Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Fragments

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!


annie said...

A 6! Yay!

RN Mama said...

Size 6? Way to go!!!

I don't have a pair of white jeans, but I want some really bad! They scare me though...I'll never forget a girl in high school who got her period all over her white jeans:(

Sara said...

Your pain sounds like the pain I had. I can't remember what it is called but I found it in a runners magazine. My pain didn't bother me much when I ran or walked. But sitting down was so painful. What I read was it is from running and then sitting for long times. Only thing you can do is stretch. As soon as I started stretching it went away. Every so often it will come back but not near as bad so I stretch for awhile and poof gone again. HOpe this helps!

Holly said...

Congrats on the 6!!! It sounds like you have you have a foam roller or a stick??? Also, check into Active Release or a sports massage. It happens from weak hip adductors.

smashleigh said...

Is it a sharp shooting pain that sometimes prevents you from bending over or putting all you weight on one foot? If so, it probably is sciatica. Here is a good stretch for it: sit down on a firm chair, place the ankle of affected leg on the thigh of your other leg, lean forward until you feel a good stretch. This one has helped me a lot, I hope it helps you.