Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blog Update, New Recipe, 4.5 miles + back + biceps + shoulders + abs

Thanks, Ladies! I'll definitely post some more house pics soon. I really appreciate your nice words though and SO hope I love the rug when it comes in. :) Decorating makes me smile!

So, backing up....Yesterday was another blah, ugly day! I worked and had an offsite from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Therefore I: didn’t get to workout, got behind at work, went out to eat and didn’t do well… I ordered a veggie sandwich (first time ever)… but I pigged out on chips/cheese dip… oh well! Back to work…with a tummy ache. Then I drove straight home passing not one, not two, but THREE gyms I could have stopped at! But instead I watched TV (Gossip Girl meh; Glee made me cry; ANTM boring), hung out with Austin/Reuben, did shoulders/back/biceps and abs, and went to bed by 11 p.m. Love it. Thanks to my overly caloric lunch and multiple snickers mini binges, I ended up at 1,933 calories, 221 carbs, 77 fat grams and 102 protein grams. All in all I must say, my first (and last) experience with hot blue cheese dip over kettle chips was amazing! Here’s what I ate.

Today was a MUCH better day! I got a lot done at work, walked 2 miles, ran 1.5 miles (longest yet!) and then walked 1 more mile, to a total of 4.5 miles in 59 minutes (burned 257 calories). I ran at 6.3 miles. I honestly felt like I could have gone a bit farther, but didn’t want to push it. Lately, when I’m not wearing socks/running shoes, the inside of both of my feet hurt. Like where a bunion would be… I hope it’s nothing or just sore from these CUTE t-strap round toe heels I wore two days in a row to work. Which I won’t be wearing again if they reveal to be the culprit…

As far as eats, breakfast was honey nut cheerios/fat-free milk, 11 a.m. snack was corn chips/fat-free sour cream/salsa with a diet coke. Yum! Lunch at 2 p.m. was Bourbon Chicken. Fabulous! Then it was back to work with a yummy kashi cookie snack at 4:30 p.m.!

Blog Update: I added a new section at the top – Books. I’ve noticed that the blog is less about tracking weight/exercise/etc. then it used to be (although I still do that a lot... clearly!). I love reading and wanted to devote a part of the site to it, so I did! It’s basically a list of the books I read and links to reviews – hope you enjoy!

Has your blog turned out differently then you thought it would? I never thought I would cook/have a recipes section or read again/have a book section or strength train on the regular/have an ST section! It’s fun to surprise yourself. I’m even thinking of adding a ‘home’ section since I’ve so enjoyed updating it. Good times!

So I ended up working late and not going to back to the gym for more mileage, but that’s okay. I’ll do it this weekend! Instead I hung out with the family and cooked a new recipe from Favorite Family Recipes for dinner: Garlic Ranch Chicken Pizza. Here’s how I made it for ONE serving (one pizza):



4 oz. Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough
2 tbsp fat-free ranch dressing
1 tsp minced garlic
28 grams Trader Joe’s Mozzarella cheese
2 slices butterball turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
1.5 oz. chicken, cut into bite size pieces (rub with ¼ tsp olive oil and sprinkle with Montreal Chicken Seasoning on both sides; pan fry until chicken is cooked through)
3 slices tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely diced

Another shot!

Mix ranch dressing and garlic together. Spread evenly on pizza dough. Add chicken and bacon. Sprinkle cheese over that, then add tomatoes. Put in the oven at 425 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until crust is a nice golden-brown. Top with parsley. Nutritional Information: 492 calories, 62 carbs, 12 fat grams and 26 protein grams.

It was so good you guys! So FILLING! I could only eat ¾ of it, so Austin ate the other quarter. Good stuff, added to my fave recipes for sure! Thanks, Favorite Family Recipes! I would give my stats, but i'm thinking of having a glass of wine with Austin later! So, for now, good night!! Hope you're having Happy Thursdays!

20 comments:

homecookedem said...

Your day yesterday actually doesn't sound so bad... good for you for still getting in a workout! That's better than me...haven't worked out at all the past 2 days! :(

You'd think that as a teacher I'd be more into reading... I only enjoy it during the summers and little breaks like over Christmas break or spring break. But I think it's so cool that you're so into it!! :)

I originally thought my blog would track everything I ate to keep myself accountable. It's pretty much up in the air as far as what direction it could take and random right now, but I'm happy with it and just glad to be apart of this community of bloggers!! :)

laura dishes said...

I have been reading healthy living/personal finance blogs for what seems like forever, but never started my own b/c I didn't feel like I could commit to a specific topic and/or have anything to talk about!

I think it's good to just go with whatever you're feeling... I get bored easily so there's no way I could stick to just one theme!

Spring4fal said...

I just happen to come across your blog because of another blogger I just recently started following and it cracked me up to see that you are a fellow spark!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sparkpeople! I am gonna have to go check out your sparkpage. I lost over 60 pounds, kept it off for over 3 years now and completed two half marathons and my first marathon this year alone. Make sure you pick up the book when it comes out or preorder now! I am featured on page 91...if nothing changes from the manuscript that I reviewed!

Happy to have come across another spark tryin to "live the healthy life." Congrats on your weight loss and good luck maintaining! The pizza looks Yummy!

Enjoy the journey!

Jennifer said...

great blog!!! i have a question.. i started a new job at a kids gym and found myself slacking in the workout dept!! as in i probably worked out twice in the past 2 weeks!!!! can u believe it!! have u ever hit a wall.. what do u do...start from scratch and or go from where u left off.. 6 times a week of exercising or start slow and work my way up! TIA

angieinatlanta said...

My blog is definitely totally different than what I thought it would be! I never, ever thought I would update daily but I like it; I find it therapeutic to sit down at the end of the day and write. And I like clicking back in time and seeing what I ate!

Oh, and Glee made me cry last night as well! When her father walked out? I was BAWLING!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love all the different aspects of your blog!

My blog isn't really what I would like it to be, but I'm doing what I can with the limited time at the moment. I hope that as the toddler gets older (and I may have a little more time), I can actually make it more what I want it to be. And I really hope I'll find time to read more again...

fitlizzio said...

that pizza looks so good! i think a home section would be cool. now whenever i want to read, cook or decorate i know where to go ;-) haha

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Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Yum, pizza! That's our fav.

My blog is a bit different than I anticipated. I thought it would be more about health counseling and nutrition stuff ... however, it turned out to be my dinners & homemade recipes! I love the direction its headed in.

Therese said...

That pizza sounds ridic! Although I think the kettle chips and blue cheese dip is what got my mouth watering!

My blog has definitely made some twists and turns over time. That's ok though, because at the end of the day we blog for ourselves and no one else :)

Samma said...

I like reading all the different aspects of your blog! That pizza looks great.

Oh- and in response to your comment about my long red dress- I am too short to wear long dresses too! (5'4" with shoes on) But we have to wear floor length gowns for this event :)

Mica said...

Great job on the 1.5-mile run! You're going to be running races in no time, hahaha.

I've had blogs on and off since early high school, so this one is pretty much the same was all the others (about my life), though I do talk about running more.

SmallStepsForLola said...

Pizza looks DELISH!!!! :)

Sunny said...

yum, that pizza looks good!! i like reading your blog because it's a combination of weight tracking, recipes, reccomendations for books, etc... :) it keeps things interesting!!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

My blog started about tracking but it's more about my daily eats and discovering new recipes and fitness now.

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Jennifer said...

great blog!!! i have a question.. i started a new job at a kids gym and found myself slacking in the workout dept!! as in i probably worked out twice in the past 2 weeks!!!! can u believe it!! have u ever hit a wall.. what do u do...start from scratch and or go from where u left off.. 6 times a week of exercising or start slow and work my way up! TIA

Spring4fal said...

I just happen to come across your blog because of another blogger I just recently started following and it cracked me up to see that you are a fellow spark!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sparkpeople! I am gonna have to go check out your sparkpage. I lost over 60 pounds, kept it off for over 3 years now and completed two half marathons and my first marathon this year alone. Make sure you pick up the book when it comes out or preorder now! I am featured on page 91...if nothing changes from the manuscript that I reviewed!

Happy to have come across another spark tryin to "live the healthy life." Congrats on your weight loss and good luck maintaining! The pizza looks Yummy!

Enjoy the journey!