Happy Hump Day everyone! Thanks for all your Tropical Vacation Ideas! The Husband and I LOVE to travel if you haven’t noticed by now. I honestly work so I can travel more and I want to go to as many places as I can in my lifetime.
Today was such a rough day for me ~ I think I should have just stayed in bed. It honestly really helped me get through the day to Day Dream about all the AMAZING places you all were listing. There are so many places to go, so little time! Now to pick the next destination……..
I was up bright and early this morning for my dentist appointment. I am super excited to say I have No Cavities MOM! Oh and my dentist told me today I am officially getting old when we were talking about my jaw popping. He said that’s just what happens as you age….your bones creek when you bend over and that is what my jaw is doing LOL……
After my appointment, I celebrated with a Grande Dirty Latte and a banana. (4 points+) It was at this point that I realized I LEFT my camera at home!
Can I just say I have the BEST HUSBAND in the WORLD?! He actually brought my camera to me with DOVE CHOCOLATES and slipped this little note in my camera bag that I found later. I will have to find my picture of my “Choo-Choo- Choose” you cupcakes and share it with you all.
When I got to work, my computer did not work at all ~ it took our IT department the entire day to fix it which just really through off my day with all the things I had planned on getting done.
It’s a good thing that today was another work moving/packing day to get ready for our big move. They provided lunch for us and I figured this worked perfectly since I somehow managed to bring NO FOOD with me to work at all ~ who does that?!
I had 1/2 of this Turkey and Cheese Sandwich ~ it was just OK and I decided it wasn’t worth wasting the points+ (4 points+)
Besides, I’d much rather have BBQ Kettle Chips any day (4 points+)
I had picked up 2 of these little tortilla rolls ups but only had a bite of each. They were too salty to me (2 points+)
I think the BEST part of the entire lunch was the fruit and salad (1 point+) for the dressing.
I really could have gone DOWN HILL after work with how my day was going. I had so many ideas of what I could, should, would do, but, I decided I really NEEDED YOGA!
I ventured out and did the 60 minute Gentle Hatha Yogadownload.com session. It was AMAZING and exactly what I needed.
I honestly felt like I “ringed out” all the stress I have had in my life lately and even found myself crying by the end of my session. I also debated typing that part
I was actually wondering WHY I gave all our wine away after yoga and ventured out to Trader Joe’s to buy some $2 Buck Chuck! I told the checker I LOVED him for carding me LOL….
I had 2 big glasses while I cooked and baked….it is one of my favorite things to do when I feel overwhelmed in life (cook and bake that is!) (7 points+)
I kept to my New Year’s Resolution and COOKED dinner when I totally wanted to get take out. Dinner involved 1 1/2 bowls of Chicken Cilantro Potsticker Vegetable Soup (6 points+)
Random picture I took ~ I am guessing to show you all I used a big bag of fresh veggies and mushrooms
Spicy Asian Peanut Slaw (1 point+)
MMMM ~ so much better than take out! I think it was what I was craving too!
Dessert involved 3 Low Fat Banana Nut Bread Cookies that I never took a picture of (6 points+). There might have been a few of those Dove Chocolates eaten with my wine too!
As I was chowing down on my cookies which go AWESOME with WINE, I decided a little baking was in order too. I whipped up another recipe from my Green Lite Bites Cookbook which you can now buy on AMAZON ~ awesome!
Roni’s Green Lite Bites Baked Oatmeal Cups. It’s such an easy recipe and I LOVE that you can freeze these cups too. They are 3 points+ each!
Mix all the ingredients together except the CHOCOLATE and let them soak.
The batter really thickens as it sits.
Add in the mini chocolate chips.
Spray your FOIL muffin liners with nonstick spray.
I used my Ice Cream Scooper to make sure that each muffins gets an equal amount. Roni is right on with her estimate, I got 15 perfect muffin cups.
Bake at 375 for 25ish minutes until golden and they spring to touch. I actually RESISTED digging in tonight, but, I have a feeling in the morning I will be glad breakfast is already made.
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When you have a bad day, feel stressed or just down, what do you do to feel better?
Believe it or not, for me exercise usually works as much as I NEED to talk myself into it. But, sometimes, you just NEED CHOCOLATE (I totally believe that), a glass of wine, good food, friends and a good laugh.