Monday, January 12, 2009

New Recipe and Contest Winners

Yep that's right contest winners! I decided since this contest generated the most comments I would surprise you guys with two winners and here they are:

Anonymous said...

My goal is to lose 25 lbs, read at least 10 books, and have a positive attitude, especially about work!

Nicole L

Anonymous Joy said...

My goals are:
to help you adopt a baby!
to lose weight and get healthy

Ok so Joy if you could email me your address I will get a prize out soon. Nicole I will include yours in with Mom's birthday present and I certainly hope you will both keep me updated on the progress you are making with your goals!!

So today was the first weigh in since Mike and I started another diet and I'm happy to report I lost 5 pounds! It's a great start though I still have a long way to go I am trying to get healthy and not put so much pressure on myself. I have also set up goals. Mike and I have decided that when we both lose 20 pounds I will let Mike make an eggplant/chicken parmigiana combo that he is dying to make and as a mini goal I have vowed not to spend one of the gift cards I received for Christmas until I lose 10 pounds so I'm halfway there! I discovered Exercise TV ON Demand and I've been trying some of the workouts and some have been great! I am getting into a routine, starting each day with yoga trying to gain some calm and balance - I feel better physically but emotionally I'm still a mess. Then after I take Mike to work I come home and do some sort of cardio and in the evenings I either drag Mike on a 30 -40 minute walk or to the gym for 30 or 40 minutes and I guess it's working especially considering one night last week we ordered pizza and cheese sticks and ate out on Saturday eating fries and fried cheese and I still lost weight so wish us luck!

So as promised last night I tried a new recipe. I got this recipe out of the new Rachael Ray cookbook - The Big Orange Book but you can also find it here. This recipe is called Austin Mac 'n' Cheese Suizas! It was so delicious! It didn't take long but I'll warn you it uses up a lot of pots and pans so I'm glad I opted to try this on a Sunday instead of during the week. It's not to spicy and not to heavy and though it says it serves six we easily have 6 servings still left over so I definitely think it's good for a crowd. We'll be eating leftovers for dinner tonight so it's nice to know dinner is taken care of.

On Thursday John & Diana arrive for a long weekend so I really have to get my house in order it's coming along but I'm procrastinating this morning.

Over the weekend we took in a couple of movies since I absolutely love the award season I wanted to see a couple more movies before the Golden Globes. We saw Disney's Bolt which was super duper cute and we saw Doubt, which was fantastic though it would be hard for Meryl Streep to churn out anything not fantastic!! It was just a great movie and got you thinking. Now I have a list of movies I have to see before the Oscars!

Well I better get moving! Have a happy Monday everyone and Congrats again to my contest winners!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited! I never win anything!!


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Mandi said...

Congratulations Danielle on losing 5 pounds so far. That is awesome! Congrats to you and Mike for starting the year with a healthier new outlook.

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