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Hello fancy people!  Another great Sunday is ahead … lounging about in PJ’s, the Sunday paper, football, grocery shopping … what more could you ask for?!

Here’s my rewind from yesterday’s lunch and dinner –

Tuna salad with spinach, 1/2 slice Swiss and pickle on whole wheat pita pocket

Lunch - tuna salad with spinach, 1/2 slice Swiss and pickle on whole wheat pita pocket

My tuna salad included carrots, raisins, dry minced onion, S&P, plain yogurt and Dijon mustard.  I really wanted to give PB Boy‘s Peanut Butter “You Choose” Salad a shot, but the husband was home and hovering over my shoulder while I put lunch together.  I figured he would totally flip out over this unconventional combination of tuna and peanut butter.  I can save that one for a later time when he’s not around.  Hee hee 🙂


I spent 45 minutes on the elliptical machine and was starving as I was finishing up.  For some reason, when it came time to eat, my stomach was not in the mood, so the sandwich was enough.

My appetite didn’t stay gone for too long (shocker) and an hour or so later, I was into one of these guys –


I ran some errands during what was left of the daylight hours and when I got home I delved into a small handful of TJ’s Apricot Almonds (aka apricot kernels) and a Medjool date


I haven’t decided yet on how I feel about these apricot almonds … they taste a little odd and I can’t put my finger on what it is that isn’t striking me in the right way??  Has any else seen or tried these?

Both of us were in the mood to get out of the house for a bit last night, so we decided to hit up one of our fav dining spots – Firebird’s.

I started with a Red Rocks Strawberry Margarita

Looks like I was hitting the bottle long before I took this crooked picture!!

Looks like I was hitting the bottle long before I took this crooked picture!! Oops!

I don’t normally dig frozen cocktails, especially when the weather is cold, but this was perfect.  I was able to sip it slowly, so it lasted me through the entire grazing period.

We, of course, decided to get two things and split them between us.  We started with the Spinach Salad with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Eggs and Balsamic Vinaigrette (on the side) –


Oh, I forgot to mention the mushrooms … it had deliciously plump mushrooms as well!  Next, we moved on to this fabulous plate –

Ahi tuna with mango salad and spicy mustard

Ahi tuna with mango salad and spicy mustard

That was the perfect amount of food … just enough to fill our bellies, but not so much that we needed to be rolled out.

We came home and snuggled on the couch, set to watch Indiana Jones … and then I passed out!  Ha!  About 20 minutes in, I was out like a light … tell you something about the movie?! 

All the WIND yesterday pushed out the rain and gloom, but it brought with it chilly temps.  The sun is shining bright, but looks are deceiving … brr!

I’ll be back shortly with breakfast … 😀


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Lost & Found

So, I ended up having quite a busy day … after 40 minutes with weights, I jumped in the shower and from there headed out on some errands.  I was home in time for a quick lunch and couldn’t find a thing that sounded tempting to my taste buds …

I started with this –


A heaping bowl of broccoli slaw with black beans, corn, jalapenoscarrots, ff feta, plain Chobani, hot sauce and pumpkin seeds on top.

I enjoyed it, but it didn’t hit any spots … hmm … not sure what to have next … how about one of these – 



I really made a mistake by trying to rush through lunch and not making myself a well-rounded meal.  I had to leave again right after eating, so I didn’t want a bunch of dishes to wash.  Lazy me. 😥


Before I left for GOTR, I snacked on a bowl of Kashi with raisins and vanilla almond milk



To please the husband, I planned one of his favorite meals for dinner …

BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Pizza

A while back, I purchased TJ’s whole wheat pizza dough, portioned it into 4 smaller balls, then rolled it into individual-sized pizzas.  I pre-baked all four crusts and used two of them that night.  The remaining two were frozen … until tonight.

I warmed up both crusts in a 425 degree oven for 8 minutes.  Each pizza was topped with BBQ sauce, shredded chicken, black beans, sliced onions and mozzarella cheese.  Baked in the oven for 10 minutes, until cheese is melted, and VOILA!  Dinner is served!

We also had a leafy green salad with broccoli slaw, carrots and cucumber

Success!  For the first time since breakfast, I feel satisfied!  What was lost has now been found!

I posed a question about breakfast habits this morning and wasn’t at all surprised to see your answers.  I already knew that you were all too brilliant and fantastic to go without your morning eats!  Kudos to you!

“Never work before breakfast.  If you have to work before breakfast, get your breakfast first.”  ~ Josh Billings, American Humorist

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