Goals, Tacos and Goodies

4 May

April Goal Evaluation

*Track my food every day online along with tracking my activity for the day. Result? 20 days out of 30. I was on vacation for five days just slacked the other ten.

*Work out at least 4 times a week (I will schedule what my workouts will be in advance so I can’t cancel out because I don’t want to). Result? Slacked on this big time, I averaged three workouts a wk and did not like having planned workouts at all. I’m more of a free spirit so I will not be planning out in the future but will be thinking about what I would like to do and when I can do it

*When I get a craving at night or on the weekend, I will give at least 20 minutes to think about the craving and if it’s something I really want. Result? Success! If I was wanting something salty or sweet, I would talk a walk with Lincoln, drink water or pop a Werther’s Original in my mouth

*Sign up for another 5K ! Result? Success–signed up to the do the Great Harvest Bread 5K on May 22nd

*Keep a positive attitude at work. Result? Success! As much as I complained on here, I tried to keep positive at work and did a great job. I think I only cried a few times at work the entire month (which is great seeing I used to cry every day there!)

All in all, I think April was a pretty good month but I definitely need to stay on the ball with tracking my food and working out. I did my measurements this morning and here are those results:

Lost 2 lbs
1” lost in bust
2” lost in waist
.5” lost in hips
1” lost in thighs

Another sleepless night. I really need to cut down on my caffeine intake but that is going to a major adjustment for me so I will have to bring it down slowly. Do I really need three cups of coffee a day? No. Do I want it? Yes. But then again, I would like to sleep for over six hours just one evening so a cutting I will do!

For breakfast I had half a container of Trader Joe’s Apricot-Mango Greek Yogurt, frozen blueberries, Trader Joe’s Blueberry Flax and Coconut Granola.

Along with a Venti Iced Coffee with skim milk and two splendas

And Starbucks is having a Frappuccino Happy Hour May 7-16th?? What What!!!


I haven’t had a Frappuccino in forever but I think it will be a sweet treat and an afternoon pick me up.

I wasn’t too busy this morning so caught up on my news and saw this story.How could someone go on a stabbing spree at Target? Target is absolutely one of the happiest places in the world (especially since they merged with Starbucks) and I can’t imagine anyone that deranged to do that there. Maybe because when you go into Target for aluminum foil and come out $150 later with clearance clothes, accessories and makeup …which always seems to happen to me. But still, I am not that crazed enough stabbing innocent people. Oh society, what happened?

I went to the hippies today and got some awesome deals—-organic spring mix, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, apple, okra, potatoes and peppers.

All for under 10 bones too. Love the hippies 🙂

And look at this pepper-it is so beautiful and fresh I don’t want to eat it. But will……

Lunch was leftover lasagna.

I am a fan of any meal that I can freeze a month ago and then take it out, pop it in the microwave for five minutes and voila-a filling and tasty lunch!

I went to the library to get some reads because nothing is intriguing me these days. This book looked interesting-Holly’s Inbox

From Publishers Weekly
Holly Denham, the lead of this epistolary novel (and yes, the name of the author), is an overwhelmed receptionist at a major British bank. The reader’s access to Holly’s frantic life is via her e-mail inbox—the entirety of the novel, in fact, is e-mail messages sent by, among others, her gay best friend (a chick lit necessity), her brassy co-workers (another requirement), her meddling mother (check, again) and, of course, her would-be paramour (ditto). The plot runs along very traditional lines, and in the end overreaches for a happy ending, but this overlong novel’s saving graces are its fast pacing and very funny writing. Some of the best exchanges are between Holly and her grandmother, who sends e-mails that just read TESTING and signs her up for annoyingly spammy Web services. Despite the limitations inherent in an e-epistolary novel, the book is populated by vibrant, endearing characters, and Denham manages to juggle a dozen story lines at once. The ending’s contrived, but feel-good, which, in these gloomy times, might be enough to do the trick. (June)

Should be a good read!

And look how thick it is (that’s what she said)

 This shall keep me occupied for awhile…well until I get My Fair Lazy  (and the parental are in town this wknd so I think I will make them buy it for me lol)

I saw Scott Stapp lookalike a little before I left work and  he said “Hi”. We like that!! And I smiled and batted my eyelashes and said “Hey”. And I didn’t shimmy! Finally, I didn’t look like a herb in front of him. But maybe he is wondering why I didn’t shimmy and that I am not longer attracted to him. Anywho, I realized that he always does the no teeth smile so I really don’t know what his dental situation is. I think he has nice teeth but let’s just hope he is not like


I had a surprise for me when I got home…….my package o’ goodies I won over at Savor and Stretch!

Jenna hosted an awesome contest for a whole bunch of stuff including:

Thank you Jenna for the wonderful package—I can’t wait to try all these goodies!!! 🙂

I wanted to use my produce right away and had frozen tuna defrosting in the fridge today and decided on Fish Tacos for dinner.

I cut into little pieces and let marinate in lemon juice for 20 minutes

I cut up the tomato, peppers and onion. Does anyone else find chopping therapeutic? I think it helps me  de-stress.

T is for Tiffany

I warmed up a tbsp of butter and then threw the tuna on the stovetop along with some garlic at the end.

The toppings

While the tuna was warming up, I threw some cilantro, jalapenos and lemon juice in the food processor to top the tacos with


Fabulosity. I love the zing of the cilantro and jalapeno and of course, the freshness of the meal. I even had some tuna leftover to use for my lunch tomorrow!

I hung out with Lincoln then watched some tv and decided to get out for a run/walk. I covered almost 4 miles and had a pretty decent calorie burn…about 700 cals altogether (this picture is just on the way back since I took a water break at the pavilion)

I just wasn’t feeling it and really had to push myself. Again, the lungs were just not wanting to have me run so I walked a fair amount. I had a big water bottle with me and kept trying to hydrate but just not diggin the warm weather running so this may be a little issue since it’s going to be warm out for the next six months. Hmmmm.

My legs were jello my the time I got home and in excruciating pain. What could make me feel better? A green monster!! I made mine with Chocolate Almond Milk, Spinach, Vanilla Protein Powder and 2 tbsp Crazy Richards Creamy Peanut Butter.

I need to pass out soon. Hope everyone had a great Tuesday  🙂

I leave you with Lincoln Love

9 Responses to “Goals, Tacos and Goodies”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness May 4, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    2 inches lost in the waist!?!?! Get it girl! Nice work!

    I always rebel against planned workouts, too… that’s why I’m concerned with my half marathon training. I feel like I’m going to go against it on purpose… lol

  2. genesis May 5, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    2 inches! good job girlie!

    look at all that loot! love winning stuff.

  3. April May 5, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    Hooray on the loss!!

    That sweet and sassy hemp oil is so good.

  4. Mari May 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    HEY CHICA! Kudos on the weight loss and the inches! dude those fish tacos look so freaking good! I love when my eats look so colorful lol

    I think Koko and Lincoln need a play date =)

    I am pretty jealous of your package (hmmm that sounded naughty lol)

  5. Kelly May 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Great job on your goals…you did great!!!

  6. Jenna May 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    Congrats on reaching most of your goals!! And yayyy that you got the package! Hope you enjoy the random mix! 🙂

  7. emily May 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Great job on your goals! I almost never drink fraps but I’m excited about anything that’s reduced price so I’ll be hitting up the Starbucks ‘happy hour’ too.

  8. dianacheung May 6, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    losing weight in a month where a vacation was involved is still amazing! Great job at those inches lost! BTW great spread of goodies you won! SHARE? 😉

  9. Monique May 6, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Oh my goodness! I wanna snuggle that lil pup! so cute!

    i love the fish tacos. they are gorgie!

    The yogurt mess looks…well messy, but soooo yummy.

    congrats on the loss of inches! woot! And I love your HRM! I need one of those!

    that book looks good! I expect a report back on taht! I need a good chick lit book after the serious thriller im reading right now!

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