Spa/Soup Day

January 17, 2018

I spent yesterday either in the kitchen cooking or pretending like I was at the spa. I did my nails, (fingers and toes).

Then I did a face mask You’re welcome.

Right out of a horror film!!!


At least it was better than my last mask experience. I think I’ll stick with a simple mud mask. I’ll show you that next time. I know. You can hardly wait.

Then I took a long shower and I used all of the hot water.

Then, I cooked.

I’ve surprisingly been very successful spending so much time at home and not eating the house! I am in the zone!

I cooked up meatballs, Bird Balls, to put in the freezer and have later (after I made myself a yummy meatball sandwich).

Have you made these yet?

1 Freestyle SmartPoint each. They are about 2″ in diameter. Freeze very well and took about 10 minutes to prepare before baking them.

Oh, and they taste great!


I made a pot of Steak Soup and a pot of Turkey Sweet Potato Chili.


I’ve not been super adventurous in the kitchen, but these are all easy things to make. They all taste great to me on a super cold day. They all freeze well and now I don’t have to cook dinner for a few days.


Breakfast – 6 SP

Big Ass Waffle batter (3 SP) made into several little pancakes, topped with Warm Cinnamon Apples (0 SP), 1/2 Serving (8 g) Sea Salt Hershey Chips (2 SP) and 1 tsp Pure Maple Syrup (1 SP).



Lunch – 11 SP

Meat Ball sandwich made with 2 Bird Balls cut in half, 1 slice of Havarti divided between the two slices of Toast and 1/8 Cup Marinara. Carrots and Kiwi on the side.


Dinner – 4 SP

(1SP) Turkey Sweet Potato Chili (made with 99% lean ground turkey) topped with Avocado (1 SP) and Trader Joe’s Roasted Plantains (2 SP)

Daily SmartPoints Total = 21

2018 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
Fitbit 10,000 Daily Steps

Sitting on the couch can get old, so my spa day at home felt good.

If you are not sitting at home recovering, it is still important to take a little time to pamper yourself.

Paint your nails, mask your face or use all of the hot water and steam up the bathroom.

You just might surprise yourself at how nice it feels.

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


5 responses to Spa/Soup Day

  1. I’ve never done a face mask and I’ve never been to a spa. I could do a mask at home but I don’t think I would like a spa.
    I still want to make the steak soup when I remember to get all the ingredients. Been making at lot of vegetable and chicken taco soup.
    I love soup and eat it often.
    I think you are doing terrific with your eating—-I was snowed in this weekend and nibbled on a few too many things on Sunday.

  2. January 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I do make them with 1/2 Cup water. Is that more water than you use? I think the recipe says 2/3-1/2?

    My batter is very thin. Let me know if that helps.

    LOVE those apples!

  3. Love the warm cinnamon apples – use them all the time on my BAW’s. But when you make the pancakes, how do you get the batter thin enough for pancakes? Just add more water???

  4. January 17, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks Barbara!! That just gave me goosebumps!!! One of my favorite comments EVER!!


  5. My husband never thought a bowl of soup would or should be considered a meal until he had your steak soup. We’re both hooked and satisfied!