Archives For September 2016

Family Day!

September 18, 2016

Keeping it short today. The kids and grandkids are coming over this afternoon, and I’ve got some food to cook!

I’m out the door here in a minute to try Yoga again today. My back did NOT spasm ever yesterday, just a bit of twinge all day. I’m crossing my fingers and thinking Zen.

The scale said 171 this morning, and that makes me happy.

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 10 SP

Chicken Sausage, Zucchini, Red Onion, White Sweet Potatoes all topped with an Egg

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Lunch – 12 SP

Leftover Shepherds(ish) Pie without the Whipped Cauliflower topping. 

Un-Pictured Banana, Strawberries, Raw Cashews and a few bites of Chicken Salad with a few roasted Plantains.

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Dinner – 12 SP

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Mom’s V-8 Soup, but I used Ground Turkey instead of Beef, and Butternut Squash instead of Potatoes.

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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

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

I hope everyone had a Happy and Healthy week??

I’ve been trying to establish some sort of a routine over here. It took me three days to get to the grocery store, so we ate out a lot more than I would have liked, but I kept my food choices in check and drank lots of water.

Parade

Wednesday after working the food truck, I went to my girlfriends house in my hubs new toy. We had a parade to drive in! Her daughter was nominated for Homecoming Queen and they were in need of a convertible. I can see how Mike’s new toy will come in super handy on occasion. I love a parade, so I had a blast!

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Concert

Thursday morning I worked at two WW meetings, and I am even more certain now of how much I am going to love this job and connecting with WW members!

Thursday night, Mike and I were off to a concert with our friends, Ashli and Ryan. Meet Ashli.

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We were going to see The Greeting Committee. Check em out!

The lead singer, Addie Sartino, grew up in our neighborhood and is on her way to Rock Start Status with her band. Such a talented kid and so sweet! These kids (I think they are 18, 19 and 20?) write their own songs! I’m always so impressed by young talent. This is Addie.

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The concert was awesome!

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I may have yelled “Go Addie!!” really loud after her first song, which drew the attention of a young couple standing beside us as we rocked out in the pit. They came over and asked us if we knew Addie.  They had heard her song, Hands Down, on the radio and had it played at their wedding recently.

Long story short (I swear), Addie came down to meet them, hug them both, and sign the CD that they had just purchased at the concert. What a fun night!

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Shopping

Friday, I had no place in particular that I had to be at any certain time, which meant that I finally got to go to my Friday morning WW meeting. I miss attending meetings, and I’ve been out of town or working, so I’ve missed several. It was great to see my WW buddies and it was great to sit in a meeting as a member.

I am so happy to be surrounding myself with WW so often during the week. I know that this will be one more tool in my life that will help me to maintain a healthy weight and live a healthy life.

After the meeting, a little shopping. I need work clothes!!

Yoga Challenge

If you read regularly, you might remember that I planned “15 Days of Yoga” for myself for the second half of September. On September 16th, yesterday, I should have started. Well, I didn’t. I decided, no biggie, I would start today, and extend my plan to October 1st to make certain to get in my 15 days.

Last night, my back did it’s thing that it did about six weeks ago. I was rolling over in bed and BAM!!! What the……??? I took a muscle relaxer immediately and remained calm. I slept great, no pain, got out of bed this morning, sorted laundry, unloaded the dishwasher and got dressed for 8:00 am Yoga class. No problem.

I drove to Yoga, rolled out my mat on the floor. No problem. While waiting on class to start, I bent over to pick up my water and take a drink. BAM!!! I gave the class a 15 minute try, then walked out humped over.

Geeeshhhh. Hopefully this is a one day thing, and not an entire week like last time.

Here are a few of the foods that I have had over the last few days.

Happy Saturday Peeps!!

My Breakfast Fav. Sweet Potato Hash topped with Eggs.

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Oatmeal topped with a diced Apple and Cinnamon

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My second meal of the week at First Watch. Butternut Squash Frittata (Egg Whites, Light on the Cheese) with a Mixed Greens Salad

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I whipped up this Shepherds(ish) Pie so we could have a healthy dinner before rushing out the door to the concert on Thursday.

I bought precut onions, celery and carrots at Trader Joe’s and topped it all off with Whipped Cauliflower for a quick and tasty Low SmartPoints dinner!

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I found myself back at First Watch at 1:00 pm on Friday. (Third time for the week!) The only thing that I’d had to eat so far was a Banana at about 7:00 am before my WW meeting. I was starving.

I ordered the Butternut Squash Frittata again, (Egg Whites only and no Cheese), with a side of potatoes (instead of the mixed green salad that it comes with), AND a cup of Soup! It was rainy and a tad chilly, and I just wanted some warm comfort food.

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I split the potatoes in half first thing. Not that long ago, I never would have walked away from potatoes or bread on my plate. Non Scale Victory, doing it’s thing here! Oh, and just a few bites of that soup warmed me up, so I left it too.

I spent too much money, but I left satiated and happy, and I walked away from all of this food. 

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Nice little treat on a rainy afternoon. Hot Tea and a Pear with 1 tsp Almond Butter and a sprinkle of Cinnamon.

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Have a great weekend!

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

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Back to Work

September 14, 2016

It’s time to get back to work! Back to work at the Food Truck, back to work in the Weight Watcher Meeting room and back to work in the kitchen planning meals and cooking at home.

The scale said 173 this morning, so I was pleased to come home from a long weekend and only be up one pound. Now I’ve got some work ahead of me on the scale to find that 160 number. I’ll be at home for a few weeks, (no trips planned for a bit) so I’m putting myself at the top of my priority list as far as diet and exercise.

Mike did all sorts of awesome things around the house this weekend while I was away, so I came home to an organized and clean house, but with no groceries. Not his thing. I plan to do something about that today.

Yesterday morning I walked to breakfast with a friend to First Watch. It’s a little over 2 miles away. By the time we got home, we had a yummy breakfast and got in at least a 4.5 mile walk. It was a great way to start of the day.

Busy day planned today, but it should be a great one! I hope you have a great day too!

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Breakfast – 12 SP??

Chicken Breakfast Taco’s on Corn Tortillas with Fruit

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Lunch – 8 SP

I was happy to find some frozen Flank Steak in the freezer, and a few Eggs left in the fridge along with one Avocado and these few tomatoes.

Steak and Eggs

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Dinner – 7 SP

We grabbed dinner out.

Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, dressing on the side, no cheese, no croutons. (I brought half of this home for lunch today.)

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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

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

The Beach House, Chapter Two

September 14, 2016

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I took a trip two years ago with three of my childhood friends. Some of us met in Grade School, some of us met in Junior High School.

Since High School graduation, I’ve lost touch with each of these girls at different times with moves, job changes, raising kids and life, but I feel like I have been able to pick up where I left off with each of them over the years, and I am so thankful for their friendships.

I love these girls, and I cherish our time together.

One of the girls, Ashley, grew up spending the summer at her families beach house in North Carolina. I remember hearing her stories as a kid and imagining what it must of been like there on the beach in North Carolina.

Two years ago, I got to find out! The four of us had such a great time, we decided to make that trip again this year. We tried really hard for it to happen last year, but with the three of them still having kids in school that are all involved in sports and other activities, it just didn’t happen. The older all of the kids get, the easier it should be to make that trip an annual event. That’s my plan anyhow. I hope that they agree!

We made this trip all about turning 50 this year, and feeling great about it!

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We had beautiful weather, we played in the water, we spent hours lounging on the beach, we went to a Yoga class, we rented Paddle Boards, we ate some yummy food and we laughed…..a lot!

Join me in a walk to the beach.

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The anticipation of the sand in your toes and that first view.

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Ahhhhh…….

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Now, back to the house.

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Isn’t it perfect? I think so.

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Coffee in the rocking chairs was nice if you missed the sunrise while sitting on the beach.

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Morning one. I loved sitting on the beach with a cup of coffee and watching the sunrise.

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Not a bad way to start my day.

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After the sunrise, Yoga, then a little time on the Boardwalk.

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Isn’t it cute?

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A little play time….cuz we’re 50!

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After playtime, we stopped for breakfast.

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We spent the rest of the day on the beach, listening to music, sunning, sitting under the umbrella and playing in the water.

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The weather was perfect!

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The water was perfect too!

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We enjoyed a few walks down to the pier.

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After spending the day on the beach, we cleaned up for dinner.

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Then, possibly a little dancing in this bar, appropriately called, The Dive. It was a fun, late night.

(If you’re familiar with Sally O’Malley on Saturday Night Live, who happens to be 50, then this pose makes sense.)

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The next day, more beach time.

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Good girl chat.

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A shower, and drinks at the Tiki Hut, where it was very windy!

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A dinner of Crab Legs and Shrimp? Yes, please!!

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We ordered more and really made a good mess of the table.

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We spent our last morning Paddle Boarding. None of us had tried it before, and we had a great time and got in a nice little workout.

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We paddled to breakfast and back to our start point. Then….back to the beach!

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Playing in the waves.

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I have to say a big hello to Martha!  Martha just celebrated her 85th Birthday and is beautiful! I hope that is okay to share Martha. You know you were all over Facebook on your birthday! You look amazing!

(Martha is Ashley’s mom. Ashley is the one that grew up going to the Beach House.)

Hi Martha!! Ashley told me over the weekend that you read my blog, and I love that you are reading! Thank you! We had so much fun enjoying the Beach House this weekend.

It was hard to leave, but we hope to be back real soon!

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

Girl’s Trip!

September 8, 2016

It was a super busy day yesterday! Blog, Food Truck, Weight Watcher Meeting. I had a great time working last night at the WW meeting. I was on my own working as a receptionist. I was able to greet members, weigh them, chat about their week, and I even got to sign up a new member! More training next week as a receptionist, then Leader training should be starting up soon. There is SO much to learn!! I am loving it and I feel so comfortable there.

No time for the usual post. Headed to the airport to spend the weekend with these girls on the beach in North Carolina!

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Have a great weekend!

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

How is It September?

September 7, 2016

Goals

Yeah, I guess that I’m a bit behind on the calendar. Towards the end of August, I wrote in one of my blog post that I was pondering Walking 100 Miles in September, but that I had decided to switch things up a bit and now I was thinking about 30 Days of Yoga. Well, somewhere around the middle of the day on September 2nd, it dawned on me that it was September!! Where in the heck does the time go you guys???

I do have one trip this month, so I think in the back of my mind I was curious as to if I would do Yoga while out of town for four days. I guess that I put my Yoga goals in the back of my mind.

Here is my plan…..

15 Day Yoga Challenge.

I will do Yoga everyday (in the classroom, or at home) for 15 days, for the second half of the month of September.

At least, I now have a plan.

Girlfriends and 50!

I am leaving Thursday morning for a long weekend with some of my high school girlfriends. We are headed to the beach in North Carolina. We took this trip two years ago, and had hoped to make it an annual trip, but it just didn’t happen last year. You can read about our trip two years ago in this post, The Beach House, if you’d like. It was a great trip with these girls. I am so excited for this weekend. Long chats on the beach, walks on the beach, a little Yoga and we are even going to give Paddle Boarding a go this year!

I’m calling this trip….”Fifty Feels Fabulous!” Two of these girls will be 50 this month, me in November and one in March. We’re celebrating!

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Happiness!

Look what I found at Target! This makes me very happy. So happy in fact, that I just had to tell you about it! That is all.

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Food Prep

I did a little food prep yesterday afternoon.

I made some Roasted Butternut Squash on one baking sheet, and on another baking sheet, I roasted some Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Onion, Baby Carrots and a Sweet Potato. I cooked up a variety of beans that I bought at the City Market this weekend in a skillet with a little Butter infused Olive Oil and a tad of Bacon Fat and onions. While the veggies were cooking in the oven and on the stove, I grilled a couple of Chicken Breast and several Turkey Burgers. I bought the Butternut Squash pre-cut, and the other veggies I cut into large pieces to make things move along quickly.

I was able to cook all of this up in about an hour and a half. Not too bad considering the time it will save in the kitchen for the next several meals.

Mike should have plenty to eat on for a few days. Don’tcha think??

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I made it to a Hot Yoga class last night at 6:30, and it was HOT HOT HOT in that classroom!

Yesterday was a pretty darned good day. I hope that it was for you too!

I didn’t eat very many points?? I feel like I ate a lot of food yesterday, but it wasn’t until I was writing my blog that I realized how few points I ate! I ate a lot of protein and lots of veggies. I like to eat all, or at least MOST of my points! Ahhhh…..I feel short changed!! lol

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 3 SP

Open Faced Egg White Omelette with one piece cooked Bacon, crumbled, Avocado and some leftover Grilled Asparagus and Peppers from the weekend. A Peach on the side with a sprinkle of Cinnamon.

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Lunch – 6 SP

Mixed Greens, Vinaigrette, Leftover Grilled Chicken, Red Bell Peppers and Red Onions (all from the weekends Kabobs), a few Tiny Potatoes and a few small and extremely juicy Tomatoes! This salad was full of color and tasted great!

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Afternoon Meal – 6 SP

Un-Pictured Grilled Turkey Burger Patty, Banana with 2 tsp Almond Butter

Dinner – 6 SP

After Yoga, I was starving, and it was nice to have a fridge full of cooked food that I could just heat up!

Grilled Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash and Beans. Un-pictured bowl of Strawberries!

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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

 

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

How Was Your Labor Day?

September 6, 2016

I hope that you all were able to enjoy a long weekend, and if you did not have a three day weekend, I hope you were able to at least enjoy some time off, from Laboring.

Me? I had these grandiose plans of knocking out a big “to do” list and having it complete by 5:00. Then I was going to relax, grill a steak, watch Netflix and sip on a glass of wine. At 7:30 or so, I finished my list, then I was cranky because it took the whole day to get done what I wanted to get done, and I never did get outside for a walk, and I still needed to make dinner.

Here’s the good news. My whole house is clean, the laundry is all done, the fridge is stocked, I grilled my steak and sipped on a glass of wine, after dinner I showered and I did watch one episode of a crazy show that I am loving on Netflix (Shameless) and I was asleep before 10:00 pm. 

The scale said 171 this morning, so I’m in a great mood and ready to get this day started! I hope you have a great day too!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 10 SP

A plate of yellow and white. A simple Hash made with Yellow Onions, Yellow Bell Peppers and White Sweet Potato. I added in some cooked Turkey Bacon and topped this with two Soft Boiled Eggs. A side of peaches and fresh figs.

Have you had a Fresh Fig before???

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Lunch – 5 SP

Leftover Blackened Salmon Caesar from the weekend. Salmon, Romaine and 1 tsp Caesar Dressing.

As I was walking to the trash can, I realized that I didn’t take a picture, so I snapped this. You know what Salmon looks like though, right? 🙂

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Dinner – 15 SP

Grilled Flank Steak Salad – Wine

I used this Flank Steak Marinade on my steak the day before and let it marinade overnight. I use Trina’s Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette Dressing. For last nights salad, I just started pulling things out of the fridge that sounded good on a steak salad.

Leftover variety of Tiny Potatoes, leftover grilled Asparagus, Avocado. Tomatoes.

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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

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

I am loving the cool mornings these last couple of days. I can not think of a better way to start the day off than with a cup of coffee on my deck on a cool morning. I can feel Fall a comin and I am ready! I spent most of yesterday morning catching up on the blog (while drinking coffee), and the next few hours playing catch up with my mom (again, more coffee) at her house. I think I had enough coffee yesterday for the entire weekend. I had a good caffeine buzz going!

 

I got a little meal planning in and some grocery shopping done in the afternoon.

I enjoyed some time on the deck in the evening while making Chicken Kabobs for Mike and a Salmon Kabob for myself.

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I had been thinking about making Kabobs for a few days now, and I am so glad that I finally made them. They tasted just as good as I had remembered.

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The rest of the evening was super chill watching Football.

Today, a long walk in this gorgeous weather, then who knows what the rest of the day might bring?

Have a great Labor Day!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 5 SP

1/2 Serving of Oatmeal with 1/2 smashed Banana for sweetener, Wild Blueberries (I buy these frozen and heat them up as needed), 1 T. Almond Butter, Black Coffee. Ugly picture!

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Lunch – 6 SP

Salad Bar at Whole Foods. 

White Fish (that’s what the sign said), Roasted Veggies, Beets, Mixed Greens

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Snack – 5 SP

Un-pictured Handful of Raw Cashews and Dried Apples

Dinner – 15 SP 

Salmon Kabobs with Grilled Asparagus and Boiled Potatoes, One Beer

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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

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

Busy Week, Relaxing Weekend

September 4, 2016

Scale Update

The scale is back down to 172. Last Monday, after returning from Nashville, the scale said 178! I knew it was mostly water, salt and travel, but I also knew that it would take walking some miles, going to Yoga, plenty of healthy food choices and lots of water drinking to get me back where my body likes to be. 

Weight Watchers will now hire you if you have lost 10% of your starting weight, and maintained that loss for 12 weeks or longer. (I mean, they have to think that you are going to do a good job in your role as well.) Although I am 12 pounds over my goal weight that I did reach in 2013, I have met those weight loss requirements. I would assume that they would like for me to be at my goal weight as a Leader. Right? I want to be a good example of a successful Weight Watcher Member. That’s the whole idea of being a Leader. Lead by example.

I would feel like a bit of a fraud standing before a group of WW members as a Leader if I were not at my goal weight. So…..I need to make a decision if I need to work back towards 160, or change my goal weight. I have been at 172 for over two years now, and I like the way that I feel. I feel strong, I feel healthy, I know how to maintain this weight. When I see the scale go up, I get right back to 172 without a lot of stress, but by making healthy choices and using the tools that Weight Watchers has provided me with. I definitely feel like a successful WW member.

I don’t know how easy or difficult it will be to get back to 160 and maintain it? I do know, that if I decide that 172 is a healthy weight for me, I will proudly stand before a room of WW members, and know that I at one time weighed well over 200 pounds, and that I lost that weight through Weight Watchers, and that I continue to live a healthy life using the Weight Watchers guidelines.

I have a physical scheduled for this month, so I will discuss my weight with my doctor, and see how that goes. I have a plan. 

Blog

I’m only making a few simple changes for now, and maybe nobody cares or would even notice. lol

I will continue to blog daily…..well, daily as in, like I usually do. These last few days were just busy! 🙂

For a long time, I have listed pictures of my food with SmartPoints Values. At the end of my blog, I again list the points that I ate for each meal, the total for the day, how much water I drank for the day, what exercise I did, how many Activity Points that I earned and how many Points I had left for the week out of my Weekly points.

I did that mostly for myself so I could look at my day in print and see how I did. I really feel like I am in a good place with my food choices, my exercise routine, getting my water in, and for the most part, not going over on my points for the week. That part of my blog is very time consuming, so I’ve decided to remove it and just show pictures of everything that I eat with the SmartPoints listed.

It was my thought when I started posting pictures of my meals, that I could help WW members find meal ideas for few SmartPoints, and still be full and satisfied at the end of a meal. I have heard from many of you that you like the pictures and that you like the meal ideas with the SmartPoints listed. That will likely never change. 

I hope to add more recipes and clean the blog up a little in the recipe department. (I keep saying that. It will happen.) For now, I’m just trying to simplify and save myself a little time.

The Last Few Days

Thursday morning I headed out the door at 5:30 a.m. and things haven’t really slowed down since. (I was surprised at how many walkers and runners I saw at 5:30 a.m.!!)

I trained at two meetings starting early on Thursday morning, then spent the rest of the day completing a hefty to do list. Mike played golf after work, so I spent the evening with a friend sipping wine on her deck. It was beautiful outside. I put on a backpack, put my wine in it, and walked just over a mile to her house instead of driving. I earned my wine! I kept it to two glasses, then walked home.

Look what I found on the sidewalk on the way to her house! After this hot summer, I am so ready for Fall and all of the things that go with it! (Pumpkin…..I am ready for you!)

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Friday I worked the food truck in the West Bottoms of KC. It was crazy busy, but tons of fun. I even got in a little shopping at one of my favorite vintage shops! When I came home, the only thing that I wanted to do was take a shower and veg out. Instead, I mowed the lawn, edged it all, pulled weeds, then spent an hour cutting down some tall grass around our electrical box in the back yard. I’m not sure what happened back there, but an animal or a storm had the 7 foot tall grass going in every direction and laying in the yard. My body was one big hive when I was done. At 7:00 p.m., I hopped in the shower. Mike and I grabbed dinner out. We were in bed by 10:00 and I slept like a baby

I woke up on Saturday to a group text about an earthquake? We live in Kansas. We have tornadoes, not earthquakes! Anywho, I guess we really did have one, but I was sleeping hard, and felt absolutely nothing.

After the apparent earthquake, I went to my 8:00 am Hot Yoga class, then City Market and coffee with my dad. After coffee, I went to my dad’s house and he sent me home with this.

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Webster 18,000 Word Dictionary from 1931!

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This little leather Webster Dictionary belonged to my dad’s parents. When he pulled it out of his pocket, I remembered it right away, but I haven’t seen it in years. I love that I now get to have it! This is my Grandmothers name. Is this so cute??

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After a full Saturday morning, I came home to do some house work. While pondering mopping and vacuuming, my friend Becky called to see if I would like to go with her to look at the Sunflower Field at Grinters Farm about 45 minutes away, to which I replied, “Sure!” I had no idea what she was talking about, but I was intrigued, and Mike was napping.

You guys…..this was gorgeous!!

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So pretty! Some of these sunflowers were 6′ Tall!! Maybe taller!

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40 Acres of Sunflowers at Grinter Farms.

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When they look away……

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I almost stepped on these little guys hiding below all of the sunflowers! They stood about 8 inches tall. 

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Mike and I spent last night chilling on the deck and listening to the Royals game. 

These are just a few of the meals that I’ve had over the last few days if you’re looking for some ideas to make at home, or order out.

I made this big skillet last week and we had it for dinner on two nights. The last of it tasted great for lunch one day topped with eggs!

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Bell Pepper slices with eggs cooked in them for breakfast. Fun, different, tasty and only 5 SmartPoints. I sprayed a skillet with cooking spray, set the pepper slices in the skillet, and put the eggs inside to cook. Easy peasy.

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Friday night we stopped at a Bar and Grill to watch the Royals game. I ordered this Cajun Chicken Cobb Salad with no cheese. It looks rather boring, but the Chicken really had a lot of flavor, and after I chopped everything up, it was pretty good. The dressing was on the side and I ate about 1 T. of it.

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I really thought that we had NO food in the fridge, then made this for breakfast one morning.

I scrambled 2 Eggs and 6 Egg Whites for Mike and I, then topped them with Smashed Avocado and Fruit on the side. Breakfast was great and only 4 SmartPoints per serving. (It really was the only food in the fridge!!)

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This was lunch on Saturday. Grilled Chicken, Plantains, Smashed Avocado, Carrots and Tomatoes.

I had removed some Chicken Breast from the freezer that I grilled a few weeks back. This made lunch come together so quick! I bought the carrots and the tomatoes at the City Market yesterday. I am loving the fresh tomatoes this year!

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We ordered dinner out last night and then ate it on the deck while listening to the Royals game.

I ordered the Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad…No Croutons…No Cheese. I love the way that they cook the salmon, and it really doesn’t need much dressing. I used about 1 teaspoon and only ate half of the Salmon. That was a HUGE piece of salmon!

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Today? Coffee with mom and my niece, then some much needed house work and grocery shopping.

I hope you all have a great long weekend planned and that you are having beautiful weather! The weather is perfect here in KC!

It has been busy these last few days and we have eaten more meals out than usual. I’d like to get to the store today after having coffee with my mom and do a little meal planning and prep for the next few days. No plans for tomorrow, and I could not be happier.

I plan to celebrate Labor Day…..by not doing any Labor. 

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

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

 

The Working Woman……

September 1, 2016

You guys…..I’m just being silly, however….I did enjoy a full day yesterday that involved blogging in the morning, working at the Food Truck yesterday afternoon, then working at a Weight Watcher meeting last night. I have loved being able to blog and work at the food truck over these last few years, but being able to add Weight Watcher Leader to my week, somehow makes me feel complete. I feel very fortunate to have the jobs that I have. Each one brings a different happiness and excitement to my week.

I love my blog because it has become such a part of my routine and it helps to keep me accountable.

I LOVE working at the Food Truck. Being at that order window chatting away with the customers and handing out tasty food, makes me happy. I have a great time with my co-workers, and I never thought that a job would be so darned much fun!

Finally being in training to become a Weight Watcher Leader has so much meaning behind it for me, I’m not sure I can find the words to express how I feel about it. Fulfilled is at the top of the list.

I need to change up the blog just a little bit due to schedule and time allotment. (I’m a Working Woman!) I’ll explain more tomorrow the small blog changes that I am making. You probably won’t even notice the difference, but I feel the need to explain myself…..on pretty much everything. lol

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Breakfast – 7 SP

Oatmeal had become somewhat of a trigger food for me with all of the things that i was adding to it. I am trying to bring it back into my diet once a week or so, and only use smashed banana (or other fruit) to sweeten it with. It is my hope that staying away from sugar and artificial sweeteners on a regular basis will help me to continue to not have cravings, but still enjoy some oatmeal once in a while. I am also going to try just a half of a serving, and add in some protein instead of just having a big bowl of oatmeal.

Half serving of Oatmeal mixed with one smashed Banana, topped with warm Blueberries and Almond Butter. 5 Scrambled Egg Whites for protein with a little Avocado.

Half of a serving satisfied my tastebuds just fine!

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Lunch – 12 SP

Un-pictured bites at the Food Truck and this Chicken Sausage that I brought from home inside a flour tortilla with mustard, and an Apple.

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Dinner – 9 SP

More Skillet! Love this stuff! (Bonus…If you have everything prepared in advance, the only dishes to wash are the skillet and plates!!)

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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

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