In case you missed it over the weekend, I’ve made it into the land of the 150s!  I am finding my inner athlete that was in there the whole time, she just needed to be woken up, that’s all. Open-mouthed smile   It’s hard for me to believe though that the lower right picture of me on the track team at O.P.R.F. was 30 years ago – wow!

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So now my next goal?  149 pounds.  I am not going to officially WI in here until . . . October 5.  I think six weeks is the perfect amount of time to lose 10 pounds. Open-mouthed smile  Think I can do it?

One of my goals over the weekend was to weed out the 1000s of photographs that I no longer need to keep on the computer.  I was a bit overzealous and erased my pictures from Saturday – oops!  Tony will just be happy to know that I got rid of 10,720 photos (even I was surprised by that number!) and gave us 10.1 GB more memory.   Thank goodness I took some pics on my iPhone!

One of the things on my list of things I wanted to do over the weekend was get my eyebrows threaded.  You can tell by my face before going in I am not happy because I know it hurts like a bitch even though it lasts less than 2 minutes and is worth the $7 of torture.

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Um, yeah, I guess I let them get  a little out of hand. Open-mouthed smile  And after!

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If I had done the same thing with waxing, it would look like Tony beat me up and the swelling would last for days.  Usually by the next day, the redness goes away.

We enjoyed one of my favorite summer beers that both Tony and I can enjoy:

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And I ended up getting a $5 dollar 5 pound chicken to grill out for dinner Saturday night.  This bird was so big, I can easily make 2 more meals out of it.   Click on this post to see how to grill a perfect chicken.

grilled chicken

While we’ve had warmer days in the last few days, our nights have been cool, once the sun goes down its very pleasant sitting outside.

Sunday morning was a lazy/productive morning.  I slept in a bit, did some laundry and made some shitty ass muffins.  I am sure the recipe is just fine, but I forgot my muffin tin at work.  We have another office birthday and I was going to bring in muffins.  I thought this would work – just line cupcake liners on a baking sheet, fill them fast with the batter and then put them quickly in the oven.

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But this is what happened.

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Yep, they became square and kind of like one giant muffin.  And they didn’t rise very much either.  I still think I am going to take them though – they are oatmeal raisin muffins.  I mean, I’ve had people I’ve worked with eat leftover donuts that are a week old, I think they’ll eat misshapen muffins. Open-mouthed smile

I did make another dish though – check out this peanut butter banana cake!  Except I made mine in a pie pan (could not find my 8×8 pan – that’s probably at work too!).  I’ll share the photos and adapted version of the recipe tomorrow.

Next thing I knew it was after noon and I hadn’t really had anything to eat other than a few licks and tastes of the muffins. I decided to make Portillo style hot dogs at home – I had all beef hotdogs, poppy seed buns and crinkle cut fries.  My topping?  Lots of yellow mustard and my pickled jalapenos – a jar snuck into the back of my fridge and I was so happy when I found it!

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I was contemplating what to do for my exercise – and not kidding I was eating that hot dog and thought “I think I’ll run 5 miles today.”  I did a 55 minute Insanity workout on Saturday and I wanted to do something different.   It went by fast because I was watching the Little League World Series – such a good game!

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I did it under an hour!  Woop!  And I didn’t feel like I needed a nap when I was done. Just kidding

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With the cool down:

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After that I went to the grocery store – spent a little over my planned budget of $50 bucks, but only by $11 – not too bad!

Tony didn’t have much of an appetite last night for dinner, so guess what is my back up when I am just making dinner for myself??  PIZZA!  Yes.  I couldn’t let a whole weekend go by without one!  When I was cleaning out the fridge I found some dough that was a couple weeks old – still good though!  I made a small spinach and sausage pizza.  So easy, simple and delicious.

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I hope to take advantage of the outdoor pool this week – so sad that it will be closed after labor day.  And I am back to my last week of the 40 minute Insanity’s at night until next week when they go back to 50-60 minutes.  It makes the 40 minute ones seem like not a big deal!

I am off to make a glaze for my banana bread – it kind of fell overnight so we’ll see how it turns out.  That’s why I don’t bake much (other than bread!) because it never seems to turn out for me.

Questions of the Day:  Do you have any fall goals?  Did you accomplish everything you wanted to this summer?

Make it a great day!