No More Spending…..

January 13, 2016

I can stay home for several days when I’m not working and keep busy and be completely content. Eventually though, I need to get out. The bad thing about that is that I end up spending money. This soon after Christmas, and with a vacation coming up, I do not need to be spending any money.

I went shopping yesterday in search of a Half Price Christmas Tree. That is all that I was shopping for, an artificial Christmas Tree. The one that we have is beautiful, but it is 25 years old, and you have to put each color coded branch in one at a time and it takes forever. The tree branches also give me a really itchy rash. We agreed that it was time for a new tree. I was only shopping for a tree….okay, and maybe some half price decorations. That was it! Nothing else.

Hobby Lobby no longer had any Christmas decorations out, so I headed to At Home, where they had plenty of Christmas Tree’s, all 50% off. Yay! They were all Pre-Lit. Boo! Instead of thinking about what other stores I could try, I began to stroll the isles of the At Home store. I bought two lamps, a vase, a sign, a rope wrapped bottle, a few little cute pots with greenery, and a coffee mug. Geessshhhhh.

I also went to Costco and bought enough groceries for a family of eight. I was hungry.

Maybe today I will find a tree, but I doubt it.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 8 SP

Egg White Veggie Scramble with Orange Bell Peppers, Onions, Zucchini and Sweet Potatoes, Blackberries and Banana topped with 1 T. Almond Butter, Black Coffee



Lunch – 13 SP

Taco Salad with lots of big chunky veggies for scooping up my Taco Meat. Avocado Slices and…..

Un-Pictured – 20 Plantains. They were an afterthought.



Dinner – 11 SP

Mixed Greens, Rotisserie Chicken Breast, Hard Boiled Egg, Diced Apple, Red Onion, Pecans, Roasted Butternut Squash and Vinaigrette.


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
Weight Watchers

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 = 13

Dinner = 11

Total = 32


Exercise = 60 Minute Jazzercise Class

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 27

Jazzercise felt awesome last night. I’m not sure why I had so much energy, but I gave the whole 60 minutes 110%!




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


4 responses to No More Spending…..

  1. January 14, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Glad I’m not the only one. So much cheaper to just stay home! 🙂

    That is 1 T. of Trader Joe’s Almond Butter. Ugly, yet delicious! 3 SmartPoints for 1 Tablespoon.

  2. OMG – I do the same thing. I can’t pass up Christmas decorations!!! Particularly half-priced ones. And Costco/Sam’s!! Sheesh – I can go in for laundry detergent or something small…and NO MATTER WHAT – I leave with a $400 bill!

    What’s that on the banana and blueberries?

  3. January 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Good tip! Next time I walk in ONLY with a few bucks. Egads…..

    Hope all is well Nancy!

  4. I have to laugh because I walk in big stores because I have a bad leg and flat surfaces are so much easier to walk on.
    But I only take my driver license and a few dollars now because I bought far too much stuff.
    I would go to Macy’s and watch for weeks until the top I wanted was cheap enough to buy but I already really had to many things–ugh.