Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkey Day!

November 25

-slice of leftover pizza
-2/3 of a pom energy bar (yuck!! stick to juice, guys)


-25 min cross ramp
-25ish min arms & legs
-3 min treadmill

I can't believe the gym was open. My Dad suggested we try to go & see and I said I bet there was like an 87.9% (lol) chance it was closed. Wrong! =-o.

Last nite my Dad decorated a little...

(ok, well I added a few of those touches)

& I set the table & did a little more decorating of my own

& my Mom added the final touch...

Team work!

*pride* I thought it looked sooooooo good.

Then it was cookin' time! But first...

-coffee with a little lowfat organic egg nog (gooood!)

-deviled eggs
-a few bites of spinach artichoke dip
-a bite or two of queso

A few bites of each of the following:

-turkey & homemade gravy
-cranberry-mandarin orange sauce
-green bean casserole with caramelized onions
-sour cream & cream cheese mashed potatoes
-mashed sweet potatoes topped with caramelized bananas
-gluten free triple cheese mac & cheese
-cornbread stuffing with celery & chopped apple
-a hawaiian sweet roll
-pinot noir
-one bite of homemade pumpkin pie with a gingerbread pumpkin spice crust

I made everything except the turkey (thanks, Dad!) and the rolls.

I know, looks like an INSANE amount, but it all fit on one plate & I wasn't overly stuffed. Shocker!

I wasn't even going to make stuffing since my brother & I don't really like it, but after multiple requests from my parents I caved. I know, I'm so nice. Surprisingly, it was one of my fave parts. And the turkey was crazy moist. His best yet. All in all a super successful meal! My aunt ended up coming over too as a last minute surprise.

Somebody did try to join the dinner table uninvited.

Went with my mom & aunt to see Love and Other Drugs. I liked it a lot, but expected more. Oh well, still worth seeing. Anne Hathaway is impossibly pretty.

-champagne (one of those mini bottles a la Korbel)

Hey, I couldn't go to the movie grill & not have at least something! But no way was I ordering food lol. I wonder how many people actually ate there that day. Hmmm.

Came home & my Mom accidentally SHATTERED my brand new iphone. OMG. (She was cleaning up the counter while I made her a plate of leftovers like she requested, and it slid out of the case & came crashing down on the tile). I was pretty much devastated the rest of the evening. :(

-slice of the pumpkin pie

Not my best (imo), but it's still pumpkin, so who can hate it? At least everyone else really liked it.

Body Bugg Stats:

Calories Burned
: 2,725
Steps Taken: 11,693

That's what I'm talking about. Yeaaah working out.

Happy belated Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Eve

November 24

-english muffin with egg whites, cheddar, spinach, tomato, banana peppers, & mustard


Why did my Dad get raspberry? Blech. OK, OK, it tasted alright, but dammit, we are a tangerine family, DAD! *shakes head* Why mess with a good thing?!

I worked half a day (plus snuck my weekly massage in there....speaking of which, in the middle of the massage my throat kind of closed up & I couldn't stop coughing. WEIRD).

But that doesn't mean I wasn't productive the rest of the day. Well, after lunch (at nearly 3! I was huuuungry), that is.

-olive garden gnocchi soup (2 bowls) + salad (like 2+ bowls) + 1 bite of a bread stick
-part of the limoncello mini dessert
-part of the ameretto tiramisu mini dessert

Thank god for unlimited soup & salad, eh? :-x. I kind of wanted a third bowl of soup (broth based, but still...), but refrained.

Then, it was back to business.

I had to do last minute Thanksgiving shopping (thanks a LOT for NOTHING Whole Foods. They didn't carry my traditional fave Thanksgiving wine this year. Assholes!!!!), did some decor shopping at Target (plus got a new comforter and a new Christmas tree-yeah!!...somehow our tree & ornaments went missing. WTF? How is that even possible?...). I came home & decorated to perfection. Feels so good. And now I'm finally 100% caught up on this season's Dexter. Yessss.

-too many slices of pizza (thin crust, extra sauce, light on cheese, mushroom, tomato, grilled chicken, green pepper, & yellow pepper)
-glass of pinot grigio

errrr plus one more small slice. SHHH!!! I know, I KNOW.

S.O.S.--Real food where are you?


Body Bugg Stats:

Calories Burned: 2,451
Steps Taken: 8,328


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Trying to Get Back in the Swing of Things...

November 22

-cup of creme brulee flavored black coffee

so weird, I swear I remember taking a pic! But you guys know what coffee looks like, so not a big thang.

-indian buffet

Seemed a lil spicier than usual, but still indian yumyumness. Ohh yeah. Kept me full ALL. DAY.

-corner bakery turkey sandwich (turkey, artichoke hearts, balsamic onions, tomato, lettuce, pesto mayo on whole grain bread) (ate half then & half later)
-kettle chips (forgot to say sub for carrots, damn!)
-cup of tomato basil soup

Look at the view I had during dinner...

Can't beat that!

-half of a gingerbread pumpkin mini bundt cake

damn the icing for getting stuck on the top of the lid & ruining the shot! :-P

-a small handful of hot tamales

Spent allllllllll day & part of the evening at the office. Then, I had to go back to the last hotel to pick up my left behind pillow (leave it to me to bring my own pillow in a white pillowcase to a hotel...), & had dinner at Corner Bakery. I really need to eat there more. Then, before bed my brother and I watched a bunch of episodes of Dexter.


November 23

-a little kashi cinnamon shredded wheat with almond milk

-half of a tuna salad sandwich
-a few bites of dark chocolate with almonds

-chik-fil-a chicken nuggets
-small fruit cup
-diet lemonade

-toasted brown rice bread slice with a faux chicken patty, sundried tomato laughing cow wedge, pesto, a little pizza sauce, & garlic gold nuggets
-toasted brown rice bread slice with pumpkin cream cheese & maple pumpkin butter

-chocolate shake (almond milk, cocoa powder, a pinch of chocolate pb powder, stevia in the raw, ice, guar gum, xanthan gum)

not the prettiest...

I spent all day doing ridiculous amounts of laundry, rearranging furniture, doing a good bit of the Thanksgiving grocery shopping, blah blah. I am tiiiired.

Yes, it's quite obvious we have crap for groceries. But because of the holiday it seems silly to stock up now, so randomness will ensue until Turkey Day, I s'pose. It happens.

Body Bugg Stats:

Calories Burned: 2,185
Steps Taken: 7,270

They still look a lil sad, but have I mentioned I'm SO happy to be home with these faces?