Happy Sunday all! It is so FUN when I get a recipe so right that a few of you go out and buy the ingredients to make it that night ~ I LOVE that! I do admit that 4 pointsplus Slow Cooker Kale, Kielbasa and Bean soup is absolutely delicious. It will definitely make it to our menu again.
This morning we had the chance to attend our Weight Watchers meeting at the new location. It is so AWESOME ~ I LOVE the Bright Green Chairs….I will be taking pictures and sharing soon.
The Husband is the ROCK STAR this week losing 3 lbs! I knew the scale would not be my friend since it’s the wrong time of the month and I was up 1 lb. I am completely OK with that because I have not doubt it will disappear and then some next week. I came so close to my 7 lb Valentine’s day goal by losing 5.6 lbs out of 7.
MY NEW GOAL ~ EASTER! I LOVE setting mini goals because it makes it easier to focus on losing in small increments. When I originally started Weight Watchers, I could not fathom needing to lose 65 lbs ~ it felt too big, too overwhelming. My FANTASTIC leader asked me if I could lose 5 lbs and I was like sure! So, he told me to prove it to him….then, I kept proving it over and over again 5 lbs at a time.
That being said ~ there are 55 days until Easter. My NEW GOAL is to lose 8 LBS by Easter (April 8th!) and to earn 14 Activity Points a week. My goal resets today and I will keep you all posted on how it goes.
Have you set an Easter Goal? It can be anything ~ it does not have to be weight loss related.
This morning I couldn’t wait to dig into breakfast. Yesterday I whipped up a batch of my Brown Sugar Banana Nut Muffins, but, I made them into MINI MUFFINS.
You get 3 MINI MUFFINS for 5 points+ ~ deal!
The muffins paired perfectly with my FAVORITE new coffee ~ Gevalia Kaffe French Roast.
The folks over Gevalia know I have a “slight” coffee addiction and asked if I would like to try their new Swedish Coffees. I picked the French Roast today and it was absolutely delicious.
Note: Kraft Foods has provided sample product to me at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Danica’s Daily.
Not to mention, it smells amazing as it brews.
We spent the morning earning our steps by walking around the Sacramento Antique Fair. I ended up getting hungry about 4 hours after breakfast and decided to snack on the Popped Zesty Cheese Crisps samples they were handing out at our meeting.
I LOVE that the entire bag was full ~ they are thinner and lighter than PopChips and I bet the BBQ would be even more delicious.
Lunch was at Boudin Bakery ~ we both got the Pick 2!
1/2 a Spring Salad ~ the apples, cranberries & spiced walnuts totally make this salad (7 points+)
Mini Tomato Soup in a Bread Bowl. I only managed eating all of the soup and half the bread because I stopped when I was full even though my mouth wanted it all! (12 points+)
I was not really hungry for dinner so we decided to just “snack” on Chicken Potstickers we had in the freezer!
Sometimes ~ this really is all you need! (7 points+)
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
- Weight Watchers Rigatoni with Sausage & Kale Pasta with Salad
- VALENTINE’S DAY ~ Either heading out to Buckhorn Steakhouse, Mikuni’s OR grilling up steak with cheesy bacon smashed potatoes and artichokes!
- Maple Bacon Turkey Burgers or TJ’s Chili Lime Chicken Burgers & Zucchini Fries
- Shrimp Scampi, Asparagus
- Spicy Chicken Fried Rice with Cashews
- BFD or Kale with Bacon & Cannelini Beans & Artichokes!
- Other ideas I am pondering ~ Mini Tamale Pies and I bought everything to make Butternut Squash Lasagna!
What is your EASTER Goal? Pick something that is attainable and achievable ~ even if you feel you can beat it! Stay tuned tomorrow for your chance to win some Gevalia Coffee too!