Simple Sunday

June 6, 2016

When I wake up, the first thing I think about is coffee on the deck while my pups do their business. After a quick cup yesterday, I knew I wanted to get out and about. I threw on some sweats and a hat and Mike and I were out the door before 8:00 in search of breakfast.

After breakfast and a little chat over coffee, we took a drive in the hubs new toy. We drove forever. I loved it. Cranked up tunes, top down (the car, not mine. I think that’s illegal!) sunshine, and no place we really had to be. That doesn’t happen much and we really need to allow it to happen more often. I love a drive with the music turned up and the wind blowing like crazy. 


It’s been something I’ve enjoyed since I first started driving as a teenager. Some weird liberating feeling comes over me with the music and the wind. I do that alone a lot, but I think Mike enjoyed it just as much as me yesterday.

After a nice long drive, we were back home. I got caught up on the blog while enjoying a beautiful and sunny afternoon on the deck. Tucker can’t stand it when the computer is in my lap more than he is, so every once in a while, this happened.



Mike piddled in the garage for the rest of the day. Like ALL afternoon! I thought I had it clean? I ain’t got nothing on him. I never even thought to clean under those steps!! I worked really hard on this garage a few weeks back, but I will say that he finished it off nicely.


I love that he is doing something besides working now. He has talked about a “weekend car” for years, and it has finally given him something to think about besides work, even if it is just a drive or a day spent piddling in the garage. Such a good thing. Now if I can just get him back on the golf course.

I cooked up a few things yesterday and I’m going to try and keep our meals simple this week. Grilled meats, veggies and salads.

I roasted plenty of Sweet Potatoes. We have fresh tomatoes for a simple plate that is so good. I grilled up some Chicken Breast and a few Chicken Apple Sausages, Grilled some Zucchini and sautéed a few Sweet Onions and Bell Peppers.


Okay, busy day planned today. I’ve even already walked this morning!

Here are yesterday’s eats..

Breakfast – 15 SP

I always guess 15 Smartpoints on this meal at First Watch. I order the Bacon Avocado Tomato Hash with Poached Eggs, no Cheese and fruit, no English Muffin.



Lunch – 3 SP

BLT Wrap and a Pear with Cinnamon. This was messy, but tasty!




Dinner – 10 SP

Chicken Breast, 1/2 Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Zucchini, Sweet Potatoes and Farmer’s Market Tomatoes with S&P, Olive Oil and fresh Basil.


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 = 15

Lunch = 3

Dinner = 10

Total = 28


Exercise = Day off

FitPoints Earned = 0

FitPoints Earned This Week = 11

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

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 0



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


6 responses to Simple Sunday

  1. June 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I think everybody needs a hobby to get out of the “work brain”, so it will be a great distraction for sure!

    I really wished you like sweet potatoes too, but really you could do all the stuff I do with sweet potatoes with any potato, and I think it taste just fine. I do love potatoes.


  2. June 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Ha Ha! That would have been nice. But I will admit it was a nice and pretty relaxing weekend.

    Hope you are well and keeping busy for the summer!

  3. June 6, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Love Grilled Zucchini! I put just a tad of Olive Oil on them with my fingers and rub it on them, then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Or you could spray them with just a little Olive Oil spray.

    I do just about 2 minutes, then flip for another 2 minutes.

    I’m not eating much cheese these days, but they are amazing if you sprinkle just a little shredded parmesan on them right after you take them off of the grill.

    Let me know if you make them!

  4. My husband has a race car hobby and I like that it gives him something to do besides work!
    With bad knees, he can’t exercise so this gives him something for stress relief also.
    p.s. I wish I liked sweet potatoes….. Tried them many times, they just don’twork for me. 🙂

  5. Regina Schantz June 6, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    When you grill the zucchini, do you put anything on them before grilling? Any idea how long they are on the grill? Do you turn them? They look delicious.

  6. Here I thought you must be taking some vacation days and having some fun and now I know your computer wasn’t working.
    You would of liked my dream ideas of you vacationing over the hard work you actually did—-lol.