The Perfect Saturday

Morning Bloggies!   Yesterday was GREAT! The perfect Saturday. It was a gorgeous day out, I got in a great work out with some awesome friends, there were good eats, Starbucks and a loss at my WI.  Honestly, what more could a girl ask for? 🙂

First and foremost, I want to say how proud I am of my friend Holly, who came and joined WW Meetings with Ang and I. It’s going to be great to have yet another person there for support.  Holly has a blog, “One Day At A Time,” so if you have a moment you should stop by and check her out! 

If you follow me on Twitter you already know that I weighed in at 196.0, which is a loss of 3.8 lbsI’m so addicted to my crackberry and of course, had to tweet my results right away. Tons of wonderful people sent me some love after posting my results.  Thanks so much everyone!  I’m pretty pleased with the results, not too shabby for my first week at all!   As I mentioned yesterday, my goals for this week  are to stay focused on the plan, earn at least 20 APs and make sure to get my oils & dairy.

Snagged a 3 Month Planner.

Our meeting was packed!  I don’t think there was another seat available.  This’ week’s discussion was all about sustaining motivation and how to stay on track.

This topic was really fitting for us.  We’ve just made the change to meetings and have begun re-focusing on efforts, so the motivation is quite high.  There was a lot of talk about how to stay focused long-term,  what strategies/tools everyone used etc. Some people made it a game, others just too it one day at a time. Before the meeting started, Terry (our leader) asked both Angie and I , if we wouldn’t mind sharing a bit with the group.  I was a bit nervous, you know a room full of 60+ people and all, but just reiterated how motivating it can be to see real changes to your health. I explained about my previous bad health and how I’ve managed to take complete control over the diabetes, blood pressure etc.   We both took a moment and explained how we’ve managed to develop the most awesome support system ever, that being the blogs.  There were some questions about that and I gave out a quite a few stickies with our blog addresses. If you’re a WW Meeting visitor,  hello and thanks for stop by!! 

Terry left us with very fitting quote from Deepak Chopra

”The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.”

That quote sums up exactly what we’re doing here in blogland.  We’re out supporting, encouraging others to succeed in hopes of succeeding ourselves.. I don’t think we can go wrong.

After the meeting the three of us headed over to my old gym, where we met Jaime for a work out.  I got in a 25 mins run on the hamster wheel (4 warm-up, 20 running, 1 cool down) and some stretching. I miss my gym, I know I’m lucky to have cardio equipment at home but there’s something so inspiring/motivating being around others working out and pushing themselves.

So…. can you take a wild guess at where Ang, Jaime and I ended up afterwards?  LOL, I don’t think any G2G is complete without a trip to Starbucks for a good gab session.  ;)   I was still quite warm from the work out and opted for an Iced SF Vanilla Americano. (I added a splash of non-fat milk afterwards).  YUM, it the spot and was 0 Points.  Usually I try to stay far away from artificial sweeteners but every once in awhile I make an exception.

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It was well past lunch time when we arrived back at Angie’s place, so we immediately set out in the kitchen to whip up some healthy eats. You know there was a bigass salad involved! :)  Greens, red onion, pom seeds, honey crisp chunks, carrots and beets.  Dressing was a blend of evoo and the BEST BALSAMIC EVER!!!!  Check out Little Miss Martha here, hehe:

We also made a tasty curried tuna salad sammie. Easy combo of canned tuner (as I call it) mayo, carrot, onion, garlic powder, pepper & curry powder.

This whole meal was only 8 Points AND It was tasty, healthy & filling! The perfect way to re-fuel. YUM!

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We spent the afternoon on the laptops messing around with layouts in hopes of finding the perfect re-design for This is quite the process so there’s nothing to show yet but we’re working on it.  The day quickly turned into night without me even really noticing.  We did spent a great deal of time laughing.  Poor Mr. Angie had to suffer through it all, luckily he’s a pretty good sport about all our crazy blog/weight watchers stuff. :)  

For Supper, I was excited to try a few new things!

My first POM Spritzer – yum! This would be excellent with vodka.

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The other being our main eats, which were “Calorie Smart” pizza from Pizzatown.  (Calorie Smart pizzas are made on ww tortilla shells instead of regular dough.)  We ordered two different ones to share:

PT Tex Mex  – Salsa Sauce, Grilled Chicken Breast, Banana Peppers, Red Onions, Green Peppers, Shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar Blend.

Western Steak – Famous Pizzatown Sauce, Bull’s-Eye BBQ Sauce, Sirloin Steak, Red Onions, Green Peppers, Sliced Mushrooms, Shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar Blend.

Point-wise we figured 12 in total -  4 for the tortilla, 4 for the meat and 4 for the cheese.  These were both fantastic but The Western Steak was my favourite.  Yum, yum!

Yup, that wraps up my Saturday. Thanks to everyone who made it so great! 🙂

This morning I have a few things to take care of for a friend’s blog and then I plan to spend the afternoon in the kitchen….stay tuned!

Alistair MacLeod recognized

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