Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It Was Beautiful Today!

The weather lately has been really crappy! And we had a ice storm on Friday. BUT today it was 70 degrees out! So after Aubree ate lunch we went to the park :) it was so nice and she had a lot of fun. I can't wait until the weather is warm everyday. And this summer when she can float in a tube in the pool and lake :)

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Trying to make this with 2 dogs running around the kitchen and Aubree screaming for my attention in her play pen turned out to make this recipe take almost 2 hours for me to make. I had to run back and forth to the living room to give aubree her pacifier and toys. I had cookies baking in the oven that I had to keep checking on. It was a crazy couple of hours.

2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced and 1 juiced
6 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 lb trimmed green beans
8 small red potatoes, quartered
4 chicken breasts

1. Preheat the oven to 450F. Coat a large baking dish with 1tbsp of olive oil. Arrange the lemon slices in a single layer in the bottom of the dish.
2. In a large bowl, mix the remaining oil, salt, pepper, garlic and lemon juice. Add the green beans and toss to coat; use tongs or a slotted spoon and layer them over the lemon slices. Put the quartered potatoes in the bowl and coat them too. Arrange them around the edge of the dish. Place the chicken in the bowl and coat them and arrange them in the center of the dish.
3. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Remove the chicken and place the dish bake in the oven for about 10 more minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
4. Serve and enjoy :)

picture credit to http://samantha-greg.blogspot.com as I completely forgot to take a picture of mine.

It was just me and I was so full, so I gave away a big chunk of it to my sister to take home lol. Make some biscuits with it and you have a great dinner planned. :)

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Diet Week #2

I really need to get my butt exercising more. I've lost the required amount of weight to reach my goal by my birthday but I haven't been working out. I know if I start working out everyday I will lose more then what I need to. And that is exactly what I want. I want to exceed my goals and everyone's expectations. I don't even think some people think I can do it. 
I made this amazing dinner last night and it was pretty healthy :)
I even made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and resisted the urge to eat them all lol. I only have 3 yesterday and they weren't that many calories.
When I get paid next week, I am getting a gym membership so I hope that I will be able to go at least once a day 5 days a week.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Diet Week Numero Uno

This is the end of the very first week of my new diet. It has been so incredibly easy for me to stay on target. And I'm not quite sure why. Maybe it has something to do with being a new year and all. Anyways, I've been eating super healthy and working out almost everyday of the week. I've lost 5lbs this week and even though it does not seem like alot, I am so stoked that I've lost it. I never plan on being this big ever again. I'm not sure how I really got this big without creating some concern in my head. If you have a hickory tavern near you, I suggest you go there and get the fiesta salad. It is sooo yummy. I went Friday and Saturday to eat it. lol. I work out at home for the most part playing zumba videos that I've found on Youtube.com. I have a treadmill at home but it doesnt work most of the time or it'll cut off 2 minutes in. I need to buy a gym membership to Planet Fitness so I can go while Aubree is taking a nap or after I put her to bed at night.

I really hope that soon I can begin to start posting pictures of me skinnier. That would make me the happiest person in the world :)
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Friday, January 4, 2013

My New Years Resolution Isn't Working Out Well

So I made that resolution to post everyday on here. But I have just been to busy so far already. Aubree has started doing this crawling thing. So I'm constantly having to move her away from stuff and try to get her attention back to her toys. I've been hanging out with more friends. I'm really trying to get into the swing of things and be more outgoing and go have fun more. I only go after Aubree goes to sleep though. I don't want to miss any of my time that I can spend with her.
As I sit here trying to think of stuff to write, I've had to move Aubree away from my DVDs half a dozen time. and she found a plastic wrapper that she rather play with then her toys. This child is forever on the go, but i wouldn't change anything for the world. 
Gotta go stop her from eating the plastic. :)
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Aubree Playing on Christmas

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Aubree's First Christmas Was A Success I Would Say.

This year was Aubree's first Christmas, obviously. Lol. She was given lots of presents from her granddad and her aunties. She has more toys then she will ever play with. She also received a bunch of clothes. Which is always awesome.  Her great grandmimi came up and stayed with us. I can't wait until next year. I'm hoping she will know what opening presents and stuff is. She ripped a bit of the paper off but she wasn't terribly interested in it.

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