I’ve come to realize that when I sleep in over the weekend, which I love, that come Monday morning, no matter how great my intentions are, this ass is not getting out of bed to exercise. That and going to bed after 11:00 p.m. on a Sunday just isn’t a recipe for success.
So while my alarm went off at 6:30, I didn’t actually get out of bed until 7:20 – eek! While that’s plenty of time for me to get ready for work, it left zero time for my morning walk.
Over the weekend I realized that my wonton wrappers were about to go, so I decided to bake them up. Just bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes, just until they are lightly browned.
I decided to make some breakfast wontons! Haven’t done that in a while. I scrambled up 1/4 cup of egg whites with 2 ounces of chopped deli ham, 1/2 cup shredded zucchini and 1 slice of American cheese. I made my scramble at home, then assembled them at work – be sure to put your wonton cups on top of your lunch – they are very fragile!
I heated the scramble once I got to work, then divided the mixture evenly between the wonton cups – topped with some baja fresh salsa, and a sliced apple on the side – this was a delicious way to start the day. This plate comes in at 371 calories, 9 fat, 47 carbs, 4.5 fiber and 22 protein.
You want to make sure you squeeze out the grated zucchini in a paper towel before scrambling – otherwise the bottom of your wontons will be soggy the longer they sit on your plate.
I may have added some splashes of Tabasco after the pics were taken.
So at lunch I met with my plastic surgeon. She’s totally nice, down to earth, and as I was speaking with her, could not for the life of me figure out if her boobs were real or not – they were kind of out there, but who knows!
She said my mole removal will only take about 30 minutes under local anesthesia, and while I’ll have a scar, its her goal to make it as minimal as possible. I’ve scheduled it for October 22 then its done and over with. She reassured that just because the cells were abnormal, it doesn’t necessarily mean cancer, but as a safety precaution just to get it removed, and then I’ll be good to go.
By the time I got back to the office I was hangry! Thankfully I froze the rest of Suzie’s chorizo chili for lunch – I had an ounce of unphotographed tortilla chips for dipping – just as good as when I made it! Lunch comes in at 466 calories, 20 fat, 49 carbs, 11 fiber and 25 protein. The jarred hot peppers were a nice kick.
The afternoon d r a g g e d at work yesterday. Couldn’t wait to get the hockey puck out of there. Guess what Tony requested for our dinner this week? Another round of grilled chicken caesar salad! Any time he recommends a salad I jump all over it.
The romaine I bought was kind of skinny, so we each got a whole head. Chicken tenders were on sale so I bought those instead of chicken breasts – just tossed in a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
The romaine only cooks about 1 minute – about 30 seconds per side. The darker part gets wilty, almost tastes like spinach, while the lighter part stays nice and crisp.
Such a delicious salad – its just lightly dressed and of course, the garlic croutons and sprinkle of Parmesan cheese make this salad. 505 calories, 35 fat, 8 carbs, 4 fiber and 36 protein. This is a great low carb/paleo salad!
So happy I have some company with my six week, 170 miles challenge! The wonderful folks at Chobani have offered up one of their yogurt packs. If you decide to do a six week challenge and complete it, you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Who doesn’t love Chobani!
So here is where I am at. 172 pounds. I put my height and weight into a BMI calculator and just as I suspected, I am back in the “obese” category. I started entering different weights until I got to one that was within normal range – well the top of the normal range. The magic number?
Yep, I have to lose 36 pounds in order to be in a normal weight range. So I have my work cut out for me! I have decided that if I do an exercise that I can’t measure, like a work out video or walking the dog, that for every 45 minutes I’ll count that as one mile to my total goal. I ended up walking the dog for 15 minutes after dinner and did 30 minutes of Classical stretch. Turns out I tried to do a TaeBo video but having the salad sitting in my stomach I felt like I was going to puke any second. Note to self: don’t exercise 20 minutes after eating!
Stats for Monday:
- 1400 calories, 66 fat, 116 carbs, 20 fiber and 85 protein
- 15 minute walking dog, 30 minute stretch video
- average blood sugar 144
- 1 mile down, 169 to go!
It’s not too late to join the challenge – just leave a comment and tell me what you want to accomplish in the next six weeks – maybe its bring your lunch one more day than you normally do, or trying a new recipe, or eating out less. Who’s with me?
Make it a great day!