Thursday, November 20, 2008

follow ups

Christmas oranges - I don't know what they really are, we just call them Christmas oranges or Chinese or Japanese oranges. I guess Chinese mandarine oranges. I think it's a prairie thing to call them that (as Jen totally knew what I was talking about!)

eggs - How to eat a hard boiled egg? I'm sort of funny about this. My office is so quiet that I don't like to make lots of noise, so I wrap it in a tissue and crack it on the floor (just the first hard whack). My desk would make too much noise. Then I just peel it and eat it in 2 bites. Sometimes I take the golf ball (aka yolk) out, sometimes not. I know it contains cholesterol, but I also heard that it's not the cholesterol you eat the contributes to high cholesterol, but the kind your body makes from bad fats and whatever.

salad dressing #1 - not so much like Olive Garden. It is pretty good still and I'm quite enjoying it, but not quite the same. recipe (don't mind the >, from an email):

>Olive Garden Italian Dressing >>

1/2 cup mayonnaise >

1/3 cup white vinegar >

1 teaspoon vegetable oil >

2 tablespoons corn syrup >

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese >

2 tablespoons romano cheese >

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt >

1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning >

1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes >

1 tablespoon lemon juice >>

Mix all ingredients in a blender (I used a salad dressing mixer thing, worked fine)until well mixed. If this is a little >to tart for your own personal tastes please add a little

extra sugar. >>

Olive Garden Salad Mix >>

1 bag American Blend Dole Salad >

4-5 slices Red Onion >

4-6 Black Olives >

2-4 Banana Peppers >

1/2 cup Croutons >

1 small Tomato Quartered >

Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

I can't remember if there was anything else I was supposed to follow up with. remind me if you're missing it.

Today I think I'm cutting work a bit early again to go dress shopping (Again) with my sis and mom. But today is the day, she's gotta find it. We've got an app't booked at this place that sells dresses out of her house and custom orders ones if you want, or sews them etc. From her website she had lots of really really nice ones, for much cheaper than other stores. We're very hopeful about it. (even though it sounded sketchy saying she sells dresses from her house...)

i'm also making supper for them, souvlaki's (bought, not homemade, cleaning out the freezer), fake olive garden salad, homemade buns and mixed veggies. Nice and healthy and well rounded.

what else can I say...

Oh, class last night was good. I was teachers pet again. We were doing planks and she talked about how to make it harder, and came over to me and put a weight on my back. I loved it (I love planks, but my shoulders always tire before I even feel it in my abs, this helped!). THen she let me use her barbell instead of my dumbells for the rest of the exercises (KILLER for lying tricept extensions!) It was really good. I'm anticipating a loss (as in I'm going to start weighing in officially again) tomorrow. Anything less that 140.0 and I'm calling it a loss and happy.

I also came up with a new goal. I want to get in shape again (well duh) not just for the looks, but because I don't like being tired with things I don't think should tire me out. Also, I want my back to be nice. As in, I used to have those muscles on either side of my spine in my lower back. Hmm, I'll find a picture. Anyway, I want them back. (and this picture isn't great but I think it shows what I'm talking about at least:

I prefer more muscley and sweaty and less looking outside in my granny panties, but i'm at work so don't have time to google pictures of women's backs. Well I have time, but don't want to get caught.

Anyway, that's a new goal of mine. I remember when I was in high school and played competative volleyball, I was walking home and put my hand on my low back and felt the muscles moving with each step I took, it was pretty cool. I want that again. Currently, I have back fat...


Bi0nicw0man said...

We always called them Japanese or Chinese oranges too. I've noticed since I'm on the East Coast now that they are either just mandarins or sometimes clementines (which are actually a totally different type of orange I think, but basically look/taste the same).

Angie All The Way said...

Hey thanks for the heads up on the xmas oranges :-)

Tip: peel your hardboiled egg at the time you boil it and just wrap it in some suran wrap. That way you don't have to make any noise and since its gone in two bites, there's hardly any egg smell lingering around. (I don't think there's anything cholesterol-wise to worry about with eating the yolk - even if you do it everyday)

Sara said...

In ontario they seemed to just be celmentines - definitely reminds me of xmas!

You are weird - can't believe you love planks! I loathe them!!!

Tanya said...

We call them Christmas oranges too.

but... WTF is a plank? I've seen you mention it before and I feel fairly certain that you're not eating wood for breakfast... although maybe you are if the other ladies think it's gross?


MizFit said...

you mailed it for me. the tiredthing.

that is 100% my motivator to keep working out: MORE ENERGY.

Jen said...

*laughs* I like the "looking outside in granny panties" comment!!! I know what you mean, the "skinny" line down the back...TRES sexy!! I have always wanted those...but alas, I think I am a curvy girl...not too sure how many "lines" I can achieve!!

Yes! I know exactly what you mean on Christmas oranges (and it could definitely be a prairie thing,I have ALWAYS referred to them as Christmas Oranges or Mandarin Oranges (we always used to get a couple in our maybe that's why we called them Christmas oranges???)

Sagan said...

You're right about the cholesterol in eggs:) Thanks for the explanation about how to eat them!

Maybe it IS a prairie thing to call them Christmas oranges- that's what I've always called them. They have to be one of the best things about this time of year!

Angie All The Way said...

RYC: that was always my fear - not having enough points left in the evening to satisfy me. I have been trying on some days to try to embrace the higher point breakfast with the idea that you "should" have more of your calories early in the day and then smaller meals later on - but this has always seemed "yeah right" to me. Lately though, I haven't felt too hungry for some reason. I think it has to do with whatever virus I've got. All my breakfasts of late have had major staying power to pretty much lunch time.