Been a while….

WOW…..I haven’t posted anything in over a week! Last blog I had mentioned that my hips were bothering me and that was just the beginning. I ended up going to Baylor ER that night because I couldn’t even get up and down out of my chair without crying. They gave me morphine while I was there and sent me home with the highest powered steroid to help with all of the inflammation, pain meds and muscle relaxers! The rest of the week and weekend I spent in bed or hobbling around the house as much as my body would allow. I did watch a lot of movies and Netflix while I was down. I finished all 6 seasons of DOCTOR WHO finally which is sad…I have to wait till November for season 7 to be on Netflix now! I also watched “Oz the Great and Powerful” IT WAS AWESOME! I had heard a lot of negative reviews but I absolutely adored it and will be watching it again!

IMG_20130601_092031 Lola worrying about her Mamma!!!

Haven’t really been eating too healthy, just what’s convenient. So as far as my healthy eating plan…its gone off course a little. Positive thing is that I haven’t gained any weight. I cannot wait until my body is back at 100% and I can get back to my mission.

IMG_20130601_182643 Homemade Pork Potato and Onion Tacos on Corn Tortillas

IMG_20130527_182801 Baked Sweet Potato with bbq ranch, onions and cheese on top. Side salad and rolls.

This week back at work has been busy! So much for easing myself back into routine. Getting ready for summer projects and volunteer groups. If you are interested in helping in any way please visit www.vogelalcove.org

Now that everyone knows I’m still alive and kicking I will attempt to get back on a regular blogging schedule.

Good Day~

 

Grill Time!

Good morning…yesterday was a great day! My HOOP came in….and I am HORRIABLE at it but I am learning so its all good 🙂

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My friend Crystal took me out to lunch at Maracas in Deep Ellum and I had the best potato enchiladas ever. (THANKS CRYSTAL) It was whipped potatoes with cilantro and cheese with a chipotle cream sauce on top.  DELISH!

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Decided to walk off all the food I had just eaten so Jason and I walked to Ace Hardware to get a few things. We have a little camping propane grill that we have never used and decided it was about time! Two propane tanks for 5.99….cant beat that.

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Last night we made slider burgers, dogs and quinoa salad. Hung out with neighbors and enjoyed the wonderful summer (in spring) weather!

I practiced my hoop on and off throughout the evening and one time I was actually able to keep it going for about 6 rounds…then it fell on my big toe! ( this hoop may only weigh three pounds but that is a lot when slammed on your toes!) I will defiantly be wearing shoes from now on when I hoop.

Below are pictures and a quick description of our bbq menu items from last nights cook out. Many more to come now that we busted out the grill!

Sliders:

  • 6 Organic Beef Sliders from Whole Foods
  • Onion
  • pickle relish
  • cherry tomatoes
  • mustard/mayo/Athenos original Greek hummus
  • kings Hawaiian rolls

Dogs:

  • Jennie o’s turkey franks
  • relish
  • mustard/mayo
  • buns

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Quinoa Salad:

  • quinoa
  • fresh cut green beans
  • red onion
  • mushrooms
  • zucchini
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cumin/garlic/salt/pepper
  • evoo

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Sorry for the horrible picture (taken with my phone)

Also wanted to share an awesome deal I found today.

go to http://www.voicedailydeals.com/deals/14-of-food-drink-at-ketchup-burger-bar-/ and if you are in the Dallas area you can get a deal for 1/2 off food at “Ketchup Burger Bar” on North Hall st between McKinney Ave and Cole Ave!

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Buy 14$ worth of food coupon for only 7$ (I bought TWO!)

Hope you have a GREAT DAY!

Recap

Its been a few days since I blogged last…Ive been somewhat of a hermit. Over the weekend I was completely alone. When I woke up my finance was out the door for work and he didn’t come home from work until after I was asleep 😦 I realized how extremely boring my life is without him.) I sat in my comfy chair and watched Netflix or was browsing Pinterest almost all weekend. When I wasn’t in my chair I did manage to create some lovely and delicious dishes and the recipes will be below. Anyway my finance works for the musical Wicked and  will most likely be going to Louisiana on May 6th for three weeks for the next show…..what the hell am I going to do?!?! I am glad that I have about 30 hours in vacay and personal time because I will fly there to stay a couple night. It will be my first time to NOLA.

Work for me has been slow but it is all about to change! A lot of big projects coming up and a lot of volunteers coming through and helping out. We are in desperate need of size 2T/3T clothes for boys and girls for spring/summer and we are doing what we can to get the word out!

Here is a recap of my healthy food choices and recipes to share with the world.

Saturday:

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Black bean and spinach quesadilla with salsa.

Sunday:

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Breakfast pie with eggs, spinach, asparagus, bacon, tomatoes, onions and cheese. Bake on 350* for 25-30min or until crust (pre-made Pillsbury) is golden and filling is bubbly!

Monday:

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Monday I was bad and went to Taco Cabana for 1.50 nachos and 1.50 margarita! oops.

Tonight:

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Bean Kale and Bacon (BKB) Sauteed the kale in the bacon grease until wilted and then crumbled the bacon in and the can of beans. To season further I added crushed red peppers and a dash of garlic salt.

In regards to my weight loss and to wrap things up…I am at a stand still of -6lbs I’m not complaining however I would like the number to keep dropping! I have gone from a 2liter of soda a day to 2 12 oz cans a week so I am VERY proud of myself for that accomplishment!

Good day~

long weekend….

Hey…whats going on world? It has been a long and busy weekend for me!

Friday was pretty relaxing, plus I still wasn’t feeling too well. My honey and I got the movie “This is Forty” from Redbox and it was HILARIOUS!!!! It was totally us except the roles were reversed! Then I got Netflix and stayed up until 2am watching stuff! It may have been a bad idea.

Saturday was a blast..until it wasn’t. HA! We had plans to do A LOT of things that were going on around our area (Earth Day Dallas, Taco Festival, Deep Ellum Art Walk…) Well Jason, my fiance, used to DJ and the record store two blocks over was having a “National Record Store Day Festival” So we went to check that out first and found out that if you purchase a $5 souvenir cup you get to drink beer for FREE….ALL DAY….come and go as you please!

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We were there on and off from 10am until 830pm so pretty much the rest of the day was out the window. It was a lot of fun and there were SO many great bands performing, they were giving away band stickers and posters and tees for free, there were food trucks out there…but you can only handle so much…but I can only handle so much! Called it a night so I was prepared for SUNDAY.

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So today I had to go into work from 830am until noon. We had about 20 volunteers from Fellowship Church Dallas come and pull weed, plant flowers and mulch the entire playground. We worked so hard and even endured pulling up POISON IVY! Which is scary because it was on the PLAYGROUND!

The rest of the day has been really relaxing…watching my obsession on Netflix “DR WHO” and cooking dinner. Thought I would be a little creative in the kitchen today and made up a dish of my own (can’t really claim it as my own…I’m sure others have made this or something like it) Below is the recipe, it turned out DELICIOUS and they whole house smells so good!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Sea Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 Bunch of fresh spinach
  • 1 lb ground sirloin (you could use ground turkey or chicken if you like)
  • Cooked Brown Rice

Directions:

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In a skillet add two tbsp coconut oil and peeled/diced sweet potato with a dash of cinnamon, red pepper flakes and a pinch of sea salt. Fry over medium high until potatoes are soft and brown color to them.

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Add in the fresh spinach and cover so it can wilt down.

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While it is wilting in a separate skillet brown the beef/turkey/chicken. Then drain and add to the sweet potato/spinach mixture.

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Serve with brown rice on the side and ENJOY!

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Good day~

Poor Food Habits and Bus Rides….

Goodmorning!

Yesterday was a long day. I had plans for an awesome dinner but by the time I got home and settled in….chicken nuggets and crinkle fries it is!

I know that is a very poor food choice….I know I need to lose weight….i know these things.

Whats done is done.

To make up for it, tonight I will be making homemade Black beand and Sweet potato burritos! High fiber and Protien…low fat…just what my love handles need right now 😉

Now for a moment of “This just happened”

I was on the #26 waiting for departure and i kept hearing the sound of a soda can being opened…like three times in a row from the lady in front of me. A little curious I decided to stand up and streatch my legs. What do I see? This lady…had to be in her late 70’s early 80’s popping open beers and pouring them into a Big Glup 32oz styrafoam cup!!! She looks up at me and says with a grin on her face “What?”

This my friends….just happened.

Good Day~