Thursday, April 30, 2009

Flu Reached Seattle

Oh my gosh the Swine Flu is here in Seattle! Sad day for me because I'm so damn paranoid. I'm also concerned for my sister because she is a Teacher in Queens, NY where there happens to be the most cases. Is this the end of the world? I need to stop watching the news. I'm trying to decide if I should go to the gym because it's probably a dangerous place to be right now.
Moving on, I will calm down now. Last night Derek and I picked out our vanity, toilet and fixtures. It ended up being fun. Well it was fun until it took forever to get some help. Two hours later we were done.
After Lowe's we took Roxie to the park. Poor girl was locked up inside all day long. This crazy lady was there and did not like Roixe. She kept yelling at her and asking us if she was a puppy. Why take your dog to the dog park if it can't get along with other pups? That's the burning question.
By the time I got home I was starving and it was almost 9. I scarfed down not one but TWO bowls of cereal. I really didn't need a second. Followed by a few animal crackers then I was off to bed.
Crazy day a work...more later.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Hump Day

I'm going to make this quick since work is crazy. Thank you everyone on the calorie advice posted below.
I had a really good day yesterday. I'm going to estimate my calories around 1,300 but that is a total guess.
I went to kickboxing and finally had an awesome workout. I really want to buy a heart rate monitor to tack my workouts and know how many calories I actually burn.
I weighed myself last night and I was 155. I will take that and hopefully it will come off fast.
Alright I'm off to do payroll...
B- Strawberry Oatmeal
S- Banana
L- Soup/Crackers and an Apple
Not sure about dinner. We are going to pick out a toilet and vanity and all that stuff for our bathroom tonight. I'm not really looking forward to this.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Calorie Intake Question?

Hey ladies! Quick question for whoever has time. How many calories do you consume per day? I've tried eating 1,200 and I've tried eating 1,800 and every amount in between. It seems like I can only lose weight when I stick to 1,200 to 1,300 per day which some people consider starving. Help?

Back on the wagon

Here I go again. The past 3 days have been terrible for me and I'm feeling it. I have no excuses now, I'm back on the wagon.
Tonight I will be heading to kickboxing after work. I love kickboxing and miss that class a lot.
Last night was good. We got home early and spent a little time relaxing. After that we headed over to my parent's to eat dinner and check out the remodel on our house. All was well until my dad and I got into it. Grrr! My dad and I have always budded heads and I've put up with a lot of b.s. of the years. Oh well, he's my dad and I love him for who he is. BUT I ended up leaving w/o saying bye which is so unlike me.
My skin is my worst enemy right now. I'm not sure if it's the food I ate in Leavenworth or what but my skin is yucky. I noticed that if my diet is bad then my skin is usually bad too.
Today~
B- Oatmeal
S- Banana
L- Soup/Apple
D- ??

Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm back

Hello ladies! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I just got back home, unpacked and settled in. It's so nice to see Roxie, I missed her so much. It's also nice to just be home. We had a wonderful time. I ate SO much, we walked around a lot and just relaxed. The one down side was the place we stayed had no TV. That was a bit crazy. I guess the resort was too high in the mountains to get an channels. I'm happy to report that Derek is home safe and sound playing some video games. Starting now I'm on MAJOR damage control.
Here are some pics.

The resort from up the hill



The mountains


We stopped off to see the river up close


Again....


After driving 20 minutes to see the view from the top of the mountain ~ don't mind Derek's beard, he wanted to be a mountain man for the weekend.



The view...


Leaving, unitl next time....

Friday, April 24, 2009

It's Friday

HAPPY FRIDAY! I'm in good spirit considering some bills passed yesterday that are no good for our company. =(
I had a wonderful night with my bff. We went on a long walk with Roxie after work and headed to the mall. I bought some Juicy Couture perfume ~ love it! After hitting up Macy's we went to dinner at Claim Jumpers. It was sooo yummy! I had 1.5 glasses of wine and a veggie burger. I ended up eating half the burger with a sweet potato. It was really yummy but I was FULL. So full that I went home and passed out. Good thing cause I was considering digging into the ice cream.
I'm just hoping today goes by fast so I can get home and pack for the weekend. I would like to squeeze a workout in or at least a long walk with my wonderful hubby.
I want to bake something for my brother in law and his girlfriend for watching our baby girl Roxie. I've never left Roxie alone for the night so I'm a very nervous mother. I know they will take very good care of her so I should stop worrying. What should I bake? I was thinking some snickerdoodle blondies or just plain snickdoodles.
xo

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Is it Friday yet?

Almost Friday, yay I can't wait! Sooo last night I didn't workout out :::smacks forehead::: instead we went to my nephew's baseball game. I need to get back into a healthy lifestyle asap. Well, tonight will not be the night. I'm going out to dinner with my bff for a late b-day get together. We are going to the yummiest restaurant, Claim Jumpers. I will try to be good. Tomorrow is FRIDAY, this means we are leaving in two days. On Saturday night we booked a fancy 6 coarse dinner at the resort we are staying. I heard they have a beautiful breakfast every morning. I won't mention all the delish German food all over the place. You will have to wheel be home.
If the weather was better I would squeeze a walk in tonight. We will see how it goes.
Last night for dinner I had grilled cheese, corn and 1/2 by chicken soft taco from my leftovers. Weird combo! I was pretty good food wise but I need to get in check with my workouts. I can't wait for the weather to clear up.
Ta ta for now...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rainy Day

Good morning! Where did the sun go? It's pouring this morning.
Moving on, I'm pretty sure I'm still full from last night. We went to Azul's, an upscale Mexican restaurant. It was sooooo good! The salsa was amazing and I ordered chicken tacos with all the good stuff. Since Derek loves me so much he bought cheesecake. Why would he do this? The good news is my pants still zip but feel a little snug this morning.
Derek has the day off but I NEED to workout. Snuggling on the couch sounds so much better but I should get back into it right away.
I'm getting excited for my 3 day weekend and out mini-vacation. I don't want to feel bloated on our trip so I need to be good the rest of the week.
Have a good day!
PS. Good news ~ my doctor called and my pap is good. I just need to be checked every 6 months, can't wait!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

There goes another year

Yup, it's my b-day. I celebrated with my parent's yesterday. We had fillet mignon, potatoes, veggies and CAKE. I didn't go buck wild on the cake, just a nice slice. It was a yummy white cake with whip cream and strawberries. When we got home at 8pm it was still 60 degrees out so we took Roxie on a walk. It was nice getting a tiny bit of exercise.
Today is supposed to be another sunny 70 degree beautiful day. We are going to take Roxie to the beach after work. I left the rest up to Derek. We will see what he has planned.
Not a whole lot going on in my world besides that. I will be getting back on track 100% after today.
B- Coffee & Breakfast Cookie
S- Banana
L- Soup and Apple
D- ?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bloated

That's how I'm feeling. I was 155, the TOM is almost here blah lucky me.
I can't believe it's been ten years since the Columbine shootings. =( This makes me feel old, I remember that day like it was yesterday.
Well, only one more day until I'm another year older. I don't really mind getting older to be honest.
Since I took Friday off I have a lot to catch up on.
The next two days are supposed to me spectacular weather wise. It's supposed to be in the 70's!! This never happens in Seattle.
I just realized I need a new work computer BAD. The net keeps closing for me reason grrr.
Here is my plan~
B- Breakfast Cookie
S- Banana
L- Tomato Noodle Soup/Apple
and let's just hope I don't blow it at my parent's.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

100th Post!

Wow, I can't believe this is my 100th post! Happy Sunday to everyone. It's sooo beautiful outside! My husband is working all day so I'm going to pout for a few seconds...alright I'm done.
My weigh in was 154 on the dot. I expected that, I didn't do my 100% best yesterday.
I'm ready for this week to start and be over with. My birthday is Tuesday, I hate my Birthday. I'm going to my parent's on Monday, dinner and drinks with friends on Tuesday and going away for the weekend!! Yay, I cant' wait! Derek and I are going to this little German town about 3 hours away.
I'm going to try my best to be a good girl this week. It's going to be tough. My mom loves to make me a huge b-day dinner including cake. I can imagine drinking many shots on Tuesday but the rest of the week is clear.
I have no idea what I'm doing today. I'm pretty sure my bff and I are going to spend the afternoon with the pups and maybe lunch. I love that girl! Here is a picture if you haven't seen one already.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Volunteer Day

I'm up bright and early to volunteer with some ladies from my department. It's healthy kids day at all YMCA's today. We are going to be volunteering at a booth. I'm pretty sure it's going on state-wide.
Moving on, my weigh in was 154.2 this morning. I was hoping to see a lower number. I will do good today and maybe see it tomorrow.
Did I mention that I have the best hubby in the world? He came home from work last night with a bunch of flowers.

Here are some pictures I meant to share...

My finished Easter cake

Roxie Enjoying her cat bed


My beautiful flowers
My eyes look kinda bug but Derek took this on Easter

Friday, April 17, 2009

Back home and comfy

Well, I'm back home for the evening. My appointment went well and I should hear the results in two weeks. I've been running around like a bad lady all day so it's nice to be home. Not to mention it's pouring outside.
I made it to the gym this morning for a quick workout, yay! I ran a little over 2 miles and walked a few minutes to cool down.
I think tonight we will be eating leftovers and just hanging out.
Eats~
Go Lean Crunch and Coffee
Banana
Sweet Potato Fries ~ Homemade and delsih
Few Flax Crackers

It's Friday!

Happy Friday to everyone. I did weigh myself...154.4 booo. I could have done much better last night so hopefully tomorrow is a better day.
I have a Dr.'s appointment at noon today, so not looking forward to that. This is another little check up after my abnormal pap. =(
I feel like I have an excuse not to workout but I really should.
I didn't go to the gym last night. I went on a walk with Roxie and that was about it. After the walk our friend Jason came over for dinner and drinks. It was nice seeing him.
Anyway, not much else to say. I will update after my appointment.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Friday

Good morning! Today is my Friday...yay! I have tomorrow off for a doctors appointment, not fun but at least I have the day off. I didn't weigh myself this morning. I know, I know I'm already going back on what I said about stepping on the scale every morning. I'm going to weigh in tomorrow for sure. I waited for my hubby to get home last night to eat dinner so I wound up eating at 9pm. I made some yummy mini turkey meat loafs and sweet potato fries. Followed by ONE serving of ice cream. Wow, now that's an accomplishment. I can never just eat one serving. If you haven't tried Slow Churned Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream, you have to. It's sooo yummy and taste just like cheesecake...DANGEROUS.
So today is supposed to be beautiful, around 60 degrees. The sun is already shining. After work Derek and I are going to take Roxie to the beach to run around. I wound up taking Roxie on a walk last night and mustered up the energy to head to the gym for a quick 30 minute workout.
Today is a strange day at the office. A close co-worker of mine go demoted so I just went to her office and comforted her for 45 minutes. =( I feel so bad. I hope it all works out in the end.
Eats~
B- Breakfast Cookie w/Coffee
S- Orange
L- Meatloaf and Sweet Potato
S- Apple

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Official Weigh In

I did it, I stepped on the scale. The number was not pretty that's for sure....155. ="( This means I gained 10 pounds since November. I could sit here and cry all day but I'm just going to do something about it. I'm going to start weighing myself every morning because once a week does not keep my accountable.
I had a great time at kickboxing last night. Now I remember why I loved that class so much. After class I went home and snacked on some grapes. My dinner was one waffle, a bowl of cereal and a veggie sausage.
This morning I woke up early to hit the store on the way to work. I bought some fruit, breakfast cookies and soup. This means no junk hanging around for me to eat. Here is a picture of my desk drawer...
B~ Coffee + Breakfast Cookie
S- Apple
L- Soup/Crackers and Carrots
Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anyone want some Easter candy?

Seriously!!!? I need to get rid of my Easter candy. Why would my wonderful husband buy me 15 Cadbury caramel eggs? Does he really want me to be a big as a barn? Argh I need to just toss the crap.
Last night we went to the house with Derek's friend to get started on the remodel. This is stressful, I can just see it being tons of $$. After checking the house out my parent's wanted to take us out to dinner. We went to Applebees, I hate that place.
Anyway, time to get back on track so I can feel normal in my jeans.
Haha listen to how positive I am today! Have a great day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday

I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter. Last night I stuffed myself silly, not good at all. I actually thought I was going to be physically ill on the ride home. My chili and cake went over pretty well. OK so the carrots in my cake turned green WTF. I had no idea carrots could do that until I googled it. Anyway, my mother-in-law refused to eat the "green stuff" because she didn't know what it was. My feeling were a bit hurt because I busted my ass on that cake, oh well. I know she didn't go off about it to intentionally hurt my feelings.
I plan to get back on track this week for sure. It was sooo nice spending the entire weekend with Derek.
After work tonight we are going to our "new house" with Derek's friend to get the remodeling started. I hope his friend doesn't run when he sees it, he is supposed to be awesome with remodels. Some of his work made it into Sunset Magazine.
Super busy day today so I must run. More to come....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter. I got my jelly beans yesterday and it wasn't pretty. Hubby and I had a night in last night. We watching Yes Man and ate pizza. Yes Man was pretty good. I'm not a big movie person and it kept me awake.
My carrot cake turned out well. I still need to decorate it with little carrots...

3 Tiers

I woke up this morning and found my Easter present, Roxie went potty in our bedroom. Grr...
She is still my angel, here she is....

Alright, I must get working in the kitchen.
HAPPY EASTER!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cresent Casserole

All I can say is yum-o! I just made the breakfast casserole from Bakin' and eggs blog http://bakinandeggs.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/crescent-breakfast-casserole/
I used reduced fat crescent rolls and ham instead of bacon and threw in some jalapenos. My hubby said it was his favorite breakfast ever. I'm not a huge cheese fan so I just used a couple hand fulls.
Also, I forgot to mention that I picked up some Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter at the store last night. OMG so good! I'm going to get myself in trouble with this stuff.

Top of the morning

Good morning! How is everyone? Last night was wonderful! We had a little too much wine and ended up passing out early but that's alright. I'm just sitting here drinking coffee and watching Food Network. I need to get motivated to make my first ever carrot cake..ahhh!
Last night I made baked halibut, mashed red potatoes, grilled asparagus and corn. Derek loved the halibut but I've never really been a fan. Seattle is known to have some damn good fish but I just don't do seafood. The only things I can stomach is fish and chips, coconut shrimp, popcorn shrimp and sometimes halibut. Notice those things are mostly all fried?
I woke up with a major sweet tooth. I must think I'm still a kid and the Easter bunny is going to pay me a visit...I wish. My hubby and I don't exchange Easter baskets. I thought about it a couple years back but it never happened. My sister mentioned that she got her b/f an Easter basket the other night and it got my wheels turning. Maybe I should be a good wife and get my honey some Easter yummies? I really want some jelly beans right about now. This is dangerous! I can't just eat a portion of jelly beans like any normal person, I usually polish off the whole bag. I have to say I've been pretty good this Easter but the madness has just begun.
I don't think I will be taking Roxie to Easter dinner tomorrow. Last time she came to a family gathering all hell broke loose. I don't think my mother in law is the biggest fan of our crazy pup. She has one of those designer dogs and Roxie plays a little too rough.
I'm going to make a breakfast casserole this morning. Recipe will be here soon!
Must go now, I need to talk myself into a workout. xo

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Good Friday

Happy Friday, good Friday that is. I'm so excited today because I get to finally spend some time with Derek tonight. We've been super stressed about getting our "new" house fixed.
Good news, I had a great workout last night. I did some jogging and some elliptical.
Derek volunteered me to make a batch of chili and cornbread for Easter. Out of all dishes I could make he picks chili for Easter? I'm also going to attempt my very first carrot cake.
Have a wonderful day! PS. I'm so jealous to whoever has the day off today!

Eats~
B- Apple w/peanut butter
S- Cinnamon Cereal
L- Veggie Shepard's Pie w/Edamamne
S- Z bar if needed

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fat Day

I'm having a total fat day, I feel so blah. I'm wearing my old baggy jeans and just feel yucky. Possibly because I skipped my workout last night? I went to my parents house to visit, they love feeding me. I had chicken, potatoes, broccoli, fruit and all sorts of stuff. At least it was pretty healthy. I didn't stop there. When I got home and ate a lot of cereal and some dessert.
Tonight I have no excuse, I'm working out. I'm not sure what I'm going to do but I will be at the gym.
What is everyone doing for Easter?
I'm sooo excited that tomorrow is FRIDAY and I get to see Derek for the first time in like a week. I don't know how military wives do it, my hubby works late for a week and I'm a total mess.

Eats for Thursday~
Apple w/peanut butter ~ my new addiction
Lean Cuisine Chicken Bowl Meal
Dry Cinnamon Cereal
Z Brownie Bar
Oh boy I just realized that I have a lot of carbs going on. I need to incorporate more fruit and veggies. I might save the Z bar until pre-workout

Miss this man... =(

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I'm falling apart

Now its my shoulder, it's all messed up. Hmm I wonder what I did wrong? Ouch!
Last night didn't go as planned but I had a wonderful night. My friend Noelle came over and we went to he beach with the doggies. Forgot to include I indulged in a light caramel frap from Starbucks. After the beach I made black bean burgers. They took me forever to make for some reason but turned out delish. We also had some wine and dessert. Did I really need that? Hell no, I was a bad girl.
Here is the recipe
This recipe makes some huge burgers and only 200 calories!
Eats today~
Apple w/peanut butter
Soup and Crackers
Grapes
Dry Cinnamon Cereal
I'm going to visit my mom and dad tonight so I'm not sure about dinner and working out.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sore Knees

I'm not sure what I did wrong last night but my knees are killing me. I feel like I'm 80 years old.
Anyway, it's another beautiful morning in Seattle. Tonight is my kickboxing class @ 5:45. I might do some leg work before. Other than that, nothing too exciting in my world. I miss my hubby lots already this week. =(
Eats for today~
B- Apple w/peanut butter - I'm becoming addicted to peanut butter
S- Grapes
L- Soup with hot sauce ~ my new fave
S- Cinnamon cereal
D- Not sure yet...will post later
E- Kickboxing - even though it's going to be beautiful outside, oh well

Monday, April 6, 2009

Great workout

I had a great workout tonight! I ran/walked 4 miles and boy that was hard. I have to admit that I had to talk myself into going because it's like 70 degrees outside. Of coarse I'm very happy I did go.
For dinner I decided to have grilled cheese with ham and a bowl of tomato soup...delish.
Enjoy your night!

Monday blahs

Good morning! It's so nice outside but I'm feeling a little bit down. Derek works until midnight all week so I really won't see him until this weekend. =(
On the bright side we had a wonderful Sunday together. I woke up and made banana pancakes and we sang the new Jack Johnson song all morning...forget the name but banana pancakes are in the lyrics. After breakfast we went to the dog park/Puget Sound. Roxie went swimming for the first time. Well sorta, she jumped in the water and a huge wave knocked her out so she had enough with that. It's so funny to watch her play with the other dogs she is a nut case. When we got home she passed out for hours, this never happens in our house but I could get used to it.
I made a batch of chili last night yum! We followed up dinner with some ice cream and a Vita Top for me. Blah, I ate wayyy to much. Our fav show Rock of Love was on, we are such dorks.
I also go some shopping in at Cotsco and the grocery store.
~My baby girl after her bath~
Sorry I look a lil scrubby...no shower yet haha


My eats for today~
Coffee - lots of it
Apple w/peanut butter ~ yum
Chili with veggie chips
Grapes
Not sure about dinner ~ will update
My butt will be at the gym tonight!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bad blogger

So my work computer got some virus and I'm not sure what it's from. =( That means I shouldn't blog at work anymore. It's some type of spy ware crap grrr. Anyway, I'm sorry I missed some days. Nothing to brag about here, I haven't done terrible but not great either.
This weekend we are watching my brother in law's dog, Marley. This is quite exhausting with Roxie and Marley going crazy all weekend.
I'm just sitting here trying to wake up. I'm not sure what I'm going to do today. I should head over to the gym soon to work off last nights pizza.
It's soooo beautiful outside! Tomorrow is supposed to be 60 degrees!! I see the dog park in our future.
Have a fabulous Saturday ladies!

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I work in HR and I live in the rainy city of Seattle. I married the love of my life on November 8th, 2008. I love working out and eating healthy. I have a passion for cooking and trying new recipes. My mom in an executive chef and she is truly my inspiration. We adopted a Jack Russell named Roxie in late November 2008 and we love her so much. Feel free to send me an e-mail at irenedunn08@yahoo.com