Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Holy Blizzard Batman!!

So I just looked out the window about a half hour ago and there was a snow storm going on out there!!!! The Jersey Shore rarely ever gets snow so I'm pretty excited :-D
Sorry I didn't come back last night, by the time I got home it was already 7:30 and Adam was going to bed soon so I spent some time with him, then just vegged on the couch in my food coma :-p

Dinner last night was breaded/baked chicken (this is Joe's fav and mine too!) so easy and simple but so tasty. I had mine with a sweet potato, green beans and some stove top stuffing.. MMMM

We relaxed for a few (me and mom looked at wedding dresses) and then did the bday thing. I can't believe my baby brother is 18!!!! The year he was born was a tough one.. My dad had lost his job, and with in 2 months and 12 hours my 2 grandfathers died. Oh and my mom had cancer and couldn't have surgery until after she had Joe. My mom's father died right before Christmas which threw my mom into premature labor. 2.5 months early and also it was Christmas morning. They held her off for 5 more days, but early 12/30/90 Joe was born. He was a tiny one, but pretty healthy for being so early. Now look at him!!!!!!!!! He's 6'2 and 200 lbs! Where did he come from?!? No one knows.. hahah except that we look so much alike and just like our mom ;)

Onto today! Sorry for rambling... lol

This morning I was up bright and early for a day off to go to the DMV with Joe to get his "real" license since you get a provisional license for a year first. We picked up Dunkin Donuts on the way, my treat since I have so many gift cards!! I got a hazelnut coffee with skim milk and had a Pear Strudel Cliff bar in the car. I have to say this one wasn't my favorite, the pumpkin one is the winner in my book ;)
I came home and watched some tv then was off to the gym, I did 2.5 miles and some weights. I came home and vegged on the couch, did some crunches and found out we were in the local paper for our engagement!!!! I'm very excited, it said that it could take up to 6 weeks and I just submitted it on Saturday!
I then got in the shower and made some lunch, a tuna sandwich on an Arnold Whole Wheat sandwich thin, with pickles and some Rold Gold Honey Wheat pretzels on the side. I also had some Crystal Light to drink, must hydrate for tonight!!!!!! I then snacked on a few more cookies that I had baked and now I'm enjoying some Bridezillas until Adam gets home.

We are going out to dinner tonight at They have very tasty sushi and Adam loves their Chinese food. We are then going to my friends apartment, the one who lives a few doors down. I baked cookies and we are bringing some beer. It should be a very interesting night! HAHA I will definitely have some pictures tomorrow ;) Since I won't make it back before tomorrow have a safe and happy New Years!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another Fun Filled Day of Baking :-D

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

I had my list ready for things to get done today, so I was up and at em by 8. I got all the ingrediants out for my brother's birthday cake. I made up some coffee too, while I was getting things ready. I decided I wasn't hungry for breakfast yet so I enjoyed some coffee and then got to baking.I used this recipe :
HERSHEY'S "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" Chocolate Cake Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Directions:1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. 2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans. 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING. 10 to 12 servings. VARIATIONS:ONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350° F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost. BUNDT CAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.

I then had an apple with cottage cheese for breakfast and some peanuts after I was done with that. (The picture of the cottage cheese came out horrible) Once I got the cake out of the pans I went to the gym and did 3 miles the fastest I have ever done before :-D I'm not a runner so I just walk as fast as I can. I did it in about 41 minutes and I had the incline up to about 11 & the whole time. I was pretty happy!

I came home and got to frosting the cake and figuring out what I was going to have for lunch. After finishing up the cake and cleaning up I dragged my stinky butt into the shower and cleaned up the linen closet. Lunch was a Vanilla Chobani with tons of berries and lots of Honey Bunches of Oats. MMMM Then I wanted something even sweeter, hahah so I had 2 more of those darn mm cookies. I got the apartment vacuumed and now I'm relaxing for a bit. I am going to my parents around 5:30 for dinner and cake for Joe's BIG 18th!! I'll be back tonight to show ya the tasty eats :-D
Here's the finished product, I can't wait to cut into this bad boy!!!

Are you ready for NYE? What are your plans?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Some Relaxing And Some Cooking...

I ended up being lazy this afternoon and looking up wedding dresses online :-D I then got bored and made some chickpea cutlets from Vcon. I then layed down and watched more Married With Children until Adam got home from work. After he got out of the shower I got everything out to make these yummy burgers:

Apple Maple Turkey Burgers with Maple-Dijon Sauce

4 servings

For Maple-Dijon Sauce:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
For Burgers:
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
1/4 cup real bacon bits
1/2 cup chunky applesauce
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Hamburger Buns
Hamburger condiments
Set up grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking.
For Maple-Dijon Sauce:
in a small bowl, stir to combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and 2 tablespoons maple syrup; set aside.
For Turkey Burgers: In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients for burgers. Wet hands to prevent sticking and shape into 4 patties.
Place burgers on hot oiled grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until done.
Serve on buns with traditional burger condiments and a dollop of maple-Dijon sauce.
Note - Indoor: Prepare burgers as directed. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot add burgers and cook 5 to 7 minutes per side or until done.

I used chicken instead of turkey and left out the maple Dijon sauce, and the bacon bits on ours. I also had half a sweet potato and a couple of Adam's fries on the side. While cooking Adam and I split a Blue Moon Harvest Moon. YUM! YUM! This dinner totally hit the spot! After dinner we cleaned up and ran out to get some cake decorating frosting for Joe's cake tomorrow. We stopped by my parents house also to pick up the cake holder.When we got home Adam tried my cookies I made and of course I had a couple more. I need to get these out of the house, I'm glad it made a big batch or I would be baking more for NYE!!! HAHAH I'm going to watch some more tv and hope I can stay up as late as possible so I'm not up too early tomorrow, 8 was perfect this morning. I plan on a nice long walk on the treadmill tomorrow since its gonna be a birthday cake kinda night :-D

Chocolate Cake Recipe?

I am looking for a good chocolate cake recipe since I am in charge of baking my brother's cake for his big 18th. If you have one please send it my way, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks :-D

Relax On My Day Off?!?!? NOPE!

I was up at 8 this morning and checked my email and brewed up some coffee. I decided on a bowl of oats with cinnamon, banana and some soynog. YUM! I then got to baking for NYE, I decided on a very easy recipe from Bisquick:

Quick Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookie baking with Bisquick® mix eliminates the additional measuring that comes with scratch baking.
Prep Time:1 hr 20 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 20 min
Makes:About 4 1/2 dozen cookies

cup butter or margarine, softened
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoons vanilla
2 3/4
cups Original Bisquick® mix
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
cup chopped nuts, if desired
Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg. Stir in Bisquick mix, chocolate chips and nuts.
Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart; flatten slightly.
Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 400°F.
Nutrition Information
1 Serving: Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3 1/2g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 100mg; Total Carbohydrate 10g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 6g); Protein 0g

I left out the nuts and used m&ms instead of chocolate chips since I had an evil bag of them taunting me ;)

I scrubbed the shower and got my tiny hiney off to the gym :-p I watched Rachel Ray and switched over to Married With Children (I love this show!!) during commericals. I did about 2.5 miles and then did some weights. I came home and putzed around then got in the shower, I love being able to have no time constraints! I tried to figure out what I wanted for lunch and decided on tuna with some mayo and celery on a ww English muffin with a pickle. My favorite lunch ever!! I then had to try out my cookies.. to make sure no one gets sick on NYE of course ;) I had 2 and then was in the mode of eating crap so I had 5 chocolate covered peanuts. I have now "shut" the kitchen until much much later!! I'm now catching up on some blogs and watching Made on MTV. I know I'm going to start to go stir crazy soon, something else will be getting cleaned in the near future :-P
Hope you having a wonderful Monday, see you tonight for dinner.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Feeling Off..

One of those blah days, was what I was having! I went to the gym and did 3 miles on the treadmill came home snacked on some dried fruit and grapes and showered up. We went to Wegman's and I started to feel funny, kinda light headed. So thinking I was hungry I got a Wegman's Super Yogurt Parfait that had LF Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberries, Blueberries, and granola. It hit the spot but didn't help the funny feeling :( We then went to Costco to pick up my free pictures I had printed out and a couple of other things. They had samples so I tried the Amy's deluxe mac and cheese, and a tiny bite of a brownie. Yum :-) We came home and I snacked some more even though it wasn't helping a bit. I don't even remember what I had, some more fruit and some nuts and god only knows what else. I ended up crashing on the couch and closing my eyes for a few. I just felt so weak, and my tummy was doing flips! Probably from all the crap over the past week. UGH! We decided to do a tv dinner nite to make it easy since I didn't want to stand up at all. (so not like me at all!!)

I decided on the Lean Cuisine Roasted Veggie Pizza, I added a bit more cheese(ff cheddar and more tomato sauce on the side) It was SO good! I then went on a cleaning spree through the closets and had 2 of my chocolate cookies I made last week. Adam's already in bed since he has to be up at 4:30. I am going to try to stay up as late as I can since I have a whole week to sleep in!!!!!!! LOVE IT. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend :-D

Saturday Recap/Sunday Breakfast :-D

Good Morning Everyone! Yesterday I was up around 8 and relaxed for a bit before deciding on Fiber One Oat Clusters, banana, cinnamon and unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, with a mug of coffee on the side! I then went to the gym and did 2 miles on the treadmill and some weights. I went to the parent's house to show mom how to upload pics to the computer again from her camera. One day she'll get it :-D Unfortunately though Dad's candy was everywhere and I may have ate 3 pieces of his truffles and 2 huge handfuls of grapes. I was not hungry at all but it was there, oh well. I came home showered and got ready to go spend a gift card at Victoria's Secret! I got 5 new pairs of undies and bought some travel size bottles of lotions at Bath and Body Works. We came home and watched tv and relaxed for the rest of the day. I snacked on an apple and cottage cheese and also had 2 bites of Adam's turkey sub for a late snack.
By 5:30 I was STARVING and had my leftovers from NYC. I had the wrap but instead of fries had a sweet potato in the microwave with salsa on top. YUM! I can't figure out why the heck this is sideways!!! UGHWe then rented Tropic Thunder off of IO and settled in to watch that. I made a mint mocha freeze from hungry girl for my snack, it was delish! I also had a few chocolate covered honey roasted peanuts from Harry and David's. I can't wait to get rid of this candy!!

The movie was hysterical if you haven't seen it, Tom Cruise cracked me up :-D

Onto this mornings eats: I had a big ol bowl of oats with a banana, cinnamon, water, some granola (Back to Nature Blueberry Apple) and some soynog. I also had my mug of coffee and 2 bites of Adam's tasty pork roll egg and cheese sandwich. I'm now psyching myself up for the gym, I know it'll be packed if I go too early so I'm trying to hold out a bit longer. See ya later! Hope you have a great Sunday!
Question: What are your New Years Eve plans? Do you have a resolution?

Friday, December 26, 2008

NYC For The Day!

So we were up and out by 8:10 this morning to grab some breakfast and hit the road/train for NYC. We brought my brother there for his 18th bday present, we've been bringing him for the past 5 years and it was a big hit this year!
Here's the recap: breakfast was a fruit and yogurt parfait that I got from Einstein Brother's Bagels by our house. The boys got bagels from Dunkin Donuts and I got a coffee with skim milk. We ate on the train and were in NYC by alittle before 11. We went and saw the tree and walked all over the place!! We found this great pub called I got a Blue Moon with an orange to drink, we then split the shrimp cocktail. The cocktail sauce was great! For lunch I got the MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED VEGETABLE accented with balsamic glaze, goat cheese, beefsteak tomatoes, greens, honey wheat wrap. It was so good, I dove right in and realized to take a picture after I ate half of it.. OOPPS! I also tried Adam's fish and chips and they were tasty too! Then to celebrate Joe's Birthday we had a shot of Jamison Irish Whiskey since we were at an Irish Pub and Joe was excited to get served..HAHAH We ended up walking to the Whole Foods in Union Square after lunch I got a huge fruit platter which we lugged home and some PB Puffins... YUM! I have to say I was not as impressed by this Whole Foods as I thought I would be :( I'll stick with the one close to home.. We walked back to Penn Station but first stopped at a shop to buy some cheesy souvenirs. Adam got a Cigarette Holder with a picture of NYC on it, Joe got an I love NYC flask and I got I love NYC sleep shorts with Taxi's on them and a I love NYC tshirt. We stopped to get Adam some food for dinner on the way to the train, I got a Sprite Zero and we finally got home by 8. I'm so glad to be home and relaxing, I made up a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats with skim milk, a banana and tons of cinnamon (forgot to take picture since I was uploading the ones from today). I then needed something sweet so I had 2 bites of a HUGE caramel covered pretzel with mini m&ms on it. So good but I'm so full, it was a great day! I'm now ready for bed and a long day at the gym, even though we walked well over 6 miles around the city today ;) Have a great night and see you tomorrow.
I'll leave you with some fun pictures from our day :-D

Thursday, December 25, 2008


I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I have to say last night started out Christmas perfectly. We went to Adam's cousins for 7 fishes.. I ate way too many fishes and chocolates, I also had 2 beers and a shot of Chamboard, with my Senior English teacher from high school(he's Adam's cousins husband) hahah I was very sluggish this morning so I had a cup of coffee and half an apple and 2 handfuls of grapes and was off to church with my parents and brother. I went back to the parents house and had a Pepperidge Farms Cherry Pomegranate Bagel with some margarine and fried in a pan. So bad but it was something my mom used to make for me when I was little and I totally wanted one this morning. I also had a few Wavy Lays and a couple of pizza Goldfish jumped in there too ;) I went back for more Goldfish later, they hit the spot! Joe and I went driving around after eating since he has a police scanner (he's a firefighter) so tis the season for chaos. He wanted to see what was going on at one house.. so we did a drive by.. So bad I know lol. Adam is at his brother's house now (he doesn't do church) and then we will be going to his cousin's house later on. I came home and vacuumed a bit and now I'm blasting some christmas music and relaxing before I hop in the shower and beautify myself for the rest of the day. I will definately try to remember to take pics of my eats tonight at the parents. We are having prime rib and homemade caesar salad. I also bought a bottle of wine to have with it ;) I'm not a big prime rib fan but I love dad's salad!

I hope your all having a great day! See you tonight :-D

I'll leave you with some pictures from today: Me and my baby brother (he's going to be 18 in 5 days!!!) and our Charlie Brown Christmas tree!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I completely forgot to take pictures today! This morning I just couldn't get my A$$ in gear, I knew with our Holiday party this morning and about 17 kids it was going to be CRAZY!! My breakfast was the usual Fiber One Honey Clusters with a banana, cinnamon and lf vanilla soy milk. I also brought a mug of much needed coffee, unfortunately it was too sweet (way too much stevia today). The party went great, and the kids were really good! I took lots of pics but can't show you them :( I got some great gifts and way too much FOOD!!!! HAHA Lunch was a Dannon Light and Fit and an apple. One of the parents brought in a veggie platter so I had some carrots and dip. Yea for healthy food :-D After work and sitting in tons of traffic to drive less than 2 miles to the gym I did 2 miles on the treadmill and lifted. I stopped off at the parents to drop off some goodies to them and got home around 5:30. I sat around looking through my gifts (I'm such a kid!) then had my leftover smothered chicken from Applebee's on Saturday. I also had a cookie. We then ran to the mall since there were boots I wanted that were on sale at Macy's, it wasn't as crowded as we expected THANK GOODNESS!! I didn't get the boots, they just didn't feel right. We did though go to Old Navy and I got a sweater and fleece for 25 bux!!! We came home and I had 2 chocolate covered pretzels. I think I may give all my food gifts to my mom to bring to work on Friday. There is so much of it and I don't want it in the house!! HAHA I hope everyone has a great Christmas Eve Eve :) See you tomorrow!
Do you have any plans for Christmas Eve?

Monday, December 22, 2008

One More Day To Go!

Hiya All!
I hope you all had a great Monday! Mine wasn't too bad at all :-D For breakfast I had a bowl of oats with a banana, cinnamon, and some lf vanilla soy milk. I brought a mug of hot chocolate with me to work on this FREEZING day in Jersey! It was about 13 degrees, its just nuts!

On my lunch break I ran over to the insurance company to get everything settled and thank goodness that is DONE! I came back and inhaled my Dannon Light and Fit with 1/4 cup cheerios and some pineapple. I also had a chocolate covered pretzel at snack time with the kiddies.

After work I went and picked up my dad to go to Joe's bowling match, he kicked butt! I left a tad early and come home to have an almond butter and jelly sandwich on an Arnold Sandwich Thin, I also had a half of a sweet potato that I made in the microwave. When I was toasting my bread and cooking the potato I had about a cup of grapes. I then had one of the Double Chocolate Explosion Cookie Vive Le Vegan. YUM!! I'm now relaxing and catching up on my blogs.
So is everyone set for Christmas? I'm almost done! Just one more giftcard to go :-D

I hope everyone has a great night! See you tomorrow :-D

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I was actually motivated to get my butt to the gym on this dreary day in Jersey! I woke up alittle before 8 but stayed in bed till almost 8:30 listening to the rain. I got up made some Holiday Spice coffee and read some blogs in the dark, it was very nice :) Adam finally erupted from bed and we got set on breakfast. I had a bowl of Fiber One Honey Clusters with a banana, cinnamon and lf vanilla soy milk. I had a big old mug of coffee too with some splenda and ff half and half. YUM! Adam made pork roll and eggs so I had a bite :-D I relaxed since I'm in no rush today at all and then was off to the gym I did about 40 minutes on the treadmill and lifted. It felt so good after taking a day off yesterday. I know its not a bad thing but I really love getting in some type of exercise everyday. I know I won't be able to go tomorrow because my brother has a bowling match and they don't get done until well after 6 and by then I'm starving and just wanna get my butt home!!! HAHA When I got home I was munchie so I had a handful of dried fruit. It was shoved in my mouth quite quickly so no pics! lol I'm off to shower and eat some lunch then we are off to run some errands on this yuck day! See ya later :-D

Saturday, December 20, 2008

MMM Applebees

Ok since I had a yucky day, Adam decided to take me to Applebees after we went and looked at some Christmas lights :) I got a Blue Moon and the Smothered Grilled Chicken which is A grilled chicken breast smothered with sautéed mushrooms, peppers, onions, and melted Monterey Jack & cheddar cheeses. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. I got mine thought without the cheese since my tummy is not a fan. I ate about half of the chicken all of the most of the veggies and a few bites of the potatoes. I also had 2 of Adam's shrimp that he got with his steak and some of his salad. We then got coffee, I got a decaf so I can sleep and Adam got dessert which was the Chocolate Mousse
Decadent Oreo® chunks, chocolate mousse and whipped cream make this a rich and creamy treat. I also had 2 bites of this.. YUM!! We came home and I needed to bake, since I had the urge since this afternoon. I went to my Vive Le Vegan Cookbook and made up a batch of Double Chocolate Almond Explosion Cookies without the almonds. I used peanut butter and chocolate chips in it. Adam just tried one and he is in love with them! He can't believe they're vegan except for the chocolate chips! I'm so happy when people enjoy what I make :-D Totally made my night! I'm off to relax and go to bed so I can be up early to get my arse to the gym! After all my eating today I really need it ;) Have a wonderful night!!

Good Day Goes Bad!

Hi All

So today started off on a good foot! I slept well with the help of some Tylenol pm ( I had a headache that would not go away last night!) I woke up at 8:30 and decided to skip the gym today since I had gone everyday since last Sunday :) I had some cereal (the usual mix) and coffee and vacuumed. I showered and was off to my parents to do some laundry and hang out. I came home around one after a little snacking on grapes and a piece of dad's famous candies. I unpacked the laundry and made up some Chobani Vanilla with frozen berries and Back To Nature Blueberry Apple Granola. YUM!!! I also may or may not have had another chocolate ;) I was then off for my massage... It was AWESOME and much needed, now if they weren't 70 bux I would get them more often!!!

Here's where it goes bad :(

I came home and was thinking I hadn't had not gotten a bill for my car insurance so I find an old bill and call... To find out it was cancelled!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF?!?!?! Then I realized it would have been due the end of November! I have been mailing it in since I moved marking the moved box for my change of address.. and they never changed it.. Well I never got my bill and that means no driving my car for me :( I'm very very angry now! So much for my relaxation! UGH!! Needless to say since I'm a spaz I've been crying and complaining. Adam thinks I'm nuts and told me not to worry.. but I'm so good with paying bills and all of that.. I'm always super early.. so it just gets me upset. Even though it wasn't my fault. I'm now sitting around being cranky.. Maybe I'll bake alittle.. I do know that we will be going out to look at Christmas lights tonight!! I think I'll stop at 7-11 and pick up a coffee.. That should make me happy :-D Hope your having a great Saturday!

See ya after dinner!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Sorry For Begin MIA!

Hey everyone!
Sorry for disappearing for a few days.. I have been go go go and haven't stopped! You haven't really missed much in my eating, except for last nights yummy lobster ravioli in vodka sauce that I had at my work Christmas party ;) But lets get onto today!

After last nights pig out fest with extremely yummy foods and eating way later than normal :( my belly was not happy with me! I felt like I had a huge rock in my stomach! WTF? I had my normal bowl of cereal (Fiber One Honey Oats, banana, cinnamon and lf vanilla soy milk) with a coffee that I brought to work. The Kindergartners did a play today and it was so cute! I got to watch it in the AM and PM, since there is an AM and PM class. :-D

Lunch was a Dannon Light and Fit with a half of apple and half an orange. I also had a handful of pretzels for something salty. A mom brought us in brownies so I had a bite of one, it wasn't great so I chucked it. I had 2 handfuls of grapes before leaving work and going to the gym in the monsoon that we were having. I think I saw cats and dogs falling from the sky!!!!!

I came home with about 5 pounds of fudge from one of my kiddies. I had to try a bite it is peanut butter fudge and its great. I cut a small piece for Adam and I and then I'm gonna see if my brother wants it!

I was going to have leftover chicken from a few nights ago, but my sweet potato was bad so I had nothing in the house really to go with it :( I opted for a Amy's burger with a slice of American cheese on top, some Brother's All Natural Potato Chips and a pickle. I was still feeling so full and gross :( I think I just need some down time to relax from this insane week! I can"t wait to be off for eleven days! We went to Barnes and Nobles for our "date night" and I had a diet root beer and 2 bites of Adam's peanut butter cup cookie.. MMMM I just can't turn down something sweet! We came home and now I'm trying to just veg. Oh and I got my free Cow Girl chocolate from Foodbuzz and I tried the mild double chocolate and it was awesome! Here's the website if you want to check it out! They have spicy and mild flavors, I can't wait to try them all :)

I hope everyone had a great Friday only 5 more days till Christmas!!! Do you have all your shopping done? I just have a few more things to pick up! See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Another Bingeful Kinda Day

UGH Today was another one of "those" day, with hormones and stress I ate like a big ol PIGGY!
Breakfast was a bowl of Fiber One Honey Oats with some of the bottom of the bag of Honey Bunches of Oats, cinnamon, banana and LF Vanilla Soy Milk. I also had handful of peanuts while making my coffee to bring to work. I have no idea why its sideways!!! HAHA

At work I had about half a cup of cheerios at snack time then for lunch was a Dannon Light and Fit with an orange. Snack was 2 chocolate covered pretzels from one of the kiddies. I then went to the gym and did alittle over 2 miles on the treadmill and some weights. I came home to find out daddy's home. No answers to what happened but he is home! Thank goodness!

Dinner was an English muffin with one egg, ff cheese, and a piece of Canadian bacon. I also had a half of a sweet potato on the side and munched on more nuts about 2 handfuls while figuring out what the heck to eat for dinner. We ran out to the store to pick up a roasted chicken for dinner tomorrow night and I went to see daddy. He was in bed, he exhausted from not sleeping for the past 2 days :( I then came home, did some cleaning and ate some more. I had 2 bites of chocolate cake(the microwave one from a few nights ago) and 2 peanut butter cookies. I NEED TO STOP! Needless to say I've thrown away some junk food just to get it out. I'm not hungry but its there so I eat. This emotional eating HAS GOT TO STOP!!! Sorry for venting I just need to get it all out. I hope everyone had a good Tuesday. See you for a better tomorrow (I hope)

Monday, December 15, 2008


Hi there
Well I'm in a funk today.. Got up early since I couldn't sleep past 7, made coffee bummed around ate some cereal... went to the gym did 2 miles since it was packed.. and went to mom's to shower and do some laundry and get ready to see daddy.. I ate way too much while at moms.. damn STRESS!! We went and saw Dad, he seems ok but they haven't done any TESTS!!! WTF!?? I HATE HOSPITALS! Once I finally got back to the apartment I made a grilled cheese on country wheat bread I stole from the parents.. I had some pickles and corn chips on the side.. I also might have had a huge piece of carrot cake mom had made yesterday for dad before the chaos started! I hate hormones and stress.. and right now I am having a double whammy! poor Adam!! hahah I've been eating non stop all day and I'm still not full... It is just one of those days. My brother has a bowling match at 3:30 right near the hospital so I will be leaving in about an hour to make another trek up to where I was this morning.. I plan on eating healthy tonight once I get home and running to the library to pick up some more Christmas books for the kiddies.. I hope your day is going better than mine! See ya later. Sorry for no pictures today.. Haven't really thought about those.. I'll take one tonight though ;)

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Hi Everyone!
Well I finally got some sleep last night thank goodness!!! I woke up around 8 and got out of bed by 8:20. I made some Holiday Spice coffee and made up some oatmeal for breakfast. I put oats, water, lf vanilla soy milk, banana, cinnamon and the end of my sample of the Bear Naked granola. YUM! I was then off to the gym around 9;30 to work off some of those beer calories from Friday night/Saturday morning.. I did 2 miles on the treadmill and some weights. I came home showered and got ready to venture out for the day.

We needed to run to the mall to buy some gift cards for Adam's cousins. We then went to a cute little market It was super busy with the up coming holidays so we only looked around for a bit before Adam couldn't take it anymore.. hahah.. We then were off to food shop for the week. We went to Wegmans, but before we started shopping we grabbed some grub. I got their super yogurt parfait which has Omega 3 and 6 added to the yogurt with strawberries, blueberries and almond granola. I ate about 3/4 and left the rest for when we got home. I also had about 5 of Adam's sour cream and onion chips.. I haven't had these in so long and boy were they good!! (now I know whey I don't buy chips.. I'd eat the whole bag!) We tried to get in and out as fast as we could since it was CRAZY BUSY!!

Once home we unloaded and settled for a bit. I got some work done and Adam was crazy gluing our gingerbread house that was all broken :( I finished up my yogurt and I think i might have ate a pound of grapes while cleaning and putzing around We ran out to the garbage to throw some stuff away and I had missed a call from my mom, which I didn't know until she called me again frantic. My dad had passed out and cut his head pretty bad, she was on her way to the hospital! I freaked of course and got ready and we were out the door. He seemed in good spirits but something isn't right :-( He had tons of tests done and is being admitted. He has 2 partially clogged arteries and they think there could be problems with one of his veins in his neck. So needless to say I've called out of work already to go back in the morning with mommy.. She told us to leave around 6 so by the time we got home we heated up the stuffed peppers my dad had made for us a few days ago. They were soooo good! He was asking if we had tried them while we were at the hospital so I will report back tomorrow to him ;) I also had one of Adam's meatballs he made Friday night. SO GOOD! It was a good hearty dinner to end a crappy day. I also made some of my microwave cake that I've posted about before. I added some chocolate/peanutbutter chips this time and put chocolate icing on. OMG!!! AMAZING!!!!!!! I could've inhaled the whole thing! I had about 4 bites and put it away after sharing with Adam ;) I've done some Christmas cards and now I'm finally relaxing. I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here's our finished gingerbread house.. Please ignore the big ol mess.. Its been one of those days...