Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cappuccino Addiction

I usually pre-write my blog posts in the evening and publish them the next morning, and right now I’m being sucked into the presidential debate as I type this.

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It’s strange because for my whole life, I’ve never, EVER been interested in politics. Not even a little bit. I never knew much about current events, and I never cared about who was running for what position in office or what anyone stood for. Now that I’m older and officially part of the working world, I can’t help but feel like that’s foolish and I feel obligated to become more informed. I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m working on it.


Something else I’m working on? Getting back on track with healthy eating this week.

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I took some time on Sunday to prep some wild rice salad for lunches this week, and while I was already busy in the kitchen I peeled and sliced some sweet potatoes so they were ready to throw in the oven when I came home from work.

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(I just store the potatoes in a large zip lock bag in the refrigerator until I’m ready to cook them. This is actually a really easy way to toss them in olive oil before roasting them as well – just drizzle some in the bag along with a sprinkle of salt and shake away! It coats everything perfectly.)

I roasted them last night while prepping some barbeque pulled chicken and a salad for some greens.

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Still loving this camera!

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Okay, so I have to be honest. I definitely took the easy way out with this chicken and bought another rotisserie one, just like last week. I can’t help it! It’s just so easy and convenient. I was talking to some of the girls at work today about how I can never seem to cook chicken correctly (it either comes out too dry or not cooked enough) and they told me that I must start using a crockpot. The only one I have is a miniature one, and it certainly would not hold an entire chicken. However, after listening to how foolproof it is, I think I’m going to have to invest in a full size one. Baking chicken is obviously not my forte, but maybe the crockpot is the solution I’m looking for?

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I’m still not convinced that it will turn out as tender and flavorful as this chicken, but I suppose it’s worth a shot Winking smile.

Breakfasts this week have also been pretty tasty. I found these new mini cinnamon bagels at the store the other day and have been enjoying them with my morning meal.

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Topped with a bit of cream cheese (I’ve been using honey nut flavored), the mini bagel comes in at a total of 200 calories. Pretty good for a bagel!

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Eggs on the side (one egg + 2 egg whites) for some protein and staying power.

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Not a bad way to start the day!

Side note: I’ve been totally addicted to Speedway coffee lately. Unfortunately, I know those cappuccinos are just empty calories so I’ve got to quit it! They’re just so good though…


Time to get this day started with a cappuccino. Catch ya later!

 

P.S. I posted on the Facebook page my idea about a new series of posts featuring reader weight loss success stories. What do you guys think? Would this be something you’d be interested in seeing on the blog? Reading about other people’s success always helps motivate me. Plus, I’m always looking for new tips and tricks, and I’d like to hear about what others are doing to shed the pounds!

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