September 13, 2010


Well, I have failed to get back to blogging. Every time I thought about updating, it felt like a chore, so I decided that until I was excited to blog again, I wouldn't. And here were are. 3 weeks, no blogging. So for now, Savor and Stretch is on hiatus. Not sure how long it will last, but I do hope to be back to blogging some time in the future! Stay tuned!

August 19, 2010

Making up for lost time.

That's the best way to describe my lifestyle for the past week. Before my wedding, I was very strict with myself. I cut out things like peanut butter, cheese, and unnecessary carbs, and I worked out almost every day. Now that the wedding is over, I have been letting myself enjoy all the peanut butter and cheese I want! I haven't worked out ONCE. Nor have I blogged. I'm making up for lost time...and then some! I've decided to give myself until next week to get my eating habits and exercise back on track. For now... I can tell you that I've been loving oatmeal with white chocolate wonderful and blackberry jam, feta cheese on everything, popchips, and a whole lot of snacking!

Be sure to check back next week to see if I've gotten my act together yet :)

August 13, 2010


Time for a honeymoon recap! Bryan and I cruised to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau on the Carnival Miracle. To no surprise, our trip was full of beautiful beaches...
Being in love :)

But also...FOOD! Here are some of the highlights:

An exquisite tuna tartare appetizer.

Surf and Turf.

A perfect filet mignon.
Melt in your mouth. This was paired with wasabi horseradish mashed potatoes...drooool.

A (very large!) porterhouse.

Not a huge fan of the texture of duck, but see that little pizza creation on the side? TOO DIE FOR!

An overwhelming chocolate dessert platter.

And one of our favorites, white chocolate cake.
Which we ate all of...of course!

These pictures are hardly reflective of all I ate on this cruise. I'm talking three large meals a day (sometimes more)...multiple desserts at every meal...and lots and lots of indulging. Just as you should on vacation! Now...back to the grind!

August 12, 2010


From beginning to end, my wedding was absolute perfection.

Starting with an elegant ceremony and ending with a fantastic reception, the night was packed with delectable cuisine, outstanding entertainment, and unforgettable memories with family and friends.The best way to sum everything up is to (share a few pics and) say that it was, without a doubt, the best night of my life.

Dad walking me down the aisle...
My heart has never beat so fast!

Leaving the church.

Incredible location for pictures.
At our venue, The View on the Hudson.

And kisses for my new husband, the man of my dreams:)

Best. Cake. Ever.
Canoli and chocolate mousse.

And of course,
Lots of dancing!

For more wedding recap, check out Melissa's post: A Wedding Weekend.

And be sure to check out many more great wedding photos on Facebook.

July 27, 2010


So this blog has been pretty lackluster lately due to the chaos in my life right now. And while I would love to leave you with a picture packed, super thrilling post before I take a big long wedding break, I'm sad to say I don't have anything exciting for you! But I will be back (as a married woman!) with some great stuff in two weeks :)

July 25, 2010


I am a officially a slacker when it comes to blogging. I am getting married in six days and I am pretty much eating, sleeping, and breathing all things wedding. Well I suppose I have been eating a few other things too...

Friday's breakfast was oatmeal.
This batch was maple and brown sugar with a dollop of pear butter. Mmmm pear butter :)

Next up was a half egg salad sandwich (made with fat free honey mustard instead of mayo).
Plus a pickle, some sea salt Somersaults (Dear Somersaults, send me lots more of your snacks as a wedding present please? They are soooo yummy!), and a fuji apple. Best part about this meal... in addition to it being super delicious of course...was that it filled me up so much I couldn't even finish my apple!

My dinner was an attempt to recreate a meal I ate at a restaurant earlier in the week. The original meal was shrimp, scallops, mussels, and calamari in a spicy marinara sauce over rice. My meal:
Mixed veggies, shrimp, and Prego. Nottttt even close, ha! It was pretty yummy, but certainly didn't compare with my meal out. Ohhh well.

Dessert was a delicious fruit salad.
Honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, and red grapes. Yum!

I woke up Saturday morning with a growling tummy.
I opted for a bowl of oatmeal topped with a corn muffin and drowned in PB2. The muffin part was delicious, the oats...not so much. I only ate about 2/3.

Pre-lunch snack...

I was craving salty and sweet so I had a half turkey sandwich (with spinach and garlic herb mayo) and a half jam sandwich (with Crofter's South America spread). I also planned to eat those cucs but they tasted a little funky!

For dinner I headed to Wegmans to build myself a big salad.
Nothing crazy impressive in this mix..lettuce, grape tomatoes, onions, Shang Hai shrimp, artichokes, chickpeas, olives, hard boiled egg whites, and fat free ranch.

I neeeeeded more, so I had an unpictured pear and cool whip.

Today's breakfast.
Whole grain bread, PB2, and Crofter's South America.

A repeat half turkey sandwich, and cucumbers and hummus. And last but not least, a raspberry ice pop... which did not photograph very nicely!

I've also been slacking on fitness recaps but FYI I've been doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred for the past two weeks and Loving it! It kills me...but in a good way :)

July 22, 2010


There are only a few pictures in this post because I have been forgetful/lazy, but, regardless, I still need to catch you up on eats!!

Wednesday breakfast: vanilla pudding, strawberries, and chocolate Cheerios.

Wednesday lunch.
A half sandwich with turkey (it's low sodium by the way!), baby spinach, tomatoes, and garlic and herb mayo. YUM!!! Plus, leftover cauliflower, cucumbers and hummus, and strawberries. Also yum :)

Dinner was eaten out. I ate at The Distillery with some friends and got the turkey guacamole flatbread. The pictures I took turned out awful so I searched for the pic I took last time I ate this and couldn't find it! I assure you, it looked the same and was just as delicious. I also ordered a side of steamed broccoli. Kinda boring.

Today's breakfast: vanilla yogurt and strawberries. I'm running out of food!

A repeat sandwich, cucumbers and honey mustard, FSTG sweet potato chips (um, have they updated their recipe? These were better than EVER), and strawberries. So tasty. So why was I still hungry after all this?! Rar.

And dinner.
A black bean burger and a veggie mix of string beans, corn, carrots, and onions, all mashed up together with some Wholly Guacamole and taco sauce. Phenomenal meal. The kinda dish where you get sad with each bite because you know it's that much closer to being over.

And that's that! A bit rushed tonight. Only five days left for me to be all packed up for the wedding and honeymoon. Probably should get started on that...