days, eating only 26 points can be so easy. I know it’s because I ate a combination of the right foods, and I need to remind myself of that. At the end of the day, I had to make something to eat after dinner, just to get my 26 points in!

Here’s hoping today goes just as smoothly as yesterday did. 🙂

I made it to my first Jazzercise Class in over two weeks, and that class kicked my butt! It felt great to add some variety in this week.

It was nice to re-post my July and August Goals and actually get started on them.

Here are yesterday’s yummy eats….

Breakfast – 7 PPV

Two Frothy Coffee‘s and Blueberry Oatmeal with a Banana and 1 tsp of Almond Butter. You really should give this a try.

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This was so good, it deserves a close up.

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Lunch – 6 PPV

1/2 C Chicken Salad on a Small Tortilla at the Food Truck

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Snack – 3 PPV

Sunflower Seeds at the Food Truck

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Snack – 2 PPV

Mixed Greens with a little Salsa and 1/4 Smashed Avocado. I wanted a little something when I got home, and I thought I’d get some veggies in. The Salsa and Smashed Avocado made a great dressing after I gave this all a really good stir.

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Dinner – 6 PPV

Veggie and Egg Breakfast Bowl without the Avocado today.

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Snack – 3 PPV

1/3 C Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt, Raw Stevia, 1 T. PB2 Powder, 1 sliced Banana, 1 T. Granola. I still had a few points to use, and this was a great little treat.

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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 = 6

Lunch = 6

Snack = 3

Snack = 2

Dinner = 6

Snack = 3

Total = 26

 

Exercise = Jazzercise Class

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 5

Activity Points Earned This Week = 20

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

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Two down, four to go!

 

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

Banana Ice Cream

July 21, 2015

I had points left after dinner last night, and wanted something sweet. I decided to give the Banana Ice Cream a try. There are recipes all over Pinterest that say to just blend frozen banana’s. I’ve tried it before, and decided that it was…..okay. I love my banana’s and Almond Butter, so I decided to give it another go, but add a few tasty toppings.

Ingredients

2 Frozen Banana’s

3-4 Tablespoons of Almond Milk

5-10 drops of Vanilla Stevia

1 T. of Almond Butter (I love my Trader Joe’s Almond Butter)

1 T. of Granola (I used Gluten Free Vanilla Granola)

Directions

Blend frozen banana’s, almond milk and stevia drops in blender until it has the creamy consistency of ice cream.

Top with Almond Butter and Granola. This was DELICIOUS!!

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Yesterday was an all around healthy living day. I actually didn’t eat all of my points, but that was just the combination of eating breakfast later than usual, then I ended up with a low point dinner that was very satisfying.

I headed out the door for a long walk in the afternoon when I realized I had a text from my walking buddy. So she joined me and we got in a hot 6 miles! That long walk put me in a great mood for the rest of the day.

Then I chugged 6 gallons of water. I was dying of thirst!

Before…….

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During……

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After…..

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Obviously, I didn’t have anything super exciting to blog about today, so you got to see these awesome pictures of my face.

That’s all the excitement for yesterday, so here are my yummy eats!

Breakfast – 4 PPV

4 Egg White Omelet with Bell Peppers, Red Onion and 1/4 C Black Beans. Topped with 1/4 Smashed Avocado and Cilantro. Kiwi. Black Coffee.

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Snack – 3 PPV

Raisins and Raw Walnuts. I added a few more walnuts.

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Lunch – 5 PPV

1/4 C Gluten Free Vanilla Granola, Raisins

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Dinner – 7 PPV

I mixed a 12 oz can of Tuna (packed in water) with 1 T light mayo, 2 tsp of mustard, 1 T of pickle relish, 1/2 chopped apple and a few shredded carrots. I ate half of it on this bed of greens with apple slices and cucumbers. I didn’t have all of my points in so I ate the rest of the tuna as well.

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Dessert – 4 PPV

Banana Ice Cream. This was a really great dessert!

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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 = 4

Snack = 3

Lunch = 5

Dinner = 7

Dessert = 4

Total = 23

 

Exercise = Walked 6 miles

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 8 

Activity Points Earned This Week = 15

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

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise.
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Two down, four to go!

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