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!


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.

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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 :)