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WIAW- the day after the day

After Thanksgiving gorge fest 2012, I was determined not to overdo it this Christmas. And don’t get me wrong.

I ate some of this:

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And a lot of this:

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But overall, I didn’t eat until I was painfully full and I got in a few good 3 mile runs over the past couple of days, so I feel good. Good.

Still, breakfast was light this morning because 1) I was still full from Russian tea cakes and peppermint brownies, 2) we were at the cabin and there weren’t many breakfast options.

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Dave’s killer bread toast with 1 TBS peanut butter and 1/4 of a banana.

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Dutch Bros. decaf soy latte. They put in just a splash of their gingerbread syrup because I have to wean myself slowly from Christmas.

I had lunch with my mom and sis at Olives cafe in Walla Walla. They didn’t have many vegan options but I went for the roasted veggie sandwich without cheese and a cup of the coconut curry butternut squash soup.

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Roasted eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms and tomatoes. I ate half of the sandwich because it didn’t really have a lot of flavor. I suppose that’s why they typically include cheese. No matter, the soup was great!

I should have just had the cheese at lunch, because I got my fair share at dinner tonight. Matty B and I had a date at this cute little place- Europa.

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My parents watched the kids so we could have a fun night out- we haven’t had a “date” in so long!

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Green salad with balsamic, eggplant Parmesan and roasted Brussels sprouts. This was definitely a versatile vegan moment. Look at all that cheese! Yikes! I ate about 2/3 of this. The food was great. The company was better:)

I adore my babies but it was so nice to have a nice meal out without cleaning up spilled water, searching for crayons that have fallen under the table and inhaling my meal so we can eat and leave before either of the cherubs has a meltdown.

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We finished off the meal with some fabulous soft peanut brittle while browsing a gingerbread house display. The only downside to the evening was my horrible fingernails. Chipped toothpaste color? Classy…

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