I didn’t know about pinterest until I found people pinning my food.  While I don’t tweet, and I am just starting to figure out facebook, pinterest seemed a bit daunting to me, but I know a lot of you use it.

Want the breakdown?  Janetha from Meals & Moves has a pinterest 101 – I could easily find myself pinning a million recipes!  You can check it out here – thanks Janetha!

With the beginning of a new year, I always try to figure out how to reduce our budget.  I think I do pretty good on food – $100 a week.  Our average gas bill so far this winter has only been $70 a month, due in part because we set the thermostat to 64 during the night and use a small space heater in our room.

I called our phone company (AT&T) and told them I didn’t want to change anything that we have (i.e. hd reception, premium movie channels, phone and internet) but I wanted a better bundle.  You see all these commercials offering specials to new customers, why not show a little love to your existing customers?

A 15 minute phone call later, she reduced my monthly bill by $25.95 a month, which doesn’t seem like much, but that’s $311.40 a year!  I’ll take it. šŸ˜€  I should take out $26 in cash every time I pay my bill and stash it away for next Christmas.

Breakfast was another egg sammie, this time on Healthy Life bread, which I love – 2 slices are only 2 points and 5 grams of fiber!  This time with egg white, baby spinach and 1/2 ounce of cheese, with a sliced fuji apple on the side.   Best part?  Breakfast is only 6 WW points. šŸ˜€

I couldn’t wait for lunch to get outside – temps almost to the 50’s!  I drove to the trail by my office – literally a 3 minute car ride.  I ended up doing a walk for 3 minutes, jog for 1 minute, and then sprint for 1 minute – did that for 40 minutes – nice. šŸ˜€  I think it matters that the run isn’t at a steady pace.  Thoughts?

My face and neck always get so splotchy when I run – sexy, no? šŸ˜€

It’s still weird that its January and there is no snow on the ground.

Lunch was a messy taco salad – 4 ounces (raw before cooking) ground sirloin, baby spinach, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, 1/2 ounce shredded cheese, and a 100 calorie guacamole pack on top.  I can’t remember who told me (let me know!) but these 100 calorie Wholly Guacamole packs freeze perfectly – I threw it in my lunch bag and it was defrosted by lunch time.

My dressing:  1/3 cup of my baja fresh salsa, 1 tablespoon of light ranch dressing and 1 teaspoon hot sauce.  All tossed together – lunch comes in at 9 WW points.

I was planning on having cube steak, but Tony wasn’t in the mood – he just wanted a plain hamburger, no bun.  So it was another Biz meal for one – I had 4 ounces of cube steak, a cup of mashed potatoes with gravy, a whole zucchini that I sauteed in a teaspoon of olive oil and Greek seasoning – comfort food at its best, and this whole plate is 10 WW points.

In other news, I am slowly building my recipage:


Once I have input all my recipes, you will be able to search by course, ingredient, etc. and also make print friendly versions.  This will be an ongoing project – I think over the course of 1750 posts I probably have about 1000 recipes to add to it. šŸ˜€  I’ll probably finish by December 31, 2012. šŸ˜€

You can create your own too – just go here: http://www.recipage.com/ – its free!  I don’t self host, so you may get more features if you do – again, not that technical. šŸ˜€

Happy Friday!