Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 187 & 188: Book Review, Weekend Plans and a Back Story

Hi Friends! Sorry I’m kind of ‘out of’ the blog. I’m still catching up – OMG. So Monday was an okay day. Kind of blah. I did not go to work, but stayed busy working all morning and just feeling bad. Austin went to the inspection at 1:30 and met all of the hardwood peeps and Amanda’s dad – he said everything went great! The inspection came back very minimal which is great. I mean, there are some things we’ll need to ask the seller to fix, but nothing major at all and the inspector said this is a good house – awesome!!! As far as eats, I had an eggsadilla for breakfast (om om om), and Austin got Subway for lunch. I got a chicken breast sandwich on wheat with American, Fat free honey mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, salt and pepper. SO good. I got the $5 footlong (that song is already in my head now) and ate part at noon… then part at like 4 p.m. Then later for dinner (late dinner) I made mustard chicken. Heaven. The only ‘outside of meals’ snack I had was some goldfish – not bad at all! I ended up at 1,675 calories, 217 carbs and 43 fat grams – not too bad at all. Still can’t believe I managed to eat that whole foot long though – SO good!! Haha In the end, I didn’t work out but (randomly) I also didn’t eat any sweets! (shocking) Here’s what I ate. Oh – we also cooked a bunch of stuff for the week that night (breakfasts/lunches/etc.).

So I TOTALLY forgot – Friday I finished 13 Reasons Why!! I thought it was awesome. I literally couldn’t put it down because I HAD to know what was up. Basically…. It takes place in high school after a girl commits suicide. No one knows why she did it, but instead of going away forgotten she makes a batch of 13 cassette tapes for 13 people, telling them why she did it an how they were partially responsible… It’s really good – and I LOVE how the chapters were like Chapter 2: Tape 3 Side A or whatever and in between people listening to the tapes and talking to other characters it used pause/play button icons! Awesome… quick, great read. Sad… but good. I can see myself reading it again because there were lots of characters to keep up with!

On to Tuesday! I woke up feeling SO much better. A bit cranky, but better. I got to work and stayed busy playing catch up. At lunch I dragged myself to the gym with Stacy and cranked out 3.5 miles while reading the new book – Lethally Blond (another Kate White murder mystery dubbed ‘Sex and the City meets Nancy Drew’). After work I was DYING to go home – straight home – no gym. So I did, vowing to do upper body strength training which, in the sprit of honesty, simply didn’t happen. I’m a slacker at heart, peeps! Instead I got in bed and read some of my book, and cleaned up some, and cooked some, and watched 4 episodes of Heroes Season 2, and made a list of things we need to buy as home owners (seriously this sucks – we have to buy stuff like a lawn mower, blower, vacuum cleaner, etc.). As far as food, I ended up at 1,685 calories, 215 carbs and 44 fat grams. Here’s what I ate.


2005 in Atlanta... (l-r: Lindz, Em, Meags, & Me) yes, Em is in a bridesmaid's dress...

BIG NEWS: Yesterday me and my besties also started planning Megan’s Bachelorette party Part 1 this weekend!! Backstory: Me, Megan, Emily and Lindsey have been friends for a long time ! (I’ve known Megan since kindergarten people, and all of us were on dance line together in high school). At Auburn, I lived with Megan through all of undergrad, and Em lived with us for two years. After college we all split up – me to Atlanta, Megan to Enterprise, Alabama, (our hometown), Lindsey to Brunswick/St. Simons, Gerogia, and Emily to D.C. However, because we’re so fabulous we manage to all stay in touch (and thanks to texting and facebook, too). Lindsey was married first at the Jekyll Island club in Georgia in fall 2007, and we were all in her wedding. I came next at Vestavia Country Club in Alabama in winter 2008, and they were all in my wedding. Megan is getting married this Spring 2009 and, you guessed it, we all get to be her bridesmaids!! So Megan is having a big bachelorette party blow-out at the beach, but it’s a far drive for Lindsey and an expensive flight for Emily and me/lindz/Em don’t know Meags’ other bridesmaids that well so Emily offered up the idea of a girl weekend with the four of us in Atlanta – so, long story short, they’re all going to be at my place by 8 p.m. this Friday for a bachelorette party weekend!! I’m super excited and can’t wait to see them all!! I’ve seen all of them, off and on, of course, but we haven’t ALL been together since my wedding! (eek!) Can’t freaking wait!


2007 at Lindz's Rehearsal Dinner (l-r: me, Em, Lindz, & Meags)

2007 at Lindsey's Wedding (l-r: Em, Meags, Lindz, & Me)



2008 at My Wedding (l-r: Meags, Me, Em, & Lindz)


2008 at my bachelorette party (l-r: Meags, Lindz, Em & Me)

K – off to be busy some more!! I plan to read all of your wonderful blogs tonight – can’t wait!

11 comments:

sweetandfit said...

your wedding picture is beautiful! gotta love facebook and texting and how much they help you stay in touch! I seriuosly dunno what I would do today without texting.

Mica said...

That's awesome that you all have stayed in touch and will get to be back together this weekend!

By the way, for your chicken curry, do you just put the TJ sauce right on the cooked chicken? We don't have a TJ here, so I'm trying to think of a way to make something similar...

Big Pissy said...

Awwwwwwwww......look at y'all~so sweet!

I'm enjoying Breaking Dawn more than I expected. I'll read the Kate White when you're finished. ;-)

eatfabinnyc said...

Really can't handle your wedding pic! How classy and BEAUTIFUL! The story of all of you ladies is also beautiful :)
Sara
http://eatfabinnyc.wordpress.com

prettyface said...

Awww I love those pictures! I love Meg and Lindsey too :) Don't know the other gal. Y'all have fun this weekend.

So, you know Hayden McLean? He's a really good friend of mine, best friend practically! I saw you guys were facebook friends, so I asked him how he knew you.

Ah anyway, I digress. I'm on my lunch break and meant to go to the gym but had NO energy and all I could think about was hurrying home for some chocolate (it's THAt time of the month again). Never fails.

fittingbackin said...

sweetandfit: thanks, girl!!! Oh I know it - amazing!!

Mica: Yay - i'm so excited!! I have 3 kinds (1) easy: just cook the chicken in the TJ sauce (2 tbsp per serving) with bell pepper, salt and red pepper; serve over rice (2) medium: use the TJ simmer sauce w/light coconut milk (3) the cashew curry chicken - see recipe on right side!! LOVE them all - just depends on what I have time for!! Hope this helped!

Pissy: :) I'm so glad!! Oh def- i'm about 120 in - thanks again for the borrow!!

Eatfabinnyc: Oh thanks! I have a bunch more pics in a post somewhere - it was such a happy day!! :)

fittingbackin said...

Prettyface: It cut me off before I could respond to you! my bad! Oh boo – I wish you’d gotten to get to know Emily Stong –she’s amazing! Oh yeah – I’ve known Hayden since I was 15 – great guy! How funny that you guys are besties- I haven’t seen him a while but know he’s happily married so that’s awesome!!! I hear you – I’m hoping I drag my a$$ to the gym after work. No – it never does- it makes me feel AWFUL!

Neesha and Dustin said...

You guys are so cute! And I totally want to read that book now. Sounds well done and pretty experimental!

Sarah W. said...

thanks for sharing the pics! you are lucky to have lifelong friends like that

Mica said...

That's awesome that you all have stayed in touch and will get to be back together this weekend!

By the way, for your chicken curry, do you just put the TJ sauce right on the cooked chicken? We don't have a TJ here, so I'm trying to think of a way to make something similar...

sweetandfit said...

your wedding picture is beautiful! gotta love facebook and texting and how much they help you stay in touch! I seriuosly dunno what I would do today without texting.