30 Day Challenge: Day Three – Barely


I just completed day three of my 30 Day Ab & Arm Challenge (details can be found on my As Pounds Go Bye Pinterest Board), and tonight, it kind of kicked my ass. I could now feel the muscles that were being worked and could tell that they’ve been used recently. It felt good to get through it. Especially good because my day pretty much sucked.

On my drive home, my car died. Of course, I had just gone to the grocery store and it was around 90 degrees outside. I sat there for about 30 minutes until my husband could come rescue me. It had overheated, and it was getting late, and I still had to make dinner, so we decided to just come back and get it later. Ugh.

I did manage to make an INCREDIBLE dinner. I found inspiration on Pinterest (Pinsperation?) on how to change up my tacos. I made regular old tacos for the family, but for me, I used shredded chicken with black beans and diced tomatoes with green chiles. And then I used lettuce leaves instead of taco shells. These babies were DELICIOUS and only 4 Weight Watchers points each. I had enough points left to have some tortilla chips, too, and I took a bite with each bite of my taco and it tasted a lot like a taco salad. YUM!


After dinner, things went downhill again. While driving out to get my car, my husband’s car’s “Check Engine” light came on and the speedometer stopped working. And it was dark.

Then, the cherry on top turned out to be my knee once again popping out of the socket when I got out of the car.

So YAY! Today is now over. I have completed day three of my challenge and I can now go to bed and restart tomorrow.

Because tomorrow is Motivation Friday, and I have one heckuva blog planned!

Goodnight, my friends. TGTF (Thank Goodness Tomorrow is Friday!)

Recipe Monday – Delish Casserole Edition!

My family LOVES tamales. In fact, it’s ridiculous how much my 7 year old son loves tamales. So when I saw that I had a bunch of shredded chicken that needed to get used up, I knew this recipe would be a hit. And it was!

Chicken Tamale Casserole


This dish was DELICIOUS, and after putting the recipe into my handy Weight Watchers app, it turned out to be 10 points per serving. I didn’t see anywhere in the recipe where it said how many servings it made, but I figured it to be about 8. It could have easily been made in a smaller casserole dish and made thicker, but the servings would have been more points, and I really just liked that it wasn’t super thick and bready. Lots of chicken. Lots of flavor. And I’m going to eat leftovers tonight!

Also, I seriously need to get my hands on more of these things pictured below. I bought a small bag at the tea shoppe the other night to try them and WOW I am hooked!


Veggie chips! I want more! The whole bag was 1 point. Must! Have! More!

Oh, and hey…Follow me on Pinterest to see all of the recipes I’ve made or want to try. I’ve also started collecting potential workouts to incorporate into my regime.

Monday Mealtime – What I’ve Been Making

BE FOREWARNED: I started this blog post on Monday, but just realized that I never finished it up. Go me! So…let’s travel back to Monday, that awesome day when I had a day off and I was not sitting at my desk at work. Oh, those were the days…

Today is Labor Day, which means I am home with the kids. I am planning to make brats for dinner, and I really want to finally try a quinoa recipe. I bought the quinoa, and now I’ve overwhelmed myself on Pinterest. While I’m trying to whittle down what to make, check out what I’ve been cooking!

Update: Quinoa is gross. I will never post about it again. Pinky promise.

Lunch on Saturday was a bacon and egg sandwich on wheat bread with a side of Brussells sprouts:


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Weekend Cooking!

I’m really trying to get a blogging schedule going, but it will likely be sporadic at best until around September. I work in a college store and this is our busiest time of year. It’s crazy! But I’ve stayed on plan in spite of my heightened anxiety and stress, so that’s good. Tomorrow is weigh-in. I’m optimistic.

Over the weekend, I spend Saturday morning watching Food Network and browsing Pinterest while drinking my coffee (multitasking!), trying to find a new recipe to try so I can blog about it.

This week wasn’t anything terribly new. I made two blog-worthy dishes, but neither were truly NEW to me.

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