Wonderful

Everything is still in boxes and impossible to find.  I had coffee and graham bunnies for breakfast.

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But they were wonderful!

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Lunch was a little rushed because I had lots of phone calls to make.  I ate leftover Caesar salad while I worked to see where the boy’s computer was (it’s lost in the mail.  I’m not even kidding)

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Today was my first run in my new fitness center.  I think these are higher quality treadmills.  I didn’t have any static issues and the treadmill didn’t feel as “squishy”.  I think I’m going to like it here.  Today went well.  I’m glad I am redoing week 3 since I took so much time off, but I don’t seem to have regressed too far.

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I was starving after my run, so I set some millet to start cooking while I showered.  I love self cooking meals!

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I hope your day has been wonderful!

– Me

Melancholy

This morning all I wanted was another fresh baked roll.  So that’s what I had!

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It’s a happy coincidence that the butter looks like a face Smile

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I can’t get over how long these hold me over!  I was full for hours!

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I had a coupon for a free sample of Philadelphia’s new cooking crème and while I was a little unsure about this I was willing to try it and grabbed the “Santa Fe” variety. 

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As soon as I brought it home I knew I wanted to make chicken salad with it. 

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I sautéed some chicken until fully cooked and stirred the cream cheese in.

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Which I then layered on a bed of spinach and romaine (I’m not a fan of spinach’s texture but it’s so nutritious I figured I could mix it with romaine for some crunch).

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And I topped it with a few chipotle cashews for some extra texture.

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It was good, but not something I couldn’t have made myself with fewer calories.  It really just tasted like cream cheese mixed with salsa.  I guess it’d be great for people who are too busy to cook, but it’s probably not something I would have paid for.

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However,  that didn’t stop me from turning it into pasta sauce a few hours later.

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Now this was something special, albeit ugly.  The flavors blended together so well, it was wonderful!

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I’m feeling a little melancholy today.  I’m ready for the next few months to be over and to be done with this distance thing.  I’m ready to know he’s safe.  Just a few more weeks and he’ll be home.  I’m trying to stay positive.

– Me

Simplicity

I took my lunch later today and on my drive home all I could think about was a big bowl of salad!  Always go with what you crave.

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I made a pretty basic salad with romaine, fat free ranch, wheat berries, and queso fresco. 

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It was so good!  Sometimes the simplest of foods are the best.

Spring Green

As soon as I finished breakfast I was already planning lunch (I already have dinner in mind too) and couldn’t wait to dig into a quesadilla!

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I whipped up some green onion quesadillas (240 cal) and served the triangles over a bed of romaine with some fat free ranch (40 cal for the salad).  It was a super fresh, super filling lunch!

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I’m excited for dinner!

– Me

Greens

Lunch was great!

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I was thinking about a salad all morning!  Today’s had chicken, romaine, parmesan, and ranch with an apple on the side.

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Lots and lots of produce Smile

– Me

Here’s hoping

Here’s to hoping this post goes up.

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Since it’s a holiday, I thought I would celebrate by adding sprinkles to my oatmeal Smile.

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I made vanilla oats this morning with a side of lemon water.   To give the oats a little more texture I mixed in 1/4 cup wheatberries.  I love the chew!

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They were so fun!

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I thought it would be fun to eat green food today.  Salads are green Smile

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I made a salad of romaine topped with 1/4 cup wheat berries and some queso fresco with Italian dressing.

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It was very simple but very good!

See you later!

– Me

Snip Snip

I have tried to post lunch on and off for two days!  After a lot of troubleshooting hopefully this might work Sad smile

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After my run I was craving some flavors only Quiznos could provide, so I ran over and got my typical Sammy and SunChips.

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It hit the spot!

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I’ve been needing a haircut BAD for a while.  It’s been nearly a year since I had one.

I tried to take a before picture, but it just turned into lots of bloopers.  How on earth do people successfully take mirror pictures?

This is the best before I got:

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And this is after:  Not as big of a difference as I expected, but it looks a lot cleaner and my bangs are fixed.

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Maybe someday I’ll get it figured out!

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Dinner was fantastic:

I cooked some diced chicken and mixed it with some of the tri color peppers and onion.  I then stirred it in an ounce of my buffalo chicken dip.  It’s a variation of my recipe for company, stuffed chicken, so I call it “unstuffed chicken”.  Complete with a bottle full of water.

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It’s very filling and very very tasty!

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Yoga tomorrow for day two of my big getting in shape challenge!

– Me Ghost

( Sad smile I just discovered my flower smiley left.  But here’s a cute ghost instead)