The facts of life. . . the facts of life!  I actually quite enjoyed The Facts of Life when I was younger.  Be right back

So the good news?  Tony’s wound vac was removed!!

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And the bad news?  The truck he is standing behind wouldn’t start for him, so I had to come home from work and pick him up from his doctor appointment.  I had already scheduled a half day off from work, but we were just going to meet at the doctors office.  The car is now fixed and will be ready to be picked up tonight, after spending $250 for a new starter. Sad smile

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I am just waiting for any Cubs fans to give us shit for Tony’s shirt!  While the wound isn’t completely healed, it’s small enough that we can manage it ourselves and we go back in another month.

It will be weird not to know where he is in the house – for the past three months I’ve been able to know where he is by looking for the electrical chord attached to the pump!

I had a coupon for a free Subway breakfast sammie – I got an egg white sunrise – it had turkey, ham and bacon on it – it was super filling and comes in at 423 caloris, 15 fat, 43 carbs, 4.5 fiber and 28 protein.

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And in case you are wondering, banana peppers are completely appropriate for breakfast.  Open-mouthed smile

By the time we left the doctor’s office, we were both hungry, so guess what we had for lunch?  Subway!  This time I got the turkey and forest ham on flat bread – with buffalo sauce.

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With pepper jack cheese, this comes in at 336 calorie,s 4.8 fat, 55 carbs, 6 fiber and 21 protein.  Thanks again Melissa for telling me about the buffalo sauce at Subway – makes the sammie!

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I had chicken thighs I needed to cook up – I told Tony that I thought I’d make a balsamic rosemary marinade, and he opted to just have his chicken sprinkled with plain old garlic salt.

So my marinade was all me!

  • juice from one tangerine
  • zest from one tangerine (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoons chopped rosemary

Mix all together and marinate for 2-4 hours before grilling.

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Grill over indirect heat for 20-25 minutes, or until the meat reaches 165 degrees.  Here is a good link to check out meat temperatures now that we are in full swing of grilling!

I grilled some asparagus on the side – and heated up some brown rice that I cooked earlier in the week.  Supa easy weeknight dinner.  I brought out our summer chairs and Tony and I sat outside while he smoked a cigar and we enjoyed a glass of wine.  Too bad it felt like a Friday night and now I have to go to work today. Sad smile

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Here is Tony’s serious pose, in case you were wondering!

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This is the first asparagus I’ve made this year – I never even tried it before I met Tony – now I love it!  I just grilled it and tossed in a teaspoon of Italian dressing.

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You can tell the darker chicken pieces are mine – the honey in the marinade caramelized on the grill.  The chicken was cooked perfectly, even though Tony was right when he told me I had too many coals. Winking smile

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Dinner comes in at 482 calories, 23 fat, 33 carbs, 2.6 fiber and 35 protein.

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I have Debbi to thank for me not snacking at all yesterday – we were emailing each other back and forth yesterday – I told her that I just couldn’t stop snacking lately and we both agreed, “we can do this.”  So while I was tempted to pull out the chips last night – I didn’t – thanks for the help Debbi!  Check out her Thai chicken pizza – it looks so good!

Stats for Thursday:

  • 1441 cakiruesm 43 fatm 138 carbs, 13 fiber and 35 protein
  • 38% calories from carbs, 27% from fat and 35% from protein
  • no exercise

My two year cell phone agreement was up for renewal, which meant I could get a new phone when I signed a new contract.  I got U.S. Cellular’s version of a smart phone and I love it, even though I only know about 1/10th of its capabilities!

The cool thing?  I have on it – and it has a bar code on the top right hand corner – I can scan a bar code, it will display the calories per serving and I can just drop and drag that to my food log – how cool is that?


It also has recipes I can scroll through at the bottom – love it!

Question of the Day:  Do you have a smart phone?  What’s your favorite app?

Off to get ready for work . . . make it a great day!