Slackin’ Off

Ok, not gonna lie – I totally slacked off on the picture taking this weekend. No reason; just laziness. It happens, right? So, I aplogize in advance for this post being light on the pics.


I started my day with a big bowl of oats:

  • 1/4 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup of oat bran
  • 1-1/4 cups of water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbs of ground flaxseed
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • raisins
  • walnuts

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And some eggs, of course:

  • 1/2 cup of egg whites
  • 1 whole egg

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The morning was nothing out of the ordinary. Same stuff, different day.

Lunch was a veggie dog burrito

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…followed by a protein shake.

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I realized I had nothing but chicken and ground turkey in the freezer for dinner, both of which we had eaten a few times during the week, so I made a mid-day run to the store.

After I got back, my mom cam over to watch the baby while I had a pre-screen phone interview for a job in Boston. It was pretty short, but it went well. It sounds like a great job at an exciting company.

For dinner, I cooked up the haddock and brussels sprouts I picked up earlier in the day. I sprinkled the haddock with lemon pepper and salt and baked it in the oven. The brussels sprouts were roasted in the oven, too. This is the absolute best way to eat them!

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I put baby to bed quite easily around 6:30. It’s so nice that bedtime no longer involves any crying! 🙂

For my workout, I did Physique 57 in the basement. I have to say, I feel a little silly doing some of the moves, but it certainly gets my myscles burnin’!


Baby got up super-duper early on Saturday morning – like 5:40ish! Funny thing…she sleeps through the night and sleeps until about 7 am when my husband puts her to bed. But when I do it, she wakes up at least twice and gets up really early in the morning. Hmm…

Needless to say, breakfast was a bit on the early side.

banana with almond butter

banana with almond butter

1 cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch + 1/2 cup of almond milk

1 cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch + 1/2 cup of almond milk

1/2 cup of egg whites + 1 whole egg

1/2 cup of egg whites + 1 whole egg

Later in the morning, hubby and I took baby to the doctor to get her flu shot. The office doesn’t have the H1N1 shot yet, of course. As soon as they have it though, I’m going to make sure she gets it!

We made a run to the grocery store after to get a few last minute things for my mother-in-law’s surprise birthday party that was later in the day.

I kept it light for lunch since I knew we’d be having a lot of finger foods at the party – protein shakes for 2:

  • 1-1/2 cups of almond milk
  • splash of vanilla
  • 2 packets of Stevia
  • 1 banana
  • 4 tbs of NutriBiotic vanilla rice protein powder
  • ice

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And that’s where the pictures end for the day.

We got to the party around 3. I snacked on various things including pita chips, veggies, hummus, cold cuts, shrimp cocktail, a couple nibbles of brownie, a bit of cupcake… Throughout the party (which I was at from 3 until about 9 – minus one hour when I brought baby home to feed her and leave her with my mom for a bit), I had 2 small glasses of wine and about 2/3 of a beer. Obviously I didn’t exercise today. Too much partyin’ goin’ on!

After that party, we stopped by my dad’s party too. Over there, I had a few bites of the german chocolate cake my step mom made. Holy deliciousness!! I couldn’t keep myself away from that!

I went to bed around 11:30 – way past my bedtime! When baby woke up at 2, I noticed I didn’t feel so hot. Darn alcohol. I can’t drink anymore. At all. Doesn’t matter if it’s 1 glass of wine or 3. I won’t feel well the next day.


I had a one track mind this morning – FOOD!! I needed to feed my dull alcohol headache. Breakfast was exactly the same as yesterday – banana w/ almond butter, Kashi Go Lean with almond milk, and eggs. I inhaled it and didn’t take pictures!

I decided to squeeze in a little extra exercise today to try and make up for my overindulgence on alcohol and sweets on Saturday night. So I hopped on my Spinning bike at 10 am. I fully intended to ride for 35-40 minutes, but my iPod died at the 20 minute mark. Honestly, I was happy to have a reason to stop! At least I got my metabolism revved up early in the day.

Baby was a bit on the fussy side all morning. Blame the flu shot! She’s feverish and cranky. So most of my energy went to keeping her happy. I did squeeze in some lunch though – a slice of whole wheat bread with almond butter and apple butter and a protein shake. Again, no picture.

Once I had baby settled in for her second nap, I headed to the grocery store for all the weekly essentials. I usually go on Saturdays, but clearly I had too much going on yesterday!

Over the rest of the afternoon, I snacked on some kiwi, walnuts, greek yogurt (yes, I strayed from my “no dairy” policy and yes, my tummy will probably hate me later) and butternut squash that I cooked up for baby.

For dinner, I made one of my favorite Food Network recipes that I haven’t made since we moved back from CO – Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Sooo spicy! YUM!

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Hubby put baby to bed tonight, so mama hit the basement for Physique 57. My thighs are still burning!


I’m totally psyched that tomorrow is Monday. (Never thought I’d say that!) I’m really hoping to hear back about this job in Mass this week, preferably early in the week. I really have a good feeling about it. Think happy thoughts!

What are you looking forward to this week??


3 responses to “Slackin’ Off

  1. Looking forward to buying a house and getting out of my in-laws! And my own kitchen:)

  2. i was a slacker on photos this weekend too! i barely photographed any of my eats. i need to somehow throw a post together with what i do have. woops! sounds/looks like you had some good eats this weekend though. this week i am looking forward to a work lunch party and a super sweet concert friday!

  3. Sounds like your MIL’s surprise party was fun!! I hope you hear good news on the job front! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you still 🙂

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