Friday, September 18, 2009

Catch-up Time, 2 New Recipes, Leg Workout, More Running!

Happy Friday!! Sorry I’ve been MIA this week, friends! It’s been a tough work week and it’s spilled over to my personal life in a not-so-good way. Blah. I try to keep ‘em separated but sometimes I take my work frustrations home making me quite the Grumpy Gus. And to top it off it has rained here in Atlanta every. single. day. Nonstop, no sun, like stereotypical Seattle. Do you know what this means? My commute has DOUBLED and I’ve been spending 2 hours a day in the coche. Yes, I finished listening to The Notebook (review below) and am now on the sequel, The Wedding. Sigh. But I’m back and I’m positive and I feel better about work (and yes, it IS still raining – but I’m taking a half day today so whateva). And don’t get me wrong, I still worked out, ate right and watched lots of TV – all is not wrong in my world! Haha So backtrack… First, here’s a pic of those Tex Mex Sloppy Joe’s we made Monday!



I need to make a few tweaks to the recipe before posting – it was just too sloppy for us! (I blame myself for not straining the tomatoes). Anywho – if you want it pre-tweaks holla!

Tuesday was pretty blah – not gonna lie! I worked, walked 4 miles during lunch, worked, did chest/triceps/shoulders after work, then walked ½ mile, ran 1 ¼ mile and walked ¼ mile – so 6 miles + ST. Not bad! My lunch workout burned 280 calories, and my after work workout burned 356 – so 636 calorie burn. Woo! I raced home and had leftover manicotti while watching Entourage (SO good – first good one in a while – go Lloyd!) Then we made breakfasts and lunches for the next day and I got in bed and watched Gossip Girl (again) and ate my weight in Trader Joe’s crispy cookies. Eek! I ended up at 1,852 calories, 222 carbs, 71 fat grams and 91 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Um – fat was out of control – what? So odd. Anywho – too many cookies, but I feel good about carbs – they’re never that low!

Wednesday was another tough one. The office was quiet so I got A LOT done which is great! During lunch I walked 4 miles. Had some meetings, got in a bad mood, went straight home in a bad mood and stayed grump all evening so I kept to myself. Sigh. Do you ever have days like that? Where it’s like “I’m in a crap mood so for you own good please just let me wallow and watch my programs.” Hehe I ended the day with a swig of Nyquil (to help me get my z’s) at 1,841 calories, 211 carbs, 51 fat grams and 125 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Holy protein – that’s a lot for me. I will say I tried a new recipe and it failed. Sad.

Thursday was a little better in that I didn’t have to be at work until 8:30 a.m. for a meeting that lasted until 11:30. Not bad. As soon as the meeting went out I went to the gym and walked 1/2 mile, ran 1 ¼ miles and then walked ¼ mile – 2 miles, then did legs and abs.



I was a sweaty mess, but good thing I was able to go STRAIGHT home to work from home – woo! I ended up working until 6 p.m. but I got so much done and felt great about it. Then me and Austin got ready for our weekend visit to AUBURN – WAR DAMN EAGLE, and then we had some wine and chilled out (I stayed up too late – oopsie). I ended up at 1,773 calories, 171 carbs, 55 fat grams and 94 protein grams. Here’s what I ate and drank. Not bad, especially considering that I drank wine. Oh – and I made a new recipe from Monica’s Food Network Magazine, Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostados.


Fabulous! It would normally be a little too high calorie for me, but I made it “their way” first and found that it was too much food! So again, going to tweak the recipe! But here’s a photog. And here’s my review of the notebook...


I give it a 4.5/5. I personally loved that I had seen the movie because as you can imagine, when you’re listening + driving in Atlanta you can be a bit distracted. So it was nice to already know the story and made it much easier to follow. That being said, I just love the story. I could easily see the movie unfold and thought it was just such a goodie (with them old vs. young; the story of how they fell in love; etc.). Good, good stuff – great “car” book!

K- going to read blogs tonight in AUBURN - yay. Can you tell i'm ready to get back and have a reunion with some of my besties??! Although, I must say it won't be the same this season without Jimmy & Mary - one of our FAVORITE couples from Birmingham, Ala., who always have a SUPER fun tailgate had a baby this week, little Emma (they're the ones we threw the shower for!). Thankfully we still have Teresa & Forrest in town with no babies yet! :) Talk to you all soon - can't wait to catch up!

20 comments:

april said...

Aww I'm sorry you've had a bad week! I get cranky a lot and take it out on my loved ones too.. I shouldn't but sometimes it's so easy!

That sloppy joe looks delicious!

You've probably already said this but where do you work at? or what do you do?

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sorry you had a challenging week... I love the pics of the sloppy joes... :)

Have a great weekend!

Thinspired said...

I've been MIA all week, too. Sometimes you just need to time to deal with your life, ya know? I'm sorry it's been a hard week. TGIF!
Haven't read The Notebook in years. I think it deserves a re-read. Thanks for the reminder :) Hope you have a great weekend, chica.

Mica said...

No worries about having to play catch-up. You're always so busy, I don't know how you do it!

Good job with the running! That's awesome!

Do you ever feel awkward listening to books on tape, especially romance novels? I think I'd get all uncomfortable if I heard someone reading "The Notebook".

Therese said...

Girl I feel you on the rough week. Mine was insane! Those sloppy joes look amazing...even if they were a bit "sloppy" (gosh I'm such a dork).

I can't believe how well you have kept up with strength training. Awesome :)

Liz said...

I'm sorry you had a rough week!

The rain has not helped at all! I got up on Thursday to workout, got dressed, heard it pour BUCKETS and went back to bed for an hour.

Live it up this weekend!

fitlizzio said...

ah i have been wanting to read the notebook as well! i loveee the movie and i'm sure i would love the book as well. let me know how the wedding is!

Big Pissy said...

The weather this week did NOT help, I'm sure. :(

Hope y'all have a fabulous time in Auburn. :)

W A R E A G L E !!!!

fittingbackin said...

April: I know what you mean - it's hard not to sometimes!! Thanks - it was super good! I haven't said that before - i'm in communications in a Marketing department at a dot-com!

Andrea: I did... boo! Thanks so much - you too!

Thinspired: I do know - you're so right!! Yes - TGIF indeed - i'm in Auburn, Ala., now and i'm really enjoying myself! Def - re-read!! You too!

Mica: haha I know what you mean - our friends always say me and Austin are machines! LOL I'm loving it, Mica- it feels SO GOOD! haha I do! LOL LOL the sex scene was like wowza.... okay! LOL

Therese: Thanks, girl! haha they were sloppy fo sho! Thanks! I'm really trying to stay on it - I can tell i'm getting stronger!

Liz: I SO wanted to do that on Wednesday - just not go in - awesome!

Fitlizzio: You should! I really liked it! Will do - so far it's really good. :)

Pissy: it was AWFUL!! Will do - WAR DAMN EAGLE!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Sorry your week was so stressful! I hate days/weeks like that.

Love the food pics though! I have a recipe for sloppy joe's, but yours looks much better than mine!

If you liked the Notebook you'd probably love Marisa de los Santos books, "You Belong to Me" and "Love Walked In" - beautiful books.

inmytummy said...

Hope you had a nice weekend. Did Auburn win? I know next to nothing about college football! I blame it on the fact that my school didn't have a football team.

Oh wait, I don't even think you went there for a football game. See what i mean about not knowing!

Pam said...

I love the Notebook movie but have never read the book.

The sloppy joes look tasty, even if they were sloppy. I am also digging the tostadas - yum!

April-red said...

I'm drooling over that sloppy joe, that looks incredible!

I hope you have a better week this week!!!!

biz319 said...

I hate work weeks like that! Thankfully for me they only happen four times a year!

Love your work out cheat sheet too!

Julie said...

Those sloppy joes look good, messy and all! I should make them for my sister, her fiance and myself soon. They always remind me of fall! Sorry you had a crazy work week. How the heck do you listen to notebook while driving?? I would be bawling and unable to see LOL.

Julie said...

Those sloppy joes look good, messy and all! I should make them for my sister, her fiance and myself soon. They always remind me of fall! Sorry you had a crazy work week. How the heck do you listen to notebook while driving?? I would be bawling and unable to see LOL.

biz319 said...

I hate work weeks like that! Thankfully for me they only happen four times a year!

Love your work out cheat sheet too!

April-red said...

I'm drooling over that sloppy joe, that looks incredible!

I hope you have a better week this week!!!!

inmytummy said...

Hope you had a nice weekend. Did Auburn win? I know next to nothing about college football! I blame it on the fact that my school didn't have a football team.

Oh wait, I don't even think you went there for a football game. See what i mean about not knowing!

fittingbackin said...

April: I know what you mean - it's hard not to sometimes!! Thanks - it was super good! I haven't said that before - i'm in communications in a Marketing department at a dot-com!

Andrea: I did... boo! Thanks so much - you too!

Thinspired: I do know - you're so right!! Yes - TGIF indeed - i'm in Auburn, Ala., now and i'm really enjoying myself! Def - re-read!! You too!

Mica: haha I know what you mean - our friends always say me and Austin are machines! LOL I'm loving it, Mica- it feels SO GOOD! haha I do! LOL LOL the sex scene was like wowza.... okay! LOL

Therese: Thanks, girl! haha they were sloppy fo sho! Thanks! I'm really trying to stay on it - I can tell i'm getting stronger!

Liz: I SO wanted to do that on Wednesday - just not go in - awesome!

Fitlizzio: You should! I really liked it! Will do - so far it's really good. :)

Pissy: it was AWFUL!! Will do - WAR DAMN EAGLE!