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So yesterday, I was soooooo tired! I napped forever and then fell asleep on the couch. I didn’t know was was wrong with me. Then I see the husband drinking a cherry coke zero and I figured it out.  I didn’t have any caffeine yesterday.  I usually have 1-2 cups of coffee a day.  I had a headache and was so tired.

So this morning I fixed that.  I have a cup of hazelnut coffee and felt so much better.  No nap, no headache.  That is a problem! I need to wean myself off of coffee!! I don’t drink soda that much, so I don’t have a big addiction, but I do like some strong coffee!


I then had a serving of these:

June 3 3 with TJ’s unsweetened soymilk.

And an apple.


Calorie Count: 252

Speaking of calories, my sister introduced me to My Fitness Pal to track my food and calories. So easy! Check it out! It tells you how many calories you need to lose weight and helps you reach your goal.  I am going to use this now!

Victoria’s Secret started their semi-annual sale today. I got 2 bras and 3 pairs of undies.  I just can’t buy $50 bras.  I’d rather get them on sale!

We ate in the food court.  The husband got Chick-fil-a and I got subway.

6” turkey on honey oat, hold the cheese and a small bag of Baked BBQ lays.


Calorie Count: 470

For dinner I made a pizza with whole wheat dough from TJ’s.


My half (calm down, I only ate 2 pieces and saved the rest for lunch later on this week) had sun dried tomatoes, onions, cheese, pepperoni and sauce. The husband’s had cheese and pepperoni-boring!


Calorie Count: 464

Total Calorie Count: 1,186


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Sweet Summertime

Today was super relaxing.  I went to a RPM class at 8:30 this morning with my friend Shelby.  It was tough!  I was out of breath for a lot of it, but was told “if you are out of breath, you are not out of shape, you are working hard” so that made me feel better.

Before the gym I was starving so I ate a half of a sandwich thin and some super chunky pb.


Calorie Count: 140

After RPM, I had this! So good!

Egg white omelet



Calorie Count: 192

For lunch I made this:

Fettucine Alfredo




and a square of hershey’s chocolate with almonds from the husband’s birthday

Calorie Count: 144

Then I took like a 3 hour nap.  It was awesome!

Then I woke up and started on dinner while the husband still was sleeping.

Let me tell you that these were the most amazing burgers! Soooooo good!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Here is the recipe:

Lakeside Turkey Burgers on whole wheat buns with cheese

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and I made these onion rings:

Lord of the Onion Rings and we had some asparagus on the side.

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What a yummy meal!

Calorie Count: 740

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and this for dessert!

Calorie Count: 180

Total Calorie Count: 1396


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I’m going to go pick…

some basil from my garden! I told the husband this while walking out the door.  I love love love having a garden even if it is in pots. 

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I also picked another cucumber 🙂

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Tonight was penne pasta with tomato basil marinara sauce (I had to make alfredo for the husband since he doesn’t like “red sauce”).  I made salads with a lettuce mix, blue cheese and I had fat free balsamic vinaigrette, and the husband had ranch (picky much?).  Anyway…

3/4 uncooked penne (serving size)= 1 cup cooked penne

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Italian Chicken Sausage (5 links)/ 5 servings

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1/2 cup marinara sauce

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salad with ff dressing and blue cheese (40 calories)

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Calorie Count: 430

I also hard boiled 6 eggs for quick protein.  70 calories per egg.  Boiled like this: How to make the best hard boiled eggs

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I then went to Body Pump.  Surprisingly, my dinner didn’t feel like a rock in my stomach! The squat track was super hard tonight.  My quads are still burning!

-600 calories

Before dinner, around 3, I had a cup of red pitted cherries.  Eating them like this is easy because you can put the stem and pit back in the cup.

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Calorie Count: about 84

I finished the night off with satisfying a killer chocolate craving!

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180 calories per 1/2 cup

Calorie Count: 180

Total Calories today: 1254

Notice that I do not subtract the amount of calories I burn during class from my calorie intake.  It just makes me aware of it.  It also makes me feel like I can have treats because I worked out.  Not because “I deserve it,” but because I burned calories and can eat more calories.  I hate when people get into the “I deserve it” mindset.  It gets you into trouble.  You shouldn’t eat like a pig because you think you “deserve it” after working out, but you can eat portioned treats and enjoy yourself without guilt.

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Green Thumb

Check it out!!

Tomato plant

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Kale, Basil and Cilantro

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Yes, I started those plants with soil, seeds, a pot and water.  No, I did not buy plants from the store and transfer them into pots. That’s all seeds baby!

I really do have a green thumb!

The fruits of my labor

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We picked this guy later on tonight.

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A little tomato!!! 🙂

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Rinsed and laying out to dry.

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Hi little guy!

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Yes, that is my cat Zoey trying to climb the window.

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We went to Trader Joe’s today (haven’t been in months!) and got all of this for $43.

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I love TJ’s and could spend hours in there!

For breakfast this morning we went to Cracker Barrel.  I got the french toast (make it wheat!) and ate half.


The Daily said that this has 520 calories for the white bread.  I got wheat, so I know it is lower in calories.

We didn’t eat anything until dinner.  We went to mexican at La Cocina.

I got a bean burrito and a chicken soft taco that I only ate half because it had oil dripping from it-it grossed me out!

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Much better than what I would have gotten before!

I finished the night off with this:

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Calorie Count: 100

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Here is a recap of my day.  I am too sleepy to function so I’m going to make it short.


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Calorie Count: 185 breakfast


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String cheese, doritos, grasshopper cookies, a fuze drink, and a bite of a veggie hot pocket from one of my students (super gross)

Calorie Count: 440


Chicken Fajitas (makes 8 servings)

3 chicken breasts cooked and then cut with my awesome Pampered Chef salad choppers

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flour tortillas (Wally World doesn’t have wheat ugh!)

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one green bell pepper and one red bell pepper and 3/4 of one red onion

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fajita spices (a dash of each) cumin, paprika, seasalt, pepper, garlic powder, chili/onion powder

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Calorie Count: about 300 give or take a few

After Body Pump (-600 calories) Dessert

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Calorie Count: Probably 300 (about 3/4 a cup)

Total: 1225

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Muffin Top

Today was a lot better.  This dreary weather still kills me, but I think I am over my bad mood.  Work was good today.  We went shopping after work to the school supplies store and took too long! Before I knew it, it was 6 and closing time for them.

My stomach knew it was time to go home.  It was growling like no one’s business.  So tonight was definitely take out night.  It’s usually Thursdays, but I go home so late I switched it this week.  I got gas on the way home and some Taco Bell. 

I got a Fresco Ranchero Chicken Soft taco and a fresco crunchy taco.

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Calorie Count: 320

For breakfast, I had the usual: Chocolate PB on a sandwich thin. Heaven.  And coffee.  Lots of coffee.

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Calorie Count: 185

During snack time, I ate a top of a blueberry muffin (not pictured) and some blackberries.

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Calorie Count: 62 for the blackberries, N/A for the muffin top.  By the way, I can’t wait to lose my muffin top.  Just sayin!

For lunch, I had a 100 calorie pack of cookies, a 200 calorie lean Michelina’s and a Fuze.

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I never ate the Dorito’s.

Calorie Count: 300

For dessert I ate a Skinny Cow:

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Calorie Count: 100

Total: 905 + muffin top which was probably a million calories! I have been feeling pretty full lately and not eating a lot of calories.  I think it’s the weather and my congested chest.  I have got to eat more because I am working out so much! I am thinking of making a trip to the local farmer’s market this weekend.  Gotta stop eating so much junk and get some local veggies!

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Fightin’ the Funk

Dude.  I was in a badddd mood today.  I swear this rainy weather has put me in a funk.  It has been raining since Friday on and off.  More on than off.  I am over it.  I am thankful that it is helping my plants, but geez. 

Back up to last night.  I had a chocolate covered strawberry from the husband’s grandma.  It had a lot of condensation from the refrigerator so I only had one.  It takes a lot for me not to eat more than one chocolate anything, so it had to be just meh for me to stop.  If you don’t like it, why eat it?  It’s a waste of calories!

So here is a picture from the strawberry container:


On to today.  It was definitely a two cup of coffee kind of day.  It still didn’t pull me out of my funk. Hopefully I’ll be in a better mood tomorrow.

For breakfast I had a 100 calorie sandwich thin with chocolate pb.


Calorie Count: 185

Packed up my lunch this morning:


The other half of my enchilada, sun chips…I didn’t eat the cheese-its…


100 calorie pack of cheese cubes.  Love these!! Mozzarella, Garlic & Herb mmmmm!

Calorie Count: 765

I ate this fuji apple during snack time around 10:15am.  Lunch is at 12:25pm.


Calories: 80

Like the nail color?  I painted them during the recap of LOST last night.  It’s OPI Cajun Shrimp.  Very summery.

This morning I woke up with a little chest congestion so I chugged some Amazing Grass before Body Pump.  Soymilk is a lot less heavy on your stomach than regular milk so I went for it.  Normally I wouldn’t have something like soymilk before a gym class, but Amazing Grass is best mixed with it.  It’s all for an immune system boost right?

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Shaken in my AG shaker! Love that the company sent me this 🙂


Calorie Count: 105

Dinner was a whatever kind of night. The husband had a totino’s pizza and I made a sandwich.  My parents brought me this big tomato from a farmer’s market on their way to visit us. 



I chose the biggest piece for my sandwich.

I toasted a sandwich thin.


Add a little mayo.


And some reduced fat blue cheese crumbles. MMMMM! Tomatoes and blue cheese is an awesome combination!

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Calorie Count: 150 total: 1285

I ate one of these chips with some homemade salsa.  The salsa was mushy after a few days and I threw it out.  Yuck. I only ate one chip.


1285-600 calories.

I was still hungry so I ate a 100 cal.bag of popcorn while watching 24.

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I needed to get some water in so I put some Frank’s on it.

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And drank an entire bottle of water while eating it.

Calorie Count: 100

Total Calorie Count today: 1385 and subtract 600+ for Body Pump.  Looks like I need to eat more calories.  Usually, that is no problem!

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