5k instead of happy hour?!

I think this weekend I am going to make a healthy breakfast casserole – that way my breakfasts will be portioned out and I don’t have to think about it.  If you have any links to healthy breakfast casseroles, can you leave them in the comments section?  Thanks!

Again, I left the house without bringing breakfast.  I knew we had leftover bagels at the office, but I only like to have a bagel once a week, otherwise I’d have them every day.  So I swung by Subway, got their egg white and ham breakfast sandwich with buffalo sauce and avocado for an extra .50 cents.

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This comes in at 365 calories, 14 fat, 48 carbs, 6.9 fiber and 22 protein – super filling!  One of my bosses walked by my desk and said “that almost looks like buffalo sauce.”  When I told him it was he was like “for breakfast?!”  Um, yes!  Nothing wrong with that. Open-mouthed smile

I had more errands to run at lunch time so no exercise.  We had a birthday celebration and picked up an icecream cake at Baskins Robbins – I had no idea how expensive ice cream cakes were!  Like $35!  I didn’t have any, but everyone raved about it – oreo ice cream!


I had ground beef and veggie nachos for lunch.  I sautéed 3 ounces of ground beef with one chopped zucchini and added about a tablespoon of taco seasoning.  On the base was 15 tortilla chips (1.5 ounces), then I added the heated up taco/zucchini mix, the 1 ounce of cheese, and when it came out added diced bell pepper and tomato and cherry salsa.

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These were so good – lunch comes in at 515 calories, 25 fat, 37 carbs, 5 fiber and 35 protein.

It’s getting hot in our hood!  Temps in the mid 90’s.  Thankfully Tony turned on the air before I got home.  It was a gorgeous night though.


After feeling like a slug for my lack of exercise this week, I told Tony that I was going to hit up the gym after work and then I’d pick up Chinese. Open-mouthed smile   I ran a 5k, but it was painfully slow – with a 5 minute warm up, my time was 41:03.  But I can only get faster from here, right?! Open-mouthed smile  And I plan on hitting up the gym today and tomorrow too.  I know once I go I’ll keep going.


I guess I shouldn’t have watched Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Fried Chicken” while I was working out because I was hangry by the time I got home.  I didn’t even take a picture of my dinner!  I had a cup of beef and broccoli, 1/2 a cup of white rice and 1/2 an egg roll.  Dinner comes in at 408 calories, 18 fat, 37 carbs, 5 fiber and 3 protein. 

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What I like about this is that the broccoli far outweighs the beef, which is good – and the broccoli is always crisp tender – and they finally listened and made it spicy for me!  And I like how I left my blood sugar testing kit in the picture – my blood sugar was a bit high this morning 189, mainly because Tony and I had some of this snack mix while watching t.v.


Hopefully today Tony and I will finally find a car for me – I’ve been driving the rental car for nearly three weeks and I am pretending like its mine because right now my gym bag is tossed in the back seat, my gym shoes and sweaty socks are on the back seat floor – I am the worst at leaving crap in my car.  Think coffee travel mugs – I think I had one in my car for six months – yep, that’s my record!

Stats for Friday:

  • 1428 calories, 63fat, 141 carbs, 16 fiber and 84 protein
  • 5k after work
  • average blood sugar 142

Heather, I thought you’d like this video! 

Make it a great day!


22 thoughts on “5k instead of happy hour?!

  1. Your breakfast looks good, I will have to try it!
    Good luck finding a car, I haven’t shopped for a car for a long time. Would love to have a new one!! 🙂
    Have a good weekend, we are having my in laws over on Fathers Day, my FIL wants pizza! So I’m grilling pizza using one of your recipes! 🙂

  2. I love The Spirit of the Marathon – I even own the DVD. Complete inspiration every time I watch it! Great job doing that 5K after work…I think it’s harder to run at the end of the day, so kudos for getting it done!

    Hope you find a car today!

  3. Good luck on the car hunt, it took us about 6 years to agree on a car we both liked. Luckily we work together and survived with just the one vehicle for quite a while. We love our new Veloster, and no worries for 10 years!

  4. I laugh and think of you every time I see the Frank’s commercial where the old lady tells her priest “I put that sh*t on everything!” He is eating a brownie. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  5. I’m like you and love the spicy stuff! I find food to generally be less spicy on the East Coast relative to the West (I don’t have the midwest data point but seems to be good spice there!). Some things don’t even come spicy in the stores here (like wholly guacamole is only in regular here and you can’t find jalapeno ranch dressing, etc etc). So I always have Franks or Sriracha around 😀

  6. I hope you found a car! I’m jealous of your weather. Right now I’m sitting on my patio and while it’s sunny, it’s only 65 degrees. And that is going to be our high tomorrow. Grateful for the sun for sure though!

    I won’t put the links here but go to my blog recipe tab and look under Casseroles and Miscellaneous and look at the Sausage, Sweet Potato & Spinach Casserole or the Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Quiche. Both have great stats and you could put something else besides mushrooms in the quiche.

  7. The Spirit of the Marathon is such a great movie. Crossing the finish line of a marathon certainly does change your life. I think every runner has a story. I love to hear why people have gotten into running.

    Nice job on your run! You’re doing great.

    Good luck with your car search. Hope you find one soon.

  8. Subway should start paying you! You make me want to go there! Nachos>cake IMO ;). Way to push through your 5K! Happy weekend

    • Hi Biz! Well, I think that your 5K is great. Do you remember–that is so much better than most people can do. Never cut your accomplishment short.

      🙂 Marion

  9. I’ve never heard of breakfast casseroles. On the other hand, Finns don’t even eat pancakes for breakfast…

    Is it your birthday you’re talking about? I turned 44 last year, are you on the same page already? 🙂

  10. I make “egg bakes” every week for breakfast and I just wing it with ingredients. All I do is spray a square glass pyrex with Pam and put a whole bunch of fresh baby spinach (uncooked), broccoli spears, a little bit of shredded cheese, a bunch of fresh salsa and then pour Egg Beaters over the top and cook it for about 50 minutes covered in foil and then cook about 5 more uncovered. When its done I cut it into 4 squares. Its very good and easy. You could add whatever ingredienst you have on hand.

  11. That breakfast looks SO good! I’m not a huge fan of Subway, but that actually looks good…and it’s not the icky luncheon meat! P.S. LOVE the new Rogue!!!

  12. Good for you on the 5k!

  13. Those veggie nachos look seriously amazing! How did car shopping go?!? I hope you were able to find something!

  14. Those nachos look like such a fun lunch! And now I’m craving Chinese… 🙂

  15. Great job with the run Biz!!! And the car shopping..I know how crazy that can be!

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