Wow, I can’t believe another year is in the books!  I can’t believe in 2014 I’ll be 46 years old.  Seems the older I get the faster life goes!

It’s cold in my part of the world – like –4 degrees but with the wind chill feels like –15.  Jacky, I hope you keep warm when you go to work downtown!  I feel for you!

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I never did a full grocery shop so I just had to put stuff together that I had on hand – breakfast was a 3/4 cup egg white omelet with shredded zucchini, 1/2 ounce mozzarella with leftover steak on the side and blackberries.  I ate this around 9:15, worked out and didn’t feel like eating lunch until nearly 1:30, that’s how filling this is!

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I was so happy to see the pool was completely empty!  It felt nice to swim again – it’s probably been almost a month since I hit up the pool.  It’s just such a great all over workout, and being in the water feels like summer to me, even if I see the snow outside!

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On Sunday when I went to my Mom’s house, I was worried there wasn’t going to be enough chili for everyone, so I ended up making a pinto bean vegetarian chili with carrots and celery.  It was just okay – almost too many beans!  I brought the balance of it home, doctored it up a bit and it’s good, but not great.  If you have a veggie chili please link to it in the comments section – I’d appreciate it!  I had 1.5 cups of chili over 1 cup of cooked angel hair pasta (not that you can see it in this pic!) with 1/2 an ounce of mozzarella on top.

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I knew I was dehydrated from the weekend, but didn’t realize how much until by 10:00 I had already finished my second 25 ounce glass of water!  I wish I could get in the habit of drinking as much water at home on the weekend as I do during the week at work.  One of the things I need to work on in 2014.

Tony and I both had a chinese jones going on, so I picked up food on the way home – I got a small beef and broccoli, and egg roll and wonton soup – I may have had to add some sriracha to kick them up a notch. 

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And I have leftovers for lunch today – love it!  I was perfectly satisfied until I got my hands on crack Chex Mix – gah!  I mindlessly ate two cups of it while watching t.v. last night – another habit that’s come back that I need to break in 2014.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1850 calories, 108 fat, 240 carbs, 107 protein and 37 fiber
  • 40% of calories from carbs, 41% from fat and 18% from protein
  • 35 minute swim

So I saw on the restaurants Facebook page that the Chef plans on bringing out a “breakfast bar” at 1:00 a.m., so that makes me think it’s going to be a long night for me.  I have to be there at 4:30, so I’ll work until 4:00 and then head on over.  I’ll miss hanging out with Tony – we normally watch Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper together – she always kills me how she tries to make Anderson Cooper laugh!

Hope you have a safe and happy New Years Eve!  See you in 2014!  Happy New Year Tony – I love you!