Super Excited!

December 23, 2015

This year, for some reason, about every three days or so, another string of lights goes out on the tree. I just keep adding new strands of lights without taking any ornaments off! That’s no easy task!! Last night, more lights out. Egads. It’s starting to look a little ridiculous if you get real close. Un-Decorating is going to take forever this year!


I’ll add more lights to my tree today, because I want it to be perfect for tonight! Guess who’s coming home tonight? Yep! My kiddo! Tess and her boyfriend, Manuel, are coming in on the late late fight tonight, and I am so excited. They will be here until the late late flight on Sunday night, so we get to spend all sorts of time together!

I’ll blog tomorrow morning before anyone wakes up, then enjoy Christmas with my family. I hope you all have a wonder Christmas and Holiday!

Let the food challenges begin. I have some cookies in the house now for the grandkids on Christmas Eve, and after overthinking them being here, I finally ate a Lara Bar yesterday instead of any of the cookies. That’s a success for sure, but that little tiny bar is now 8 Points on the new plan! It’s all fruit and nuts, so for me, that was a much better choice than 8 SmartPoints of cookie’s. It did the trick, I stopped thinking about the cookies. (Well, until now. Crap.)

I’ve been in a hash slump, so I tried to add in some variety yesterday. No complaints about the hash, it was just time to change things up a bit.

Since I no longer eat cheese or croutons or bottled salad dressing on salads, I haven’t been eating salad very much. I think I eat more salad in the spring and summer anyhow. After finding the Fall Salad that we’ve been eating and really enjoying, and discovering how much I like flavored vinegars and oils as salad dressings, I’ve been trying to come up with ideas to eat as salad toppers. At Costco the other day, they had beets in a container that were all chopped up and ready to go! I bought some knowing that I would roast them and see how they tasted on top of a salad!

I mixed them with a little Butter insured Olive Oil and Sea Salt. I roasted them at 400 for about 20 minutes. Yum!


They tasted much better by themselves than I was expecting them to! After a late yoga class, I ate some beets with green beans, and it was a yummy little snack! No worries. I have plenty left to top a salad with today.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 6 SP

Egg cooked in an avocado slice (this is really really yummy, if you like eggs and avocado’s, which I really really do) Sweet potatoes and red onions on the side, and a few berries.




Lunch – 7 SP

Chicken Apple Sausage topped with Sauerkraut and mustard, Carrots for a little crunch and Celery with 1 T. Almond Butter.




Snack – 8 SP

Better than the Sugar Cookies and Thumbprints!



Dinner – 7 SP

Turkey Burger, Avocado, Tomato. I wasn’t super hungry.



Snack – 3 SP

Beets, Green Beans with Bacon. I made the beets and the green beans after I had already had my turkey burger. Mike didn’t like my beets. Shocker! He likes everything! That’s okay. More for me to top my salad with today!


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 = 6

Lunch = 7

Snack = 8

Dinner = 7

Snack = 3

Total = 31


Exercise = 60 Minute Hot Yoga Class

FitPoints earned for the day = 7 

FitPoints earned for the week = 18

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 7


So Excited for the next few days!


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


3 responses to Super Excited!

  1. December 24, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Death by Cookies? Oh no! Well, it sounds like a yummy Christmas so far! Ha ha.

    I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas Nancy!!

  2. I had death by cookies on Tuesday but I don’t think I’ll want any for awhile.
    Hope you have a great Christmas—-OH I hope your lights stay bright.

  3. Jeannie Kauffman December 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    FYI. There is a gadget at Ace Hardware that zaps the bad string of lights and they start working again! You just take one bulb out and put this gadget in the socket and pull the trigger. Don’t know how or why it works but it does……most of the time! ! I think they are around $15.
    Jeannie Kauffman. ..old WW friend.