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These are just sexy Valentino's!

Pregnant chicks wear high heels too!


No workout today, not feeling it…I really wanted a yummy breakfast!

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 whites, sourdough toast with jam, and oj

Did our usual Tuesday routine, took Cole to the rec center to play, had lunch at Kneaders, went to swimming, went to taekwondo, blah blah blah

Lunch: 1/2 tuna on whole wheat…Keller ate the other half…and a few parm chips

Snack: I was craving a mint oreo chocolate chip shake from our favorite shake place in Kamas…unfortunately but fortunately they put way too many chocolate chips in it so I only ended up eating about 1/4 of it

Dinner: mom made the chicken enchilada veggie soup I posted back in january, click HERE for recipe…topped with greek yogurt, avocado, and cilantro


Had my usual pre-workout snack 1tsp of PB and half a banana and went to spin.  After had my usual breakfast.

Went to the hospital to volunteer for the last time.  I’m bummed cause I have really enjoyed volunteering there, but with a newborn and us moving back to Austin I have to say goodbye!  Snacked on a balance bar during my shift and then had my green smoothie (I’m really going to miss these) and half a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich…and fries…again.  Needless to say, I wasn’t starving for dinner a few hours later so I just had a small plate.

Dinner: flank steak and green beans

I spent a little too much time on my feet at the hospital and started feeling it after dinner.  I curled up in the fetal position on the couch until Keller finally made me go to bed.


Buns and guns class today, I was all ready and raring to go when I started to have a pain on the left lower side of my belly.  Keller forbid me from going so I just got ready for the day.  The pain kind of came and went and came and went, but wasn’t too terrible.  We had a day full of errands to do in Salt Lake.  Since I’d already had my pre-workout snack, I just grabbed a Fage yogurt for breakfast on our way out.

Our first errand was to pick up my ring that was being re-dipped at the jeweler.  By the time we were done, my pain was so intense that I could barely walk back to the car.  I decided to call my dr.  She didn’t seem too concerned, but told me if I was worried to head over to the labor and delivery at the hospital to get checked out (her office is in Park City, the hospital I will deliver at is in Salt Lake, we were in Salt Lake).  I had an appointment for some beautification and decided I would wait and see how I felt after.  By the end of the appointment the pain was completely gone. I’m thinking he was sitting on a nerve or something and finally moved.

Lunch: Cheesecake Factory Skinnylicious mexican chicken lettuce wraps

Needed a treat…and I was super excited cause Cold Stone now has frozen yogurt!!  I got a Like It size chocolate yogurt with brownie.

I met up with mom when we dropped Cole off for taekwondo and we headed over to the brand new Nordstrom (my favorite store, if you didn’t know) downtown that isn’t even open yet but was having a shoe party.  And like I would ever say no to a party that involved shoes!!  Hello?!?!  Here’s a few pairs I tried on…got lots of stares walking around in the heels.  Apparently people have never seen a pregnant woman wear high heels??

Fun summer Tory Burch wedges!

Hot Pink (very in this season) Vera Wang peep toes

And my fav…super sexy, just plain freaking awesome Valentino’s!

Dinner: I wasn’t starving so I shared a beet and goat cheese salad with mom and had some of her steak with some of my potato gnocchi and green beans…after about 4 bites I was done!


Spin again, had my pre-workout and post-workout/breakfast norm.

Keller wanted to see the movie 21 Jump Street and since Channing Tatum was in it, of course I was going!

Found this on Pinterest!

We grabbed sandwiches and I had an apple in the theater.  By the time the movie was over it was time to pick up Cole from school.  We came home and Daddy and Cole rode bikes in the driveway…we are trying really hard to teach Daddy how to ride a 2-wheeler, but we can’t get him off his strawberry shortcake tricycle!

We met up with Aunt Sasa and her friend Kim at El Chubasco for dinner.  I had 2 shrimp tacos and some chips with pico.

On the way home Sasa stopped at the store and bought some Starburst jelly beans…I swear they will be the death of me…oh well, I still have a few days left of justifying eating whatever I want 😉


Santa Fe Crockpot Chicken

Low key weekend

Pretty low key weekend around here.


Breakfast: protein pancake…didn’t have any cottage cheese so I used greek yogurt instead, not my favorite, it worked, but didn’t taste as good.  5pts

Aunt Sasa came over and  we couldn’t figure out what to do.  It was a beautiful day, but Cole was super tired and crabby and I wasn’t really in the mood to do much.  We decided we would just go grab some lunch.  Cole wanted a hamburger, fries and shake so we ended up trying a burger place here in Park City called Flippin’ Burgers.  When we got there Cole changed his mind about the burger and fries and instead only wanted a shake.  Unfortunately for him, the shake was not that good.  Even he agreed and took maybe 2 sips of the whole thing.  He ended up sharing a turkey burger and fries with me.  It was delicious!  14pts

We rented some movies on the way home and Cole went straight to bed.  Sherilynn and I watched the movie Moneyball.  Very good movie!  Snacked on leftover cookies, a handful of Rice Chex, and 1 licorice…10pts.  Dinner was leftover Chicken Enchilada Veggie Soup and a piece of toast.  As you can see, after I gave Cole his bowl there was maybe 1/2C left for me, but I wasn’t starving so it worked out fine plus I made a green smoothie too…4pts

Snack while watching TV: 1/2 apple and a spoonful of peanut butter..2pts


Woke up seriously craving a bagel.  Actually, I’ve been craving a bagel for like 4 days, but gave into my craving today.

Breakfast: cinnamon raisin bagel half with cc and half with butter and jam and some oj…15pts

Snack at church: 2 fruity tootsie rolls, 1/2 balance bar…3pts

Didn’t really have lunch, I probably should have cause instead I just snacked on the following… some dried mangos, a green smoothie, 1 reese’s mini pb cup, a couple bites of Cole’s sugar cookie, and 2 twizzler’s pull n’ peel…11pts

Dinner: tried another recipe from the Skinny Taste website, Santa Fe Crockpot Chicken.  I pretty much followed the recipe (did not use corn), I cooked it on high for 3 hours cause we were starving, and then added diced veggies like I did to the Chicken Enchilada soup recipe.  Served it over rice.  It was soooo yummy and when you don’t use the corn it’s only 4 points for 1 cup serving.  I also added a dollop of greek yogurt to my bowl.  6pts

 And now I wish I had some more cookies, but it’s probably good that I don’t!


Thoughts on pregnancy and exercise…and a delivery from Daddy!

Nothing too exciting happening here.  Just going through the motions until Daddy gets home in 14 days!!!!  My baby is going to come out riding a spin bike and doing burpees on a Bosu ball, but I am so grateful that I feel good enough to keep up with my workouts.  I feel like it makes all the difference in the world!  When the doctor heard the murmur in the baby’s heart beat, I was worried it might have something to do with the amount and type of exercise I do, but my doctor quickly reassured me it did not.  My friend Heidi and I were talking tonight about it because my mom thinks I exercise too much and makes comments about it not being good for me.  Heidi said that her mom said the same thing to her and we wondered if it was a generational thing.  Everything you read now about exercise during pregnancy only lists multiple benefits that come of it, as long as the woman is healthy, was already doing some sort of physical activity before pregnancy (or begins a new routine slowly), and isn’t high risk or experiencing any complications.  Before I was pregnant with Cole, I hadn’t been exercising at all, so I started with just walking on the treadmill every day.  I was able to build up to walking for longer, faster, and even add inclines, but it was gradual.  This time is much different and it feels great!

Wednesday Fire Bites:

Pre-spin: while skyping with Daddy

Post- spin: Protein Pancake and Green Smoothie

Snacks while volunteering at the hospital:

Disappointing snack after volunteering: so the hospital I volunteer for is almost famous for their food.  The Chef they have used to be the executive chef for Bill Gates.  Everything I have tried so far has been sooo good and always really healthy.  I hadn’t tried their pizzas yet which I always hear people raving about.  I got the tomato and chicken pizza to take home, had a quarter and was very disappointed.  It lacked serious flavor, which was fine, cause then I didn’t end up eating the whole thing!

Got a major headache and wasn’t really hungry for dinner.  Since I’m pregnant and can’t take Excedrin (which I’m usually addicted to), I put some of my mom’s peppermint oil on my temples and at the base of my head.  Took about an hour, but it finally started going away.  Eventually ate this for dinner:

Thursday Fire Bites:

Pre-buns and guns class: see Wednesday…same

Awesome class today, we used weights and a Bosu ball.  Lots of dynamic exercises (meaning exercises that use lower body and upper body at the same time, ex, a squat with an overhead press).  The teacher also usually does ab work on the floor at the end of class which I usually leave for, but this time she did it standing up.  So lots of side crunches and things that I could participate in.  Love, love, love this class!

Post-B&G:  again, see Wednesday

The boys had skiing today and my mom really wanted to try this restaurant that is right at the ski resort where we drop them off.  So my mom, dad, and I had lunch at The Farm.

Lunch: Chicken sandwich on ciabatta w/yellow peppers, caramelized onions, sun dried tomatoes, and a kalamata olive cream cheese (which I asked for on the side afraid I wouldn’t like it, but it turned out to absolutely MAKE the sandwich!) and a side salad

After skiing we hustled home, changed, and headed down to salt lake to take back the ski’s, drop J off at Taekwondo and Cole and I headed to a birthday party.  The party was at a bouncy house which they don’t have a lot of here in Utah as compared to Texas.  Cole had a blast!!

The mom of the birthday boy, Andrea, we used to work together at the radio station.  She’s holding her brand new addition to their family, Issac.  Such a cutie!

They had pizza, salad, cake and ice cream at the party, but luckily I wasn’t really hungry so instead I had 1/2 my protein bar on the way home.  And then of course when I got home I was starving, so I had another bowl of my leftover Chicken Enchilada Veggie Soup.

And then had some delicious dried mangos and 1/2 a cookie:

Fire Fire Bites:

Pre-spin: see Wed and Thurs

Post-spin: see Wed and Thurs

I was really tired today and ended taking a nap at like 12:30.  When I woke up I grabbed a snack and headed to the outlets to try and find some jeans.

Snack: Trader Joe’s nuts and cranberries

No luck!  Picked up Cole and we headed to Taekwondo, then out to dinner to Bombay House with Heidi and her family.  I love that restaurant!

Dinner: shared a few different dishes, chicken tikka masala, shrimp coconut curry, tandoori chicken and some naan.

Little Ezra really wanted dessert after dinner, so I told him I would make him cookies.  We went back to Heidi’s and the kids played and the adults talked and made cookies.  Cyndi’s REAL cookies were requested instead of the WW ones.  They turned out delicious.  It was a fun night!

Came home and found a surprise.  Isn’t Daddy sweet!


Birthday boy

Birthday Boys and Sicky Boys

I love Mondays cause I love to start my week with a good workout!  I had a Dr. appointment scheduled for 11 so I couldn’t go to my usual 9:30 spin class, instead I got Cole off to school early and made it (a little late) to the 8:30am class.  I didn’t like the teacher as much as I like others I’ve had, but I was still sweaty at the end so it must have worked.

Didn’t have time for a pre-workout and I really should have had one.  I noticed a huge difference in my energy level.

Breakfast: my usual Protein Pancake and green smoothie  5pts

I’ve changed up my smoothie recipe a little… 1/2C water, 2 cups spinach (about…I never measure, just fill up my Magic Bullet blender cup to the top), and a squirt of lime juice (instead of the lemon wedge), blend, then add 1/2 banana and 1C frozen fruit (I get the Festival Blend from Costco and use 1/2C with 1/2C frozen blueberries…makes it a purple smoothie instead of a green one).

After breakfast my parents had a leak in the TV room of their house so I went downstairs to help pat water out of the carpet.  Then I headed to my Dr. appointment.  Everything is looking good, I gained the 2 pounds back that I had lost before Christmas, but I was happy it wasn’t more with all the crap I ate!  My Dr. did hear a little murmur in the heartbeat of the baby and so I have to go get an ultrasound of the baby’s heart.  She acted as if it was a normal thing that can come and go often and didn’t seem worried so I guess I’m not.  I took some prego pics to post since the FLF girls reminded me during our conference call that I haven’t posted any.  Here’s the thing though…I’ve only started showing in the past 2-3 weeks.  Before then I just looked like I was growing wider.  I took a morning and night picture because I think I look much more pregnant at night, but you can’t really tell in this picture because I’m wearing black in the night pic.

Prego Cyndi 28 weeks…12 more to go (hopefully more like 10, fingers crossed)

After my Dr. appointment my mom and I went to Great Harvest to share my favorite veggie sandwich.  And of course I had to have a sample of their delicious cinnaburst bread.  It was warm and I inhaled it!  1/2 sandwich, then 1/3 of mom’s and sample bread- 10pts

Had a very productive day of getting things on my to do list done.  Snacked on some grapes and 1/2 apple before heading down to my sister’s for a birthday dinner for my nephew Will.  She made spaghetti and meatballs and it was so delicious I had to ask for the recipe.  Turns out it’s the easiest recipe in the world.  Add Costco Kirkland brand meatballs and Trader Joe’s tomato sauce (or any other you like) to a crockpot and cook on high for 2-3 hours.  Serve over spaghetti!  5 meatballs = 7pts, I had 3 and it was more than enough.  Talk about super easy, delicious, comfort food!  Would be delicious over spaghetti squash to save you 5pts of pasta.




Dinner: 1C spaghetti (5pts) w/3 meatballs (4pts) and about 1/4C sauce (1pt) sprinkled with parmesan cheese (1pt), salad (1pt), garlic bread (6pts) and fruit  18pts

Birthday cake!!!  Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip roll cake 8pts

Here’s the birthday boy!  Just before opening his presents.  So stinking cute!


Cole woke up hacking and all stuffed up.  Tuesdays are our busy days, he usually has swimming and taekwondo.  But today was a movie and bed day.  He literally watched 4 movies and was able to take a nap.  Hopefully whatever it is will pass soon and will not turn into an ear infection like it usually does.

Breakfast while skyping with daddy: 1.5C Nature’s Path Flaxseed cereal and a banana  6pts

Snack: I bought these at Costco over Christmas and told myself I’ve never buy them again cause they’re so addicting.  BUT…I never listen to myself and bought them last week.  Had about 4 slices 2pts.

Since I wasn’t going to taekwondo meant I wasn’t going to make it for Tuesdays with Heidi and since it’s been so long since we’ve had one, I decided I would make something and make it Tuesdays with just me.  I’ll post the recipe in a separate post.

Lunch: Shared some of Cole’s leftover mac and cheese from this weekend, didn’t measure but about 3/4C 8pts

Took a much needed nap and woke up in time to finish up dinner.  Cole requested chocolate chip cookies and since he was sick and never requests them, I happily obliged.  He wanted to help…and eat the chocolate chips!


Dinner: Chicken Enchilada Veggie Soup, 4 chips (counted out 12, but didn’t like them) with about 1TBSP guac.  10pts

Snack: 2 cookies and a Coke Zero (some people like cookies and milk, I like cookies and coke zero!) while watching Kung Fu Panda 2  10pts