Thursday, September 9, 2010


Last night for dinner was compromise night. I stated a few weeks back in an earlier post that my hubby loves his meat, and he was willing to go on board with me with eating more fish and other healthy foods but he wanted to have a dish he wants every once in awhile….. so that's what we did last night. We had grilled pork chops with steamed sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus! It was pretty yum!!!!!! Love me some PORK CHOPS (=

A little after we ate I wanted to take the dogs for a little walk since I wasn’t able to the last few days because of all the rain. They were very eager to go, can you tell?!?!?! We started out at a pretty fast walk and about five minutes in we started a nice steady jog. By the end we came shy to hitting 3miles. The only reason why we stopped was because it started to get dark on us. I really wanted to keep going.!!! This was the first time I have ever felt so strong while I was running. When I got back my husband stated that we got back pretty fast and that he can tell my breathing has improved. I didn’t even think about it until he said that, but he was right. I think that is one reason the run went so well, I was able to keep my breathing in control! After I dropped the boys back at the house I took a mile ride on my bike for a cool down…. When I got back home I was pretty pumped that my workout went so well. I am so looking forward to running again!!!!

Nothing else really to report. I was happy that we had some leftover sweet potatoes from dinner. I was able to make a salad out of them for my lunch. (see here displayed in my “Purple People Eater” – thanks Anna)

  • (1) cubed Sweet potato that has been steamed and then chilled
  • 1/3 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1TBS on honey
  • Chopped red onion
  • Chopped walnuts
I like this recipes because using the sweet potato is a good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene, and it has Greek yogurt in it! Plus it is a pretty fast and easy dish to make for lunch, who doesn’t love a low maintenance meal (=

Hope you all are having a great day!


  1. YUM! That's a super-easy and sounds delicious. I'll probably skip the honey to keep it more low-carb, but I'm sure the potato will make it plenty sweet for me.

  2. Aw, look at those cute boys. I'm so proud of you for running all that way! :)

  3. Hun, I just LOVE your Purple People Eater. E-mail me and tell me where you got it! :)

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I hope you don't mind if I add you as one of my favorite blogs. Good luck on your weight loss.

  5. I'm totally going to make that sweet potato salad recipe (but minus the honey since it's not allowed on my South Beach diet). It sounds soooo good!

    I wish I could eat fish. I settle for fish oil pills - ha! pathetic, I know...

    Nice job on your jog with your pups!

  6. I can't wait until I can run with our dogs. They desperately need it and I want to do it so bad. Good job!

  7. Sounds like you had a great day! Getting active again has made all the difference in the world for me.

  8. Alright...I may have to find me one of those lunch boxes! Hope you had a good weekend!! Time to post mama :)