I got to sleep in until 6:30 this morning. Um, yeah, that extra hour makes a world of difference. It didn’t even bother me that I had to strip Judah’s wet bed right away and clean up a couple piles of Kitty barf. If I’m well rested I can hack it.
Plus I got a little help with the laundry.
Unfortunately, I managed to burn my espresso just now while fumbling my way through my morning coffee routine, but that doesn’t seem to bother me that much either. Ha ha.
Yesterday I officially finished my first huge egg white jug.
Um, yeah, that was faster than I thought. I opened it on this day. That was about a month ago. Holy cow. I’m on my way to looking like that scary chicken. Ha ha.
I also think I might need to look into working for the company since I have a feeling I’ll be a frequent customer.
I finished that jug off the right way though with one heck of a cinnamon sugar breakfast STUFTwich.
My workout yesterday was a 6 mile run on the treadmill at the gym. I wore my Reebok Crossfit headband and bracelet to make sure the lady next to me knew I meant business.
Oh wait, there isn’t anyone next to me is there? Oops. I meant business anyway.
The boys and I took our business to Costco shortly afterwards for a quick little trip.
I don’t know about you, but for some reason I can never really do a quick trip to Costco. So…… our quick trip took a little longer than planned and we ended up here at 8:15 pm.
Oops. I guess you can’t beat a hot dog for $1.50. Not the most nutritious dinner, but that dog was scarfed down in no time on the way home.
We were shopping so late, Costco didn’t even have any rotisserie chickens left. How dare they.
A few highlight purchases from our trip were these apple pears (I have yet to try them)
and three bags of that sweet kale salad.
This stuff is so good.
I’ve been roasting it up a little like this:
Spread it on a pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Spray the top with cooking spray or drizzle with a little olive oil and season with garlic salt, garlic powder, everyday seasoning, nutritional yeast, etc.
Roast in the oven at 400 regular or 375 convection for about 20-25 minutes.
Top with BBQ sauce and low fat ranch.
Add some chicken on the top and some cheese less sandwiches on the side (not pictured).
Oh, and top with additional hot sauce of course.
STUFT Daddy loves the kale salad too. He used the dressing and fun stuff that comes in the bag in the kit though.
I haven’t tried it that way, but he says it’s delicious and the guy knows what he’s talking about when it comes to food.
I did a little something different last night for dinner.
After the hot dog smell got to me on the car ride home, I was craving macaroni and cheese with hot dogs. Totally random. I ate it religiously when I was pregnant. My comfort meal was a huge bowl (the entire box) of macaroni and cheese with veggie dogs and cauliflower.
So last night I did a little experiment.
Not the best idea to roast veggie dogs, they might look okay but were a little tough to chew.
I put all my goodies together in a bowl and topped them with a nondairy “cheesy” sauce mix of nutritional yeast, a little Smart Balance, cumin, almond milk and crushed red pepper.
It ended up being sooooooo good. So good I need to show just one more picture.
I’m totally going to play with it again.
Maybe not with the veggie dogs though.
Okay so, I don’t know about you, but I use the few magazines I still get as motivation to do a little cardio at the gym. It makes me look forward to my time in the elliptical. I attempted to do a little reading the other day on the treadmill, but it didn’t do so well.
I did find a couple things worth sharing though from my Self Magazine.
Here they are for you.
I like this idea of writing down a gratitude list to avoid stress eating.
I’m totally a stress eater. When I’m tired and stressed I eat. A lot. I eat to distract myself from dealing with big life issues. Not one of my best qualities. This might be a good trick to try if you have the same problem.
Here’s one more reason to add greens to your diet.
And, yeah, with the amount of garlic powder I consume I’m pretty sure I don’t need to worry about ticks anytime soon.
I always wonder if people in my classes can smell garlic on me. No one ever says anything, but I swear I sweat that stuff out like crazy.
Lastly,I thought this was interesting.
My scale had the battery die almost a year ago and has been in the closet ever since. I’m not planning on taking it out anytime soon either. I used to weigh myself all the time, like every day. Funny how things change.
What are your thoughts on the scale?
We’re off to play at the park this morning. I’m going to try my best to focus on being a good mama today. I’ve been a little too grumpy lately and I really need to work on my summer priorities (even though summer is pretty much over).
I have a feeling this little beauty might come in handy.
Have a good one!