Hannah leaves for Germany today!!  Doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that Maxi left us to go back home!  You can see the pictures from the farewell dinner here.   We have checked the weather and it will be in the 70’s at least the first 10 days of her trip.  I am so excited for her – I am taking a half day off.

After we drop her off Tony is taking me to a fabulous Italian restaurant – he’s taken clients there, his son and even his Dad, but I have yet to try it!   Check out the menu – what would you order?  All I know is that Tony took one client one night, and he went back the following two nights on his own!

I am so happy its berry season – my store had both black berries and raspberries for .99 cents a pint!

On the side I had an egg white “taco” on a flour tortilla – drizzled with my baja fresh salsa!  On the bottom is crumbled goat cheese – I bought this at the Marion Street Cheese Market when I went to Oak Park last weekend.  It’s called purple haze and it has lavender and fennel in it!  I am going to check out this company and see what else they have and if they sell it closer to my house.

so creamy!!

Breakfast comes in at 290 calories, 31 carbs, 17.2 protein, 10.6 fat and 9.2 fiber.

I went to the gym to do the bike machine.  I ended up doing 8.8 miles in 39 minutes.  While I was riding, an “award” flashed across the screen saying that I was a “marathoner.”  What doesn’t make sense is that I’ve ridden 43 miles since I started the machine last week!

I only started this machine 7 days ago!Okay, the soup I made is about the easiest soup you could ever make!

Enchilada Soup Recipe (printer friendly version here)


2 cup corn
1 cup black beans
1 can fat free refried beans
8 cups chicken broth, low sodium
8 ounce chicken breast, cooked and shredded
12 ounce enchilada sauce
1 teaspoon cumin
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of pepper


Add all ingredients in a big pot and simmer until beans, corn and chicken are warmed – about 15 minutes.

I need to use my MasterCook to figure out the calories on this – caloriecount said 1 1/2 cups was 414 calories and 23 grams of fiber, which just doesn’t seem right to me.  I had an ounce of tortilla chips on the side:

Dinner was easy – spaghetti with Italian sausage on our homemade marinara sauce. 😀

467 calories, 59 carbs, 21 protein, 16.2 fat and 4.5 fiber

I must have overestimated the amount of carbs in my dinner, because 30 minutes after dinner my blood sugar was 42 🙁  So I ate a small banana nut muffin and that did the trick.

Stats for Day 9 of 101:

  • 1420 calories, 196 carbs, 80 protein, 42 at and 38 fiber (which I don’t think is right!)
  • 25.5% calories from fat, 21% from protein and 53% from carbs
  • 8.8 mile bike ride in 39 minutes

So this will be the longest time Hannah and I have been apart from each other – she’s vacationed with my Mom before for 10 days, but this trip is 3 weeks!  I couldn’t be more excited for her though!

How far have you traveled when you were a teenager away from your parents?

Off to do AM yoga – need to burn off some calories before my dinner out tonight! 😀