Monday, June 25, 2012

MILF Mondays!

I've decided to start a new section for my blog called MILF Mondays! I mean seriously...that's freaking hilarious!

Not only is it hilarious, but I get so burnt out on writing about how shitty I'm doing at my weekly FF Anonymous (Fat Farm Anonymous...in case you were wondering) check-ins that I had to create something fun. Well...this is it!

I don't post a lot of pictures of myself - I'm a little self-conscious. I know...my insides are screaming SHOCKER too.

Anyway. I've decided that I'm going to take a pic every Monday and have it serve as my progression timeline picture. That way...I can totally keep you up to date on my progress AND my haute wardrobe.

So...without further adieu, here's my first MILF Monday pic:


Let me start out by stating this disclaimer: I did not wear this to work today, but rather recently when I went out to dinner with my girlfriend Betsy.

Okay...now that that bit of confusion has been cleared up...let's talk about my outfit!

I picked up this adorable turquoise strapless sundress at my favorite resale boutique - Kelly Lane. Not only did I pick up my dress there, but I also got that adorable jean jacket there too! Here's the best part - as if there could be anything better than looking adorable! I didn't break the bank! My entire outfit cost less than $40 (minus the shoes and belt - I already had those in my closet)! Can you believe it?!

I finished the look with a chunky black belt and a pair of hot pink wedges. Love how the pink pops!

So...there you have it folks! A bright spot in your rather mundane start to the work week.

Happy MILF Monday!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Surviving this Roller Coaster

At what point can I say that I want off this freaking roller coaster?

I've noticed that the closer I get to my goal, the harder it is for me to lose weight - even though I do everything right. Last week I lost 0.2 pounds for the second week in a row. While I was mifted last week that my loss was only minimal, I've taken a complete nose dive this week and gained 4 pounds! How does that even happen?!

I mean, for the love of God...I WANT to be a LOSER!!!!

It's so weird to me how my body is responding to my "getting healthy" initiatives. I didn't change the way that I ate (I still portioned everything out), I didn't change what I ate (yes Pinky...we eat the same thing every week), and I still had 22 banked points and 11 activity points that I could eat; yet I gained enough weight to make me feel uncomfortable.

I mean...every roller coaster has a warning sign: don't ride if you are prego, don't ride if you are intoxicated, don't smoke while riding, don't stand up, blah...blah...blah. Where was the warning sign for this emotional BEAST? And yes...that was a total reference to my FAVORITE roller coaster of all time!

The Beast signage courtesy of Kings Island Image Central



Warning sign for weight loss


I guess i'm just going to have to buckle down even harder with my food intake and activity level. Which speaking of activity, I had to push out my 5K training due to shin splints! UGH!!

I'm trying to hop back on the wagon this evening. Keep your fingers crossed that I can complete my run without having to army crawl back up the mountain in my subdivision. Even little bunnies cried watching me do that last week. Brutal!

So...let's put our hands up together and ride this BEAST!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I'm pissed. Let's go buy some shit.


Yup. That's what I bought.

When I said that I was pissed and wanted to go buy some shit, I wasn't referring to items that would actually make me shit. Although from the Instagram picture above, it would appear that that was my sole intention. I mean, really? Fiber One bars AND bananas? Oy...it's going to be a rough night.

Due to the fact that I'm a tad bit salty right now, I'm not going to bore you with the details of today's weigh-in.  I lost 0.2 pounds. Hence the reason why I'm pissed and apparently taking natural remedies to rid myself of any extra weight that I may possibly be storing.

I know...I know. Gross.

So now that we have that shit out of the way (yes my friends...total pun intended), let's move on.

I tried out two new recipes for Memorial Day - Macaroni Salad and Mini-Brownie Cupcakes. So...because they were yummy in my tummy, I'd be willing to be that they would be yummy in your tummy too! And not break the points bank - just in case you are tracking those pesky things.

So...without further adieu, here are those recipes for your next mouthwatering side dish and tastebud tantalizing dessert.

Macaroni Salad
Points Plus Value: 3
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients:
  • 4 1/2 cup(s) cooked macaroni, kept warm
  • 3/4 cup(s) fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup(s) fat-free sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium uncooked carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup(s) red onion, minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
Instructions:

While macaroni is still warm, place in a large bowl. Add mayonnaise, sour cream and relish; toss to coat. Add peppers, carrot and onion; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve warm or chilled. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.



Deliciousness in a bowl.

Mini Brownie Cupcakes
Points Plus Value: 2
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 36

Ingredients:
  • 21 oz regular brownie dry mix
  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1/2 cup(s) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 36 mini muffin tin holes with mini cupcake wrappers.

In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, water, applesauce and egg whites. Mix 50 times with a wooden spoon (use 50 strokes); do not under or over mix. Pour brownie mixture into prepared muffin tins, about 1 tablespoon per hole.

Bake cupcakes until a tester inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely; remove cupcakes from pan. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar. Yields 1 cupcake per serving.



And there you have it folks. A party for your mouth.