I wish I could bottle the days when I am in total control for the days when I need it later.  For some reason, this last week I’ve been focused, and nothing is tempting me.  Take for instance our catered work breakfast yesterday.  It was catered by Corner Bakery and they had cinnamon rolls the size of my head, their cinnamon crisps, bagels with fluffy cream cheese, and my work friend whose on Weight Watchers too and I went straight to the fruit plate.  I didn’t eat much of the yogurt because it was vanilla flavored and after eating plain Greek yogurt of so long, this is just too sweet.  I did eat one of my banana muffins on the train ride home, so I am calling breakfast 8 smart points.

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It was rainy at lunch, so my sister and I walked Macy’s.  At 9 stories high, it’s huge and you could literally walk around the place for an hour and not see every section it’s so huge.  Shelley, if you ever come to Chicago, I’ll have to take you there!  We stopped by the Culinary Studio to see if anything was going on, but it was empty, so of course we had to take a selfie šŸ˜€

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We can sometimes talk so much that we don’t even realize the time, and we were going to get something on the 7th floor food court for lunch, but there wasn’t enough time.  So I picked up soup from Freshii.  It was described as “Southwestern Soup with black beans, brown rice, tomatoes, black beans.  I was execting a tomato based broth like a tortilla soup, but I was willing to give it a go.  Oh, but hold up.  The soup is 7 dollars WITHOUT protein – I added chicken so this was a $10 soup.  I could make 3 pots of soup for $10 if I made it from scratch.  But the night before last, Hannah had her apron on, which meant cleaning pants, and she was deep cleaning the kitchen when I usually prep my food for the next day, and well, I didn’t want to stop that groove!

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This tasted like ass.  Like water soup.  No flavor, the brown rice was flavorless, as everything else.  I tried adding hot sauce to the soup, but then I had spicy water soup.  I sent an email to them – if I had time I would have gone back, but this was disappointing.  I ate maybe 1/4 of the soup, and that was only because I had already taken my insulin and had to meet the insulin with food. 

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Thankfully I always have stuff in the fridge at work – I have a mini fridge near my desks coffee station, and as of yet, I am the only one who uses it.  I had to work as night secretary last night, so I had an ounce of this salami and fruit.

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I walked in the door at 8:55 – and at 9:00 the heavens opened up and we had lots of thunder storms last night.  I could have easily ditched Day 3 of my Shaun T week, but I committed to the full 7 days – NO EXCUSES.  So a mere 20 minutes after I walked in the door, I started Insane Weights.   Here is the deal though, I could only find my 5 pound weights, so this was tough!  I am feeling muscles in my shoulders and my upper back that I haven’t felt in a while!

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And you’ll have to get used to seeing the after Insanity selfie pics šŸ˜€

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Two years ago this week we were at our Aunt’s river house for a family vacation.  I sent pictures to my brother of the river, pictures my niece took and pictures of us together.  We’ll be getting together in the middle of July which I can’t wait.  

My brother sent me this picture below of me on the left.  Beer on one side and Triscuits and pimento cheese on the other side.  There is a store brand of pimento cheese near my Aunt’s house that is amazing.  Normally, I just throw all my healthy habits out the window as soon as my foot enters the airport.  

I don’t want this vacation to be like that though.  Mind you, I’ll have my indulgences, like my Aunt’s pork BBQ, but I can’t treat this vacation like a constant buffet eating from the time I get up until I go to bed.  I still hope to get in a minimum of 10k steps.  We spend a lot of time “porching” which means we just all relax, play board games, and just hang out, and while that is fun, I need to balance it out with some activity.

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I am on my way to my weekly WI.  Before I even know what the scale says, I have a #NSV this week – I bought two size 11 pairs of pants and I bought 2 sundresses for my vacation.  I don’t wear dresses too often because of my muffin top, but Hannah actually found them for me when we were at Goodwill and they are very flattering.  

How do you handle vacations?  Do you just eat and drink whatever or are you mindful??  Any tips would be appreciated!  

Now go make it a great day!