My “MINI” Goals for 2012 & My New CAR!

by DanicasDaily on January 1, 2012

Happy 2012 everyone!  We had a great time celebrating our Nothingness New Year.  I was in bed by 10 (after celebrating on Eastern time) but we totally woke up with all the fire works going off over the bay LOL.  I will say it was totally hard to stay in because I wanted to drive our new car like anywhere and ummm everywhere LOL.

2012 started off on a FANTASTIC note for me ~ I LOST 2.4 LBS!!! I honestly feel like I am “In The Zone” now that the holidays are over….I am ready to move onto my next MINI goal.

Valentine’s Day!!! Our leader asked us today to think about ONE thing we would like to accomplish between NOW and Valentine’s day.  TWO thoughts came to mind.

1. ~ Instead of my Monthly Resolutions this year, I am focusing on having a “THEME FOR THE YEAR”. 

My Theme this is consistency!  I want to consistently track my food, workout, get in my healthy guidelines, focus on more simply filling meals and finding balance in my life.  I can list so many areas in my life I want and need to work on consistently.  I plan on being CONSISTENT all year long ~ you can expect to see me shout out the ways I am doing that too!

CONSISTENCY is truly what is going to make my LIFESTYLE stick!

2.  My MINI goal from now until Valentine’s day ~ Lose 7 LBS!  I can exceed it, but, I want to set an attainable goal I can achieve.

As usual, my leader hooked us up with one delicious breakfast that was only 3 points+!

3 Cinna-MINI Muffins (2 points+)


A slice of an Asparagus Tortilla (1 points+) ~ this is a Simply Filling Food and I am totally making it this week!


All balanced out with another Simply Filling Power food ~ Apple!


Doesn’t she rocked?! It’s awesome that she hooks us up with food, but, in all honesty ~ she is the reason for my success…..she motivates me all week long to work for the results at the scale!


After my meeting, I zoomed home and grabbed The Husband and his Mom.  We stopped at Starbuck’s on our way out for a MINI Road Trip.

Venti Iced Nonfat Decaf Latte with Caramel Drizzle (3 points+) and it fits into Simply Filling.


We spent four hours (being tortured) walking around the Alameda Antique Fair.  If you are someone who loves that like The Husband and his mom, then, you need to check it out ~ there are over 1,000 vendors.

My FAVORITE part of the fair are the rows and rows of Food Trucks Open-mouthed smile  The Husband and I grabbed these BBQ Pork Skewers are we walked around.   Not totally a simply filling food because of the BBQ sauce, but, a good choice nonetheless.  (4 points+)


On our way back into town, we stopped at Boudin for Soup Bowls and Salads!


1/2 a Spring Salad ~ “mixed greens, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries, granny smith apples,
feta cheese, tossed with our balsamic vinaigrette dressing” (7 points+)


Tomato Basil Soup with GIGANTIC Homemade Croutons in a Bread Bowl

If you eat the soup and crouton’s with the ENTIRE bread bowl it is 16 points+.  I ate all the soup and croutons with my bread bowl top only for 8 points+.


It’s a good thing Boudin isn’t closer or I’d go there all the time for meals like this!


I am still full so we have skipped out plans to grill tonight.  If I get “snacky” later, I plan on having a big Asian Pear and a cheese stick.

My MINI Motivator!!!  Yesterday we bought a brand new 2012 Mini Cooper S Countryman.


I told The Husband since we have a “Fit” MINI, I want to get MINI to fit in it LOL….plus, the more I lose, the more bags we can carry Open-mouthed smile


I was SO SAD to let go of my Toyota 4Runner because it gave us 9 good years……But, the time has come to let go and move on to something that is GREENER & more fuel efficient.


Not to mention totally FUN to drive! I could go on for days about all the things I LOVE about our new car….but, instead, I’ll just sum it up with ~ IT’S SO FREAKIN’ COOL!


The Husband said our new car is a BOY car because it’s a countryman ~ I say it’s a boy car because it has black socks with black shoes (totally intentional because they won’t show the dirt like silver rims).


We are currently debating what to “NAME OUR MINI”  He totally think it NEEDS to have a name.

Q’s ~ Sooooo, I have to ask:

1. Do you name your car? If so, I want to know ~ what is the name?

2.  What name would you all call our new car?

See you all tomorrow night with my weekly menu which will include a few Simply Filling Ideas.

Night all!

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