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Friday, January 7, 2011

Packing Away the Plus Size Clothes

It’s FINALLY FRIDAY!! I can’t really, honestly say FINALLY because this week has FLOWN by- but I was still glad the best day of the work week arrived!

I had a bigger breakfast this morning which included a Cinnamon Raisin English muffin (with a little Brummel and Brown Yogurt Spread), 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup blackberries and 1 cup of 1% milk for 9 points.

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It was DELISH and really filling. A great way to start my day!

Sometimes I don’t understand the WW points system. The Brummel & Brown yogurt spread has 5 gm fat, and 0 Carbs, Protein and Fiber in 1 Tbs. How is that 1 point? And even if you use a 1/2 serving- it still says 1 point. That doesn’t make sense to me. I counted that point- but I think that’s over doing it a little bit. I still wish the new WW tracker would let me track .5 points, but it doesn’t.

On my first break, I had a green smoothie. This time it was made of 2 oranges and 1 cup spinach. I had to use the Greek yogurt again- 2 points. Still yummy!

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I also had 12 almonds for 2 points.

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Right before lunchtime, I was asked if I wanted the rest of the day off- Yahoo!! I was pretty happy about that, and Hubby told me to enjoy my time off- so all was well! Smile

For lunch, I toasted 2 slices of light wheat bread and made a sandwich of chicken breast, avocado, tomato and Swiss cheese for 7 points.

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I decided to tackle the big project of finally going through my closet and boxing up the clothes that no longer fit. We are going to have a garage sale this spring- so starting to sift through my packed closets is a good idea. And it took a long time! I had to try on most of it because I haven’t worn many of the clothes for a long time. I found a lot of clothes that I’ve been thinking were too tight- so I have new clothes to wear! Smile I couldn’t believe how much I boxed up- and that’s just in my closets! I’m hoping that I can make a good amount of money at the garage sale to use to buy some new clothes that fit.

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I took a break while getting that together and ate an apple with 1 Tbs. PB for 3 points. I think I would eat just about anything if it was dipped in peanut butter. Winking smile

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I was so hungry later on in the afternoon, I decided to eat a light cheese stick for 2 points. It’s always good to get your dairy in, ladies! You want strong bones. Smile

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Hubby and I headed to Panera Bread for supper and I had my usual You Pick 2- Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Asian Sesame Chicken salad and whole grain baguette for 13 points.

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Hubby had a MyPanera reward for a free Sweet/Pastry. We were planning on splitting his pick for dessert. I took a tiny bite of my half and decided it just wasn’t worth the calories- if I’m going to use weekly points and indulge in something it’s going to be TASTY! So I didn’t eat my half. I’ll call that  NSV. Making a choice not to just shove something in your mouth just because it’s there is a big step! Smile

After that we ran a few errands. I got a new Biggest Loser workout DVD that I can’t wait to try tomorrow!

We stopped at Culver’s for dessert. I planned on using some weekly points tonight, so I had a 1 scoop vanilla sundae with hot fudge and bananas for 10 points. I feel like this is worth 10 weekly points- it was delicious!

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I ended up using 14 weekly points tonight and I still have 20 left- so I’m doing well! Smile 

Do you have any plans for the weekend? Hubby and I are going to take it easy. I want to get some cleaning done and another workout or two in. I will start to get my things ready for school next week. Stay tuned for a recipe this weekend! Have a great weekend!

16 comments :

  1. Awesome!! Doesn't it feel great to give away your too big clothes? :) I'm so proud of you! No big plans for us this weekend. We're supposed to get snow, but since we get it about once a year, I'll believe it when I see it. LOL

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  2. Great work on the NSV and the clothes! It feel great to get rid of some of the "baggage".

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  3. What a great accomplishment getting rid of your plus sized clothing!!! Don't you feel like a ROCK STAR??? You should! You are doing amazing, Alissa!

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  4. Wow...that is a "whole lotta" clothes that don't fit anymore. What a win/win situation it'll be...you'll sell them, and someone else will get good use out of them! You are such an inspiration!!!!

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  5. Isn't that fantastic about the clothing. Yeah for you!

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  6. So many terrific things in this post. Panera and NSV, getting rid of plus sized clothes, eating on plan. You're doing great.

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  7. Wow look at all those clothes you've grown out of! Amazing! I too could eat anything dipped in PB - favorite. Your culvers and panera look great! Hope you have a great weekend. - Angie

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  8. Luckily for me, we have a shop near my home where they make alterations to clothes. I took in my big size clothes to this shop on Thursday and now they are going to make it smaller for me = saving on money for clothing. I can't wait to wear my favorite clothing again in a smaller size :)

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  9. Way to go. Quite a few accomplishments!
    I love panera. Glad you used your points on a dessert you enjoyed!
    nothing exciting here this weekene

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  10. Your Culvers picture is killing me!! I wish I were focused enough to take pictures of each meal. It has to make all the difference! And I always appreciate the meal ideas. I have you to think for my bread, peanut butter and banana obsession!

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  11. I don't know if you have any consignment shops where you live, but I've had better luck getting rid of my "big" clothes there... Then, I earn money to purchase "little" clothes... A fun way to recycle :)

    We don't have a Culver's in NC, but that looks tasty! Thanks for sharing your recipes! I enjoy seeing other people's meals -- helps gives me new options when I'm in a rut!

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  12. Think of all that SPACE your closet is gonna have now!
    Which TBL DVD did you get? :)

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  13. Congrats on cleaning out your wardrobe. I just cleaned the too large clothes out of mine last month. Feels great. Keep up to good job!

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  14. Almonds are one of my favorite snacks ever, great choice!

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  15. Congratulations! It's not easy to stick to a weight loss plan, I had tried and failed so many times before I finally got myself down to my current size - you're doing great!

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