I have to make this a super quick post – it’s really stormy this morning,  and I probably shouldn’t even have the computer on – gah!

It was a bit chilly and overcast yesterday, but a nice quick 20 minute walk before work woke me up.

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I made another batch of my overnight cottage cheese pancakes, except this time subbed in a whole chopped apple and 1 tsp. of cinnamon.  Each pancake comes in at 99 calories, 2.1 fat, 14 carbs. .9 fiber and 6 grams of protein.  I had Jennie-0 turkey sausage on the side – 3 links is 18 grams of protein!

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I got my steps in at lunch, while watching Andrew Zimmer tour Boston, and I have to say Boston is quickly rising on my list of places to visit – all the food looks amazing!

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My food was packed in my new Protein Challenge lunch bag – love it Karli! It came with some beef jerky which I’ll take a picture of when I eat it – it’s the perfect size for my breakfast and lunch food.

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Lunch was a sirloin burger topped with Cabot cheese pepper jack cheese with hot giardiniera and roasted red pepper hummus, cukes and fruit on the side.  This was so filling and delicious, not to mention a whopping 41 grams of protein!

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I hit the gym again after work, doing another 2.5 miles while watching Food Network – the time just flied by!

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So I think I told you that Hannah has a Pinterest board that says “stuff I want my Mom to make for me.”  I have to tell you that it makes for an easy meal plan when I can just go to her Pinterest board!  A couple of the things she pinned was these buffalo chicken quinoa lettuce wraps and . . . onion rings.  Yep, I leave with not one, but TWO people who love onions!

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I actually didn’t follow the onion ring recipe I saw, just tossed some whole wheat flour with half a beef  UM, it was supposed to read beer! (that’s been sitting in the pantry for God knows how long!) and added salt and pepper.  Yes, astute readers will realize that the deep fryer was brought upstairs.  But just for this meal.  Promise.

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The dinner was so delicious!  I was worried it was going to be too spicy for Hannah, but it wasn’t.  I, or course, added more Frank’s hot sauce and a bit of ranch dressing on mine  – messy to eat but the kids both gave this dinner two thumbs up.  Well, and since the fryer WAS on the counter, I did throw in some frozen sweet potato fries on the side.  It’s all about balance, right?!

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So between my walk before work, walking around my office, lunch and after work walks, check out my steps!

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Bam!  I am killing this DietBet!

Alright, I really need to log off.  I can hear Tony’s voice in my head saying “do you hear the thunder?  Is the back computer shut off?!”  Yes, Tony, I am shutting it down.  Open-mouthed smile

Have a great day!