i love cheese

31 Mar

Payday is on Friday and we can view our paychecks online two days ahead of time to see how much our check will be, see any errors if any,etc.

I looked at my paycheck and was looking over the fields I get paid for such as regular, holiday, sick, etc. and saw this

Well, smack me on the butt and call me The Situation!

What is GTL? And why am I getting paid for it? I don’t go to the gym anymore, don’t tan and do laundry on Sundays so that can’t be it but now I am curious…..

Today was quarter end which is normally madness but it was pretty quiet but the floodgates will open up tomorrow.

My breakfast was oatmeal with sliced peaches, half a baked yellow apple, unsweeted coconut and a dallop of Trader Joe’s Greek Yogurt

I will never tire of the hot/cold combo of oats and greek yogurt. And I don’t know if I can ever eat regular yogurt again after being exposed to the thickness of the greek….man!!! LOL JK Greek Yogurt, just seeing if you’re reading.

 This morning was uneventful. I went to the Bucks and got a Venti Pike with soymilk and two pumps sugar free cinnamon dolce.

Now that I think about it, that’s the most interesting thing that happened.

The nice thing about quarter end is that our department caters lunch. We had Boston Market this time which was awesome since I haven’t had it in forev!!

My beautiful plate with chicken, slice of turkey, slice of brisket, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, stuffing and a cookie.

I wanted to run away with the pan of macaroni and cheese but thought that wouldn’t be a smart move with our site manager in the room 🙂

Cheesy goodness

 Even Lincoln will be eating good tonight!

I stopped at TJ’s after the bus ride home to pick up bread, salsa and these babies which I read about on Danica’s blog.

Trader Joe’s Lite Kettle Corn Snack Bags!!!

These are the perfect size, only 110 calories per bag and have four ingredients—popcorn, sugar, sunflower oil and salt. The shorter the list the better!

I’m not feeling so hot and my throat has gotten worse as the day has progressed.

I needed something easy and hot for dinner and decided on Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup

I broke out my Trader Joe’s Low Sodium Organic Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I love this stuff! I think the regular tomato soup brands out there are too sodium ridden and I don’t need anything helping me with feeling bloated

I used Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Bread

The statement I love cheese may be an understatement! I used Kraft Singles and shredded cheese for the grilled cheese

Grilled for seven minutes while the tomato soup was heating up and behold, the beautiful outcome:

I don’t even want to admit that I was singing “Cheese-a-licious” to the tune of Fergalicious while diggin in

My version:

It’s Cheese-A-Licious

It’s melt-y

So delicious

I grill the cheese on whole grain


I never claimed to be normal 🙂

I sprinkled some pepper on my soupn for extra flava

A perfect meal and I will be having dessert later!

If I want to go to Indiana, I need to get better by tomorrow. If not, no dice. I simply cannot go be all high energy and make an 18 hour trip by myself if I am sick. Boooooooo!

But then on the flip side, if I do get worse I will have to go see my hot doctor who is a younger and less white-haired version of this fella

I was reading.watching Kelly’s Blog and Vlog last night and she was talked about how it’s the end of the first quarter of the year, what have you accomplished? She made a terrific point of how we are evaluated at work on our performance by month.quarter.etc. but do ever evaluate our accomplishments, things we can work on, etc. when it comes to our health and fitness? I never thought of it that way and I think it is a totally valid point. I know I say I am going to eat healthier, work out more, etc. but how am I accountable for that? I am going to think about this further when I don’t have a horrible headache and feel like I can breathe and figure out what my goals for the second quarter are going to be health and fitness wise.

What I accomplished in the first quarter of 2010

*Bought a kettlebell

*Tried many new foods such as

-Brussel Sprouts


-Baby Spinach and Green Monsters

-Incorporate more fish in my diet

-Spaghetti Squash

-Rolled Oats

*Ran my first 5K!!!

Things that I could have done a better job on

*Work out more with kettlebell

*Have a more structured running plan

*Snack less

*Not buy 75% off Valentine’s Day chocolate

*Track what I eat

*Listen to what my body wants not want my head wants

*Stop making excuss or justifications for what I eat

*Drink less beer

I encourage you to check out Kelly’s blog. She is so high energy, motivating and I don’t really think she’s human since she seems to do it all! And I would give up cheese if I could have her arms and shoulders in return. And her vlogs are hilarious.

Question: What have you done in the first quarter of 2010 and what are your goals for the second quarter?

12 Responses to “i love cheese”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness March 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    I love that your post today is all TJ-licious… 😉

    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Mari March 31, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    OMG I would totally think of the situation too if I saw GTL! (((((fist pumping)))))

    Shoot if my dr looked like Anderson Cooper, I would go there once a week lol…feel better chickie

  3. thetwentyfifthyear March 31, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    I was cracking up at the GTL part of this post. Love it.

    And as far as things to work on, at least Valentine’s Day is over so you can avoid that one..just watch out for Easter!!!

  4. Erica April 1, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    oh girly! I hope you feel better so you can make the trip!!! Your starbucks order sounds good- I may be grabbing something similar later today (definitely a coffee x’s 2 kinda day around here). So jealous of your TJs trip. I wish they’d just open a store here (roarrrrrrr). And you made me want grilled cheese. Looks like you’ve been doing a great job with your goals. Now go work on your GTL 😉

  5. Karla April 1, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    Looks like you’ve pretty much been a star in 2010 so far! Great job!

    I bought the low sodium roasted red pepper soup at TJ’s last time I went… added salt to it… probably defeats the purpose. Oh well! It’s tasty 🙂

  6. teneightsixfour April 1, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    I am NOT kidding when I say I was just drooling over your pictures…

  7. Kelly April 1, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Oh my that grilled cheese sandwich looks wonderful!

  8. schacalieu April 1, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    GTL, too funny!

    You just gave me some food for thought with tracking our goals. I think april will be the month I actually pick a few goals to really work on and track how I do with them. Thanks!

  9. danica April 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    YUM to that Boston Market Happiness! Delish! Yeah for Kettle Korn – can’t wait to hear what you think – I LOVE it! That is my fav TJ’s soup and that cheesy goodness – YUM! Did you see on my post last night they have a new pepperjack blend at TJ’s – that would make your sammie even bettah!!!

    Take care of you and get better so you can have a fun weekend!

  10. janetha April 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    holy balls, that mac and cheese is incredible. i love BM! we dont have them here anymore, hah.. probably for the better! the GC and tomato soup is a thing of beauty 🙂

  11. Whole Body Love April 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    The GTL reference cracked me up! I needed that tonight! Mmmmm…melty, gooey grilled cheese…


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