Monday, June 25, 2012

Slippery Slope

Hi y'all!  I apologize for the lapse in blogging last week.  I had every intention of posting from Colorado where I was on a trip for work but I just didn't have time.  The weather and landscape is beautiful there and I most definitely want to go back when I have time to explore. I weighed on Friday before I left and I was still up 4-5 pounds from my lowest weight.  I didn't weigh last Friday because I didn't have a great diet in Colorado.  I've been pretty good today and I plan on keeping that up all week so I'll weigh this weekend to see what kind of work I need to do. I was extremely nervous after I got back because I was way behind on exercise.  One of the scariest things that can happen to you while on a diet/exercise routine is losing consistency.  I was exhausted and in no mood to catch up on exercise.  I did though so I think I'm back on track but I've had a rough few days.  It is so important to keep everything up and have the attitude of getting things done when you are supposed's WAY too easy to get complacent.

Not everything you make has to be a recipe from a book.   Sometimes, you can make your own creations with things you have around the house.  I’ve shown you some ideas before and I have a couple more today.  This one is something I called a barbecue flatbread.  All I did was take the premade pork barbecue and spread it onto a low fat, high fiber, medium tortilla.  I popped it in the oven to broil for a few minutes and then added some low fat provolone cheese.  It only takes a few minutes to eat, it’s yummy and it’s only 5 points.  It’s a great thing to make on a week night when you don’t feel like cooking.

My mom showed me these chicken sausages awhile back so I thought I’d share with you.  You can get them at Wal-Mart & Sam’s for sure but I’m not 100% about other places.  They are delicious and low in fat.  They have different flavors.  I turned one of the sausages into a grilled cheese which was my mom’s idea.  All I did was cut the sausage in half and then in half again making 4 even pieces.  I heated it up in the microwave for a minute.  Then, I put spray butter on one side of a piece of bread and laid the buttered side down in the pan, I added the sausage and then added another piece of bread that had been spray buttered.  I flipped it over until it was golden brown on both sides.  You could also add a piece of low fat cheese if you wanted it extra cheesy.  Y’all, this tastes like something you shouldn’t be having.  It’s SO good.  I love these sausages and I highly recommend them.

I also wanted to show you about my newest snack obsession.  I love Pop-Tarts.  I always have.  I especially love them crispy  and when they come out of the toaster, I like to butter them (thanks, Dad).  Unfortunately, Pop-Tarts are terrible for you.  Even the low fat ones can’t be justified.  I happened to come across these 100 calorie snacks.  I’ve tried the strawberry (which is good) but my favorite is the brown sugar & cinnamon.  I love these little things.  They have great flavor, they are crispy and you get a lot more bites than your average 100 calorie pack snack.  I have stocked up on these suckers in hopes that I never run out.  I don’t usually eat 100 calorie packs because I don’t ever think it’s enough food for two points but these are so yummy, I can’t turn them away.

Dad and I went to see Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden this weekend in Atlanta and it was a great time.  It was his dream concert so I'm glad I got to go with him.

That’s all I have time for today.

I hope you have an awesome week/weekend.  

I'm gonna rest this weekend, I think, I hope... 


And the Colorado rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky mountain high…” Rock Mountain High-John Denver


  1. Those pork flat breads sound really yummy! So does the sausage...I need to try both of those.

    Oh, and thanks for sharing your Pop Tarts Mini Crisps with me! Yum!!!

  2. You can share my mini crisps anytime.


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