Catching Up Tampa

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wow, I have not blogged since summer.

Going to play a little catch up and also share some adorable shops around Tampa for the upcoming Christmas Season.

Chef Inspired Popcorn Company
Located on Howard Avenue

This little popcorn shop is adorable.
Would be great for baskets for the holidays, stocking stuffers or just a mid-day snack.
I chose the following:
Bar Mix
Bolt Corn for the Tampa Bay Lightning 
Buffalo Blue Cheese
Jalapeno Popper
Blow Hard Trump
Chocolate Salted Caramel

So yummy!

They have a contest going on between the Blow Hard Trump and Sour Apple Hillary
Looks like Trump is winning the battle. 


WW Update

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pizza seems to be the most filling to me.
Ole Xtreme Wrap, Aldi Fit and Active Grilled Chicken. Lettuce, peppers and onions. 8 smart points points. 

Kodiakcakes Donuts. (found the recipe on Pinterest) 4 smart points. 

Aldi Fit and Active Frozen Waffle - chocolate peanut butter and banana. 3 Smart Points

Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Homemade Salsa, Brown Rice, Aldi Fit and Active Grilled Chicken Nuggets and 6 Aldi Corn Chips. 8 smart points


If you have not tried this you are missing out. Arctic Zone Ice Cream! They are all 1 or 3 points for 1/2 Cup! Amazing - you decide for yourself. 

Another day another pizza - Flatout Bread makes the perfect crust.  Most are 6 - 8 points. 

Down a total of 18 pounds.
Started on May 15th
14 more pounds to my goal.

Weight Watchers Ideas and Update

Saturday, July 2, 2016

I joined Weight Watchers on May 15th
Today is July 1st and I'm down 17 pounds

Here are a few ideas that are really yummy and make you feel like you are not even on a diet.  Weight Watchers is actually just a healthy way of eating, not even a diet - you just get the great benefits of losing weight - another Yay!

This is water with rosemary, lemon, grapefruit and orange.  I find it makes it so much easier to hit the dialy goal of water intake if I spruce it up a little.  Lemon water first thing in the morning is such a good natural detox. 

I had seen these Kodiak Cakes all over Instagram so I decided to try them.  They did not dissapoint.  So good.  For this meal with egg whites and apple slices and lite syrup - total smart points = 6.

This might be one of my favorites so far.  Ole Xtreme Tortilla Veggie Taco. I baked a white sweet potato.  Added black beans, goat cheese, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper.  This was amazing.  Served with fresh strawberries - total smart points = 5. 

Making smoothies has become my latest obsession.  Steve got me a Vitamix for my birthday and I'm loving it.  This one was frozen strawberries, peaches and banana with Bai Peach - yummy and ZERO points. 

Another favorite - I think they all are - this was flatout bread with Fresh Market Marinara Sauce.  Added fresh spring greens, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper - total smart points = 

This is a good treat - graham cracker, mini marshmallows, and chocolate cacao chips - total smart points = 3

Chef Salad - Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, cilantro, feta cheese, turkey and turkey pepperoni.  Vinegar and lemon for dressing - total smart points = 4

Pineapple and ham Pizza.  English Muffin with ham, pizza sauce, low fat cheese and pineapple - total smart points = 6

Weight Watchers chicken burger.  Found these at Publix and a terrific find.  I love them!  Added some homemade salsa and Ole tortilla - total smart points = 4

Another awesome smoothie - Trader Joes frozen fruit and Bai of course - ZERO points. 

This is a tropical chicken fruit salad that I copied from Bahama Breeze.  Lettuce, strawberries, pineapple, orange, baked chicken, goat cheese - total points = 6

Another idea for drinking more water.  Voss water bottles have a wide opening so you can add fresh fruit and mint - another way to drink more water. 

This was yummy.  Ole wrap with a fat free hot dog, Weight Watchers cheese stick.  I pressed it and make the outside crispy - so good.  Total smart points = 4

Another day another smoothie!

This was interesting.  Not very filling but it's an egg cooked inside a yellow pepper.  Sriracha coleslaw - simply made coleslaw with fat free mayo and added sriracha to give it a kick - total smart points =  6 

Hope you enjoy! 

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