Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Hello out there. Sorry it has been a while, I had a crazy week. I was incredibly busy every single day and my eating habits took a big hit because of it. I kinda of had to eat what I could when I could which wasn't usually very healthy. I also had absolutely no time to work out. I was pretty ashamed and embarrassed of my terrible week and I wasn't going to blog about it but my Mom told me that this would be the best time to blog and get every ones support. So I am going to try my best this week and get back on track. The only problem is I am extremely short of money right now so I cant really afford to go get grocery's. That means I will be getting creative with the food I do have. I will try to document my successes and failures on here. Please leave any words of encouragement you may have, I can use all the help I can get.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Scale... We Have A Problem"

YAY for a new layout! Thanks so much to my wonderful friend and fellow blogger Katy (Aka Olivia) for making it for me. Isn't it great! It is themed around the wedding that I am the maid of honor for this summer (the reason for the blog)

So I discovered something today that I am worried about. Some of you who have been to my apt before will remember that the floors aren't exactly level. I live in the top floor of a very old house that is on a hill and the floors just aren't what they used to be. I have learned to live with it and see it now as a fun little quirk. But I went to weigh myself today and it said the exact same weight that it has the last 3 or 4 times I have weighed myself. Now this isn't that strange, but I really felt like I would be down a bit today. So I moved the scale to another spot in my apt, suddenly I am 20 lbs heavier, what the heck!?!?  I try another spot, 5lbs less than the first time. Now mind you I am poor and cant afford a digital scale so I use an old fashioned dial one. So I got out my level (thanks Dad) and crawled around my apt looking for the flattest spot (I give you all permission to picture this in your heads and laugh at it if you would like) I found a sort of flat spot and weighed myself there, I guess that will be my new weigh in spot. Or maybe I will just use the scale at the gym.

Who else is excited for Saint Patrick's Day tomorrow?!?!?! If you can all recall I do not have school on Fridays so I plan to do a bit of celebrating. A Guiness is about 4 points and totally worth it (I can only drink 1 anyway) The only thing missing will be my Moms corned beef and cabbage, yummy!

Well thanks for putting up with this very rambling post, until next time.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring Broken...Time to Fix it!

Wow, ten days since my last post, sorry to all my loyal readers who I am sure have been anxiously anticipating my next post. I have been on spring break which I unfortunately turned into lazy and unproductive break. I manged to not only procrastinate with my school work and leave it all for today. But I also allowed my apt to become incredibly messy as well as totally slacking on my weight loss efforts. But that all ends NOW!

Or rather, as soon as I am finished writing this. I am spending the day cleaning my apt, trying Jillian Michael's 30 Day shred for the first time and then I will be heading to the library and working on two projects.

So although there is no question that I did not eat the best food that I could this week, I did make one pretty tasty meal that I will share with you now. This was another meal that I used no recipe for, just sort of made it up. I got the inspiration from this post from one of my favorite blogs.

To start I cooked up a chicken breast and cubed it into small pieces. Set that aside. Sauteed some garlic, onion, zucchini and bell peppers and a can on chickpeas with a little olive oil and the yummy jalfrezi simmer sauce. Meanwhile in a separate sauce pot I cooked up some basmati rice. Then i added the cooked cubed chicken to the fry pan and let it all simmer together for a while. Served the stuff up on top of the rice and had some yummy naan bread along with it.

I was pretty pleased with his meal. It was my first try at Indian food and it was quite tasty. If I make it again I think I will try a spicier curry sauce, possibly madras because the jalfrezi just didn't have quite enough flavor for me.

Last but not least I need to send a shout out to one of my most loyal readers, the mother of the bride whose wedding this blog is in honor of ! Hi Rita thanks so much for reading and for being the best mother of the bride a maid of honor could ask for!

Well now I am off to start my productive and successful day week. Good luck for this week to all of you!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Has Sprung??

Well maybe not yet, but it is officially spring break for this girl! As of 2:50 this afternoon it is party time. Well that's not really true either. But it is a full week off of school! I will be staying here is MN, visiting my family for a couple days, but the main event will be this Saturday! Schells Bockfest!  It will be an amazing day or Beer, Polka and possibly a bratwurst.

But what I really want to talk about today is someone who means the world to me. This wonderful woman has helped shape the person I am and influences me every day. That's right, you guessed it MY MOM!

"Your the meaning in my life, your the inspiration"
 I talked to my mom on the phone tonight and she said the craziest thing. She told me that after discovering my blog it has helped inspire her to get back on the health eating wagon. WHAAAT?!? Me inspiring her. This, the woman who all my life has inspired me to be the best person I can. And now I am helping inspire her. Well that's just wonderful! A few years ago, when I did weight watchers and lost over 45 lbs, my mom and I did it together and we where both very successful.  I am so excited she and I are both working at this again. My mom is always there for me no matter what I need. Weather it is an answer to a cooking question (she taught me everything I know), advise on working with my (sometimes very unreliable) group members for school, or just a listening ear. I am sure she is reading this so Mom I LOVE YOU!  Good luck, cant wait to see you on Sunday.

Happy "Spring"


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A very blustery (Tues)Day

If you are a Glee fan like me you are probably a little bummed right now since there is no Glee tonight :( I need my Mr. Shoe fix! But other than that I had an excellent day!

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thin with reduced fat cream cheese I absolutely love these things and this was a new flavor that I hadn't tried before, it was delish.

Speed walked around the track for 1 mile with 5lb weights, ran on the arc trainer for 20 min, did some arm and ab weight training.

Mid Morning Snack:
2 clementines, love those little things!

Fat Free tortilla with fat free re-fried beans, tomatoes, jalapenos and reduced fat cheese. I also put some taco bell hot sauce on that bad boy (thanks MSU for having a Taco Bell in site)

Afternoon Snack:
Sea salt pita chips with roasted red pepper hummus

I baked some chicken tenders and dipped them in home made honey mustard (mixed spicy brown mustard with honey) also had some carrot sticks

All and all a pretty good day, I didn't eat all the fruits and veggies that I should have but I still feel really good about how I did!