I figured I walked about 5 miles today around town. And I barely felt like I worked out at all! That’s why I <3 walking.
Before I left for walk #2, I had a snack – apple with leftover chocolate yogurt dip from the super bowl. I mostly fished out the chocolate chips and tossed the rest since it was a bit old.
Then I met Faith and we walked to the bakery just in time for my weekly conference call with GH. Friends who walk together, stay together : )
After my call (which lasted an hour) Eileen met me for my commute home! We got a’talkin’ and I ended up walking her back to the bakery so we could keep the conversation going. Then she drove me home because it was dark.
I had loaded baked potatoes planned for dinner, which I knew would take a while, so I put out an appetizer. Someone ate all the chips! The crumbs worked well to tide us over though.
The potatoes baked for 45 minutes, and Hilary joined us just in time for the toppings bar. We had everything from jalapenos to black beans to greek yogurt to goat cheese to mixed greens to put on top.
But this is how my potato turned out!
Can we say pregnancy diet!? I decided to roll with my palate. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with a whole potato with two kinds of cheese and yogurt. Real healthy foods.
Check out Matt’s bowl in comparison. That is what former me would have eaten.
It actually looked pretty good. You see, I have a problem with preparing meals, but when meals are put in front of me, I don’t have trouble eating them! I took a bite of his bowl to test the waters because it looked good.
And it was good, so I added a few more toppings to mine. Meet in the middle : )
And ended up enjoying it very much.
For dessert, Hilary brought over a pint of her very favorite ice cream. Now I have very high expectations and she’s been raving about this Jeni’s Salty Caramel for a week now. I knew I’d like it, but I didn’t know if I’d love it.
Grass-fed! This stuff is E X P E N S I V E! I won’t tell you how much, but I’ve paid less for entrees at restaurants… [It was $9.99]
And MY GOSH, this was the most delicious flavor of ice cream I have EVER had. It’s called Salted Caramel but it should be called “Toasted Marshmallow” or “Crème Brulee Top” because it tasted like burnt sugar!!!!! Absolutely loved it. Must dig into my savings account and buy one! [Hilary bought it at Whole Foods] There are handfuls of other really unique flavors too like Brown Butter Almond Brittle and Goat Cheese with Cognac and Figs and Whiskey and Pecans! I want to try them all. I hear there scoop shops in Ohio and Nashville!
Season 3 opener of LOST – quite surprising!! The Others sure are strange…