It’s hard to believe that on April 14 I left work with snow on the ground, the air temperature was 23 degrees but with the wind chill it felt like 15 degrees.

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Yesterday when I left for the gym?  89 degrees!

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I am not complaining though – after the winter we’ve had I’ll take warm weather any day.  I just miss the actually spring like temperatures.  I love a crisp 45 or 50 degree summer morning before it warms up.  Oh well!  Mother Nature has her own agenda I guess.

I tried to make another caramel frappacino yesterday with my breakfast.  It was 2 parts coffee, 1 part unsweetened almond milk, 1 packet of Truvia, 2 cups ice and 1 tablespoon of the caramel sauce – oh and whip cream on top.  This was good – but not very sweet at all – more like an iced coffee than a caramel frap, but that didn’t stop me from drinking it all.  I had more Pillsbury breakfast muffins – shocker!  I have to admit, after having them again for breakfast this morning, I am a little done with these muffins for a while.  I had a sliced banana on the side with schmears of peanut butter.

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I am trying to build up my running stamina again.  It’s amazing how quickly that goes when you don’t work out consistently like I have.  I started out with a 5 minute walk and then told myself I couldn’t stop running until I got to two miles – so I ended up running 21 minutes without stopping – not bad!

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Hannah got me that shirt for my birthday – its so soft I love it!

Lunch was the rest of my leftovers from Wok n Fire earlier in the week – there was only one piece of shrimp left and I sautéed a zucchini at home and added that to my leftovers.  I couldn’t remember if I had many veggies left!  I love, love this red curry sauce.  I need to figure out how to make it at home.

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When I got home from work, Tony was sitting outside, smoking a cigar and listening to a Doug Benson podcast.  That show just makes him laugh!  We hooked it up to our outdoor speaker and laughed while our chicken cooked.  I love this candid picture I got of Tony! 

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We had giant bone in chicken breasts and while we easily could have split one between us, he didn’t want bbq sauce on his, just on the side.  I had a batch of Rudy’s Copycat BBQ sauce in the fridge.   We cooked the chicken per our usual way – coals on one side and sitting on a wire rack so the juices fall in the pan and not in the coals.  I flipped the chicken around half way through.

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We each ended up eating only half of each of our chicken – I may use the rest in soup this weekend.

I have to give a shout out to my bliend (blog friend!) Brooke of Brooke, not on a diet.  She and I have been blog friends for a few years and I’ve watched her transform her body slowly but surely.  It took her four long years, but she ended up losing 170 pounds.  Recently Shape magazine asked her to be in one of the success story round ups.  They asked for photographs of before and after.  She chose to submit this picture as her after.


I love her smile in this picture – she’s wearing a bikini and loving it!  You can read her story here about what happened next.  Um, they basically told her that she couldn’t submit that picture and wanted her to put a shirt on.  And guess what?  She said no!  So it’s been a whirlwind week for her – she’s been on Buzzfeed, GMA, Today Show, Today Show Australia – a media frenzy!

And ironically, it was one year ago today that I shouted that “She Lost Me!” because she met her goal weight on May 8, 2013.  Since then she’s become a WW leader.  So proud of you Brooke for standing up for yourself!


I don’t know how to imbed a video – but hopefully that link works – otherwise just google “Brooke Not on a Diet” and you can see all the media videos.

Alright, time to get this show on the road.  How do you feel about Shape magazine asking Brooke to put a shirt on so you couldn’t see her loose skin?

Make it a great day!