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Journey Journal: Day 46

Day 46: Friday, February 15, 2013

Woke up this morning, and as I was getting dressed, I noticed my pants fit better; so, I naturally got on the scale. Down 2 more pounds this week! That makes nearly 10 lbs. lost since the beginning of the year! I forgot my breakfast this morning, but I fortunately have an emergency stash of almonds in my desk drawer at work. Took an early lunch and had some yellow rice, black beans, and some of the leftover guacamole from last night. My coworkers told me it smelled delicious and that I should open a restaurant. It was a delicious, nutritious combination that I will definitely do again! After work, I made it to the gym in time to get through most of my normal routine before closing time, and then came home to make an egg sandwich with sautéed onions and peppers with rosemary for dinner. Had a good size Granny Smith apple as a side. Really hit the spot. Now for some hot tea and a good book…one of my favorite ways to spend a Friday night…or any night, for that matter.

Journal Journey: Days 43-45

Day 43: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Leftover curry and rice for lunch. Had a really good workout at the gym after work. Dinner of salmon, yellow rice, and salad with an avocado-based Caesar dressing (started experimenting with this tonight–it was pretty good but a little too acidic…maybe a little less lemon juice and anchovy paste next time). Read for a while tonight, with a cup of hot tea.

Day 44: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Large granny smith apple and a handful of nuts for breakfast with coffee. Chicken noodle soup for lunch. Went to the gym, then I surprised Bryan with dinner from a little Greek restaurant–I had a falafel sandwich with tabouli and got him a beef and mushroom pizza. Then I had a small evening snack of blueberries, almonds, and a  square of dark chocolate with a cup of Vanilla Sleepytime tea. Finished reading my current book, French Women Don’t Get Fat–hope to have a book review post soon.

Day 45: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day! Woke up late, so today’s breakfast and lunch were the same as yesterday’s. I’m actually thinking I need to start making a big batch of soup at the beginning of the week to take for lunches…at least till it gets warm outside. Good day at work…called Bryan on my way out to check in before heading home. We typically don’t do anything too fancy for Valentine’s–and try to avoid restaurants–so we decided burgers sounded like a good idea for dinner. I stopped by Publix to grab some buns and picked up a bar of Bryan’s favorite dark chocolate. I came home to a surprise Valentine’s card and my own bar of dark chocolate. So sweet!

I mixed up a fresh batch of guacamole with avocado, onion, garlic, tomato, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Bryan mixed up the hamburger meat with an egg, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, sage, sriracha, and a little lite soy sauce. Bryan topped his burger with cheddar, mixed greens, cilantro, mayo, ketchup and mustard; I topped mine with a tiny bit of mayo, mixed greens, cilantro and the guacamole. Quite possibly the best burger I’ve ever had! Finally, we delved into our chocolate with a few almonds for dessert. Now to pick my next nighttime reading book…

Guacamole Recipe (Feb. 4, 2010)

Tonight was Fajita Night! I sliced and sauteed 3/4 of a red onion and 2 green peppers in 2 Tbsp. olive oil over Medium heat. When softened, I added 3 cups of cubed, pre-cooked chicken, 1 package of taco seasoning and 1/4 cup of water, and simmered for 10-15 minutes (till the chicken was warmed through). We served them on Garlic Pesto Wraps with organic salsa, mixed greens, sour cream, and my guacamole. Great, quick meal for week night company!

Ingredients for Guacamole:
2 Haas avocados, peeled and pitted
1 Roma tomato, diced
1/4 onion, finely chopped (reserved from fajita veggies)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. dried cilantro (3 Tbsp. if using fresh)
1 Tbsp. diced jalapeno peppers (find these in the same aisle as pickles in the grocery store)
1 tsp. sugar
sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

Directions:
Combine and mash to desired texture. If you like chunky guac, dice the avocado and just stir the ingredients together. If you like it smooth, use a food processor. Either way, enjoy!

Buen provecho! (That’s Bon Appetit in Spanish!)
Melissa