Monday, September 26, 2011

It’s Definitely Fall

Why do the weekends have to go so quickly? I had an awesome birthday weekend! Be sure to check out my birthday recap if you haven’t already. I also posted a recipe for a Godiva Coffee Salted Caramel Pecan Bark Mocha Latte Recipe for only 5 Points Plus—this is so good too! A Journey to Thin was also chosen as one of the top 50 health blogs by

I am going to be honest and say that I didn’t track my points from Thursday through Sunday. It was liberating not to be obsessing about food! I ate when I was hungry and stopped when I was full. I barely snacked. I wasn’t perfect—but I was satisfied. And you know what? I usually gain a few pounds over the weekend, and I am only up 1 lb. this morning which means I probably did better than normal! I tend to lose most of my weight at the beginning of the week. Maybe I should try this intuitive eating thing, although I’d be a little scared!

For breakfast this morning, I had oatmeal with fresh strawberries and a glass of milk for 7 points.

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I wasn’t very thrilled about working today—but so is life. While working, I sipped on coffee with french vanilla creamer for 1 point.

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For my first break, I ate a light cheese stick for 1 point.

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For lunch, I made a chicken taco salad for 6 points. I added Garbanzo beans to this salad—they are so good!

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I also had a Yoplait Crème Carmel parfait for 3 points.

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This had a nice texture and was very thick and creamy, but probably not worth 3 points.

On my break, I ate an apple and peanut butter for 3 points.

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I was having a tough day at work and I let it get the best of me. On my last break I ate a turtle for 2 points.

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And some Dove chocolate for 2 points.

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I brought coffee back to my desk for 1 point.

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For supper, I made butternut squash soup, broccoli and grilled cheese for 7 points.

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I finished it up with FF/SF chocolate pudding for 2 points.

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After supper, hubby and I headed out for a walk. It rained all day. It looked so cold and gloomy outside. But the rain stopped long enough for a nice 34 minute walk. It was a breezy, chilly, gloomy, yet beautiful fall walk! Loved it! Smile We walked 1.77 miles and I burned 220 calories.

With the weather, the butternut squash soup and my cravings for warm coffee—it’s definitely fall!

Overall, it was a pretty good day!


  1. That salad looks great! I was going to say you need a recipes tab =) then I realized you had one!

  2. I think having a points-counting break is nice sometimes... but only for a few days! After that, I go from intuitiveness to give-it-to-me-ness. LOL I start eating everything around me because I know "I've gotta go back on program soon!" ha So sad, but true. Love your chocolate today. I so wanted that much and more. I refrained because tomorrow is weigh-in.

  3. Yummmm...butternut soup :) I love fall :)

  4. Looks so delicious (super hungry right now) Happy Be-lated Brithday! :) Love that you and the hubby keep so active together.

  5. Being the gadget hound I am....I have to say I'm a little envious of your apple corer/slicer! What a great contraption. Yay for not counting points on your birthday!!!!! Have a great day!



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