Healthy Food, Happy Life

August 28, 2015

I’ll be quick today. Heading out the door to my Weight Watchers meeting this mooring. Yay!

Instead of Jazzercise class yesterday, I went to Hot Yoga last night. I love both of my classes, but I’m going to try to alternate them. That Hot Yoga class really makes me feel awesome, strong, happy, so many good things… was a great way to end my WW week.

Last night’s dinner….Grilled Chicken Taco Salad. Mike requested Grilled Chicken Salad all week, to which I replied….”That’s dumb.” I like to mix things up and I get bored easily. I had no desire to eat the same thing for dinner every night. Then I thought, let’s just see how many different salads I can come up with this week!

This Weeks Salads

Greek Grilled Chicken Skewers served with salad

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Salad

BBQ Salad

Cobb Salad

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Breakfast – 7 PPV

Un-Pictured Frothy Coffee, Blueberry Oatmeal topped with 1 tsp Almond Butter, Scrambled Egg Whites with Salsa



Lunch – 8 PPV

Market Salad with a little Chicken Salad at the food truck.



Snack – 0 PPV

A handful of humongous grapes!



Dinner – 10 PPV

Grilled Chicken Taco Salad. I chopped up some leftover Grilled Chicken and added water and homemade taco seasoning and simmered it for a few minutes. I added 3 oz of that Chicken to a bed of mixed greens and topped that with 30 g of cooked, diced potato, 1/4 C. Kidney Beans, 30 g Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, 14 g Cheddar Cheese, 1 T. ff Catalina Dressing and 1 T. Light Sour Cream.



Snack – 1 PPV

3 Dried Figs. These look disgusting, I’m aware. I’ve never bought fig’s in any form other than a Fig Newton. I saw them in the bulk bin and I was curious. Yep, tasted just like the inside of a fig newton! I would try these again if they weren’t so dry. It’s always good to try new things.



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 = 7

Lunch = 8

Snack’s = 1

Dinner = 10

Total = 26


Exercise = Hot Yoga

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 27

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 27

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

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’ve done “two a day’s” to make up)

I will track every single day of the entire year. (I’ve only NOT tracked one weekend this year.)

I will run in a minimum of six 5K’s. Three down, three to go!



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


2 responses to Healthy Food, Happy Life

  1. August 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Oh, I never thought of that! I might buy them again and give that a try.


  2. try soaking them in warm water first?? I haven’t tried it but I saw it once on a cooking show!