April 23, 2014

A New Me

Today's Menu

Breakfast- Rib-eye steak and fried egg

Lunch- Not hungry for lunch.

Snack- Munched on some spicy pork rinds

Dinner- Lettuce wrapped cheeseburger

This Week's Weight Loss- 0 pounds! OK this is getting frustrating, I think I am doing pretty good food wise, maybe I am not eating enough? I am hoping that working out at the gym will speed up my weight loss.

Total Weight Loss- 10 pounds in 10 weeks. Ugh

Heading to the gym again tomorrow morning...

April 22, 2014

A New Me

Today's Menu

Breakfast- Ham and cheese omelet with avocado slices and some cottage cheese. I also had spicy tomato juice, yum yum.

Lunch- Had a late breakfast because guess what I did this morning. I went to the gym with Chris! I did the elliptical machine, the stationary bike and then did some circuit training. It was pretty fun and we worked out for over an hour. *pats back again* Skipped lunch!

Snack- Picked up Penelope from school and decided to take her to have some frozen yogurt and lo and behold guess what they had! Low carb fudge brownie frozen yogurt. I couldn't pass it up and I had some with chopped almonds and strawberries in it. It was so delicious.

Dinner- Chris cooked tonight and despite the huge mess he left in the kitchen I am grateful he did because it was sooo good. He made rib-eye steaks, sriracha sautéed portabella mushrooms and sweet potato fries with jalapeno ketchup. Have you picked up the Heinz limited edition flavors of ketchup? They have jalapeno and balsamic ketchup. It's currently on sale at Target for $1.99. I picked up both bottles, the jalapeno one is really good and I can't wait to try the balsamic.

Dessert- A spicy dirty martini

Now I am off to bed!

April 21, 2014

A New Me- Portabella Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders and Sweet Potato Fries

I am back after a weekend in San Diego and celebrating Easter with family. I made awesome food choices while I was away *pats back*.  Here is...

Today's Menu

Breakfast- Skipped breakfast this morning because I woke up early to get Penelope to an early dentist appointment. Her teeth look great, no cavities!

Lunch- Made Turkey Bacon Lettuce Wraps.

Romaine lettuce leaves
Avocado
Sliced tomato
Deli turkey sliced
Bacon

Spread avocado on lettuce leaves. Top with tomato slices, turkey (we had sliced Cajun turkey)and bacon. Fold up and enjoy!


Snack- Here is a little snack plate Chris put together for us. I made spinach dip using Knorr Vegetable Soup mix (recipe on back). If you have not tried it yet, it's yummy. My mom always makes it for parties but she hollows out a sourdough bread roll to make a bowl and then serves it with sourdough baguette slices. It's always the hit of the party. It also taste great with celery sticks!


I only ate a couple of celery sticks and most of the olives.

Dinner- Portabella Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders and Sweet Potato Fries.

For the bun

Heat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil. Slice Portabella mushrooms thin, removing the stem and gills. One mushroom will make a bottom and top bun. Rub with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes per side flipping over once. Our portabellas were a little on the small side and shrank up a bit in the oven so we ended up with mini sliders.

I set the "buns" aside and then took some ground beef and seasoned with pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and seasoned salt. I then formed into small patties and cooked in frying pan for about 12 minutes flipping over once. Lowered heat and then topped with some sharp cheddar cheese and crispy bacon that I cooked up in the oven. Placed the patties on the bottom portabella bun and then topped with a squiggle of Sriracha Mayo and covered with the top bun. These were sooo delicious!


We had them alongside some sweet potato fries that I cooked up in the oven. Peel and slice sweet potato fries and place on a non stick baking pan. Coat them with olive oil and season with salt. Heat oven to 425 and cook for 15 minutes then flip fries over and cook for another 10 minutes. These also taste yummy dipped in Sriracha Mayo. I found the brand above at World Market but if you can't find it you can also mix up your own with some mayonnaise and Sriracha.



Legoland is Awesome!

I mentioned how we had gone to LEGOLAND last week with one of Chris' friends and his son. It was pretty neat, perfect for Kindergartners. Penelope had a blast and Chris and I enjoyed ourselves as well. It is kinda pricey but I had a free child ticket with a purchase of an adult ticket which is a pretty good deal considering child tickets are around 80 bucks! It wasn't overly crowded though and the lines for the rides were pretty short. If you take your little ones I recommend bringing a swimsuit for them. They have a fun little water park area that unfortunately Penelope missed out on. Nevertheless here are a few photos I took of our day...


















Yay for Me!

I won another giveaway! This one is from Faith and Family Reviews. I won her MommysClub Flu Pack Giveaway.  The flu pack sampler I won contains:

10 Perfect Touch Sanitizers 1 oz
2 Perfect Touch Sanitizers 4oz
2 Daily Cleansing Foams


Yay for me and I will be gifting some of the travel size sanitizers to family and friends.

What have you won lately?

April 17, 2014

A New Me- Happy Easter!

Yesterday's Menu

Breakfast- Yogurt probiotic drink

Lunch- Salami and cheeses

Dinner- Lettuce wrapped cheeseburger

Today's Menu

Breakfast- Skipped breakfast this morning

Lunch- 12 Spicy chicken wings

Dinner- I made Sriracha chicken thighs and roasted acorn squash. The chicken was just okay and I kinda burnt my squash, I wouldn't call dinner a total fail though because we did manage to it eat it.

As of Wednesday morning I am still only down 10 pounds! How frustrating, I will try again this week. I signed up to go to the gym with Chris yesterday now I just need to get myself there.

Today was Penelope's Easter hat parade at school, it was so cute watching the kiddos show off their hats. After the parade they performed some songs for the parents. She had a blast at school today eating Easter treats and hunting for eggs. Tomorrow we are heading to Grandma's to celebrate with family.

Chris and Penelope worked so hard on her hat and I didn't get a good photo. :(

May you all have a blessed Easter!

He is not here; He is risen, just as he said. Mathew 28:6

April 16, 2014

PB&J Bento


Top tier: Half a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich, baby carrots, smores goldfish, chocolate nonpareil.

Bottom tier: Half a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich, tangerine, cashews and a chocolate nonpareil.

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