Monday morning I dug into the yogurt again as usual.  I am out of most of my frozen fruit though, so I just had half banana, nectarine slices, pineapple and kashi in this one. Still no coffee…I HAVE to do a Target run!! It was kinda stinky being at work on Presidents’ Day, especially since all the rain outside made it a perfect snuggle-in-bed kind of morning! Sadly, the office was there waiting for me at 8AM.

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For lunch I brought a BIG green salad, with spinach, snap peas, green beans, and peppers, plus tomatoes and red onions for a little color pop.

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I keep one of those 1-calorie salad sprays at work for convenience.  The taste is totally different from creamy salad dressing of course, but it gives some nice extra flavor and the spritzer bottle is easy to use when I’m at the office. Right now I have Ken’s Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette.

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After my greens, I had a plate of mixed goodies, including a Perfect 10 bagel with about 1 tbsp hummus, two slices of white american cheese (I bought 1/4 lb last weekend and I still have 2 slices left!!), and 1/2 serving of BBQ popped chips.

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Of course I was craving chocolate, so I dipped into my Dove dark stash and ate one of these guys.

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I tried to wait until I got home from work to snack, since I was going to dinner instead of going to the gym, but I got pretty hungry in the afternoon so I had half of this Power Bar that I got for free.  The flavor says Chocolate Peanut Butter but I couldn’t taste either of those! It just had that gritty taste and really wasn’t very good. I wish I had wasted those calories (120 for just half!!) on something better!

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After work, me, Julia, Ali, Katie Jo and Becky sipped a glass of wine while having a little girl talk/catch up session at our place before going out to dinner. I love these girls 🙂

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Since Ali is here visiting, the five of us + Courtney hit up our favorite Asian tapas place Yatai that Ali discovered/introduced us all to when she first lived in LA. The food here is INCREDIBLE! I started with a berry beer. Not a big beer fan in general, but this one has just the right amount of sweet.

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Followed by miso soup.  This was the first time I ordered it here and it was excellent!

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And some edamame to start. Yum, salty.

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We always order the same 3 dishes and get enough for everyone to share. Since we ended up ordering 3 of each order, we probably could have mixed it up a bit but these three are totally killer.

I had two (and a half!) of these CA rolls wrapped in soy paper

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Plus 2 & 1/2 of the crispy rice with spicy tuna, one of Yatai’s specialties!

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And half of this popcorn shrimp:

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How good does that look??

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It was great getting together with the girls! I would say that we don’t do it often enough, but actually we do it all the time LOL. Like, tomorrow night for example! Afterwards, a few of us hit up a whisky bar downtown to celebrate KJ’s boyfriend’s band signing to a label — WHOOHOO! I didn’t have anything to drink but I did shoot a few games of pool. I sunk 4 in a row my first time up!! Not to brag or anything…hahaha 🙂

Of course I had to treat myself to half a mug of the diet hot choc and two of these decadent chocolates before sleep. Russell Stover hearts are my all time favorites!

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Kicked off Wednesday morning on my usual good note with another yogurt mess. This one had cherry berry blend, frozen mango & pineapple, 2 figs, half banana and half cup kashi 🙂 No coffee cause we are out and I need to buy some more!

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I have been extra hungry lately, so I dug into this nectarine around 11:30.

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Lunch was a wickedly awesome wrap that I made using 2 small tortillas (the 50 cal ones), turkey, spinach, and an amazing hummus. I decided to leave the two slices of American cheese off the wrap and eat them plain. Plus a serving of BBQ popped chips on the side for crunch!

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Look at those spirals!!

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So I spotted the Pistachio Larabar in Whole Foods the other night and had to grab one, seeing that I’ve never tried this flavor before! I was planning to just eat half since I got hungry and dug into this snack shortly after lunch, but of course had to eat the whole thing (and was hungry again at 4 with no food, whoops!!). Thoughts? Ehhh…well, it was GOOD simply because it was a Larabar, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite. I didn’t taste the pistachios all that much honestly. I probably won’t repeat this one, because there are others I like SO much better!

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After work I hit the gym for a solid 60 minutes on the elliptical. Yay! Dinner was sort of a repeat…I was craving an omelet again and decided to run with it since the Egg Beaters are supposed to be used within one week of opening. I added red onions, spinach, and green peppers tonight, plus a side of raw green beans, grape tomatoes, and some grapes that I finished before taking this picture. A Perfect 10 bagel with light whipped cream cheese was the final touch!

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With dinner, I took cues from the recent Starbucks Rooibos tea lattes and created my own version! This organic rooibos tea from Fresh & Easy was perfect with some added milk and splenda. It was just as good as the Starbucks one — maybe better cause I made it at home 🙂

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For dessert, I had another of the oatmeal cherry chocolate cookie bites.  These are small enough that you can have a couple but I just savored the one…

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…because after all this, I went out for drinks! I went with Steph and a huge group of partying med students to a bar called Liquid Kitty. Isn’t that a weird/gross name?? I had a Rosebud martini, and then Steph and I shared one called The Diva.  No pictures, sorry! They were good & strong!! I probably would have snacked when I got home but I was just too tired LOL.  I woke up this morning with an icky headache and made another rooibos tea (paired with advil haha) as soon as I got into work. Followed by the usual amazing yogurt that totally kicked the headache — YES!

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Pre-lunch, I dug into my baggie of grape tomatoes, green beans, and grapes that I made last night with dinner.

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Lunch today was a Lean Cuisine. Yeah, I was NOT packing up a lunch this morning!! I had my favorite 3 cheese ravioli bowl.

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Look at all the cheesy goodness in the bowl today!

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I think a chocolate covered strawberry might be in my near future — my deskmate got a box delivered to her today from her boyfriend. So cute! Tonight I am headed to see a screener of a new movie called The Hangover (appropriate, no??) with Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Heather Graham. I’m psyched! Dinner might be some popcorn though…stay tuned!!

So my computer is still on the fritz. I don’t know if it will start working again! None of my amazing pics from yesterday, sad. Luckily my roommate is the best and is letting me bum her comp right now. I had coffee and an extra-fruit packed yogurt for breakfast, with mango, pineapples, cherry berry blend, half banana, and half cup kashi.

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Lunch today was a Perfect 10 bagel, toasted (aka burned), with turkey and spinach. Plus a serving of bbq popped chips (all these for 120 cals) and a lovely side salad. This guy had spinach, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and green beans.

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For dessert I had some tea and one of these dove dark chocolates.  I was hungry again later in the afternoon but since I had drinks planned instead of the gym, I just stuck to the one little sweet treat.

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After work, I met up with a former colleague who I hadn’t seen in ages for a catch up session.  We went to Lola’s, a great martini bar that’s literally across the street from my apartment.  They do a killer happy hour!! We each had two glasses of champagne and split two apps too, the hummus with pita and the spinach dip with chips. This hummus is great. I feel like I am always saying that. Maybe just all hummus is delicious?! We ate basically everything minus some of the leftover tortilla chips 🙂

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Later at home I decided to indulge in a little dessert before bed.  I took a nice scoop of the fat free chocolate cookies Breyers and topped it with some frozen mango. I could have eaten this times 3 LOL

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Today I got to show off my new haircut!! Everyone seemed to like it…I am still getting used to it, but I’m definitely ready to rock it. Here is a lil self portrait 🙂

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Tomorrow we are having a new client (!!!!!!) come in for lunch at our office. Normally I would be nervous about a lunch buffet, but one of our other clients is providing all the food and everything they make is HEALTHY!! Lots of fresh fruit and whole grains in store 🙂 This was a long Monday but I feel a lot better now that the week is truly underway. Night all!