When I menu planned last week, I kinda skipped over what I was making for breakfast, so I relied on the cafe in our building.Β  This sandwich was half of what they gave me, I ended up eating 1 1/2 with this bowl of fruit – I guestimated 11 points?

it's like a breakfast panini πŸ˜€

Wednesday is my rest day, so no workout.Β  I ended up eating leftover beef stew, but was full and never ate the crackers – lunch is 8 points.

When I was making the menu last week, I put sliders on the menu and Hannah asked if I could saute onions to go with them.Β  I agreed and Tony and I actually placed an onion in our grocery cart and purchased it. (ew!)Β  When Hannah was sick on Monday, she said “I better not be sick on Wednesday because I want those sliders!

Yesterday afternoon I checked my phone and Hannah texted me: “Can’t wait for those sliders!Β  My mouth has been watering all day!”

I sauteed the onions on the front half, then cooked the burgers there - um, notice my back burger is in the onion free zone!

Hannah could not have been happier – not only for the burger but for my fried potatoes on the side, which are her favorite.Β  My dinner comes in at 13 points.

And then I did something I said I wasn’t going to do this week – I had wine.Β  It’s been such an emotional roller coaster both at work and home.Β  Tony and I stayed up late and talked – while I can try to understand what he is going through, I never truly will.Β Β  He had just gotten out of the doctors office to get the tattoo on his tumor, and I called him at the exact moment he got outΒ  to talk about a household matter.Β Β  It was bad timing on my part, and I couldn’t understand why he was so upset.

But we talked it out last night – that is one of Tony’s greatest assets is his ability to communicate, and it’s helped our relationship get stronger over the years.Β  And I had a good cry which I think helped release some of the anxiety I’ve been holding onto.Β Β  I am still positive that everything is going to go well with his surgery next week though! πŸ˜€

Do you cry very often, and if you do, do you think it makes you feel better?

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 39 points (including 7 points for wine)
  • 34 flex points left, 23 activity points earned
  • average blood sugar 103

Have a great day!


45 thoughts on “Onions?

  1. Hugs to you and Tony, Biz! I can imagine how stressful and scary this all is for both of you. It’s so wonderful that Tony can communicate his feelings and that you have the opportunity to get yours out, too. We all need a good cry every so often!!

  2. It depends. If it’s something or someone I’m attached to that’s hurting or hurt me or whatever, then yes, I’m all about the crying. sometimes it’s a nice release and sometimes it’s just unintentional and I’m the hot mess with mascara all over her face. πŸ™‚

    Those sliders look so, so, so good. Can I come over? haha

  3. I can’t believe you held out this long with NOT crying….awe….tough time for you guys. It’s good you have each other. ( maybe it was the onion cutting that prompted you to tear up…lol )

    Your sliders look like a lot of cheesy goodness. I’m with Hannah…I will def take the onions! πŸ™‚

  4. I’m big on crying and just letting all of my feelings out, it definitely helps me feel better.

    Those sliders look so good, I love sauteed onions on them, you are missing out Biz! Haha My husband and I like to do slider cheeseburgers with carmelized onions and bbq sauce, sometimes bacon if I have the points πŸ™‚

  5. I’m glad Hannah got her sliders!! πŸ˜€ I am totally, SUCH a crier…..i get easily overwhelmed so it just comes out, but it definitely helps me…i always call my mom and just cry to her! Gotta love the mom card ;D Glad u got a good cry and some wine in!!

  6. It’s so hard to understand what someone else is going through. Even though your the other half it’s still just not the same. I am so glad that Tony is great at talking. At least you can understand where he’s coming from and he can understand you.
    As for crying, I don’t cry out and out cry but I weep lots. I have leaky eye syndrome, at least that’s what Jim calls it. But yes a good cry releases an amazing about of build up stuff.
    You guys are awesome Biz. Kep strong, keep the faith and this too shall pass and be able to look back and praise the Lord everything turned out and life is back on track but until that time, lean on the Lord, lean on your friends and lean on your hubby.
    Take care and have and awesome day. God Bless!!

  7. Lately, all the time. But I’m known for crying – and also, don’t you cry in front of me or I will, too. I have a friend who isn’t a crier but has been around me long enough that she immediately jumps up and starts looking for tissues, a glass of water…it’s funny in a way because she doesn’t understand the therapeutic benefits behind it – she just wants it to stop, lol. Glad you and Tony got everything worked out, and I forgot to respond to your email – that work situation is a little out of hand!

    Now, about those onions – all I have to say is HOLY CRAP THEY LOOK DELICIOUS HOW CAN YOU RESIST THEM?!? πŸ™‚

  8. The sliders look ridiculously good! Sauteed onions are delicious in so many dishes (IMO). Sorry to hear things have been tough/stressful- its more than understandable. I cry every once in a while and I truly think it makes me feel better. Sometimes you really need that release. Hang in there!

    And sorry I’ve been so MIA. I will finally have a post up tomorrow morning

  9. I’m a crier. Stressed, happy, sad, nervous, tired, anxious, angry…I cry.

    Mmm, slider.

  10. I agree with Renee…I’m shocked that you haven’t cried yet! I rarely cry these days. It’s usually over stress or when I’m laughing too hard. Stay strong, you two!!!

    Yum, I think sliders are my favorite type of burger ever! I’m not sure why I never make them at home! I had to laugh at your burger out in Siberia/onion free zone!

  11. You and KERF with the onions! I LOVE onions – to me a sandwich without onions is like a day without sunshine! Such a celebrated foodie as yourself not liking onions is a puzzlement πŸ™‚ Your sliders look yummy, and the sauteed onions like a shredded Heaven.

    Isn’t Tony’s surgery coming up next week? I’m thinking about you guys and hoping for total cure and best possible outcome.

  12. One of my most favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond is the one where she sends him and the kids out of the house so she can have some alone time and then proceeds to sit on the couch and make herself cry just because it feels good.

    I don’t know if it’s midlife hormones or what but I have become a total crybaby. Which I guess means if you, Shelley and I ever meet IRL we’ll need to buy stock in Kleenex first.

    I’m with Hannah, those onions look delicious and I’d want them too! Where do you find your slider buns? I’ve been looking around but can’t seem to find any.

    • Helen – we bought them at our regular grocery store, and I thought they were potato buns, but they are called mini-kaiser buns – each one weighs 1.5 ounces and its the perfect soft bun πŸ˜€

  13. erintakescontrol

    Anytime onions make an appearance on your blog, I get excited. Onions are the biggest staple in my house. πŸ™‚

    I cry. A lot. It drives my bf insane, but it also allows me to get my way most of the time. Not that I would ever use that to my advantage lol!

  14. I’m so glad you were able to talk it out, Biz, and get a good cry in. I don’t cry too often, but when I do….it’s buckets! πŸ˜‰ And it ALWAYS makes me feel better. Don’t blame yourself for calling at that time, either – you had no idea of knowing he was just coming out and even still, you want to keep life as normal as possible, right? Hang in there – hugs to both of you!

  15. I cried just reading your post. I cry easily. and often. But I do think it helps release some pent up anxiety! I think (from what I’ve read) y’all are holding up great! I think I’d be submerged up to my ears in chocolate. When my Dad was sick and there was so much “unknown”, I couldn’t drink…it just made me more depressed, but I’d love to raise a glass to kickin’ cancer’s ASS!!

  16. I’m glad you guys talked it out–this has to be rough on both of you in different ways. I hope you both enjoy the cake and that it lifts your spirits! As for me, now I’m craving sliders with onions too! πŸ™‚ How do you make your fried potatoes? In oil or with just some cooking spray?

    • DFF – deep fat fried! I had just cleaned out the deep fryer over the weekend, so the oil was fresh – I count it as 1 pt. for the oil because they are not greasy at all πŸ˜€

  17. Awwww……..I’m glad you guys talked it out and you had a good cry. I used to cry ALL the time, but I’ve definitely gotten better about it. πŸ™‚
    Fuck Cancer!

  18. not to sound crazy but I need to cry every one in awhile to keep sane lol

  19. I cry during biggest loser, sappy commercials, extreme home makeover, etc…
    My family always looks at me to say “Mom do you need a tissue?”

    I also cried and cried when I no longer needed our babysitter after 12 years of her taking care if my kids.

    Tony, it’s a scary thing you are going through, with all sorts of emotions attached to it. I wish you peace as you get ready for the surgery next week. You’ll get through this you guys! πŸ™‚

    Love you,


  20. I can’t even imagine what you guys are going through, but good luck to Tony next week and I know you’ll get through it!!

  21. I can’t even imagine what you and Tony are going through but it sounds like you guys will come through it together and on top!

    On a much lighter note, I am LOL’ing at your whole onion ordeal! ONIONS RULE!!!!!!!! BIZ DROOLS! πŸ™‚

  22. I stopped crying a long time ago. Not because it isn’t healthy, it is, but it tends to wig out my family. The kids and Pooldad know when I cry the pain is too much or I am worn down. So if I do cry it is either alone or silently. I don’t like to upset them.

    Then again…I would be crying everyday if my husband had cancer, even while trying to be upbeat. You guys are a special crew and I know that you are handling this the best way you can and should be given kudos for that. It is hard not to laugh when Tony says “ass cancer” – sorry, but IT IS.

    I really admire you both and saying my prayers everyday. Hugs darling.

  23. I used to be the world’s biggest onion hater, now I add them to anything I can πŸ˜‰

  24. You and Tony are lucky to have each other and to be able to communicate so well – it truly is one of the most important things in life. I think a little wine under the circumstances was totally justified, and I know a good cry always helps me (and tires me out!).
    Your sliders look so good! I hope everything continues to go well with all things medical.

  25. I cry during important things. I cry when Rudy sacks the QB, and when Jimmy Stewart comes home and his family knows him. I cried when the stupid packers won the stupid Superbowl (dammit). I cried when my son was born (and not just because his testicles were bigger than mine), and I cried when he ran away to Texas. I cried when my beloved White Sox won the World Series!!

    I do not cry when some idiot drops weight, or when some singer dazzles the judges. I don’t cry when my PMS is raging.

    Mostly, I will not cry about cancer of the ass. That lets the cancer think it is winning.

  26. It doesn’t take much for me to cry. I almost cried just reading that you cried!

    I truly believe that crying is just as important for our well being as laughing. It’s such an important release and expression.

    Good luck to Tony (whose comment I love, BTW)… you have so many people rooting for you to overcome this!

  27. Those sliders look incredible!

    Every once in a while I think it’s really healthy to let out a good cry. It’s great that you guys talked and got it out, you need to!
    F cancer!!!

  28. Mr. Biz….I cry during the end of Rudy EVERY TIME!!!

    But Biz…I’m at the point were I cry more then I use too. I really hate it too because I am not one of those that look pretty when I cry. My nose turns red, my eyes look bloodshot. ICK

  29. oh my heart aches for you two. i can’t even imagine! but good for you guys for taking the time to take care of each other and talking it out. and thank goodness for wine!

    love the sliders, you crack me up with your loner burger in the back, haha!

    i’ve actually put on a sad movie just to get me to cry when i can tell that i need it. i don’t cry too often anymore, but when i do it feels SO good. i hope you feel better too!

  30. Tony, your comment is AMAZING!!!! And Biz, good for you for getting those emotions out. (we’re sisters in good crys this week!!) And BTW, those sliders look amazing, and Hannah is obviously better if she’s eating them. YAY all around!!!! I will continue to send good, healthy, healing thoughts to you Tony, we’ve never met, but I can tell, cancer picked the wrong guy and it doesn’t stand a chance!!!! Take care both of you.

  31. Hugs to you, Biz! You guys are going through a lot, but your attitudes are so positive! It’s so great that you guys are able to talk things out!

    I’m a crier…at all things. I’ll cry over a Hallmark commercial. It’s ridiculous! πŸ™‚

  32. You and your daughter are just like my mom and I. I love onions and she hates them with a passion…. too funny! Looks yummy!

  33. I’m a crier. And an emotionally unstable mess. haha So things get blubbery and snot filled around here often. Thankfully J is much like Tony – cool and collected, talking it over.

  34. Everyone needs a good cry now and then:) Hang in there!

  35. I can’t even imagine what you and Tony are going through, Biz. I’ve been thinking about you both a lot. I cry pretty often during stressful and trying times and I think it helps a ton. It helps me express how I’m feeling. Andy cries a lot too. We are sort of ridiculous. Communication has been really good for our marriage.

    Those sliders make me crave a burger so bad! I’m going to make some next week. With onions. πŸ˜‰

  36. I’m all about the cry. Sometimes, it just feels good to get it out. Ryan and I are awesome at talking things out. It may take a little bit before we can get to that point, but I’m so thankful that we can get there. I think those talks are the ones that make you appreciate one another more.

  37. Hmmm – I would be thrilled with these sliders as well. Especially with those chopped onions. They look super delish.

  38. A good cry always makes me feel better too – it’s like instant stress relief. *hugs*

    And yum, your sliders look addicting!

  39. i’m not known to be a crier, and instead go into these trances where i’m just totally out of it…and listen to a lot of sad/sappy music. 😐

    fingers crossed everything starts to get better!

  40. Biz, I just really want to hug you right now. But I’m glad Tony and Hannah is there to hug you, and let you cry out good. I obviously cannot imagine what you and Tony are going through, but can only observe, and learn about what makes your relationship tick, even in the face of stress and distress. It’s so heartening to see your relationship only get stronger. I truly believe that this crisis is sort of a blessing, too.

  41. I am not a crier (but marley and me made me blubber) but yesterday I shed some happy tears and hubs and pup were all confused

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