Playing With The Big Kids Now

I had my grad school orientation today! Not to sound completely nerdy, but I’m actually really excited. I know it’s going to be hard work and I’m definitely going to need to improve my time management, but I can already tell it’s going to be an amazing two years in this program.  Everybody was so welcoming and friendly, I can tell it’s a tight-knit group that I’ll get to know well. Oh, and I already found an internship! It’s within a few departments at K-State that I’ll rotate through involving new technologies and licensing for 20 hours a week for both years of grad school. I’m excited but nervous. I’ll start at the beginning of September so I have at least a week of school to get accustomed to first before I start.

Ok enough school talk about that. Time for food!

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond milk 90
Snack Fruit Smoothie 220
Lunch/Dinner Chipotle Burrito Bowl 550
Chipotle Chips and guac 360
Total 1320

As I mentioned yesterday, Daniel “subtly” hinted that we should go to Chipotle. By “subtle” I mean he “casually” coughed Chipotle a few times until I realized what he was trying to say. At first I thought he was saying “troll feet.” They sound similar when you’re coughing, I swear! So, anyways, I had my usual Burrito Bowl. I like to get the vegetarian with the fajita veggies and both bean options with it. I top it with mild and corn salsa, a little cheese and sour cream, and lots of lettuce. Yummy!

chipotle

I split it in half and ate it for both lunch and dinner. It’s so much food, I usually can’t finish a bowl all in one sitting. Plus, I had this delicious smoothie before we went.

fruit smoothie

I added a banana, greek yogurt, strawberries, blackberries, almond milk, and orange juice. These fruit smoothies never fail to disappoint me!

For our workout, Daniel and I ran 2 miles and walked another mile and a half. It was hot and after several days of not running, I had lost some endurance.  Today I’m going frisbee (disc) golfing with Daniel and his friend Garret. I haven’t gone in a while so I’m looking forward to it. It may end up being my workout for today since I didn’t have time to go running earlier.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! Happy hump day!

Baked Coconut Swai with Apricot Sauce

Well, so much for getting back on track…

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond milk 90
Lunch Leftover Almond Crusted Salmon 322
Corn 70
Snack Mediterranean Pizza with thin wheat crust 430
Honey Roasted Peanuts 350
Dinner Coconut Swai 360
Apricot Sauce 75
Rice 50
Total 1847

We were out thrifting for a cabinet to conceal our shoes by the door and were getting a little hungry. We ran across this new place called Wheat State Pizza. I guess they just opened back in May. Everything looked so good but we finally agreed on the 10in Mediterranean Pizza on their thin wheat crust.  Look at all the cheesiness!

mediterranean pizza

Then we went to a free movie courtesy of some coupons my mom gave us. We decided on watching We’re The Millers. It is hilarious! Also, the bloopers at the end are great! I’ve been quoting them to Daniel ever since, haha!

During the movie I ate my fair share of honey roasted peanuts. They’re so addictive. And the calories add up so fast.

Later for dinner, I wanted to try that coconut recipe out but not on the shrimp I had previously mentioned. We had Swai and I figured it would be just as good on fish as it is on chicken. I combined a couple recipe ideas and here’s how it turned out:

coconut swai with apricot sauce

D-e-licious!

Coconut Swai with Apricot Sauce 

Ingredients

  • 2 4-ounce Swai fillets
  • 6 Tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Flake Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup Apricot Preserves
  • 1 Tablespoon Spicy Brown Mustard (or 2 Tbsp of Dijon Mustard)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine the coconut, Corn Flake crumbs, and Panko. In another bowl, whisk the egg.

2. Dip the Swai in the egg and then in the coconut mixture. Place on a baking sheet covered with foil. Lightly spray the Swai with olive oil and bake for 15-18 minutes.

3. For the apricot sauce combine the preserves and mustard and mix thoroughly.

Makes two servings @ 360 cal each (without apricot sauce)

The sweet coconut flavor and tang of the apricot sauce are a tasty combination!

Now, I have go take Daniel to Chipotle because he’s been “subtly” hinting that he wants to go there, haha. I hope you all are having a fabulous Tuesday!

Back On Track

After a food-filled weekend, it was time to get my habits in order. I think because I had not had decadent sweets like that in a while, my taste buds went into over drive and I devoured everything in sight! Ok, not everything. But my cravings were not under control. My will-power was nowhere in sight. I think I had it under control by sunday though.

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Left over Jimmy John’s sandwich 132
Rice and eggs 100
Snack Fiber One Chocolate chewy bar 90
Lunch 4 Pieces of shrimp sushi 200
Dinner Almond crusted salmon 322
Rice & corn 180
Dessert 1.5 No-bake coconut cookies 264
Total 1288

Two of those no-bake cookies were left and I couldn’t let them go to waste. I tried to sneak them without Daniel noticing but he caught me eating the second one so I gave him half of it. I’m greedy when it comes to sweets! Otherwise, it was a better day for sure.

For dinner, we bought some salmon and Daniel cooked it up using a mixture of recipes. He combined the Almond Crusted Swai with the Tilapia Milanese.

For the crumb mixture, he pulsed almonds in the food processor with a little parmesan, parsley, and lemon zest. Then, he added Panko breadcrumbs to the mix. He coated the salmon in egg, then dipped them in the almond mixture. We thought we could skip the flour step but found that it actually helps the coating stay on better. It worked out in the end though. Then he cooked them on each side for 5 minutes over medium heat.

almond crusted salmon

We are big fish eaters nowadays. There are so many easy recipes out there that are so flavorful and give the fish a little crunch. I love crunch in my meals whether it be crispy coating on fish, almonds in my salads, or crunchy vegetables in my stir fry.

Alright, it’s time for my Weekly Wrap-Up since I forgot to do that yesterday. My bad!

Weekly Wrap-Up

Obviously Saturday’s calories are just a guess. I knew it was going to be a lot from all of those sweets so I just picked a high calorie amount. Other than those two bad days, I did pretty good! I just need to not go to the grocery store hungry and learn to resist having seconds (and thirds) when it comes to desserts. I did do a lot better incorporating more workouts so I hope to keep up with that this week. Oh, and I got down to 129.6 this past week! Finally under 130 again. But I may have gained a pound or two after saturday’s binge…. time to burn off those extra calories!

Binge Eater

The lake was so much fun yesterday! As you know, we were at Daniel’s uncle’s lake house. His aunt and uncle weren’t there but two of his sisters and several of his cousins made it. It was fun to meet more of his family. The house is on a private lake with plenty of room for fun activities like tubing! Sadly, on the second run the tube broke (I guess it was pretty old), but we still swam a bit and enjoyed the boat.

I’d love to tell you about all the things I ate but I figured I should just show you. Let’s just say I went over my calories A LOT. I didn’t even bother to keep track. You’ll see why.

So first off, those No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies. They were a hit at the lake house! I felt like I kept getting compliments on them through out the day. I pretty much followed the directions except for the salt (I hate adding a lot of salt so I only added a pinch) and I didn’t have wax paper but foil worked just fine –no sticking cookies!

no-bake almond joy cookies

no-bake almond joy cookies

I will definitely be making these more often. In fact, I might make them sooner than later — they’re sooo good!

For dinner, Daniel’s cousin, Luke, grilled us some hot dogs and hamburgers. I opted for the hot dog and loaded up on all the sides.

pot luck

Now here is where things got bad — but OH SO GOOD!

lasagna ice cream

This, my friends, is lasagna ice cream. It’s layered with ice cream sandwiches, chocolate, caramel, and crumbled snickers on top. Luke’s wife, Mindy, made it. She found the recipe on Pinterest. It was AMAZING!

Here’s my first piece. Yeah, first. I had another piece for the ride home… but look at it! Can you blame me?

lasagna ice cream

Once we made it back to Manhattan we quickly headed over to my friend Corey’s for her birthday celebration! I had a little piece of chocolate cake there too. I just went crazy on the sweets! But I warned you I eat dessert like it’s going out of style. It’s my downfall.

And of course, per birthday celebrations, some drinking was involved. Beer, O-Bombs, FIREBALL. I didn’t have much so I felt pretty good waking up today but those were definitely unnecessary calories. Oh yeah, and I had a Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom at the end of the night. So. Much. Food.

I binged hard on those sweets. I take advantage of them. I ate way more than I should have of the food too. But today is a new day and so far I’ve been doing pretty well calorie-wise.  Hopefully I can keep it that way!

Bougie Things

Today we’re headed to Daniel’s uncle’s lake house so this is going to be a quick update. Yesterday, I didn’t workout. My left knee has a dull pain so I decided to give it a rest. Also, we were just plain being lazy. But thankfully I didn’t go over calories on my rest day.

Meal Food Calories
Brunch Breafast taco 350
Dinner Panerea Pick 2 Garden Vegeatable Soup 100
Panera Pick 2 Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich 340
Apple 80
Snack 1 No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies 155
Hummus Chips 160
Total 1185

We slept in so we had brunch. We basically made fish tacos again but without fish. Instead, I had scrambled eggs and rice in mine with mango salsa, lettuce, and cheese. Tasty!

breakfast taco

Then we had some golf lessons with my parents! That’s right, my parents are taking up the sport of golf and asked Daniel and I to join. I’ve never really played golf except for a few times and have never been very good. This is the first time I felt like I could actually do it! The instructor made it very simple and gave us great tips on how to swing. I really enjoyed it and got the ball up in the air a few times. We had another lesson this morning. Tiger better watch out, there some new golfers in town! (Trivia fact: Tiger Wood’s dad lived in Manhattan, KS! Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago but Tiger came into town briefly for the funeral).

Look at us pretending like we were made for this. Also note that we are matching by accident.  We’re so in tune, it’s like we live together or something.

Being Bougie

Being Bougie

Now, for the lake today it’s a pot luck so I made some cookies! Keyword: made. I did not bake! They were super easy No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies that I found on Carrots’n’Cake’s blog. Check it out! I added all of the ingredients (including the optional almond extract) and mixed thoroughly. Then formed the dough balls. I ended up making two separate batches because I figured 8 cookies was not enough. I’m not sure how many people will be there today, but I know I want more than one! I don’t know what I did differently but they came out slightly different colors. I’ll update you with a pic tomorrow. Regardless, they are heavenly! But dangerous. One cookie is 155 calories!

Alright off to the lake I go! Have a great saturday!

Green Tea Smoothie

Yesterday I went on another 4.5 mile run. And I didn’t even walk the whole time! I realize that a month ago I could barely run two laps around a quarter mile track and now I can go over 4 miles while carrying a decent amount of conversation. I admit during the last mile I wasn’t able to talk as well but I could spew out a few words every now and again. Improvement!

So during the last mile I had some time to think while Daniel ran ahead for a bit.  To get me through workouts I like to think about what I’m going to eat afterwards (hey, it works). I had yet to have green tea for the day and I typically like a smoothie right after a workout so I was thinking about how I could combine the two.  Here’s what I came up with:

green tea smoothie

It was the perfect combination of fruit and green tea. And super easy to make! I think it’s going to become one of my new favorites.

Here’s everything you need (minus lemon juice):

green tea smoothie ingredients

  • 1 bag of green tea steeped into one cup of hot water
  • One banana
  • 1.5 cups of almond or soy milk
  • A handful of frozen grapes (about 1/2 cup)
  • A handful of frozen peaches (about 2/3 cup)
  • A handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • A few squirts of lemon juice
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Makes two servings @ 132 calories each

green tea smoothie

I think next time I want to play around with different fruits. I was really wanting mango but I didn’t have any on hand. Grapes, peaches, and bananas were definitely a good combo though. I’m very pleased with how they turned out!

Here’s what else I ate yesterday:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond Milk 90
Snack Green Tea 132
Fiber One Lemon Bar 90
Chip crumbs 60
Dinner Fish Tacos 410
Rice 100
Drinks Lambrusco 194
Dessert Fiber One Peanut Butter Brownie 90
Total 1266

I’m did pretty good for burning 400 calories and staying around my calorie range.

Wednesday’s Shark Tacos inspired me to make our own fish tacos at home. We already had all the ingredients needed. We invited Daniel’s friend Garret over to help us consume them.

I had two! They were soooo good!

fish tacos

We cooked up some tilapia (first marinated for 15 minutes in some olive oil with lemon juice, lemon pepper, red pepper, and garlic powder), then I made my own version of pico de gallo with 1 Roma tomato, green pepper, parsley, lemon zest, lime juice, garlic powder, ground red pepper, and lemon pepper. Basically a random bunch of stuff we had on hand and pulsed it in my food processor a few times. We had Garret bring some mango salsa as well that was delicious in combination with the pico de gallo. And of course it’s not a taco without lettuce and cheese!

After a delicious meal we played some card games and Dominos! I had never really learned the rules of Dominos so I was reliving my childhood last night the right way. It was fun, but I lost. As loser, I had to drink the rest of my glass of Lambrusco.  I’m ok with that 😉

I hope you all are having a fabulous friday!

Wahooooooo!

I’ve decided to take up drinking green tea. Maybe not everyday, but fairly often. I’ve heard it has good health benefits such as antioxidants and reducing the risk of cancers and other chronic diseases. I’ve also heard it helps with weight loss but I’m not for sure if that has really been confirmed. It can’t hurt either way. They say to drink it as fresh as possible. I hope adding ice doesn’t affect the uptake of all those wonderful plant compounds! Iced is always better.

green tea

Before going on a run I needed a little fuel so I made a couple lettuce wraps.  I didn’t cut up any veggies for it but I did enjoy a little cheese on it.

lettuce wrap

Daniel and I went for a longer run yesterday – 4.5 miles! It felt great and we only walked probably a half mile of it. I then attempted to do 10 pushups. I couldn’t do more than that. I was tired!

For dinner we met up with friends at Wahoo Fire and Ice Grill. On wednesdays they have $2 shark tacos. They are delicious! I’ve never had shark before but it didn’t taste very fishy to me. Honestly, it was more like chicken. Maybe that’s just me.

shark tacococonut shrimp

The coconut shrimp also sounded good so I shared those with Daniel. Coconut shrimp is like dessert to me. I’d like to try to make these at home sometime. I have a baked coconut chicken recipe that might transfer well to shrimp so perhaps I’ll try that soon.

Here’s the rest of my meals:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond Milk 30
Green Tea 0
Lunch Lettuce wrap with ham and laughing cow cheese wedge 70
Fruit Smoothie 180
Dinner Shark tacos (one) 230
Coconut shrimp (3) 120
Drinks Martini milkshake (cake vodka & chocolate liquor w/ whip) 158
Sangria 97
Dessert Scone 250
Snack Cheddar & Sour Cream chips 160
Total 1395

After dinner we wandered in to our usual Bluestem Bistro and ordered some of their $1 pastries. I went with the chocolate chip scone. It was good but a little dry from being out all day.  Everyone else got the cinnamon roll and I must say that tasted a lot better than my scone.

chocolate chip scone

I know I didn’t need the scone, or those chips later. How can one pass up a $1 pastry though? All the other kids were doing it! I have plenty of healthy snacks that I should have eaten instead. My goal for this new day is to take advantage of the good food I have and not be tempted by sweets and snacks that are empty calories.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Tilapia Milanese

I made a bad decision last night. Daniel and I went to the store hungry. And you know what happens when people go to the store hungry? They buy things they shouldn’t. Like a bag of chips. And then they proceed to eat almost the entire bag of chips. Whoopsies.

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond Milk 30
Lunch Fruit Smoothie 180
Spinach and Fruit Salad 207
Snack Fiber One Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie 90
Chedder & Sour Cream chips 300
Dinner Another Spinach and Fruit Salad 200
Tilapia Milanese 626
Drink Lambrusco 98
Total 1831

We found a tilapia recipe that sounded good. It’s similar to the Almond Crusted Tilapia procedure-wise, but we needed to go to the store for a few ingredients we didn’t have on hand. That’s when we fell into the trap. We were running out of bread. And this recipe calls for SIX slices of bread! So, unfortunately at the store I go to, the bread aisle is also the chip aisle. And boy was I hungry. We agreed on the cheddar and sour cream which is my favorite! But once we were home we started eating the chips immediately while watching Despicable Me before we started cooking. We got so distracted by chip eating and movie watching that we ate at least half the bag. I roughly estimated how many chips I ate. It was definitely a couple servings (16 chips per serving). But each chip is a different size, so how do you know what’s accurate?!  Oh and if you haven’t watched Despicable Me, you should! It’s so cute! I haven’t even seen the trailer for the new one but if there’s minions in it I will definitely be seeing it.

Ok, so Tilapia Milanese. This recipe calls for 6 oz filets and ours were only 4 oz so I adjusted the calories per serving accordingly. We also ended up using just 3 slices of bread. You pulse the bread in a food processor to make crumbs and I just have a small food processor so only 3 slices fit. It turned out to be plenty to cover our four 4 oz filets so we didn’t need to go down that bread/chip aisle after all! Dang it. We adjusted a few more ingredients so I’m giving you the list of what we actually used but you can click the link for the original ingredients.

Ingredients:

4 4-ounce tilapia fillets
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs
3 slices whole wheat bread (preferrably Sara Lee 45 Cal bread), torn into pieces
1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves
Finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon, plus lemon wedges for serving
4 to 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 cups baby arugula Arugula is nasty! You can read about my personal experience here and here.

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Soak the filets in a bowl with the skim milk and 2 cups ice for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the flour with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a shallow dish (I don’t like adding a lot of salt to my recipes so I always reduce it, unless it’s bread! No salt in bread = yucky). Lightly beat the eggs in another dish. Pulse the bread, parsley, and lemon zest a in a food processor until crumbs form, then transfer to a third dish.

Line a baking sheet with foil, set aside. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil and and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove two fillets from the milk and dredge in the flour, shaking off the excess. Dip in the eggs, then coat with the breadcrumbs, gently pressing to coat both sides. Transfer to skillet and cook until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Then transfer them on to the baking sheet. Repeat with the last two filets, adding the rest of the olive oil and butter.  Once all filets are on the the baking sheet place them in the oven to bake until cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Serve the fish with a lemon wedge.

tilapia milanese

Pretty simple! I loved the lemon zest in the bread crumbs. You could taste it after being cooked but I like a little more lemon so I added a few squeezes of juice to the top of mine. Then we made our second Spinach & Fruit salad for the day to go along with the fish.

As for working out yesterday, I went on a 3.5 mile run with Daniel. I wanted to go another mile but Daniel was really hungry by that point so we called it a day. When I got home I did a lot of stretching and 20 push-ups! My arms were so tired after that. I need to start doing push-ups more often so I get stronger. I was wanting to incorporate more strength training into my workouts but I’ve been too lazy lately. I need to get back to doing the Five Day Workout Plan. Maybe when school starts and I have access to all the weights at the gym I’ll start it up again.

Here’s the links for each day: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5

Anybody try a new fish recipe or incorporate something new into your workouts?

Lettuce Wraps and Sexy Legs

We have a table! I’m so excited to finally share with you some after photos. But first, my meals:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Veggie Omelet 325
Lunch Sbarro’s Skinny Slice Pizza 270
Dinner Tomato Basil Wontons 192
Rice 100
Lettuce 5
Ham slices 50
Laughing Cow Cheese wedge 35
Veggies 20
Dessert Fiber One Lemon Bar 90
Total 1087

We were out of milk so my usual cereal didn’t happen. Instead, Daniel made us omelets but they didn’t turn out so pretty so I skipped the picture. We added a little cheese, cucumber, green peppers, and tomatoes to them. For lunch, we were at the mall and starving so we stopped at Sbarro. They had the Skinny Slice which was kind of like a veggie delight with less cheese and more sauce. Pretty tasty!

sbarro pizza

For dinner I had to redeem myself with something healthy so we had lettuce wraps. I spread a little Laughing Cow cheese right onto the lettuce and then topped it with ham and veggies.

lettuce wrap

It was actually pretty flavorful all thanks to the cheese. It made the wrap.

As for working out, I did a morning yoga video. It was 20 minutes of moderate stretching. I was going to go running but Daniel and I got so busy that I didn’t find time. I’m making time today though!

Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…. dessert! (Oh, you were expecting those after photos — they’re next!) I found these beauties at the store:

Fiber One lemon bar

It seriously tastes like a lemon bar! Have these been around for a while? I just now discovered them. It was buy 5 for $10 so we also got the Fiber One Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies, Chocolate Chewy Bars, and Trail Mix Chewy bars. I will probably be eating one every day. How could I resist?!

Alright, now for what you all have really been waiting for — or is it just me. I love before and after photos of interior design and DIY! I dork out over it. Seriously, the first blog I ever read was YoungHouseLove. Everything they DIY is beautiful. They’re like my best friends, but we’ve never met…yet. Haha. Ok Here’s the before and afters of my apartment. CAUTION: There are A LOT of photos!

before living room

after living room

It was a dark day when we moved in so the before shots are pretty dim.

Before living room

after living room

I’d like to hang some curtains sometime and slipcover the red wingback chair. I’m thinking a gray for the chair and some light airy white curtains. Oh, and those golf clubs will not always be in the corner by the bar. We’re still organizing.

Before living room/kitchen

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I am in love with our kitchen. Well, I’m in love with the whole apartment but my previous apartment kitchen was so tiny that it barely had any counter space so living here feels like heaven.

before kitchen

after kitchen

We also have a HUGE bathroom. Well, you couldn’t throw a party in there but Daniel and I don’t bump into each other when we’re in there so that’s something.

before bathroom

after bathroom

Having an updated shower is also a nice perk. No more sliding doors! Ah, the satisfaction of a shower curtain. Downfall is the hooks moving on the shower curtain rod sound like the Blair Witch shrieking. Ok, I’ve never seen the Blair Witch Project, but I imagine this noise happening at some point in that movie. Maybe someday I’ll confirm it.

before bath

after bath

The bedroom is also really spacious.

before bedroom

after bedroom

I’m purposely not showing the wall to the left of the bed, there’s a desk covered in stuff we need to organize. But the rest of the room is pretty! The opposite wall from the bed is a couple of closets — you can see in the reflection of the mirror. It’s not too exciting. On that wall we’re also using a couple of plastic drawer containers stacked on top of each other as our chest for now until we get one. They’re blue. Enough said.

after bedroom

after bed

I’m a little obsessed with the mirror over the bed, can you tell?

Now for the proudest moment — the finished table!

Here’s what it looked like before. Blond wood and all. This was obviously taken at my previous apartment. We’ve been working on updating it for a while!

before table

And now the after! I’m so pleased with the final result. It only took a couple coats of stain, white paint and a lot of polyurethane. And SO much sanding. Worth it.

after kitchenette

We only have three  chairs done so far. We’re not even done sanding the forth one. Now, the little designer in me came out and I had to set the table for some glamour shots.

after table birds eye

Close up shot of the yummy dark walnut wood.

after table

Do you like our chandelier lamp? We don’t have overhead lighting in that corner so my mom gave us this lamp she wasn’t using. It really brightens up that little corner.

after table

You may remember this post showing the contrast of the new and old chair. I’m still loving the new fabric, especially now that I can see it with the table. The contrast of the dark table top with those white legs is sexy. That’s right, those legs are sexy, table legs that is.

And one more table shot for good measure.

after table

And here’s a view of the whole front area of the apartment.

after wide shot

We still have some work to do but it has really come a long way in one week. I can’t wait to see how this place evolves while we live here.

Ok, now it’s time to workout!

My Sloppy Seconds

Keeping to my goals, I ran 3.5 miles yesterday! It was tough and hot so on the last mile Daniel and I decided to walk and talk. Then later in the evening we decided to go on another walk around town and went about 4 miles!

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Cereal 80
  Almond milk 15
  Egg 100
Lunch Fruit Smoothie 190
  Left over Mango Grilled Chicken Wrap 240
Dessert Left over Cheesecake 300
Dinner Tomato Basil Wontons 192
  Left over Fajita Taco Salad 180
Snack Fruit 15
Total   1312

After the run we had left overs (the mango grilled chicken wrap) and a fruit smoothie. We were running out of supplies so I added a banana, greek yogurt, orange juice, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple. Ok that doesn’t sound like we’re running out but we were out of almond milk, spinach, and frozen fruit. I added 5 ice cubes to fill it out more and make it nice and cold.

fruit smoothie

We had all that fruit only because my mom gave us a fruit platter that she forgotten to serve on saturday. Yummy fruit!

fruit

For dinner we had my left overs from saturday, the Fajita Taco Salad. Then we had all the ingredients for some Tomato Basil Wontons so of course we had to make those. I realize we eat those a lot… They’re just so good! I’m addicted. Is there a Tomato-Basil-Wonton-Eaters Anonymous? If so, you can’t make me go!

tomato basil wontons

 

So I think I owe you a little weigh-in — it’s been over a week! Ok, so last time I was 132.8 on July 30th.  I’m down to 131.8 lbs. I’ll take it! That’s three pounds down. Not speedy but it’s definitely a healthy weight loss. I wish it was faster. I wanted to be down 10 lbs by the time school started August 26th. I’m not sure I’ll make it. That does make me a little disappointed. I’ve been making some unhealthy decisions and not working out enough. I hope in the next two weeks I can stay on track so I can see some more improvement. It’d be nice to get over that 5 lb mark!