Pj’s, Pizza and Pillow Time

September 18, 2017

The pj, pizza party with some girlfriends Saturday night was just what I needed!

I had two slices of pizza, drank lots of water and sipped on my hot tea. We each had our own blanket, curled up for some girly chat, then watched a silly chick flick. It wasn’t a great movie, but it was a great night with friends and I was home and in bed by 10:30.

I slept for almost 11 hours!! I did end up taking one muscle relaxer and one pain pill before bed. I needed sleep and I finally got some. I’m glad to be back in my bed, but sleeping is still at an incline, with pillows in each armpit and a neck pillow around my neck. I’m typically a side to side, side to back, back to side sleeper, so it’s been weird to be only sleeping on my back, but I’m getting used to it.

When I got out of bed on Sunday, it was almost 10:30. I hopped in the shower and Mike brought me up a cup of coffee. (Like, I didn’t even ask for it!! I love that guy.) I wanted to shower, put on a little makeup, give my hair some attention and put on clothes for the day. I’d made up my mind that I would keep myself busy, get out of the house and try not to think about how uncomfortable I was feeling.

I did Yoga after my shower and that helped with my mood.

Our daughter Anne, that lives in Oklahoma (and her hubby and kids) was in town and she came by with the new baby, her daughter, and Kate’s daughter for a short visit on Sunday afternoon. Would you believe that I didn’t take ONE picture of the baby? Dang it! You already know that he is adorable, but babies change so quickly! 

I did however snap a pic of these two munching on their apples.

After our visit, I headed to the grocery store just for something to do. It was my first grocery trip since surgery. Well, and I had cleaned out the fridge and realized we really do have zero groceries.

Mike suggested dinner out after I came home from the grocery store with pretty much nothing. Nothing really sounds good.I bought a bunch of fruit and a rotisserie chicken. I think I’ve burned Mike out on rotisserie chickens. By the time we got home from dinner, I was ready for bed. It was 8:30. Really? It felt like such a long and productive day.

I’ve been trying to make better food choices the last couple of days, and my body does feel my better choices. I continue to drink a lot of water (80-100 ounces a day) and that always makes me feel good.

I really need to avoid sugar and dairy. Those two things just don’t make me feel super at all. Sluggish and achy is how they make me feel.

Here are just a few things I’ve had the last few days.

This is always a great snack, I just need to keep my portions small. Raw nuts with Dried Cranberries sweetened with Apple Juice. I find these cranberries at Whole Foods. Goes great with hot tea or a Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee!


I love to make the Big Ass Waffle batter and if I’m not feeling up to getting the waffle maker out, I’ll do pancakes.

Love these! I topped them with a little Apple Butter, 1 T Pure Maple Syrup, 2 slices crumbled Sugar Free Bacon (Wellshire brand, found at Whole Foods)  and a few raw Walnuts.


A simple favorite? A skillet of potatoes, onions and sausage.

I like to keep cooked potatoes in the fridge. Makes for a handy and quick meal with meat or eggs or both! Diced veggies in the skillet are yummy too, but our fridge has been bare lately!

This is a diced white sweet potato, organic Italian Chicken Sausage and Red Onion. Great quick lunch.


The next day, the leftovers made for a great breakfast topped with eggs.


This was lunch on Sunday. The crust is super thin, there is not a lot of cheese on them, and like I said, our options were limited since the fridge was bare.

One of these was 10 SmartPoints for 1/2 the pizza, and the other one was 12 SmartPoints for 1/2 the pizza. Now I can’t remember which is which. These make a great little appetizer for a girls night. Cut them up into little 2″ squares? Yum.


I guess it’s the dairy, because i still had a bit of a stomach ache after I ate lunch.

I had an apple and a clementine along with my pizza.


Mike and I decided on Mexican for our dinner out Sunday. I feel like 8 out of 10 times, when we eat out, we both want Mexican food. I typically go for Fajita’s, no beans, no rice, no cheese, corn tortilla’s, extra avocado or guac. I’d eat veggies, guac and meat (shrimp, chicken or steak) just about any day.

Last Night I ordered the Shrimp Taco’s (no cheese, no beans) on corn tortilla’s. I scooped most of my rice onto Mike’s plate and had a few chips. Rinsed it all down with about 5 glasses of water. Sometimes it’s easier if I just order two glasses of water. I drink a lot of water when we eat out.

Often I will preface my order with….”I sound complicated, but I swear I’m not, and I’m really polite.” Then I politely order my complicated meal.

It was perfect. 

Okay, Mike and I are out the door as we both have doctor’s appointments today.

We are all of a sudden that old couple that spends their days either at the doctors office, or talking about going to the doctors office!!!

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! (This goal has changed a little now that I have this fabulous Fitbit.)

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



One response to Pj’s, Pizza and Pillow Time

  1. Glad you are getting out and about.
    I would love to get those products from Trader Joe’s but the only one we have is in Cincinnati out I71 not an interstate I care to travel on during the week and Trader Joe’s is so busy on the weekend–ugh.
    I can tell I’m getting older because this would not have bothered me a couple of years ago–lol.