“I could make this” … famous words

I’m sure that I’m not the only one that says this.  Let me set the scene, you’re out at a restaurant, eating a great meal and you say to (yourself) or the people that you’re with “I could make this”.  My kids are so used to me saying this that they now offer up the suggestion.  Often starting a conversation with ” hey mom, you could make this into a salad jar right?”  Well, challenge accepted. I SUPER love East Side Mario’s (ESM) Garden Salad.  We don’t have an ESM near us (but hey, we have four, count’em – Mary Browns, Swiss Chalet, KFC and Popeye’s, chicken restaurants in town).  Here is a picture of my most favourite restaurant salad.

East Side Mario’s Garden Salad

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Stumble, but catch yourself and prevent the fall

Things are pretty much the same, well, the food is always changing as I find what works and what doesn’t.  But my path hasn’t diverted.  I’m still working towards improving my overall health, that involves increased physical activity and paying attention to what I’m eating.  I find, with me anyways, I eat great, completely on plan then, I slip a little.  With that slip, I tend to fall into some old patterns, this year, I’ve noticed that while I do slip, I don’t fall.  Instead, I acknowledge that the spoonful of Reeses Peanut Butter spread is FREAKIN’ delicious, but it’s not worth it to finish the entire jar in one sitting.  Believe me, I could do it. 

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