Have you ever had one of those days that just kinda drags on?  Today was that kind of day for me.  I woke up on time and went to work.  Work was VERY slow today…lets just say, I got caught up on all my paperwork and when I was done, I still had 3 hours left of work!  Basically, all I had to do today was monitor my eating habits–which went well.

After work, my husband and I decided neither one of us felt like cooking or cleaning up after ourselves in the kitchen today, so we decided to go out for dinner.  This is always a challenge when you are trying to limit your fat intake and especially if you are trying to limit your carb intake.  I did a great job though.  I ordered a piece of grilled chicken and the salad bar.  That’s one nice thing about going to Eat n’ Park, they don’t give you funny looks or question your order, they just give you what you ask for (I have had one exception to the previous statement there but when I go anywhere else it seems to happen a lot more).  There is no–What? You don’t want a bun??? Are you sure??  It’s included in the cost…  -.- Salad bars can be dangerous, in addition to the usual restaurant temptations.  Not everything on the salad bar is something that should go on my salad and in the past, I have assumed that if it was on there it must not be that bad for me.  I put lettuce, green pepper, red pepper, mild pepper rings, a small amount of egg, a small amount of cheese, and 1/2 a ladel (I believe the ladels on the salad bar are typically 2Tbsp, so 1/2 would only be 1Tbsp, I would have to double check though to be sure) of ranch dressing (the only fat free option was fat free french which is loaded with carbs, with chicken as my protein I get one healthy fat, so I opted for a little extra fat instead of carbs–we will see whether or not this was the right decision) on my salad tonight.

After dinner, my head hurt and I was feeling nauseous, so I ended up laying down for a bit.  It helped, but I still just wasn’t feeling much like doing anything.  As such, I didn’t do much of anything after dinner.  Since today was a day of little activity, I want to be sure I go for my walk tomorrow.  Since my brother will be cooking tomorrow, I am also going to try to get in a little Just Dance 3.  I have a lot of fun when I play that game and if you use the non-stop shuffle option, you can get a lot of activity in without taking pauses every 3 minutes to pick what song you want.  I should also be getting in some NEAT activity tomorrow, since we need to pack for our mini vacation Wednesday & Thursday.

As promised, my lamb recipe:

Italian Style Lamb Chops

Note: I would make sure you are careful about the lamb you purchase.  Try to find lamb that is lean and boneless.  Our lamb tasted great, but we ended up wasting a lot of it because we bought it bone-in and with a lot of fat that needed to be trimmed.

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