Tuesday, June 30, 2009

5 Years And Counting!

It Adam and my 5 year Anniversary since out first date! So we are going to reenact our first date tonight! But onto that later.. I woke up bright and early this morning after another night of not being able to sleep :( I made up some coffee and had a bowl of Kashi Go Lean and Kashi U mix with banana, cinnamon and banana.  



I also had 2 huge handfuls of blueberries after I finished and was cleaning up the kitchen. I did some Wii Active then was off to the gym for 2.5ish miles on the treadmill while watching Tyra. I came home to shower and get ready for work at 1, I was a bit hungry after the gym so I had some walnuts and cashews putzed around on the computer and headed to work. Once there I was in charge of naptime since I have “the touch” to get the wild child to sleep.. haha I had a yogurt light crunch with Oreo pieces and a Sobe drink.



I also had about a cup of pineapple that I forgot to take a picture of. I was done with work by 4:20 and now I’m home and waiting for Adam to get going to Martell's Tiki Bar. We only went for drinks on our first date but we are thinking of getting some grub there too! I am checking out their menu in between typing! haha I’ll either be back tonight or tomorrow morning with a recap of our fun filled night :-D 


Monday, June 29, 2009

Yea For Samples! :-D

Good Evening guys! How’s your day been? Mine flew by… I can not believe its almost 9 o’clock! Where did the time go? I had a hard time going to sleep last night even though I was exhausted.. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I went to bed pretty early around 10:30 didn’t fall asleep until at least 11:30 or 12 and woke up at 2ish to run to the darn potty since I drank a lot of H2O before bed :( I got up at 8 and started my day off with a Gnu Bar in Banana Walnut with the end of my light vanilla soymilk.

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I also had some pineapple pieces and a few peanuts since there aren’t too many calories in the bar and lunch is later now at work. I brought my mug of coffee with me on my walk to work. The morning pretty much flew by since there were only “big” kids there today. By 12:45 I was STARVING and chowed down on a pear with cottage cheese and 2 huge handfuls of cheddar goldfish.. (oh the joys of working with kids) Before I knew it, it was quitting time. I headed home to find a package from Probar!!! Thanks Kendall!!! I tore into them right away and tried the Super food Slam (just a few bites since I was leaving for the gym) WOW was this tasty! with whole almonds!! I was so excited! I can’t wait to try the rest :-D


After the gym I came home to relax, I was super thirsty from sweating so I had some watermelon to quench my thirst. MMM After showering I decided to make some dinner and watch Tyra, what a perfect night.. hahah Adam was working and then had to fix his mom’s pool so he told me not to wait for him. I had salad with lemon pepper tuna and some sweet potater fries… totally hit the spot. Oh some of my fries from yesterday at the diner might have jumped in there too.. hehe I also had a few almonds for some good old healthy fats.

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Once Adam got home, ate and showered we went for a walk on the boardwalk. We were extremely surprised that it was still so warm up there! I am so happy that it is finally dry and nice out for our nightly walks on the boardwalk, I was really starting to get depressed not going on them. We ran a few errands and came home to eat some dessert and watch some Food Network! I had 2 m&m cookies that I baked and a couple spoonfuls of Adam’s mocha chip ice cream.


YUM YUM! I’m off to veg and maybe read some more of my book! Have a good one :-D

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Life Just Gets In The Way Sometimes…

Hey Guys! Sorry I went missing.. I get so caught up in a whole bunch of nothing and then realize its been days since I’ve blogged! My eats have been nothing too exciting except for the tasty chicken cheese steak from the diner today for lunch! I was ravenous and told myself just to go crazy ;) Stupid me forgot to take a picture though since I was about to eat my arm! lol I do have some of the pictures of my eats from the weekend for ya though!

Yesterday Adam and I went Blueberry picking and had a blast! I was a little worried after Friday nights festivities since there was WAY too much drinking going on.. We went out for dollar drinks at the Headliner to celebrate my birthday. It was me, Kelli (the bestest bridesmaid EVER) Becky and her guy friend. Well Mike (the friend) kept the drinks flowing.. So much so that I lost track! I have not lost track of drinks in years, so needless to say I was home before midnight and drunk as a skunk! I drank a glass of water, blabbered to Adam and went to sleep.. Or at least tried to until things were spinning.. THIS IS WHY I DON’T DRINK MUCH ANYMORE! NOTE TO SELF! We did have a good time though and that is all that matters :-D Here’s some of Friday’s eats and a couple pictures of the night. The bouncer is my brother… I had to get a picture of him trying to be tough.. Even though I was telling everyone he was my “baby brother”!!  haha oopps darn vanilla vodka’s and coke ;)

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Surprisingly I was feeling not too shabby Saturday morning.. Hit up the gym to get in 2 miles on the treadmill and lift some weights. I came home got ready and we headed out to Emery’s Organic Farm. It was muddy from the monsoons we’ve been having here in Jersey so Adam said lets take the tractor ride out to the field… Oh boy not a good idea. I thought I was doing good until we got on there and had our bumpy ride, my belly was flipping! But luckily there was no cookie tossing!!! hahah We had so much fun picking almost 3 pounds of blueberries, we then hit up the store they have to get some whole blueberry jelly and some hot pepper salsa for my sweetie. We did our food shopping for the week, had some dinner and went up to Belmar boardwalk for a nice walk after another nightly monsoon. It was gorgeous and had cooled off a ton! We then hit up Blockbuster for our movie night. We got Zach and Miri Make A Porno, it was pretty funny! I was a tad worried when Adam picked it out but I laughed a bunch :-D just what the doctor ordered! Here are some of Saturday’s eats!    





Today I slept in until after 8! GO ME! I had some Kashi Go Lean, All Bran Strawberry Medley, banana, cinnamon and soymilk with a nice hot cuppa Joe on the side.

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It was laundry day for this girl so I headed over to the rents for some bonding time.. I ate my body weight in grapes at their house and once my laundry was smelling pretty I came home to get ready for a nice walk on Asbury Boardwalk. We did about 2 miles and tried to figure out where to eat. I didn’t want to eat outside in the heat so we came back towards our house and headed to the diner, where I got that tasty Chicken Cheese Steak with Fries MMMMMM I only ate half and plan on having that sucker for din din one night! I came home and snacked on some blueberries just to get some nutrients in ;) I got some stuff done around here and did some Wii Active then decided around 6:30 I needed to eat some dinner.. SO Chobani Vanilla with lots of blueberries and Trader Joe’s Almond Granola it was..


Oh and I stole a few more of Adam’s fries, since he was having the other half of his Cheese Steak. I plan on having a cookie for dessert in a few and then reading some of my book. A woman I work with lent me the book Confessions with a Fat Girl. It is such a good book, I love a book that makes me not want to put it down ;-D

I hope everyone had a great weekend! See ya tomorrow :-)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

So Not The Happy Camper!

Well I woke up this morning to the sound of my phone alarm and the rain.. I was not happy to stat off with, I’m so sick of the darn rain already. I got up and got started for the day, I made up some coffee and a bowl of Kashi Go Lean and Kashi U with banana, cinnamon and soymilk. I also had tons of pineapple that I didn’t get a picture of. 


I lucked out and the rain stopped so I walked to work :) The morning dragged on a bit but it wasn’t so bad… Lunch time came and I wasn’t very hungry but it was 1 o’clock and the kids were laying down so it was my only chance. I had tuna and salad with some Bountifuls salad dressing. I forgot the picture of the salad but got a picture before I left of the dressing. I think this is one of the best salad dressings ever!! and it only has 15 calories and lots of veggies!!! MMMMM


I also may have had a cookie or 2 at the afternoon snack. MM At 3 I walked home in the rain and got ready for the gym, I got a letter that got me angry.. not going to get into it but that is what made this day a bad one! So therefore I ate lots of crap and headed off to the gym. I did 2.5 miles on the treadmill trying to calm down and lifted. I came home and vented to Adam and my mom, it didn’t make me fell much better though. I just feel like I have no luck lately :( or more like just bad luck! Dinner was leftover turkey tacos with refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, Newman’s Own Mango Salsa, and lots of cheddar cheese. MMMM I went back for my beans after this picture was taken ;) AHH comfort food at its best!


After dinner we went to my moms to drop some stuff off that we picked up for them at BJ’s last night and went to pick up a Bday card for one of my friends. I also stopped into Dunkin Donuts for a coffee and to get Adam a few donuts since I have a million bux in gift cards from the end of the year. When we got home we went for about a .75 mile walk down the street since the rain had stopped again :) After that I came home and was craving something salty and sweet. HELLO KETTLE CORN and some chocolate chips :) I ate all the popcorn and a few chocolate chips.


I’m off to veg and be grumpy.. haha I hope everyone had a happy hump day!! See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It Was a Long One!

Hey guys! Realized it was getting late and the Real Housewives of Jersey Reunion is coming on in 15 minutes so I have to make this quick!

Breakfast was Dannon Light and Fit with some Kashi Go Lean and Pineapple on the side. Of course there was lots of coffee to get me going this morning.  


I didn’t have to be into work until 1 so I did some Wii Active and then headed off the gym, I did 2.5 miles on the treadmill and came home. I made Adam some pasta salad munched on some nuts and got ready for work. I made up a smoothie for lunch to bring to work with me. I had the Amazing Meal in Chocolate with soymilk, frozen strawberries and ice. This stuff was so good!!! Here’s what the website says about it! 


Amazing Meal Chocolate Infusion is a powerful and satisfying blend of Green Super Foods, plant based protein, phytonutrient rich fruits & vegetables, digestive enzymes and probiotics. For a nutritional breakdown see below.

  • 10 grams of complete protein, 6 grams of fiber in every serving.
  • Full spectrum of Green Super Foods – wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa & kale.
  • Organic Super Fruits – Goji & Açaí berries.
  • Great source of chlorophyll, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
  • 100% whole food nutrition – no fillers or isolated vitamins.
    Main Ingredients
    Protein Blend - 15,000 mg
    Organic Hemp Protein Powder, Organic Rice Protein
    Greens Blend - 3,100 mg
    Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Kale, Organic Alfalfa
    Antioxidant Fruit & Vegetable Blend - 2,800 mg
    Organic Açaí, Organic Carrot, Organic Blueberry, Organic Goji, Organic Rose Hips, Organic Maca, Organic Banana
    Organic Flax Seed Powder - 500 mg
    Digestive enzyme blend - 20 mg
    Other Ingredients
    Organic Cane Juice, Organic Guar Gum, Organic Red Dutch Cooca, Sea Salt & Natural Flavors

    Confluence of Functional Foods

  • Hemp Protein Powder can supply any diet with a vegetarian source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, chlorophyll and a complete, balanced gluten-free source of the essential amino acids.
  • Rice Protein is an excellent source of vegan, hypo-allergenic protein that is an alternative to soy, without the animal products of whey.
  • Organic Wheat Grass Powder – One of the most potent green vegetables available. Wheat grass is an excellent source of natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. Wheat grass is known to be highly alkalizing and will help detoxify the body.
  • Organic Kale - Kale is rich, calcium, and iron. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein.
  • Organic Barley Grass Powder – Part of the cereal grass family green barley grasses contain a multitude of enzymes. It appears that there may be thousands of active enzymes in barley grass, especially superoxide dismutase (SOD), a major detoxifying enzyme sometimes recommended in combating arthritis.
  • Organic Alfalfa Powder – Roots grow very deep to absorb many minerals and nutrients from the soil. Contains eight essential amino acids, is a rich source of vitamin B12, natural fluoride and chlorophyll.
  • Organic Açaí – This berry is grown in the Brazil rainforest by our friends at Sambazon. It packs more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates, plus an abundance of omega fats, protein and fiber.
  • Organic Carrot Powder – Excellent source of vitamin A from Beta Carotene. Carrots are believed to be very beneficial for eye health.
  • Organic Blueberries - Blueberries are concentrated in anthocyanins and other health promoting antioxidants, plus they add to the great taste of Amazing Meal.
  • Organic Goji Berries – This healthy berry shows off its phytonutrients in bright red colors. Goji berries are one of the most nutritionally dense fruits on the planet and have been long revered in Tibet for its health promoting effects.
  • Organic Maca –This amazing adaptogenic root enhances your ability to deal with stress while boosting energy, endurance and performance.
  • Organic Rose Hips - Natural source of Vitamin C. Promotes good health with bioflavonoids and strong antioxidant and immunity support.
  • Organic Banana – We added organic banana to Amazing Meal so it would taste like you just stepped out of a smoothie shop, only healthier. The great taste it not overmatched by its excellent source of energizing B vitamins and potassium.
  • Organic Flax Seed Powder – Organic flax seeds are a great source of Omega 3’s and fiber.
  • Let me tell you if you have the $$ it is totally worth it and if you head over to Jenna’s website you can get 40% off!!!

    I had some pretzels and a cookie too while at work, since it may have been the longest 4 hours of my life… for the last 45 minutes I had 2 boys left… I got out a bit after 5 and walked home and was starving! I  whipped up a PB&J on WW with some random chips and some pretzels.


    Adam had to run back to work so I was on my own again. We were going to run to the store to pick up salad mixings but when I saw he wasn’t home I figured I would just make the easiest thing with out having to get in the car and drive somewhere. When he got home he had some leftover meatloaf from my parents, I  may have had a couple of bites of this. I love my mommy’s meatloaf :-D MMM comfort food at its best! We then headed out to BJ’s to get some water and other goodies for the house and I found a knock off Vera Bradley over night bag for 25 bux! The real one is worth $80 so this one totally won in my book. I love me some brand names but I’ll take a knock off.. Who do I have to impress?!??! On our way home we got some salad fixings so I could have one for lunch tomorrow :-D When we got home I needed a chocolate fix so I had way too many m&ms and 2 cookies.. UGH Hello PMS!

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    lol I’m off to watch The Real Housewives, I hope everyone had a great Tuesday.. See you tomorrow!


    Monday, June 22, 2009

    Back To School….

    Hi Guys! Sorry I didn’t come back last night, I was at my parents house pretty late since Adam stopped by and we all started talking. I was in a food coma by the time we got back and I pretty much felt like a big old piggy! I hate how red meat makes me feel.. but I enjoy eating it every now and then! The filet mignon was delish with it we had Caesar salad, French fries and some mushrooms cooked in Marsala wine.. MMMM SO SOOO GOOD! I also had some graduation cake, which totally put me over the edge!

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    Onto this morning, I woke up around 8 in a coma since I took a Benadryl before going to sleep last night. My allergies were killing me and I knew I needed something to knock me out and help me breath! I had a bowl of Kashi Go Lean, Kashi U, banana, cinnamon and some light vanilla soymilk.003

    I also ate some pineapple while putting my lunch together. The morning flew by and before I knew it, it was 1 and the kiddies were resting so this was my chance to eat. I had an apple with cottage cheese and some cheez its. I wasn’t very hungry since my belly was angry at me over last nights eats. I walked home after work ate some almonds and raisins and was off to the gym. I did 2.5 miles on the treadmill and lifted and came home. I showered and watched Tyra and some of Oprah and decided on some din din. I had a Boca chicken patty with a slice of cheese, fries, and a pickle. I might have also snacked on some chips ;) 004

    Adam didn’t get home until 6:30 so I watched some TV until he got home and made him up some leftover filet with rice a roni and a salad. I was trying to be a good little (soon to be) housewife ;) After his dinner I cut him up some of Joe’s graduation cake.. Of course I had to have a few bites too.. I can’t wait until all this junk is GONE!! Its so good yet so so bad.. hahah

    How was your Monday? Only 4 more days to go :-D Have a great night!!!

    I am going to try the sample of Chocolate Amazing Meal.


    Should I make it with soymilk or water? If you’ve tried it which did you like it with more? Thanks so much!


    Sunday, June 21, 2009


    Afternoon Everyone! I actually slept in until 8 o'clock today! Can you believe it???? I woke up in shock but was a happy camper. I got up and made some coffee and turned on the news. Today was going to be a relaxing kinda day. I made up some egg whites with some laughing cow cheese and about a 1/3 of a cinnamon raisin bagel with cottage cheese..  


    MMMM I also had a bite of Adam’s GIANT pork roll, potato, cheese omelet that he cooked up. It was delish :-D We watched TV for a bit then went over to my school to get my bulletin board set up for summer camp.. It starts tomorrow and the first week is “Under The Sea” so I have lots of fun fishy and other type of oceany projects planned :) We then headed over to Pathmark for some foodage for the week. I got a Pineapple for 2 bux! That makes my day. I came home and cut that bad boy up so I could have some with my lunch. By 12:30 I was a Starving Marvin So I mixed up some Breyer’s yogurt with some Kashi Go Lean and had the most random mix on the side. Pineapple, a pickle, and some random chips out of bags we have laying around (we have too many chips opened! ADAM!!!lol ) I may have also ate a few chips before I took the picture… heheh

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    I then did some Wii Active and some ab work. I also vacuumed and even did behind the couch! It was GROSS back there! YUCK! I have been vegging around since then and snacked on way too many grapes and some more chips.. I can’t wait until he finishes them all up ;) I’m off to the parent’s house for some Filet Mignon for daddy’s day :-D We are also having Caesar salad and cake from Joe’s graduation. Even though he won’t be around, he bouncing at the bar that my girlfriends and I always go to The Headliner. The poor kid just graduated Friday night had work 8:30-3:30 last night and was back at work for 3-midnight tonight! He’s a champ let me tell ya :-D

    I hope everyone is enjoying your day and celebrating great dads everywhere! See ya with my yummy pics from tonight!

    Saturday, June 20, 2009

    My Computer Is Working Again!

    The past few days have been pretty busy and I haven’t been taking pictures of my food since my computer was busted.. But here are some pictures of my brother’s graduation and my tasty taco/beer din din tonight(I went back for more meat/beans after I was done with that plate) I will be back to normal blogging tomorrow! I hope everyone is having a great weekend :-D

    Congrats to the class of 2009 :-D

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    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Sort of Back

    Hiya Everyone!
    I can't stay away too long! I'm on my old computer and it is slow and crappy... It takes forever to upload pictures so I'll leave ya with a few "good" ones from the past few days.

    Here's just a quick recap of my last 3 days!

    Sunday was my cousins/maid of honors baby shower. It was a brunch up in Spotswood NJ. I was pretty disappointed in the food there, its tough to make a buffet of eggs and such and have it stay tasty. I tried some scrambled eggs, a breakfast sausage, half a bagel with cream cheese, and a huge bowl of fruit! I ate all of the bagel and fruit and about half of the sausage, I only had 2 bites of the eggs b/c they were just YUCK! I also had 2 bites of the cake but it just wasn't my thing. When I finally go home I dragged Adam out food shopping to pick up things for the week. By the time we got home and got dinner ready I was not really in the mood to make anything big after all the eating I've done this past week!

    With my birthday and 2 bbq's on Saturday I was al fooded out! If that is at all possible :-P I just had an Amy's veggie burger (love these!!) and some home made sweet tater fries ;)
    Monday I was up early, made some oats and coffee went to the gym and then headed off to babsyit for 5 year old twin boys. They go to Kindergarten in the afternoon at my school that I teach at, but since its just babsitting this week at the school their mom asked me to watch them! They are the cutest but have tons of energy and that mixed with playing wiffle ball out in the sun for 2.5 hours kicked my butt!!! When I got done there I went to my parents to pick up my new phone! I got the LG EnV :-D woohoo for new tech gadgets to play with!!

    After I got home I showered and put din din in the oven for Adam and I. We had dad's stuffed peppers and salads. MMMM so good! I had half of one (these suckers are huge!) with some salad then we cleaned up and went for a short walk to move around a bit since we were stuffed!

    Dessert eneded up being a few bites of my bday cake (its almost gone thank goodness!!) and half an apple with pb.. I played with my new phone for most of the night trying to figure it out, and get some fun ringtones!

    Today is the same as yesterday, I had cereal and some DD's coffee. I'm going to let my food digest, do some Wii Active and then get to the gym before picking up the boys from school. I hoe the sun comes out so we can play some more wiffle ball!!! See ya guys later! Hope your week is going well :-D
    Hopefully my computer will be up and running by the end of the week and I got be back to "normal" blogging again :-D