March 31, 2011

Yummy apple cinnamon rollup!

Filed under: recipes — mommy1st81 @ 3:59 pm

My husband made me these for breakfast yesterday morning and they were so good!!!  I put all the calories into my recipe calculator and they are only 100 calories for 1!  Great with a side of fruit or even a smoothie:)

Here’s the recipe:

1 pillsbury creasant rolls

1 apple chopped and diced

zero calorie spray butter


1 cup of splenda

1 cup of sugar

Chop apple, set aside.  Mix all dry ingredients into bowl and add apple.  Spray each creasant roll with spray butter.  Spoon mixture evenly among the 8 creasant rolls and fold up.  Put in 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes…..enjoy!!!


March 29, 2011

You know you like exercising when…..

Filed under: exercise, weight loss — mommy1st81 @ 3:14 pm

Top 5 reasons you know you like exercising:


5. You wake up at 6am on your spring break to do pushups, weights and the ski machine

4. You take a Zumba class 3 nights a week even though you dance like a white girl!

3. You look forward to going to the gym

2. You start buying every cute water bottle you see


and the number one reason you like exercising is………………………………………..




#1  You see those numbers dropping on the scale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 27, 2011

So there Jack in the box!!!

Filed under: recipes — mommy1st81 @ 3:26 am

Okay so you probably can tell by now that I am obsessed like my blender a lot!! I just think that it is a must have for any kitchen, especially when you are on the go like I am and still need to eat right! So here’s a recipe that I whipped up tonight and according to my recipe calculator( thanks to sparkpeople) it makes one 3/4 cup and is 198 calories. Not bad for a chocolate shake!  Under 200 calories is great compared to Jack in the box chocolate shake which is 797 calories!!! Go ME!!!!!!!!!!

Quick chocolate ice cream shake:

1 cup of low fat, low cal, sugar free vanilla ice cream( I used bluebunny)
2 TBSP of sugar free chocolate syrup

Put into blender and blend until smooth…..enjoy!:)

March 26, 2011

Chocolate covered strawberry shake

Filed under: recipes — mommy1st81 @ 2:47 am

I got this recipe from and it’s yummy!  No need to go out to dairy queen or even run to the store most of us have all the ingredients in our kitchen!


1 cup of frozen strawberries, unsweetened

1/2-1 cup of skim milk

1 TBSP of coco powder

5-6 packets of splenda


Put all ingredients into blender and blend until it reaches your preferable consistency.  * Note I added some drops of sugar free chocolate syrup for more of the chocolate taste*

Only 114 calories and it serves one person but I couldn’t finish the whole thing!!!!



March 24, 2011

I need a date night…..badly!

Filed under: marriage — mommy1st81 @ 8:53 pm

Do you ever feel sometimes as if you haven’t had a real conversation with your significant other?  It’s hard when you both work and your kids require a lot of your undivided attention and not to mention getting the laundry done, dinner cooked and on the table.  Then, when you finally get the kids to bed( after many excuses why they can’t go to bed) you get in bed yourself and are super tired so you just go to sleep!  Gosh my list could go on and on.  So needless to say my hubby and I need a date night BADLY!!!!

My spring break is this upcoming week so I’m gonna see what I can do.  Any thoughts on what we should do?  I was thinking the movies, we haven’t done that in a LONG time!!


Us when we first started dating…..2004

Us when we first started dating.....2004

March 22, 2011


Filed under: weight loss — mommy1st81 @ 10:59 pm

I was getting dressed this morning and a shirt that I bought 2 weeks ago was a little tight in the waist and now it’s super loose….ye haw!

March 21, 2011

5lbs lighter

Filed under: exercise — mommy1st81 @ 8:45 pm

I am 5 lbs lighter than last week…..YEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!  I am so excited and it is just another motivator to keep going and loose all that extra weight that I have, lol.  So I was thinking this morning on my way to work( I have a 45 minute comute so I tend to think a lot during the drive….I don’t think my husband likes it so much though I usually think of things he can do around the house for me!) what motivates me.  Here is what I came up with:


1.  The clerk at my work.  She is always a reminder to eat healthier and make smart snack choices!

2.  The scale.  When I see the numbers going down instead of up it’s a motivator to keep doing what I am doing!

3.  My sister.  My sister and I are loosing weight together and it’s great to have an accountable partner in this weightloss journey.  We try to walk a mile once a week together.

4.  My dr.

5.  Zumba instructor’s.  They have the best attitude and are so enerjetic and positive!

6.  My husband.  For always telling me that I look beautiful even when I don’t feel it at times.


So what motivates you?  It doesn’t have to be weight loss maybe it’s to get that raise you’ve wanted or running your first race.  I’d love to hear!

March 20, 2011

Fruits and veggies oh my!

Filed under: recipes — mommy1st81 @ 11:07 pm

My Mom and I signed up for the produce co-op called You get 50% vegetables and 50% fruits and for $15 and you can add on bread, avocado’s, herbs for an additional fee. We added on the Italian package and got some mushrooms, onions and Italian herbs and spices. All of the items we got were locally grown and picked at a discounted rate! Bountifulbaskets is in most states I believe, if you haven’t tried you should……..we are hooked!

So this is what we got:
tangerines, about 12
apples, 4
mangoes, 3,
Bananas, 8
tomatoes, 3
cantaloupe, 1
asparagus, 1lb
purple onions, 6 large
Italian parsley

March 18, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — mommy1st81 @ 4:12 am

So on Tuesday night I went to the gym and I was deciding whether or not I should take the Zumba class that was about to start. Well, I decided to go for it! I LOVED IT!!!! Not only was it fun but you burn over 650 calories doing it….that is something I can get behind! So if you have ever thought about taking a Zumba class don’t hesitate and just DO IT!!!!! You can count on me at Zumba class every Tuesday and Wednesday night!

March 13, 2011

peanut butter protein shake

Filed under: recipes — mommy1st81 @ 9:19 pm

I made this today after I got so beat from taking my very 1st boxing class.



1 cup of vanilla soy milk

2 tbsp of creamy peanut butter

2 packets of splenda

2 tbsp of chocolate chip morsels


Blend together in blender and enjoy!  You may add ice if desired…I did!

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