Do you ever have one of those work days where you feel like you accomplish nothing, but you are busy?? That was me yesterday.
Hugest frustration? Well, I have two. One is automated phone systems. The f_ing automated voice said “please say or enter your account number.” So I start to say 492. . . and before I even finish it says “I don’t understand, please reenter yoru account number.” F!
So I keep saying “operator!” And the voice keeps saying “in order to forward your call to the appropriate party, please enter your account number.” Really?
So I finally do connect with someone – hallelujah! And as soon as I hear him speak, I know its not going to go well. Um, turns out he can’t speak English very well! He asks my name, I say “Biz” and he says “Thanks Vat for calling such and such company. . .” and continued to call me VAT throughout the whole conversation.
So something that should have taken me a maximum of 15 minutes yesterday at work took over 90 minutes. Hate that.
But I did have good eats and a great bike ride! You take the good with the bad, right?!
So I had another serving of my spinach/potato/ham breakfast casserole with an apple on the side – breakfast comes in at 7 points.
Had I know it was going to be cooler yesterday, I would have switched my jog/bike days – but I had a gorgeous 8 mile bike ride at lunch – it took me 50 minutes – the weather was perfect, 76 degrees and partly sunny – nice! I didn’t look like a beet when I got back to my desk. 😀
I threw together stuff to make a homemade Chipotle burrito. Just for kicks I decided to put in my burrito stats into chipotlefan.com to see where it would come in at: tortilla, rice, chicken, cheese and red hot salsa:
- 750 calories, 28 grams of fat, 76 carbs, 6 fiber and 51 protein
- 20 points!
My version: 1 La Tortilla factory low carb wrap, 1/2 cup spanish rice, 2 ounces leftover turkey breast, lettuce and lots of Cholula hot sauce. 7 PointsPlus 😀 On the side I had some diced watermelon and banana.
This hot sauce is quickly becoming my favorite and my beloved Tabasco is being pushed a little but further in the pantry.
I had to stop by the store on my way home for work to pick up stuff for our weekly office BBQ – on the menu this week: pulled chicken bbq sandwiches, cole slaw, corn on the cob and potato chips – my co-worker is bringing in brownies. She sent me the recipe to see how many points they were – um, each one is 15 points! The recipe calls for 3 cups of sugar. Yikes!
So it was another throw together dinner – more of our tomato basil sauce with pasta and grilled Italian sausage. My mouth waters just thinking about that sauce. 😀
My guess is dinner is around 13 points – I have no idea how to calculate the pasta sauce.
So a while back I was asked if I wanted to try out some granola from Love Grown Foods. I absolutely love granola, although typically steer clear of it because of the dense calorie count and its high in carbs, which means more insulin for me. (and as a quick FYI . . . if you Google “spread the love” and click on the first one that shows up – you’ll be taken to a porn site!)
So I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed the nutritional information – the calories per 1/4 cup range from about 110 to 130 – and the carbs range from 17-19 grams. More bonuses:
- Free of Refined Sugar
- Free of High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Free of Trans Fats
- Free of Hydrogenated Oils
- Free of Artificial Flavors
- Free of Preservatives
- Free of Gluten
- Free of Genetically Modified Ingredients
The best bonus?! It’s delicious! Want to give it a try? Check out the flavors below and leave a comment and let me know which one you’d like to try. So three winners – good luck and I’ll pick a winner on Monday, July 11.
- cocoa goodness
- raisin almond crunch
- sweet cranberry pecan
Stats for Thursday:
- 33 points, including pretzels at night – I am not safe around pretzels 😀
- 50 minute bike ride
- average blood sugar 121
I am going to my first yoga class tomorrow – its at 8:20 a.m. until 10:00! So I’ll be at the early 7:00 a.m. WW meeting – guess I am going to bed early tonight. 😀
Have a great Friday!