Tony can always tell when I leave the house in a hurry. I leave cutting boards out with small bits of spinach that didn’t get into my lunch bag, I may leave the refrigerator door open slightly, or leave cupboard doors wide open.
Yesterday I had tons of time, slept great, when all of a sudden I was in a mad dash to get out of the house.
My breakfast was another McMuff, although more traditional – English muffin, one egg, baby spinach, 2 slices of deli ham with 1 slice of Swiss cheese, with a sliced fuji apple on the side. Breakfast comes in at 367 calories, 11 fat, 45 carbs, 5.2 fiber and 20 protein.
I am going to read the manual on my heart rate monitor, but I appreciate all the links on yesterdays post. I thought I would do a low and slow workout yesterday. I did the treadmill at only 3.2 mph, but at 15% include for 45 minutes. It’s harder than you think – every once in a while I had to hang on!
When I got back from lunch, I was hangry! I started to put my lunch together and realized that I left the ground beef for my taco salad on the counter. Fuck.
So I had 2 cups of romaine, 1 large carrot diced, 1/3 of an English cucumber sliced. I did bring a 100 calorie pack of Wholly Guacamole. I ended up mixing that with 2 teaspoons of hot sauce, 1 tablespoon light ranch dressing and tossed my salad with that. Then topped with 1 ounce of diced cheddar cheese to bulk up the calories. Sans my taco meat, this salad comes in at 308 calories, 20 fat, 25 carbs, 7.7 fiber and 11 protein. I REALLY missed my taco meat.
When I talked to Tony earlier in the day I knew I still had ground beef and thought that stuffed peppers sounded good. It wasn’t until I got home that I forgot I had defrosted two pork chops – see how crazed my morning was?
I was going to butterfly them, when Tony out of the blue said “could you make pork tacos?” WHAT??!! Tony rarely suggests tacos, so I jumped on that grenade. Tony had his on flour tortillas, I made crispy corn tacos for me – 2 corn tortillas, 4 ounces lean pork, baby spinach and 1 slice of American cheese then Pam/1 tsp. oil fried them.
I still had cooked rice leftover, so I added 1/2 a can of drained corn, 1/2 a can of pinto beans, juice of one lime, zest of one lime, 2 tablespoons of taco sauce and salt and pepper to the rice, mixed it together and heated it up. Gotta love a quick side dish! Again, this dinner was ready in about 15 minutes since I sliced the pork super thin. So I got my Mexican fix after all! Dinner comes in at 510 calries, 8 fat, 72 carbs, 7 fiber and 23 protein.
I am not sure who loves Mexican food more – me or Melissa! (Hope your surgery went well!)
I was hungry around 9:30 and made some buffalo popcorn. Well, buffalo for me. I oil popped some popcorn, then after I tossed salt and grated Parmesan for Tony, put about 1 tablespoon of Frank’s hot sauce in the popcorn pan and stirred it well. I had 3 cups of popcorn – fatsecret said 3 cups of oil popped popcorn is 165 calories, 9 fat, 18 carbs, 3 fiber and 2 protein – not bad!
Stats for Wednesday:
- 1350 calories, 49 fat, 166 carbs, 23 fiber and 57 protein
- 2.25 hill climb for 45 minutes
- 119.00 miles left in 170 mile challenge
- Average blood sugar 151
Today is my Friday! I am taking tomorrow off. Not for anything fun but to do some more repair work on our roof. We are SO close to stopping the leaks! We are supposed to get a lot of rain this weekend, and not that’s its this far into October, its too dark when I get home from work to do it when I get home. I do expect to get to the gym tomorrow though!
Make it a great day!