142.8…I skipped dessert.

It’s ok….you can pick yourselves up off the floor now. I know….it comes as a shocker to me too! I didn’t eat dessert on Valentine’s Day. Why in the world would I do a thing like that? I must be out of my mind!?! No…I realized I was satisfied and knew dessert would take me to that “I wish I hadn’t eaten that” place. Sometimes I actually make smart decisions!

I did have plenty of wine though. I mean, I’m  not that crazy!!

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Hubby and I went to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for our Valentine’s Day dinner. It ranks up there with my favorite restaurants ever.

I started with the lettuce wedge salad:

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Sorry for the dark pictures….I didn’t want to use a flash and make a spectacle of myself….the restaurant was jammed!

Hubby and I split a filet. He’s not a big steak eater so I get most of it. I had a side of grilled shrimp and we shared creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin.

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Ruth’s Chris has the best creamed spinach of any restaurant I’ve been to….and I’ve tried a lot. I ate every bite on my plate and felt happy and satisfied.

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Oh Ruth’s Chris…..how I love thee.

Breakfast was Cinnamon Burst Cheerios with almond milk and a side of strawberries…same as the day before.

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I took the kids to school and went to spin class. I cleaned up and met the husband and his mom for lunch at Milton’s. I had a cup of pea soup:

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And their chopped salad:

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I love this salad!!!! Afterwards we went over to Torrey Pines to walk around. We ended up walking down this trail all the way to the ocean. What a gorgeous view!

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Check out my shadow:

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The hike back up was great exercise!! The weather is beyond beautiful today but I think it’s supposed to rain for the next few days. Does that mean I’ll get stuck running on the treadmill all week? Oh the boredom!!

Do you ever go hiking?

Do you prefer to run/walk inside or out?


  1. Looks like a great Valentines Day and I would worry you were sick if you didn't at least have wine!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day...and day after..everything looks delicious..next time...go ahead and indulge in some dessert.....Blessings, Catherine

  3. I would choose wine over dessert too.

    I can't do indoor treadmills at all. I either skip running or deal with the conditions.

  4. I definitely love running outside when it's nice out, but I love the distraction of TV for long runs on the treadmill! I've gotta switch it up. :)

  5. your salad looks delish! i love hiking, just wish i could do it more. we have a trail here, and old railroad track, 1000+ steps. it's a killer workout that rewards you with breathtaking views when you reach the top.


  6. I'm pretty sure that's the eighth deadly sin...skipping dessert on Valentine's day! ;) Oh wait, no it's leaving bacon in your fridge so long that it rots. That's def worse. hehe! Looks like you had a lovely dinner! There's not much hiking to be had in Wichita b/c seriously, Kansas is so flat. I def prefer walking & running outside--it's so much nicer to look at the beauty of God's creation! Otherwise it gets pretty monotonous and boring.


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