I only had legs for strength training yesterday – it was a rest cardio day.  So I slept in until 7:00!  I still had an hour before I had to leave for work – it was nice having a leisurely morning before work.

I had a Green Monster for breakfast.  It’s the last of the Good Belly that I bought at Whole Foods – I’ll have to see if they sell it in a regular grocery store.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the taste by itself, but its tasty in a smoothie.


Since my workout wasn’t very long, I had time to accessorize my taco salad that I brought from home.  As usual, by the end of the week the only veggies I had in the fridge at home was carrots.  My thought was that I would hit up the salad bar at Mariano’s to bulk up my salad.

Well, what I didn’t know is that it seems Friday afternoon is a big sample day.  As I was walking around I mindlessly helped myself to:

  • cheddar popcorn
  • CHEESE – a 2 year aged sharp cheddar was amazeballs
  • salami
  • pasta chips – these were amazing too
  • two flavors of gelato – apple crisp and pecan pie – YOLO!

It was after that second bite of gelato that I suddenly thought “what the fuck am I doing?”  It was such mindless eating that I haven’t done in a long time.  I quickly got my salad bar ingredients and got the hockey puck out of there!  I must have had temporary insanity!

Well, after I looked and drooled over the cheese!  Jacky, I am so happy you finally got to go to a Mariano’s – there is talk that they may take over some of the Dominick’s stores!  Maybe the Oak Park Dominick’s would become Marianos!

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And these carrots were gorgeous:

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And here’s something I haven’t seen before – Thai eggplant!

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I got back to my desk and had my taco salad – I used 1/2 a cup of the leftover beef and rice from the arancini I made the night before.  I got broccoli, green peppers and carrots from the salad bar for $1.24.  The dressing is 2 tablespoons of my tomatillo salsa mixed with 2 tablespoons light dressing.

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Since I knew that we were going to have Party Pizza Friday last night (much to Tony’s chagrin!) I made my pizza dough before work.  Took me all of about a minute?

  • 1.75 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix the dry ingredients first, then add the water and oil.  Mix until combined,  Put a kitchen towel over the top and let it rise all day.

When I got home, I saw bubbles!

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It will be quite stringy and sticky – just dump it out on your counter and add enough flour so you can roll the dough out – I probably added about 1/4 of a cup.

I set my oven to 475.  Baked the pizza for 7 minutes on the lower third of my stove, then finished it off under the broiler to melt the cheese.  I like adding the baby spinach after it comes out of the oven – it kind of wilts from the heat of the cheese.

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The verdict?  While this looks super crunchy, the dough was really soft and chewy.  Which we don’t mind, but we missed the crunchy crust.  I am thinking I should have taken the pizza off the pizza pan for the last few minutes.  I am going to heat up the leftovers later in the convection setting of our toaster oven and see if I can capture the crunch.

So I added my mindless eating to caloriecount – my guesstimate was that I ate 388 calories – which will take 60 minutes of walking to burn off – gah!

Stats for the Day:

  • 1886 calories, 206 carbs, 69 protein, 89 fat, 17 fiber
  • 41% of calories from fat, 14% from protein and 43% from carbs

My goal for next week is to lower the carbs and fat – I think I had at least four days last week where the majority of my calories came from fat – I’d like to bring that number down between 25-30%.

I have Monday off for my photo shoot for the magazine article I am involved in.  I spoke with the photographer and this is turning into a much bigger deal than I anticipated!  You can follow me on Instagram Monday to see what happens – biz319 is my name on Instagram.

I hope you have a great weekend!