Some mornings our dog wants to go out right away.  Other mornings, it’s a battle.  You have to end up doing a song and dance waving the leash “want to go for a walk?!”  Sometimes I need to show him I am getting on my shoes and coat, and then he will finally want to go out.

Yesterday morning he was raring to go!  And wouldn’t you know it was only 21 degrees when we stepped outside!  I was only wearing a sweater and instantly regretted my decision about 10 minutes into the walk.

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We even got a dusting of snow from Monday night!  It was a gorgeous morning though – nice and crisp.

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I absolutely love scones.  I think the first one I had was at Starbuck’s – their cinnamon chip scone is still hands down one of my favorites.  Sadly that bad boy comes in at nearly 500 calories and 70 grams of carbs!

Tony, however, has eaten a scone once in his lifetime, and have declared them not worthy.  He feels they dry out your mouth the instant they hit your tongue.  In nearly 12 years of marriage, he’s never tried one of my scones so I can prove him wrong.  Oh well, that just means more for me!

I got the recipe from this blog – the only thing I did differently was reduce the amount of the glaze to 1/2 a cup of powdered sugar, and I left off the additional glaze all together.  I also made mine into 12 scones vs. her 24 mini scones.  Each one of my scones comes in at 177 calories, 6 fat, 26 carbs, .9 fiber and 2.9 protein.

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I do like how this girl cut her scones – I’ve normally put my dough into a circle and cut it that way – check it out:

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These are delicious.  A slight crust on the outside, tender on the inside and just an added hint of sweetness with the glaze on top. 

My breakfast with scrambled zucchini eggs and blackberries and a scone – 430 calories, 16 fat, 42 carbs, 6.5 fiber and 27 protein.

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I made it to the gym later than usual – nearly 12:45, but I have to say, it was a nice amount of time from breakfast and my run felt really good.  Check out my time!


Only 2 1/2 minutes from my 35:00 minute goal – and I think I’ve shaved off about 3 minutes and 25 seconds from a week ago Monday – not too shabby!

Yesterday’s lunch was pretty much another day of “throw shit in a bag.”  This time I had a ham and cheese quesadilla on corn tortillas, 1/2 an ounce of tortilla chips, hummus, carrots, cucumbers and a lone pickle spear.  Not very interesting, but it did the trick – 377 calories, 20 fat, 30 carbs, 3.8 fiber and 20 protein.

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Tony texted me earlier in the day and said that he had gotten a surprise for me.  Since I am not drinking I knew it couldn’t be a bottle of wine or an artisan beer.  It was even better!!!

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Hells to the yes.  I’ve been trying to find the buffalo flavored Tabasco sauce for months, from the first time I saw it in a commercial.  When I first entered our zip code into the retail finder, back then it said the closest store that carried it was more than 150 miles away.  Not kidding I thought of going on a road trip!

It’s delicious – if you love Tabasco like I do, and buffalo shit, this sauce is for you.  You get the vinegar hit of the Tabasco and the heat of the buffalo sauce – perfect combo! 

I had pork chops on the menu, so of course, I had to make mine buffalo Tabasco style.  I had scalloped potatoes on the side, green beans and a small piece of bread.  I ended up only eating half of the chop, they were probably a good 8 ounces each (with a bone).

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This plate comes in at 518 calories, 25 fat, 38 carbs, 5.7 fiber and 33 protein.  So delicious!

One food I know I can’t keep in the house anymore?  Granola.  I love that shit.  I made up a big batch for my boss, she eats granola every day.  This batch had cashews, sunflower seeds, craisins, peanut butter AND chocolate chips.  I had about 1/2 a cup leftover and through the course of the day ate it all – granola is not calorie friendly – my estimate is that my half a cup comes in at a whopping 300 calories – gah!

Stats for the day:

  • 1624 calories, 77 fat, 143 carbs, 23 fiber and 90 protein Pizza
  • 5k at lunch, 45 minutes total on the treadmill Bunny
  • average blood sugar 152 Birthday cake
  • no alcohol Martini glass

I saw a sign at the gym that they added a group workout class tonight at 5:15 – I am going to check the schedule and I may go to that after work – its been years since I’ve been to a group exercise class!

Off to shower and get my stuff together – make it a great day!