Not sure why I decided to do it, but I worked today. It was kind of weird to only work 1 day out of the whole week, but in some ways, it will ease the pain of returning to an extra-full inbox and to-do list.

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I had trouble sleeping last night and woke up late-ish, so I rushed through eats today.

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Just a fried egg and piece of my mom’s cinnamon bread. Are you surprised it’s not another rye bagel?? lol

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I also busted out my first Christmas gift – a pretty mug my sister picked out for me. I love the tall shape. It’s actually the same size as my other mugs (content-wise).

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I started to eat leftovers from yesterday’s road trip food, but then I thought…creamy sauce + 2+ hours in the car may not = good food. If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you know it’s best to not mess with potentially spoiled food.

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So, I turned to my pantry to see if there was anything left to eat and found some more TJ’s frozen breaded halibut and cabbage.

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I broke into another Christmas gift today – Amanzi Secret Garden tea.

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The leaves are very pretty.

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The tea is nice, light, and floral.

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I had more of mom’s bread because when you have mom’s bread in the house, it’s hard to resist.

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I was surprised to see there’s still some snow left on the ground in our back yard. The snow is mostly melted around my area. How about you?

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Bailey was pretty tired today. I took him on a brief walk but he spent most of the day…

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…napping.

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Post work, I went to Zumba! Class was fun and I was glad to work out. I haven’t talked much about working out here lately and that’s because…I haven’t been doing it. I basically haven’t worked out in two weeks and I feel fine. Between all the delicious holiday eats (which I indulged in, but not till I made myself sick) and my lack of working out, I’ve probably gained a few pounds, but you know what…I don’t care. And, I wouldn’t really know. I can’t even remember the last time I weighed myself. I usually just go on how my clothes fit. I think having spent more than a few years of my life with a negative self-image and restrictive eating habits that I’ve reached my breaking point once and it was enough. My ultimate conclusion – Being “skinny” is not worth stressing about gaining a pound here or there or not enjoying delicious foods I love. Bring on the sweets, people. 🙂

Caitlin wrote a nice post along the same subject (click to view) – be sure to check out the comments.

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I came home and whipped up a quick dinner. I pressed this tofu around lunch and then let it marinate all night. I baked the tofu in 1/2″ slabs at 400 degrees for roughly 20-25 minutes. It was a little softer than I wanted (I like a slightly crispy edge), but it still tasted good and the tender texture was actually quite pleasant. I also made quick sauteed zucchini and onion and brown rice. It was so good. I kind of want it again (and therefore will probably eat it for lunch tomorrow. lol)

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After dinner, I headed out to meet friends at Yoforia. Katy was in town! Also at froyo – Nicole, Brittney, and Katy’s hubby.

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It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve had froyo, most likely due to the cool temps. I really loved my bowl. I had original tart and taro froyo as my base. Toppings = pomegranate arils, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, coconut, and mochi.

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I’ve removed my shiny new dehydrator (a gift from my MIL) from the box and it’s washed and drying for a project tomorrow. Can’t wait!

I have tomorrow off. Yesssss!

On the agenda:

  • Coffee
  • New homemade almond butter
  • Dehydrator project
  • Breakfast
  • Publish Eat in Month details
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Slow cooker chili
  • Clean house
  • Crochet
  • Read
  • Blog TCL 2010 Year in Review
  • Blog TCL – Top 10 Recipes of 2010
  • Prepare for NYE Party

Btw, I’m posting details about Eat in Month 2011 tomorrow! Get ready!

Ooh and I have a blog announcement posting the first week of January. 😉

Do you stress about holiday weight gain?