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Eats for Friday 7/9/11

I made myself a delicious lunch (that stretched into dinner) of italian sausage, fresh peppers and couscous. It was really good and super easy. A side of sauteed spinach gave the meal an extra boost of healthiness.

Yummy, right?

Yeah, I know I'm missing a burner. It's broken, like many things in our kitchen which is slowly falling apart.

Anywho, I had planned to work out before work today, but got busy paying bills and stuff. I could have just slacked off, but I didn't. When I got home from work at midnight, I pulled out the Slim in 6 dvd! I used it to guide me in doing some lunges, squats and ab work. Then I did some arm exercises and yoga on my own. It was a very good end to my day. I'm glad I didn't slack off!


DPA: 25
WP: 34
*old WW, not the new stuff

1 cup Great Grains cereal, 3 pts - 22
8 oz fat free milk, 2 pts - 20

Italian sausage with fresh peppers and onions, 8 pts - 12
1/2 cup couscous, 1.5 pts - 10.5
1 cup sauteed spinach, 0 pts - 10.5
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 10.5

Italian sausage with fresh peppers and onions, 8 pts - 2.5
1/2 cup couscous, 1.5 pts - 1
1/2 cup watermelon, .5 pts - .5

30 minutes, +2 pts - 2.5

Weekly points remaining: 34
Goal for tomorrow: Ramp it Up! (the entire routine)

Eats for Thursday 7/8/11

My goal for yesterday was to do all segments of Ramp it Up from Slim in 6. Unfortunately I was unable to meet that goal because I didn't have time before work. After making lunch for us and doing some other things around the house, I was cutting it too close to do the whole routine. I didn't just slack off, though. I was able to do 30 minutes of the routine and I'm proud of that.

I have to share this recipe with you guys. It was so yummy! And super easy. I had never worked with tomatillos before so it was kind of a learning experience for me. The original recipe calls for no meat, but I added chicken. Just because I wanted chicken. MB and I both agree that it would be amazing with crab.

Cheese Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Cabbage salad ingredients:
2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
4 large radishes, halved and sliced
1 tbsp each chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp kosher salt
freshly ground pepper

Tomatillo sauce ingredients:
1 lb tomatillos, husks and stems removed, washed
1 jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp each minced garlic and lime juice
1/2 tsp each dried Mexican oregano and kosher salt

Enchilada ingredients:
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped red onion
8 corn tortillas

1. Cabbage Salad: Toss all salad ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate.

2. Tomatillo sauce: Heat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place tomatillos on sheet and roast for 15 minutes or until soft. Transfer to a blender with remaining sauce ingredients. Blend until smooth. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees.

3. Enchiladas: In a bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups cheese and the onions. Lay tortillas on a flat surface. Place a heaping 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture onto each tortilla. Roll up, burrito style and lay enchiladas in a row in an 8 inch square baking pan. Pour tomatillo sauce over enchiladas and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

4. Drain any liquid from the cabbage salad. Serve with the enchiladas and enjoy.


DPA: 25
WP remaining: 34
*old WW, not the new stuff.

1 cup Great Grains cereal, 3 pts - 22
8 oz fat free milk, 2 pts - 20
1 nectarine, 1 pt - 19

1 serving chicken and cheese enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, 4 pts - 15
cabbage salad with cilantro lime dressing, 0 pts - 14
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 14

Slim in 6, 30 minutes - +2 pts - 16

1 serving chicken and cheese enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, 4 pts - 12
cabbage salad, 0 pts - 12
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 12
1 caramel pudding, 2 pts - 10

1 donut, 5 pts - 5

Weekly points remaining: 34

Eats for Wednesday 7/6/11

I had a great day yesterday.

It was my day off, so I slept in with the pup while we waited for MB to get home from his 24 hour shift the day before. It was too hot to do yard work or anything during the day so I watched a movie while MB slept. He usually crashes after a busy shift with no sleep.

I hit the mall in the afternoon to get some spanx and a strapless bra for the wedding dress. I bought a bustier and legging style spanx previously, but the more I think about it, the more I'm concerned about them. First of all, the full body spanx just feel more comfortable. Also, they are easier to undo than legging style ones. This will be important as I'm sure I will have to pee at some point while wearing my dress and all it's poof.

You have to consider these things.

After that was all done, MB and I went out to dinner. I can't wait to see how many points I ate! Omg. It's okay, because I earned a ton of activity points while doing Slim in 6 and then running with MB. Yeah. I stuck to my goal for the day!


Daily Points Allowance: 25
*Remember that I'm doing the old WW points, not the new ones.
Weekly points: 35

2 small corn tortillas with pasta sauce and fat free mozz, 5 pts - 20
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 20
1 nectarine, 1 pt - 19

3 pierogies with andouille sausage gravy, 15 pts - 4
bowl crab bisque, 8 pts - 0/31
nachos, shared with MB, 5 pts - 0/26
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 0/26

Slim in 6 (all but 2 segments), +3 - 0/29
running with MB, +5 - 0/34

Weekly points remaining: 34

Goal for tomorrow:
Slim in 6 (all segments)

checking in

I told you I would be back today.

It's okay if you didn't believe me. I haven't exactly been dedicated to this whole BLitz thing lately.

Anywho, I had a decent day today. Great Grains cereal for breakfast. Chicken breast with barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup broccoli salad for lunch. For dinner, I had a pepperoni stromboli and some unsweetened iced tea.

I took the pup for a short walk in the park. It was too hot to go very far though. I kinda crashed after that. Work was busy. The humidity was getting me down. I'm hoping it's not as humid and heavy outside tomorrow so I can hit the trails. I think a little fresh air will do me well.

I'm looking forward to trying out a new recipe tomorrow. It's a chicken tomatillo enchilada recipe. Sounds delish, right? I'll let you know how it turns out.

My goal for tomorrow is to exercise times two. I want to do Slim in 6 and also either walk the trails or run with MB. I can definitely do it. We also have wedding stuff to do tomorrow but I am off from work so I should be able to work in the exercise goal with no problems.

It's a whole new week starting tomorrow so the tracking starts tomorrow too. I'm looking forward to getting back on track.

Yeah. I'm still around.

Sheesh. My last post was June 14. Wtf?!

I knew I had gotten a little stuck, but that's ridiculous. Obviously, my BLitz hasn't been going so well.

I've been trying to stay focused but it just isn't happening. Eating out has become the norm for us again. Running has fallen to the wayside. Vegetables? What are they?'s not so bad that I don't recognize a brussel sprout when I see one.

My weight is 194.4 right now. Not too bad, but definitely not moving in the right direction.

I've done Slim in 6 twice this past week. I made a couple healthy meals, but we've mostly eaten out. I do have meals planned for the rest of the week, which is a good thing.

I really don't know what the problem is. I've just gotten stuck in a rut. Either I'm eating healthy but not working out or working out but not eating healthy. I'm only doing things half ass.

There is no good reason why. I still want this. I feel fat and disgusting in everything I wear and everything I do. I want more for myself. I want that slim, trim feeling. I want to put on my size 12s and not have a muffin top - really, it's more like one of those Big Top Cupcakes, but you get the idea.


I guess if I knew why I kept getting stuck in these ruts, I wouldn't get stuck in these ruts.

All I know is how to get myself out of them and that's all I can do.

I'm setting the same goals I always set: plan meals, stick to the planned meals, exercise, post my eats and stay within my points range.

I'm going to come by here every day and post my progress. That's really the one thing that has helped me consistently. Accountability.

Can I do this? Totally.

Will I do it? Tune in tomorrow to find out!