Monday, January 30, 2012


seriously peeps..
Two hours of Zumba Friday night.
it was a blast!
here's a blurry pic someone took for me..
me (on the right) n the teenager (on the left).. and some of the teachers..
they are so stinkin cute I tell ya!

they had the gym full, blacked out, crazy lights n loud ass music! Fifty or so people showed up. it was amazing!
I can't wait to do it again!!
Then Saturday.. we went back for more!.. one more hour of Zumba.
My whole body was sore Sunday. But a great sore.
I haven't had that much fun in a long time!

It almost.. ALMOST wiped out the fact that somehow I GAINED two pounds last week.
seriously. I almost cried.
I have been working my ass off. literally.
and gained?
wtf man!

but it's a new week.
a fresh start.
I made a deal with the teenager. We bought ourselves new Zumba outfits. They were pricey. but She is going to come with me every Saturday. To Zumba!
so my plan is Yoga twice a week, and Zumba twice a week. this will be on top of my running and other things.
I need to step it up a lot!
I need to get control of my eating again.
I am thinking of reducing my carbs. I get bloated and feel icky.. so I may try the "gluten free" thing for a bit.. just to see what happens.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mindful eating

home sick one day last week.. me n the kidling were watching Dr Oz.. I heart this man, I tell ya!

he had Goldie Hawn on and she was amazing! a lil fishlippy.. but amazing all the same..

her new thing is "10 mindful minutes" feeling younger and such..

she had Dr Oz put a jelly bean in his mouth.. eyes closed and hold it..
feel it, taste it, savor it..
it was a great thing to watch..
someone experiencing their food.

I thought.. I need to do that
so.. I made my lil lunch of cottage cheese, fruit n chia seeds.. and it took me 45 minutes to eat the bowl.
it wasn't a big bowl either.
I TASTED every bite.
I SAVORED the berries.

it rocked.

My new thing will be "to be mindful of my food" everything I put in my mouth. I need to ask.. Why am I eating this? Is it to fill a void? Is it to nourish my body? Is it to fuel a workout? Is it just to put something in my mouth because I'm bored, tired, filling the habit?? etc..

I need to pay attention to what I am putting in my body, so I can get the most out of my body! I want to be healthy and happy. Food is the best place to start!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pasta Fagoli

I am so sorry I've been missing.
I got an intestinal flu last week and was down for a few days!

I did lose 1.4 #'s.. kinda disappointing considering I didn't eat for three days... but eh well.. a loss is a loss...

I did make a new recipe last week.. before I got sick..
it was sooooo good! and super filling

Pasta Fagoli
Thanks to "authentic italian recipes, not just pasta" I downloaded on my Kindle fire..

 step one.. adding celery, onion, seasonings..

 added tomatoes (I didn't have fresh tomatoes.. so I used diced canned)
 adding noodles.. (again.. I didn't follow the directions.. I used shells instead of spinach noodles)
added beans

 taa-daa.. blurry pic of nummy food!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tracking for 1/17/12

I totes forgot to post my tracking for the last few days..
mkay, I won't lie..
I forgot to track everything, everyday..

spank me

I grabbed yesterday's plan
PointsPlus® Tracker entries

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
1  large banana(s)
1  cup(s) mixed greens
1  Tbsp French salad dressing
1  bagel(s) 100% whole wheat thin sliced bagels
1  serving(s) veggie meatballs
1  serving(s) Crunchy cheese flavored snacks 12 count singles
Food PointsPlus values total used12
Food PointsPlus values remaining14
60 min yoga
Activity PointsPlus values earned3
Check off these important items daily:
Milk & Milk Products
Fruit & vegetables
Healthy Oil

I know, cheetos aren't fruit or veggies.. but they were goooood!

I promise I'll be better!

Veggie meatballs

While I drink my yummy fruit smoothie I just made, I'll share my dinner last night :)

I found these
at Costco
Had to have them!

This isn't a recipe out of a book, it's outta my head..

First.. they almost actually LOOK like the picture! Crazyness!

 I cooked em up.. added a couple tbsp of leftover Marinara sauce I had in the fridge
 added em to a bagel thin with some lettuce

I added some tomatoes, a tiny cucumber (can't remember what they're called) and a couple spritz's of Balsamic vinegar..

sooo good!

the only issue I had was that I may have overcooked the "balls"
they got a tad squishy..
no biggie though.. easier to fit in my bagel thin :)

a Serving is 4 "meatballs" for 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus..
not bad at all!
I had five so I give them 4 p+..
add 3 for the bagel thin..
total P+ 7
not too shabby, eh?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vegetarian sloppy joes

these were so good!!

I luff me some sloppy joes and this recipe was a keeper!

I got this recipe from
I downloaded this to my kindle fire..

Here's the recipe:
 if you can't read it-
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons butter
1 pkg (12 oz) frozen vegetarian meat crumbles
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
2/3 cup ketchup

my variations- since I didn't need to serve six.. just me :)
I used about 1/8 of an onion
1 tsp butter
a small amount of the veggie crumbles (morningstar)
no flour
1/3 can tomato sauce
a squeeze of ketchup
I don't follow directions very well..
but the recipe is for six sloppy joes. The Weight Watchers p+ is 7
I used less than half and got 4 sloppy joes on my little rolls.. two for dinner and two for lunch today!
yumo! I give this 3 Weight Watchers points plus since I used half and made more sammies with it!
 Oh I did add a lil garlic salt..

Sauteeing the onion
 adding the crumbles, pepper and garlic salt
 adding the tomato sauce and ketchup

This was fun and yummy!
thanks Monica Wilder (author of the cookbook)

Monday, January 16, 2012

A smoothie

I know I said I would try a new cookbook recipe.. but my Kindle Fire took a while to upload  my cookbooks.
I have em now!!

in the mean time..

I whipped up this lil gem..
soooooo goood!!!

1/3 oz chia seeds 1p+
1/4 cup strawberries 0p+
1 cup frozen mixed fruit 0p+
1/8 cup fresh blackberries 0p+
1/2 banana 0p+
water and ice

before blending

 after blending..

The recipe builder gave me 5p+'s for this.. not too bad for dinner. it was super filling too!!

I'll try a new recipe tonight..

I spent the weekend cleaning and scrubbing my house preparing for our BRAND NEW furniture!
I am sooooo excited for it to be delivered today!!

Oh yeah.. please someone remind me to share my posts to FB and Twitter if I forget?? I always forget to share them.. no wonder I'm still hidden.. or maybe I'm just boring?

Friday, January 13, 2012

A new project coming

I don't have a tracking post for ya..
It's Friday..
gimme a break lol

I just had a brilliant idea. 
Just now.

Browsing Amazon for Vegetarian cookbooks.. I found tons I can get on my new Kindle Fire..FREE!!

here's my awesomesauce plan

I am going to try at least one new recipe from a cookbook every day this month..
I will post the recipe, the book and pics of how it turned out..


This will be alot of work, but I need to live life. yanno?

What better way than to cook yummy food?
and to share with my friends?


So.. See ya Monday with, hopefully, a successful recipe post!

Have a great Weekend everyone!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

On a crappy food roll!

Here's my tracking for 1/11/12 holy shiz!

PointsPlus® Tracker entries

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
1  serving(s) grape nuts
1/2 cup(s) low-fat milk
1/2 cup(s) cooked green peas
1  item(s) Sesame chik'n entree
2  slice(s) small sicilian cheese pizza
2  slice(s) garlic bread
1  medium orange(s)
1  cup(s) canned unsweetened mandarin orange(s)
Food PointsPlus values total used37
Food PointsPlus values remaining0
40 min jogging
Activity PointsPlus values earned7
Check off these important items daily:
Milk & Milk Products
Fruit & vegetables
Healthy Oil