Thursday, October 8, 2009

Feeling Frisky

3.5 days left until Goal Date/MiniGoal Weight. 4 pounds to go. I think I can do it! I have worked out every day this week, and my precious Aunt Flo came to visit yesterday (TOM, .) Would it be to much information to tell you how it started (my period that is)....hmmmm...probably.....

Okay, so here is what happened! Tracey usually sits in our big, wide, comfy arm chair. Everynight, I go over to him, stand there, blink my eyes. He moves the pillows around and sits right in the middle of the chair. I straddle him and sit on his lap, he wraps his arms around me, and I tuck my head in "my nook". Which is somewhere between his neck and chest. This is an innocent, rarely naughty move. It is just a moment we take to connect and be quiet. ANYWAYS, I stood up last night after our hug and uh-oh! You can connect the dots, but I didnt KNOW it was that time of the month, and we realized it by looking at Tracey's shorts. Nuff said? Good story for Cosmo's embarrassing period story articles.

MY POINT period usually lasts three days. So it should be gone by weigh in day. Possibly taking some water weight with it? huh? Yeah? You feeling me?

Also, we went to bootcamp Monday, and did Jillian's 30 day shred Tuesday and Wednesday night. WOO, good workout! Tracey is doing it with me, bless his heart (that's what you say down in the south when you are about to say something less than flattering). He tries. But boys aren't accustomed to aerobic classes and hoping around. He can for sure do the strength part of it....the hopping and twisting part is more of a challenge. Bless his heart.

I made meatloaf last night using a new recipe. It actually called for the meatloaf to be made in cupcake pans (12 cupcakes)!!! What a cute and great idea. Guess what!? Amy has no cupcake pans. So, I just made it in a normal pan. Here is the recipe:

1lb ground beef
1 package Stove Top Stuffing (it calls for the chicken flavor)
1 cup water
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup bbq sauce

Mix it all up and bake that sucker at 375 until the internal temp is 160 degrees.

If you didnt want to do BBQ and garlic powder, you could use salsa and chili powder, marinara sauce and Italian seasoning. Play around with it.

Also, I make some mean Taco Soup. Have I shared the recipe before?

1 can whole kernel corn
1 can pinto beans
1 can chili beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans (drained, rinsed)
1 can rotel
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can chicken broth
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning
2 packages Taco Seasoning
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, diced

Brown beef and onion. Put in big pot. Add everything else. Bring to boil, let simmer for at least an hour (you could make this in a crock pot also). All those beans add up to a good amount of sodium, but it makes A LOT, so you can put them in little bowls and freeze them for a take to work or quick lunch kinda thing!


  1. I think everyone is in recipe mode today LOL! Can't believe you only get Aunt Flo for 3 days a month...lucky thing...I always lose the week I get mine....I am sure you can do 4 pounds....fingers crossed.xx

  2. I make similar meatloaf from the stove top website but it makes 4 loaves. We wind up with leftovers for days but the hubby loves it.

    Sorry about the unexpected visitor to T's lap! :O

  3. Amy- If you don't have a muffin pan you can make "free form" mini meatloaves. I do all the time. Just line a baking sheet with foil and make about 1/2 cup mounds(I shape them like logs- you should get maybe 6 from a batch). They bake really quickly this way and there's a lot less clean up. Bon appetit!

  4. Lol, great story! Such lovebirds you two are!

    Thanks for the recipes, sound great!

  5. I love me some taco soup! I make it at least once a month all year long...bout 2-3 times a month during the winter. Well, winter lasts about, what? 3 weeks in Louisiana?!

  6. Oooh! I **HEART** Stove-Top stuffing. I will for sure try this recipe.

    Not to seem like an attention-whore or anything, but if you are interested in meatloaves with interesting/odd/DELICIOUS ingredients, I have to share my Rice Krispies and Barbeque sauce meatloaf recipe that I stole from another blogger:

    It's tangy and UBER yummy.

    PS, I love your blog, you're hella funny and always fun and interesting to read. :)

  7. Amy I can always count on you to make me laugh!

  8. Hey at least yours came. Albeit in a rather tricky way.
    I know mine are around..somewhere.. got the pimple - check - got the tummy ache - check - got the bloaty tummy - triple check.. but where's the rest? Strange.

    Love the recipe. Must try that one day.

  9. Awww crap re: the TOM spotting.

    And thanks for posting your workout info, that's good to know since I want to replicate your guns on my body, he-he :-)

    And while I'm at it, thanks for the soup recipe. You've mentioned it on here a few times and I always thought "Hmm, Brooke you would like that taco soup!" and now I can try it!

  10. I'm making that meatloaf TODAY, and I have cupcake pans! :) I think I'll use ground turkey though, it's all I ever use and nobody knows the diff! :)

  11. I'm so behind on reading these. That was a TMI story foooo sure b/c I had vivid detail in my imagination, I'm sure worse than it actually was. That's true love baby if he didn't jump up and start freaking out. haha! Then again, I think only younger men actually do stuff like that.