Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Happy hump day! As many of you  may know it’s also Ash Wednesday. I know Catholics traditionally observe Lent and give up something. Even though I’m not Catholic I decided to do something that would “better” my life. I gave up the snooze button! Now I was so happy & thought it was so original until I ready Cammy’s post tonight(she listed what I’m giving up)! ;) I’m sticking with it though!! And I started out right this morning and got up after just one annoying ring of the alarm!

Kyle and spent some time together catching up this morning. I made an executive decision to skip the gym and enjoy some time with my man! Seems like things have been crazy lately and we were starting to get caught up in the “busy-ness of life”. So it was nice to take some time for each other!

I still made it to my office nice & early. I switched up my breakfast this morning and had a over flowing bowl of fruit. I peeled and orange and sliced up an apple for 2 points. DSC06064 

An hour or 2 later I had 1 cup of grapes for 1 point. Can you tell I’m trying to get my fridge cleaned out before all this delicious fruit goes bad?!?!?DSC06065 

My Dad called me around noon and said he was in town and wanted to meet up for lunch! What a nice surprise! Before I went I had my last fruit of the morning, 1 1/2c strawberries, ww vanilla yogurt, and 1/4 c homemade granola for 3 points. DSC06066 

I met up with my Dad for lunch at Applebees. I love going there knowing they have ww friendly items and I don’t have guess on the calories & fat! Kyle even got to join us. It was a nice, unexpected lunch out with 2 of my favorite guys! Oh and I ordered the Garlic Herb Chicken for 8 points. DSC06067 

After lunch I productive afternoon at work. Knowing I’m going to be gone on Friday (Chicago!!!)I was trying to get things caught up!

After work a friend stopped by and chatted for a while with me & Kyle. Another unexpected visit! How fun!?!? I wasn’t sure what to do for supper and went easy! I whipped up a few pancakes and kept them simple and just had sf syrup on the side for 4 points. DSC06068

I am working a short day tomorrow and Kyle & I are gonna hit the road to Chi-town!! Speaking of that, thanks for the ideas. I am definitely going to check out the bathrooms in the John Hancock building!! ;)

I better get going to get a few last minute things done & hit the hay early so I don’t hit the snooze button!

POINTS = 18/23  
WATER =  86 oz

Do you participate in Lent? If so, what are you giving up? Or maybe it’s something you’re going to do “extra”!


Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I think I have the exact same little bowl that you are using for your syrup!! I use it for syrup dipping too :-)

Mae Flowers said...

I've been trying to think of some new breakfast ideas and lots of fruit sounds like a good one! Your pancakes always look so good too!

BEE said...

everything looks delish
i give up meat on fridays
but i dont really know what else to giv eup ive changed my entire lifestylea year ago
so i guess i am just going to keep my healthy lifestyle going and try to have a positive outlook during lent
sounds good right

Cammy said...

LOL I love it! And I'm eager to see how you snooze-less experience works out. My friend who did it loved it for the same reason you did: it gave her more morning time with her family. She said it also made her feel more energetic and "in control" throughout the workday.

Enjoy your Chicago trip! Safe traveling!

Kelly said...

Hope you have a blast in Chicago. I've never been that far up north.

Be sure to take lots of pics. :)

Isn't it easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life? You have to take time to spend with your man. That's one reason we have date night. So much fun!

Mrs. M said...

We don't observe Lent, but I do usually give something up, just for the sake of remembering the meaning of sacrifice. This year I am giving up anything to drink besides water, skim milk and orange juice. Could be interesting :o)

Have fun in Chicago!

Cupcake Dreamer said...

I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I totally want to try your granola recipe. I had ww yogurt (key lime) with cool whip last night. It was screaming for some of your yummy granola to finish it off.

Good job taking a day off from your workout routine. Sometimes it is hard to take a day off. Especially when you want to make time for other special people in your life.

Tricia said...

yum, all the fruit looks great!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

That sauce on your chicken looks really good!!!

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