Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day 322: 6.5 miles, New Chicken Salad Recipe, New Chair, Book Club Success

Yesterday was a great day!! I did the usual: work, walk 3.5 miles during lunch, work, walk 3 miles after work! However, a few fun things were peppered in! First, I made a Chicken Salad recipe from Swanson brought to me by my friend Stacy who has now lost TWO pounds! Here’s the recipe for two sandwiches (2 servings):


1 can (9.75 oz.) Swanson Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
2 tbsp chopped celery (didn’t include; didn't have any!)
½ tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tbsp nonfat mayonnaise
1 tbsp nonfat plain yogurt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 slices Whole Wheat Bread
2 tomato slices
2 lettuce leaves

Mix chicken, celery, onion, mayonnaise, yogurt and pepper. Divide chicken mixture among 2 bread slices. Top with tomato, lettuce and remaining bread slices. Nutritional Information (with bread, tomato & lettuce leaves): 223 calories, 30 carbs, 6 fat grams, 24 protein grams. This was GREAT for packing for lunch – just made a baggy for bread, a baggy for tomato/lettuce and a container for the salad. I REALLY liked the salad, yummy and filling – but I definitely want to put the celery in next time –I like a bit more crunch ya know? It was Thanks for sharing, Stacy!



So after work/gym/work/gym, it was time for the Book Club! I got to Shana’s and my sister was already there with an AMAZING purchase she picked up for me a few weeks ago – a orange leather Pottery Barn Grayson Chair for one of my guest rooms! Here it is on Pottery Barn for $500…. But Devie found it for $75! Seriously – with arms and everything. Can you believe it? I heart overstock!


WOO! Thanks, Devon, for being awesome and hitting up the outlets with your iPhone and driving it home – nice! It goes PERFECT in this guest room at my hizzy!!



Yay!! So after getting the awesome chair in my car, we headed in for Book Club! We had 6 girls come last night and Shana had it SO organized! She had lots of great appetizers and ideas and we had a blast. We ended up choosing the Time Traveler’s Wife! We’ll meet in 3 weeks to discuss the book and then go on a ‘book club field trip’ together to see the movie! Yay! It was nice to talk books, but it was also nice to get together and visit with everyone – weekends are just impossible to get everyone together! Shana had the great idea to start a book club blog and take a group shot at each meeting and use the blog to keep up with girls who can’t make it, make announcements, etc. – so smart! I’ll post our book club group pic when our blog is ready!!

So after book club chat and the ladies who were traveling this weekend left (sister to ‘the mountains’; Monica to ‘the beach’ – I’m so jealous of them!), me, Stacy and Shana held down the fort taking in wine and staying out past our bedtimes – oops! I got home and Austin was pulling in to! He had gone to poker for the second game at 9 so we ended up staying up talking and playing pool until 2. Seriously?! We’ve only used the table a few times since we moved in and a Wednesday was a good idea? No. And by the way…. my skills are in need of sharpening – eek! So, I ended the night at 1,977 calories, 233 carbs, 48 fat grams and 99 protein grams. Not too shabby seeing that I had 4 glasses of wine – oh my! Here’s what I ate.

Today I have my session at the gym with the trainer, Chris, to see how that goes, and I hope to make TWO new recipes!! Other than that it’s just work and catching up on SYTYCD – and hopefully spending lots of time with Austin because he loves tomorrow for another bachelor party (this time Nashville). Hope you all had fab Wednesdays – can’t wait to catch up on your bloggies!

13 comments:

Big Pissy said...

Oh, I'll definitely make that chicken salad! Chicken salad is one of my faves and that recipe is SO easy! Thanks to Stacy! :)

A book club blog is a FABULOUS idea!!!! Kudos, Shana! :)

Therese said...

How long have you been in your home? Every room is decorated beautifully! We don't even have paint up on the walls and we've lived in ours 6 months.

Love love love chicken salad, tuna salad, well any salad! That needs to be on my list for a lunch at work.

foodnfit said...

Yum I love chicken salad!

fittingbackin said...

Pissy: do it! yum & simple!! Yes - Shana is en fuego!

Therese: We've been here 3 months!! Thanks so much - I have a sister and mother who are SO good at it and help me out tremendously with decorating!! I hear you! I've been putting off on getting the dining room painted - eek! It does - let me know if you like it!

Foodnfit: SO good - a lot of food for the calories. :)

Mica said...

Mmm, the chicken salad sounds awesome. I always forget how much I like that stuff!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love the chair! It looks awesome in the guest room!

The book club sounds like lots of fun. Have a great Thursday!

ohlivin said...

Chicken salad is like a miracle food keeps for full forever! Also, I love how AGAIN you make it under 2000 calories w 4 glasses of wine you tiny thing you!

Erica said...

That is SUCH a cute chair. Your decorating skills rock. I am like the worst decorator ever so I'm totally jealous :)

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

I really really love your bedroom! Its so cool - love the color combo!

delicious sammie girl!

burpandslurp said...

wow loving the furniture! You have such style in interior designing!

Pam said...

The chicken salad sandwich looks tasty. I love your guest room - the chair is really cute.

fittingbackin said...

Mica: It’s so yum – and EASY – my favorite!

Andrea: Thanks! I’m loving that little guest room – the other one needs some work. 

Ohlivin: I mean it – fabulous!! haha 4 glasses = bad idea. Grrr the next day fo sho!

Erica: Thanks!! You’re so sweet – and I doubt that!

PB Swirl: Thanks!! It’s my fave guest room – I heat West Elm + Pottery Barn + random Target/TJ Maxx knickknacks!

Burpandslurp: Thanks, girl!! I planned all of the rooms before we got the house so it was fun to go out and get items I’d only seen online!

Pam: Thanks – it’s super tasty! I think it goes well – I keep walking in there and looking at… :)

Thinspired said...

I would love to join a book club blog! Please keep me updated :)