one of those “special” days

February 15, 2012

This has nothing to do with anything in this post and I probably have mentioned it before, but I think one of my all time life dreams is to be on Wheel of Fortune. As I was watching it last night (Couples Edition!), I thought about how the Husband and I could have rocked that special and went home with a million dollars and a trip to Jamaica. Just sayin’.

Yesterday came and left in what felt like an instant! Whenever there are “special” days at school, the time just flies.

I started my day out bright and early at 4:30, a little upset that it only snowed like 1/8 of an inch. I headed out to the gym and completed Day 30 (minus the cardio) of LiveFit which made my arms want to fall off just a little bit. I was okay with it until this workout called for me to do 75 pushups. I’m sorry — what? In typical fashion, about a third of them were done on my knees — it was hard!!

When I got home, I made breakfast after getting ready for school — and I am now aware that I need to switch up breakfast because you’ve seen the same thing for at least a month.

 

Breakfast 6:00 AM

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Same picture, same bowl as last week.

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 banana, whisked in
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (they’re in there!)
  • cinnamon
  • almond butter

Although, whoever told me I needed to store my almond butter upside down in my fridge is a genius — it really thickened it up! I am almost an almond butter convert — almost.

Snack — 9:15 AM

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I had a ridiculous amount of meetings yesterday — one before school, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon right after lunch. I had a sub for part of the day while I was out. In between my first two meetings of the day (and during my plan time), I ate a fried egg with some nutritional yeast and ketchup. It did the trick in holding me over until lunch!

Lunch 11:30 AM

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Lunch was deeelish! I made some of my mom’s veggie chili on Sunday and have been bringing it for lunch the past few days. On the side I ate a piece of my homemade gluten free sandwich bread and topped it with mustard and avocado once I toasted it at lunch time.

I also grabbed a bag of carrots from the fridge last minute only to find that there were like only two carrots in the bag — epic fail. Instead of eating carrots, after lunch I dug into some of the dark chocolate my students got me. It was glorious.

Side note: Someone asked me last week if I ever eat chocolate and/or sweets. The answer to that is — YES! Every day! I typically forget to take pictures of it, but every day after dinner I have a few pieces of dark chocolate. I refuse to not give into that craving.

This afternoon flew by — I had so much fun watching all of my kids pass out their valentines and indulge in a few sweet treats.

Snack 3:45 PM

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Typical.

Dinner 6:00 PM

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Okay, so really this was my dinner on Monday night — BUT! My dinner last night was boring. If it makes any difference, the Husband ate these leftovers yesterday. We can pretend this is what I ate instead.

After dinner I had some more dark chocolate (Lindt with sea salt is where it’s at — this girl got me hooked on it) and parked my booty on the couch for the rest of the night while I watched the Husband paint our bay window.

Another Side Note: The Husband came home and surprised me with some flowers this afternoon before dinner! I wasn’t expecting anything since we celebrated over the weekend, but it was the highlight of my day.

Snack 8:00 PM

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Before I headed to lay in bed to read, I ate my usual snack of a pumpkin protein muffin, some Greek yogurt, and half an apple — all topped off with some almond butter of course!

Question: Did you indulge in any sweet treats for the holiday yesterday?

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Cara Craves... February 15, 2012 at 6:04 am

I had a bite of some delicious dark choco. almond bark and lemon custard cakes with strawberries for dessert. Yum!

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nicole @ simply nicole February 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

yesterday was tuesday, not wednesday!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 6:07 am

Did I make a typo somewhere? I can’t find it. Or are you referring to how I do my WIAW posts with Tuesday’s eats?

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nicole @ simply nicole February 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

Yea! I guess I never realized you do your WIAW posts on Tuesday eats. Sorry for the confusion.

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 6:29 am

haha! No problem!

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Staisha February 15, 2012 at 6:20 am

I am really good about sweets. I hardly ever crave or feel the need to have them. My weakness is Peanut Butter, I could seriously eat a whole jar in one sitting. Sooo I indulged in some Peanut Butter, just a spoonful or 4…eeeek. It is one thing I am trying to cut out of my diet because I feel like I eat so much of it, but it sooo hard. Any ideas on how to stop craving Peanut Butter?? I have tried not buying it (doesn’t work…it really does call my name the whole time I am grocery shopping) and I have tried PB2 (makes my stomach feel icky) Happy Wednesday! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 6:30 am

I feel for you! Nut butters are those things that I have to really watch my intake on because I can overdo it REALLY quickly! Have you tried the “out of sight, out of mind” trick?

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Khushboo February 15, 2012 at 6:23 am

I went the savory route yesterday in terms of indulgences. Although I did have 2 Hershey kisses to round up the night and I forgot how delicious they are. As much as I love American products in general, Hersheys and Reeses are 2 of the few (or possibly only) companies that do chocolate well! Happy Wednesday, Chelsey!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I do love me some Reese’s!

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Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) February 15, 2012 at 6:30 am

I ate a mini Reese’s… oh, and a few spoonfuls of cookie dough. But calories don’t count on holidays :)

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 6:31 am

Of course they don’t!

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Linz @ Itz Linz February 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

i definitely nibbled on way too much chocolate yesterday courtesy of my wonderful students! :)

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles February 15, 2012 at 6:37 am

AW! What a surprise to have gotten flowers when you weren’t expecting them at all. I got flowers too- from my mother in law! HA! :)
My day was so busy yesterday but it felt like I put in my time because I was the one in charge of everything. The parties the mom’s usually throw- all me, because they were too busy. We had a TON of fun though! I need to start brining eggs to eat as my snack, that is such a great idea! Do you make them in the morning before school?
HAPPY WEDNESDAY! (aka- Modern Family day!)

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Whaaat!??! I’ve never heard of moms too busy for classroom parties!!

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jana @ newly wife healthy life February 15, 2012 at 6:40 am

My company passed out heart shape cookies so I indulged in one of those! It’s much harder to turn down festive treats than it is regular treats, at least for me. lol. I love holiday foods!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I totally agree! Holiday treats are just ten times cuter!

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Madi Ford February 15, 2012 at 6:46 am

I am officially obsessed with the pumpkin protein muffin. I seriously have eaten for every breakfast since Sunday! It’s SO good and SO easy, and it really keeps me full until lunch time which helps because I have no time to eat when I’m at school!

I also indulged yesterday while my kids were passing out Valentines :) starburst and skittles for me! So yummy, but made my stomach hurt because I am not used to eating that kind of food!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I’m so glad you like it!!

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Lindsay February 15, 2012 at 6:46 am

I had a few macaroons that I bought from Whole Foods. Dark chocolate with sea salt is 100% where it’s at. I bought one yesterday that has almonds too and I can’t wait to try it :)

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I’ve never had a WF macaroon! Sounds delicious though!

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Christine February 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

Those are some incredible eats. I need to start stalking your blog for ideas for eating at the office. I just started working in an office and have been eating out every day. Eep!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

:) Glad to have more stalkers!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 15, 2012 at 7:09 am

Fun fact? My boyfriend in college was on Wheel of Fortune and I got to be the girl who ran on at the end of the show after he won. :-)

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Michaela February 15, 2012 at 10:10 am

haha, that is awesome :D

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

haha I think you told me about that before because I’ve talked about my love for WOF before!

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 15, 2012 at 7:18 am

I definitely indulged in a few Valentine’s Day goodies… & I have a feeling I’ll continue to considering the 6-pack of Reeses big cups my husband got me! :-)

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Lori Lynn February 15, 2012 at 7:23 am

Your food always looks so good! Do you make your own protein pumpkin muffins? I know I’ve seen a recipe for it, but I couldn’t remember. I know almond butter would be really good, but b/c of the calories I just haven’t bought it. I’ve been using the Better ‘N Peanut Butter with less calories, and have liked that pretty well.

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 15, 2012 at 7:24 am

haha dark chocolate is WAY better than carrots!

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katie February 15, 2012 at 7:26 am

So sweet your husband did that!

Hope you have a great day love! <3

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

You too! :)

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes February 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

Chocolate ice cream with dark orange chocolate for me! Happy WIAW :)

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kaila@ healthy helper blog! February 15, 2012 at 7:47 am

Followed your lead with greek yogurt for a snack last night! It was pretty much all I could eat after getting my wisdom teeth out! But it was still delicious!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Yum! I hope your mouth is feeling okay!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers February 15, 2012 at 7:52 am

Despite the fact that I do eat meat and that I come from a family of true carnivores, I think my entire family has taken a liking to veggie chili. It’s still got that great chili kick, and if done correctly, it doesn’t have that nasty, cheap-beef grease. Love it!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

My carnivorous husband loves it too!

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Mattie @ Comfy and Confident February 15, 2012 at 7:53 am

Your eats looks so good! I tried to make your protein muffin but failed. It’s my own fault though. I didn’t have pumpkin so I put in banana. It worked ok, but I think I need to try your exact recipe before I start trying to make my own tweaks!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Oh no! I hope you can make it soon – I have one every night!

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Lindsey February 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

I did! I had a couple pieces of chocolate dipped pineapple at work, and a chocolate…then we made supper and dessert at home to celebrate and I had sticky toffee pecan pudding with maple walnut frozen yogurt. It was one of the best desserts I have ever made and ate, 100% worth every bite :)

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

oh my gosh, that sounds so good.

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 15, 2012 at 8:24 am

you better believe i indulged on a few sweet treats for valentine’s day yesterday! reese’s hearts are my absolute favorite, so i had one of those. i also had a few bites of the cookie dough i made for my husband’s pizookie. i love my sweets! (a little too much!)

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

You betcha! Chocolate coconut popcorn + a brownie after a dinner. :)
Don’t feel bad about the pushups, I usually fall to my knees after 15 max!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I did see that popcorn today – looks soo good!

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Emilia February 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

I totally had some “sweets” for the holiday yesterday, though unfortunately not the brownies that my housemates seemed to have all to themselves…(would have been nice to try them). The best thing I had yesterday was 1T cashew butter extended with 1T milk and some cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg mixed in. Delicious!

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Christina @ the athletarian February 15, 2012 at 8:47 am

Yummm I had Lindt yesterday too! Except I’m not a fan of dark chcolate so I had the creamy milk chocolate truffles :)

Happy Wednesday!

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Michelle @ Lipstick and Lunges February 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

My fiance had to work last night, but when I got home from spin class he had left me a box of chocolates and some white roses. So sweet! Literally. I think I ate half the box while I waited for him to get home!
– Michelle

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Leah February 15, 2012 at 9:29 am

To answer your ?….Yes, we indulged…had a cookie decorating playdate :-) and dipped some pretzels in chocolate. I went to the wheel of fortune audition before…SUCKED…because you have to wait in line…then n a crowded room for the chance to have your name drawn to audition. My mom and i would ROCK that show though!!

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Becca @ Blueberry Smiles February 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

Yes I def indulged with a big slice of chocolate cake. It was worth it! I managed not to snack on the chocolates and cupcakes people brought in to work though, thank goodness.

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Sounds like it was worth it!

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Anna February 15, 2012 at 10:19 am

I did! My friend made chocolate covered strawberries and another friend bought red velvet cupcakes! I haven’t had sugar all year but I figured valentines day with delicious treats was worth the splurge…and it was!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

Glad you had a nice VDay and indulged in treats? Is the Pope Catholic? Yea, there were one or two desserts floating around the house here :)

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Molly February 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

I have become addicted to your pumpkin protein muffins. i am out of pumpkin (ordered some organic pumpkin off amazon and waiting for it to arrive), so i have been making sweet potato protein muffins and they are equally great. :)

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Awesome!

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Megan @ Fiterature February 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

OMGOSH!! My dream is to be on Wheel!! My best friend and have have submitted for Best Friends Week like a MILLION times!!!! Grrrrr – I’m so good at home!!

I had a few pieces of Russell Stovers that my boss gave me – other than that, healthy day! I think it helped that I started my day with a run, so I didn’t want to erase all of that early morning work ;-)

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Lindsay @ Running the Windy City February 15, 2012 at 10:57 am

I love dark chocolate with sea salt so good! Last night the boyfriend and I went out to eat and indulged in restaurant dessert (we rarely do this). It was such a treat :)

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Holly February 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

So funny, I’ve always wanted to be on The Price is Right…but with Bob, not Drew. Guess I missed out on that opportunity ;)
& I’m loving those pumpkin protein bars too- so good- perfect snack!

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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola February 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

Storing almond butter upside down is genius! When I get home today I will be flipping it in the fridge! And mmm dark chocolate with sea salt really is the best- it brings out the flavor so much more! I indulged a little too much yesterday– a piece of dark chocolate, a cupcake and a few bites of a cookie later. Going to try and get on track today!

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Marina@cowboycountryvegetarian February 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

Yes, we had a very tasty sweet treat. I made some Panna Cotta, and we ate it all. Come see the pictures. Some of this panna cotta would be really good for me today after I had my wisdom tooth removed, and can eat only soft food for a while. So far I had just water…

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Jasper @ crunchylittlebites February 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

I might have had a piece of carrot cake with my aunt before we went to bed last night! she went out to eat and came home with cake! yikes happy valentine’s day!

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Amber K February 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Oh I definitely ate candy. I also ate Easter candy yesterday. I have no shame :)

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

haha easter candy from last year or from this upcoming year?

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Amber K February 16, 2012 at 12:58 am

This coming year. I’ve been eating Reese’s eggs and Peeps for a couple of weeks now, lol.

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List February 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

You KNOW I always eat dessert!! After every single meal. Life isn’t worth living without a bit of Ghiradelli chocolate.

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Amen.

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Carrie Purchase February 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I made a faux Reeses for dessert last night:
Chocolate Casein
Enough Unsweetened Almond milk to get the mixture going
1 TBSP PB
Put half the mixture into a sprayed single serving dish
Put the PB on top of that
Top with the other half of Casein
Freeze- It pops out like a big reeses!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Genius!

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life February 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Your husband is so sweet! And I too am in love with that Lindt chocolate. Ooh so good!

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Lindsay @ Fuel My Family February 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

oh yeah I had some sweets. Almost an entire batch of homemade cookie dough hummus and a bunch of chocolate covered strawberries.
Being a teacher must be so fun on days like valentines day. I always remember as a student those days being my favorite!

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kaity February 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

glad that almond butter trick worked! and 75 pushups my god i barley get through the 32 on insanity without cursing my tv out lol and the chocolate with seasalt is awesome! love ittt…and making that pasta tonight i put my beans in a pot to soak as soon as i saw it so exciteddd! and that was cute of the husband, hes so good!

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cleaneatingchelsey February 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

They are split up in sets!

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Jentry Nielsen February 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Oh wow I’ve never heard of tipping your almond butter over to thicken it up…I’m going to have to try that one next time I buy it! Hopefully one day you are able to enjoy some peanut butter again though :)
And yes 75 pushups?! You’re a champ! ha I can barely do 15 before I have to go down to my knees and then still can probably only do about 30 more haha

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Alaina February 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

There was a large abundance of Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s pieces, Stover’s Chocolates and cookies at my office. It was glorious. :-P

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I ate some cookies n’ cream Hershey’s kisses that I have stashed in my desk drawer. :D

Oh my gosh, 75 push ups?! I get tired and sore after doing 3 sets of 10! :P How are your arms/chest feeling today?!

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[New Balance] Nicole February 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I had a lot of chocolate caramels and a huge brownie sunday for dessert! Today I’m finishing off all the leftover sweets :)

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva February 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Oh my goodness I did day 30 today and the side to side pushups were sooo hard!!! I was doing them grandma style on my knees. The last few were pretty hideous lol!

And I indulged with a chocolate mocha muffin with my tea in the morning. it was blissful :)

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