I am trying really hard to get over the all or nothing mentality.  For YEARS I felt that I had to do everything 100% right, and if I failed at one thing, I’d throw in the towel for days, weeks, even months.

What is that?  It got me thinking.  Most people have obviously 3 meals a day.  That’s 1,095 meals a year.  Why do we have to label food “good” or “bad?”  This year I am going to use the word “indulgent.”

Even if I have two “indulgent” meals a week, overall, I’ll still have 991 healthy meals for the year! Open-mouthed smile 

I had the last of my breakfast casserole yesterday – with the same fruit – I never even bothered to take a picture because it was identical to yesterday!


I decided to do the 100 Workout yesterday.  I forgot how hard it is to run after doing so many squats and leg lifts!  5 minute warm up on the treadmill, the 100 workout took me 20 minutes, then a 10 minute run, 5 minute cool down.  Then 5 minutes of stretching – the perfect 45 minute workout. Open-mouthed smile


Note to self:  see what kind of workout bra you packed before deciding what exercises to do.  Case in point – I have regular sports bras, but then I also have what I like to call “keep the muffin top from moving” bras.


Yesterday I had a regular sports bra, so my belly was moving with every jumping jack.  But you know what?  I didn’t care who saw it.  I am making strides to make it smaller, so its all good. Open-mouthed smile

Over the weekend Tony and I went to Yu’s Mandarin in Schaumburg.  I got something I’ve never had before called Xiao-Ping Pork.  Basically it was super thinly sliced pork tossed with a spicy sauce and noodles.  The only thing lacking the first time were veggies, so I decided to add some to the leftovers.  On Saturday’s they have a lunch special – $7.95 for soup, rice, entrée and hot tea – not bad!

I sauteed up 1.5 zucchini, added some black beans and corn, then tossed in the leftover pork.  Super spicy (flavorful spicy!) and delicious!

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Later in the afternoon I had a skinny café mocha – a 25 calorie pack of diet cocoa mixed with coffee, then topped with whip cream and sprinkles – I nice 45 calorie afternoon treat.

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I left a few minutes later than usual, but I suddenly realized as I got half way home that there was a lot of traffic.  Like standstill traffic.  I thought there must have been an accident.  So I jump on my phone and check Facebook, only to see that my neighbor Brett, who I think was on the train coming home, wrote “what’s with all the lights and traffic in Fox River Grove?” 

A minute later, someone said that a restaurant was on fire that is on the main road to get to my house.  Herein lies the problem though – I live on the river, and you have to get over the bridge to get to my house – there aren’t too many easy ways to drive around it, and it seemed like there was no good choice but to just ride it out.

It took me an hour and a half to get home. Sad smile  And when I got home I was hungry!  I had burgers on the menu, and decided to make a burger salad.  It had a 4 ounce burger topped with a slice of American cheese, then I diced it up, along with 5 french fries, and topped it with fat free ranch and hot sauce – really good!

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On the side??  An apple pie smoothie!   I think Tony about threw up in his mouth when he saw it, but it was delicious – I took Michelle’s recipe, but used 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk.  It was completely refreshing to finish the meal with a smoothie.

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I don’t think my counter is cluttered at all!  Ha! Open-mouthed smile

I have to admit when my blood sugar starts to drop and I eat later than usual, I am mean.  So I was mean to Tony and I didn’t mean it, but he’s so good about letting me get through it and after I ate I was much better – sorry I was a biotch Tony! Sad smile

So today is Souper Friday at work – baked potato soup and artisan bread – should be good! 

I am loving these short work weeks – next week is going to be a bitch having to get up five days in a row!  Happy Friday – make it a great day!  And if you “indulge” today, don’t sweat it!