Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Return of the Pub Run

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I went back to Pub Run tonight for the first time in several weeks. It was raining and cool and a great run. I didn’t stay long at the pub afterwards, because apparently I start turning into a pumpkin aroun 9:30PM. but whatever. It was a good night and now there’s only one more morning until a nice long weekend.
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Best Laid Plans

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Do you believe in signs? In the universe or God trying to make you see something? I definitely do.

We must let go of the life we have planned, 
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. 
-Joseph Campbell
For the past few weeks, this quote has been following me around. In TV shows, on the radio, it just seems to pop up every couple of days. In a literal sense I understand what it’s saying, but I’m not sure how it applies to me yet. I’ll have to keep thinking about it, but either way it’s good advice. 
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Tuesday: Weight Watchers Day

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Starting Weight: 247.4
Weight Last Week: 220
Weight This Week: 217

I finally reached my 30lb goal. It feels like the last five pounds have taken for-ev-ver and to be honest I’ve been having trouble staying motivated. Last week was especially hard and I just could not find the energy to plan my meals or my grocery shopping. Thank heavens for Publix Rotisserie Chicken.
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I went with a few friends to try and catch the preview of Transformers 3 tonight, but it was already full when we got there. So we saw Bad Teacher instead, it was mildly funny with a cute ending. Also, my next library book is in so I’m excited for that.
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Sunday Fun

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Today was another fun mostly productive day. I got a haircut, went accessory shopping with BFFMandy at Charming Charlie an interesting new store near our house, went grocery shopping, and made my dinners for the week. I am still super sore from bootcamp yesterday and apparently I’m crazy because I’m planning on going back tomorrow after work. Let’s home I can move by then.
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Good Day, Long Day

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It’s almost 3:30AM and I’m just writing my post for June 25. I’m writing so late because I was having a night out with the girls. I hope Sasha, Christina, and Vicky all had a wonderful birthday celebration! More on today’s happenings after I’ve had some sleep.
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Friday Finds

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1. Cheerios is celebrating it’s 70th Birthday this year; they’ve been General Mills top-seller since 1951. Go figure.
2. There are 185 Days till Christmas. Just an FYI.
3. New Harry Potter stuff!!! Check out www.pottermore.com!
4. True Blood is back on Sunday. I won’t be able to watch it because I don’t have HBO, but I’m excited anyway.
5. I’m going to a bootcamp class with a friend tomorrow. I think I might actually be crazy.
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Today was a pretty good day. My head finally seems to have moved from roaring pain to a dull ache, but I’m still pretty tired. Going ot bed a little early tonight and hoping I’m back to normal in the morning.
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Tales of a Grocery Store Chicken: Pesto Chicken Salad

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I love being in the kitchen. I love trying out new things and testing new recipes. but sometimes after a long day at work I don’t want to spend 45 minutes prepping ingredients or an hour cooking. I just want something healthy (and hopefully points-plus friendly) on the table fast. So I’d like you to meet my long day dinner BFF. The grocery store chicken. Now I know I could roast a chicken myself, but that takes more pre-planning skill than I generally have. This sucker is four meals easy or more depending how you fix him up. So don’t judge and try this quick yummy chicken salad.

Pesto Chicken Salad
Serves: 4
8oz Chicken Breast, removed from bones and chopped
2 Tbsp Pesto Sauce, use your favorite jarred or homemade
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup

8oz chicken breast
2 Tbsp pesto sauce, use your favorite jarred or homemade
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
½ cup walnuts, chopped
4oz non-fat Greek yogurt
Sal and pepper, to taste
1. Remove chicken breast meat from whole chicken. Chop or shred; reserve thighs and wings for another use.
2. Combine chicken, pesto sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, yogurt, salt, and pepper.
3. Serve on the bread of your choice or on a bed of lettuce. 
Points+:  6 (for chicken salad only)
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First Day or Summer

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I didn’t post last night, because I was in bed at just about 6PM. Even though it’s felt hot, humid, and sticky for three weeks here yesterday was the the first official day of summer. We had our first official summer rain storm and I had my first storm induced migraine….color me not surprised. At least this morning I feel marginally better.
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