There is no secret to being successful on Weight Watchers.  You just have to track your food.  That’s it.  I don’t think it matters if you are a gym rat, get up at 4:30 to workout before work  – that is icing on the cake, but it really just comes down to the food.  Turns out if you don’t eat half a bag of Doritos, a box of wine or stop at CVS to pick up gummy bears, you can have a successful week!

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Our WW meeting finally got printable stickers!  They have had the machine I think for six months before it was up and running.  

I will be honest – after having gains the last three weeks, not going to lie, I almost threw in the towel to start over on June 1 – I could have gained 3.8 this last week if I hadn’t gotten my act together.

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So I will continue to be a blue dot goal getting this next week, so I can get back down to 20 pounds lost – where I was two months ago – but on the bright side, I am still down 17 pounds so far, and only 21 pounds away from the top of my weight loss goal of 140.  If I play my cards right, I could get there by the end of summer!

I realized I never took a picture of my breakfast since I posted my WI.  It was an egg white sammie wrap on lavash with fruit for 5 points.  

The Weight Watcher meeting was a good one.  VALUING yourself.  I view that as treating yourself as you would others, something that I am working really hard at doing.  Turning negative thoughts into positive ones.  Instead of dwelling on where I could be today if I had stayed on track these last couple months, I am giving myself a high five for not giving up even if there is a bump (or bag of Doritos) in the road. 

Lunch was I guess what you could call a beef fried rice.  One cup rice (6) with veggies, topped with 2 ounces of steak (2) and fresh crunchy bean sprouts.  I used House of Tsang Ginger Sriracha stirfry sauce – its only 1 point for 2 tablespoons, but really one tablespoon is enough – its spicy!

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I was so busy yesterday afternoon at work, I had to reheat that dish three times before I evenutually just threw it out – I ate about 3/4 of the plate.  I was night secretary tonight and didn’t get home until 7:45.  Hannah and Jacob are back on their keto diet, so all last night my kitchen smelled like bacon, sausage and chocolate cake.  Yep, there is even a keto chocolate cake recipe.  It looked amazing – kind of like a giant brownie.

I stopped at the farmers market on the way back from WW and picked up some tofu.  Phoenix Bean makes the best tofu – if you find them at any Chicagoland farmers market, I hightly recommend you get some.  I bought a different flavor – spicy Asian chili – and the tofu was cut into strips.  I made another kind of stirfry – basically to use up the veggies I had in my fridge:  zucchini, carrots, and broccoli.  I also made 10 mini cilantro wontons for 3 points.  Dinner came together in literally 10 minutes and I was able to snap a picture before it got too dark.  Dinner was 10 points.

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My friend Kris (hey!) sent me a link to a blog post that could not have been more appropriate to how I am feeling. 

I know I am not alone in the negative self thinking, but I love how this was worded: even batting .500 puts you in the hall of fame!

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One of the tools we did at the end of the meeting yesterday was to give just one word that positively describes you.  Some of the words chosen:  dedicated, helpful, funny, honest.  Do me a favor – can you just leave a comment and tell me one think you are proud of about yourself?  Let’s start the weekend off with some self-love to set the right tone for the weekend.


Shelley, it’s been a while since I graced you with a snap chat filter –I thought this one wouldn’t freak you out too much:

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I sent that to my family and my brother Charlie responded back: “that crown is so you!” 

Have a fabulous Friday my friends!  See you on Monday (or on Instagram if you follow me there) 😀