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April 2009

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My mouth is on fire!

And I couldn’t be happier! 😀  I got this sauce from the Asian grocery store:

This package was only .99 cents and three servings - each serving is 1 1/2 tablespoons (plenty!) for 40 calories and 1 gram of fat

This package was only .99 cents and three servings - each serving is 1 1/2 tablespoons (plenty!) for 40 calories and 1 gram of fat

The spicy also could have come from the sliced red jalapeno I threw in just for kicks! 😀

1/4 package tofu, 4 ounces broccoli, 3 ounces zucchini, 2 ounces carrot, 1.5 tablespoons sauce

1/4 package tofu, 4 ounces broccoli, 3 ounces zucchini, 2 ounces carrot, 1 sliced red jalapeno (with seeds!) 1.5 tablespoons sauce

It wasn’t until I put this into www.calorieking.com that I realized that this bowl only comes in at 224 calories, 9 fat and 23 carbs – so I may have to dig into my office food stash drawer later on this afternoon if this doesn’t hold me! 

And I was so hungry this morning, I ended up eating this before working out so now I am off to get my 30th sticker in a row for Shred!

Check out my friend Shelley – she’s just completed a 12 week training program at her gym and she lost 18 pounds and 8 inches in 12 weeks!  You go girl!!

And my other friend Jen, who is such an inspiration to me, I thought I would finally tell her!!

Off to kick some a$$!  See you tonight for Classic Corn Chowder and Italian Grilled Cheese!

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Mmmm….Hash!

It’s another rainy day, although the temps are supposed to be near 7o today.  At least everything is turning green so that’s a good sign spring is almost here!

I had plenty of time this morning, so I put together a hash for breakfast – 4 ounces cooked chopped potato, 2 ounces deli corned beef hash, one small egg, and 1/2 ounce of jalapeno cheese.  I just pan fried it for about 7 minutes, until the egg was done and the potatoes got crispy.

I had a small fuji apple on the side - altogether breakfast comes in at 414 calories, 17 grams of fat and 40 carbs

I had a small fuji apple on the side - altogether breakfast comes in at 414 calories, 17 grams of fat and 40 carbs

my apple was a bit tart, so I drizzled it with 1 tablespoon of sugar free syrup - worked great!

my apple was a bit tart, so I drizzled it with 1 tablespoon of sugar free syrup - worked great!

American Idol Spoiler Alert:

I was so surprised that Adam was in the bottom two!  Although I think there are two camps with Adam – you either love him or you hate him!

I am planning on doing my last day of shred today!!!  I can’t believe I’ve done it 30 days in a row!  Starting tomorrow I am going to move on to her 40 minute DVD.  I am very anxious to weigh in and measure myself tomorrow – I think 30 days is the longest time I’ve gone without weighing myself!

Morning break is over – its tofu stir fry for lunch – I am trying a new sauce so I hope its spicy!  If not I brought a jalapeno to throw in the mix.  See you then!

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Day 29 of 30 day Shred Done! and TGIF?

Oh my gosh, if one more thing went wrong with my computer at work today I was ready to crack open a bottle of wine we keep in our work wine cooler leftover from Christmas!  Keeping my fingers crossed tomorrow goes smoother!

Since I didn’t do Jillian at lunch I had to do it when I got home from work.  I also wasn’t prepared for dinner.  As I was sitting at my desk waiting for my computer to reboot for the tenth time, I realized I hadn’t made the corn chowder for our soup and sammie dinner, nor did I marinate the chicken for our teriyaki chicken kabob dinner!   When all else fails – go out!  It worked out perfectly – I had plenty of time to work out, we went out to dinner, picked up a few things at Walmart on the way home and back by 8:15 – nice!

I am in the process of seeing who got voted off American Idol tonight – I usually fast forward the car commercials!  And I can’t believe they picked Jamie Foxx for the “rat pack” theme – still don’t get that one!

My lunch was delicious – I ended up making a “leftover” spaghetti lasagna which consisted of:

  • leftover spaghetti
  • cooked spaghetti squash
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
  • 6 ounces cooked quinoa
  • 5 ounces cottage cheese
  • crushed red pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • homemade mariara sauce
so yummy!

so yummy!

I think the quinoa makes this dish!

I think the quinoa makes this dish!

with a salad on the side

with a salad on the side

So we ended up going to TGIF – even though you can never find their nutritional info online!

Michelob Ultra was my beverage! :D

Michelob Ultra was my beverage! 😀

I got the Jack Daniels grilled chicken dinner.

I got the Jack Daniels grilled chicken dinner.

I ended up eating one of the chicken breasts, all the mashed potatoes, and just a few of the vegetables – the vegetables were awful – they tasted like they were frozen.

I saw a preview for a new show on Lifetime.  It’s called Cooking Yourself Thin.  It premieres this weekend so check out your local listings – supposedly they will have all the calories for the meals they make and also how they made the dishes calorie friendly.   Nice!

Okay I am off to make the corn chowder for tomorrow!   See you tomorrow. 😀