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Saturday Night Celebration

I just finished getting ready to go out and celebrate my 24th birthday, I wish it was my actual birthday but that’s not until Monday, I think it’s so much more fun going out on my actual birthday then before hand but oh well, there’s no way I’m going out on Monday night. 

Friends will be arriving in 15 minutes so I need to rush this post out.  I didn’t get to post yesterday because I was asked to work from home this weekend for some overtime.  I can’t turn down extra money but I had such a busy weekend planned I needed to get it all done last night.  I wound up working from when I got home until after midnight.  But I got some extra money and the rest of the weekend was not interrupted by work.

Friday Breakfast after my oats Thursday morning I knew I wanted them again on Friday, it was 1/2 a cup oats, 1/2 a cup skim milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and pb.

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For lunch I took the easy way out and brought an Amy’s Santa Fe Bowl.  Not the best looking lunch but it was good, and filling I only wound up eating 3/4 of it.

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On our way home from work Andrew and I decided to just go right to Harborside grille for dinner.  I did not feel like cooking and wanted a little more time out of the house before I was glued in front of the computer screen.

I got a house salad to start with balsamic dressing on the side.

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I love the dressing there!

For dinner there weren’t many meatless options but once I saw thin crust pizza, I was sold on that idea.

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It was on either Lavash bread or something very similar, it was so good.  That’s really the only good picture I got the rest were blurry, but it was just a normal size personal size pizza, and I ate it all.

Then it was time to work, I couldn’t believe I was up so late on Friday doing work, what a boring Friday night right?

I woke up bright and early this morning and the weather was so deceiving, it snowed yesterday morning, and I had heard the weekend was supposed to be nice, with all the sun pouring in I thought it would definitely be warm out, unfortunately it hovered under 50 pretty much all day.  I got back into bed and read for a couple hours.

By the time I got around to eating I decided to make it a brunch and had pb and raspberry preserves on double fiber bread.

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Before going to the gym a little later I decided to snack on a pickle, I only have one more left in the jar.  So sad. 

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Another blurry picture I don’t know what’s up with my camera lately. 

After the gym my sister called and asked me to stop by to hang out, so we stopped by there and watched TV.  Then it was time to go home and eat and clean.  I wanted something I could cook in less then 5 minutes, in the fridge we had leftover pasta from the other night so I made a Bolognese sauce with jarred sauce and morning star veggie crumbles.  Delicious!

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On the side I had a gigantic salad with romaine, spinach, and 4 mini sweet peppers.

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Then it was time to start getting ready, I’m trying to convince Andrew to give me my presents tonight.  He kept telling me no, but then he left the burner on the stove on and melted my silicone colander into one of my pots.  He felt pretty guilty and then told me he’d give me my presents tonight, but he salvaged both items and now I’m not sure he feels guilty enough to give in to me.   Oh well it’ll only be 2 days if I have to wait.

Oh and in other March Birthday News today is Dori’s birthday so stop by and wish her a great birthday!

March 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm 11 comments

Suds and Sawdust

This weekend is like a blur it went by so quickly!  I can’t believe it’s Sunday night and although it’s not even 9 yet, I’m so ready for bed.    I had a really fun weekend I just wish it was a little longer.

So after I blogged yesterday I hung out and did some dishes while talking on the phone.  Around 2 I ate lunch.  I had my leftover pizza.  I took pictures of it yesterday but deleted them by mistake so this is my picture from Friday night.

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After lunch and Andrew returned from work we hit up the gym, my run sucked yesterday because I got an awful cramp.  I did as much as could but wound up only running for around 20 minutes and then hopped on the bike for a little while, the cramp went away eventually and then I did some arm exercises.

After the gym we went to target and shopped around a little, then we went to dinner at SaladWorks.  I got the caprese Panini.

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It was on sourdough bread and it seriously delicious!

After dinner we came home and got ready to go the bar.  It was actually a lot of fun.  When you pull up it just looks like a house, there’s a sign out front though, that’s the only way you’d know it was a bar.

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It was really tiny but it was pretty nice.  There was a shuffleboard table, which our group used most of the night.  I suppose this is the sawdust they are referring to on the sign.

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And here’s a picture of me and the birthday girl.  Since our birthdays are so close we decided that next year Andrew and her boyfriend need to throw us a big surprise party with Giraffes (my favorite animal) and donkeys (her favorite animal)  they did not seem excited about our ideas at all.

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I stuck to water once again and got home at a pretty decent time.  I had some trouble falling asleep though and it was so cloudy this morning I wound up sleeping until almost 9:30!  And even then I was barely awake.  For breakfast I wanted another smoothie so I made the exact same one as yesterday.

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Sorry for the crappy picture, my camera has been acting up lately.

We had some errands to run so after this we went out.  I did wind up getting a mani pedi as a few of you suggested as a way to relax!  With my friend Jessica,  it was great because we rarely hang out just the 2 of us so it was great getting to sit and talk with her!  We also ran to my parents house to visit for a couple hours.  Then we needed to do some food shopping I seriously had no veggies left in the house.  Once we got home from food shopping I snacked on a piece of pb chocolate banana bread with some more pb smeared on top.

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For dinner I made a burrito with vegetarian refried beans, brown rice, salsa, and Mexican cheese blend, all on a ww tortilla.

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While this was heating up in the oven, I snacked on a pickle, while chopping up some veggies for a salad.

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I could seriously eat these pickles everyday they are my definite favorite.

Here’s my burrito all rolled up and my side salad.

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I ate most of the burrito and Andrew helped me finish it off, and I ate most of the salad as well and it was gigantic!

I’m going to finish off my relaxing weekend with a little reading in bed.  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, enjoy the rest of your Sunday night.

March 15, 2009 at 8:43 pm 11 comments

Fat Sandwiches

Hey everyone!  I’m feeling better again, still not 100% but so much closer, I’m excited to go to the gym tomorrow.  I took another night off and I know I needed it, but I’ll be so happy when I’m able to workout at full capacity again.  I’m sure tomorrow is going to be hard but it’s going to be so nice to get back in there.

Today I was in a really good when I got to work.  The sun was shining it was in the 50’s, I was feeling better, and then I got to work, everyone seemed to be in a bad mood today.  The clouds quickly rolled in with drizzles here and there, and the temperature dropped down to 35*.  But it’s Thursday so I was trying not to let everyone else’s moods affect my attitude for the day.  It’s hard trying to be positive when everyone else was so negative, but I know that tomorrow everyone will be happy it’s Friday, as will I.  I mean you get to wear jeans to work tomorrow.  Things don’t get much better then that right? Ha.

So I started out the morning with a blueberry Chobani.  I still think this isn’t the best flavor, I’ll stick to plain, vanilla, and peach from now on, but I’m glad I was able to find this in the store and try it.  I also had 2 clementines on the side.

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All I wanted today for lunch was pb on a bagel, I settled for 1/2 a bagel with lots of fruit on the side.  I had grapes, blueberries, and 2 prunes to go along with my peanut buttery bagel.

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Yum!

I still don’t have my full appetite back so there was no snacking in between meals, but my mom texted me this afternoon to ask if Andrew and I wanted to go to one of the local diners for dinner.  If you’ve been to or are from NJ you know that diners are every 1/2 mile on the highways.  If you’re from Jersey I’d bet you spent many countless hours at a table in a diner, just drinking coffee or eating pork roll, egg, and cheese on a hard roll (ewww not me though, I’ve always loathed pork roll).  I’d even go so far as to guess you’ve gone to a diner after at least one homecoming or school dance all dressed up with a big group of friends.  Yeah, we really love diners in Jersey.  At a diner you can get anything, Italian food, Greek gyros, Mexican food, and of course breakfast 24 hours a day.  Or if you go to my local diner you can get a “Fat Sandwich.”  Intrigued?  Here’s the selection of Fat Sandwiches at the diner tonight.

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All those ingredients are on one Sub roll.  So if you order a Fat Flo you’d get a sub roll with chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, french fries and marinara sauce all stuffed on there. Or perhaps you’re very hungry and that’s not enough.  May I suggest a Fat Manny, which is  cheese steak, eggs, pork roll, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and ketchup all on a long roll.

I ordered a Fat Nancy.

I’m kidding of course.  My order was not on the “Fat Cat” portion of the menu.  I got a veggie wrap which included grilled eggplant and zucchini, spinach, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, carrots, red onions, and mozzarella cheese, with balsamic dressing on the side.

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It came with french fries, but Andrew’s meal came with home fries so I gave him all my fries for 1/2 of his home fries.   Delicious.  I ate one 1/2 the wrap and then picked the eggplant off the other half and just ate that, and I also ate almost all of the home fries.

Oh and my dad got a greek salad with his entree so I gladly ate some of that as well.

Here’s the whole salad.

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I ate less then a 1/4 of his salad, mostly just picked out all his onions and ate those.

So there you have it, a typical night at a Jersey Diner, hope you enjoyed yourselves!

 

Hope you all have a great night, and hope your Friday flies by so you can start enjoying your weekends!

February 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm 8 comments

Sunday Cleanup

Hey everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I can’t believe it’s already over.  I am so ready to get in bed and relax for the coming week.  I know it’s going to be a busy one at work with lots of meetings and deadlines for major projects. 

We had a lot of fun at the party last night.  I talked about Michelle last week and how I’ve known her since I was very little.  I’m very lucky to have lots of close friends from my childhood, my 4 closest girlfriends are girls I’ve known since I was in elementary school.  One of them is Laura, if you enjoy celebrity gossip she has a great blog.  I’ve known her, since I believe, Kindergarten.  Last night the party we went to was for her Fiancé.  I’m very excited for her and I’m actually in her wedding party.  I know it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait until next March for the wedding!  

Laura’s wedding is another reason I want to lose weight.  In addition to her wedding next year, I also have my cousin’s wedding in September.   This past July I was in another one of my childhood friend’s wedding.  I had a great time but I know I would have been able to have more fun if I was smaller.  When you’re in a group of 9 girls and you’re all wearing the same thing it’s hard to not judge how you look compared to the others.  It was a hard day for me, but the wedding was so fun I was able to move past my own insecurities and I had a great time.

At the party last night I had a bite of one of Andrew’s mozzarella sticks.  Other then that I stuck to just a couple glasses of water.  I’m really happy I’ve cut back on my alcohol drinking. It’s been really easy so far.  And since I’m allergic to beer my bar tabs can be pretty large since most mixed drinks cost between 5 and 7 bucks.  It’s definitely nice to not wake up with hangovers on the weekend and to be saving money.

Let’s get into today’s eats.

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After breakfast it was time to bite the bullet and do some laundry.  It’s been a very long time since I’ve done any.  Since we don’t have a washer and dryer in our apartment I go to my mom’s house to do my laundry.  I’m still a mooch what can I say.  We’re looking to rent a house or move to another apartment next year, and on the top of my list are, laundry hookups in the apartment, and pets need to be allowed there.  I love our apartment now but lugging laundry up and down 3 flights of stairs is a bit of a pain.  Plus I’ve been thinking lately how much I’d love to have a pet and my landlords put in the lease that there were no pets allowed.  We live in an old Victorian house built around 1896 and the landlords live right below us, so there’s no way we could get away with having any pets.  Although we’re thinking we might ask them if we could get something small like a chinchilla, or something similar.  I miss my dog a lot and it would be nice to have some kind of animal here.

While doing my laundry I ate a deep chocolate vitamuffin with pb and a clementine I stole from my parents.

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While my second load of laundry was in the dryer Andrew and I went to the gym.  I had another great workout and was really excited because I was able to run a lot longer then ever before.  Nothing that impressive but since I only started running about a week and a 1/2 ago I’ve already seen a great increase in my endurance.  It makes going to the gym so much fun when every time your there you can see and feel a great improvement.

After the gym I went back to my parents and while waiting for my laundry to be done I snacked on some baby carrots, and some dip.

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I ate all the carrots and about 1/2 of the dip.  It was a delicious crunchy snack.

After my laundry was finally complete we came home and I cleaned out my whole dresser and reorganized everything.  I still need to organize my closet but that can wait until next weekend.  Next weekend I plan on doing a complete and thorough clean up of the apartment.  And the closet is on the top of my list of things to get done.

For dinner Andrew and I tried something new.  We decided to make ravioli using wonton wrappers.  Mine were stuffed with spinach and fat free ricotta, while Andrew stuffed his with meat.  They came out really good for our first time, although a few of them did burst while boiling.  I ate all the spinach ones I made and a couple of Andrew’s meat ones.  I have to say the ones with meat were absolutely delicious.  The spinach ones were great, but Andrew’s tasted like really great meatballs. He did an awesome job.  

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That’s not the best picture, but it’s the best one I have. 

Well enjoy the rest of your Sunday night everyone.  See you tomorrow!

January 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm 5 comments

Kinda Live Blogging

I’m writing this post from my desk at work as promised.  I’m actually eating the lunch I’m about to show you so it’s as close to live blogging as I’m going to get.

A theme on all the blogs today seems to be that no matter where you are it’s cold.  Even Florida!   Although 40 would feel like a warm summer day to me right about now.

Breakfast this morning was my usual chobani.  I went back the other day to the store that had them on sale, I was ready to use my rain check to get the sale price.  But they were still on sale, and my rain check doesn’t expire until 3/11/09 so looks like I’ll be using that at a later date. 

I had a peach chobani with dried cranberries missed in.  I thought the combo would be weird but it was heavenly!

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My stomach was growling by lunch, usually I mix cereal or granola into my yogurt and have a side of fruit but I wasn’t feeling either this morning, so that’s all I had.

Lunch was another salad, this time with just romaine and lettuce with the light caesar dressing, and a big container of grapes!

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I never liked spinach until recently, I don’t know why, but I’m sure glad I gave it another try!

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Oh grapes!  I haven’t had grapes since the summer, they’ve been so expensive, but I threw caution to the wind the other day and bought a package.  So worth the outrageous price!

Here’s a sneak peek at what some of desk at work looks like.  I didn’t photograph the whole thing, but this is where I spend 9 hours a day.

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What a mess of wires behind my monitors, never really noticed it until I saw the picture.  That’s going tohave to be fixed!

Well it’s finally Friday and although I don’t have a defnite plans for tonight I hope to see my best friend Michelle, she was away last week, and got home Saturday, but somehow we haven’t seen eachother yet!  We talk every day at lunch time though.  So I’ll probably end up out with my friends for at least a little while.

I have to rest though because tomorrow is my first personal training session.  I’m excited and nervous and I want to make sure I get a lot of rest.

I’ll be back sometime after dinner!  Hope the rest of your Friday flys by!

January 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm 8 comments


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