A 36 Point Day – Right Back at It

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So when I got back from vacation did I severely restrict my calories?  Nope.  I went right back to my maintenance points and the 2 pounds I gained on vacation are naturally falling off.

Whodathunkit?

Breakfast:  9 Smartpoints

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1/2 cup egg beaters, veggies, 2 tsp oil oil, and 3 turkey sausage links, diced.  2 Smartpoints worth of creamer for my coffee.

Snack:  2 Smartpoints

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Sea Salt Roasted Broad Beans

Lunch:  5 Smartpoints

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Taco salad with 4 ounce 96% lean ground beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, and light sour cream mixed with salsa for the “dressing”.  Delicious!

Snack:  0 Smartpoints

1 Orange

Dinner:  13 Smartpoints

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It’s been cold and this is perfect! I had 1 1/2 servings.  My Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup.

Snack:  7 Smartpoints

Skinny Cow No Sugar Added Ice Cream Sandwich and Individual Bag of Skinny Pop Popcorn.

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A 36 Point Day – Home Cooking Goodness!

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I love eating at home.  When I eat out I usually think “I could make this better.”  Not to be all braggy, but I can cook y’all.  I can remember standing on a chair cooking breakfast for my Father.

My Mom started me young, and I would rather eat something home cooked over greasy, over-salted crap you get from most places when you eat out.

Breakfast:  8 Smartpoints

Yes my favorite overnight oats that you see in almost all of my 30/36 point day posts.  I can’t help it, I love it and can prep 5 days at a time.  When you get up at 3 am for work it is important to have that breakfast ready to go!

I also always have a Premier Protein for my coffee creamer that’s 2 Smartpoints.

Snack: 1 Smartpoint

Apple + WW String Cheese

Lunch:  7 Smartpoints

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I took my Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe and added Carba-Nada Egg Fettuccine Noodles for a delicious 7 Smartpoint lunch!

Snack:  2 Points

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Sririacha Enlightened Broad Beans

Dinner:  12 Smartpoints

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I used the seasoning blend from Easy and Fast Veggie Stir Fry, with a cup of Jasmine Rice and an air fried chicken breast.  So good!

Snack:  5 Smartpoints

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I had my own salty fix with 5 Smartpoints worth of chips while I watched TV.

A 36 Point Day – Yum!

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This was a good food day 🙂  I was satisfied without feeling hungry or stuffed.  Winning!

Breakfast:  6 Smartpoints

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PB & J Overnight Oats – Yes, I know you see this constantly, but I LOVE it.  At the beginning of this whole weight loss adventure I would feel deprived because I couldn’t just eat chocolate.  Now I feel deprived if I don’t have my blueberries and Greek Yogurt.  Who’da thunk it?

1 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons PB Fit
1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Sweetener of choice (I use stevia)

At least 2 hours before eating ( the night before even better) mix yogurt, PB Fit, Oats and sweetener in a container and refrigerate. Add frozen blueberries 10 minutes before you eat. Enjoy!

 

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A 30 Point Day – Off the Rails

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As I continue to work on figuring out this whole maintaining thing, I’ve come to realize that this is never going to end.

I mean I know I tell myself and you all that all the time, but it’s when a bad day hits and you have to make that decision that it’s really, seriously, no doubt for life that this reality really smacks you in the face.

Yes Virginia, I have bad days.  I know a lot of peeps who see someone who got to their goal as someone that must do everything perfectly.  They must always stay in their Smartpoint range or whatever their current plan is, they always work out, and of course are always eating healthy food.

I’m here to tell you plain and simple – that’s bullshit.  We are human.  We are going to mess up.

It’s how you handle those not so good days that will determine if you will be successful.  Do you say screw it, I was bad yesterday so I might as well be bad tomorrow?  Do you beat yourself up over and over for being weak?

Or do you realize it, own it, and try your best to change it?

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A 30 Point Day + 6

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So I lost weight last week, but I didn’t use all my weekly points so I’m going to stay with the 36 Smartpoint target and eat all my weekly points and see what happens. It is hard to find that sweet spot where you don’t gain or lose, but I’ll find it!

Breakfast: 11 Smartpoints

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Please don’t fall out of your chairs in shock.  You peeps that read my blog a lot know how I loves me some overnight oats for breakfast and eat it almost every day.  When I get that rare day off I like to do up breakfast, and I had Kodiak pancakes with sugar free syrup, a fried egg, and turkey sausage links.

It was delicious and worth every. single. point.

I also had a Premier Protein in my coffee for 2 Smartpoints.

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A 30 err 36 Point Day

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Ahhh trying to maintain your weight isn’t as easy as you’d think, but I’m working out the kinks!  Here’s a 36 point day, my new Smartpoint number!

Breakfast 6 Smartpoints

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My new favorite Overnight Oats recipe!  It takes like peanut butter and jelly and is delicious!

1 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons PB Fit
1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Sweetener of choice (I use stevia)

At least 2 hours before eating ( the night before even better) mix yogurt, PB Fit, Oats and sweetener in a container and refrigerate. Add frozen blueberries 10 minutes before you eat. Enjoy!

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A 30 Point Day – In the Zone

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So when I first decided I needed to change my life, and it was a decision, I knew I just needed to get a few weeks “in the zone”.  No matter what diet you follow you get those times when you are in the zone – your eating is on point and you feel great.

If I get a few weeks in the zone I am usually good to go – I’m in for the long haul.  Yesterday was definitely an in the zone day and I felt on top of the world.

Breakfast:

1 Hard Boiled Egg – 2 Smartpoints
1 Premier Chocolate Protein Shake (for coffee creamer) 2 Smartpoints
1 Overnight Oats – 5 Smartpoints

I was hungry, like really hungry when I woke up so I had a hard boiled egg before I left for work.  You see I leave for work at 3:45 am (it’s terrible, I know) so I usually eat breakfast at work.  On days like this I have learned that my body needs fuel if I am that hungry, so I eat.  I ate my oats once I got to work.  Yeah, I know, I eat those a lot but what works works 🙂

I was satisfied all morning long so I didn’t have a snack.

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