I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of this almond mocha green monster.  I thought I would miss chewing my breakfast, but this is so delicious and filling I could literally drink one of these every day.  And I like the fact that it takes me my 30 minute drive to work to drink it.

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And I don’t even mind that it’s cold outside to drink it. Open-mouthed smile  It’s been chilly, but it’s blue skies, so you won’t get any complaints from me.  I still don’t wear a winter coat though.  I warm up the car before I leave and I am not really outside too much. Thumbs up

I’ve been a bit sore the last couple days – nothing terrible, but certain muscles I am hitting now with strength training are screaming back a bit.  I decided to swim because that always loosens me up.  I swam for 30 minutes without stopping – it’s a great all body workout.

There were two other women in the swim lanes next to me.  They were beautiful swimmers.  They seemed to glide through the water while it looked like I was just trying to keep my head above water.  They easily lapped me over and over again – and when my head was under water, I realized one of the swimmers had a float between her legs and was only using her upper body strength!

Long time readers know that my grandma tried to have me join the swim team in high school, even though at that time I REALLY couldn’t swim.  She even went so far as to call the swim coach to ask if her granddaughter could join the team if I couldn’t swim.  Obviously the answer was no – and the swim coach ended up being my homeroom teacher and when he realized it was me that the woman was talking about, never let me forget the fact that my grandma tried to get her non-swimming granddaughter on the swim team. Open-mouthed smile

Which is why I ended up playing field hockey, indoor track, outdoor track and softball – there wasn’t any time to learn how to swim better!



Lunch is one of my bosses favorites – chicken tikka masala.  I ended up marinating the meat overnight, and then making the rice and cooking the chicken before work.  When I went to grab my ingredients, I realized I only had one small can of tomato sauce and it calls for two.  I ended up subbing in one cup of chicken broth and it turned out delicious. 

The other day when I said my jalapeno tasted to mild it could have been an apple?  Um, this one was supa spicy.  But with the combination of the rice and broccoli, it may have made our noses run a bit, but totally delicious.

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I knew I’d have plenty of leftover cold rice, so Tony had dinner duty last night.  He actually did me a favor yesterday – I realized one of the grocery stores I go to for awesome meat sales had a chicken breast sale that was ending yesterday – he ended up getting a 10 pound bag of chicken for $14.23!

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The sell by date is the 19th, so tonight I’ll portion it out and freeze it.  Thanks Tony!

So he ended up making us chicken fried rice – it’s so good, and while he gave me this giant bowl just for me, we both had plenty of leftovers.

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I am off to make my bosses breakfast – a breakfast baked potato, while I make another green monster for myself. Open-mouthed smile

I saw this picture on facebook yesterday – too cute!

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Make it a great day!  I plan on running today at lunch. Open-mouthed smile