Thursday, September 30, 2010

PB2 Cookies

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cookies

Amount per Serving

Calories 60
Calories from Fat 10.8

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1.2g
Saturated Fat 0.38g
Cholesterol 8.6mg
Sodium 36.7mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.66g
Dietary Fiber 0.36g
Sugars 5.46g
Protein 2.12g

Est. Percent of Calories from:


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl, cream together sugars, egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt, honey, water and PB2, beating until smooth. Add flour, beating until mixture is well combined. Dough will be very sticky. Drop Tbsp-sized balls onto prepped baking sheets. Press top of each cookie with a fork to make parallel lines, flattening cookies to about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, reversing pans midway through (top to bottom, bottom to top). Remove from oven, and transfer to a rack to cool.

*Making these tonight for the kids... I will probably sneak one or two in:) I will let you know how they turn out!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 3... I think

Still going strong. Today I didn't have to work although I have the sorest throat of my life. I still forced myself to go to the gym. I did TKB, and loved almost every second of it.

As for food, here is how my last few days have looked. Breakfast was 1/3 C Oatmeal with 5 walnuts crushed up and 1/4 C blueberries. YUM. For lunch I finished off my crock pot chicken that I cooked on Sunday for the week (chicken and organic salsa). I added 4 oz of sweet potato *broiled like fries, and a little sugar free ketchup with some green beans. Dinner was HEAVENLY tonight. I really went out on a limb and even put my food on my kids plates and guess what???? THEY LOVED IT. My daughter said "mmmm... this is soooo good" more than once. Go me, go me... oh yeah... uh huh! So here is what it was. I cooked up some ground turkey (I add one egg to it and mash it up good it makes it more moist). I then threw in a can of artichokes and also found at World Market today some delish artichoke and tomato sauce that was super low calorie, fat and no sugar. I mixed it all up in my pan, put it over some rice for the kids (I didn't have the rice) and some green beans. YUM! Made enough for a couple of days lunches! My snacks have been just little things. I had a frozen go-gurt because it felt really good on my throat and a handful of pretzels. Tonight if I get hungry I might make my egg white pancakes. We shall see.

Today I went to World Market, and found Torani SF Pumpkin Pie syrup and Torani SF Almond Rocca Syrup... how heavenly do they sound? I can't wait to try them out!

Monday, September 27, 2010


So far, so good... started my day off right with a bowl of yummy oatmeal with blueberries, and threw in a few chopped up walnuts. YUMMY! Hit the gym since I didn't have to work today, got in 30 minutes of cardio and a much needed hour of YOGA.

It gets better. A friend from work introduced me to a Reflexology spa where I went and got a foot/leg reflexology treatment for 60 minutes and it only cost me $25. WOWZA! It was AWESOME... a little painful at times but that is because my feet are a mess right now adjusting to heels and standing all day at work. I think this may have to be a monthly treat to myself.

Lunch was chicken, sweet potato and a handful of pretzels were my snack! I feel good. I can do this. DAY 2 watch out ;)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

30 Days to me again

This is it... I am doing it and I need YOU to help keep me accountable. I am starting a 30 day challenge (Monday). In this 30 days I have goals that I would like to achieve.

  • Keep a food journal
  • Exercise daily
  • drink more water
  • blog at least every other day
  • fit into my "smaller" jeans
I am in a real slump. My body no longer resembles that of a Competitor but that of a "soft" girl who doesn't work out. I feel awful. My husband is away and I want to blow his socks off when he gets home. I want him to come home to his "wife" and not this impostor!

I will not be weighing myself... I know that seems silly. You would think it would be smart to know what I am starting at but I am afraid to know what I am starting at. Does that make sense? I haven't weighed myself in a very long time and that is an accomplishment on its own considering I used to weigh myself up to 5 times A DAY. Stupid. I will be going by how my clothes fit, and how I feel. I think that is more accurate anyway.

So starting Monday expect more check in's... and updates. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

One of those weeks... or months....

Hey guys!

I feel like I have been MIA for so long now. To be honest I have just had a lot going on. Where to begin... kids, job, school, husband, maid, taxi, maid, chef, did I mention maid, chef (hey I never said it was gourmet), taxi, job, KIDS.... HUSBAND.... MAAAAAIIIIIIIDDDDDDD.......

... breath ....

So.. where was I? Been a little busy around here. Ahem. Last week we got a call that my husband was needed elsewhere for work for a few months. SO. NOT. READY. FOR. THAT. So he left Monday and honestly I am struggling. I miss him every second. Funny because the seconds he is home he drives me up a wall! (I love you babe). I do miss him, we have dealt with this sort of thing before but I think I like him much more now than I did some 7 years ago. I shouldn't complain because it could be so much worse. I just miss him. Sigh.

Other than that... there isn't much new around here. I had big plans... really big plans and him leaving just kind of threw a wrench in all of them. I no longer can do my morning runs before the kids get up. I no longer can drag them to the gym everyday after school because my 4th grader has hours of homework everyday, so I am going to start my plan B. It isn't my favorite plan but it will have to do until I can get a little more comfortable with being a single mom. Plan B is getting up at 6 am before work and doing an hour long video of some sort whether it is kick boxing or one of my other fav's (The Firm, 30 day shred). Do you all have any favorite videos? I could use some recommendations, or tips, advice... oh and maybe a maid!

Thanks for stopping by ;) Hope your having a fantastic week!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


So last night I got a little adventurous for dinner. I didn't make the usual Spaghetti, or tacos which happen to be our "go to's" on a much too regular basis... I bought some shrimp, some zucchini and threw it in a pan with some Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, garlic and some seasoning and threw it on top of some cooked spaghetti (okay so I didn't get that far away from our "norm") that was flavored with a little butter, garlic and parsley. I have to say it was DELISH! The husband even seemed to be a little impressed. And THAT is not something that I can pull off very often at least not in the kitchen ;) Ha ha!

I am still trying to find that balance between work, mommy, wife, and the GYM. I really appreciate the advice and tips from readers. It does help. I swear I will get it all together!

We used to live overseas in Cyprus. We spent four years there, met some AMAZING friends and literally had the times of our lives. Since coming back to the states we have been pretty good about keeping in touch with our friends we made in Cyprus. I am so stoked right now. Two of these amazing women that I met and I have decided to do a 1/2 marathon together in April. One lives in New York and the other in Texas. We are going to meet in the middle somewhere and make it happen. I am so excited. I cannot wait to see them again! I have a lot of training to do so I really need to find the time to do it. Did I mention that I hate running? Yeah. Good times. :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Long lost love

What a past couple of weeks I have had. Shew! For those of you who don't know, I started working. Both my kids are in school all day so I found a job working as a receptionist at a very nice salon! I love it. Although, it has been over 7 years since I last worked I think I am adjusting pretty well. My feet ache and the gym has become a long lost love but I am hoping that now that I am adjusted somewhat I can fit the gym back into my daily routine!

I was sent a bottle of Tropical Traditions coconut oil to try out so I am hoping that over the next week I will be able to really work with it and post some recipes and my thoughts on the product. Anyone used it and if so what have you used it for?

Can you believe it is September already? Where does the time go? So here is a question for you, those of you who work full or part time and have families how in the world are you balancing all of that and the gym? I need suggestions. I feel myself getting weaker and I do not like it! :)

Hope you are all having a fantastic Labor Day weekend!