I Do Love My “To Do” List

August 17, 2016

After a full weekend of two year old fun stuff, I had a big list of Thirty-Something not so fun stuff to get done for the last two days. (Ya see what I did there? Ahhh…Fine. Whatever. 49 year old stuff. Geezzzz.)

All items are crossed off of my list and that always makes me really happy. I mean, I have a new list for today, but the Monday and Tuesday list are completed. My big list left little time for blogging.

The next few weeks are going to be busy, so I will blog as often as I can, but my post may just include what I’ve had to eat and the SmartPoints Value of my meals. Blogging what I eat helps keep me accountable. If I knew that I wasn’t going to blog for say……a month. I think it would feel like an open invitation to eat whatever I wanted. Of course, I’d regret it, but when I know I’m blogging the details of what I am eating, it helps me to eat smarter.  That being said, over the next few weeks I may not have time to ramble on about all of the silly stuff that I tend to ramble on about. Sad, I know.

You guys motivate me to make good choices and I thank you for that!

As I move down the road into the role of a Weight Watcher Leader, I’d like to vamp up the blog a bit and make it a little more professional. I would like for it to be more user friendly, I’d like to have more recipes in a more organized and professional manner. I have a few other ideas that I have up my sleeve. I may have to bring in a blogging professional!! ๐Ÿ™‚

For now, here is my usual and unprofessional, but tasty eats for the last two days. Actually, one dinner wasn’t tasty at all, but the rest were pretty good!


Breakfast – 6 SP

I haven’t been eating Oatmeal for several months. I knew that it was a trigger food for me. All of that stuff that I like to add in made it taste like a big cookie! I feel like I really have a grasp on my snacking and grazing now, so I thought I’d bring Oatmeal back into my diet and see if it causes me any cravings or the desire to snack. So far, so good!

This was a half of a serving (trying to keep the SmartPoints lower) with 1/2 Smashed Banana, Almond Butter and Warm Blueberries mixed in. I did not add any additional sweetener and it was perfect! I added scrambled egg whites for some protein so I would stay full, and hopefully not have any cravings or desire to eat before lunch. Success!



Lunch – 8 SP

Leftover Chicken, Leftover Steak, Cucumbers, Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Onion, New Potatoes, Olive Oil and BalsamicVinegar



Snack – 2 SP

Berries and 2 tsp Almond Butter



Dinner – 8 SP

Ground Turkey, Black Beans, Carrots, Broccoli Slaw, Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Broth, Seasonings. I just made a big skillet. It taste about as good as it looks. Not one of my better concoctions.




Breakfast – 6 SP

The Basics…for me anyhow.



Lunch – 9 SP

Tuna Salad, Plantains, Carrots and Celery with Almond Butter



Dinner – 9 SP

Chicken with Honey Mustard for dipping, Turkey Burger Sliders, Asparagus, Tomatoes


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

Exercise = Walked 2 Miles Monday, Walked 4 Miles Tuesday

FitPoints Earned This Week = 35

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 20


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



4 responses to I Do Love My “To Do” List

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you so much Laura. What a nice comment to read, but I have to admit, occasionally I go to a recipe, and either I can’t find it, or when I do, I find in a strange place and I think, “Why in the world did I do that like that?”, or “This recipe is dumb”.

    I like the sharing part with the struggles and successes, but I feel like it needs a face lift and some organizing. Thank you so much for letting me know that you like it the way that it is. Now I don’t feel like I need to jump on that anytime soon.


    Have a great weekend!


  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Oh Nancy. I am an OCD list person. My husband just came in the kitchen to ask me a question, and I told him that “duty” was lower down on my list and that I was NOT prepared to answer his question. He just rolled his eyes and walked away. It was a good decision he made there. lol

    I never knew that about the responses, but I like to reply and always feel like a comment is a part of a conversation. If I don’t reply, I feel like I’m ignoring someone. I try to reply to all, but know that sometimes I might miss one or two.

    Thanks for being so sweet and understanding and have a great weekend!

  3. We will take what we get–lol.
    I think it is great that your life is filled with wonderful stuff.
    I need to make some of those list–it would simplify my life I think.
    PS: you don’t need to respond if that helps!
    I just read on someone’s blog that leaving a response is good for the traffic report (what ever that mean?).

  4. I love reading your blog and don’t think you need to change a thing! I think all of us appreciate a “real life ” view of another person’s struggle with the food/weight issues. Just my opinion! But I think your blog is perfect as is!