I rarely remember my dreams. I am sure I dream every night, but since I sleep like the dead I think I just don’t remember them. Except last night I had a vision that I was running in a race. It was cool enough that I could see my breath, but the sun was rising. I was wearing a zip up jacket at the beginning of the race, but handed it off to Hannah half way through and was wearing a tank top and a running skirt.
I don’t know how long the race was, only that I seemed to run it effortlessly, and I could see Tony waiting for me at the finish line. I don’t know if its because I am going to try to run 5 miles in 55 minutes this weekend for Lori’s heart healthy weekend, but it was almost as if my subconscious was telling me, if you keep running, you’ll get better. 😀
So the breakfast parfait was again on the menu – this time I upped the Kellogg’s Vanilla Almond to 3/4 cup in the layers, and when I went to pick up treats for work they had a package of sliced pineapple for only $1.50 – score! Breakfast comes in at 6 points.
It was another chilly day, around 32, but sunny. I ran/walked for 50 minutes. 😀 I love this covered bridge near my office – and the water was frozen over and it looked so pretty.
I was more than ready to warm up to my leftover gumbo. I had enough to share with a couple people in my office. I did end up adding 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, so my bowl comes in at 9 points.
The comments I received?
Your gumbo rocked!
I would order that in a restaurant!
It’s such a flavorful heat – this will definitely be on the menu again soon. 😀
So again I was playing “spin the ingredients” for dinner. Here’s what I knew I had. Tuna steak (frozen from Sam’s Club), green beans, potatoes and sesame seeds.
I used chili paste to roll the sides of my tuna steak in before pressing sesame seeds on the sides.
I par boiled my green beans until they were crisp tender, drained the water, then added 1 tsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. of this hot sauce Hannah gave me for Christmas, then sprinkled with sesame seeds:
I just Pam fried 5 ounces of diced potatoes, then added a splash of the chili paste, salt, pepper, and some sesame seeds. Once I took the potatoes out, I cranked the heat and seared the tuna steaks.
- 4 oz. tuna steak (3)
- 5 oz. potato (3)
- 1 tsp. olive oil (1)
- green beans (0)
- teriyaki hot sauce (0)
- thai chili paste (0)
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds (0)
That giant plate was only 7 points. 😀 So that’s why I didn’t feel guilty having pretzels and onion dip with Hannah while watching American Idol last night for 6 points – hey, at least I counted the points! 😀
Who else is doing Lori’s heart healthy challenge? What are you going to do?
My WW meeting times have changed – on Saturday’s they are 7, 8, 9 and 10:00. I hope to make the 8:00 meeting and hit the gym to get my 5 mile run done. 😀
Have you ever run in a running skirt before? Make it a great day!