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180 Degrees

I don’t know if it was the whole “fake it until you make it” from yesterday, or if  I’m finally back to my normal eating routine, or if it’s the fact that it’s my Friday, but I am in a much better mood today.  I don’t know if I come across this way on the blog, but I am usually a very happy-go-lucky person, especially around friends and families.  It’s kind of impossible to have a serious conversation with me because I’m always joking around, and today I finally feel like I’m getting back to that.  Again I have to credit you guys because of your kind words.  Andrew was reading through my comments from the past few posts today and kept saying how nice everyone was, and how supportive you guys really are.  He didn’t have to tell me that though I’ve known that since day one.

I had another successful eating day!  Planning ahead has definitely helped, tomorrow will be the real test though because I’ll be home all day.  I feel like when I am forced to eat at work on schedule I do much better, it’s definitely something I need to work on for the weekends.  For the most part my choices are healthy but my eating is sporadic, my goal for the weekend is to eat on my normal schedule from during the week and see how that works for me.

For breakfast I relied on my favorite go-to food.  Chobani of course.  I had a vanilla chobani with Kashi Vanilla mini wheats.

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Such a delicious combo.  I’m absolutely in love with this cereal.

Lunch was a pretty great, and I was looking forward to one component of it pretty much right after I finished my breakfast.  While shopping the other night I bought some sliced deli chicken, I put 2 slices (it’s pretty thick) and spicy brown mustard on a “Deli Flat”.

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See the slight green in the upper right corner.  That was the part I was looking forward to, it was of course another one of my favorite pickles.

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I will never get tired of those pickles. Oh and Laura that pen is totally the swag (stuff we all get) from the bridal show last week, new favorite pen, peace out purple advair pen.

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Such a simple but perfect lunch.

And for a snack around 3 I had a braeburn apple.  God I missed these, and they were on sale the other day so you know I picked up a few.

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Ok for all of you in the Northeast, what is up with this weather?  I’m so sick of fog, rain, and cold.  It’s almost the middle of June where’s my sunshine and 80 degree temps?  Ugh.  This weather is making me crave some serious comfort food, so I decided to have a quick bowl of angel hair pasta. 

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I was going to make a salad but really wasn’t feeling it, so instead I just chopped up a green pepper and some cucumber on the side for some crunch and green.

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Yum yum yum.

All together:

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This looks like I ate around 9:30 because of the lighting but it’s just so dark here, I ate around 6:30 but you’d never guess.

After dinner I drank some unpictured coffee, and watched some trash tv.  I have a lot to catch up on.  Who else watched this week’s Real Housewives of NJ?  Ok for real, how is next week already the finale?  I’m sad but at the same time I’m so looking forward to the episode!  I also watched Kathy Griffin’s Life on the D List, am I the only maniac in blogland who absolutely loves this show?  I laugh until I cry and rewind parts over and over again, that Kathy is a very funny lady.  If I could fly out to LA and be her assistant I’d be the happiest girl in the world. 

What is your guilty pleasure tv show?

Well I’m off to watch other shows I have DVRed and haven’t had time to watch, I hope you all have a great night, and I’m hoping all your Friday’s go by quickly.

June 11, 2009 at 8:15 pm 16 comments

Catching Up

First off don’t forget about My First Giveaway you still have 2 days to enter!

Sorry I disappeared yesterday, I’ve been trying to enjoy vacation now that I’ve only got 4 days left.  This week is just flying by!  It’s been a lot of fun though and we’ve pretty much done everything we wanted to do while here except for one more thing that we’re planning on doing tomorrow night.  Other then that it’s going to be a lot more relaxing on the beach, by the pool, and some bike riding thrown in.

After posting the other day we had dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.  It was a cold rainy afternoon so it worked out perfectly.


I also had a side salad of romaine and cucs.


With some of that light balsamic that’s peaking over the bowl.

Later on Geoffrey came out to play.  I had no idea hermit crabs were nocturnal but they definitely are once the sun goes down they come out to play.  For the past 2 nights we’ll go to bed and hear Geoffrey moving around, in the morning we’ll see that rearranged all his things in his cage.





Later on while watching TV Andrew, my parents, and I all split a 100 calorie bag of popcorn.


The next morning we woke up and I had a smoothie that contained skim milk, pom juice, high fiber cereal, raspberries, blueberries, banana, and pb.


After breakfast Andrew and I went on a quick 6 mile bike ride to the neighboring town of Duck, NC.


It was a windy day but bike riding was a good option for something to do outside.


Once we got back we ate a quick lunch.  I had a random mix of things I found in the fridge.

I had  1/2 an Arnold Sandwich thin with a string cheese to make a piece of super cheesy bread.


I also had left over rice from the other night.


And for some crunch I had 1/2 a green pepper.


All together:


Later on we did a little more shopping (I actually bought nothing!)  But Andrew did buy some local made fudge and I of course helped him eat some of it.


Absolutely delicious!

For dinner last night we had some home made burgers.


On the side I had some Food Should Taste Good Tortilla chips.


We also had some corn we picked up from a local stand.


I of course had another apple cider on the side.


We went to bed pretty early last night and I was excited to wake up and see the sun shining bright.  It was still a little windy but it was a good day to lay out in the sun and go in the hot tub.  I had some cereal and yogurt for breakfast.

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We spent the morning out in the sun before we decided to take a short drive to Manteo for lunch and to walk around.

We ate lunch at a 50’s style diner, it was so cute.





There wasn’t many choices unless I wanted something fried or another burger, so I played it safe with a grilled chicken sandwich.


Then we walked around the very scenic town of Manteo.




I’m a rebel and climbed to the top even though it was blocked off.

We came back to the house and the wind had died down enough to swim and I stayed in the pool for an hour or so before we had to get ready to go to dinner.  We went to a restaurant we really enjoyed last year and decided to visit again.


I decided to get the St. Lucia Chicken because I had that last year and loved it, and even though I had a chicken for lunch I decided to have it again because it was something really really good.


After ordering some really delicious bread came out.


And not long after our dinners came out.


I ate one piece of chicken, most of the beans and about 1/2 the rice.  I brought the one piece of chicken home to eat for lunch tomorrow or Friday. 

Well that’s everything up till now!  I’m going to try to update tomorrow so I don’t have to do a marathon post like this again!  Hope you are all having a fabulous week, see you tomorrow!

May 20, 2009 at 9:34 pm 18 comments

If You Seek Amy’s Dinner

Thank you for all “feel better” wishes.  I woke up feeling a whole lot better this morning.  And although the sinus pressure is still there atleast today was bearable.  I’ll have to see what happens when the temperature shoots up to 60 tomorrow.

  I finally found blueberry Chobani at my local food store, typically they only carry, plain, vanilla, and occasionally peach.  This time they were all in stock.  I mixed in a 1/4 cup of Bear Naked Fruit & Nut Granola.  It was so delicious, although I think peach is still my favorite fruit flavor.

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Before lunch I got hungry but wanted something chocolatey if you know me at all that’s a big surprise, it is so rare that I crave anything chocolate.  I know I don’t have it often so I have no problem indulging in chocolate when I do want it.  Luckily my boss is a chocolate fiend and always has some for me to steal when the mood strikes.

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Orange M&M’s are my favorite, I know I know they all taste the same, but oh well, I’d pick an orange over any other color.  : )

Lunch was a bagel with pb.  I’m in a serious lunch time rut.  I need to have something different but I just love this combo.  I’m going to try to think of something different to have tomorrow.

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On the side I also had a gala apple.

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For dinner tonight I didn’t feel like coming home to an empty house again, while Andrew was at work until 9 at the pharmacy, so I called my mom to see what they were having for dinner.  They were having left over stuffed peppers and there was only enough for my parents.  So I stopped off at the store and grabbed some much needed produce, and an Amy’s Shepherd Pie.  Thus the corny name of this post.

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Can Amy’s do anything wrong?!  This was as delicious as everything else of the brand, that I have tried. 

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They may not look appetizing, but seriously it was delicious!

On the side I had a blurry romaine salad.

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Any my mom’s a real weirdo and like stuffed peppers but doesn’t like to eat the peppers.  So I happily took her empty pepper and ate it myself.

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Well it seems that I’m posting later and later these days.  I’m going to lay down and read my Shape magazine that I bought today.  Hope you all have a great night and thanks again for the sweet and wonderful comments yesterday, you guys are all so sweet!

February 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm 9 comments

Come on Spring!

I am so sick of winter!  When I was leaving for work this morning at 7:30 it was already snowing.  It’s still knowing now, almost 13 hours later, and we have about 6 inches.  That’s more then we’ve had in the past few years.  I’m a big baby when it comes to driving in the snow, so needless to say my commute home was awful.

Atleast my food today was all delicious.

For breakfast I had “overnight oats”  I used 1/2 a cup of oats, 1/2 a cup of milk, 1 tbsp of water.  I mixed it all together with cinnamon, and vanilla extract and then popped it in the fridge until I left this morning.  Once I got to work I mixed in 1/2 mushed up banana and mixed that in the oats.  I threw it in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.  It was perfect and dare I say even better then my oats Sunday morning?  No wonder you all love this so much.

Right before I ate it I mixed in 1 tbsp on pb and the last of my blueberries.

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Spoiler alert: I already threw some overnight oats in the fridge and will have something super similar tomorrow.

This stuck with me all the way through to lunch.  For lunch I had a string cheese, spinach salad, and 2 clementines.

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Perfect lunch!

Around 3 I had a snack of grapes and some pistachios.

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As I already said my ride home was awful here are some pictures I snapped while waiting at lights.


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And there’s even more now!

I had every intention of going to the gym but I was braving the roads again.  I decided to make ahead as much as I could for the rest of the week considering I was stuck at home.

Busy kitchen!

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For tonight’s dinner I made Lasagna roll-ups.  I originally got the idea from The Cooking Light Cookbook.  In my roll-ups I mixed cooked green bell peppers, onions, and garlic with 1/2 a cup of ricotta.  Then put about a tablespoon of filling on the end of a lasagna noodle rolled it up and covered it with sauce, put it in the oven for 10 minutes and then sprinkled mozzarella cheese on them.

I made 8 in total but here are my 2 from dinner

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I had a salad on the side as well.

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Yummy dinner and I have leftovers.  I also have all my food for tomorrow packed so now it’s time for me to wait for Andrew to get home from work and then go to bed.  What a long snowy day.

Hope you’re warm if it’s snowing wherever you are!

See you tomorrow!

February 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm 6 comments

Hump Day in the Hospital

Happy Wednesday, the weeks more then 1/2 over.  Thank God it’s been one thing after another all week and I’ll be happy when it’s over.   I want to thank everyone who commented yesterday with ideas on how to combat those days where you are just feel hungry alllllll day.  Thanks for the tips!

I woke up this morning to a blanket of snow, Andrew had a snow day from school, I was so jealous, but they didn’t wind up plowing our road until almost 9.  I asked Andrew to drive me in because I’m a complete baby when it comes to driving in the snow.   So I got to work after 10.

Before I left I had a great breakfast of Fage 0% and blueberries.

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Delicious combo, I haven’t had blueberries in so long it was a welcome change of pace.

For lunch I had another toasted ww bagel with peanut butter.

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I ate about 1/2 of this when I got a text from my mom that said Andrew was coming to pick up her and my sister up to take my sister, Kristin, to the ER.  I couldn’t eat anymore I was so worried.  Kristin had been complaining she didn’t feel good last night and then this morning she fainted.  My mom was really concerned because my sister has only fainted one other time, she hadn’t been hungry, she had a terrible cough, and she didn’t seem right once she came to after passing out.  I felt so bad knowing my little sister was at the hospital and since Andrew was taking her I had no way to get there.  I felt helpless.  Luckily once my boss came back from lunch I explained to her that I was going to be leaving as soon as Andrew could come to get me.  She offered to drive me to the hospital so I wouldn’t chew all my nails off waiting to find out what was going on.

I know Kristin  hates hospitals, and I was worried it was pneumonia or something worse and she’d have to stay awhile.  But luckily once my boss dropped me off they were already running tests on her and it turned out she just had the flu.  I was so thankful, that it wasn’t anything too serious.  I was happy I had gotten there in time for her to get her blood work so I was able to be there to hold her hand.  She’s home now after the felt she was hydrated enough from the IV.  

Once we were able to leave we went back to my parents house to change into our gym clothes.  While I was there I ate the gala apple you see in the background from my lunch.

And here’s a close up:

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The gym was pretty much just okay today.  Not my best day but not my worst.  I was so hungry at this point I think my body needed some serious fuel and that apple just wasn’t enough.

Once we got back to the apartment we made something fast and easy.  Chicken Quesadillas.  (Pronounced like the grandma from Napoleon Dynamite does “Make yourself a dang ques-a-dilla!”)

Mine included mexican blend cheese, 4 ounces of chicken, peppers and onions.  With some salsa for dipping.

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On the side I also had some brown rice.

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It definitely hit the spot after such a long day. I’m so ready for bed, sorry I didn’t get to comment any of your lovely blogs today, I’ll try to do some catching up now but then it’s bed time for serious.

Good night everyone!

January 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm 5 comments

Bottomless Pit

My goodness I have been so hungry all day!  I know days like this will happen from time to time, and I hope I get better dealing with those days where all I want to do is eat and eat and eat!

Breakfast this morning was Fage 0% yogurt with granola and cranberries.

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So good, although Chobani is definitely my favorite this is not far behind.   I love the tart cranberries mixed into the yogurt.  One of my favorite combinations.

My hunger attacks didn’t start until later in the day so this held me over until lunch.

Lunch was a pb and banana sandwich on an Arnold Sandwich Thin.

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And 2 of my beloved clementines!!!

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That’s what my stomach became a bottomless pit.

At 3 I ate peanuts.

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I made it home for dinner without gnawing off my arm somehow.

For dinner I made a stir fry.

It contained

  • a green pepper
  • some onion
  • broccoli stalks
  • carrots
  • chicken
  • & brown rice

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This held me over for about 10 minutes.

Then I ate about 8 Quaker Oatmeal mini rice cakes.  Then I drank some water.  Then while I was on the phone with my friend Michelle, I mindlessly grabbed a spoon and my jar of peanut butter and took a big spoonful and ate it right out of the jar.  It was heavenly, but so not needed.    I feel satisfied finally!  But seriously that was a lot of eats in just a couple hours.  Sorry there are no pictures of my snacks they were in my mouth faster then any camera could have snapped a pic of them.

So on days like this where I just can’t get enough food, what’s something I can do?  Does anyone have any tips on squishing that feeling, or a snack that almost always knocks out the hunger?

Hope you all have a good night, I’m hoping for another snow day but I’m not holding my breath.

January 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm 8 comments

Friday Night Slacker

Happy Saturday!  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far.  After getting home from work last night I had to eat dinner quickly because we were going to go visit one of Andrew’s friends from college with a couple of our other friends.  We wound up not getting home until after midnight and I was fast asleep within 10 minutes of getting home.

Let’s get into yesterday’s eats.

Breakfast was a peach Chobani with granola and cranberries.

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Once again this did a great job of holding me over until lunch.

Lunch yesterday was a toasted Thomas WW bagel with pb.  I’ve worked at this office for almost 3 years now and never once used the toaster, this is definitely something I’ll be using more often now.

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I also had a side of grapes.

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Around 4 I got hungry so I snacked on an Archer Farms Orange Citrus Fruit Bar.

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This was really good!  It tasted really excellent, I have the Tropical flavor as well and it’s just as good.  I bought them when they were on clearance one day and it’s definitely something I’ll be buying again.

Once I got home I made Eggplant Stuffed Green Peppers.

I mixed up the rest of the brown rice, a 1/2 a tbsp of ricotta, 2 pieces of eggplant diced, tomato basil sauce, the top of the green pepper diced.  I put this mixture inside the green pepper and then baked in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, I then put 1/2 an ounce of part skim mozz on top.

It was a delicious combination!  I love stuffed peppers, and if I had more time I would have added even more veggies to it.

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A close up of the inside.  I can’t wait to continue stuffing peppers in new ways, it’s such an easy meal and it can be really healthy.  Typically I would put ground beef in but I didn’t miss it at all with the eggplant in there.

While we were out last night we went to a microbrewery.  I ordered some sweet potato fries but they were super greasy and obviously deep fried I ate a few and then put them aside.  I also had a bite of Andrew’s burger and a waffle fry of his.  It was a lot of fun but I’m glad we ate before we went because I was not happy with many of the food choices.

I woke up this morning and had another WW bagel toasted but with Light Butter on it.

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Yum.  After breakfast I took a nice long bubble bath.  I can’t believe how sore I am today.  Much more sore then yesterday.  Although after my bath I’m feeling really relaxed and less sore.  I’m getting ready to the head to the gym and then come back here for some cleaning.

Tonight we’re going to a friends birthday party up in Staten Island NY.  Should be a good time.  I’ll be posting before then. 

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, see you later!

January 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm 2 comments

Constant Chill

I have been cold since I got out of bed this morning.  No amount of hot food or liquid could warm me up. I’m looking forward to posting this and then getting into bed.  I hope you all were able to stay warm today!

Breakfast was the same old, same old.  A vanilla Chobani, with peak protein granola, and dried cranberries.  It’s such a good combo I can’t get enough.

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Along with my yogurt I had 2 prunes.

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That sweater you see is my big emergency work sweater, when I’m really cold it’s big enough to fit over no matter what I’m wearing.  Even that sweater couldn’t warm me up today.

Around 10:30 I got super hungry, and my planned orange was not going to hold me over until lunch so I had 15 Kashi crackers.

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That did a good job of filling me up until lunch time.  I was super excited about my lunch because I had packed a pb and banana sandwich on an Arnold Sandwich Thin.

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This was the first time I had ever had a pb and banana sandwich, I’ve put pb on bananas though and loved it, so it’s no surprise this was a really great combo.

I also brought a kiwi!

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I have not had a kiwi in such a long time, this was delicious warm weather treat, it made me wish for summer and warmer weather so badly!!

Around 3:30 I had 1/2 a green pepper all cut up.

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After work I had plans to go to the gym, but tomorrow is my first session of personal training so I decided to take it easy with Andrew tonight before all hell breaks loose tomorrow.  I’m really excited but also really nervous about the training.  I can’t wait to see how it goes.

So for dinner we decided to make our favorite dinner of tacos but with a twist.  We picked up a rotisserie chicken on the way home from work and took all the white meat off, removed the skin, and shredded the meat. We found a seasoning mix with the least amount of sodium and all natural ingredients and used that to create our first batch of chicken tacos.

I put mine on a flat out wrap with lots of lettuce, onions, brown rice, 3 ounces of chicken, salsa, and about 1/2 an ounce of Mexican cheese blend.

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I wound up overloading on the lettuce and had to take some off and I ate that on the side.

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This was really good!  I thought it was almost as good if not better as when we make it with the extra lean ground beef.  I feel like the chicken just carried the flavor so much better.

This was a delicious meal! 

Well I hope you all had a great Wednesday, and have a wonderful Thursday.

January 21, 2009 at 8:42 pm 6 comments

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

Snowed In

I guess that post title is deceiving, we have snow on the ground, but not a lot.  It’s more of a self inflicted snowed in night because Andrew and I are just going to hang out at home tonight. 

As I was finishing up on the computer before I looked out the window and saw that it had really started snowing!  I’m not a fan of snow most days but on a day when I have no plans it’s nice to look at.  For a little while at least, if it’s still there tomorrow I’ll be sick of it.

Here’s the view from our office window.  This was like 10 minutes after the snow had started, there’s more now.


And then I had a pickle.  Because they were frozen before they got a little weird, like mushy I guess, but somehow there was still a lot of crunch to them.  I can’t explain it, but they were still really good!


Dinner tonight was a favorite in our house.  We both love tacos and do them often enough.  For a while it was every Tuesday, it slowed down though to once a month at the most recently.  I knew as soon as I saw that extra lean ground beef was on sale that I wanted to make tacos with some of it.   I tried to make it a little healthier tonight though.

I made myself a Taco Salad.


This included:

  • romaine lettuce
  • onion
  • green pepper
  • taco meat
  • mexican cheese
  • and salsa

It was so good, I has a second smaller bowl as well.  You are all lucky to be reading this instead of me talking to you about it.  I definitiely over did it on the onion.  1/2 an onion to be exact.  What was I thinking?! 

I guess this new toy made it too easy to thinly slice my onion and I sliced way more then I needed:


Please excuse the lettuce that’s still on there, that thing is not easy to clean.  I’ve wanted one of these for a while, I suck at cutting anything evenly.  This is going to make my life a whole lot easier.  And with the french fry attachment blade you’ll be seeing a lot of sweet potato fries.

In the background you can see my other new kitchen toy.  Here’s a close up:


Gosh, I really didn’t do a good job of cleaning up all the little pieces of lettuce, sorry about the mess.

This was not something I wanted, I needed this!  And to my surprise it helped me in the opposite way I thought it would.  When I was making my chicken sandwich earlier I used the scale for the first time  I took the amount I would normally use and weighed it.  It wasn’t even an ounce!  I added more until it was about 2 ounces.  Much better then my usual sandwich, and after looking up the nutrition facts I could have added more, 2 ounces is only 60 calories and 1 gram of fat.  

It was also fun to use at dinner, I looked up the nutrition facts and the serving size was 4 ounces, but I also felt comfortable having 6 because all-in-all it had been a really light  day.  So it was easy to weigh out the exact amount I wanted instead of taking a guess.  I think this thing is going to be a big help in preparing my meals. 

This is a really good scale for me.  I know there are a lot out there that can do more things, but all I need is something that’s easy to use, has a tare feature, (for anyone who doesn’t know, a tare zeros out the scale, so if you have a bowl that you are going to fill with something you can place the bowl on the scale press the tare button and the scale will read zero, anything you add to the bowl is the only thing that the scale will weigh), and  it converts from ounces and pounds to grams and kilograms.  Very helpful, the meat’s serving size was in ounces, while the cheese was in grams, it made it super easy to calculate my whole meal. 

I would typically feel bad about having 2 bowls of the salad, but because I knew I alotted myself 6 ounces of meat I portioned that into 3 ounces per bowl (I acutally only had 5.5 ounces), and I was able to portion out one serving size of cheese between 2 bowls.  Mostly I was loading up on veggies by eating 2 bowls, which is always a good thing, except if it’s onions, then it’s bad for anyone you have to talk to face-to face.

It’s been over a week now since I started this blog, and started eating cleaner, I feel a lot better about myself and my food choices already.  I weighed myself at my chiropractors office Monday and today, and it said I lost 4.5 lbs this week.  I’m extremely happy with that result, and hope that the trend continues through the year.  I just wanted to thank you all for the support you’ve already shown me.  I don’t plan on posting every single time I lose weight, that’s not really what this blog is about.  Of course I want to lose weight, but I also want to just eat better overall and for life.    So thank you to everyone who has checked out the blog and stopped to leave a comment, your support has really helped a lot.

January 10, 2009 at 9:47 pm 5 comments

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