Thursday, January 31, 2013

Saw it Pinned it, Did it & It's Ok...

Its Ok Thursdays

It's ok...

- that it was difficult for me to go workout this week.
- that meal planning/prepping is my new favorite thing.
- that I am over this year, and by year I mean school year.
- to want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on workout clothes
- to wonder about other peoples relationships (in a non creepy way, just curious)
- that I have really long curly hair, but still believe if it gets past my butt it will magically become straight
- to stay up at night on instagram (follow me @hohodryden)



Spaghetti Squash

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This is the original pin (mine totally would not have meat on it)

Another blogger posted this recipe and reminded me that I had pinned it so on Tuesday night this is what was for dinner. I told Blake I would be cooking spaghetti squash and he was excited, when I asked him to come and cut the squash in half he did and then asked where the noodles were. "These are the noodles", I said as I picked up the two halves and placed them face down on a baking pan. He was not amused and quickly informed me that he would be making his own dinner. Back to the squash, preheat the oven at 350' then when ready, put the squash in for 35 minutes. After you have taken the pan out of the oven, you take a fork and basically scratch the inside of the squash and it will be so tender that the noodle like sides almost collapse into pretty yellow noodles. I was really surprised at how much the squash after baking, looked like noodles. I covered mine with a little marinara sauce and took my first bite. Yumm-o and crunchy, I liked the crunch. I had enough left over to pack and prep for Thursdays lunch. Total calories: Squash was only 42 and the marinara was 45 so my GRAND TOTAL was only 87 calories!



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

OHP



 I couldn't find just one subject matter that excite me this week, so I present a random assortment of pins.

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(for those of you who have lived under a rock the past century don't know, this is from FRIENDS)

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A list of easy Valentine's day recipes

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Valentine's gift for your man

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My Fitness Pal

This is how I have been tracking my calorie intake.

I LOVE that you are able to use the barcode scanner to pick up almost all food or drinks you ingest.

The diary keeps track of everything you have had to eat, the calories you've worked off from exercising, and your remaining calories. At the end of each day you click on complete login for the day and it tells you how much you will weigh in five weeks time if you continue having days like said day.

   I am not really interesting in joining Weight Watchers but I am curious to know if My Fitness Pal is almost identical to the WW online? My Fitness Pal is a free app that has everything I need and more. It's very simple to set up and is totally user friendly. One of the easiest and most convenient features is the barcode, I get to live out my grocery store clerk childhood dream; scanning groceries! So far as mentioned I am down six whole pounds and I am happy happy happy. Along with the app I am sticking to a gym routine of at least three times per week including at least one yoga class. Meal planning is also a tool I am using and want to better myself at doing. It feels really good to have the tools necessary to make this great weight loss goal complete!

If you are on a similar journey what are the tools you are using?





Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Review 1/28/2013

 I spent the weekend relaxing just like I said I would. It was awesome. On Friday night my brother and his fiance came over to watch the Mavericks vs. Spurs game. Our beloved Mavs are, dare I say it, not having the greatest season and inevitably lost. Saturday morning came quickly and we decided upon a movie day. The first flick we watched was Taken 2, it was too so similar to the first and there wasn't really an element of surprise but still a good movie. Next, we watched The Possession which was creepy and I recommend it, then we watched Unknown, I had never heard of Unknown, but glad I found it because it was very suspenseful and kept me intrigued. On Saturday night we concluded our movie day by watching The Day after Tomorrow and what a movie to end the night with! I had never seen The Day after Tomorrow and didn't know what it was about but I loved it! On Sunday I got to visit the awesome Anna and her hip parents! It was the perfect way to wrap up my weekend. Last night was spent flipping between the SAG awards and The Real Housewives of Atlanta until 8 and then it was all about GIRLS and last nights episode was the best so far this season. "Right now, it's a Wednesday night baby and I'm alive!" I couldn't stop quoting Hannah and smacking my chest at the same time, Blake was not amused.

Here's Birdie all cozy on movie marathon day.

Sunday morning breakfast. Thanks to planning my meals I am down six pounds.

I won a Dirty, Messy, Hair giveaway and here's my loot!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

That One Time I was Flexible...

   On Wednesday afternoon my sister Caroline and I decided to take a yoga class after working out. The class started at 4:30 and we both thought it would be thirty minutes of stretching, relaxing, and winding down from our day. Wrong. I must backpedal and tell you that once upon a time this chunk of meat was a slender yoga goddess; that's right, I am no novice. Cut to twelve years later and add 70lbs some weight, and you will find me in the now. I struggled through yoga class. It was a wake up call for me. When I look in the mirror I do see a big person, it's true, but I do not see someone who is obese or incapable of getting back in shape. My body however, believes otherwise. Things that I used to be able to do so well did not come easy, my balance is terrible, I can't even plank for fifteen seconds! This was Miss. Caroline's first class and you couldn't tell. That bendable minx was doing headstands, the splits, and really showing me up! My point is, I am now really aware that my body is nothing like it used to be. I'm a little bit sad but I know that if I just keep working at it I will be back to how I used to and I will feel better. God has definitely taught me patience. So with time and patience the yoga class will get easier.



Friday, January 25, 2013

Photo Friday


This is my niece Anna and her parental units. She is the most adorable child I know. She has a love for flags and all things American. God bless you, Anna.


In case you were concerned that my workout talk is in fact all talk..Bam!

I'm seriously working on my fitness.


 These are just a few photos from my week so far. Tonight I want to relax, watch Dateline and 20/20, and maybe treat myself to some pizza pizza. I mentioned earlier in the week that I plan on doing nothing, and I will do that and maybe visit the always adorable Anna. She is growing up way to quickly and I am missing it all. Her parents are pretty legit so I will enjoy my time with them, too. I remember back in the day when Friday night t.v. was TGIF and it was awesome. Full House, Just the Ten of Us, are a few that I distinctly remember and they were amazing shows. They really should consider bringing back TGIF because those shows were true family shows. My sisters and I used to pick out characters that were "us" from almost every show on t.v. I could be wrong but I believe I was Stephanie Tanner from Full House. Below is some classic Steph. Sigh, oh the simpler times...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's Ok Thursday






Its Ok Thursdays

It's ok...
...that sometimes I feel like I am the only person in the universe who isn't pregnant.
... that I am kicking ass at the gym this week.
...that I can't remember where my BSF lesson is for this week.
... to have already planned out my weekend. I plan to do nothing.
... to know that there are 31 days until spring break.
... to be team Brandi, not Leann.
... to contemplate deleting your Facebook account.
... that I don't watch Glee anymore, the stories are terrible compared to how they once were.
...to not give a hoot about zombies ( I don't understand this craze!)
... to admit that I haven't been to a mall in over a year.

This is how I feel knowing tomorrow is Friday:

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oh, how pinteresting!


I am obviously trying to get the thought of babies out of my mind and have been working really hard on getting myself healthy so to help motivate myself I wanted today's pins to be all about fitness.

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This pin shows you the best and worst things to pack for lunch or snack on.

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Reward yourself for working out! Put a dollar in a jar everytime you go to the gym or workout. Before you know it you will have enough money to buy yourself something new to fit that hot little body of yours.

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