Wednesday, January 30, 2008


i have a new may cause you to eat a larger portion than you read at your own risk!

tonight's taco night:

1 lb ground turkey
1 tsp olive oil
1 half small onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 tsp sea salt
3 TBS burrito seasoning spice (taco seasoning would be fine, too)
1/4 C lime juice
2 tsp fresh lemon thyme

saute the onion in olive oil for 5 minutes. add garlic. add salt. add turkey meat. brown turkey meat for 5 minutes. add burrito seasoning and lime juice and cook for another 3 minutes. add fresh lemon thyme and cook for a few more minutes.

go crazy with the toppings like tomatoes, salsa, lettuce, and fat free sour cream! i even chopped up the leafy parts of celery instead of lettuce. YUM!!

i'm not on WW (my mom is and she thinks they are about 3 pts each, depending on your shell) so i don't know how many points my little tacos were but i consumed THREE! (in total, about a quarter pound of the meat mix-is that bad?) they were soooo flavorful!! AND healthy!!

oh, and it's best NOT to have a slice of cheesecake for dessert after dinner. tee hee



let me explain...

i watch The Biggest Loser. I LOVE IT! i freaking love jillian and i want her to kick my butt at the gym some day! she rocks!! so, last night jillian is having a conversation with her new black team about dessert. (later it was apparent this was a "plug" for Extra gum) she's asking each teammate what their favorite dessert is. this guy says "cheesecake." i'm thinkin', "hey, i like cheesecake!" and then she says that ONE SLICE IS 1800 CALORIES! what? did i hear that right? oh yeah, one whole day's worth of calories. and then it ALL starts to make sense. over the holidays my parents had this cheesecake at their house. you know, the one from Costco, that is 4 different kinds of cheesecakes all sliced and from The Cheesecake Factory! yeah. that one! it's delicious! so, i had about 2 1/2 pieces over the course of 4 days. i was thinking i had been doing good for only having one dessert each day and maybe not even a whole slice. NOPE. WRONG. no wonder i couldn't drop any weight for a couple weeks. DUH!

so, for me, cheesecake is out. (but brownies are not. heh heh)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hello??? (echo echo echo)

it's been a while. yes. how do i explain myself? well, i was...busy? yeah, that's it, i was busy.

but honestly?? i don't know what i'm doing with this blogging thing. i've been blogging about my kids and my weight loss all in the same blog and well, it leaves me a little perplexed. you too? well, what can we do about it? i'll be thinking about that and get back to it later.

anyway, last week brandon turned 32. we had a killer party on friday with about 30 people. what a great group of friends we have!!

and my sister was here with her girls for the weekend. we went running on saturday in the rain/sleet. i love running again! i took her on my new favorite 4 mile run. it's about 50% up hill. the other half is both flat and down hill. i don't know why i like it so much because it should be a killer (not in a good way) with about 2 miles of hills but i love it!! i love that i can do it! i'm considering training for another half marathon. i REALLY want to do the salt lake marathon! it's in april so i don't know if i have enough time to train. i have to lose about 5 more pounds before i start training. last time i trained i didn't lose any weight and it wasn't good for my body. so, we'll see.

and i made it through the birthday weekend eating only about 3 pieces of cake. which is good, huh? considering i normally eat whatever is left over. what can i say, i make some really yummy cake. ahhhh, bake goods!!

as for the weight loss...i have now lost a total of 7 pounds since my bet with dietcokeandzingers. so, i guess i should feel proud. but i don't. i don't know why. is it because the "bet" has fizzled?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

about 4...

...that is, miles and pounds...

what the scale told me that i have lost since starting my bet with becky : 4.5
~actually, this morning it said i have lost 5.5 so far. but i'm not believing it until it sticks for a while. that is just too weird considering the way i have been eating. however, if it's true it only proves my theory that sometimes your body just needs more fuel and when you listen to your body, you are rewarded. (no, not the kind of reward i am used to-food-but, weightloss!)

the number of miles i think i ran tonight: 4.5
~it's the most i have been able to run since having the baby. ah, i remember the days when training for a half marathon and a 5 mile run seemed like nothing.

the way i feel right now is pretty darn good.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

on a happy note...

yesterday was isla's first day of BALLET! this girl is ALL GIRL. from the dress up, tea parties, baby dolls, barbies, polly pockets, and everything pink, she could not get more girlie. she has been obsessed with dancing and ballet since she could move...and now she is finally a ballerina. she was so excited all day yesterday to be going to ballet that she could think and talk of nothing else. on the way to class she acted as though it was christmas's a few shots of her first class!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Isla loves her some MeMe

Miss Isla has a cousin only 9 days's her MeMe...her best friend forever. The only problem is MeMe lives in Gresham Oregon. So, they don't get to see each other as often as Isla would like. Over the Christmas/New Years Holiday they got to play's a few pics of them bowling together.

For more information on MeMe visit Kjrsten's BLOG

Saturday, January 12, 2008

the competition mounts...

to be honest, when i suggested this little competition i did it to help Becky . i truly want her to lose the weight so she will come out and see me...okay, a little selfish on my part. i want to see her. but i also wanted to lose 10 pounds. i want to drop that last 2 pounds of pre-baby weight and be well on my way to feeling REALLY good about my body. and when i suggested our weightloss challenge i really had forgotten how strongly we compete against each other.

i was almost laughing (nervously) while reading Becky's BLOG just now...partly because i feel a little ashamed of being so competitive. but mostly because i AM so competitive and i AM used to winning... and what if i don't win? i mean, Becks lost 2 pounds this week ALREADY? that's pretty crazy weight loss! that's amazing weight loss for anyone! especially someone who has already lost 40 pounds! that's like freakin awesome!! so, it scares me. and it makes me want to hide what i have lost so that i DON'T motivate Becky to work harder and WIN. I WANT TO WIN!

ah, but who cares who "wins" anyway? eating at anthony's with Becky Sue is a win/win situation for both of us! i love ya dietcokeandzingers!

i have lost 3 pounds so far... sorry BECKS

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

girl, pleeze

-this one's for you-

i have had three pretty darn good days...i've been a good skinny girl in the eating arena and worked out once (with a run planned tonight, too).
so it's ON LIKE DONKEY KONG my friend! i'm only weighing in once a week so i don't get cocky and relax in between. but my goal is to be down 10 pounds in 7 weeks!!
gonna run 3 miles later tonight...put that in your hat and smoke it!