Friday, July 15, 2011

Bigfoot Sighting

My last indulgence before the budget crunch down came in the mail today (bought while we were still in financial ignorant bliss).

My new Nike Running shoes!

So stinking comfortable, which is good because this will be the last pair of workout shoes that I get for a long time.  I probably should get the gym thing going considering that it has been on my goal list and it would definitely speed up the weight loss process.

I looked at 4 different stores and 2 different online stores to find these shoes in my size.  See, I have something called big foot issues.  I am a size 12 in gym shoes 11 in regular shoes.  Check out these bad boys:

Yes, my toes are like fingers.  Anyway, I'm so excited to get back to the gym next week and put some miles on them!

Made an interesting recipe concoction last night.  Turned out really good, but ate it so fast that I didn't get to snap a photo.  Here is the recipe:

Chicken Peanut Noodles
6 Servings
10 oz Chicken Breast
3 T Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tsp Sugar
2 Garlic Cloves Minced
2 T Reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 T Water
1 1/4 tsp Rice-wine vinegar
1 T chopped fresh cilantro
2 c Brussel Sprouts
1/1/2 c Barilla Plus protein noodles

In small bowl combine the peanut butter, sugar, and garlic until smooth.  Add the soy sauce, water, vinegar, and cilantro and stir until combined

Cook noodles, grill chicken breast,  Steam brussel sprouts.  Throw brussel sprouts in food processor until chopped.

Combine noodles, peanut sauce and brussel sprouts.  Spread chicken on top.

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 316
Fat: 6
Carb: 43
Fiber: 5
Protein: 22

Weight Watchers Points: 8

It was delish!

What kind of running shoes do you have?

What was your last big spend item?


  1. Maybe you should learn to play the piano with your feet!! He-he I'm going to try your peanut thing. Bought the ingredients--hope I liked it. Made a disgusting shake tonight, but refused to throw it away. Had to brush my teeth to get the taste out! Weigh tomorrow--I better lose! Love you, Mom

  2. BTW Love the shoes!! Mom

  3. Hi Carrie!

    I just LOVE the purple accent on your shoes. My teenage daughter bought pinstripe black shoes with purple accent and laces. They are darling.

    I have size 11 feet too. Surprisingly, they don't look big on me because I'm about 5' 9". But don't really high heels in our size look preposterous? Especially if they have that really pointy long toe shape besides!

    :-) Marion

  4. I'm 5'7" so it really depends on what kind of shoes I wear. They look so cute on display and than I see them in my size and they lose their luster! Heels tend to make me look like a giant and everyone is surprised when I tell them I'm only 5'7" they think I'm like 5'10"?!

    Mom, I hope you like the recipe! I've been eating way to many carbs and not enough protein. I'm going to cool it with the noodles for a few days! Fingers crossed you lose!