Dear Daylight Savings Time,

I love you. I am in love with the fact that it was 7pm and the sun was still shining! So long to the SADs! Don’t let the door hit cha! I don’t think I have ever been more ready for Spring and Summer than I am right now. The weather next week is supposed to be GLORIOUS.  I see lots of park time, bike riding time, and soccer time in my future.  Aidan is on Spring Break this week so I am glad the weather is cooperating!

Dinner last night ended up being an apple and a banana.  I’ve got hungry days and not so hungry days….but you better believe I was ready for breakfast almost immediately! I really wonder if it has anything to do with the bigger breakfast I have been having.  I guess we will see this week!

Thankfully, this morning went much more smoothly than last week.  Breakfast was the same as yesterday’s.  I ate at about 7am.  I really like this combination.  I definitely need to add a full cup of milk though.  After I let it cool and set,  it becomes super thick.  I have added  more milk to the bowl every morning.  I had a class at church this morning at 10am and then went to the last service at 11:30am and I didn’t feel like chewing my arm off which was quite shocking.  I did have a Luna Bar while I was waiting for service to start though.  I knew I would be ravenous afterward if I didn’t.

Outfit for church.  Sort of the same as Thursday’s except:

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Jeans: American Eagle

Sunglasses: Charming Charlie’s

We didn’t get home until almost 2pm and while I was very hungry, I wasn’t all bets are off hungry.  I ate an apple and a few almonds while I prepared this:

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Romaine lettuce, baby carrots, pineapple chunks, strawberries, almonds,  reduced fat feta cheese and a light balsamic vinaigrette.

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Repeat of yesterday’s lunch.

After lunch, I got the munchies for something sweet, something in the area of chocolate chips.  Sadly, we have nothing of the kind in this house.  I thought I might bake something, so I got out my recipe binder and the batch of granola I made yesterday.  I munched on that while I browsed my recipes trying to satisfy my sweet tooth.  I ended up mindlessly eating way too much.  I ended up feeling like I had a lump of oatmeal in my stomach for hours afterwards.  It was a sad SAD substitute for chocolate chips.

Now that I had a stomach ache, I decided to sit down to start a book we are reading in church.

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The Story

But I was so sleepy I didn’t make it past the map, and crashed out.  I am so pathetic.


How’s this for bizarre?

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These are the search terms people have used to find my blog.

my husband shared me? um, all righty then!


Thanks to a lot of prep last night, I was able to throw my crock pot meal for tonight’s dinner together in a flash this morning.  Crock pot meals are the best.  I absolutely LOVE coming home to a meal already prepared.  It’s ALMOST like someone has cooked for you!  Well, the closest I will probably ever get in this house!

I made Chicken Tortilla Crock Pot Soup, from Iowa Girl Eats. And My My My, was it fantastic!!!  I am so glad we have a ton of it left, because I could eat this all week.  Jeremy and I were like Bubba from Forest Gump.

In our best Bubba impersonations:

“We could put it on chips, with cheese and make nachos”

“We could drain it wrap it in a tortilla and have tacos”

“We could put it over lettuce and have a salad”

This will definitely be on repeat many times this week.

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served with Baked Tostitos and reduced-fat shredded cheese

Unfortunately I was still a kind of full from overeating earlier, but I did have enough room for a little.

I am remarkably alert for it being so late now, I know it’s the time change. (I Love You!) But, I better get in that bed before I regret it in the morning.


Rain Rain Go Away……

Here it is 2pm again and I am just now finishing up lunch! But today I was prepared!!!!

I went to the gym this morning and did a short and sweet workout since I needed go back home and get Aidan ready for practice.  I did 30 min on the treadmill, which was like torture today for some reason.  I did push-ups.  I did 20 boy push-ups!  HOLLA!!!! Ever since I saw Ellen and Michelle Obama do that push-up competition I have been challenging myself to do more and more. I thought wait…if these 50 year olds can do it…..I can too.   Then I did 30 pansy style.  I also did a random little shoulder workout that I seemed to be making up as I went…whatever works….

With 8lb free weights

3 sets:  10 front raises, 10 military press, 10 rear delt raises.

2 sets: 10 lateral raises.

See what I mean? Random.

We hurried home to have quick little snack except neither of us was hungry.Annoyed We made ourselves eat a little something because we know the consequences of not eating….

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I think Aidan managed to eat 3 peanuts and 1/2 a granola bar.

Then we were off again.  We got to practice and I guess most of the parents didn’t get the memo that the practice was cancelled due to the weather.  Lovely…..We tried to make the most of it by going across the street.

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I found this little gem

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Lefties Unite!

My appetite returned with a vengeance…..but I was prepared

Finally lunch

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Turkey and Provolone on Whole Wheat Panini, Cuties and baby carrots.

I was satisfied after that so I put the yogurt back in the fridge for later.

It is a dreary cold day here in Dallas so I think I am going to spend a few hours relaxing, cozying up with my space heater and blanket, & catching up on some very important reading materials.

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…and seeing as how I got 5 hours of sleep last night, I may or may not completely crash out before I get to the table of contents.