Ahh tomorrow is Friday. Thursday night is definitely one of my favorite parts of the week. ­čÖé

Afternoon snacks included popcorn

and a Fuji apple (last one!)

Once 5 o’clock rolled around, I did end up taking a nice stroll to Trader Joe’s. It’s about 12 blocks (or around 1.5 miles) from my office and it was perfect outside. I picked up the GM essentials and a bunch of other things I didn’t need (always how it goes for me at TJ’s) but left a happy camper.

I got home and experimented with my GM recipe and found one I really liked AND that’s really green. Woohoo.

This green monster contained 1 cup soy milk, 1 large banana, 3 frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple chunks, and lots of spinach. I realized that if I use just a few strawberries or blueberries, it’ll stay pretty green and still have the extra flavor. That probably should have occured to me earlier but that’s what experimenting is for.

I did a quick run to Target to get a few things, and I found some awesome snack bars.

They are all natural and delicious. I love it when the ingredient list is relatively short on snacky things. I ate one while I was shopping and I actually went back to buy another box – they were that good!

I came home to throw together a quick dinner, and I pulled out this ravioli I had purchased at Whole Foods over the weekend:

These were Roasted Vegetables Ravioli by La Pasta and were incredible. They are described on the front as “Roasted red pepper, eggplant, carrot, onion and zucchini wrapped in whole wheat pasta” and the ingredient list is so short! They are fresh pasta and need to be kept refrigerated, but cook in just 5-6 minutes. They were a little pricey ($6.99 for the box with two servings) but definitely worth it for a quick and delicious meal. I heated up some vegetable broth while the ravioli were draining, and added some white beans and mozzarella cheese. I would have used red sauce, but I was out! I put the ravioli back in with the broth, beans and cheese, and then added some fresh spinach and mixed it all up.

I also had a glass of Rioja with the pasta

that I’m still sipping on now. This meal took about 10 minutes to throw together and was really good. Maybe I’m onto a new theme here ­čśë

So excited that tomorrow is Fridayyy… I’m meeting up with some girlfriends after work and getting a new haircut Saturday (eek!!) so nothing crazy, but I just looove the weekend!


TGIF! I have been waiting for the weekend alllllll week and it’s finally *almost* here. Yesterday, my boyfriend woke up with an eye infection! Looked like pink eye but he went to the doc and it’s an infection from his contacts, not contagious, but he ended up having to stay home for the day and could barely open his eyes. After work, I went home and we ended up ordering Chinese food for dinner. I had egg drop soup, and then we split the steamed shrimp with mixed veggies and veggie lo mein. It was the first time that I had to really think about ordering vegetarian! I was looking at the other options in the steamed section and thought about doing the chicken with veggies (mostly because it’s cheaper) and also thought about doing wonton soup instead of the egg drop, but then I remembered I’m not eating meat for 40 days! The food was delicious and egg drop soup is my go to anyways, so no big deal.

So far so good today… I had a cup of nonfat yogurt with 1/2 cup of fiber one for breakfast and then a blood orange for a snack. I have a baked potato with black beans, reduced fat┬ámozzarella┬ácheese, and salsa for lunch that I will dive into pretty soon. Tonight a friend is coming over for a healthy date and we’re going to work out and then do mexican night! I have a great, cheap mexican place that does happy hour in my basement and all their apps are 1/2 price and they have really cheap margaritas and beer, but I always go sooo overboard. So, we decided to do our own version. We’re going to make corn tortillas with vegetarian refried beans, brown rice, cheese, salsa, and lettuce, and making the HG margaritas. I made these one time for a dinner party and they are AWESOME and super low point. You basically use diet sprite, lime juice, and crystal light lemonade for the mix and then add tequila… yum yum.

Plans for the rest of the weekend include going to my parents house tomorrow night with the boyfriend. He is a chef so can get great deals on meat and fish, so we ordered Mahi Mahi and littleneck clams to bring. I’m trying to go on a long run in the morning, take a shower, make a healthy breakfast, and then get on the road! We will be coming back on Sunday so just a quick trip, but havent seen the rents since Christmas so it should be nice.

I leave TWO WEEKS from tomorrow for Vieques Island in Puerto Rico, so I am trying to be reallly good about eating and working out until then so that I can be down a few more pounds by the time we leave. SO excited!

Welcome to my blog!

Hi and welcome! My name is Beth and I’m a 25 year old living and working in the Washington, DC area. I’ve lost a little over 50 pounds since joining Weight Watchers March 3, 2009. I ┬ástill have a few to go, but am focusing much more on a healthy, wholesome diet and healthy lifestyle, and less on the numbers. I have taken up running and participated in 5 races in 2009. I have a 5k in February and a 10 miler in April, and hope to find a half marathon to run this year.

I created this blog to show my food and fitness routine and share my daily struggles. We will see where it goes. Stay tuned!

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