Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book Review, Track Back, Cooking Ralley, Charleston Bound

Hi, friends! Thanks for your comments - GREAT wedding weekend. And OMG, glad i'm not alone - buffets are the devil. hehe

So I never did my book review for Carrie Ryan's The Dead-Tossed Waves. This book was a sequel to The Forrest of Hands and Teeth. I liked it a lot! I will say I like it better than the first in that the story was able to carry on, I learned what happened to some of the first book's characters and it was nice to see how it all fit together. I also liked the 'younger generation,' learning more about the forest and having new characters to get interested in. I will say that the main character in this book, Gabrielle, got on my nerves a bit. She was just either too cautious or too reckless for me - no in between. Kinda like a scary movie when you're like NO STUPID, don't do it! LOL But overall, I enjoyed the story and can't wait until May 2011 for the sequel. I give this one a 4.5/5 - would have been a 5 if the main character had been slightly less annoying!

To avoid this being a picture-less post - I have a pic of me and Austin from the wedding! (rare, i'm getting better but tend to forget to get one of just us!) :)

Yesterday I also go around to tracking back:

Thursday: Ended up at 1,822 calories, 232 carbs, 30 fat grams and 87 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Friday: Not too shabby – didn’t eat foods that I prepared too much but did make some pretty good choices! Did have a few drinks though. Sigh. Ended up at 2,094 calories, 177 carbs, 59 fat grams and 113 protein grams. Here’s what I ate and drank.

Saturday: randoms all day with the wedding food and alcohol from 6 to 4…. Lovely! Ended up at 2,337 calories, 174 carbs, 42 fat grams and 102 protein grams. Here’s what I ate and drank.

Sunday: pretty much random snacks + Indian food takes me to 1,347 calories, 152 carbs, 40 fat grams and 101 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

What else? Not much. Work was SUPER stressful yesterday - work, work, work. Worked through lunch. After work I was beat. Shot down. Ready for bed. LOL I headed straight home and cooked a bit (Sunday I was only able to cook 4 servings of Greek Feta Chicken and 6 servings of spicy spaghetti pie. So today, I got home, through 4 servings of Bacon Ranch slowcooker chicken in the slowcooker and 6 servings of brunch pizza squares in the oven. While they cooked, I put together 4 servings of Chicken Enchilada Casserole - YUM! Then I headed upstairs, changed and got in bed! I watched some TV with the fam, did upper body ST, and called it a night! I ended up at 1,744 calories, 216 carbs, 54 fat grams and 112 protein grams. Here's what I ate.

Q: Started any new books lately? I'm still trying to read The Lace Reader, but think i'm going to start a new one P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast's Marked or Nancy Werlin's Impossible!

Q: What are you up to this coming weekend? We're off to Charleston with the Velotas's (Mary & Jimmy) for a couple's weekend/our friend Michael Fox's wedding weekend/visiting Mary & Mike and seeing their new pharmacy!!

17 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

Have a great weekend!!

Kacy said...

Gosh girl, you're such a mover and a shaker. I love it! Have fun!

Tina said...

I always look forward to your book reviews.

And you two look great in that picture. It deserves framing. :)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

You two are so cute!! Have a fantastic weekend in Charleston!

Lindsey said...

You guys look great at the wedding - super cute!

biz319 said...

Glad you got some rest after stressful work!

Everytime I see you do a book review I am only reminded of my lack of reading - well, other than cookbooks!

Genesis said...

i read the 19th wife and found it very intriguing. if you like big love on hbo, this is a good read. lengthy, but good.

Tyler said...

Ryan and I always forget to take pics together. Silly us! I'm currently reading the first Sookie Stackhouse novel. I'm obsessed with True Blood so it's a fun read!

lee said...

Have you read The Help? It was really good.

My brother is coming to visit this weekend. We're actually going to a concert up in your neck of the woods.

Tami said...

You have such a busy life! I love how you cook ahead, it sure helps when you are so busy.

Nicky said...

Adorable photo!

Everything you've cooked ahead sounds delicious! Yum!

Anne Marie said...

Love the picture! Since getting married, I usually forget to get pictures of me and the hubs together. That never happened when we were dating!

anotherannabanana said...

Cute picture of you and Austin!

Check out Jennifer Weiner's new book -- it's cute and a good beach read. (Her books are always good!) Oh, and the folks that suggested The Help and 19th Wife are spot on -- those are both great books as well!

Have fun to Charleston!!

Tami said...

You have such a busy life! I love how you cook ahead, it sure helps when you are so busy.

lee said...

Have you read The Help? It was really good.

My brother is coming to visit this weekend. We're actually going to a concert up in your neck of the woods.

Genesis said...

i read the 19th wife and found it very intriguing. if you like big love on hbo, this is a good read. lengthy, but good.

biz319 said...

Glad you got some rest after stressful work!

Everytime I see you do a book review I am only reminded of my lack of reading - well, other than cookbooks!