Archive for March, 2009

Life is eventful

I have been busy at work and at play.  I have been getting into photography lately and am loving it.  Maybe that will be a career choice for me one day…

Here are a couple of pics from Shelby’s bridals yesterday.

The foundation is up on our house and I’ve been doing a little stress eating.  We went out on Friday night for my friend Hayden’s birthday celebration.  It was on a party bus that took you to different clubs and bars downtown.  You could bring your own alcohol and drink and ride on the bus.  It was awesome.  I could have just stayed on the bus the whole time! 

I am so wanting to start my own business and have been getting into photography so maybe something will come of that.  This week shouldn’t be too bad, we only have one surgery on Thursday.  I have decided that I want to do more with my life than just have jobs to pay the bills.  I want a career and I want to enjoy it.

Those are my thoughts for the moment.  Hope everyone enjoys the last few hours of their weekend!

Friday’s Finds Part Deux




Today’s Friday’s Find is Trader Joe’s Very Mini Vanilla Meringues.  These one calorie per meringue are delicious!

The nice thing about them is that they are very light.  Meringues are basically air puffed cookies and are known for their lightness.  The serving size is100 meringues for 100 calories. Makes since right?  But these cookies are so sweet that a small number will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth. The husband even thinks they are very sweet and he has the biggest sweeth tooth of all! So if they can satisfy him, then I suggest you try them on your sweet tooth too!

NI: Serving size 100 meringues, 100 calories, o fat grams, o fiber grams

WW points: 2

Friday’s Finds

This will be a new post that I will write every Friday.   I will be reviewing new products that I have tried and recommend for you to try. 🙂

This weeks find:

Trader Joe’s 5 Layer Fiesta Dip!!

The layers include:

  • black bean dip
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • guacamole

The NI are: (for one serving/ 2 tablespoons) 50 calories, 3.5 g of fat and zero grams of fiber   *WW Points: 1 per serving

It is absolutely delicious!  The serving size is two tablespoons, but I could probably eat the whole container.  You can buy the smaller container (like mine) for $3.99 or a larger container for $5.99.  I usually make my own seven layer dip, but I don’t have to do any of the work when I buy this 🙂

I served mine with low fat blue tortilla chips and a diet root beer

Busy busy week!

Sorry guys this week has been hell! I will be back to post pics of the house progression and how I think I’m going to push through my plateau.
This work week is going to kill me! 😦
Thanks for understanding and keep checking back for new posts!

Trying to stay busy

So the husband is gone for the weekend on a guy’s bachelor’s weekend.  I miss him terribly so I am trying to stay busy. 

Today I went for a walk/power walk at the lake.  It is a gorgeous day out!  I walked 30 minutes and 17 seconds around the lake and earned two APs.  Boy, was it hilly! I had no problem going downhill in the beginning, but going back uphill was tough.  I came home and did 15 minutes of Yoga High Noon on Exercise on Demand.  It gave me a good stretch and now I’m off to shower.

I ate a tablespoon of pb and a cup of soy milk before the walk and it is just now starting to wear off.  I am going to shower and see where the day leads me.  I should probably start cleaning out stuff before the move this summer!

“I don’t brag I mostly boast”

I was on my way home from Trader Joe’s today and I was thinking about how good my life is.  I have a wonderful husband, a job, we are building a house, I have good friends and I have some money in savings. 

I am completely thankful for these things and happy I am taking care of myself so that I can enjoy them. 

Today I am cleaning around the apartment and getting ready for a relaxing weekend.  The husband will be off with the guys for a Bachelor’s weekend for our neighbor/the husband’s coworker and friend.  I am sticking around here and hopefully doing something tomorrow night for the bachelorette.

So I am taking it easy and doing some yoga this weekend and focusing on catching up around here. 

What are you happy with in your life and what are your weekend plans?

The oatmeal thread

So I have a new love in my life…yep, it’s oatmeal.

Oatmeal is so versatile.  It’s like the chili of breakfast food.  I can throw lots of yummy stuff in the pot and it tastes amazing!

Here is a list of the yummy things you can add to make a low point (and filling!) breakfast:

1/2 banana


canned pumpkin

semi-sweet chocolate chips

pb chips

mini marshmallows


chocolate syrup, maple syrup, regular syrup


graham crackers

marshmallow fluff

pb (and lots of it!)

vanilla soy milk

raisins and brown sugar

muffin crumbles



cottage cheese


chocolate bar pieces

These are the items I have experimented with lately.  I like to keep my oatmeal under 3 points.  Right now I have been eating a lot of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a teaspoon of pb in my oatmeal.

What are your favorite things to add?


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