What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast: Coffee and Oatmeal

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Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwich and an Apple

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Dinner: Spicy Tuna and California Roll

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Happy Birthday!

Friday night, I went out with a few friends to celebrate Neha’s 25th Birthday.

We headed out to Old Town Alexandria for a late dinner.  Flying Fish was on the main road, King Street and had some great sushi.  It was also a seafood restaurant, so there were a few twists in the sushi rolls.  On my Zoom Zoom roll for example, it was topped with fresh lump crab meat.  Yum!

After Flying Fish, we headed out to Society Fair for some champagne and cake.

Neha's Birthday Toast

Neha's Birthday CakeSo fun to celebrate with the girls.  Happy 25th Birthday Neha!

Five for Friday

August 2, 2013

Happy Friday everyone!

Some highlights from the week as well as a few things to look forward to this weekend!

1) First trip back to New Jersey since January.  With all the traveling I’ve been doing to Kansas for work lately, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to visit the New Jersey office that I used to work in.

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2) Heading out for some sushi Friday night to celebrate a friend’s first week at her new job!

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3) Leftovers of my favorite food.  This is such a silly thing to be excited about, but I haven’t made goulash in a long time because Zac doesn’t really care for it.  He’s gone until Sunday so I took advantage and made a batch!  I had some for dinner on Thursday, lunch Friday and have another serving for lunch on Saturday.

goulash

4) I’ve got 2.5 miles on the training schedule for Saturday.  My long run last Saturday went so well I’m hoping tomorrow’s does too.

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And finally…5) Zac will be home from training camp on Sunday!  It will be nice to spend some time with him since we were both gone this week.

What I Ate Wednesday

This week is really flying by for me.  I can’t believe it is already Wednesday! Only 2 more days of work until some really nice weekend weather.

As I’ve started to record what I eat, when you know you’re posting pictures of what you ate for all of the interwebs to see, it makes you want to make better choices.  If that is going to help me eat a bit healthier, I’m going with it!  Without further ado, my eats for today.

Breakfast: blueberry oat cake and coffee with milk and sugar

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I baked the cake last night with the blueberries that were starting to go soft.  Mine totally looks the same as the Martha Stewart Living recipe right?

Blueberry Oat Cake

Lunch: grilled buffalo chicken sandwich on wheat from Potbelly.  Toppings included hot sauce, lettuce, tomato and blue cheese.  Enjoyed with a side of watermelon and seltzer.

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Snack: sliced banana with peanut butter.  The honey roasted peanut butter from Whole Foods is awesome.

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Dinner: sushi and wine to celebrate a friend’s last day of work

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Surprise Visit Weekend

Way back in March my mom and I planned a surprise for my sister and dad. I would come home to Connecticut for Memorial Day weekend to surprise them.  My sister goes to school in Minnesota and was only home for a week in between the end of the semester and her internship. Since we weren’t telling her we figured why not keep it a secret from dad too.

Although it went a bit differently than planned, the surprise still worked! My flight was supposed to leave Reagan at 10:05 pm, but with all the crazy thunderstorms going on, the departure board looked like this:

Airport DelaysMy 10:05 flight was delayed to 10:50, then 11:05, back to 10:50 then 11:20. Once we actually got on the plane, air traffic control put a hold on all flights going the direction we were due to some isolated storms. We finally took off around 12:30 am, flew faster than normal and landed in Hartford at 1:15 am.  Surprisingly it wasn’t as bumpy of a ride as I was expecting but I still felt much better being on the ground! By the time I got to my parent’s house it was 2 in the morning so everyone was asleep. The surprise waited until morning when they woke up. Both of them had no idea I was coming and my sister even had a few tears, especially when I told her I’d made a few appointments for us to go shopping for wedding dresses.

Other than the rainy weather on Saturday and Sunday, it was a nice to spend the weekend at home and see my family and dog. I even got some exercise in. Mom, Molly and I went to yoga on Saturday morning and Monday morning at The Yoga Shop.

Tired Gertie

Such a tough life of napping for Gertie

Friday Lunch at Higashi

Sushi Lunch

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Dress Shopping (didn’t buy this one)

Dress Shopping

At Stars of Avon

Bowling at Foxwoods Casino

Bowling at Foxwoods

Classy, right?

On Monday the sun came out just long enough for me to get sunburned and enjoy one of these:

Beer on the PatioAfter that it was time for my flight back to DC sitting in front of the screaming baby.  At least the flight was on time?

Who else is excited for a 4 day work week?