My son loves lemons among other fruits. He just loves them
This was a better week. Finally we are getting better. It was my birthday and being good with food was not easy. The invitations out for lunch, dinner, the cake. It is hard to be good with all those temptations. It is really hard.
The week was busy but the weekend is perfect. We needed a long weekend to enjoy quality time with my son. I want to share with him more than the homework and usual. It was a mom/son weekend and all activities were thinking about him. We went to the movies, we also had some fun shopping for books and shoes for him, bike rides and visit to the museum to see the butterflies alive and dinosaur bones.
With a busy weekend with kid, I moved more than usual. Really good for me. Besides the elliptical we also walked a lot and had the bike ride. We also ate healthier with a lot of fruits and veggies.
My goals for this week is to keep moving. I am looking forward for the next 2weekchallenge to keep me more active. I guess that I need to report to someone what I am doing so I do not slack on it.
I am also packing lunch to work. It is easy to eat not that healthy when eating out and it gets expensive. I had stopped drinking soda and I went back to my diet coke. Trying to be with more sparkling water instead. I just get stressed out and rather have a diet coke than a piece of bread. One day, one day I will be able to leave my vice, to stop drinking soda. One day!
Happy Memorial day and I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine
Last week I was invited to a tweet-up event the the Stone Fire Grill Restaurant located at Fountain Valley, California. I live in Ventura County, so the drive to get to the restaurant was long and with the traffic in Southern California at 4:30 pm it was even worst. But I can tell you that after being able to taste the food everything was worth it.I went with my dear Colombian friend @comiendoenla
and we had a lot of fun. @comiendoenla
was convinced we were heading to the location at Pasadena, and after 40 minutes of driving from Glendale, she was wondering where was I taking her. We finally got to @StonefiregrillThe place is cozy and people are very friendly. The tweet-up was located at the Patio next to the beautiful fireplace. Food was well presented and there was also a table for drinks.
The menu was really good. It was a taste of their best dishes. @Stonefiregrill
offers a variety of foods both for meat lovers and also for vegetarians.
We got some pizza as well. The Mesquite Grilled Pizza was so good I wanted to have another slice, but with all the other food still on my plate I just resisted. The Tomato Basil Pizza was a good option for those that are vegetarians. Great pizza. I really loved that the sauce was not heavy and it was not greasy.
And of course you cannot go to a Grill restaurant without having some meat. @Stonefiregrill
had Lemon Garlic Chicken Breast and Mesquite BBQ Tri Tip. Both tasted really good. I can only imagine how good their Salmon is.
And to end the wonderful night we had some dessert. Carrot Cake and Cheescake with blueberries. Both were great but being a cheescake lover, I have to say that was my favorite.
Since I found out that @Stonefiregrill
has several locations in Southern California, and they even have one in Thousand Oaks (just 20 min drive from home) I will be visiting them soon, because their food is great and the place is great for a family dinner. As a side note, I got to meet very nice Tweet people and enjoy good conversation.
Disclosure: I was provided with free food at the Tweet-up but all opinions are mine.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Had a birthday celebration in Vegas and the only thing I can share is this picture
Well it was a long week but the weekend made it all better.
My son was still sick this week. Skipping school, sleepless nights and just plain hard on me and him. We spend mothers day just relaxing and watching tv. My son gets sick and he wants to snuggle with me. And of course, I got sick too.
I was so sick on Monday that I had to come back from work. It was good to sleep and get some rest, but with Nicolas still sick, inreally did not have a break.
Pretty much we all got sick at home. I was really linking forward for my time in Vegas. I did have a good time. But being sick took some o the fun away. I really did not walk that much, but I did not eat or drink too much either, so that helps (I hope)
Monday is my birthday. I have not been really exited about this bday as I am usually are. Not sure if I am missing my family in Colombia or it is just because i have been sick. I guess that I will have a small dinner with hubby and Nicolas.
I really want to start walking more. Inhale been lacking motivation. But I feel ready now. So we will see next week.
Enjoying the premier of te movie Battleship. Great time, great movie
It has been a long week. My son has been sick. One day sick one day better, going to school, picking him early because he is sick, you know the drill.
I am tired. Sleep deprived too.
I did my #2weekchallenge and was good with food, but since I am stressed out did not want to get on the scale. I do not want to worry about another thing right now. I am doing my part and I feel the clothes loose so I am happy for that.
I feel I am taking into too much and I need to slow down. We have a girls trip to Vegas next weekend and all I want is to be able to rest. I am sure all the walking will help me but I do need that beauty sleep the talk so much about.
Taking it one day at the time, and being thankful for the support.
Yesterday I had an awesome day. I drove to Los Angeles to meet a twitter friend.
With technology we are making virtual friendships with people all over the world. However when those friends live near you, why not take the time to meet them in person?
Natalia (@comiendoenla) and I (and my little one) met at a local LA restaurant. The Alcove. It is a cute cafe with awesome food. My son ordered the meatlovers omelette, I ordered the smoked salmon omelette and Natalia had the Huevos rancheros.
The plates were so big that we all took some home, but besides great food the highlight of the day was meeting Natalia.
We are both from Colombia now living here and married to Americans. It felt so good to have a conversation in Spanish and talk about food and culture.
I am definitely going to cultivate this friendship. Next time hopefully I get to meet her sister a well.
It would be great to meet more twitter friends from Colombia as well from other latin american countries, so if you read this and want to meet do not be shy and contact me!
Meat lovers omelette
Smoked salmon omelette
My son enjoying his meat lover omelette
Well, I guess I needed to do this long time ago, but as you all know it is easier to hide and try to do things alone.
I have been doing the awesome #2weekchallenges with @mrbookieboo, but those are not enough I have realized that I do need to feedback and that the sistahood would love me even if I gain weight or I do not exercise. But I need more than that. I need more than the love I need the support, good words, bad words or anything you can give me to motivate me to get back on track.
So here I am, back in the post, maybe not as active on twitter just because I have a harder time to do it (you know work is kinds important to pay for the bills...)
So I have started a new nutrition plan. Is not really atkins, but I am just not eating a lot of carbs. I had the worst cravings first but I am getting used to it. I just know that if I eat one slice of bread, I will go for that second one, so I am not having the first one to avoid temptation. At least until I learn to deal with my emotional eating a little bit better.
I will try to give comment love as much as my schedule allow me, so be patient.
Thanks for reading...