Saturday breakfast was a change-up from yogurt and really yummy. I had two slices of Oroweat light with Better N Peanut Butter, half banana and 3 figs all chopped up.

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Plus a frothy coffee on the side!

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I got a few things done around the apartment before lunch. I finally had time to cook up an acorn squash that’s been burning a hole in my cabinet. I also tossed 1/4 cup brown rice, 1/4 cup raisins & 1 chopped granny smith apple into my rice cooker, then mixed in 1 tbsp pine nuts when that was cooked. What a delicious combo of flavors!

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I also had a baby bit of yogurt and kashi on the side.

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After lunch, I ran some errands and hit the gym for 60 minutes on the elliptical. I’ve been slacking on weekend workouts and need to start them up again! I got home hungry around 5 and made a little tasting plate of raw broccoli, ak-mak crackers, tomato basil hummus and pretzel slims to munch on.

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Sort of a mistake (should have just made a real meal!!) because it turned into many more pretzels with hummus.

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I decided to stop snacking and make dinner instead, so I threw together a quick salad and cooked up a 100-cal TJ veggie eggroll for the side.

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But the snacking bug had already bit me apparently! We went out for Becky’s birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKO!!!) and lots of salty snacks and many, many drinks were consumed. I would post some pictures, but I’m sure you can imagine! We had a great time 🙂

I’m posting this one shot of the world’s best grocery store cookies and leaving it at that.

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Of course I woke up thinking that I said I was going to get serious this weekend and clearly I didn’t. Obviously it hasn’t clicked yet but I’m determined that it will. Being mad at myself the next day just isn’t worth it!  I had an easy breakfast in bed of a Perfect 10 bagel with Better N Peanut Butter and half banana, with some much needed coffee on the side.

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After some much needed extra time in bed (not sleeping of course, I can never sleep late!), I met Steph for lunch at the cutest French cafe. I started with some more coffee LOL.

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For lunch, I had a cup of my favorite, French onion soup. I had this without the cheese and it was great!

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I also had a side salad that came with my amazingly fresh bowl of ratatouille. I can’t wait to come back to this place and try some more off the menu!

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While wandering around Venice in the sun, Steph and I had a nice talk about my perpetual weekend food overload. Sometimes it helps to vent with someone else and Steph is definitely my go-to food friend 🙂

For dinner, I had some v. frozen edamame…

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…and made a nice big salad with some mushrooms, chicken, 1/4 avocado, and salsa in lieu of dressing.

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I’m tempted to eat a little something else but I think I will just call it a night and close the kitchen for once!!

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