Monday, May 23, 2011

Run and a wreckless but fun weekend

So I did what I said I was going to and got up and ran! 2.28miles to be exact! I was super proud of myself but learned a valuable lesson. Drink water before u go and run in 80 degree heat and also take a small water bottle with you! I got right out of bed this morning and had a quick glass of water and headed out. I did the best I have done without stopping but when it came down to my stopping point I was parched. I needed water so bad but I was only at my half way point. I tried to run more but started cramping. I was exhausted and my body needed water. It was dumb of me to go out and run in az without something to keep me hydrated. So lesson learned and for now on will have some sort of bottle with me. Any recs though I don't really want to have to carry a bottle in my hand : / I ended up with a headache the rest of the day. I couldn't shake it off. Monday is my fave zumba class day and I honestly was not in the mood to go but did anyway cuz I knew I would regret it and I'm glad I went its super fun!

 This weekend was a little rough for me as far as eating goes... friday I did ok we went out for my bros graduation and I had two pieces of buffalo chicken pizza and some clam chowder my fave!! I didn't see a gain on the scale at all the next day and was proud of my choices. Saturday was also ok I had eaten all my points by 7 with dinner but friends wanted to go out that evening. We went to a wine bar and hubby and I shared a buffalo chicken sandwich on flat bread. (sensing a trend here) I also had a white wine flight (3 3oz wine samples. Then we went out for frozen yogurt which was amazing! It had been so long and I was perfectly fine with it : ) I honestly don't know the point allotments for everything. I just used my best judgement in portion control and I think I handeld it fairly well.

Then Sunday rolls around. I have noticed sunday is my worst day always lol. I had a bridal shower to go to and also a graduation party. At the bridal shower I did good I had a virgin pina colada and a bunch of fruit and one meat skewer with baby steak pieces on it. I was given a slice of cake and had half of it and wasn't tempted to eat the rest. So far so good right well then I get to my parents house and there is food galore. I had a sub sandwich piece and some potato salad and veggies. I had a diet soda for 0pts instead of my normal alcohol drink. I haven't soda in a while but it was nice to have a 0pt option avail. Then dessert came around I had a small piece of cake and a super small slice of cheese cake. I'm proud of my choices but I'm sure the point amount was more then normal. But in a way it keeps my body guessing. I got right back on track today with my points and choices though which I'm glad I am able to do. If I can master the weekends I'm sure this journey will go by a lot faster. I'm hoping to see 165 by friday with all the workouts and stuff I have planned. I also don't have any events coming up at all that will put me off plan. Here a few pics of the weekend!!
fam in the spa

ready to go in the pool  of course with the shirt off just not ready for that

my and baby bros (and I have heels on)

my hubs bro and me

first of many pool parties this summer


  1. Hi Christina!
    I'm a new follower, and love your blog! I picked up on your love for buffalo chicken (yum!). I don't know if you subscribe to Hungry Girl emails or not but, today's recipe switch was for buffalo chicken fajitas!!!
    So, in case you don't have it...i thought i'd share it!!

    Long Live the Buffalo Chicken!

    Serving Size: entire recipe
    Calories: 295
    Fat: 6g
    Sodium: 1,057mg
    Carbs: 23g
    Fiber: 9.5g
    Sugars: 5g
    Protein: 42g

    PointsPlus® value 7*

    HG FYI! Wanna add tortillas? Go for 2 small high-fiber flour tortillas with about 65 calories each; then your fajita meal will have about 425 calories, 10g fat, and a PointsPlus® value of 10*.

    As HUGE fans of Frank's RedHot sauce (we put that... er... stuff on everything), we couldn't wait to make over this menu item. And we did it not a moment too soon, since the Chili's original is now GONE from the menu! Don't worry; ours is really good and it's not going anywhere!

    1/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
    Dash garlic powder
    Dash onion powder
    One 5-oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/3-inch thickness
    2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
    3/4 cup sliced bell pepper
    1/2 cup sliced onion
    1 tbsp. Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
    1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
    1 tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
    Optional: large lettuce leaves, salsa, fat-free sour cream

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

    Place cereal in a sealable plastic bag; remove air, and seal. Using a meat mallet (or other heavy utensil), crush cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency through the bag. Add garlic powder and onion powder. Seal and shake to mix. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

    Place chicken on another plate and top with egg substitute. Flip chicken to coat both sides. Gently shake chicken to remove excess egg substitute, and transfer to the plate of crumbs. Flip to coat both sides with crumbs.

    Place chicken in the baking pan and bake in the oven until crispy and cooked through, about 30 minutes, carefully flipping about halfway through bake time. Set aside.

    Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add bell pepper and onion and, stirring occasionally, cook until softened, 6 - 8 minutes. Transfer veggies to a clean plate and set aside.

    Combine hot sauce with 1 tbsp. water in a bowl, and mix well. Once chicken is cool enough to handle, carefully coat both sides of cooked chicken with sauce mixture. Slice chicken and place over the plated veggies. Top with any remaining sauce mixture.

    Sprinkle chicken with bacon and blue cheese. If you like, wrap in lettuce leaves and top with salsa and sour cream. Enjoy!


  2. Sounds like you had a fantastic pool party! Pictures look amazing :)