Friday, October 21, 2011

Seeing Orange

Hello All! It is Tennessee weekend and getting very close to Halloween so I’m in a perpetual state of excitement. I am not in a perpetual state of weight loss, however, as I am stuck. I stayed about the same this week (about 1 pound from my lowest) which I’m fine with considering that I had nachos not once, but twice last weekend. I expect that I won’t really lose much until all of this Halloween business is over with. I guess that’s OK as long as I’m not gaining.

The recipe this week is a take on a grape salad recipe that I love. I could a ton of grape salad with yogurt and brown sugar…yum. This salad is similar. It’s called “Autumn Apple Grape Medley.” It has apples, grapes, low fat cream cheese, a bit of brown sugar, non-fat Greek yogurt and it also called for walnuts. I didn’t have any walnuts so I used panko crumbs for a crunch. Sound gross? It was. In my attempt to add crunch with one of the ingredients in my house, I realized not everything can be substituted with just anything you want. Despite all of that, the salad was quite tasty and hearty so it was filling. I also added lemon juice to the fruit which is a good idea, especially if it’s going to be out awhile, it keeps the fruit from browning.

I know these pictures are gross but I’m a bit dramatic and decided to share my current blister experience. I apparently need new shoes because the ones I have which are the Reebok version of the kind that are supposed to shape your butt keep giving me blisters. I think they work but I can’t be bleeding and in pain every time I run. I was running outside on Wednesday and I could feel the shoe rubbing a blister. I was like, dang, every time I wear these I get a blister in a new place. I could feel my skin busting open but when I got home, I figured it would be just a small little mark, but instead, what I saw was that first picture. I took a couple more. It is by the far, the biggest and most painful blister I’ve ever had. It made it difficult to exercise the past couple of days but I have a bit of a manic obsession with exercise…especially right now…when I’m eating too much and trying to maintain. So, despite my devastation, I think I might need to be in the market for a new pair of shoes.

My mom was able to score us free tickets to the 3 Doors Down concert in Tuscaloosa last week. We had fun and this is a picture of us at the event. My brother was there too and someone gave him their front row tickets so he got to get super close. I know he had a blast!

Last week, my friend Arianne and I traveled to Oxford to watch Bama completely DOMINATE Ole Miss. We had a nice time though…their fans are fun and it’s always fun when you are winning!

I think I have used this after picture before but I chose it again since they are both me standing to the side. Since it’s Halloween season, I will be posting pictures of Halloween costumes I wore in the past. I think I like my current profile a bit better. Talk about scary.

This week is TENNESSEE WEEK! I wanted to remind any of those out there that had forgotten of the last time Tennessee played at our stadium…just sayin’. Should be a fun time!

Have a good weekend and Roll Tide, y’all!

“Play some back-home, come-on music
That comes from the heart
Play something with lots of feelin'
'Cause that's where music has to start…” Mountain Music-Alabama (I have no idea why, but this song has been in my head all morning.)

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