One size smaller…

by DanicasDaily on August 25, 2012

Happy Saturday all!  Today has been such a fun day and it all started off with sleeping in, well, sleeping in for me until almost 7 am.  Before heading out to stock up at the Farmer’s Market, I made up Sausage EggWiches for both of us.

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My new favorite Thin Bun ~ Oroweat Honey Wheat ~ it’s soft, slightly sweet, nutty and it doesn’t taste diety either.  Topped with a “fried” egg and a Morning Star Breakfast Sausage. 

Simply Filling (SF) + 2 WPA for the sausage, 7 points+

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Once we fueled up for breakfast, we were of and shopping.  First up was the Farmer’s Market followed up by a trip to Home Goods, Kohl’s, Target and the grocery store.

I actually bought my tops one size smaller today ~ so cool!  It definitely made me feel like I am seeing results from Simply Filling and getting back into my running groove.  It’s a good thing that The Husband was with me or I may have just bought like every single thing I tried on because, well, it fit!

We stopped for lunch at Mary’s Pizza Shack for big salads.  Our server actually brought us side salads, but, I went with it figuring it totally “justified” having bread with it.

Served up with ranch on the side for dipping (SF + 2 WPA) – 4 points+

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Plus 2 pieces of straight from the oven sour dough (SF+3 WPA) – 3 points+

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When we walked in the door, I got to work on prepping things for the week.  I made up a batch of perfectly hard boiled eggs while The Husband chopped up watermelon and cantaloupe.

I snacked on some watermelon, cantaloupe and grapes while we put everything away.

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There were such deals at today’s Farmer’s Market.  I bought 6 roma tomatoes for $1, 4 jalapenos for $1, red onion for $0.25 and 3 sweet peppers for $1 just so I could make up a batch of Salsa Fresca.  I am completely IN LOVE with tomatoes this year.

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I also bought a bunch of other veggies to make up that Lemon Vegetable Barley Salad similar to the one I had last week.

I pondered keeping the huge container of blueberries to myself for the week or making up a batch of Blueberry Mini Muffins to share at my meeting tomorrow.  I cannot believe how “blue” they turned out, but, I think it totally makes the muffins even more fun to eat.

Recipe coming up this week ~ they are 1 points+ each!

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I have pretty much decided that Healthy Nachos is going on my list of FAVORITE meals to have.  As in, I seriously could have them like once or twice or three times a week.

The SECRET INGREDIENT that makes THESE HEALTHY NACHOS awesome is BAKED Extra Thin Mission Tortilla Chips topped with sea salt. 

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Then again, it might have been the tomatoes from our garden!!! (yup, our tomato plant is STILL producing tomatoes – love that!)

Layered up with 1/2 cup Turkey Taco Meat, 1/2 oz low-fat sharp cheddar, tomatoes, green onion and pickled jalapenos.

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Drizzled with big scoops of Salsa Fresca, 1 Tbsp Olives and 1/8 of an AVOCADO to cool things off.

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SF + 6 WPA for the chips, olives and avocado, 10 points+

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STATS (12 am – 9 pm)

  • 2,749 calories burned
  • 9,113 steps taken
  • 14 WPA used, 0 WPA remaining (25 daily points+)

As much as I LOVE my Body Media (BM) Device, I am kind of excited to check out Weight Watchers new Active Link tomorrow.  I have heard so many great things about it and I think it’s awesome that it syncs up with WW online.  More details coming up tomorrow.

Night all!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Carbzilla August 25, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I’m curious about ActiveLink too – is it additionally monthly $$ on top of the Monthly Pass $$ I’m already spending but not using?

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Ellen M. Gregg August 26, 2012 at 10:56 am

$5.00 per month for ActiveLink, according to my meeting leader. She loves hers.

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Phyllis August 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm

goodness those nachos look amazing! Will definitely try some! I looked for your yummy dove chocolate with sea salt at the store the other day and once again something we don’t have in Texas!

I had a few tops altered, at $10 a pop, so i decided to look on ebay and have gotten some cute tops there for under $10! My new favorite thing. I just can’t justify spending a lot of $$$ on clothes until I have reached the size I want to be. I can find capris for $10 at walmart bit didn’t like the selection as far as tops.

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Wendy August 26, 2012 at 3:53 am

Active link?? That sounds exciting! Can’t wait to hear more from you on it. I have been trying to sort out the different body media and fit bit and heart rate ect things like that to see what might be the best fit. I really like the body media because i have seen the biggest losers rock with those things.
And so jealous you can find orowheat honey whether thins! I got a package two weeks ago here where i live……and now they don’t ship them here anymore. bbooo!

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Glitter August 26, 2012 at 7:34 am

OMG I got hungry just reading your post. I can’t wait for the mini blueberry muffin recipe :)

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jw248 August 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

congrats on the size reduction!! keep up the good work

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suzanne August 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I have the fitbit and the activelink sounds a lot like it! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

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Lucia August 26, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Congrats on your smaller size, that is great!!!!!! I agree the tomatoes have been great this year!!!

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Diane August 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I’ve had the Active Link for about a month now and it is really a motivator to make you move more than you were, by giving you a baseline, and then pushing you to go further…. Great on the new size Danica! I was in LL Bean today and I fit into an XL! That was so great for me since 7 months ago I wore a 3X and weighed 60 lbs heavier. My hubby bought me a Coach handbag when I reached my 60 lb milestone this week! It is so much fun to go shopping now, but not so much for the hubby’s wallet….Congrats

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Desiree August 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Woot woot! Congrats on the smaller size!

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Stephanie August 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

Hi Danica,

How long do you not-peeled hard boiled eggs last? Do you leave them loose in the fridge or in an air tight container?

Thanks!!

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DanicasDaily September 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Hi Stephanie,

I keep my shelled hard boiled eggs for about 7-10 days. Sometimes I place them back in the original carton and other times I put them in a sealed container.

If I peel my eggs, then, I store in them in an air tight container for 5-7 days.

Danica

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Tiffany August 29, 2012 at 6:44 am

How do you “fry” your egg?

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DanicasDaily September 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Hi Tiffany,

I “fry” my egg in nonstick spray over medium low heat with salt and pepper. Here is a post I did with the steps to show how it’s done.

http://danicasdaily.com/not-cho-average-nachos-weight-watchers-updates

Danica

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