My first recipe

Last night I really wanted a grilled cheese and some sweet potato fries. I know I could always order them and pick them at a restaurant but I decided to make my own fries. Here is how that went.

I preheated the oven to 450. And then I washed up this bad boy right here:

2013-10-17 18.02.08After I washed it, I cut it up like so:

2013-10-17 18.06.39Make sure you have a good knife. Cutting up sweet potatoes is a real pain in the butt.

Then mix with 1/4 egg whites and spices of your choice. I used garlic powder and chili powder. I’m sure you could add cinnamon if you wanted, but I’m allergic.

2013-10-17 18.09.04 2013-10-17 18.10.03Mix in a bag like so.

2013-10-17 18.12.09And place on cookie sheet with plenty of cooking spray. I didn’t have a cookie sheet (I think I thew ours away when we moved from the apartment to the house) so I used a regular baking pan and put foil down. And sprayed that with cooking spray.

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I then cooked them for 30 minutes. They probably could have gone in there a little bit longer, but I was really hungry.

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I would totally make this again and I will. I loved how much better they tasted then going out. Or even buying them from a bag. And the grilled cheese was fantastic, too. I didn’t bother to show you how I made that because I figured everyone already knows.

Did you see who is in the new Weight Watchers magazine this month?

 

2013-10-18 13.38.40Yep. That’s Kelly from Curvy Fit Girl. Pretty awesome.

I’ve been slacking in the workout/running department. My eating has been pretty horrible this week, too. But, I’m planning on changing that tomorrow. Baby steps.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Saturday

I finally went and rejoined the gym this week.  I’ve been twice so far and I’m so glad that I did. I do like having a home gym, but there is something about going to the gym that makes me feel bad ass. I can’t even explain how sore I was on Friday after my workout on Thursday. There are no words.

Thanks to Cely for posting this:

http://youtu.be/vZY5bxPuzbE

D**k in a Box was perfect. Perfect.

The husband comes home tonight. I couldn’t be more excited. I have missed him so much. Hopefully he won’t be going away again for awhile.

I spent most of the day with my Mom. We had a blast. I was able to get some Halloween decorations and pumpkins. Now the house looks all festive and pretty. Plus we had ice cream of lunch. Don’t judge me.

What did you do today?

 

I know, excuses.

I wanted to post an update yesterday, but I feel like I didn’t have much to write about. Sometimes I just get writers block. I’m all blah, blah, blah for a couple of days and then…

breakingbad-animated-gif-061Yep.

We’ve decided that if I don’t get pregnant this month (and we’ve been trying for awhile now), we need to go see the doctor about it. She had said when I saw her in June that I should give her a call in September if I’m not pregnant. And it’s October. So it’s time. Lately I just feel like everyone is pregnant but me and it’s infuriating. I’m happy to be happy for everyone else, but I would like it to be MY time. Hopefully the OB/GYN can figure out what is going on.

breakingbad-animated-gif-011I hope it’s that easy, Jesse.

I was able to get in 3 miles this morning. Actually, 3.40 or something like that. I thought my Garmin was dead, but it turns out that the footpad just needed a new battery. I’m really going to try and hit up the treadmill more this week. The weekends I have no problems, but during the week I have the hardest time getting up. I’m still thinking of rejoining the gym. They are having a special right now so it would be a good time to do so.

breakingbad-animated-gif-017The husband leaves on Monday for New Orleans. I hope that the time goes by pretty quickly. I am probably going to be in bed early most weeknights and maybe that will help me workout more.

breakingbad-animated-gif-040I know, excuses.

 

 

Feed Me!!

I’m not going to lie to you. I’m hungry. REALLY hungry. Maybe doing IP isn’t going to work so much for me. I knew it wasn’t going to be a diet I could stick to forever. But, I’m starving right now. It’s great that I’ve lost 7.2 pounds in 9 days, but seriously? I could eat my own hand right now.

I’m thinking I need some Weight Watchers back in my life. And the lack of exercise doesn’t help me much either.

A couple of months ago after we moved into the house, I canceled my gym membership. I was doing alright with my workouts at home and stuff, but I miss the gym. And sometimes a girl just doesn’t want to use the treadmill. The Arc Trainer would be nice. So, I’m thinking of rejoining. They are having a special right now. And maybe actually take another spin class.

The husband is leaving for New Orleans on Monday. I decided not to go with him this time around. With the house and all, I just didn’t want to go away for a week yet. My Mom is here (she’s downstairs in the in-law apartment) but she isn’t all that mobile these days and I worry about her, too. So, I’m going to stay home while he goes. He’ll be gone for almost 6 days. It’s a bummer, but it’s his job. I’ll miss him like crazy though. I had hoped to be pregnant, but I’m not dwelling on that right now.

I’m looking forward to the weekend. No big plans, just cleaning up the house and running a few errands. I’d like to get some pumpkins for the front porch to go with my Mums.

How was your Thursday?

 

The diet

I’m still pretty bummed out about “Breaking Bad” being over. You can’t watch a show for 5 years and just END it. You can’t give it the best Emmy drama in 2013 and just think I’m going to forget about it.

Thank GOD for Netflix.

3s13mhThis dog cracks me up. Seriously.

So, the diet I’m doing right now is Ideal Protein. I watched one of my coworkers drop 40 pounds in 3 months while doing it. And right now my work bff is currently on it and she has lost 20 pounds in 5 weeks. I’m doing it on my own (I bought some food online) because I refuse to pay $400 for the start up. I didn’t think I would be able to handle it. I’ve modified it a bit so that I’m not ready to eat my arm off. And I’m not eating 900 calories a day. That’s a bit ridiculous.

I forgot to mention I had my yearly review last week. It went well and I got a raise. Also a plus. Work is good. Busy, but good.