Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Night Before Crazy

Yeah.  So this coming week is going to be crazy.  Here's how it looks:

Monday:  In at 7 am, 2 conference calls and off by 3 pm to catch my niece's basketball game
Tuesday:  3 hour road trip out of town to a meeting, 2 hour meeting, 3 hour road trip back from meeting
Wednesday:  Office Day
Thursday:  All day training meeting from 8-5, but have an hour drive to and from
Friday:  2 hour meeting with an hour drive to and from
Saturday:  2 hour meeting, then off
Sunday:  I am suppose to be off

Here's the kicker..... my grandmother is not expected to make it past this week.  So, I have will most likely miss part of this week or next to make the 14 hour drive to Ohio, attend her funeral, drive back 14 more hours the next day.  It will be a 3-day whirlwind trip, one I am not really prepared to make.  I don't mean to sound nonchalant about the whole thing, but I am already stressed to the max and I am on the "no emotion" persona.

Moving on.

Today was a good day in points!  Breakfast was about 8 points - coffee and 2 pieces of toast.  Lunch was sushi and iced tea - 10 points.  Dinner was 18 points - 2 baked boneless and skinless chicken thighs with 1 tbs of bread crumbs, baked potato with 1 tbs of whipped butter, 1 cup of peas and 3 cups spinach salad with tomato, goat cheese, salad dressing and olive oil.  I have 12 points to spare and need one more milk, so I am going to have a Chobani Greek yogurt that I bought today.  Make that 8 points to spare.

Speaking of buying food, I raked in the fresh veggies today!  From the produce department I grabbed some Italian parsley, fresh broccoli, baby carrots, green beans, eggplant, baby spinach, sweet potatoes, Roma tomatoes and grape tomatoes.

I also went to the deli and grabbed some fresh mozzarella balls and goat cheese.  From seafood I had to go for the tilapia that was on sale.  We are having this tomorrow with roasted vegetables!

I bought a few other things for the rest of the fam, but they have really been enjoying the healthier meals I have been preparing.  Since there have been no complaints, I decided to make chocolate chip blondies and peanut butter chocolate chip blondies for home and work.  I am not a big sweets person, so there is absolutely no temptation.  The kid is super excited.  It's been forever since I baked anything for him, so I thought I would indulge them tonight.  I did cut the bars into the correct serving size though.  He's only allowed one tonight!

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  Mine could have been better, but with the news of my grandmother, it's put a bit of a damper on things.  I will say this Passion Fruit Chobani yogurt is delish!!!!  Love the crunchy texture the little seeds give it.

I'm off to read blogs!  Night!


  1. So sorry to hear about your grandmother:( Sounds like you have a crazy, hectic week, but you have to try and take care of yourself too.

  2. Good luck with this hectic week and be careful with all the driving. I wish I were not tempted by sweets. :)

  3. Wow, it sounds like you are going to have the most stressful week ever! Sorry about your grandmother too.. Hugs!


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