Mighty Fine Burgers!!

End of the fun in Houston, back to eating my way through Austin!

We had way too much fun staying up late and getting up early…so here’s a little recap of my Houston trip.

Tuesday…

Woke up early to meet Torry at his office in downtown Houston by 9am.  Grabbed a banana and a spoon full of peanut butter for breakfast.

He spent about an hour working on me and then I headed to Whole Foods to grab some food.  I was really in the mood for breakfast but it was 10:30 so they had stopped serving breakfast and were putting out lunch.  Nothing sounded or looked good.  I grabbed a bowl of fruit and a FAGE greek yogurt.  I went to get Lexy’s cookie and saw a cinnamon scone that looked enticing so I grabbed that too.

Had to stop at HEB for some agave nectar for my protein waffle and ran into this.

Only in Texas!  Got back to Carman’s and she made me a protein waffle…I was kind of mad at myself for eating the scone cause it wasn’t really worth it and the waffle was WAY better.

By the time I was done with my waffle I felt like a truck hit me.  We got the boys some lunch and then Cole and I went to take a nap.  Snack after we woke up.

The girls had some errands to do and then we came back to Carman’s and just hung out until Rook.  Dinner was more delicious stuffed peppers with spinach and half of a leftover veggie tortilla pizza.

I’ve never played Rook before but it was a really fun game.  And of course there was foods that always  makes it fun!  It was so nice to have so many healthy options!

And of course a few treats!!

I could only eat about 1/3 of the Better Than Sex pie made with sugar free pudding, fat free cool whip, graham crackers, and cream cheese…is was delicious.

Wednesday…

Another early morning waking up for the twins birthday before they had to leave for school.  I had to contain myself from devouring some Granny Hinson rolls and bacon, instead Carman made me another protein waffle.

Headed to Torry’s again so he could finish working on me.  I was a little leery about going back after how crappy I felt after the treatment Tuesday, but it has been so long since I’ve been worked on that it was expected.  Torry tried to make me eat healthy food after at his favorite Snap Kitchen, but Cole saved the day with his craving for Chipotle.

We had an interesting discussion at lunch that Lexy talked about briefly in her last post (click on “post” if you want to read it).  Torry was telling us about the book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.  In the book he talks about an assistant he had that he helped make small changes to significantly improve her life.  One of the changes she made was canceling her subscription to People magazine cause it was time to start studying her own life.  Made me think, how many of us submerge ourselves in the lives of celebrities through magazines, websites, blogs, tv shows,etc. in an effort to escape our own?  Food for thought.

Snack on the drive home.

We got on the road after lunch and got back to Austin pretty quickly.  Made a pit stop for an afternoon treat…a diet lemonade from Chic-Fil-A and a delicious bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.  I bought a couple different flavors and took them back to share with everyone.

Keller was craving some steak from Texas Roadhouse so we headed over there for some dinner.

I had a house salad, the Dallas filet (only ate half of it), and broccoli.

And of course had to finish the day with some more Blue Bell.  I made my own flavor by combining Dreyer’s half the fat mint chip with a smaller portion of Blue Bell cookies and cream…it was super yummy!

Thursday…

Love my husband…woke up and looked at the clock and it was 9am.  Ahhh…so nice.  The night before we had stopped by the store to grab some things to have for breakfast.  I found one of my old favorites Good Food Made Simple frozen steel cut oatmeal.

We took Cole to a park to play.  It was freaking 90 degrees in Austin today!  What the what? It’s February!!!!

Snack at the park.

Then I was sent on my way to enjoy a relaxing Mommy To Be massage at my favorite Spa the Lakehouse at Lake Austin, set up by my sweet hubby.

Lexy asked me yesterday “what other things do you do at a spa? read magazines?”  I told her you just be silent and enjoy it.  Ha…she was like what’s that?  I usually go into the steam room and sometimes the hot tub, but both of those were off limits today.  So I just enjoyed some alone time!  The massage was awesome, they always have amazing therapists.  I was literally almost asleep by the end.  I also enjoyed a delicious healthy spa lunch after my treatment.  I choose a portabello mushroom sandwich with tomatoes, avocado, and cheese.  It was so good and nice to get some veggies in for my day.

I spent as long as I wanted showering and getting ready.  When I got back Keller said I looked rejuvenated and refreshed.  It was lovely!

For dinner we went to one of our favorites and pretty much the only Texas food I have been craving since being in Utah…Mighty Fine Burgers.  I had a 1/4lb burger, and shared fries and a shake with Keller and Cole.

Pretty much a super fantastic day!

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