May 14, 2015

Favorite recipe

Today was Joey's first day at doggy daycare. I signed him up for a half day (four hours), because I figured that would be plenty of time for him to play and wear him out; but that didn't leave me with enough time to go back home while he was there. The daycare is a good 45 minutes away, so if I were to go home, it would add up to three hours of driving time (there and back twice) before lunch today! 

I sent Jessica a text this morning to ask if she may want to go for a walk at a park that's about 15 minutes away from Joey's daycare, and she said she'd meet me there at 10:30. So, I got the kids off to school, and immediately had to leave to take Joey to daycare. I dropped him off at 8:30, and then drove back toward the park where I was going to meet Jessica. There is a library nearby, and I'd never been to that library branch before, so I decided to go there until I had to meet Jess.

It was really nice inside, and a lot bigger than I'd thought. I walked around for a couple of minutes to check it out, and was really curious when I saw these things:

I have no idea what they are! My only guess is that they are some sort of chair that you lean into? I was dying to go over and try it, but I really had no clue what it was, and didn't want to risk the embarrassment ;)

I found a comfy spot to sit for a while, and played a game on my phone to kill time. Eventually, I headed to the park to meet up with Jessica. When she got there, we walked on a dirt path that goes around the perimeter of the park, which I know (from running it) to be a little less than two miles. It ended up being 1.74, so we looped it twice, and then added a little extra to make four miles total. 

My feet were actually starting to feel blistered by the time we were done! All this time I haven't been running, I've been losing my calluses, apparently. I was wearing cotton socks today, though, and I never wear cotton socks to run; so hopefully that's why I got blisters. I was glad to have gotten in a long walk, though! Having bronchitis zapped my energy all week, so I wasn't getting much activity in at all. After my walk, I had 12,000 steps on my Fitbit, which is more than I've had in a few weeks!

Today's Weight Watchers Photo A Day challenge is "My favorite recipe". This one is tough, because I have so many favorites, depending on what I'm in the mood for! I ultimately chose Moroccan Meatballs over Orzo, because it's one of my favorite dinners and it's very easy to make. I got this recipe from a book called "Cheap. Fast. Good!" several years ago, and I love it. I almost didn't even try it at first because it calls for cinnamon, which I thought was odd--but the cinnamon + jalapeƱo is what makes it so good!

I didn't have orzo in the pantry today, so I used acini de pepe instead

I had this for dinner tonight, and it was 10 PointsPlus--not bad at all! 


  1. Katie,

    I know exactly what library you were at and those are indeed chairs! I was too nervous to try it out, but my nephews love those chairs.

    I'm glad you're feeling better!

  2. I think they're just chairs that you sit in not lean against. Can someone confirm? I'm curious, too!

  3. Those chairs are boggling my mind!!

    I'm so glad you got some exercise is...I know how it feels to go without when you're used to it. It sucks. :p Hope you continue to recover!

  4. I had to do some looking, those chairs caught my attention! They're called Fit Chairs - here's a PDF on them, pretty cool idea. I bet they help build core strength

    1. Thank you for figuring that out!! I did several Google searches, but I had no idea what to even search. I'm going to give them a try the next time I go to the library!

  5. That meal looks delicious...

  6. I want one of those chairs, lol, wonder where one can buy them?
    Great recipe, never had ground turkey, dont like turkey at all,
    but I love chicken, so maybe I will try that huggs have a great holiday weekend!!


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