Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First the skinny, then the...

Hey everyone!  I was just about to type "Good morning" when I realized 3:00pm has managed to creep up on me in a heartbeatJ  I've been too busy enjoy the GORGEOUS sunshine around these parts today.  Yesterday was a class-A 'stay in bed all day/if only in my dreams' rainy day, so today I have all of the shades up to let all the nice light pour in!

Tired of hearing about the weather??


Tuesday Recap:

6:45-7:15am:  Dance/weights x 2/jogging mix

9:30am:  Coffee with creamer
I'm showin you the coffee because, much like the time flying by me today, yesterday the coffee managed to hold me over until I realized I hadn't had breakfast until 11:30!  (this is SUCH a rarity, that I can't even believe I'm typing itJ) Sooooooo....

11:30am:  BRUNCH- Strawberry smoothie
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 0% Strawberry Chobani
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen pineapple

1:30pm:  Snack #1- "Healthy cinnamon toast" 
Why healthy, you ask?  Because I swapped the usual butter for 2 teaspoons of COCONUT OIL!  It gave the same glossy, decadence of butter, but with the taste of sweet coconut and a slew of health benefits.  Sprinkled with a little cinnamon and sugar...well, it was so good I'm about to pop off the couch to make myself another slice.  Hmmmmm....J

 3:00pm:  Snack #2- 5 Dark chocolate covered almonds

7:00pm:  Dinner at The Cheesecake Factory...starting with a shared round of avocado eggrolls 

For my entree, I tried a new item (for me!) off the Skinnylicious menu (items under 590 calories).  Tuscan chicken, which was seasoned & grilled chicken smothered with marinated tomatoes & served with a few sprigs of broccoli rabe & a little chewy farro. 
It was a litttttle on the bland side, but it certainly FILLED ME UP!  I was REALLY hungry by the time we sat down & foolishly didn't have a small snack before I left the house.  But thankfully all the protein from the chicken did the trick.  And that's a pretty big serving for "skinnylicious," right??

Even Katie enjoyed the leftovers this afternoonJ  Hahahahahahhaha....

And OF COURSE, we try to 'behave' with the Skinny menu so we can INDULGE in the good stuff for dessert!  This time up:  Pineapple upside down cheesecake... 
Cheesecake sandwiched between 2 layers of pineapple studded sweet cake.  Can you ever go wrong??

Alright...I'm off to go watch the introduction of the NEW POPE!  I watch all the pageantry and all I can think?  "Dear God, I can't even IMAGINE how CROWDED Vatican city is!"  It was pretty darn crowded on a normal Tuesday when we went!  Glad to be watching FROM MY COUCHJ

Have a great rest of the dayJ 

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