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B.I.C. bands giveaway ends today!

Have you entered my B.I.C. bands giveaway yet? I’ll pick a winner tonight! I may not post the winner until 9 p.m. CST because I am getting my hair cut and highlighted after work.

For breakfast this morning, I had the Double Coconut Granola I made last night and it was delicious!

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Currently, I am taking a morning break at work to enjoy an iced coffee and a pink lady apple.

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Lunch today is going to be a Pomegranate Chobani yogurt and a pb & j sandwich.

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Well, my break is almost up, so I am signing off. Have a good Wednesday! Be back later tonight with the winner.

A Case of the Mondays

I woke up and had a serious case of the Mondays. Not only was I not psyched to go back to work, but it snowed overnight and I had to wipe off my car.

snow in April, boo

Yes, it is April 18 and this is how things go in Wisconsin. When is spring coming?

Breakfast was Post Great Grains cereal and coffee.

coffee, cereal

Snack at work was peppermint tea and part of a Racine Kringle.

Lunch was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on an Arnold’s Thin, a mango chobani, and a clementine. Oh and I almost forgot dessert because it’s unpictured. I had a girl scout peanut butter sandwich cookie.

peanut butter and jelly sandwich, mango chobani, clementine

I didn’t feel like cooking tonight and I never have to convince Craig to go out to eat, so off we went to Cousin’s for a quick meal. I had the $2.99 special of barbecue ham and cheddar. It was ok. The cheap subs never have a lot of meat on them.

Cousin's barbecue ham and cheddar

I went to the gym late, around 7 p.m., but did manage to stay for an hour. I did a full circuit of weights and logged 2.09 miles on the elliptical while watching Property Virgins on HGTV. That show makes me look forward to looking for a new house someday, but also makes me dread it! My priorities will definitely be a bigger kitchen with lots of counter space, laundry on the main floor, lots of natural light and a two car garage. Not too much to ask for, huh? Aaah, a girl can dream about not having to wipe snow off her car in the middle of April and just pulling out of the garage instead!

Even though I had a serious case of the Mondays, seeing Craig at the end of the day, playing with the cute kitties, and working out always puts me in a good mood. The workout alone changed my attitude immensely. Hooray!

I’m going to bed and hoping I’m in a better mood tomorrow. I should be, because I decided to take off on Friday and that means I only have three more days of work left! 🙂

Missing in action…

…but now I have returned. Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of days.

Here’s what’s been happening in my world.

Thursday–we spent the day at Universal Orlando and had a lot of fun. I still prefer the Islands of Adventure and mainly the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from that park. More on that later. I’ll do a top 5 or 10 recap of Universal, etc. for those of you who are interested in traveling to Orlando sometime in the future.

Jaws at Universal

Lunch was a chicken panini with fruit and potato salad. I also had an iced coffee from Starbucks.

lunch at Universal studios florida

After Universal, we headed to Menchie’s for the last time and I had a cake batter, cookies n’ creme combo with lots of pb and chocolate on top.


Then it was time to pack up our hotel room and get ready to leave early the next morning.

Friday–we ate breakfast, checked out of the hotel, returned our rental car and got to the airport early. Our flight on Southwest was good.

It felt weird to be home again. Once back at our house, it was so nice to see our cats. We missed them a ton and it’s still been fun to spoil them with pets and kisses over the last couple of days.

My parents had picked us up at the airport and before leaving our house, my dad threw the local section of Friday’s newspaper at me and told me not to tell Craig until later. I knew right away what news was contained in that paper. I looked at the obituary section and saw Craig’s grandma’s name listed. She got sick right before we left on our trip and had been in the hospital. She passed away on Wednesday morning and his parents and sister didn’t want to tell us while we were on our trip, because we would have been sad and thinking about it.

Needless to say, it was a sad day yesterday with getting that news. I didn’t really feel like blogging because I was tired, did endless loads of laundry and unpacked in general.

Today–we slept in a little and I woke up craving oatmeal and peanut butter, like I had been having at the hotel. I think this is going to be my new “go to” breakfast before work. The protein in the peanut butter might be perfect to prevent my stomach from grumbling at work mid-morning.

oatmeal with peanut butter, coffee

Craig had to get new lenses in his eyeglasses again, so we were off to the mall and then the grocery store for a huge stock up.

I snacked on half of a Luna White Chocolate Macadamia bar while we were out.

Luna White Chocolate Macadamia bar

We also went to the library and I picked up a few food oriented magazines and the Skinny Bitch cookbook. I have seen it on a few blogs and the recipes inside looked good.

Skinny Bitch cookbook

A 6 inch Subway ham and cheese sandwich was my lunch.

Subway ham sandwich

Dessert was a few mint oreos. See, normally I would never buy those at the store and my husband did. This is why he shouldn’t go grocery shopping with me because he just picks up bad food and I want to eat it!

mint oreo

I relaxed this afternoon, took a nap with the sunshine beating down on me (to remind me of Florida), and then headed to the gym.

I biked for 18 minutes, did the elliptical for 15 and lifted a full circuit of weights. I checked out the Fitlinxx top gym members list for the month of January and guess who made the list? I did! Granted I was 25 on the list of 25 women, but I was still so psyched to see my name up there! One of my goals for the gym was to make that list and I did it! Now my new goal will be to move up a lot and earn more points in a future month. I don’t think that will happen this month because of our vacation. The Fitlinxx program gives you points for the cardio and weight activities you do at the gym or outside of it. I guess I was pretty active in January!

Dinner was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a tangelo.

peanut butter and jelly sandwich, tangelo

Oh and while we were gone, I received the new flavors of Chobani in the mail! I tried Strawberry Banana yesterday and it was so good. I am looking forward to trying Lemon and Black Cherry too. Thanks Chobani!

Chobani Strawberry Banana

Aaah, I feel better now that I am all caught up!

Not sure if/when I’ll post tomorrow because we are going to the funeral. I have to take Monday off of work too because the burial is then. I guess I’ll just work from home a bit on Monday afternoon. I already took a peek at my work e-mail and I have a lot of stuff to go through.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!