Lake Fun!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Silly Pictures, Silly Stories and BACK ON PLAN!!

Amiyah, our granddaughter.......

........loves our dogs. Who wouldn't, right? She spent lots of time playing with them and calling out their names on Christmas Eve. She seems to remember their names, but is constantly asking me MY name. We have a lot of Grandparents in the family, so it's understandable. The other Grandparents like to be called "Grandma (insert first name here)". I prefer Gigi. Not Grandma Gigi. Just Gigi. They usually call me Grandma Gigi anyways. It's cute. I have adapted and accepted my role as "Grandma". Amiyah has reached the age where she likes to talk a lot, and everything she says is cute. Now she looks at me, cocks her head just a bit, her eyebrows scrunch up, and she says "What's you name?" To which I reply....."Gigi, just Gigi", to which she replies...."Okay Grandma Gigi." I love that kid. I like to mess with the Grandkids a bit (I know, surprise), so I pretend to not know her name too. When I ask her name, over and over, she answers me with frustration. Cracks me up!

She hugged on Tucker ALL night long.

The next day, her mom sends me a text with this picture........(it kinda looks REAL!)

Mini "Tucker"......

And this message.........

"I laid down in miyahs room after cleaning it and she yelled, "mommy, don't yay (lay) on Tucker!" Lol I was yaying on tucker:/ "

Big "Tucker"......

(this is the face he makes when I say....."Are you hungry?")

So I just keep saying it.......

I mean, eventually, I did give him some food for his adorable performance.

Okay, back to blogging about Weight Watchers and counting points......and planning......and exercising....... and drinking water......and healthy choices .......and smaller portions ........and healthy habits......and all that crap that amazingly makes you feel....well, not like crap!


Egg Whites (1)
Toast (2)
Bacon Pieces (1)
Cheese (1)
Coffee with Steamed Skim Milk (1)
Grapes (0)

Total = 6 PPV

A Christmas Present from my Daughter! We actually have this discussion often. We are amazed that we have not yet been discovered. We aren't sure of our talent, but we are certain we have one.

"How is it possible that we haven't been discovered yet? Seriously. How?"


1 can of soup (4)
1 can of peas (4)

Total = 8 PPV

I split this with Tess, so we each had 4 PPV then topped it with 1 T of Parmesan Cheese. (1)


Snack Time


Celery and Laughing Cow Cheese

After discovering we were out of taco seasoning, I decided to make my own. While making this, I was under the impression it was a Rachel Ray recipe, then I discovered it was a "Not Rachel Ray" recipe. That's what she actually calls herself. "Not Rachel Ray". I hope it taste good, because I already dumped it all in the crockpot!

Taco Seasoning (entire recipe), one jar of salsa, Frozen Chicken Breast

Homemade Taco Seasoning!

1 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1.5 tsp ground cumin
1/2 to 1 tsp sea salt (more or less to taste)
1 tsp black pepper

I was pretending to be fancy......

It's kinda pretty when you put it all together!

Mixed together, it just looks like taco seasoning. I guess that's a good thing.

I feel guilty about the simplicity of this meal. (not really)

Several hours later.....shred away!

Romaine, shredded Iceberg, diced cucumber, bell pepper and celery.

Topped with shredded chicken, light cheese, light sour cream and salsa.

(I will make this taco seasoning again. I really did like it!)

I snacked on these while waiting on Mike to come home, so I didn't add any to my salad.

Here is my Weight Watchers Tracker. I am going to try something new for a few weeks and see what I think. Instead of my breakdown I usually do, I will just take a picture of my old fashioned, hand written journal, and post it. Sometimes this brings great satisfaction to see on paper the days success.

I drank 75 gallons of water, so I feel quite certain I will spend more time in the bathroom than in my bed sleeping, but I was trying to flush out all the Christmas Pumpkin Bread!

I will post my weigh in results Saturday Morning.

Today felt great to try so hard to eat lots of fruit and veggies and get my water in. We were going non stop all day long, (poor excuse, I know) but no exercise happened today, unless you count the endless trips up and down the stairs.

I hate that I forget how good it feels to be on plan.

19 days until VACATION!!!

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

1 comment:

  1. Glad Ya'll had a great Christmas! It went by waaay to fast! I am happy to be back on track too! I am going to make that taco seasoning. I retain water like I should get paid for it so I am always looking for homemade versions of those kind of mixes and seasonings! and I eat scoops all the time but have not seen the baked ones!!! Yum!