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Such a relief

I went to the gym after work yesterday and by the time I got home, I was hungry, plus I knew dinner would be pretty light. So I snacked on some nuts.

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I met some friends for dinner at Tumbleweed. I managed to avoid the chip bowl until right before dinner got there. I have a serious tortilla chip problem but I’m glad to say I only had a few, with some really great salsa!

For my dinner, I just got a house salad (minus the cheese) with fat free Italian and a plain baked sweet potato.

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Looks boring, but both were actually pretty tasty, especially the sweet potato. I was going to dip it in ketchup but it was just fine by itself 🙂

When I got home a few hours later, I was hungry again so I decided to have my favorite dessert that I hadn’t had in a while (plus some red vino).

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It was a good night and it felt nice to know that I ate pretty healthy all day long and didn’t worry about NOT adding up the calories I ate.

This morning, I saw this article which talked about how calorie restriction can not only stress you out but can actually contribute to weight gain. Interesting!

Can I just say how much I am enjoying blogging my eats again? I know I go back and forth with it, like many other things, but I’m liking it right now.

It takes time, effort and sometimes “fitting it in” at the end of a long day but I really feel a sense of purpose in doing it and I get enjoyment from it. So that’s all that really matters 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Random home dinner

When I got home from work, I had NO IDEA what to make for dinner. This happens to me about once a week, ha ha.

I was just about resigned to make pumpkin oat bran (oh, the torture!) and then I found a can of red beans!

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I cooked them on the stove with some red onion and red and green peppers.

Then I cooked a sweet potato and put some of the bean mixture on top, with a slice of whole wheat toast + Smart Balance Light on the side.

011Even though it seems simple and kind of boring, this tasted really good! I love it when random meals work out like that.

I also tried a new soda tonight that I found at Fresh Market:

013I loved it! And the ingredients list was better than the diet Dr. Pepper I had earlier this week.

Although, I don’t really know that much about Stevia and I have never used it in anything. So I don’t think I’ll make these a habit either.

What’s your opinion on Stevia? Educate me! :)  

Aww, shucks!

Thank you all for the totally sweet comments on my revealing post. I honestly kind of thought I might get ripped for saying I want to lose weight!

But I should know that if anyone understands, it’s you guys!

Breakfast this morning was a green monster, WOO HOO!

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Just soy milk, spinach and a frozen banana. It rocked my socks. Along with a leftover waffle and PB.

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Mid morning, I had some coffee and snacked on some nuts.

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I had my evaluation at work today and it went well, but boy am I glad that’s over for another year 😉

For lunch, I had a sweet potato topped with vegetarian baked beans and a pita on the side.

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They were having chili in the break room today and I snagged a few crackers because I was still feeling hungry. That helped a lot!

Before the great run that I had today, I snacked on a Larabar, though not this one, ha ha. I forgot to take a pic of the peanut butter cookie one I had today so I had to borrow this photo from myself.

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When I got home, I was quite hungry so I whipped up the quickest thing I could think of…spaghetti with leftover sauce and some tasty bread with Smart Balance.

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And finished off the night with the best snack ever!

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Whole wheat toast with White Chocolate Wonderful and chocolate chips.

I’m not feeling so hot, throat kind of hurts, so I think I’m going to turn in early tonight. Hopefully a good night’s sleep will work wonders 🙂

I bid you good evening!