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Chicken Fajitas

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Doing some catching up.  Feeling good this week and saying on track.

Monday…

Pre-workout: 1tsp PB and 1/2 banana-1pt

Went on my spin bike for 50 minutes. +10

Post-spin: Fage greek yogurt and protein pancake-9pts

Spent the day blogging and getting little things done.

Lunch: Balance Bar-5pts

Afternoon Snack: Green Smoothie and Trader Joe’s pretzels-3pts

Made fajitas for dinner tonight and used the Flat Out flatbread as a tortilla and added tzatziki in place of sour cream.  So delicious!

Dinner: 7pts

Snack: 2 Red Vines-2pts (no pic)

Total points: 27

Tuesday…

Pre-workout: same as Monday 1tsp PB and 1/2 banana-1pt

Workout: 20 minutes inclines on the treadmill, upper body TRX workout +5

Post-workout: Balance Bar-5pts (grabbed it on the way out the door to take Cole to the rec center, I really need to go buy protein!!)

Took Cole to play and got some errands done.  Finally bought some much needed protein!!

Lunch: Protein Pancake and Green Greek Smoothie-7pts

Took Cole to swim lessons.  I was so exhausted!  I had to break down and have a crystal light energy so I could function.

Snack: Trader Joe’s pretzels and nuts-6pts

Dinner: leftover fajita (see Monday pic) 7pts

Snack: 4 Red Vines and an apple-4pts

Total points: 30

Green Berets love WW cookies

Even Green Berets Love WW!!

Let me rephrase, Green Berets love WeightWatchers COOKIES!!  I made 3 dozen of the WW oatmeal cookies for Keller and his team…they were gone in less than 5 minutes.

Had a great day!  Started off with a pre-workout snack of 1/2 banana and 1 tsp PB- 1pt

Got on my spin bike with my iPod and put myself through an awesome workout +8.  Cruz was starving at the end of my workout (probably just watching me made him super hungry) so I had to think of something good and quick to have for a post-workout snack.  This was  the best I could come up with!

Chocolate milk is one of the best recovery drinks you can have after a workout.  It’s the perfect combination of carbs, protein, and fat.  It’s not my #1 choice since it’s 5pts, but it was better than having nothing. really need to go buy some protein!

Daddy requested another lunch with us, so we headed down to Salt Lake and met him at Cheesecake Factory.

Lunch: Skinnylicious Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps, 1 piece of brown bread, a few of Keller’s fries, 2 bites of Keller’s hamburger, and several bites of Cole’s mac and cheese (I figure I had about 1/2 cup) 12pts

Snacked on a few Haribo gummy bears 2pts

And 2 WW cookies- 5pts (no pic, 5 pts cause 1 of them was bigger then the usual serving size)

Dinner was a delicious Protein Pancake!!  6pts

Total points=31

Favorite thing of the day…lunch with my boys!

 

yummy food

Attempts to induce labor with workouts, loud noises, and spicy food…and my baby shower!

Thursday…

Gave up going to my buns and guns class to work out with my hubby.  He put me through a pyramid workout…superset#1 curls into overhead press and squat w/row using a band wrapped around a pole, superset #2 dumbbell squats (sitting onto a workout bench then getting up again, etc) and one-legged wall push-ups.

We didn’t have any eggs at home so we stopped at Einstein’s to grab breakfast.  I tried one of their new maple oatmeal bagels with cream cheese…didn’t like it, it was too sweet so I just ended up eating half of the bagel and drinking half of Keller’s protein shake.

Grammy offered to take Cole and his cousins for the afternoon so Keller and I met up with my dad to see This Means War (again for me).  On the way out of the house I grabbed some leftover chicken, healthy mac and cheese, and broccoli, threw it in a bowl with a spoonful of tzatziki.

I also ran out of my Mint Cookie Balance Bars so I wasn’t prepared in the theater and ended up having a snack of coke zero, a bag of skittles, and some of Keller’s trail mix.

The boys had taekwondo and then it was Cafe Rio thursday so we had dinner with Michelle and the kids.  I attempted to try and share a steak salad with Keller…we all know how that goes!

Friday…

Spin class in the morning.

So excited to have my usual breakfast!

Keller got a new gun for Christmas but since he was in Afghanistan, he didn’t actually get it until he got back here and we’ve been wanting to take it to the range to shoot it.  A little background on me and guns…I grew up in southern California.  The only thing I knew about guns was that there were a lot of them in Compton.  My dad had a rifle, but it wasn’t something he took out of lot and I never went shooting with him.  So I didn’t really grow up with guns around and really did not like them.  When we were first married I told Keller that I would never allow guns in my house especially when we had kids.  HA HA…almost 10 years later I have a husband in the military who owns 3 guns.  Keller and I finally started to understand each other when I compared his want for multiple guns to my want for multiple pairs of shoes.  It was a great break through!

Baby boy jumped a little when we walked into the range.  They don’t make belly protectors so I used the ear protectors 😉

I got quite a few stares walking onto the range, no one expects to see a 9-month-pregnant chick at a gun range!  And this is how we SoCal girls shoot…it’s called busting a cap.

Here’s Keller in his element teaching my mom how to shoot…I’ll be honest, freaked me out to see a gun in my mother’s hand…it was like wrong!

The gun range was right across from the hospital that I volunteer at and I know this is going to sound weird but we went to have lunch there after.  You have to understand, this hospital has THE best food!  The chef used to be the Executive Chef to Bill Gates.  Plus I had a ton of free meal tickets that I hadn’t used.

Lunch: had a green smoothie, a couple bites of a chocolate croissant, turkey burger with half the bun, and a few sweet potato and regular fries

Cole from school and he got a hold of my phone…this is 1 of about 50 pics I found on my phone!

Spent the rest of the day and night rearranging our room to move the crib in.  I figured since I’m 2 weeks out it might be a good idea to actually get prepared.  I’m not sure if it was my situation of not living in my own house, but I had absolutely no “nesting” feelings like most women do earlier in my pregnancy.  I’m super lucky my parents have a crib at their house and my sister let me borrow her bumper and sheet, otherwise I’m not sure where this kid would be sleeping!

Keller requested pizza for our dinner from our favorite Maxwell’s for dinner.  I also made a strawberry spinach salad.

Saturday…

Did not sleep very well last night.  I’m pretty sure I’m having Braxton Hicks contractions and they are getting more intense to the point that they woke me up in the middle of the night, multiple times.  Not awesome.

Breakfast: toast w/pb and jam, fruit, and oj

Today was my baby shower…it was so fun!  Heidi and Rebecca put it on for me.  The food was delicious and I received awesome gifts.  Heidi put together some collages of pics.  She is so awesome, these pics look like a professional photographer took them, but they are all Heidi taking them on her iPhone!

Lunch: egg and green chile puff w/black bean salsa, greek yogurt w/fruit and homemade granola, and cinnamon rolls

I was super exited about all my gifts.  I got some really cute outfits, Aden+Anias swaddling blankets, the cutest pairs of Sperry and Vans shoes (for later of course), a cute little toy from Cole to hang from the handle of the carseat, and a BOB jogging stroller which I can’t wait to use!

I don’t know why anyone would ever give this to me…

While we were at the shower, Keller took Cole tubing.  If you don’t know what tubing is, it’s when you take an inner tube sledding down a big snowy hill.  He had a blast!

When they got home Cole and I both crashed for naps.  After naps, we went to see the new movie the Lorax, it was super cute!  Forgot to grab a snack on the way out, so I ended up eating a few handfuls of popcorn and some Starburst jelly beans (please Easter come soon so stores will no longer carry these frickin delicious candies!).  After the movie we grabbed some dinner at an Asian restaurant.  I wasn’t starving so I just got chicken lettuce cups and poured a little soy sauce with wasabi (something spicy for my quest to induce labor).

Now I should go to bed, dang you daylight savings!

Holy snacks Batman!

Warning…do not read for inspiration on staying within your points!

So here’s the deal, I’m 37 weeks prego and I am finally feeling it.  I’m tired, feel like a house, and feel like I’m eating more than usual.  Heidi says “it’s about time!”  As far as counting points…it’s not happening.  So please don’t read my posts for inspiration on being hardcore at tracking points!  I am, however, still taking pictures of everything I eat with our favorite app dietSNAPS and exercising, so I give myself bonus points for that.

Monday…

Started the day with spin class, came home for breakfast, got ready and headed to Salt Lake to do some shopping for the baby.

Pre-workout: 1/2 banana and 1tsp PB

 Breakfast: Protein Pancake w/fruit

Lunch: Great Harvest veggie and hummus sandwich

Snack: froyo

Dinner: chicken, broccoli, and a new recipe for a healthy baked mac and cheese(click for recipe)

Tuesday…

We were planning on going to the gym, but I was not feeling it so we took a rest day.  Took Cole to the rec center to play, lunch at Kneader’s, swim lessons, taekwondo, dinner at Bombay House, home, die.

Breakfast: Protein Pancake w/fruit (same as Monday)

Lunch: Kneader’s 1/2 turkey and avocado panini with parmesan chips

Snack: apple and FAGE greek yogurt

Dinner: Bombay House…my fav…chicken curry (not creamy) and shrimp coconut karma (creamy) with Naan

Snack: toast w/PB and jam (no pic)

Wednesday…

Another fabulous spin class to start the day, breakfast, volunteer at the hospital, pick up Cole, and then home for dinner…nothing exciting!

Pre-workout: 1/2 banana and 1tsp PB (same as Monday)

Breakfast: Protein Pancake and Green Greek Smoothie

Lunch: Balance Bar

Snack:  uh yeah it started with a healthy green smoothie from the hospital (for recipe click here) then I couldn’t stop eating Keller’s fries and then I made my way to the chocolate croissant (only ate half, but still, ate half!)

Dinner: pork loin and salad

together again

A little distracted!

As I’m sure everyone assumed, I’ve been a little distracted lately with the homecoming of my hubby. So I’m going to do a quick recap cause I’m so tired my eyes are burning!

FRIDAY…

Busy day, tried to keep myself distracted so the day would go by faster.  Went to spin in the morning, had my usual pre workout snack (1/2 banana and 1 tsp PB)

Post workout: ran out of cottage cheese, so I had scrambled egg with whites and toast

Came home and got ready to go to a movie with my parents.  We saw One for the Money with Katherine Heigl, I wasn’t expecting it to be that great, but it was actually really entertaining.  Had a couple handfuls of popcorn in the movie.

Lunch: chicken gyro

Picked up Cole from school a little early cause he had belt testing at Taekwondo.  He is now an orange belt!

Went to Cafe Rio…again…with Heidi and Adam and family after.  Cole and I shared a steak salad…again!

SATURDAY…

Woke up pretty early with excitement and anticipation for the day.

Breakfast: Nature’s Path GF waffle w/PB

We got ready and headed down to Salt Lake around 9am cause I had to stop and get my car cleaned before we picked up Keller.  Then we headed to the airport.  This was Cole for about 15 minutes before Daddy arrived:

just staring at everyone coming down looking for Daddy.

He would not let Daddy put him down until we got to the car and even then it was a struggle.  This is what we call a stage 5 CLINGER!  😉

We headed out to do some errands and then grabbed lunch at Cheesecake Factory.  I had the Skinnylicious mexican chicken wraps, a couple bites of Cole’s mac and cheese…that is seriously like the best mac and cheese in the world…and some french fries.

We came home so Keller could take a shower and not smell like the Middle East and just hung out with my Dad and sister Michelle.  Cole’s cousins were over so he was distracted playing with them.

Snack: Great Harvest bran muffin (started with half, ended up eating the whole thing)

At night we went to Maxwell’s for dinner…so that means fries, pizza, and salad.  Luckily everyone was full by the end and we didn’t end of having our usual dessert the cookizza with ice cream that would have really set me over my limits for the day (like I wasn’t already there!).

SUNDAY…

Woke up starving so I had a slice of cinnamon toast before making Keller his requested protein pancake for breakfast.

Apparently 2 protein pancakes were not enough to satisfy Keller cause he moved on to leftover pizza at 9:30 in the morning!

Went to church.  Snacked on half a protein bar and some Trader Joe’s nuts and berries.

Came home and had leftovers for lunch.  It was like a leftover smorgasbord, mac and cheese, pizza, bran muffins, pretty much all the crap we ate the day before resurrected to eat again.  I also enjoyed one of my treats from Keller…a Coke Light from Dubai…so yummy!!

I was in charge of dinner and in honor of Keller’s homecoming made his favorite…steak…we also had salad, potatoes, and green beans with snap peas.

Oh and then some WW oatmeal cookies for dessert.

I was so full by the end of Sunday it hurt.  It felt like Christmas…this is not a holiday, this is not a holiday, this is not a holiday!

MONDAY…

Took Cole to school and then headed to the gym.  Keller got a temporary membership so we could workout at the same time.  I went to spin, he went to do whatever it is he does.  My usual pre and post workout foods.

Keller told me a couple weeks ago that I couldn’t go see any new movies so that we could see them together when he got back.  So we picked Man on a Ledge and went with mom and dad to see it.  Grabbed Great Harvest sandwiches on the way and ate them in the theater.  I shared my usual veggie sandwich with my mom.

We picked up Cole from school after the movie and headed home.  I did some yoga cause my back was killing me and I just felt really uncomfortable.  I’m not sure if it’s because I feel like I’m eating constantly since you know who got home, or if it’s just a finally experience pregnancy issues, but I have been super uncomfortable the last couple days.

Dinner: Mom made a recipe from my Real Simple magazine, a healthy alternative to chicken pot pie…I thought it was good, she put lots of veggies in it and I didn’t have to cook it so it was great!

TUESDAY…

The clinger work up at 6:30am again (he’s been doing this ever since Daddy got home, it’s killing me!).  We turned on the movie Real Steel and watched it while eating cereal for breakfast.  I started to get ready to go do some intervals on the treadmill when I heard my mom start it up before I got there.  So instead, we all got ready and headed to the gym.  I warmed up with a 10min jog on the treadmill and then Keller put me through a little circuit pyramid style workout, which means you do 10 reps, then 9, then 8, 7, etc all the way down to 1:

incline bench press, kettle bell sumo squats with a high pull, regular squats with an overhead press…then we did “sevens” 7 sets of:  7 reps bicep curl halfway up from bottom, then 7 halfway down from top, then 7 full curls.  Loved it!  Great workout!

Post workout…guess?

Got ready and headed down to Salt Lake for my feta echocardiogram.  Everything looks great!  We headed over to the mall after the Dr. appt to take some things back and grabbed lunch at one of my favorite restaurants Trio.

Lunch: flatbread with roasted tomatoes and goat cheese, salad, 1/2 veggie panini

I told Keller to smile and this is what he gave me.

Took the boys to Taekwondo and then headed over to Heidi and Adam’s.  It was Adam’s birthday so no Tuesdays with Heidi again today.  Adam requested his favorite chicken coconut curry with a Ding Dong cake for dessert.  It was all delicious.  I ate a little too many pita chips and hummus before dinner though!

Once again so full…haven’t counted points for 2 days, I blame Keller, even though I totally know it’s all my fault!  It’s ok, back on track tomorrow.  At least I still did my workouts!