I love this time of year.  The changing of all the colors of the trees.  It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold.  I went on a long walk on Saturday morning and it was so refreshing!

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It was a pretty low key weekend.  When I was meal planning I realized I had some frozen blueberries in the freezer.  On Friday when I was walking on the treadmill, I was watching The Chew.  They were doing all kinds of breakfast foods, and they were talking about how to make fluffy pancakes.  One of things I’ve always done is let my batter sit for at least 15 minutes before starting my pancakes.  Mario said that one of the things he did to make fluffy pancakes was to use seltzer water.  Huh.


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I love the blueberry/lemon combination.  And I like that I can have two pancakes for 200 calories – nice!  That leaves more room for bacon. Ha!

The plans changed with Hannah and her friend, so I ended up staying home yesterday.  You know Tony watches his football all day, so I was Bizzy in my Kitchen.  I redid the Chicago Italian beef pizza, this time using shredded deli roast beef and jarred roasted red peppers.  OMG, this turned out so good!  I submitted this one to the Sebastiani Pizza Recipe contest.

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Later in the afternoon I decided to just . . .relax.  There are so many weekends that I feel that I have to get it all done, and I got a cup of coffee, got on my comfy chair, and watched t.v. shows that Tony would never watch in a million years:  I am Pregnant and . . . I am a stripper.  And Hoarders – OMG, there was this one guy that used to be an orthopedic surgeon who had the worst roach infestation – he used to love cooking and his one daughter was bringing her husband and sister in law over to help with the situation.  The daughter said “show them the spice rack Dad!”  It was one of those pull out spice racks and as he pulled it out, there was about 1000 cockroaches poured out of the wall.  So gross, but I am mesmerized by the whole thing.  I’ve always told Hannah that she would be perfect for that show because of her love of organization!

Are there shows that you only watch on your own because no one else will watch them with you?  I know a few people who have guilty pleasures of watching The Real Housewives, or the Bachelorette!

And with the blink of an eye, the weekend is over.  My gym bag is packed, and after testing out my knee just walking last week, I am ready to start strength training this week in addition to cardio.   Last week I stopped the night time snacking and drank all my water every day.   Last week I was 171.6.

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Slow and steady wins the race, right?  I’ll take it.  This week I plan on ditching the wine, adding the strength training back in and drinking 80 ounces of water a day.  I just have to crack up at my mis-matched feet though – thanks for sitting on one foot so it didn’t grow like the other one Jenn!

Was your weekend low key or jam packed?  Happy Monday – make it a great day!