Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ya Win Some, Ya Lose Some

It was so sunny and gorgeous (and WARM!) yesterday afternoon that I felt like God was practically screaming at me to run outside. I need to start doing that more because it is much more challenging for me than running on a treadmill, but I am really not a fan of running in the cold snow. I ran 3 miles (didn't time it) and OMG my legs are sore today! It's a good hurt though ;)

After my run I hit the road for Battle Creek. Munched on a banana and carrots + hummus on the way:

I was so glad I made these last minute plans with Pam. I've made the trip down here 3 or 4 times in the last couple months and we've had SO much fun.

We went to dinner at Ruby Tuesday and major salad bar domination occured.

My salad consisted of spinach + mixed greens with cucumber, shredded carrot, a sprinkle of cheese, black olives, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, a few croutons, and balsamic plus a scoop of cottage cheese on the side. 

Pam enjoyed hers with a tasty margarita but I went sans alcohol tonight because I've been drinking more than usual lately and I need to watch it ;) Besides that, we all know that alcohol packs lots of empty calories and I have some weight to lose!

I ordered the chicken bella for my meal with all veggie sides:

It was delicious, minus the fact that the brocolli was absolutely drenched in butter. The grilled green beans made up for it though :)

After dinner, we went to the casino that Pam used to work at. I got my greedy face on and plopped down at a slot machine.

We each went in with $20 to spend -- I feel that it is VERY important to have a set amount of cash that you are going to spend at the casino and once it's gone, it's gone. Pam picked a lucky machine and she doubled her money almost instantly!

Unfortunately I was not that lucky and lost all of my money in about 5 minutes. Lame.

Ah well, ya win some, ya lose some, right?

Do you like to gamble? What's the most money you've ever won at the casino before?

I don't gamble very often, but once at the casino I won about $30 on a slot machine. I was stoked!


  1. You probably already know this, but I totally won $60 on my birthday last year.

  2. I totally don't gamble! It scares the life out of me! I'm a coupon girl... can't quite toss my monies away!

    HOLY SALAD BAR! That looks sooo good!

    Happy Vday love! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. salad bars are the greatest creation everrrr!!!
    I am not a gambler, too thrifty!...hehe!
    I hope you have a great week ahead of you!

  4. I love casinos!! I am too cheap though so I stick to the penny slots ;)

  5. When hubby goes gambling, he too also set a certain amount of (small) money to gamble with. I don't like gambling.
    Glad to see you've enjoyed your time with your friend.

  6. Carrots & hummus - my lunch staple at work! :)

    Ugh, gambling. I like to play black jack - here's how it usually goes: start out slow, get a lot of good hands & win $$, walk away the end of the night with all said money GONE. :P



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