I was so excited about my Balance Bar giveaway that I forgot to mention that I was in our local Sunday paper! Those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram already know, but Tony contacted our local paper after I won the Share the Pot Crock Pot recipe contest. That was in early December and he never heard anything back. Well last week a reporter finally contacted me and when I went to the grocery store, I picked up a copy of the paper. I knew that it would be in the insert part of the paper, so that’s where I went to first. I love that it’s my picture too!
So I put the paper in the top part of the shopping cart, and continued my shopping. Tony was home watching football, so I got to touch everything. Yep, I am one of those people in the grocery store that touches all the produce, goes down every aisle, etc. I could literally spend a couple hours in a grocery store if I let myself! It wasn’t into half way into my shop I looked and saw that I was mentioned on the front page too!
You can read the article here. I have Tony to thank for being my PR director – thanks honey! I told him when I got home from the store that I kept being stopped for autographs – ha!
I ended up making another potato crusted quiche for four of my breakfasts this week – this time with broccoli, ham and cheddar. This time baked in an 8×8 pan so four servings. Served with some really good honeydew melon.
I planned on swimming at lunch – it was weird. Usually the gym is packed at the beginning of the year. I walked into the locker room, swam for 40 minutes, and took a shower and changed and never saw another person except for the lifeguard in the office. Huh?! It was a sunny day so the reflection of the sun off the pool was so peaceful. I love that you can just step away and not think of anything while you swim.
I was reading Courtney’s blog on Sunday. She is a menu planning queen, so I like to check out her weekly menu. Um, turns out I missed Jessica’s post on Honey Chipotle Chicken bowls! I knew Tony wouldn’t buy into it for dinner, so I ended up making it for lunch. The only thing was that my chicken didn’t turn out very spicy – if you like spicy I would double the amount of adobo sauce. And I did make some additions. I added pickled jalapenos, corn, black beans and for the dressing, mixed a 100 calorie pack of Wholly Guacamole with a tablespoon of ranch dressing.
The lime quinoa was delicious. My bowl was so packed I only managed to get a 1/4 cup on there. Once mixed together this was not only delicious but really filling. I made one for my co-worker (um, who also ditched the 21 day detox) and she said “this is the most filling lunch you’ve given me yet!” I think because of the triple protein in the chicken, black beans and quinoa.
In keeping with trying to eat less meat and more seafood, I made tempura shrimp tacos for dinner. Tony gives me thumbs up every time I make these – I’ll have to remember these for during lent.
I cheat and use a tempura mix – I don’t really follow the instructions on the package, because I usually only use enough for just the two of us – I pour about 3-4 tablespoons of mix in my bowl and then add enough water to the consistency I want – my batter is on the thin side. For each of my tacos: 4 shrimp, 1 tablespoon white corn, 1 tablespoon black beans, diced tomato, sprinkle of cheese and hot sauce. YUM!
Thanks for all your support about my weight gain – I am using your confidence in me and I am up early this morning to hit the gym and get back to the weight training. I am starting a new program on Body Building.com – this one looks intense!
I packed my food last night, and my gym bag, just need to grab my Balance Bar for fuel and then I am out of here – make it a great day!