Sunday, August 30, 2009

Days 359 & 360: Pillows, Weekly Menu and a Low-Carb Snack

Saturday ended up being a great day!! I had a wonderful trip to the grocery store and got everything I needed (and more!) for the next two weeks.


I also got to spend time with my sister and mom and got 2 dining chairs (to replace those 2 from the Ikea incident) – love ‘em! And the price was nice too (on sale for $100 each… had a couple of dings on the legs that can be easily fixed so I got 10% off!). (i'll post pics tomorrow!) They headed home after our shopping and then we got ready and went to my sister’s before heading to Twain’s for a birthday gathering for Scott! We had a great time (no pics, sorry!) – love them! The only semi-bad thing that happened was that they didn’t have “energy drinks” (i.e. no SF redbull) and if you remember the mean girl who said Reuben wasn’t cute?? Well the girl who brought her to that party was there and it came up (not by me – swear) and she was very upset – like she cried… and it was awkward and I felt like she didn’t believe that it was true. So weird. Who would make that up? Anywho – other than that it was super fun! I got home at 2 a.m. to my sister’s and we chatted with her and Zach then hit the hay. I realized I didn’t have much to eat. At all – but I ended up at 1,891 calories, 199 carbs, 29 fat grams and 78 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. And really drank - wowza!

Today I woke up STARVING! I ran downstairs at Devie’s and made a piece of toast with wheat bread and spray butter. We got Reuben ready and headed home, stopping for gas and sour gummy lifesavers (tiny pack – I had maybe a third of it!) We got home and I went straight for the fruit, and Austin made eggsadillas but I couldn’t eat all of mine.


Then I napped, watched some TV, did some laundry, and did LOTS of cooking. I made a new recipe i'll post tomorrow! Spaghetti and meatballs!! (i've made turkey ones before - these were with ground beef.


Also, I’ve decided to put my menus in the sidebar to remind myself and (hopefully) help me focus more on staying on track calorie wise- we’ll see! Here's my menu for this week!

Monday: bacon/egg/cheese muffin (b); baked penne meatball pasta (l) new!; fried rice (d) new!
Tuesday: bacon/egg/cheese muffin (b); pasta salad with veggies and chicken (l); feta & sun-dried tomato stuffed chicken with quinoa (d)
Wednesday: bacon/egg/cheese muffin (b); red curry chicken (l); greek style scampi (dinner)
Thursday: cereal + banana (b); creamy chicken tostados (l); portobellow tetrazzini
Friday: sausage & egg burrito (b); yellow curry (l); enchiladas w/chicken in verde sauce (d)
Saturday: omelet (b); summer garden pasta (l); lemon chicken (d)
Sunday: eggsadilla (b); TBD (l); TBD (d) - new stuff!

Around 8:30 I decided to take a bath – I hadn’t taken one since we moved here! It was great – read more of Karin Slaughter’s Beyond Reach, then hopped in the shower, blow dried, had a snack and did this post! Low-carb snack! Can you believe it?! haha

I ended up low today – 1,264 calories, 175 carbs, 35 fat grams and 80 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. I’m guessing it’s because I haven’t worked out since THURSDAY – wow! So not like me to go 3 days in a row. I had EVERY intention to go Saturday but there really wasn’t time! Oh well – I’m excited to get in the gym tomorrow and finish my book!!

I didn’t have time to gather all of the house photos/new stuff – but here are the new pillows in the spaces!! There’s also a pic of the pillows when they were shipped – loved it!




Happy Sunday – I hope you guys all have wonderful, sunny (no rain, please!) Mondays. I’m off to read now, bye!!

16 comments:

wholebodylove said...

The pillows are great! I love the look of your space.

inmytummy said...

I love Twain's. Sounds like a fun time. Definitely awkward about the girl though!

When you post your daily eats, I noticed that the alcohol is not in there. Do you just count that up in your head and add it later? I ask because I have a hard time remembering to add it in when I get home late at night. Then I end up thinking I had way less calories than I really did.

Mica said...

Mmm, I love spaghetti and meatballs. I'm glad you're posting a recipe.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Great low carb snack! ;)

I love the pillow! It's gorgeous and looks great in the space.

Great menu for the week!

Have a wonderful week! :)

Erica said...

The pillows are so cute!

Glad you had a fun weekend! I love grocery shopping :) I think I could spend all day in the food store.

Very cool that you plan out ALL your meals. I plan out dinners and then have general plans for lunch/bfasts!

Therese said...

So weird about the friend of the dog hater! At least you didn't let it ruin your night.

You really have such good taste when it comes to interior decor! Love the chairs :)

Julie said...

Reading in the bath is a great thing to do on Sundays!! I admire your ability to plan out your meals, I would not be able to stick by it well enough.

Jacey said...

Love your meal plan for the week. Thanks for posting it. I showed Reuben's picture to Molly. She told me she thinks he is VERY cute but too young for her. She is 6. haha!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Those pillows are adorable!!

Big Pissy said...

I love those pillows!

They're really much prettier in person. :)

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

ooo jealous of the groceries- im going camping this weekend so im trying to eat up all the food. im living on SCRAPS.

Your house looks so cute. i suddenly hate my apartment even more

Anne said...

Love the pillows!!!

When you cook do you have leftover ingredients? I always struggle with using everything I bought which drives me insane because I hate wasting food.

Anne said...

Love the pillows!!!

When you cook do you have leftover ingredients? I always struggle with using everything I bought which drives me insane because I hate wasting food.

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Those pillows are adorable!!

Jacey said...

Love your meal plan for the week. Thanks for posting it. I showed Reuben's picture to Molly. She told me she thinks he is VERY cute but too young for her. She is 6. haha!

wholebodylove said...

The pillows are great! I love the look of your space.