Well, let’s just get this out of the way…

So yeah. Still haven’t hit 20 pounds. But didn’t gain either, so it is all good.

In today’s workshop, we looked at how much we sit during the day. I have a desk job, I sit a lot. Studies show people that sit more are more prone to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer.

And since I am prone to all three of those….ahem.

As usual, we talk about action plans to get moving more, including habit cycles. We set up our action plans, including our clue, what we will do, and how we will reward ourselves.

I try to get 250 steps an hour. But, lately I have increased that goal to 1000 steps an hour. My vmclue is my fitbit. But I try not to wait until that Fitbit buzzes. We will see how it goes this week. My action plan is to do 1000 steps an hour dduring my work day.

In other news, I have broken up my meal prep into 2 days this week in an effor to save my back. On the menu this week is a chocolate chip pancake bake, buffalo chicken and rice bake, stuffed peppers and fish tacos.

Yesterday, I did my breakfasts and lunches.

For breakfast, I was inspired by Lauren and her chocolate chip pancake bake. I had these for breakfast this week and they are amazing. Two are 6 Smart points (for my brand of pancake mix).

For lunches, I made a twist on The Skinnyish Dish Buffalo Chicken ‘n Rice. I did mine in the Instant Pot and it came out really tastey. I will have this with green beans. I increased the hot sauce to half a cup. It is 4 Smart Points for lunch.

Today I worked on Dinners. Tonight we are having The Skinnyish Dish Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers although I am making mine with Veggie Cheese and goat cheese instead of low fat cream cheese and colby. So I prepped the veggies for those.

I also steamed some broccoli to have with this.

Tomorrow we are having Asian Seasoned chicken breast, with potatos and peas.

For #TacoTuesday we are having fish tacos, so I went ahead and made a quick 1 Smart Point Cole Slaw.

I used a bag of cole slaw mix, and added two tablespoons of minced onions (real, not dehydrated). For the dressing, I mixed 5 tbsp of Hellman’s light Mayo, 2 tsp of mustard, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp of monk fruit sweetener, the juice of half a lime, and a pinch of salt and pepper. I poured that over top, added two tbsp of fresh chopped parsley, and sprinkled in a ton of Tajin. Mixed it all up. Makes 8 servings.

Wednesday we are having pork chops, sweet potato fries, and green beans. Thursday is pizza night. And then next weekend, we are heading to the camper, so we are planning for that.

I also made my Pumpkin Cupcakes.

Have a great week everyone!

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