I never went grocery shopping this week because of everything we have going on, but I think I can find stuff to make just using my pantry and fridge this week.  Should be interesting!

I had leftover pancake batter from last weeks banana bread pancakes, so I cooked two off for breakfast with some Canadian bacon on the side – this may be my staple breakfast this week.

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I had to do a lunch run for my boss, and Panera was so packed it took me 30 minutes to get there and back.  One of the other secretaries had to pick up lunch, and my blood sugar was fine, so I had her go to lunch and decided to go to the gym later.  By the time I went it was 1:30!

And I was hungry, but you know what I told myself?  You won’t starve after 25 minutes of strength training.  I am a day behind this week, so I will do weights Tuesday – Friday this week.  Yesterday was chest and arms again – the same routine I did last week Day 1.

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For the tricep pushdowns I used the rope and really felt a difference – check it out on my first and third reps I did 40 pounds!  My arms were literally shaking at the end.  That’s kind of what my body looks like – ha!


Aimee commented on last weeks picture where I was laying down and I said that’s the only time I don’t mind my muffin top – the fat just kind of lays down – she said that my abs were so flat, or words to that effect.  Um, no – the “pooch” is still alive and well – seems the last place my body wants to lose weight is my middle!

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But I still have 25-30 pounds to lose, so I will get there eventually! Open-mouthed smile

I brought leftover beef stew from the freezer and had 1.5 cups of that with a bowl of honey dew melon.  My stew kind of looks like dog food, but it was tasty!

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When  I got home from work, Tony was enjoying one of the cigars I got him for his birthday.  The sunset was gorgeous, but I think the temperature dropped 5 degrees every 5 minutes!

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I defrosted a pork steak to do something for dinner.  I like pork steaks because they are super flavorful, inexpensive, but there is a bone and sometimes a lot of fat.  I ended up trimming the pork steak and ended up with 4 ounces of pork.  Tony loves beef stroganoff, so I decided to make a version using pork.

Pork Stroganoff

  • serves 2 – 540 calories, 26 fat, 49 carbs, 3 fiber and 25 protein


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 ounces pork
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 ounces of mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons low fat sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups cooked egg noodles

Salt and pepper the pork and toss in 1 tablespoon of flour.  Heat skillet over medium high heat and add butter.  Once melted, add the pork and sear on all sides, but don’t cook it all the way through.  Remove pork.  Add in garlic and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Add in the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour and cook for another minute.  Slowly add in the chicken broth and stir until thickened.  Add the pork back in, put a lid on it and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through.  Remove from heat, stir in sour cream, taste for additional salt and pepper and divide pork gravy mixture over 1 cup of cooked egg noodles per plate.

The shitty dinner lighting pictures have begun!  It’s starting to get dark so early these days – so both these pictures don’t do this dish justice – pure comfort in a bowl.

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Tony gave it two thumbs up Open-mouthed smile

A while back I got sent some workout clothes, but I never reviewed them because they were UGLY.  It asked if I like neutral colors or bold colors, and when I checked the box “bold” this is what I got!

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These neon blue super stretchy pants with this shocking pink tank top.  I will actually have to do a proper review at some point because guess what?  I loved this to work out in – the pants never folded down like some stretch pants do over my muffin top, and the tank held everything in while I did Insanity for 40 minutes.

I was showing Tony how I could do anything in these pants and started showing him how stretchy they were – he said “you look like a cat that has shoes on!”  Sadly, I had no idea the video he took was going to be put on facebook – I don’t think I’d wear these pants to get the mail, but oh well!  They are super comfy.  Here is a nice sweaty boob pic I accidentally took – ha!  You’re welcome.

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Stats for the Day:

  • 1809 calories, 241 carbs, 99 protein, 25 fat
  • not pictured was the Merck’s port wine cheese and pretzels I had as a snack at night – that stuff should be illegal it’s so good
  • 25% of calories from fat, 21% from protein and 52% from carbs
  • Calorie Count gave my day an A!
  • 25 minute strength – chest/tricepts at lunch
  • 40 minutes Insanity after dinner

You will want to come back tomorrow because I have a great giveaway to celebrate My Bizzy Kitchen turning five!  Here’s a hint. . .

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I will forgive Nicole for adding onion to this salsa! Open-mouthed smile  Make it a great day!