Day 2 of 101

All I can say is WOW! We are not up to 38 people for our 101 Days of Summer Challenge – yahoo!  I hope together we can virtually keep each other motivated when the weather is nice, another beer would be nice, or maybe that extra scoop of your Aunt Bea’s famous potato salad!

You’d think with the long weekend that I would go to the grocery store and meal plan, but seriously, we have enough food in this house that needs to get eaten before I buy anything new!

I started out my day with 28 minutes of Yoga on the Edge.  The only thing on the edge was that the woman was at the edge of a pier by a large body of water!  While the moves were good, the voice over sucked.  One example:  “let’s move into triangle pose – there are as many different ways to do triangle pose as there are people in the world.”  WTF?

Breakfast yesterday was two egg white corn tortilla tacos with sauteed peppers and strawberries and the best damn blueberries on the side – I normally don’t like to eat blueberries by themselves, but these were amazing!

Only problem with this breakfast?  Not enough calories!  Breakfast comes in at 239 calories, 40 carbs, 15.9 protein, 202 fat and 7.5 fiber.

I had planned on hitting the new gym at lunch, but my blood sugar was at 81, so a pre-workout snack was in order.

I got to try out the new bike machine (well, new to me!).  It was so fricken cool!  I first picked a trail that was 4 miles long, I seriously had no idea how long it was going to take me.

I love the scenery! I did one mountain bike trail, one oceanside trail, and one trail at sunset 😀

When I was all done, here were my stats:  a total of 49:52 minutes, 9.82 miles and I burned 354 calories – nice!

Lunch was eclectic – I had a serving of my soup from Memorial Day, with sliced cucumbers and baby carrots.  One of my co-workers just bought a Weber smoker and has been taunting me with all the delicious food he has made and will make!  I gave me some ribs to try and I ate one on the side – so fricken good – fall off the bone tender and so smoky!  Thanks Adam! Lunch comes in at: 411 calories, 26 carbs, 23 protein, 11.6 fat and 6.5 fiber.

I had another afternoon snack when my blood sugar dipped to 59 – maybe because of the exercise?  1 oz. of pretzels:

I was trying to think what I could make for dinner using the leftover flank steak from Memorial Day.  I decided on stir-fry!  OMG, I made the best sauce!  I normally give Hannah and Tony House of Tsang Classic stirfry sauce, and I use the spicy szechuan.  I quickly realized that my bottle of hot stirfry sauce was at the office, so on to plan B!

Spicy Teriyaki Stir-fry Sauce Recipe

Makes 6 servings (105 calories, 3.2 fat, 17 carbs, .2 fiber and 2.5 protein) (printer friendly version here)

A perfect balance of sweet and heat for your next stir fry!


2/3 cup teriyaki sauce, low sodium
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup rice wine
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water


  1. Put vegetable oil in pan. Add garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute. Add teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, rice wine, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, sriracha hot sauce and sesame oil.
  2. Bring to a boil. In separate bowl mix corn starch and water and then add to teriyaki mixture and cook for 1 minute, or untii sauce thickens.

I love the hint of sesame oil!

Hannah was my sous chef and chopped up the vegetables.

I made instant Brown rice on the side – it was just okay, and really, once I added 1/2 cup cooked to my stir fry, I really couldn’t taste it at all.

My dinner – so filling and good!  Dinner comes in at 454 calories, 61 carbs, 25 protein, 11.6 fat and 6 fiber.

And I had room for one of these! All totaled, my snacks came in at 425 calories, 78 carbs, 11.5 protein, 11.7 fat and 10.7 fiber.

Stats for Day 2 of 101:

  • 1,529 calories, 214 carbs, 75 protein, 37 fat and 31 fiber 😀
  • 28 minutes of yoga
  • 49 minute bike ride of just under 10 miles

How’s the week going so far with you?  Were you like me and really considered yesterday Day 1 because of the holiday? 😀

Nicole from Prevention RD is hosting BSI this week:  Paprika!

Check back to yesterday’s post – I started out with 22 participants before the initial posting and received another 16, so I have added them to the list with links if they have one.

It’s not too late to join our 101 days of summer challenge!  You have until Saturday, June 5 to email me and tell me what your goals are for the summer!  My email is

Let’s kick ass on Day 3!

32 thoughts on “Day 2 of 101

  1. Your comment about the yoga voice over made me laugh out loud! I have given away yoga DVDs for that very reason.

    Monday was my Day 1 so this week’s update for me will be for only 5 days! Now I need to go check up on the new participants.

  2. I am going to try that stir fry sauce. I have a sesame sauce that I make that is my favorite but yours looks awesome too! Thanks again for this awesome motivation!! I’ve visited all the blogs from the participants and will go check out the others. I am enjoying hearing their stories! Thanks!

  3. that stir fry is perfect! i need to make a teriyaki one soon, been awhile since ive had one. im so excited to hear ur up to 38. the list will proly grow as more people see/hear about it. exciting!!!

  4. I’m all about DIY stir-fries and “healthified” Chinese food this summer! So excited for the 101 days, I think we’re all going to kick butt!

  5. Nothing leftover looking about that amazing dinner! YUM! Great creative way to make a whole new meal! 🙂

    The bike machine looks interesting….is that at a gym? SO cool!

  6. I want one of those bikes…to bad they are like $5000.

  7. The teriyaki stir-fry sauce sounds terrific!

  8. Were you like me and really considered yesterday Day 1 because of the holiday?

    Haha–Yep! I even titled yesterdays blog post “Day 1” until I realized–nope! It’s day 2!

    Your stir-fry looks amazing by the way! How do you cook it? I always cook the veggies first and then the meat, but then my veggies get soggy and I want them more tender crisp. Do you cook the meat first and then the veggies? Or cook them separately?

    • Since my meat was already grilled, I just threw it all in at once. The rice cooked in a separate pan, and I just tossed it in at the end – maybe a total of 4 minutes with my lid on? We have a LeCrueset cast iron wok, so it really holds a hot temperature 😀

      If I were using raw meat, I’d cook the meat first, remove it, then cook the veggies, and at the very end toss everything together with the sauce.

  9. I wish I could say yoga even interested me, but sadly, it does not. Cool sounding bike machine. I love the pic of the screen. Nice work on the stir fry. What a great way to get veggies in.

  10. fitandfortysomething

    i love that bike machine in your gym-how cool is that? i am so excited for the challenge-glad so many peeps are interested!

  11. I am jealous of your uber cool gym equipment. It’s like video games and exercise all at the same time!

  12. You are SO motivating!! I love it. My goal is to get a new job, does that count? I can’t think of anything else more important, I’m freaking out, majorly. Once I get a job I’d love to join this challenge 🙂

    I will have a hard time saying no to more ribs like that one in your photo above. Those are my favorite summer treat!!!

  13. I’m so hungry now, looking at all your food! yesterday was rough for me b/c I made a strawberry cream cheese pie for a friend’s birthday and had enough leftover filling to make a bunch of little ones. I ended up eating two of them. It’s hard for me not to partake when I’m making sweets, which I do a lot since I get orders for them and also make birthday cakes/treats for all my family and everyone at Church. but two of those was actually better than I would have done even a month ago so I’m making progress.

  14. How cool that so many people have signed up for your challenge! And you are doing great with it – I am green with envy at your exercise bike/tv combo!

  15. Wooo! Paprika! I have several entries already, I’m excited! 🙂 And I have a run planned tonight after I get home from a dinner out with friends. I’ll have to eat light so I don’t get side stitches…I’m planning ahead! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re doing this challenge, I’m feeling SO motivated!

  16. Holy crap that’s a lot of participants! I’m glad there’s so much support – keeps me from slacking off. hehe Thanks for adding my mom! 🙂

  17. What’s amazing to me is the variation in diabetics. I’m borderline diabetic and can’t begin to eat the carbs that you do. How I wish I could. I have friends who are diabetic and they also eat way more carbs than I do. Can’t figure out how that all works.

    • What’s different about me Judy is I take insulin, so it’s as if I am not diabetic, i.e. my pancreas no longer works, so oral medication was no longer squeezing any insulin out. It took about 3 months, but my endo and I narrowed it down to for every 5 carbs I eat, I take 1 unit of insulin. That’s why I weigh and put everything into, so I am pretty accurate.

      My last Ac1 test was 6.4! (anything under 7.0 is considered a “controlled” diabetic). 😀

  18. Just joined – so excited to be a part of it!! 🙂

    great recipe!!! That skinny cow treat looks awesome – I haven’t tried any of them yet!

  19. I am jealous of that cool bike program. How fun! Today was pretty good for me. It’s 4pm out in California and I still haven’t worked out today! Better get on that.

  20. Looks delish! I would LOVE to join your challenge!

    My goals are:

    1. Kick my soda habit and drink more water (I’m terrible with the whole water thing).
    2. Lose the 10 pounds I’ve gained since the Husband got home from Iraq and keep it off!
    3. Mix it up with workouts and eats.

    Where did your daughter get her graduation dress? Loves it!

  21. Your breakfast looks so yummy!! And those berries just look amazing!

    Love the workout bike…that looks like it could be very fun!

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  23. Love the food pictures – especially the berries yum!! And how fun that exercise machine is – I’m jealous!

  24. That exercise bike would be great for the winter!

  25. Love the stir-fry!! Congrats on 10 years…….that’s a lot of commitment!
    I love that you got up so early to exercise! Good for you!! Lots of milestones for you this week!

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