Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
So no meal shots tonight. We had basically the same meal as the other night. Turkey meatloaf... Will loved it so much, he asked for it again. My girlfriend Lilly joined us for a healthy meal. We haven't really had some good quality time since her move back from Argentina. Thanks for coming to dinner Lilly! We'll definitely need to do it again.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
We are having gorgeous weather here and I thought it was a good day for a spring outfit. Here's my look...
Pink top - Target
Floral skirt - H&M
Nude peeps - DSW
3 strand faux pearls - Target
Unfortunately we do not have an H&M in Houston. What is up with that??? So all my H&M stuff comes from my travels. This particular skirt came from a store in Sweden (where H&M is originally from). It's like Starbucks there...there's one on every corner. My friend, Liberty and I hit up as many H&M's as we could while visiting. Man that was a great shopping day. H&M if you happen to stumble across this, PLEASE OPEN A STORE IN HOUSTON!!!
So on to my food. No pic for lunch since I had leftovers of my cilantro-lime chicken. Tabitha, to answer your question, the original recipe came from Pam at For The Love of Cooking. I like a
For dinner tonight I tried a modified meatloaf recipe. My husband loved it and I highly recommend it.
1 pkg of Turkey Store lean ground turkey
1 envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
3 mushrooms diced
2 brown rice unsalted rice cakes (grounded in a processor or coffee bean grinder)
1/4 c Ragu light spaghetti sauce
Mix all together. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. I made 8 servings (to keep sodium levels decent). I served this meal with 1/2 cup garlic mashed sweet potatoes, and 1 cup green beans with chopped onions. This meal was 23 g of protein, 31 g of carbs, 9 g of fat and a total of 287 calories. Will topped his with ketchup, but I didn't think it needed it.
Tonight I did a 30 minute arm workout with my trainer. Tabitha, I feel you! I know you had an arm workout too. My arms will be hurting tomorrow. Then I did about 30 minutes on the treadmill. Burn baby burn!
So here is a look at my Austin pics. We went to Austin because my brother and his girlfriend did the MS150 bike ride from Houston to Austin. If you are interested in seeing more pics, click here.
Will and I in front of The Capitol
Monday, April 20, 2009
Mint green top w/ ribbon trim - Anthropologie
Converse One Jeans - Target
Wedge round toe heels - Rack Room
Long strand necklace - Gifted by Lynette
I should have taken a picture of this top from the side. It has a great ribbon detail going down the side of the top. I've had it for a while, but I haven't worn it because I shrank it a bit and it was too snug. Yay, it fits again :-)
I didn't do too bad with my food while I was in Austin, but I wasn't as strict on myself either. It's really hard to be good when you're out of town. Well today was back to eating right. Lunch consist of tilapia, a spinach and mushroom salad, and 1/2 of a Power Crunch bar for dessert. The stats are...53 g of protein, 6 g of carbs, 12 g of fat, and a total of 340 calories.
Dinner was super yummy...3.5 oz of cilantro-lime chicken, spinach salad w/ 1.5 oz of avocado, and a blabk bean mash. Dinner was 40 g protein, 17g carbs, 14 g of fat, and a total of 353 calories.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today's workout was with my trainer. Her goal was to keep my heart rate up and she sure did. My body will welcome the rest this weekend. Here are my stats...
I'm off to Austin for the weekend. Hopefully the weather won't be too awful for a few bluebonnet snapshots. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The jacket, tank, and jeans all came from Target. The flat peeps are Steve Madden bought at DSW, and the necklace is from NY & Co. My jeans were fresh out of the now-broken dryer and was fitting good when I put them on. By the end of the day, I wish I had a belt on. I felt like I was always pulling up my pants. Gotta love strectch jeans...
Today's lunch was pretty thrown together. I didn't have anything planned so I had to work with what I had. I cooked up some tuna with onions, garlic, broccoli, and green peas. I thought the combo was pretty tasty. I paired it with black beans, and small slices of orange bell pepper. I even had 1/2 of a peanut butter Power Crunch Bar for dessert. Total for everything is 39 g protein, 35 g of carbs, 11 g of fat and a total of 395 calories.
Dinner was a simple spinach salad with a egg white, boiled spinach with garlic, and 2.5 oz of chicken breast topped with onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Why the overload in spinach? I bought a big bag at Costco and trying to get through it. Here are the stats for this meal... 31 g of protein, 8 g of carbs, 3 g of fat and a total of 189 calories
It was a cardio day for me. I went to Tuesday night spin class and got a great burn (394 calories). I use the Bodybugg that calculates my calories burned, but if you want an idea of how many you are burning, here's a calculator that might help you get an idea.
I hope everyone has a fab and smoke-free day!
Monday, April 13, 2009
So I hope this info helps. If you are looking for more info, just shoot me an email or leave a comment. Here was my food and activity for the day... Have a great and healthy day! I'll be back with a fab outfit tomorrow :-)
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Lunch - Since I didn't cook last night, I didn't have anything prepared for lunch. I made a "fast food" stop at my favorite healthy joints, My Fit Foods. I grabbed an Atlantic Salmon Meal complete with quinoa and broccoli. This meal was 35 g of protein, 26 of carbs, and 12 g of fat and a total of 360 calories. Delicious!!!
Wish me luck on my checkpoint weigh-in! I'll let you know how it goes. Happy and healthy Friday everyone!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I hope everyone has a happy and healthy day. Thursday is my Friday! Woo-hoo!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
So a couple of weeks ago I had a weigh in and measurement check with my trainer. It had been over a month since my last one. I kind of knew it wasn't going to be good because I was baking a lot recently. After my birthday, I also became a fan of TCBY's $0.99 waffle cone Wednesday. Well I was right, it was so not good. My trainer has challenged me to lose 2 lbs a week (total of 8) by April 30. So I've got my butt and mind in gear which was a huge challenge with the stress we had lately. I decided to cut all added sugars and am trying to go back to balancing my diet to 40% protein, 40% fat. So far I am on track. I'll have a mini weigh in with my trainer at the end of the week and will discuss my game plan. Wish me luck!
Here was today's activity: walking at lunch and spin class took me over my goal at my last sync at 9pm.
Thanks again for being patient with me. Have a happy day!