Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Just wanted to share that my hubby got me a pair of gloves for my weight lifting. They are pretty comfortable and make lifting much easier. Well in the sense that it doesn't hurt my hands.
And yes...those are 10 lb weights...how weak is that! wearing gloves to lift 10 lb weights lol. I will upgrade to 12's soon I promise!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Okay, so as some of you know, I am Mexican. I was born in Sonora Mexico and came to this country in 1992 (legally, of course it was 10x easier before than now) when I was 7. My mom always made tortillas. Probably everyday, we were a family of 5 at the time, since my sister was already married. Tortillas are a part of my culture. It's like a second fork when we eat. We can eat anything with tortillas, even soup
When I was old enough to learn how to cook, my mother started working, so no more homemade tortillas for us. The local grocery store makes some pretty good ones. So I never learned. When I got married, I bought tortillas probably once or twice week. They were on the table everyday. Both hubby and I love them.
Then I started with SP and decided to cut them out. Simply because I didn't want to have them as temptation. I cannot eat half of a regular flour tortilla. My genes will not let me stop at half. I would have to eat 2. lol. I never bought wheat because I had them once and they were really tough and just not the right taste. Until... I bought a package of Guerrero Whole Wheat tortillas.
You see, there is a .99 cent store here that is so cool. It's huge and they even sell fresh produce. I love going there for my produce. I could not get fresh produce at .99 anywhere here, not even Walmart. And one day that I was there I spot these whole wheat tortillas. I think to myself, I love tortillas, I miss tortillas, and when I get a chance at my parents house I still gobble them down, why not try them? I mean they are only .99 for a dozen if you don't like them, then it wont hurt your pocket.
So I bought them. They are delicious!! I even bought a comal (one of those flat skillets to warm up tortillas, never had a reason to buy one until now). As soon as you heat them up they are soft and thin and delicious. I love them for breakfast burritos. Just this morning, I steamed about 1 cup of broccoli, drained, added some black pepper, dried chile de arbol (love spicy food) and added 1 egg+1 egg white and scrambled all together. I wrapped in a tortilla and in foil and down we went to work with my delicious and healthy breakfast burrito.
I am in love with these tortillas. I've bought them about 3 times at the .99 cent store now. I hope they never stop carrying them. Even though I would still get them else where, they are about 2.89 at the other stores.
I just wanted to share that with you., lol. I love tortillas. And I have a new love for whole wheat tortillas.
My mother told me the other day that my aunt used to make them... we'll have to ask her for the recipe.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Yesterday after my back & biceps workout I decided to start on my valentine's day cookies. I only make them for friends and family. I am a terrible sales person, so I don't sell. Even though I wish I did lol.
Anyway...I made these delicious sugar cookies with almond extract and decorated with Marshmallow fondant and royal icing. They are so pretty! I really thought decorating cookies was really hard. It's not. It's really time consuming but I loved it. I think I will be making these regularly.
And...I only ate half of a cookie. Its definitely something to cheer about !
Here is a picture of the cookies I made!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday I went grocery shopping alone. My hubby had stuff to do and he stayed home with my son. I went to Sam's Club, it's like bulk shopping place. Anyway, they were giving samples of kettle popcorn, and I tried it. It was really good and I looked at the calories and it didn't seem too bad, 140 cal per 2 cup serving. So I bought the huge bag.
Well, January-April seem to be filled places I got to be. I am baptizing a friends daughter, my niece's 15th birthday party, my uncle's 50th bday party, 3 weddings, Valentine's, Easter, hubby's bday, nephew's bday...omg....and probably other things in between. At least 2 bridal showers in there somewhere. And I have lots of paperwork from my work during these months.
I guess I had like a panic attack yesterday. When I was making my tuna salad for lunch, I got really hungry and I just grabbed for 2 cups of popcorn while the pasta cooked and I had everything done. I didn't think it was that bad, 140 calories remember?
Then I had my salad and I sat in front of the TV to enjoy some peace and quiet while my son was taking his nap. About 1-2 hours later I get like anxious. I know I had alot of stuff to do, I had to clean my house and meet my friend to get the dress for her daughter that I am baptizing this weekend. And this anxiety took over me and I headed for the popcorn. I had at least 5-6 cups of popcorn. I could not believe what I had done. It felt so wrong, but I was stressed and I had so many things to do and I just didn't know where to start, I was completely overwhelmed.
Finally my hubby came in time to save the bag of kettle popcorn. I left with my friend and we got the dress (beautiful by the way!), the shoes, and everything we needed. Then her husband takes us to eat tortas. I live right on the border, and they live in Mexico, so this is where we bought the stuff and went for dinner. There is this places that makes the best tortas, in my opinion of course. They are made with pork shoulder, ham, tomato, avocado and a slice of cheese. We'll I ate one for dinner. I did pack myself with the pickled carrots and jalapeņos they had there, so at least I got some veggies.
I cross the border on foot and it was freezing. The sky got black, wind was blowing really hard and it was really really cold. I got to my car and went home. My hubby had his friend come over to finish their homework, and I made coffee for them and took out some cookies I had there. I didn't have any cookies, but then my hubby asked for the popcorn. OMG... I has like another cup's worth of popcorn.
I felt so bad. I need to control myself and find something to do when this happens again. I am emotional eater and I was feeling so pressured and stressed and busy that I headed for the popcorn.
I did complete my workout though, burned 350 calories.
I need to learn how to keep my emotions under control. I can't let stress take over me.
Now I have to get to work, like I said I have so much stuff to do and I'm here writing what seems to be like a book.
** can't believe the contrast from this post to my last...sucks
Saturday, February 07, 2009
So yesterday was very busy. I didn't even get a chance to blog or respond to blogs. When I got back from Phoenix, I got straight to my workout. Yesterday was strength training so I did Back & Legs, I didn't have enough time to complete my Ab ripper since I was going out to a bar with my family and I had about 30 to get ready.
I'm proud because at the bar I only had about half of a beer and danced so much! I was just happy and having with my family.
Today I woke up a bit late, around 9:30ish... that's late for me, I usually get up around 6 am. Made me a protein shake for breakfast, headed to the grocery store, and then later prepared lunch for me and hubby, a healthy tuna salad. I finished baking a cake for my MIL birthday party later on, then took advantage that my son and hubby were napping and completed my workout!!! I did my Kenpo and burned 443 calories! I had a headache when I started working out and I did my best to not keep me from doing my best. And guess what? Right now, my headache is completely gone. I guess half way through the workout it went away!
All this makes me proud because it's a Saturday. The weekends really really are tough for me. And so far I've done really good!
I better bring this to an end, I NEED a shower! lol
Have a great weekend everyone. See you here tomorrow.
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