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Man was I hungry today!


Monday, April 01, 2013

So today was great...actually an ideal day.

I clambered out of bed, showered up and made some breakfast. I thought about having a bowl full of cantaloupe and some yogurt, then laughed at myself and grabbed 3 chocolate bunny rabbits leftover from Easter and wolfed them down with can of Pepsi. Just what I needed to make it through a day full of meetings!

As I waited in line at Starbucks for my Grande Americano, I noticed that the fruit cup was more expensive than the cheese danish and the toffee bar combined. Well I know a bargain when I see one so the big decision I had to make was whether to eat the toffee bar first or AFTER the danish. I'll let you imagine what I chose ;>)

I forgot to bring my lunch from home, so I went out to eat with some of the folks in my front office. I watched the idiots around me order the salad, but I knew the lasagna was especially well-prepared here.....hell I might even get seconds on the garlic bread! It was alright, the lasagna was a little salty, so I grabbed a couple of Twix bars on my drive back to work to balance out my palate.

I got pretty busy in the afternoon, but had a hankering for ribs around 3:00, so I asked my front office assistant to run out and buy me a pick-me-up rib basket. But I only got a half rack (I was pretty full after lunch, but this was some mean BBQ!) and I decided to be good and skipped the potato salad and baked beans....just had the coleslaw (veggies) and corn bread (veggie AND low carb!)....I think I probably saved 100 calories choosing wisely and having a diet coke instead of regular. I'll use those savings to have something special after dinner tonight.....

I finished my last meeting and lo and behold my secretary had brought in some Cadbury caramel filled eggs.....man Easter never ends! They were great.....between the 2 of us we cracked every one of those bad boys with our muscular teeth! It was a little too much chocolate though, so I swung by the snack bar for some potato chips to get something salty back on my taste buds. Mmmmm.

I had a weight lifting session scheduled today, but I felt I deserved a break so I cancelled and called SWMBO up and asked her if she wanted to go out to dinner. She had baked some tilapia and stir fried some veggies, but I told her to save it for later or stuff it in the trash, we should do something special like Mexican or try out that new Chinese Buffet that opened up (Big Chow) down the road. (I didn't feel like Italian after those two servings of lasagna at lunch anyway).

Well the buffet was fantastic! You really do get your money's worth at these places, but you have to plan it out right. Like don't fill up on the green beans or soup on your first plate or you may not get around to sampling everything they lay out like the sweet and sour pork or extra crispy chicken wings. And don't waste time on the peel & eat shrimp, you can get those anywhere. I recommend the crab in cheese sauce or some salmon rangoons (the good thing is these probably have like 10 less calories than egg rolls.....I just wish I could stop after eating only 4....sigh)

Afterwards, since it was so nice out, we walked over to the Marble Slab Creamery and had a family ice cream night. I really like how they work the ice cream so hard on that cold slab, and they take the time to make REAL WAFFLE CONES, not the fake plasticy kind you get at Baskin Robbins. And the scoops they give you are twice as big as anywhere else. Talk about getting your money's worth! I admit, I cheated and had them sprinkle on some Jimmies, but it was a special night out for all of us and again I deserved something special, it had been a busy week right?

As I sit and finish up this blog, I had a real hankering for some Peanut Butter. What a great food idea! But, I'm only using a teaspoon this time, not a tablespoon as usual. I think that actually helps me lose weight because I use more energy with that arm.....in reality, I'm expending 3 times more calories to get the same amount of peanut butter....I read that somewhere.

Then Holy Christ I woke up and found myself drenched in a cold sweat still back in my bed this morning, no sweatpants in sight.....The ghost of April Fools past must have visited me late into the night!

Today, I chose the opposite of everything I wrote about here.....I ate well, I lifted weights, and I thought about where I wanted to be tomorrow and a year from now. But the choices, the desires, the temptations, and worst of all, the excuses and rationales are always there.

Have a great night Spark friends!
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JCWATL 4/6/2013 4:29PM

    I totally bought that. That sounds like what happens to me when I get off track first thing in the morning...I get WAY off track! emoticon

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WHOVIANGIRL23 4/5/2013 10:40AM

    Haha, this was an awesome blog.

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WHOVIANPRINCESS 4/5/2013 10:32AM

    The trickery! :)

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 4/4/2013 9:40PM

    HAHA! A great blog and belated April food-I mean, April Fools--joke. You got me.

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ADZY86 4/4/2013 7:04AM

    Ha best blog I've read in a LONG while. You had me right until the end...as I sat here open-mouthed wondering how you managed to get all that food into you!

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HAKAPES 4/3/2013 4:13PM

    You often write about peanut butter. What is so good about it? I never heard about it before SP, I tried, it's nice, but for example now, we don't have any at home. I enjoyed your blog!

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MZLADY77 4/3/2013 12:04PM

    Too funny! You got me! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 4/3/2013 11:21AM

    Sounds to me like you great day ! -

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FLDEEZ 4/2/2013 9:35PM

    Too funny! I had to read out loud to my husband! Just realized you're a guy - and I just gave you flowers as a sparkgoodie - oops.

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HANSBRINK 4/2/2013 12:32PM

  You exercised great moderation during the day! Congratulations.

My favorite commentary about moderation.
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arlsbeforeswine/2013/03/06

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ATTACKFATCAT 4/2/2013 12:07PM

    I think you got me better than any other April Fool's joke I saw yesterday. I didn't get suspicious until the garlic bread.

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BERGBA7 4/2/2013 10:05AM

    What a fun idea! GREAT BLOG!!!
You made me smile with your Easter bunnies in the morning... you made me think with the cheese danish and toffee bar... I was really wondering what was going on at lunchtime! After that I finally got the prank!
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BILL60 4/2/2013 9:13AM

    Personally, I was loving it. The thought of seeing a 3lb increase made me happy. Too bad!! BTW, I'm at 178.

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ADVENTURESEEKER 4/2/2013 12:26AM

    I knew it the moment you chucked aside the healthy breakfast for the 3 bunnies! haha

But you had me drooling along with your story. emoticon emoticon

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KA_JUN 4/1/2013 11:40PM

    Dude, nice blog! The sad thing is, there was once upon a time that I would've done that...been a long journey.

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WOUBBIE 4/1/2013 11:02PM

    The giveaway was that you weren't describing how you were doubled over with stomach cramps by noon and asleep at your desk at 3, lol!

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BEECHNUT13 4/1/2013 8:55PM

    I had a pretty good day as well, except some Easter candy for dessert tonight. You did have me going with the chocolate bunnies for a minute.

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VHALKYRIE 4/1/2013 8:46PM

    I thought the choco bunnies were plausible, but I became suspicious by the garlic bread, and I had your number by the corn bread!

BTW, my husband proposed to me 3 years ago yesterday, and today is our 3 year anniversary where I thank him for not proposing to me on April Fool's Day in Death Valley.

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REJOHNSON3 4/1/2013 8:41PM

    Wow, you had me going at first. How do you do it? And then you continue to read to the end. Congratulations to you for all of your efforts. Keep up the good work.

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LJOYCE55 4/1/2013 8:39PM

  I was wondering how you were still awake to write the blog after all that food.

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