Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fun Facts

Got my car back at lunchtime and realized three NSVs when getting in the car. One, I had to move my seat up because it was too far away from the gas pedal. Second, when I looked down all I saw were my “girls” and not my belly. When I was at my heaviest my belly stuck out farther then my boobs and my tummy almost touched the steering wheel. Third, my necklace is longer because my neck is smaller. Needless to say I had a smile on my face while driving back to work!

Went and saw Grace at 24hr fitness. Had a good workout with her but boy am I sore. She worked my arms with 8 lb. weights and boy can I feel it! Also I did a bazillion squats. I saw that they had kettlebells and I had heard so much about them here in blogland that I had to try it. It was fun to try something different and next week we will use the bosu ball. All these new tools I only heard of before and now I am using them! Yay!

Tonight I will be hanging out with Dave. I will be making Salmon for dinner. Someone asked me how I make my salmon and here it is.

Katie J's Salmon Recipe
6 oz of Fresh Salmon (3 oz. per person)
1 Lemon
Teaspoon of Parsley
Pat of butter
Jane’s Mixed Up Crazy Salt or Mrs. Dash (Herbal blend)

Preheat the oven to 350
Cut lemon into slices and save ½
Squeeze a liberal amount of lemon on the fish with the ½ lemon
Sprinkle parsley to lightly cover
Place small pat of butter on each piece
Place 2 lemon slices on top of each piece of fish
Sprinkle lightly with Jane’s (or whatever you use)

I like my salmon on the rarer side so I may not cook it as long as you might like. The key is once you see the top start to turn white you know it is done. I would say it takes about 15-20 minutes to cook. According to my Bodybugg the calories are 228 calories per serving.

As far as the weekend goes, Saturday, I am getting together with my mom to go shopping at Draper and Damons. They have a store in Sunnyvale but also have a booming catalog business. My mom wants to see what they have as far as cruise wear (Only 99 more days!) and she offered to get me an early birthday present (It's in June). Their clothes are pretty spendy though. I have a banquet for work at the beginning of June so I think I will look for something for that. I did find a pretty top that might work and I hope they have it but if they don’t they will order it for you and have it delivered to the store and if you don’t like it you can return it to the store with no questions asked. Gotta love that. I also saw some cute sandals... there goes the rest of my tax refund ;-D

Dave wants to get a room at Mariani’s which is down the street from where we live. They have free breakfast and a Jacuzzi and pool and he wants to use them so we will stay there Saturday night and go home Sunday afternoon. I have always thought it was odd to do that because it is SO local but it will be a nice little getaway. Sunday we don’t have any concrete plans so I might talk him into going to see How to Train Your Dragon but we will see. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Until next time…


  1. It is definitely the things we take for granted that are the biggest NSVs...great job.

  2. I'm so excited for you, getting to do things at the gym that you've read about - welcome to the (not so) secret club, lol! And what awesome NSV's!!! I have several necklaces that are so much longer now - hard to believe that you can lose weight in your NECK, but apparently it's true!

  3. Great NSVs! I got tickled at the girls being more evident now - how nice! The salmon looks great and 100% guilt free. I could eat the whole 6 ounces myself!

  4. You are doing awesome. great NSV..You sound like your loving the work outs too, you definately have a great attitude. take care. have a great weekend.

  5. Seriously - those NSVs are to die for. I just love how you keep chopping away at inspire me. Smooches.

  6. Hi there! I stumbled across your blog this afternoon and I have to say that you are an inspiration. I am on a journey myself! NSV's are what keep us going, keep up the good work!

  7. Those are huge NSVs!! Congrats!!!

  8. I love it when clothes and accessories seem like they are new things just because they fit better. I think cars fit in that category too!!!

    I am going on a cruise too at the end of May to celebrate my mother's 'O' birthday. I've been avoiding buying anything since I have been losing weight, but I think it might be time to look. Let me know what you find!!!


  9. Love your NSV's. How great that you can work out that hard and still have your sense of humor too. You have it all!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm still working toward wearing those JNY outfits from the Petite Department.

  10. Congrats on the NSV!! Those are always great when you aren't expecting it! Hope you have a great weekend!


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