A couple weeks ago I got a loot bag from Weight Watchers for their annual Project L.I.F.T. program – Live  Inspired, Fight Together for National Breast Cancer awareness.  It’s a callaboration between the American Cancer Society and Weight Watchers to help breast cancer survivors who may be tackling unexpected weight gain that can occur post-treatment. 

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Fellow Weight Watcher Ambassador Liz and I (who just ran the Chicago Marathon and beat her PR by 45 minutes!) and I will be walking the Chicago walk on October 21 in Grant Park.  You are more than welcome to walk with us Chicago peeps, otherwise I am accepting donations.  My original goal was $100, but now that I am up to $135 my new goal is $200.  You can find my donation page here.

It was another busy work day yesterday – I finally fixed this picky plate around 10:15.  2 points for the egg, 2 points for the ham, one point for the tablespoon of granola on my banana and one point for the Weight Watchers jalapeno cheese stick.

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When Hannah and I were thrifting on Friday, she found these super cute shoes.  I wore them all around the store, and they were comfy!   Um, not so much when I walked the 12 minutes from the train to my office yesterday.  By the time I sat down at my desk, I had blisters on the back of my heels. šŸ™  So into the garbage they went!

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My sister had a work obligation, so I was on my own for my walk.  I strarted walking north on Clark are remembered about the Columbus Day parade – so much traffic because of the road closures.  It was 80 degrees at lunch!  (you’ll have to check out my Instastory for video of the parade).

When I got back to work, I heated up my butternut squash and beef chili.  I am having technical difficulty on the train today – my internet line keeps dropping so I am going to post the recipe for this tomorrow, but this is delicious.  Spicy, with a hint of sweetness from the squash.  Best part is that 1.5 cups is 6 smart points!

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I was going to stop by Xoco on the way back from my walk to get some chips and salsa to accessorize my lunch, but forgot they are closed on Mondays.  So I went to Walgreen’s and picked up these delicious snacks – holy balls are these delicious!  Still 4 points an ounce like most tortilla chips, but this had amazing flavor.  I tagged them on Instagram and I got a reply back that they will be having a food truck around Chicago later this month with all their different flavors.  

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I worked right up until 5:00 and then got the hockey puck out of there.  Since I have so much beef roast leftover from my grilling on Sunday, you’ll be seeing lots of beef recipes this week. #sorrynotsorry

I used Skinny Pastas rice shaped “pasta” to make this beef and veggie stirfry.  I made a quick stirfry sauce:  1 tablespoon sriracha, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon ponzu sauce, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and a tablespoon of grated fresh ginger.  I had roasted some carrots over the weekend, and I just microwaved the green beans on fresh vegetables for a couple minutes, and this dinner was ready in less than 10 minutes.

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I had every intention of going to the gym last night, but when I got home Hannah’s friend Nicole was over doing a trial run of her makeup for her wedding on Friday.  We also were looking up hair styles as well, and before I knew it, it was 9:30 and I was getting tired.  I love this makeup though!

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And Hannah’s something borrowed?  That pearl necklace was the first birthday gift Tony gave me after we got married.  And the earring she’s wearing were given to me by Tony on our first wedding anniversary.  #love

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I have more pictures from the shower that were taken by other people!  Below on the left is Jacob’s Mom, and on the right is his cousin.

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And here is Jacob’s grandparents.  She took off her oxygen mask for this picture.  She started radiation treatment for liver cancer so we are in a waiting game for now to see how she responds to that.  Just so happy she’ll see her grandson get married to the love of his life šŸ˜€

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It’s supposed to rain at lunch today and my sister has another work obligation, so I may be walking the pedway todaty – we’ll see!

Happy Tuesday – make it a great day!