Sunday, July 1, 2012

WHEW! What a weekend.

Mallisa here...

This weekend I had my first Saturday off from the coffee shop in MONTHS, and boy did I make use of it. Friday night Wayne & I drove to Baton Rouge, LA to see the band Eisley.

For your listening pleasures. If you like dreamy/spacey/romantic/strange sounds.

Friday definitely ended up being my cheat day. I ended up eating things like:
-Double iced soy latte from Starbucks
Sometimes one must splurge.
-Crab cake sandwich with sweet potato fries.

All delicious. All totally worth it.
I didn't drink at all so that was a lot of calories I would have normally taken in that I didn't really need to worry about, and I made up for it all on Saturday and Sunday. We ate at The Chimes in Baton Rouge, so me not drinking and having eaten dinner there = BIG DEAL.
Their beer menu is MASSIVE and quite amazing.

Saturday was a bit less eventful. I played productive and worked out at the gym. Had the house to myself and took advantage of it with some quiet time on Pinterest and some of this:

Pinot Noir is my guilty pleasure. One glass (about 8 oz) is around 180 calories, so if I'm good throughout the day I can enjoy a glass (or two if I've been reeaally good) at the end of the night.

Also enjoyed one of these:

I'm still skeptical. They literally taste TOO GOOD to only be 100 cal.

For lunch, a Which Wich date with my main squeeze.
My sandwich ended up being 420 calories and absolutely DELICIOUS.
I have a little trick for you if you like Which Wich.
Next time you're there, take a couple of the brown paper bags home with you. Use Dotti's Weight loss app or website ( - She is a genius and this website is SO useful whether you're on WW or just counting cals) to calculate the calories in a few different sandwiches. Fill the bags out and label them with how many calories. Then, the next time you stop for a sammie all you have to do is turn the bag in or just transfer the info to a new bag if you want to save the info for another time.

Which-Wich alter egos.

THEN, bright eyed and bushy-tailed, Kendall and I met at the lighthouse on the beach at 7:45 this morning to run. We are going to be running in a two mile run on Wednesday and thought we should practice (practice definitely being a good idea). So we ran one mile in one direction using Nike+ app (awesome- you must get it) and then back. We ended up pretty tired and sweaty. Also experienced a little bit of a wake up call- running (especially in the heat that is July in south Mississippi) is HARD.


The rest of the day consisted of snacking on this:

Um, YUM! One of my regulars at work has been bringing me a TON of delicious fresh veggies from her garden. This week I scored some zucchini, squash, and eggplant.

What you're looking at is zucchini and squash drizzled with some apple cider vinegar with salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary. 2 cups = 40 calories. Awesome snack, low cal, healthy AND fresh.

Riding bikes, and swimming. Then for dinner I cooked this:

Yes, it just looks like a pile of unidentifiable stuff covered in marinara, but it was so good and SO low cal:
-Baked eggplant (drizzled with a little EVOO, S+P, 20 min on 350*F)
-Topped with [more] zucchini, squash, artichoke, mushrooms in marinara
-Then sprinkled a mixture of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese and baked until browned (well, almost browned. I was pretty hungry).

Back on the grind tomorrow. Hope you gathered a few helpful hints from this post.
  1. My awesome Which Wich trick
  2. Go spend some time on Pay up for the app- its SO worth it.
  3. Get the Nike+ app to help with running.   
  5. Buy Skinny Cow products to curb your sweet teeth!
Stay tuned for a DIY project post coming up sometime this week. Until then,

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