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Hockey guys are hot

28 Feb

This afternoon was full of fun- I got a lot done!

I’m a poet and didn’t even know it-hehe.

I took Lincoln to the dog park and there was the most dogs I have ever seen at one time! I counted 27 little ones at one point and we stayed for about an hour. We were going to stay longer but this Boston Terrier kept nipping at Lincoln’s tail and Lincoln started whimpering ūüė¶ Poor baby.

We came home and I heated up leftover’s from Azteca last night. I had some rice and beans (I could eat this every day!!) and half an enchilada

The day was nearing to an end and I decided to go for a much needed¬†run after GorgeFest¬†2010 this past wknd. I did about 3.6 miles and ran most of it but had to walk a bit. I don’t know what was up with my lungs today but they were just not wanting to cooperate with me.

I came home and the Men’s Olympic Hockey game between the US and Canada was still on. What. A. Game!!!!

And those men are hot–I have always been attracted to football players but bonjour hockey men, nice to meet ya!

I nourished with a Green Monster (Soy Milk, Spinach, Frozen Banana and Chocolate Whey)

Drinking one out of this cup always makes me smile. I don’t know if it’s because of the dogs or beer but it does ūüôā

Does anyone have any good recipes for acorn squash or how to prepare? I have heard about it alot¬†but never cooked with it, so if you do—let a sister know!

¬† I cannot believe my first 5K is in less than two wks and I am nervous about it! But excited at the same time. I think¬†nervous because I don’t know what to expect and don’t know what the process is. I am expecting¬†someone on a golf cart and a bullhorn to¬†follow me and yell at me if I start walking lol. I hope this isn’t the¬†case!¬† I am not trying to be gross but when I run, I find that I need to spit. Do I just do it or is there some proper etiquette? I like to think that I am once twice three times a lady but didn’t know if you could forgot about it or let it out?

¬† After today’s run, I am in complete pain. Please tell me this running thing gets easier and I won’t be aching as much. Or lie to me at least! LOL

Dinner was my take on Spicy Chicken Cakes with Aioli from myrecipes.com that I made a few times

I didn’t have bread so I used breadcrumbs and used red onion and parsley in the mix. I made about six total which is perfect for the work wk since you can nuke them or make a sandwich out of them. I had leftover fries from Five Guys and couldn’t let go to waste.

I topped with Ken’s Lite Honey Mustard and it was delish!

And a measly side of broccoli—I had a small bag with five florets sitting in my freezer and didn’t want to throw them out

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And where the hell did February go? I like to go into each month with a positive attitude and goals.

 So far, these are mine for March

*Complete 5K

*If I like it, sign up for another race or this one

*Attend more networking events

*Pay down my credit card some more

*Try out new recipes

*Find a McDonalds that has a damn Shamrock Shake!!

Let’s make this March the best yet!

L.A. Face with an Oakland Booty

23 Feb

¬†I got two compliments about my weight loss from co-workers today‚ÄĒwhich was totally unexpected! I have been feeling somewhat discouraged lately and trying not to go by the numbers on the scale and more of how my clothes fit, which have been getting looser and looser. However a good portion of my life has gone with the idea of paying attention to the scale and not to inches, how clothes fit, how I feel etc. it is a bit difficult to get used to.

Anyways, it was a nice way to start my morning and a reminder to myself to keep moving forward and not get stuck on the notion that I have to be a certain number. I will state this now-I am a big booty gal

Enter in one of my most favorite Nike ads

 I am happy to be living a healthier life style, incorporating healthy foods, habits and workouts in my life but sometimes wonder what would happen if my butt keeps shrinking? It’s the bane of my existence….yet the thing that defines me. I am little in the middle but got much back, cursed with an Italian butt, etc. I don’t want to be some normal girl with a normal figure but at the same time sometimes hate my booty and the attention it brings.

 Oh Sir Mix A lot-you sing to my heart. 

 I am a true LA Face with an Oakland booty but what happens if I keep losing weight and my booty goes bye bye? Fortunately, I don’t think it will ever go away not be a flat a**sed girl, it’s just not in my DNA.  In my perfect world, we would be able to decide where on our bodies we wanted fat to dissolve from (along with me donating my fat to the starving kids in Africa) Sigh.

On a random note– I totally want to buy this shirt!

 

Now onto protein I‚Äôve noticed ever since giving up a majority of meats I have been light headed and had zero energy. I was looking at my food diary from the past wks¬†and I can see a significant drop in my protein intake. Before Ash Wednesday, it ranged from 85 to 140 grams a day and this past wk¬†most days have been in the 40‚Äôs and 50‚Äôs range. As much as I don’t want to, I am going to try meat again for a few days and see if I feel back to normal. It is important for me to stick with what I gave up for Lent however it is most important for me to feel healthy and normal

That being said, I made nachos with ground turkey and black beans for dinner.

My snacks this afternoon were a kiwi and a tangelo

Lunch was the same as yesterday–Morningstar veggie sausage link, broccoli with whole wheat thin spaghetti

Breakfast-Oatmeal, flax and frozen berries

Onto the good stuff—-The Bachelor!

That whole thing with Roslyn was ridiculous. I will her that she is a really good actress with all the acting she did last night with the she said vs. she said when it came to her fling with the producer

 

And then with the low blow she hit Chris Harrison with saying that he was hitting on the producers wife? Wow. I am looking forward to the finale and seeing the girls (love on the commercials they have “Will Jake choose sugar or spice?”) meet his parents. From what they are showing, it looks like his family loves Tenley¬†and not showing so much for love for Vienna. At least the finale is set in Hawaii—so¬†no more turtlenecks for Jakey Pooh.

Riff Raff

22 Feb

I got to try out my new rainboots¬†today! It was raining non stop this morning‚Ķ..not a good way to kick off a new wk. I went into work early so I could catch up on anything that I may have missed by leaving early on Friday. When I got in, it was nice and quiet except Stinkalicious¬†was giggling and very excited about the thunder today. This person is 50 something and they are making a remark every time we hear thunder. I appreciate the little things in life but cmon! Each time thunder hit, they made a remark about it ‚ÄúOhhhhh‚Ķ.scary‚ÄĚ (in a serious tone not a playful tone), ‚ÄúHaven‚Äôt heard that in awhile‚Ä̂Ķblahblah blah.
I go into work each day trying to be nice but mornings like this make it so hard.

Breakfast was Oikos Greek Yogurt with frozen berries, coconut granola and flax

Did anyone ever watch From G‚Äôs to Gents (Season 2)? Such a good show—not. It was on this time¬†last year and¬†when I first saw it, I thought it was a joke.¬†It is probably one of the worst reality shoes ever but I was addicted to it‚Ķ..until Riff Raff was kicked off.

Don’t know about Riff Raff? Well you’re about to get schooled.

From MTV:
1. Age: 26
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Unemployed

– A freestyle rapper under the name “Texas Tornado,” Riff Raff has the MTV logo tattooed on his neck.
– Riff Raff says that he cheated his way through 11th grade and once started a fight in school because he was bored.
– Lives in an apartment decorated like a nightclub, complete with turntables, blacklights and a “Riff Raff” banner.

This cat was crazy yet so loveable.


And I guess he came out with his own cd? I am sad they airbrushed the Bart Simpson tattoo on his chest off……that just spells out gangsta to me.


Oh Riff Raff, you will always hold a special place in my heart.

I didn’t have too much time to work on meals last night so I made spaghetti with steamed broccoli and Morningstar Italian Sausage Link. I mixed with some evoo, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes.

The snacks were an apple, banana, kiwi and honeydew…..wow, I was all about the fruit today.

I came home and indulged in some Baked Ruffles -Sour Cream and Cheddar

 RIP Marshall Fields

I’ve had a horrible headache all day and about to attempt a nap.

The Bachelor

25 Jan

¬†I swear I wasn’t going to watch this show but I just love reality drama! I have never watched the Bachelor before this season because who wants to see a bunch of chicks vying for one guy—I¬†want the complete opposite! And seeing that I don’t have a remove and am cuddled up on couch with dog and a bowl of popcorn, yeah not getting up to change it.

Today was a day and a half! I was out of the office on Friday and rolled in a little¬†early to¬†catch up on stuff that I missed. Which would have been productive……if our systems weren’t down….until 1PM…..leaving me to do all my work manually instead of on my trusted computer-MEH!

Started the day off with some Brown Cow Greek Yogurt with blueberries on the bottom, frozen strawberries and flax seed. I added the juice from the strawberries (which I never do) and it made it really soupy which turns out, I loved!

Lunch was some more of my Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with Beer (secretly I was hoping to get a buzz since my day was going so bad but no dice).

This is the first recipe where I have used parsnips and really diggin them!

On the side—-steamed broccoli with Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb wedge mixed in

Our systems were finally up and running normally around 315P so in between lunch and then I snuck in a nice mile walk with one of my co-workers. When we were walking, it was so windy we almost got knocked over! A windy day in Charlotte, I tell you.

For dinner, I made a stir fry with chicken, onions, mushrooms and udon noodles. It’s been uber¬†long since I whipped out my wok so here is that bad boy with the protein and veggies

The final product (everything tastes better with chopsticks!)

I tried this Crystal Light Red Tea Natural Mandarin single packet (on sale for $1.79 a box!) I was a little sketched out by it when I was making it but pleasantly surprised and I would definitely try again!

After that I watched some Family Guy and did a Kettlebell workout for 30 mins. When I was showering after, my arms were aching a bit. Good workout indeed ūüôā

The snack was Act II Kettle Corn PopCorn (AKA The Devil. I could eat about two bags a day and  be content).

Oh Bachelor, why do you suck me in with your siren song? I do not like this Vienna chick!!