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Friday, February 26, 2010

Rue La La

I need to give a shoutout to Rue La La a fantastic website that sells designer clothes, shoes, accesories, trips, home decor,beauty etc for much less! Every day at 11am a new boutique opens.

If you want to be invited leave me a comment!

Today I got a fabulous eye/lip set from Tarte for $15!! Normally $44

Monday, February 22, 2010

Find me on Twitter

Anivs18 on twitter!! I have no idea what I am doing hahaha

Thursday, February 18, 2010

50 Days!

Update on my challenge for race training....

Its been 50 days since I had any alcohol
I have had french fries  only 3 times since January 1....not bad but I had to let go of this other fried foods such as calamari or buffalo wings
Desserts have only been eaten at special occasions
I have been OP
I have worked out 5-6 days a week

15 days to go!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tracking for my Half Marathon

Hi All

If you would like to track me during my half marathon...go to this link and type in Ashley the only one so you cant miss it....17 days :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Superbowl Dips

I made 2 dips for the superbowl that were WW friendly.

Buff Chick Hot Wing Dip from Hungry Girl's Website

PER SERVING (1/15th of recipe, about 1/4 cup): 68 calories, 1.5g fat, 616mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 10g protein -- POINTS® value 1*


Two 9.75-oz. (or 10-oz.) cans 98% fat-free chunk white chicken breast in water, drained
One 8-oz. tub fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fat-free ranch dressing
1/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (Fage 0% is the best!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place cream cheese in a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Mix in Frank's RedHot, mozzarella cheese, ranch dressing, and yogurt. Stir in chicken until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture evenly into a deep 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until mixture is heated through. Stir well and enjoy!

P.S. We love dipping carrot sticks and red bell pepper chunks into this dip, but we've also dunked baked tortilla chips into it and used it as a sandwich spread!

HG Alternative! To make this dish FAST, skip the oven altogether. Prepare dip according to the directions, but in a microwave-safe dish. Then microwave uncovered on high for 5 minutes (stopping and stirring halfway through cooking), or until hot.

Review: It was ok...some people at the party liked it, others didn't

WW's Creamy Mexican Dip


1 cup(s) plain fat-free yogurt, Greek-variety recommended
1/2 cup(s) salsa, hot chipotle variety suggested
3/4 cup(s) avocado, diced
1/3 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, chopped
1/4 cup(s) red onion(s), chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp table salt, or more to taste


1/4 cup(s) avocado, diced
1 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 Tbsp red onion(s), chopped


In a medium bowl, stir together yogurt and salsa until blended; stir in remaining ingredients except garnishes. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.
When ready to serve, transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with garnishes. Yields about 1/4 cup per serving.

Review: Amazing! Everyone loved it and thought it was sour cream based but the yogurt is is so flavorful!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

GNC WELLbeING® be-BUFF™ Protein & Fiber Complex Mix - Chocolate Chunk

So I was in GNC today and I cam across this protein powder. It is only 1 WW pt per scoop and you mix with water. I thought it would be gross but it tastes just like chocolate milk. I got it for just under $20 on sale.

Here are the supposed benefits of be-BUFF.......
Wish your workout could last all day? The results can...

be-BUFF is no ordinary protein complex - it can help you achieve better fitness results and more! This delicious protein mix was specifically designed for women to fuel lean body mass, enhance your metabolism, curb your appetite and provide beauty from within!

Protein: sufficient protein intake is essential to any women seeking a slim, toned physique. Consuming protein increases your feeling of fullness, so you won't be as hungry. Along with exercise, protein is a quality furl for lean body mass.When you build lean muscle, your metabolism increases, and you will burn more calories.

Fiber: be-BUFF features a superior form of fiber, called Sunfiber®. It's clinically proven to improve regularity, improve growth of beneficial bacteria and normalize bacterial flora.Fiber, like protein, helps you to feel fuller, longer. Adult women should consume 25 to 35 grams of fiber each day to maintain good health and normal bowel function.

Enzymes: support a healthy digestive system and help your body to better use the nutrients you take in each day. Enzymes also help to reduce bloating and gas.

Beauty Blend: features a unique proprietary blend of ingredients that support beautiful, health hair and nails and hydrate skin.

Calcium: in addition to protein and fiber, be-BUFF provides 500 mg of bone building calcium in each serving - that's about half of what you need each day. After all, if you're going to have strong muscles, you'll want strong bones to support them.
All taken from

Jersey Shore: I Met Pauly D!

Randomly out one night we met a guy who claimed to be Pauly D's body guard...Pauly came to Boston and we met was a pretty hilarious night...There are tons of phots here.

Here's the one of us with him

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Beginning of the End is here...LOST

The final season of LOST starts tonight. I got into it in college in Season 3 and watched through Season 5. I recently watched Seasons 1 and 2 with friends. Here is a collage of some photos to get me in the mood :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Crock Pot Cooking!

I got a crock pot last week and I made two recipes this weekend. They both came out great and are delicious and healthy.

The first is a great Chicken Taco Chilli from Ginas Fabulous Blog

The next is from the Weight Watchers Website...a Zero Point Crock Pot Vegetable Soup

10 oz spinach, baby leaves

2 medium carrot(s), chopped

2 medium celery, ribs, chopped

1 large onion(s), chopped

1 medium garlic clove(s), minced

4 cup(s) vegetable broth

28 oz canned diced tomatoes

2 piece(s) bay leaf

1 Tbsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed

Place all ingredients in a slow cooker; cover and cook on high power for 5 hours. Remove bay leaves, stir and serve. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

One month Down, One to Go

So Its officially been 30 Days since starting my health kickstart challange. You can read about what I've been doing Here . I have successfully stuck to all of the following. My weight has been fluctuating but I have been toning up. My goal is 10lbs before V day adn Im haf way there. I will continue this through my race on March 7th in Disney.