Confession: I suck at cooking pasta. So to me, these are game changers. Plus no waiting for water to boil, no dirtying a pan, and pasta in literally a minute. Be still my first world millennial heart. ♥️ oh yeah, #6sp for half.
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Sometimes you really just have to reflect on small changes. I’ve been a bit down on myself because I’m only down 14 pounds since really getting back into this. Weight Watchers has been great and I’m loving the program but the weight is definitely coming off slowly. I came across the first photo, from June on vacation and realized there are so many changes in my body since then. Yes, I’ve only lost 14 pounds but I was a size 14/16 and now I’m an 8/10. Im stronger and healthier than before and I’m loving this lifestyle of balance and fitness. I still have more goals to achieve and I’ve shared them on here many times, but I’m a firm believer in celebrating the little changes. Take photos, pay attention to how your clothes fit, take measurements. I’ll never be the person to say throw away your scale, I do WW which is a weight based organization, but I will say there are NO right or wrong ways of measurement on this journey. Love all aspects of it 💕
I hear people all the time saying things like, “I can’t even run a mile!” or, “I suck at running, I’m so out of shape!” And to that I would say......... do you ever run?
If you never run, why WOULD you be able to run a mile? Or 3? Or 6?
Don’t try to start too big. Don’t try to force yourself to run 4 miles if you never run. That’s just unrealistic and will lead to disappointment. Start small. Start with a half mile. Then after a few days, 1 mile. Then after a few more days, 1.5 miles. And so on.
When I was in my best shape about 3 years ago, I could run 4 miles. Slowly but surely, I know I’ll get back to that, but it will take patience, hard work and time.
Go at your own pace! ✨
@budgetbytes does it again with these enfrijoladas!! these are basically corn tortillas filled with onions, cilantro, and queso fresco with a black bean sauce 😍 I’ll update this post with points once I put it in my recipe builder!!
Another beauty of a calzone 😍. I started making this without a real plan except that I was going to make pizza with #2ingredientdough, so I made my portion larger than normal and used 3/4 cup each yogurt and flour for 8sp. I made my husband a pizza first and didn’t like the way the dough was turning out so I decided to go with what I know is good and make mine a calzone. I stuffed mine with @thedailydoseofpepper marinara (0sp), turkey (0sp), prosciutto (1sp), jalapeños (0sp) and both fat free mozzarella (0sp) and lite mozzarella (1sp). The entire thing was 10sp but it was so big that I only ate half.
Who else has had 1423643 SP worth of wine today? 🙋🏻♀️ Keeping the wine binge going strong with a glass of red (4 SP), bacon wrapped filet (9 SP), grilled asparagus (0 SP), tater tots (about 5 SP), bbq sauce for tater tots (0 SP). #allthepointsinonemeal
Afternoon Workouts 😒
Whenever I work out in the morning, I feel like I am flying. I am unstoppable. My stride is well paced, even, and powerful.
When I run after work, I feel like I am wading through mud. It’s hard to push yourself after a long day with clients. You are emotionally and physically exhausted. If I could, I would work out every morning. However I can barely get myself out of bed to make it to work on time. It’s okay, those tough afternoon workouts are an excellent reminder of how much my body is capable of. No matter how worn down I feel, I am still able to keep pushing. 👌
7sp veggie goddess wrap for dinner! 😋
🍞 1 tumaros everything wrap (2sp)
🥕 1 morning star farms garden veggie patty (3sp)
🧀 1 oz fat free feta (1sp)
🥒 cucumber and green peppers (0sp)
✨ 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s green goddess dressing (1sp)
I prefer turkey or grilled chicken in my wraps but I’m out of meat (grocery store trip happening tomorrow 😅) so I used a cut up veggie patty in place of meat and it tasted delicious!
Made some fresh hummus today!!! It's so delicious!!!! I've tried to make it before with no luck, however today I tried a new recipe and it is amazing!!!! And a perfect way to sneak some extra nutrients into Brooks when he won't eat actual full chickpeas 😂 I put this in wraps, I use it as a dip or I use it as a salad dressing! #momwin
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This was my second-to-last “meal” before tomorrow’s weigh-in. I actually only ate one cookie, and I didn’t bother pouring milk in a glass. (Using this photo, but it’s from another day. 😏) When I drink my milk straight from the carton, which is fairly often, I usually just guess at how to track it. Tonight, I decided to see how much my mouth actually holds so I could accurately track my swallows. 😂😂😂 Anyone wanna guess what 2 swallows is?? 😆
Sometimes keeping within my points isn’t the priority. I am for sure mindful, but when the grocery budget is about gone and there’s leftovers in the fridge, you eat the leftovers. Guess I could do a better job of planning next week. 10sp lunch, which isn’t terrible, especially because I have nursing points, but my goal for next week is to have more fruits and veggies on hand. Anyone else blow through their produce at the beginning of the week?? 🤷♀️
Yummy veggieeeeees! This corn was so sweet and you can’t ever go wrong with blackeye peas in the south. The sous vide pork tenderloin completed the meal with my protein. All of this delicious, healthy food for 4 sp. I’ll call that a successful meal.
Not pictured:🍷😌 TGIF!
🍗 4oz @aldiusa fit & active turkey breast tenderloin (rotisserie flavor) - THIS IS SO GOOD. I cooked mine in the instant pot and it was so tender and flavorful WOW (2sp)
🌱 roasted asparagus (0sp)
🥔 3oz roasted/smashed red potatoes (3sp)
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These Frozen ‘Nana Discs are pretty hard to beat for 1💥sp. Thank you to my daughter, @allyjanelivesfortoday for creating this 2 years ago (2016) as I’ve been enjoying and sharing it since. As of lately, these have become a hit on here and I’ve seen the most awesome creations involving marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, graham crackers, ice cream, chocolate chips, Hershey’s syrups, and peanut butter. We are seriously #bettertogether The creativity is endless. My favorite way is probably plain bananas and chocolate Pb2, simply because it keeps so well in the freezer. (It is just as good a week later) But it was too fun to add pretzels and chocolate chips and keep it one smartpoint. (The pretzels will get soggy in the freezer so eat these the day you make them.)
1/2 -1 banana sliced (depends on slice thickness preferred)
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp (12 g) chocolate pb2 (1 sp)
Mix chocolate pb2 and water. Dip slices in mixture and put them on a waxy paper plate. Add toppings if desired and freeze for 3 hours.
4 g pretzel sticks (4 sticks) (0)
1 g Nestle mini morsels (16 morsels) (0)
Cover with glad wrap and freeze. Use the glad wrap to eat it so your fingers don’t get messy. 😉
Video tutorial in my highlighted stories if you’re interested.
Oh and the video, I just threw it on here so I could watch it whenever I wanted. My girl cracks me up.