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Calorie Count: 185


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Calorie Count: 135

Lunch: minus the apple and 100 calorie pack (and the pb got in the picture!)

 Food Blog May June 3 001 + leftover pasta-30 calories for a different pasta sauce

Calorie Count: 480

Today we went to fun day.  And I got this face painting.  Our mascot is a bee so this was perfect!

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Dinner was pizzzzzzzzzzzzaaaaaaa!

This yummy pizza from Trader Joe’s. 

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I had three small pieces

Calorie Count: 520

Total Calories Today: 1320


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Here is a recap from dinner Sunday to today




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Calorie Count: 185

Snack after Body Pump (-600+ calories)

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Calorie Count: 165


McDonald’s’ Dollar Menu (best cure after beer!)

McDouble and Fries (not pictured)

Calorie Count: 505

Dinner: Chili’s Margarita Chicken and a few tortilla chips (I didn’t touch the skillet queso and ordered salsa instead!-go me!)

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Calorie Count: 530

Kiddie Cup of icecream (not pictured)

Calorie Count: n/a

Total for Monday: 1550 – 600 for body pump + kiddie cup of icecream


Breakfast: Banana and half of a Clip Mojo PB Pretzel Bar

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Calorie Count: 205

Snack: WW Key Lime Yogurt and string cheese

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This is an old picture.  I just wanted to show the yogurt.

Calorie Count: 150

Lunch: Shrimp with Pasta and Vegetables, 100 calorie pack of Dorito’s and Cheese Its

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And a few pieces of cucumber from the garden.  One piece was not good (past its date?) and I was done with them.  Bleh!

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and my zero calorie drinks.

Calorie Count: 460

Dinner: We got to preview the new Chick- fil-a spicy chicken sandwich! We brought our invitations and got free meals!! Woo hoo! It was spicy and awesome!

We had fries with it and a diet Dr. Pepper.  Chick -fil-a has the best ice and the best diet dr. pepper!  I get it every time I go 🙂

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Calorie Count: 870- ouch! but it was a special occasion!

For dessert:

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Calorie Count: 100

Total Calorie Count: 1785

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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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Starting Over

Ok. Ok. I’m back from my hiatus.  I need to kick my butt back in gear.  I have a cruise to go on in December and I have got to get in shape!!

What have you missed?

  • I’ve eaten a lot of good (and not so good) food. 
  • I have lost (and kept off) 5 pounds.
  • I joined a new gym and am obsessed with Body Pump.  I just like RPM 🙂
  • Zoey turned a year old on May 19th.
  • I have a new job and I love it 🙂

I am currently 149.2 which is such an uncomfortable weight for me.  I am 5’5″ and my BMI is 24.8.  That is just in the “normal weight” category. By .1! Ugh! You can calculate your BMI here: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

So I have been feeling super gross lately.  I’ve been to 16 classes at the gym since April 8th.  That’s about 3 times a week.  I would like to do more when I’m off for the summer. 3x a week is pretty good for some who used to hate working out period.

I am going to try to be better about food blogging.  It is more like a food/life journal for me.  It holds me accountable.  If you are trying to lose weight to get into a healthy weight range, I highly recommend a food journal.  Like I heard in Weight Watchers (so long ago), “If you bite it, write it.”

Here is my journey until the cruise.  Let’s do it.

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