Thursday was quite possibly the most ridiculous day I’ve had in a long time. Started off with a dented bumper accident on the way to work — 100% my fault. The very first accident I’ve ever had or been in, so I had no clue what to do. At least I thought to get the other person’s insurance info!! On my car, the license plate got bended in a little and that’s it. CANNOT believe I did that; I felt so terribly!!

Breakfast sort of passed by in a daze…I had this Perfect 10 bagel with almond butter and a cinnamon apple without even noticing it.

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Then I went to heat up a Lean Cuisine at work and found the fridge empty. YUP, someone ate mine by mistake. Really not my day. Luckily Thursday is Farmers’ Market, so I picked up a sweet corn tamale and ate that with a nice juicy red pepper half. These things are addictive, plus I love sweet corn times a million.

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I also had some mushrooms that were supposed to top my LC pizza! Oops.

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Then one phone call with my roommate turned my frown upside down when I found out that she could meet up for Mexican and Margaritas. THANK GOODNESS! Julia, Kate and I ordered 3 things to share — delish nachos, a steak quesadilla, and some chips w/pico de gallo.  Then we had one too many of these lovelies, house margaritas on the rocks with salt. Hello, heaven!

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Since we were at a sports bar packed with guys, our waiter was a smitten kitten and brought over some shots. Two rounds actually. Which tasted good(ish, let’s be honest) at the time…but lead to froyo. Yes, packed with sweet treats.

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Wait til you get a view of what’s under that fruit…

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Hello, sugar overload!  I ate some of this before I was inexplicably (haha, yeah right!!) way too full and could not eat another bite. Thanks girls for saving me from my bad day yesterday and THANK YOU JULIA for being a saint 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!!

The movie was SO FUNNY!!!! Seriously, maybe one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.  When The Hangover comes out in theaters, GO SEE IT!!

Okay, rewind a bit. I hit up the Farmer’s Market at lunchtime and snagged some more brussel sprouts, snap peas, green onions, and bok choy for $5. Sweet!! Speaking of sweet, no chocolate covered strawberry for me!  I wanted to leave room for movie snacks later 🙂 My afternoon snack was a Perfect 10 bagel with lemon cilantro hummus and some more rooibos tea. This always feels like an extravagant extra meal, but it’s only 200 calories!

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Look at that yummy hummus!

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At the theater, my friend India and I shared some movie popcorn and Junior Mints. I had about 2/3 the Junior Mints and 1/3 the popcorn.

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Seriously, this movie was a blast!  We couldn’t stop laughing. Bradley Cooper was super hot as usual, Ed Helms (Andy from the Office) was hysterical, and Zach Galifianakis had way too many one-liners to count. The comedic acting was totally spot on. This movie is gonna hit big, I’m sure!

Afterwards, I needed a little something “real” in my stomach, so I had some grapes (not pictured), snap peas, and a toasted 50-cal tortilla with 2 slices white American cheese.

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I went to sleep early (11:30 counts as early, right??) to try to get a few extra zzzs before my super packed weekend! Friday I’m expecting some treats (V-day goodies all day at work and a lunch date with my friend Courtney), plus I have a BIG night planned out on the town. People are coming to my/Julia’s place at 8:30 to get the party started! Sadly I don’t have Monday off 😦 so no long weekend for me, but HAPPY ALMOST WEEKEND anyway! This is going to be a weekend of indulgence I’m sure 🙂

I finished the last of my strawberries last night, so I had oatmeal with half banana for breakfast instead.  This is what I ate all winter, but now that I’ve switched over to yogurt, the oatmeal just can’t compare! Plus coffee.

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For lunch I went the bagel/hummus route again. This combo is just so good! I had an apple and yogurt on the side.

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After lunch, I went over to the Farmers Market with two of the girls on my account team.  There is a small FM across the street from my office on Thursdays.  It’s so funny — everyone there is in suits!! It’s basically a FM just for all the offices in the area. I got all these brussel sprouts and green beans for $2!

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Seriously, look at the size of some of these guys!!

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We also got roses from the flower guy.  I stuck mine in a water bottle.  Here it is next to my pretty Asian art calendar. Aren’t yellow roses so pretty??

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Around 3 I dug into this z-bar.  I’ve never tried any of these before!! I definitely liked the chocolate flavor.  It was a good lower-calorie option. Still, it doesn’t compare to some of the other bars. Maybe I should try some other flavors?

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After work, I went to the gym for 60 minutes on the elliptical.  The workout went pretty quickly with my Thursday trifecta — Shape, Marie Claire, and the iPOD 🙂 I really need to start adding more weight training to my workouts.  I was good with it for awhile when I was going to a cardio/weights class, but lately every single time I go to the machines section, a personal trainer tries to get me to sign up for sessions.  Last time, I even made an appointment with one because I couldn’t say no and then my roommate called and cancelled it for me!! Maybe I should invest in some free weights for home?  Then I would just have to make myself use them…

After the gym, I went to Trader Joe’s to pick up ingredients for my dindin, inspired by another Farmers Market favorite…ready for it…

FRESH, HOMEMADE TAMALES!! I picked up a sweet corn tamale and decided to plan dinner around it. There is a stand that makes all kinds of tamales, fresh that morning.  I always get the sweet corn one. It looks and tastes like sweet corn, but I have no idea what else they make it with.  It’s addicting, really!! Anyone ever made these before?? I would love to know if they are the worse possible things to eat or not all that bad LOL. Here’s a view of the corn husk all peeled back:

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So impromtu tortillas were born! Luckily my roommate let me dig into her supply of these awesome La Tortilla Factory tortillas.  Two are only 100 calories!!

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At the store, I picked up green & red peppers, pineapple salsa, and cilantro chicken sausages. I cooked up all of this, plus some onions and half of the tamale. It was SO GOOD! I had two tortillas plus some leftovers on the plate that I easily finished.

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AHH so good. Can’t believe I held off biting into this long enough to snap a picture LOL

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I also picked up the Honey Moon Viognier when I was at Trader Joe’s. This is one of my all-time favorite wines. It’s seriously so good. I had to have a little glass!

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Right now I am watching Grey’s & Private Practice and dreaming up dessert 🙂 Something with berries and chocolate maybe??

Update! Dessert alert:)

So I mixed some berries and pineapple and a half cup of kashi with a few spoonfuls of TJ nonfat yogurt. My first stab at non-Dannon/Yoplait type. I think I still need a little while to get used to it LOL.  I added some cocoa powder to chocolate it up a bit 🙂

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Night! It’s almost Friday, YAYZERS!!