5k today!

I think my computer glitch yesterday was as simple as not shutting down my desk top 😛  I can’t remember the last time I rebooted it or shut it down, but now everything seems to be working.  I had about 10 minutes to spare yesterday morning and instead of jumping on Facebook, I took a 10 minute walk – low 60’s and foggy.  It was so refreshing and just a reminder that hey, I could probably get up 30 minutes earlier and get a 30 minute walk in before I start my day.

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There is a tiny coffee shop across the street from my train station.  I keep forgetting to buy creamer for home, so I popped in for a cup of coffee.  This place is so eclectic – he’s got a piano in there, leather couches, he has booths for breakfast or lunch, and then he turns into a bar at 5:00.  Anywho, he’s trying out a new bakery and he had free samples, and while I waited for my coffee, I ate the equivalent of half a muffin – 6 points worth!  It was good, but not on my plan.

Which is why my breakfast baked potato turned into an egg wrap.  Two ounces of baked potato scrambled with egg whites and topped with a tablespoon of bacon bits, with fruit on the side. 4 points, so my TOTAL breakfast was 10.

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I was solo on my walk yesterday – my sister had a lunch to go to.  As I was crossing Michigan Avenue, I saw this sign and was like “yeah, that’s happening!”  Lerd, if you ever come to Chicago, get this popcorn.  I paid $.76 with tax for a small back of their caramel/cheese popcorn combo.  It turned out to be a blessing, because as I was walking I could feel my blood sugar dropping.  I ate half of the two cup bag for 5 points.  When I got back to my desk my blood sugar was 62, so it must have been low!   I gave the second half of the bag away – otherwise I knew I would eat the rest of it on the train ride home.

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I could eat this wrap below every day and not get sick of it.  Lavash wrap, Italian deli turkey (so flavorful!) romaine and lots of Dijon mustard, with 1/2 ounce of chips and salsa that I picked up for $1 at Qdoba.  I also pickled some cucumbers so they were so spicy good.

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The fog came back when it was time to come home.  I didn’t have to work late which was nice.

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As luck would have it, Hannah made dinner for Jacob – keto meatballs – the only thing that makes them keto vs. paleo is that she used almond flour and eggs as a binder and used Parmesan cheese – I think paleo you can’t have cheese?  I can’t keep up with their diet changes, but all I know is that I cut one meatball (4 ounces) sliced it and put it on a Healthy Life hot dog bun and dinner was delish.  I am calling this 8 points to be on the safe side.

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A couple of Hannah and Jacob’s friends came over and we played banana grams – such a fun game with lots of laughs.

I am doing a 5k after work today!  Our office is participating in a 5k – I think 40 of us are doing it.  One of my co-workers is killing it on Weight Watchers – she’s lost 80 pounds in the last year.  This is her first 5k race, so I told her our only goal is to finish it.  If she wants to jog a minute, walk a minute, walk the whole thing – whatever, I’ll help her get to the finish line.  Should be fun!

If you have time – can you show me some love over at The Chopping Block?  My Apple Fritter Muffins turned out amazing if I say so myself 😀

Make it a great day!

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