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Awesome Dinner and Random Thoughts (Photo & Recipe included)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I spent the majority of my day at the library volunteering. It was really nice. I really feel like I am doing something positive there.

I made an awesome dinner.
Italian chicken
Chef Meg's Zucchini Ribbons with Lemony Bread Crumbs

I used thin boneless, skinless chicken breast seasoned with Good Season's Italian Dressing mix

I used it like a rub and seasoned both sides of the chicken and baked for appx 35 mins at 375.


I made Chef Meg's Zucchini Ribbons with lemony bread crumbs

It was also pretty decent, but a little bland. I think next time I am going to add some more seasoning.

For desert, I had fresh cut watermelon.

I know from the pic above, the serving looks huge, but it really wasn't. There was 2 oz of chicken, 1/2 cup each of the watermelon and the zucchini stuff.

I went out to take the outgoing mail to the box and water my plants around 10 this morning. Oh my WOW is it hot out there. I hate this kind of weather. I did get my first cherry tomato from my plant. It was pretty awesome. My herbs seem to be doing ok, except my chives. I don't think they like the heat all that well.

I think that is all for now

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SETAGOAL1 7/18/2012 10:53PM


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A Stick of Butter

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I remember when I was 15 and going to Weight Watchers, there was a week I only lost 1/4 of a pound. I had worked my butt off that week, and was so upset I cried. When we got home, my mom took a stick of butter out of the fridge, and said to me

"This is 1/4 of a pound. This stick of butter melted off of your body this week"

That really put things into perspective for me.

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-POOKIE- 7/16/2012 8:57AM


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BILL60 7/16/2012 8:08AM

    You have s "Super Mom".

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 7/15/2012 10:55PM

    I am so happy that I read this! Thank you!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/15/2012 10:53PM

    That's a nice way of looking at it.

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AWESOMEKATY 7/15/2012 10:51PM

    That is the cutest and most effective thing I have ever heard!

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STEPH-KNEE 7/15/2012 10:37PM

    That is such an awesome way to look at it! :D

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LINDA7668 7/15/2012 10:32PM

    That's a great way to put it into perspective!

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JUDYAMK 7/15/2012 10:30PM

    There are 810 calories in a stick of butter & 91.65 grams of total fat.We just do not realize what is in what we eat.

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GIGI-NICOLE 7/15/2012 10:21PM

    Aw! That was so great of your mom! That really does help put it into perspective!

(I wonder... how many calories ARE in a stick of butter??)

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A Day at the Lake

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Boyfriend and I went to the lake yesterday. It was cloudy out, but pretty warm and the water wasn't bad. It started to spit rain (which was really cold) but we figured it wouldn't hurt to wait it out. Then three bus school buses pulled in and started unloading. Three bus loads of children.... needless to say, I was packed up before they were finished.

We decided just to head home instead of going to another beach. Instead of cooking, we decided to go to a local steakhouse for dinner. It was really nice. I had steak, veggies, salad, french onion soup and ice cream... in reality, I had...

3 bites of salad
1/4 cup of soup
1.5 oz of steak
1/8 cup of broccoli
2 tablespoons of sugar free, reduced fat ice cream

all told, my meal was under 200 calories.

it was really nice. This is the first time we have been out to eat since I had my surgery in April. I have been out with other friends, but my boyfriend is a different story. When we got home we watched some tv and spent some good quality time together.

I think that is all for now

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I am adjusted!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I went to the Chiropractor and got my back and neck put back into place. It was next to heaven. I made some nice cracks, and everything was right with the world again.

The doc advised that I take a break from the gym today in order to give my adjustment time to "take"

Tomorrow, my boyfriend and i are going to the lake and we are going to swim and stuff.

For dinner I made ranch chicken and carrots. Ranch chicken is super easy to make. it is a packet of ranch dressing seasoning and a few pieces of chicken. I put the seasoning on a paper plate then rolled the chicken around on the plate. I baked it and it turned out fabulous.

I bought a small watermelon at the store today, and there is way more of it than I thought there would be. I hope I can eat it up and not have it go bad.

I work this weekend. Blah

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BILL60 7/13/2012 7:42AM

    Sounds delicious.

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SOFT_VAL67 7/12/2012 9:51PM

    i loved going and having my neck "cracked"....i think that sounds like a great idea, get yourself a melon baller, and make watermelon balls, you can freeze them and use them in drinks, like cocktails or faux cocktails...or salads, etc.

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Chipotle... next to heaven I think

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I stopped at Chipotle and picked up my dinner tonight. I got a burrito bowl w/ cilantro lime brown rice, black beans, steak, extra pico de gallo, fajita veggies and cheese. The awesome part about it... the entire thing is 610 calories, but i can only eat 1/4 of it. That is a lot of yummy-ness for not a lot of calories. It is filling and so good. Now I have lunch tomorrow, and two more meals.

I just saw a commercial that Taco Bell is trying to jump on the Chipotle wagon... I don't think it can come close.

I met with my RD today, and she is very pleased with my progress. She wants me to get more protein. So we decided that I will add another snack to my daily food. She wants it to be a protein. She advised against protein supplements. She said they would slow my weight loss, so I am going to listen to what she says.

I stopped at my boyfriend's fave pizza shop today and bought him pizza for dinner. They also have an awesome fruit salad with watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and grapes. Ohhhh my it is yummy. I could really see myself over eating on it, so I only got a small amount.

I hurt my shin yesterday. I am not sure how, but I have had trouble walking since I got up today. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow

I think that is all for now

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DIZZYCOCOA 7/11/2012 12:19AM

    I love Chipotle too! i always get more than one meal out of a bowl - it's a little thrifty that way too :)

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CORTNEY-LEE 7/10/2012 6:44PM

    I get the burrito bowl, which doesn't have a tortilla, so I don't have to worry about that. Since I have had RNY, I can only eat a very small amount of the food, and will get at least 4 meals out of it.

So, if it is 1000 calories, I would be getting 250 max, maybe less

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MISSB8604 7/10/2012 6:29PM

    You've got to be careful w/ Chipotle. They literally DUMP the food onto your tortilla so you don't know how much you're getting. I've noticed that it can quickly be OVER 1,000 calories and SO not worth it!

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