My co-worker yesterday asked me if I had seen who is the next model to be featured on Sports Illustrated’s annual swim suit cover.  I said no, and she said “if this is a plus size model, we are fucked.”


Yep, she’s considered “plus size” because she’s a size 12.  Well, she is 6.2” tall and weighs 163 pounds.  So she weighs 9 pounds less than I weigh now and is a foot taller than me!  How the hell can that picture above be considered plus size?  According to a height/weight chart, I am in the obese category – anything over 164 pounds for my height is considered obese.  So crazy!

I did a throw back Thursday on Instagram yesterday.  I was scrolling through my Instagram posts (um, are you following me?  mybizzykitchen!) and when I got to this picture below, it stopped my in my tracks.  This is the very last “cigar” picture I have of Tony, and exactly one week before he went to the hospital and a mere four weeks before he died.  It just seems so . . . surreal.  I wasn’t sure my step-son or DIL had seen it before though.

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I am actually going out with Tony’s friends tonight – well, they are my friends too – but it’s Tony’s oldest friend – he was best man in their wedding.  We are going to a BBQ place tonight, so that should be fun!  It will just be weird going out without Tony, ya know?!

Breakfast was more quiche and half a bagel.  With just a tiny bit of hot sauce.

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I have been doing my strength training after work because I don’t feel like I am rushing.  I ended up doing 2.0 miles at 8% incline at lunch.

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I had leftover filling from our enchiladas the night before last, so I ended up having low carb tacos for lunch.

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I saw on Pinterest how to pick the perfect avocado.  Nothing worse than paying $1 or more for an avocado, then opening it up and it’s all brown.  If you take off the “stem” of the avocado, and see green, your avocado will be perfect:

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I had carrots on the side dipped in Annie’s light goddess dressing – I could literally do shots of this dressing it’s so good.

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I pulled out my strength training chart to see what was on tap for legs, and I looked down and saw SLDL.  What the hell is that?!

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Thanks to google, SLDL is a straight legged dead lift.  I was able to use a 30 pound barbell for that!  Then finished off with another 2 miles at 8% incline.

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I had spaghetti and meatballs on the menu for dinner last night.  Such a super quick dinner – I made my balls with 1/2 a pound of ground sirloin and one link of Italian sausage.  Just added some panko bread crumbs, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and an egg.  I just sear the meatballs on all sides, then add crushed tomatoes and season the tomatoes with more Italian seasonings, crushed red pepper and salt, and let the meatballs finish cooking in the sauce.  I ended up cooking up a zucchini on the side and added that to the dish.  Um, turns out Jacob doesn’t like spaghetti and meatballs, but he cleared his plate because he didn’t want to be rude, and Hannah ate the pasta, maybe one meatball and had hardly any red sauce – oh well, you can’t win them all!  I liked it, so that’s all that matters, right?! Smile with tongue out

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I have to be honest, I didn’t feel like going back to the gym after work, so I told myself if after 15 minutes I wasn’t feeling it, I could just come home.  Well, you know I stayed and was happy I did – I don’t know why I have to talk myself into working out sometimes.  Had I not gone, I wouldn’t have seen this gorgeous sunset.

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I ended up going over my 10k step minimum:

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So I have a busy weekend!  Dinner out tonight (hi Cindy and Mike!), a 50th birthday party tomorrow (hi Maripat!) and lunch and thrifting on Sunday with my Mom and SIL.  I’ve gone out more the last two months than I have in the last two years!  But I’d stay home forever to have Tony back.

Make it a great day, okay?!  Have a great weekend.