Last Day Before Staycation!

Can you tell I am just a bit excited about this being my last day of work until November 29?!  Hannah and I have plans for a couple chick flicks, and Tony and I are going to use a gift card we have so he can get oysters on the half shell.  Eww – I think they are slimy, but he absolutely loves them.  Do you like oysters?

I had a great idea for breakfast.  I bought Van’s gluten free waffles because they were in the 50% off bin – I’ll pay $2 for a box of waffles, but not $4!  I put Pam fried Canadian bacon on top, then a Pam fried egg with some cheese and diced sweet red peppers.  It looked so good!

Until I cut into it.  Now Sophia would be all over this:

I don’t do runny eggs.  At all.  I ended up throwing this out – but when I told Tony later in the day about it, he was like “why didn’t you just throw it in the microwave?”  Duh!  Never thought of it.

So I had a piece of banana bread that a co-worker brought in.  And while I knew this was high in carbs, I needed to eat something because I was working out at lunch.  So even though I thought I was giving myself enough insulin to cover the bread, my blood sugar before working out was 308!  Shiz.  But after my 45 minute treadmill, walk/jog/run, it was down to 140.  Whew.

Lunch was leftover pork black bean tacos.  I drizzled a bit of the Wholly Guacamole queso blanco over the top – its nice and spicy 😀

Thanks to Helen she reminded me about Dreamfield’s Pasta.

The package says a serving is 41 carbs, but only 5 count.  I was trying to tell Tony this was healthy pasta to eat, but he still wouldn’t eat it.  His argument is 41 carbs is still 41 carbs.  So I took insulin as if I were eating 41 carbs.  Later on after dinner, I could feel the sweat start to form on top of my head, and when I tested my blood sugar, it was 41 and dropping quick.

I was looking for candy, cookies – we had nothing!  Tony suggested an apple, which I started to cut into, but because my hands were shaking I sliced open my thumb.  So I was standing at my kitchen counter, shoving an apple down my mouth while the blood was pouring out of my thumb – it wasn’t pretty people!   But 15 minutes later, all was well.  I wish I could describe what low blood sugar feels like – its not pleasant I can tell you that!

I made chili mac to go with our Dreamfield’s pasta – my award winning Buffalo Chicken Chili. I can say that because one of my sisters co-workers entered it in a chili cookoff and won out of 20 entries!

❤ Frank's 😀

Mmmm....chili mac

I may have added a scootch more Frank’s to my individual bowl:

I will definitely try their other pastas – I loved both the taste and texture.  I am going to link this up to Christina’s Friday Firsts – first time using Dreamfields pasta.

Hot 100 Update

I had a good week.  I still need to find a reliable calorie site and plan on taking all of your suggestions into account over the weekend and see which one I like best.  Spark people seems to be very popular!  I worked out every day except for Wednesday because of work.  I plan on working out a lot over my break since I’ll have the extra time.  While its going to be in the 60’s over the weekend, its back to November Chicago reality with highs only in the low 40’s.   Ick.

Happy Friday – make it a great day!





24 thoughts on “Last Day Before Staycation!

  1. I love me some runny eggs, my fave way to eat them 🙂 I actually just tried Dreamfrield’s spaghetti last night and really liked it, and my husband didn’t notice a difference at all.

    I hope you have a great time on your staycation! I love sitting at home and watching chick flicks with my mom 🙂

  2. Enjoy your time off, my friend!

    Oh, and oysters? Yuck.

  3. I love seeing all your good eats! I am hypoglycemic (abnormally low blood sugar) and I hate that feeling when the blood sugar takes a dive, dizzy, shaky, disoriented. I do have those glucose tabs that I carry in the car for emergencies when I don’t have any food with me.

    Enjoy your stay – cation and chick flicks, yippee!

  4. Mr. Helen loves all those slimy seafood things – oysters, mussels, etc. Blergh. I don’t even want him to kiss me after he’s eaten that crap!

    Enjoy your time off – sounds like you’ve got great plans.

  5. I’ve actually never had oysters but they don’t sound appealing at all! I shouldn’t judge before trying though. I’m not about to run out and get some though!

    Love the chili mac! Can’t wait to see what you find as far as a reliable calorie counter! I THINK I’ve tried Spark but liked calorie king better. I guess it’s just whatever you get used to!

  6. Wow, sorry about the sliced thumb/low blood sugar episode. Doesn’t sound fun.

    Runny eggs rock the house down. Yum.

    Excellent food, yet again. So many ingredients I can’t get here in the UK. Boo hoo.

    Enjoy the staycation!!

  7. Technically you should still count total carbs, so I wonder what is really going on with that product. I am not that familiar with it to know what can safely be subtracted out. Maybe there is a CDE reading who has better insight. It could have to do with delayed gastric emptying from all the fiber. Oh well, at least you are OK now and can enjoy your time off.

  8. Have a great staycation! I use fitday.

  9. No raw oysters for me, but I had the *best* grilled oysters ever at Dragos in New Orleans. I still dream about them.

    I like Livestrong for calorie counts. Spark People for me got overloaded with ads and it seemed I had to do too many clicks to enter my food. I just want to search and add it, you know?

  10. Several places in New Orleans offer them fried and BBQ’d…. I love em that way! Get to eat them about once every several years!

  11. Love your pictures. I can’t believe you threw out the breakfast. That looked soooo good to me. 🙂 I had a bunch of banana bread this week too. I made a loaf and took it for breakfast or for a snack almost every day. I use my own local calorie counter software but I’ve seen the Spark in action and it looks like a pretty good site. I’ve considered switching to it too actually because I can access it from anywhere. We shall see.

  12. Yeah! I’m doing a staycation too. Don’t even know if we will do a Turkey since it is just the two of us chilling. But I am sure there will be some baking and movie watching!

    Your food pictures always make me so hungry!

  13. Have a great staycation – it sounds wonderful!
    I use the Daily Plate (livestrong) to track my foods. The food database is pretty great, if you’re interested.
    Happy Friday!

  14. franks red hot is like crack.
    you dont like runny eggs?! maybe it’s a korean thing…

  15. Staycations are so awesome, enjoy your time with the fam.

    I don’t like runny eggs either. I love eggs though.

    I’m hypoglycemic and when my blood gets low like that, I get really bitchy. Luckily it’s been a while since that’s happened!

  16. have a fabulous time! love the cheesy goodness over that pasta!

  17. Have a fun staycation! Your pictures are making me hungry!

  18. Have a fun week! Beautiful food pictures!

  19. We call runny eggs *dippy eggs* because you can dip toast into them 🙂 I love them!!!


  20. Yay for staycations! Sounds like yours is going to be fabulous!

  21. OMG I can’t believe you threw that out just b/c of runny yolk!! I love runny yolk!

    Thanks for sharing w/ Friday Firsts! I heard a Frank’s hot sauce commercial on the radio where a grandma says “I put that beep on everything!” and it made me think of you! 🙂

  22. I am on the verge of a staycation myself, and I cannot wait. I am starting mine the day after Thanksgiving, but I don’t go back until Dec. 6th. Woot!

    Great job this week on the goals!

  23. I’m having my own staycation until Nov. 29th as well. So looking forward to it. I’m a huge fan of Oysters Rockafeller. Probably because they are cooked oysters with spinach, bacon and hollandaise sauce. Yummy!

  24. Hi! I’m on insulin as well, and I have tried Dreamfields. I too was a bit skeptical about the carb count but I’ve found after eating it on different occasions that it isn’t as high as the actual carb count, nor is it as low as what it claims to be. I think it affects me as if it’s about 10-15 carbs per serving. Of course, a serving is defined as 2oz which is ridiculous – who can eat just 2oz of pasta?!?

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