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Yuck, was that a Cockroach?

I don’t think I can go to my favorite lunch place anymore. Today, just as the waitress was putting food down at another table closeby, a bug (really cockroach) crawled across the plate. I didn’t see the bug but it was supposedly HUGE. All four people who were at the table were so traumatized that they bolted out of restaurant. I can’t say I really blame them. In that we had already eaten our lunch and were just sitting around shooting the breeze, we sat there in shock. And now I don’t want to go back there. But bummed, as […]

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Gym Membership

I’m thinking of canceling my gym membership at the Chicago Sweat Shop and signing up at Pulse Fitness Center. As much as I try (and want to), I haven’t gone to the Chicago Sweat Shop with any regularity for the past two years –yet I pay them about $60 a month in membership dues. So thinking about switching as Pulse Fitness offers a pay-as-you-go model. But I’m a little hesitant about making the switch because I’d be giving up access to all the classes offered at the Chicago Sweat Shop. So wondering, has anyone had any experience with these pay-as-you-go […]

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Shoe Shopping

Shopping for shoes at DSW for 2+ hours is quite maddening. How else to explain getting Chinese takeout on the way home after buying approx $100 worth of groceries last night. I’m sure you think I have no willpower or self discipline and maybe you’re partly right. But it’s not easy. At the top of my street alone are 5 Asian restaurants. They include: Bamee Noodle Shop, Mars Restaurant, New Peking Mandarin and Szechwan, New Toyko, and Nohana Japanese Restaurant. And to think I don’t even live in Chinatown. Oh, and we won’t even talk about all the other restaurants […]

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Lean Cuisine Salisbury Steak

Public Note to Self: Do not buy anymore Lean Cuisine Salisbury Steak with Macaroni & Cheese. That “stuff” is just horrible. Yuck!! I want to wash my mouth out with soap. For the record, I do like some of the Lean Cuisine Cafe Classics Chicken lunches. But the Salisbury Steak was just awful. This is what I get for going grocery shopping at midnight. Or worse yet, buying stuff on sale.

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I went to dinner tonight at Magianno’s to celebrate another friend’s birthday. We ate family-style which was not really a good idea with only 5 people. The food was delicious but there was enough to feed at least 10 people. I tried to keep myself in check but it’s time like these that make it really difficult to loose weight. I know, just another excuse right? But you have to admit that restaurant portions are really out of whack.

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