The Chocoholic Diaries

Living a healthy life topped with Chocolate!


Leave a comment

Happy Belated Mother’s day!

My mom showed up Saturday afternoon just to turn around and leave at 6 AM Sunday so she could go break someone <— She said she was breaker I just read between the lines OR just make up what I think sounds cool.

Needless to say the house was hopping at 6 AM and after watching the end of Cabin In The Woods (really? I’m not sure why I even started it) I thought it was going to be a low-key day. Either that or I was pouting because no one said Happy Mother’s Day to me – that is to be expected in a house of boys.   Apparently though, a quick trip to Home Depot was in order to buy more plants for our flower beds- we were back and done planting by 9:45. Then I nonchalantly suggested we go for a drive in the woods for Mother’s Day…… then it was 5 minutes of:  “Happy Mother’s Day – I love you mommy” all around.   SERIOUSLY!!!!

Our trip to the woods started by stopping at the store to grab sandwich making supplies.  I bought strawberries too….  The sign said {2/$2.89} to me I read two for the price of $2.89  but I guess I was supposed to know that meant 2 lbs for $2.89…..  and when I told the girl that they should change the sign she acted as if it meant perfect sense!  I’m going to guess she made the idiotic sign.  The strawberries tasted like fertilizer!  Damn my body for craving strawberries before mine are ready!

The trip was great except for the kids – shoot me I’m aware it was mother’s day, but you can only handle “your grandma baconheimer”… “no you are”  for so FREAKING long!  We got them out and made them hike as much as possible.  The water was really high and furiously fast at places so I of course was a nut case!  KIDS+WATER=NUT CASE MOM!!!!

Getting to the good part:

IMAG1706

Baklava for desert!  ……I won’t lie I was tempted to drizzle chocolate sauce on top.  How good would that be!?!?  But in all honesty letting this little gem melt in my mouth with no screaming kids was the BEST part of my Mother’s Day!!!!!

 

 


Leave a comment

Scales…

I tend to be a scale freak… I may have said that before.  Now I know scales are the worst thing to go by, because it only tells you one thing.  But when you whole life you have been judged by that damn scale (for me it was the drs and health class)  I seem to have a vendetta with it!   As of lately though I have been staying clear and focusing on weight training and jogging, knowing that weight training will put muscle on and the scale fluctuate -which will flustrate me and throw me off track. This week I had a little preview of what staying off the scale and going by “clothes fitting right” feels like….

image

At the beginning of April I went to a soap making class in Spokane. My friend and I hit up the thrift stores and I scored a Hurley brand dress!!!  It was only $2.99 and in great condition.  The only problem was that it was WAY to snug around my fupa** I bought it anyway because hell it was a Hurley dress for $2.99 and I knew I would get into someday!!
Thursday was 101 degrees here (hey ma nature I would have liked to see spring) and the thought of wearing jeans sickened me so on a long shot I put on the dress….  It FIT!!!  I had to wear legging underneath it as I work with little kids and bend a lot, but I didn’t care!!! 

image

Speaking of Vendettas:
I said our cat got attacked by something with tallons last week, well his wound it healing up all nice, but he feels he must eradicate poor flying birds now!!! Sunday night he killed a mama bird that had a nest outside our front door,  Monday I pulled the nest down to find 5 little babies in there….  now just so you know, it is illegal in the state of Washington to rehab or care for a migrating bird SO luckily for the birdies (and me) I found a licensed person to raise them, then she will bring them back to our house to set free!!!

image

** If your offended by the term fupa I apologize, but it is what it is and that’s what it is!  If you don’t know what that is —> urbandictionary.com it. My apologizes again!!


Leave a comment

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

             This weekend is turning out to be the best weekend this year by far, and after the week that we have had it is well deserved!!  First off, We lost our little kitten early this week and our other cat was attacked, leaving a huge hole in his side.  The culprit is probably an owl as we found a owl pellet out back. Thanks to some peroxide and penacillian shots he is well on the mend. The boys are super bummed that their kitten is gone, but living out here you have to expect it to happen. 

image

              So this weekend has been laid back working in the yard and garden….and getting laundry all caught up (of course).
This morning after working out – ab curcit, get to that in a minute.
I ate an hard boiled egg on a slice of wheat toast and my cookies & cream protein shake. 

image

Then took my vitamins and got busy in the garden.  My brother in law came up with tacos for lunch and all the fixings for carne asada for dinner (Cinco de Mayo style).

image

         

I seriously could not stay out of the avacado dip he made!!! The salsa is pretty kick ass too!  Good food, good company, the way it should be!!  I think a little later we are going to take a little hike around the property and then I plan on enjoying a Obsidian Stout for desert.  Chocolatey coffee beer? YES PLEASE!!!!

My ab curcit was simple yet effective.
3s12r – ab twist with a barbell with 22.5 lbs on top
3s12r – bicycle crunches
3s12r – crunch
3s12r – crunch w/ arms in ( works a different ab group)
3s10r – leg ups w/ 10 lb weight
3s12r – leg ups w/ buso ball
I am already feeling it especially from the leg ups….I don’t know what it is about adding the extra weight but DANG!!! 

        

image

Hope everyone has a happy Cinco De Mayo!!!!!