When I got back from WW yesterday, Tony always asks enthusiastically “how did you do?”  Then I said happily “I only gained a pound in 2 weeks!”  And I was happy because I thought it would have been worse.

That being said, how inspiring can I be in this holiday challenge if I don’t set a good example.  I am 160 pounds and I want to start the new year at 150 – that’s only one pound a week and I am going to put the pedal to the metal this week.

Tony made me breakfast again yesterday, but I said “I need to count the points for it, so tell me what goes in it.”  He simply made me salsa scrambled eggs – 2 eggs with 1/4 cup salsa and sliced pears on the side.  No cheese or oil – thanks Tony!  So breakfast was only 4 points (although I had a cheese stick at the WW meeting and a cup of coffee – so another 4 points for that).

Tony and I ran our errands and decided to go to Steak and Shake for lunch.  I love their chili – just something about the flavor and texture I just love.  Sadly, both our phones had low battery so I couldn’t look up any points.  I decided to get the chili mac – spaghetti with chili – its only $3.79 and when the plate arrived I was pleasantly surprised that it was a normal serving.

This is a small plate, not a dinner plate:

I ate the whole plate, felt satisfied and guessed it to be around 10 points.  People who are friends on facebook with me already know that when I got back to our car and plugged the phone in, that small plate of food came in at 18 points!  Yep.  What’s worse is that Tony’s frisco melt (thank goodness he only ate half!) came in at 32 points – 1193 calories and 93 grams of fat!

But the damage was done, I put it in my eTools and was happy that this was the beginning of my weigh in week – yeah to flex points!

Hannah and I went on a long walk yesterday – an hour and 10 minutes!  The weather was perfect – sunny and around 60 degrees.

Then we ran a couple errands – we went to a local thrift store and I got this really cool lazy susan.  It’s really heavy and has a wooden base.  Tony thinks it is too big for our table, but I love it. šŸ˜€

We don’t know why we don’t cook  turkey breasts more often because they are so good – this one only cost $6 and there are plenty of leftovers for me for the week.  I just put sliced lemons under the skin and a mixture of cracked pepper, olive oil and rosemary and rubbed that over the top.

We did this one on the Weber – took about an hour and 10 minutes, then we let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.  Tender, juicy and our dog loved the skin off of mine!  I made twice baked potatoes on the side – dinner comes in at 9 points.

I said I was going to track everything, so I had 2 points of homemade tortilla chips (you know, for quality control!) and 3 points in “tastings” while I was making food for me and my SIL this week – I can’t wait to share one of the recipes with you – they had pork stew meat on sale for $1.99 a pound and I made a thai pork stew with red peppers and hoisin sauce and peanut butter – sounds weird, but the flavors are amazing.

I had Hannah try it, who doesn’t like meat that often, and she loved it! šŸ˜€

Hannah has to work this afternoon so we are meeting my SIL for an early lunch so I can drop off her food for the week.  We are going here – not sure what I am going to order yet, but I am only having a banana and string cheese for breakfast – so this will be like a brunch meal for me. šŸ˜€

Then this afternoon I am going to do an exercise DVD and then its operation laundry and change of season clothes time.  I also plan on putting my workout clothes together for the week.  I had an idea – put each days work out clothes in a pillow case so that I can just toss the clean workout clothes in my bag, and when I come home just throw the dirty clothes right in the laundry and toss a new clean bag in.  No excuses for me this week!

Oh, and I might be making Nicole’s pumpkin scones – they have been on my list of things to make since the second I saw them – turns out Tony bought me some pumpkin at Sam’s Club!

So if you have any pumpkin recipes – please leave me a link in the comments section. šŸ˜€

Stats for Saturday:

  • 40 points
  • 38 flex points remaining
  • 5 activity points earned
  • I didn’t check my blood sugar once yesterday!

Enjoy your Sunday?  How are you going to succeed this week?