Happy Sunday all! Thanks for sharing your 8 Week Thanksgiving Goals and where you want to be in the next 56 days with me on Facebook today. I really enjoyed this week’s Weight Watcher’s Countdown to Thanksgiving Challenge topic for that reason ~ it made me think outside the box about what I want to achieve…..then, put a number on it. It is crazy to think that if we all lost 1/2 a lb a week that would be 4 lbs and 1 lb a week that it would add up to 8 lbs. It is so easy to say I want to lose 5 lbs, 10lbs, 15 lbs, but, when you break it down it helps you to reflect and see what is truly achievable for your body type.
My Countdown to “Almost” Thanksgiving (we leave for Jamaica on November 16th!) Challenge is going to be:
- Track 100% even if I don’t want to admit it.
- Continue with my every other day workouts, maybe adding in an extra day
- Focus on Simply Filling Foods
If I can achieve my 1,2,3 then I can see myself losing 5 lbs and maybe even exceeding it too.
I also totally dig the week by week breakdown with something to new to focus on over the next 8 weeks.
Week #1 ~ you all guessed it ~ Tracking!!! I sort of failed on this one the past 3 days which is why I am ok with my 0.8 lb gain ~ I earned it and I plan on losing it again next week!
This weekend The Husband and I decided to get away for a little mini road trip on Saturday to Reno & Lake Tahoe. Even though I took over 146 pictures this weekend, I am just going to post the highlights so I can relax.
Every year I give into the “fallness” of it all and tell myself I NEED to try a Pumpkin Spice Latte…..and every year, I am reminded how much I do not like pumpkin spice lattes ~ even with just a half a pump – it tastes like burnt coffee LOL. (SF + 1 WPA) – 4 points+
Whenever we travel, I always pack snacks…..I took all our Farmer’s Market Finds with us.
I would travel to Reno just so I could go get this salad at Michael’s Deli.
“Vine ripened tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella cheese served over mixed greens with a honey mustard vinaigrette, Pesto, balsamic vinegar, & avocado”
The weather was amazing ~ in the 80’s for the entire trip. I should’ve stopped to take pictures but instead, just snapped as we drove from Reno over to Lake Tahoe.
Today was all about getting stocked up for the week, doing laundry and cleaning house. I actually got rid of my 4 foot tall magazine stack finally (The Husband is happy about that one lol)
I made a new recipe for lunches ~ Spicy Sweet Potato Corn Chowder with “Bacon”.
It’s 100% Simply Filling & completely amazing ~ sweet, spicy, salty, crunchy, heart, smoky…..I cannot wait for lunches this week! (SF) – 5 points+
My Keurig September Promotion arrived and it is perfect for this weekend as we move from Summer into Fall. How cute is this lunch box it came in??
I love that the Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider is made with real apples and a total of only five simple ingredients. There are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives – just honest apple goodness with a hint of brown sugar and just a touch of cinnamon. Yum!
Did you all know you can now brew lemonade over ice??
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I am such a fan of lemonade and of apple cider this time of year so I cannot wait to share this month’s promotion with you all.
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Just because I have been craving them, I made up a batch of Parmesan Almond Crisps to go with my lunches. (SF + 1 WPA) – 1 points+ per cracker!
I also made up a big 2 Foot Long Best Ever Cheesesteak Sandwich.
Steak Sandwiches are by far The Husband’s favorite food…he really did ask me if this was “his” sandwich and where mine was
The recipe makes 4 sandwiches….so he had to share lol.
This sandwich is so good, you really do not need to serve it with anything else. It is one well seasoned steak, mushroom and onion sandwich with hints of cheesey richness for only 8 points+.
(SF + 2 WPA for the hollowed out bread)
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
- Honey Chipotle Chicken Fajitas or Fajitas Salads
- BBQ Ribs, Sweet Potato Fries or Homemade Tater Tots!, Roasted Squash
- BLTA’s, salad
- Shrimp Scampi, salad
- BBQ Buffalo Chicken Salads
- 2,522 calories burned
- 5,567 steps taken
- 5 WPA used, 44 WPA remaining
- AL – 104% of my daily goal achieved – 4 AP!
What is your 8 week Thanksgiving Day Goal? What do you hope to achieve and where do you want to be?