I picked a good day to not exercise – most of the day was overcast, chilly, a bit rainy. While I still have an idea to make crab rangoon egg wonton cups for breakfast, I am officially addicted to the pumpkin scones. I had the same breakfast as yesterday!
Hannah came to meet me for lunch. I decided to drive to the trail that I walk to, to see if there was a parking lot and then I can just walk the path and not have to worry about traffic. We found it! It’s literally a 3 minute car ride from my office.
The red star on the map was right where I was standing, so it begins a 7.2 mile loop. I am thinking I might bring my bike some days. 😀
Then it was time to eat – we had options: Jimmy John’s, Subway (which are right next door to each other!), Senior Gil’s, and Hunan Beijing. We chose chinese. I got thai basil chicken and tofu.
This was actually really good – the basil flavor was excellent, it wasn’t too greasy. The only thing I didn’t like was the tofu was kind of really chewy and absorbed way too much of the sauce. So I ended up eating all the chicken. And while I said no onions for the entree, since these are $7 lunch specials, the fried rice was chock full of them. So I ate maybe 1/2 a cup of rice, 1/2 an egg roll and the thai basil chicken – my guestimate is that lunch comes in at 13 points.
Yesterday before work I put together crockpot pot roast. I have no real recipe for this. I salt and pepper the pot roast and just sear it in a bit of olive oil the stove for a few minutes on each side. I cut up about 5 carrots and 5 potatoes, put them on the bottom of the crock pot, put the seared pot roast on top of that, pour 1 can of beef broth over the top, put the lid on and put on 10 hours.For whatever reason, every crock pot we’ve owned never cooks at a low enough temperature, so usually I turn on the crock pot around 7:30 or 8:00 in the morning, Tony turns it off after lunch, then turns it back on around 5:00.here’s how it looks when I get homeen I just make a simple gravy. Melt one tablespoon of butter, add one tablespoon of flour and then add 1 cup of the beef broth from the crock pot, trying to skim off as much fat as you can. My plate – 3/4 cup potatoes, 3/4 cup carrots, 3 oz. of pot roast and about 1/3 cup of the gravy – 10 PointsPlus.
It doesn’t matter if I’ve had a 12 course dinner, if I smell movie theater popcorn, I want it. Hannah and I saw Bridesmaid’s last night and it was really funny. The groom’s sister was the best character in the movie – she killed! But it was a lot of drama too, so it was the perfect chick flick. 😀 I had about 6 cups of popcorn for 8 points – totally worth it!
Luckily my WI isn’t until Saturday so I can flush out all the sodium from the Chinese food and popcorn before then. 😀
Stats for Wednesday:
- 41 points (no wine) 😀
- 25 flex points remaining
- 20 activity points earned
- average blood sugar 133
I can’t believe we are already in the middle of May already. While it doesn’t feel like spring or summer yet, I was wondering who may be interested in the Second Annual 101 Days of Summer Challenge? For those not in the know, last year I did a 101 Days of Summer Challenge. I had 51 participants! Basically it was just a place to check in on a weekly basis and every Sunday I would update how everyone was doing.
Some people had a goal of running a 5k during the summer, others wanted to limit night time snacking, some wanted to run 8 miles without stopping – everyone had a different goal. If you want to particpate this year, either leave me a comment about what your summer goals are, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I plan on posting the participants on Monday, May 30th.
Alright, I am off to make chili for dinner tonight and then get ready for work. I plan on getting my trail walk in – can’t wait! Make it a great day!