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Happy Monday friends! Thank you for your kind words on my previous post about Sweet Punkin, each and every one meant a lot to me.

In other news, which is not really news, I’ve been working my bootay off. I’m really enjoying it. Do I feel like I ran a marathon/and or have been hit by a semi truck after working a double yesterday? Why yes I do. But I know my body will get used to it in time. At least, I certainly hope so. And I am enjoying meeting new people and well, let’s be honest, the money isn’t bad either 😉

Other than working, I did attend a food festival in a city near me called Fall for Greenville (Greenville is the city). It’s basically where a lot of the restaurants set up booths on Main St. and you buy tickets and then the tickets will get you food. Each restaurant had 4 or 5 things from their menus. They also had live music, cooking demonstrations, competitions, etc. It’s a LOT of fun. Let’s just say I went Friday night with my best friend AND Saturday with my family. I didn’t take any pictures Friday night but I my friend and I split Sesame Chicken, an egg roll (the BEST I have ever had.. NO idea what made it so good), chocolate gelato, a mini cupcake with raspberry frosting, and baked ziti. Sounds like a lot of food but it was small portions and split two ways.. but all of that for only $20 worth of tickets! I did manage to snag a few pictures on Saturday..

A mini cheeseburger slider that also had a little onion ring on top.. so good!


Main street.. and an old lady’s head.


A bit of fun in the form of beer.. 🙂


Strawberry shortcake gelato


I also had a mini crab cake and snagged a few bites of my familiy’s food. Food festivals are FUN!


In other food news, my food has been continuing the trend of the lacking of veggies. BUT I stocked up on fresh veggies and some healthy frozen dinners for when I’m in a fix this week.. so hoping the coming week will be a little more nutritionally balanced.


While not exactly balanced, I’ve eaten some good food lately!

Pumpkin pancakes!

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Not THE mix but I just added pumpkin to regular whole grain pancake mix. Not near as good but you have to make the best of what you have 🙂

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I also sandwiched a layer of canned pumpkin and pumpkin butter.. all drizzled with more pumpkin butter!
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To die!


Another breakfast of Kashi Go Lean Crunch and Frozen raspberries.

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And almond milk.

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A quick dinner after work..

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It had been in my freezer for a while and I finally pulled it out… not as good as Amy’s vegetable lasagna but not bad by any means!

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And then a small cake square from a local bakery called Strossner’s.

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Breakfast sunday was this bowl of half Kashi Go Lean Crunch, half Kashi Sunshine, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and a banana.

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This baby kept me full until I got a break around 4! Epic.

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On my break I had a grilled chicken sandwich and french fries. Not the healthiest of choices for sure but it was what I was craving. I ended up still being full after work from that meal and so I never had a “dinner.” But i did have this cupcake I had saved from said bakery earlier.

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So cute! And delicious! A yellow cupcake covered in a chocolate ganache. Um YUM.

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Breakfast this morning was eggy oats (1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt) topped with Justin’s hazelnut butter and maple syrup.

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I don’t think I need to expand on how much I love chocolate for breakfast.

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“Lunch” was an apple and this Clif Bar..


When they say crunchy, they  MEAN it…

Plus a hunk of sourdough bread.


Dinner was VERY balanced tonight. And delicious!

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Pan-cooked Tilapia…

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Over whole grain wild rice.

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Roasted potatoes and green beans (a la Jessica)

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Umm.. the green beans were to DIE FOR!!!! No joke.

And roasted teriyaki shrimp.

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Dessert was light vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate syrup.

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A day is not complete without chocolate, I say 🙂


So today probably should have been a rest day. But I haven’t been to the gym since… well sometime last week? And since today is my only day off this week, I wasn’t sure when I’d be able to go again so I FORCED myself to go to the gym even though, like I said from above, I kind of feel like I’ve been hit by a truck. My entire body is sore/achy and I don’t think I’ve felt like this since back on the day after my long runs. Yet I STILL forced myself to go work out. I think I felt slightly guilty from my indulgent eating this weekend and guilty from not working out in so long.. even though I know I’m burning tons of calories and energy waitressing… hence the soreness. And I took it pretty easy, 20 minutes on the elliptical, lots of weights, and abs. How do you handle situations like this?

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