Weekend Recap & 101 Days of Summer Results!

Did you miss the American chili meets Italy recipe from the first entry into the Prevention Chili Contest? If so, check it out! Mmm mmm mmmmm!

I got a few emails expressing concern for Mr. Prevention’s taste buds. Rest assured, the man got his Buffalo Chicken Dip:

Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/2 cup fat-free ranch dressing
1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby Jack cheese blend or reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped green onions (2 medium)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F.

In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in dressing, buffalo wing sauce and water until blended. Stir in chicken and cheese. Spread in ungreased 1-quart baking dish or 9-inch pie plate; cover with foil.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Stir and top with onions. Serve hot with crackers or celery sticks. Serves 12.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 140 calories; 6.9 g. fat; 3.3 g. saturated fat; 0.7 g. polyunsaturated fat; 2.1 g. monounsaturated fat; 5 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 11.5 g. protein

I also threw together mini sandwiches with deli meat. I thought they were too cute not to blog ;)

Long walks & conversation ensued this weekend…

Lily went swimming…and almost drowned!! She needs a life jacket ;)

My mom brought me a wine called “Slow Paseo” — a joke from my first car, a 1992 red Toyota Paseo. We enjoyed the wine out by our fire pit :-D

Such. An. Amazing. Weekend!!!

After the ‘rents left, Mr. P and I went shopping for more patio furniture (September = outdoor furniture clearance! :-D ) and groceries. While breakfast for the week baked, we went for a run. Mr. P is about 12 inches taller than me…runs with him are always a challenge. And 3.74 miles later, I was whipped! But at least I finished out the 101 Days of Summer Challenge with a bang!

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day I completed my goal.

I ran 70 days — at least 1 mile. My average distance was 3.27 miles with my shortest run being 1 mile (just 1 or 2 of those…usually on days I also had a hockey game), and my longest run was 6 miles. Most of my runs were between 3.5 and 4.25 miles. I also played hockey, without a run, on 5 days. So all-in-all, 75 workouts between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Woot!

Biz’s challenge DEFINTIELY helped keep me on track. Between the summer heat of Tulsa, the move from Tulsa to Columbus, and starting a new job, I could’ve easily fallen off the wagon completely. It took a bit of a push here at the end, but mission accomplished! :-D Thanks for the motivation, Biz! ;)

Question: Did you meet the last fitness, nutrition, or health goal you set before yourself? And, did you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend? I sure hope so!

Off to the real world…

Comments

  1. says

    Oh my gosh – you ROCKED your goal!! Congratulations!! That’s amazing for anyone, but especially awesome for someone who has moved AND started a new job. You have to feel very, very proud of yourself! :-)

  2. says

    Great job on the summer challenge!!! Awesome that you kept running despite being quite busy…

    My goal was to hike more, and I have been hiking quite a bit, which I’m very happy about.

    Have a great week!

  3. says

    Congrats on reaching your goal!! I kinda knew you’d do it–you seem like a definite go-getter :-) And yes, those mini sandwiches are adorable..and I bet too delicious to eat just one!

  4. says

    Awesome job reaching your goal!

    My Labor Day weekend was spent in Chicago and we had a fantastic time! Although, I wouldn’t have minded eating that Buffalo Chicken Dip. That is one of my bf’s favorites!

  5. says

    Hehe, glad Mr. P got his buffalo chicken dip!! ;)

    And WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!! You go girl!! I am SO proud of you for reaching your goal!! Especially since you moved, it was HOT, and you started a new job… you are a rockstar my friend!! :) I hope you feel very proud of yourself!! :)

  6. says

    Oh my, that buffalo dip looks great. I have a recipe I’ve been wanting to try but think I would scarf down the whole bowl lol.

    I need to make some fitness goals for myself, it’s been awhile!

  7. says

    Looks like a great weekend! I’m sure Buster would drown too, we’ve never put him near water before. I don’t think those short legs could paddle fast enough lol Yay for your goal!! I met my century goal in May, and now I’ve got 115mi coming up in Oct eek! Glad you had a nice weekend :)

  8. says

    Hey nicole! I hope you don’t mind but I stole your buffalo chicken dip photos for use on my blog today! My photos came out crappy. I gave credit where credit is due though! LEt me know if you have a problem!

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