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Simply Saturday

picture via Pinterest

This was my motto and goal for today. We enjoyed a pretty quiet low key day at home just hanging out getting a few little things done.

I woke up to go running with the weather like this……….

as we say where I come from………..’It has come a gully washer!!!!!!’ 😉

was pretty bummed we didn’t get to run our 7 miles but went with the back up plan of meeting Lexy at the gym so we could get our cardio out of the way for the day.

1 hour on elliptical in Target Heart Rate Zone – +10 activity points

 

cardio done!! 😉

 

post workout protein green smoothie in my (redneck) Mason Jar blender 😉 – 2

 

my kids requested monkey bread again – Its becoming our Saturday morning ritual!  I ate two of them – 8

 

lunch – tortilla pizza with 2 tsp olive oil for my healthy checks – 8

snack – ZonePerfect sweet & salty bar- 5

 

random snack -4

I’ve been wanting to make stuffed peppers for a while now and I finally came across an easy and no brainer recipe on this new blog that Lexy told us about the other day called Dashing Dish! This girl is ADORABLE and has lots of good stuff on her blog! I was browsing around on her site the other day I came across her recipe Italian Stuffed Red Peppers – it is SOOOO good!! I also love that she includes the WW point values on her recipes!!   I tried her recipe today and followed her recipe with the exception that I added chopped mushrooms and onions to the meat mixture and I used different colored bell peppers because its what I had.

 

I ate mine with a serving of spaghetti squash for 5pts+ It was SOOOOO good and hearty!!!

and now I have leftovers to eat for lunch tomorrow after church and for several days this week!!!! YUM-O!!!!

 

this is pretty much of what our evening consisted of – at one point the little ones were watching a movie and were ALL piled on the LOVESEAT with ME. 😉 It was too cute so I had to get a picture.

Gabe realizing I was taking his picture……

then he decided to be funny……..hahaha…….

and then funnier and the girls finally realized what was going on.  too cute! 😉

 

Jay made some brownies in a jar we had gotten for Christmas so I had to have some – 7

 

finally had to break out the pickles to get the sweet and sugar taste out of my mouth cause I was wanting to just eat more!! -0pts+

I logged all my info from the day into my WW app to help me keep track for better success like we talked about in a WW meeting a couple weeks ago. 😉

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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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