We like hand cut fries. . . and fresh baked cookies.

Good morning!  Yesterday was again a busy day, and Wednesday’s are the days that I am night secretary so I worked until 7:00 p.m.  The next train isn’t until 7:30, and it makes ALL the stops, so I didn’t get home until 9:00 last night.

I was sitting at my desk in the morning and I got a text from ComEd that the power was out at my house.  Huh. It was a beautiful day, no stormy weather that would have knocked a power line out.  Turns out somebody ran their car into a transformer on the main road.  It took them nearly 8 hours to repair our power, and about 30 minutes before it turned back on Hannah and Jacob ordered Chinese food and they got home at the same time I did – to have the power come back on. 😀

I didn’t download any pictures yet, but you can see my breakfast and dinner on Instagram.  Lunch was a leftover burger and I never posted that because I reheated it like three times before I ate it, and it kind of looked and tasted like ass at that point.

And I ate Chinese food – probably not the best idea the night before weigh in, but it was late, I was tired and hungry.  I probably ate a cup of fried rice with steamed chicken with hot mustard sauce.  It was so good – can’t remember the last time I had Chinese food.

I did get a walk in with my sister yesterday though.  We keep walking in different directions just to see what’s out there.  Of course, food and restaurant signs are everywhere in Chicago – you could literally have a dozen choices of food in one square block.

We’d walk by a hot dog place that had a sign saying that they had hand cut fries, and Jenn and I would say “we like hand cut fries!”  Another sign asking us to come in for fresh baked cookies, and we would say “we like fresh baked cookies!”  Temptation is everywhere.

We say a sign for a candy store and Jenn still makes Easter baskets for her kids so we checked it out.  Super cute, I’ll share the pics later, but I bought a tiny bag of sour gummies and a tiny bag of chocolate covered pommegranate (sp?) seeds.  Did I need that?  No.  Impulse buy for sure, but this past week, after my giant loss last week of 4.6, I think I lost my focus just a bit.  

I had wine several times, the meal out with my Mom on Sunday with creamed spinach and lobster mac n cheese (that I still dream about!) and I only went to the gym once.  When Jenn and I were walking I told her that I thought I might skip weigh in this week, because I know it’s going to be up, but she wouldn’t let me.

We both told each other no matter what, we’d show up to WW every week, good or bad and attend the meetings.  

So that’s what I am doing.  I caught the early train to meet her for our weekly weigh in, assess the damage and move on.  Progress not perfection, right?!

Off to catch up on blog reading and replying to comments on the remainder of my train ride in – make it a great day! 

Oh, and a huge shout out to my brother Charlie for making me a new header!  I know a lot of you were sick of the one I had – and it was driving my brother crazy because it was blurry 😛  Thanks Charlie!


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  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    April 13, 2017 at 6:40 am Glad Jenn keeps you accountable! :-) One not-so-good week is no big deal, even if there is a slight gain. It's week after week after week of not-so-good choices that's a problem... I had a couple stressful weeks myself and fueled them with caffeine (which I'm supposed to be "off") and too much food. Not feeling my best right now but working on turning it around... Have a great day, Biz!
  • Helen
    April 13, 2017 at 7:02 am All I can think right now is mmmmmmm Chinese. I haven't had that in ages either. Even though the train takes extra time, it must be nice to sit back and let someone else do the driving. Are you guys getting a warm up? They are forecasting 80's for us on Easter Sunday!
  • Emily @ Pizza and Pull-ups
    April 13, 2017 at 7:57 am Progress not perfection is right! Great job sticking to your goals, everyone detours some now and then. I am trying to get myself back on track as well.
  • Carrie @ Season It Already
    April 13, 2017 at 8:15 am Bullets! ~ I almost that you were going to type... "We like hand cut fries... and we cannot lie!" Lol. ~ Rice with steamed chicken with hot mustard sauce... That sounds awesome. Maybe you can post a recipe of that! The only time I have hot mustard sauce was whenever we go to one of those Japanese Teppanyaki restaurants. Over chicken and rice sounds really good. ~ I've had a rough week, too, but it felt good to get back at it yesterday. PROGRESS! :-) ~ I stink at the headers. I've tried to change it over time, but never comes out right... I have a lot of updating to do on my blog, including all the posts I've been meaning to write, that are only half-finished!
  • Kym
    April 13, 2017 at 9:41 am Your Instagram photo made me want Chinese too. I try to avoid it because of the sodium. I always feel blah for a few days after I eat it, really need to figure out a good homemade version without so much "stuff" in it. Progress is all you can ever ask for. We all have our moments when we backslide or indulge. It's okay. Way to go Jenn for insisting you go. You guys make a great team. Hand cut fries and cookies straight from the oven are probably my two favorite things that is hard to pass up. I could probably eat any cookie, regardless of the taste, if it was fresh from the oven. Hand cut fries, mmmm I love the potato flavor they retain compared to frozen fries.
  • Shelley B
    April 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm Mmmm, fries. I'm still looking for the perfect fries in my town. It's a job, but somebody has to do it. ;) Have a great weekend, Biz!
  • Charlie Hills
    April 13, 2017 at 7:11 pm