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I am free…to eat cookies!

How fast can I blog?  It’s 10:47 and my computer says I have 44min left of battery, ready go…

It’s been a pretty laid back week.

Friday: I can’t even remember what I did, that was like a week ago and my brain barely remembers what I did yesterday!  I do remember it was weigh-in day and I lost 2.2lbs.

Saturday: went to an art party at my sister’s house and bought my first pieces of artwork, I’m officially a grown-up now!

Sunday: church

Monday:  Felt really sluggish and tired.  Did my workout and snacked a lot.  Pretty sure I’m missing like 6 food pics, maybe on purpose??  😉

 Tuesday:  P90X2 Plyocide, hung out at the pool, dipped Cruz in, Happy July 3rd? BBQ

Wednesday: Happy 4th of July!!  60min hot yoga, went to Mirror Lake with the fam, had a picnic, kids swam in the freezing cold lake, came home and had delicious pizza and vegged out in front of the tv, it was a blast!

Thursday:  Raining finally!!  We needed it desperately cause the state was pretty much on fire.  Did my P90X2 shoulders and arms, went to lunch with Sasa to her favorite El Chubasco, then she dragged me to 90min of hot yoga and I seriously thought I was going to die by the end.  I experimented with my Body by Vi Vi-Shape mix and added it to our protein pancake.  It literally tasted like I was eating cake!  Even my sister Sherilynn who is like ANTI my Body by Vi shake mix, for some unknown reason, said “mmm that smells like cake” then tasted it “crap that is GOOD”…HA!!!  It did get a little dry, next time I may experiment with the recipe.  I’ll keep you posted.

I also got a special surprise from my hubby!

Isn’t he sweet!!  Try not to barf on your computer!

Today: Rest day much needed, my body was screaming at me.  Also weigh-in day.  I wasn’t expecting a loss this week because I seriously had at least 20 cookies this week (weight watchers, but still!).  I was pleasantly surprised with a 1.8 pound loss.  My total weight-loss since 3/25 (the day Cruz was born) is 39.1 with 12.9 to go in order to reach my goal weight!!  I’ve lost 9.5 just in the time I’ve been switching out my post-workout shakes for my Body by Vi shakes, so I’m super excited to see how it continues over the next 60 days of my 90-day challenge.

As far as food today it was pretty standard…protein pancake, Vi-shake, snacked on some Trader Joe’s pretzels at the pool, 1/2 balance bar, and Chipotle take-out for dinner at a friends house.  Oh…and another cookie 😉 I’m obsessed!  But hey, I’m losing weight and eating cookies…what more could I ask for?????

Insight for the week: My yoga teacher Gwen at Tadasana Yoga in Park City gave us a great analogy about freedom.  If you think of a flag pole and the American flag, the symbol of our freedom, the pole is the stability that gives the flag the freedom to wave.  So think about that and put it in your own life.  We have the ability to give ourselves freedom.  The more stable we are in our lives, the more freedom we have.  So many things can interrupt our stability so we have to work hard to overcome them so that ultimately we can be free.  I also like to think of it as if I am stable in keeping within my daily allotted Weight Watchers points, I am free to eat cookies!!  Ha, ok maybe that’s a little reaching, but hey it seemed to work this week 😉

 

Good morning chocolate

Happy Turkey Day!!

Oh Thanksgiving how I love thee!  There is so much I am grateful for.  I’ll just list the important ones…my hubby, I missed him so much today.  This was the first Thanksgiving we haven’t spent together since we’ve been married.  My baby boy…let’s make that 2 baby boys.  My family (near and far), friends, health, husband’s job, and delicious leftover rolls ;).

WEDNESDAY Fire Bites:

Started the day off right with spin class +12

Pre-spin: 3

Post-spin: the store I was at didn’t have Muscle Milk Light so I drank just over half of this  4, and a green smoothie

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I had to go down to Salt Lake to take my final test for my CNA class so that I could be passed off to take my state test.  Then Cole and I went to see Arthur Christmas.

Snack before movie:  5

Snacks at the movie: popcorn, 2 red vines, and 1 twizzler  11

After the movie we met up with Aunt Sasa at our fav El Chubasco for our some shrimp tacos…but they were all out.  So we had to improvise.  It wasn’t the same.

Dinner: chicken tacos, 2 corn tortillas, pico, 1/3 of Cole’s quesadilla, and chips  13

TURKEY DAY Fire Bites:

Cole and I woke up early…excited for the holiday.  I made us some mint hot chocolate.

Was planning on going to the gym for a strength class at 9:30a, but decided it was more important to have a nice breakfast with my family.  Plus I know Keller would probably call to Skype while I was in the class.  We decided not to go with the traditional homemade buttermilk waffles and instead turned the healthy Protein Pancakes into Protein Waffles.  Soooo delicious and nutritious!

Went to get on the treadmill and do my burpee/running intervals and of course I literally press start on the treadmill and Keller calls.  So I jumped off and we got to Skype.  He was able to have a Thanksgiving meal and have the day off.  It was nice to be able to chat.  Didn’t have enough time to do my full workout so instead I knocked out my 47 burpees (missed yesterday cause I tried to do them after spin and my legs were jello). Then we went to the movies to see Hugo, great cinematography, but SLOW AND BORING as all get out.  That’s my personal opinion and the opinion of the 4-y-o who was bouncing from one lap to another cause he was so bored.  Snacked on some popcorn and 3 red vines.

Came home and had some carrots and light ranch dip while I started the 2 batches of rolls.  Our family was invited over to a friend’s of my parents for Thanksgiving dinner so all we were in charge of making was rolls, salad, and veggies.  My job was the rolls.  They turned out perfect!

We started off dinner with some delicious soup topped with apples and bleu cheese.

There were also bacon wrapped water chestnuts and shrimp for appetizers.  I was so hungry by the time we got there that I lost count of how any I ate!

And then the delicious dinner was served.  This was the only Thanksgiving I can remember that I only had one plate full of food.  I was seriously sooo stuffed, I was actually mad.  I have never only had 1 roll, that’s like so wrong!  Good thing there were leftovers so I can way some more tomorrow.

We played such a fun game after dinner.  Everyone wrote down a name of a person (famous or not) and put it in a basket. When all the names were in, someone reads off all the names twice.  Then you start going around the circle and you try to guess who wrote down which name.  The last person to be guessed wins.

And of course had to end the night with pie.  I’m not a huge pie lover, unless it’s french apple, but there was no french apple for me.  Probably a good thing!  So instead I had about 1/2 cup of the delicious cherry chocolate ice cream that I have grown to love so much over the last week and 2 bites of a very chocolately pie!

All in all a fabulous Thanksgiving.  So Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night

 

Banana and pb

Friday Fire Bites

Pretty chill day…took Cole to school, came home, worked out, cleaned the house while watching A Baby Story on TLC, made lunch, took a nap, picked up Cole, went to El Chubasco for dinner, took Cole to Wendy’s to get a “frosting”, came home, put Cole to bed, visited with my cousin who was in town from Portland, and now I’m posting.

Prego workout of the day: intervals 45min and strength workout from Tuesday which by the way I got from this website blog.fitandfabulouspregnancy.com.  I figure the chick on this blog looks frickin awesome so she probably knows what she’s talking out!

Pre-workout snack: 1/2 banana and 1 TBSP PB  3pts

I started watching “A Baby Story” on TLC while I was on the treadmill and quickly became addicted.  One question…if you are a woman and have ever watched an episode where the woman is planning on having the child naturally, why in the H would you ever want to do the same?  Seriously, screaming women, praying they can make it through…um God answered your prayers by making the person that created the epidural. SERIOUSLY!!!

Breakfast/Post-workout: 5 pts

Cleaned the house and it took a lot longer than anticipated mostly because I was still watching episodes of “A Baby Story”.  Very distracting!  After I finished, I was craving a chicken salad sandwich.  I ended up making an apple walnut chicken salad sandwich (recipe in separate post) with a side of veggies and ranch.  Oh and the last oatmeal cookie.  10 pts

Aunt Sasa wanted to go to El Chubasco for dinner and Cole and I never turn down chips and salsa.  2 shrimp tacos, 12 chips (counted them out, Sherilynn made fun of me), 3 bites of Cole’s delicious quesadilla, and a coke zero.  17pts

P.S. I was trying to see if El Chubasco had the nutrition facts listed on their website, which they don’t, so I googled shrimp tacos at El Chubasco and my post from last week was the first result…I was super excited about that!

Cole and Mommy

Rise and Shout the Cougars were out…weekend recap

Busy weekend…

Friday started off with a wonderful hour of yoga.  It has been soooo long way to long since I’ve done yoga and I could tell.  I was so stiff and having troubles doing position that usually aren’t a problem.  My goal this next week is to wake up every day and do at least 10 minutes of yoga every morning.  Cole had school off due to a teacher training weekend so his cousins came up to grammy and papa’s house to play.  We went to the park, got ice cream, and watched Harry Potter.  At night we went out for dinner at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants up in Park City.  They have the best chips and delicious shrimp tacos.  Apparently everyone else in Park City had the same idea cause it was packed.  We had 5 adults and 5 kids trying to find a table in this tiny restaurant.  The kids were tired, it was hot, and it took forever to get our food then Cole was either dehydrated or just exhausted or a mixture of both, but almost barfed all over the place.  I had to cut in front of this little girl waiting for the bathroom so that he didn’t barf all over the restaurant.  So we went home and got him to bed, with a little 7up and some toast he was feeling much better.

Food for FRIDAY:

My sister brought the ingredients for us to try a Persian snack that friends of hers introduced her to.  It’s Persian bread with feta cheese, walnuts, and prunes.  I have to be honest, at first it didn’t sound so good, but it was actually delicious!

After the park, we took the kids to get an ice cream.

Dinner: shrimp tacos from El Chubasco

SATURDAY…spent most of the day at the BYU/Idaho State football game.  Tried to not go crazy on food today.  Started with a bowl of my favorite Nature’s Path flaxseed cereal.

Snack/Lunch: The fam decided to stop at Wendy’s before getting on the road to go to the game.  Luckily I brought an apple and a Balance Bar, cause I knew I wanted to save my calories for a treat at the game.

BFF’s

My phone did not work at all in the stadium so I didn’t get a pic of my treats…my favorite thing to get at BYU games is called a cougar tail, it’s basically a big A maple bar…I also needed some substance so I grabbed a chicken salad from Costa Vida (similar to Cafe Rio) tortilla, rice, chicken, lettuce, pico, dressing.  They were both soooo yummy!  And Cole had a great time at his first football game!

I’m not sure what my deal was, but I did not feel good at all on the way home.  I think it was a combination of nausea just from being in a car and having all that food in my stomach.  So I went straight to the treadmill when we got home.  Ran my intervals 45 min run 2min/walk 1.  Felt sooo much better after that!

Dinner: Chobani greek yogurt w/fruit

SUNDAY…I literally did nothing today, scratch that, I took my parents to the airport and then I did nothing.  Made some eggs w/turkey and toast for breakfast.  Cole wanted soup for lunch so we had some more of the Trader Joe’s butternut squash soup with  a muenster grilled cheese sandwich and some grapes.

We watched some movies and then took naps.  Snacked on some Twizzlers pull-n-peel, dang you Sherilynn, apple, and some tortilla chips.

Sherilynn was so nice and made dinner.  She made pasta w/fresh tomato and basil sauce and a delicious salad.  I’m being spoiled by people cooking for me!!

Been craving these since I got here.  So I decided to make them and get them out of my system.  Started with one, but by the time the night was over I’m pretty sure I had 4!

Had a moment of weakness, should have gone upstairs to made a healthy snack, instead I found whatever candy I could get my hands on and ate them.  Did not feel awesome after this binge!