Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Stir Fry

Today post brought to you just like a stir fry... a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

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.


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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.

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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.


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Restaurants in Mystic are having a restaurant week where all lunches will cost $10.11 and dinners $20.11.  While the menus will be limited to special items that each restaurant have chosen, what a great deal for a nice lunch or dinner out!  I am going to have my football winner meal as a lunch at one of the participating restaurants - very excited about that!

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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?


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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!

11 comments:

  1. Wow, you got the scale already? That was fast!!! I'm excited for you with this challenge and your specialist visit - changes are coming, and I believe they are going to be ALL GOOD.

    Love that antipasto on a stick. Your version looks so good...I can't wait to have a reason to make it!

    Our high today is only going to be 65 - shoot, our lows haven't been that low! Still, I can't fathom getting such super-cold weather before Halloween. That's like the cut-off in my mind - no wintery weather before then. Don't know why the climate isn't listening, lol!

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  2. Yippee!! I am doing the same challenge - I got an email Wednesday that my scale was shipped already too. I am a little excited about it and curious to see how their plan matches up with WW. We'll be workout buddies!!

    I woke up this morning to frost on my yard - it was 37 degrees this morning - boo!

    Love your antipasto on a stick! :D

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  3. I am curious to hear about your challenge. It's always good to be a little more aware as we enter into the eating season :D

    I am so afraid of going to Pinterest. So afraid.

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  4. Hi Helen. The antipasto on a stick looks great. What time should I join you! HA! Kidding of course. Enjoy your Friday and the whole weekend.

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  5. I cannot believe the snow is here already! We're supposed to get an inch or two tomorrow...booooo!

    Love the antipasto on a stick idea!

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  6. I am always looking for new appetizers for our couples group that we get together with. This one looks like something most of them would enjoy.

    The timing of the weight loss group just might be good for you. I can't wait to hear what new stuff you learn.

    I can remember living in the Midwest as a kid and trick or treating in snow!

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  7. Looking forward to hearing more about this new challenge.

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  8. That is a sexy looking salad...salads usually go into the crapper based on the dressing...you done good.

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  9. Salad looks great!
    I dunno - that scale looks pretty friendly!
    Maybe we can all learn to get along! *wink*

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  10. Sounds like an interesting challenge Helen and I can't wait to hear your experience with it.

    I eat salads at work too only I don't bring them because we have a salad bar at work with 3 different ones to choose from and lots of toppings.

    I love restaurant week, we have it here too and it's an opportunity to eat at the more expensive restaurants for a good price.

    I read on Facebook the snow hit you and that's a real bummer. Way too early!

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  11. Im so so so excited for your changes and challenges too.
    And here to help and cheer you on.

    Lets make this a great week!!

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