I want to wear a skirt.

One thing I never got around to over the weekend was the laundry.  The worst part of laundry for me?  Putting it Away.  And you want to know how crazy that is?  Tony built a closet in the basement for me – so I literally have to walk about 5 feet to put my clothes away!

I am the queen of stacking my clothes on a long table beside the dryer.  How I ever produced a Type A neat freak, I will never know!  Even the clothes I “attempted” to put away were in balls on top of each other.  My solution? I put on my iPod, put a huge sheet on the basement floor and then just tossed ALL the clothes in the middle and just started a folding clothes party – I stole borrowed Hannah’s iPod docking station to help with the boredom – but guess what? It only took me 30 minutes!  Here I’d been putting it off and it didn’t take any time at all – just five songs on my iPod!

While folding my clothes, I came across a skirt my sister had given me.  I love this skirt.  It’s a spring/summer skirt.  And I’ve never worn it.  When you have a “middle” skirts and dresses just don’t look right.  And that got me to thinking, I can’t remember when I wore a skirt – its probably been years!

So I’ve added that to my 2010 goals – some time this year I am going to wear that skirt!!

Breakfast was a Biz classic – light Thomas english muffin, 1/2 cup egg whites, baby spinach, 1 ounce deli ham, 1/2 ounce swiss cheese with an apple on the side.

359 caloires, 10 fat, 39 carbs, 35 protein, 10 fiber

This was a Rome apple - I won't get it again as it was kind of pithy.

In my Operation Deep Freezer Clean I had ground pork.  I thawed it to make pork wontons.

I used one wonton on the bottom, then one on top and pinched together

You Pam fry the wontons for 4 minutes, then steam for an additional 4 minutes.  I can’t post the recipe, because I never really tried it.  When I got to work to put my wonton soup together – the wonton tasted off.  You know how you buy meat sometimes, never get around to using it, and then just tossing it in the freezer?  Well, I think it had already started to turn before I put it in the freezer.  It looks pretty though!  I started with 6 wontons:

Then my soup consisted of:  3 cups chicken broth, 1/2 cup bean sprouts, 1 ounce cooked shrimp, baby spinach, 2 ounces of my Thai Basil Chicken mixture and sliced jalapenos for a spicy broth.

Only one slight problem – once I removed all the wontons, my soup was only 155 calories, 2 fat, 6 carbs, 30 protein and 1 fiber!  Luckily I ate a late lunch, but I was still snacky in the afternoon:

one ounce of pretzels with Tabasco mustard

I am almost out of this!! Hope I can find it again - snack was 100 calories, 23 carbs, 2 protein and 1 fiber

Speaking of Tabasco, Tony’s wonderful powers of observation, something I clearly don’t possess, noticed that I was almost out of Tabasco!  Crises averted though – whew!

12 ounces of goodness - thanks Tony!

I had planned on surf and turf for dinner, but we decided on just surf!  I had leftover crab legs from our last crab fest with our neighbors.  I measured out 2 tablespoons of butter for myself – about the same amount of calories as the crab!  I heated up two Green Giant broccoli for one for each of us – then added 1/2 ounce shredded cheddar for extra cheeziness:

204 calires and 23 grams of fat

Dinner comes in at 464 calories, 30 fat, 12 carbs, 39 protein, 2 fiber

I was up and down doing laundry, and I didn’t even take insulin with dinner because it was so low carb.  But I did make these and had a few bites, so I took some insulin then.

It was around 11:15, I was so ready for bed, but as I was folding the last load of laundry, I started to sweat.  And I was in a cold basement!  I got upstairs and my blood sugar was 50.  So I measured out a serving of this perfect snack food:

Munchies. Quite possibly the best idea in snack foods! 140 calories, 7 fat, 18 carbs, 2 protein, 1 fiber

So I waited 15 minutes, and my blood sugar was only up to 53!  Next up?  A brownie of course!  130 calories, 27 grams of carbs:

Fifteen minutes after that I was only up to 58!  So I finished with this:

93 calories, 1 fat, 24 carbs, 1 protein 2 fiber

Fifteen minutes after that I was at 82, so I felt comfortable going to bed – finally at midnight! I woke up this morning and it was 110 – so all is well!

Stats for Monday

  • 1,440 calories
  • 52 fat
  • 149 carbs
  • 111 protein
  • 19 carbs
  • 50 minute Jillian Fat Banish DVD! (I forgot how hard this was!!)
  • 80+ ounces of water
  • no wine

Gotta jump in the shower and get ready for work – looking forward to my lunch today – spinach lasagna roll ups!

Also, Tony and I were watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives last night, and they featured a pizza place in Buffalo, NY who makes a Reuben pizza!  Are you kidding me?  So I am going to try to recreate a lower fat version on pizza party Friday – Tony suggested I attempt to make a rye flour dough with caraway seeds GENIUS! here is my question – what kind of sauce would you put on that?

31 thoughts on “I want to wear a skirt.

  1. Your egg sandwich looks really good (and I don’t even eat eggs)… the brownie looked awesome.

    Where do you get your end of the day stats to put on your blog? Do you track it somewhere?

  2. That sandwich looks soooo goood!!! My Hubby would turn his nose up to it because of he spinache. I think I may have to get the ingredients for this next week and give it a try!

  3. For the reuben pizza, I’d try making a low fat sauce with ketchup, light mayo and relish. I bet it’d be tasty! or a mustardy based sauce?

    That egg sandwich looks delicious. I need to make those in the morning, I bet they’d keep me fuller than a yogurt and some cereal does.

    Also tabasco mustard? I need to find that!

  4. Sorry about the won tons! Glad you didn’t eat it and get sick!

  5. Oooh, can’t wait for the Reuben pizza!

  6. I’m off to foodtv. to see that place on triple D. We’re going to Buffalo for vday weekend and while I dont eat red meat, I’d like to see what else they have.

    I’d do a thousand island sauce on the pizza. Rye flour is low gluten so you’ll need some other type of flour to balance it out.

  7. Tabasco Crisis? Been there. So sad, lol 🙂

  8. A thousand island sauce? Caloric but faithful!

  9. I am right there with you on the laundry thing. I hate putting it away too!

  10. Music is my solution to making any boring activity more fun.

  11. Great goal and great lookiings eats, as usual!

  12. weightwatchersforone

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    Tabasco mustard sounds like something I need in my life!! spicy + mustard= delicious!!

    Great goal on wearing a skirt.. I always feel so much better when I am dressed up!

  13. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now

    I really need to make my own wontons. Yours look so mouth watering!

  14. what a great goal honey! good luck with it =)

    Your classic breakfast looks delish

  15. Reuben pizza sounds divine! Definitely something like thousand island sauce for that.

    Looking forward to seeing you in that skirt!

  16. I have a gigantic stack of unfolded laundry too.

    Those crab legs…yowzer.

  17. Ooooooh tabasco mustard. I might have to try adding a dash of sauce to some reg mustard the next time I have a pretzel snack.

    That is a shame about the pork. All that work to make beautiful wontons & then to not be able to eat them…bummer. Soup look absolutely gorgeous with them!

    Have a great day!

  18. Oh man I’m the worst at putting clothes away too! If there’s a flat surface around, I’m going to stack clean clothes on it for months!! When I was younger I had a chaise lounge in my room and I would stack and stack and stack. About 2 times a year my mom would insist I put them all away. I would pop in a movie, fold and sort all of them, and at the time I had a canopy bed, so I’d line both sides all w/ the hang up clothes as I got to them – haha good ole times! You’ll have to remember to take a pic of you in the skirt once you reach that goal!

    Your wontons looked good at least! I hate when I put effort into food and it tastes bad or off! The crab legs look like they more than made up for it though!

    Ohh I love Tony’s idea of the rye “dough” for the reuben pizza! For the sauce I think I would try a white sauce, maybe w/ some sort of spicy mustard or mustard seeds in it!

  19. I will re-suggest my sauce recommendation….a light horseradish sauce. Perhaps a mustard horseradish sauce?

    PS…I wont be eating any of this!!

  20. I hate putting laundry away, but I sure do feel satisfied once it’s done! Good on ya for getting it squared away! I usually do it while catching up on my DVR’d shows.

    I am not a big fan of Reuben’s so I have no suggestions, but I think it will be fun to see what you come up with!

    I still haven’t worn a skirt, although I did get into dresses last year. You should hang it up where you can see it constantly as a reminder for your goal…bet you will be there before you know it!

  21. good luck with the goal… love all the spices. You always make such interesting eddible “diet” food

  22. Definitely use a thousand island dressing for the reuben pizza!! You could make it lower cal by using FF mayo or miracle whip, ketchup, and some pickle relish. It couldn’t be that bad… I hope you make it! If so, I’m takin notes so Andrew and I can make a GF version!! 🙂

    Oh and those brownies look so good!!

  23. I am a pro procastinator – and I like the looks of that biz classic!

  24. oh that sounds amazing! i would probably just do a bottle of thousand island, but i’m kind of boring, lol!

    i’m with you on the skirt, i would love to feel good in a skirt again, this is the year!

  25. We watched that same episode last night also, I thought that pizza sounded wonderful. I would use a creamy white fredo sauce.

    • You are the winner MB! Tony was thinking the same thing – I think cooking Thousand Island dressing might not taste so good – we are thinking of adding horseradish to the alfredo sauce – fingers crossed it works out!

  26. I don’t know what sauce, but I’ll be interested to see what you come up with. I have all the faith in the world that it will make me want some!!! : )


  27. I love all your breakfast sandwiches and that picture is making my mouth water!!

  28. You make the best food – it looks beautiful and sounds like it tastes amazing. I just love how you have so much variety in your day – I need to do better with that.

  29. I am totally on a freezer cleaning kick too – I need to seriously use up what we have or should I say, what I have frozen since I apparently do that with EVERYTHING! 😀

    LOVE the pork won tons and soup – delish!

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