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Sneak Peek?

January 29, 2016

Okay, I’m acting like this room is some really big deal, and it isn’t, it’s just the only thing I’ve got going on right now. I needed a project bad, and once I get a project started, it’s all I think about. Dinner was even an after thought last night. And….I forgot to prepare anything for Mike’s lunch…..and….I forgot….yes, I forgot….to go to Yoga last night at 6:30. and I really like that class!

I was hoping to have a project that wouldn’t cost a lot of money, and so far, so good! We had extra paint leftover from recently painting Mike’s office and I had all of the painting supplies in the garage. I thought i was going to have to do something drastic to the stained, 17 year old, beige, builder grade carpet, but thanks to a fairly recent purchase of a miracle carpet cleaner product called Capture, (apparently it’s been around for years) the carpet is now great for an exercise room.  This stuff got out some 8 year old, red acrylic paint stains!! Oh, happy days!

Here is one wall….just a little sneak peek. Simple. Nothing fancy. 

“Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”

“Turn Your Cants into Cans, and Your Dreams into Plans”

I found these at Hobby Lobby. Cute, huh?

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I need to purchase a TV to mount on the wall in front of the treadmill  (thank goodness I didn’t have to spend any money on paint!) and it is my goal to purchase it, mount it, and complete that little project on my own.

Wish me luck!

I did cook breakfast for myself yesterday. I tossed some red onions in the skillet to caramelize and I thought they would be great on my sweet potato bun, egg, avocado combo. I totally forgot I had made them and realized it when I was cleaning up! Urg!

So I ate a few on a little piece of sweet potato with some sea salt. Damn it that was good.

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Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 7 SP

130g of Sweet Potato Bun, 3 Egg Whites, 20g Avocado, 1/2 Slice Bacon  (zero caramelized red onion) Black Grapes, Black Coffee

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Lunch – 11 SP

Mixed Greens, Grilled Chicken, Sliced Pear, Raw Walnuts, Dried Cherries (no added sugar), 1 T Blood Orange Olive Oil, 1 T. Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar.

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Dinner – 8 SP

I bought these frozen veggies at Costco and put a few in the over to eat with some grilled chicken for dinner. FYI, we thought they were gross and threw them away. The hubs thought they tasted freezer burnt. I just thought they tasted like….grossness.

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So, we had salad again, which was fine, because it was super tasty. It was a tad smaller version of my lunch salad. There’s a little chicken in there somewhere. I gave Mike most of the chicken. I’m giving like that. 

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Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 7

Lunch = 11

Dinner = 8

Total = 26

 

Exercise = None. Seriously, I forgot to go to my Yoga class!

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70. Forgot to drink 100 ounces of water too!

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 11

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Paint Day!

January 28, 2016

I’ve been slowly prepping my Exercise Room Project for paint, and yesterday afternoon, I finally got some paint on the walls. We recently painted Mike’s home office, and I really liked the color. I remembered yesterday that we had barely used any of the second gallon of paint, so I opened it up and got started. The paint covered great, so I didn’t have to buy paint! Yay! More money to buy fun stuff for the walls! I’m terrible about accepting a bare wall.

Before I started painting, I went to a 10:00 am Jazzercise class, then I grabbed a Starbucks coffee. Just black coffee, but so good. Do you ever order a Pour Over? So fresh and yummy. Then I got in line for the car wash, along with everyone else in the city. It was the first sunny warmish day we’ve had in a while.

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Except for forgetting to drink water most of the day, it was a pretty healthy day!

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Pre-Breakfast – 4 SP

I woke up super early and couldn’t go back to sleep. My stomach was growling, probably because I had cauliflower only for dinner the night before, so I heated up one of the Egg Muffins (3 SmartPoints) that I made for Mike and had a teaspoon of Almond Butter on some fruit.

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Breakfast – 4 SP

Before I went to Jazzercise, I decided I needed a little more fuel. Remember that weird Breakfast Bowl that I made the other day and I topped it with Blueberries and Almond Butter and Coconut? Well, I made that bowl again, but I topped this one with diced Warm Cinnamon Apples (using only the apples, cinnamon and water), 5g of Walnuts and 1 tsp of Maple Syrup. Again….yum.

One Smashed Banana, One Egg and a 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon mixed together and scrambled in the skillet. Top with your toppings of choice.

If any of you try this, please let me know your thoughts?

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Lunch – 10 SP

My Favorite Salad of all time. Chicken, Bacon, Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, Diced Apple, Red Onion. The dressing is Maple Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Salt and Dijon Mustard. So good!

This came together in minutes because I did some prep for the week on Monday. The chicken was cooked, I pulled a slice of bacon out of the freezer, the squash was roasted. This was so easy! Click HERE for the full salad recipe.

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Dinner – 6 SP

Dinner also came together in just minutes, thanks to prep day. I tossed some rotisserie chicken, roasted butternut squash and cooked green beans (I cooked those in bacon fat on Monday, which added even more flavor to this skillet!) in the skillet and added a little Trader Joe’s Organic Vegetable Broth, which I love added to anything. Dinner was simple, tasted great, and there was plenty for Mike to have leftovers for lunch today.

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Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Pre-Breakfast = 4

Breakfast = 4

Lunch = 10

Dinner = 6

Total = 24

 

Exercise = Jazzercise

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 11

I’m terrible at exercising in the morning, but I’ve been doing a good job of it this week, and it makes me feel so energetic throughout the day! I think it is the endorphins, but also for me mentally, the fact that I know I’m not spending the day procrastinating my exercise makes me feel great!

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Girly Day….

January 27, 2016

Remember the other day when I had two crappy dinners in a row, and all I really wanted was some really good Shrimp Fajita’s? Yesterday I got my Shrimp Fajita’s, and they were exactly what I had hoped that they would be.

I went to lunch with some girlfriends, then we did a little shoe shopping, then we shared a bottle of wine and sat by a fire, then we went grocery shopping and my friends found the bulk chocolate covered almonds, (I ate 6 of them on the way home), and then we called it a day.

It was great day! I hope you had a great day too!

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 8 SP

Breakfast Bowl with One Scrambled Egg, 3 Scrambled Egg Whites and 75 g of Potatoes cooked in 1 tsp of clarified butter, and 1/2 Slice Crumbled Bacon.

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Lunch – 8 SP

Shrimp Quesadillas. I’m guessing here on these points, but I ate Shrimp, Peppers, Onions, one Corn Tortilla and 1/4 Cup of Guacamole and I added in 2 SmartPoints for the oil it was cooked in.

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Snack – 7 SP

8 oz Red Wine

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Snack = 7 SP

6 Chocolate Covered Almonds

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Dinner – 2 SP

After I entered my wine and chocolate in my tracker, I realized how many points I’d had, and that I really wasn’t hungry anyhow. I heated up some leftover Roasted Cauliflower with Clarified Butter.

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Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 8

Lunch = 8

Snack = 14

Dinner = 2

Total = 32

 

Exercise = Day off

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 11

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A Meal Prep Afternoon

January 26, 2016

Yesterday was the third day in a row that I exercised in the morning. I love it when I do that, and I hate it when I forget how much I love it when I do that!

Before Jazzercise, I made this Breakfast Bowl. I’ll explain what it is later.

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After my 10:00 am Jazzercise class, I hit up Costco and the grocery store for a few things, then I came home and spent the afternoon in the kitchen making up for the lack of food prep that I didn’t do on Sunday. I had about a 24 hour kitchen withdrawal. I’m back now.

l made Egg Muffins for the hubs. I like them too, but I prefer a big skillet of veggies with an egg on top. The hubs likes these because he can grab a few and heat them up at work when he’s ready for breakfast. I usually make him up a few baggies of fruit and raw nuts to grab too. Blueberries and raw Walnuts are great together. So easy, so good.

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I made two dozen of these little guys. That should keep Mike satisfied for a while. I put 12 in the fridge and 12 in the freezer. When I take them out of the oven, they come out super easy with a thin spatula. So far, these seem to freeze and reheat great.

Egg Muffins are simple. Your meat of choice…Sausage, Diced Ham, Crumbled Bacon….Your Veggie of choice…..Peppers, Onions, Spinach. I put diced white potatoes in these and topped that with spinach. Pour 9 whisked eggs evenly over the top. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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l cooked pork and seasoned it for breakfast sausage to use in my Egg Muffins.

1 lb pork

1/2 tsp sage

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

Combine all ingredients and cook in a skillet until pork is no longer pink. It can’t get any easier than that.

I doubled the recipe and used one pound for the 24 Egg Muffins that I made for the hubs. I put the rest in the freezer. I can take out a little at a time for a breakfast skillet, or make more Egg Muffins in a few weeks.

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I took the chicken off of two rotisserie chickens and put one in the freezer for one of those nights when I don’t feel like cooking any meat. This is great for a quick soup, a casserole, a Chicken Taco Salad, on top of Cauliflower Rice or toss some Chicken in a skillet with whatever veggies need to be used up and a little broth. So many options for a quick dinner with the chicken already cooked.

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I had some bacon that needed to be cooked. Having cooked bacon in the freezer not only comes in handy for a quick and easy breakfast, it’s also nice to know it’s there to crumble and put on top of….well…..just about anything.

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l had some fresh green beans that needed to be cooked, and I had just made bacon! Yep, that’s right…I cooked these beans in a little bacon fat. We’ll be having these for dinner tonight with some rotisserie chicken.

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After food prep, I balanced the check book (does anyone else still do that?), paid bills from Christmas shopping (egads), showered and went back into the kitchen to cook dinner.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 7 SP

This Breakfast Bowl is going to sound really weird, but here it goes…..

I make a Pancake with 2 Eggs and 1 smashed Banana. There are recipes all over the internet for different varieties of a pancake made with eggs and a banana.

Yesterday, I found a recipe for basically the same thing, using only one egg, and eaten more like a bowl of oatmeal, and I thought I should give it a try.

This is one smashed banana and one egg mixed together with a little cinnamon, then cooked…smashed….(scrambled?) in Coconut Oil in a skillet. Looks weird, I know, but think Oatmeal.

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I topped my Banana Egg Combo with 1 T. Almond Butter, 1 tsp Unsweetened Coconut and Cinnamon.

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You know what? I liked this. I liked this a lot. What will I top this with next?

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Lunch – 8 SP

My Big Fat Greek Salad? Mixed Greens, 4 oz grilled Chicken, Red Onion, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, 1 T. Olive Oil, 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar, a sprinkle of Salt Free Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning and 15 g of cooked White New Potatoes…because I think potatoes in salad are yummy.

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Snack – 3 SP

They smelled so good, I ate one of these. That one right there in the front.

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Dinner – 8 SP

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry over Cauliflower Rice. The sauce was so yummy. Click HERE for the recipe for the sauce that I used from a stir fry dish over at Paleo Newbie.

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Snack – 5 SP

Dried Apricots with Hot Tea

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Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 7

Lunch = 8

Snack = 3

Dinner = 8

Snack = 5

Total = 31

 

Exercise = Jazzercise Class

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 14

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Two Crappy Dinners

January 25, 2016

I had a crappy dinner on Saturday and a crappy dinner on Sunday. The best meal that I had all weekend was my awesome breakfast on Saturday. Seriously, it’s a good thing we like eggs.

Sunday afternoon,  we went to the combined birthday party of our two granddaughters. How sweet are these two?

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The party was puppy themed and it was adorable!

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Um….do the pups on these cupcakes look familiar?

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I swear this party was based on our two pups.

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Okay, maybe not.

Here are Saturday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 10 SP

Chicken Apple Sausage, Lots of veggies, Two Eggs, Black Coffee. My favorite meal all weekend!

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Lunch – 5 SP

Chicken Salad made with Mayo and Grapes. Carrots and Bell Peppers on the side.

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Snack – 3 SP

1 Cup of Frozen Blueberries heated up, then topped with 1 Tablespoon of Almond Butter. This made an awesome little treat! How good would this be over a piece of Pound Cake???? Delicious without though too. Promise.

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Dinner – 5 SP

Sautéed Onions, Zucchini, Cooked Potatoes with Chicken Sausage. Roasted Cauliflower with Clarified Butter on the side.

This sausage must have been bad. We both took a bite, then spit it out! I just ate my veggies for dinner. I wasn’t super hungry anyhow. I scrambled up Mike some eggs. Did I mention that we both love eggs?

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Sunday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 3 SP

4 Scrambled Egg Whites, Avocado, Kiwi, Black Coffee

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Lunch – 9 SP

Orange Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Sweet Potato, Two Eggs. Second favorite meal of the weekend. Eggs. Love em.

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Snack – 6 SP

Apple Slices, Grapes, Carrots, Tomatoes

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How thoughtful is this? Our daughters had trail mix with M&M’s in it on all of the tables at the birthday party, and I was passing on the trail mix. Then they brought out the trail mix with only dried fruit, seeds and nuts in it that they had bought with us in mind. Wasn’t that sweet??

We passed on the cupcakes, popcorn, candy dipped pretzels, chocolate kisses and chex mix.

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Dinner – 4 SP

I took a little break from the kitchen last night, so Mike and I went out to dinner. I didn’t even make his breakfast or lunch for him to have this morning! I hope he survives the day.

Last night at dinner, I ordered Shrimp Fajita’s (guac on the side) with sides of broccoli and asparagus. No cheese, no sour cream, no tortillas, no rice, no beans. I was craving Shrimp Fajita’s. We were NOT at a Mexican Restaurant and these did NOT taste good. I will be eating at a Mexican Restaurant one day this week!

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Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily
I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Saturday’s Total SmartPoints = 23

Sunday’s Total SmartPoints = 22

 

Exercise = 60 minute Hot Yoga Class on Saturday and Sunday morning

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 80 Saturday/100 Sunday

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 14

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Okay, Put Your Phones Down

January 24, 2016

Friday night, we went to dinner with a few friends. I felt like I had spent a lot of time at home all week, so I was ready for an evening out. We had a little Happy Hour, followed with a nice long dinner. After realizing how many of us were on our phones while at dinner, someone suggested that we stack our phones in the middle of the table, and the first one to grab their phone, had to pay the bill.

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Money can do some crazy things, because we spent the rest of the dinner chatting, laughing, and enjoying everyone being present. Nobody touched their phone…..well, except for me to take a picture of my dinner! You know I had to!

It was a great evening out and I even hit the dance floor for a song or two!

Here are yesterday’s eat’s……

Breakfast – 6 SP

Three Un-Pictured Dates, Black Coffee

Lunch – 10 SP

Tuna/Egg Salad made with homemade Mayo. Carrots and Plantains….then a few more plantains.

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Snack – 4 SP

A few bites of Chicken Salad before going out for the evening. I didn’t want to be starving when we went to the restaurant.

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Wine – 18 SP……Dinner – 13 SP

The lighting in a restaurant isn’t always the best for a photo. I didn’t eat everything on my plate, and I’m giving dinner my best guess in SmartPoints.

Un-Pictured Wine, Salmon, Mashed Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Cranberries. I’m going to be roasting some brussels sprouts with walnuts and cranberries very soon!

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Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily
I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 6

Lunch = 10

Snack = 4

Dinner = 31

Total = 51

 

Exercise = Day off

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 14

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Cozy Winter Day’s

January 22, 2016

When I think of a Cozy Winter Day, I think about things like drinking hot tea, eating chili, sitting by the fireplace, wearing cozy socks and spending the day in my robe.

We’ve had light snow and temperatures in the 20’s here the last few days, and there were just enough accidents out there on the slippery and icy roads, that I decided to spend my time at home, dong  cozy wintery things.

I’ve had a fire in the fireplace and spent lots of time chatting on the phone with family and friends, I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Yesterday I made Homemade Mayo, Clarified butter, I cooked up Chicken Breast to freeze for quick dinners, I made Tuna and Chicken Salad for lunches over the next few days, and I roasted a spaghetti squash. I’ve discovered all sorts of great exercises on the Exercise on Demand channel on the TV, (yoga in your pj’s is awesome!) and I’ve eaten plenty of Turkey Sweet Potato Chili, perfect for a cozy winter day.

I talked to my Food Truck boss on the phone for a while yesterday, and we talked about how much we miss the food truck during these cold months. We also chatted about what we have been doing to keep busy. Oh….and we also talked about how excited we are getting for our upcoming beach vacation together with a group of friends!! My wintery thoughts did go to beach thoughts for a short time yesterday.

Later in the afternoon, in the spirit of a wintery day at home, I made a cup of tea, and went to the front door with plans to sit with the front door open and drink my tea and watch the snow fall for just a little bit. There were some large flakes coming down and it was really pretty. When I opened the front door, there was a dead bird on the porch, face up,  lightly covered in snow….so nevermind.

Since snowflake watching didn’t go as planned, I decided it was the day to get started on my exercise room that I’ve been making plans for over the last few months.

Being empty nesters, we have a lot of extra space. We have one guest room with no bedroom furniture in it, and all of our exercise equipment in it. There is no TV, and the room is fairly blah. I’ve been making a list of things I’d like to do in there, and now it’s time to get at it. That project should be done in a couple of weeks! Yay….a project!

I was busy doing wintery things around the house yesterday, and I never did blog about Wednesday. I ate a late breakfast and a late lunch on Wednesday, and I never did eat dinner.

Here are Wednesday’s eats…..

Wednesday’s Breakfast – 9 SP

A skillet full of veggies and scrambled egg whites, topped off with an additional egg for even more protein and that yummy yolk.

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Wednesday’s Lunch – 12 SP

Bell Peppers sautéed in the skillet, then I tossed in some leftover rotisserie chicken and some homemade taco seasoning. I topped that off with some smashed avocado and a few plantains, Easy and oh so YUMMMM

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Here are yesterday’s eats……

Breakfast – 7 SP

I’m always looking for a different way to eat my eggs, sweet potatoes and avocado combo. Yesterday, I cooked 2 egg whites in an omelet pan. I topped those with a layer of smashed cooked sweet potato, then a layer of smashed avocado. Then I topped that with 2 more cooked egg whites.

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Lunch – 13 SP

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili and Hot Tea. I added in plantains after I started eating my chili. Those things are delicious with some chili scooped up on them!

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Dinner – 6 SP

Chicken Breast, Green Beans, Spaghetti Squash topped with Clarified Butter. Dinner was simple, but clarified butter taste great on everything!

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Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily
I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 7

Lunch = 13

Dinner = 6

Total = 26

 

Exercise = 25 minute kickboxing on Demand, 10 minute leg workout on Demand, 20 minutes of Yoga on Demand.

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

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A Whole30 Fraud

January 20, 2016

Okay, fraud might be a little harsh, but I feel guilty saying I’m doing the Whole30 for the month of January, when apparently, I am not actually doing the Whole30.

We had some friends over to watch the Chiefs game on Saturday night, and while I had complete control over the food I prepared and ate, I did have a few beers. Then, I spent a little time over the last few days with some girlfriends, and I did a really good job with my food choices, but I did end up drinking a couple of beers and a little wine.

I’ve changed my diet to so many whole foods, that I really don’t even feel guilty about having a few drinks, I just feel guilty saying I’m doing Whole30, when I’m actually not.

I shared my Turkey Sweet Potato Chili with some friends over the last few days, and it seemed to be a hit.

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I made enough Breakfast Casserole for Mike and I to freeze some, and eat it for breakfast during the week.

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l made these for myself Sunday morning, because I found these really narrow sweet potatoes that needed something cute created from them. That’s bacon crumbles on the top! Aren’t they cute?

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Mike and I had a great time having friends over to watch the game, and I really enjoyed some girl time, and now it’s back to my daily routine.

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Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

January 16, 2016

 

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Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs. of 93% Lean Ground Turkey (or 80% Lean Ground Beef)
  2. 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  3. 2 (15 oz) cans of tomato sauce
  4. 1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes
  5. 1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
  6. 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Chopped
  7. 1 Medium Sweet Potato, Peeled and Chopped
  8. 2 tsp Chili Powder
  9. 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  10. 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  11. 2 tsp Worcestershire
  12. 1 tsp Salt
  13. Optional Toppings
  14. Sour Cream
  15. Cheese
  16. Avocado
  17. Bacon
  18. Tortilla Chips
  19. Raw Onion
  20. Greek Yogurt
Instructions
  1. Cook onion and brown meat until no longer pink.
  2. Add all other ingredients and simmer 1-2 hours.
Notes
  1. 1 Cup = Approximately 4 SmartPoints
  2. If you are planning ahead, this taste even better the next day!
  3. Don’t forget to add the SmartPoints for your toppings!
  4. Double the recipe and save some for a wintery day!
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A Happy Friday

January 16, 2016

I had a very Happy Friday that started off with a great WW meeting. Those ladies can really crack me up. We were talking a lot about sugar and our struggles with it, and without it, when one lady said….”I’m a Coke addict…..the kind you drink.” The whole room had a good laugh. I don’t know really how old she is, but I would guess her to be in her 60’s or 70’s, which for some reason, made me laugh harder. After our sugar talk, we briefly talked “Food Finds”, and someone had brought in a container of yogurt called Three Zero’s? That might not be exactly what it was called. When asked what the three zero’s were, I think she said ” Zero fat, zero sugar…….” and before she could finish, someone else yelled out….” Zero taste!” Again, giggles. Fun group.

We do have a good time in our meeting, and there are so many great personalities in that room and so many great stories. Yesterday, one of my favorite members (always, always smiling!) said that she has now lost enough weight, that she no longer has sleep apnea. Bravo Star!

There was a lot of great member involvement in the meeting yesterday and lots of good advice. There was so much chatter, I didn’t even speak out about anything, and if you know me, you know that had to have been hard. I’m trying to be a better listener, and I succeeded. For an hour anyhow.

After my meeting, lunch in my car in the parking lot (that’s two days in a row) then grocery shopping. We have a full weekend, and I wanted to get a little grocery shopping and cooking done, and that’s exactly what I did.

We are having a small watch party again for the Chiefs game, so I made a huge batch of Chili. Since I’m still doing the Whole30 (however not nearly as well as I did in October), I’m not eating beans. I made my Turkey Chili, but with no beans, and I added in Bell Peppers and Sweet Potato, and it was delicious! I ate two bowls of it at about 4:30, and that ended up being my dinner. I still had points left for the day, but the chili really filled me up, so I had a date and a few of the cinnamon pecans that I roasted up for the Watch Party.

After cooking and cleaning up, I had an hour to kill before our granddaughter would be at our house for the night, so I found some exercises On Demand, and got in a pretty good 50 minute workout. 10 minutes of Yoga that was all lunges. 30 minutes of Restorative Yoga. 10 minute leg workout.

When little Charlotte got here, all attention was on her.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a date with an almost two year old to watch Toy Story all curled up with blankets on the couch and a fire in the fireplace. 🙂

Here are yesterday’s eats…..I didn’t eat all of my points, which is unusual for me, but I ate my meals late. I would have only been eating to fulfill my points, and not because I was hungry. That seemed weird.

Breakfast – 0 SP

I don’t usually eat breakfast before my weigh in, but i always have coffee as soon as I roll out of bed. This is my new cup that I bought the other day when I was supposed to be buying a Christmas Tree. It’s almost the size of a Christmas Tree!

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Lunch – 2 SP

Grilled Chicken Breast and Roasted Beets. I love how low in Points chicken is now!

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Dinner – 8 SP

Two Cups of Turkey Sweet Potato Chili. This was much lower in points since I replaced the beans with veggies!

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Snack – 8 SP

One Date from this package (they are just so darned good!) and 10 Cinnamon Pecan Halves, which have coconut sugar on them, not Whole30!

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Here are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

 
I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 0

Lunch = 2

Dinner = 8

Snack = 8

Total = 18

 

Exercise = Yoga, Strength Training

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 35

Go Chiefs!

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