An Active Day!

May 11, 2016

Yesterday’s Activites

I’m loving this walking challenge! The more I exercise, the more energy I have, and I can feel that energy from head to toe. What a great feeling! Don’t get me wrong, I went to bed pooped last night, but I was spunky and full of energy all day yesterday, and I loved it!

After working at the food truck, I came home and changed clothes so I could head outside and get my walking miles in. My friend, Becky, said she would walk with me, and walking with a friend always makes the time go faster. After our walk, I decided yesterday was the day to get the Roller Blades out. Becky is the one that encouraged me to buy them so that we could Roller Blade together. She wanted me to get them out on Monday, but I just wasn’t ready.

Yesterday, I put both Roller Blades on for the first time….with her help! My ankles are HUGE and I couldn’t get them fastened!! Geezzzz



Egads, how will I Roller Blade alone if I can’t get them on??? Who cares, yesterday I had a Roller Blading Buddy.



I went around the lake one time. It’s .33 Miles. No falling! I promise to buy wrist guards though before going out again. I yelled “EEEkk” and threw my hands in the air several times.



When I got home from Roller Blading, my niece was home and she headed back out with me to get some more miles in.

After that walk, I mowed the lawn, then took a water break on the deck! I drank over 100 ounces of water yesterday. 



Food Truck Fun

Working the food truck is always entertaining and fun, but yesterday was really great because one of my blog readers has recently moved to Kansas City, and she came to see me at the Food Truck! It was so nice to meet one of my readers face to face. Thanks for coming to see me Wendy! I hope you loved your lunch!

Food Find!

(Revised May 13th, 2016. I previously said that One Cup is 1 SmartPoint. One Cup is actually 2 SmartPoints. Oops. Sorry.)

In an earlier post, I showed you the Coconut Almondmilk Coffee Creamer that I’ve been using, but this is the Coconut Almondmilk Milk from the same company. One cup is 45 Calories and 2 SmartPoints, and I think I like it even better!



Walking Challenge

Are you going to have 50 miles walked by the 16th? I’m getting there!


Yesterday was a great Weight Watcher Day and just a great day in general, and that always sends me to bed happy. I hope you all are having a Happy and Healthy Week!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 7 SP

Such an ugly picture!

Bluebeerry Banana Almond Butter Chia Pudding, 6 Scrambled Egg Whites




Lunch – 9 SP

1/2 Croissant with Pulled Pork at the Food Truck. Damn that croissant was good.

I ate a high protein breakfast and had planned to NOT eat anything at the food truck, but that croissant stared at me for one too many minutes, so I ate half.



Afternoon Meal – 5 SP

Un-pictured Raw Cashews

Dinner – 9 SP

Rotisserie Chicken, Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Walnuts and Tessamaes (Whole30 approved) 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 = 7

Lunch = 9

Afternoon Meal = 5

Dinner = 9

Total = 30


Exercise = Walked 5 Miles, Rollerblade 1/3 Mile, Mowed my lawn…Whoo Whoo!!!

FitPoints Earned = 14

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 15



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


10 responses to An Active Day!

  1. May 13, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Oh my gosh. I can totally relate to everything you just wrote! I still get discouraged at times, but then I have a little pep talk with myself, and remind myself of all of the changes that I have made in the way that I eat, then I’m no longer discouraged. I promise it works! Next time you are feeling discouraged, make a list of the changes that you have made, no matter how big or small, and you just might surprise yourself!

    Thank you so much for your kind words today. And thanks for mentioning my pups too! Just like little kids, aren’t they?

    Happy Weekend to you Kendra!

  2. Hi Julie,

    You have such a “joi de vie”! Am I even spelling that right?! And I love how even when you are in a food “funk”, you don’t let it discourage you. Me on the hand, I allow food to control me and my emotions. And when I read Peggy’s post and it just puts my silly obsession in perspective… Thank you for sharing your life with all of us! I look forward to your blog everyday and your beautiful pictures of food and your dogs too! So happy that they are both ok! I’m a devoted doggy mommy and understand how much you love them!

  3. May 13, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Thanks Wendy!

    It did end up being a beautiful day that day! It was fun meeting you too, and I still can’t believe we actually got to meet! Thanks for coming to see me!

  4. Lunch was awesome, if you live in the area, highly recommend finding the truck!!

    It was fun meeting you and the weather was beautiful!!

  5. May 12, 2016 at 1:15 pm


    Every once in a while, I receive a comment that truly warms my heart. I’m a simple person blogging about life, food challenges, pushing myself to get a little activity in, eager to try new things, and I like to think that I have a little sense of humor about life. It is my hope that a few Weight Watcher members stumble across my blog, find something in common with me, try a new food, challenge themselves to live a bit of a healthier life, and enjoy a short read every now and then.

    When I receive a comment from someone like yourself that is getting something from my blog, but that is fighting an entirely different and much more challenging demon than my food demon, I am honored that my blog is something that you enjoy. I never thought about anyone getting anything from my blog that wasn’t fighting the food demons. When you said that my 100 Mile Challenge encourages you to do something, that made me feel so good that the challenge was encouraging you to do something. I can not begin to imagine a 6 year cancer battle, and my heart goes out to you.

    I’m so happy you have girls to get out and socialize with! I’d be lost without my girls!

    I’m glad that even with diet restrictions, you are trying some of the things that I am eating. I try to find recipes that are fairly easy to make without a gazillion ingredients, so it’s great that you are finding some things to try!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It means a lot to me when a reader comments that I’ve never heard from before. Your comment was extra special. You’ve now touched me.

    Have a great week!



  6. May 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I’m excited to learn how to Roller Blade and enjoy it. It was killing my shins, so I’m sure I was standing in them wrong. They are kind of like snow ski’s, and you need to bend your knees just a bit, but that felt super abnormal. I did roller skate as a kid, but I wasn’t super great at it.

    Always eager to learn something new! Now for pads….and maybe a helmet!

    Have a great day, Nancy!

  7. I think you are truly amazing to get up on those things. That kind of activity is really good for your legs I hear.
    I could ice skate when I was a kid but I was never good at roller skating.
    Hope you have a lot of fun.

  8. May 11, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I probably should, shouldn’t I? Egads.

    Thank you!


  9. Hi Julie – I have been reading your blog for a while now and I’ve decided to let you know I’m here! You may never know how many people you touch but I’m one of them!

    Julie, I’ve had cancer for about 6 years now (home a lot) and still battle it so needless to say weight is not my problem. Your life is encouraging to me!! Though I cannot do the 100 mile challenge, I am encouraged to do something! I enjoy seeing good food prepared and try many of your recipes (have diet restrictions..ugh) and I’m encouraged to get out there with the girls and socialize!! 🙂

    Thank you for blogging…You have a great purpose keep it up! We just never know how we touch others.
    Sincerely, Peggy

  10. I hope you are getting a helmet along with the pads you need. Hitting your head could be fatal.

    You are looking good!