I’m down 11.8 pounds on the Weight Watchers SmartPoints Plan. I’ve hit a few bumps in the road with some illnesses and that slowed some progress down but as long as I continue to move forward, I’m not on any fast train. Slow and steady wins the race.
I have found that planning my meals with the help of my Fitness Happy Planner has really helped. I’d be happy to help anyone with menu planning. Just let me know by commenting below. I find picking one cookbook, website, Pinterest board – where ever you find healthy recipes, and use that as your guide for the week.
I started out using just a pad of paper to jot down my meals and that worked really well for many years. Then I was introduced to The Happy Planner by Me and My Big Ideas (sold online, Hobby Lobby and Michaels). Since then, I’ve enjoyed jotting down my meals in there. I created a SmartPoints tracker to add up my points at the end of each day. This week I also added a tracker for the supplements I’m taking. The sidebar tracker was a free printable that I printed and used a tape runner to adhere.
I also wanted to share with you a recipe for some No Bake Energy Bites. You can really customize them to whatever your taste buds like. Swap out the raisins for other dried fruit (I used dried cherries today). The original recipe calls for peanut butter but I used a mixture of 1/2 peanut butter and 1/2 cashew butter. I would bet that almond butter would be really good also.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I used a mixture of peanut butter and cashew butter)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanuts or almonds (I used slivered almonds)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup raisins or dried cranberries (I used a mixture of raisins and dried cherries)
- 1 T chia seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped pretzels
- Stir everything together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours then shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate until ready to use. They will last 2 weeks in the refrigerator.