Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sarah's Food Photo Challenge (One day late)

I'm finally posting my pics for Sarah's Food photo Challenge and I think I may be missing a dinner but I'll post what I have. (Sorry I'm a day late Sarah!!) Not sure where that other picture went. Honestly, looking at everyone else's gourmet meals makes my meals look like they were prepared by a pre-schooler. What can I say? I'm a simple girl with simple tastes :)

Thanks you for the sympathy regarding my stair flight. I got my first look of astonishment this morning at work when a girl I work with saw my bruised arm in the bathroom and said "Holy Crap, what happened to your arm??" (and that one isn't even the bad arm!) I told her I fell down the stairs at home and it sounded like such a "I'm hiding that someone is secretly abusing me" story. I had to laugh. Not that abuse is funny. But the thought of it happening in my home is absurd. I'm so much more stiff today. My shoulders and neck are really stiff, they weren't yesterday but I guess it takes a few days for the full soreness and aches to really settle in. Still so mad at myself. On top of that I feel like a Mac truck hit me today with an awful head cold. It came on like a ton of bricks last night and I was asleep by 8:30pm and today it is worse. I feel like my head is in a fog and I can't concentrate on anything except how awful I feel. Yuck! I didn't make it to the gym last night and I'm not making it tonight. I'm going home, taking a nice hot bubble bath and crawling into bed. Can. Not. Wait.
Ok, on to better and brighter things. Thanks to everyone who joined the Christmas Challenge. Randi and I are both so excited. We've gotten a great response and I am excited to see how everyone makes out. I must say that Angie has already sent me her WI for this week and she is setting the bar high! She is doing fantastic! It's not a competition by any means but seeing other people succeed always gives me that extra kick in the butt-- which is exactly what I need during this Challenge so Thank you Angie!!
Ok So onto Sarah's Food Photo Challenge..I also threw in a photo of Scott and I from a wedding we went to last weekend just because I think we look cute! :) And I'm always curious about what all my blogger friends look like. There are a lot of you without profile pictures! (Ms. Kelly!)I always just come up with my own image of what everyone looks like based on their personality. Did you ever do that, like at work when you correspond with someone over the phone for a few weeks or more and then you meet them in person and you already have this mental image of what they look like? Usually I am WAY off base...I'm rambling. Maybe the cold medication is making me crazy....or maybe I was already crazy. Who knows.
Pictures Carolyn Pictures...focus.
Seriously, if you have checked out the other challengers in Sarah's Food Photo Challenge, please forgive me.

I eat the SAME thing for breakfast every single morning. I know it sounds boring but I love it. 1 Cup of WW cereal with 1/2 cup of skim milk. 1/2 c V8 juice, 16 oz of water, and then I have a fruit for a morning snack. I didn't want to bore you with 3 pictures of the same breakfast so this is all you get. :)

Has anyone else tried the WW Honey Almond cereal? I didn't like it at first but then it started to grow on my and now I'm addicted.

Good ol comfort food. Nothing like Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I know what you're thinking...."What is she?? 12???" But nothing makes me feel warm and fuzzy like a good ol fashion bowl of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Soup is made with skim milk and sandwich with WW bread, Becel topping spray and fat free cheese slice.

Snack time. 1 point of Vegetable garden melba rounds and Garlic and Herb Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges. Mmmmm
I wish this was more exciting folks. Sorry!

This is basically my typical lunch...including cheesy lunch bag. Has anyone tried this Primo Vegetable garden soup? It's SOOO good and only 2 points for the whole can!!! It's got pasta and roasted veggies. I can't get enough of it. I like lots of fruit during the day too. I don't like bananas until they are covered in brown spots. They taste so much better when they get to this stage. My hubby likes them when they still have a green tinge. We both think the other is crazy.

Another lunch. 2 WW wraps, a bunch of veggies to go in the wraps. I forgot that I added 1 oz of cheddar cheese and also some light ranch dressing. I forgot to put that in the picture. I should have though because although this lunch was really delicious...you'd never be able to tell by this pitiful picture. :)

I always keep my mushrooms separate until I get to the office. I hate soggy mushrooms.

This has to be one of my favorite suppers. The picture honestly doesn't do it justice. I take one serving of Healthy Harvest Omega 3 and flax seed whole wheat pasta, 2 tsp of basil pesto and mix that up. Top it with fried veggies such as broccoli, tomato, zucchini, onion and green pepper and have a side of Brussel sprouts topped with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. It is absolutely amazing!!! (We call it Pasta Delight...I have no idea why)

I posted about this lasagna a few weeks ago. It is from Roni's site. It is lasagna made with Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini instead of pasta. It has no meat either. It is super low in points and it is amazingly yummy! It's even better after it sits overnight in the fridge. I had some today for lunch. I wish I had taken a picture of it after I cut out a piece so you could see what the layers look like but I'm sick...and tired and this is all you get. But you should try out the recipe. It's is yummola!

And last but not least here is a pic of me and Hubby at a wedding we went to last weekend. I thought it was c ute pic so I'm posting it :) I should crop out that big white blob. I think it was one of the centerpieces. Scott is going through a bearded phase. It's growing on me though... :)
Why is posting pics on blogger so hard??? Does anyone else have the same problem?? You post a pic...never know what size it's going to come out....then you have to try and position it right, then it messes up the spacing for your entire post....grr. It took me 1 hour to post these pics. Am I doing something wrong??
I'm off to bed. Night ladies :)


  1. Awesome pics, everything looks so good. I'm going to have to make that lasagna.
    Great pic of the two of you! Did our husbands talk? Mine is going through a beard thing right now too!

  2. The veggie lasagna is really good. Once it hits your lips, it's so good. It's like there's a party in my mouth... wait how does that go, oh ya and nobody else is invited because it's all mine.

    Anyway, who's the super hot guy in the picture with you. Is he a model? Who knew Canada could produce such quality. I'm impressed.

    Keep up the good work. You are turely amazing.


  3. What a neat idea to share pictures of what you eat...like you I tend to eat pretty much the same thing and its so mundane compared to others. I think I will dig up my digital camera and give it a try.

    I am going to check out the recipe at Roni's...we love Lasagna but the points kill me. Maybe this is one that even my picky 7 yr old will like. lol

    I hope you start to feel better. I know what you mean about the "abuse" looks. I had blood work done last week and left in its place was a huge bruise. I bruise easily without any major trauma I can't imagine what I would like had I fallen down a flight of stairs. How scary.

    Take it easy and get better.

    Hugs, Mel

  4. love the pic from the wedding! you are such a cute couple! and i love your hair by the way, very pretty. i know, i need to post more pictures. ive done a couple in the past but i need to get better at it. i usually post my blogs at work and my pictures are actually on my laptop at home. so i will try to post more :)

    i think my starting weight for the christmas challenge is 138.8 (highest weight i've seen this week)....i fluctuate and thats what it said yesterday so hopefully by friday i can drop at least a lb!! i'm excited though, i really want to lose at least 8 lbs, if not more. biggest loser totally motivates me and if they can do it, so can we!

    your meals look like mine, not too fancy but delicious. i had a grilled cheese last night: 2 slices of light bread, 1 slice ff cheese and butter spray = 2pts. you can't beat that. i added a side of brocoli and was SO full. it was great :) AND i love roni's spagetti squash lasagna. so does my BF. its so yummy. im definitely making it again soon.

    alright...back to work, have a great day!

  5. GReat pictures. My favorite one is of you at the bottom! You look adorable!
    Short comment, I might be back after the kiddies go to school, want to look closer at your food, :)

  6. Awesome pics! Hope you get to feeling better soon. Maybe you could try some stretches tonight after your bath and see if that helps you loosen back up a bit...

  7. This is what I'm trying to say, how come you (and lots of other people) eat only that much food and I eat a million times more? I'm just baffled as to how you can be satisfied with just that much food. I guess it's all what you get used to. Plus I think my problem is I have to eat for a certain amount of time to feel right. Bad.
    You're right, pic at bottom is adorable. Your hubby's beard looks fine. I'm a fan of responsible bearding.

  8. Wow! Thanks for the awesome recipes. I need to try something new! And cute picture!

  9. Great pics! Not so great to look at when I'm staaaaarving! :)

    I also have trouble posting pics on blogger.. makes me FURIOUS!

  10. Your pictures look great! Everything looks great.

    Also, your hubby and you look so cute!

  11. Awww, darling pic of you and the hot husby! NICE!

    Your food looks deee-lishy! I'm definitely going to give that veggie lasagna a try, I've been convinced.

    As for photos... it is kind of a pain, but I use Photobucket.com. It is a free site where you can upload your photos and re-size them (they even have a size called 'website or blog') and then they provide the html code for blogger. There might be an easier way, but that is the only way I'm aware of! Technically challenged!

  12. the red team won (all 4 of them)! the black team came in second and the blue team had to vote someone off. they voted off jerry (the grandpa)...he looks amazing now though! he lost 80+ lbs all together. go to nbc.com, i think you can see his video! :) i love that show!!!

    and im so ready for the evil scale to be nice to me on friday. we should do last chance workouts tmw :) hehe

  13. I'm back. :) Tomato soup and grilled cheese=MY FAVORITE!!! great post!

  14. Awww you two are so fricken cute!!

    Your food looks great! What are you talkin' about?!! The "Pasta Delight" looks really good!! You know I've never had a brussel sprout in my life? I don't know how to cook them or what they taste like!!

    I'm with your husband on the banana thing. When they get brown spots, they are too sugary for me! :)

  15. I bruise really easy ... look at me funny and I get a bruise!

  16. lol I'm sort of running scared from my own WI results on Monday cause I'm pretty sure the scale might revolt and go the other way this week! But thanks!

    OMG that pasta looks so YUM!

    I hope you are feeling better and not worse today! Jeesh!

  17. your meals look so good and healthy! i had brussel sprouts last night too (and for lunch today - i love them!)... :o)

    i'm not a huge fan of beards either but he looks rather cute! you guys make a great couple... :o)


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