Archive for May, 2010

Lucky 7

So I started out at 154.8 (give or take a few ounces) and I am now down 7 pounds!! Woo hoo! All of that working out is starting to pay off!

This morning I ate a piece of TJ’s high fiber bread with almond butter and honey. 

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Calorie Count: 185

We have a birthday cookout tonight at Tara’s parent’s house tonight which will include cornhole and probably hot dogs and hamburgers.  There will be a lot of the husbands coworkers there so it should be a lot of fun!

For lunch I had a coupon for a free salad from McDonald’s so I got it to go.  I got the Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with Southwest Dressing.

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Calorie Count: 420


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Check it out!!

Tomato plant

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Kale, Basil and Cilantro

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Yes, I started those plants with soil, seeds, a pot and water.  No, I did not buy plants from the store and transfer them into pots. That’s all seeds baby!

I really do have a green thumb!

The fruits of my labor

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We picked this guy later on tonight.

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A little tomato!!! 🙂

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Rinsed and laying out to dry.

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Hi little guy!

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Yes, that is my cat Zoey trying to climb the window.

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We went to Trader Joe’s today (haven’t been in months!) and got all of this for $43.

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I love TJ’s and could spend hours in there!

For breakfast this morning we went to Cracker Barrel.  I got the french toast (make it wheat!) and ate half.


The Daily Plate.com said that this has 520 calories for the white bread.  I got wheat, so I know it is lower in calories.

We didn’t eat anything until dinner.  We went to mexican at La Cocina.

I got a bean burrito and a chicken soft taco that I only ate half because it had oil dripping from it-it grossed me out!

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Much better than what I would have gotten before!

I finished the night off with this:

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Calorie Count: 100

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Sorry I have been MIA for 2 days, the cold caught up to me and I have been feeling blah lately.  So here is a recap:


For breakfast I had a sandwich thin with almond butter and honey.

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Calorie Count: 195

For lunch I had left over fajitas. 

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100 calorie cheese its, 100 calorie doritos ( I can’t remember if I ate both of these or not)

Calorie Count: maybe 500?

I went to work and then to a bridal shower (at work) and then out for margaritas. Whew, it was a busy day.  The bridal shower was so cute!  It was princess themed.  Our music teacher at work is getting married in June.  She is a very sweet girl and I couldn’t be happier for her.  Also, I won two games!  I won a sticker book and cute magnetic notepad and then a candle from Ulta.

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There was a princess castle cake.  It was huge and so were the pieces.  I only ate about half of mine.  It was pretty rich.  Then my coworker and I went out for margaritas and twisted chips (not pictured appetizer).

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It is getting to be the end of the year and we are getting excited about the summer.  So of course, margaritas were in order.  Then I brought the hubby home some cake and of course I ate some more of it.  Cake for dinner? Oh well, moving on.

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Side Note: Speaking of candles…I love love love them.  Yankee Candles are my favorite.   We went into the Yankee Candle store after dinner and I got a cute candle holder for my desk at work.  It is a bee which is perfect because our mascot is a bee. 

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I bought “Dune Grass” tealights to put in it.  I also bought a “Sweet Honeysuckle” candle (the smell is heavenly!) and “Ocean Blossom.”  I have a beach themed guest bathroom so it will probably go in there.  I could stay in that store forever trying to make a decision!  Apparently I was taking too long because the husband went and found a bench to sit on.

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Last night we ate at Kanki Japanese Steakhouse.  It is one of those places with the dinner show.  The chef does cute things like the “volcano” where he layers rings of onions and lights the top on fire and he drops the butter from up in the air and says “butterfly” – get it?  I love corny stuff like that.

At Kanki we both got the steak special and bogo sushi.  I love sushi and I am so glad I introduced Brandon to it.  It is just one of those foods you have to try.  I could eat it every day. We got the deep sea roll and the volcano roll.  Spicyyyyy! And so good!

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I forgot to take a picture of the steak, but I will tomorrow when I eat the leftovers!

For Friday’s breakfast I had a sandwich thin with almond butter and honey

Calorie Count: 195

For lunch I made a salad with blue cheese and ff balsamic dressing.

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Calorie Count: 105

I also packed a WW yogurt that I didn’t eat and leftover cake.

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And a Sobe Lifewater

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There is the recap! Hope you had a good 2 days!

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Here is a recap of my day.  I am too sleepy to function so I’m going to make it short.


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Calorie Count: 185 breakfast


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String cheese, doritos, grasshopper cookies, a fuze drink, and a bite of a veggie hot pocket from one of my students (super gross)

Calorie Count: 440


Chicken Fajitas (makes 8 servings)

3 chicken breasts cooked and then cut with my awesome Pampered Chef salad choppers

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flour tortillas (Wally World doesn’t have wheat ugh!)

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one green bell pepper and one red bell pepper and 3/4 of one red onion

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fajita spices (a dash of each) cumin, paprika, seasalt, pepper, garlic powder, chili/onion powder

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Calorie Count: about 300 give or take a few

After Body Pump (-600 calories) Dessert

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Calorie Count: Probably 300 (about 3/4 a cup)

Total: 1225

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Today was a lot better.  This dreary weather still kills me, but I think I am over my bad mood.  Work was good today.  We went shopping after work to the school supplies store and took too long! Before I knew it, it was 6 and closing time for them.

My stomach knew it was time to go home.  It was growling like no one’s business.  So tonight was definitely take out night.  It’s usually Thursdays, but I go home so late I switched it this week.  I got gas on the way home and some Taco Bell. 

I got a Fresco Ranchero Chicken Soft taco and a fresco crunchy taco.

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Calorie Count: 320

For breakfast, I had the usual: Chocolate PB on a sandwich thin. Heaven.  And coffee.  Lots of coffee.

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Calorie Count: 185

During snack time, I ate a top of a blueberry muffin (not pictured) and some blackberries.

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Calorie Count: 62 for the blackberries, N/A for the muffin top.  By the way, I can’t wait to lose my muffin top.  Just sayin!

For lunch, I had a 100 calorie pack of cookies, a 200 calorie lean Michelina’s and a Fuze.

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I never ate the Dorito’s.

Calorie Count: 300

For dessert I ate a Skinny Cow:

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Calorie Count: 100

Total: 905 + muffin top which was probably a million calories! I have been feeling pretty full lately and not eating a lot of calories.  I think it’s the weather and my congested chest.  I have got to eat more because I am working out so much! I am thinking of making a trip to the local farmer’s market this weekend.  Gotta stop eating so much junk and get some local veggies!

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Dude.  I was in a badddd mood today.  I swear this rainy weather has put me in a funk.  It has been raining since Friday on and off.  More on than off.  I am over it.  I am thankful that it is helping my plants, but geez. 

Back up to last night.  I had a chocolate covered strawberry from the husband’s grandma.  It had a lot of condensation from the refrigerator so I only had one.  It takes a lot for me not to eat more than one chocolate anything, so it had to be just meh for me to stop.  If you don’t like it, why eat it?  It’s a waste of calories!

So here is a picture from the strawberry container:


On to today.  It was definitely a two cup of coffee kind of day.  It still didn’t pull me out of my funk. Hopefully I’ll be in a better mood tomorrow.

For breakfast I had a 100 calorie sandwich thin with chocolate pb.


Calorie Count: 185

Packed up my lunch this morning:


The other half of my enchilada, sun chips…I didn’t eat the cheese-its…


100 calorie pack of cheese cubes.  Love these!! Mozzarella, Garlic & Herb mmmmm!

Calorie Count: 765

I ate this fuji apple during snack time around 10:15am.  Lunch is at 12:25pm.


Calories: 80

Like the nail color?  I painted them during the recap of LOST last night.  It’s OPI Cajun Shrimp.  Very summery.

This morning I woke up with a little chest congestion so I chugged some Amazing Grass before Body Pump.  Soymilk is a lot less heavy on your stomach than regular milk so I went for it.  Normally I wouldn’t have something like soymilk before a gym class, but Amazing Grass is best mixed with it.  It’s all for an immune system boost right?

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Shaken in my AG shaker! Love that the company sent me this 🙂


Calorie Count: 105

Dinner was a whatever kind of night. The husband had a totino’s pizza and I made a sandwich.  My parents brought me this big tomato from a farmer’s market on their way to visit us. 



I chose the biggest piece for my sandwich.

I toasted a sandwich thin.


Add a little mayo.


And some reduced fat blue cheese crumbles. MMMMM! Tomatoes and blue cheese is an awesome combination!

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Calorie Count: 150 total: 1285

I ate one of these chips with some homemade salsa.  The salsa was mushy after a few days and I threw it out.  Yuck. I only ate one chip.


1285-600 calories.

I was still hungry so I ate a 100 cal.bag of popcorn while watching 24.

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I needed to get some water in so I put some Frank’s on it.

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And drank an entire bottle of water while eating it.

Calorie Count: 100

Total Calorie Count today: 1385 and subtract 600+ for Body Pump.  Looks like I need to eat more calories.  Usually, that is no problem!

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So tonight is going to be sad.  LOST is airing for the last time.  Brandon first introduced me to LOST when we were dating.  We watched all of the seasons together.  Every episode.  So tonight is the end of one of our favorite shows.  Hopefully it leaves me a little less confused.

Let’s rewind to today. Two words:  Carb overload.

This morning I had one of my Mamal’s famous rolls.  My parents brought them down on their way back from Ohio where my grandparents live. 

Here is a picture of my yummy breakfast:

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I only ate one of those rolls BTW. 

This is what dreams are made of…

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Oh yeah.  Found this at Kroger. Holy yum!

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Heated up for 10 seconds then the chocolate heaven was added.  Delish!

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Sidebar: Last night we went to the mall and I got this rug at Kirkland’s for $10!!! Love it! 🙂

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After the mall we ate at Mellow Mushroom.  Hands down the best pizza I have ever had.  I love that place.

I got a small mega veggie (hold the black olives) and the husband got the small hawaiian.

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It has onions, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, banana peppers, cheese, tofu, and sauce.  Soooooooo good.

After breakfast I lounged around with these guys. 

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I read my “Health” magazine while eating pizza. Don’t judge 😉

We did some laundry and then I went to RPM (spinning class).

Total brain fart! Most of my gym classes start at a 30. As in 3:30, 4:30, 5:30…

Except on Sundays when class starts at 3! D’oh! So I went a half hour early.

I worked out on the elliptical and arc trainer (super tough, but burned way more calories than the elliptical). I did a mile in 12 minutes. Not too shabby for someone who never works out on an elliptical.

I then had my hour spinning class. It was pretty tough.  We had a lot of “climbing the mountain” moments in class today.  What’s awesome of that class is that a 120 pound woman burns at least 600 calories. I weigh more than that so that is some serious calorie burning! 🙂

We went to On the Border tonight for dinner with the in laws. I love mexican food. I got the avocado grilled enchilada.  It was super spicy which is great because I only could eat half of it! Awesome! I now have lunch for tomorrow.  I’m telling you, order spicy stuff.  It makes you eat a lot less.

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Calorie Count for half: 525

Sorry the phone pictures were blurry!

OTB is right near Barnes and Noble so we went there after.  I got a skinny vanilla latte from the cafe.  I saw on the menu that they have a soy strawberries and creme frap.  Oh, I will be getting that next time.


Calorie Count: 130

I got this book on sale.  I was surprised because it just came out.  I wonder if it isn’t good.  We’ll see when I read it this summer.


I love a good rags to riches story.  I am hoping it is good.

We are watching LOST until really late tonight.  I hope answers some questions.

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