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Froyo Fanatic

The hubby and I had to get some engagement pictures developed today so we decided to run some fun errands too.  I took engagement pictures in Wake Forest last Monday and I am super excited how they turned out.  I have gotten lots of comments from a lot of my family and friends so that makes me even more excited.

Today we went to Chick fil a for lunch.  I was starving because I only had a granola bar this morning.  I was busy sweeping and mopping today and didn’t have time to eat a bigger breakfast.  I had the chargrilled and fruit salad with berry balsamic vinaigrette.  Yum!


We went to Trader Joe’s (my fave grocery store) to get some snacks for our road trip to Hotlanta this week.  Did I mention how excited I am to gamble at Cherokee?  I love love love the casino! I only play on the penny and nickel machines, but it’s a rush 😉

And then we hit up The Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt!  It just opened right by TJ’s.  They have the nutritional info and WW points listed on their website.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I was home! I had Strawberry, and York Peppermint Patty.  I could only eat 4 ounces so I ate half of this.  I gotta remember to weigh every little bit.  The husband didn’t mind finishing it off.  Next time, I’m hitting up that toppings bar!


So you grab a cup, fill it with froyo and toppings and then you pay based on weight.  It’s only 39 cents an ounce.  I am in love!! I am beyond stoked about that place.  Guilt free froyo.  mmmm! We will be back again and again!!

I got some yummy snacks for the trip.  Road trips make me nervous because we go out to eat a lot and I don’t know what the points value is for a lot of it.  Thank goodness for guidebooks, weeklies, and eating half of my food! Wish me luck! I am so nervous.  I love vacationing, but I am not the type of person to splurge on vacation.  I still keep myself on track.  I mean, why can’t you still eat what you want, but in smaller quantities?  I don’t ever “splurge” or “go off my diet.” I eat what I want in moderation. On WW you are not on a diet.  It’s a lifestyle.  When you get to goal, you are still on WW, not a diet.  That’s why I love this program-it’s not a quick fix.  It’s for life.  So if I want cake, I’m eating it.  That’s why it works for me. I just plan ahead.  Love it!!

Here is what I’ve been eating today:

Food Points
Fiber one bar 1
Salad 4
Berry Balsamic Dressing 1/2 pack 2
Hot dog 1
Bun 2
Wedge Fries (16!!!) 2
Mini babybel light 1
Froyo 2
Total 13
Activity Points 1

I have 10 points an an AP left so I gotta get some more veggies and dairy in! 


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Ants on a log

This morning I woke up around 8 for Zumba.  I had a hard boiled egg white before class.  I burned 735 calories today shaking my booty!! woo!! I love my new calorie counter. 878 yesterday in RPM, 735 today and I’m going back tonight to try Body Combat with my cousin. 

I am a workout machine! PS my legs are starting to shape up!  I could really tell in the mirror today while dancing. 🙂

After my workout, I ate a 100 calorie Arnold Sandwich Thin with Crofter’s Superfruit.

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Calorie Count: 130

I cleaned the bathroom and took a shower.  Around noon I had this: Chicken Pita Sandwich

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Calorie Count: 388

I got hungry a little later and had some snacks.

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A serving of Black Mission Figs

Calorie Count: 110

Then I wanted some crunch so I made Ants on a log. Take 3 celery hearts

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And some low cal pb and raisins

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Measure out a tablespoon of pb then lick the spoon 🙂

Add raisins and voila! It’s a better crunch than chips and you get a bigger portion size!

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I’m off to make dinner then punch it at Body Combat!

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Happy Father’s Day

I sent my dad a present earlier this week.  He has been into barbequing lately so I bought him a book on it and some Emeril’s rib rub.  He was excited 🙂

For lunch Brandon and I had a Poor Man’s Hotdog.  We put a Hebrew Nation 97% fat free hotdog in a piece of bread with ketchup and mustard.

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I had ten of these:

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I decided I wanted to make some cookies.  I found this at Kroger today:

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I loved PB & Company’s Chocolate PB so much, I had to try this.

Nutrition Facts from the sparksrecipes nutritional calculator: here’s the link

User Entered Recipe

  54 Servings (one cookie per serving)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 63.5

Total Fat 3.5 g

Saturated Fat 0.7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g

Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g

Cholesterol 0.0 mg 

Sodium 59.2 mg

Potassium 37.3 mg

Total Carbohydrate 7.0 g

Dietary Fiber 0.4 g

Sugars 3.8 g

Protein 1.6 g

Vitamin A 1.8 %

Vitamin B-12 0.4 %

Vitamin B-6 1.2 %

Vitamin C 0.0 %

Vitamin D 0.2 %

Vitamin E 2.5 %

Calcium 0.7 %

Copper 0.5 %

Folate 1.4 %

Iron 0.8 %

Magnesium 2.1 %

Manganese 2.1 %

Niacin  3.4 %

Pantothenic Acid  0.7 %

Phosphorus  2.2 %

Riboflavin 1.3 %

Selenium 1.9 %

Thiamin 0.7 %

Zinc 1.1 %

Here is the recipe:

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB cookies

1 cup pb (you can sub any pb here)

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter softened (I used country crock)

3 tablespoons soy milk

1/4 cup egg beaters

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/4 cups of white wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix sugars, butter and pb together.  Add in soy milk, egg beaters and vanilla extract one at a time.  Combine other ingredients and roll cookies into balls on a cookie sheet.  You can always leave it ungreased, but I use PAM like its my job.

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Bake 8-10 minutes.  While cookies bake, clean up.  I also watched the husband play with Zoey. 

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Finished product:

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For Father’s Day Brandon’s dad’s side of the family went to the Angus Barn for dinner.

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The pictures are dark, but here they are:

Cheese and crackers

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Blue cheese wedge salad

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I got the healthy choice item: Beef Kabob medium well.

I love this, but it is 12oz of filet! I took the majority of mine with my sweet potato home.

The leftovers:

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Tonight we are watching the Shawshank Redemption.  The husband claims it’s one of the best movies of all time.  We’ll see…

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Sweet Summertime

Today was super relaxing.  I went to a RPM class at 8:30 this morning with my friend Shelby.  It was tough!  I was out of breath for a lot of it, but was told “if you are out of breath, you are not out of shape, you are working hard” so that made me feel better.

Before the gym I was starving so I ate a half of a sandwich thin and some super chunky pb.


Calorie Count: 140

After RPM, I had this! So good!

Egg white omelet



Calorie Count: 192

For lunch I made this:

Fettucine Alfredo




and a square of hershey’s chocolate with almonds from the husband’s birthday

Calorie Count: 144

Then I took like a 3 hour nap.  It was awesome!

Then I woke up and started on dinner while the husband still was sleeping.

Let me tell you that these were the most amazing burgers! Soooooo good!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Here is the recipe:

Lakeside Turkey Burgers on whole wheat buns with cheese

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and I made these onion rings:

Lord of the Onion Rings and we had some asparagus on the side.

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What a yummy meal!

Calorie Count: 740

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and this for dessert!

Calorie Count: 180

Total Calorie Count: 1396


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Comp Time

Today is a little strange.  I had some comp time built up at work and had to take it.  I went in from 8:15-10 and then came home.  It feels like I’m skipping school!

This morning I ate a banana with chocolate pb in the middle.

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Calorie Count: 190

I did laundry, cleaned the fridge and freezer out and picked up around the house.  Whew did my refrigerator need to be cleaned out.   I also checked all of the expiration dates and cleaned out things that were close to expiring.

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At 12:30 I stopped and made lunch.

A turkey sandwich on TJ’s high fiber bread with roasted turkey and muenster cheese.

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And 10 baked salt and vinegar chips.

Calorie Count: 370

My bananas were on their last leg so I peeled and chopped them up.  I put them in the freezer to use for smoothies later. 

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Off to fold laundry and watch “The Office.”

Total Calories so far: 560

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Lucky 7

So I started out at 154.8 (give or take a few ounces) and I am now down 7 pounds!! Woo hoo! All of that working out is starting to pay off!

This morning I ate a piece of TJ’s high fiber bread with almond butter and honey. 

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Calorie Count: 185

We have a birthday cookout tonight at Tara’s parent’s house tonight which will include cornhole and probably hot dogs and hamburgers.  There will be a lot of the husbands coworkers there so it should be a lot of fun!

For lunch I had a coupon for a free salad from McDonald’s so I got it to go.  I got the Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with Southwest Dressing.

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Calorie Count: 420

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Here is a recap of my day.  I am too sleepy to function so I’m going to make it short.


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Calorie Count: 185 breakfast


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String cheese, doritos, grasshopper cookies, a fuze drink, and a bite of a veggie hot pocket from one of my students (super gross)

Calorie Count: 440


Chicken Fajitas (makes 8 servings)

3 chicken breasts cooked and then cut with my awesome Pampered Chef salad choppers

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flour tortillas (Wally World doesn’t have wheat ugh!)

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one green bell pepper and one red bell pepper and 3/4 of one red onion

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fajita spices (a dash of each) cumin, paprika, seasalt, pepper, garlic powder, chili/onion powder

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Calorie Count: about 300 give or take a few

After Body Pump (-600 calories) Dessert

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Calorie Count: Probably 300 (about 3/4 a cup)

Total: 1225

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