6:45-7:15am: 30 minutes dance + a round of weights
8:30am: Breakfast-Blueberry Smoothie
10:00am: Coffee with creamer & unsweetened cocoa powder
12:30pm: Lunch- Salad
My favorite again...I can't even tell you how damn HAPPY this little salad made me. I just walked around yesterday afternoon going "that is SUCH a HAPPY salad." I mean, you can make this stuff up. It was sadJ Hahahahahahahaha...it's the little things, right??
3:00pm: Snack- Apple with 1 tablespoon peanut butter
5:30pm: Dinner- Texas Roadhouse
Well, dinner with the in-laws last night = no dinner pictures today (sorta awkward, right??), so here's a little 'out to eat/weight loss chatter' for you. I can tell you I was VERY happy that I had my 3 o'clock snack and was able to order dinner with a RATIONAL mind rather than being starving and wanting EVERYTHING on the menuJ (let's not even DISCUSS how many times this happens! I'll learn SOMEDAY!J) But I was able to just sample the 'table' appetizer of a fried pickle & bite of boneless buffalo chicken wing and then, since I wasn't REALLY wishing for anything in particular, I ordered the salmon with baked sweet potato and ate about half of each. If I REALLY wanted a steak or bread & butter, TRUST, I would have gotten it...so I was just happy that I felt in control (and not deprived!) by any of my choices. Sometimes it's REALLY as simple as taking a breath and realizing you REALLY are going to have another meal besides the one sitting in front of you. It's THAT SIMPLE AND THAT HARD, as I like to sayJ
Oh yeah...and I had to pull back the reigns on dinner a bit since we just so happened to have an INSANE dessert up for the next actJ
7:30pm: Dessert- PUMPKIN BUTTER CAKE
OH YES, you read that correctly...I said BUTTER CAKE! I still don't have the St. Louis touch to make them PERFECT, but this was pretty darn phenomenal...and REALLY EASY!!
A 'crust/shortbread' layer of vanilla cake mix, a stick (EEE!) of melted butter & 1 egg...
Topped with a pumpkin/cream cheese/powdered sugar/vanilla/spices and baked until the top just BARELY jiggles...
I mean..this thing was DECADENCE 101! Buttery & crumbly crust and a smoooooooth, buttery 'custard-like' top filled with FALL spices. Try this one out the next time you want to knock someone socks off. It is just DIVINE...capital D!
Well, I already got myself off to the gym this morning in prep for our VERY FUN ANNUAL GATHERING TONIGHT! Any guesses??? Let's just say it involves a pairing of 2 of everyone's favoritesJ
Stay tuned...and have a great weekend!