Sunday weigh in

Nothing big to report this week… No weight loss but no weight gain either…. Things have been bad once again with my medications so that’s why I’ve been MIA… Ill be sure to update you all soon…

I hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to spring… I can’t wait to get back on my feet for good… No one has been more frustrated with this medical mess up than me… Much love!

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Peanut Butter STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookies

you heard that right…

I may be avoiding the kitchen today but last night during the little snow storm I totally attempted these cookies which are the biggest sugar rush ever!

First I whipped up some super quick peanut butter balls or “buckeyes” without the chocolate coating…. just peanut butter, vanilla, butter and powdered sugar…

then these babies needed to be chilled for a bit so they wouldn’t be total mush…

they should be nice and firm when done…

feel free to eat a few in the mean time

Then just good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie dough batter off the back of the nestle toll house bag…

I add a little baking powder to my dough too but these still aren’t the cookies my dad used to make… one day I’ll get it…

The key is to make a sandwich with cookie dough, peanut butter ball, and cookie dough…

completely cover the peanut butter with the cookie dough… these puppies will be BIG…

pop in the oven for 13-14 minutes and enjoy the massive magic!

And then great grandmothers cookie sheets failed me, which I mean, what can you expect from cookie sheets that are 60+ years old

The sheet was bent and I didn’t notice so I had some squarish cookies but just as good…

These are yummy but I warn you they will put you in a sugar coma especially when you hit that peanut butter center!

No real recipe secrets here.

1. make peanut butter balls

2. make chocolate chip cookie dough

3. make sure everything is refridgerated (THIS IS KEY!)

4. sandwich the peanut butter ball between the cookie dough and bake for 13-14 minutes…

5. pour a glass of milk and enter sugar heaven

Snow Day

So Pittsburgh was supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow yesterday…. we ended up with 8-9 inches…

Of course none of the road crews were ready for it… cars were stranded all over Pittsburgh last night… Thankfully I was home from1pm on yesterday and Steve stayed at his parents… but by this morning roads still weren’t clear and it became a self declared snow day…

45 minutes of shoveling was my workout this morning… yes 45 minutes…

I should be doing some cooking for the week but I’m a bit nervous about my first residency interview tomorrow… and so I’ve been cleaning and doing school work to get my mind off of it… I know if I start cooking I’ll eat my nerves away… and that is no beuno…

Wish me luck tomorrow!

Sunday Weigh In

So last Monday I climbed on the scale out of pure curiosity since I had decided not to post a weigh in on Sunday… And oh my lord it told me I was 250.  I wanted to cry…

I knew that I had to do something… Though I certainly wasn’t perfect this week I took the dog for a few long walks, got on the treadmill a few times and even did a little kickboxing sesh at home…

I had a green monster for breakfast every day tried to watch intake for lunch and dinner and although I ate out the last two days for dinner the scale showed some results this morning!

in 6 days I was back down to 245… and now just keep it up… though once again my schedule goes insane this week… so we’ll see how I keep it up this week… especially now that the weather is going to get cold again…

getting greener

Loved hearing about everyone’s favorite flowers!  Mine are actually snapdragons… I had them in both of my prom boquets.  I think my fascination started when my dance teacher grew them and used to bring them in when they bloomed…

(source)

Um can I just say I have become obsessed with green monster smoothies as I believe they are officially called…

OMG they make my LIFE…

I had a big one this morning – 2 glasses full but it was delish and greener than ever!

I feel healthy just looking at it…

like its going to turn me into the hulk or something…

I make mine with:

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt
  • 1 small frozen banana (also amazing foodie blogger tip)
  • 3/4 cup of fresh spinach today!
  • 1 scoop sun warrior protein powder (def growing on me)
  • and 1 tbs of pb

killer shake…

GET IN MAH BELLY!

hehe can you tell I had already taken a sip!?

I enjoyed this big smoothie after a 20 min kickboxing session from fios on-demand which was AWESOME I actually thought the cool down was harder than the kickboxing – who has a person do burpees as a cooldown!? I guess it got some aggression out of my system… Then took the puppy for a little under a mile walk around the neighborhood…

Have you heard – map my run has an app!?!?! and it actually works with a blackberry…. SCORE! I love map my run… tells me how far in my little neighborhood I’m going and the app keeps real time pace and you can pick what type of activity you are doing, walking, running etc and keep track of your workouts… fantastic!

Q of the Day: What is your favorite smoothie combo? do you rock out the green monster ever?

i’m usually not so quiet

oh so true

I have to apologize for not being very active as of late… I haven’t been commenting on my favorite blogs much – though I am still reading! I just am really feeling completely and emotionally drained after last week… I did not expect it to take so much out of me…

On top of that I am immediately rebounding into the busiest month of my semester at grad school… I have at least 5 residency interviews to get done over the next few weeks as well as numerous pitch meetings and lots of deadlines for work not to mention the class work and projects that need to be done…

All before I head to Chicago at the end of March… yikes…

I somewhat hibernated this weekend…

Cleaned… and made the double layer valentines’ day cake that almost burned the house down lol…

The pink whipped cream cheese icing was pretty killer…

icing it was a bitch though… definately need a flat cake plate and an icing spatula lol…

Minnie was all about doing nothing and hibernating for a couple days…

comfy?

yeah… all four paws up in her face… and using the pillow correctly… she’s weird…

I do have to admit that I finally took the leap and put something GREEN in my breakfast smoothie…

I’ve been fighting the thought for weeks but everyone seems to do it so why not jump off that cliff… I need me some more veggies in my life… So this happened yesterday…

I went a little light on the spinach… it scurrrred me… and I blended it for a good 2 minutes until I couldn’t see any green flakes…

And no crap, would you believe I couldn’t taste one bit of that spinach…

This mornings smoothie was much greener and still tasted spectacular… 🙂 yay!!!!!

And of course this was nice to receive on Sunday…

Samson has already started eating them because he’s also weird…

So I took a close up since there will be kitty teeth marks all over these beautiful blossoms in a couple days…

Thanks best boyfriend! even if you promised to make dinner last night and then cried that you needed help and I ended up making the whole thing 😦 grrrrrrr….

Q of the Day: What is your favorite flower? I hate roses but the boy gets a pass this time because they were perty for once!