Monday, February 28, 2011

Yum Yum Yum in my Tum Tum Tum

Ok so I love to cook and I have been know to whip up something without a recipe quite often but I think I outdid myself tonight. Holy cow, I am seriously impressed with myself. Don't worry I will get to my outstanding meal and tell you all about it but first I thought I should give a very quick rundown of my weekend.
It went alright. I had a few slip ups on Friday night but I think I have since made up for it.Got Chipotle last night for dinner, had a bowl with chicken and black beans and lots of veggies.... yumm  

Ok so back to the dinner to die for. I was inspired by this recipe but I altered it quite a bit. Keep in mind this is a serving for one person. And it is a pretty huge serving.

So to start I sauteed garlic (about 2 cloves,I love garlic) basil (about a Tbl spoon), salt and pepper, asparagus (1/2 a bunch), mushrooms(about a cup, sliced) and Shrimp (3oz) in olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice (1/4 of a lemon). I actually sauteed the garlic and basil for a while before adding the other stuff, and squeezed the lemon juice over the top of everything. I sauteed all that for about 10-15 min or so (stirring occasionally)
on medium heat.

Meanwhile I cooked a serving worth (1 cup I think,whatever it says on the box) of whole wheat bow tie pasta.  When pasta finished cooking I drained it and tossed it with everything else in the skillet and dumped it all on my plate, topped it with a little bit of parmesan cheese and dug in.

And oh readers let me tell you it was sooo good. So much flavor! I have a terrible habit of salting things way to much when I eat and I didn't add any extra salt to this. It didn't need it! If  When I make this again, I will use less olive oil, maybe like 2 or 3 times around the pan. I ended up with sort of a pool of olive oil on my plate when I was all done. But other than that is was pretty much perfect.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Spit up and Ice cream cake

Today is Friday which means I don't have class and instead spent the day working nearly 10 hours at the daycare. I work in the infant room and today was insane. We had sick babies, cranky babies, dirty babies, and one who seemed to injure himself every 5 min. I have spit up on my shirt and pants and found "puffs" in my hair when I got home. Needless to say when 2 o'clock rolled around and one of the preschoolers had ice cream cake for her birthday, I caved. In my own defense I took a very tiny sliver, and I have since looked up the nutritional data and logged it/ felt the guilt rush over me. But I am now letting it go. It was one slip up in an otherwise excellent (food) day, and I still have plenty of weekly bonus points to cushion the blow.

Now I am going to go get a little dolled up (meaning put some actual makeup on, take my hair out  of a pony tail and put some clothes on other than sweatpants) and go to happy hour with some friends, Where I will consume low calorie beverages such at rum and diets or lite beers, and try with all my might to resist any appetizers that may be purchased by my fellow happy hourers. Wish me luck!



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hello Out There

How Exciting, my first blog post. So I will start out with a little info about me and why I decided to start this blog. My name is Suzannah and I am 25 years old. I live alone and I go to school for Recreation Parks and Leisure Services and I am a single lady (put your hands up). Well that's enough boring "who am I" info for now.

Now on to the question on every one's minds "Why would Suzy start a blog?" Well there are many reasons folks! Well the first is that I am (co)maid of honor in my best friend Erika's wedding in August and I would really like to lose some weight before then, and I thought that blogging about my efforts, struggles and anything else I may want to talk (vent) about would add a fun and helpful twist!

I have had a lot of fun lately updating facebook with my health meals that I have been cooking and eating and I thought this would be a good venue for me to do the same and possibly expand on what I make and how I make it.

Now I will be the first to admit that I am no writer, but I think it is fun to write and that is what a blog is for right. I am sure this blog will end up with a lot of stuff other than just weight loss stuff but just bear with me people!

One final note, I absolutely love and welcome any helpful hints, tips secrets, food finds, life lessons and anything else you wanna throw down in that comment box. 

Thanks For visiting and I hope you come again soon!!!!