I know, its weird, but I rarely wear a winter coat unless I know I am going to be outside for any length of time, like when I snow blow the driveway.    I usually pre-heat my car in the morning.  I walk 10 feet to my car in the morning to get to work, and then walk 20 feet to my office building.

I even remember in high school not wearing a winter coat most of the winter!  Not that I didn’t have one, I just didn’t wear one.  I worked two jobs – one as a bus girl at a restaurant and part time at Benetton.  Remember that store?

All I remember doing all day long was folding clothes over and over.  We had a ruler that all the shirts, sweaters, etc. had to be absolutely perfect.  I used to cringe when I customer would come in, take the bottom sweater off of a stack of sweaters, then just tossing it on top because they didn’t want it.   The clothes were ridiculously expensive too, even 26 years ago (okay, I just really felt old typing that number – 26 years ago I was 16?  how did that happen??!!)

But at the end of the season there were huge discounts, thus making the clothes somewhat affordable to me with my discount.  At the beginning of winter we got a shipment of winter clothes and a fell in love with this long red pea coat.  The starting price was $150.  We only had so many in so many sizes, but I knew it would never last the whole season and go on discount.

So as we were putting the coats out on the floor, I may have put “my” coat in a far corner of the stock room where hardly anyone went.   As we got close to the huge mark downs, I got to work one day and was in the back room with the owner when I walked to the far corner of the stock room, pulled out the coat and said “Oh my gosh, how did this get back here?”  I asked her if I could get it at the current discount and she agreed – she was none the wiser!

I wore that winter coat every day for two winters in a row! 😀  Sorry you had to read that Mom, but I wanted that coat!  Do you even remember it?

I switched up my breakfast because my avocado wasn’t ripe yet.  Two breakfast tacos – 1 egg, 1/2 cup egg white, diced ham, cheese and taco sauce.

390 calories, 24 carbs, 35 protein, 15 fat and 3 fiber

I didn’t work out at lunch yesterday – I picked up a prescription for Tony so hopefully he’ll start feeling better.  By the time I got to the drug store, picked it up, got home, gave Tony a few kisses and back to my desk, my lunch hour was just about over.

I did have time to put my lunch together.  You can barely see it, but I have another link of Christina’s dad’s sausage, 2 cups of spaghetti squash and 1/2 cup of my marinara.  Try as I might, I can’t make spaghetti squash look any more appetizing than baby barf sprinkled with cheese!  It really was delicious though!

422 calories, 66 carbs, 13.6 protein, 12.8 fat and 6.4 fiber

And since I made a big pot of my Buffalo chicken chili, while Tony ate some Campbell’s chicken and stars, I had a bowl of chili with an ounce of tortilla sauce.  My favorite way to eat chili?  Scoop some chili on my tortilla, several dashes of Tabasco, then pop it in my mouth.  😀

553 caloires, 71 carbs, 26 protein, 18 fat and 9.5 fiber

A co-worker brought in cookies yesterday.  Normally I am not tempted at all by work food, but she made oatmeal scotchies – one of my favorite cookies of all time!  So I deemed them insulin worthy and had one.  I guessed but I think one cookie is 161 calories, but totally worth it! 😀

What is your favorite cookie of all time? A good snickerdoodle comes in close second for me.

Stats for Monday:

  • 1527 calories, 186 carbs, 77 protein,53 fat, 18.9 fiber
  • 31% of calories from fat
  • 102 – average blood sugar

Okay, I may be wearing a winter coat today.  I just checked weather.com and right now its 11 degrees. . . but it feels like -1!

Make it a great day!