Saturday Daily Bites

1/2 banana pre-run

{dontcha love how my face matches my shirt?! 😉 }

5 mile run with the ladies. I am grateful for this running group especially on days like today–I woke up with a headache and my body did not want to get up. Knowing how awesome I feel after these Saturday runs is what helped me drag my butt outta bed. Even though it took me till after mile 3 to wake up–I felt great afterwards. 😉

I ♥ Endorphins! 😉


pumpkin protein pancake with redi-whip:  4pts+

my oldest working hard at the Basketball car wash fundraiser

waitin our turn to get Big Red washed

lunch was Wendy’s drive thru 4 chicken nuggets and some stale fries, Coke Zero w/vanilla from Sonic- 11pts+

gettin’ to be about that time again- 3pts+

*took a much needed 2 hour nap*

snack: my fav caramel ZonePerfect bar hit the spot after I woke up- 5pts+

watched one of my fav shows 😉


my teenager (who is looking soooo grown up these days) ready for a church youth dance that is a sports theme

she came in laughing at the how she thinks she looks like me when I wear my hair curly- we’ll have to do a comparison picture soon. 😉

For dinner, instead of grabbing a $5 Hot & Ready pizza on the way home like I really wanted too……..

I came home and made homemade pizzas for less points and was wayyyy healthier.

flat out bread, tomato paste, cheese, turkey pepperoni, onions, peppers, seasoned with italian seasonings & ground red pepper. Topped it with 2 tsp EVOO after it came out of the oven. YUM!


The weekends are the hardest for me when my husband is out of town for a lengthy period of time. It is the lonliness that kills me the most.  It usually makes me want to bake or cook something as a comfort or I guess to occupy my time and just make the time pass as quick as possible. Today was one of those days and I was pretty down. I fought the urge to make cookies because I knew I would have no self control and my girls actually begged me to make donuts.…. only this time they requested I add powedered sugar. I made their pizzas out of 1/2 of the can biscuits and then I used the other 5 to make the donuts. They were too die for!!!!  This was the best batch so far. They tasted like a cross between a beignet and an elephant ear!!!!!  Two of my fav’s!

I ate one during our little family movie night while watching ‘Rio’ that we rented at Redbox. 7pts+

We saw it in the theater a while back and it is a super cute movie!! So cute to hear the kids giggling at the cute parts.

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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

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