July?  Seriously, how is it July already?!  I had my weekly Weight Watchers meeting and it was amazing as usual – Mickie our leader is just so fun, energetic and although we sometimes never make it to the weekly topic, no one ever really cares much.  

So let’s take a look at the first six months of the year, shall we?!  Ah January – full of resolutions!  Optimistic, I did dry January again where I didn’t have any alcohol for the month – what a great start to the year!

February – is the freestyle even working for me?  It must be the new plan,not the reason that maybe my wine came back into play that month.

March – I turned 50!  And it looks like I pretty much celebrated the whole month.

April – basically going through the motions – doing great during the week, but come the weekend I do what I normally do and undo all the good I did the previous five days by telling myself “it’s the weekend!”  

May – is Weight Watchers even working for me?  This time last year I was down 20 pounds!  Oh wait a second.  Last year I didn’t treat the weekend ANY DIFFERENTLY than any other day of the week.  Oh, and I also tracked religiously every.single.day for the first five months of last year.  

June – summer!  OMG, have you had Bud Light’s Margarita in a can?!  So good!  Oh wait, hold up, it’s 25 points a can?!  Okay, let’s switch back to wine. 😀

So that brings us to July!  And I realized it is still possible to lose 30 pounds the remainder of the year – that’s must over 1 pound a week.  But in order to do that, I need to do what I KNOW how to do.  So whose with me on hitting the #reset button?!

I have to give a shout out to Jen below – she follows me on Instagram and reads the blog, and she finally introduced herself to me – so nice!   She’s around my age, her kids are grown like mine, so we’ll basically be BFFs.  

Part of my July goals is to hit the gym up, instead of just paying for it and not using it.  Saturday I was the ONLY person there besides the staff.  I worked out for an hour, and ended with the hydro lounge message – so nice.

Last weeks topic was body positivity and enjoy the body you have today.  Not thinking back to the body you had in high school (and thought you were fat at 125 pounds!) and not thinking about the body you could have – just today.  So I rocked some shorts, and even though I had company, um, it’s Saturday and I don’t wear bras on Saturday.  #klassyAF

It was so hot outside I didn’t mind doing chores and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I haven’t done laundry  . . . in a month.  My friend Courtney does a load of laundry a day, I don’t even know how she would react to a months worth of laundry!  But then again, it’s just laundry for one, and it was only 4 loads of laundry.  It was nice to have a clean room and wash, dry, fold AND put away all my clothes, and even Rummy appreciated it.

Another chore Hannah and I desperately needed to do was do a fridge/freezer clean up.  Since she’s been back to work, our freezer list was so outdated and neither one of us really knew what was in the freezer, other than it was so full that we could barely open it.

I found three chicken breasts so I poached them frozen.  I don’t really have a “recipe” for that, but I place the frozen chicken breasts in just enough water to cover, then bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes, remove from the heat, put a lid on and let it sit for 30 minutes.  Pat dry with paper towels and use however you like.

I realized I could make a zero point filling to have on hand – just mix two diced chicken breasts with 1 can of fat free refried beans, a can of corn and chopped pickled jalapenos.  I immediately got the idea to make taquitos for dinner, and what’s taquitos without queso?!

skinny queso dip


Here is my zero point filling before I stirred it all together.  I used a melon baller, so maybe each taquito had about 2 tablespoons of filling?

I added 1/2 ounce of cheese between my three taquitos (2), the filling is zero and the three corn tortillas were 3 points.

Roll up and secure with toothpicks.  You can easily do a shallow fry in a non-stick skillet, but you know me and my love of my deep fryer!  I added a point for the oil.  Deep fry for about 4 minutes.

The serving size for the queso is just over 1/4 cup, which is the perfect amount for three taquitos.  I added some salsa, and plain Chobani to finish it off.  Hannah and Jacob raved over these!  And we all know the green onions were added for the photo only. 😛  Dinner came in at 8 smart points.

My other goal for July was to get a minimum of 10k steps every single day.  I am fine on the weekdays, but you’d think over the weekend when I have all the time in the world it would be easy to get 10k steps, but I had to be super conscious about it – I went to the gym yesterday too!  

July goals:

  • gym 3 times a week minimum
  • 100+ ounces of water each day
  • 10k steps per day

Do you set goals?  Are they motivating or useless after a few days?  I’d love to hear your July goals!  

Happy Monday friends – make it a great day!