Diet Dr. Pepper Indulgence (swoon)

Today is National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day. So I had to pay homage. 😳

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I used to be the ultimate soda drinker. Dr. Pepper was my drink of choice and I’d have probably a can or two a day. Then I made the switch to diet, and still consumed a ton of it but I thought since it was zero calories it was A-OK. Wrong. Now I have a soda I’d say on average 2-3 times a month. I had a SERIOUS addiction and I am now trying to kick the ol’ habit for good! But I saw that today is National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day I knew I had to give in (plus I am bummed about my knee, so this makes it feel better).

But lemme backtrack. Last night was uber super relaxing. I chilled out pretty much like this the entire night.

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Bag of peas and all.

My knee is still not feeling any better. I am slightly worried that maybe it is something more serious than Runner’s Knee. If it does not get better by the time I am home for Thanksgiving (SQUUEEALLSSS), then I will make the trek to Urgent Care. Sigh.

But I did manage to make myself a comfort food dinner.

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Trader Joe’s roasted red pepper soup with frozen peas, corn, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. With an Oroweat sandwich thin topped with blue cheese and Mexican cheese. I dipped the bread in the soup. Perfection.

This morning I woke up and my cold/cough was much better.Β  I no longer feel like all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch endless amounts of Friends (wait a minute, I will ALWAYS want to do this. Regardless of my state of health). Actually, I want to run. Oh wait, I can’t. Okay I will stop whining. I promise.

Breakfast this morning was tres UGLY. I’m so sorry all. I had to eat this on the train.

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Lovely combination of Oroweat sandwich thin, almond butter, pumpkin butter and banana. Yummity yum (I just realized my bananas look moldy. THEY ARE NOT MOLDY I PROMISE. Just had a little too much contact with the wonderful oxygen.

For my snacky I am sticking to the advice of Women’s Health (excuses, excuses) and had some Greek yog. Topped with Kashi Go Lean and trail mix.

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Yes, I am a freak. A Greek yogurt loving freak.

I had a FABULOUS lunch. But I was getting weird looks when I prepped it. Come on people don’t knock it β€˜til you try it!!

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*laughing cow light swiss cheese and pear sammy with zucchini, carrots and Sabra TJ’sΒ  roasted red pepper hummus*

This sandwich was SO good. I love pears and cheese. They were made for one another.

For my afternoon snacky pie I had a Fiberful from TJ’s. Love these. And an apple. Looks like someone was a bit hannnggrryy.

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Okay, enough of the eats.

Here’s a pretty picture for you all. I walk through this park every day to and from work. It is so peaceful and serene, and I thought it deserved a photograph!

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And here is this little cafe on the edge of the park. I have yet to go here, but it looks like it’s straight out of Europe, honestly!

I took it easy tonight. Eric and I decorated our mini xmas tree. Let me just say I really should be hired to make ornament hooks out of bobby pins. I am the master. Gimme some bobby pins and pliers. I will give you the most stellar ornament hooks you have ever seen.

Of course we had to add the wine barrel ornament that I got as a gift last Christmas from Eric’s mom.

Ain’t it a beauty?

Well I am off to help Eric pack up his things for his trip! And then I’m gonna get my butt in bed and get some rest!

See you all tomorrow…Happy Early Friday!!!

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