Hiya everyone! Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments and birthday wishes ~ you all ROCK in every way for taking time out of your day for that :)
The Bachelor was SO GOOD last night ~ yup, I am officially hooked, lined, reeled and sinkered or something like that. I am not so sure I am digging Ali anymore, glad to see psycho Michelle go, I actually feel bad for Vienna, but, can see how she sorta rubbed her date in and I LOVE the Tennessee girl. I am STILL not totally sure which girl I want him to end up with , but, with THAT CLIFF HANGER last night, I am totally dying for next week’s “Scandalous Bachelor”.
Since it was POURING out all day, I made sure to get up early and get in my 2 mile run while catching up on the news. It felt easy today – LOVE that!
When I arrived at my desk this morning, I had the BEST SURPRISE…it was totally decorated so cute with all kinds of fun Birthday Stuff. I heart my co-workers!
Then, two of my favorite people brought me even MORE fun gifts ~ A balloon bouquet!!!
And the MOST BEAUTIFUL ROSES I’ve ever seen.
I, of course, had to give my best beauty pageant pose (I was dressed in my super cold rain gear Oops ~ next time I’ll have to dress up when I know I have to take my picture :D)
My cube mat showed me how to put flowers in a vase so they last longer. Did you all know if you cut them at an angel under water, they last longer? So cool to know…..
After my morning excitement, I whipped up a quick Blueberry Coconut Super Food Oats repeat from yesterday…..delish (4 pts)!
Mid morning, I snacked on a low-fat colby cheese (LOVE these Sargento 1 pt squares) with the rest of my Tuscan Herb Wheat Thin Flat Bread crackers (2 pts).
I braved the rain at lunchtime and headed out to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods to pick up some veggies. I think I bought everything they had ~ Kale, Swiss Chard, Southern Greens Blend, Broccoli, Green Beans, Asparagus, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Kambucha Squash, Red & Yellow Beets and Salad stuff. I think’ that’s all LOL…..I may have been going through fresh vegetable withdrawals over the past month because now we have a TON to eat (now that I see it all typed out
Lunch wasn’t anything fancy (LEFTOVER MAGIC), but, it totally hit the spot. I ate the rest of the Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts (1 pt).
Leftover Annie’s Mac & Cheese – yes, it tastes AWESOME the next day (5 pts).
TJ’s Mango Chicken Sausage (4 pts)
All together on my fun Zebra Plate from one of my other AMAZING co-workers!
I happened to come across that particular part of Trader Joe’s that I know I should avoid ~ THE NEW PRODUCTS display! I was intrigued by these PITA PUFFS!
Especially since you get 30 for TWO points!
Puffy fun! These are so lunch and airy they literally like crunch/melt in your mouth. The browned parts make them taste toasty ~ totally addicting! I ate probably like 60 of them since they don’t really fill you up…..still fun to eat though
The Husband called today to put in a request for the BEST BBQ Burgers today. Since I indulged in a bit of puffy fun, I lightened mine up by omitting the bun and cheese. I served it up on a spinach pillow that steamed when I put my hot burger on it – YUM! (4 pts)
I also only stole a couple of The Husband’s Home Fries for 1 pt.
I loaded up on the Organic Swiss Chard I bought today to balance out my plate. I LOVE Swiss Chard and totally want to grow it in my new garden
All together it was the perfectly balanced, lightened up dinner for only 5 pts.
No worries though since I STILL found a way to bust into some Birthday chocolate that I received today. Seriously – look at the descriptions ~ Dark chocolate+toffee bits+caramelized almonds = HOLY YUM!!!
Yup, it IS as good as it looks. I intended to have 1 square, but, had 3 for 4 pts.
It’s BIGGEST LOSER night!!! I am off to read my latest Cooking Light Magazine before the show starts! Review coming soon.