First lets find out who the winner of my 4 year blogaversary is . . .
Min: 1 Max: 5 Result: 16
Hmmm, I have no idea how long I’ve been reading your blog, definitely quite a while! I’ve made your spicy pumpkin ravioli, so good!
Congratulations Sara! Please email me at email@example.com for your mailing address!
I woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday and I was panicked because I hadn’t gotten anything ready for my 5k tomorrow. I decided I am going to at least walk it, and maybe pepper in some jogs here and there. I plan on going to the gym today (nearly 4 weeks since I’ve been!) and try out the treadmill to see where I am at. It won’t be a PR tomorrow, but that’s okay.
Breakfast yesterday was a half bagel sammie and some delicious watermelon. I usually suck at picking out watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydews . . . this one was perfect. Breakfast comes in at 343 caloires, 13 fat, 38 carbs, 4.9 fiber and 35 protein.
Lunch was a “throw shit in a bag” day and see what happens once I get to work. I threw in my lunch bag:
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 baggie of plain cooked chicken breasts
- cheddar cheese
- bag of baby spinach
- a can of enchilada sauce
I had to pick up lunch for my boss and my co-worker needed a break so she came with me. To kill some time, I went to my FAVORITE kitchen store:
We have a toaster oven at work, but I don’t have any oven safe dishes to use in case I need one. I found a perfect size dish – normally $24.99 for $8! And a really cute hand towel for $1.99.
I microwaved the zucchini for 1 minute, just enough so its slightly tender, I don’t like an overly cooked zucchini – too mushy. I cut the zucchini in half, then scraped out the seeds with a fork.
In a small bowl I mixed 3 ounces of the chicken with the chopped baby spinach and 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce (mine was LaPreferida (sp?) brand – its 15 calories per 1/4 cup. I divided the chicken mixture between the two zucchinis, then sprinkled with 3/4 once of cheese, and put another 1/4 cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of my baking dish.
7-8 minutes later under the broiler – lunch was done.
I did add some Tabasco to this to kick it up, but it was really good. Best part – the stats! This whole dish? 299 calories, 11 fat, 14 carbs, 4.9 fiber and 35 protein.
You know I love the 50% off meat rack. Last time I stocked up so I defrosted this for dinner – it’s a boneless chuck pot roast. Like most of you I would have thought that this particular meat was just meant for the crock pot or a dutch oven – low and slow. And Marcia, I know you’ll be jealous, but with the 50% off this was a $2.80 piece of meat!
Tony wasn’t in the mood for a dry rub, so all I did was put some garlic salt and cracked black pepper. On the side were some potatoes/carrots/garlic that I cooked in foil on the grill. With some vinegar cucumbers my mom brought for me.
I may have had a bbq beverage!
I seared the meat for 5 minutes on both sides, then took it off the heat and put it on the cool side of the grill for 10 minutes. And I let it rest 10 minutes before slicing. My one fatal flaw when I use the Weber? Too many coals!
My dinner comes in at 453 calories, 23 fat, 25 carbs, 5.5 fiber and 33.25 protein.
I don’t trim the fat because it adds flavor, I just cut around it and turns out our dog doesn’t mind eating beef fat!
But I ended up eating cheese and crackers later in the night. I have come to the conclusion that I just can’t keep that shit in my house, or if I do, put it in a box with a lock on it so I can’t get to it. I can’t help it, Merkts cheese is just amazeballs!
I am up early today because I have my full body scan for any more pre-cancerous moles. Then the next step is to meet with the plastic surgeon to remove the pre-cancerous mole on my face. Thanks for all the well wishes for my cousin Pam yesterday – more good thoughts and prayers sent her won’t certainly won’t hurt!
I’ll post again sometime mid-morning to let you know how my 5k went – wish me luck!