Saturday, October 9, 2010

Scary Stuff

I started to decorate for Halloween the other day. When we returned from our vacation we found this branch in our front yard. Our magnolia tree sheds a lot of stuff but usually not something of this magnitude. Fortunately, my hubby came up with the idea of keeping this little twig around and using it to decorate for the holiday. What a genius. This is why I married him.
After some brainstorming, I decided to buy some of these fake crows and a little Spanish moss.

This project is not finished. I need to add some color to it. I plan on buying some pumpkins and putting them on the ground and maybe a small one or two on the platform in front of the tree. Any suggestions???

Speaking of SCARY/CREEPY stuff.....
My hubby is pretty anti-shaving while on vacation. Since he has to shave for work everyday it is his chance to be a rebel. Plus I like a little scruff on his face. This vacation was longer than usual so things got a little out of hand:

So a day after we got home, I was taking a nap and he decided to go shave. He crawled into bed with me and LOOK AT WHAT I WOKE UP TO!!!
We definitely had a good laugh over this one. How was this ever so popular??? Maybe he was trying to copy our new Greek friend, the mustache kitty we met while we were there:

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Back from Vacation

We went to one of my dream locations. Can you guess where?

I'll be posting more pics from the trip soon!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


The dress fit!
We had a great time at the wedding. I got to meet one of Frankie's friends from college and his girlfriend. They are a really awesome couple. We had a blast hanging out with them all weekend.
Now its time to rest up before work. I had too much alcohol and not enough sleep. =/

Saturday, September 11, 2010

One Week

Until I have to fit into this dress. I wore it to my cousin's wedding on 02/28/09, three weeks before my own wedding. I tried the dress on two nights ago and somehow I feel that it just didn't fit the same. Hmmm, hopefully due to evening bloat. Or the more likely reason: I am 4 pounds heavier than I was back then. I am going to try to do some extra cardio this week, even though my knee is killing me for some reason. Ugh, I wish my hair was still this long. Boohoo.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Key West

I'm back from an AMAZING weekend at the Keys!

First shot of the trip:
Me (Kristina) and Cristina:

Our tourist moment:

While renting scooters:
Cristina calls these the "Ralph Lauren photos":

Sunset cruise:

The foursome:

Now back to the hard workouts and meal plan. Two weeks to a wedding and 2 and 1/2 till our next vacation!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dairy Overkill

I started my Friday with 20 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical machine.

I was at work all day and had to continue eating soft foods. My protein choices were very limited. By the end of the day I was suffering from a dairy overdose.

I let this cereal soak in the milk for a half an hour:
Greek yogurt and fruit:
Cottage cheese with some balsamic glaze and pepper, slice of double protein bread:
Same as 2nd meal but I felt a little wild and added some organic honey:
Once I got home I said to my husband, "If I eat another serving of dairy today I am going to die." I made a yummy salad and scrambled eggs:

I don't know how that big spoonful of cottage cheese ended up on top. =/

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Not So Bad Day

Yes, I woke up at the crack of dawn and spent half my day at the dentist. Then I went into work because I was worried that an urgent care doctor was incorrectly dosing one of my patients and I wanted to get it straightened out. Then I got home only to clean the house and find a horrible smell under our kitchen sink (ugh, we'll have to look into this). BUT I had a wonderful workout tonight so the day doesn't seem so bad after all. See what those endorphins can do for you????

I was just googling some fitness stuff and I came across this picture. Have you guys ever heard of Amanda Carrier? I hadn't. I love that the googled site had a candid, non-airbrushed pic of the fitness model/actress.
So I looked up some more pics of the beauty.
Its times like these that make happy to be a brunette (although a lot of the time I wish I was a blond).
So here are Wednesday's eats:
Chicken breast on top of lettuce with a few olives and some parmesan cheese. I used only red wine vinegar as the dressing.
LOOK at what I RESISTED! One of my patients gave me a red velvet cupcake. The pic is deceiving. This thing was HUGE! I thought about bringing it home to my hubby but I didn't want him eating this junk either so I ended up giving it to my co-worker to give to her son (kids can run these things off).
I grabbed a Luna Bar as a quick snack/meal. This new flavor is awesome. I LOVE it! (I try not to eat these kinds of things too often):

Today I had a big bowl of Kashi Go Lean before my dentist appointment because I knew I wouldn't be able to eat afterwards and I would be starving! Well, I was right. This is embarrassing but: two weeks ago I had a crown done on my left side and it has been killing me since. I have to have a root canal on it on Monday. Today I had a crown and 3 fillings done on my right side. Luckily, no major pain on the right side but the crown is very thin so the dentist told me not to eat much with it. Ummm HELLO!?!?!? I don't have a third side to eat with. So it is "soft foods" till something gets resolved.
Between 3:30 and 7:30 I had a Greek yogurt, a banana, a very ripe peach and a few grapes. I also had one slice of double protein bread (which took forever to eat).
8 rounds of the following:
(7) Thrusters (with an Olympic bar-65lb)
(12) Plie Squats (using a 30lb kettle bell)
(16) Ball Passes (with stability ball)
(5) Push-ups

I was so beat after this one. I decided to walk it off (1/4 mile). My legs were shaking. Probably partly due to the workout and partly due to my lack of energy/nutrition/sleep/velvet cake.
So for dinner is made this soft meal.
Soft food sucks. I ate this in 5 minutes and felt like I had nothing in my tummy. I did enjoy those 5 minutes though.
I am off to bed. Have a great night!