Impromptu Date Night!

Without eating dinner the night before, I was HANGRY when I woke up.  I ended up eating a giant copycat granola bar – I seem to never cut them all the same size, and my last row I had two giant ones – probably 400 calories each, but that’s all I ate for breakfast.  That’s the last bite – I ate the whole thing in the car ride to work.

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I have to say that since we are down one secretary in the office, I am loving being busy again at work.  So much better than sitting at my desk making scratch pads out of printer paper that people print and never pick up.

Before I knew it, it was time to work out.  Since I knew I would be working last night, I ended up just walking for 30 minutes at 8% incline and 4.0 mph.

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I thought I had the rest of my potato soup in the work fridge, but realized I must have brought it home.  Doh!  So I picked up Jimmy John’s – I always get the Vito with no tomato or onion – extra cherry peppers!  I also bought two loaves of their day old bread for .50 each.  I plan on making garlic crostini – so good – and delicious with Merkt’s Port Wine Cheese!

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When I got back to my desk, the mail came.  I’ve been waiting for this to come in the mail.  We have a local counsel that actually sends this to us every year for Easter.  He does all the drawings himself!

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I think anyone can have any religious belief they want, but I just find this odd to send this to a business establishment.  He sends another card just as creepy at Christmas time.

I switched into my work shirt, got to work only to realize that they had FIVE servers on the floor with only 3 reservations.  Really?  So I took a menu test (aced it!) and then told the manager that I was cutting myself.  He was fine with that!  I called Tony and I told him I hadn’t planned anything for dinner, so we decided we would meet up at our local restaurant for a couple beers and pizza.  Here was my happy face getting back in the car and coming home!

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Although with the traffic it took me nearly an hour to get there.  So this was just perfect to get this beer within a minute of walking in the door!

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We ended up ordering an appetizer – something I’ve never had before – fried artichoke hearts!  They were good – and I LOVE the marinara sauce at this restaurant – I think I ate nearly all of it.

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We ended up bringing the pizza home and catching up on the DVR. 

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Well, that is until someone, I am not going to name names (Tony!) fell asleep.  With the remote in his hand.  No worries though!  Did you know that if you have AT&T Uverse you can add an app on your phone and it acts just like a remote.  I can change channels, pull stuff off our DVR – it’s awesome!  I can also watch any live show on the app too.

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We have unlimited everything with our phones, so I don’t know how much data it would take up if you use it – but its nice to have.  Especially if I am at the gym and use a piece of equipment that doesn’t have a t.v. attached to it, I can just watch t.v. on my phone.

Sadly, I didn’t realize how close I was to 10,000 steps before going to bed last night – so close!  Had I looked I would have done a couple laps around the house!

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I have today off from my day job.  Tony and I plan to do our grocery shopping for Easter Sunday.  I work tonight, but then am off on Saturday night!  I am meeting Hannah at noon at Wok n Fire and then we are going to go thrifting.  I haven’t seen her in over a month – way too long!   I won’t be blogging again until Monday – so have a wonderful weekend!

Great News!

I was cleaning out my wallet the other day and realized I had a Panera gift card that still had $15 dollars on it.  My daughter must have given it to me – she is actually now an Assistant Morning Shift Manager and will start training new employees next month at Panera.  In May she will have worked there for two years already – time flies!

So on the way to work I bought some baby scones and some cinnamon raisin bread for the office.

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I didn’t have any however, because I ended up having a breakfast quesadilla!  Two low carb wraps, a scrambled egg and egg whites with chopped pickled jalapenos, ham and Cabot cheese.

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So we know that Tony’s been out of work since last summer.  I tried to refinance our mortgage the conventional way, however in our small town, the comps for two bedroom homes is quite small.  I could never get our house appraised correctly because for the last couple years, there have only been two sales each year of two bedroom homes.  Since we live by the river, a lot of two bedroom homes are really cottages that people considered “summer” homes when they lived here.  Our home was built in 1922 – where as the house next to us was built in 1987.  So I decided to see if I could modify our mortgage through our mortgage company.  I began this process on LABOR DAY.  I am shouting those words because that’s how long this process took.  I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of hours and hours I spent on this.  Weekly phone calls asking if Tony was working, filling out tons of paperwork, etc.

Well hallelujah!   My hard work paid off and we got our mortgage modified!!  Guess how much our mortgage payment is now?

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Yes, you are reading that correct – $385.96!  With our real estate tax escrow, our new monthly mortgage payment is going to be $717.  Whew.  What a relief!  I can’t tell you how many times I thought of giving up because I thought it would never work, but I am so glad I stuck with it.

Tony had to come to my office to sign the new paperwork, I had to have witnesses and have it notarized.  We ended up going out to lunch – to The Assembly.  Best burgers ever!  When I walked in and saw that their burger of the month was a buffalo burger with blue cheese I was sold!

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Perfect medium rare.  I ended up eating 3/4 of it and about 8 tater tots.  So good.  Tony?  He loves his burger on marble rye with their signature mushroom sherry sauce.

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It was nice seeing Tony during the day!  Here’s a bit of backstory.  Way back before I met Tony he was dating this woman who gave him this cologne.

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That size bottle today costs $78 at Nordstroms!  In any event, the stuff smells awesome.  And I, who have no sense of smell, can smell it the second Tony puts it on.  He’s had this bottle of cologne going on 20 years and it’s only half empty!  So when he walked in the office I could immediately smell it – let’s just say I was sitting pretty close to him at lunch because he smelled so good! Open-mouthed smile

In the afternoon I got this snapchat from my step-son – he likes to tease me with his Austin weather!

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I got home from work and I was not hungry.  At all.  I asked Tony if he was hungry and he said “I can wait.”  Well guess what?!  I never ended up making or eating anything for dinner!  I just wasn’t hungry.   I know – so crazy for me!

And since I didn’t work out at lunch, I didn’t make my 10,000 step goal.

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I’ll make up for it today.   I am working a double today, but my office is closed tomorrow so I’ll get to sleep in.  I am only working tonight and Friday night at the restaurant, so I have Saturday off and will be meeting up with Hannah for lunch and thrifting.  My Mom is coming over for Easter, although we are not going to do a traditional menu – I’ll be making Italian Sunday gravy with homemade pasta.  Tony and I have both been having a jones for this sauce and figured why not.  Who needs ham?!

Alright, time to go iron my shirt for work tonight and get my stuff together – make it a great day!

What do you think?

Even though the sun was shining bright yesterday morning when I woke up, the fact that it was 23 degrees, but felt like 15 degrees and the fact that there was snow on MY chair, was a bit depressing.

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But we got up in the 40s, so most of it is already melted, so I got that going for me.  I am dreaming of our temps next week – every day in the 60s!

When I was putting my breakfast together, I realized I had an avocado that needed to be used up.  I just threw it in my bag with the rest of my food for the day.  I’ve seen avocado deviled eggs on Pinterest, but for some reason never made them before.  What was I waiting for?  I used 1 yolk, 1/2 an avocado and some sriracha, mixed that up and stuffed the hard boiled egg.  I had half an apple and another one of my Nature Valley copycat granola bars.

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Right before I was going to the gym, my step-son sent me a snapchat – a new record for him!  He said the last minute he did 30 seconds at 7.0 mph and the last 30 seconds at 8.0 mph – at a 15% incline!!

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I sent him a text showing him I was at the gym – I loved his response!  Actually Carla made a delicious looking sandwich on The Chew – a grilled tuna steak sandwich with a slaw – check it out!

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I used the new Cybex treadmill and did a workout called “speed bump.”  Imagine it was like running in rolling hills, except you never knew when you going to be on flat ground or on a hill.  I slept funny the night before and my neck was hurting, so I walked it. 

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Lunch was nearly a repeat of yesterday’s carrot potato soup, only this time I added two ounces of andouille sausage to it – so good!  This sausage is 120 calories for 2 ounces and it has a hint of smokiness to it.

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I bought these tortillas over the weekend.  I’ve never seen this brand before.

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I had chicken quesadillas on the menu and I walked into the living room with this package and a package of regular flour tortillas.  I asked Tony “which would you prefer?  These are regular flour tortillas, but these are low carb, and are made with quinoa, amaranth, and spelt!”  His answer?  What do you think?  I’ve tried to have Tony eat things like I do – like the time he asked what was for dinner one time and I said “red quinoa meatballs with spaghetti squash.”  He laughed.  Until I brought him dinner and it was in fact red quinoa meatballs over spaghetti squash! 

My quesadilla:  2 low carb wraps, 3 ounces of chicken taco breast meat, one ounce of Cabot chipotle cheese and a cup of arugula and hot sauce.  I “pam” fried these too with butter pam spray.

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Hers and his:

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Best part?  That whole quesadilla comes in at 373 calories, 37 grams of protein and a whopping 14 grams of fiber!

I had no problem getting my steps in yesterday, even without my morning walk.

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Stats for the Day:

  • 1548 calories, 154 carbs, 87 protein, 74 fat and 33 fiber
  • 40% of calories from fat, 20% from protein and 37% from carbs
  • average blood sugar 139
  • got my 10,000 steps in!

Question of the Day:  Would you eat completely different from your spouse if given the chance?  I think I would try more ethnic and spicy dishes if it were just me.  Although I am going to try to get Tony to make his famous fried rice for dinner tonight.  I have chicken to use up, and leftover cold rice – perfect!

Make it a great day!

Carrot Potato Soup

Even though it was 37 degrees when I got up, I put on a winter hat, got bundled up and headed out for a 30 minute walk before work.  It was chilly!  But it was nice to see some grass down by the river.

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But because we had so much rain on Sunday – it was wormpalooza!  Everywhere I looked there were worms!

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I came back, got ready for work and put my own protein plate ala Starbuck’s together.  Half of one of my Nature Valley granola bars, an ounce of mixed nuts, some fruit and a hard boiled egg.

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Work was busy since we are down to two secretaries, but I was happy because I actually had productive work to do other than to make scratch pads out of forgotten printout paper!  I was heading to the gym when my step-son sent me this on Snapchat:

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He burned 1100 calories in one hour on the treadmill – 15% incline the whole time, and this time finished up the last 40 seconds of the workout WALKING 7.0 mph!  He tried to do it for a minute, but couldn’t do it – but holy moly that’s impressive!

I did the “speed skating” machine, because I don’t know what it’s called.  It’s like an elliptical, but your feet go side to side.  Tony would be happy to know that I watched Mac N Cheese Monday on the Chew while working out.  He hates mac n cheese!

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I did it for 30 minutes – 2.24 miles.  My legs were screaming by the time I got done!  I then did 10 minutes of upper body and five minutes of stretching.

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Knowing that it was going to get cold again this week, I decided to make a couple soups.  First up – carrot potato!  This makes 4 servings (about 1.5 cups) 273 calories, 7.7 fat, 37.5 carbs, 5.8 fiber and 14 protein.

Carrot Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley

Instructions

  1. Put the carrots and celery in a food processor and chop up. In a stock pot, add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth and the garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in the carrot/celery mixture and cook another couple minutes. Chop up the potato into bite size pieces and add everything but the milk, cheese and parsley to the pot, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, milk and parsley. Use a stick blender and blend. I garnished mine with bacon and a bit more Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese.
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This was so good!  I love the orange color of the soup.  I had a low carb spinach and cheese wrap on the side.

So I knew the snow was coming.  It started snowing about three in the afternoon.  By the time I got almost home – it looked like a winter wonderland!

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If this was December 1, I would be happy.  But I am not happy that it’s April 14!  We probably got an inch and a half when it was all done.  Gah.

Tony wasn’t feeling all that well and just wanted plain pasta for dinner.  That meant I could “Bizzify” my dinner!  That basically means making something that Tony wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole.

This was the start of my inspiration for dinner:

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And baby peppers that my co-worker gave me and I finally remembered to bring home!

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I got that creole seasoing on clearance at my Dollar store – I am glad I decided to taste it before adding it to the dish, because 1/2 teaspoon was plenty spicy!

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My recipe was inspired by this one.   Obviously mine is a bit different because I used real noodles and baby arugula instead of kale.  I still can’t get myself to try kale again – maybe someday!  Calories for this dish: 436 calories, 16 fat, 47 carbs, 3.1 fiber and 22 protein.

Creole Andouille Sausage Pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 baby peppers chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 ounces sliced andouille sausage
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons Chobani greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 cup cooked egg noodles

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan sprayed with Pam, cook the peppers and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add sausage and cook just until browned, another 4 minutes or so. Remove that from the pan. Add chicken broth, the corn starch mixture, creole seasoning and scrape up any browned bits at the bottom of the pan and let the sauce thicken up – just 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the Greek yogurt. Add in the peppers and sausage, the cooked pasta and 1 cup of the chopped baby arugula and stir until combined and the arugula starts to wilt. Garnish with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and parsley.
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Winning!  This dish was delicious – not too saucy, spicy, and you get a bit of crunch with the peppers.  I am not a huge fan of arugula in salads, but it was delicious in this dish.

And I got all my steps in yesterday!  It helped getting out for a walk before work.

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I chickened out on my walk this morning – right now it’s 22 degrees but feels like 15.  Um, no thank you!   I’ll just have to do a lot of laps around my office today and do a treadmill routine at lunch.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1569 calories (includes Cheetos I found in the pantry and ate last night!)
  • 156 carbs, 63 protein, 81 fat, 22 fiber
  • 45% of calories from fat, 15% from protein and 38% from carbs
  • average blood sugar 138

Time to get this show on the road – make it a great day!

Bizzy Weekend!

Right after I shut off the computer Saturday morning, the storms rolled in – we got hail!  Sorry the video is so shitty, but you’ll get the idea.

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By the time we got up moved about it was 11:30.  We hemmed and hawed whether we wanted breakfast or lunch, and lunch won.  We ended up going to Texas Roadhouse – it opened up in the town next to us about two months ago.  Problem was every time we got near the place, it was packed!  Little did we know how big it was on the inside – but our server said that people can wait up to two hours on a Friday or Saturday night for a table – crazeballs!  I would never wait that long for a table.

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On each table?  A big bowl of peanuts!  And they brought fresh rolls with cinnamon butter.  #bothinsulinworthy!  Don’t worry – Tony and I were both giving a stink eye to the cactus blossom in the picture.

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And, I may have had half a basket of fried pickles – they were only $4.99!  The top ones were crisp and not greasy at all – the bottom half were very greasy.  Tony only ate one and pretty much hated it.

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Since this was basically going to be my breakfast/lunch and dinner I went with a burger with veggies on the side.   I ended up eating half the veggies, half the burger and ate the other half burger when I got home from the restaurant.

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Before I knew it, it was time to head to the restaurant.  I still had to have a conversation about making sure that each server gets within the same range of covers.  I got there at 5:00 – I didn’t get my first table until 6:30.  One server had already flipped a table and had four others going in that time!  I ended up doing okay, but having had at least two tables in the first hour and a half would have made a difference.  I ended up walking around pouring water because I can’t stand just standing there.  I still walked with $205 after tipping out – so for working 14 hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, I averaged $30 an hour – I can’t really complain at that!  The co-owner of the law firm I work at came in with her husband and another couple – they had a great time and will definitely be coming back.

When I got home from work, I synced up my fitbit – yep, I am an overachiever!

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Well, that is until I became friends with Kim – holy ballz does that woman get in a lot of steps!  Fran and Shelley are kicking my butt too!

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It was so nice last night when I got home from work – it was remarkably 70 degrees at 11:30 at night and we had the windows open – the breeze felt wonderful!  We were just about to shut everything down to go to bed, when we both said “this seems like a good spot.”  Tony put his recliner back, I grabbed a blanket and laid on the couch – the breeze across my face was perfect.  Tony woke up an hour later and went to bed – I woke up at 3:19 (my birth date!) with huge storms so I closed the windows, shut down the computer and went to bed.  Didn’t wake up until 9:30 – nice!

Tony made me another one of his amazing breakfasts – and even though this had a few burnt spots, it was actually really tasty.  He used the leftover steak fries from his lunch the day before as the base instead of tater tots.

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I ran to the store – spent $61.24 for the week.  On the menu? 

Dinners: 

  • Bay Scallop Risotto
  • Chicken Quesadillas with Spanish rice
  • Artichoke Ravioli with vodka tomato sauce

Lunches:

  • Black Bean soup with andouille sausage x 2
  • Potato soup x 2

Breakfasts:

  • French toast sticks with strawberries
  • protein plates ala Starbuck’s x 3

I have Friday off from work for Good Friday and I work Thursday and Friday night at the restaurant – Tony is on his own for those dinners! Open-mouthed smile

Tony and I had a plan to meet up with one of the attorneys I used to work with and her husband and kids at a restaurant near both our houses.  I used to play softball with her many years ago.  I decided to make her a batch of my copycat homemade Nature Valley granola bars.  I wrapped them up – how cute is that?!  And the little bits and pieces that fell off, I just put in a ziploc so she could throw in yogurt or just have her kids snack on it.

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She and her husband are super fun, her kids are well behaved – well, the little one had about enough at the end though – but she’s only 19 months, so you can’t blame her.  It was so nice to get out, not worry about what time it was or where we had to be.  Looking forward to hanging out with them when its bbq weather!   We had apps of fried calamari, pretzel bread and jalapeno poppers – I had one of each.  For dinner she and I both had a taste for wings, so that’s what I had.  I was so busy gabbing, these were the only two pictures I took.

First off, Tony and I could be in a bar that had 300 beers on tap, and he will usually pick Miller Lite.  Gah!  I had a Green Line IPA that was amazing.  Jacky, have you tried that beer yet?  Tony?  He had a Coors Light on tap.  Um, pretty sure mine was better!

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My wings:

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It was a fun weekend – a mix of work and pleasure – and that’s all you can ask for at the end of the day, right?! 

And you may call me the Queen of Maintenance!  In nearly six months I’ve stayed within a pound of my weight.  I need to step it up this week.

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So….we are back to the chilly weather – I wore flip flops over the weekend and that was short lived.   But I am going to bundle up and head out for a walk before work to get my steps in.  I have a homemade protein box breakfast ala Starbucks and have potato soup for lunch.  Make it a great day!

10 1/2 hours of sleep!

This is going to be super quick because we have storms rolling in and I have to shut down our computer.   Heather, I finally used the last of the Starbuck’s gift card you sent me and got a protein box from there – I just added the strawberries.  I love picky type breakfast plates like this.  Now that the gift card is used up I will need to start making my own.  All these pics were taken with my iPhone too – I don’t like to bring my good camera to the restaurant – you just never know!

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Work was busy – one of my bosses was leaving early and needed to get stuff done.  Before I knew it, it was time to pick up the pizza for our farewell luncheon for one of the secretaries who quit.  You know she was well liked when you throw a go away pizza party for someone who quits!  We’ll miss you Cassie!

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My plate was half a slice of the spinach and mushroom deep dish and a square of the sausage and pepperoni – so good!

Work at the restaurant was busy – while I wasn’t able to upsell a whole lot, I had a great time with all my tables.  The way I look at it is that even if a couple comes in and splits an appetizer and an entrée, you have no idea if they are just checking the place out to have a big birthday party or wedding reception.  It was a lot of fun, and after one four top, as they were leaving the woman asked if she could hug me!  Too cute.

Of course I nailed my steps!  I like how you can see that Shelley commented on my post from yesterday – hi Shelley!

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I got home from the restaurant by 10:15 and brought home some seafood chowder, although Tony and I are convinced there was meat in it, even after the sous chef said it was all seafood, and had a glass of wine.  We caught up on some shows on the DVR and were in bed by midnight.  Nice!

I woke up this morning at 8:30 – still dog tired and after going to the bathroom, I contemplated cleaning the kitchen, or going back to bed.  BED WON!  I slept another two hours and I feel great.  Guess I must have needed it!

Alright, the storms are getting closer – hope you have a wonderful weekend and make it a great day!

You want extra onions? NO!

As I was blogging before work yesterday I was thinking what to fix for breakfast and lunch – towards the end of the week my meal plan gets a bit wonky and as I was typing I was thinking “I have a baked potato in the fridge and fresh chicken breast I need to cook up.”  I quickly got some rice going in my rice maker.  I cut up 4 ounces of chicken and sauteed that in a bit of coconut oil, salt pepper and once removed from the heat, I added sambal oelek.   Both the rice and the chicken got added to my lunch bag – I realized I didn’t have any veggie in the house that would go with a stirfry, so I knew I would accessorize my lunch later.

For the baked potato I threw that in my bag with 2 ounces of deli ham, a handful of baby spinach, and some Cabot sharp cheddar cheese.  Once I got to work, I cut the potato in half, dug out the potato and mixed that together with 1/2 a cup of liquid egg whites and the chopped spinach.  Cooked that for 1.5 minutes, just until the eggs are set. Then stuffed the potato jackets with the egg mixture, topped each on with an ounce of julienne deli ham, and shredded Cabot cheese on top – under the broiler for 5 minutes until the cheese is all melty – done!  Both of these come in at 331 calories and 26 grams of protein.

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Don’t you love my klassy paper plate?!

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My step-son snap chatted with me earlier in the week.  He did a treadmill workout:  60 minutes, 15% incline, starting at 4.0 mph and then increasing the mph by .1 every 5 minutes which if my math is right finished his last 5 minutes at 5.2 mph – at 15% incline!!!  His snapchat showed he burned 1050 calories and his comment on the picture was “just another day.”  Damn!

So my goal was to do 30 minutes at 15% incline at 4.0 mph – but guess what – walking 4.0 mph at that incline was a bit much for me.  I realized I sent a snap chat and not a picture to Joe, but I did 30 minutes at 15% incline at 3.5 mph.  My goal is to work my way up to 4.0.

Kym, these pics are for you.  I was at the gym at 12:15 p.m. and I was the only one in the fitness center!

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Joe gave me a thumbs up to my workout! Open-mouthed smile

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My plan was to get szechuan green beans from the Chinese restaurant across the street from my office to accessorize my chicken and rice.  When I called and asked for the green beans, I asked what was cooked with because the last time there was some sort of onion – shallot, onion – I don’t know, just something in the onion family.  She said “green bean, garlic and shallot.”  I said “okay, I’ll take that, but no onion please.”  She said “extra onion?”  I said “whatever onion is in it, I don’t want it, just the garlic and green beans” and then she said “okay, so I get you green bean, garlic and extra onion.”  I AM NOT KIDDING.  It didn’t help that she didn’t speak English all that well, but after another minute, I thought she got my order right and just hoped for the best.

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Super spicy and . . . NO ONION!  Whew.  That was 4 ounces of chicken, 3/4 cup cooked white rice and half of the container of green beans.

Before I knew it, it was time to head to the restaurant.  For the last three Thursday nights I’ve gotten there, only to realize that it was slow and got cut each time.  So I was happy that it was pretty busy last night.  There were three parties of 10 people or more, so my manager said she’d give me most of the smaller tables to make it even.  So I got my first table at 5:20 – nice!  And I kept getting tables – 3 in the bar area, 3 in the dining room – I even flipped two tables twice.  Best part?  I was done by 9:20 and home by 10:00 with $140 in my pocket after tipping out.  Based on the conversations of the other servers on how they did, I think I made double what they did – sometimes having a bigger table doesn’t always mean big $$!

One of our specials last night Tony would have loved.  Half a bone in chicken vesuvio with roasted potatoes and peas.  Do you like chicken vesuvio?

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I had a cup of chicken tortilla soup when I got to work, and true to form, was hungry by the time I got home.  I finished off the rest of the Home Run Inn pizza from the night before, with a couple glasses of white wine.

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Not shockingly, I had no problem getting my 10,000 steps in yesterday!

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Let me know if you want to be friends on FitBit – just leave a comment and I’ll send you an email request.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1630 calories, 135 carbs, 102 protein, 46 fat and 19 fiber
  • 30% of calories from fat, 25% from protein, 32% from carbs and 13% from alcohol
  • just over 7 miles of steps!

Another long day today – double work day.  One of the secretaries quit and today is her last day.  I think I’ve worked with her for 6 years?  So we are having a farewell pizza party for her today at lunch.  She will be missed!

Alright, time to jump in the shower and I have to iron my work clothes that I washed last night – somehow I got food on everything last night – my shirt, apron AND pants!  Gah. 

Make it a great day!