Routine, a Good Thing for Me

July 19, 2016

Between not blogging, very little cooking, no activity and not working at the food truck, I’ve had no routine whatsoever for the last two weeks. As much as I do like to change things up a bit to keep life exciting, I really do appreciate a routine. Having a routine puts structure and organization in my life, and those two things help to keep me in my happy place. Getting out of my routine for a long period of time starts to make me feel overwhelmed, then I kind of lose myself.

Yesterday I got myself back into a routine, and at the end of the day, I was feeling more like Julie.

I focused on my “To Do List” and avoided any TV news. I got out of the house and ran a few errands. I spent the afternoon doing food prep for the week. I walked 2 miles on the treadmill and did some light stretching. We ate great and I drank over 100 ounces of water. After dinner, I took a long bath, then did about 20 minutes of Yoga before climbing into bed and falling asleep shortly after 9:00. I slept until after 7:00 this morning! You could say that I’m rested.

Having a plan and getting back into my daily routine felt good yesterday, and today will be much of the same.

I hope you all have a great day!

Here are yesterday’s eats

Breakfast – 6 SP

When I make Taco Meat, I always cook up 2 pounds even though it’s just me and the hubs. I could eat leftover Taco Meat a gazzilion different ways.

For our first day back at eating from the Whole30 plan, we had no eggs.

Leftovers. Taco Meat, Roasted Butternut Squash and Caulirice all on a bed of greens with some fruit and black coffee. Perfect Whole30 meal.



Lunch – 6 SP

I sautéed a half of a bag of Broccoli slaw in Olive Oil Cooking Spray, then added to that leftover Caulirice, leftover Roasted Butternut Squash and leftover Taco Meat. Give it all a good stir and heat it up! Lunch is served! 



Dinner – 8 SP

Chicken Cacciatore from the Whole30 Book. I doubled this recipe. There are a lot of ingredients in this dish, but it comes together all in one skillet fairly quickly which makes for easy clean up! And…it’s pretty. Un-pictured Strawberries and Blueberries too.


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

Dinner = 8

Total = 20


Exercise = Walked 2 slow miles, Yoga stretching

FitPoints Earned = 4

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


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


2 responses to Routine, a Good Thing for Me

  1. July 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you Nancy! You have a good day too!

  2. Sounds like a good plan to me–hope you have a good day.