My New BM!

by DanicasDaily on April 12, 2012

Happy Friday Eve all! Thanks for sharing the foods you all never get tired of ~  I definitely have a few new favorites to add to my list of things to try like Jenny’s Guaca-Salad.  Today I had the chance to be a *star* on Serious TV again.  It’s fun to get all dressed up for it, but, I have to say I am more of a fan of business casual over suits any day.

After yesterday’s 3 hour train debacle and the fact it was supposed to pour rain all day, I decided to hit the road and take Scooter to work with me.

Stop #1 Starbuck’s for a Venti Iced Dirty Latte (FF, Decaf Latte with 2 pumps mocha) (4 points+).  I also grabbed a banana because I really am someone who isn’t satisfied just drinking breakfast.


I was really tempted to head over to the café at snack time to grab a snack, but, I stuck with my a 1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s Salty & Sweet Trail Mix (4 points+). 

How do you all eat your trail mix? 

My co-worker was teasing me today because I’d pick up 1 piece of fruit or 1 “chip” and pair it with a nut for every bite.  I told him it’s how they make it Salty & Sweet….he said, putting it all in your mouth at once accomplishes the same thing LOL.

Keep in mind this comes from someone who filled his shirt pocket with the mix and “discreetly” ate it from his pocket during the board meeting.  Yup, I am pretty sure we need to get out more….but, it’s the little things that like that which make Serious TV fun!


Since it was pouring rain, I traded in my Chef Salad for soup as soon as I learned they had White Bean & Turkey Barley Soup at the Café.

Soup Fusion!!!! 1/2 White Bean mixed with 1/2 Turkey Barley….it was totally like a smoky, Thanksgiving Soup that was packed with veggies and nutty barley. (6 points+)


Paired with a doughy, freshly baked herbed, parmesan roll (5 points+)


I am pretty sure I could eat this or at least mix & match soups any day of the week!


Mid afternoon snacks ~ a super sweet plum and Sargento Light String Cheese (1 points+).


Since The Husband had today off, he was in charge of making dinner.  We started with simple salads topped with “Fried” onions, almond slices & balsamic dressing (3 points+)


BBQ Chicken!!!  This is definitely on my top 10 list and it is the easiest thing to make.  We grill organic chicken legs (that we buy for super cheap at Trader Joe’s ($3 for 6) for 35-40 minutes over medium heat.

Then, baste them with BBQ 3-4 times during the last 5-10 minutes. (3 points+)


You can cook your sides while the chicken grills.  Toss some sweet potato fries in the oven, pick a veggie or do whatever is easy that cooks in under 30 minutes.

We had Trader Joe’s Organic Mac & Cheese with green beans (7 points+)


After dinner, I opened my FUN mail!! As some of you know, I absolutely LOVE my Body Bugg and have used it over 5 years.  

The people at Body Media are at it again creating a new and improved Body Media Device that not only tracks calories in, calories out (burned), and steps, but, it also monitors your sleep patterns and tracks the intensity of your activity levels too. 


Their new CORE & Link Armbands not only sync with the display watch and your computer, but, they have apps now for almost all phone types too (so cool!)


Body Media sent me their Body Media Fit CORE Wellness Monitor and asked if I would test it out to see how it compares with my Body Bugg (BB).

As dedicated as I am to my BB, I couldn’t resist the chance try out their new band that is 35% smaller than my BB.


I can’t wait to show you all the cool features of my new Body Media (BM) Device along with my daily stats and the fun screens on the apps.  My complete review and comparison will be coming soon.

Have an awesome Friday all and I will catch up with you all later!


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

sofia April 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Also Danica try an iced dirty chai latte with part chai tea, sounds weird but is really yummy


Staci April 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Okay, I wondered why you were posting about your BM. So I had to read really quick before bed and see what this post was about! Haha Your chicken always looks so awesome!


Heidi April 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm

buzzed ya for the title LOL


Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats April 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I eat my trail mix the exact same way you do. ^^ Sure you could just throw a handful in your mouth and get the same thing but damn your 1/4th cup of mix would be gone before you knew it!


Jane April 13, 2012 at 4:57 am

How many W.W. points to you get in a day? Do you eat all you optional points? Love you blog. I now look at TJ differently. Haven’t bee much of a shopper there. Mostly go to Whole Foods as the selection is bigger.


DanicasDaily June 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Hi Jane,

My daily points+ target for me is based entirely off my hunger levels. I usually try to eat in the range of 26-31 points+ each day give/take depending on how hungry I am. If I use my WPA (extra points), it is for days when I am hungry and/or for a special occasion or treat. I really try to eat as though it’s a lifestyle versus diet and let my body guide my intake focusing on filling my healthy guidelines first along with power food choices.



Cyn Smith April 13, 2012 at 5:12 am

I so wish there was a Trader Joe’s near by! I also was curious about the “BM” post! lol! As always it is wonderful to actually “see” what you have to eat each day. You make eating healthy look so wonderful & enjoyable.


Libby April 13, 2012 at 5:14 am

My goodness, your chicken legs always look AMAZING!! I just have to tell you that I enjoy your blog so much! I am always inspired and you make we love WW even more! I love your posts about soups and how you freeze meals. I only have 1 child left at home and a husband who works overnight many days during the week. I love the idea of making meals ahead and freezing them. Maybe in all your free time;) you could do a post with some tips on freezing meals. Thank you for all the info and recipes and motivation that you give out! I look forward to your blog every morning!


Kim April 13, 2012 at 5:15 am

The chicken looks delicious! I wish there was a TJ near me.


Carrie April 13, 2012 at 5:42 am

The title of your post made me chuckle, thanks for starting my day with a smile.


Nancy April 13, 2012 at 7:34 am

Whew! Relieved your post wasn’t what I thought.
I was thinking something like Dr Oz segment
This is what a healthy BM looks like!
Too funny. : )


sally April 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

Love your blog…I am always changing my menu to do one of your posts. What is “Serious TV? Havd fun with your BM!


DanicasDaily June 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Hi Sally,

Here is a link to the post I did where I explained “Serious TV”.



Helen April 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

I was just coming to ask what Jane did. Have you ever shared your DPT or how much you hope to lose, and do you use your WP and AP and all that. Would be fun to know some more details since you love WW so much! I love it too.


ErinK. April 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

Can’t wait for your review. I have been trying to decide if I should invest one of these monitors.


Jen@FoodFamilyFitness April 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

I used to love chicken legs as a kid, but got out of the habit buying them in the last few years. I’m totally putting these on the menu for next week! The husband and I decided last night we need to grill a lot more this year, we have an almost brand new grill that’s barely been used.


Noura Skakri April 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this device. I use my Polar FT4 always while working out but I surely wish it would sync up to the computer and do a couple of other handy functions. But for now, it works for what I really need. :)


Gail H. April 14, 2012 at 4:48 am

I’m anxious to hear what you think also…I got a Fitbit instead of a bodybugg a few months ago, and while I love it, I think I’m ready for something else…just don’t know about that arm band….


Pam April 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Love , Love , Love your site and inspiration. Can’t wait to hear your review on the body media core because it deals with balancing calories verses points. Debated question within my weight watcher friends, in your opinion should you always “eat” your activity points?


Noura Skakri April 14, 2012 at 5:39 am

Pam, I used to never eat my “activity points” & probably still wouldn’t for the most part. *But*, I’ve not been tracking points for a couple of months. I’ve switched (at least for a while) to tracking caloric intake bc I was curious how it compared. Not every food item has points, but it all has calories. So, I wanted to switch it up for a while & see how many calories I was consuming on average for the same basic dietary intake as compared to points. A navel orange is “free” in points, but it still has 80 calories. :)


DanicasDaily June 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Hi Pam,

I tend to focus on eating my daily points+ target within a range that I am satisfied each day. If I break into extra points+ for the week, I will choose one or the other ~ either WPA or activity points (if I exercised that day), but, I never eat both. I tend to maintain versus lose if I eat both.

Hope that helps,



Bobbi Sharp April 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

I just have to giggle at the title, because being a Mommy to two little ones I totally read it as “bowel movement.” LOL. I can’t wait to hear your review on the new Body Media device. 😉


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