Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 297 – 300: Relaxing Weekend + 2 New Products + 1 New Simple Recipe

So Friday was pretty standard – work. I did skip my lunch work-out to go out to eat with friends- fun!! I was all set to go to the gym, was even going to skip happy hour. But then it was like NO – I SO want to go to happy hour! So I did! I had a great time catching up with some of my favorite work friends, then I headed home to hang out with Austin, Linc, Shana and baby Sebastian, the cutest baby in the world! We had a great time catching up, and Stacy & Shane even came over to see the house for the first time! The 6 of us drank and chilled and talked until the wee hours of the morning (imagine that) then it was off to bed. I ended up at 2,105 calories, 190 carbs and 47 fat grams. It was an odd day as far as eating (my lunch was super filling so I skipped the afternoon snack and didn’t even have half of dinner), and then of course it was high because I drank from about 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hmmmm. Amazing it’s not worse! Haha Here’s what I ate and drank.

Saturday was a blah one! Slept in, laid around the house, watched Transformers for the first time (unimpressed), then got ready to go to my sister’s for a barbeque! My stepdad was in town so we did a mini Father’s Day which was fun!! I did try two new product’s at breakfast time: Trader Joe’s waffles + sugar-free syrup! Loved them both and will DEFINITELY have them again – woo! Back to on the way to the barbeque - me and Austin stopped to pick up a dessert and got this cake. Yum. We had so much fun visiting with my family and with my sister’s in-laws and our stepbrother was even there – good times. We left around 11 and I drove Austin by my mom’s place and then we were home and in bed reading by midnight – great night! I ended up at 1,868 calories, 232 carbs and 74 fat grams – wowza on the fat! That’s what I get for eating a burger (never eat those), half a hotdog (never eat those) and potato salad (you guessed it – never eat it!). Here’s what I ate!

Sunday I woke up feeling well-rested and ready to go! I got on the blog to catch up but quickly realized I would need to do 19.5 miles by end of day Tuesday to get in my 100 miles for June!! Eeek! So I took off, and walked 6.5 miles at the gym. I stopped by Target on the way home and got some groceries, then met my mom and sister at the house for an afternoon laying out by the pool! Great afternoon chilling and reading! I was SO TIRED by that point (walking + sun = tired Kel). We ate dinner and passed out. And by dinner, I mean Austin got Mexican. It had been SO long and I was too tired to even pretend to protest. It was fab! I had a chicken enchilada, half a taco, about a ½ cup of beans and some nachos. I had a hard time tracking it so I guestimated based on taco bell’s portions. Hmmmm. Oh well – we do what we can! I ended up at 1,943 calories, 262 carbs and 68 fat grams. Not a good day… but I walked a lot, right? Supposedly 6.5 miles at 4 mph burns 335 calories. Hmmm. MUST get an HRM. Here’s what I ate.

Monday I was just so tired and my allergy problems were back AND I had this weird jaw pain. Like it hurt to open my mouth. Um, not good. So I got to work and called the dentist, knowing I was due for a cleaning and could just do it then. The first available appointment was September. OR they had a cancellation for TODAY. I chose today and drove over at 12:50… it was fine, not teeth problems, etc. They think it’s stress grinding at night. Lovely. They suggested I get fit for night guard… I suggested we wait and see if it gets better. So we’ll see! I also got my emissions test done. Blah. Well, you guessed it – there went the lunch workout so I would have to do 6.5 miles after work to stay on track. BLAH I’m SO freaking self-disciplined it sucks. So after work me and Sue headed over to the gym and cranked out 6.5 – thank GAWD I had her there or I don’t know if I would have done it all! Afterwards I just headed home and made a new recipe: Plain Jane Pepperoni Pizza:

4 oz. Trader Joe’s Dough

20 grams Fat-Free Mozzarella Cheese

30 grams Fat-Free Feta Cheese

1 tsp olive oil

2 basil leaves, chopped

12 Turkey Pepperonis

¼ cup Trader Joe’s organic mushroom spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 450. Roll out dough, smear it with olive oil and top it with sauce. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on sauce, then top with cheeses and pepperonis. Put in oven for 10 minutes. Add basil, then cook for another 2-3 minutes. Serve! Easy peasy my friends!! Then it was time for TV + reading + shower + passing out. Good times! I ended up at 1,787 calories, 257 carbs and 55 fat grams – not bad! Especially since I got in the miles – woo!

Now it’s Tuesday and I’m tired/allergy-blah again. No fun. I’ve already gotten in 3.5 miles so just 3 more to go after work then I’m DONE. SO glad!! I hope to watch Weeds & True Blood tonight – time for catch up. Last night I watched Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make it or Break it! haha They were bad so I loved them of course!! What have you guys been up to?! Can’t wait to read blogs tonight!!


Anonymous said...

You're a walk-a-holic and I love it! Way to go! Sounds like you're doing great besides the allergy madness!

gotta love lunch and happy hour with work friends... :) Always better than a workout.

Take care, lady!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

Nerd Girl said...

talk about major food porn. the waffles, the cake, that pizza!!! yumm it all looks so good!!! 17 more days and im going to have to start trying some of these recipes you've posted!

Mica said...

Wow 6.5 miles a day? I'm totally impressed, especially since walking that far takes quite awhile! (Okay, it does for me.

Neesha and Dustin said...

Just got back from our honeymoon (no blog up yet, we're working on getting our timeframe back--hjet lagged!) and LOVE what you've done to the place! How did you get your site looking so snazzy. Haven't read through all the new blogs yet (so I bet my answer is in there), but it's great to 'see' you again!

Glad to hear about TJ's waffle and accessories...been thinking of trying it and now I'll take the leap! Thanks!

Sarah W. said...

did weeds start a new season I'm not aware of?

still working on veronica mars :)

and need to start watching true blood! eek!

Anonymous said...

I'm always amazed at how well your track your calories girl! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Big Pissy said...

I'm glad you're eating what you like and then making up for it with walking,etc. You'll be fine. :)

I had a great time seeing you this weekend. Always fun!

fittingbackin said...

balaceisbest: I so am, right? haha I know - i'm HATING allergy madness (but loving the term at the same time!) oh yeah - i think i needed the happy hour more than the mileage!!

Nerd Girl: haha I know, right? It's no wonder my weight is a bit up! Wow - let the count down begin!

Mica: yes mam - oh YES it does. I hate to say it but I walk 15-minute miles so 6.5 miles takes me 1 hour and 38 minutes. BLAH. But honestly - it's "me" time. I read, catch up on emails, peruse facebook. You can do a lot when you walk!

Neesha: WOW!!! Congratulations, Lady! Can't wait to hear how wonderful your honeymoon was!!! I'm glad you think it's snazzy! Just changed the background (gotta love cutest blog on the block) and made a new header - fun!! It's great to "see" you too - can't wait for updates. Oh total - you must!

Sarah W: Yeah girl! We're about 3 episodes in I think - it's GOOD!! I LOVE Veronica!! yes you do - the season is GREAT this year (again, about 3 episodes in) - to me there's a lot more comedic relief!

eatlivelovedream: Aw thanks! I'm quite the tracker - sometimes I HATE tracking bad days but i just have to do it you know? Blah.

Pissy: i'm trying! i'm eating a little bit too much what i want so my weight's a little up so it's time to slow it down just a bit - maybe ONE mini snickers a day instead of 3. Hmmmm. :)

Anonymous said...

good for you! for skipping your workout and going to happy hour! you KNOW you deserve it!

sweetandfit said...

good for you! for skipping your workout and going to happy hour! you KNOW you deserve it!

Sarah W. said...

did weeds start a new season I'm not aware of?

still working on veronica mars :)

and need to start watching true blood! eek!