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Jessica's messy pantry - Food Blog

Sunday, January 08, 2012

well I decided to give you a peak into my very un-organized kitchen. I just went shopping for the next 2 weeks and I just cleaned my fridge which had not been thoroughly cleaned in too long to tell you because its embarrassing. lol. Its clean now though.

MY Fridge

water water water - got the big pitcher so i would not have to keep filling it
egg whites & eggs
left over corn
canned pumpkin
light cool whip
chocolate syrup - kids chocolate milk
grenedine syrup - really bad but it lasts a long time and I like a shirley temple now and then
left over chicken
greek yogurt
lunch meat
sour cream - light
turkey bacon
string cheese
light hot dogs
I also have some homemade vegetable soup in there now which is not pictured because I just made it. plan on eating it with lunches.
lettuce, avocados, carrots, cellery, cilantro, spinach, oranges, apples & grapefruit!


pretty much all condiments and then milk, almond milk, juice and I also keep a few bottles of water M- mom D- Dad A- Aiden... Sippy cup is Lyra


ok this part not so clean and organized. lol
found these new wasa crackers... tried them tonight and they were not too bad, very light and not as cardboardy as the other wasa crackers I have tried. Only like 60 calories per serving.
These cocoa roasted almonds are really great too and I think you get a decent amount for only 100 calories. They make you feel like your indulging which is great for keeping yourself on track.

These i got for my sons birthday. I decided to make cupcakes because lets face it me and hubby just cant control ourselves when it comes to desserts. Single serve all the way. Most cake mixes make 24 cupcakes though and thats way too much, I was happy when I found a cupcake mix that made a smaller amount.

Breakfast foods - pancakes, cream of wheat, grits, fiber one and some new cereal I got from aldi... have not tried the aldi cereal yet but its suppose to compare to go lean crunch by kashi... aldi claims are a little hit or miss though I had some stuff that is awesome and some that sucked. I will let you know how this adds up.

MiO liquid water enchancer - got this as a 3 pack at sams club yesterday. really really good and 72 servings for only 10 dollars.

The whole messy cabinet - went over most of the stuff but other than that I got some puff corn, chocolate special k, puff corn and crackers all for the kids, natural apple sauce cups for lunches for hubby and aiden, special k chips which i have not tried yet, taco shells and mustard ( so disoranized lol) Peanut butter, bread, croutons, bacon bits and a crap ton of tea... i also have a box of brownies that I make individual brownies out of. You just take 2 tbls of brownie mix combined with 1 tbls of canned pumpkin, mix it up and microwave it in a small bowl for 1 minute... soooo good!!!

pasta sauce, pasta, barley, blackeyed peas, kidney beans, cannellini beans, black beans, chick peas, BEANS BEANS BEANS!!!, lol, chopped chilis, canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste, pumpkin, Salmon, and hiding in the back there is some sort of chili sauce that my mother in law gave me.... been there for months.

more beans, lentils, brown rice, whole wheat spaghetti, baby oranges for the kids, green beans, black beans, rotini, diced tomatoes.

next cabinet - Protien powder: never tried the soy before but i really wanted to start drinking protien shakes again because i stayed pretty full when I drank them.
pasta, splenda, oatmeal, crap ton of cup noodles, its a nice quick meal for the kids occassionaly but its not something we eat very often


More Oranges & Grapefruit, Bananas, Sweet potatoes, sweet onions, red poatoes, apples


Forgot to take a picture of this but you would find a few diet frozen dinners, left over ham from Christmas for beans, a huge bag of frozen mixed berries, a smaller bag of blueberries, chicken breasts, lean ground turkey, loaves of bread, tortillas, sweet potato fries, broccoli, peas, green beans, coffee ice cubes for ice coffee drinks, thin crust pizza, jimmy dean fully cooked turkey sausage patties, chicken egg rolls, Christmas chocolate (I keep that in my deep freezer out on my deck, homemade lasagna, Gordon's herb shrimp, low fat orange sherbert ice cream bars, hot dog buns, .... I think that's it.


Well hope you enjoyed my kitchen, just something to do :-p

~ Jess

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OCEANEYES41 1/11/2012 4:18PM

    Nice Job. I need to go d the same.

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MICHSTATE 1/9/2012 4:49PM

    Thanks for sharing!!!!
I was reading your page, and realized that you daughter and my son are the same age!!! I have a younger son also, who is 15.5 months old.

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TAICHIDANCER 1/9/2012 9:00AM

    Thanks for the tour.

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BAKER1009 1/9/2012 8:17AM

    Cute little tour! Love the cake mix that has smaller servings!

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MALEXANDER4 1/9/2012 6:31AM

    Thank you for sharing. I eat a lot of the same things but you always make much better choices out of yours. You make dishes that I would of never thought of.

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SARASMILING 1/9/2012 6:10AM

    Looks familiar! I clean out our pantry here and there and definitely doesn't take long to gets crazy again! I also see you're an Aldi shopper! Love Aldi!! :)

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Food Blog ~ Jan 8th

Sunday, January 08, 2012

breakfast - Oatmeal w/ berries + 1 tbls lite maple syrup
5 points

Lunch - Turkey bacon & spinach sandwich w/ lite mayo on Arnold health full 10 grain bread
(switching up to a little higher calorie bread really made the difference in this sandwich... so good! and it really was not too bad on points, only 2 points per slice... worth it)
1 Medium Orange

7 points

Snack - 1/2 pack fruit buddies.... little 100% fruit fruit snacks that are in the produce section of the grocery store. Turns out they are 3 points for a full pouch so i ate half which was 1 point. Not really worth it to me but I ate half the pack before I checked the points.

1 point
no pic

Dinner - Chicken and vegetable casserole with biscuit topping.... carrots, potatoes, celery, peas, chicken breast, flour, chicken boullion cubes, bisquick, thyme, & poultry seasoning. ......... Yummy!!!

8 points

Snack - home made garlic bean & spinach dip, salsa & wasa crisp'n light bread crackers... 3 crackers only 60 calories i think, or 1 point. Not bad with something on them. (made the dip by taking 1 can white kidney beans, 2 tbls garlic, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 cup fresh spinach wilted in hot pan and chopped & one tbls lemon juice... all processed in magic bullet - 4 servings 3 points per)

4 points

Snack 2 - 2 dark chocolate Hershey's kisses

1 point

Exercise - Day # 8 straight
40 min elliptical
10 min squats and lunges

Total Points Eaten: 26
Points Target: 26


Food Blog - Jan 7th

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Yesterday I woke up at 6:30 and really debated on weather or not I was going to go to weight watchers and weigh in for my monthly weigh in. I have not been to a meeting since before christmas. As a lifetime member you cant be more than 2 pounds above your weight goal for your first montly weigh in and if you are then you have to pay. I was over my goal last week on my home scale but I have worked really hard this week and worked out every day and my at home scale said that I was right at my goal. It is usually right on par with the scale at weight watchers so I decided that I would go, even though i find it risky to be that close... I like to stay at least 2 pounds under my goal just in case the scale wants to weigh me heavier.

So I left the house at 8:30 and I had not eaten breakfast yet. Went to weight watchers and was right at my goal 162.0.... woo hoo. stayed for the meeting and got all inspired and then did my first shopping run ( have to go to 3 different stores on shopping day) at Aldi. Got done with that and went home to put away the groceries and was starving because it was about 10:00 by that time.

Feeling lazy and did not want to cook. Could not eat cereal because I did not buy almond milk yet so I ate the left over wonton soup in the fridge

Breakfast - Wonton Soup - lol I know weird right
5 points

By the way... I decided to go back to counting points, was doing calories last week.

Then ran out to walmart and sams club to buy lots of good healthy food and got home and ate lunch at about 2:00. I was a little off scedual yesterday.

Lunch - 2 slices of toast w/ 1 serving egg beaters egg whites, 1 oz ham lunch meat, spinach and mushrooms, taco bell southwest sauce.
1/2 cup greek yogurt with fresh blueberries... yum
lactaid on the side to try and counteract the yogurt

Again a little weird because I am now eating breakfast for lunch.. it was really really tasty though and quite filling

6 points

I have to say the rest of the afternoon was pretty unproductive. I watched like 4 episodes of master chef on hulu plus and then made dinner at around 6pm

Dinner - 5oz Chicken BBQ - made from rotisory chicken
green beans
1/4 cup bush's vegetarian baked beans
Corn on the cob

No overeating tonight... whoo hoo!
11 points

made the whole family a healthy dessert of fresh strawberries and blueberries topped with light cool whip. Was really good... again lots of lactaid. damn lactose intolorance.

1 point

After that I spent some time with the kids and then put them to bed...
procrastenated forever until it was 10pm and I still had not worked out. Great.... so here I am on the elliptical watching extream makeover: weight loss edition until 11:00pm...

here I am afterwards feeling really sweaty because I did 50 minutes and really rocked it.

Im at 26 points and am hungry... I dont want to go over the 26 so I just have half a large honey crisp apple. It held me over ok.

zero points

After a hot shower I was ready for sleep. It was after midnight and it took me no time at all to fall asleep. I slept great.

I did awesome yeterday. stayed at my 26 point target ... drank all my water.... got my exercise in .... and it was pretty easy to stay on track.

Hope I can do as well today

~ Jess

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MALEXANDER4 1/8/2012 7:14PM

    You know i'm a big fan of your blogs with meals. Thank you. I'm proud of you for getting in your exercise but more proud and awed by the way you kept to your 26 points and didn't cave. That is where I want to be.....

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BRENDAF761 1/8/2012 5:09PM

    Glad to hear you made your weight watcher goal to keep your status. Good luck at your maintaining! Have a great day. emoticon

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DONNAEDA 1/8/2012 1:51PM

    your pix are priceless, it made me hungry just to look at them. You are awesome. Thanks for posting. I did well yesterday too. Stayed in my points and did some activities.

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Food Blog ~ Jan 6th

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Breakfast - Instant cream of wheat w/ 1 pack mcdonalds granola & lite maple syrup
220 calories

Snack - half a grapefruit w/ splenda
37 calories

Lunch - healthy choice cafe steamers : General Tso's spicy chicken W/ added 1/4 cup of waterchestnuts & 1/4 cup baby corn
347 calories

Dinner - Take out wonton soup small
1 oz whole wheat pasta w/ 8 gordons herb shrimp (which I burned :-( ... )
small salad w/ light ranch
1 aldi Fushia white meat chicken egg roll
2 packs duck sauce

(the rest of the family had Cici's pizza :-( ... which I would have rather had but the cheese does not agree with me. This was good though)

664 calories

Snack - skinny cow heavenly crisp candy bar (durring first ever family game night! I had so much fun even though playing monopoly with a 3 and 6 year old is not the easiest of things. FYI my 3 year old daughter got all the railroads and won the game lol.)
110 calories

total calories - 1378
carbs 209
fat 36

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ANEWBETHSTL 1/8/2012 3:37PM

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SARAHJ19 1/8/2012 2:07PM

    I was hoping you were going to post a food blog, you were reading my mind! I love everything you had to eat!! I just found those Skinny Cow heavenly crisp candy bars...amazing! Try the peanut butter, it tastes just like a nutty butter bar!

Way to go! emoticon

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HAPPYWALKER 1/8/2012 12:38PM

    Great pics! That cream of wheat looks especially yummy! Makes me want to keep food blogs. I think it's a great way to stay accountable and make it fun.

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Getting back on track... Slow but steady

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Well tonight I completed day #4 of my exercise streak. This is not the easiest of goals because both last night & tonight I have not wanted to workout. Two things have prevented me from giving up so soon though... 1. The fact I would have to admit to you guys that I had failed & 2. I made up a really great rule for myself.

My new rule. I Usually watch netflix or hulu (dont have cable or anything) while I workout on my elliptical... My elliptical has turned into a coat rack for all but 1-2 days a week for the past year while I plop my but on the sofa & watch. My favorite thing to watch is weight loss related shows & documentaries. So my new rule is that I am only allowed to watch weight loss related tv while actively working out. That means if I am watching an hour long show I can't do 20 minutes on the elliptical and the keep watching while sitting around. I either turn it off and pick it up next time I workout or workout the whole hour.

This rule gives me some motivation to workout & it keeps me from going through all my shows too fast. Last night I watched 50 min of extream makeover weightloss edition and workout the whole time... I could not turn it off. Tonight I had a pretty half as workout. I did 35 min while watching last nights biggest loser (can't watch on tuesdays because my stupid bunny ears won't pick up NBC) it wasn't the most enthusiastic and i did not push myself at all but I got it done and did double what I intended. I feel kinda bad tonight. I guess I will watch the rest of the biggest loser tomorrow.

I am hoping I can become more motivated to go to the gym. I signed up at planet fitness the end of last month and have not had the motivation to go very much yet. My sister was going to go with me but she's been sick. It's also been so cold around here I don't want to walk down the hallway in my house let alone venture across town to workout.

I am feeling good about working out in general because at least I am getting back into some kind of routine. Eating on the other hand has not been as good. I don't really have a good plan right now on what I am going to eat every day so I usually end up eating any thing I can find. I usually end up full but unsatisfied and end up searching for something else before I am truly hungry again. In turn I have been over eating. I plan on having I really good planning session tomorrow though and planning some healthy, satisfying and interesting meals for the next two weeks.

Off to brush teeth and get to bed. Waking up early to make the family pancakes in the morning. Have a great day tomorrow guys!

~ Jess

PS. I was super happy to see Dolvet back for another season on TBL. He is pretty awesome.

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SARASMILING 1/7/2012 7:15AM

    I started trying to keep moving too when watching tv. At least part of the time. It's funny though. I always watch those shows laying in bed at night. If only you could lose weight by watching other people work out. :)

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BAKER1009 1/5/2012 9:08AM

    Jess, don't be too hard on yourself. You're getting there, and something is better than nothing! Get to your food planning today and start implementing that. You'll be feeling better in no time!
Just keep pushing!!

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GODZDESIGN95 1/5/2012 8:32AM

    WOw I thought I was the only one struggling to get my food and exercise mojo going again. emoticon emoticonI am speaking to myself too. emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 1/5/2012 7:13AM

    Hey girl I so know where your coming from. I have been on the easy end of exercise now for some time. But your idea is an awesome one. My elliptical doesn't have clothes on it but the dust tells the sad tale. lol. Like you I haven't planned as I should and it is starting to show. But thanks to your blog and your honesty I want to do better for me and for you. Thank you Michelle

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MISSLISA1973 1/4/2012 11:58PM

    What a great motivator! Those shows make me want to take on the world. How great to be taking on the world while watching... I can see how it would make you not want to stop. Fantastic idea!

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MICHCLEARY 1/4/2012 10:13PM

    Hey Jess - glad to see you posting and try to overcome obstacles. I've totally used your food photo blogging for a long time now to help keep me on track when I got off. How about posting your food tomorrow?

PS you can join the Jumpstart January challenge and do your workout video each day at home!

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