4-26-15

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We have been dogsitting this weekend! Marv and Lucy are tolerating each other pretty well.

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Marv is pretty interested in sniffing Lucy, but she doesn’t really care for him. We’re just happy there haven’t been any brawls. It’s been a good experience dogsitting Lucy – we now know we are not quite ready to be dog owners! She’s been a good dog, but we are happy with our super low maintenance cat brat for now.

We have had a rainy, lazy weekend. Put in our registry at Bed Bath & Beyond and did some wedding work on invitations today. Also had an amazing iced coffee from High Brew (dark chocolate mocha) for 2 points. Successfully killed my chocolate craving and caffeine craving at the same time. 🙂

Both of us maintained weight this week, which is pretty good considering we both had some grumpy days this week and ended up indulging in Chinese and sushi, and I went out for drinks and apps with some work folks on Friday. (Which was a new experience in itself and pretty out of my comfort zone!) Ok, so I was up .4 lbs Saturday morning, but back down by Sunday.

This week’s menu is pretty much leftover from last week’s options: Indian curry or masala chicken, quinoa enchilada casserole, and spaghetti. Bought lots of produce at Sprouts – really missed having salads this week.

4-26-15

4-22-15

It has been a crazy week! Work has been busy but the days are dragging. Counting down the days until we get to take a vacation. The downside of getting married and taking a honeymoon and doing a long bachelorette weekend is we don’t get to take many days off until then. I know those will both be amazing once we get there, but I miss our 3 day weekend road trips!

Bubble Up pizza was a hit! Tomorrow we’re reheating for lunch, so we’ll see how the leftovers are. It was super comforting and tasty. I modified the original recipe from Emily Bites to what we had in our pantry, so it ended up being 10 points, but for a nice big serving. Next time, I’ll do turkey sausage instead of pork (accidentally grabbed it in the store) and get the number of biscuits right. Maybe add a little more cheese for John’s tastes as well. Once I get my recipe perfected, I’ll post it.

Made some super easy banana oat cookies the other night – 2 points each. One overripe banana + 1/2 cup quick oats + 2 Tbsp PB2 chocolate + 1/8 cup mini choc chips. Baked at 350 for 15 minutes. Nothing mindblowing, but tasty enough. Planning to work on perfecting these as well.

Two more days until the weekend!

4-22-15

4-19-15

Pretty indulgent weekend diet-wise, but I did at least get some activity in. Walks through the neighborhood both days, and 30DS yesterday and house cleaning (hell yeah, I counted it) today. Went to Mellow Mushroom last night and  holy cow, their pizza is some serious points. I did half a small Gourmet White for 18 points, and two beers for 10 points. It’s a lot, but I’m proud of myself for stopping there and not eating another slice, even though it was so tempting! And I resisted dessert at home.

Today’s indulgence was In n Out for lunch, with a cheeseburger and fries for 24 points total. Yes, there is a protein style option, but the bread there is absolutely worth the 4 points. We did have a light breakfast to counteract it, and then grilled some low point hot dogs for dinner. Applegate Natural uncured beef hot dogs are only 2 points! I grilled some green pepper to go with it, and kept to half a serving of chips and split the Stone Enjoy by 4-20-15 IPA with John.

GREAT IPA, by the way. Would be fabulous with some light crackers and Humboldt fog. Stone tends to be pretty predictable for me, but they are reliable, and the Enjoy By series is always enjoyable. (wink)

Prepared some smoked sausage cassoulet for lunches this weeks – 9 points a serving, but it’s packed full of protein so I think it’s worth it. Dinner options for the week include bubble up pizza, chicken tikka masala, tacos, and quinoa enchilada casserole. Here’s hoping it’s a good week!

4-19-15

4-14-15

Getting close to the 180 day mark for the wedding! Eek! John and I are going to try out “wedding Wednesdays” where we designate time for doing wedding stuff. This week, we need to do some registry stuff, pick out entertainment equipment for the reception, and communicate with our parties about dresses & suits.

I’ve been so caught up planning our honeymoon and thinking about our bach party that the wedding has kind of taken a back burner. I’m hoping I get more excited as we start planning more regularly.

Started Level 2 of 30 Day Shred and OMG. So. Many. Planks. They do not play about taking it to the next level. Rest day today but back at it tomorrow. Had a nice low point day due to leftovers for lunch and slow cooker jambalaya for dinner. I really wanted pizza and ice cream for dinner (thanks progesterone) but instead we had the jambalaya and some light grilled cheeses (2 PP for bread, 2 PP for cheese), and I made my own sundae with a leftover Vita Top (3 PP) and frozen greek yogurt (3 PP) and a banana. SUPER filling and I only used 3 of my weeklies for the day.

WW definitely has me eating more fruits and veggies. It’s definitely still hard to restrict myself, but overall, I think I do like it better than just calorie counting. The only downside is the cost. Luckily I still have a few weeks before I have to decide to renew. I think if I’m getting close to 125 by then, I’ll re-up. I feel like I can tell that 30DS is making a difference and toning me up a bit, yay!

4-14-15