Shopping from my Closet

Morning! This should be interesting because I am writing this post from my iPhone this morning.  I made my 10:30 train last night after work, but it makes every single stop on my line and I am the second to last stop and didn’t walk into the house until about 11:50.  Hannah was still up watching a movie so we chatted for a few minutes before I hit the hay. I think I was asleep in a matter of minutes.

I set my alarm to get up early enough to download my pics and blog from home, but let’s just say I hit the snooze a few times. 😂🙌🏻

Right after Thanksgiving I remember doing a total fashion show of what was in my closet. Or let me rephrase that, Hannah thought it might be a good idea for me to go through my closet and would be happy to help! 😂

We made a pile of stuff that fit, but I never wore. I hung up stuff that fit and I wore on the left side of my closet, and then there was the stuff on the right side of the closet, separated by an old wooden hanger that Tony used to hang his suits on.

The right hand stuff was clothes, mostly pants (10 pair!) that I liked but just could not wear, like not even lay on the bed try to zip up wear. 

Last week I came home from work wearing one of my size 14 pants and Hannah told me “Mom, you can’t wear those pants anymore, they are too big.” What?

I forget that when I lose weight a 10 pound difference is a whole size for me. On December 22 I was 176 pounds. Last week I was 166, and I think I’ll have another loss at tomorrow’s weigh in, but in any event, this morning when I was getting ready for work, I grabbed the first five pairs of pants, tried them on, and guess what? THEY ALL FIT. 

And all because I am following the Weight Watchers program. Counting my points, not drinking my points with wine 🍷 and it’s been easy.  I no longer associate certain foods as bad, I just incorporate the foods I want into my day. 

Last night on my way home from work I had Popeyes chicken – 3 piece spicy tenders and mashed potatoes and it was 12 points and utterly delicious 😋 

The best part though was that I ended my day with 29/30 points.  I fit in food I wanted, enjoyed it and today is a new day.

I hope you guys have a great Wednesday! Make it a great day! 

My baby is the hospital 

What we thought was bronchitis actually turned out to be pneumonia.  Poor thing was such a hot mess yesterday morning that Jacob decided to take her to the ER.  
Her vitals were a bit off so they kept her overnight for observation and hopefully will be home today. If you follow me on Instagram- thanks for all the well wishes for her! 

Breakfast Tacos

Since I didn’t hit the gym before work yesterday, it was nice to have a relaxing morning.  I drank coffee, posted my blog, read some blogs and had time to make breakfast tacos.  What’s not to love?!

This time – I scrambled one egg with 1/3 cup egg whites.  I popped my corn tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds – if you don’t soften the corn tortillas they will pop open when you try to fry them.

Into each hot corn tortilla went 1/2 the scrambled egg mixture, 1 slice of deli ham, 1/4 cup baby spinach and half a slice of American cheese.  I heated up 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in my pan and then fried them to crispy – about 2 minutes a side over medium heat.

But I was taking these to work to eat.  So once they were done in a pan, I put a paper towel in my container, put the hot tacos in there, put the lid on and put them in my lunch box.  Only problem – the steam will soften the taco – but don’t fret!  If you have access to a toaster oven, simply heat under the broiler setting for 5 minutes and they will be crispy again!

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For 373 calories and 30 grams of fat, this was a super filling breakfast.  I think I may make 10 tacos over the weekend for a quick grab and go breakfast next week.  I could literally eat these every day.

I was doing my strength after work, so at lunch I decided to chip away at my 125 mile goal for November, and did 7 miles on the bike in 30 minutes.  I didn’t do any resistance, but my goal was to not get below 100 rpms.  Kind of like a 30 minute sprint!

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I made chili over the weekend for one of our dinners, but decided to bring some for lunch at work.  Sadly, ground sirloin was $3.99 a pound, and I looked over and they had round steak for $1.99 – so I got that!  When I made it the meat was super tender.  However, I think the reheating in the microwave at work made the meat really chewy and tough.  I gave a bowl of chili to one of my attorneys and after I ate it, I called her and said “sorry I served you shitty chili!”  They can’t all be homeruns, right?

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Later on I had a skinny café mocha – a 25 calorie pack of hot cocoa mix, with coffee and a splash of hazelnut coffee creamer.  While I am not happy about our cooler temps, I am always happy to bring out my snowman mugs!

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So the vibe at the gym at 5:00 is pretty interesting.  Lots of high school boys in the free weight room.  Wearing weight belts and gloves and grunting as they did their lifts.  The other part?  The bar was pretty full!  Yes, there is a bar in my gym, right next to the fire place.  I didn’t know it was a happening place to be for happy hour?!

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On tap was hamstrings, glutes and calves:

  • Seated Leg Curl: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Barbell Lunge: 3 sets of 15 reps, per side
  • Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Bounce-Bounce-Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Standing Leg Curl: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Split Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Single-Leg Barbell Squat on Bench: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Stability Ball Leg Curl: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Lying Leg Curl (one leg at a time): 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Mountain Climbers: 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Standing Calf Raise: 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Seated Calf Raise: 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Jump rope: 3 sets of 1 minute

Yep, that took me 45 minutes to complete.  I think the toughest one for me was the split squat –  I did it on the Bosu ball.  It REALLY concentrates the muscles on your leg on the floor.

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I had a meeting last night, so didn’t get home until 8:15.  I called Tony on my way home and asked if he’d eaten anything yet, and he said no, but he felt like a cheeseburger, so I stopped at Mr. Beefy’s on the way home.  I was all set to get a grilled chicken pita, but my mouth said “I’ll have a gyros!”  Since I didn’t eat any of the meat at lunch, I was really hungry!

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I ate half the meat and two bites of the pita.  I am calling it 550 calories for half – maybe that’s close??

Stats for the Day:

  • 1578 calories, 143 carbs, 82 fat, 78 protein and 15 fiber
  • 43% of calories from fat, 20% from protein and 35% from carbs
  • 30 minute 7 mile bike at lunch
  • 45 minute strength after work
  • 82 miles left in my 125 November challenge

Hooray for Friday!  I have some news – my brother is moving my whole site from wordpress.com to a self hosted site so I can try to get some advertising on the blog.  Because of this migration, this will be the last post until Monday.  I also have to disable the comments section so there is no new content while the migration takes place this weekend.  I don’t understand a word of how it works, but I appreciate my brother Charlie’s help!

In the meantime, you can always email me at mybizzykitchen@gmail.com, or follow me on Instagram at biz319.  I am also working on a My Bizzy Kitchen page on Facebook!  You can stop by and like it over the weekend. Open-mouthed smile

And check out Courtney’s Cookie Recipe Contest!  You can find out the details here – winner gets a super cute apron and a $25 dollar Williams Sonoma gift card!

Have a wonderful weekend – see you Monday!