Over the weekend when I was passing the prepared food part of the deli, I stopped in my tracks because they were just refilling a sheet pan with pork carnitas.  Holy balls, the smell was intoxicating, and when I found out they were selling it for $5.49 a pound, I quickly grabbed 1/2 a pound to take home.  I had a taco on Saturday with it, Hannah and Jacob had a few tacos, and when I was putting my food together yesterday, there was literally about two heaping tablespoons left in the container, and I knew I was going to make pork carnita breakfast tacos.

  • 8 tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup cooked egg beaters, cut into 8 triangles
  • baby spinach
  • 1 ounce pork carnitas
  • 1/2 an ounce of cheese
  • salsa

I have an microwave egg cooker that’s awesome.  Just 1:30 seconds in the microwave, and then I cut it like a pizza to get 8 “slices.”  I put baby spinach on the bottom, then flatten the eggs a bit and put them on the tortillas, topped with the pork and cheese and broiled for a few minutes so the cheese is all nice and melty.  Then top with salsa.  With the tangerines on the side, my breakfast plate comes in at 465 calories, 13 fat, 54 carbs, 7 fiber and a whopping 35 grams of protein.  This was so filling!  And tasty too – duh, because I made it. Open-mouthed smile

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Wednesday’s are my semi-rest day.  Just cardio.  I ended up not going to the gym because I needed to pick up a few more things for my trip.  What trip you might ask?  I am going to Key West next week!  Yep, my Mom, Aunt and cousin and I are ditching our shitty winter weather and will be in Key West for a week.  Tony and I had our honeymoon in Key West so I am going to be taking some of Tony’s ashes with me to scatter in the water.


I ended up buying 4 pairs of capri pants, 2 pairs of shorts, 1 pair of pants for work, 5 tops, 4 tank tops and a bathing suit cover up all for $35 at Goodwill – woop!  Marie, you would have been so proud of me!

I ended up picking up a salad at Mariano’s for lunch – I had to do a Sam’s Club run for work so by the time I got back I didn’t even eat until nearly 2:45 and I was still pretty full from breakfast and ended up only eating half of it.

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I was supposed to meet up with my friend Alison last night for beers, but I saw on my calendar that I was meeting up with my accountant to do my taxes.  It wasn’t until 7, so the kids and I ended up going out for a quick bite to eat.  Galati’s in Cary was a place that Tony and I frequented a lot the last few years, because they had our favorite beer on tap, Boddingtons.  They moved to a bigger location in town and it was the first time we’d been there.  My new mantra is that I can’t have alcohol at home, but I did have a beer in memory of my husband.

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The owner of the bar saw me, came over and shook my hand, and I had to tell him that Tony passed away.  It was quite a blow to him, because obviously the last time he saw us, literally a month before Tony died he seemed fine.  I nearly lost it and started to cry, but I pulled it back in.  We ended up having excellent food.  We started out with pretzel bites and “bada bang” shrimp.  I had a couple tastes of each and they were excellent.

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I ended up getting an appetizer for my entrée – the steak kabob over veggies – this plate was only $5.95!  Not to worry, I gave the red onions to Hannah!

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Then it was off to the accountants.  I’ve been going to this woman for the last ten years and we’ve become friends.  As soon as I walked in the door she came around her desk and gave me a great big hug and told me how sorry she was to hear about Tony.   I nearly lost it AGAIN!  She even donated money to the Rainbow Hospice.  I still haven’t finished all my thank you cards, but I need to finish them in the next couple days.  It’s just another stinging reminder that he’s not here.

I came home, and there was Hannah’s tiny dog to greet me.  She has a sixth sense about tears, because I may have shed a few in the car ride home.  She loves licking the tears off of faces!

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I love in the big picture how Rummy’s foot is hanging out of the sweat shirt and you can’t see it, but her paws are around my neck.  So cute!

So I got nearly 10,000 steps in.  I should have walked in place while watching American Idol, but I didn’t.  It’s all good.  Today is a cardio and strength day. Open-mouthed smile

It’s cold people.  Fucking cold.  Right now:

Cary, IL (60013) Weather

Wind Chill Advisory until Thu, 12pm

7:05 am CST

-12°F Feels Like -30°

Yep, it feels like –30!  Just so you know, the forecast next week in Key West is the mid-to high 70s.  I’ll take that!