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(Almost) Free Eats

22 Sep

Thanks everyone for the kind words regarding the new job! I am so excited to be moving into something different and am very much looking forward to it. Many of you know I have been wanting to get out for a while so this is long overdue and I am a little nervous about starting something new but also excited, like in a first day of school kind of way!

Lunch was on the cheap today. I didn’t make anything ahead of time but had two coupons sitting in my wallet, one for Chick Fil A and the other for Einsteins

The Einsteins Coupon was for free Pretzel Poppers with a beverage purchase. I only paid $1.87 for the drunk which made me smile since saving money has that effect on me.

Excuse my man hands in the picture—they look ginorm! These babies were really awesome—they came with a dijon honey mustard dipping sauce and were so soft and scrumptious! The only down side was that they had WAY too much salt for my liking but it was easy to brush off.

Chick Fil A is next door to Einsteins so I went there to redeem my “Free Fruit Cup and Water” coupon. I didn’t think pretzel poppers and fruit would be a substantial meal so I got an order of chicken nuggets when I was there. Luckily, the guy who likes to give me free fat free honey mustard was there and he hooked me up with a packet of that and then some. Never hurts to shake your tail feather for free sauce.

Christina would be proud!! I love Chick Fil A but I am not in her league regarding the eat more chickun establishment.

All of this for $4.90-nothing wrong with that!

This morning they made the announcement in our weekly meeting that I would be leaving and everyone was freaking out. Happy for me yet freaking out. Is it wrong that all of that made me happy? They were all like “Oh my god, what are we going to do without you?” and word caught on fast and soon I was being bombarded with IM’s, emails and calls asking if  it were really true. Business partners kept telling me again, how happy they were for me yet how was our team going to operate without me (I try to tell you all how big of a deal I am but no one wants to believe me! Ha!) and how I am their favorite person to work with. Again, it made me smile. It’s nice to know that I appreciated and will be missed.

Damn you leftover baby shower cupcakes. How cute is this??

I got out of work a little early for a change and walked over to Roly Poly where I had a coupon for a free sandwich. I’ve never been there before so I was excited to try something new! I got the Turkey Applejack-Turkey breast, melted jack cheese, apple butter, bacon, onion, mushrooms, fresh basil mayo, with a side of spicy honey mustard

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Fan-flippin-tabulous. I wasn’t sure if I would go there again since their prices are a bit high for my taste but after tasting this, my vote has changed!

I paired up with peach bites and pretzel sticks

Modern Family is back! Modern Family is back! Modern Family is back! 

Did you know that Modern Family is back tonight? I am fully aware and went for a 3 mile walk right after dinner so I would be able to watch it without being lethargic from the big dinner. I’m happy to know I burned off the cupcake I inhaled earlier.

I was only going to go for a mile walk but just kept going. I went on a new route that was longer AND hillier than expected. I never noticed these hills before while driving but I would be steadily be walking then started to slow down a bit, get to the top of the hill, get excited because I was going downhill and then what do you know-another hill. This got my heart rate up there and it was nice to mix it up a bit.

 

Nothing like some frozen banana soft serve after a workout!

Also, I haven’t been tracking my food lately and I’m ok with that. I’ve been tracking on Livestrong.com for the past three years and it hasnt been working lately. I would get a tad neurotic if I didn’t track every single thing in and be bummed if I went over my calorie count for the day. I am still trying to stay aware of all that I eat but feel alot better mentally that I’m not tracking my food. We’ll see how this little experiment goes……

What some free food for yourself? For all my Mexican food lovers, click here to get a BOGO coupon at Qdoba, must use by 9.24

Happy hump day all!!

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