Mother’s Day Out

January 27, 2017

Once upon a time, I was a stay at home mom with a two year old. Every Tuesday, I would take my two year old to the church for Mother’s Day Out. It was the one opportunity a week that she could play with a large group of other two years olds for a few hours and I could go play too. I loved being a mom to a two year old, but I looked forward to that little break during the week to do whatever it was that I needed to do, or wanted to do.

On Wednesday, I wasn’t sure what to expect from my dogs with a house full of painters and plastic and doors swinging opened and closed throughout the day, so I took them to Mother’s Day Out (aka All Things Dogs). I love that place.. It really is a Mother’s Day Out kinda place where the dogs are spoiled and loved and have lots of playtime. On the way there, Mishka (brown dog, 15 years old) pooped in the front seat. I had to pull over and clean out the car. I love being a dog mom, but I’ve cleaned up a lot of messes lately and let me just say that I was happy to be taking them to Mother’s Day Out.

I was certain that the painters would take two days, so I had planned to board the dogs over night. When the painters finished up way earlier than expected, I decided to go pick up the dogs. Then I decided that was dumb. I took the night off of dogs and responsibilities. I took a shower and put my pj’s on early. I put my feet up and did whatever I wanted for the rest of the evening. enjoying my Mother’s Day Out, but in.

I left the house early yesterday to work two WW meetings, then I came home and did whatever I wanted some more.

Finally, I missed my pups, so I picked them up. It was a nice break. 

Shopping day today!

Happy Friday!!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 0 SP

Un-Pictured Banana and Black Coffee

Lunch – 6 SP

5 oz Tuna, Mixed Greens, Red Onion, Bell Peppers, 2 tsp Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper and Avocado


Snack – 5 SP

These are fresh dates, and some WW members may track these, and some may not. For me, it is a possible trigger food, and 1 date could easily lead to 5 or 6 or 7. Therefore, I need to track them to stay accountable.

One Date, 1 tsp Almond Butter, Berries


Dinner – 20 SP

Cod with Fish Taco Seasoning cooked in Olive Oil, Cauliflower Rice, Homemade Guac, 30 Roasted Plantains (I munched on them while I was cooking)

Daily SmartPoints Total = 26

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year!

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


7 responses to Mother’s Day Out

  1. February 2, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Good to know. I had no idea. I’m glad you reached out though. I sent you a request to follow you in Insta!!

    Thanks for reaching out to me and thanks for reading.


  2. Thanks Julie!
    So I reached out to Connect members on my app and apparently USA and Canada members are seperate…that’s silly! Either way I am now following you on Insta and my Insta is mlg1982 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers to you girl!

  3. February 2, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I’m sorry day 1 wasn’t the best. I’m here if you have any questions!

    You can always email me at

    I can’t find you on Connect either. That’s weird.

    I post almost daily in Instagram though, and I blog pretty much daily. What is your Insta name?

    Thank you for your kind words. Rough few days, but I’ll get through it.

    So happy you are a part of the WW family!

    Here is to a healthy and happy week for you!

  4. Hi Julie
    Thanks. I’m excited to get this part of my life on track. Day 1 wasn’t the best but that’s ok I’ll get there.
    I can’t find you in connect? I wonder if it’s because I’m in Canada? My username is MGregorowich. That would be awesome if you wanted to be my leader! I love reading your blog and I’ll. e sure to follow you on insta!
    Also I wanted to say I’m so sorry to read about all the heartache you and your family are going through right now…โค๏ธ

  5. February 2, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Yay!! Congrats on joining. I hope you love it. Maybe I can be your Leader…via the blog. lol

    I spend so much time blogging and posting on Instagram, I rarely post on Connect, but I will work on that.

    On Instagram I am theweightofmyweight.

    On Connect I am julesfarm1. I just posted on there since reading your comment. What is your Connect name??

    Good luck. Super happy for you!

  6. Hi Julie,
    I joined weight watchers online today! Yay! Can I follow you on the app? If so what’s your name on there so I can find you?
    Cheers from Canada

  7. The picture is funny the 2 “kids” waiting to get to their play date–Iol.