Yesterday Snack Monkey and I sat down and made a grocery list together, when we'd finished the list we both thought the cost would easily be over $100-$150 dollars but it had a lot of base items like vinegar, flour, yeast, etc. on it and it was all for the purpose of making recipes from Cook This, Not That! Easy & Awesome 350-Calorie Meals so we figured it was worth spending a little extra if we made sure we wouldn't be eating out a lot this week. I hit the gym and he hit the grocery store to do the shopping while I got my work-out on.
I actually got done before he did so I grabbed a few tokens for the message chairs and hung out to watch X-games and get a back massage while I waited for him to pick me up. When he finally called to let me know he was pulling in the parking lot I was greeted by open pizza boxes on the tables in the lobby of the gym! I went up to the counter and said with a grin "Ok, who thought it would be funny to have a pizza party at the gym?" The boys behind the counter teased back "hey we don't want to hear it!" I grabbed a slice on my way out the door but took it straight to Snack Monkey's open window and gave it to him. His reward for doing all the grocery shopping without me.
When we got home I decided to put the groceries away since he did the shopping and, to my complete surprise, I didn't find a single, solitary box of cookies or junk food! There were a couple 2 litres of soda but that was it! Help me figure this out ... Snack Monkey gets minimum three or four different kinds of junk food when he and I go to the store together, or he insists that I put junk food on the list when I try to go without him, but he sticks to the list like velcro when he goes shopping without me? Who saw that coming? Certainly not me! Not only that but, according to the receipt, he only spent $85. He got everything on the list ... the veggie crisper in my fridge is practically overflowing! I have the stuff to make a green chicken salad, chicken taco's, home made veggie calzone and home made pizza with home made dough and home made sauce, chicken adobo, Hawiian crepes, pico de gallo, and apple crumble for dessert. All for $85!!
Tonight is finally the start of softball season and I am SO STOKED about that! I'm going to be walking around the field tonight for as long as I can stand it, hopefully for the entire two hours of the game. I'm also planning on shagging all the foul and homer balls that go over the fence; last year there were at least five or six per game. I am debating taking Piper; on the one hand I know she'll have a good time and she loves going to the park but, one the other hand I'm worried she'll get tired early and I won't be able to walk for as long as I would like. She's also a kid magnet and I dislike kids passionately. My own nephews are good, I love them, but other people's kids tripping over my feet to pet my dog is just irritating to me. And it's not like I can lie and say "she's not friendly, don't pet her or she'll bite you" because she loves kids as much as kids love her so she'll get all waggy tailed and start squeaking at them for attention and totally blow my cover.
6 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 Fiber One bar
1 lean gourmet frozen meal
2 servings greek chicken salad (new recipe, pics tomorrow)
4 girl scout cookies
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,307
10 laps around the outside of the softball field @ brisk pace
(approx 2.5 miles)
More Playlist Additions:
Ben Harper: Steal My Kisses
Smash Mouth: Then the Morning Comes
Macy Gray: I try
Unknown: Mission Impossible Theme (Techno version)
Unknown: Mortal Kombat Theme (Techno version)
Unknown: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego (hip-hop version)