Sunday, July 26, 2009

Day 325: HRM Arrival, Product Review, Meximelt Recipe, New Haircut

Yesterday, AKA my straight chillin' day, in a nutshell!

Emailing with my Mom

We were both little home bodies yesterday so we pinged back and forth all day! She sent me some pics I'd never seen from a wedding I was in during May - I love this one of me and Austin!


I made another herbed greek chicken salad - nom nom nom.

Pre mixed


Drove down to Buckhead, got all nostalgic (i'm such a loser), and got my hair cut by Kelly. Love her! She always styles it super fun, too - this time she made huge soft curls with a big round brush. Makes me happy. I always get dressed up for hair appointments (no make up but cute dress). I don't know why but I do. Here's a pic of the hair once I got home. Forgive the lazy eye. I'm sporting a t-shirt Austin got me when he was in NY last month - it says 'Hello My Name is Regina Phalange.' hehe

Whole Foods

This paycheck stealer is located right next to Van Michael on West Paces Ferry. I wondered in looking for some items I couldn't find at Kroger/Trader Joe's/World Market. I found the minced ginger! Woo!! And I got a few other goody's including strawberries I was craving and these noodles i've been dying to try per Hungry Girl's insistence: Shirataki Noodles. I then stumbled into the hot food section hungry. DANGER! I opted for a slice of pizza. I wanted it - I got it - with spinach and mushrooms. Then I headed home, eating my slice! (note: had a hard time figuring out the pizza - so I had to estimate on Spark People giving it 600 calories; 80 carbs and 18 fat grams).

Day of Slack

I was home, I was full, I was happy. I took a pic of my hair (above) and got in bed with Reuben and a Tivo full 'o crap shows! (my movies didn't come in :( ). I blogged and watched the last season of Gilmore Girls. I also watched the CUTEST show - Drop Dead Diva! Anyone watching? It's on lifetime! It's only 2 epis in and they're available online (at lifetime) if you're interested. It's going to be a staple of mine - fo sho.

Playing with Polar

So I got my HRM out - EEEEE!

Reuben is a fan of it! haha

I had ZERO desire to work out and test it so I played rock band and found that drumming on expert burns 10 calories/song. Not bad!! Also - I wore it between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. - 2 solid hours of sitting in bed - and found that I burned 90 calories/hour. I don't know if this is good or bad. Hmmm. Either way - love the little guy - best present ever, Austin!! Can't wait to wear it whilst walking and/or doing ST!

Noodle Testing

That evening it was time to test the noodles. I followed the instructions to a T making sure they were super dry (used TONS of papertowels), and then I followed Hungry Girl's 'alfredo' recipe which is basically 1 tsp fat-free sour cream, 10 grams laughing cown, 2 tsp parmesan and salt and pepper. I had a bite and it was disgusting. Like, i almost spit it up! I thought whoa... well - now I know it's a little different. I'll try another. No sir - not for this chica. I tossed them and put together a simple Chicken with Green Salsa Meximelt (based on the chimichanga from last week):

3 oz. chicken (cooked in olive oil spray; then pulled with two forks to shred it)
1 mission carb balance tortilla
1 tbsp fat-free sour cream mixed with a little oregano & cumin & minced garlic
10 grams fat-free mozarella, shredded
10 grams fat free cheddar, shredded
2 tbsp green onions, diced
1 1/2 tbsp green salsa, divided

Put everything above in the tortilla, saving 3/4 tbsp of green salsa. Wrap it up, and toss it on the George Foreman for a few minutes. Take it off and serve with the remaining green salsa on the side. Yum. Nutritional Information: 267 calories, 25 carbs, 3 fat grams and 30 protein grams. Not bad! Would be yum with a side of black beans!

After the noodle fail and meximelt success, I settled back in bed to watch a few How I Met Your Mothers, and then passed out at 11:30 (as Austin was getting ready to go out! haha). I ended my day 'o slack and somewhat day of crap eating at 1,800 calories, 220 carbs, 46 fat grams and 115 protein grams. Here's what I ate. I hope you all had fabulous Saturdays! That was my first night spending the night in our house alone - not too awful!! Today i'm going to go to the gym, do some chores around the house, read and run a few errands. I hope to make a new recipe at lunch today that i'm SUPER excited about!! I can't wait to test the HRM on my 4-mile walk - woo!


Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love the pic of you and Austin! And very cute haircut!

Sorry the noodles didn't turn out... I'm so impressed that you made something else; I usually don't feel like cooking after things don't turn out well...

I look forward to the new recipe! Have a great Sunday!

Anonymous said...

I think people either like or hate the shirataki noodles. I personally like them. I also really love the Buckhead Whole Foods. I go to the Briarcliff one and the Buckhead one is so much bigger.

Anonymous said...

yay for day of slack! Love it! Your hair's adorable!

The shirataki noodles don't bother me, but they also don't satisfy me. I typically eat them with really good spaghetti sauce. That way you can't even really taste them.

Glad you got your HRM!!! You're going to be addicted now!!! hahaha

OH and I LOVED the drinking game pics and shotgunned beers...made me miss college!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

fittingbackin said...

Andrea: Thanks!! Me too... I WANTED to like them - sad. I did! I was still hungry and had gotten a new (less hot!) green salsa so I figured i'd give it a whirl! I hope it turns out!! You too!

Inmytummy: I wish i'd like them! Hungry Girl rarely fails me - I just KNEW i'd be one of the lucky ones to benefit from 20 calories/serving pasta, but alas, my tastebeds vetoed it! Oh yeah - the Buckhead one is more organized, too. The one on Roswell road/Hammond is a pretty good size!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

love your hair cut! your too adorable.
you and austin make such a cute couple!

Erica said...

This sounds like a really nice day to me! That is such a cute pic from the wedding!! Def a keeper ;) Your hair looks great. I think I need to get mine done again soon. I am still deciding on which HRM I want so let me know how you like yours!

Mica said...

That's a great picture of you and Austin! You both look adorable!

Big Pissy said...

I can't believe you'd never seen that picture!!!! Wow! So sorry I hadn't sent it to you sooner. :)

You and Reuben crack me up. ;-)

Julie said...

Love your blog! Also, have you tried other recipes from Hungry Girl? I have one of her cookbooks and have found a bunch of good things to make (not the shirataki noodles, however). I also enjoy the pics of you guys shotgunning beers!

Liz @ in the skinny said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Lifetime shows. They are perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Cute haircut!

fittingbackin said...

Balanceisbest: Oops! Your comment must have slipped in when I was posting earlier! Thanks!! I wish they didn’t bother me – I was just like NO. I guess it just wasn’t what I expected. I have it and LOVE it! hehe apparently I’m more about reenacting college than missing it – eek! My hangovers are SO much more killer now. Goo.

Peanutbutterswirl: Thanks, sweetie! Aw – thank you!!

Erica: It was! Thanks – we don’t take the best pics so I heart a good one! I will – I’m loving the HRM So far!! Oh go get it done – I feel so much better with this lighter hair!

Mica: Thanks, Mica!! :)

Pissy: I know it! No worries – just glad you sent it now! Hehe

Julie: Hey Julie! Thanks! I have and I loved them – which I think was why I was so disappointed – I trust her! Haha j/k In my Tummy had already warned me that you either love ‘em or hate ‘em… I hate ‘em. And really – HG said they’re not for everyone! Hehe thanks – I love goofy rando pics!!

Liz: Oh my gosh they’re PERFECT!! It’s SO cute!! Thanks so much. :)

Thinspired said...

Your hair looks gorgeous! It's so hiny and bouncy :)
I'm the opposite and always show up to my hair appointments looking like crap for some reason. The woman has been doing my hair since I was about 10!

prettyface said...

omg Regina Phalange?? I WANT THAT SHIRT!! (it is related to Friends right? Just started t think that maybe it was something else...but what could it be BUT Friends!!?! :)