Friday, May 13, 2016

Food, Food and Drink

Friday is my Weight Watchers weigh-in day.

This morning I stepped on the scale and I knew I would not be going to my Weight Watchers meeting to weigh in today. Last week I had finally hit 9 lbs lost and today I saw I would be getting a gain. Mentally I just wasn't in it this week. It was a very off week for me - I had commuting delays with my train and the teen's both had Dr's appointments and my mini me had soccer practice. I didn't meal prep this week, I didn't get the workouts in that I had planned - it was pretty much a train wreck of a week for me.

The thing I liked about the old Weight Watchers plan is that I didn't feel like I had to deprive myself of my favorite foods. I could eat them in moderation and still work them into my "points". I have been struggling with this new plan. I don't feel like I am "allowed" to eat the foods that I enjoy, even in moderation. I haven't tracked consistently in ages because I will inevitably end up eating one of the foods I used to be able to enjoy and end up using all of my points in one day and then I feel like I have somehow failed!

So during my non-tracking couple of weeks here's a look at some of the "good" and "bad" choices I made: 


Chipotle chicken burrito bowl
Chips & salsa

Buffalo Wild Wings

Sooooo good!

Smoothies with my mini-me

Uno's deep dish pizza with my hubby on a date

His and hers drinks on our date

Just a little bit fro-yo

Snacking in the car

Yucky 0 point cosmo mix

Korean bbq meatballs from Noodles & Company

Chocolate swirl loaf from Starbucks

Humongous turkey Ruben from a sandwich shop near work

More fro-yo with the kids

More Chipotle with the kids

Hubby putting his zebra cake in my fruit bowl (I ate the banana - not the Zebra cake)

Edible Arrangement at work

His and her snack chocolate pretzel snack bars - guess which one is mine

Chicken quinoa chili from Protein Bar

Sunday morning breakfast scramble

Yogurt parfait in the making

Weekend breakfast at home

A trip to Olive Garden

Sooooo yummmmm!


Trader Joe's Steel Cut Oatmeal

Expensive salad I bought for lunch

More coffee

Joe's Crab Shack!

Banana and a breakfast bar on the way to work

More coffee!

Co-worker made banana bread!

This week I'm going to attempt to log everything I eat and drink into my Weight Watchers app. I feel with a little discipline this week I can hit the 10 pounds lost mark at next week's weigh-in!

Thursday, May 12, 2016


I have a co-worker friend that always tells me I should start a "mom" blog because she's constantly amused by the stories I share with her about my life. I think they're normal happening but she somehow thinks they're pretty amusing.

I didn't have the heart to tell her that I actually do have a blog but I hardly update it. 

That got me to thinking about all the moments I am missing on recording. I don't keep a paper journal and I do have and use my instagram - but I think it's pretty cool to be able to write about things in my life and be able to look back it later so I'm going to attempt to revive my lil ole blog.

I was going through my pictures and I decided to pick up where I last left off which would be our Valentine's Weekend trip to New York City!

Hubby and I took the train up to NYC 

I totally didn't count points or care about them

Sharing size M&Ms that I did NOT share

His and hers beers at lunch once we arrived in New York

Hubby posing with the Pope

Oh yeah - and it was cold as HECK that weekend too!

I was so amused by this sign

Night cap


And more pizza

It was too cold for anyone to be sitting outside

All bundled up for a morning walk 

His and hers Bloody Marys

A mimosa for me - a shot of something for hubby

His and hers Grey Goose and Cranberry

An appetizer sampler of fried goodness

Kissy kissy

And since I wasn't counting Points....

Train ride home

Even though it was REALLY, REALLY cold that weekend it was nice to just get away with my hubby for a quick trip out of town. We ate and drank a lot and got in a lot of people watching. The next time we go to New York though it's definitely going to need to be warmer so we can get out and do stuff besides eat and drink!