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The Start of A Holiday Weekend !

Posted by Susan on September 5, 2009

Labor Day weekend, the last official weekend of summer . Even thought I love fall, I am sad to see the summer end. As I’ve mentioned before, I live in a lake community. More than half of my neighbors don’t live here year round. After this weekend is over, most of the homes are closed up . We get a few visits for fall leaf peeping, but by Halloween, most of the summer folks are long gone .

By the time I got home from work today, almost every summer home was hopping ! Families and friends all up for the last hurrah. But after Monday, the neighborhood be quiet again. Kind of sad. During the winter the neighborhood is like a ghost town.

Today at work was crazy busy. I was literally running all day ! I went in early to get some filing done uninterrupted , and got only half of it done. After work I got my hair cut and colored, and then went home and Matt and I decided to go out .

I am finally relaxing and unwinding after a long , busy day ! And I am more than ready for some time off !

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast, I had some oatmeal with Kashi Cocoa Beach Granola , and a spoonful of chocolate peanut butter. I had my last banana too.

I took a few minutes out around 10:00 and had a nectarine.

By 11:30, I was feeling a little out of gas, so I had some edamame.

By the time lunch rolled around I was not hungry at all. I just wasn’t in the mood to eat anything, but I knew that I had things to do after work and that I probably wouldn’t get to eat dinner until late, so I ate anyway. I had a veggie salad with sunflower seeds and sesame sticks. An apple for dessert.

Matt and I went out to a few stores and decided to go out to eat. I wasn’t in the mood for anything in particular , so I told Matt to pick somewhere. He was in the mood for diner food. I had a veggies burger on whole grain toast, fries and coleslaw. I ended up eating only half the fries.
I was too full for dessert so I am done for tonight in the food department ! ( can you believe I am not going to eat dessert ????)
I think I am going to go to bed and read soon. I am totally beat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to wake up naturally tomorrow morning. NO ALARM CLOCK !!!!!!!!!!
Shred Update :

Day 4 /Level 1 : complete , plus 20 min. HIIT on the treadmill.

Weird. I wasn’t sore the first few days of this workout, but I am sore today. Not in a bad way, but I feel it more today than after the first day.

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Sunday : Relaxing Day !

Posted by Susan on August 23, 2009

Today was my idea of a perfect Sunday ! Since I got so much done yesterday, today was pretty easy. All I needed to do was workout, and get our lunches ready for tomorrow. I did all of that before lunch, and that left the rest of the day free !

I got to sleep in a little this morning, so when I got up I was starving. I decided to make something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. I made an omelet with Laughing Cow Cheese filling ! It was sooooooo good ! I also found the secret to the perfect omelet……. I put the filling on the eggs and then stuck the whole frying pan under the broiler for a few minutes. ( I am sure more than a few people are saying DUH! , but I am new to this cooking thing and I was thrilled to figure this one out !)

The omelet was fluffy and perfect and the filling was perfect ! I will be making more omelets in the future ! I also had a toasted sandwich thin with a light smear of butter.

For snack before working out I had some yogurt and a 100 calorie granola bar.

Lunch rolled around and I was in the mood for a PBJ sandwich ! I made one on another sandwich thin , and had it with some lite pretzels and a peach.


About 3:30 I was dying for some chocolate ! I had 9 dark chocolate kisses (180 calories) and that hit the spot !

Dinner was not too inventive tonight ….. it was a repeat of last night. A 4oz. chicken breast, HG spinach bake, and some rosemary potatoes. I cook once a week, so for the most part my dinners are pretty repetitious. I know myself, and if I don’t have food ready to go at the end of a work day , I will end up eating junk instead of a balanced dinner. This works best for me, and as long as it is yummy, I don’t mind eating it a few times a week !

For dessert I had a piece of the FF pudding pie I made last night ! I added a dollop of lite whipped cream to it and it was awesome. Perfect sweet ending to my meal !
This week is going to be relatively painless. My boss is on vacation, and I only work 4 days this week. I have a four day weekend next week. I am off Fri. , Sat. , Sun. , and Mon. ! I always take a long weekend the last week of summer , because all of September i have a house sitting job. It is a last hurrah for me. I am really looking forward to it ! I am hoping for great weather because the plan is BEACH !
Have a great Monday !

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