Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Whoa... where am I?

No worries, it's me!

I changed my background and weight loss ticker to a beach theme because ultimately, once I've shed these extra pounds, my husband and I are going to take a vacation together somewhere warm. With a beach. And I'll be in a bikini. So seeing that little beach and umbrella up there, and the summery, beachy background is motivation and a reminder of what I will reward myself with once my goal is accomplished. =)

Today was a good day. =) That one pound loss was really nice to see, for starters. Then I took the kiddos to the library; they've been waking up fairly early so we were set to go by 8:30a.m. I stopped at Java Crew and got a fat free, sugar free caramel silk. It's a vanilla caramel latte, and it's my new favorite drink. The only one I've found that still tastes really good after taking out the fat and sugar. ;-)

Then we dropped Charisma, our shih tzu off to be groomed and headed to the library. We got there a little after 9, and since the library doesn't open til 10 we went down to the duck pond where we found a fish that some bird had tortured. It was still alive, but was missing it's eye and it's intestines were strewn about. The kids were duly fascinated and grossed out. ;-) Then they got really scared that the birds (a heron, seagull and some ducks) were going to come poke THEIR eyes out, so we left.

I met my SIL and really good friend Jen at the library for kid's story time. That was super nice cuz we haven't seen each other in a long time.

I ate well today, and even drank some green smoothie. Last time I was at Costco I bought two boxes of the organic baby spinach, and if you don't use it up fairly quick it gets slimy. Green smoothies are an easy way to down A LOT of greens. ;-)

So for breakfast I had one apple cinnamon pancake. It was so good! I just made it with Krusteaz mix and added some cinnamon applesauce to the mix.

Then I drank 50oz green smoothie, had a salad with spinach, turkey, sunflower seeds and dressing for lunch. I ate 2 Daim candies; they are toffee and chocolate and yummy! For dinner I had a burrito with one Flat Out wrap, refried beans, lean hamburger and a sprinkling of cheese.


  1. Heather-
    You can put anything you want in a green smoothie. My "green base" is baby spinach-- fresh. Then I put strawberries, blueberries, bananas, peaches, whatever fruit I have on hand.

    I know other people use different greens; kale, lettuce, etc... but I can't stomach the taste of them. Fresh baby spinach is nearly tasteless, especially when paired with fruit. =)

  2. I'm always fascinated by how a child's mind works...so precious.

  3. I just looooove what you have done with the place... (giggle) You are so fun and way adorable!! I feel a little warm, hold on, need to go open up a window, and turn the fan on ;)

    Yay for a one pound loss!!! weeee hoooo!!! It does feel so good!!

    mmmmmm. and I loooove green smoothies! Oh yeah! Make mine extra green please!! ;)

  4. Whoa, I would totally always throw the slimy stuff away. Green smoothie = genius.


  5. I like you're idea of treating yourself...warm, beach vacation...I think I need to rethink my goal gift. I was going for NYC, but I might need warmth. It looks great on here! Very creative RA!