Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Winter's On It's Way Back!

Really?! Snow on Friday? Are you kidding me? Really?! Bah!

Tonight, I decided to go to the gym right after work. Instead of actually going in, I drove through the parking lot to see most of the machines ocupado. I came home and did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred in the privacy of my very own living room. Lord, help me! That is the hardest 20 minute workout I've ever done. I remember the first day I tried it. "20 minutes? That's it? I'll just do Workouts 1 and 2." Well, 8 minutes into the first workout, I was praying for it to end. I'll let it kick my butt again tomorrow...

...or Thursday.

Day 14 - Leftover Fajitas! YUM! :) Joe did a fabulous job and made enough for lunch and dinner today.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 10 and Beyond

Day 10 - A giant bowl of popcorn

Day 11 - A turkey sandwich and two large margaritas

Day 12 - A turtle sundae

Day 13 - I asked Joe to make chicken fajitas. YUM! Hopefully, he doesn't have to work too late. Otherwise, it might be another night of nachos. Also, yum, but not quite as YUM!

Joe is finishing up his degree so that I can have babies and cook dinner every night. He's working so hard--remodeling the attic, working full-time plus extra hours, and going to school full-time. Gee. Now, I feel guilty for asking him to make dinner.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Days 8 & 9

Day 8 - Leftovers: Lasagna from Tuesday/BBQ from Monday

Day 9 - Chips, Cheese, and Salsa

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 7... Lasagna

Tonight's menu:
Garlic Green Beans
Spinach Salad

Yummmmmmy! (Pictures to come)

I'd never made meatballs ever, but Joe says they were good. And he better! I don't even eat meatballs, but out my love for him, I dug my hands into a bowl of bloody beef.

P.S. Let's pretend that I wrote about days 1-5. :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

40 Days of Cooking...Sorta

Joe and I gave up dining out for lent. Well, I did. Joe picked up Wendy's on Ash Wednesday and La Primavera for lunch on Thursday. Whoops! (Un)Lucky for him, I am still going strong, which means he is still pretty much limited to eating at home (mostly).

As a consequence of not dining out, I must cook more. Blah. It isn't that I don't like to cook necessarily, but more so that I don't know what to cook. Every meal feels like a big production that I don't have time to think up, put together, and clean up. Alas, we will be stuck eating frozen pizzas every night for 40 days if I don't get my act together. (Our Pizzazz has saved us from hunger more nights than I care to share!)
On top of my 40 day restaurant fast, I also started a wellness program at work called the 90 Day Push. I have nutritional and activity goals to meet everyday for which I get one point each. After 30 days, I am allowed one entry into a gift card drawing per 75 points I've earned. Today is Day 13 of that challenge, and I've already earned one entry! The first weekend was pretty rough, because I hadn't started my dining out fast. In fact, I had a carrot walnut muffin from Panera thinking it would only be a couple hundred calories and a rather decent breakfast. It was 500 calories! That was almost half of my daily allotted calories in one meal. Needless to say, it was a bad choice. :(

 (Every time I get an email from the PUSH coordinator, I can't help but think of this song. hehehe
It can be rather distracting at work!)

To help me along in my journey, I checked out Rachael Ray's 365: No Repeats from my local library. I don't plan to get through the entire book 'cause there are lots of meaty recipes, and I don't care much for most meats. Hopefully, I'll get through quite a few over the next few months though.

Last night, I "made" chili fries. Really, there was no cooking involved, but at least it wasn't take-out. :) I just baked some frozen fries, heated up a can of chili, and sprinkled some cheese on top. Easy and tasty.

Tonight, I'm making this....Smashed Peas and Carrots: Crockpot Barbecue Chicken and Oven Fries. Yum yum!