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Shopping & Savings March 30, 2011

Filed under: Family,Food,Life — silimommy @ 2:57 pm
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Yesterday I took my husband on a trip to the local Whole Foods (another of our favorite groceries). We shop there a couple of times a month, but I don’t go there for a lot of my groceries because they are… well, expensive.

Yesterday was a different story. I went in with the mind-set of shopping on a budget! What I mean by that is, I was paying closer attention to prices and comparing value/using coupons!

With that being said I came out with more bang for my buck!

{* =sale, + =coupon, WF= Whole Foods}

  • 1 lb ground white turkey
  • 1 lb ground dark meat turkey
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 pt. blueberries
  • Ezekiel Cinnamon Rasin Bread
  • WF Organic tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 2 large lemons*
  • Organic Italian cheese+
  • Sour Cream+
  • Chiobani Greek Yogurt+
  • Fire Roasted tomatoes+
  • WF Sharp Cheddar
  • Silken Tofu
  • Dates
  • 4 bunches fresh broccoli

I got ALL of that for the grand total of {drum roll please}……. $44.94!!!!

This is everything I needed (and a little extra) for the makings of our next 3 suppers and leftovers for Joseph’s lunches!

Tuesday night: Dark turkey burgers topped with a tomato mixture on top of whole wheat english muffins served with spicy steamed broccoli.

Wednesday night: Tacos (made with turkey burger). I already had most of these ingredients at home and only needed the meat.

Thursday night: Grilled Chicken Parmesan with whole wheat pasta.

Friday: I will use the leftover cheeses and veggies to make a Frittata (with the eggs that I already have).

I also got all of the ingredients to make Lemon Cream with Ana!

  • 12 oz silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 pitted dates coarsely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom (which I didn’t have, and didn’t miss it in the taste)
  • fresh blueberries (to top)

I also added a drizzle of honey for sweetness

This stuff is so good! You would never know that it’s healthy! Top it with some fresh fruit and enjoy!

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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