Will be productive for soup!

You know how yesterday I was saying how I didn’t get anything done? Today was a whole nuther ballgame!  I was raining when I got up (Hello Ida remnants), so I had to wait a bit until my gym opened up at 8am.  I had a Zone bar for a preworkout snackie.  Then off to the gym and hit the treadmill for 5 miles.  It felt good to really break a sweat.  You know you are on the treadmill a long time when you see people come in, watch them work out and then they leave, all while you are doing the same thing 😛

I arrived home ready to devour my arm and commenced to cooking some Banana, cashew butter, and apple butter oats.


These were fantastic!  John was laughing at me because I kept saying “yum” while I was eating them.  Extra hunger = extra good taste.

Off to shop, passed by Great Escape on our way.


Hit the outlet malls – serious sales going on today.


And found a coffee mug that’s just right for me!


We were hungry at this point and headed to Samantha’s where one of the soups of the day was Squash and apple bisque!  I just had to have a bowl with some fresh made wheat bread.


Soooooo good.  It was a soupy kind of day.  Then it was off to the mall for more shopping.  We actually got a nice start on the Christmas stuff that we are buying.  We will make other things for people as well.

Took a break for this!


I had a skim latte. John got an eggnog latte.   I am trying to wait until Thanksgiving before I have one, but I had a couple sips of his.  Eggnog is like crack to me.  I could bathe in its creamy goodness 😯

More productivity with grocery shopping and then a stop at the smokehouse to stock up on meat.  We got chicken breast, ground beef, turkey breast, boneless pork chops, and bacon. There are some great benefits to shopping locally if you can.  Boneless chicken breasts at $2.09 per pound!  I love that we can support local farmers and the local processor all in one fell swoop.

All of this happened by 4 pm!  We were on a roll.

Obviously had some fresh meat for dinner – chicken with a slice of bacon and laughing cow!  Yum!!!  It’s amazing how just 1 slice of bacon can add so much flavor.


And a mondo amount of broccoli!

I am going to relax tonight with the hubby and watch movies.  One of those rainy nights just perfect for that!

Have a great night!

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14 thoughts on “Will be productive for soup!

  1. Jody - Fit at almost 52

    Lori, what an awesome day! We are alike in many ways too as I am still doing cardio at the gym as people come & go.. too funny! AND I like Zone bars too!

    Your day sounded fantastic! I am going to go find that coffee cup!

    Love the pics once again!


    1. Lori Post author

      The smokehouse is in Argyle (Locust Grove Smokehouse). The one that burned down was Oscars, and they are rebuilding (going geothermal, too!).

  2. Barry Hughes

    I rarely experience seeing people come and go but it has happened and it is a great feeling. I just wish that I were more of a morning person so that I could get my workouts before work. BTW: I don’t think that mug would fit in my dishwasher lol.
    .-= Barry Hughes´s last blog ..Weight Loss Update =-.

  3. Susan

    Yay! Happy you had such a fabulous day!! Awesome work on doing 5 miles on the treadmill too. Sometimes I actually really enjoy zoning out on the treadmill and people watch at the gym.

    You have me hankering for cashew butter and eggnog now. Funny, I hate cow’s milk, especially creams. But diieee for eggnog. Especially when there’s rum involved 😉
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Old Susan, Meet New Susan =-.

  4. Alissa

    I have been wanting to make squash soup- sounds delicious! Looks like you had a really fun day. I’m loving the lattes this time of year. I had a pumpkin spice latte a few weeks ago and it was heaven- never checked to see how many calories are in those though! I haven’t had another one since. 🙂
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Why I Want to Lose Weight =-.

  5. Running for a Cause

    Lori, great job on getting a good long workout in!! I love the picture of your food, looks like a great combination, the broccoli looks awesome and thats hard to say sometimes. Keep up the good work!

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