Las Vegas May 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Foul Mood

I warned you in the title.  So I've been very happy about the 12 pound loss so far...until last night.  Went shopping for some cute clothes for this upcoming weekend since I wanted to kind of "treat" myself..and a guy I dated in college will be here so yeah, duh, what girl doesn't wanna buy a new outfit for that occasion? ...and none of the cute ones fit.  But, I'm not letting this get to me at all.  I was with my friend Molly, and I bought some of them and called them my "spring time outfits." Now I have something to look forward to there. When we left the one store she told me to just walk faster -- HAHA. We did. Gotta keep that heart 'a pumpin'.

Today was a miserable day, too. October 2, and apparently it was snowing this morning at 7am. I was sleeping through that...but my friend Marc helped his brother move up from Florida and they were getting into town at that time and witnessed the horrific event.  I'm so not ready for winter...put on the heat last night.

Went out to buy my local paper today...and even though it was a misty rain, I got my paper and walked my 2.2 miles anyway.  I'm proud of that.  Otherwise I'd be sitting right here like I am right now....clipping coupons. Love saving me some moula!

Stopped by the farmer's market yesterday and bought some zucchini (going to make zucchini bread again for this week's tailgate) and I also bought kale. Now, I've never made kale; only ate it in the soup at Olive Garden but I hear great things about it. God bless Google for recipes!  I was talking to some ladies at the Sustainable Kitchen and one mentioned kale chips. I've heard of them and I figured I'd give them a whirl. To my surprise, they were pretty damn tasty!

Now, I know what you're thinking..."Jen, that looks like a pile of leaves you just picked up off the ground." I swear, it's kale. What you do is wash it and dry it. I used my lovely salad spinner thing. Then, I sprayed my pan with cooking spray...threw the leaves...I mean kale on the pan...sprayed the kale with cooking sprayed, sprinkled some garlic salt and red peppers flakes on them. Preheated the oven to about 330 and cooked them 8-10 minutes. If you love potato chips this is a great alternative. Talk about health benefits -- this is loaded with vitamins. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I ate that whole damn thing there during the PSU football game (which we won't talk about here...)

To end on a positive note, I "finished" my Step it Up with Steph program. I say "finish" in "" because you're never finished. The mind is the most important thing when it comes to weight loss. If you're not in the right frame of mind then forget it.  Her program helps you one day at a time to keep your mind where it needs to be and sets it where it needs to go.  I learned a lot..and have my "cheerleader" -- actually, I have a lot of those now that I look at it.  Thanks again to all of you keeping on my booty... to make it a slimmer one ;)

"The rest of the world lives to eat. while I eat to live" - Socrates


  1. Jennifer!!! just remember how CUTE those outfits are going to look come springtime! dont you dare let those outfits discourage you...let them encourage you to keep pressing forward!!:)

  2. Oh and i love kale! I usually cook it flavored with just a little vinegar and its yummy and GREAT for you!