I Pimped My Bike

I have been completely forgetful of my bagel Wednesday, but was glad to be reminded when I saw Lori’s birthday post.  Now she’s the same age as me – go 43! 😀

Breakfast was a spinach egg white cheddar jalapeno bagel.  Happiness.  On a plate.  10 Points Plus.

All the balls in the air that were left yesterday at work, finally landed and I got a lot accomplished yesterday morning.  At 11:30 I check the weather, it said 90 degrees, and it feels like 90.  While humid, there was no heat index, so I decided to get the bike out my friend gave me.

I have a small basket up front, and I bought a gel seat so my va jay jay and ass aren’t sore – yep, pretty sure Tony’s shaking his head at that last sentence. 😀  Hey, I wasn’t classy when you married me. 😀

I have to always ride with my cell phone, and my diabetes kit, that has my testing kit, glucose tabs in case my blood sugar runs low, etc.  I also ride with my road i.d. – so then I don’t have to ride with my identification and it has emergency numbers to call too. 

The 8 mile ride wasn’t too bad.  I rode on a 1.5 mile strip of the path that is pretty shaded, and it was overcast, so no sun beating down on me.  I found this lotion that has SPF 50 – after I shower each morning I slather myself in the stuff – hopefully no more sunburns for me. 😀

So yesterday morning before work I was trying to figure out how to use the soba noodles I just bought and decided to make a stir fry.  This made a GIANT plate of food, all for 9 Points!

Biz’s Spicy Soba Noodle Stirfry

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. soba noodles (ended up being about 1 cup cooked)
  • 3 oz. shrimp
  • 1 whole zucchini, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped peapods
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang (or any red chile paste)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped peanuts

Bring a pot of water to boil.  Salt and then cook soba noodles for 3 minutes.  My shrimp were thawed, so I only added them in at the last minute.  If they are frozen, toss them in at the same time as your soba noodles.  I knew I was going to be reheating this at work, so I slightly undercooked my shrimp.

Strain the shrimp and noodles.  In the same pot, add the chicken broth, hoisin sauce and chile paste and mix well.  Add the carrots, celery and zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes on medium low heat, or until tender.

Throw the shrimp and noodles in this mixture and mix well.  To assemble, I reheated that mixture in the microwave, then added the peapods, bean sprouts and peanuts to finish off the dish.  It had the perfect amount of heat – super flavorful and so filling – it took me about 30 minutes to eat!  😀

It was a mountain of food!

I guess if you can’t find soba noodles, angel hair pasta would be a good substitute.  And a great way to get a lot of veggies in. 😀

Dinner was what Tony likes to call loose meat sandwiches, aka Manwich.

I really need to put the deep fryer back in the basement.  On the side with fries, dinner comes in at 12 points.

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 31 points
  • 8 mile, 50 minute bike ride
  • average blood sugar – 109 😀

Off to work early today -make it a great day!

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30 thoughts on “I Pimped My Bike

  1. Bwahahaha! Glad you are taking measures to protect the vajayjay!

    Yum to mountains of food! Have a great one, Biz!

  2. Now I want Soba Noodle Shrimp stirfry. Yum.

    15 years ago I was diagnosed with Melanoma. A lotion with 30 spf is a daily ritual for me and I up to 50 when i know I am deliberaly going to be in the sun (like running or beach time).

  3. Good for you for getting in that bike ride. Do you realize how much so many of your readers wish you would make our meals for us? They always look so great. Checking in on the challenge to report that I lost 1.8 at my WI yesterday–my goal was at least 1 pound/week.

  4. Biz, I hope the gel seat does what you hope it will. I have one and my vajajay and ass still hurt and I have some serious junk in my trunk too! I am a Red Rider in the MI Tour De Cure on Saturday. I’ll be thinking of you when I’m riding and grinching about my aforementioned vajajay and ass! 😉

  5. I still can’t believe you did 8 miles on your bike yesterday in that heat – you’re my hero!

  6. I need a gel seat for spin class! Always an ouch for days after I skip class for months…ooops.
    And you just made a sloppy joe look amazingly delicious, that takes skill!

  7. That stir fry looks so yummy!!! I want some!! Oven fries are a good substitute for regular, you just coat potato wedges lightly in olive oil, add spices (and salt if you wish), and bake until done to a light crispness on the outside and soft inside. About 90 calories for 4 wedges, (which together form 1/2 potato).

  8. The stir fry looks wonderful!

    haha I wasn’t classy when Austin married me either! Love how prepared you are for your rides – very smart. What kind of lotion is that? Sounds great! I wore 30 in Destin and still got brown as a bean and a bit burnt -eek!

    • It’s made by Banana Boat – I am going to take a picture and put it in tomorrows post because I got a lot of emails about it. It’s a daily lotion – I even put it on my face with no problem, and its SPF 50. 😀

  9. I have to keep my ID and phone on me when I workout outside too. I use a SPIbelt and love it! Except I get a sexy sweat line where it hangs out. My poor husband is stuck with me and my unclassy ass too! I *pretend* to be classy when we’re out in public though. I’m sure he appreciates that 😉

  10. Bike looks great! I love that you’re fitting in rides over lunch- that is so fabulous. And that lunch? delicious! We had shrimp last night- so good right now….can’t get enough 🙂 Classy is overrated btw 😉 Have a great Thursday

  11. I like your bike! I actually don’t own a bike, but if I did, I bet it would have all sorts of accessories and pockets on it!
    The stir fry looks great…. nice and spicy!

  12. So glad you ride with a Road ID and your other necessities. I think that bike could use a bigger basket with a few plastic daisies on it, though. 🙂

    Manwich sauce – the stuff of heartburn for me. I used to make it quite often for my kids, but every single time, I’d get heartburn. Didn’t stop me from eating it, though!

  13. That soba plate looks awesome! I love the food to points/calorie ratio! 🙂
    Our local bike shop has an assometer (stop laughing 😉 ) to measure your sit bones and determines the right seat for you. Also, a well padded pair of bike shorts ought to help the lady parts as well.

  14. Biz, you crack me up! with your talk of a sore vajayjay! Ahaha! I love how you pimped your ride. That stir fry looks so good–I love bulking up meals with veg to make them enormous!

  15. Sweet bike Bizzy! What a gift. 🙂

    The shrimp w/soba noodles looks so yummy. I think I may have a plan for dinner tonight 😉

    We are big manwich lovers here. Yum. and so easy.

  16. LOVE that bike! It’s so pretty!

  17. Your bike looks great!!! I need a basket like that! I take so much with my on bike trips it’s ridiculous – a basket would help with that.
    Manwich is the bomb.com. So easy for the boys!!

  18. PLEASE tell me about that little basket thing! I want somewhere for my phone and keys without the big old lady basket! LOL

  19. You’re killing it with all this exercise – go you! Haha, glad you’re protecting the vajag. Padded bike shorts do wonders too 🙂

  20. To put that mountain of food in Japanese terms: Yakisoba!! That’s what it is, since “yaki” means fried and “soba” means well, soba. Now you have a fancier way of saying it. 🙂

  21. I’m sure Tony is happy your va jay jay is in proper working order 😉 That stir fry looks amazing!

  22. Haha! Gotta protect the vajayjay!
    Your stir fry looks absolutely excellent! Yum!

  23. Great job on the workout!
    The stirfry looks great! And I of course love that it has gochujang! 🙂

  24. Don’t cringe, but I got an even more narrow seat. That is the key for distance riding and no chafing and/or soreness. It sounds counterintuitive, but it works!

    Padded shorts are the way to go as well.

  25. HAHAHAHA! Va jay jay! It’s my BOOTAY that’s the issue. I’m doing that duathlon on Sunday that’s an 18.6 mile bike and I know my ass will be READY to get off that thing!!!

    That lunch looks awesome! 9 points!? Nice work 🙂

  26. i’m addicted to root chips, too 🙂 and it always takes a few rides to warm up the va jay jay to the bike! fabulous lunch, i could really go for a bowl like that right about now!!

  27. Weighting For 50

    I love your comment about Tony shaking his head because you talked about your va jay jay. Biz, you are HILARIOUS!!!!! Have a great day. Same for your va jay jay!!!

  28. Love the new bike. I keep thinking of hopping on mine that hasn’t been used in years. They say you never forget how to do it, right?

    43 has been a great year for us but I only have less than a month left of it. I’m hoping, like wine, we get better with age.

    Have a great weekend!

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