Do What Makes You Happy

March 15, 2016

Yesterday, I filled my day with things that make me happy, and avoided most of my “to do” list.

I slept in (stupid time change), then I had coffee on the deck.


I soaked up some late morning rays with my little Tucker man. He loves a nap in the sun. That’s some Doggie Bliss right there.


I experimented with some sweet potatoes and zucchini for breakfast cakes.


After writing my blog post, Sugar is the Devil, Tucker and I took an hour walk. A walk on a beautiful day is a great way to clear your head of negative vibes and fill it up with positive vibes.


After doing just a few of my “to do’s”, I grilled out some Chicken and Asparagus and soaked up some more sunshine, all while listening to Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and a few other of my favorite oldies but goodies. Those oldies always seem to make me happy.


I grabbed these mini peppers and grilled them too, although I don’t know how I’ll eat them yet. They literally popped open on the grill and smelled so good!


I didn’t drink beer or wine, but I had this La Croix instead. It was fine.


As the sun began to set and the temp dropped, I grilled a pear and had a cup of coffee on the deck while waiting on the hubs to get home from work.


Yesterday was a success. Today will be too.

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 10 SP

I was playing in the kitchen a bit.

1 C of shredded Sweet Potato, 1 C of Shredded Zucchini, 1 Egg, Seasonings to taste. I added Cumin, Chili Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder. I added Olive Oil to the skillet and fried these up. Not too shabby. I counted Breakfast as 10 SmartPoints because I fried these in Oil.


Lunch – 5 SP

After making my breakfast, I still had plenty of ingredients left, and I was curious how well these would fry up if I only put Cooking Spray in the skillet instead of Olive Oil. They were not as crispy, but I will try these again and post a recipe if I decide they are worthy. 


Snack – 2 SP

Leftover Chicken, Cauliflower Rice, Broccoli and Butternut Squash.


Snack – 1 SP

I didn’t have any Pineapple or Peaches, and I thought…Why not a pear? I put a spritz of Olive Oil on it, sprinkled it with cinnamon and put it on the grill for just a few minutes. I drizzled 1/4 tsp of honey on it, and made a fresh cup of coffee. This tasted much better than I expected. I hope I have some ripe pears on hand the next time I grill out!


Dinner – 9 SP

Salad with mixed Greens, Grilled Chicken (4 oz), Boiled White Potato (50 g), Grilled Asparagus, Red Onion, Bacon (10 g) with 2 T. of Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing.


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 = 10

Lunch = 5

Snack’s = 3

Dinner = 9

Total = 27


Exercise = Walked 60 Minutes

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

tumblr_inline_mvxm13lqbR1qizw9bโ€œlove the life you live, live the life you love”


4 responses to Do What Makes You Happy

  1. March 19, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Awe. What a sweet comment to read! You just made my day, so thank YOU!!

    Getting ready to make a pizza (ahhhh, comfort food!) using a new recipe. Hope it satisfies my PiZzA CrAvInG!!

    Have a great weekend and thanks again for your sweet comment!


  2. I am new to your blog and I must say…I LOVE YOU!!! I have the same struggles at just about the same time you do and you inspire me to do better and try to keep things simple which is struggle in itself. I LOVE to cook, rich calorie loaded food aka comfort food and seeing your simple and tasty looking meals makes me feel it is all do-able and tasty too. Thank you Julie

  3. March 15, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    So glad to hear you are back on plan Ronda. Yay! It does feel good, doesn’t it? I feel a lot better about things when I get to a meeting, and have more than just a couple of good days, but I do feel on the right track now.

    The pear was yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope all is good. Thanks for checking in.


  4. I meant to reply to your blog yesterday but somehow ran out of time! I just wanted to say that I am so glad that you’re human, and that you WILL get back on top again, and after reading today’s blog I see you’re already there! I was in the biggest hole about a month ago but finally getting re- dedicated and back on plan I feel so much better about everything. Just remember you and I have a goal!!!! I love your grilled pear idea -will have to try that – Here’s to more sunshine and happy day to you! Ronda