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Back to the Grind and Birthday Celebration #3!

Hey all –

I hope you all had a decent “back to work” / “post holiday” Monday!  Things in our house got off to a decent start today – until we stepped out of the house and realized that our entire neighborhood was covered in a huge sheet of ice! Some how I managed to get to work by 8 o’clock this morning.

I packed everything this morning and had breakfast at my desk once I got situated at my desk.  Today for breakfast I had a slice of GH honey whole wheat and one tablespoon of Barney Butter in one of the handy – dandy individual packages. I love these things – but usually save them for road trips.  I figured today’s ride to work was pretty much like  a road trip, so I took one with me! 🙂

Amazingly enough this “snack” got me through until lunch! I was truly surprised by this. In total the breakfast was only 210 calories.

At around 10:30 this morning I decided to enjoy a mug of Emergen’C.  Yesterday I was worried that Ben was coming down with a cold (knock on wood – because he seems to be ok today!) and when I got to work I received a call from one of my colleagues saying she was home sick… Yikes! If there is one thing I hate it is getting sick.  So, I consumed a large amount of Vitamin C in hopes of keeping it at bay.  We shall see if it works.

For lunch I enjoyed more left overs (yet again)!  It was great having lunch already taken care for me this morning! I just packed one container with some baked turkey / pasta and another container of salad.

(I don’t know what to say about the pasta stuff – it just cannot be pretty!)

About an hour after lunch I was hungry (!) and snacked on half a cup of the Trader Joe’s fiber cereal. This stuff is so wonderful! It is high in fiber (so it helps to keep me full) and low in fat and sodium. Woo-hoo!

At 3:30 this afternoon I was called to an office of a few of my colleagues, where I was surprised with mini – cupcakes!! How exciting! My friend Laurie knows me so well that she knew the mini-cupcakes were the way to go – and they were fantastic!

I left work a little bit after 4:30 and went directly to the gym where I walked and jogged an easy 2.25 miles with my heart rate monitor. I think my heart might be still adjusting to the new gadget and I might be nervous because I keep looking down to see what my heart rate is… could it be possible that my nerves are making my heart rate higher?  I think it might be.  I do love the “calories burned” feature on the monitor. In just 2.25 miles, I burned quite a few calories! I don’t remember how many exactly, but I think it was around 270. Not bad for such a quick workout.

Once I got home, Ben and I caught up on our days and eventually I made dinner for myself. (Ben had pasta because he did not have it for lunch!)  I decided to make an egg and egg white omelet – but it turned into scrambled eggs with mushrooms, red peppers and lots of spices of course!  To spice it up a bit I used garlic powder, onion powder, fresh ground pepper, red pepper flakes and basil. I had two pieces of toast and salad on the side.  It was a pretty good dinner. However, after dinner  I was still hungry and snacked on a handful of baked potato chips that were left over from my birthday party.

I am tired and adjusting to my work week, so I will probably head to bed early tonight. I also might have a snack of left over birthday cake in a little while – I cannot let the cake go to waste!  😉

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2 thoughts on “Back to the Grind and Birthday Celebration #3!

  1. YUM! I’m eating a turkey burger (again) on double fiber bread.
    I need to score me some Barney Butter! Can you buy it in the stores?
    When you come down we’ll go to Red Velvet the new cupcakery in Chinatown/Penn Quarter!

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