Monday, October 2, 2017

October 2017 Goals

Hello! I am still on the WW wagon. My October goals including making all my meetings. I go on Saturdays at 9am and have to leave the house by 8am. Yucky but I gotta do what I gotta do.

I want 5 blue dots a week. My ww sisters know what I'm talking about. :)

Lastly, I want to watch Hocus Pocus. HALLOWEEN!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Weight Watchers Coaching for 7 Weeks

I'm a long time Weight Watcher. Joined in 2013 at 290. Lost 90 pounds and hit 199. I have since gained 30 something back.

With Weight Watchers coaching I've gone from 237 to 229 in 7ish weeks. I had never done coaching before. I live an hour away from the meetings and work an hour in the opposite direction. Hitting a meeting means I have to get up at 6am on a Saturday to make it. Ewwww.

So coaching it is. After signing up, I picked a coach out of the HUNDREDS they have, and schedule my first session for the next day. (You always have to book 24 hours in advance.) I picked Debbie. My first session was 30 minutes, and every session after that is 15 minutes.

With coaching I can have 1 session a week, 2, 3.... It's all up to me and on MY schedule. I've taken my coaching calls from bed, from my work desk, and even from a restaurant lobby while out at brunch.

I still weigh in on Sat. 7 weeks and 7 pounds and to be honest I've only stuck with my points 50% of the time. Gosh if I gave it 100% I can't even imagine the outcome. 50% works for me though, it's not a race, and I am not perfect.

During the call you come up with an action plan with your coach. Oh and you can use the same coach every call or pick a new one each time, totally up to you!

Anyone else use coaching? I was wondering how often you schedule your calls, just out of curiosity.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Our 2016 Disney Family Vacation

June 1st we headed to Disney. It was our very first time as a family, I was the only one who had ever been before. It was an experience.

  1. We got shuffled around on Disney buses for 2 hours trying to get to their waterpark.
  2. I lost my 10 year old for 3 hours once we finally got there.
  3. Husband broke his iPhone while looking for lost child.
  4. I choked at a fancy Disney restaurant.
  5. Husband lost his wallet at same restaurant.
  6. I had hives all week.
  7. I got motion sickness on kid rides daily.
  8. It was HAWT and then pouring down rain.
Despite all of the excitement listed above, it was still A-MAZ-ING!

We stayed at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside resort. I got a million steps in. We rode tons of rides. We loved Disney Springs. Disney Quest was super fun. I ate ALLLLL the food. It was so fun and we had a blast.

  • Be patient, expect long lines and crowds.
  • Book fast passes as soon as you're allowed.
  • Book dining reservations 6 months in advance if you're staying on site.
  • Splurge on the memory maker so you get all your photos for one price.
  • Don't lose your child or wallet, it's not fun.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My New Addiction - Clickity Clickity Pancakes

If you're a Family Guy fan, you get the title. As seen on my menu plan, I am ADDICTED to pancakes right now. I've never even liked pancakes and now I want them ALL the time. With chocolate chips. And peanut butter. And syrup. And fruit. And peanut butter granola.

I use just add water pancake mix, that by accident is vegan. I add in chocolate and make the pancakes. I go for two 4 inch pancakes. With chocolate chips they come out to 4p+.

I smear on just enough peanut butter. 2 tablespoons is FIVE Weight Watchers Plus points. I try to use 3/4 T for 1p+. I'm up to 5p+ now.

A drizzle of sugar free syrup. You can use a whole serving for 1p+. A whole banana minus the icky end for FREE. A sprinkle of organic pb granola for 1p+.

And this deliciousness is 7p+. Make sure you calculate as you go, as different brands can be more or less points.

It MELTS in your mouth. Warm and chocolatey. Sweet and sticky. OMG. THE BEST breakfast either, and easily vegan as long as you watch your pancake mix and your chocolate.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Menu Plan Monday 9/7/15

My Plum Paper Meal Planner is making all planning, especially meal planning, super addictive right now. Here's what's planned out on the menu so far for this week:

  • Peanut butter on Orowheat Country Potato Bread (Vegan)
  • Peanut butter on Thomas Cinnamon Raison English Muffins (Vegan)
  • Chocolate chip pancakes with peanut butter, sugar free syrup, banana, and peanut butter granola (Vegan)
  • Baked potatoes
  • Leftovers
  • Eating out Thursday for Date Day
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Chicken Sandwiches
  • Homemade Weight Watchers Chicken Pot Pie 
  • Pizza
  • Sausage & Potato
See tons and tons of what other people are eating this week at You'll thank me. ;)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

My Plum Paper Meal Planner Arrived & I Arc'd It!

Finally my Plum Paper Designs Meal Planner arrived. I ordered July 28, 2015 and it arrived September 3, 2015. I ordered it unpunched and uncoiled, with a blog section, bill pay section, and something else extra that is slipping my mind right now. I also upgraded for 2 day shipping.

I knew that I wanted to arc this bad boy, aka make it discbound, which is why I skipped the coiled and pre-punched holes. It arrived loose, the hubby punched it, and I put it on Staples M Arc discs.
Oh and that is NOT the original cover that came with it. I designed this one inside and out on Photoshop, printed it at Staples for less then $5, and then laminated it here at home.

On the inside I put some money savings challenges and my FAV Buddha pic. Love that hibiscus. Added an Arc sticky note clip in thingy that was a few dollars at Staples and some butterfly stickers.

On the back inside cover I put some relaxation tips and a pic I took last week of a turtle. This cover is 100% me, strawberry print and all.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wigs for Kids: I Donated My Hair

So, you may have noticed that my LONG hair is now short. 16 inches gone to Wigs for Kids.

I had planned to donate it when I hit my goal weight, but it was down to my butt (I'm a shortie at 5 foot) and it was HOT. I took the plunge. The short hair is growing on me! I kind of like the craziness about it. I'm embracing my curls and waves.