Hannah was working yesterday so I stopped by the coffee shop she works at and picked up one of their Greek yogurt parfaits.  I kept telling her that I love the Greek yogurt that is in the parfait, and I was convinced it was Chobani.  Hannah checked it out and guess what?  It’s Sam’s Club Kirkland brand Greek yogurt!


I chose mixed berry for my fruit.  It was a bit frozen so Hannah put that in a separate cup from the yogurt and granola, and when I got to work I just nuked it for about 30 seconds and it became almost like a mixed fruit sauce – so good!  I love the “My Bizzy Kitchen” mouse pad my Aunt Martha gave me!

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The day before yesterday Jacob and Hannah had my Rogue and filled it with gas, washed it AND cleaned the inside – so nice!  It looks so good – can’t believe my car is almost three years old already though!

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I ended up walking 2.25 miles at lunch on an 8% incline.  I ended up watching a Street Food episode on the travel channel and now have added a new destination to my bucket list:  PRAGUE! I know, kind of crazy, but they kept showing all these amazing food markets and food stalls and it all looked amazing!  Have you or do you know anyone who has been there?

Lunch was leftover chili mac – so good. 

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I had to do a grocery store run in the afternoon because our bottled water (Ice Mountain) is all gone and our next delivery isn’t until tomorrow.  Mariano’s sells 35 bottles of water for only $4!   I walked by the gelato station while walking to the back of the store and stopped in my tracks when I saw this:

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OMG.  Ferrero Rocher gelato?!  Every year for my step-sons birthday and Christmas we always bought him Ferrero Rocher.  Um, I may have gotten the $1.25 mini cup – insulin worthy!

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After work I did my strength workout:

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I upped the weights and ended up doing a 40 pound barbell for the dead lifts – boy could I feel that in my back!  I know I am only on week two of my strength training but I feel stronger.  Then finished off on an elliptical for 40 minutes while watching Fixer Upper on HGTV.

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I pinned Damn Delicious’s quinoa enchilada casserole a couple weeks ago, and never ended up making it.   I wasn’t actually sure though if it was meant to be a meatless entrée, or a side dish.  I knew Hannah would eat it as an entrée with homemade chips, but I made steaks on the side for Jacob and me.

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Nice and bubbly out of the oven – after I let it sit for a few minutes, topped it with diced tomato and cilantro.  The avocados looked like ass at the store this week, Hannah said she’d definitely have avocado on hers next time.

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This is definitely a keeper.  I will say that it is a bit. . .soupy in the beginning, but we noticed the longer it sat the more it stuck together – maybe the quinoa just needs to take a while to soak up all the liquid?!  And it was the first time Jacob had ever had quinoa and he loved it.

Check out how many steps I got yesterday!  For some reason my fitbit app is not registering with the computer, I may need to reinstall it.

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So it’s weigh in Wednesday:

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So I am not going to win any awards for fastest weight loss, but to tell you the truth, I just don’t care.  When I look at some people who eat a macro diet and have 7 days of poached chicken, sweet potato and broccoli for every meal, I kind of want to throw up.  I like food too much! 

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That being said, I know there is plenty of room to tweak my meal plan and, ahem, put away the wine now and again.  But I am proud of myself.  I could have easily put on 25 pounds now since Tony died and I am happy that I haven’t eaten a whole deep dish pizza by myself every night – so that is my non-scale victory!

Alright, time to get this show on the road – make it a great day!