Monday, November 23, 2009

New Moon Movie Review, New Recipe, New Shoes/Stuff, 12.5 Miles

Hey Ladies - happy Monday! I’m super pumped as I left the office and won't be back until Tuesday... next Tuesday – woo! I’m pumped, although I will have to do some work over the holidays. Boo. Hopefully not too much!

So… backing up! Saturday morning Me and Teresa walked 4 miles burning 184 calories. I also made great progress on my Big Boned book! Afterwards we had lunch, Garden Summer Pasta from Ohlivin. I'm still obsessed with it! (even though it's not summer)

Then we were off to H&M, Forever, Baker’s, DSW and Dick’s. I got a funky dress shirt, a pair of checkered leggings, cozy socks (gray/black striped!) and a new pair of running shoes! I replaced the ones I had – love having tread now woo!

Cozy shirt - love the gathering on bottom and on sleeves!

Fun checkered leggings - only $5! I wore them to work today with a purple dress and black flat boots!
Cozy socks - LOVE! Wore them under the boots today :)

Old vs. New!

New Tread - woo!

Then we were off to New Moon. MOVIE REVIEW (SPOILER ALERT): So I loved it. I loved the whole series, but this was my least favorite book so I was worried I wouldn't like it. Especially since my favorite was Twilight and I thought the movie was meh. However, this one was SO much better – better directing? Maybe. I just really felt like it told a story and developed the characters better. I thought it followed the book more, too, and made much more sense than the first movie. A few things I didn’t like: Edward/Cullens weren’t in it enough (nature of the story), they waited too long to cut Jake’s hair (he’s a doll with it cut…. I think he’s unattractive with it long) and there were a few random things that happened that weren’t in the book. Overall, it was MUCH better though – the acting, the sets, the story, etc. I can’t wait to see it again and was so glad to see it with Teresa – a fellow Twihard.

After the movie we raced home to let puppers’ out (she brought her Daisy and Cassie!) and then it was wine time and dinner time – a new recipe, Greek Pizza from For the Love of Cooking! Here’s my recipe for ONE pizza (one serving):

4 Oz. Trader Joe’s Dough
4 tbsp Trader Joe’s mushroom spaghetti sauce
28 grams Trader Joe’s mozzarella cheese
28 grams Fat-Free Feta cheese
15 grams artichoke hearts
10 grams Kalamata olives, quartered
15 grams Red onion, sliced thinly
3 slices Roma tomato, sliced thinly
½ tsp dried oregano

Let the dough sit on a floured surface for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a large pizza baking tray with cooking spray then sprinkle lightly with corn meal. Roll dough into whatever shape you desire. Place on baking tray. Evenly spread sauce, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, tomato slices, red onions, kalamata olives, feta cheese and oregano on top. Place in the oven and bake for 10-14 minutes or until desired crispiness. Remove from oven and slice. Nutritional Information: 455 calories, 61 carbs, 12 fat grams and 21 protein grams.

We both loved it – super flavorful. I’ll be making it again for sure! We settled in for The Ugly Truth. It was SO cute, I’m definitely a fan. Then we tried to watch New in Town… meh. Had to stop it to watch The Proposal again. LOVE IT! I had lots and lots of random snacks and ended up at 2,398 calories, 302 carbs, 79 fat grams and 63 protein grams. EEK! Worth a wonderful day with a great bestie though!! Here’s what I ate.

Sunday we woke up to rain and lots of it! Teresa and her puppers took off and me and Reuben slubbed around… then finally cleaned… then I went to the gym and walked 1 mile, ran 1.5 miles and then walked another 2 miles. I’m so glad I got in 1.5 miles of running again, it’s just getting easier and easier! I did the 4.5 miles in 57 minutes, burning 253 calories. After the gym, I showered and then Austin got home – woo!! SO good to see him; he had a blasty in NOLA but I was definitely glad to have him back! We had dinner (another new recipe which I’ll post tomorrow: Chicken Philly Sandwiches) and then we watched the Proposal. He had never seen it but enjoyed it, although not as much as me! I passed out early and ended up at 1,811 calories, 259 carbs, 52 fat grams and 83 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Today was okay. I got lots of work done, was in a fabulous mood, Stacy was back (woo!), we walked 4 miles during lunch and it was all good. Then some stuff happened that made me angry/annoyed/frustrated/confused/etc. so I headed straight home to complain to Austin, then I got back to work even though i'm supposed to be on vacay. Grrr. Now i'm blogging though so i'm happy and i'm SO GLAD i'm on vacay - I need it. Fo sho. I'll post today's stats tomorrow (along with the Chicken Philly recipe). I hope you guys all had great days!

Have you seen The Proposal? What's your favorite "girl movie"?!

Have you see Twilight: New Moon? If so, what did you think? If not, do you plan to?


Anonymous said...

The ultimate girl movie for me is Sex and the City. Love it! I'm a Charlotte, in case you were wondering. :-)

I haven't seen New Moon yet but I really want to! And I really want Taylor Lautner to hurry up and turn 18 already!

That pasta looks super yummy!

balanceisbest said...

cute clothes!! sorry the workday ended on a crappy note. Hope you're relaxing now!

LOVED the proposal...sandra bullock + ryan reynolds are both so cute! "To the windowwww, to the wall..." LOVE that part!!!

Kaneil :)

homecookedem said...

My favorite girly movies are the Bridget Jones movies!! Whenever I have a night by myself, I love making dinner and then eating it while watching B. Jones! :)

I didn't see New Moon. I haven't gotten into twilight at all. Nothing against it, just doesn't interest me much. I did see the first movie, and it was ok, but didn't blow me away. I might see New Moon when it comes out on DVD. Geez, I sound like a 60 yr. old lady... ;)

That pizza looks great - esp. since it's got TJ's pizza dough - my fave!! :)

Glad your man is back home with you!! I'm sure you were happy to have him back safe and sound!! :)

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!!

laura dishes said...

Cute shirt!

My favorite girl movie is STILL Mean Girls... well, that was the first girlie movie that came to mind, anyways!

So jealous that you're off for the rest of the week!

Anonymous said...

Cute clothes. I'm super excited because an H&M just opened in Cumberland Mall which is across the street from my office!

Does Steel Magnolias count as a girl movie? That's the first one coming to mind for me.

Have a great week off!

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen The Proposal, but I've definitely been wanting to!

favorite girl movie?? hmm... I have no idea! probably SATC - the movie, or Confessions of a Shopaholic because its hilarious!

I love those checkered leggings - what a steal!

Anonymous said...

where did you get that shirt missy? it's SO cute :):)

and also, we have twin shoes, and i JUST bought a new pair(same shoe, though) today because mine were worn out.

Big Pissy said...

I LOVED "The Proposal"! So, SO good! You'll like it, I promise. :)

Glad you got the new shoes. You needed them! :)

Pam said...

Love the shirt and your pasta and pizza look great - thanks for the shout out and link.

I LOVED the movie too. It was so much better than Twilight. I can't wait to see Eclipse in June. I really want to see The Proposal.

Erica said...

ah! thanks for the review. This was my least favorite book too- glad the movie still delivered. My ultimate girl movie is Sweet Home Alabama. I love reese. Great pasta- looks so good!

Anonymous said...

I just watched The Proposal a few weeks agao and really liked it. When it was being advertised on the TV this summer, the first thing my husband said was "Don't even think about." So I had to wait for it to come out on video. :)

The Ugly Truth is on my list for this week to watch! I felt the same way about New in Town...I just turned it off because I thought it was so bad. My parents like it though.

*Naomi* said...

sad to say I am not a twi-hard...but I heard it was very good for thsoe who are!

i want to see the ugly truth! it looks like my kind of movie (cheesey chick flick!)

ultimate girl movie would have to be pretty woman, when harry met sally or sex and the city!

Thinspired said...

I am seeing New Moon TONIGHT so I kind of didn't read this whole post ;) hehe. But I LOVE that Cullen poster..haven't seen that one yet!
Score on the new sneaks!

Anonymous said...

i haven't seen or read any of the new moons! i don't know if i want to start to hook myself :) but i just don't know if i will be interested in vampires? But it seems like every other single person is so i might have to rent the first one!

Staci Dombroski said...

I agree with you, New Moon was my least favorite of the books! I actually liked the 3rd book the best :-) I really liked The Proposal, but I like any girly movie there is. Loved the outfit :-) Have a great vacation!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

I just watched The Proposal the other night. It was cute! Also saw The Ugly Truth ... another cute one.

Adorable new clothes!! Enjoy your vaca!!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

I just watched The Proposal the other night. It was cute! Also saw The Ugly Truth ... another cute one.

Adorable new clothes!! Enjoy your vaca!!

haute.teapot said...

I love The Proposal! I was just telling my sister that I have to get it for her to see. One of my favorite girly movies is Love Actually (and perfect for the holidays!).

I don't know if I'll see New Moon, my other sister might was to see it, so we might.

Melissa said...

I haven't seen New Moon yet....but hope to. I liked the Proposal...I saw it with my hubby...he liked it too!

Anonymous said...

I loooooved the Proposal. Super funny parts and a hot leadning man? Yes please.

Glad you liked New Moon. I thought Twilight was pretty meh too, so Im glad Im hearing good reviews about it.

Therese said...

I thought the proposal was super cute, but I have a thing for Ryan Renolds so my opinion could be biased :)

Love the new Nike's. Nothing like new shoes to make you want to hit the gym hard!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Looks like a successful shopping trip! And the shoes serve as another reminder that I really need new running shoes...

Enjoy your week off!!!

SmallStepsForLola said...

Congrats on the new kicks, it's so fun to get bright happy new shoes :)

LOVED New Moon! I feel the same way here, it was my least favorite book but I loved the movie. It must have been the new director...I'm still team Edward though ;)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thinspired said...

Just saw New Moon and LOVED IT, too! I do have a few complaints (um, the ending?!), but overall I thought it was WAY better than the first movie!
Still only on Book 3...I am not as impressed with it as I was with New Moon :( Only halfway through...does it get better?!

Anonymous said...

l loved New Moon! And I totally agree that he should have his hair cute sooner in the movie.
Ziggy and I both loved The Proposal and only watched it for the first time a few weeks back.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Those clothes are too cute! And I have several pairs of my current running shoes because I love them so much and the manufactuer is always changing them a bit each season!

I haven't seen New Moon - I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to movies!

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

YAY for new sneakers!

My fav girl movie (and one of my fav all-time movies!) is You've Got Mail.. classic.

Samantha Laury said...

Kristen Stewart is the perfect "Bella" .. All around the casting was perfect, everyone had so much so much angst that they fit the story perfectly