Yesterday marks 100 days before the end of the year and I am joining Steve’s Hot 100 challenge for the end of the year.  I’ve realized in the past week or so that I have had too many licks and tastes of things I am making, so I need to be more mindful.  So what are my goals?

  1. Lose 10 pounds.  Sounds easy doesn’t it?  Yet I haven’t lost a pound since I started this blog two years ago.
  2. Portion control – I need to bring my scale out again – I think my 1 cup servings of pasta have gotten a bit big lately.
  3. More fruits and veggies!  Seriously been slacking on this one lately.
  4. Strength train at least 3 times a week.  I think I do too much cardio and not enough strength training.

Thanks Steve for putting this together again this year!

Breakfast was my spicy oats – topped with egg whites, 2 slices of really well done bacon (I actually like it almost burnt!) and swiss cheese.

lots of Frank's hot sauce too 😀

The strawberries were really tart so I let them sit in Splenda for a while 😀

I went to the gym and you would have thought I hadn’t worked out in a year!  Why is it that just a few days away from working out and it’s almost like starting from scratch?  The bikes were taken so I did 40 minutes on the elliptical.

Lunch was my cauliflower mac n cheese – but I subbed in broccoli for the cauliflower.  With a McDonald’s side salad:

I’ve talked about my grocery store having a 50% off bin for meat that needs to be sold that day.  I spun the 50% off wheel and picked up a 1.6 pound bone in ribeye – score!

Tony grilled it to perfection - so juicy!
perfect medium rare 😀

I made twice baked potatoes on the side – none of those pictures turned out, but I used this cheese from Whole Foods – did you know you can just ask them to try any cheese?

Mmmmm....cheese 😀

And thanks to Beth, I have a new screen saver at work!

I love her photography!

Thanks to everyone who voted for me for the Foodbuzz Food Blog Challenge – fingers crossed I make it to the next round! 😀

Happy Friday – hopefully I have party pizza Friday tonight 😀