Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pot luck at work today...

I brought buffalo chicken dip. It's my favorite and you can really take the calories out of it if you use fat free cream cheese, light dressing and eat it with celery instead of chips (or even baked scoops if you want to have those). I brought celery for myself and baked scoops for everyone else. I also brought some cut up fresh pineapple for myself.

I'll admit the food looked completely delicious. I snuck in there a little bit early and surveyed the options planning what I was going to have lol. I think I did great. I had 1/2 a cup of buffalo dip with celery sticks, 2 pieces of pepper jack cheese, 1 tbs artichoke dip, and 1/2 cup of chicken noodle soup. For dessert I had 1/2 a brownie with frosting (literally 1x1 inches since i cut it myself). I ate, waited for the presentation of the gift and then went back to work.

But then they put the desserts out after the party was over and those damn brownies were all I could think about. I decided to try some gum and it actually worked. I mean I still wanted the brownies but the chewing was good and it prevented me from being face down in them like I was dreaming about :) plus I kept telling myself that I had vita brownies at home and I could have one of those for dessert which is just as good. Honestly if you have not tried these I think they are absolutely fantastic. The ones that I got have walnuts on top and they are only one point each (very high in fiber).

I hit up the gym when I got out of work. I did 35 minutes on the elliptical, 25 minutes on the arc trainer and then 30 minutes on the treadmill. It felt great. I'm definitely having a better day today then I did yesterday (thanks for all the encouragement by the way)! My night got even better when I got home and my friend had plowed the driveway for me, YAY! I had to do the shoveling up close to the house but it was nice to not have to do the whole driveway in the dark.

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