Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

A Scary Situation


Yesterday afternoon, I took the kids to the farmers market. The kids ran into the market, excited to be the first one’s to the sno-cone man, but stopped dead in their tracks when they realized that the sno-cone man was nowhere to be found. This particularly upset Jaden since his future aspiration is too become a sno-cone maker.

Fortunately, we found something better than sno-cones…giant cinnamon rolls.

Unfortunately, I forgot to snap a picture.

I did get a picture of the veggies and orange we bought.

Jacob also picked out apricots – he loves them. Jaden tasted the world’s smallest bite of one, and declared it the worst thing that he’s ever ate.

I used some of the veggies in my lunch.

A bagelwich with egg whites and Laughing Cow cheese with hummus, veggies, and blueberries on the side.

Important Stuff

I usually let my kids (ages 11 and 5) play in our front yard when I am inside with the baby. They’re usually good about staying where I can see them when I walk outside. Plus, there’s usually tons of neighborhood kids that are outside playing also – usually at our house because we have a basketball hoop and that thing attracts kids like bees to honey.

Anyway, my kids were playing outside riding their skateboards up and down the block (no other kids were out at the time), and I came outside to get them for dinner. They were a few house down, coming back towards our house.

When they got to our house, they told me that just seconds before a car was driving down the street and pulled up to them and asked if they wanted a ride home. They told the man “no”, and started to walk away from the car. The man proceeded to ask them if they were sure, and they kids said no again. Then, the man drove off.

So, here I am panicking, looking for this creepy guy, telling the kids that they should be running home, not walking home. My husband came home about 10 minutes later, and he called the local police department to report it. A police officer came out and talked to the kids, asking about what happened, and what the guy and his car looked like. The kids were really good, and told him as much as they could remember.

So, of course, now I’m crazy paranoid and don’t want my kids to play outside anymore, which isn’t fair because they’re kids. But who does that? Who drives up to kids, who are obviously near their own house, and asks them if they need a ride home?!

What would you have done? Do you let your kids play outside by themselves?


Last night, Danny brought home two of the world’s best cookies – Potbelly’s oatmeal chocolate chips cookies.

There was no way that I was passing up this cookie – it’s way too delicious. So, I looked up the nutrition facts on the Potbelly website – 420 calories for one cookie! Can you believe that?! I believe in everything in moderation and having treats, so I compromised and cut the cookie in half. That way it was only 210 calories and still fit into my daily calorie count.

Danny ate three chocolate chip oatmeal cookies yesterday. Darn his metabolism.

Today’s Workout

  • Biggest Loser Boot Camp – 60 minutes
  • Lift and Tone Class – 45 minutes

Boot camp workout:

After boot camp, some of the Biggest Loser people go over to the gym for the Lift and Tone class, so I decided to join them today. It’s a 45 minutes class that focuses mostly on using hand weights and body bars. It felt good to workout so much this morning, but by the time I got home, I was starving!

I ate a lot – a Van’s waffle with peanut butter and blueberries, watermelon, pineapple, and unpictured Greek yogurt and coffee.

Have a wonderful Saturday!


Filed under Biggest Loser, Breakfast, Fitness, Working Out