Saturday, August 7, 2010

hanging out with jillian Michaels hungover :)

so I'm on day 3 of the Shred and REALLY commited to doing the full 30 days because I'm going to Cape May Labor Day weekend!! So some toning up would be great because I'll be running around in a bathing suit and such!

Also: Bonus- this video really makes you sweat! not the I've been doing the elliptical for a half hour and I'm glistening sweat, like Lebron James in the final quarter sweat soo I feel like a new woman after doing it a very sore new woman!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

ice cream!

Hi ya'll, ice cream is one of my favorite things in the summer. I just love "summer" foods! Pasta salad, grilled chicken , cut up fruit. So I tested out these Lil' Drums, probably the cutest named food I've eaten in a while! They are packed with a lot of fun in a little package, great choice after dinner. But if just eating as a snack on your doorstep (anyone else do that?) you may be reaching back in the box, there are two flavors in each box after all! I got the chocolate fudge brownie/cookie dough box- I like the brownie better but both were good....I have two more boxes to review! Also get a $1.00 off if you "like" lil' drums on facebook!

Monday, June 7, 2010


I am a big believer in frozen dinners, they are quick easy and most importantly quick and easy...heres one of my favorites from lean cuisine.

I shall turn the tables on you

Whats your favorite frozen (healthy or not) dinner?
Whats the worst frozen dinner you've ever had?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Products Reviews

Not a bagel but a great change from light bread. I've been making egg sandwiches on these and I have been enjoying it :)

yum! Watery but not in a bad way if you aren't a syrup snob

Products Reviews Continued...

This peanut butter is awesome! And cheap! I've definitely lost my taste for processed peanut butter after eating natural....
I have been putting this in my coffee and monster shakes, and it is creamy and less calories than skim milk :)
These are great! Whenever I get sick of having plain vegetables this is a great way to get a little more flavor and not totally throw away the fact that vegetables are supposed to be healthy.
Portion controlled icecream, it was love at first sight these were veryyyy good! they are smaller than I feel the box portrays but for 160 cals I'll take it!
Also very good! I didnt like the "cookie" on this kind as much it was chalky but the ice cream and caramel was amazing so I'd still reccomend them. They are ungodly expensive but it is summer and they are still cheaper and less embarassing then me running after the ice cream truck :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lunch for tomorrow, dessert for tonight

LUNCH! I mashed up some black beans, carrots, broccoli, and then remembered my spinach and put some on top and a slice of provolone cheese...oooh and hot sauce. I am just waiting for the babyfood comments tomorrow and I am not excited about them....

Nobody at my work is what you would call "health conscience" in fact one of my co-workers who is a nursing student stared at me in disbelief after I freaked out when she told me she often eats ramen from the vending machine....Now I am no food snob, but I did manage to get through all 4 years of college without ramen. Pretty sure spaghetti and sauce is the same price and doesn't have 7 days worth of sodium..Okay I realize I drink diet soda so I will get off my soap box...

I just thought you would like to see a "behind the scenes" with all my "raw" ingredients... if you haven't used canned beans and are trying them out, know that they go bad REALLY fast, I mean 3-4 days tops and your fridge will start to smell like you are storing dead bodies.

Okay and dessert time for the night, 1/2 a frozen banana with a spoon of peanut butter and a cup of leftover coffee.....ummm so this skinny caramel macchiatto creamer, I will have to toss this I finally looked at the serving size today 1tsp for 30 cals?!?! yikes its not worth it especially since I like a lot of milk in my coffee.

so hungry!

Wow I was so hungry when I got home I didn't even stop to check my email ( thats legit crazy hungry for me) I made some chicken and cooked it in a skillet with el paso fajita seasoning. I blended black beans, two tomatillos , sour cream , and the rest of my green pepper, hot sauce and lime juice and blended. Very good for a "fridge cleaning" idea.

Monday, May 17, 2010

ugh bad blogger

FIRST: My lunch for tomorrow turkey sandwich w/ monterey jack cheese, an orange, and a delights rasberry and chocolate yogurt(this stuff is goooddd) ...mmm I'm already excited!!!

sorry I'm a bad blogger, unfortunately the girl who comes in after me called in and I had to stay :( I was kind of upset because 1. I had an incredible dinner planned ( I will do it tomorrow) and 2. I then had to go out and buy dinner because I could not work 9 to 9 with eating some dinner! So I ended up getting a campbells healthy request soup and a box of cheese whales. Oh well more excitement for me tomorrow

Sunday, May 16, 2010

just call me kermit

Sorry for the blurrrrr I had a slimfast shake I found in my garage then I went grocery shopping. I got lots of veggies for monster shakes and just had to test out my magic bullet

In this monster shake
1/2 cup almond breeze
1/2 banana
5 ice cubes
a few handfuls of spinach
a little bit of the green pepper mush from my earlier post

and just in time for desperate housewives!!

Lunch X2 snack and Dinner

Dinner: Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo w/ peas and broccoli. and then some broccoli on top. Theres so much sauce in these things I always add some extra veggies in.
mmm raw beans, I ate these and then ate another helping
The makings of a lunch. I decided to kill two birds with one stone by making my lunch for today while making my lunch for tomorrow. Light bread is one of my go-to diet foods love it or hate it, it saves mad cals. I will never understand why bread companies can't find a happy medium its either 35 cals a slice or 100 cals a slice CMON people.
My lunch! Fittingly in a taco bell bag, I packed one of those sandwiches, a 100 calorie cheesecake yogurt with graham crackers crumbs on top and carrots, I killed the rest of the bag from that photo above.

Getting Fit Gimmicks

So I've decided to start healthy eating a day early, eating crappy food was really getting to me I just felt blahh....soooo time to throw out the junk and start eating vegetables again!! I'm excited I want to feel healthy and fit for the summer!
Magic Bullet Lesson 1: Apparently you need to read instructions.... So this was once a pepper now it is salsa. I am going to try to find something to do with this
These are my Reebok Easytones, I don't think they have done much for me but I do love them they are comfy and give you that nice tingly feeling after walking for a while in them and sitting down.
Magic Bullet- after a year and a half...yes a year and a half of wanting one of these I finally got one. I am sooo excited I should have done this a year and a half ago... Except for the pepper incident I think we are going to get along splendidly. I got it at Kohls for $49.99 plus 15% because I used my charge card!
I've had this soda stream soda maker since Christmas, its the perfect thing to have if you are an avid soda drinker. I try to replace at least one of my soda cravings with sodawater instead. I just end up drinking a whole bottle once I start so its a great way to get in my eight servings of water a day. This was off of too!

Alright well I'm going to put the radio on blast and start doing some way late and much needed spring cleaning. Our neighborhood has biannual garage sales (I love garage sales, its half the fun knowing which of your neighbors should be on "hoarders") So what do you do with your old stuff? Garage sales? Ebay? Goodwill? Trash? Let me know!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Back and more inspired than ever!

So I've really missed blogging so I'm excited to be starting up again! I have gained weight and am really ready to get back on track with calorie counting...startinggg Monday, I don't know about you but for some reason I feel the need to gorge on food I pretend I'm never going to eat again before I start my cleanse! Soo my favorite foods to gorge on sour cream and onion chips I absolutely have no control! Its sad really but I never buy them soo I have really been enjoying them this weekend. I got some Tyson chicken fingers and a frozen pizza (definitely should have just gotten a slice from a restaurant frozen is always a mistake) oohh and kraft mac and cheese! Soo now that you know the dirty truth I really am excited to start my diet. I know exactly when I need to start dieting because I starting freaking out when a camera emerges! So hopefully next week I'll be a few pounds thinner and even more motivated to continue on my diet! I will keep you updated! I'm not sure what my goal is pound-wise because I have scale issues but I keep track by how my jeans fit!

So I want to hear it! What are your before diet rituals? What are your favorite diet meals/snacks?