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MyWW Purple Plan Weigh in and Check In

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Happy Saturday friends! It is time again for weigh in!  To be honest, after all the Christmas eating and such, I wasn't sure I wanted to weigh in, but I committed to do it so I got up and went to my WW Studio.  Apparently listening to my body helped a lot this year!  I was down 2.2 lbs!  I am a bit in shock because I did indulge on some candy and desserts and some bread, but for the most part, I listened to my body and when I was full, I handed the plate off.  This is a big thing for me.  As of almost a year ago today, I was 182.4.  As of today, I am down to 171.2.  I have lost 11.2 pounds this year.  I know that doesn't seem like a lot, but considering everyday was not an OP day and I did indulge here and there, living life and enjoying some ice cream and desserts, I will not complain.  This means I am almost halfway to my goal weight of 135.  I am at my lowest weight during my married life.  My mindset is changing which is a good thing.  I'm still eating certain things l…

What's Cookin Wednesday, December 18th

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Happy Hump Day friends!  I am back for another edition of What's Cookin Wednesday!  Some day I will figure out how to make my kitchen more recording friendly, but right now, I'm just trying to figure it out.  I actually picked out a couple of recipes that I wanted to try.  We're expecting some cold weather around my area, which I'm sure some of my northern friends would laugh about, but it's cold to me.  The first one I decided to try was the Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup.  Sometimes I really just feel like recipes are a suggestion that worked for someone else and might work for you.  I definitely tweaked it a little bit for our family. 

Honestly, my chicken wasn't cooked so I decided I'd just use my canned chicken.  Here's what I did:

2 - 5 oz. cans of chicken breast
2 - 10 oz. cans of Rotel Tomatoes
1 - 15 oz. can of Black Beans
1 - 32 oz. container of chicken stock
A couple of shakes of taco seasoning because it was handy and I didn't have fajita s…

Meal Planning Monday, December 16th

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Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Ours was busy but good!  DD performed at our "Santa's Village" in our city.  Saturday, my sweet husband took me to see It's a Wonderful Life on the big screen!  It's not his favorite movie, but he knows how much I love it.  Then a get together with my church family and church today to watch our kids perform.  

Breakfast:  Likely another breakfast casserole like last week because it really was good.  I am in debate about making the 2 ingredient dough, just a small batch and using that in place of the biscuits, but haven't decided yet since I'm not feeling 100% today.  It may be easier just to use the biscuits this time. 

Lunches this week:

Chicken Fajita Soup, I may do a cook with me, but haven't decided yet since this is a first time recipe.
Egg Roll Soup, I also may do a cook with me on this one, but again, new recipe.

Dinners this week:

Macaroni and CheeseNachosLentil Stuff Pepper Soup (another …

Christmas Cookie Swap Collab - 12/07/2019

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Happy Saturday friends!  It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Some fellow YouTubers have taken some time out of their schedules to share some cookies or other sweet treats together for you.  When I got invited to this collaboration by Joan (Joan's Pointed Plate), I was not really sure what I wanted to make.  Since I do not use some of the ingredients that others do, such as light butter, I decided I needed to find something that didn't have a lot of butter in it.  So I did a search of Pinterest and found a TON of great recipes, but not all of them had been updated for the new plans.  I choose a Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie as it really seemed like I had most of these ingredients on hand anyway.  Here's my recipe, using my substitutions.

Tracey's Variation of the Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

35 grams Lily's Semi-Sweet Baking Chips'
2 tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup Granulated Monkfruit Sweetener
1/2 cup Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
1 Banana
1 e…

Meal Planning Monday, December 2nd

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Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a fantastic long weekend!   I didn't get as much meal prepping done as I would have liked, but I do have a game plan for this week.

Dinners are as follows:

Hamburger StroganoffChicken and Dressing (no, I still haven't made it)Quesadillas, Fat Free Refried Beans and Spanish RiceSpaghetti, Garlic Bread and SaladStromboli - I am thinking of trying a chicken, bacon, ranch one.For breakfast, I haven't fully committed to anything yet.  I think it may be varied.  Eggs in a basket, chaffles, etc.  Lunch is also varied, but I may prepare a soup for us for this week.  What are you having this week?  I would love to hear about it! :-)