Friday, January 30, 2009

Day 147: Contractor Update & Recipe

Last night pretty much ended after me and Reuben got home from my sister’s house tired and ready to start a new day! I did have a snack, those devil kettle chips, and ended up at 1,490 calories, 221 carbs and 26 fat grams. Not bad! Here’s what I ate.

Today I woke up in knots about stomach about the contractor visit – eek – so hoping it would go well! I raced to work with an egg/cheese/bacon muffin (which I ate in the car) and got in to piles of work. Sigh. Stayed busy all morning and before I knew it, it was 11:45 – time to race up 400 and go meet Austin and the contractor and Amanda (our realtor). I got to the house and he was already hard at work and had good news – it’s NOT a load bearing wall. Therefore, the wall can be taken down the power box can be moved. GREAT news. However, we’ll have to replace the basement carpet if we want it to be consistent… so we’ll need to recarpet the stairs, the big L-shaped room, and a bedroom… hmmm. Don’t know how many square feet that is…. So the contractor (Amanda’s dad by the way!) is going to line item out: the wall, the power box, the carpet installation and this other random built in bench we would want to remove. We’ll have a quote Monday, Tuesday at the latest – based on that quote we’ll proceed… or not! Haha Either way – I took 247 pictures of the house (trying to get every angle of every room so we can recreate them in a 3-D environment later). And me and Amanda talked about the kitchen because it needs a bit of work and her husband is a carpenter and does cabinets (this girl is hooked UP). Then I headed back to work!

Stayed slammed all afternoon, ate white bean chicken chili and a kashi cookie and stayed busy until after 5. Then I decided, no matter what, I was forfeiting the gym and going straight home. I called my best friend Em (i.e. best friend since I was 14, her 13, who lives in D.C. now) and we talked for 2.5 hours. Yes, that’s how we do. During our talk I made a turkey/roast beef/FF swiss on wheat and had some kettle chips. Now I’m settled in with Austin looking at the pictures, reading the disclosure statement that Amanda sent today and just downright decompressing! I’d post today’s food, but I plan to have a few glasses of wine tonight so I’ll wait! I hope you all had fabulous days and have great weekends. We’re not planning much – tomorrow will be a big gym day for me since I’m way behind on strength training, and then tomorrow night we’re going to a friend’s for game night/sleep over with 3 other couples – YAY! And Reuben is invited too – fun! K – I’m out – and off to read your fabulous blogs!

Oh - per Kelly D's request - here is how we make our low-calorie Shrimp Scampi!

12 oz. shrimp (tail-less, deveined, peeled)
1 lemon
½ tbsp Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
2 garlic cloves
Salt, Pepper, Spray Butter
6 oz. Barilla angel hair pasta

Peel garlic cloves and chop into small pieces. Boil water and cook angel hair in a salted pot for 4 minutes. Once the noodles hit the water, drop the chopped garlic into a sprayed pan at medium heat. Cook for 1 minute, then add more spray, squeeze the entire lemon into the pan, sprinkle in basil, spray in butter spray (about 7 sprays) and drop in shrimp. Turn down the heat to 3 and cover it for for two minutes (it’s already cooked, you’re just heating it. Don’t overcook – it tastes rubbery!). Remove cover, flip over each shrimp and cover again for two minutes. Drain noodles and put in two bowls. Spoon shrimp/sauce over noodles and eat! (here's where we add salt, pepper and parmesan per preference). Nutritional Information: 486 calories, 4 fat grams, 65 carbohydrates and 47 grams of protein per serving. Serves 2. I'll add in a picture to this post when we cook it again and link back to it! :)


Sarah W. said...

clif bars:
chocolate brownie
cool chocolate mint
carrot cake
banana nut

are all my favs

luna: choc peppermint stick, white choc macadamia
caramel brownie

fittingbackin said...

ooooh Chocolate brownie clif bars and caramel brownie luna bars are already speaking to me! (see a pattern?) hehe - thanks, Sarah W.!

Thinspired said...

Shrimp scampi looks good...I make something similar but I use EVOO and spinach. I like your lightened up version :)

MizFit said...


although Im usually (ok always) too lazy to make it and it's an order out thing.

Ill give this one a shot & keep you posted...

fittingbackin said...

Thinspired: Thanks!! Yes - it's great and SUPER filling (3 oz. of noodles will do that with 6 oz. of shrimp.) I personally just buy a frozen bag of medium sized Kroger shrimp so it's easy peasy!

Mizfit: Definitely! I hope you like it - it's a favorite around here. :)

Anonymous said...

I might steal your little workout calendar on the sidebar if you don't mind.

fittingbackin said...

inmytummy: of course I don't mind! It's free- and if you get too many views it's $10 a year for like 15,000 a month or something crazy!!

Neesha and Dustin said...

I'm on pins and needles for you two with the house. It feels like I'm in the middle of it all over again! Crossing my fingers all goes well with the estimate.

Kelly Drawdy said...

YUM! I can't wait to make this dish and spinach with it sounds great! Thanks for posting it.
So excited about the progress of your house. Look forward to seeing pics! Enjoy your sleepover, sounds like a lot of fun!

Madison Song said...

oh that scampi sounds really good, and really simple too!!

fittingbackin said...

Neesha: Aw thanks girl! I know, right?! I'm sooooo ready... I just want to KNOW.

Kellyd: Awesome - let me know if you have any questions or if you think I left anything out!! Thanks - yes - i'm trying not to get my hopes up too much but as soon as it's official i'll post lots of pics! :)

Madison: oh yes - super easy - I heart recipes with few ingredients. :)

fittingbackin said...

Thinspired: Thanks!! Yes - it's great and SUPER filling (3 oz. of noodles will do that with 6 oz. of shrimp.) I personally just buy a frozen bag of medium sized Kroger shrimp so it's easy peasy!

Mizfit: Definitely! I hope you like it - it's a favorite around here. :)