As most of my long time readers know I am low maintenance. I mean very low maintenance. I don’t think I’ve paid retail for clothes in a decade. I own exactly 4 pairs of shoes, one of which includes flip flops. Although I do have two pairs of slippers – see what I mean?
Comfort for me is where its at. So that’s why I despise bras. Doesn’t matter. I can pay $70 for a bra at Victoria’s Secret, or I can buy 3 for $10 at Walmart. They all suck ass. Either the underwire cuts in after a while, they lose their shape after washing, or in my opinion, the worst offense – the strap falling repeatedly off my shoulder while I am at the copier all afternoon.
So the other day I was picking up my insulin at Walgreen’s when I just happened to be walking down the aisle that has “As Seen On TV” products. Not gonna lie I am usually a sucker for those infomercials. But what stopped me was that they had this on the shelf:
Just so you know, that’s how I normally look with just a bra on. 😀 The package had two bras – one nude and one black – for $9.99. The frugal side of me thought “two bras for $10!
Well, I’ve been wearing it all week and I love it. I don’t even feel like I am wearing a bra at all. There are no clasps, the shoulder straps stay on all day – its kind of like a fancy sports bra. 😀
Guess what I had for breakfast?? Yep! Another yogurt parfait – although I think after three days in a row I am really missing my eggs. This version also has Chobani’s new flavor that they sent me – Apple Cinnamon.
It actually has tiny bits of apple and cinnamon on the bottom – and a 6 ounce container is only 3 points. So this parfait comes in at 5 points.
So when I left to work out at lunch. It had started snowing big snowflakes. But it was 32 degrees and I was prepared, so I went for it. My blood sugar was 210 when I left – perfect!
I did my usual walk/run to a song. The last song was really fast temp and I felt like I was sprinting the last four minutes of my run! Here I am before getting going – see the snow on my hat and I’d only been out 5 minutes.
I stole Tony’s ear muffs and while a bit big, they worked perfectly. They stayed on and they kept my headphones in place. 😀
I pushed the last part of my run so hard, check out my blood sugar when I got back to my desk:
Needless to say, I did not take any insulin for lunch. I brought leftover beef with peppers from the freezer (thanks again for the idea Veronica!) and served it on tostadas with black beans, corn, red peppers, romaine, a bit of cheddar cheese and salsa. This comes in at 10 points.
By the time it was time to leave the office? The temps dropped to about 11 degrees, the roads were super icy even though there was barely an inch of snow. It took me 2 hours to drive home!
So while it would have been really easy to pick up a pizza on the way home, I decided to stick with my plan. I had defrosted a small steak that I had in the freezer for my dinner. As I was driving home I was thinking what else I had for a side dish, I remembered I had a cauliflower in the downstairs fridge.
As luck would have it, I had seen Nicole from Heat to 350’s recipe for Cauliflower in Cheddar Mustard Cream Sauce. My two favorite words are in that recipe – cheese and mustard.
I did adapt it a bit, just because I like a thicker sauce, and of course had to kick up the spice factor. Tony wanted me to bring him home plain white bread (not whole wheat, not wheaty white, just plain white!) and I just happened to be near the deluxe cheese section by the deli.
I scooped up a small piece of Japaneno Havarti for this recipe. Since I hadn’t spent any extra money on groceries this week, this was worth the $5 splurge. Doesn’t everyone cook dinner after being stuck in traffic for two hours? 😀
Cauliflower in Jalapeno Cheddar Mustard Cream Sauce
- makes 4 servings at 4 WW points each (1 cup)
- 4 cups chopped raw cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup fat free half and half
- 2 ounces jalapeno havarti
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Steam the cauliflower for about 7-8 minutes, or just until tender. Meanwhile melt butter. Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Slowly add the cup of half and half to make a thick white sauce. Remove from heat, and add the cheese, mustard, cayenne pepper, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste until the cheese is melted.
Toss the cauliflower with the cheese sauce and serve.
I don’t know why but adding cheese to cauliflower tastes just like mac n cheese without all the carbs! Dinner comes in at 10 points.
So I am a bit pissed at my WI today. I worked out 45-50 minutes every day, did strength training, counted ALL my points, even over last weekend, and this is how I am rewarded:
But I am not going to let that number rule my week. I know I was on track. I actually feel thinner, so I am going to keep on keeping on. I am just tired of toggling back and forth these last few weeks. 😦 Alright, I am off to meal plan and see what’s in my pantry and fridge – make it a great day!
Need some more motivation to get out and move? It just takes one step.