Monday, December 17, 2012

Indiana, Day 2

Another rather relaxing day today. I did get up and run this morning, trying to maintain my routine. While everyone else was getting breakfast together, I headed outside to run a few miles. I was scheduled for 400-meter repeats today, but since I've never run around here before, and I had no idea where I was going, I figured I'd just run 3 miles and call it a day.

It was 40 degrees this morning--still warm for this time of year!--so I just wore my running tights and a long-sleeved shirt. It was kind of funny how many cars I saw running in their driveways, "warming up". It certainly didn't feel that cold to me! ;)

I didn't want to get lost, so I just ran out a mile and a half, with just one turn in there. It's always kind of scary to run in an unfamiliar place alone, so I left my iPod at the house, and just tried to get the run over with quickly. I wasn't intending to run very fast, but I was a little creeped out, so I guess my pace reflected that. Anyway, I turned around after a mile and a half, and then came back the same way I went out.
After that, I came in and made my breakfast. I made my usual as of lately--oatmeal with caramel, chocolate chips, and coconut, for a total of 6 PointsPlus. It tasted heavenly today, for some reason. I would definitely choose that over the greasy bacon and sausage and stuff that the guys were eating.

In the afternoon, my parents gave the kids a couple more Christmas presents, and Eli got some Army Legos. He wanted to put them together right away, and I happen to love building with Legos, so Jerry and I helped him.
He got two large sets, so Jerry and I built the first set, and then started working on the other. By that time, I was ready to be done. Eli had lost interest a while ago, so we were on our own. Yesterday's Subway was so good that I was craving it again, so Jerry went to pick that up for us for lunch. Unfortunately, it wasn't half as good as yesterday; the bread was pretty stale.

It was driving me crazy to see all the junk food on the counter in plain view (my mom actually asked me to help her make Reese's Cup Pie by unwrapping Reese's Cups--umm, no). So Jerry and I then drove a couple of miles to McDonald's to get an ice cream cone. That definitely hit the spot! Today's cone looked decent:
Kind of small, but that is the size that they are supposed to be--the "5-PointsPlus-size" :)  I always count them as 5 PP, but sometimes they are bigger, and sometimes they are smaller. I just go with whatever I get.

I've done really well with counting my PointsPlus and sticking to my plan while I'm here. It's been SUPER hard, with all of the junk food, but I want to go home on Wednesday at my goal weight, so I keep thinking about that.

My older brother and his girlfriend Becky flew in today, so now everyone is here. We'll probably be playing games tonight, and I certainly want to have my (rationed) wine ;)  Oh, speaking of alcohol, look what I saw at Wal-Mart when I stopped there for a minute today with my brother...
I really wanted it, but I am totally clueless when it comes to liquor, and would have no idea what to mix it with! A couple of people on Twitter suggested pineapple juice, for a pineapple upside down cake flavor--yum! But I didn't buy it. Maybe next time. :)

19 comments:

  1. You're doing great! And I need to try that oats combination!

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  2. I mix Cake Vodka with diet root beer. Taste like a root beer float :)

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  3. I have had that vodka in some pudding shots. Tasted just like funfetti batter!

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  4. I've had it in hot chocolate and as a shot. If you choose to do a shot make sure it's super cold. It will taste so much better!

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  5. Keep up the good work! What kind of caramel do you put in your oatmeal?

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    1. It's the Marzetti fat-free caramel dip, found in the produce section. I use 13 grams, which is only 1 PP. It's really yummy!

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  6. I second the diet root beer! Vodka is my drink of choice but the cake vodka is especially good! (and also high in calories)

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  7. Hi there. Could you please share your recipe for the oatmeal you made today? It sounds heavenly but I'm horrible at adding things to oatmeal in the right quantities. LOL. Thanks so much. Happy Holidays. I am also doing WW points plus so the amounts you used would be terrific to know.

    Sue

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    1. Hi there Sue! I just combine 30 grams of quick cooking oats with water and microwave until the oatmeal is cooked. Then I top it with 13 grams of fat-free caramel dip (found in the produce section), 7 grams of shredded coconut, and 7 grams of mini chocolate chips. (The oatmeal is 3 PP, and the toppings are 1 PP each). Hope that helps!

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  8. I put the cake and also the whipped cream and chocolate whipped cream vodkas in hot cocoa :) There is a gummy (Swedish fish) flavor that I put in diet cherry 7up so good!

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  9. I have a diet related question for you... Is Weight Watchers online worth it? I definitely cannot afford to go to the meetings. I was on Weight Watchers online once before, but that was before the whole Points Plus change over... I got an email from them asking me to come back and I'm really considering it, but I don't know if it's worth the money... What is your take?

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    1. Hi there Crystal! Not sure if you'll see this, since I'm so late responding... but I just wrote a post about your question yesterday. It's titled "Thoughts on Weight Watchers". Hope that helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me :)

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  10. put the vodka in diet coke-tastes exactly like full-flavor vanilla coke!

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  11. cake vodka works good with frangelico or with any kind of godiva chocolate liquor. mmmmm

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  12. Cake vodka is DIVINE in diet cream soda. I racked my brain, and this was my brilliant idea ;) its incredible. You can barely taste the alcohol, but can definitely taste the "cake"

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  13. Sounds like your having a great time! My husband and I bought these Lego games called Heroica I think. You have to build the game, then you have dice and you move your characters around and defeat monsters. It's pretty fun!

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  14. UV cake flavored vodka is better, however Pinnacle makes a pumpkin pie flavored one. Cake vodkas are great with any fruit juices. :)

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  15. I love flavored vodkas! I have some of this Pinnacle in my freezer right now. I mix it with orange juice for a creamsicle flavor.

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  16. Go with the Three Olives Cake Vodka(a couple bucks more but so much better)!! You shake it with Pineapple juice, pour in a shot glass and add a little bit of gernadine and it is a pinapple upside down cake!!

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