Flashback Friday and Tots

Work is so busy but I am thankful that my day goes by fast!Β  Because I am so busy I haven’t had the time to stop by your blogs and see what you guys are up to – I promise to catch up over the weekend! πŸ˜€

I didn’t have bagel Wednesday this week because I knew I was having pasta for lunch that day and I try to spread out my carb intake.Β  I knew there were going to be leftover bagels at work, so I just made an egg beater/spinach patty at home, then assembled my breakfast sammie at work – topped with a slice of swiss cheese.Β  Breakfast comes in at 8 PointsPlus.

I went to the gym with my co-worker – today is my last free pass then next week I’ll have to get to the gym by my house in the morning before work, and then find a place to walk during lunch.Β Β  I ended up running a 5k on the treadmill in 38:17 – not bad! πŸ˜€

More leftovers!Β  It was so weird not to have a real meal plan this week since I only grocery shopped for Easter.Β  We still had some leftover chicken tacos (the kind Hannah and Tony had) and I ended up making chicken tostadas – two tostadas came in at 9 PointsPlus.

It’s been so cold and rainy in Chicagoland – I am really, really getting sick of it.Β  I have been craving a burger all week, so I stopped at the store on my way home for some ground beef and buns.Β  Here is something weird about me – if I don’t like something, I typically won’t buy it – I don’t like tuna, mayo or sliced tomatoes, and Tony loves all three.Β  I had some tomatoes from Easter that I didn’t use – even though it felt like winter outside, just the look of these tomatoes screams summer.

It’s no secret I love tater tots.Β  And specifically the OreIda brand that are extra crunchy.Β  If we are at a restaurant and I have the option of tots, I get them every time. πŸ˜€

So my plate is a 4 oz. burger, swiss cheese, the bun and tots – the tots were dipped into my own dipping sauce – ketchup and mustard mixed together with salt and pepper.Β  The first time Tony saw me do that I think he questioned the fact of why he was with me! πŸ˜€Β  Dinner comes in at 13 points.

Now it’s time for Flashback Friday! πŸ˜€Β  I hope my Momma doesn’t mind.Β  This picture is from the summer of 1968 – my Mom was a young 28 years old in this picture.Β  It’s weird to think that now I am 15 years older than my Mom was in that picture!Β  And she sewed most of our clothes when we were little – like the outfits we are sporting in this pic. πŸ˜€

Stats for Thursday:

  • 30 points
  • 45 minute treadmill at lunch, 3.4 miles all together πŸ˜€
  • average blood sugar 132

I am going to WW tomorrow and will post tomorrow with my WI – as well as announce the winner of my Cheese Giveaway that I totally forgot about with all the work drama.Β  So you still have time to enter your favorite cheese recipe for a chance to win a $25 gift basket from Cabot cheese!Β  Thanks Randi for the reminder!

Happy Friday!

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29 thoughts on “Flashback Friday and Tots

  1. I’ve been craving a burger topped with blue cheese all week! Finally picked up some blue cheese, so today is the day! Mmmm…can’t wait!

    Enjoy your last day at the gym, Biz! Have a great weekend!

  2. Wow, that’s a really pretty tomato for April.

  3. Tater tots remind me of when the teenager was little… It seems like yesterday, yet so long ago… And a burger sounds delicious, too! In fact, the toddler has been mentioning burgers for weeks now. It’s about time I make some!

    Love the pic of you, your mom and your sister! She looks so young! And you guys are just soooo adorable!!!

  4. Which one is me? I can’t tell πŸ™‚

    Mom looks so young there!

  5. Glad you were able to enjoy your free week gym pass! I still they should give y’all a better deal… Those tostadas look super yummy- what a perfect lunch. And I haven’t had tater tots in ages. They are ridiculous good. I actually love them with breakfast πŸ™‚ Cute flashback picture. My Mom used to make a lot of her own clothes- I think that is so awesome

  6. What a great picture – your mom looks like she’s the babysitter, not the mother of those two cuties!

    Have a great day!

  7. you gotta love the tots!!!

  8. I think just about everyone I know has got the blues from the weather. It actually snowed around here a couple of days ago. 😦

    Have a great weekend, Biz!

  9. Hahaha!! I’m the same way – I don’t ever buy any of the foods that I don’t like! Lol.
    Tots reign supreme. LOVE. πŸ™‚

  10. It is FINALLY beautiful here after a whole week of rain and the thickest fog I can remember. We are looking forward to grilling a bunch this weekend.

    You girls sure do look cute in that photo! Have a great weekend Biz.

  11. No your mom is NOT 28 there, she looks so young! Wow! I am behind reading blogs too, I hope to catch up this weekend. Last night I launched my cookingsalon.com so I think I will actually take today off! I did see the Royal Wedding at 4am this morning. I need a nap now! Have a great weekend!

  12. Nana looks like she’s about 16 in this picture. Crazy!

  13. AWWWW!!!!! You and Jenn were soooo cute! Which twin is which?

  14. Love tater tots! Potatoes are so amazing. Is there anything they can’t do?

  15. That burger looks amazing! I just might have to try that “sauce” of ketchup and mustard. I love it on burgers so I am sure it would be perfect for dipping. πŸ™‚
    I love that picture with your mom! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Summer of ’68? I was actually only 27…. and probably weighed about 95 lbs. When I first looked at the photo, I thought “Beth’s on the right” — but now that I see it again, I’m pretty sure that’s Beth on the left, Jenn on the right.

  17. Satisfying your burger craving has now caused me to have one! It’s urgent! Love that pic of your Mom holding you both–you guys were so cute!

  18. I LOVE tots too! I’m a huge sonic fan b/c of the tot option. When I’m in the mood I often annoy Johnny w/ several chants of “TOTS TOTS TOTS!” hehe He usually caves. πŸ˜‰

    Your momma looks so pretty and young!! I could not handle 2 babies at once let alone make their clothes too! Super woman!

  19. I’m with you. I am so over this rainy weather. It’s also been awful because I’m experiencing allergies for the first time. Not sure if the two are correlated but it’suspicious to me that both are happening.

  20. You Mom looks like the older sister in that pic’. Just lovely.

    I love a good burger, but have yet to find a tomato, even in the summer that tastes like a tomato – so I have stopped buying them. I really like onion and mustard on my burger anyway.

    We are having teriyaki chicken on the grill tonight. YUM – and it makes the best chicken salad.

  21. I’m behind on blogs too – work has been really busy! I’m glad your days are flying by, though πŸ™‚ And great 5k time!! Awesome!!! πŸ™‚ Good luck at WI tomorrow! I’m going too…ugh. πŸ™‚

  22. I haven’t had Tator tots in ages! They look so good! Perfect with burgers!!

  23. Tostadas sound so good!

    I love the pic of you girls and your mom! So sweet!

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