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Sunday FunDay??

February 29, 2016

Sunday FunDay? Yeah, not so much.

I was really looking forward to spending the day with the hubs. The weather was gorgeous outside and we had a project to do. Well, he had a project to do, and I was going to keep him company and watch, but help just a little.

Mike has been in the middle of a home office remodel for months now, with a plan in mind to start working from home… day. The office has new carpet and a new wall color. All of the furniture has been setting in our garage for…..well, for a really long time. Weeks. Months. Okay, less than a year.

Anywho, yesterday we carried the furniture in to his office so Mike could open up the garage doors and do some painting on the pieces that he wanted to change up a bit. 

These two upper cabinets will set on the counter top that is behind them, on the two lower cabinets. He built these several years ago, but they never did look quite right with the wall color that was in the room before.  He is painting his desk black, and I think it’s all going to look great together with the new gray walls!


Mike is a designer, and one of the few (At his office anyway, maybe in the world, who knows?) to still use a drafting table. Not only is this booger heavy, but super awkward to carry!


This is the counter top. It’s crazy heavy. It’s 12 feet long, and solid. When we carried it in, I knew that I forgot to bend at the knees when I picked it up, but we moved it, and I felt completely fine.


About an hour or so after moving all of the furniture, I used the bathroom. I was in a hurry, and moving quickly when I stopped to “go”. I went into the bathroom, and quickly pulled down my pants (sorry, but it’s part of the story) and sat down. As I sat down, I knew something felt weird. When I stood up, my back yelled NO! Then I fell back onto the toilet seat. (the falling was worse than the standing!). I spent the rest of the afternoon in the recliner with Ice on, Ice off, every 20 minutes, and as much Advil as possible without taking an overdose.

It would have been really easy to sulk and binge yesterday, but…

A. It hurt to walk from the recliner to the kitchen.

B. We don’t have a lot of food in the house.

By the evening, it did feel better. This morning, it felt like it did when it happened. Ug.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 5 SP

Veggie Hash (Zucchini, Orange Bell Pepper, Red Onion) topped with Two Eggs and a side of Diced Pear and Clementines with a sprinle of Cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.



Lunch – 6 SP

Tuna Salad (mayo, mustard, dill relish, salt and pepper, diced onion, diced apple, diced water chestnuts), Veggies and Plantains.



Snack – 2 SP

Leftover Cod and Cauliflower Rice. 



Dinner – 16 SP

Burger with mustard, pickle and bacon. I roasted Brussels Sprouts with dried Cherries and Walnuts and a mix of Sea Salt, Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil. Mike has been wanting to add some grains back in, so we ate those over quinoa with a little balsamic glaze. The veggies were delicious and I forgot how much I like quinoa!


These 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 = 5

Lunch = 6

Snack = 2

Dinner = 16

Total = 29

Exercise = rest day (duh)

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 25


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

This Little Girl…

February 29, 2016

Saturday after Yoga and breakfast, I headed out to one of our grandson’s basketball games. While at the game, his sister asked me if she could come to my house after the game. Just the question alone warms my heart. This little girl wants to spend the afternoon with Gigi. I say yes, and after we all go out to lunch, (where she tells me I’m her best friend….today)….


….her and I head to my house. Papa Mike goes back to the office to get caught up from being gone for a week.

I wish I could have recorded the entire day because she just said so many things that I never want to forget. I felt like I was talking to an adult most of the day. This little girl. She is polite, she is sincere, she is funny, she is witty, she is sweet.

First of all, it’s a 40 minute drive home, and at the half way point, she points out a store to let me know that she knows that we are halfway to my house. She’s six. She tells me that she doesn’t want to fall asleep, so that we should keep talking, so we do. She tells me how much she loves coming to our house, because it is a happy house, and wherever she is there, she feels happy. You guys…I am smiling so big, it hurts. I love this little girl.

When we get to the house, it is a beautiful day outside and we get the hammock out and lay in it forever in the sun.


We are story telling, and I am in love with this little girl. I tell her a story, then she tells me a story.

Her: Do you want me to say The (pronounced thuh) End or Dee End?

Me: What do you mean?

Her: Like do you want me to say, The (thuh) End? Or do you want me to say Dee End?

Me: Like Thee End?

Her: No. Dee End.

Me:. Okay. The (thuh) End.

Her: Okay, that’s my favorite way to say it too. Once upon a time there was Anger and Happiness. (She holds her hands in a position to show me that Anger is about 5 inches tall, and Happiness is about 10 inches tall.) A big woman came along and took Happiness away and they lived happily ever after. The End.

Me: Am I the woman and you are Happiness?

Her: NO! You are Happiness!

Me: Who is the woman?

Her: I don’t know.

Dying laughing, but love that I am Happiness!

We take the dogs for a walk.



She has Tucker, who wanders everywhere when on a walk, and I have Mishka, who walks beside you for the most part. We go to the neighborhood park, where she plays on the play ground for a while.



We head back home and she tells me she wants the easy dog this time. 


We get back to the house and decide it’s snack time. She wants to lay on my bed, eat snacks and watch a movie. So we do, for about 15 minutes, then she’s ready to go again. While on the bed, we are chatting away eating strawberries and banana slices and drinking ice water (because she said that’s the best thing when you are really thirsty!) and not really watching the movie at all, when she tells me some kind of silly story to which my reply is.. “Nice”.

Her: Are you being sarcastic?

Me: Yes.

Her: I love sarcasm.

Dying you guys. Who is the little 6 year old woman?

We go the basement to play Barbies, then back to the hammock for sunshine. It starts to get chilly and Hot Chocolate is starting to sound good. We sit on the deck with blankets having Hot Chocolate and Popcorn (me, coffee) and chatting away. The chatting never stops and she tells me that this is the best day of her life. This little girl just knows how to make people feel good.

She tells me that after we finish our drinks, we should call her mom because it’s probably time to go home. So we do. One the way to meet her mom, she is telling me “Thank you for letting me come over. Thank you for taking me to the park. Thank you for letting me help you walk the dogs. Thank you for the hot chocolate.” After her thank you’s, she tells me that I need to stop talking because she needs a nap. I think of something to say, so I do. She replies. I say something else. She replies, then say’s, “Can you PLEASE stop talking, I’m really tired”.  I stop. (I’m enjoying our conversation so much, I really don’t want to stop, but I do.) Then she say’s…”Did you stop talking because I said Please?”

Me: Yes.

The End

Here are Saturday’s eats….

Breakfast – 5 SP

Veggie and Egg White Scramble with Salsa and Smashed Avocado, Berries and Banana Slices with Almond Butter.





I’m using fruit and Almond Butter to help me get through my sugar cravings!



Lunch – 11 SP

We went to Applebee’s because the small town they live in doesn’t have a ton of options. I looked up a few things on my WW app before deciding what to order. I went with Chicken Tortilla Soup (7 SP) and a Side Caesar Salad (4SP ?) with no cheese and dressing on the side. I didn’t eat the croutons. 



Dinner – 9 SP

A mess of leftover skillet, leftover spaghetti squash, leftover Turkey Burgers chopped up, and some homemade mayo stirred in.



Wine – 14 SP

I went to my friends house acrossed the street and measured out my wine! Yay! We may have played with a hairpiece. 🙂

“The thinking Secretary”


“The Stressed Out – Overwhelmed Secretary”


Sometimes, we are dumb.


These 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 = 5

Lunch = 11

Dinner = 9

Wine = 14

Total = 39

Exercise = Hot Yoga

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 25


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

Okay, Much Better

February 27, 2016

Things went so much better yesterday. Thanks for your comments, emails and text. What a nice group of readers (and friends)! I know that me being “real” is why a lot of you like to read the blog and why so many of you relate to the blog, and I can’t imagine writing it any other way. Every once in a while, I have a real crap food day, likely the result of a real crap day, as I’m sure many of you do too. But, it was just a day, and it’s over, and yesterday was much better!

Yesterday was the first day that I have planned and tracked successfully in a few weeks, and it felt really good to be in control. I rarely eat breakfast before my WW meeting, and that remained true yesterday. I was up 5 pounds yesterday at my weigh in, which I expected from vacation. I’m at 176. I’m glad that I looked at the scale and that I know where I’m at. I left my meeting feeling in control and ready for a healthy week and ready to lose some pounds.

I packed my lunch yesterday, and I had several errands to run after my WW meeting. I ate lunch in the parking lot at around 11:00 a.m. after my meeting, then I had a planned Larabar (a total trigger food for me) at around 3:00. I ended up being glad that I had it with me, and after I ate it, I didn’t crave another one like I did yesterday. It’s all in the mind.

I had Happy Hour with a friend, and I measured out my wine.I planned. I succeeded. Yay me.

I knew dinner would be low in points, so the day was successful. I ate things that I like, I drank wine, I planned well, I drank a good amount of water and I didn’t overeat.

I’m off to an early Hot Yoga class!

I hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Lunch – 6 SP

Tuna Salad, Carrots, Tomatoes, Pear



Snack – 9 SP

I responsibly ate this bar, tracked it, and didn’t want another one. If this statement confuses you, see yesterday’s post. 



Happy Hour – 11 SP

Two 6 oz Glasses of Red Wine. I even measured it out!

Dinner – 5 SP

Cod with Fish Taco Seasoning over a bed of Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, topped with Smashed Avocado, Tomatoes and a side of Plantain Chips.


These 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


Lunch = 6

Snack = 9

Happy Hour = 11

Dinner = 5

Total = 31


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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 34



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

What Happened?

February 26, 2016

Before we went on vacation, I found myself tracking less and less, while still eating whole foods. Part of me was being lazy I suppose by not measuring and weighing my food and knowing exactly how many points I was eating. Part of me convinced myself that I was “safe” in the point department because I was eating whole foods. I was eating meats and veggies, fruits and nuts and eggs. That has pretty much been my diet since October, and I feel really good. I feel strong, I feel rested and I feel healthy.

My last few WW meetings, I haven’t looked at my weight. Two reasons. One: I’ve started looking at the scale less and less because I am one of those people that can really let that number on the scale determine my mood, and I don’t want that to happen. Two: I didn’t want to go on a beach vacation feeling frustrated about what the scale said. I wanted to go and have fun and not worry about how much I weighed.

In the past, the weeks before taking a beach vacation have been filled with worry about what I wanted to weigh, and whether I would reach my goals or not. I know I didn’t go on this past trip weighing my lowest, but I did go on this trip feeling more confident than I have in the past. All good, right?

So, we go on vacation, and I eat and drink everything in sight, knowithg that as soon as I come home, I’ll be right back to making healthy choices. I have know since coming home that I would weigh in on Friday and look at the scale. I feel like after eating and drinking everything that I wanted, I need to know where I’m at on the scale.

Yesterday, It was like I went into total panic mode! I binged. I binged pretty bad. I hadn’t done that in a really long time. I can’t even explain it. Part of me knew that today I was going to start back at tracking faithfully and losing any vacation weight, so it was like I was getting in as much food as possible because I knew after today, I wouldn’t be able to? The weird thing is, I’m not hungry on Weight Watchers. I’ve learned how to eat the right amount of protein and vegetables and fruit, and not be hungry, and still lose weight. I have no idea what happened yesterday, but it wasn’t pretty, and I went to bed last night feeling really frustrated with myself.

I feel better writing it all down. I usually do when I mess up like that. I had a weak moment that has hopefully passed. I’m off to my meeting. I need it bad.

Today is a new day, a new WW week, and my mind feels fresh and ready to forget yesterday.

Here is yesterday’s disaster.


Maybe I spent too much time in the kitchen yesterday, and it triggered a binge?

Sweet Potato Buns, Grilled Zucchini, Egg Whites, Sliced Avocado, another Sweet Potato Bun and caramelized Red Onions. It was really good! I was playing Stackable Food Day in the kitchen I suppose. I also stacked some berries and banana’s and SunButter.

Sometimes, I procrastinate important things, like bill paying and laundry, and play with my food.



Leftover’s from Wednesday night. Rotisserie Chicken, Chicken Apple Sausage, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Brussels Sprouts and Cooked Sweet Potato, all tossed in a skillet with a little Olive Oil, Ghee and Salt and Pepper. Topped with a little homemade Mayo.



Basically the same thing as lunch. I added bell peppers and asparagus to this skillet, and topped it with an egg.


Snack’s…otherwise known as binge food.

Un-Pictured (Who binges, and takes a picture of their food first? However, that would have likely stopped the binge.)

Nuts, dried fruit, 2 banana’s, strawberries. Maybe something else that I can’t think of.

I had two of these yesterday. I shouldn’t have purchased them. They were 10 for $10 at the store on Wednesday. I don’t even know if that’s a good price! It was kind of like when I put them in my cart, I knew it was a bad idea. Total trigger food for me. I need to get rid of the rest of them. Maybe I’ll give them away at my WW meeting today. They are 8 Smartpoints each!



I ate the whole bag. I think it was 27 SmartPoints.


Okay, I’ve pulled myself together and found my sense of humor.

Have a great Friday and thanks for not judging, unless of course you’re judging.



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


Vacation Hangover?

February 25, 2016

This guy and I came home Sunday evening from a relaxing seven days in Mexico with four other couples.


We spent an entire week playing, eating, drinking, relaxing….playing, eating, drinking, relaxing, and more eating and drinking, with a little more eating and drinking. You guys, we ate and drank a lot.

The last three days have been S L O W moving for me. A couple of my girlfriends told me that I was experiencing Vacation Hangover. I think it’s an Urban Dictionary thing, but seriously, Mike and I have both had headaches since we came home. We truly did drink and eat whatever we wanted, and came home bloated and puffy, but rested and relaxed. After three days of being back to eating whole foods, we may be experiencing some sugar withdrawals, or….we just both have a cold. Either way, we’re calling it a Vacation Hangover. Besides, saying it makes me giggle.

We did do other things besides eat and drink. We took advantage of the spa and had a couples massage. We spent an adventurous day touring the Tulum Ruins, riding ATV’s through muddy trails and snorkeling through caves (with bats!!). The boys had a golf day. The ten of us had a Lobster Dinner on the beach.  We spent a few hours one rainy afternoon in one of the many hot tubs around the resort while the waiter brought us drinks. A few of us took a trip out on a sailboat to watch the sunset one evening and Mike and I took several naps and ordered room service.

The mornings were relaxing, the afternoons were full of fun, and the nights were filled with yummy food and sleepy people.

I tried to take a break from my phone as much as possible, and Mike didn’t even take his with us, so I don’t have too many pictures, but I do have a few trip highlights.

I love a room with a view. The first thing I like to do in the morning when at a hotel, is make coffee. I love having a great view to enjoy while I drink that first cup. We had a hammock on the balcony, and we had a second story terrace with lounge chairs and a outdoor jacuzzi tub. I loved our room!



We had some beautiful views from the resort.



We had a couple of cloudy days. Perfect day for a massage….



….followed with wine and chit chat.



I spent a morning having coffee here.



The water was beautiful. On the left side of this picture, you can see beds lined up on a dock with white curtains? We rented those one day. Loved it.



Here we are on the beds. Ya just lay there, and the sweet little waitress brings you drinks!



While Mike and I chilled on our beds, a couple of the boys snorkeled. Lots of pretty fish around us!



Drinks and snorkeling leads to naps.



Our adventure day snorkeling and an ATV ride! Who know’s whats going on here…we hadn’t even had any drinks yet!



There was a pretty good breeze all week, and it felt great.



Lobster Dinner on the beach!



We spent a lot of time pool side with beverages. Mike made several trips to the swim up bar this day. That’s him bringing me my order.



We are practically the last ones at the pool this day. Three people from our group of ten didn’t make it to dinner this night. I’m not naming names, but the hubs is already in bed when we took this picture.



Heading out of the marina before our sunset cruise.




Anticipating a beautiful sunset at sea.



It really was beautiful. (Included….Mike’s knee and his beer.)






Shortly after this peaceful picture that I captured with me and my wine and the sun going down, the water got really choppy. The first big splash was just my legs. The next one was pretty much from the waist down. After that it was my face. I was basically wet from head to toe, and wearing all white. The ride back was chilly! I wore sweat pants to dinner that night.



Okay, these two are back to reality now, but it sure was nice while it lasted.


I always miss blogging when I’m away. It’s good to be back home and today will be awesome.

I hope you all had a great week last week!

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

Taking a Break

February 13, 2016

The hubs is taking a few days off of work, so I”m taking a short break from the blog and looking forward to spending some time together with him. I’ll be back to blogging again soon though.

Here’s what went on yesterday in my Weight Watcher world.

After my Weight Watcher meeting, I did a little grocery shopping, then ran a few errands. I was starving while I was at the grocery store since I skip breakfast on Friday’s, and I found all of these awesome roasted veggies along with a yummy kale salad on the salad bar. Yummmmm. Lunch was delish.


We don’t always do the best job of remembering to not eat meat during Lent on Friday’s, but the first Friday, we usually do a pretty good job. I roasted up some Spaghetti Squash on Thursday, and had plenty left over, so I decided to make Shrimp Scampi and serve it over the squash.

Dinner was easy and really tasty. I forgot to top it with the parsley, like the recipe said, but it would have been really pretty had I remembered. The parmesan finished it off nicely though. I used THIS recipe, except of course we had squash in place of pasta, and I left out the hot sauce that the recipe calls for. Well, and I forgot the parsley, but basically, I did exactly (but I guess not really at all) what the recipe said to do, and we loved it. 



Yesterday afternoon, I made this little treat.


I hope you are Heart Healthy and Heart Happy this Valentines Weekend!

See you soon!

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

Fingers and Toes

February 12, 2016

My heels are an inherited disaster, as are my toenails.Yesterday, I decided to get a manicure and a pedicure, something I rarely do. I get restless during a manicure, and I’m a big wuss when it comes to a pedicure. I’ve never really liked it. I wince and whine through pretty much the whole thing. The clipping, the digging, the filing, the hot towel, all of it. Wuss I say. I like the massage part, and that’s about it. During the massage part, I told her I’d pay extra for an another 5 minutes of massaging. She did it too! So I like that part. Well, and the end result always looks and feels nice.

I’m glad I went. I even got a little heart. Lea did my toes while Maria did my hands. I’m going back in two weeks. 



Check out the potato I used for part of my breakfast yesterday morning! I wanna say HUGE here, but I just can’t. Let’s go with Giant.



More Sweet Potatoes at dinner. I made these little Meatloaf Cups that set in a sweet potato crust.



You lay thinly sliced sweet potato in muffin cups and bake them. Then you fill them with meat and bake some more. Uh…yes please.



Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 7 SP

Bacon, Egg White and Avocado Breakfast Sammie on a Sweet Potato Bun



I think I woke up thinking about it. 



Hadn’t made one in a while.



Guys…if ya like all these foods, try this. K?



Take a bite outta that, why dontcha?



Lunch – 8 SP

Not nearly as exciting, but I was running errands for most of the day. Black Coffee and a Larabar.



Snack – 5 SP

I had some extra thinly sliced potatoes and I was starving while I was waiting on dinner to cook. I put them in the skillet with a little Olive Oil and salt, then ate them with a few bites of smashed avocado.



Dinner – 15 SP

Meatloaf Cups and Spaghetti Squash with tomato sauce, Green Beans

Look at that crusty little sweet potato cup under that sausage! Each cup was 6 SmartPoints, and I used Ghee (Clarified Butter) on my veggies.



These 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 = 5

Dinner = 15

Total = 35

Exercise = None. I was running errands guys.

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 120!

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0



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

Dog Gone It

February 11, 2016

For way more time than I would like to admit, this is what I did on Tuesday.

He walked on the piled up pillows beside me and put his head on my shoulder. He’s such a lover.



Then he got his head and his body just as close to me as he could. His paw felt like a hug. 



Then he settled in, and I let him, almost forever.



We also spent a little time playing with app’s on my phone.


I’m sure I accomplished something else on Tuesday, but I can’t remember what.

Oh, wait! I did find a great 10 minute Leg Workout Video on YouTube. It was 10 minutes straight of squats and jumping jacks. My legs were burning at the end, so I’ll guess that I did it right. The guy kept saying, “You should really feel the burn now.” I’m like….Yep, feeing it!

I also found a 10 minute arm workout that was mostly bicep curls. No burn there. Next time, heavier weights.

I am so glad that I ended up getting a Smart TV for the Home Gym! It is pretty awesome to be able to YouTube workouts on the TV or watch Netflix while on the treadmill.

After my two 10 minute video’s, my daughter called and we chatted for about an hour, then it was time to make dinner.

That sums up Tuesday.

Wednesday, I got in a good 40 minute treadmill workout, then about 20 minutes of Yoga.

Mike gave me a massage gift card for Christmas, and I decided to finally use it yesterday.

It’s been two pretty chill days. I did get a chance to talk to my Food Truck Boss, and it looks like we will be back to working a full schedule come March. I am so ready to get out of the house! Going a bit stir crazy!

That sums up the last two days.

Here are Tuesday’s eats….

I did not count points the last two days, but I kept concious of my food choices and I did get in my 100 ounces of water. On both days, I had pancakes for breakfast, I had Buffalo Chicken Casserole for lunch, and I had Cauliflower Rice for dinner. Time to change things up a bit today.


I made some Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes, and filled them with banana slices! I discovered after I ate them, that Tuesday was Pancake day. Yep, it was meant to be. These babies were 4 SmartPoints a piece and I had three of them! Yes, I cooked them a bit too long. Still really good.




Still enjoying the Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole with a bunch of veggies.

I didn’t track my points, but because I did figure out the points for the pancakes, i was careful to not eat too many points for lunch or dinner.




Fried “Cauliflower” Rice with Chicken and Cashews. So simple.

I sautéed some riced cauliflower in the skillet in Olive Oil, added some carrots, cooked chicken, scrambled eggs, cashews and coconut amino’s (paleo replacement for soy sauce). Mike loved this. Plenty for his lunch the next two days.



Here are Wednesday’s eats…


Pancakes (the two egg, one banana kind) with warm Blueberries, Almond Butter and Bacon.





I decided my bacon might taste good on top of my pancakes. It did!




The last of the Buffalo Chicken and some Chicken Salad in lettuce wraps with a few crunchy veggies.




Apple rings with SunButter. That’s Sunflower Seed Butter. It’s pretty damn delicious.




Salmon, Cod with Fish Taco Seasoning, Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, Smashed Avocado, Plantains



These 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


Exercise = Tuesday, 20 minutes of weights. Wednesday, Treadmill and Yoga

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0


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

Make It a Great Day

February 9, 2016

Yesterday, I tracked my food, counted points, drank over 100 ounces of water and made it to Jazzercise, alll the things that make it a great day for me.

What is it that makes it a great day for you?

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 4 SP

4 Scrambled Egg Whites, Avocado, Banana and Kiwi slices with 1 tsp of Sunbutter. Black Coffee.





Lunch – 8 SP

Leftover Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole with lots of crunchy veggies.



I remembered I had some romaine lettuce in the fridge, so I had a couple of lettuce wraps. I loved the crunch!



Snack – 8 SP

I’m keeping these in my car, in my trunk, in a bag. It keeps me from grabbing one just because I see them. Now I really think about whether it’s worth it or not. I enjoyed this with a big cup of hot tea.



Dinner – 6 SP

Rotisserie Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli and Roasted Brussels Sprouts


These 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 = 4

Lunch = 8

Snack = 8

Dinner = 6

Total = 26


Exercise = Jazzercise

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0


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

Just Food Today…..

February 8, 2016

Yesterday I ate some yummy food, drank over 100 ounces of water, and had a good time watching the Super Bowl with friends. I had a couple of glasses of wine during the game. I did not count points yesterday. I’m not sure what’s going on with me right now and my not tracking, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out. I think I know I’m staying within my points for the day (except for the wine), so I just haven’t been keeping track? Not sure. Anyhow, feel good, but lacking in activity for the week, so I’m out the door to Jazzercise.

Have a great evening!

Here are yesterday’s eats….


My favorite. Red Onions, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, 1 Slice of Bacon, crumbled, topped with two Eggs and Avocado.



I love to stir it all up with that creamy yolk.



Breakfast is most definitely my favorite meal of the day.




Leftover Turkey Spaghetti with Spaghetti Squash, always a winner.



I think I like Spaghetti Squash more and more each time I eat it.




I made this Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole for the Super Bowl.



I also made this Spinach Artichoke (Paleo style) Dip.



I packed up lots of Celery Sticks, Cucumber Slices, Carrot Chips and Plantain Chips to dip into both of these.



I think they both tasted great!



Along with my veggies and dips, I had two glasses of wine.



I hope you all had a great weekend!

These 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


Exercise = none

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0


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