Day 4

25 04 2010

Well today was an interesting day, I wasn’t feeling well so I slept in (and therefore missed breakfast) but once I was up my sister called and asked me to go to the mall with her. ¬†Rushing to get ready, I fell in the shower ūüė¶ But I decided to tough it out and go anyways.

I wore my Shape-Ups (for four hours and I didn’t feel even the faintest hint of a burn…so either I’m in better shape than I thought or these aren’t as effective as I had hoped) since they’re currently my most comfortable shoes.

For lunch we went to a place called The Picnic Basket, which is a cute little salad and sandwich shop in downtown Libertyville.  I got a turkey wrap, on the spinach wrap with lettuce, tomato, green pepper and mustard with some fruit salad on the side.

We did about 4 hours of¬†leisurely walking through¬†the mall (if you go by yesterday’s post that 40 minutes of shopping equals 100 calories burned then I burned roughly 500 calories at the mall…yay).

I only ate half of the wrap and about half the salad at lunch (it was really filling) so when dinnertime rolled around I didn’t want anything heavy. ¬†I decided to use the two La Tortilla Factory wraps that I had left to make flatbread pizzas for the boyfriend and I. ¬†This pizza ended up being compiled out of almost everything in my fridge, we’ll call it Hodgepodge Pizza.

I preheated the oven to 400 and I covered a cookie sheet with tin foil and sprayed it with cooking spray.

I placed the tortillas on the cookie sheet and brushed them with a little EVOO (extra virgin olive oil…sorry my inner Rachel Ray is coming out).

Next I spread some minced basil and garlic on them.

Then I started adding toppings (feel free to add whatever you want) we had sliced mushrooms, sliced grilled chicken, sun dried tomatoes, crumbled turkey bacon, capers, bell peppers and seasonings.

Then I put a very thin layer of shredded low fat mozzarella cheese.

Put them in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browned to your personal preference.


It wasn’t bad, the boyfriend even liked it, but I think that next time I’ll work with a slightly different flavor profile :-/ and he thinks it needs a sauce, but the only thing I can think of using is a pesto because of how thin and crispy the tortillas get (I don’t think it would support the weight of a tomato sauce). ¬†If you guys have any suggestions on how to make this work better let me know ūüôā

How was your Saturday?

I’m trying to avoid the scale until Monday to give my body a little time to adjust to the new routine….I know a lot of people weigh themselves everyday, and I might once I’m in the swing of things (plus its a certain time of the month and I am BLOATED…I know I know…TMI…)

Anyways, its past my bedtime, but the boyfriend wanted to watch Avatar on BluRay (it looked spectacular!).

Night guys!


Hit or Hype?: Sketches Shape Ups

22 04 2010

Shape Ups, Fit Flops, Easy Tones all of these are types of shoes that claim to strengthen and tone your legs, thighs and glutes while you go about your daily activities. ¬†As an overweight woman I saw these as an opportunity to get in some exercise even with my hectic schedule so I asked for a pair for Christmas. ¬†Now, mine have only gotten minimal use because I’ve been recovery from spinal surgery and didn’t think that shoes with an uneven sole would be the best thing for my back right now. ¬†So I have to ask you, do you think these types of shoes are a hit, delivering the promised goods, or are they hype, showing no results at all?

My mom loved the ones she tried on while Christmas shopping for me (we wear the same size) so much that she bought herself three pairs, and my dad even got a pair. ¬†She swears that after wearing them all day her legs and glutes are sore and that she can “feel them working,” ¬†But is that the result of the shoe or just a good healthy walk?

I will say that the few times I have worn my Shape Ups they have been probably the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. ¬†I was able to wear them out holiday shopping for a good 10 hours and my feet didn’t hurt at all.

So I ask you, are they a hit, or just hype?  Either way they are a pair of comfortable kicks.