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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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Big Ol’ Bowl of Smoothie!

Chocolate PB Smoothie in a Bowl

Big bowl of Salad for supper last night!

Big ol' bowl of Salad!

In the Bowl:

  • baby spinach and romaine
  • A handful of snow peas
  • half a beefsteak tomato
  • julienne slices carrots
  • a mini cucumber
  • M&M Meat Shops Bistro stuffed Chicken, Spinach & Ricotta (160cal)


Last night at aquafit the instructor changed it up and did intervals, with some plyometrics IN the water.  It was great, I could feel the burn, and had to work way more than normal, which is awesome, as that is why I go! (This however didn’t stop me from muttering under my breath about my “love” for her!) There was a midnight swim at the pool after the class, and since my kids played nicely at the playground while I did  my thing I promised I would let them stay for an hour.  I had tread water for probably an hour being the only adult in the pool. When a friend of mine showed up to watch her kids from the deck, so I got out happily and visited till 11:30. The kids were in their glory!  …swimming outside with their friends WAY past bedtime!

in the mix...

This morning I felt a like a smoothie but felt like I wanted to “eat” something so a smoothie in a bowl was in order :)  To help make the smoothie even thick and creamier I added a pinch of Guar and Xanthan gums…

getting ready to blend

Today’s flavour was Chocolate & Peanut butter with some PB Granola sprinkled on top!

Chocolate PB Smoothie in a Bowl

In the vitamix:

  • couple handfuls of baby spinach
  • tbsp PB2 powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 baby apricots
  • 1 1/2 tbsp greek plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa
  • 1 shot of Davinci Sugar-free Chocolate Syrup
  • pinch of guar and xanthan gum

cal 268g    carbs 21g    Fat 5g    Protein 36g    Fiber 10g

With the added PB granola (33 cal, and worth every single one of them!) It made it seem like an even better treat!


I have some running around to do today, and am going to prime the outside of the house where the new bay went in a few weeks ago, as it has finally been a couple days without some rain!  Have a great day!

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