On other news, only 36 days until we take off for vacation. Don't even lie! I know you were all dying to know! I have the final countdown playing in my head now. Great! It's an amazingly horrible song. Te-Heeeeee....
BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:00am.
The traditional, the classic, the wonderful, the wholesome, the usual.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 wheat bran
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash pumpkin pie spice
- pinch salt
- (Microwaved and topped with 1 tbs ground flax, 2 tbs sugar free raspberry preserves (Smucker's) and 1 tbs Better N' Peanut Butter.)
Work was busy but not hectic today. I think I had the Friday glow going on though so nothing could get me down. I got a ton of work done and it felt great. I set some new projects up, filed, organized and updated all of my spreadsheets. FASCINATING I KNOW!
LUNCH (meal #2) at 12:30pm.
I had the BEST salad for lunch. Spinach + tomato + green pepper + bread & butter pickles + sunflower seeds + Morning Star Farms black bean burger + steamed broccoli + spray butter.
Yes, I use spray butter instead of dressings. I'm a freak. I think it tastes amazing with veggies. It doesn't mask the flavor like dressings do, it accentuates it. I LOVE it and you can think what you will of me but I assure you it's great. I don't use a TON or anything crazy like that. Just a little drizzle. :)
I had to leave the office at 3:30 today to meet Mr. Gas Man at my house and have the meter inspected. ANNOYING! Someone was out less than a month ago to check it but they "have no record" of him ever being at my house. So either they are a disorganized mess at the gas company or I let a strange man (not from the gas company) into my house last time to play in my basement. HEY, he was sporting a bright orange vest and tool belt. He looked the part. UGH!
SNACK (meal #3) at 4:30pm.
While waiting on Mr. Gas Man, I made a quick yogurt mess. To put it simply, it was freakin AMAZING!
- Plain Dannon Greek Yogurt
- Fresh Pineapple
- Fresh Strawberry
- Udi's original granola
Uhm, this was seriously tasty. Udi's original granola is by my favorite variety from the flavors that I have sampled. I also loved the fresh pineapple with the plain yogurt. HEAVEN!
Mr. Gassy finally showed up at 5:00 and was in and out in a matter of minutes. YAY! They better document their findings this time!!
I tossed in some laundry while I waited on Nick to get home. I also filled up the French Press with Dulche De Leche flavored coffee. It was a dreary, dull, raining/snowing at the same time MUST have coffee kind of day. (Yeah, I said snowing, I hate Ohio!! It was 80 degrees just last Tuesday!)
SNACK (meal #4) at 6:00.
I also had some pretzels. I love pretzels with coffee!
No more than 3 minutes passed before Nick turned the Wii on after getting home. HA! Oddly enough (shocking even) I'm not complaining. We spent hours bowling, flying, and shooting arrows together. Sadly I suck even at fake bowling. Figures! It was fun though. :)
DINNER (meal #5 at 9:30pm.
I was craving Mexican so I decided to whip up some chicken fajitas. I love this dish because it's full of veggies, healthy and relatively low in calories.
In a large pan with a lid I sauteed some yellow pepper + red pepper + green pepper + onions + mushrooms. I never use olive oil. Weird I know. To me the healthy fats aren't worth the high calories. Instead I used my non-stick pan and added a splash of water. My food never sticks so WHY in the world would I even fathom using oil?
When the veggies were nice and tender (not mushy) I took them out of the pan and tossed in a large chicken breast which I cut into thin strips. I seasoned it with pink salt, black pepper, cayenne and a sprinkle of taco seasoning.
When the chicken was done I tossed the veggies back in to heat them through and dinner was done.
Nick enjoyed his with flour tortillas and I had mine with a FlatOut wrap.
I just had one with some extra veggies and sour cream on the side per the usual.
I would normally add avocado but the one I have at home is not ripe enough yet. I died a little on the inside when I realized this! I did have some spicy hot sauce which made up for it. Sort of.
I have a SERIOUS workout scheduled for tomorrow morning. Lower body, abs and cardio. My "delicate" parts are feeling just fine today so I should be up for a full workout. It's time to get serious!! I still want to lose 10 more pounds before we leave for vacation. Or close to it. Time to puuuuuuuuuuuuush it and RELEASE THE FEROCIOUS BEAST within. Time to build up those sweet-sweet muscles for Summer.
I'm going to go "golf" and "sword fight" now. Have a great night. I LOVE FRIDAY'S!