Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 153 & 154: New Recipe, House Update and Food Pics

So yesterday’s after work work-out went well! I walked 2 miles, did abs and legs and went back for my last half mile to get to my 5.5 but there was a line 10 deep. BOO – I left. :( When I got home we had chicken parmesan for dinner and then settled in for a yummy dinner and some 30 Rock. After dinner I got online and saw that we had gotten a quote from the contractor. Basically, long story short, it was going to be $14,000 in basement renovations to fit the pool table and get it up to par. At the end of the day, we just simply cannot justify spending $14,000 out of pocket to fit a pool table. So we had a long…. LONG… talk and have decided after much deliberation to put this house in a bubble and let it go. I passed out – EXHAUSTED after all the back and forth and slept GREAT! I ended up at 1,536 calories, 217 carbs and 28 fat grams. Here’s what I ate.

Today I woke up feeling fabulous about our decision and ready to get to work, get on the day and get back to Amanda (realtor). I also decided today would be the day to start taking pictures of what I eat. I’ve tried before and am seriously impressed with all of you girls who do it each day – it’s so much responsibility!! Really – I always forget. So for breakfast I had a potato egg Morningstar sausage burrito. Then I called Amanda and discussed our decision and of course she understood and we came up with a new plan: she’s going to send us more listings, we’re going to narrow them down, and she’s going to call the listing agents to see if there is a 14’x18’ room to fit the pool table. If so – is there another room comparable in size for the den? If so – we go look at it. If not, it’s not for us. Hopefully this will work – I’m so excited!

I stayed busy all after and did have a granola bar around 11 then it was time for lunch and even though I brought chili I TOTALLY forgot we had a working lunch catered by Boneheads. Clearly, I couldn’t take pics of what I ate, but I had a small serving of rice, a shrimp/salmon skewer, two chicken skewers (they were TINY), a few spoonfuls of salad and a plastic spoonful of sauce (less than a tbsp I think). I found the calorie information for most of it on Daily Plate – then I just overestimated a bit on the rice and guessed on the chicken (probably high though – I mean these skewers were little guys!)
Anyway – it worked out – but no pic! At the very end of the meeting I couldn’t help it – I had an oatmeal/raisin cookie – yum!! When I got back to my desk I stayed busy all afternoon – and had 4 hershey’s kisses. Hehe I can’t wait until the girl who just moved in next to me runs out of chocolate – eek! Since the meeting was during lunch I couldn’t do cardio – but I did head to the gym and knock out 4 miles of cardio, then raced home for Pepperoni Pita Pizzas with Austin. These were amazing. I know I say that a lot, but I made these last night and put them in the fridge and they just congealed so well with the olive oil and sauce that they REALLY tasted like pizza!! Here’s how we made them:

3 Trader Joe’s white pitas (small)
6 tbsp Muir Glen tomato sauce
45 g of fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese
45 g of fat-free feta cheese, chopped
24 turkey pepperonis, chopped
3 tsp olive oil
Garlic Salt and Red Pepper Flakes to Taste.
*Each serving is 1.5 pitas so for two people, make three pitas


Spray PAM in a deep baking pan, and place three pitas in it. Coat each pita with 1 tsp olive oil. Then cover each with 2 tbsp tomato sauce, red pepper flakes and garlic salt, 15 grams of mozzarella, 15 grams of feta and 8 chopped up pieces of pepperoni. Cover with foil and put in refrigerator overnight. When you’re ready to eat, set the oven to broil and remove the pan from the refrigerator. After 10 minutes, remove the foil and place the pan in the oven for 7 minutes. Cut and serve! Each serving (1.5 pitas) had 384 calories, 45 carbs and 10 fat grams. If you want to cut calories/carbs – I’d take the olive oil back to .5 or .75 tsp on each pita. I wouldn’t reduce the cheese or pepperonis! Click on pic to make it larger!

During dinner we watched a 30 Rock then Austin headed out to poker leaving me to chill with Reuben baby and watch 90210, Secret Life of the American Teenager and Lost! I’ve just been bumming around, cooking a few meals for later in the week, dustbusting Reuben’s litter (he loves to play with it, i.e. getting it all over the floor), and reading your blogs! I did have another snack – Kettle chips – yum! I had a lot of crap snacks today – eek! At the end of the day I was VERY close to my ceiling – at 1,547 calories, 179 carbs and 52 fat grams. Here’s what I ate. K - i'm going to finish reading your blogs and pass out - i'm SO TIRED. Blah. Hope you all had happy Hump Days!

13 comments:

Neesha and Dustin said...

Such a wise and logical decision on the house. Something will come up, still! And nice going with the pics. Occasionally, I do this, but I always feel a little weird...also, my pics do NOT look all fancy shmancy like so many others'. Then again, I take exactly one before I'm too hungry to take more photogs.

Oh, well...good luck with the next round of house hunting!

Sarah W. said...

i loooooooove kettle chips!! esp salt n vinegar ones!

my husband bought a bag, but it hasn't been opened thank goodness. i dread the day he finally opens it, i wont be able to control myself!

prettyface said...

A LINE 10 deep? At the GYM? What in the world??

fittingbackin said...

Neesha: Thanks! We're nervous and a little antsy but that's just not cause to settle on an expensive reno project! haha Oh yes - mine will not be 'fancy shmancy' at all!! I'm going to give it a whirl though - I love seeing other people's! (doest hatmake me weird?)

Thanks - I hope it's this Saturday!!

Sarah: THey're just amazing. I mean really. haha I know! I have to measure out an ounce or i'll eat the whole dang bag!

PF: Oh yes, mam. A big box gym in Buckhead at 5:30 p.m. on a freezing cold day in January (i.e. resolution people and outdoor runners are in) easily has upwards of 400+ peeps milling around. There's 30 minute limits on cardio machines at this one (20 at some!) so if I do my 5.5 miles all together after work i have to get on and off twice to get in the whole workout. Sigh. Does make for GREAT people watching though!

dailygoods said...

bbq kettle chips are my favorite! they are just soo good and crunchy. hope you have a great day!!

balanceisbest said...

I know how you feel about the food pictures. I am still adjusting and don't know if I'll ever be able to keep up with myself! ha! (maybe that should tell me something...hahaa) I HATE going to the gym when it's really crowded. I do not blame you for leaving.

Earlier I was wondering how you knock out all of that mileage while walking on the treadmill. Do you change up the pace/incline at all or just get zoned into your book? Send tips my way, please! :)

Kaneil, balanceisbest.wordpress.com

Stacy said...

Hey girl! Just so you know - I give you two thumbs up Tin Foil Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken and the Potato, Sausage, Egg Burrito! Love love love them!

fittingbackin said...

DG: Oh I love those too! And the honey Dijon ones should come with a warning!!

Balanceisbest: hehe I don’t think I’m going to be able to do it. I really don’t! I’m not there yet!!! I know – it’s just crazy!

I very much break it up with activities. For four miles for instance, I’ll do:

Mile 1: Incline 3; Mileage 4 - music
Mile 2: Incline 2; Mile 4 – listen to book
Mile 3: Incline 1; Mileage 4.1 – read book
Mile 4: Incline 0: Mileage 4.2 – read book

I mix it up a lot (sometimes higher inclines; sometimes incline 6, then 4, then 5, then 3, etc.). I like to start out with music just because it pumps me up the most. Then I’ll either keep listening to music, or listen to a book, or read a book or watch an episode of Friends or SATC! (love my iPhone!)

Stacy: That’s wonderful news!!! Kitchen Parade (tin foil) has the BEST chicken recipes and I believe I got the sweet & sour idea from Chandra! The potato/egg/sausage is ALL my mom though – love it!! Thanks for the feedback - hope Shane likes them, too!

Gledwood said...

burritos = fantabuloso!

balanceisbest said...

I know how you feel about the food pictures. I am still adjusting and don't know if I'll ever be able to keep up with myself! ha! (maybe that should tell me something...hahaa) I HATE going to the gym when it's really crowded. I do not blame you for leaving.

Earlier I was wondering how you knock out all of that mileage while walking on the treadmill. Do you change up the pace/incline at all or just get zoned into your book? Send tips my way, please! :)

Kaneil, balanceisbest.wordpress.com

Sarah W. said...

i loooooooove kettle chips!! esp salt n vinegar ones!

my husband bought a bag, but it hasn't been opened thank goodness. i dread the day he finally opens it, i wont be able to control myself!

dailygoods said...

bbq kettle chips are my favorite! they are just soo good and crunchy. hope you have a great day!!

Stacy said...

Hey girl! Just so you know - I give you two thumbs up Tin Foil Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken and the Potato, Sausage, Egg Burrito! Love love love them!