Monday, January 28, 2013

Recipe and Ramblings

Well I am happy to report that this weekend I didn't totally blow it like last weekend! I really think the key is getting my butt up and going to the gym on Saturday morning. Our gym has the day care open Monday-Saturday 8-8 but is closed on Sunday so I can't go on Sunday's. It is awesome getting up on my sleep-in day and get my butt sweating.
Not literally my butt...
I'm struggling with getting my butt up today!

And I stayed within my calories all weekend. 

We had a couple of friends over on Saturday night so I tried a new recipe from Pinterest but tweeked it to make it low(ER) fat. 

The recipe is called Million-Dollar-Spaghtetti from Being a Grown Up.

It should be called million-calorie-spaghetti. 
Why in the world would you put a whole stick of butter in baked spaghetti? 
I don't know. But anyway this is how I made it...

-1 Pound Ground Chicken (instead of ground beef)
-Homemade low sugar spaghetti sauce
-Whole wheat spaghetti noodles (This was my first time eating whole wheat noodles and I am now obsessed. So good!)
-4 oz. of fat free cream cheese
-1/4 cup of light sour cream (I think fat free sour cream is too watery and yuck)
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese 
-NO BUTTER (the recipe calls for a whole stick)
-I sprinkled it with Parmesan cheese not cheddar and didn't use very much.

I made my sauce and added the browned ground chicken to it. I don't like ground turkey and think it's too dry. Ground chicken breast is juicy and low fat. Then I boiled the noodles and mixed together the cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream. Spray a baking sheet and do a layer of noodles. Next spread the cream mixture over the noodles. Then another layer of noodles and top it with the sauce and sprinkle a little cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

It's really yummy. Not exactly healthy but not totally terrible for a weekend dinner. Hazel absolutely loved it and the left overs are great! 

So this morning the very last thing I wanted to do was get my butt up and go to the gym. Anyone else feel this way after there day off? Like I get in the relaxing mode and then I have to force myself to go back.

 But I got my butt up and went to Hot Yoga and I am SO glad that I did. It was just what I needed to start my week off right. 

I also want to say that this is the longest I have been consistent with eating better and exercising consistently! I usually get to the 10 pounds loss mark and then relax and gain it all back! I need ya'lls help to push through that and keep losing! 

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Now I'm off to clean the mess Hazel made while I typed this! Then back to the gym for Body Pump tonight! 
Have a great Monday!


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    1. me too. I desperately need to go workout clothes shopping so it can happen more often :)! And all my sports bra's are getting a little too big :D

  2. This recipe sounds so good. Keep up the hard work! You are on fire!

  3. great job sticking to it this weekend! that recipe does sound delish.

    1. It was great!! The whole family loved it and even though it isn't the healthiest thing the whole family loved it and it didn't taste low fat AT ALL!

  4. I wanna try that sounds good and I may be able to get my whole fam to eat it.. Keep up the good work...Its all about the little steps towards your goal!

  5. That recipe sounds awesomesauce! And way to skinnify it! :)
    You're doing great, lady!
    KEEP IT UP!!! :)

  6. That recipe with butter reminds me of Honey Boo Boos 'sketti, but I'm sure yours was a lot tastier than butter and ketchup packets. Cute outfit for hot yoga... and you go girl on the weight loss...this group of fitness friends will keep you motivated well past the 10 pound mark. You're looking great!!!!

    1. hahah! that's exactly what I thought when I read it! I was like ummm??? sometimes butter is necessary and sometimes its just not! This was one of those times!

      Thank you!

  7. way to goo!!!!! i haven't been doing super great since i can't run...trying to force myself to rest. and it SUCKS!!!! you are STILL doing awesome!

    1. You'll get back to it! have you tried one of the bikes at the gym? it's low impact and might be good for your shines! hope you feel better soon lady!

  8. Yummy without a stick of butter? You are brave for even trying! And look at you going all hardcore on me, KK. :)

  9. I am the same way... I am on the weightloss wagon for so long until I quit and gain the weight back. This time I am determined and we can do it together!!

    1. yes! thank you for your support! glad I'm not alone :)