Attitude Adjustment

Last night I was reading through some of my old blog posts while the construction crew were working.  I was told unequivocally that I was not to help.

And not surprisingly, I read several posts where I put myself down because either I had an impromptu dinner out and didn’t make the best choice.  Or I hadn’t been to the gym in a week.

If someone told me they went out with friends and had a burger, would I tell them they have no self control and just give up?

So I am going to try to treat myself as I would anybody else.  As my friend Lynne said, it’s time to say goodbye to the struggle bus and jump on the self-love bus.  I hear the seats are much nicer on that bus ???


I had a breakfast parfait yesterday and when I went to put it in my stemless wine glass, I pulled it out of my desk drawer and it was broken ? so I give you a parfait …bowl.  One cup plain Chobani (4) 2 tablespoons of granola, craisins and slivered almonds (4) with mango and kiwi.

My sister had to stick around her office so I was on my own for my lunch time walk.  I walked north, found a giant Jewel on Ohio and State street (good to know), and picked up a cup of tomato soup at Potbelly’s.

I had a turkey lavash wrap (4) with the soup (4) and apple for dessert.

I lucked out last night – no one signed up for night secretary so I got to leave at 5:00.  Show of hands how many times you pin a recipe, look at it every time you see your boards, and never make it?! ??

I’ve seen buffalo cauliflower bites for a while.  This recipe finally happened because I took the easy route and bought cut cauliflower at Trader Joe’s.

I just cleaned out my deep fryer so I had fresh oil.  I made this batter for one cup of cauliflower: 1/8 cup flour, 1/8 cup seltzer, 1/2 t. Garlic powder, 1 teaspoon everything but the bagel seasoning.  I didn’t add salt to the batter, nor did I salt the cauliflower when it came out of the fryer, because the Frank’s buffalo sauce has plenty of sodium.

Dip cauliflower into batter to coat. Deep fry for 4 minutes at 350 degrees.  Then toss in buffalo sauce.  The batter is 2 points, the oil is 1 and my Chobani ranch dressing made with Hidden Valley packaged ranch dressing mix came in at another point. 

Four points for this whole plate ???

The verdict? Delicious.  Next time I am going to batter the cauliflower and refrigerate it for 30 minutes to see if I can get it crispier, but this definitely cured my jones for chicken wings.


The dogs have been beside themselves with all the clutter and construction mess and noise – I feel like telling them “I get it!”  Roman sat on my lap for a good 30 minutes, which is unusual for him, he’s always on the move when not sleeping.

I am happy to report that the floor has been  installed! Only thing left is the trim and the steps which they will do tonight.

The kadults are also going to be painting the paneling the same grey that is in the living room. Oh, and Hannah painted my back door red ?

I truly am grateful for all their hard work. The only room left to do will be my kitchen, but that will have to wait a bit.  Let’s first clean up the mess before making another one. ?

I am on my way to weigh in.  Jenn is meeting me there. She’s also doing a giveaway on her blog with the G.H. Cretors popcorn – just leave a comment for a chance to win. ??

Happy Thursday – make it a great day! 

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  • Carol Belles
    May 25, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Love the new floor!! I have the same in my bathroom!!

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks Carol! It’s really coming together 😀

  • Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    May 25, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I love buffalo cauliflower, so delicious! The new floors look great.

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      I am kicking myself that it took me so long to make it 😀

  • Helen
    May 25, 2017 at 9:25 am

    The new floor is beautiful!

    I’m jealous of your lunchtime walks – especially that you can walk underground if the weather isn’t great.

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Tony hated coming to the city, so I usually only came down a couple times a year. Love being both a country mouse where I live and a city mouse where I work 😀

  • Diana
    May 25, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Love the remodel and I LOVE popcorn, I hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks Diana – good luck on the giveaway on my sisters blog 😀

  • Kris
    May 25, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Good for you Biz. I had a similar thought earlier this week when I was critically assessing the roll over the top of my leggings and thinking ughh I should change before my gym class. Then I thought geez Kris we all have “rolls” or lumps and bumps who cares? Get over thee self and get to the gym and accept your imperfections because they don’t define you. And so rolls and all I did lol.
    We are indeed are own harshest critics. So I say give yourself the same love you give everyone else amazing friend!

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Love this comment Kris! “Get over thee self!” Love it 😀

  • Beth Sher
    May 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I wasn’t seeing your new posts so I was getting worried! Glad you’re doing ok

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Dang, still having problems with that – if you click on the month to the right, you can scroll down and see all my Monday – Friday posts – glad you were worried about me though! 😀

  • missytenvoorde
    May 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    The floor looks great! I got my hands on the dill pickle popcorn OMG so good! Have a great weekend!

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks! OMG, lucky! I need to find that flavor 😀

  • Shelley B
    May 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Awww, Roman sitting with you looks very pleased – like, “we’re in this together” in avoiding the construction chaos. Floor is looking good; the gray walls will really tie everything together nicely!

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      I agree – but now I need to figure out what the “purpose” of this room is. I mean, it’s kind of my office, but it’s been a catch all for a while. I think I may need to bring my friend Whitney who did my living room in for advice!

  • Aimee
    May 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I wish I could figure out why I have months where everything just clicks and I am in control, and then like a blink of an eye it all changes. It’s important to remind ourselves sometimes that we are amazing no matter what the scale says (easier said than done), and that it’s ok if we aren’t perfect all the time. You are amazing Biz!! You inspire so many people every day including me 🙂

    • Biz
      May 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      I wish I could figure it out too – but I guess if we have more good days than bad, that’s all that matters! You inspire me to run – I just haven’t gotten there yet 😀 Hugs!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    May 25, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Yes! Beating ourselves up is so not productive and so very unkind. And we would never treat others that way. We deserve to so much better! Plus, the majority of the “damage” is usually done in the aftermath after we beat ourselves up, don’t you think?! And, yes, the self-love bus is so much better!

    The floor is beautiful!!!

  • Lori
    May 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    See, if I were doing that construction, you would be right there with me and we would do it together. The end result looks great, though!