Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bento #38

Here is my Bento for Monday morning.  I'm using my Laptop Lunchbox.  I haven't used it in a long time!  But, I'm making something that needs to be warmed up, and I like to use it when I have to microwave.  I know that several of my bentos are microwave safe, but honestly, I don't remember which ones are and which ones aren't!  Ha!  Call it old age, but I'll play it safe with my Laptop Lunchbox! 

So, here's tomorrow's lunch:

Light Blue container:  Fruit Salad - Yummy, Yummy!  (For all you Wiggles fans!  Can't say "Fruit Salad" without the "Yummy, Yummy!"  LOL!)

Light Green container:  Cucumbers and Onions (my summer time favorite)

Dark Blue container:  Chicken Enchilada casserole

Bottom corner:  Babybel cheese and a Mango Nectarine!  Yes!!  A MANGO NECTARINE!  I've never tried one before, but I found it at Whole Foods and thought I'd give it a try!  I'll let you know what I think of it tomorrow evening!

Have a great Monday!  Enjoy!

Bento #37

Simple Bento from Friday.  It was a repeat lunch from a few posts before, but here you go!

On the left:  Sauerkraut, Turkey and Swiss rolled up, Cucumbers and Onions, and Dijon Mustard in the yellow container

On the right:  Strawberries and Cherries.

Simple and Yummy!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bento #36

Here's what was for lunch the other day.  I didn't get a chance to post it, so I'll post it today!

Top dish:  Cucumbers and Onions, Bleu Cheese crumbles in the piggie, Fresh Cherries, and Strawberry umbrellas!
Bottom dish:  Turkey and Pepper Jack sausages, Balsamic Coleslaw (YUM!)

This sausage is SO GOOD!  It's Hillshire Farms and I got it at my local grocery (Kroger).  It was on sale, so I thought I'd try it.  It's only 80 calories per sausage.  Not spicy at all.  Give it a try!

The Balsamic Coleslaw is my own concoction.   It's fresh cabbage, green peppers, green onions, celery, a little olive oil, and balsamic vinegar to taste.  It's a nice change to the normal coleslaw. 


Monday, July 11, 2011

Bento #35

Hello, Bento friends!  It's been quite a while since I posted a bento!  Here is what is for lunch tomorrow:

In the bottom - ingredients to make a Turkey Reuben!  (Minus the bread)  Swiss cheese and turkey (rolled up together); in the blue cup is Dijon Mustard, and in the yellow cup is Sauerkraut.  
In the top - fresh Cherries; in the blue cup - Cucumbers and Onions (My summer time FAVORITE thing to eat.  The more tart they are, the better!) 

On the side - A Fiber One bar and a Greek yogurt.  

I made a bento for today, but couldn't get the picture to post, so I will work on it and *hopefully* post it tomorrow.  


Beat the Heat Challenge Week 2

Some of you may remember that I  joined the Beat the Heat Summer Challenge.  It started July 4th and goes until Labor Day.  Forgotten?  Check out where I blogged about it here.  Well, we are now into week 2.  So, here goes:

Starting Weight:  212.8
Today's Weight:  210.4
Total Loss:  2.4 pounds

Goals for the contest: 

1.  Journal my food everyday
2.  Exercise for at least 5 days a week; minimum of 30 minutes
3.  6 glasses of water a day
4.  Be in ONEderland by the end of the challenge

Each week we are given some questions to answer and are encouraged to post a positive picture.  Here are the questions for this week:  

1.  What progress have you made on your goals?  My journaling and exercise for the week has ROCKED.  I journaled everyday, which is huge for me.  I usually forget to do that kind of thing on the weekends, which causes me to not eat on track.  Not this week!  I journaled all 7 days.  So proud of myself!  Exercise?  5 days this week.  
Water - still working on that one.  Did try to make an effort on choosing water, but I'm up to about 4 glasses a day.  That's okay...goals are made to work on and achieve.  Still working on it! 
Getting to ONEderland?  Down 2.4 this week!  Getting closer to it! 

2.  What did you do to make yourself feel fabulous?  Got myself a cut and then I colored my hair, thank you very much! I get such a boost when I walk out of the salon looking so sassy!  Nothing like a nice cut to make you feel good.  

3.  Did you have a moment in  your life where everything changed for you, an epiphany moment, or has it happened gradually?  A moment...picture...epiphany?  Here:  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right?  Well, it's also worth 297 pounds.  We had family pictures taken at the beach and I was standing in front of my family. Wait!  Here's the picture!  

YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE MY FAMILY!!!  Okay, so I know that's not entirely true, but it sure felt like that.  So, that's when I started to make some changes.  It's been 2 1/2 years and I'm only down 86 pounds.  But, I haven't given up and gained like in the past.  I'm closer to my goal weight than 86 pounds ago!  (Only 55 more to go.)  And, I'll get there.  May take me another year...but I'll do it! 

4.  What made you get involved with the Beat the Heat Challenge?  I read about it on anther blog and clicked on the link.  I needed something to push the motivation through the dog days of summer.  

5.  What is your favorite TV show at the moment?  Well, my FAVORITE show is Castle, but it's not on in the summer.  So, for the summer, my new favorite show is Switched at Birth on ABC Family.  

Positive Picture of the week: 

Remember last week I told you all how much I LOVE sundresses?  I took this of me today at work.  It's one of my favorite ones I have.  It's super comfy, but I dress it up for work with a little cardigan sweater.  (I always buy a black and a white cardigan sweater, just for dresses!)  

Have a great week, everyone!