Sunday, January 31, 2010

Funday Sunday!

Today was pretty productive... great 60 min workout at gym, yummy lunch, mopped the kitchen and got to spend time with Mom. I have been wanting to actually go to the movies for a long time and thought it would be the perfect day to have some girl time. We went to see "It's Complicated".
It was sooooo good!!! Mom laughed so hard! I can't wait to watch it again! I wish I actually took the time to go to more movies - they are so much better in the theater.

School is canceled tomorrow with an optional teacher workday - optional being the operative word... Sure, if you decide to take the day, you have to use a sick or personal day. I think that is stupid! I get it if the roads are clear, BUT my road is almost pure ice.. and we are in the city!
I was planning on taking the day anyways bc tomorrow we go to Dr. Deaton for an IUI. I am nervous and excited. Nervous bc it is not the most comfortable, but excited about the possible outcome!! It is all in God's hands now! Prayers please!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pouty Pants

Yep, that's me.... because we are supposed to be doing this
but because of this

we are doing this


Tonight was dinner club at Anna and Bernie's. As much as I love a good snow, I was so looking forward to our chili themed dinner club. We missed November and December dinner clubs and I had already made the chili and artichoke dip to take over tonight. After lots of convincing, Justin and I were in the truck on the way to their house. I knew it was not a good idea so I finally gave in and told him to turn around... it just wasn't worth it. Heaven forbid something happen. He promised that if we didn't go, we could play games. We played Yahtzee, Rummy, Wii tennis and guitar hero.
Why could it have not of snowed like this on a weekday so we would miss work?
Putting pouty pants aside, my wittle bud had fun in the snow today and has been a very good boy!

Ok. I am about to lose it. I am trying to paste a picture of Coltrane and it is not letting me.
We'll try here.
Maybe not.
Not my night.
Ugh. still no working
Just out of annoyance, I am posting another post.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Double Time

Wow! I am tired! Today I decided to do two classes at the gym: Knockout and Cardio Dance. I have no coordination but always have a blast! I think I burned about 800 calories...maybe that will make up for the random bites and snacks I had today. Ha!
Whose excited for the weekend? Oh, me! me! The weather channel has issued a winter storm warning... Friday night possible 5-8 inches of snow with more showers on Saturday! Fun?! Maybe. We have our monthly dinner club on Saturday night. I asked Justin to bring home the 4wheel drive so we can still go! We missed the last two and I am really looking forward to the chili theme. I decided to make a green chili (this will be the first) and a green chile artichoke dip! YUM! I'll post the recipes if they turn out good!

Tomorrow I have a follow up ultrasound and blood work. ugh. tired of being poked and prodded. Hopefully we have progress and will be able to move forward! Lots of prayers please!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Today was stupid. It all started with an egg. I really wanted a good breakfast that would hold me til lunch... my menu was oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries and one egg. HA! Well. I like my oatmeal kind of soupy... not today, it was stiff. ugh. and the egg.. I used spray butter instead of a butter spray to grease the pan and my damn egg stuck to the pan. I was so frustrated I just stuck it in the sink - no egg. Whatever. Maybe tomorrow. This just put me in a mood for the rest of the day. I was mad bc Justin never emailed me (we got in a mini tiff last night and I was being stubborn today), didn't like my lunch, tired, didn't want to go to the gym...
As I was entering my car I saw flowers in my car! Ahhh.. much better. ( that was his sorry) The mood meter slowly rose! Forced myself to the gym for a Strength class (my butt already hurts), had a good dinner AT the dining room table with Justin and now watching Biggest Loser while eating my no bake granola bars from last night.
Dinner: Sour Cream Enchiladas
Tomorrow is a new day!

Monday, January 25, 2010

My addiction

Have you tried this goodness?!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend re-cap

Saturday was great!
Knockout class and 30 minutes on treadmill
Shopping at TJMAXX and SteinMart (perfume, cute gray top, and two pairs of earrings)
Lots of Laundry
Visit with my youngest cousin, Maggie
Birthday dinner and drinks with Justin, Brooke, Kerry, Joy and Buddy. I can't even think of a word to describe Buddy!.... maybe the pictures will!

Sunday - one of my favorite days bc it is grocery shopping day! I know, crazy right? I love shopping for food!! Today I made three trips: Harris Teeter, Wal-Mart, and Costco. The past two years we have been an executive member at Costco - basically you get a percent back on what you spend and at the end of the year, they send you a check. Today I went shopping with my $23.85 :) I only got strawberries, tilapia, milk and chicken. Pretty excited about the chk. It was only $13 for 16 pieces (there was an instant $5 rebate).
Think I'm good for a while?
Pretty simple dinner tonight: Salad and Baked Potato - YUM!

Here's to a good week!

Friday, January 22, 2010


Yay for Fridays!
Today has been about guilt and food! Had a dr. appoint with Dr. Deaton's office - did an u/s and blood work. Very uncomfortable today and turns out my blood work was low. They upped my medicine to four vials (when I first started back in August, I was doing one and two- this is my first time doing 4). My welt, that was three littles, has turned into one big one. Last night I tried to do a workout video and it was not comfortable.... the welt is on my tummy rolls!!
Anyways to the good part- Food!- So my appt was at 10:30 and finished in time for lunch! Have you ever had Penn Station subs? YUM-O! I got the artichoke sub with mushrooms!! OMG.. as my friend Kristy would say "I had a party on my taste buds!!!" My co workers were just as impressed! (Guilt #1). As if that wasn't enough food - I got in to a hi-energy fruit and nut mix(guilt #2) I bought at the beginning of the week.. was I hungry? NO. But I wanted it. Had all intentions to go to the gym tonight but Justin called and wanted to get a beer with our friend Jay. So, without to much arm twisting I landed at the bar. Have you tried the new bud 55? A little watered down, but for 55 calories, not bad! Then we ended up meeting Elizabeth and Sydney at a Mexican rest. Who can resist chips and queso? Not this one! (Guilt #3)
I was actually pondering doing a workout video or even possibly going to the gym.. but as I type this, I am in my pjs...thinking about cookies!!
Tomorrow is another day!
Have a good weekend )

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Opposites Wednesday

Usually normal people exercise then eat dinner.. not me!
Left work without my gym bag today-not good! Came home, watched the end of my favorite cooking shows: Giada and Barefoot Contessa, Justin came in and decided it was going to be date night :) Sounded good to me! I have to admit - I am very indecisive. We threw around Mexican, Bar food, Mellow Mushroom and a last minute turn led us to Macaroni Grill. It was very good. Besides eating half the loaf and two glasses of house wine they brought to the table, I made really good choices. They have some new items on the menu including chicken skewers with grilled veggies. The waitress said it was under 500 calories... SCORE!!
So came home from dinner and felt guilty for not working out and decided to do my Bikini Body Challenge is a butt kicker!! - but, I did it!

Take it back a night.. remember last night when I said the injection wasn't so bad- WRONG! I discovered this when my tummy bumped into a podium. Def. have a small welt. Hope it doesn't leave one every day :(

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TCBY Tuesday!

TCBY Tuesdays are my favorite!! I love that when we go in, they know what we want - Justin always gets a small vanilla shiver with butterfinger and I always have to taste their "special" flavor of the day and usually get that in a kiddie size with a tiny bit of butterfinger and a tiny bit of reeses!
Tonight I tried the coffee mixed with vanilla and I am not happy with my decision... don't worry, I'm still gonna eat every bite :)

Today was a workday at school and I used lunch time for a doctor visit to see Dr. Deaton. Today's appointment was to see if I was ready for the next round of injections... and I was!
This is what I get to do for the next 10 days or so:

I was pretty scared this time bc I was trying a new brand (thanks Kristen) and when she used this brand it gave her welts. .. and the nurse warned me of the same thing. Well, I am happy to announce that it wasn't bad!
Praying that this will be a stress free month with positive results :)

Oh! Almost forgot.. my friend Amy asked if I wanted to participate in a sprint triathlon with her in April!!! I said YES and I can't believe it, but Justin said he wanted to do it too!!
Time to start training!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Why can't we always have three day weekends?!

It was so nice to have the day off!
Slept in til 8, had a good breakfast, Xango meeting,Target, great trip to gym and some cleaning!

I was looking forward to the gym today after having such a productive run yesterday. I ran for 44 minutes then did 10 min of abs. It has been a while since I have ran for that length of time. The past few months (since August) have set me back a little. I have been seeing a fertility specialist since May
of 09 and this August we started injections: menopur
This stimulates my eggs, and ha
s caused discomfort..mainly bloating. Dr. says to stick to low impact while doing injections. We had to take this past month off so I have really picked up my exercise.

This past weekend my friend Kristy and I were talking about no bake cookies. I remember making these as a little girl with my Grandmother, Jean Jean. I looked up the recipe and it called for: milk, sugar, peanut butter, cocoa, vanilla and oats. I didn't have these exact ingredients so I experimented with the following: diet swiss miss, country crock butter, skim milk, whipped peanut butter, sugar and oats....

Result: I think I broke the biggest rule in baking: not measuring! turned out pretty tasty and way to soft! wander why?!

Dinner tonight: Sloppy Joe's, salad and green beans

Justin wanted his on bread and I tried mine in a tortilla. They were "ok". If there is a next time, I'll make them from a recipe, not a package.

Time to run.... 24 and Bachelor are on tonight!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

So, here I am!

I have been reading others blogs for about a year now and have finally decided to start one of my own!
I plan on tracking my exercise and food and sharing all about my fun adventures :)

To start off, I'll post our dinner tonight!

General Tsao Chicken

I was also busy making White Chicken Chili to freeze