A day in the Life

Recently, I have seen on blogs how they past their time throughout the day. This day WILL NOT be boring, I promise you. Andrew and I were more on the go today, then the past 7 days put together haha

Last night, I had it all mapped out ๐Ÿ™‚ Yep, I’m Type A haha

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6:55am Alarm goes off the first time, the for the next few minutes I lay in bed dreading before getting up

7:10 Breakfast with Andrew. Feed the cats. Make LOTS of coffee. And get ready for basketball

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7:45 Arrive at Andrew’s basketball game where they practice, play, and WIN!

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9:10 To the gym for a good sweaty rowing workout (will post tomorrow)

10:15 Back home for a quick shower and we both have a wardrobe change haha

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11:00 Leave for the COLDEST tag football game EVER (I might have lost a toe haha)

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12:45 Head home, where we attempt to warm up with hot chocolate and the heater!

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2:00 Make some DELICIOUS chocolate chip blondies to take with us to my brother and future sister in law’s house

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3:00 Wardrobe change #3! And we are off!

3:30 Helped address the wedding invitations for their wedding!

4:30 Time to roll to church and Andrew’s boy scout ceremony

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4:45 HOPEFULLY arrive at church on time

9:00 Arrive home for the FINAL time. No more leaving, but we do have a final wardrobe change into pjs ๐Ÿ™‚

Question for you:

What are you up to this weekend?

Are you ever so busy, you have to make a TO DO list JUST for that day?

Bananas + paleo = awesome

Today in preparation for another vacation (thank goodness) I needed to use up some pretty ripe bananas, and banana bread ALWAYS in on my mind haha

Of course, I have tried a few recipes before:

not paleo:

Paleo:

Ok…..I MIGHT have a banana bread problem haha

But this one is a new one! I changed a few things, but otherwise… DELICIOUS!

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I found this “new” banana recipe here

Might need to branch out with my banana recipes. Although, this isn’t banana bread ๐Ÿ™‚

Question for you:

Have you tried a new recipe lately?

Are you in love with any certain type of food? haha

Cinnamon cream cheese

I just have to share this SUPER easy recipe.

I was looking in the frig and looking for something sweet, but healthy. It was slim pickings.

Then I remembered that Tina at carrotsncake, made these. I didn’t have any laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese, so I made my own

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese

Ingredients:

-fat free cream cheese

-cinnamon

-truvia

Directions:
-mix all together and enjoy!

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You can either tip them in the cream cheese, or hollow out the middle of the strawberry and put the cream cheese in there!

So not a HUGE recipe discovery, but a delicious one!

Question for you:
What is your favorite simple recipe?

Week Two & raw cookie dough

After a few bumps this week, with all the candy/cookies/junk at work, I was able to come out untouched WAHOO!!!

Weigh in:

  • Week 1: lost 1 lb
  • Week 2: lost 1 lb!!!!!
  • Total: 2lbs

Even though it is only 2lbs, I have been feeling so good (still tired) but not so flabby (if you know what I mean)

Tonight as a celebration, I needed something sweet. I really really wanted to get ice cream or head out to get something. But I knew I could mix something up, and this recipe is super easy! (I found the recipe here, but I did change it a bit)

Raw Cookie Dough

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Ingredients:

-3/4 c almond flour

-1tbsp coconut flour

-2 tbsp butter

-1 tbsp vanilla

-1 tbsp agave nectar

Chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix all ingredients and then roll together. ENJOY!

 

Question for you:

What is your favorite cookie dough treat?

-I got the idea when I saw this yogurt combo on Courtney’s blog

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

My grandpa turned 85 this week! I wanted to make him so cookies. I saw pecans, oats, and brown sugar and I was sold. They were delicious! (they are also a weight watchers recipe. SCORE)

Oatmeal Pecan Lace Cookies

Points: 2

Ingredients:

-1 1/4 c rolled oats

-1/2 c brown sugar, packed

-1 tsp baking powder

-1/2 chopped pecans

-1/8tsp table salt

-1/3 c butter, melted

– 1 large egg

-1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

1.) preheat oven to 350 and cover w/ parchment paper (I forgot this step and it turned into granola)

2.) Mix oats, sugar, baking powder, pecans, and salt

3.) add butter, egg, and vanilla to oat mixture. mix well

4.) drop tsp of batter onto cookie sheets and flatten each out

5.) Bake until edges turn golden 8-12 minutes. let stand for 2 minutes before removing.

Yields 2 cookies per serving

Sleep and Dessert

I got to sleep in today!!! WAHOOOO!! (I know everyone likes their sleep!)

Breakfast was the same as yesterday, along with 2 clementines

I then went on a 7 MILE RUN! ON THE TREADMILL- YUCK!

I had my water bottle and shoes all ready

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Lunch was a delicious homemade pizza

Dessert was fiber one cereal, pecans,ย and chocolate pudding

AFter this my son and I made some PRETTY COOL valentine’s cards for my sparkfriends

Ill show them more when they are delivered!

Dinner was steak, potato, green beans, and fruit salad

(this is about 1/2 of it)

Dessert #1 rhubarb pie and cookie dough ice cream

Dessert #2

Question for you:

What is your favorite dessert- feel free to share the recipe!