Life & Me

Rough week

I’ve been feeling pretty blah this week. I’ve been semi food focused. Not overeating or anything at all, actually I haven’t been that bad. Except we had Wendy’s for dinner last night.

I’m feel aggravated and am feeling like I can’t escape the chaos lately. We’re supposed to go to Buffalo this weekend to visit my family and so EJ can dj on Saturday evening but now, we’re not so sure of that. So I know that’s got me slightly down in the dumps.

If we don’t do that I demand to spend an entire day this weekend doing stuff I want to do. I wonder if he’ll go along with it. HAHA.

I also want to say thanks to those who still read, like and comment. You keep me motivated! So, THANKS! I wish I could get some more readers. Though, I might be kind of boring. What can I do to make it more awesome here?

On Plan

La Nina?

I think that’s what’s causing this warm nearly 60 degree weather that so graciously allowed me to take my 2 mile walk outside on my lunch break today.

I’ve eaten good today and FINALLY remembered to get my 3 month tracker out for use.

I had pad thai last night and forgot the peanut sauce. It wasn’t as good and I managed to eat it all when I didn’t have to.

I feel kind of blah as I’ve managed to gain back several pounds since Saturday’s weigh in and it’s killing me. I feel terrible and I know all I can do is keep tracking and doing everything I can to make better choices each day. I’ve done well today so far, and hoping I can keep the streak going on into the evening.

Also, I’m using every bit of my willpower to not eat some of the cupcakes sitting out in the office today. 1.5 hours to go.

On Plan

Oatmeal and a banana start my day

Although this week didn’t start off so well, I’m doing my best to end it better.

Yesterday I walked on my lunch, did 90 wall push-ups, and spent an hour in the evening exercising in front of the tv (walking, lifting weights and using the stair machine). I’m definitely starting to notice that I can spend more and more time on the stair machine so that’s exciting. I’m also starting to really like exercising in front of the TV. I can watch a movie/tv show that I normally watch but I’m getting my exercise in. I don’t know why I never did this before.

I also went to the grocery store last night and saw something new I had to try. Whole grain cheerios with peanut butter! I was pretty excited. They’re delicious if I do say so myself.

I weighed myself this morning about 209. That means I’ve lost a pound from yesterday!

My meals for the day:
Breakfast was oatmeal and a banana.
Lunch is a lean cuisine chicken parmesean, an apple and grapes.
Snack is a yoplait light yogurt
Dinner is tacos!

I’m on the hunt for a “before” photo of myself around the time I started weight watchers last May. I know I have one before that, that you can really tell but I guess I’ll have to look around.

In other news I tried a new recipe the other day. It’s a weight watchers one and it was amazing. So I’ll share it with you!

Orange-Chipotle BBQ Pork Chops with Grilled Onions
Prep time:  10 min
Cook time:  10 min
Serves: 4
PPV: 5

  • 3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided
  • 6 Tbsp barbecue sauce, Chipotle flavored
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped (plus more for garnish if desired)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 pound(s) uncooked lean only pork loin, four 4 oz boneless chops, 3/4-inch-thick each
  • 1/2 medium uncooked vidalia onion(s), cut into four 1/4-inch-thick rounds


Off heat, coat grill rack or a large grill pan with cooking spray; heat grill or set pan over medium heat. I wasn’t able to grill so, I baked them in the oven.

In a medium bowl, combine barbecue sauce, cilantro and orange zest. Remove 2 tablespoons of sauce to a small bowl and stir in orange juice; set aside. Add chops to medium bowl; toss to coat with sauce.

Coat onions with cooking spray. Add onions and pork to grill or grill pan. Grill over medium-high heat, turning once or as needed, until onions are lightly charred and tender and pork is just cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. I put my porkchops in the oven at 350 degrees covered in sauce. I put the onions into a pan on the stove with a little bit of olive oil to get my oil in for the day. Once the pork was almost done I put the onions in with the pork in the oven. I believe the pork took about 20 minutes.

Transfer pork to serving plates; separate onions into rings and scatter around pork. Drizzle each serving with 1/2 tablespoon of reserved barbecue sauce mixture; sprinkle with extra chopped cilantro. Yields 1 pork chop and 1/4 of onions per serving.

If anyone tries it, I’d LOVE to know what you think!