Fun In The Sun

April 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm 17 comments

Yesterday it got up to 79 degrees, I spent almost the whole day outside enjoying the warm weather, I didn’t blog because I tried to just spend the day outside and we wound up going out last night with some friends and I didn’t get home until late.  So I have a lot to catch up on.

After I posted on Friday Andrew and I took a ride to a school for Andrew to drop off his resume.  Once we returned we hung out on the deck for a little and then we started to bbq up some turkey burgers.

I put some mozzarella cheese on mine.

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It was cooked perfectly.  It was 4 ounces of very lean ground turkey, I of course had a pickle and ketchup on it.  On the side I also had some corn.

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I opened a bag of pop chips but only had like 4 of them because by the time I finished my burger and my 2 helpings of corn I was no longer hungry, they were put away for another day.Picture 030

I had some great company while eating.

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After dinner some of our friends came over to hang out on the deck, unfortunately once the sun went down the wind picked up and it got pretty chilly.  It was a pretty fun night for the most part.

We woke up nice and early Saturday morning because Andrew had to go to work at the pharmacy.  I made a smoothie and enjoyed it out in the sun with the Self Magazine I got last week and finally got around to reading.

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This smoothie contained:

  • skim milk
  • 1 banana
  • blueberries
  • peach slices
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/2 a cup of oats

I had a chiropractors appointment which I went to with my mom and then came home around 1 and decided to eat one of the  leftover turkey burgers from the night before.  The sun was so bright that I couldn’t see the screen on my camera so I kinda hoped for the best when snapping pictures.

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Obviously I didn’t get a good one because of my shadow.

On the side I had 4 sweet peppers.

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After spending the rest of the day outside we decided to go out to dinner to Chili’s.  We ordered the tostatdo chips and salsa to start, and between the 2 of us we didn’t even finish them.  (And I forgot to take a picture so here’s a picture from the Chili’s website).


For my dinner I ordered off the guiltless grill menu.  I got a grilled chicken buffalo sandwich without the ranch dressing, and with steamed veggies on the side.

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It was delicious and the website has it listed at 386 calories but that includes the ranch so I’m guessing it was less then that.  In the background you can see Andrew’s fries, I took about 5 of them.

Dinner was great but the chips were so salty I felt dehydrated all night!

After dinner we went bowling ( I didn’t bowl but I went with everyone) and then we went to a little cafe that sells gelato, Andrew got a mint chocolate chip gelato which I gladly took a small spoonful of it was so good.

This morning for breakfast I cooked up some whole wheat pancakes, and used a little syrup on them.

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Now we’re off to run some errands and then go to my parents house to spend some time with them.  I’ll be back after dinner, tonight is warm but overcast and a little windy so we’ll still be spending some time outdoors just not in shorts like we were the past couple days!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday see you after dinner!


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  • 1. FoodsThatFit  |  April 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    What a gorgeous day to eat outside! Your smoothie looks like a refreshing finish to your yummy burger 🙂

  • 2. onehealthyapple  |  April 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I am just like you in trying to spend every waking moment in the sunshine! Enjoy the rest of your day!

  • 3. marafaye  |  April 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    amazing day!!! it was beautiful here too, and today? not so much.

  • 4. jenngirl  |  April 19, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    The turkey burgers AND sunlight look amazing, how relaxing!

    And I love the Chili’s Guiltless Grill menu, it’s just as good, if not BETTER than the regular stuff. 🙂

  • 5. ksgoodeats  |  April 19, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    That’s one of the best parts about the weather getting warm – eating outside 🙂 Sounds like you’ve been having a great weekend!!

  • 6. Sharon  |  April 19, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    WHOA that grilled chicken buffalo sandwich is making me drool!

  • 7. broccolihut  |  April 19, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    The perfect pair: Self Magazine and a smoothie (in a Magic Bullet cup, no less!)

  • 8. dailygoods  |  April 20, 2009 at 8:36 am

    yyummm that chicken sandwich looks so good! and awesome cals on it too. i love chilis guiltless menu! 🙂 sounds liek you had such a wonderful dayyy

  • 9. applec  |  April 20, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Looks great. Lucky you 79 Degrees.
    I have the same prob. in the sun…can’t see the picture from the glare. Sometimes you just cross your fingers and hope for the best.

  • 10. katecooks  |  April 20, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    the pancakes look delish! i havent made them in a while…must add them to my mental list!!

  • 11. Sarah  |  April 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    love all the outside time. must take advantage of the sun because it doesn’t like to stick around for very long, grrrr!

    i can’t wait until the new self makes an appearance at my gym!

    why no bowling?

    (and that chicken parm andrew made a few days ago — definitely lick-worthy!)

  • 12. Mariposa  |  April 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    what a great weekend!!! you must have been so happy it was nice outside!

    to answer the table question, i got it at SEARS! : )

  • 13. Lesley Borger  |  April 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Being outside like that looks absoultely wonderful!! : )

    It’s supposed to be in the 70s/80s at the end of this week and I am SO ready!!

  • 14. biz319  |  April 20, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I love sitting outside with a good magazine and a drink when its so nice out!

    I am with you though – Friday night we sat out while the beer can chicken was cooking, and as soon as the sun went down we were done – too chilly!

    Happy Monday! 😀

  • 15.  |  April 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    That sounds like a great weekend!!

    Great eats. The turkey burgers looked great! I have a Magic Bullet too, I love making smoothies in it. We had a warm day on Saturday, but yesterday was cool and rainy! Light snow flurries tomorrow morning, but 75 by the end of the week! Gotta love Chicago weather!!

  • 16. Erin  |  April 20, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Oh how I love gelato.

    Do you have a recipe for those ww pancakes?

  • 17. Shannon (The Daily Balance)  |  April 20, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    what adorable lil pancakes! delish!

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