Let's face it, cooking scares me and cookbooks are not my friend- they stress me out. If a recipe has more than 4 ingredients, forget it. And if I have to make a trip to the grocery store, nevermind. But, I have been wanting to try out some of the food from the latest Hungry Girl cookbook (Mac & Cheese and Smores Sundae, anybody?), and I figured the only way I would get my chance was to buy it and cook it up myself. So, I picked up a copy at Best Buy yesterday when I went in to get an ab workout DVD.
Anyway, to say that I am excited about this book is an understatement. Some of these recipes look incredible and they are all low calorie, low fat and low point. I made the Mac and Cheese today, and while the cauliflower in it isn't my favorite thing in the world, I got a huge bowl of food for only 4 points. I was stuffed, and it will definitely do the trick for a Mac & Cheese craving! Next on the list, maybe some HG French Toast or a Sundae!
In other news, I bought a pair of white jeans last night, and even though I am excited about the pants themselves, I am most excited about the fact that they are a size 6! Two months ago, I was trying on 10s and 12s.
And sadly, I have had a pain in the butt this week. Literally. I don't know what I did differently, but ever since my 6.71 mile run on Saturday, I have been babying a pain that extends from my right buttock to my right knee. And I am so frustrated. I want to run. I need to run. Of course I am no doctor, but I'm pretty sure this is piriformis syndrome/ sciatica. Anyone know how to fix it? Should I just run through it? Help!
That's all I know today.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!