Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Molly's 1st Birthday!

Monday was Molly's FIRST Birthday!
Isn' she cute? Her day started when Walter and I got home from work, and we took her on a long walk in the park by the house. She ran, chased ducks, tried out her new harness, and had a great time! 

Next was dinner, where she had some chicken in her bowl as an extra birthday treat. I have never seen her eat so fast in my life!

THEN..... Dessert!
 She saw it and became pretty interested...
 But after I unwrapped it she HAD to have it!
 She wanted this treat so badly she JUMPED ON THE TABLE! If it wasn't her birthday, she would have been in big trouble!
After she licked half the icing off, and i broke off the very top piece of the cookie for her to eat (it was huge!) she let out the looooooongest burp!!! I guess she is becoming less modest with age? :)
Next we gave her some toys:
 Surprisingly enough, the red ring only lasted about 15 minutes. She ate off all the little red bumps so we had to throw it out. Oh well! But good thing I couldn't stop at one toy, because the next one was a winner.
Lastly, we gave her a bone that she was OBSESSED with. She woke up every hour throughout the night to re-hide it because she loved it so much! (she did that last night too, so the bone has since been removed from our room)

 Needless to say, the next morning she was POOPED! She was definitely spoiled on her birthday!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Back on Track!

Happy Tuesday! In going along with getting back on track, Saturday evening was spent at Trader Joes buying healthy food (you know, after our sushi dinner!), and Sunday was spent prepping healthy food for the week. I turned on some music, and spent a few hours in the kitchen prepping some meals:

·    Crock Pot Chicken and Mushrooms
·   Spicy Beef Udon Soup (tasted awesome on Sunday for lunch... not so  much for dinner tonight. WAY too spicy!)
·   Washed and cut all the lettuce for the week for salads
·   Washed a bag of kale and made Kale Chips
·   Baked Beer bread (mostly for Walter)
·   Buffalo Chicken Salad for Monday’s Lunch – I saw an easy buffalo chicken dinner made here, and wanted to try and recreate it on my own! I threw a chicken breast in water and boiled it up, pulled it apart (put some aside for Molly’s birthday dinner), and added franks red hot. Walter and I tasted some, and it was excellent! I threw it in a Tupperware with lettuce, onion, black beans, and low fat ranch for lunch. It was DELICIOUS! I want to make a whole batch now!

It feels so good to have healthy meals waiting for me in the kitchen for the week. I feel so ahead of the game now!

Monday's Eats:
Breakfast - Whole wheat bagle thin with banana and Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter - SO GOOD!!!
Lunch - My awesome buffalo chicken salad. I seriously want to mass produce this buffalo chicken and eat it every day forever!
Dinner - Pizza! We got a pre made flatbread pizza dough from Trader Joes for about $3 already seasoned with sea salt and italian seasoning i think?

We brushed the crust with olive oil, and topped the pizza with sauteed mushrooms and onions, goat cheese and shaved parmesean. It was DELICIOUS! I also left some plain to see how the flatbread tasted on its own. It was good! We ended up dipping it in ricotta and olive oil. The dough was crispy on the outside, and doughy on the inside. So good, and dinner was cooked and on the table in about 15 minutes!
Today's Eats:
Breakfast - a luna bar and a yogurt. The Luna Chocolate Peppermint Stick bars are my fave! Some of the other ones can be a little bland.
Lunch - Salad with walnuts and craisins, and leftover pizza
DinnerSpicy Beef Udon Soup - not a fan reheated. Its a shame too, because I was craving it for weeks! At least i got my fix on Sunday when it was fresh and not too spicy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Starting FRESH!

So I have gone on a couple vacations, taken a break from working out and dieting, and now i am officially BACK on the dieting, exercising, healthy way of life I was loving so much before!

I have still been hovering around the 10 pound weight loss since I last weighed in (I hope - lets see what my weigh in says on Thursday!)

I started my healthy eating off RIGHT yesterday morning with a delicious yogurt bowl for breakfast.
 In the mix: a nectarine, Light n Fit raspberry yogurt, Special K, and chia seeds!
I think Molly wanted some too :)

Lunch was a corned beef sandwich on a whole wheat bagel thin with provolone and a pickle slice. And i may have gotten a little out of hand with hummus and multigrain chips, but they are muntigrain, right??? :)

Dinner was whole wheat pasta with sausage, sauce, and a scoop of fat feww ricotta. I also had a side of green beans and a small salad as my appy.

This mornings breakfast was another yogurt bowl! This one included Light n Fit raspberry yogurt, 1/2 banana, Bear Naked Fit granola, and chia seeds!

I am going to stasy committed to my weight loss goals this time, I mean it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm Back!!!

I have been so busy I disappeared for the last few weeks! It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day that  I put the blog (and the gym) on the back burner. I have been hovering around a 10 pound weight loss for the last few weeks, which i consider a huge success because i had a friend in town, and went on a vacation! Here is a recap of the last few weeks in photos:

Valentines Day - Wine Tasting in NJ:

My friend Mary visited and we had a NYC weekend! Chelsea Brewery:

Chelsea Piers:

NYC Pizza:

Empire State Building, and later - Korean BBQ!

Walter and I saw the White Rabbits at Maxwell's in Hoboken:

and saw an amazing view of the city!

I went to FL for the weekend for my best friend's baby shower (pics coming soon!) 

We went strawberry picking:

and sunflower picking!

I am finally getting back into the swing of things, getting my eating back on track, and getting my butt back into the GYM! I am back to making my weight loss #1!