Where Did Thursday Go?

I woke up Thursday not wanting to do any of the things I needed to do.  I didn’t feel like doing my meditation practice in the morning so I skipped it. (I did make it up in the evening though) I did my 30 minutes on the exercise bike. 

Then I was off to grocery shopping.  I wanted to make a recipe that Ele had made on Sunday and I needed to pick up a few things.  I stopped at work to see her to be sure I got what I needed.  When I came out of her office it was Snowing!  I couldn’t believe it.  Fortunately, it didn’t last long. I just stayed cold and damp all day.  (Remind me again why I’m still in New Jersey… 😦  )

At the store, I stocked up on Oat Bran which I had been missing terribly since I finished my supply earlier in the week.

…and since the box had a yummy looking muffin recipe on it, I splurged on a new muffin/cupcake tin!

I’m looking forward to giving the muffins a try…yes…she CAN cook from a recipe!  I’ll prove it to you! 😉

I had picked up some things for my friend Gail and stopped by to see how her Mom was doing.  I spent most of the afternoon there.

I hadn’t eaten any lunch and by the time I came home I was starving, but didn’t feel like cooking.  I decided it would be a salad for me.

I popped 2 Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers into the toaster oven.  That always seems to be the easiest way for me to cook them. 

While they cooked I chopped up Romaine and grape tomatoes

Added sunflower seeds and  1 cup of my home-made black beans ( I was going for serious protein here!)  I also added lots of Mrs. Dash’s Fiesta Lime seasoning (yum!) and tossed things around.

Added the chopped up burgers and WW cheddar cheese…can you say PROTEIN?!?!

Even though I had the Newman’s Own Light Lime in the photo, I changed my mind at the last minute.  I decided that plain balsamic vinegar would taste better with it.  I was right.  It was a truly delicious salad.  It was very filling and just what I needed.  I like when dinner is filling…it gives me a much better chance to stay on track as far as night-time snacking is concerned.

Interesting thing about the Newman’s Own.  After I had decided not to use it, I got a call from my friend, Pat.  She had bought the Light Lime on my recommendation.  She called to tell me that she had a bottle to give me because she HATED it!  I felt bad that she’d spent the money on it, then didn’t like it.

I guess it just proves the point that different people like different things.  I usually say I like anything with lime.  Two years ago I was in Florida with Gail and Alice.  We were out at a restaurant and I had been hearing about one of the beers, I think Miller Lite that now had a variety with lime.  I had been waiting to try it.  Gail looked at me like I was crazy when I ordered it while everyone else had their pitcher of Coor’s Lite.  I drank about half the bottle and asked for a glass from the pitcher.  Gail gave me her best “I told you so” look and then laughed at me.  I guess I can’t just think that anything with lime will be good.  Hey, it sounds like we’re getting back to the green theme again!!

Now it’s Friday.  It’s one of those days when woke up at 3am and couldn’t go back to sleep.  I’ve been using my time well though.  Let’s see if I can keep it up for the rest of the day!  Happy Friday!

5 responses to “Where Did Thursday Go?

  1. I wish you would stop beating yourself up about cooking. You are an excellent cook. You always were! And if Mary was here she would be giving you her “Aunt Fran can do anything if she wasn’t over shadowed” lecture!

    I know how you feel about yesterday. Still reeling from court on Wednesday, not being able to get warm unless I’m in the shower draining the hot water heater, not being able to motivate myself to do anything! Ugh! I hate feeling this way!!! I want to JUMP out of my skin. I’m in one of those “go ahead, make my day” moods! And, there isn’t a bone in my body that doesn’t hurt. I really should take the hula skirt off the wine bottle but I just never get around to it!

    I did accomplish a great deal but I didn’t get motivated untill 8 PM ! But….I see daylight and floor space in the basement YAY!!!

    Buck up, chicky, you’re the best!!!! And don’t you forget it or…you make me make my day!

  2. Happy Friday… I think you get protein. You have beans in your dishes and other protein foods. I made a dish last night and I sliced my snow peas just like you do. It looks a lot better. I throw together what I have in the house. I had broccoli, snow peas (of course) , mushrooms, garlic, tofu, and spices/herbs and I boiled this little tiny pototoes … they were so good. I do have a question about weight watchers maybe you can answer. If I buy WW products on the box it will say 4 points. When I go to log it in WW online it comes up 5 points. Why would it advertise one thing and be something different on the log? odd… of course I put the 5 points but it was the same item so I think it should be the same as what is printed on the box.
    Ele, cheer up my dear.. call me and we can do something .. Do you like scrapbooking? I will pick you up and we can come to my house and play…
    Today have a smile and a hug from me… to Ele and Fran

    • Smiles and hugs back to you too, sweetie. Some of the WW packaging has not been updated yet. The old products had to sell out before the products with the new packaging went into the stores. Depending on what you’re buying it might still be the old packaging. It will eventually even out. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Makes me feel useful! Have a great weekend!

  3. Thanks Fran, I usually buy the WW blueberry muffins and that was the item that had a different point count than when I looked it up online to log it in. It is good to know someone who can answer my questions,, ha ha thanks. Ele and I had a nice lunch yesterday. We were good and had half of a wrap and it was sooooo good.. I have to figure out all the points. I have to get with Ele and see what was in it, she remembers. I have the other half for lunch today. How exciting. ha ha… Have a great day…

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