First of all, thanks for all the birthday wishes! I had a great weekend – I only wish Tony was feeling a bit better. 😦
Even though Saturday was my birthday, I didn’t skip my WW meeting. I am lucky that my leader is totally fun and upbeat – she’s an absolute riot – since January I don’t think there have been less than 100 people at this meeting! So drum roll please . . .
When I got back from my meeting, Tony was so sweet to make me breakfast – I don’t know what he does to eggs (even egg beaters which I asked him to make) but they are always so fluffy and good – this is egg beaters with salsa over a tostada with fresh fruit and vanilla yogurt – thanks honey! 😀
Hannah had to work during the day, so I did my usual stuff – laundry, cleaned our bedroom and grocery shopped – I started getting hungry at the store so I had two chicken fingers from the deli – I guessed them to be 10 points, but that may be too much. When Hannah got home we decided to go bowling at Pinstripes – best place to go bowling, hands down!
Hannah drove – I have to show you her new sunglasses – are the 70’s back in style?
And their special beer on tap? Fat Tire – one of my favorite beers. I had three glasses during the evening – I had no idea each one would be 5 points, but totally worth it. And Andy, you would have been jealous – only $3 a glass!
I used to be on a bowling league in my early 20’s. Not only did I play softball and field hockey, but I bowled – just another reason Tony thought I may have been a lesbian! My average back then was around 220 – Saturday my high score was only 144, and Hannah beat me one game.
We decided to split the pear, Gorgonzola, walnut salad and a pepperoni, sausage and pepper flat bread – both were excellent.
After bowling we came home to open presents and then watched JackAss – omg, some parts were so gross, we had to just fast forward it. We were so full though we didn’t have pie until last night – there is a diner near our house called Around the Clock that makes sugar free pies. My favorite – a sugar free (mind you, this is not low calorie!) chocolate cream pie. So good!
And Hannah got me some cheeses, hot sauce and this great casserole dish – its cast iron enamel, but get this – its from World Market and completely affordable at $14.99 – the lid also has a hole on the top to let steam out.
You can check out her website here. While she learned a lot from her MIL, she was lucky to find an apartment in Tuscany right across the street from the San Lorenzo market – it was there that she would listen to people standing in front of her at the butcher and hear what questions they asked – and also learned the mantra of Italian cooking – use fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and prepare them very simply. Can’t wait to try out some of these recipes!
So before bed, my blood sugar was 225. I took 4 units of fast acting insulin, and went to bed at midnight. At 3:00 a.m., Tony woke me up because he needed something, and I knew something was REALLY wrong. My blood sugar was low, so I came in the kitchen and ate a banana. Tony followed me and I took my blood sugar and it was 30. Damn. A 4 point 7-UP, 6 points of Thin Mints and half an apple, I was finally able to go back to bed. Thank goodness Tony woke me up – but I hope I would have woken up on my own. So that’s how I ended up at 58 points in my birthday.
It’s all good – I still have 20 flex points left for the week, and I’ll earn activity points too. My goal this week is to swim 2 times this week and take one exercise class. 😀
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