R1P3D8 – Jingle bells, batman smells…

Today: 239.6 / LDW: 239.6 / Net: 0.0

I wonder if I’m having a Fibro flare… I’m just still exhausted! And my brain hasn’t been functioning… and I hurt. Yup. Probably a flare. Joy.

We had to do some last-minute shopping today. Picked up some Visa Gift cards for the neices & nephew, and some jigsaw puzzles as the little gifty to wrap the cards with. Got a double-deck of Star Wars playing cards for my brother, along with a Yoda & Clone Warrior marshmallow pops. He’s 10 years older than me… LOL Got ‘spa’ sets for my step-mom, sister, & bro’s wife. And I got some fun “Ice Speed Chess” forms for my dad.

The “exciting” part of my day was realizing, as we were getting ready to head out to the movies, that my wallet was missing! We tore apart the car, my purse, turned out all pockets… *gnashing of teeth*  I tried calling the last store I went to… but the phones were so busy that I couldn’t get to a person in customer service. So, Hubby & I loaded back into the car and drove back to the store, just praying that I had left it at the checkout counter and not dropped it in the parking lot or something.
Prayers do get answered sometimes… The young fella who was our cashier was still on the same lane – and he remembered us, and yes – I had left my wallet sitting on the stand and he’d given it to a manager. YAY! I found a manager and they unlocked the money drawer & there it was! *sigh of incredible relief*

So, Hubby & I did make it to the movie… Albeit two and a half hours later… Saw the new Sherlock Holmes. It was a lot of fun!

We tried to go out to dinner – but after sitting at the table for fifteen minutes with no server, we got up and left. I did a parting shot at the manager (who had walked past our table twice without acknowledgement), who happened to be standing next to the hostess stand, that we were leaving without ordering because we were tired of being ignored at the table. And, when we got home, I sent an email off to the company. I am actually shocked and disappointed in what happened. I’ve NEVER had bad service there before. Slow sometimes… but never bad like this. I mean, it’s WAY more likely that the owner (like the guy who’s name is in lights on the side of the giant casino) stops by your table to chat & see how it’s going!  *sigh*  So, instead of getting yummy pan roasts, we came home and ate corned beef & cabbage. Which was still yummy… but not a pan roast.

I also made Low-Carb Key Lime Yogurt Pies (recipe below) to take to Christmas dinner with the family tomorrow. I had some left-over ground almonds, so I made some almond cocoa crack too.

Breakfast was 2 poached eggs, 2 oz beef, 2 turkey sausage links, & coffee/cream. Lunch was 3.5 oz pulled pork, green onion, & red bell peppers. Snack was beef jerky. Dinner was corned beef & cabbage. “Dessert” was licking the spoons while I was making the lime yogurt pie…

Water count: 80 oz

Low Carb Key Lime Yogurt Pie

1 cup ground almonds
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp Splenda or Stevia

2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 lime fruit pulp
1-2 tbsp Splenda
1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
4 oz cream cheese, softened
18 oz Fage 0% fat Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup whipped heavy cream
2 teaspoons grated lime peel

I made this in silicone muffin cups, makes it easier for portion control.

Crust: Mix the crust ingredients together. Divide into 8 muffin cups or dessert cups (or use a pie pan) and press down (I use my fingers).  Stick in fridge until filling is ready.

1. In 1-quart saucepan, mix water, lime juice, and lime pieces; sprinkle gelatin on lime juice mixture; let stand 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved. Cool slightly, about 2 minutes.
2. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and Splenda with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add yogurt and lime juice mixture; beat on low speed until well blended.
3. Fold in whipped cream and lime peel. Pour into crusts. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Serving Size: 8 servings
208.2 kcal / 16.6 fat / 7.2 carb (1.6 fiber) / 9.7 protein

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