Yoga, Football, Food Prep

December 21, 2015

I’m really enjoying this whole “I’m done shopping” thing. Yesterday was a great day that started with a hot yoga class, then breakfast with Mike, watching the KC Chiefs win…again, and then spending a little time in the kitchen making sure we are prepared for the week.

I feel organized and ready for Christmas. However, would you believe that EIGHT of my gifts that I ordered from one store online, (on December 4th!), still haven’t arrived? According to an email I received, they are scheduled to arrive on Christmas Eve. Ug. Go figure. So much for planning ahead.

Here is a little planning ahead that I can control, food prep for the week.

Our biggest food challenges this week will be Sweet Treats that find their way into our house when we host Christmas Eve, and a Chili Dinner with Cheese and Crackers and Cookies and Pumpkin Bread on Christmas night at my mom’s house. Mom typically has a fruit tray and a veggie tray, so we’ll count on that, and possibly eat some protein before we go. 

Yesterday I made Pork Breakfast Sausage using the Whole30 recipe so Mike can have an easy breakfast this week. I made extra to freeze. I made the Whole30 mayo, then used that to make Tuna Salad and Chicken Salad for lunches this week. I made a Turkey Meatloaf for dinner last night that will work for two meals for us, and I also made some roasted carrots, steamed broccoli (that actually heats up great) and some sautéed asparagus. I was in the kitchen for less than 2 hours, and now I know what we’ll be eating this week!

While cooking in the kitchen, I was sipping on hot tea and every once in a while, I’d grab a fig out of the pantry. I had several points left for the day, and I knew that dinner was going to be low in points. I thought that I had a good idea of how many points I was eating in figs. Before I knew it, I had probably had 6 or more figs. Likely 8. They taste really good with Gingerbread Spice hot tea!

I put 4 figs on my scale and they weighed just over 66 g. I entered the info into my WW app, and it was 9 SmartPoints! When I entered in 130 g, it was 17 points in figs! Egads.

Needless to say, I ate a very small dinner. After all those figs, I really wan’t that hungry after all.

Aren’t these carrots pretty?



Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Pre-Breakfast – 0 SP

Un-Pictured Banana and Black coffee before Yoga.

Breakfast – 8 SP

Hash. Veggies, Sweet Potato, 1/2 Chicken Apple Sausage, Egg

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Lunch – 5 SP

3 oz Tuna, mixed with mustard, 1/2 T. Homemade mayo and one hard boiled egg, along with a few Carrots and Tomatoes.



Snack – 17 SP

Figs. Oops.



Dinner – 5 SP

To keep dinner Paleo friendly, I made Turkey Meatloaf, but I replaced the breadcrumbs with almond flour, and I replaced the ketchup with tomato paste. Tasted great!

1/2 Slice Turkey Meatloaf, Veggies This is really an ugly picture of food!


Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra WeeklyPoints 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 = 8

Lunch = 5

Snack = 17

Dinner = 5

Total = 35


Exercise = 60 Minute Hot Yoga Class

FitPoints Earned for the Day = 7

FitPoints Earned for the Week = 11

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 75

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 15


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


2 responses to Yoga, Football, Food Prep

  1. December 22, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Oh good! I love that recipe! Thanks for reminding me of it. 🙂

    I did the same thing with Margarita’s years ago. I really never had them that much, but after hearing how many points they were at a meeting one time, I almost fell off my chair. sober!

  2. figs. go figure! I remember very explicitly the first time I had a Starbucks frapp – estimated the points and THEN looked it up! I don’t think I’ve had one since and that’s been a couple years ago! … not that I haven’t had more than enough other “naughty’ things, I have never got over that shock and then ensuing feeling of regret of estimating points and then being SO wrong!
    I made your recommendation of butternut chili yesterday – I loved it and will definitely be adding that to my regular list.