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I will triump, Dove Chocolates!

I will triump, Dove Chocolates!

My wonderful assistant Karen has restocked our chocolate stash. Dark for me, Milk for her.

What she and the chocolates don’t realize, though, is that I’ve armed myself against their charms. Bwahaahhaha.

Today, I brought my standard apple & greek yogurt w/ fruit and granola, but added clementines and energy bites to my lunch (which will be a wrap. I’m experimenting with wraps, now.)

The chocolates think they can tempt me, but they can’t! The will not! I will be victorious! I have peanut-buttery chocolate deliciousness in the form of Energy Bites in the fridge waiting for me for lunch.  Or when I reach for a chocolate.  Either way.  They’re there ready to be eaten.  Muhahahaha.

And when the energy bites are gone, Sprouts Yogurt Pretzels (Raspberry & Lemon) to the rescue!

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And when that’s gone, I will make Guilt Free Ice Cream from bananas!  Maybe throw in some chocolate chips or coconut or pineapple or something delicious.  Bwaaaaahahahahahaaha.

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Lead Legged

Food: way over yet again.  fuuuuck.

  • Honey nut cheerios, 1% milk, banana, coffee, hazelnut sugar free creamer
  • Naked Protein Zone Mango Smoothie (yuck–the protein ones are gritty,) clementine
  • 6″ turkey on wheat from subway, w/ swiss cheese, honey mustard, and all of the veggies
  • Yoplait Greek w/ fruit and granola, apple
  • 2 no bake energy bites.  😦
  • triscuits w/ cream cheese and smoked salmon (5)
  • almonds
  • Chicken breast w/ dijon mustard and honey, brown rice (plain).
  • Wine

Exercise:

  • 50 toe push ups
  • 50 crunches (25 regular, 25 cobra)
  • short Reilly walk
  • Spin Class

I was exhausted at work today.  Falling asleep in a 7:15am meeting, falling asleep at lunch.  I left early and passed out the second I got home.  Okay, that’s a lie.  First I stuffed my face with not one, but two energy bites (at 270 calories a piece.  yikes!  better than a peanut butter cookie, I guess… I dunno.)  Funny–I had been chatting w/ Die on facebook, and she teased me just as I fell into the sleep of the dead.  I think she thought I was offended when I hadn’t responded.  Haha.  Oops.

Spin class.  My legs hurt and felt like lead, but…  I’m wondering if my exhaustion and overeating are the result of seasonal depression (or any kind of depression) so I figured Spin Class would make me feel better.  The only exercise I’ve had since last Tuesday has been derby, which is not as…  relaxing?  calming?  I dunno.  as regular exercise.  At Spin class, I’m just “Lindsay,” andI can turn my brain off and just go, you know? And when it’s over I feel that good exhaustion and a sort of relief of having let go of my stress, etc.  So–despite being exhausted, I went.  I *think* that was a good decision.  I seem to be in a more positive mood.  Tired, but positive.  For now.  😉

Took a nice, super hot epsom salt bath when I got home.  Mmmm…  With wine, of course. Feeling pretty good, now.  I do want some pie, though.  (Un)Fortunately, I don’t have any.  😦  Sad day.

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What I’m contending with today

That’s right. Five full boxes of cupcakes. With big puffs of frosting on them… Fortunately the frosting is styled to mimic grass. Blech. Who wants to eat grass? Sweet… delectable… butter cream… grass. Not I.

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One Word

“One Word”
Kelly Osbourne

One word breaks the code of silence,
Silence tells me all I need to know.
One Word,
One Word, tells me everything I need to know.

One world driven in to madness,
Madness driven by the depths below.
One Word,
One Word, tells me everything I need to know

It’s not the way that I want it,
It’s just the way that I need it.
Day after day
It’s not the way that I want it,
It’s just the way that I need it.
Day after day

One lie tells a thousand stories,
The greatest stories that were ever told.
One Lie,
One Lie, tells the greatest stories ever told.

One man can predict the future,
a future journey in to outer space.
One Man,
One Man, a future journey in to outer space.

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Chocolate Layer Bars

In terms of bogs not to follow during TBT, http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/ totally heads the list. I’ve got about nine posts just like this one in my feed. Killing me.  In terms of delicious looking food.  Holy dear lord I want to make everything on this site.

Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie edition – 2012

I love these spectacular chocolate bars. Even while I was cutting them I could smell the wonderful fragrance of almond extract and, of course, chocolate! They have a sugar cookie-type crust, a chocolate filling made with cream cheese, diced walnuts, and almond extract. Then the topping is made from the same ingredients as the crust only crumbled on top like streusal.

We love these amazing bar-type cookies. I found the recipe in a magazine years ago and have made several modifications to it to get it exactly the way we like them. Unfortunately, when I typed the recipe into my cookbook back in the early 1980s I failed to note where the recipe originated from. We have made this recipe several times for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza. I’ve also made it lots of times whenever I wanted a delicious dessert to…

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Mid-Morning Muffin Stare Down. Cheat Day.

 

 

(You’ll notice my “To Do” list staring at me from next to the Muffin, as well…)


 

So… today’s my cheat day, right?  Traditionally, even on cheat days, I stay pretty healthy in the mornings.  Cereal, apple and yogurt, lunch.  It’s Happy Hour that gets me.  And my cheat days are usually unintentional, they sneak up on me when the first beer slides down my throat before I have a chance to remember I’m not supposed to be drinking it.  *Blinks.* But today… today is an unintentional cheat day.  I definitely pondered my favorite Sausage Egg Sammie from Starbucks and a holiday late.  But I prevailed with a Jimmy Dean Delight  Canadian Bacon Egg White Honey Wheat muffin.  And I walked out the door w/ the coffee Tim had made and poured for me to take to work (like he does every day, so sweet.)  But it tasted funny.  Now I really want Starbucks…  a Pumpkin Spice Late… and this is a Pumpkin Muffin… and it’s my cheat day…  and…

yeah, I just ate it.  Sooo delicious.  OMG good.  I don’t wanna go nuts today, you know?  But then I do.  DORITOS!!!  MARTINIS!!!  BEER!!!  …  CHEESE!!!  So.  We’ll see how it goes, I guess.

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