Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mommy Sipped The Hooch

So a couple important updates.

I have made a new rule.  If I drink at least 100 ounces of water, I can have one diet sunkist.  There.  So I had one last night, cold out of the fridge, a beautiful little can...and I drank that sucker in record time.  It was beautiful. 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS:  Big news kids.  They are NOT terrible.  Thank you for all the suggestions.  I went with Em's suggestion of a Rachel Ray recipe that calls for sauteing them with onions and then boiling them in a cup of chicken broth for 10 minutes (check the comments section from yesterday for the link).  Of course, I didnt use the bacon bc Heather doesnt really enjoy bacon (she's not right).  I went the boil route bc I like my veggies mushier rather than crispier.  It helps me.  So out they came.  They didnt make the house stink at all, probably bc of the onions and chicken broth.  I may have used too much salt...but oh well.  Heather loved them.  I believe her exact words were "that shit is good babe".  I didnt love them like I love broccoli, but I believe I can come to actually like them.  They will definitely be added to our veggie rotation. 

Along with our Brussels sprouts, we had about 4 ounces of chicken breast and a side of whole wheat cous cous that I mixed with halved grape tomatoes and feta cheese.  I really really enjoy cous cous. 

I hadnt hopped on the scale since Monday, and Monday is was 178.2...and I wanted to see 175.  I don't know WHY people, but that's what I had in my head...because you know when you start working out you instantly feel thinner?  Anyways, I saw 177.2.  Blah.  Fine.  So I ran before circuit this morning.  2 miles/26 minutes. Then I circuited for 45 minutes.  Total calorie burn of 610 calories.  Thank you heart rate monitor.  I will take that.

For breakfast I hate half an Atkins bar and drank a cup of milk.  For lunch I am having my creamy black bean soup (low in calorie and pretty tasty), and if I get hungry for snack I have an apple and peanut butter or some strawberry applesauce.

I am 33 ounces of water in and plan on getting my 100.  For no other reason than I can consume a pop.  Ooooh...if I drink 200 ounces can I have 2 pops?  I'm ON IT BUDDY!

Happy Thursday.  Keep living the dream people.


  1. I don't like bacon either. Cake and cookies on the other hand? It is my crack.

    Glad the brussel sprouts turned out well :) YUM!

  2. Oh dang!! I could eat bacon on my cereal!!

  3. The way you talk about Diet Sunkist...good lord, I'm salivating right now, and I've never even had one! Best not to add another vice to my arsenal, I suppose...

    Love the carrot/stick motivation for drinking your water!

  4. I think the Diet Sunkist trade for water is a great idea. :) And I also enjoy brussel sprouts. I made them the first time on Thanksgiving with a terrible-for-you recipe, but your recipe sounds like a reduced calorie version of what I made originally.

  5. Can I just tell you that I adore you?! I haven't been able to read blogs as much because of school but whenever I read yours it just puts a smile on my face! I've been trying to drink a gallon of water a day and it's hard, I mean, having to run to the bathroom every 30 minutes of getting kind of old, but oh well. I may have to try the brussel sprouts, my brother loves them. The only kind I've ever tried were the frozen ones in a sauce, oh so nasty! I agree with you though, if you drink 200 oz of water you get 2 pops!

  6. How can someone not like bacon?!?! Sacrilege! I know what you mean about the scale not rewarding us immediately for our good choices. Very annoying. If I stay on plan all week, my scale better be kind or it might find itself sleepin' with the fishes....that's all I gotta say. :)

  7. Mmmmm...couscous. I love the water for Sunkist rule. Smart.

  8. You drink 200 ounces of water and you will float away :p