Spending Freeze: Day 13

DAY 13$676.93 / -0.8 lbs

Still woke up early for my morning Body Revolution workout today, still no change in weight today.  Yet I’m still not too discouraged because I am slowly feeling more “fit.”  Looking back at last week’s meals and snacks, I realized I was really skimping on my fruits and veggies.  I think I was more concerned with just eating anything we had instead of actually thinking about what my body needed.  I’m going to try to regroup on that this week and see if it helps the lbs drop at all.  Starting with my green smoothies!


Breakfast:  Protein Shake, Glowing Green Smoothie, and a Macchiato 😉

Lunch:  the pre-prepped Penne and Vodka Sauce (I was invited out to lunch today and, being unsure of whether they were paying or not, I declined)

Dinner:  Caesar Salad with Homemade Garlic Croutons and Leftover Pizza (I prepped and FoodSaver sealed all of my romaine heads into jars on Sunday so a salad was super convenient today…until the hubs broke the first jar he tried to open…and glass went into the lettuce…so lettuce went into trash).


Caesar Salad with Homemade Garlic Croutons


The hubs needed a new speaker thing for work, so he took a bunch of stuff to the pawn shop today and used the money to buy the speaker online. (I’m not sure how to add this savings into the total yet, so am leaving it alone for now). He even showed me how he price compared on Google Shopping for the best deal with free accessories and no shipping costs!  I’m truly proud.  This is two savings days in a row for him!



Granny’s Scrambles…very modified version, but still delicious!

I made a pretty modified and weak version of my Granny’s “Scrambles” tonight.  While I could only use what we had in the pantry, it still made me smile just thinking of her while cooking from her recipe.  🙂

– Kelly

The Green Smoothie

green smoothie

I started seeing green smoothies a few years ago and was immediately curious.  So, I did some quick research and the more I read about all of the benefits the more I wanted one.  Plus, they just looked like super health in a cup!  It wasn’t until I read The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder that I blended my first one.  It tasted pretty good, but made me feel really really good.  Like I knew it was doing great things for my body…and then eventually I just stopped.  I got so sick of prepping and chopping the fruits and veggies into tiny little pieces so that my Magic Bullet could handle it!  I actually stopped a lot of healthy habits around this same time and just let stupid excuses take over…

That was three years ago and I’m back on the right track now and back making green smoothies!  It’s also taken me that long to listen to the book’s advice and finally get a Vitamix (yay!).  What a difference!  Even the hubs is drinking his greens!  Sorry for all of the exclamation points, but I’m seriously that excited! Or maybe it’s just the green smoothie’s energy boosting effect that’s effecting my punctuation!  Okay, I’m done.  🙂

Bottom line is that we’re on Weight Watchers and this filling smoothie is a zero points, has a slimming effect, and is detoxifying so it beautifies our skin along the way!  And if this recipe (my go to) is too much for you to start off with, maybe just add a handful of spinach to your normal smoothie for now.  I bet you won’t even taste it!

– Kelly