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hey pumpkin!

This morning I went to WI and lost another 1.6 pounds.   I am now at 132 and only 2 pounds away from goal! WOOP!  I am so excited!  I got my very last 5 pound star today.  It was kind of a shock.  I gotta get my mind right.  I mean I am skinny, but I don’t feel like I look skinny.  Today I am wearing a size small shirt and jeans that I used to have to lay on the bed to get on.   That is where it clicks with me that I’ve lost weight.  I am wearing smaller sizes. 

It’s hard when you see the same people everyday because they don’t notice.  Next week is Brandon’s (the husband) aunt’s birthday party so we will see if anyone notices.   I hope to be at goal by Valentine’s day! 🙂

I had a 2 point Soy Joy bar and a Wild Cherry Pepsi this morning.  Then I went through McDonald’s for Brandon like I do every Saturday.  It has become easier and easier because their food is not worth the points.  (Well, at least not today).  

While he ate that, I made Pumpkin Oatmeal.  It contained:

1/4 cup quick oats

1/4  cup Hot cereal from TJ’s

1/2 cup pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

a sprinkle of country pumpkin granola

It was warm and delicious!

Today we are going to a baby shower and hopefully there will be something there I can eat for lunch.  I think I am going to eat a banana before I go.

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Friday fun

Friday is my favorite day of the week. I work 10 hour days and then have Friday’s off. I love this. I get to go shopping (mainly grocery shopping) and clean the apartment. I usually go grocery shopping first then come back and clean while dancing to girly music or country (depending on my mood). 🙂

I usually try to create a new type of breakfast on this day because I have more time. This morning I made bowl of oatmeal along with egg beaters, a sprinkle of cheese and half a slice of turkey bacon. It was fabulous and just 3 WW points.

Lemme tell ya,  it really stuck with me.  I ran errands and really didn’t feel too hungry until dinner.   It’s such a nice feeling to be satisfied and not too hungry or too full.  Oatmeal variations are really becoming a new favorite of mine.

We went to dinner and I got a Baja Chicken Salad.  It was yummy, but my stomach was not happy afterward.  Then, we went to Babies-R-Us for a friend’s baby shower tomorrow.  I have never been in there, but it is stocked full.  It’s like Target, but just baby stuff.  Then we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert to go.  Brandon (the husband) got Dulce de Leche and I got Chocolate Cake Cheesecake.  If I’m going to get cheesecake it must be pumpkin or something with chocolate!

Holy S’moates!

I have been experimenting with oatmeal lately.  I have quick oats, steel cut oats and something called “hot cereal multi-grain” which contains rye, barley, oats and wheat.  I was running my usual errands today and needed something that would last a while. 

Today’s experiment is basically s’mores for breakfast.  Oh yeah, and oatmeal…

1/4 cup quick oats

1/4 “hot cereal” or you could just put in 1/2 cup of quick oats if you don’t have this (I got it at TJ’s)

1 tbsp. of Marshmallow Fluff (it was a lot so you could get away with a tsp.)

1 reduced fat cinnamon graham cracker

1 packet of splenda

a few chocolate chips 🙂

Mix together and you will have yummy, gooey s’moates for breakfast!

For WW points: The whole bowl came out to 3 points 🙂

Kitchen Sink Pancakes

Brandon (the husband) woke up and looked over at me and said “I want some pancakes.”

I haven’t made them in a while so I agreed.  I always have made regular pancakes and put chocolate chips in them.  I just took the mix and added water until they were a good consistency.  Not any more…

Whenever I cook something I look through cookbooks, recipes online, and recipes given to me, put some of the similar ideas together and make them lighter.  Here is what I came up with this morning…

Kitchen Sink Pancakes:

1/2 cup quick oats (I used generic from Food Lion)

1 cup soy milk (Unsweetened Trader Joes brand)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup white flour (Brandon doesn’t like a lot of wheat taste)

1 tablespoon honey from the honey bear 🙂

1/4 cup Egg Beaters

1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce

2 teaspoons baking power

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg ***If you do not like things with a lot of “spice” taste, leave this step out.  I will next time.  Nutmeg is a strong spice and I could taste it throughout the whole recipe.  Not a fan…

1 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips

Some people make pancakes by separating the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients and mix them in two different bowls.  I was tired this morning and ended up just throwing everything in one bowl.  I mixed up the ingredients with a whisk until well mixed.

I put the mixture into a 1/4 cup mixing cup and poured onto my PAM sprayed griddle.  I cooked them on medium about 2 minutes (or until brown), I just peaked at the bottom and flipped.  I made four at a time them had one left over. 

I put about five semi-sweet chocolate chips in each pancake.  The recipe made about nine total.  Here are the progression pics…

I had a cup of unsweetened soy milk with mine 🙂  I drizzled a little Mrs. Butterworth Sugar Free syrup on each.

The recipe made 9 pancakes.  The point value came out to be one point per pancake! 🙂 13 points for all 9.  If you ate 3 pancakes like me (could you really only eat one pancake?), you could just divide 13 by 3 and get about 4 (4.3 to be exact) points for the 3 pancakes 🙂


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