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Springin' Into Saturday

Well its another snowy Saturday here on the Island. Can you believe it? Almost the first of April and the snow continues to fall. It didn't stop us from getting up this morning and heading to the Roosevelt Field mall for some shopping. John needed new running sneakers and I needed, well nothing, but of course I shopped away. After we did some damage, we hit up the local village market and our favorite pork store for a few odds and ends we needed for the week. As you can tell from my lack of foodie posts, I haven't cooked in a few days. Thursday night I was by my parent's house since I had worked from the office and last night we had dinner out with friends (which was some yummy scallops, mmm). Tonight we plan on grabbing something quick and easy for dinner and tomorrow we are having Palm Sunday by my parents. Its been nice to have a little break from cooking, but I will admit, its a bit tricky to eat out healthy although we did a pretty decent job. Lots of water with lemon, fish and veggies. Last night I treated myself to coffee and it tasted oh so good.

Today was weigh in day for my group following the 21 day fix and I am excited to say I am down almost 4 pounds! :::Happy Dance::: I haven't measured inches, which I plan to do for next week, but I am anxious to see if I've lost some of those as well. I will say, I have been extremely satisfied through out the entire week and I am thinking its because I am eating healthier and more filling foods that are fueling my body in all the right ways. I've been a lot more carb conscious during this week too, which has made me a lot less sluggish and more energized. I've been starting each morning with lemon water and its been a great way to get my metabolism going and keeping me hydrated longer. The workouts have kicked my butt, but its been a great way to motivate and make sure my eating is matching up with my activity. Both need to be on point to see results.

This afternoon, we tidied up the house and I started burning some of our new candles from Bath & Body Works. Our favorite ones are sold during the holidays, but these two finds are pretty delicious smelling. Vanilla Bean Marshmallow is heavenly and Home smells like warm caramel drizzle of goodness.

Our local market had the prettiest Easter plants, so I decided to buy these gorgeous tangerine colored tulips to bring some spring into the house. Tulips are my FAVORITE. I mean, look how happy they are :) I plan to bring them to my parent's tomorrow since they are having us over for dinner. And that little fluff bebe below will be coming home with us tomorrow night. Meet Moo. He is my son and the cutest Maltese puppy you will ever meet. He's actually 8 years old, but still thinks he is in his terrible twos. My parents and I have shared custody of him since both parties can't seem to give up his little face to the other one, and I can not wait to bring him back with John and I. He makes me happy all day everyday. John and I love taking him for long walks too, and I think I am going to look up some dog parks by the beach to bring him to since he's never been to the beach.  

Well time to do some hockey watching and relax on the couch. I promise to have some new recipes up this week. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. xo


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