Seriously, I love you guys! I can’t say it enough how lucky I am to have such supportive readers
All thank you’s and good feelings aside, as I told you yesterday, Thursday = weigh in day for me.
Last week was 161. This week was 162.
Meh. I know it happens and I’m not upset about it. It gives me a chance to look back on the week and realize things:
1. I baked everyday this weekend. Friday was cookies and brownies. Saturday was cake. And more cake (at babysitting and at home). Sunday was decorating the cake. So there was batter. There was also the finished baked goods. And frosting. And then more finished baked goods.
2. Not only did I bake, but I also over-indulged on Friday night. Besides the cookie dough & cookies, I had 4 (yes – 4) pieces of pizza at our friend’s house. Plus brownies and ice cream.
I knew I overdid it this week, so I’m just thankful it was only up 1 pound!
So that’s that and moving on….
Breakfast was a bit of a splurge this morning. But worth it Having to do with this little guy:
Oaaaaaaats!!!!..in a jar (I just felt like singing that)
- 1/4 cup multigrain oats + 1/4 cup wheat bran
- 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1 scoop cocoa powder + 1 tsp instant coffee
- 1 tbsp pumpkin cream cheese (mmm frosting on the cake)
Yes. Mocha oats in a jar today. Yes. Please and thank you.
This kept me nice and full for a good 4 hours. Until I got hungry at work and snacked on a handful of grapes:
And came home at about 1:30 to some lunchie. Leftover chicken gumbo soup from work last night:
Along with leftover seasoned ground turkey topped with ketchup. Tasted like meatloaf!
I then made a quick decision to hit up the heaven of all heavenly places for a quick return and a stroll around the heavens.
My family has a
completely pathetic and rather large small obsession with Costco. Signs your family loves Costco too much just enough:
- You shop there at least twice per week.
- Go there specifically to eat dinner (or lunch) at the food court.
- If they sold breakfast, you’d probably be there for breakfast too
- Your dad takes lunch breaks to head to Costco.
- Your hometown Costco knows your family by name.
- They also make comments if they haven’t seen you in more than a week. (They obviously miss our happy faces)
- While on vacation your family seeks out the local Costco to stock up on goods. And eat there for meals.
- You know the price for most Costco products off the top of your head
- You also know that most their prices end in .99 cents. Mark-down prices end in .97 cents. And an * sign in the upper right hand corner means the items is discontinued and not being restocked.
- Your little sister was featured in the December issue of the Costco Connection (that should link directly to the page. Or use the drop down link to IBC page 87 if anyone’s interested).
Wow. Did I just embarrass my family a little bit?
Anyways, as I was saying. I love Costco. And go there when I’m bored. Or want samples. Today was definitely a good sample day. Too bad my hands were full (with workout pants, broccoli, and a soda. I didn’t grab a cart) so I couldn’t snag pictures but I had:
- 2 small slivers of some pita bread pizza thing (a road show item)
- Bite of canneloni
- Sliver of veggie burger marinated in teriyaki sauce
- 2 bites of a waffle drizzled in agave
- Madras lentil meal (love this stuff)
- 1 black bean chip
- Sliver of cheese
I think that was it. But anyways – a lot.
Work dinner was delicious. I think they’re on a new menu rotation in the cafeteria (which I’m excited about). And Thursdays = my favorite soup day.
Chicken tortilla soup!
And sauteed cabbage & apples dish. I had 2 bowls worth. It was SO GOOD.
And once at home, I had another huge bowl of frozen fruit with about 1 Tbsp worth of almond butter.
Same picture as last night. But same lookin’ bowl.
Meh. Nothing. Except for a 25 minute walk downtown and back at babysitting. But I really can’t count that. My knees were giving me trouble today. And I went to Costco instead of doing weights/abs. So there’s my excuse of the day.