Dinner Tonight

I made a variation of an old dish tonight. I didn’t quite have all of the ingredients but was able to make do with what I had. It was just as good, if not better, than I remembered it. What is it you ask? Chicken Tortilla Soup!

Well I chose not to use any tortilla chips. Does this mean that it was just chicken soup? lol

Maybe it can be Chicken Fajita Soup. Call it whatever you want, it was freaking good!

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WW Week 11 Recap

Yes! I’m officially down 20+ lbs! 20.6 to be exact. =)

Tracking every thing you eat every single day really does help. I know that it can be a pain to some people. But it is so easy to not look something up or to not record something that you ate and before you know it you are way over your daily points. Fortunately there are the weekly points to fall back on. But things add up so fast.

I think I have mentioned this on here before but just in case… My group leader passes out “perky pencil” stickers to anyone who tracks to the best of their ability at least 5 days a week. I look forward to getting my “perky pencil” every Sunday. I put it right next to that day’s weigh-in information along with any Bravo stickers I might get for that week.

I have received one each week that I have been a part of Weight Watchers. It means a lot to me. It shows me that I’m following the program and I’m seeing the results. So far I haven’t really had a week where I gained weight. I think this is because I do track. But I have heard of others that go up and down. It would be interesting to see if the good weeks were weeks you tracked and maybe the weeks you didn’t always track were the ones where you didn’t lose.

Don’t think I will test my theory though. lol

Tracking takes dedication. It really does. But it doesn’t take that long. Not when you get used to it. And it can even be fun. I love scanning items at the grocery store or looking up foods from restaurants. Sure it might mean it takes me longer to decide what to eat, or to track what is on my plate but shouldn’t we pay better attention to what we are putting in our body anyway?

Plus it works!

One area I can really improve on is working out. I hardly ever do. Oh did you just hear that? I do NOT work out. Know what that means? I have lost my 20+ lbs entirely because I have changed my eating habits.

That doesn’t mean that working out isn’t also important though. I really should make it a part of my weekly, if not daily, routine. I have mentioned at least a couple times on here that I will get back in the gym. It hasn’t happened yet.

Motivation. Or lack of it.

I feel so good when I work out. I really do. But starting back up is always so difficult. I try to tell myself this week I’m going to go. Today I’m going to go. But I don’t. I just go home, sit on the couch, mess around online and watch Netflix.

The last couple of days I have gotten a couple I have earned some fitness points though. Saturday I went bike riding for the first time in 2 1/2 years  and yesterday I tried yoga for the first time. Both of them were unusual for me but both were still forms of exercise. In fact I think I got 4 fitness points for each day. Not bad.

It really is an awesome feeling to be where I am. 20+ lbs gone! I love it!

I’m not done though. Not even half way. I just need to keep doing what I’m doing. Maybe add in a little exercise here and there and I’ll get there.

3 Actual Pink Chairs

So I’ve been looking at houses for several months now. There’s been a few that have tempted me but so far only one that I’ve actually put an offer on. Unfotunately my offer was not accepted. The search continues!

Yesterday I looked at another tempting one. You should have seen the kitchen in this house. Magazine worthy.

I mean, wow!

I am telling you about this house because in the basement there were 3 actual pink chairs. 

What?!

Yes!!

I actually walked right past them at first.

My sister, who is also my realtor, is the one who pointed them out. She was like, “Isn’t that your blog?” 

That’s right, she might not read my blog but she knows the name. Lol

Although I decided to pass on the house I do wish I could have purchased the chairs. Hehe

Halo Top 

Halo Top gets brought up a lot at my Weight Watchers meetings. Both in the actual meeting and in our private group on FB. 

Have you guys heard of it?

If you haven’t I suggest you go to the store right now and get some. Seriously. Go!

It’s that good!

So far I have only tried one flavor, Mint Chip, but it was fantastic. I’ve also heard that Peanut Butter Cup is really good.

I’ve had one other type of low- cal ice cream and this stuff is so much better. It was even named the best low-cal ice cream by Dr. Oz’s tasting group on his show.

It is very creamy gor it being so low-cal. Yumm!

What’s the deal with this ice cream? Each serving is only 2 points. That’s right, just 2 points! The serving size is the same as any other ice cream – 1/2 cup. But the point value is sooo much less. Most ice creams are 8-9 points per serving.

2 points vs. 8-9 points…which would you choose? Yep, 2 points!

You can literally eat an entire pint and be equal to a serving of a scoop of normal ice cream and be alright. 

I didn’t mean to but I ate the whole thing.

Who am I kidding? As soon as I put that first bite in my mouth I knew I wanted more. So I looked and saw that the entire pint would only be 9 points. I could afford it so that was that. Lol

I won’t make a habit of doing so but it’s nice to know that I can. =)