Friday, July 20, 2012

Fangirling and Amazing Food

I made the best dinner ever.. Seriously..

I have a thing for chicken nuggets, but the ones from Mickey D's have started to scare me a little. With the whole pink slime thing, it really makes me wonder exactly what is in my nuggets. That and the grease is horrid. Keeping all of this in mind, I found a recipe for baked chicken nuggets... I had to try them, and they were totally worth it! Tender, juicy, flavorful, and perfect for dipping, snacking, or putting on a salad for dinner.

I found the recipe on Pinterest, and it led me here. I altered the recipe a bit, mostly because I don't keep Panko in the house. They were AWESOME!! For a side I made squash and peppers (recipe will come soon).

As for the mention of fangirling... I'm currently obsessed with a new series and a new actor. The series is called Dr. Who. Time Lords, Daleks, TARDIS, companions and Capt. Jack.. Who can go wrong? My actor is the ultra sexy David Tennant. You make recognize him as the actor that portrayed Barty Crouch Jr in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He is the 10th regeneration of the Doctor (the show has been going since 1969) and I'm obsessed. Yum yum doctor LOL

A friend of mine and I tend to think he would make an amazing Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades of Grey series

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ouchie Dammit

James and I started a Boot Camp program last night. It's a combination of everything (cardio, abs, upper body, and lower body) crammed into 1 30-minute sweat fest. Of course I offer my thanks to the wonderful people at Hulu plus for putting some awesome stuff under their fitness category.

I have muscles sore that I didn't think were possible to be sore. I can feel the burn in my thighs, back and shoulders. Thighs and shoulders, not so bad... Back?! Holy moly it hurts like a MFer. I digress, it's not pain.. It's soreness. Delicious, excruciating, groaning in pain soreness. Of course the masochist in me is ready to go with round 2 tonight! No pain, no gain.

We also had a night cap with our favorite candlelight yoga class. I'm sad to sat that it will not be available on Netflix after August 1 :( Sad panda.

On the menu for dinner tonight is baked chicken nuggets and some kind of veggies. During our next grocery trip I'm going to invest in some of the quinoa stuff I've heard so much about. I've also read tips on how to have your fresh veggies last for a month (yay freeer bags!). I'm excited to finally get back off my arse and get things done.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Fireworks

Stress has been my middle name for the last 2-3 weeks. Job related stress has been at the forefront of my mind, so everything (weight loss included) has been pushed to the back burner.

I weighed myself a couple mornings ago and it appears that I'm staying at a steady 271. I would like to be down to about 240 by Christmas. I know that wasn't the plan when I started this project, but alas, earwax.

Since summer is officially here, I suppose it's time to get back on the wagon. Work hasn't really calmed down, but I do have more free time now that there are no kids. I'm planning a trip to OK to see my best friend in a few weeks and I have a trip to New Orleans coming up for work. Lot's of travel, so lets see how I complete the tasks set forth.

I posted the recipe for one of my delicious spaghetti sauce recipes under the recipes tab. It's some of the best sauce I've ever made. I need to focus more on my cooking, especially now that I have time.