TGIF!!!

No one guessed my top 5-10 countries on my last post, but I’m going to tell you anyways.

Here are my top 5-10 countries:

6. Netherlands

7. Norway

8. Ireland

9. Germany

10. Finland

Click here to view my top 1-5 countries for The Chic Life visitors.

I can’t believe France isn’t in my top 10!! I’m only sad because I minored in French in college and France is the only country I’ve visited outside of the states (besides the Bahamas).

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So as you guys know, I typically do bagels on Fridays for Bagel Day Friday. Since I’ve started trying extra hard to give whole grains a priority in my eats, I desire bagels less and less. I mean, I still think they’re tasty, but they definitely don’t keep me as full as long as whole grains.

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My new fave is whole wheat roll egg sammies in lieu of bagel breakfast sandwiches.

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Since I WFH today, I had time to cook up some eggs for breakfast for me and hubby, so I made some WW egg sliders with cheese and parsley. Plus 1/2 an organic orange on the side.

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Plus part of a homemade granola bar.

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I got started on Project Hydrate a little earlier than normal with some cold water.

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Then, Fran reminded me that fresh citrus is delish in water, so I put a sliced orange in my next cup of water. I don’t think it was as good as lemon, lime (or cucumber – ok, that’s not citrus but it tastes good) would have been. Plus a yerba mate latte.

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Bailey was lounging on the couch so oddly today.

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He was laying on top of two pillows so he was like 4 inches off the couch. 😆

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More water!

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I heated up some roasted tomato + black bean soup, which I had stowed away in the freezer. I heated the soup stovetop on a low heat while I was on a phone conference.

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Mmm…CARBS! I love them! Do you avoid carbs?

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Water is so much more fun to photograph with something in it.

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The weather was pretty blah today. Gray skies galore.

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I snacked on some Chic Energy Bites in Cheerful Cherry. They tasted like candy! I’m always surprised how sweet dates are!

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A little later on I fueled up for zumba with another homemade granola bar and another Cheerful Cherry bite.

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I was super stressed by the time the day was over, so I danced off my frustrations at ZUMBA! One fabulous hour of Zumba!

I stayed after class and played with choreography with some of the other instructors. I think we may have choreographed Bad Romance by Lady Gaga!!! I’ve been wanting do this song in class for months now and have been playing with some choreo and now I finally got around to showing someone the choreography I had. We made some tweaks and will probably change it some more, but I’m feeling optimistic. 😀

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Aria protein shake post workout.

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Hubby picked up a bottle of wine for us – redtree cabernet sauvignon, plus…

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…take out from my fave Mediterranean restaurant.

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I got the Vegetarian Combo.

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Hummus, pickled veggies, potatoes.

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Taboulleh, falafel.

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Spinach pie.

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Fattoush, yalanji (stuffed grapeleaf).

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Pita bread, red wine.

With a meal like this, I’m not even missing the meat! So, so good! Totally hit the spot! I’m happily meatless this Friday. 😀

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Baklava.

Man, I’ve had some good eats today! Yum Yum!

Project Hydrate Day #5

After learning my lesson yesterday, I tried even harder to get my liquids in for Project Hydrate.

Consumed:

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 protein shake (made with about 1-1 1/2 cups of water)
  • 1 hot tea

So, I hit my goal today of 8 cups…however, I also worked out for an hour and boy was it HOT in there tonight! I sweat a lot. I think I should have had at least a glass or two of water to make up for the sweat, so technically, I think I only hit 6 cups. Doh! But, still, I’m going to call this a WIN for today because I still did better than I normally do. Win…yup! 🙂

Tidbits

Did you see that my Meatless 4 Lent (M4L) Guest Post series kicked off today? I know a lot of people are looking for vegetarian recipes for Fridays right now, but why not try some vegan ones, too?

Click here to see our first guest poster – the one and only Veggie Girl who shares her best ever vegan blondie recipe – click to view (and like you didn’t know but she’s kind of famous for them!)

Anyone want to guess what my top 5 states are for The Chic Life blog visitors?

Phew! So much to do this weekend…busy busy! Trying bridesmaids dresses on tomorrow…yea yea!

Reader Question: Did anyone else go meatfree for Lent today? Maybe you just don’t eat meat anyways? What did you eat?