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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!

 

Mommy and Cole

Decisions, decisions

I have been thinking a lot about decisions lately.  I don’t know why now, I make decisions everyday, but for some reason I’ve been more aware of them lately.  This week I decided lots to things.  Whether or not I was going to get out of bed, whether or not to go to the gym, what to eat, what not to eat, etc etc everyday we make tons of decisions.  And although most of our decisions may seem small and insignificant, every decision has an outcome.  Speaking of what I decided to eat, here are my Fire Bites from this weekend:

Friday-

Yay another spin class day, this time I had a super fantastic gel padded seat.  I don’t know if it’s the pregnancy or what, but spin has been super uncomfortable lately.  BUT I’m glad I decided to go to this class, cause I felt great the rest of the day.

Pre-workout: toast and pb  5pts

Post-workout: one of Cole’s low fat chocolate milks (no pic)  4pts

Lunch: Chicken gyro, super delicious!  8pts

Snack: Chobani and cashew clusters  5pts

Dinner: 2 slices garden delight Papa John’s pizza and a green smoothie  10pts

SATURDAY-

Breakfast: eggo and pb  5pts

My cousin’s son was getting baptized so we headed down to Provo in a winter snow storm.  Cole was super excited to see the baptism.  He kept asking if he could get baptized.  Only 4 and already he’s made an important decision!! 😉

After the baptism we headed to the hospital to see my dad.  Stopped by the Cheesecake Factory for some lunch on the way. We were starving…that is not good when going to the Cheesecake Factory.  Mom ordered these before we got our meals…not a good idea when you’re hungry and lacking will power.  I decided I would eat them and that I would dip them in ranch!  This was of course after some bread and butter.

Then my lunch came…I ate almost half of my Pasta Da Vinci (the lunch portion size not the size shown below), it’s penne pasta with mushrooms and chicken in a red wine sauce.  And then I ate half of one of Cole’s sliders…I decided next time I go to Cheesecake Factory I will share just the sliders with him because I was seriously stuffed after all that food!!

After my 20 pt or so lunch we headed to the hospital to see my dad.  He’s having a harder time recovering from this knee replacement surgery than he did the last time and it’s really bothering him.  He was supposed to go home Saturday, but had a fever and low red blood cell count so they kept him another night.  Sherilynn, Cole, and I headed up the canyon and I crashed for a nap.  I made Cole have “quiet time” but it wasn’t very quiet when he was knocking on the wall (we share a wall between our rooms) every so often to see if I was awake.

That evening, my other sister Michelle invited me to a women’s “salon” as they called it, put on by the Mormon Women Project. Here is what the website says about the Mormon Women Project:

” This digital library will show that among the 7 million women currently members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is stunning diversity and strength that may not always be recognized. The MWP is particularly interested in highlighting the righteous choices women make in all circumstances and locations. It celebrates women who have made deliberate choices — with the help of the Spirit and personal revelation — to overcome personal trials, magnify motherhood, contribute to communities outside their homes, or be converted to the Gospel.

To an audience inside the Church, their stories support making personal choices with God’s help that often stand apart from the pressures of Mormon culture. To an audience outside the Church, their stories show the immense strength and wisdom of our people.”

It was very cool and seemed to focus on the topic of decisions. The keynote speaker Emma Lou Thayne, author and poet, wrote the lyrics to the hymn “Where Can I Turn for Peace?“.  Click on the link to hear the MoTab (Mormon Tabernacle Choir) singing this beautiful hymn.  We had the incredible opportunity to hear it sung by Metropolitan Opera singer Ariel Bybee. What was also cool was the story behind the lyrics to the song and the trials Emma Lou was facing at the time.  I came away from that conference feeling like every woman is in control of her own life by the decisions we make every day.  Some decisions are forced upon us, some are easier made than others, but it’s the decisions we make and the process we take making those decisions which shape our lives.

And of course they had some lovely hors d’oeuvres.

SUNDAY-

Breakfast: cereal 5pts

Snacks at church: for some reason I am always starving at church!  mini pack of craisins 3pts, 2 pb crackers 2pts

Lunch:  leftover from the Bombay House, curry chicken over rice  12pts?

I tried to get Cole to take a nap mostly cause I really wanted to, but it was a no go.  Instead we drove down to the hospital to see my dad again and brought some dinner from one of my favorite Salt Lake restaurants Trio.  I brought a bunch of things and we all shared.

Dinner:  flatbread w/white bean and pesto spread

Mixed green salad with spring mix, grapes, walnuts, gorgonzola (tried not to eat any) and balsamic dressing.

Then I got a chicken breast and a steak dinner that had veggies and potatoes and I ended up eating most of the steak with my salad.

Cole needed a treat after his dinner and so he and grammy went in search of one.  They came back with some Twizzlers Nibs for me, which I love.  I started with half the package and then eventually ate the whole thing!

All in all a very productive and insightful weekend.  I could go on and on about the decision topic, but I think you get my drift.  Tomorrow I start week long classes and by Friday I’ll be a CNA (certified nursing assistant).  It’s one of the things I have to complete in order to apply for Nursing school.  I’m excited and nervous all at the same time.  I’m just glad I have you all to be accountable to so that I don’t back out of my decision! 😉