Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Points Tally, New Rules (for 2011), Hot Chocolate Recipe

That's right, this is a loaded post: Tallies until now; proposed rules for 2011 challenge; and a yummy hot chocolate recipe that is healthier for you than hot chocolate mixes ...

First .... points to date (top half):

567 - Dawn
566 - Claudia
558 - Sylvia
555 - Denise
549 - Jennifer
536 - Leslie
526 - Jen H.
512 - Tania

I cannot believe how well everyone is doing! Even those who aren't in the top half are right in there and losing weight, besides. Dawn and Claudia need to be taken down ... ;) Jen, send me your mom's address so I can start delivering brownies, cookies, cake, etc. Neighbors, start doing the same to Dawn! ;) Just kidding ... but if Claudia still lived in Covington where I knew where she was I might have to do it as a joke ...

Fitness Challenge 2011
So, the Winter Fitness challenge will start either Jan. 3 or Jan. 10 -- I haven't decided yet. Here are how the points will go on that challenge:

1 pt/day for keeping a food journal
1 pt/ day for exercising for 30+ minutes
1 pt/day for reading Book of Mormon 20+ minutes
1 pt/day for not eating after 8 p.m.
1 pt/day for eating 4+ servings of fruits and/or veggies
1 pt/day for having no more than 1 treat (100 calories or less)
1 pt/day for drinking 8+ cups water
1 pt/day for taking a vitamin and/or calcium
1 pt/day for not skipping any meals
1 pt/day TBD ... additional suggestions? (maybe no pop? maybe meeting a personal goal?)

And now that it's cold, we definitely need healthier hot chocolate!

Deep Dark Hot Chocolate
1 T unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder (I just use regular baking cocoa)
1 T and 2 t Splenda
2 T hot water
1 c. milk

Place cocoa powder and Splenda into microwavable mug. Add the hot water and stir until smooth. Pour in the milk and stir again. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until hot. (Do not boil.) Recipe makes one serving Deep Dark Hot Chocolate.

Nutrition information per 1-cup:
Calories: 120
Fat: 3g
Protein: 9g
Carbohydrate: 16g
Exchange: 1 low fat milk


  1. Ha, Ha. My V.T. brought me cookies today and I just passed them around to my family and didn't eat any. Sending treats won't work. I am looking forward to the next challenge though. Eating fruits and veggies will be my biggest challenge.

  2. I thought of another possibility for a point--getting a certain number of hours of sleep at night. Tell me what you think.

  3. Wendy - I actually had that in a challenge last year, so I think it's a good idea. I've got a few ideas and just have to decide which one to stick with. :)