Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Is It Friday Yet?

It's starting to feel a lot like Friday around here. Or maybe it's because I work from home now. Either way, it seems like it should be the end of the week already. Is anybody with me?

BBC blogging took off like wildfire this morning and I didn't get a chance to have breakfast until 11 AM. In the old days, I would have skipped this meal. I skipped breakfast many, many times! But since taking on this new mission to get healthy, I haven't missed one meal. Anyhow, since I was running late with having my first meal of the deal, I went the simple route with some vanilla Chobani, a slice of Arnold whole wheat bread with a teaspoon of reduced fat Jif and a banana. I didn't end up having the banana until after lunch.

Hats off to my friend Tracey at Veggies, Cake and Cocktails for mentioning her obsession with vanilla Chobani. I finally tried it and um, hello!!! SO GOOD! I'm sticking with this one for sure!

I kept things simple when it came to lunch and had a turkey sandwich on multi-grain flatbread. I topped mine with dijon mustard, mixed greens, and a slice of roasted red pepper. On the side, I had a McClure's spicy pickle and an orange. Totally FAB-u!

Once dinnertime arrived, I was in the middle of our cleaning mission. As I mentioned yesterday, Ryan and I are prepping for a weekend visit from his parents. It'll be their first time visiting Chicago since we moved here earlier this year, so we needed to give the apartment a little refresher.

I got about three-fourths of the bathroom clean once Ryan informed me that dinner was ready. Once more, we consulted the November 2010 issue of Real Simple for inspiration and created their Steak Faijitas with Sweet Potato and Poblano dish. It calls for sour cream in the sauce topping, but we went the greek yogurt route instead. We also served ours on a spelt tortilla. On the side, we had some freshly made coleslaw from Whole Foods.

The sweet potato adds a nice change to your usual fajita recipe, but this one was kind of high in calories. I suppose some of that is my guilt talking since I've been failing miserably on the exercise front for a couple of weeks now. I AM doing it tomorrow! I AM!

Ok, it's time to escape my computer. I've been on it for what seems like 20 hours. I know many of you out there get this :) I hope you had a fabulous Wednesday!

What are you doing to celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday?


  1. Love love love vanilla Greek yogurt! Steak fajitas look delicious. Are you ready for the 5k? A small group of us are running outside tonight, I am scared of the cold. But I think it'll be great prep for the 15k.

    I'm going to a gallery opening/Halloween party on Saturday night. What are your plans?

  2. Hey Joanna! Oh yeah, I'm getting excited for the Hot Chocolate 5k! You're running the 15k, right?

    Actually, my in-laws are coming for a visit this weekend! Are ya dressing up for Halloween?

    I look forward to seeing you next weekend!

  3. I plan on going to a costume party! That's so cool that you work from home, jealous!

  4. I am like you! I love simple meal but not hubby. He's a very traditional man. And that's why he keeps me busy all the time. Hope you're enjoying the weekend.
    Cheers, Kristy