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A Tailgating Substitute

by Courtney on May 28, 2011

Happy Saturday, folks!

So I’m happy to report that last night’s softball game was a success…we won!

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Even though I really only play for fun and to have some good laughs with these characters…

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…it’s always nice to get the big “W.” Smile

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Unfortunately, the tailgating was a no go last night. Apparently too many people had plans.

I mean really, who really has plans on the Friday night of Memorial Day weekend?

Oh, just me? Ok, never mind…

So rather than hanging around at the field, Jay and I joined my parents for some pizza and beer at a local restaurant up the road.

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Hey, I’d say this was a pretty good tailgating substitution, wouldn’t you?

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We ordered two pizzas for the table, one of them being the Margherita, which was a white pizza made with sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, oregano, and fresh basil.

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I swear, as soon as this baby hit the table, any signs of my lacking appetite went straight out the window. Thank goodness.

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I inhaled these two pieces, along with another small corner piece (corners are my favorite…luurve the extra crust). and loved every bite. It was one heck of a pizza!

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This morning, I got up nice and early to finish up some cupcakes, and came across the little man in his favorite sunshine-filled spot.

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He still cracks me up when he kneads at the air like this while he gets his morning belly rub. He’s got to be part dog?

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So stinkin’ cute.

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I just made myself another iced coffee,

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and now I’m waiting patiently for Jay to wake up so we can have some breakfast.

I’m giving him 15 more minutes before I send Cody in after him… Winking smile

Question for the Morning:

How long do you typically wait to eat breakfast after waking up?

If you’re with a S/O, do you usually wait for them or eat on your own?

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1 Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission May 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

I don’t wait long at all, unless I have a yoga class or something. Usually I’ll eat within 10-20 minutes of waking up. Your cat is so cute and funny :D
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2 Farrah May 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

I try to eat as soon as I can because I know that is what I’m “supposed to do”, but in reality, it is usually about an hour or more after I wake up.

I’m home all day with the kids and DH is usually working really early. If he has time for breakfast we always try to eat together.
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3 Khushboo May 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

I usually wait at least 40 mins before eating! On weekdays, I like to shower/get completely ready before digging in. On weekends, I like to laze around with my green tea first.
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4 Khushboo May 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

That’s meant to be 1hr40 on weekdays- can’t stomach anything before the gym at that time of the morning!
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5 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

I don’t wait long. No more than 30 minutes. I guess it depends on if I’m working out. Then I try to eat ASAP to allow it time to settle before I hit the gym.
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6 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign May 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

Magherita pizza is so great! Especially with fresh basil!

I usually eat breakfast right after I shower because I’m STARVING when I wake up. I’m not a night time eater at all, so my body is usually empty by the time I wake up. I feel like I eat 75 percent of my calories before 4pm…is this normal? haha

I don’t live with my fiance, so we eat breakfast separately…I have a feeling once we are married we will eat at different times since I wake up at the crack of dawn and he likes to sleep.
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7 Tina May 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

That Pizza looks so yummy!

I usually eat shortly after I have my coffee. I usually don’t wait for anyone else to wake up to eat because when I’m hungry I get kinda cranky… so it’s best for everyone if I eat first : )

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8 Lindsey May 28, 2011 at 9:46 am

During the week I eat at 7am, so anywhere from 30-90 minutes after I am up. Weekends is more like 8am – because like you i waited for the hubby to get up too! We are too nice ;)

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9 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" May 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

haha. I didn’t have plans last night either :-) If I work out early, I eat breakfast after, so at like 9 or 10. When I don’t, i’ll have breakfast at around 8:00. On Saturdays, sometimes I’ll eat two breakfasts: one by myself and one with friends at brunch!
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10 Danica May 28, 2011 at 10:24 am

I typically eat breakfast within 20-30 minutes of waking up. I can’t stand waiting too much longer than that because I’m usually pretty hungry when I wake up, plus I don’t work out without eating about an hour before first. That’s just what works for me! : )

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11 Tara Burner May 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

I fortunately don’t have a S/O so I can eat what I want when I want
though I do have a teen daughter (who’s actually STILL in bed-then again she was out at movies til almost 2 a.m—hmmm she has more of a social life than me!)
Depends on my mood how long I wait…usually at least an hour if not longer, mainly because I get up at 5-5:30 a.m. and spend time in prayer/meditation then hit emails, twitter, facebook…then I think about eating around 730-8ish so few hours for me!
Did I eat yet today? hmmmmm oh yea a handful of strawberries while walking the dog! guess I should wake up the teen to share lunch w/her!
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12 Jennifer@ knackfornutrition May 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

Hi! I just wanted you to know I updated my WAY out of date blogroll and finally got you on there. I’ve been reading for a while but for some reason you weren’t on there. Lo siento. Problem solved though. :)

P.S. That pizza looks drool worthy.
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13 Courtney May 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Hey Jen! Thanks so much! :)

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14 Jess@atasteofconfidence May 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Great job on the win!
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15 Melissa May 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I’m a corner pizza girl, too! It’s the best part!

I usually don’t eat right away . . . I like to be up for 2-3 hours before I’m ready to eat anything. I think it’s just what my body is used to. When I was dating, I would always wait for my SO. I like eating with someone better than eating alone.
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16 Emily @ Lo Vivido May 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Mmmm…margherita pizza.

I eat within a half hour of waking up…I literally get nauseous if I don’t. I’m definitely a morning eater! I never wait for my husband to wake up. He takes his time getting out of bed, and my stomach just can’t wait that long!
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17 Marykate Sinnott May 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Forget my pbj, I want pizza. Actually, I want THAT pizza! :)
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18 Kristen May 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

congrats on the win!

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19 Anita May 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

That pizza looks delicious! I always eat right away… sometimes breakfast is what convinces me to get out of bed! hehe.
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20 Babs May 28, 2011 at 10:40 pm

We usually eat when we wake-up. I think the husband and I almost always go to bed together and wake-up together. I couldn’t imagine it any other way, although I know some couples that never go to bed or wake-up together
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