April 12, 2011

As though I didn't love them enough...

Y'all know Mrs. Perfekt, right?  Well, she stumbled upon the greatest video on Youtube...OF ALL TIME!!!  Wendy of Wendy's Look Book created a video with someone she calls "Mystery Man" (I am assuming this is her hubby!!) about how to tie a scarf...25 different ways!  25!  TWENTY FIVE!!!! 

I love scarves.  LOVE THEM!  I crochet them, I buy them, I wear them...but I wear them the same ol' 2 or 3 different styles all the time which makes loving them...less lovely.  *sigh*

Enter the video that changes all that.  THANK YOU A HUNDRED-FOLD WENDY!!!!  And thank you Mrs. Perfekt for sharing...You are my hero!

So, inspired by Wendy, I decided to give one of her scarf tying styles a try this morning and I literally WOWED myself.  I liked this scarf before...but now, I really really like it!

I went ahead and did a little outfit vlog for you today.  I am totally jazzed about this scarf and really and truly feel like I made an outfit out of the solid colors (black and blue) with this scarf.  I feel WAY more put together and I cannot way to experiment more with scarf tying! 

Wearing:  Gap Black/White Striped Scarf (Thrifted)
Merona Black Elbow Length Sleeve T Shirt (Target)
Cruise Wear Co. Black Open Cardigan (Cruise!)
Kenar Linen A-line Button Down Skirt (Thrifted)
Nine West Denim Embroidered Flats (eBay)
DKNY Pearl Face w/ Black Patent Leather Band Watch (TJ Maxx)


The 2 Minute Up-do
The Scarf--Tied "Rabbit Ear" Style
The Shoesies
The Watch

Do you wear scarves?  After watching Wendy's video...are you going to wear them more?  Do you feel scarves are only appropriate for winter wear?  I used to...not anymore! 
Let me know what you think!


April 1, 2011

A Giant Chicken Nugget Sandwich (WW Weekly Food List)

Happy Friday and Happy April Fool's Day! Isn't it exciting to have all these pregnant people among us? HAHA! Don't think I didn't want to do the same joke...instead, I posted a little surprise on Trent's Facebook Wall. Hehehehe!!!

My mother was infamous for asking us each and every day: "What did you have for lunch today?", even though, we had a calendar on the fridge or we had heard it on the radio. Because I really am turning into my mother, I ask Jon every single day:  "What did you have for lunch, bubs?". And Wednesday, he gave me the cutest answer...

Me: What was for lunch today, Jon?
Jon: A giant chicken nugget with two buns on top.
Me: So, a chicken sandwich?
Jon: Yeah...

He then told me he took off the bread because he "didn't care too much for the the buns". But the chicken nugget sandwich was SO GOOD. HAHAHA!!!!

So, here's my weekly eats...I'll just post the list and the total for the day (to keep it easier/cleaner to read). Next Friday, I may do something a bit different. I am really looking forward to these Friday posts now because it is VERY motivating to keep me eating right.

Breakfast: 1 slice wheat bread, 1 egg, 1 Tbsp reduced fat cream cheese, coffee w/ cream
Lunch: Subway Turkey & Ham (no cheese, plus mayo) & Baked Lays, unsweet tea
Snack: Light popcorn
Dinner: Olive Garden Soup & Salad w/ 1/2 breadstick, water
Total: 31 pts

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 plain bagel thins, 1 Tbsp reduced fat cream cheese, coffee w/ cream
Lunch: 1/2 McDonad's Bacon Ranch Salad w/ Ranch dressing
Snack: 1/4 C Starbucks caramel macchiato ice cream
Later Snack: tall nonfat, sugar-free hazelnut latte
Dinner: Denny's 1/2 pancake with sugar-free syrup, 1 serving egg whites, 1 slice turkey bacon, fruit cup, coffee w/ cream
Snack I didn't want to count: some of Ella's chocolate covered pretzels (Godiva!!)
Total: 28 pts
(yes, even with all that sweet stuff!!)

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 plain bagel thins, 1 Tbsp reduced fat cream cheese, coffee w/ cream
Lunch: 1/2 McDonald's Bacon Ranch Salad w/ Ranch dressing (I am soooo tired of this salad, can you tell??)
Snack: Gummy Fruit Snack, Light Popcorn
Dinner: Baked chicken, green beans, carrots, diet coke
Shameful dessert: 1 sugar cookie, 1/2 slice of chocolate cake & 1/2 C ff & sf frozen yogurt
Total: 30 pts

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 plain bagel thins, 1 Tbsp reduced fat cream cheese, coffee w/ cream
Lunch: Subway Turkey & Ham (no cheese, plus mayo), baked lays, unsweet tea
Snack: 8 oz Banana slurpee (SO WORTH 2 PTS!!!!)
Dinner: (This is where my day kinda fell apart) Chicken Salad Sandwich...didn't like it after I had eaten almost 1/2 of it, so I made a Ham & Cheese Sandwich, ate 1/2, decided that wasn't what I wanted either, so I made 1/2 a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich...which hit the spot, baked lays and 2 of my Peanut Butter Cookies (see below for easy recipe)
Total: 40 pts
(This is why meal planning is IMPORTANT!!!)

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 slice wheat toast, 1 Tbsp of reduced fat cream cheese. coffee w/ cream
Lunch: Probably Taco Bell... I am still undecided. I'm kinda over my salad from McDs and have OD'ed on carbs as of last night.
Dinner: Hmm, again, undecided...but maybe a repeat of last week's Friday dinner which was rotisserie chicken, white rice and french bread (yeah, no veggies). This is Jon's all-time favorite meal. I like it because it is EASY!!!
Total: with this tentative plan--22 pts

Man, Thursday I TOTALLY dropped the ball for dinner. That usually doesn't happen to me, but nothing tasted right. It sounded good...in fact, I had been looking forward to chicken salad all day...but it was just bleh!!!

I did eat a few more veggies than last week and yesterday, I even WALKED, which is kinda a big deal for me. I plan on doing some walking today, as well.   Hopefully I can "fix" things after Thursday's dinner meltdown. I should totally blame that banana slurpee...

My PB Cookies: 
(This recipe is SO simple, you don't even need to write it down)

1 C Peanut Butter (Any kind, except chunky)
1 C White Sugar
1 Egg

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.  Mix PB, Sugar & Egg in a large bowl ("dough" will be grainy feeling/looking)
3.  Spoon out onto parchment paper or non-stick cookie sheet
4.  Bake for 8-10 min
5.  Let cool for about a min before removing from cookie sheet

Makes approx. 2 doz cookies (2 pts each)

Have you ever had a week where you were doing okay...then you kinda lost your mind and had to scramble to get back on track? Do you wallow in the guilt, or get up and move on?