Okay, I realized all 164 photos I took with my new camera were on the highest resolution, which took them a long time to load on my blog post yesterday. Hannah showed me how to reduce the picture size from 14.4 mega pixels to just 3.5, which is what I used for the pictures below (except for my lunch pictures which were taken with Old Blue – my old camera!). Much quicker to load – and I think I’ll keep it at this setting for the time being until I figure out more how it works out.
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments, its slowly sinking in that I deserve a camera like that. Other than my wedding ring, I am positive that’s the most expensive gift I’ve ever gotten!
I didn’t post any family pictures yesterday from our Christmas. I love this picture of my Mom – Hannah actually took this one:
And Hannah took this one too – my kitchen was so messy though (much to Hannah’s dismay!) so I made the picture black and white, then put the color back for just me and my Mom – hopefully the mess is less noticeable! I seriously have to be the messiest cook out there.
So over the long weekend I did pretty good. I basically counted points in my head, my blood sugar numbers were normal, and I exercised every day but Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I need to find out if there is a WW meeting on Thursday or Friday, because I don’t want to miss two weeks in a row of a weigh in.
I had a lot of leftover twice baked potatoes from Christmas, so I did my eggs in a potato jacket. This half of a potato is 4.5 ounces (3 points), with 1 scrambled egg (2), 1/3 cup chopped broccoli (0), 3/4 ounce cheddar cheese. I scrambled the scooped out potato with the egg and broccoli, then tossed in the cheese just to melt. I stuffed it back into the potato shell, then nuked it for about 45 seconds, just to warm up the potato – with a pear on the side – breakfast is 8 PointsPlus (including 1 point for SF coffee creamer, which I never counted before!)
I ended up doing 45 minutes on the treadmill at 1.5% incline, 3.9 mph while tossing a 6 pound medicine ball back and forth. I saw that on a Biggest Loser episode, and by the end I could hardly keep my arms up – great way to get cardio, upper and lower body in one work out.
Lunch was a turkey sandwich on an Arnold Thin with baby spinach and jalapeno mustard (5 points), carrot and cucumbers (0), 1/2 cup 2% reduced fat cottage cheese (2) points, and a veggie dip of 1 tablespoon FF ranch mixed with 2 tablespoons hot taco sauce (1) point. Lunch is 8 points.
In looking over my journal, I realized I needed to add more dairy, so I think my new plan is to have a SF vanilla latte in the afternoon – 2 points
My goal was not to go grocery shopping at all since we have so much food in the house, but I did stop and pick up a couple things for our chicken fried rice – fresh bean sprouts and a can of water chestnuts. I prepped all the veggies and then let Tony take over – the Wok chef!
Tony served his dish, then added my hot sauce to my dish – I need to get more of this but I found it at Tuesday Morning and sometimes its hit or miss there. Its a super flavorful hot sauce.
Stats for Monday:
- 35 points (42 flex points remaining for the week)
- 8 activity points earned with 45 minute treadmill at lunch
- average blood sugar was 109
Just curious if you count points if you counted everything over the holiday or just started again on Monday? Make it a great day!