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Day 2… Accountability March 1, 2011

Filed under: Exercise,Food,Life — silimommy @ 9:51 pm
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Today I have been trying to be accountable for all of my calories. I am writing down everything I eat, and breaking down the calories item by item. I really want to make sure I am hitting the right caloric range because, I know that if I am not getting enough calories, or fuel, I won’t be able to burn off the excess… gunk. {lol}

So here’s the breakdown….

Breakfast: 8:45 am

This morning was delicious!

  • 1 slice of light wheat bread (40 cal)
  • 1 Tbsp all natural PB (95 cal)
  • 1.5 tsp all fruit blackberry preserves (25 cal)
  • 1 cup berries (strawberries & blueberries) (65 cal)
  • Activia light yogurt (70 cal)
  • 1/4 cup kashi crunch (with flax seed) (25 cal)
  • Coffee with flavored creamer (45 cal)

                                        {I only drank half of my coffee}

Grand total: 368 calories

I was not at all happy about this… I was aiming for at least 400 calories. I know, I wasn’t that far off, but this is where the obsessing comes in…

So, I will be trying to make up for that at my next “meal” or my mid-moning snack. I am supposed to eat 5 times a day…

Mid-Morning Snack: 10:45 am

“Vanilla Berry Protein Shake”

  • 1 cup 1% milk (110 cal)
  •  1 cup strawberries (46 cal)
  • 1/2 of a medium banana (50 cal)
  • 2 Tbsp all-natural Peanut Butter (190 cal)
  • Ice to taste

Grand total: 396 calories

Much better! I almost hit 400 calories at this “meal”!

Lunch: 1:45 pm

  •  Whole Wheat English Muffin (120 cal)
  • Tuna (50 cal)
  • 1 Tbsp.vegenaaise (35 cal)
  • 1 Tbsp. dill relish (16 cal)
  • 1/4 cup cheese (50 cal)Mixed Greens Salad w/ Balsamic Vinegarette (35 cal)

Grand total: 306 calories

Afternoon Snack: 5:15 pm

  • 1 slice light wheat bread (40 cal)
  • 1 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter (95 cal)
  • 1 tsp honey (21 cal)
  • Greek yogurt cup (90 cal)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (20 cal)
  • 1/4 cup Kashi crunch cereal with flax seeds (50 cal)

Grand total: 316 calories

I know this was late for a “snack” but really they are 5 small meals. I knew we would have to eat supper late since Joseph didn’t get off until 5:00 pm, and then he had to go to the store… Such is life.

So after Joseph got home it was time for our mad crazy butt kickin’ workout! And oh did it kick our hineys!!! It was great though. we were sweating and pushing ourselves SO hard! A few times I had to stop because I was light-headed and nauseous! It was intense, even more so than yesterday!

Ok, I promise I’m not usually always this ugly, but this was right after a crazy workout! I am flushed and sweaty… Ewwwwww!!!

 As much as I felt like puking then, I had to go cook supper… 😛

Supper: 8:00 pm

(I know late, but there was nothing I could do about that today.)

 

Stir-Fry!

  • 5 oz. Salmon
  • Stir fried broccoli, mushrooms, and snow peas with homemade sauce
  • 2/3 cup cooked brown rice

Grand total: 400 calories

That brings me to today’s……. Final total!!!!!

Final total: 1,786 calories!

Yay!!! I hit my range… although my mind does go into a spiral of … whoa… that’s too much… I never eat that many calories… Oh no!… but it’s what the formula says I need, so it’s what I will do!

Welp, it’s time for me to hit the shower and the sack!

Much Love

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Understanding… February 24, 2011

Filed under: Exercise,Faith,Food — silimommy @ 2:14 pm
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I am beginning to try to understand myself, to accept who I am, not as a person. I already know and like the inside me, it’s the outside that I have never gotten along with. When I look in the mirror I see every flaw, every lump or bump or bulge. I always have, even at my smallest I was never happy with my size. And no surprise that after gaining 15 lbs after getting married and 50 lbs during my pregnancy, I hate the outside more than ever… even though I am back down to my pre-pregnancy size my shape has not exactly recovered (I’m prepared that it may not completely). Then again I didn’t like my shape when I was small, so…

This is where the beginning is. Trying to accept that I may not have what it takes genetically to be a “skinny girl”. I once thought this is what mattered, but with having a child this view, along with everything else, has changed. Now I am ready (emotionally) to be more accepting of myself, to take responsibility, and leadership in my own health (health being the key word). I’m sure there will always be some desire to be thinner (what American girl in this messed up generation doesn’t), but now it’s more about being the best me possible. Leading a healthy lifestyle to lay an example for my daughter, so that one day she will be able to look at herself in the mirror and think “I look good”, “I love me”! This honestly brings me to tears… I pray that I can set that example for her. So she will know she is beautiful, valuable and most importantly that she will know that God made her perfectly!

These aren’t just words that we teach our children they are actions that we must live out loud.

Having said all of that, and completely and totally opening myself up to you, this is my plan:

  • Eat the healthiest foods possible, and feed my

    family the healthiest food possible.

  • Exercise daily, for at least 45 minutes

            (Sundays may be an off day, not sure yet)

  • Get my family involved in our meal planning and exercising.

{I also am starting to think about monitoring my calories more closely, I’m not sure that I am hitting the right range having stopped eating meat.}

I know this is going to be tough to do because I am the type of person who becomes obsessive over things (A perfectionist?). I am the most scared about monitoring calories… I have been known to bawl my eyes out if I don’t know how many are in something I want… embarrassing, but true (sadly).

So here is my official call to all of you to do the same. Maybe you’re where you want to be, maybe you just want to tone up or start exercising. Maybe like me you want to lose 15-20 lbs. No matter what your goal is you will never reach it if you don’t try! So I am encouraging you to try! You might just surprise yourself!

 

My scripture verse to keep me centered in this quest will be Psalm 139:14

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. (NKJV)

Be Healthy, Be Happy!

 

Easy As 1, 2, 3! February 23, 2011

Filed under: Food,Fun — silimommy @ 11:12 pm
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There are normally 3 meals in a day… Having said that, here are our 3 for the day!

1: Breakfast! The most important meal of the day!

Grilled Banana Sandwich!

 

 

 

 

 

This is a party in your mouth!!!

You need:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (I use the low cal.)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar
  • a drizzle of syrup/agave/honey (your choice)

 

What to do:

Beat eggs with cinnamon and sugar in a bowl (large enough to fit the bread). Lay the bread in the egg mix just like french toast, but only coating one side. Cook the bread in your pan, toasting both sides. Add the banana slices cooking them until they are warm and gooey! 🙂 Now build your Bananwich! Layer the toast (egg side in) banana slices, and top toast (egg in), drizzle with topper of your choice. ENJOY! (I suggest you use a fork.)

 

2: Lunch, it keeps ya goin!

Salad and Boiled Eggs!

Pretty self explanatory…

 

3: Supper: Fuel for the night!

Naan Pizza!!!

This one was so much fun to make with my little helper! So I decided to make these instructions so simple you don’t even have be able to read!

 

  

  

(Naan is an Indian bread.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her version of a thumbs up!
 
These were SO good!!!
Hope you enjoy these!
 

A Berry Good Breakfast! February 20, 2011

Filed under: Food — silimommy @ 10:22 am
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So this morning I was trying to figure out what to eat and upon looking in my fridge I found my inspiration! This morning was perfect for a Granola Berry Mixer!

Start with your choice of berries fresh or frozen. Here I used  fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Drizzle the fruit with agave (or honey) and lemon juice, then heat the berry mixture for a minute or two in the microwave.

Mash up the fruit mixture with a fork, making a berry compote! ( I love that word “compote”)

Careful with the blueberries… they’re squirters!

Now add the granola…

… and mix in a little “moot” for creaminess (Moot=Milk at our house) 😉

Of course no breakfast is complete without COFFEE!!!! Viola, there you have it! My fantabulous Granola Berry Mixer!!! SOOO delicious!

Now I’m off to take care of my hubby… His back is all messed up so he is out of comission for the day.

Peace and Love

 

Special Request {pt 2} February 18, 2011

Filed under: Food,Life — silimommy @ 11:04 pm
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This is what caught her eye…

Kodak Moment 🙂

So anyways, after all of this fun stuff it was time to get the hubs from work and go to… TJ’s!!! Whoop whoop!!! And would you guess that my husband actually asked me to make something specific for supper! (Doesn’t happen often). You know what he wanted? Pintos and corn fritters… again!!! He said they were just SO good he wanted them again 🙂

A poor man’s supper never tasted SOOO good!

4 cans pintos (TJ”S organic)

1/2 onion chopped

1 tbsp minced garlic

2 tbsp oil

2 packets of GOYA “Sabor a Jamon”(or substitute liquid smoke and a pinch of brown sugar)

Sautee onions & garlic in oil. Add the remaining ingredients, heat thru and VIOLA!

Simple but fabulous!

Well that’s it for today! Adios 😉

 

Special Request {pt 1}

Filed under: Food,Life — silimommy @ 10:49 pm
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Today was the busiest day I have had in a while… That really isn’t saying much as most of my days are spent around the house, however it was busy.

 As I mentioned we went to our meetup group outing and had a ton of fun! Ana took a while to warm up, but once she did she wasn’t about to let me take her away from the place.

So we wound up being some of the last ones to leave but that’s cool with me. I got my $5 worth {lol}! I also met quite a few cool moms which was very exciting for me! Yay 🙂

After our little play time we had to get down to business… Well, ok shopping but hey, shopping is serious stuff! Right… Anywho, we had to find a birthday gift for a very special little girl (my niece) so we went to the mall. Of course we had to eat lunch, so we did that first… and boy was the first lunch a BIG mistake… I chose a yuck-o “Japanese” place and it was completely tasteless (ironically it was called “Vegetarian d’lite”-nothing delightful about it)… So I went on down to Subway! Veggie Sub = Happy Me! Don’t worry though Ana did eat a little of the Japanese rice, so it wasn’t a total waste.

Finally we got down to business and did our birthday shopping… Ok ok, I did buy myself 2 shirts, but I needed them! Really! While I was doin this shopping I was approached by a sweet lady (late 50’s early 60’s with a vey earthy vibe going on). She was shopping with her teenaged children and informed me that my little angel was asleep, and that I should take a picture… So I did which lead to a long conversation and her offering to take a pic of me with Ana (still asleep). So I let her (a little awkward, but she was cool so whatev)…

 

Nose Dives & Nachos February 17, 2011

Filed under: Food,Life — silimommy @ 9:41 pm
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Well today took a huge nose dive around 3 o’clock when I got a call from my hubby letting me know he had to work late (until 8 pm- thus making his work day 14 hrs). That wasn’t all, he also let me know he has to work on Saturday too which really stinks because we are supposed to be going to our niece’s 2nd birthday party. Now I will have to get up @ 5 am two days in a row (tomorrow and Saturday) so that I can take him to work and have the car to go on our meetup outing tomorrow, and Saturday to go to our niece’s party. {Grrrr}….. Have I mentioned that I am NOT a morning person?…. I can’t wait until we get a second car….

Speaking of stinking, don’t you hate the way you smell after you eat in an ethnic restaurant? Like Mexican, for example.

Well tonight I wanted to make my sweetie his favorite meal, Nachos, but I didn’t have everything I normally use… Actually, I didn’t have anything I normally use, but did I let that stop me? NO WAY! My baby worked hard and I wanted to feed him good! I also wanted to make it healthy and vegetarian for me to eat. So this was my little creation!

Yummy vegetarian version of nachos!

Don’t those just look delish! Well here is how it’s done 😉

What you need:

  • 1 can of pinto beans (drained)
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (or 2 Roma tomatoes diced)
  • 1/2 of an onion chopped
  • 2 small/medium jalapeno chopped (some seeds removed for less heat)
  • 2 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 2 Tbsp cumin (or 2 palmfulls)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder (or 1 palmfull)

In a sauce pan heat the EVOO over med/high, add the onion, jalapeno and garlic. Sautee until the onion is translucent then add the beans, mashing to the consistency you like. After you have the beans mashed add the tomatoes and spices. Let simmer until heated throughout. Plate on some corn chips eat and enjoy!!! Oh I topped mine with a slice of pepper jack cheese 🙂

Calories/Serving: 370

For Joseph I added some ground turkey cooked with taco seasoning bringing the calorie content up for his to 620 calories (with the cheese). Not bad at all for nachos!

Hope you enjoy this!

Toodles!!!