A bit of a delay in getting my post up, because I had to leave the house at 6:55 a.m. to make it to my doctors appointment for the clinical trial I am doing through my doctors research part of their business.  Traffic wasn’t too bad, and I got there at 7:50.  They finally called me in at 8:15.  They did three tests of my blood pressure and had the print out of the last two weeks of blood sugar numbers, insulin taken, etc.  The machine they gave me sends the information to them on a daily basis.

Finally at 8:45, the nurse came in, said she wasn’t sure when the doctor was even going to be in, and said to just go and that the doctor would call me to go over my numbers.  Awesome sauce.

The good news was that I was I was driving right past the gym I work out by my office, so I hit up the gym.   On my way to my doctors appointment I picked up a McDonald’s egg white delight – it was actually pretty good and only 250 calories.  My strength took me 18 minutes to complete, then I did 2 miles on the treadmill.  By the time I got home I was a bit hungry again, so I made a green smoothie – so good!  The strength was 4 rounds of that below – 30 second wall sits are no joke – my quads are really feeling it right now.

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But at least I am not at work, so I have that going for me!


Yesterday I made a breakfast parfait with Fage plain greek yogurt, half a honeycrisp apple and since it was my last work day of 2015, topped it with whipped cream and a bit of chocolate syrup.  Kind of looks like an ice cream sundae!

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As I was putting my food together for the day, I literally was stumped on what to make, when I realized I had tons of leftover veggies from our tempura fondue we did on Christmas eve.  I had about 3 ounces of leftover steak so steak stir fry it was.  I did a quick pan sauce of 1 teaspoon teriyaki sauce, 1 tablespoon sambal oelek, and 1/4 cup beef broth.  Served over 1/2 cup leftover rice and it was delicious.  I can’t believe I doubted myself that I couldn’t come up with something!  #leftoverqueen

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I hate going out on NYE.  It’s usually over priced, crowded and not much fun.  And since I’ve worked so many NYE in the past, it’s nice just to sit home and be safe.  Hannah and Jacob don’t go out much either, so we are going to have an appetizer party tonight.  So I suggested we go out last night.

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If you ever see Dale’s Pale Ale on tap, get it.  It was really smooth with just a hint of bitterness at the end.  The kadults (kid+adults = kadults – I have Shelley to thank for this!) ordered chicken finger dinners, and it came with soup – they both loved the French onion soup, which I’ve been promising Jacob I’ll make for him and haven’t gotten around to.  Maybe I’ll surprise him tonight with that.  The best part though was missing in my book – the cheezy bread for the top!  I am going to use this recipe if I make it.

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Me?  I got pizza.  Duh.  Pepperoni and banana peppers.  My dinner with beer came in around 800 calories, but because my breakfast and lunch weren’t too bad, I only went over my calories for the day by about 150 – not bad!

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My exercise for the day:  10 minutes of strength, 1 mile at lunch, then 2 miles after work.

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And because it’s the last day of the year, I give you my Top 9 on Instagram – 57k likes on all my posts!  Um, turns out you guys who follow me love pizza as much as I do!

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It’s just about noon and I already have 8k steps for the day – I’ll have no problem reaching my 10k goal today.

I want to again thank you for coming by my little part of the internet and seeing what I am up to.  I hope you all have a wonderful NYE no matter what you do – but please be safe. 

SEE YOU IN 2016!!

Hugs <3