Friday, April 17, 2009

Days 225 & 226: Hanging in There…. And a New Recipe– woo!

Hi friends! I’m still terribly behind with my blog reading – forgive me! I am trying to keep up with Spark People though so I don’t get out of control! Haha Let’s back up – Wednesday was a good day – took Reuben to the new groomer and got to work in plenty of time – woo! Decided that day to move my workouts to next week. Yes, taking off Wednesday – Friday so I can really focus on getting things done at the house and spending time with my family this weekend. At first I felt guilty, but I also feel guilty knowing Austin’s at home putting up fans and stuff while I’m walking so… it’s all good! My TOM has had me feeling like CRAP combined with my allergies it’s like WHOA – hella bitch! But I’m trying to be nice and not eat an entire bag of mini reese’s cups. Wednesday: I decided I wanted granite countertops sooner rather than later and reached out to Stacy for her granite info, bought patio furniture, bathroom organizers, light bulbs for track lighting, put new cabinet pulls on in the kitchen and bought a fan for the guest room – woo! That’s about it – no work out! I ended up at 1,739 calories, 232 carbs and 41 fat grams. Could have been worse – I had 200 calories worth the mini snacks and wanted more but stopped myself! Haha So it’s a high day but it’s okay, right? :) Here’s what I ate.

Thursday was MUCH better. I was able to sleep in (work from home day) and get to work at 8 a.m. I had a productive morning and Austin came home for lunch for red chicken curry! After he left I used my lunch to shower and relax INSTEAD of doing house stuff, but as soon as that clock struck 5 p.m. I got to work! By the end of the evening we had put together 2 chairs and a coffee table, installed a fan, hung a few items, cleaned both bathrooms, did a load of laundry, put together two bed frames, installed a headboard, met with the granite people for an in-house quote AND made a new recipe – WOO!! This recipe was adapted from Aggie’s Kitchen – love her! I’ll call ours Rotini Italian Sausage Pasta! For 2 servings:

4 oz. rotini
2 links of al fresco chicken sausage (Italian flavored), chopped
2 servings of fat-free mozzarella cheese
1 cup muir glen pasta sauce
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
Salt and pepper
1 tsp olive oil

Set water to boil. Once water is close to boiling, set small/medium-sized skillet to medium and pour in olive oil. Once water is boiling and pan is hot, drop pasta in water and sausage in pan and cook simultaneously for 7 minutes. Turn sausage often and stir pasta often. Heat pasta in a covered medium-sized bowl in microwave until hot, rinse and chop basil and measure out cheese. Drain pasta and place pasta, sausage, cheese and basil in the bowl with sauce and toss. Season with salt and pepper; serve hot. Nutritional Information: 462 calories, 58 carbs, 11 fat grams and 32 protein grams

It was SO good, friends. Very filling though – I actually couldn’t eat the last 6-7 bites it was so filling. Loved it though, wouldn’t change a thing and it made the house smell fabulous! I ended the day with a full belly (even had a miller lite) at 1,600 calories, 223 carbs and 33 fat grams – great day! Here’s what I ate.

HAPPY FRIDAY!! I’m so excited – my mom will be here very soon – woo! I can’t wait to get stuff done – yay! I’m going to take some pics this week of the finished (or almost finished) products!


Mica said...

Busy, busy! Thanks for taking the time to post that recipe. It sounds tasty! Hope all is well in home-decorating land. :)

Big Pissy said...

I'm so happy to be here!

I took pictures at Ikea for you last night. ;-)

fittingbackin said...

Yes I am!! It IS - hope you try it and love it! haha home-decorating land is time consuming... but i'm loving it!

Yay! Just posted one - thanks, mom!!!