Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Recipe, New Workout, Bloggie Meet-Up, Tea, 9.5 miles, RIP iPhone

So Thursday didn’t go exactly as planned as in I didn’t do what I said I’d do when it comes to exercise! Basically I worked, walked 3.5 miles during lunch (couldn’t walk more; had to have Reuben’s haircut fixed!). Then I worked more and didn’t go after work. I was just tired and wanted a shower and didn’t want to walk anymore! haha Instead I did laundry, picked up stuff around the house and slow cooked an awesome dinner from Real Mom KitchenBajio Tacos!! Here’s the recipe we followed:

1 pound chicken
1/2 cup green salsa
1 Tbsp cumin
16 tsp brown sugar
1 4 oz. can diced green chilies
6 oz. diet sprite
1 tsp canola oil (for frying tortillas)
8 Ole corn tortillas
12 cherry tomatoes, diced, divided into 12 servings
60 grams Kraft natural Swiss/Cheddar/Parmesan blend, divided into 4 servings

1 tbsp corn starch; 2 tbsp cold waterCombine all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Return to crock pot and cook 1 more hour. Thicken the juices with a cornstarch mixed in water. Serve with tortillas, cheese, tomatoes and any other taco fixings. Nutritional Information per serving: 418 calories, 52 carbs, 6 fat grams and 34 protein grams.

It was SO good! Unfortunately I wasn’t that hungry when I finally sat down to dinner, so I gave one of my tacos to Austin, then later had chips and salsa with sour cream. I’m such a loser. Then we hung out and did our wine/chat night – good times! I didn’t drink as much as last time (on purpose!) and was in bed by 11 p.m. I ended up at 1,834 calories, 180 carbs, 59 fat grams and 82 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Friday was a great day! I woke up feeling like I slept great, went to work, walked 4 miles during lunch, had positive meetings, then walked 2 more miles and did this leg + shoulder work out.

Um, killer!! I’m already super sore!! Then I raced home, showered and Emily from Homecookedem came to pick me up – it was time to go meet Lee at In My Tummy, Laura at Laura Dishes, Angie at Caffeinated Cardio and Liz at In the Skinny at Seasons 52!! Long story short: there was traffic on 400S so we took another road all the way down to the Buckhead location. We got there and, after valeting, realized that we were at the wrong location. Back in the car, drove over, valeted again and arrived an hour late at the other location – OMG! We felt SOOOOO bad!! But we still had a great time getting to know the other girls and eating yummy food under 475 calories! I had the chicken/garlic flatbread and a cup of black bean soup. YUMMY – I would have it again today if I could – so fabulous and crispy. I did have to add salt to the soup but that’s about it!

So Bloggie Meet Up – it was so nice to put voices/more personality to these people who I read about! Funny how when they tell you something you’re like oh I knew that! Very interesting and fun and I’d definitely love to meet up with them again!

Two things:

One: Emily is such a doll! When she picked me up she had a happy gift for me – that green tea that I LOVED that she introduced me to when we met! Thanks, Em! Can’t wait to try it!

Two: When Emily was dropping me off I got out and my charger like followed me out of the car – weird! Well she left and I got upstairs and realized I didn’t have my phone. I called it thinking Em would answer because I left it in the car. Then it hit me…. I dropped it when I was getting out. I ran outside and it was sitting in the driveway face down…. It had been ran over! Oddly enough – it still works like a charm – I even took the tea picture with it and it makes calls, but the screen is cracked like 15 places. I’m SUCH a loser – phone neglect!! But that’s what insurance is for, right?! And thankfully, Monica’s husband Andy is our insurance guy and got me the iPhone policy on my homeowner’s insurance (it’s like he knew!) and I’m going to see him at a party today so done and done!

So after I realized I’d sent my iPhone to another life I tried to get on the blogs and read about some of the bloggers the girls chatted about last night but I passed out at 11:30. I ended up at 1,765 calories, 219 carbs, 46 fat grams and 107 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Not bad, especially with the 6 miles and leg/shoulder workout factored in!

I will post a group pic once one of the other bloggers does! Yes, I’m a loser who STILL hasn’t purchased the new camera yet. Grrr. I’m going today, people – promises!

Edited to Add (just snagged from Laura's blog!):
(l-r): Em, Liz, Laura, Lee, Angie and me!


Kelly Olexa said...

Isn't it awesome meeting other blogger friends IRL? Looks like you had fun girl.

Anonymous said...

I had a lot of fun too. We should definitely do it again.

Sorry about the phone. I always feel naked when my phone breaks.

homecookedem said...

OMG! I murdered your phone!!!!!! I had no idea!! :( SO sorry!! Relieved to know you have insurance on it - phew!

Had a blast with you last night!! :) Thanks for being our awesome navigator since I'm not so good with that area.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! :)

P.S. Those tacos sound great - esp. with the addition of the diet sprite - how intriguing!

laura dishes said...

I think it's so funny that Reuben had to get his haircut fixed... he's like a person!

So smart to have phone insurance... crisis averted!

Good luck at Best Buy-- let us know what you end up with. :)

Therese said...

What a fun bloggie meetup!! Who knew there were so many ATL blogggers?

Have a fun weekend!

Nikka @ neekAdeek said...

That is cool that you got to meet up with other bloggers! I am way jealous : )
Hey! BTW You're not a loser! I know you say it as a joke but you wrote 'I'm a loser' 3/4 times in this blog entry...don't talk like that cuz YOU'RE AWESOME!!!

fittingbackin said...

Kelly: it was!! I really enjoyed it!

Inmytummy: I agree! I know it - I just seriously can't believe it's still working!

Homecookedem: haha it was COMPLETELY my fault silly! Don't you dare apologize! haha NP at all - I'm just sorry we couldn't get our stuff straight! You too - ttys! We loved the tacos - yes, a random add!

Laura Dishes: yes! they had done it wrong and given him a little mustach! Exactly - a small deductible is way better than paying for another phone! Will do. :)

Therese: I know it! Good times - you too, girl!

Nikka: It really was cool - so glad it all worked out (ultimately!) - haha I NEVER noticed how completely self depricating I am - not cool! Thanks for bringing that to my attention and for, of course, saying i'm awesome. lol!!

april said...

That's so neat you got to have a blogger meet up!

Sometimes I don't feel like doing much after school either. It's nice to relax!

And thanks for posting that shoulder workout.. I've gotta try it!

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

I want to try that tacos recipe- they look really good! Is the cornstarch necessary?

Mica said...

Aww, a blogger meet-up! What fun!

It cracks me up that Reuben gets hair-cuts. I bet he gets them more often than I do!

Big Pissy said...

So glad your meet up went well. Looks like y'all had fun. :)

Good grief! Your phone!!! Only you, Kel! LOL ;-)

Anonymous said...

I had a blast last night! It was so fun meeting you; you are hilarious! Let's get together soon!

Hope everything works out with your phone!

Anonymous said...

aw fun bloggie meet up! glad you had a good time. once again, that recipe looks amazing. I wish i had more inspiration to cook new things!

Fork In The Road said...

yours poor iphone!! clearly you need a new one asap! looks like you had fun with bloggie friends :) have a great week!

Anonymous said...

It was nice meeting you on Friday!

Mmmn, the chicken crockpot recipe looks so good. I think I may have to go grab a bottle of Sprite to make it.

You are the second person this week that I know who has had their iPhone run over. You are not alone! :)

Pam said...

The tacos sound so delicious.

Sorry about your phone. I think meeting other food bloggers would be so much fun.

Melinda said...

Great looking tacos- yum!

I hope one day to do a blogger meetup- looks like you guys had fun!! :)

Lele said...

Sprite in tacos?! What?! They look delish!