Sicily has developed a liking for fake tree…aka the Christmas Tree. She tried eating it down tonight, but has now lost interest…we shall see how it goes. At least she is not going after the poinsettia! Lily used to eat them though, and they are not what killed her.
Before preying Sissy off the C-Tree I had to get through my Monday.
It actually went by quickly because I have a lot to get done before leaving for Beantown on Friday!
Lunch was super delicious!
Yummy pumpkin goodness!
Around 3pm I had a lovely stack of snacks.
Shredded Wheat Oat and Bran squares, which I found out scored a 99 on the NuVal system today on HTP! Score for my cereal choice. I also had a clementine and seltzer.
At 4pm sharp I headed out into the rain, ugh more rain, seriously???? I ventured to the gym for 30min on the elliptical followed by an hour body pump class. Ouchie! My arms are going to be sore tomorrow, in a good way though 🙂
When I arrived home I had no idea what to make for dinner…I knew I had pork chops that needed to eaten or frozen so I made them for Nick. He also got rice, roasted veggies and salad…I had a veggier plate.
Roasted carrots, parsnip and sweet potatoes in EVOO and oregano. Tofu with Mrs. Dash – seriously like the honey/maple syrup version a lot better. Salad with Romain, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and goat cheese.
I think I might have a wee bit of peppermint ice cream with a few chocolate chips…I am still pretty full, but I can’t get the combo out of my mind!
I will also be on Christmas Tree watch!
Good Morning Monday! RAVENS WIN!!!!!! In overtime, and I feel asleep 😦 . They should have won in regulation! It was the third string QB, come on boys! Big Ben will be back next time and we need to step it up!
5:30 was a bit of a shock to the system this morning. At least it is only a 4 day work week for me! Going to the Big Bean for Katherine’s birthday!!!!!
Until then I enjoyed a lovely bowl of oat bran!
Oh I have missed my almond butter!
I also had gingerbread coffee that I picked up at TJs yesterday. Very nice with a hint of ginger, molasses and other holiday spices!
Time to get a move on little doggie! This week is going to be reallllly busy until I reach Friday!
Are you ready for some footballllll?! Fist quarter and the Ravens have already scored! Not getting too excited over here, it is going to be a long game.
About an hour after lunch I headed out for a nice run on this lovely 60 degree day! Unfortunately I had tallied up reason number 16 billion as to why I hate children along my way. Two children shot their bee-bee gun at a target in their backyard as I ran by the rear of their home. Unfortunately, their backyard is about 10 feet and then there is the main side walk for the neighborhood! They can’t claim they didn’t see me it was only 2:30pm and I was in white! What did they say when I screamed at them for aiming a gun in the direction of a person??? “I’m sorry”? No! They said, “You were in the way”. I was in the way?????? How about I come down there and tell your parents I am pressing charges for firing a weapon in the direction of a human! Ugh it made me so angry. Why do people buy their kids bee-bee guns anyway? What good do they do!!!
OK sorry had to get that off my chest.
When I got home I finished cleaning, showered and got to work on this little guy.
I followed the general direction on the back on the chili spices bag but also added a few more things.
- 1/2 turkey meat – browned and fat drained
- 1/2 onion steamed with meat
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can white kidney beans (for some reason we have 3)
- 1/2 cup green lentils – added to chili and cooked while it simmered
- 1 cup chicken broth – to cook lentils
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
After a few hours of simmering and cooking my little friend in the oven it was time to serve!
Time to get back to the game!
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!! Are you ready for some Sunday night football??? Should be a blood bath tonight, but I have a lot to do before then!
I slept in a bit and ate our last piece of fruit for breakfast…
First up was Trader Joe’s. I needed almond butter and coffee and TJ’s is really the only place it makes sense to buy them. Of course I got some other things while I was there 🙂
I then went to Giant to get Nick his regular grocery store things, Boar’s Head deli meat, salt and vinegar chips etc. Lastly I stopped at the Shoppers to get the large Okios and use one of my buy 2 get 1 free coupons from Brown Cow. Sharing the yogurt wealth.
I returned to make a delicioso lunch!
I had been wanting melted brie for a while now, and I remembered to pick up some light brie at TJs today.
I also had a plain Brown cow pb&j yogurt.
All together now.
I am now soaking up some last minute relaxing before going for a run, making pumpkin chili, cleaning and then watching the Ravens!!!!!!
See you for the game!
I’mmmmmmm back! Is Thanksgiving over already???? Is it really less than a month until Christmas???
Welcome to Thanksgiving Sports Center.
I decided to do a run down of the days events instead of dragging it out. So just pretend we have 30min to get it all in…ready go!
I got to the airport in record time, of course, and there was no line through security, typical.
On the plane I had a seltzer with a splash of cran, and got some looks. I also had two biscoff! AirTran now serves these little butter cookies if you get on the right plane.
My momma picked me up from the airport and we were greeted at the door with whiskey sours aka Whiskey with a little bit of lemon juice. Slooooow sipping.
Round two for the day with food!
Lamb chops, mint jelly, asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Endive salad with radishes (which I picked off, yuck!).
Day one done!
Theme of the day…pace yourself!
When I returned I mixed some something special.
After breakfast, mom and I went for a walk on the beach with tons of surfers.
And then it was time for the biggggg eating!
We headed to the Black Point Inn as we have for many years.
Plate number 3 – actually this was plate 4, but I forgot to take a picture of my first dessert plate :) Here there is a piece of gingerbread, and a blob of pecan pie and cranberry tart. The cranberry tart was leftover and way too sweet, but I also had a small bite of apple pie and pumpkin tart on my first plate.
Wowza, that was a lot of food.
We headed home to digest and play scategories where I won as always! I was asleep by 10 because we had to hit the outlets bright and early!!!
Up early at 6am to get to J.Crew before 8am.
We ended up with a few great things, but did not go overboard.
Next was the planned peppermint mocha at Starbuck!
Did you know they put 10 pumps of syrup in a venti peppermint mocha??!?!! I got 2 of each, nonfat, no whip. Along with perfect oatmeal, which I only put the fruit into with a small amount of brown sugar. The nuts had walnuts and I am allergic…it was a pretty small serving.
We then stopped by my college roommate’s house in Freeport to say Hello! and hurried home for lunch…well so we thought.
There was miscommunication and mom and I ended up going to Whole Food to get some food and then getting super lost…
When we finally got back I was starving. It was about 2:00pm and we ate around 9AM.
I was quickly instructed to make some guacamole, and I downed most of it.
When I finally calmed down I had some delicious lobster salad!
And the best part…
4 hours later…time to head to the Back Bay Grill in Portland for dinner!
Manhattan and Amuse Bouche.
TODAY – SATURDAY!
Lunch was eaten on a plane…but it was amazing!
My lunch box from Whole Food yesterday!
Look who I came home to!
Well that was more than 30min, but there was a lot of food! I need to go find a snack, we are supposed to go to a graduation party in a few hours and who knows what the food with be like and I don’t need any temptations!
I hope everyone had a great holiday!!!!!
Good Morning and Happy Maine Day!!!!
I am rushing around getting things finalized and heading out the door super early because I am scarred of traffic, long term parking and security! Ah! Last year I got their early and was able to drink about 3 beers before boarding…yeah I would rather just sit at the gate! And there is free wi-fi for the holidays! Perfect.
I woke up and did 15min of yoga flow. I would have done more except my mind was racing and I couldn’t concentrate on the breath. I then set off to make coffee and a waffle sandwich.
See you in Maine…well maybe if I can find wi-fi.
Have a great Turkey Day!!!!
Hey y’all! Welcome to the end of Tuesday!
I am rushing around trying to get packed, Sissy all set up (she will be alone on Thursday and Nick will be home with her on Friday), do laundry and try and clean up the place a bit. I hate coming home to a dirty house!
As for the eats of the day…
Morning snack was the other 1/2 of my apple from breakfast.
Yes, I took a bite before the picture, or maybe someone took a bite out of it while it was in the break room fridge??? How many people bring reusable lunch boxes to your work? It is embarrassing how many people bring plastic bags to a place dedicated to the environment. I guess this shows that the place may be environmental, but that doesn’t mean the people are.
And my lunch? Well it was a bunch of all different sorts of things. I am trying to use things up before I leave.
Brown Cow greek and the remainder of the pom arils, peanut butter and celery sticks.
Lots of crunch and ubber filling.
We had our usual Friday crisis. How do they know we are off for 3 days?!?!?! Those Fates are tricky!
I slowly made my way through my PM snack for the last hour of work.
After work I went to the gym for a quick workout so I could be home to say good bye to Nick! I did 25 min of the hill and then 30min of negative splits.
Dinner?!?! What to make????
Tofu. Roasted Veggies. Wheat berries. Check, check and check!
OK it is time to get crackin’! Biggest Loser is on in the background I have some on MamaPea’s maple chick peas to take out of the oven!
See you bright and early!