Back on the Job

by Heather on April 26, 2010

Morning everyone!  Hope Monday’s treating you well :)  I feel almost 100% better, so I’m super-thankful for that!  I can be introduced into civilization again!

Yesterday after church we went to eat at Einstein’s Bagels for lunch.  I got one of their new “under 400 calorie” meals!  It came with a side, so I had a small Caesar salad:

And the “main course” was the Ancho Chicken Wedge.  It had a TON of flavor and was a great size; however, it was a little pricey for what I did get though.  Still super flavorful though!

After lunch I got to talk to my parents for a bit, and then I decided to use a coupon for New York & Company that Stephanie gave me the other day.  I’ve been wanting to buy more “adult” clothes (as in nicer shirts and pants rather than jeans and a T-shirt all the time), and have been putting it off til I lose some more weight.  I was reminded, though, that life doesn’t start when you want it to:  LIFE IS HAPPENING NOW.  I ended up getting about $200 worth of clothes for $75, which I was pretty stoked about!

When I got home I decided to make a knock-off version of this pasta recipe with what I had on hand.  My version still has leeks, but instead of radicchio I used broccoli slaw, and instead of 6 oz of fontina I used 3 oz of brie and 3 oz of ricotta.

We paired it with a simple pork chop:

And it was the perfect meal!  Our portions were smaller than normal, so we have lots of leftovers for lunch this week too :)

For dessert we decided to take advantage of the last day of the Dairy Queen “buy one, get one for 25 cents” promo.  We don’t eat at DQ very often (think twice a year), so I was OK with getting something there!  Please excuse the iPhone photo, I forgot y camera!

Mine was caramel and brownie pieces.  YUM!  We rented New York, I Love You at Blockbuster for a cozy evening in.  We weren’t sure what to expect, and were kind of weirded out about the movie because nothing seemed to fit together.  It just seemed like a ton of open-ended stories and not much else.  Afterwards we discovered that the whole movie is supposed to be just a series of short films that just had to be about finding love in New York.  Thing is, I’ve never been to New York, and although I really want to go, I just don’t have the same appreciation for it that a lot of other people do.  It was hard to get to sleep because I was coughing so much, but once I did I was OUT!

This morning I woke up and did yoga for the first time in a LONG time.  It felt so good to finally stretch out!  Breakfast was a Yoplait Greek yogurt (not my fave, but it was all they had at the store) with some of my homemade granola (oats, pecans, coconut, chia seeds, dried cranberries).

Such a great combo!  I was really hoping for a Green Monster, but we were in a rush since I took a little too long showering :)  Oops!

Like I said, today is my first day back at work since being knocked on my butt from sickness last week.  It just feels so good to be back in a routine!  Although I think the goal is to eventually either work for myself or have a job that allows me to work from home  when I want or need to, it is great to be back around my friends at work :)

If you could work from home/for yourself, how would you do it? I think I would probably still get up around 6 like I normally do, but I would do my full workout, shower, eat, and THEN start working around 10.  I would also probably have to take breaks to go to the store, clean, do laundry, and do a little more work into the evenings if need be :)

Or, if you already do work from home/for yourself, how do you schedule your day?  And more importantly how did you get to do that? :)

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