Hump-ity doo dah!

We’re close to the weekend! Woo-hoo! : )

Another swamped day at work but I prefer this over twiddling my thumbs and not having anything worthwhile to do. I must say that I got pretty lucky getting a job here. All the girlfriend’s and wives that jumped on board this island with their partners didn’t manage to get a job with the company.

Even the one month that I was unemployed was becoming a pain after the 2nd week. I would wake up late, eat a nice lunch, grab a book and a few beers and head to the pool. I managed to get a nice tan and somehow lost some weight but I was bored out of my mind. I barely moved since I was still getting adjusted to the Caribbean climate and I had no friends or anyone to talk to after Paul left for work. Wow. That was last July. It’s going to be almost one year since I left the good ol’ US of A. How time flies.

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My usual breakfast of 2 granny smith apples doused in cinnamon and 3 boiled egg whites. Adding the egg whites was a stroke of genius! It truly keeps me satiated and gives me sustaining energy until noon.
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1/2 rolled oats, 1/2 banana, tablespoon of jam & organic peanut butter, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. I love the warmth and comfort hot oatmeal gives me. It feels like an indulgence. : )

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Cut up a cantaloupe for a snack. I was able to cut right through it with no trouble at all. Perfectly ripe.

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Afternoon snack of 1.5 cups of cubed cantaloupe and one kiwi. Is the ice cube too obvious? I was trying to chill some of the cantaloupe while I ate my kiwi. : P
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I can taste the kiwi all over again when I look at this picture. My mouth salivates and the sides/back of my tongue tastes sour. Pavlov’s conditional reflex at its’ best.
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And then….. I saw the can of Rainbow chips frosting in the back of the fridge. I HAD to have a taste. I wish I can eat the whole tub. : (
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Dinner menu for tonight: Turkey quesadillas for Paul and vegan tacos for me. These refried beans are delish! It’s spicy and oh-so smooth with 0 grams of fat.  A must buy!

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Paul’s quesadilla: 1/4 cup of refried beans, cut up turkey slices, 1/2 cup of white onions&corn, and a generous sprinkle (oxymoron!) of shredded cheese.
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Served with sour cream and the infamous pika!

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Now, my version had a layer of refried beans as well with a good helping of sliced bell pepper, diced raw onion, corn, pika, and yummy hearts of palm. I forgot how much I used to crave for them.
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Another successful vegan taco! I can’t believe how yummy this was. So good that I’m going to eat a burrito version of this for dinner tomorrow!

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Had a good hunk of my 2nd attempt at making an ice box cake. This one included cool whip, wafers, vanilla pudding layer, thick layer of peanut butter infused cool whip, and a nice coating of shredded coconut. This one came out much better. : )
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