Almost every single day I bring a salad to work. It's just the easiest thing to bring plus it helps me get in a few good servings of vegetables. Yesterday, I ended up making a chef's salad, all brought on by the fact that I had a little bit of tuna salad left - but not enough for a sandwich. This is 1 oz. of lean ham, 1 slice of reduced fat cheddar, 1 boiled egg and about 1/3 cup of tuna over mixed greens. It was every bit as good as a restaurant salad.
I woke up this morning to news that we are going to be having a Nor'easter Saturday that is expected to bring snow to 75% of the state. This time of year, the shoreline is generally warmer than inland so even though it's coming we probably will get heavy rain and perhaps some sleet here. Come on though! It's only the end of October. There is a very good reason I don't live further north and snow is its name. Blech.
All this talk of ice. sleet and snow made me glad that I bought these to have on my desk. Just looking at them makes me feel better.
One of the ladies in my office recently went through a divorce and relocated. She is having a get-together Happy Hour at her new place after work tonight. I am bringing this appetizer which was so easy that it may be my go-to appetizer for many parties to come. It's Antipasto on a stick. Shelley found it for me on Pinterest and even though I changed some of the ingredients from the original recipe, I think it came out looking beautiful and gourmet. What do you think?
I have been invited to be part of a Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge that is running for 6 weeks beginning November 7th. I had to think about it for a bit when I was contacted because of all the issues I've had, not to mention the fact that because of those same issues I haven't been weighing myself for a while. The scale has not been my friend. However, the beginning of this challenge happens to coincide with the timeframe I will finally be meeting with the specialist. While I am very, very afraid that I am going to be put on a strict diet - and even though I know I will need to do what the doctor says - I thought maybe being part of this challenge would help me focus and not be so worried about what I may or may not be able to eat. The challenge will provide me with contact with a personal trainer, which I thought might be nice as well. Finally, they convinced me because of one of the tools I'll be using, pictured here. Stay tuned for more details and updates. Who knows maybe some of you might like to follow along!