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. brannyboilsover says:

    My last major fitness goal was the Nashville Marathon (2010). I completed all the training and had an awesome 23 mile run despite the thunderous rain. At mile 23, the course was closed due to a Tornado Watch, so despite my diligence, I was unable to reach my goal. Heartbreaking!

  2. That is so awesome that you met your goal! Congrats!

  3. Congrats on meeting your goal! I need to set a fitness goal for myself. I do better when I have something to strive for!

  4. Great job getting your challenge completed! My challenge still has 5 weeks to go as my marathon isn’t till Oct.10th.

  5. Yay for finishing out the challenge! You did awesome!!!

  6. Woo hoo–congrats on a finished challenge! Oh, and my husband would love that dip. I’m totally saving it to make for him. There will be bowl licking.

  7. Wow, good for you. 70 days…you rock!

  8. You rocked that challenge, girl! Good work!

  9. pics are so lovely…

  10. 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! :-)

  11. 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!

  12. Oh wow-the dip looks amazing!

  13. 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!

  14. Glad to hear you met your summer goals! I haven’t set any recently but this has inspired me to do so!!

  15. Congrats on making your goal!!!!!

  16. Way to go finishing up strong! I love challenges so much. They really help keep you on track with goals. My current ‘challenge’ is p90x. Just started week 11 so 2 more to go!

  17. Awesome job!! :)

    I dont typically set goals for myself. Probably because Im lazy – and also because I refuse to do what Im told. Even if Im the one doing the telling.

  18. Way to go on meeting your challenge goals!!! Can’t believe it’s almost the 2nd week of Septmeber, how did that happen??

  19. id kill to get my fingers on those mini sandwiches!! if i saw those plated up like that id be in a whole notha world lol…YUM <3

  20. 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!

  21. MMMMMMMM that dip looks amazing!! And awesome job with your running – so inspirational :)

  22. Congrats on reaching your goal!! I’ll do it next summer with you :)

  23. Nice job meeting your goal!! The dip looks sooooo good, Nicole! I’m glad you shared the recipe. :) Poor Lily, I’m glad she’s ok!

  24. 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!! :)

  25. 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!

  26. Ohhhh-that buffalo chicken dip is something I must make! I remember the Paseo’s–a few girls at my school got them and everyone was sooo envious :)

  27. Congrats on those 70 days of running…

    I met my goals as well. :)

  28. Glad to read you guys had such a nice long weekend. Ours was good, lots of family time. Your Buffalo dip looks amazing! Great to see Lily survived the water without a life jacket :)

  29. That dip looks deeelicious!
    I love when you post pictures of Lilly. She is just too cute!
    What a great accomplishment, Nicole, that you ran every day for 70 days! Definitely more than I can say. haha.

  30. 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 :)

  31. 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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