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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Parties and Good Choices.......

I started my Saturday morning off with coffee, the couch, the DVR and the dogs......oh, and I ate a banana.

I knew I would choose my food carefully throughout the day, because there was a party Saturday Night, and I was gonna have me some fun!

Apparently I drank plenty of water during Happy Hour Friday Night, and was smart about my vodka quantity, because I woke up feeling great!

Oh....and the fact that NO Hookah pipe appeared, although there was a small suggestion of it, probably helped too!

The dogs and I headed out for a good long walk, and it actually felt HOT outside on this 1st of December! So weird.....

Around noon, I decided I needed to eat....

Tortilla (2) and some cheese (2)........

Egg whites (1) and a Tablespoon of bacon bits (1).......

All nicely rolled up!
Total = 6 PPV

With a side of salsa....of course. (0)


Seriously, even when eating alone, presentation is important people!

It just taste better!

Then a little Chocolate coffee!

Donut House Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee
Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
1/2 cup steamed skim milk (1)

Total = 1 PPV

Keeping the party in mind, I was being careful during the day about not snacking. My big protein breakfast was nicely doing its job of keeping me feeling full.

Before the party, I ate some grapes......

Then a yogurt

And this whole bag of veggies......

This is my favorite frozen Green Giant product!

After my snack of fruit/yogurt/veggie snack......

........we went to some friends to chit chat and have a drink before the party. I had decided that vodka thing went pretty well the night before, and I did like the way my flavored vodka taste. The trick for me here is figuring how much vodka I can drink. I know my beer limit. I've been drinking it long enough, I'm very familiar with it. I have figured out my wine limit, and lately, that seems to give me a headache no matter how little or how much I drink. But the vodka thing is tricky because I'm not really a sipper, but I'm learning. Drinking water in between each vodka drink is helpful!

We had a drink and snacked on almonds (yum!) and wasabi peas! (Gross!) I had to spit mine out! I don't even know why I tasted them. I was pretty sure I had tasted them before, and I wasn't a fan. (go with your gut Julie, what were you thinking?)


Anybody love wasabi peas??

At the party, I really wasn't hungry, but since I was on my third vodka drink (Orange Stoli, Diet Tonic Water, Orange Slices), I decided I needed to eat something.

2 meatballs
1 taquito
2 mini buffalo chicken wrap (bite size)
3 crackers with dip

15 PPV

Vodka Drinks
16 PPV?

Refresh...I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

The food I ate today and it's PPV.

Breakfast = 0
Lunch = 6
Snack = 5
Dinner = 20
Drinks 16

Total = 47

Activity Points Earned Today = 4
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 15
How many glasses of water I drank today = 10

I had a great time at the party! It was a going away party for some friends of ours that are moving to South Africa for 2 1/2 years! I know! Crazy, right? They will be moving with their three kids right around the first of the year. I think it sounds like an amazing opportunity for the whole family and I can't wait to hear some of the first stories of life in South Africa!

"love the life you live, live the life you love"


  1. Wowza! I can't imagine what it takes to pack up and move to South Africa!! Looks like you had a smart eating day. I love having bagged vegt. in the freeze. I wrote down that variety to try. I still struggle to get in my veggies!

  2. the Tuscan Brocolli is excellent too!