Archive for the ‘Food – Recipe’ Category

If I had a job I might kick back and relax and have a lazy Saturday and Sunday, but I don’t, so my weekends are usually much like the rest of my week .. BORING!! Today however I made 2 things food-wise and I feel accomplished and happy!

My day started kinda late, I still need to work on going to bed early and waking up early. So I was going to wait to make the pancit I have craved (and got the noodles for yesterday at the Asian market) for some day when we had to go to the store and I’d pick up the veggies that I needed. I was really craving it though for some reason so I ran to the store and grabbed what I needed and then I was happily and excitedly in the process of making Pancit! Now, I really didn’t have big expectations because 1) I had eaten pancit made from awesome cooks (Lens mom and aunt) who have probably made it their whole lives and 2) Because it was my first time even attempting it. You know what? It didn’t come out half bad! My sister liked it which is surprising because she’s pretty picky. All in all I got my fix, and made a good dish! Also, when I had made my first loaf of bread I had also made a spreadsheet to figure out how many calories and stuff would be in a serving of any recipes I made. I plugged in the information for the pancit and it was really good!

1 cup = 50 cal, 2 fat, 4.5 carbs

I was reading some health/food blogs and came across a recipe for Banana Oatmeal Cookies and looking through the ingredients I knew I had all of those things (minus flax-seed), and being they looked super yummy i was all for making them! I figured I’d do the smart thing first and plug them into my recipe nutrition figure outer spreadsheet thingy, and I was very surprised at the stats on these. It was not very good per cookie, like almost 150 calories and 15 carbs per cookie. I did end up making them, but I don’t think I’ll be eating very many of them or at least only ONE.

I was reading some healthy living blogs and I had a moment of inspiration seeing that a LOT of the people who do these blogs are runners. I guess reading about running makes me really want to do it. So I grabbed some workout clothes and my dog and jumped in the car. We drove just down the road to a local church where there is a small graveyard with a road going around it and cotton field surrounding it now. Pretty secluded and safe feeling (no random dogs running around). I forgot to drive around the road to figure out the distance but I walked two laps around with the last stretch on a jog. I then walked a stretch, jogged a stretch, walked a stretch, and half jog/walked the last stretch back to the car. All in all for not doing much exercise I think that was really good start! I felt really accomplished afterward.

My to-do list was pretty small, and still didn’t do much on it. Most of what I did today was pretty random, like the cooking/baking. I am sooo tired now though!! Finishing up this post and then heading to bed! Somehow I managed to delete my to-do list for today before I saved it to show. My weekly will have to do this time!

Lots of pictures after the jump 🙂 Will add recipes and links for the food tomorrow. (more…)


Read Full Post »

I don’t know what time I fell asleep last night, waiting for conversation that never came, but I woke up around noon. Alright, it wasn’t around noon, it WAS noon exactly. I hate waking up so late and if I know I don’t actually have to be up (like for a job or an appointment) I always sleep through my alarms or snooze them. I was doing really well while I had to be up with mom to help her get around the house because she normally is an early riser, but now that I know I don’t have to it seems I can’t wake up earlier than the afternoon. I’m sure my depression doesn’t help and neither does going to bed at 2am. I am declaring this my second weekly goal, going to bed at a decent hour.

While cleaning out some programs from my computer and thinking about how I can organize a routine I thought, I need some post-it notes on my computer since I’m always on it. So I googled it and found these Sticky Notes and so far I am liking it. I’m on my way to being organized!! I know some of the things are like DUH i do them anyway, but I need to learn to get healthy habits and stick with them, so adding it to my routine is just making sure I stick with everything.

Started the bread just as a huuuuge storm crashed into us, it was pretty crazy! It turned out great! At least I think so for my first ever loaf of bread! I got 20 slices out of it, for 97 calories a slice and 16 carbs. I only keep track of carbs because of my moms diabetes, so I may have to see about any low carb bread recipes out there!

I slowly did the things on my to-do list, though the rain put a damper on one or two. I’m not complaining though, I’d rather have this rain than the 106 degree humidity of the last week or so. Yea, you heard right. 106 humidity. *shudder*

Dinner was Chinese food, and though in general you can get some good stuff with Chinese food, I didn’t make very good choices. I ordered Mongolian Beef, which was good, and I DID only eat half of the rice & main course (which is a big improvement for me!). I had ordered a small thing of bbq boneless spare ribs, and somehow managed to eat the whole container 😦 .. I WILL do better tomorrow. I didn’t eat anything else for the rest of the night, and I didn’t really have a whole lot to eat during the day.

I can only hope that means California!

So did I finish what I set out to do today? Well .. see for yourself!

It’s almost 12:30am right now, and I am planning on going to bed as SOON as I post this! Not my 11 cut off time, but this is only the first day of my routine, so I’m gonna chalk this up as a win anyway.

So here’s the bread pictures, a storm video, more bread pictures, and finally the recipe! Along with some just regular pics!


Read Full Post »