Archives For May 2016

It remained quiet here yesterday. I took Tucker out to the park to walk before lunch. It was a beautiful mid morning. The park was full of families having picnics, lots of fisherman and fisherwoman and fisherkids, lots of bikes passing us on the path, lots of dogs and owners and one mom in a kayak towing her four year old son in his own kayak. It was so cute.

After one trip around the lake (2 miles), it looked like a pretty good storm was coming in, so we went home. After it passed, I headed back out to walk 4 more miles in my neighborhood.

I love this park!

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I only have 3 miles to walk today, then my challenge is complete!

Did you walk 100 Miles with me this month? 

I will do the drawing at the end of the day today for the FlipBelt! Good Luck! I love mine!

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Thanks for walking with me. It’s been fun to get updates on how everyone was doing along the way. I know one of you finished early, and some of you had things come up, and were not able to finish. I think the important thing here is that we all made the effort to be more active than we have been in months passed. I know I was! Whether you were able to complete the challenge or not, I hope that you are feeling eager to get more activity in on a regular basis and take some time each day to do something for yourself.

If you were not able to walk 100 miles, did you challenge yourself in some way? I’d love to know what you did.

The remainder of my day was really chill. I found enough food to throw us together our favorite salad, then I took a bath at 6:00. I was in there until about 7:30 binge watching Bloodline. Geeezzzz, now I just want it to be over. Netflix is dumb. Or maybe I’m dumb. That could be it.

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the long weekend with family and friends, or maybe some quiet time doing something for yourself.

Have a great week!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 9 SP

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with 1 tsp Maple Syrup

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Lunch – 5 SP

Just Chicken.

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Afternoon Meal – 8 SP

Larabar and Black Coffee while I watched it rain.

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Dinner – 14 SP

Fall Harvest Chopped Salad

Chicken, Bacon, Egg, Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Onion, Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, Apple, Spinach and Home Made Vinaigrette.

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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 = 9

Lunch = 5

Afternoon Meal = 8

Dinner = 14

Total = 36

 

Exercise = Walked 6 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 9

FitPoints Earned This Week = 35

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 4

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Quiet Memorial Weekend

May 30, 2016

Thank you to all of the service men and women who have served, and are currently serving in the United States Military.

Your Service is greatly appreciated!

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It’s been busy but quiet here, and I’ve like it.

Saturday morning I spent with my niece and her BFF. I treated them to my Hot Yoga class, then they treated me to Starbucks! That’s a pretty nice start to a weekend. Don’t ya think?

Saturday afternoon, I enjoyed a long walk in my new shoes.

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Saturday night I had all of these grandiose ideas of a night out on the town for Mike and I. At 7:00 pm, I took a shower, put on my pj’s, and told Mike that I wasn’t hungry and that he was on his own for dinner. I don’t do that very often. Then we watched one of the worst and raunchiest movies ever! Robert DeNiro in Dirty Grandpa. It was awful, and we were either laughing from shock or cringing and laughing with disgust through the whole thing. Ahhh…. good times.

Sunday, my mom came over for brunch, then Mike and I spent the afternoon doing things around the house and in the yard.

I got my walk in for the day.

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We got an impromptu invite for a night out, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Since I was in my pj’s by 7:00 on Saturday night, I was ready for some fun.

We bar hopped downtown with some friends, got caught up and ended the night at an arcade playing games. Perfect night!

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It’s going to be a quiet day at home today. I hope you all are having a nice long weekend!

Saturday

Breakfast – 4

Lunch – 10

Afternoon Meal – 10

Dinner – 4

Total = 28

Sunday

Breakfast – 15 

Lunch – 10

Dinner – 22 

Total = 47

 

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

 

Saturday Exercise = Hot Yoga Class, Walked 5 Miles

Sunday Exercise = Walked 5 Miles

FitPoints Earned for the Weekend = 26

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 10

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Before I go into all the “Egad” moments of yesterday, I BOUGHT NEW SHOES!!

I think this is my fifth pair of these Brooks shoes. They are a bit pricey (for me), but I buy them at a store where they spend time with you not only fitting your foot, but making sure they know what activity you will be doing in your new fancy shoes, and they watch you walk. These shoes  fit my feet well and I can walk for hours in them when I keep on top of getting a new pair when needed. They are never attractive, in my opinion, they are a bit clunky looking and they only come in one color. The color changes every nine months, but it’s always blah.

Yesterday, he pulled them out of the box and I jumped for joy at the new pretty Purple and Gray!

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They have a new color (but still only available in one color at a time) coming out in September, so I just might be buying pair number two in a few months! Excited to have pretty walking shoes!

Okay, the “Egad” moments of yesterday.

Friday morning, our oldest daughter was in a car wreck on her way to work. Thankfully, none of the grandkids were with her, and no one was hurt. She did maybe jam her finger? It hurt a bit yesterday and is swollen today. The other driver was fine. Unfortunately, the great new car that she found just a few months ago, is likely totaled.

Later in the afternoon, one of our other daughter’s was on vacation with her husband and their two children having a great old time, when our five year old granddaughter fell while climbing the ladder to a slide, and broke TWO bones in her arm! Her arm looked awful! I know this because without warning, her mom sent a picture of her broken arm to us. I guess I can handle looking at it since she has to endure the pain. I just want to hug her so bad. Vacation lasted a day for them. Insert gigantic sad face here. 

When my husband called his mom last night to fill her in, she said…”Did your sister already call you about this?” To which he replied, “Huh?”, to which she replied, “Are you calling about our basement being flooded?”

Oh, and……my niece that is staying with us for a few months? She was informed (VIA TEXT MESSAGE!!) that she will no longer be needed at her Nanny job (that she adores) after next Friday.

And……there’s a few other things going on that I can’t even tell you due to the fact that it’s just not my business to be sharing everything. (You guys, it is so hard for me to NOT share stuff!!)

Here is the good news. And yes, there is some.

I didn’t even get drunk. I didn’t even binge to deal with it all. Granted, this was all going on with other people, not me, but I can tend to feel a little anxiety when family is going through stressful stuff. I soaked it all in, gave thanks that all will be okay with the people that I care about so much, and went on about my day.

I did take my niece and her BFF to dinner last night, and I did dip into my Weekly Points, but I had planned on doing so.

I was down a pound at my meeting yesterday morning.

Hello 171. Pretty certain 160 something is just around the corner. I feel it.

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 0 SP

Okay, this is a joke. I didn’t eat anything. I went to my meeting and forgot to take a snack with me, then I ran a gazzilion errands. Shoes trumped food. (I said trump. That hurt.)

Lunch – 10 SP

It was 1:30 and I was starving.

One Un-Pictured Frothy Coffee

Chicken Breast, Heirloom Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, S&P, Fresh Basil, Carrots

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One Frozen Banana (blended), Almond Milk, Berries (1 SP)

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One Mini Larabar (5SP). It was an afterthought broken up and added to my fake Ice Cream. Yum. 

Hey. Look! New shoes!!

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Dinner – 28 SP

I was careful with dinner, but did not count out chips. I ate slow and enjoyed time with my niece and her friend. I am guessing on total points for my food, but I feel like it’s a safe guess.

Light Beer (10 SP), Tortilla Chips (9 SP), Guac (4 SP), Shrimp Fajita’s with Corn Tortilla, no beans or rice, extra fajita veggies (5 SP)

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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 = 0 

Lunch = 10

Dinner = 28

Total = 38

 

Exercise = rest day

FitPoints Earned = 0

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 27

 

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I’m headed out the door to my WW meeting, so I’m keeping today’s post short and to the point. No time for jokes or shenanigans, but hey, maybe later!

I’ve made an effort this week to get in some extra protein, get my water in, and get caught up on my walking challenge. I am hoping to see the scale go down today when I weigh in. Having my daughter here last weekend and watching her be so diligent about what she was eating, and seeing her eager to get to her goal weight, triggered in me the desire to get back into the 160’s. 

My Walking Challenge is now right on track! Yay! (Seriously….buying new walking shoes this weekend!)

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Here are yesterdays eats…

Pre-Breakfast – 1 SP

There are a lot of foods that I have not brought back into my diet on a regular basis since doing the Whole30. I feel good and I like the way that we are eating.

That being said, every once in a while, I eat or drink something that I haven’t had in a while. I really used to love my Frothy Coffee’s made with skim milk. My daughter, Tess, loves them too. While she was here this weekend, I bought some skim milk so she could have her morning coffee.

Yesterday, I had a Frothy Coffee. Creamy, sweet and yummy, for just One SmartPoint!

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Breakfast – 5 SP

6 Scrambled Egg Whites, 50g Avocado, Banana, Blue Berries, 1 tsp Almond Butter

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Lunch – 6 SP

Baby Pork Taco at the Food Truck, no Tortilla

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Afternoon Meal – 7 SP

5 Trader Joe’s Apple Rings (3 SP), Fresh Berries, 1 tsp Almond Butter (1 SP)

Un-Pictured, 5 Additional Apple Rings (3 SP)

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Dinner – 9 SP

Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

Dinner was so easy. I stopped in Trader Joe’s and grabbed some cooked Chicken, a bag of Caulirice, Green Onions, Shredded Carrots and a small bag of peas. I sautéed the Caulirice in a little Organic Trader Joe’s Vegetable Broth, tossed in the cooked Chicken that I cubed, some diced Green Onions, Shredded Carrots, a few cooked peas, 2 Scrambled Eggs, a little salt and some Coconut Aminos (you could use Soy Sauce).

I haven’t had Peas since doing the the Whole30 back in October. They tasted great in my Chicken Fried Caulirice!

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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 = 6

Lunch = 6

Afternoon Meal = 7

Dinner = 9

Total = 28

 

Exercise = Walked 3 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 6

FitPoints Earned This Week = 62

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 9

It’s going to be a GREAT day!

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Keeping this super short. Lot’s on the “to do” list for today.

I ate good food, I drank 100+ ounces of water and I got my walk in yesterday. Some of you are really killing it on the Walking Challenge! Thanks so much for walking with me!

I’m totally into a Netflix series right now, so I took advantage of that exercise room that I was so excited to put together a few months ago, and walked my miles on the treadmill while watching Bloodline. Anybody watching??

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Here are yesterdays eats…

Breakfast – 8 SP

Roasted Butternut Squash, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, Red Onion (I have now used up all of my leftovers from the weekend! I’m so glad I cooked so much, but now I really need to grocery shop!) Two Eggs.

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Lunch – 12 SP

I packed my lunch to take to the food truck. I mixed one 12 oz can of Tuna (3 SP) with a little mustard, 2 T of Mayo (7 SP), Relish, S&P and an egg (2 SP). I ate a little while working at the truck while also enjoying a few extra berries that we had, then I finished up the Tuna/Egg Salad at home after work.

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Afternoon Meal/Snack – 6 SP

I had a sweet tooth thing happening after all that Tuna, so I satisfied my craving.

One frozen banana, 4 oz of Coconut Almondmilk (1 SP), and 1/2 Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder in the blender, then topped with a few fresh Blueberries. Guys, Scrumpdilly.

I also had ONE of those mini Larabars (5 SP)

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Dinner – 7 SP

Grilled Chicken Breast, Boiled New Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Grilled Bell Peppers.

If you pick up the pepper, fold it over just a bit, and fill it with a little chicken and a couple of bites of potato, it doesn’t suck.

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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 = 8

Lunch = 12

Afternoon Meal = 6

Dinner = 7

Total = 33

 

Exercise = Walked 3 Miles

FitPoints Earned = 5

FitPoints Earned This Week = 56!

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 9

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Short Legs, Tired Legs

May 25, 2016

Egads. This walking challenge thing can go smoothly if you walk 3-4 miles a day. In my case, I’ve not done that, therefore I’ve needed to play catch up! I’ve walked 6 miles a day for the last three days and these short little legs of mine are pooped! Now with 25 miles and 7 days to go, I’m in good shape.

Are you walking with me? How many miles do you left to walk in these last 7 days?

IMG_3394I got busy doing things around the house and didn’t eat a meal until around 11:30, so yesterdays eats were a little odd for me.

Here they are…

Breakfast – 1 SP

Several Cups of Coffee with 4 oz of Coconut Almondmilk divided among them.

Lunch- 4 SP

Roasted Butternut Squash, 45g of diced Ham, 6 Scrambled Egg Whites. Blueberries, Strawberries, Pomegranate Seeds (I’ve never bought these before!) topped with 1 tsp Almond Butter.

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Lunch – 5 SP

Raspberries and 40 g Almonds

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Afternoon Meal – 8 SP

Un-Pictured Dates and Hot Tea

Dinner – 10 SP

This is a skillet of leftover meat from grilling out on Saturday and a variety of veggies.

Chicken, Chicken Sausage, Zucchini, Caulirice, Mushrooms and Sweet Potato, all topped with half of an Avocado.

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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 = 5

Afternoon Meal = 8

Dinner = 10

Total = 28

 

Exercise = Walked 6 miles

FitPoints Earned = 11

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 12

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It was such a great long weekend. It was filled with lots of family, lots of fun, lots of healthy and yummy food, lots of activity, and lots of love. I wish I could share every detail, but I would be on the couch blogging all day long.

Here is an attempt at the short version.

Tess and Manuel came in on Thursday evening and I was super excited to see them!

Friday

Friday morning, Tess and I went to my WW meeting, and I loved having her there with me. She is rocking her WW healthy living right now. She is at her lowest weight since starting WW a few years back and is just a few pounds from her goal weight. She looks and feels awesome. She is tracking and planning and doing some new exercise classes that have her feeling her best! So happy for her!

After our meeting, we picked up Manuel and went to Joe’s KC for some yummy BBQ and a beer. We both tracked everything.

I ordered a Turkey Sandwich, ate 1/4 of the bun, had a beer, and Tess and I shared this “Kansas Caviar”, which was pretty darned tasty!

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After lunch, we went home, grabbed Tucker, and we all went on a walk. I loved that they went with me!

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Little Miss Fit did lunges all the way up this hill. I think she counted 60. 

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The rest of the day was pretty chill. Fish Taco’s at home, Tess and I went to a neighbors and sat by the fire pit for a short visit, then Tess and Manuel played Foosball in the basement, and I think we were all in bed before 11:00.

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Saturday

This was my favorite day of the weekend. We had an idea of what we wanted to do, but we really packed a lot in and had a blast.

First of all, it was the only full day of sunshine, so I wanted to spend most of the day outside.

Tess and I went to 8:00 am Hot Yoga, and she had never done Yoga before. She killed it! Then we went home, had a small bite to eat with Manuel, then hopped in Mike’s new car, put the top down, and headed out for a beautiful day in the convertible.

Our first stop was the City Market in downtown Overland Park. I love it there! Great people watching, live music and fresh flowers and fruits and veggies!

We also found the Weiner Wagon (no joke) where we decided we needed a taste. Tess and I shared this Bacon Sausage with Gravy. I swear this was one of the best things that I’ve had to eat in a long time. Such a treat. I didn’t eat all of the bread, but this was the bomb!

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After our City Market fun, we went to my moms and had coffee with her for a bit, then we went by my dads house to say hi to him and my stepmom. Then……we stopped at a little bar with a great patio, and shared an appetizer of grilled chicken strips and we all had a beer (and lots of water).

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We came home and enjoyed the sunshine while chilling on the deck. The weather was perfect all day!

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After just enough time to enjoy a cold one, all of the kids and grandkids came over for a cookout. You guys, I made some really good food, but I was so busy playing with the grandkids and enjoying the family being over, I forgot to take pictures of it all!

I grilled Chicken, Flank Steak, Organic Beef Hot Dogs, Two flavors of Chicken Sausages and a whole lot of bell peppers. Here is a terrible picture of my dinner, but it was all really good!

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Sunday

Tess, Manuel, Mike and I went to church at 9:00 am, then came home and cooked up some more food.

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We added eggs to everything you see above, then Tess made us a yummy dessert. Baked pears! She found this recipe over at Emily Bites. Each Pear half was 2 SmartPoints, and this was delish!!

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We ate outside on the deck, had music playing, the sun was shining. The whole weekend really was great!

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Check out my new Target furniture! Well, and my cute kiddo.

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Mike seems to like it too.

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The sad part of the weekend is always when its time to drive to the airport, then wait for boarding time. I was playing around here, but I totally fell apart when we hugged good bye. It was such a great visit, my kiddo is in a great place, but sometimes I just really miss having her close to me.

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I know she is happy, and I could not be happier for her. She’s also found a really great guy who seems to adore her. What more could a mom ask for?

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I went home, grabbed my shoes, and headed to the park to get some miles in around 5:30. I seemed to walk forever!

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I chilled on the dock for a while after my walk, soaked up the fresh air, and tried really hard not to feel sad about the weekend ending.

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Monday

I spent the morning on my deck drinking coffee and watching GMA on my iPad. Why have I never thought to do this before? I am loving my new deck furniture, so I’m sure I was determined to find a way to enjoy it as much as possible yesterday.

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I ate great, drank lots of water, and in between the thunder and the rain, and spurts of no rain, got 6 miles in.

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I tracked my food all weekend, thanks to Tess. We ate great while enjoying a few beers. We were both sure to get in lots of water. I loved that we walked and did Yoga together. We talked about future fitness goals and talked about a few new things to try in the kitchen.

I love being able to share this part of my life with her. I know not everyone wants to talk WW and food with me all the time, and the fact that we share that makes me happy.

Here is where I’m at for the week!

FitPoints Earned This Week = 40

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 12

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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

I’ll just start today’s blog post with yesterday afternoon’s Instagram Post. 

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I recovered and moved on. I know my trigger foods, yet I occasionally buy them, thinking I have mastered the food demons that continue to challenge me. I am not perfect. I never will be. I do not expect myself to be. Knowing that, helped me to move forward and go on about my day without regret, and that feels better than anything!

Do all that you can to know yourself. Love yourself. Forgive yourself. It’s life changing. I promise.

Walking Challenge

I love hearing how everyone is doing with the Walking Challenge! It’s nice to know you all are out there walking with me! I didn’t get out yesterday, (I was assembling furniture with an allen wrench, until Mike came home and provided me with a bit and the power drill. Sometimes I am so dumb. Again, knowing this, makes me a better person. Ha Ha.) but I’m on track with my miles, and walking an average of 3.5 miles a day will get me to my goal! Have any of you calculated how many miles a day you need to get in to reach your goal of 100 miles?? Keep me posted!

Weekly SmartPoints and FitPoints

Because I didn’t track over the weekend on our Staycation, I’m not really certain where I’m at on my Points for the week, but I am going to assume that I’m over, especially with the mini bars yesterday.

Hopefully the 35 FitPoints that I have earned will keep my weight maintained for the week.

My post over the next few days will likely be just the food that I eat. I want to enjoy my kiddo as much as possible, but I really want to stay on track too. Tess and Manuel will be here tonight, and Tess and I are going to my WW meeting in the morning. We are starting the weekend off on the right track tomorrow, together. 

P.S. Tess is doing an awesome job in the healthy living department. Always trying new foods, in the middle of trying some new exercise classes that she is really enjoying, she loves her WW meeting just as much as I do, and she is focused on living a healthy life.

Now lets talk about food!

For dinner, I had a few random things in the fridge that needed to be used up. I put four big Portabella Mushrooms, brushed with Olive Oil, in the oven at 400 for about 5 minutes. I took them out and filled them with a variety of sautéed veggies and some diced grape tomatoes mixed with a little Olive Oil and S&P. I put them back in the oven for about 5 minutes, then removed them and topped with Feta, Avocado and Fresh Basil. I bought the big mushrooms not knowing what I would make with them, but this was the second time this week that we ate them this way and we both really liked them.

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Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 5 SP

Lots of veggies and an Egg White Scramble, Fruit and a leftover Hasselback Sweet Potato

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Lunch – 10 SP

One Pulled Pork Taco on Corn Tortilla while working at the Food Truck, then a little more pork in a bowl with the toppings

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Binge – 23 SP

10 come in a box, and thankfully I stopped at 5.

WARNING: Only purchase when feeling 100% in control of yourself!!!

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Dinner – 8 SP

Chicken Breast, Roasted Veggies, Stuffed Portabella 

Added the basil after this picture. Almost forgot!!

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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 = 10

Afternoon Meal = 23

Dinner = 8

Total = 46

 

Exercise = none

FitPoints Earned = 0

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = In the Red, 

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A Latte Kinda Morning

May 18, 2016

I’ve mentioned recently that my niece is staying with us for a few months. Yesterday, she had the day off and her and I had planned to have lunch together. It was so blah and rainy and cold, we decided that breakfast food and coffee sounded really good. After a morning at home getting a few things done, we put on our Uggs and sweaters and headed out for some yummy food. This weather is dumb.

I picked where we went to eat because they have the Best Latte Ever! Not sure what they do different, but the milk is always extra creamy and they just taste perfect! Since we are eating mostly Paleo now, I don’t buy milk and I rarely have a latte, so this was a real treat!

She got Mocha. I got Vanilla.

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After our Latte’s, a tasty breakfast, additional cups of black coffee and a really good long chat, we were back home.

I recently ordered some outdoor furniture and it arrived yesterday! What I wasn’t expecting was so much time assembling. Ugh! I put half of it together yesterday in spurts. All that bending over had my back killing me.

My daughter, Tess, and her boyfriend, Manuel, are coming in tomorrow from Dallas for a long weekend and I’m hoping to spend some time on the deck enjoying them while sitting on the new furniture, so I’ll finish my assembly today.

I also walked 3 miles with a girlfriend, then 2 miles with Tucker man.

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I know me, and I get distracted easily, so it’ll be a bit of a challenge to get miles in this weekend simply because I’ll want to spend as much time with Tess and Manuel as possible. Hopefully, I’ll get those two out there with me and I won’t fall behind in my walking challenge.

I still need new shoes!! I can feel it in my feet and in my hips. When I start to feel it in my hips, I know it’s time, even if my shoes don’t look so bad. Make sure you are wearing good walking shoes! Your body will thank you! Your body will also be mad at you if you don’t.

I’ve been really wiped out these last three nights. Mike was running a little behind last night, so I made his dinner, set it in the fridge, and filled up the bathtub. I was in there for over an hour! It felt so good I almost fell asleep! I like to just sit in the tub and soak forever, then take a shower. So, I did. I took a long hot shower. You could say I was relaxed when I climbed into bed last night.

I’ve been eating bigger meals, and not eating so often. That is so unlike me. I’m more of a “four small meals a day” kinda person.

Anywho….Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 0 SP

Un-Pictured Black Coffee and a Banana

Early Lunch – 20 SP

Large Skinny Vanilla Latte. I hadn’t had one in a really really long time, and it was perfection!

Breakfast Taco’s with Corn Tortilla’s, Potatoes and Avocado. I ordered these with no cheese and I didn’t eat the sour cream. I ate half of the potatoes. I drank the whole Latte and it was so creamy and good! I wanna go back today!

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Dinner – 4 SP

Leftover Turkey Spaghetti with Spaghetti Squash. This was mostly squash and I added more tomato sauce. It was a little blah, so I added Nutritional Yeast. Have you had it? A lot of Paleo people use it in place of cheese, so I thought that I would try it. I was a little hesitant, so I didn’t use much. I couldn’t really taste it. I’ll try it again and let you know my thoughts.

I also had a few blueberries and blackberries, then headed to the tub.

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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 = 0

Lunch = 20

Dinner = 4

Total = 24

 

Exercise =  Walked 5 Miles

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

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

Halfway There!

May 17, 2016

Are you walking with me? Did you make it to 50 miles in your 100 Mile Walking Challenge? It was rainy and blah here all day long yesterday, and I did a lot of activity on Sunday, so yesterday, I took a break, so I’m a mile short, but it’s all good.

Don’t forget to comment here on the blog, or on my IG post, or on my Facebook post for an entry into the drawing to win the Flip Belt! Each time you comment and tell me how you’re doing, you get one entry.

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I’ve never done a drawing on the blog, so I’m doing my first one “Old School”. For each time you comment, I write down your name on a pink slip of paper, and put it in this jar. How Old School is that?? Guys, I’m a little blog. Tee Hee.

IMG_3046 I was in a cooking mood most of the day yesterday. Dreary weather puts me in the mood to cook and eat. I finally had to leave the house so I didn’t just sit around and eat all day. Guess where I went? The grocery store. More specifically, Trader Joe’s. They had just experienced a power outage so they were temporarily closed! The horror! So I went to Hobby Lobby and browsed. No food there. Well, actually they have candy at the check out, and I looked at it for just a split second!

I finally made it back home, and I thought about food some more. I decided to use my fresh herbs from my herb garden that I got for Mother’s Day. 

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Breakfast was yummy. I was going to finish it off with some fresh cilantro, then I forgot! I cooked a few thinly sliced sweet potato slices in Avocado Oil, then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Pepper until they were tender. I placed those in an omelet pan making a layer of sweet potatoes. I topped those with Taco Meat, then I poured 4 Egg Whites over them and covered them. At the end, I flipped it just like an omelet so that the egg whites would finish cooking and the sweet potatoes wouldn’t burn on the bottom. See?

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That was a close call.

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This was yummy and eventually I will do a recipe post on a sweet potato crust for something. Love me some Sweet Potatoes. Maybe next time, I will remember that I have fresh cilantro? Egads.

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When I came home from Hobby Lobby, I was back in the kitchen. I baked some Spaghetti Squash. I had cooked my Turkey Spaghetti Sauce in the morning. While the squash was cooking, I decided that Baked Sweet Potatoes sounded good, so I looked up a few recipes and found one that I could use some of my fresh herbs with and it sounded yummy with spaghetti. Then I had these huge Portabella Mushrooms that needed to be used, so I brushed those with Olive Oil and baked them for just a few minutes. Then I filled them with all sorts of yumminess and put them back in the oven for a sec. I wanted to top those with fresh basil, and then forgot. Seriously?? Dinner was unexpectedly delicious.

Mike came home late, only to discover that I had already had my dinner, and I ate half of his portabella mushroom. Oops.

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Breakfast – 8 SP

Sweet Potato Taco Meat Egg Thingy…..topped with Smashed Avocado and tomatoes, and no cilantro.

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Lunch – ??SP

Un-Pictued handful of Almonds and dried Cherries, Banana, Clementine, Blueberries and lots of coffee. It was dreary here yesterday and for some reason that kind of weather makes me want to cook and eat. 

Dinner – 12 SP

Turkey Spaghetti over Spaghetti Squash, Hasselback Garlic and Butter Sweet Potatoes and a baked Portabella Mushroom filled with Tomatoes mixed with Olive Oil, S&P and garlic, then topped with Goat Cheese.

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Mikes Plate….You guys, that mushroom tasted so good, I really did eat half of Mike’s before he got home from work, but I did remember to put the fresh basil on his. So fresh!

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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 = 8

Lunch = I don’t know 

Dinner = 12

Total = Still don’t know

 

Exercise = None. Needed a break.

FitPoints Earned = 0

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

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