Saturday, August 20, 2011

2 Day Recap

Yesterday was very busy. I worked 8-4 then spent a few hours at the hospital visiting a dear friend. Good news he is doing much better!

For breakfast I had this:


A Kashi blueberry waffle with PB& Co White Chocolate Wonderful

Today I woke up at 6 a.m. and was wide awake so I decided to head straight to the gym.


So yeah this is me right out bed….

I was the only person at the gym for about half of my workout. I loved having my own personal gym for a little bit. This is what I did:
  • Treadmill 20 mins fastest pace 4.5 for 8 mins then switch back and forth between 4.5 and 3.5 (1.2 miles 132 calories)
  • Shoulder Press 20lbs 10 reps 2 sets
  • Chest Press 25lbs 10 reps 2 sets
  • Rear Delt 40lbs 10 reps 2 sets
  • Pec Fly 40lbs 10 reps 2 sets
  • Abdominal machine 40lbs 10 reps 1 set; 50lbs 10 reps 1 set
  • Rotary Torso 40lbs 10 reps 2 sets
  • 20 lunges with 6lb free weights; 20 lunges with 7lb free weights

After the gym I came home and made whole wheat pancakes and Morning Stars sausage.


I did not like the sausage at all. I like Morning Stars’ other products that I have tried but not this one. The pancakes turned out better than expected and the last two I cooked turned out the best to bad I couldn’t wait till I was done cooking before digging in. The leftovers went in the fridge for tomorrow.

Whole Wheat Pancakes
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup organic skim milk
  • 1 tbs oil
Mix all ingredients together. Make sure to get all the lumps out and blended together. Spray skillet with a non-stick spray. Pour batter into pan. Cook one side till bubbles begin to form in batter then flip. Enjoy!

After breakfast I headed to the Farmers’ Market downtown. This was my first ever Farmers’ Market to go to. I absolutely loved it!

farmers market

These are all the goodies I bought! I went to Target to buy the rest of the groceries I needed. I had to dig into the blueberries so I made a yogurt parfait with blueberries, strawberries, granola and vanilla yogurt.


For dinner I cooked crab cakes and roasted potatoes.

Tartar Sauce
  • 1/2 cup light Mayo
  • 3 tsp sweet relish
  • 1 1/4 tsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • dash salt
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Place in refrigerator and let sit for about an hour or until the rest of your food is done.


Crab Cakes
  • 6 oz (4 oz dry) can of crab meat, drained
  • 1/4 c greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c chopped onion
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • seasoning salt
  • salt
  • pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix crab meat, greek yogurt, onion, bell pepper, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, garlic, and egg.
  3. Fold in bread crumbs. Do not stir.
  4. Sprinkle with seasonings to taste.
  5. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Make patties with the mixture and place on sheet.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Flip over and cook for another 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.


Roasted Potatoes
  • 7 medium size red potatoes
  • sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • green bell pepper, chopped
  • red bell pepper, chopped
  • garlic powder
  • fresh parsley
  • salt
  • pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • light margarine

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place potatoes, onion, peppers, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper into a baking dish.
  3. Drizzle EVOO over vegetables and add a little margarine.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. I changed the setting on the oven to broil at 500 degrees and cooked for 25 minutes with the foil still covering the dish.
  6. Take foil off and broil for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are browned and soft.

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crab cakes

I watched 12 Rounds while eating dinner and talked to Trey. The movie was really good. I wish I didn’t live 3.5 hours away from my love.

Well its off to catch up on blog reading and watch a little tv before bed.


  1. I went to the Farmer's Market on Saturday too! I've always wanted to go in Tuscaloosa though-I went once on a Thursday when they would have them on campus. Lots of yummy food this weekend-love whole wheat pancakes and crab cakes!

  2. They still have them on campus on Thursdays but I don't get off work till 5 and I figure the selection would have been picked over by then. I would like to go some time and see what it is like compared to the Saturday morning ones.


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