Archive for January 14, 2009

Happy Humpday

I had my second attempt with acupuncture today, I have decided I’m not going to continue with the treatments anymore.  Although I didn’t pass out this time, it’s just not comfortable for me.  I got an awful pain in my left hand as soon as the needle went in, it didn’t get any better, and so the doctor removed it, shortly after he left the room my right hand started hurting, and now it’s bruising.  I just think for me it’s not worth it at this time.  If I can transfer my treatment to another doctor I will certainly be willing to try again.  I already go to the chiropractor 2x a week, now 3x for acupunctre, that would mean 5 days out of the week I’d be at the doctor’s office and I just feel that’s too much time for me right now.  I didn’t get home until after 6 today and felt rushed the rest of the night to get everything I needed to get done.   I never made it to the gym, and I don’t need anymore excuses to not be there so for now I’m going to stop treatment.  But thanks again for all the advice.

Let’s move onto today’s meals!


I had an Arnold Sandwich thin with Cinnamon Raisin swirl pb (about a tbsp to a tbsp and a half) and an orange.  I love oranges but I already miss my clemetines.


This held me over until lunch, I would hate to give up my daily breakfast of chobani but seriously pb holds me over so well.

Lunch was 2 servings of vegetable beef soup.  It was a  light Progresso soup, but with all the additives it was a last minute desicion. Although it was good it’s something I’m going to try to stear clear of.  There’s so many other soups out there that are all natural it’s silly to settle for something full of chemicals.

With that I also had half a green pepper sliced up, and another 15 kashi crackers. 


Decent lunch and held me over for a couple hours but by 3:15ish  I grabbed a honeycrisp apple. 


I can’t get enough of these apples!  It was the only one I found on our last shopping trip and I’m sad to see it go, but it was absolutely delicious!

After acupuncture I couldn’t figure out what I wanted.  But I kept thinking back to the pizza I made last week.  I was going to make a Flat Out pizza, but found a small container of fat free ricotta in the fridge and decided to make a Flat Out Calzone!  I could eat this every day of the week, but don’t worry I won’t be.

I used:

  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1.5 ounces mozzarella
  • 1 ounce thin sliced green peppers
  • a small amount of onion
  • garlic powder
  • and 8 pieces of turkey pepperoni

I placed it all on 1/2 a flat out wrap



Fold the Flat out in half so that it creates a 1/2 moon shape, seal the edges by pushing the tines of a fork all along them, and cut a couple slits in the top to let steam escape.  Put it in the oven ( I used a toaster oven) for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Heres what mine looked like before going into the oven.


And here’s a cross section after, with a little hot sauce on top of course!



So cheesy, and I swear if you’re used to using part skim or whole milk ricotta, you won’t be able to taste the difference.   I might use a little less ricotta though next time because this was pretty heavy.

After dinner we had to go pick up Andrew’s car, he got the new tires, and tomorrow for our commute he’ll be driving, perfect timing because we’re supposed to get some snow, and I’m a terrible driver in the snow, I just get way to nervous.  Before we left to go get his car I had a hot chocolate. 


The only Christmas decoration (and I call it a winter decoration) is the one you see in the background on the fridge.  Here’s an unobstructed view:


You can see in the upper left corner there’s extra magnets, it was a smiley face orginally but someone gave it this face, and I kinda like it.  It’s definitely the tamest modifcation to it that anyone’s done. 

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday, only 2 more days until the weekend!


January 14, 2009 at 10:02 pm 7 comments

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