Oh Hai!

Hellloooooo, interwebs!

I am still recovering from teh sick! And the bike accident I didn’t tell you about. (I am okay, obviously…but I did get a lovely collection of bruises AND a new helmet.)

I am sooooooo tired. I need to go to bed earlier, methinks! When the alarm goes off at 4:30, one should really be asleep before 10.


I have lost 75% of the weight I gained during my pregnancy. Considering how much weight that was, I am feeling good about that. However, in thinking back to what I ate yesterday, I think I know why the weight loss has slowed down. Since I am not training for 10ish hours a week, I should probably stop eating like I’m training for an Ironman or something. There were 3 (THREE!) croissant food items in various forms yesterday. That is like 2000 calories just there! (I made that up, it’s probably more. I don’t know.)

One of my favorite internet people does a “what I ate” Wednesday, where each Wednesday she presents lovely photos of all the foods she ate the day before, as well as an awesome recipe for one of those foods. She is awesome. I am not that awesome for a couple of reasons.

  1. I take crap photos
  2. My made up recipes are not very healthy. It’s the cheese. I put cheese in everything.

BUT – I want to do that, too because (a) I am a sheep and (b) I really need to track my eating once/week and showing the internets what I ate will be a good motivation to not put three (seriously – THREE) croissant-like items in my pie-hole.

I don’t have any photos from yesterday, but I will tell you what I ate.

5 am – large coffee w/ vanilla soymilk

7 am – med. skim hazelnut latte

7:30 am – marionberry & cream cheese croissant puff thing that also may have contained crack

10:30 am – plain croissant

1 pm – ham & swiss (on croissant! WTF?)

4 pm – beer x2 to celebrate some exceptionally good news

8 pm – enchiladas of my own devising (see below for recipe of simplisticness)

8:30 pm – 2 dark chocolate kisses; 1 glass of fresca

Hmmm – wonder why these last ellbees aren’t falling off? I couldn’t tell you.

In terms of exercise, I did walk almost 5.5 miles yesterday, so yay!

Simple & Fast (but not so healthy) enchiladas


  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 1 can fat free refried beans
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used colby jack, because that’s what I had in the house)
  • 1 small can of enchilada sauce (although I usually just use homemade salsa verde)


  • Heat oven to 350*
  • Spray 9×13 pan w/ olive oil spray
  • Mix beans w/ 2 TB of enchilada sauce; heat until spreadable
  • Cook tortillas on hot grill (no oil) until flexible
  • Fill each tortilla with a bit o’ the bean mixture, a TB of shredded cheese, and then roll up & put in pan
  • When all tortillas are filled, rolled, and placed, pour remaining sauce over top of tortillas, then sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with olives
  • If I’d been thinking last night, I would have also topped with lots of chopped tomatoes, as I have tons right now
  • ANYWAY – bake for 20 minutes

Serve – makes 4ish servings with 3 tiny enchiladas/serving.

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 336.9
  Total Fat 10.8 g
  Saturated Fat 5.0 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
  Cholesterol 22.7 mg
  Sodium 995.6 mg
  Potassium 145.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 49.1 g
  Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
  Sugars 1.3 g
  Protein 14.2 g

The sodium would be WAAAY cut back if you used homemade refried beans (not hard!) and homemade sauce (also easy!), but I was lazy, so there you go.

(Also, I would usually serve with a dollop of fat free sour cream, but I was too busy giving my baby sweet potatoes to remember such things. He loves those yams.)

Today – more lattes but fewer croissants! That’s my motto.

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