Posts tagged ‘OIAJ’

February 22, 2011

Food Success

Whew, Tuesday’s eats were a million bajillion (yes, that’s a word) times better than Mondays. Thanks for all of your OIAJ and OOIAJ tips – I have prepared them for Wednesdays wake up! I kicked my morning off with one of my favorite staples…Oatmeal! I just realized its been weeks since i had this. Unacceptable. I also topped it with some banana fro-yo that was blended with chocolate amazing grass and some of my favorite granola (Yogi blueberry).

I knew from this meal my day was going to be ah.maze.ing. I’m sure you’ve had oatmeal and banana fro-yo but if you never had them together now is the time. You wont regret it…and if you do, give me a call and i’ll come over and finish it for you.

We had a little snow on the ground this morning which meant work would be a tad delayed so I thought I’d get my workout in. I attempted to do Jillians Yoga Meltdown – but i only lasted 17 minutes. Sometimes her voice annoys me and today happened to be one of those days. Instead, I switched to a Pilates Core Sculpt video On Demand and called it a day. It wasn’t the best workout, but it was something! Do you ever do the On Demand videos? What is your favorite? PS: Check out my favorite boots to wear when it snows – No more ruining of the uggs!

Lunch was a shredded chicken breast with BBQ sauce on a sandwich thin. My favorite BBQ sauce is Kraft’s Thick and Spicy Brown Sugar. It’s probably easy to re-create and I should do just that because when I read the ingredient list I wasn’t too thrilled… Oh well, I’ll forgive myself this time because it was delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ (sorry iphone pic)

I also tested out another goodie from my lo-carb purchase… Ding, Ding, Ding…We have a winner!! This made up for the failure of the Banana Supreme pancakes I attempted yesterday. This 1.5 oz bag had 15 grams of protein and 14 carbs, can’t beat it. They also tasted like Cinnamon Toast Crunch ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not sure if I can buy these in stores around here so I’m going to purchase a 12 pack online. If you’d like to try them you can buy them HERE. $9.25 and free shipping for over $25 (i always find other things to buy – its amazon so you can buy ANYTHING – oh and for those who asked where i got the donut pan it was amazon)

I came home and had a quick bowl or two of cereal before heading to Chuck E Cheese for my two favorite girls birthday party!

Prettiest.Girls.Ever.

On the third day of self-love week I gave myself a facial… I would post a picture of it but I guarantee you would be scarred for life and I still want you to read my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 26: Your Dream Wedding – No words necessary…Just pictures and dreams.

Lots of sweets, pink and orange everywhere and a warm summer day. Sounds perfect to me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m all about the details!!

Tomorrow I plan on doing a post on something that effects more people than we think in honor of NEDA week. I am also going to wake up and try my OOIAJ! It should be a great Wednesday. Have a happy humpday ๐Ÿ™‚

QUESTIONS : Do you use the Video On Demand workouts? What is your favorite? Do you think orange and pink for a wedding is too flashy? It’s always been my dream!

February 21, 2011

It’s Empty…

I’m pretty sure today was the longest day of my life! I am feeling overly tired and need to get a good night’s rest so my cold doesn’t sneak back up on me!

Tonight I realized I have one of these…

An empty Peanut Butter jar… I’ve seen lots of OIAJ and OOIAJ posts by you girls and I need to know your BEST recipe so I can go ahead and make some tonight. I’ve been dying to try it and even though I go through peanut butter jars like it’s water this is the first time I remembered to save the jar before licking it clean. So please let me know your favorite way to enjoy so I can join the craze!

Last night I had a pizza party – for 1 – with 2 pizzas. Sounds about right, right? I made buffalo chicken on whole wheat with cheddar and pepper jack cheeses and a Margherita on whole wheat dough. (all pics from iPhoneย –ย sorry!)

My favorite was the buffalo chicken! Franks Buffalo Sauce is the bomb dot com. Yes, i just said the bomb dot com. The Margherita one was really tasty too but I don’t think I rolled the dough out enough and it was a little under-cooked in the middle. Somehow that didn’t stop me from eating half of both!

This morning I decided to have pancakes in honor of presidents day… I tested out the lo carb banana supreme mix I received over the weekend… Major fail. I don’t know if I made them wrong or if they were just weird in general. The recipe called for 3 tbsp of heavy cream and 1 egg added to the mix but said you could substitute fat-free sour cream and an egg white for a healthier version. I decided to go that route and use greek yogurt and the egg white. They were dry, thin and just plain bleh. I tried to be creative and add cocoa almonds for a crunch – I also failed with that. You win some you lose some.. I think I’ll stick to my Pumpkin Pancakes!

I was probably the only person who had to go to work today – The girls and I headed to the mall to see gnomeo and juliet…Everyone else clearly had the same idea – there were no parking spots, tickets were sold out and screaming children were outnumbering adults 4 to 1. The girls were upset so i quickly suggested we get fro-yo!

Fro – yo fixes everything. This might surprise you but I didn’t have any! I think I had enough tasti d-lite within the past 3 days to last me throughout the week.

Lunch was a whole wheat tortilla wrap spread with roasted red pepper hummus and packed with vegan peppered steak, mushrooms, avocado & sprouts. Not the best wrap I’ve ever had…Vegan peppered steak – not my thang. It had a weird texture… But it was meatless monday so I had to! Meal Fail number 2.

I skipped the gym today… It was my rest day! Instead I treated myself to a tanning session. It was a spray tan, so it was healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

Dinner was boring so we will call it Meal Fail number 3… Spinach, apple, golden raisins and candied pecans with a blueberry pomegranate dressing. It doesn’t sound so boring when I write it out… But I had planned to make a Spinach Artichoke Pie with tofu and it was on a different level. Tomorrow is a new day with new meals and I guarantee they will be better than todays!

For my self-love appreciation day number 2 I wrote a list of 5 things i love about myself.

1. My smile – I used to have crazy summer teeth (some are here, some are there). In 6th grade a boy actually told me he wouldn’t date me because I had crooked teeth! I went home crying and my mom took me to the orthodontist and I got braces shortly after. He ended up “dating” me (really what is dating to 6th graders!?) and I ended up with pretty teeth. Thanks mom ๐Ÿ™‚

2. My ability to cook good meals – Um with the exception of my meals today! I enjoy cooking, healthy living and enjoying each and every bite!

3. My eye for creativity – I don’t think a lot of people can look at a cardboard box and think of 50 different things they can make with it!

4. The big ole heart in my body – Even though I’m hard on the outside I am very soft and loving in the inside. I try to see the good and beauty in everyone and help others out and volunteer as much as possible!

5. My leadership skills – I have never been one to follow… If everyone jumped off a bridge – it would be because I told them to. (Which I obvi wouldn’t do!)

What do you love about YOURSELF?!

Day 25: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs

  • About us – Brooke Hogan
  • Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk
  • Nobody But Me – Blake Shelton
  • Heartbreaker – Pink
  • Gimme More – Britney Spears
  • Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood
  • I Run This Town (Feat Kanye West & Rihanna) – ย Jay-Z
  • Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Wu-Tang Clan f. ODB
  • Waking Up In Vegas – Katy Perry
  • Bad Romance – Lady GaGa

 

I think I can go ahead and take Brooke Hogan off my ipod…I sure hope I didn’t waste 99 cents on that!

I’m going to finish watching the Bachelor (Team Emily!!) and go to bed earlier than midnight tonight so I can hopefully feel better tomorrow! Have a great night everyone.

QUESTIONS: How do you show yourself love? Do you ever have a day where none of your meals satisfy you? Are you a bachelor fan? Who are you rooting for? Don’t forget to share with me your OIAJ or OOIAJ recipes ๐Ÿ™‚