Off the wagon

I’m off the wagon, but not so far behind that I can’t jump up there tonight.


I weighed in on Saturday, and it’s good news!! Then, I went to a photo shoot, cracked a tooth on popcorn and then decided truffles were a good replacement snack.


Sunday was mother’s day, and so, of course, I spent it with family.


I had two small pieces of cheese cake last night, and a cookie bar with lunch today.  What was I thinking??

It’s back to zero tolerance for treats, I think.

Bonus entry: zucchini lasagna roll ups

Dear readers, I’ve missed you!!
Thursday, we were preparing for a big big interview (and I forgot to go to school)
Friday, we had the interview and things went really well. I even bought a new outfit for it:


Saturday, we had friends over for a game night (after iaido, of course)
Sunday, I had a coffee date with friends


AND made a new friend by responding favorably to a request made by an old friend.

Today, I reinvented myself at work and have no pictures to show for it!
I have this, though:


Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups

1 lb ground beef, (supreme lean)
2 zucchini, sliced, grilled, and sweated
Spaghetti sauce
Ricotta cheese
Parmesan cheese
Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Tomato basil tortilla shells

This recipe came about because I was supposed to make zucchini lasagna. Then I realized that it takes almost two hours for that recipe.


1. Slice and grill zucchini, as if you’re still thinking you could make this “lasagna” thing work. Should take less than 5 minutes or so before you realize you’re already hungry.
2. Brown ground beef as if you’ve given up on lasagna and have switched gears to spaghetti. Drain, and return to the pan.
3. Add grilled zucchini to the pan with the beef.
4. Add spaghetti sauce (I like Newman’s Own Garlic variety) to beef and heat until simmering. Realize you didn’t boil water for noodles.
5. Rummage around in the fridge and figure that tomato basil tortillas are PROBABLY tasty with what you’re working with so far. Get ’em out.
6. Spread a thin layer of ricotta on the tortilla. Top with ground beef. Sprinkle with parmesan and mozzarella. Roll it up like a burrito.

[optional: top with more beef and cheese and eat it with a fork]

Tastes like a lasagna burrito, lol

Bonus entry: target while hungry, and breakfast at 4pm


My day so far:

6:00am – ignore alarm to go work out
9:00am – wake up, eat a piece of toast with peanut butter, work on artwork.
11:00am – leave for iaido
12:00pm – realize there’s no iaido today
3:30pm – get home, after exploring much of the city, realize food was over 6 hours before and not much at that… eat 2oz cheddar to stave off hunger while figuring out food.  Head to Target to pick up supplies  I was hungry, though, so I ended up getting some things to snack on, Heh… Easter candy already?  At least I shared it with Jeffrah.
4:00pm – eat an actual meal:



4pm: the latest I’ve ever eaten the first real meal of a day… usually I at least graze more.

been super tired today, and been fighting a headache.  Hungry headache?

Weekend wrap up

Yesterday was spent cleaning house and practicing iaido.  Since class us across town, and an hour and a half on its own, going to iaido takes up 3 hours. Add in getting ready to go and cooling down, well, half the day is shot.


It’s worth it, though. It’s a really enjoyable pastime. It just means Sunday becomes the chore day instead of Saturday.


Today I got the menu planning done for the week and the grocery shopping, too. I got our budget up to date, ordered my text books for school, cleaned the kitchen, visited family, and even made time to work on a drawing for a friend.

On Pinterest today, I found the idea to make your own instant oatmeal packets. To that end, I bought oats and chia seeds at the Co op today.