Happy Monday! I’m thinking super positive today because it’s my first full week back at work and real routines! Hoping for lots of energy and lots more healing this week !!!
This weekend was the perfect weekend since I got to relax and have great quality time with Mike!
Saturday we started out with launch date to Chipotle before we ran some errands. I love running errands. I’m such a nerd!
We finished the. Quicker than we expected so we decided to catch an afternoon movie. We chose Nonstop starring Liam Neeson and it was amazing! If you like suspense, action, and twists this is a movie for you!
After the movie we went back to Mike’s to relax for a bit before dinner. We went to our favorite local Italian place for dinner and drinks and had a blast! If you live near Baltimore be sure to check out Basta Pasta because it never fails!
Despicable Me 2 was the perfect way to round out our fun day together! I didn’t make it past 10!
Sunday morning started out my favorite way: pit stop for his and hers Dunkin! Lots of relaxing and breakfast ensued!
Mike had a lacrosse game in Annapolis today so we stopped for Subway on the way there!
It was a beautiful day to watch a game on the water! The weather in Maryland was unreal this weekend! I’m so ready for spring!!!
I hope this weather is here to last soon!
What did you get into this weekend?!
Happy freaking Friday! Although it’s been a short work week for me I am exhausted and so glad the week is over!
I worked my booty off all day and worked though my lunch hour so I wouldn’t fall more behind. Good thing I had a delicious quinoa Mexican bowl packed!
I’ve been so busy at work playing catch up and I came home last night exhausted and ready to relax! I went to Mike’s house for the first time in over two weeks and was so glad to see him and get back into our little routine!
We went to the grocery store and picked up fresh food to make turkey salads for dinner! It was delish! Once we finished eating it was time for this girl to be a couch potato! After being on my feet for most of the day I was pooped and ready to prop up my foot! The swelling isn’t too bad but I want to make sure it continues to improve. I also did a lot of my toe exercises yesterday!
I’m looking forward to a relaxing time at home tonight with some delicious steamed crabs for my meatless Friday! I also can’t wait to catch up on Scandal and Parenthood from last night!
what are you doing tonight?
Today is my first day back at work in two weeks and I’m pumped! I can’t wait for a routine and a regular schedule and getting off the couch! Hah!
I had another follow up twitch my surgeon yesterday and it went great! I got the stitches out and I return to see him again next week for an update!! My swelling went down a ton. All I have to do now is strengthening exercises for my big toe so I get increase the range of motion and strength. He is concerned about scar tissue building up so exercising it will help!
We had such fun celebrating my mom for her birthday last night! Isn’t she the prettiest!!!
I thought that birthday girl sash was so fun! We had a fun time going out to dinner and came back for cookie cake and presents! She deserves the best and I hope she had a special day!!!
Off to work I go! Happy Thursday!
Hi friends! Happy March 5th! Do you know what that means? It means it is …
My Mama’s birthday!!!
She is my very best friend! This week it has been all about her and she deserves it! She is the most special woman on this earth that I know!! I love you mom!!!! Let the celebrations and countdown to Vegas begin! Yes, that is right! We’re going to Vegas in April to have a big celebration for her and my brother’s milestone birthdays!!!
Spark is saving up his energy to party with her! He is also the guard of the gifts
Back to your regular programming, I am back yet again for another day of WIAW! Shout out to Peas and Crayons for hosting!
Below are snaps of my eats from Monday of this week. I am finally more mobile and able to spend some more time in the kitchen but it is nowhere close to what I am used to spending!! But, the good news is that today I have 2 doctors appointments! One to get cleared to go back to work, and another to get my stitches out and have a second follow up after surgery! I am crossing my fingers that both go well!
Monday breakfast was all about my favorite combo! PB&J!!
So satisfying and delicious while watching the snow fall!
I still had a lot of convenience foods on hand so for lunch I whipped up Trader Joe’s low fat chicken low mein! This was pretty good but kinda salty!
I think it would be even better loaded down with more veggies!
Dinner was super easy and made easy again with my crockpot cooking the chicken! Steamed broc and rice on the side!!
I had some sriracha in there too! Why did I wait so long to try this stuff? It’s freaking great!!!!
What have you been eating lately?
I need you all to promise to send my mom some birthday love today! We will be celebrating her with dinner and cookie cake and presents tonight!!! Love you mommy!
Hi friends! I hope this snow melts quickly! Now that I am gettin serious cabin fever I am ready to get out of the house and get back to my normal life!
Last week for dinner we made a Pinterest success! I found this idea to roast a chicken in a crockpot and couldn’t believe how easy it was! The only ingredients you need are a chicken and your desired seasonings! No liquid, nothing else!
Simply buy a whole chicken. I got a 7 pound chicken so that we would have lots of leftovers and it fed my family of four too! When you bring it home wash it and dry it and remove the (nasty) innards!
Simply prep your crockpot by spraying nonstick spray and then place the chicken breast side up. Sprinkle it with your spices now! I used rotisserie chicken seasoning as well as Montreal chicken.
Now set it and forget it! I cooked it on low for 6 hours and it was fall off the bone juicy! Look at all the liquid!
If you’re nervous about under cooking your chicken just buy a chicken with a popper so you know when it’s fully cooked!
I hope this makes your evening dinner a breeze! I love meals in the crockpot and ones like this are so easy and healthy!
Just to make sure you start your day on a happy note here is a picture of my favorite furry friend!
Is it snowing where you are? I am off work until Thursday to heal so I am still spending the day at home. The good news is that I am slowly starting to feel like myself again and I’m so motivated to speed up the healing process! I can’t wait to be mobile again! I am getting more comfortable with the walking boot which is good since I’m gonna be friends with him for a few more weeks!
How about a little weekend recap? Here we goooo!
Friday night I got to see my favorite little man! Parker!
He loved holding my hand while I fed him, precious!
Saturday morning I made yet another smoothie for breakfast. I’m loving these lately! I guess it’s because I haven’t had to leave the house to brave the frigid temps!
Mike came over this weekend and I was so happy to see him! We spent the day together on Saturday! I just love that boy! He is being so supportive and motivational to help me through my recovery!
We rented Gravity on Saturday night and we HATED it. Seriously it was anxiety city. My hands were dripping sweat. It was miserable. I couldn’t wait for it to end!
Sunday morning Mike made us a delicious breakfast of egg sandwiches! Love a man that cooks for me!
I spent all day Sunday relaxing on the couch and resting my foot. I finally finished season two of AHS. Success. I enjoyed some new tea from TJ’s while I watched and it was amazing with vanilla almond milk!!!
Sunday night I read magazines and watched the Oscars! Such a wild life I lead!!!
I loved the dresses of Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner, Naomi Watts and Jenna Dewan Tatum!
How was your weekend? Who was your vote for best dressed last night?
Yesterday marked my one week mark post op form my bone spur removal.
I’ve made strides but am still not fully mobile. I’ve started to rely less on my crutches and more on bearing weight and balance.
It’s a slow but sure process and I’m hoping a few more days of rest and elevation will significantly impact my recovery process. It’s so very frustrating but I am trying to stay positive and know that at the end of this road I will be fully recovered. I’ve still been icing and taking my Tylenol and my antibiotic for the prescription. More energy comes each day and I’m so very grateful. I am also so incredibly blessed that my family and Mike have taken such amazing care of me. It’s taken such patience and care and I appreciate it more than they know!
I finally got off of the couch last night and had a blast playing Heads Up with Mike and my parents! It was so nice to have some distraction and fun!
I am really hopeful that this weekend brings a lot more progress and mobility for me!
Happy Friday friends!!!
Hey hey! I am officially day six post op and I’m happy to say that I mass till making progress. Last night I did more boot walking practice to try to bear more weight and try to rely less on my crutches. It went well but was exhausting. I’m really ready to be back to normal but I know that this will all be a process. Really hoping to be cruising around in my boot by this weekend!!!
Yesterday I captured (very poor) pictures of my meals throughout the day! I thought I’d hop in for some What I ate Wednesday fun!
Breakfast for me was an oldie but goodie! Toast with PB and blackberry jam. I adore this combo!
I spent all morning lounging on the couch and monitoring my ice intervals. Wild day I tell ya!
Lunch was about convenience again! TJ’s enchiladas for the win! I added some fresh smashed avocado on top for some healthy fats too!
My afternoon was full of a whole lot more TV and a visit from my grandma. It was great to see her to break up the day! I was getting lonely since my spark boy doesn’t talk back!
My brother helped assemble a delicious and comforting dinner! Roasted chicken that I made (recipe coming soon) and all the fixings! So stinking good!
It was a great day of eats and hopefully all this relaxation and down time will make all the difference in my recovery! Positive thoughts and encouragement still very welcome!
Have a wonderful day friends!
Are you ready for a treat today? A treat filled with coconut, almonds, and chocolate and is good for you?
How about an Almond Joy inspired smoothie!
This is seriously the way to start your morning with a smile! Find me one person that wouldn’t get excited to wake yo to chocolate for breakfast!
The ingredient list is short and simple and this is well under 400 calories!
All you do is gather your ingredients: a frozen banana, a scoop of chocolate protein powder, almond milk, coconut, and almonds. You can definitely use almond butter but I didn’t have any on hand.
This really put a smile on my face when I made it for breakfast yesterday. It’s still not easy for me to get around on my crutches but I, hoping to be off them by the end of the week!
I had my follow up appointment with my foot specialist yesterday and got checked out. I have a minor infection near the incision which causing some pain on the top of my foot. I’m hoping a after a few days on an antibiotic I will be back on the up and up! Until then more rest, ice, and elevation for me!
I’m still trucking on the road to recovery! The pain is getting much more bearable each day and I’ve been getting very good care!
This weekend I’ve rested a ton, watched season 3 of scandal, watched season 1 of orange is the new black, and finished First Love by James Patterson. I’ve been super busy, hah.
I have also received sweet gifts! Flowers and chocolates what more could a girl want?
I’m so glad it was sunny and pretty out this weekend. I managed to sit on the porch for a few minutes to get so fresh air into my lungs. It was amazing!
I’ve been doing well using my crutches and have been trying to keep my leg moving to prevent stiffness. I tried using the walking boot yesterday but to no surprise I just can’t bring myself to bear weight yet. I’m hoping my doctor will have a good timeline for me this afternoon at my follow-up appointment.
I’m very grateful for all the love and good care I’ve received since my surgery. Thank you to everyone!!!!