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Day 12: Weekly Weigh In #1 of 2012

Well, it is time for another weekly Weigh-in…

It has only been 3 months since I last weighed in.. Eek!

Well I am up 2 lbs… weighing in at 193.5lbs

I have to say for 3 months of not paying attention, and without a kitchen, throw the Christmas holiday’s in there, that is pretty good!  In comparison to this time last year I was 199 so technically I am down! This  at least means I am on a downward trend in a year rather than up! Right?!  Maybe not as I saw low 170s on the scale last year…  SIGH! Shh… we wont talk about that!

Whichever way you put it, it is not healthy and I am doing something about it.

Anywhoo… for Breakfast this morning I had some oatmeal

In the bowl:

  • 1/3 c quick oats (3-5 min variety)
  • 2 drops Vanilla Stevia (Now! Brand)
  • 1 scoop chia seeds
  • 1/2 t Coco Loco coconut butter
  • 1 t Sunflower butter
It was nice and yummy with a Good Earth Sweet and Spicy decaf tea :)
I forgot how much I love that stuff!  If you want to read my review of the tea, click here.  I order it from www.iherb.com  It’s a great site where they even put each item’s expiry date in the description! Click on the link on the side if you want to check it out!
Lunch was a lean cuisine panini thing…not the greatest, but when it is 3:30 and you still haven’t at lunch sometimes you aren’t too picky, even if your name is Picky Nikki!

Supper was quick… Throw most of it on a pan and bake!  My favourite type of meal when I do not feel like cooking!!

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Brussel Sprouts misted with olive oil with some Vegetable seasoning and sea salt on them…and a Bistro stuffed chicken breast from M&M Meats.  I had the Spinach Ricotta, which I think gave me an oral allergic reaction tonight :(

I know the Sweet Potato and Brussels are okay, so that just leaves the chicken to be the culprit.  I guess those are out of my personal menu now!  I am not sure what part did it, whether it is the seasonings on it, or the preservatives that may be added?  All I know is when I have to take a benedryl less that 5 minutes after a meal it’s not a repeater! Although, I have had those before?? Oh well… it could be worse! :)

For Exercise: I did a quick abs, and burpee circuit, which didn’t feel that great as I am still sore today. As well I had my daily Just Dance 3 session with my kids!  I love beating them, as sad as that sounds!  I guess it’s the competitive personality shining through! I missed bootcamp this afternoon due to a meeting, and the instructor offered me to make it up tonight at another session in a local town,   I wish I was able to swing going tonight, but it just wouldn’t work before supper, and the after supper one was out after I took benedryl. Maybe I can sneak in another session, another day if I ask nice? or BEG! 😉

Well I am off to bed… I just want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT TO LOUISE!  It’s her Birthday tomorrow, or by the time she reads this post… today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I hope you have a great day!  


One thing that made me happy today is I was able to talk to 3 out of 4 of my immediate family members today/night… that always makes me happy!  If phoned my brother I could have made it a perfect 5! (Well… since we all know I talk to myself…)

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Birthday cakes & Bubba’s Choice


Yesterday was  a great day off… I went to a beautiful little girl’s first birthday party.  Where I had some cake :)  Good Scratch Cake!  A vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream icing… MY FAVOURITE! I didn’t eat mine and half of Thing 2’s!

I didn't bring my camera but here is a pic of Bubba eating his... thanks A for the pic!

Supper was picked by Bubba (Thing 1)  He was wanting steak as we haven’t had it in a long time.  Since we had none at home and the local grocery store is not open on holiday’s, we are lucky we have a local meat cutter who supplies a gas convenience store with frozen, yet good cuts of meat!

While Hubby was out fetching meat like the good caveman he is, I started boiling some baby potatoes…

I <3 the colours!

After they were done boiling I drained the water and placed them back in the pan with some seasoning, and sea salt with a little bit of canola oil and slowly fake roasted them in the same non-stick pan as I boiled them.  If you haven’t gotten this yet, I HATE DISHES!  Any time I can make meals in the same pot/pan I will.

Since the steaks had to be defrosted in the microwave due to lack of time I decided to try our new FoodSaver’s marinate function.  It is really pretty cool… it is supposed to allow you to marinate foods in minutes instead of hours, by opening up the “pores” of the meat 

It took about 5 minutes, as it went through it’s cycles of pressurizing, depressurizing… and honestly it worked! Our steaks were really tender despite a longer than normal bbq time of a Traeger wood pellet bbq.  I normally do not like steaks done on the wood bbq, and prefer the propane one, but I have to say using this method I may be a convert!  They were so nice a smokey and did not need any sauces!

On the side I just threw a large handful of Organic Spring Mix Greens with a small chunk of goat cheese crumbled on top (my dressing of choice!)

Great pick Bubba!!

What is your favourite flavour of Birthday Cake??

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