Verse of the DAY:
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:”
– Proverbs 31:10, 27-28
Imagine my excitement when I came home to find my camera had come in the mail!!! I went a little crazy experimenting with all the different settings, but was a little limited on time, considering I had THIS beast of a mess to tackle when I got home from work.
See, when I do “spring cleaning” in my bedroom, it’s an all or nothing kind of thing. Something that rarely gets completely finished in just one night.
I tore EVERYthing out of my closet in order to re-arrange.
I was pretty proud of the result, but it still isn’t quite finished.
There’s a lot of organizing to be done. Anyone have suggestions what they do with their shoes to keep them out of the way, but in an organized manner that makes them easily accessible??
Anyway, for dinner, I whipped up some veggies & shiritaki noodles.
I’m not sure how the amazing shiritaki noodles manage to contain just 40 calories per package, but I’m not complaining, that’s for sure! I melted in a Sonoma Jack’s cheese wedge & topped it off with 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast powder.
The veggies were just steamed in the microwave. In the mix, there’s green beans, broccoli, red pepper, onions, and mushrooms. The sauce I used for veggie dipping was just some reduced sodium soy sauce mixed with SF syrup & chili powder.
OH! Before I forget, I wanted to show you what I got to play with on Sunday night that I forgot about until I was browsing through my pictures:
I was a little shy when she first started snuggling up to me, but eventually we became friends 🙂
She was a Ball Python, named Lucy after Lucille Ball…get it?
Anyway, back to the story…
After dinner, I got changed from my grunge cleaning clothes into my jeans & a cute black top to go to the little sister’s band concert at our high school. She can’t wait to quit band. She’s getting to the point where the only people in band are “losers” and she swears this was her last year, even though my parents would tell you differently.
Isn’t she a cutie?
She looks entirely too grown up to be 13 years old though, am I right? I don’t like it. Not one bit.
Post concert, I went home to a basement full of college kids. My sister was supposed to be having a campfire at our house before she left for Regionals with the Messiah Softball team, but decided against it since the weather wasn’t really cooperative. I didn’t want to crash the party, so I kept my distance, finishing up cleaning my room & packing my lunch for today.
Okay, so maybe my lunch is getting a little redundant…but I LOVE it and look forward to it everyday at my desk…I know I need to start mixing it up, but it’s got the perfect balance of veggies, protein, whole grains, and low fat dairy 🙂 It’s a hard habit to kick! I guess it could be worse?!
Lemme break it down:
Veggies: Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, yellow pepper, cherry tomato.
Protein: 97% Fat Free Hebrew National hot dogs (2 @ 40 calories each & 6g protein, 1g fat)
Whole Grains: Light Flat Out (90 calories, 9g fiber, 9g protein, 2.5g fat)
Low Fat Dairy: Sonoma Jack’s Cheese (25 calories, 1.5g fat, 2g protein)
Dip: 1/8C. SF syrup (10 calories, 0g fat) + French’s mustard (0 calories, 0g fat)
Totals? Approx. 300 calories, 6g fat, 23g protein, 15g fiber
You don’t mess with perfection, folks 😉
I did miss my workout tonight, but I’ll bet I burned some calories running around like a mad person trying to finish my room! Oh, and I also did 3 sets of 30 “in-and-outs” for my abs, which isn’t much but something is better than nothing, correct?
I treated myself to a Green Monster in a bowl before bed for a job well done.
In the words of porky pig….