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It was weird being at work on Monday.  Six minutes before my train got to my station, there was only two other people on the platform.  It was only my one boss and me and our whole side of the floor.  But, my boss worked over the weekend, so I had a huge pile of stuff to get through my inbox.  I was about to leave for lunch when we got notified that the office was closing at 3 – so I powered through and caught the early train home.

You’ll be happy to know that Insanity has finally started!  It’s on the free Beach Body on Demand, but I already know I will continue once the free trial is over.  There are hundreds of workouts, I can do them anywhere (like my vacation next week!) and there are recipes, and all sorts of other stuff I haven’t even checked out yet.

Monday was my Fit Test, and I did better than I did the first time in 2013!  While I am four years older, I am nearly 20 pounds lighter, so that made all the difference.  I sent this picture to my brother and sister when I finished (I love this tank – $4.98 at Walmart!) and my brother said he had the second shirt shown. 😀

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Yesterday felt like Saturday again!  Knowing I was going to have ribs later, I had this TWO point breakfast.  I’ve talked about Joseph’s brand lavash which is giant and two points for the whole thing – I recently found these Joseph’s pita breads that are only 1 point and I think 60 calories?  They are light, fluffy and soft.  I made an egg white scramble pita for 2 points with a festive fruit kabob.

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My Mom came over yesterday, but I did Day 2 of Insanity before she got to my house – I fininshed 5 minutes after she got to my house.  I forgot how hard it was, but I was a sweaty mess and was glad I got it out of the way.  It was nearly lunch time, Hannah and Jacob had just gotten off work, so I put togehter this picky plate.  I have to admit, I didn’t track my points after breakfast, but with a tray like this, I stuck with the shrimp cocktail and fruit for a low point lunch.

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Thanks Cabot Cheese for my cheese loot!   They reently sent me these cracker cut slices in six different flavors – the pepper jack was my favorite, while Hannah and Jacob love the white cheddar cheeses. I love that it’s portioned – each slice is .25 ounces, so 4 squares is an ounce for 4 points.  You will never find me skimping on fat free cheese to lower the points, just not worth it in my book!

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After our snacky lunch, my Mom wanted to go to the state park that I posted on Monday.  We took a different path than I took the other day, and found this look out.  I sent the picture below to my brother and sister, you know, just to remind them that yet again, Mom is spending another holiday with her favorite child.  Charlie responded with “where are you – it looks like giraffes will be walking by any moment!  Which he then proceeded to send us the following pictures – so funny!

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We walked for the better part of an hour I’d say.  It was getting hot, so we headed back home.  

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I am close to greatness with these Greek seasoned ribs.  I could have easily doubled the marinade, and will post the recipe once I am happy with it.  

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We played Scrabble – Jacob had never played before.  He had the first turn and was able to use all his letters on his first turn and got a score of 72 his first turn.  I’d like to say beginners luck, but he routinely had scores of 20-30 points per turn and the rest of us had 12 points here, 8 points there.  It was fun though – I love Scrabble.

I bought these giant sparklers at Walmart, so once it was dark, we lit them and walked around the yard.  It was the perfect ending to a great day.  Just don’t look at my kitchen right now – I know there are some of you that can never go to bed with a messy kitchen, but turns out, it doesn’t bother me.  Hannah gets off of work at 11, so I secretly hope she cleans up the kitchen before I get home tonight 😀

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So today feels like Monday again!  So crazy – at least the weekend will be here before you know it.  And I already heard my first back to school commercial on the radio already 😛  How was your 4th?  Make it a great day!

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  • debby
    July 5, 2017 at 8:07 am Charlie's pictures cracked me up. What a fun family you have. I do love that state park that you've been visiting.
    • Biz
      July 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm Thanks Debby - they made me laugh too ? This state park is 2200 acres! Just wish I'd discovered it sooner - and my Mom and I think it will be absolutely gorgeous in the fall.
  • Carrie @ Season It Already
    July 5, 2017 at 8:21 am Love those pics. Which app did he use!?
    • Biz
      July 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm Carrie, my brother is a computer programmer at Apple - not sure he had to use an app ?
    • Charlie Hills
      July 7, 2017 at 6:28 am Just used "Preview" which comes with macOS. It's mostly for viewing photos but it has a few tooks for quick edits.
  • Kelly B.
    July 5, 2017 at 8:31 am Hilarious safari pics Charlie!! LOL! Looks like a successful holiday for you all!! Look forward to the greek marinade, always trying to find ways to kick up protein! Have a great short week!! Yay! Hugs!
    • Biz319
      July 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm I'll let you know Kelly when I make it again - it was a bit weak in the lemon department. Hooray for a short week! :D
  • Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    July 5, 2017 at 9:00 am Your picky plates always look so delicious! Hope you have a great day!
    • Biz319
      July 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm Thanks Em! Hope you had a great holiday! :D
  • Marcia
    July 5, 2017 at 9:13 am I LOVE Beachbody on demand!! Check out the 3-week yoga retreat too. Good stuff on there. You crack me up with the Giraffes. I'm not a fan of 2 Mondays in one week.
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 6:52 am I am loving it too! This weekend I am going to check out some of the other stuff - I'll check out the yoga - I need to give that another try :D
  • Helen
    July 5, 2017 at 11:11 am Charlie! Hahahahahahahahaha!
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 6:53 am He makes me laugh so hard - can't wait to see him on vacation next weekend!
  • Jamie Hood
    July 5, 2017 at 4:59 pm Hey The pics from Charlie are hilarious. I agree that life's too short to eat bad cheese. I will never buy fat free cheese..ick...My favorite is the Cabot Hot Habanero...yum I thought that today felt like a Monday all day...but tomorrow is Friday Eve so Woohoo!!! ? Jamie
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 6:54 am I forgot about the hot habanero - I'll have to look for that one once I eat all the other cheese I have in my house - I should take a picture of it sometime, it's a bit rediculous (but in a good way!) :D Happy Friday!
  • Lynn
    July 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm Your family is a hoot !!!! Wonderful sense of humor.
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 6:55 am We do laugh a lot - my late husband had the hardest time with that - we could just say a word that would link back to some memory and just start laughing - he used to call it "unseen humor." :D
  • Kym
    July 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm I love the doctored up photos of your Mom on safari. You guys are too funny, thanks for keeping the laughter coming. The state park does look amazing and I'd be all over it in the fall. Well maybe the summer you are currently having wouldn't be too bad. Yummy picky plate, I just love stuff like that. I think all restaurants should have stuff like that and not all the fried appetizer stuff. I love the giant sparkler, I almost bought a package of regular size ones for myself but since my family was all working on the fourth I didn't bother:(
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 6:57 am Thanks Kym - this morning is the first time I left the house and it felt like summer - it was already 76 degrees, but our high today will only be 78. I plan on hitting up the park again this weekend, I had some plans this weekend that fell through last minute.
  • Charlie Hills
    July 7, 2017 at 6:29 am Your brother's so weird!
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 6:57 am That's cause you live in Austin! :D See you in less than a week!