Monday, August 3, 2009

Days 331 – 334: Wonderful Weekend, 2 Movie Reviews, Crappy Monday, New Recipe, Mean Girl, Beer Fest, and More!

Sorry i've been so MIA, friends! I'm SO behind - eek! Here goes catch up time - can't wait to catch up on your bloggies in the a.m.!! Hope you had great weekends. :) Here goes mine....

Friday was a great day! I got lots done at work, walked 3 miles during lunch, stayed busy all afternoon, then went to the gym for another 2 miles (to get my 100 for the month!), legs and abs. Here’s the workout I did.

I raced home and was SO pumped to make Oh Livin’s Perfect Garden Summer Pasta. Here’s a variation based on what we had on hand (no fresh parsley or oregano) and I added chicken!

Mixing it up!

My yummy bowl!

5 oz. tomatoes, cored and finely chopped

1 tbsp fresh chopped basil

¼ tsp dried parsley

1/8 tsp oregano

2 tsp minced garlic

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil + 1tsp for sautéing zucchini

1 tsp Sherry vinegar

4 ounces linguine

1 baby zucchini, diced

2 tbsp reduced fat parmesan, plus more for serving

In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes with the parsley, garlic, salt, flakes, sherry and olive oil. In a sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 tsp olive oil and the diced zucchini. Cook for 2 minutes until BARELY tender. Remove from heat. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the linguine until al dente; drain well. Add chicken to the zucchini pan; cook in nonstick spray with salt until no longer pink. Add the linguine to the bowl along with the zucchini and chicken and toss. Add cheese, toss again and serve in bowls.

Um.. FABULOUS! I loved how light it was but the olive oil/parm made a yummy mixture – it was great. Austin loved it too. Yay! After dinner we headed out to Lincoln/Shana’s for a few drinks which ended up being 4 beers and a vodka/SF redbull! Reuben didn't make it long... hehe

He's all wrapped up because he got wet... then he got cold. Crazy pupper.

We had a blast as always, but we went to bed considerably earlier than last time! (thank gawd!) haha I ended up at 2,181 calories, 241 carbs, 46 fat grams and 100 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Saturday we got up at Shana/Lincoln’s around 9 a.m. and headed home to breakfast sandwiches and a nice nap. Around 11 I started getting it together and headed over to the gym for back/biceps and a 2-mile walk with 2 In Touch magazines. Nice. Here's the workout!

I left the gym and went straight to the salon for some eyebrow clean up and a pedicure! I randomly chose lilac nail polish (probably inspired by The Weigh I am’s orange toes!) – and it felt great!

Not the best pic - and do forgive my kinda nasty toes! haha

I raced home, hopped in the shower and me and Austin headed out for a Beer Fest! Basically, my friend Mary’s friends from forever had a party where everyone brings a 6-pack of beer (like weird gourmet beer) and you register it and we all vote at the end for 1st, 2nd and worst. And of course it comes with flip cup, cornhole and shenanigans. We had a blasty getting to know her buddies, playing games, tasting CRAZY beer (some nasty some fabulous like carpri suns), etc. The partay started at 4… we got there at 5:30… we left at midnight to go to bars (totally unplanned – Scott wasn’t feeling good because he “won” worst beer and had to drink a 40-ounce of Colt 45… ewwww). But we ran into one of Austin’s old friends (he lived in Atlanta from birth to 16) so we hung out with him and his girlfriend and ended up at Pub 71 dancing to our FAVORITE band Justin until 3! Crazy night. We cabbed it home, made chicken/rice (were starving from no dinner!) and passed out with baby Reuben. I ended up at 2,521 calories, 222 carbs, 41 fat grams and 115 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

SIDEBAR: A girl (not one of Mary’s friends – a guest of one of her friends) was weird. SO nice at first, like we hung out and were having fun…. Then she kind of geeked out and THEN another girl asked if I had a dog and we were talking about him and I grabbed my phone to show her a picture. Weird Girl was like let me see! I showed her and she goes “not cute.” I was like what? And she was like “your dog. Not cute at all. He’s like grayish and his hair’s weird. Not cute.” Um… what a bitch. She’s ready for her boyfriend to propose so I hope he does and I’ll be all congratulations! Let me see your ring. And then I’ll go “hmmmm that’s really ugly.” Yes, I’m mature. Who does that though?! Like wow… your kid isn’t cute. Um, evil.

Yesterday was going-to-get-cars, slack of all slacks, movie-watching day!! The weather was still crappy, I was tired, BLAH. I ended up with Mary’s keys somehow so me and Austin drove to get her car on the way to their house to get my car! Haha Good stuff. We had a fabulous Mexican lunch at Matador Cantina with Mary, Scott and Scott’s bro Jay – good times reminiscing about the night before, and I got to tell Mary about the psycho girl! About 900 calories later we got home and Austin hit up the xBox and I started on Bride Wars. Cute!! It wasn’t a fave but it definitely had a little more depth to it than I thought it would based on the premise. I personally can’t stand watching people sabotage each other (so duh – not the best movie for me to see!) but there were a couple of surprises that I enjoyed – and I even cried. Twice. Hehe After the movie I threw together a random dinner: tomoato/mozzarella/basil with balsamic vinegar (i.e. caprese salad!), a yogurt, a banana. Nice! Then I settled in for Marley and Me.

I loved it. I loved their story – I thought it was adorable and endearing watching their lives play out. I TOTALLY bought them as married, think Owen is hilarious and just love, love, loved it. Cried so much – can’t wait to watch it again. After the second movie I had some grapes and made “fried” rice for tomorrow and got my clothes, gym bag, etc. together. I also finished Kisscut (Karin Slaughter's second book in her Grant Park series). OMG - CRAZY. Such a good mystery - had me guessing until the end as always. I love her!! She's in town this weekend - I hope to make it to her signing!! Anywho, I ended up at 1,408 calories, 178 carbs, 53 fat grams and 52 protein grams. Eek! Here’s what I ate.

Today (Monday) was SUCH a blah day – lots of annoyingly frustrating work stuff. Grrr. Therefore I’ll focus on the positive! I was able to get in 3.5 miles at lunch with Stacy! Then after work I drove straight over to the gym for another 1 mile (4.1 mph; 4 incline – 92 calories burned) and a great chest, triceps, shoulder workout with Stacy (35 minutes; 160 calories burned). My arms are SUPER sore already – woo! I left the gym, caught up with my sister via telephono and got home to Austin mowing the grass and happy pupper! I cooked dinner, watched Entourage, did laundry and am now SO tired! I ended up at 1,555 calories, 218 carbs, 31 fat grams and 95 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.


Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The summer pasta sounds really good (but your recipes are always great!). Beer fest sounds like fun, except for mean girl. She sounds simply, well, mean...

Have a great week!

Thinspired said...

What a weird girl! Who does that?!
I love sore arms ;) It means I've worked hard!
The pasta looks delicious. I am really on a pasta kick lately.

Anonymous said...

One of my friends used to date Justin for about a year a couple years ago!

I bawled my eyes out at Marley and Me.

Therese said...

Oh heeeelll no! I would have told that girl off right then and there. No one insults my baby!

Sounds like a fun filled weekend though. Vodka/SF red bull is usually my downfall. I love it so much but it tends to put me over the edge :)

Anonymous said...

ew she did not just mess with your pup. what a biatch. i hope you tell her her rings ugly... like her face! hahhaa. seriously, ppl like that suck. BOO. love u tho :)

Mica said...

Geez, what the heck is wrong with that woman? I hope she does get a really ugly ring.

If it counts at all, *I* think Reuben is cute!

April said...

That would have been my second choice :) Those were my wedding colors, lilac, orange and silver. It sounds weird but it was really pretty!

Nice eats!

Anonymous said...

OMG Mean girl!! If someone called my dog not cute, I wouldn't even wait for her to get engaged, I would have told her right then and there that SHE was NOT CUTE. NOT CUTE AT ALL. Period.
PS/ Im soo glad you liked the pasta, I looooooove it and glad I was able to share it!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend! I cannot believe the girl said that about your dog. I think it's a beautiful pupper. What a weirdo. Beer fest sounded like such a cool time!

april said...

Mm i Love all your pastas! I'm glad your back!

Sore arms are awesome! haha

Erica said...

That pasta looks wonderful! I love pastas with a lighter sauce- so refreshing during the summer! Great job with all of your workouts. Love getting pedicures- such a nice treat :) Enjoy the week

Pam said...

I can't believe that girl would say that about your dog.

I loved Marley and Me - I cried my eyes out.

The pasta dish looks tasty!

Big Pissy said...

That girl was not only mean, she was stupid. Everyone knows Reuben is cuter than cute.

Purple toes=bold move! ;-)

~Melanie said...

About the weird girl - LOL! - I would totally want to react the same as you! :)

Anonymous said...

what a weird weird weird weird MEAN person....seriously?!?!?! I can't believe someone would say that to you about your dog!!!!

angieinatlanta said...

Just wanted to say hi because I'm in the South, too!

And that you reacted to that girl 10x better than I would have! I would have been tempted to "accidentally" spill something on her...


fittingbackin said...

eeee! Can't wait to write you all back individually tonight - you guys are AWESOME - i'm so glad you agree that she's a mean girl - now I just wish i'd made a scene! haha Love you guys!

Stephanie said...

Hi there, i'm a first time poster, long time lurker! Love love love your blog, so much so that you've inspired me to create my own based on your ideas!
your recipes are always great and Mean Girl needs to get her butt kicked.


Peanut Butter Swirl said...

love me some garden pasta :) ah-mazing.
i hate to say it, but I really didn't like marley and me for some reason :\

fittingbackin said...

Andrea: Thanks!! We are fans! It was fun but yes, mean girl was unnecessarily rude. :(

Thinspired: I know it! Yes- sore arms rock (when you're not trying to blowdry! haha) Me too!

Inmytummy: how funny! He seems like such a nice guy! Me too... totally!

Therese: THANK YOU! I mean, right! I should have but I was worried i'd make a scene - she made herself look bad fo sho. Definitely! haha so yums though.

Dailygoods: LOL exactly!! Like her face - love it!

Mica: I know it! Thanks, girl. :)

April: how funny!! Oooh - that sounds pretty!

Ohliving: LOVE IT - where WERE you?! haha Yes - thanks a bundle for the aMAZING pasta!

Paige: yes - beer fest minus mean pupper-hating girl rocked! Thank you - I think so too!!

April: Thanks - I hate when I go MIA. OH thanks! I love 'em!

Erica: Thanks, girl! They ARE - i'm going to make it a point to do it more often - SO worth it!

Pam: thank you! Totally agree. I did too - it was just such a sweet story! Thanks! We're fans. :)

Pissy: Totals! Stupid girl. :) haha I thought it was pretty bold too but I like it!! I wanted to do something besides the usual - clear. haha

Melanie: I know!! Thanks. :)

Sweetandfit: EXACTLY!! I was honestly so thrown - I mean WHO does that? Can't get past it. haha

AngieinAtlanta: HEY!! Thanks for stopping by! haha I guess the beer had me sedated. hehe I WILL say that my friend Mary pointed out that after that happened someone bumped into her and she went flying (like to the ground) and broke a table. hehe I had forgotten!! After that she scampered off without saying goodbye to anyone. Loser.

Stephanie: YAY!! Thanks for commenting and for saying such sweet things :) - i'll be visiting your blog soon!!! :)

PB Swirl: I'm a HUGE fan - who needs jarred sauce?! Not me anymore!! Did you really??! I can see how peeps wouldn't like it - it could get a little slow sometimes. As long as you don't agree with Mean Girl we're okay!! j/k :)

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

love me some garden pasta :) ah-mazing.
i hate to say it, but I really didn't like marley and me for some reason :\