Hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday and got back into the swing of things today.  One thing for sure I noticed is that when I work more, the first things to go out the window is exercise and food planning!  I’ll get to that in a minute though! 😀

My eats were pretty unforgettable yesterday, or i.e. bad choices!  I had two homemade chicken wings and shrimp thanks to Tony when I got home from work yesterday (yep, had to work on a Sunday!).  They were so fricken good.  Um, pretty sure I didn’t figure out the calories for this one!


I met my sister and her mother-in-law at a church in Oak Park (actually right across from my high school!).  The concert was beautiful.  And although my Mom looks serious in this picture, it was right before the first song!


They did 15 songs altogether – I really enjoyed it Mom!


After the concert, Mom treated us to caffe DeLuca in Forest Park.  It’s one of our favorite Italian restaurants.  Their insalata is so good – mixed greens, candied walnuts, fresh figs and gorgonzola cheese with balsamic dressing.  So good!  The restaurant was so dim, not one picture turned out!  My dinner was this:


The Pasta Dorsoduro – grilled chicken, shrimp, fresh garlic with a spicy red pepper parmesan sauce – holy cow this was good!  I ate about 1 cup of pasta, 1/2 the chicken, and when my Mom noticed I still had two shrimp left, ate those! 😀

After dinner we went to my Mom’s house for a little bit.  It was the first time we’ve met her new cat Lucy!  She is a crazy cat – all over the place, but I guess that’s to be expected with a kitten! She likes to lick a lot too!


Since I didn’t do my normal grocery shop this week, I had to figure out what to make for breakfast and lunch.  I knew I had chicken breasts for dinner, so I marinated them during the day.  Breakfast is an easy go to – spicy oats!  1/2 cup dry oats, 1 cup water, Frank’s hot sauce, 1/2 ounce cheddar cheese, 1 Pam fried egg and two slices center cut bacon.


For lunch I decided to mix up two packets of cup-a-soup (60 calories per pack) with 1 tsp. hot chinese chile sauce and 6 of my chicken wontons from over the weekend.  Spicy good!


I got a little snacky this afternoon – this did the trick!  170 calories per 1/4 cup.


Dinner was quick and easy – 4 ounce chicken sandwich on Arnold bread with 1 slice bacon and 1/2 ounce of provolone, 6 ounces of potatoes fried in 1 tsp. olive oil, carrots with ranch dressing – and about a teaspoon of my horseradish sauce on top!  Four ounces ended up being about 2/3 of the right breast.




So I went on www.calorieking.com to log my info and my subscription expired.  No big deal, until I realized I haven’t gotten my new debit card from when I lost my wallet!  But thanks to Kelly for reminding me about sparkpeople!  I used to use it years ago (in fact when I logged in it said I was 39 and I’ll be 42 in the spring!).  I have to tell Kelly that I think I like it better than calorieking!  It’s much more user friendly than it was when I used it a few ago. 

But before I went to that site, I went to www.thedailyplate.com to see how many calories they said I could have to lose 2 pounds a week.  1719!

www.calorieking.com gave me 1421 calories and now www.sparkpeople.com gave me between 1200 and 1,500.  So I plan on eating closer to 1500 the days I exercise, and 1200 the days I don’t.

I finally got back to the gym at lunch and it felt great!  I did my walk/jog/sprint for 40 minutes – my highest sprint was 7.0 mph and I held it for 60 seconds! Then I did five minute abs on the ball.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1,490 calories
  • 62 fat
  • 139 carbs
  • 98 protein
  • 19 fiber
  • 45 minutes of exercise!

My friend Amy is having a giveaway!   Go check it out! 😀

So I set up some goals just for this week:

  • 2 times work out before work
  • drink at least 64 ounces of water
  • lower the bacon and cheese in my diet 😀  (well, after today!)

See you tomorrow night!