Tomato + Basil = LOVE

What up: Meal Food Calories Breakfast Cereal 120 Skim Milk 90 Lunch Left over chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy 190 Apple sauce 50 Drink Grande Soy Iced Chai Latte 240 Dinner Pasta mix with veggies and Vodka sauce 280 Tomato basil wontons 192 Total 1162 Booyah! Under 1200 calories again. While Daniel and I are temporarily staying at my parent’s house, any condiments and such that we had at the apartment are now being stored […]

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Slow and Steady Wins The Race

So I owe you another weigh in. Today I’m at 132.8. That’s almost two pounds down since I started this blog weighing at 134.6. That’s only 0.5 lb per week weight loss. Not exactly as fast as I would like, but at least I’m seeing some kind of result. I also only weigh myself in the morning so I can be consistent and see change.  Your weight fluctuates during the day depending on food and […]

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Frickadella!

Excuse my French. Just kidding, it’s German! And it’s not a curse word! My dad decided to try out some recipes he had brought back from Germany on us.  Frickadella is similar to meatloaf consisting of minced meat with onions, eggs, milk, and bread crumbs. It is a popular dish in Germany but from Danish heritage. They are pretty tasty! My dad did a good job, though I have nothing to compare it to since […]

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Chipotle Raspberry Salmon and Pecan Pie

I feel like I ate a feast yesterday! I have lots of tasty recipes to share! First let me brag about my pecan pie. This is the second time I’ve made this recipe and it is always a hit. This pecan pie does not require any corn syrup but tastes just as good! It’s from allrecipes.com. It is really easy to make.  The first time I made it, I didn’t mix in the pecans, I […]

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Marco…. Polo!

Daniel and I were in Topeka yesterday to have lunch with his mom, sister, and niece. We went to Paisano’s Ristorante, a better version of Olive Garden. I had the Marco Polo which is grilled chicken breast with broccoli, zucchini, and carrots, with fettuccine and garlic. Then it’s smothered in this flavorful almond  cream sauce. Heavenly. I actually ate a lot of the salad and breadsticks that come before the meal so once I actually […]

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It’s A Double Rainbow All The Way

Yesterday was a busy day working on those said chairs that Daniel and I are re-staining and reupholstering. We tried to get a lot done so we could finally have two chairs complete! We decided for easier moving we’re not going to put all the chairs back together until they’re in our new place. However, I could not wait that long to see the final result so we pieced one together real quick. Here it is […]

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Chipotle Raspberry Black Bean Dip

Last night while Daniel and I were contemplating what to have for dinner we realized we had all the ingredients necessary to make Chipotle Raspberry Black Bean Dip. Now, before you convulse in disgust, hear me out. In this wonderful town I live in there is this popular restaurant called So Long Saloon. They have this amazing dip and at first I was skeptical too but your taste buds will thank you. It’s so good, […]

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Alfredo & Shrimp Mostaccioli

As I mentioned yesterday, Daniel made a delicious pasta dish using some shrimp we picked up from the store. We already had the mostaccioli so that’s what we used but any form of pasta would taste great with this! We also had the Classico Light Asiago Romano Alfredo sauce. Here’s what he added to the sauce: Basil Oregano Black olives Cucumber Green pepper Shrimp It was a little shrimp heavy (there was some miscommunication on […]

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One More Swai

Yesterday I woke up early and couldn’t go back to sleep. I decided to start my workout early by perusing Pinterest for some inspiration. I found this workout that sounded interesting. It was a good full body workout. Here’s the image for easier viewing. I did the Monday exercises. Then after that I went on a 2.5 mile run with Daniel! I felt great afterwards. It was my best workout day in a long time. […]

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Abs of Steel

I’m actually doing better when it comes to staying under my calories! My weigh-in hasn’t been showing it too much though. I am at 133.6 lb now. Slowly but surely.  If I stayed under my calories every day and worked out I’d probably see faster results. Meal Food Calories Breakfast Smoothie 180 Lunch Planet Sub veggie grinder 455 Dinner Rice & veggies 250 Snack Tortilla w/ cheese wedge & chicken salad 240 Dessert Dark Chocolate […]

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