Posted in Food, Life + Living, Overeating

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with veggies

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Yesterday, someone snuck a salad into my eggs, so, today I’m putting veggies in intentionally ūüėČ

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Maybe it’ll help me cure my pizza hang over. We hung out with friends last night and ate really good food.

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Okay fine. It was “bad” food, but it was delicious, and we enjoyed ourselves ūüėÄ

Posted in College, Emotional Eating, Fitness, Food, Life + Living, Overeating

Wipers up, snow down

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I said this morning that wipers up means snow will be coming down.  It started early afternoon, and never really let up…

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The roads were icy, visibility was reduced… And I had to go to school for class tonight.

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Yeah. Good luck getting anywhere.

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You know what, though? I got there, checked my voicemail, and heard a message saying class was canceled.

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Some days are only good for building snowmen and going to bed early.

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Tonight I’m wearing my warrior shirt to bed. Kind of need a reminder to eat better tomorrow and stop getting so frustrated with work.  I ranted at a friend* at work today about all of my frustrations and it just made me want to cry.  Then, I rushed off to school where I was scheduled for an exam…I was feeling crappy, so what did I have for dinner? A chicken taquito, a corndog, a bag of chips, a handful of dark chocolate, and about half a cup of gelato.  Did it feel good at the time? Absolutely. Does it feel good now? Nope. Can I take it back? Nope! Time to move on.

Tomorrow I’ll be well rested, and I’ll make sure to have healthy snacks with me.

Have a good night!

Posted in Life + Living, Recipe

Semi-Home-Made Pizza Night

Points: 48/35 36 Weekly Points Left.


Start with one “SINGLE SIZE” pizza and then add fresh toppings like green pepper, mushroom, onion, jalepe√Īo, tomato, bacon etc. ¬†Bake according to directions and enjoy a custom treat for the perfect serving size!

Note: Also can be done with salads…

So yes. ¬†Tonight was make-your-own pizza night. ¬†The roommates invited a mutual friend over to hang out and play games and so Mike picked these individual pizza’s up at the grocery store, 5 for $5. ¬†DEAL! ¬†The sticker says 4 for $5, which is still a good deal, but when he saw that they were discounted even more, he couldn’t resist. ¬†He used the money that he saved on fresh ingredients to dress up the pizza like bell peppers, mushroom etc. ¬† For dinner, we each topped the pizza with a selection of fresh ingredients and baked them up for about 12 minutes each and then enjoyed a helluva good ‘zza. It was fun to have all five of us get hands-on to make our own pizza’s and to see what your friends like on their pizza. ¬†Jeff and Mike went for the bacon and¬†jalepe√Īos, Mike and Kaitlyn went for the Cayenne Pepper and Ranch Dressing for dipping, Gloria and I kept things pretty tame with just the fresh veggies. ¬†I also paired mine with a salad to try to meet my veggie quota for the day. You should definitely try this for your next get together. ¬†It was a lot of fun.

Earlier this afternoon, Jeff and I went apartment hunting. ¬†We have a few things to figure out before April, but it basically boils down to windows and temperature control. ¬†Option A has single-pane windows, wall-mounted A/C and baseboard heaters. ¬†Option B has double-pane windows and central heating and air conditioning. ¬†This is the biggest difference between the two places..otherwise they are similar in location, square footage and rent. ¬†Option A has laundry in-unit, Option B has laundry facilities on all floors. ¬†Option A has more storage than Option B. ¬†Option A is closer to work and has easy access to walking paths and has an impressive fitness center. ¬†Option B is closer to mom’s house and across the street from a truffle shop.

So far we’re leaning towards Option A. ¬†Given the options, what would you choose? ¬†Is central air worth giving up easy access to exercise?

Posted in Fitness, Food, Menu Planning

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Some days, I hate that quote because it is so completely negative and leaves no wiggle room for recovery.  But most of the time it comes true.

This last weekend, I went to a big party with Rah-rah and it was a few days filled with chocolatey trail-mix, huge breakfasts, mini-doughnuts, cheese-curds, and alcohol.  Even when we made it home, dinner was a pizza with soda.  My body was practically SCREAMING for something healthy.

Last night, we decided to walk to the grocery store because I had reached my breaking point and I needed an apple.¬† Stat. I also needed some fresh air too.¬† When we got to the store, they didn’t have the awesome Honey Crisp apples as I was expecting, but I found a couple good Fuji apples that suited my needs nicely.¬†

I don’t have a¬†menu and we didn’t go grocery shopping for supplies.¬†¬†Rah-rah’s car is broken down,¬† our room is a mess, we need to do laundry and work has been very busy after the long weekend.¬† Given that, I’ll be hard-pressed to meet my goals for the week to have a healthy menu and get in some exercise… But, I’ve got a plan:

– On the way home tonight, I’ll pick up a new battery for Rah-rah’s car.
–¬† Dinner tonight = Spaghetti Squash with Supreme Lean Ground Beef and Classico Tomato Basil Spaghetti Sauce.¬†¬†This will come together in under 20 minutes.
–¬† Rah-rah and I will also tackle the pile-o-laundry that seemed to appear out of nowhere upon our return from vacation.¬†
–¬† While waiting for the laundry to finish, I will install the battery in Rah-rah’s car and hope that it fixes the problem.¬† If not, we may have to make a few trips to the auto-parts store.¬† If this wraps up quickly, maybe he and I can play some frisbee or ladder ball.
– Lastly, after switching the laundry from the washer to the dryer, I can sit down to work on the rest of the week’s menu.

This will all work, as long as I cancel the social plans that I had for this evening.

Ah, the joys of responsibility ūüôā¬† I’ll be sure to take pictures and report back on how it goes.¬† I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and that your Tuesday is shaping up nicely.