Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cracker and Pizza

Ah Mondays. Two weeks away from the office was all it took to forget how rotten and slow you are. It probably didn't help that I worked 10 hours straight rather than 8 hours with a lunch in the middle. But that's how I roll. I like to front load the week by working long days and eating at my desk. That way I get to leave early on Fridays. It is so worth it! Imight even go back to working 4 ten hour days and having a 3 day weekend. I used to do that. It was wonderful.

What kind of work schedule do you keep?

What I Wore While Slogging Through a Long Monday:

2010-04-26 combo

  • black suit (Lane Bryant)
  • teal grecian crepe tank (Lane Bryant via Thrift Town)
  • patterned platform pumps (hand-me-down)
  • wooden bangle (Lane Bryant)
  • red asian necklace (via Goodwill)
  • red earrings (Lane Bryant)
  • button ring (Etsy Bash)
What I Ate While Battling Free-food-itis:

2010-04-26 food

I've mentioned it on more than one occassion; I suffer from Free-food-itis. If it's free food, I want it. It doesn't matter if it tastes bad, if I already have food, or even if I am already full. Seriously, I don't like chocolate cake, but when someone brings one to the office, I have a slice. sigh. Well, the Powers That Be brought in lunch today from Jason's Deli. I almost grabbed a wrap from the sandwich tray, but I know better than to be fooled into thinking that stuff is okay to eat. Jason's makes good food, but if I can't control the type of bread, the amount of meat, or even the condiments, it's way too easy to tell myself that "it's just a turkey sandwich" even though it's a 700 calorie turkey sandwich.

I am happy to say, I grabbed some salad (no dressing) and some fruit (no dipping sauce) and then had my turkey hotdogs that I had brought with me. And when my brain told me "there's still free food over there" I went back and got more salad and fruit rather than giving in to the giant bag of potato chips. Yay!
  • breakfast: healthy bagel sandwich, small orange, 1/2 Monster
  • lunch: salad, mixed fruit, 2 turkey dogs with high fiber buns, more salad, pickles
  • snack: Clif Z bar, lite yogurt, banana (way too ripe for me. yuck)
  • dinner: tomato and arugula pizza on a Flatout wrap, salad, grape flavored Crystal Lite in a wine glass for fun *
  • dessert: 7 almonds (1 pt), diet margarita (2 points)

* That's one of my kitties, Cracker, checking out the pizza.

Total for the Day: 27 points**

** I'm supposed to eat at least 29/day, so this is too low. I thought that I had eaten 29 when I went to bed, but when I added things up the next morning I saw that I miscalculated. Darn it. I would have had another diet margarita. Or a real glass of wine with dinner.


Brooke said...

I like the red and turqouise!

Also those shoes = DAMN.

Sheila said...

You look fabulous - those shoes are killer!

Your food choices are excellent - you fooled me (hey, those are hot dogs! that's wine!). :-P

I have a hard time with free food too. I try to stay away from it altogether.

Sarah said...

I wish I could work 4 10 hour days and have a 3 day weekend! But, I am a teacher so I must work when the kids are there (and keep working after the kids leave). I usually work from 7 to 4 5 days a week. And come on the weekends when I need to - but I am trying not to do that.

I love putting plain drinks in fancy glasses - it makes them taste so much better!!

gina said...

Love the red jewelry with the blue top. Cute cat!! 3-day weekends are the best.

Kimberly said...

I love the shoes!! My mom just started a job that she works 4-10 hour days and I am super jealous. Some how I ended up with a job in which I work 9 hrs 5 days a week plus my blackberry is goes off till around 10 pm or so and weekend. But I love it and that is worth a lot!

Jean said...

Great colors all around, T. . . even the dinnerware! Makes a lovely presentation.

AZGypsie said...

We work a 9/80 schedule that gives us the every other Friday off. I love it!!

LaShaune said...

you look smokin! hair looks great, great outfit, just great! my fav so far.

BBM said...

u seriously have that pre-wedding glow going on girl! u look radiant and those heels are KILLER!

Didi said...


Lesa said...

Those colors together rock! The shoes are great!

EvaNadine said...

shoes. fabulous.

pink pumpkin said...

I work 4 10hr days, so I have every Fri through Sun off and I love it.
Fabulous shoes!!!

Askew To You said...

Those shoes!! I really like the color combinations you've got with this outfit. Cute kitty!

Kasmira said...

Oh, kitty, kitty, kitty!

I understand the freefooditis. I order a lot of catering for work events and try to always include healthy options so that I can indulge my own freefooditis while keeping the calories low and the nutrition high.

fromsneakerstostilettos said...

Those shoes are to die for Tina! I love this whole look. :)

Tina said...

Brooke - thanks!

Sheila - thanks! Yeah the shoes are killer - in multple ways. They look killer and they kill my feet!

Sarah - I have heard of some school districts trying to go to 4 day weeks to save on costs, but then it causes so many problems with parents who work 5 day weeks and have to find child care. We just need to whole country to go to a 4 day week!!

gina - thanks!

Kimberly - I no longer have a work blackberry, but when I did I made a point to turn it off at night b/c I wanted to set boundaries. But it was very difficult to do.

Jean - thanks! I love these plates. Sadly we don't use them very much b/c they are so big that portion countrol is impossible. I got a smaller set of dished from Goodwill to use most days.

AZGypsie - I've heard of people doing the 9/80 thing and it seems to be a big hit across the board.

LaShaune - Wow! Thanks!

BBM - ha! I had pre-wedding something. That's for sure!

Didi - thanks!

Lesa - thanks! I took my color inspiration from Sheila, who always looks so fab.

EvaNadine - thanks! They're awfully high though.

pink pumpkin - that's great! I really think everyone should do that. Wouldn't it be wonderful?

Askew to You - thanks! That's my "sensitive" kitty. She scares so easily.

Kasmira - Smart! I need to see if I can be in charge of the ordering of food.

fromsneakerstostilettos - thanks!

Donna said...

Cute outfit! Just recently found your blog and love all of it...wading through old posts now.

Tina said...

Donna - Thanks for saying hi! And welcome to the blog!!