My life as a woman, wife and mother.

Stretch it out!

on January 25, 2015

Well, I was wide awake at 3am but thought that was a ridiculous time to get up. I managed to fall back asleep until 4:13am! During that time I had a horrifying dream of constantly stepping on a scale and seeing 165#, 265#, 190# and several other random numbers. I couldn’t believe I gained 100# and I was pissed! I’m sure this is all stemming from me having put on weight and some of my clothes just don’t fit the same any more. It’s also the stress of weighing in at WW and not being at goal in FOREVER! Uggg….

So, on to today and my choices. Typically Sunday is a DOR, but I did 10 min. on the elliptical and 15 on the treadmill walking. I then did some stretching. My hips (specifically my right hip) is pretty tight from all that stretching and squatting yesterday. I did a few of the stretches Ben taught us and now I have a heated pad on it, hoping to loosen it up a bit more.

I’m sitting here with my retainer in. Sadly it doesn’t fit as perfectly as it should since I’ve neglected to wear it for years not and obviously my teeth have shifted a bit. I figure I should get them in line better if I have a shot at working for the orthodontist! LOL

L has to be do school today at 11:15 and after that I’m buzzing out to get C from her friend’s house. This afternoon I need to bake bread and I have laundry going now. In fact, I just heard the washing machine end so now I need to wait for the dryer to be done.

My upcoming week…

  • Monday – gym, work 8:45-1, walk at home on treadmill
  • Tuesday – gym, walk at home, work 1-5, L has piano
  • Wednesday – gym, take L to school early for meeting, walk, work WW and weigh-in, walk?, pick up C from school and take her to art lesson, work 5-8:30
  • Thursday – DOR, work 8:45-1, walk?
  • Friday – gym, ?????

Enjoy your Sunday!

Oops…I forgot the new recipe I made last night for supper.

tablespoon: sharing joyful noms

Turkey-Quinoa Cupcakes

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Muffin cups of turkey and quinoa meatloafy goodness. Adapted from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

 1 pound ground turkey (I used 20 oz. extra lean)

3/4 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 green onion, chopped

1 egg

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (1 T. dry)

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

pinch black pepper

pinch garlic powder

red pinch pepper flakes

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Muir Glen pizza sauce, for dipping (optional)


  • 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
  • 2 In a large bowl, combine turkey, quinoa, rolled oats, green onion, egg, parsley, cumin, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  • 3 Scoop filling evenly into the bottom of prepared muffin cups. Bake 30 minutes or until meatloaves are baked through; remove from oven and sprinkle tops with cheese.
  • 4 Heat broiler; return muffin tin to oven and broil cheese until bubbly and melted, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven; cool 1-2 minutes before removing meatloaves from tin. Serve with pizza or marinara sauce on the side, if desired.

Overall a good recipe. L didn’t like it because she could ‘taste the quinoa”. 😛 It was a tad dry due to the lean turkey.


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