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Hockey guys are hot

28 Feb

This afternoon was full of fun- I got a lot done!

I’m a poet and didn’t even know it-hehe.

I took Lincoln to the dog park and there was the most dogs I have ever seen at one time! I counted 27 little ones at one point and we stayed for about an hour. We were going to stay longer but this Boston Terrier kept nipping at Lincoln’s tail and Lincoln started whimpering ūüė¶ Poor baby.

We came home and I heated up leftover’s from Azteca last night. I had some rice and beans (I could eat this every day!!) and half an enchilada

The day was nearing to an end and I decided to go for a much needed¬†run after GorgeFest¬†2010 this past wknd. I did about 3.6 miles and ran most of it but had to walk a bit. I don’t know what was up with my lungs today but they were just not wanting to cooperate with me.

I came home and the Men’s Olympic Hockey game between the US and Canada was still on. What. A. Game!!!!

And those men are hot–I have always been attracted to football players but bonjour hockey men, nice to meet ya!

I nourished with a Green Monster (Soy Milk, Spinach, Frozen Banana and Chocolate Whey)

Drinking one out of this cup always makes me smile. I don’t know if it’s because of the dogs or beer but it does ūüôā

Does anyone have any good recipes for acorn squash or how to prepare? I have heard about it alot¬†but never cooked with it, so if you do—let a sister know!

¬† I cannot believe my first 5K is in less than two wks and I am nervous about it! But excited at the same time. I think¬†nervous because I don’t know what to expect and don’t know what the process is. I am expecting¬†someone on a golf cart and a bullhorn to¬†follow me and yell at me if I start walking lol. I hope this isn’t the¬†case!¬† I am not trying to be gross but when I run, I find that I need to spit. Do I just do it or is there some proper etiquette? I like to think that I am once twice three times a lady but didn’t know if you could forgot about it or let it out?

¬† After today’s run, I am in complete pain. Please tell me this running thing gets easier and I won’t be aching as much. Or lie to me at least! LOL

Dinner was my take on Spicy Chicken Cakes with Aioli from that I made a few times

I didn’t have bread so I used breadcrumbs and used red onion and parsley in the mix. I made about six total which is perfect for the work wk since you can nuke them or make a sandwich out of them. I had leftover fries from Five Guys and couldn’t let go to waste.

I topped with Ken’s Lite Honey Mustard and it was delish!

And a measly side of broccoli—I had a small bag with five florets sitting in my freezer and didn’t want to throw them out

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And where the hell did February go? I like to go into each month with a positive attitude and goals.

 So far, these are mine for March

*Complete 5K

*If I like it, sign up for another race or this one

*Attend more networking events

*Pay down my credit card some more

*Try out new recipes

*Find a McDonalds that has a damn Shamrock Shake!!

Let’s make this March the best yet!

Confessions of a Shopaholic

28 Feb

No, not talking about the book

Although it is one of my favorites, this is purely selfish and talking about me. I think I¬†have a problem. I love shopping so much and was good and up to this wknd, hadn’t bought any clothes¬†for myself this year. That’s really really really good for me. Then this wknd happened. Something about me, I love thrift stores. Give me¬† a Good Will, Salvation Army, etc and I am happy. I refuse to spend a lot of money on clothes¬†(when I am losing weight especially)¬† and can find good things at thrift stores, so why not.

I am going to go over a list of all things bought from Friday and Saturday…..get comfortable.

First stop was GoodWill in Asheville on Friday

Red Turtleneck Sweater, yellow and black scarf, pink and brown messenger bag (which I know totally looks like a bag for an adolescent girl but I loved it) and various books.

¬†Total Cost $11.86……Ridiculous. I stoked for all of it especially the mysteries by Joanna Fluke. Food +Mystery together? Yay!

Saturday’s buys

First stop was Steinmart which I visited last Sunday. They were having a great sale Saturday only and when you walked in they handed out scratch off coupons that you presented to the cashier when checking out and worth 10%,20$,$300 or all your items free!

I call this one a J-Lo top and keep singing “Waiting for Tonight” when I look at it

Total Steinmart Cost: $38.01

Next stop was Value Village which is another thrift store. I love it because they have tag of the day sales which yesterday was orange and red–50 and 75% off anything with those color tags plus 50% off sweaters and coats

This coat? $2.50

This adorable polka dot top–$4

Adorable purple sweater-$2

Green sweater-$.80 (yes, you read that right)

Ann Taylor Loft Grey Hoodie–$1.75


Graphic Top $4

Vera Bradley purse

Purple Turtleneck sweater

 Total Spent at ValueVillage $22.55

All of this for under $75. So if anyone else out there who is on a budget thinks they can’t find stylish clothes for cheap, please think again!

All that shopping left my mom and I starving so we headed to Five Guys Burgers since she had a gift card

We each got the little cheeseburger (which is still huge) and split an order of heaven….their fries

After that, we headed home. All that shopping and eating exhausted me and I took a three hour¬†nap while my mom read. I finally found Lincoln’s WVU fleece that he got for Christmas last year and put it on him to see if it still fit


God I love this dog

We had some errands to run so we went to do those then went to dinner at Azteca, a local Mexican restaurant. We noshed on chips and salsa and I have a couple of beers and then I had the combo platter with an enchilada, chile relleno and tamale

Ummm yeah, couldn’t finish even half of it so I doggie bagged it but it was fabulous! I love going there because at the end they give you these complimentary sweet crisps with whipped cream and strawberry sauce

We then went to Ulta¬† and Borders and hung out, very exciting Saturday night!! lol My mom is low key like me and I don’t need to be entertained 24.7 or running around the whole time. We spent a good hour at Borders just reading magazines and sipping on coffee.

This morning, we went to Steak and Shake for breakfast and I had coffee and the sourdough melt breakfast sandwich

It was greasy, fatty and delicious. I am sad to see my mom go back to Florida but happy since I can get back into my normal eating and exercise routine. Being around my family is always food based which I love but at the same time, gained weight because of that.

I dropped my mom off at the airport earlier and now just hanging here.

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