Thank God my husband is handy, because I really have relied on him over the years to fix things, because that’s what he does!  And he’s good at it.  I got a call from Hannah while I was at work, right when my boss and I were filing documents online for a deadline!  I called Tony, who was also on a business call.  I told Hannah we’d get there when we could.  And as I was sitting there, I felt bad because I really do rely on my husband too much for mechanical things.  What if it were just me and Hannah?  We’d have to muddle through somehow!

So while my I am waiting, after work hours, to finish what I had to do, I quickly did a YouTube search on how to change a tire.  isn’t it sad that a 41 year old woman doesn’t know how to do that!

But the kicker is that when I got my driver’s license, my Dad made me not change one tire BUT ALL FOUR to make sure I got the hang of it!  Well, that was a long time ago. 

Luckily Tony knew better and met us to help us out – so while we did the manual labor, it was through Tony’s guidance that got us through!


Thank you Tony for coming to the rescue. . . Again!  Um, not sure you can tell but Hannah is volunteering at a local thrift store – 50% discount for families and she gets first dibs on what comes through the door!  I believe I raised my daughter right! 😀

So breakfast was another Non-Biz one.  I had cooked quinoa, so I made this:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 ounces diced apple
  • 1 ounce unsweetened apple sauce
  • .25 ounce chopped walnut
  • 4 ounces of cottage cheese
  • with Tabasco! 😀



Lunch was an old family favorite – Chicken Brunswick Stew.  I’ll have to post the recipe later, I thought I already had!



So dinner was a bit hectic, as we got home late after fixing Hannah’s tire.  I had thawed some chicken legs, so the easiest thing to do was to fry them up.  I sautéed some green beans and heated up some quinoa for my side.  The is no breading – just salt and pepper on the outside.


My plate:


And Hannah ate the last of our good hotdogs, and since the fryer was on, and she’d only had like 12 points going into dinner, I fried it up – she gave Tony and I each a slice and it was pretty damn good!  I gave it hatch marks because I wasn’t sure if it would explode otherwise!


Not pictured today was an ounce of pretzels and about 10 almonds.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1261 calories
  • 34.5 fat
  • 68 protein
  • 162 carbs
  • 23.8 fiber
  • 24% of calories from fat!
  • 45 minute walk at lunch

And it’s Weigh-in Wednesday for my food pantry challenge.  I started out at 167.6 – last week I was 166.2 and today I was 165.1 – for a total food pantry donation of 2.5 pounds!  My goal was a pound a week, so I am pretty close to meeting my goal of donating 7 pounds of food to my local pantry! 😀

Two more days til the weekend is going to be my mantra!  See you all tomorrow night! 😀