I Ran As Fast As A Fish!

I think I am getting into an egg rut for breakfast.  I don’t like overly sweet breakfasts, except for an occasional scone – loves scones – Tony thinks they taste like ass.  I need to make my pumpkin scones again soon!


I submitted this picture to Tastespotting and Foodgawker last year – they both said “poor food composition, underexposed, not sharp.”  Phooey – they taste amazing!

So I give you another egg breakfast – breakfast tacos with 1 egg, 1/2 cup egg white, 1 oz. Canadian bacon, 1/2 ounce of cheese, baby spinach and some delicious strawberries on the side.  Is fall and winter the season for strawberries?  Breakfast comes in at 394 calories, 15 fat, 41 carbs, 4.5 fiber and 30 protein.

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I have a project going on at work, and didn’t think that I would even be able to work out at lunch.  My co-worker that joined they gym with me?  He’s one of the attorneys in my office.  His last name is Fish – I’ve worked with him for 7 years now, and somewhere along the lines I just started calling him by his last name. 

He talked my boss into letting me go – go Fish! Open-mouthed smile  One thing about Fish though.  He’s a runner.  A good runner.  As in 7:30 mile runner.  His parents ran marathons for goodness sakes!

He’s coming off an injury, so his pace to start out was 6.0 mph.  I did my usual 5 minute warm up and then decided to see how long I could run without stopping at that pace.  The answer?  10 minutes!  Which is pretty good if you ask me!  So I ended up running as fast as a Fish!

I ended up going back and forth between running (well, jogging!) and walking at an incline for 35 minutes, for a total mileage of  . . . .


Then I did 10 minutes of abs – 5 minutes on the ball and 5 minutes on the medicine ball. 

Veronica thinks I need some sort of intervention I’ve had this lasagna soup so many times.  This time I sprinkled in about a tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese.  This filling bowl comes in at 411 calories, 21 fat, 35 carbs, 3.6 fiber and 20 protein.

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My choice for dinner to Tony?  Garlic chicken thighs, skinny pork chops (both of which I was going to make with mashed potatoes) but then Tony sort of said under his breath “skinny pork chops with red beans and rice?”

We use our rice maker to make the red beans and rice.  When it went to “cool” I pan fried our pork chops – bone in, probably about 5.5 ounces with the meat.  Just a little salt and pepper – although I have to tell you – Tony is my taste tester and almost always says “needs more salt” when I have him taste something.  Now I am almost over salting everything – gah!   Dinner comes in at 407 calories, 12 fat, 40 carbs, 4 fiber and 32 protein.

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And just in case you are wondering if you have a DSLR camera like mine that every picture you take will be amazeballs?  Um, of the four pictures I took of my dinner plate, this was the best one:

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This picture actually makes me laugh out loud when I look at it!  I have no idea what setting I even had on it!

And for Alex, here is a picture of our sweet dog Ed.  One of his favorite things is to lay outside with us when we grill.


Sadly, as much as I want him to be my lap dog, he only wants to be NEAR us, not touch us.  I’ve tried over the years to get him to sit with me on the couch, but no such luck.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1212 calories (no snacking today!) 49 fat, 116 carbs, 13 fiber and 73 protein
  • 2.32 miles on treadmill, 10 minutes of abs
  • 106.62 miles left on my 170 mile challenge
  • average blood sugar 148

I have to get into work early for my project – hopefully I’ll get to work out at lunch today and that the Expresso bike is open. Open-mouthed smile  Make it a great day!


35 thoughts on “I Ran As Fast As A Fish!

  1. Nice going on the steady treadmill run! Glad that Fish was able to get you sprung for a workout.

    Skinny pork chops sound good – Jeff is in town for a few days and I might actually cook!

  2. Nice work on the treadmill! That’s awesome! 🙂

  3. Way to go for not snacking! And for getting in the lunchtime workout! You can definitely hit your 170 mile goal.

  4. Awesome workout! That soup looks so good. I always loved a thick Italian style soup. My favorite is pasta fagioli.

  5. That is a lot of awesome food for 1200 calories!!

  6. My hubby is not so fond of soup. Only French Onion and only when we’re out to a restaurant. You keep raving over this one! I wonder if he’d like it!

  7. I’ll never have great photos like some food bloggers (or at least until I win a great camera)….I think that photo looks great! Ship some of those scones to me. Stat.

  8. Biz
    Be careful what you wish for when it comes to a snuggling Lab. One of ours thought he was a lap dog even at 100+ pounds. Now that is a lot of lap dog.

  9. I think those pumpkin scones look amazing! Sometimes Foodgawker and Tastespotting can make you feel so bad, can’t they?

  10. I like your scones!

    My dog wants to be a lapdog but we don’t let him on the couch. So funny how different they are.

  11. Every time I see this lasagna soup I think I need to make it, I really need to get on that.

    Be kind of glad your dog isn’t a lapdog, getting mine off the couch is such a pain, he thinks he owns the place 🙂

  12. Roz@weightingfor50

    I think the scones look just FINE!!!! Phooey indeed Tastespotting!!!!!!!
    AWWWW…ED! Such a cutie. Have a great day Vat.

  13. Your breakfast looks good. Eggs have been sounding good to me too. Must make soon. The story about Fish is funny. I laughed about the intervention V wants…lol! Heck, I’m thrilled you like it so much! Those cameras take a lot of getting used to, I have one and you can get some pretty funky shots from them. My Haley is the same as Ed, only wants to be near you. Then my Roxy, who is the brut, she’s a snuggler. Last night on the couch she feel asleep with her head on my belly…so adorable. I wish I had a pic!

  14. The title of this post had me saying huh? Pretty funny 🙂 If you ever need a lap dog I can send my little Steve over to you….he is ALL OVER me when I sit on the couch. We actually call him Mr. Needs 🙂

  15. Where do you get your recipe calorie info from? I am going to start the whole house on a diet.

    • I use http://www.fatsecret.com. Not only can you put your daily food entries in (so far there are only a couple things that wasn’t already in their system) and then they have a cookbook section. You just type in the recipe ingredients, how many servings, and it gives you a nutritional chart. Let me know if you like it!

  16. Tastespotting hates my stuff. Don’t you know that you have to totally overexpose your shots to get listed there? Seriously – most of the photos on the front page are way over exposed. Ed looks like a venerable old dog. Does Ed have a different name for the blog, too? 😀

  17. Good treadmill work! The lasagna soup is making me hungry.

  18. Savory breakfasts never appeal to me, but seeing your eggs makes me think differently, they look great. Buttered popcorn is another thing I don’t generally think I like (caramel is another story), but as soon as I enter the movie theater it smells like the best thing ever!

    • I’ve been on a popcorn kick lately – with Frank’s hot sauce – so good! But my favorite is the Chicago blend – half cheddar cheese popcorn and the other half caramel. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Hope your arthritis is feeling better Marie!

  19. I have to make those scones! yum, yum!

    I made simply grilled ( salt pepper and some smoked paprika) pork chops for dinner tonight too!

  20. I think those scones look amazing!!

  21. Wow they are really picky about the photos they accept! There would be no hope for me then. 🙂

    I guess the rest of us should try that soup recipe since you love it so much.

    Great run on the treadmill. Fish had better watch out!

  22. Those scones look delicious!

    Also, ED ❤ He looks so happy and relaxed out in the yard 😀

  23. I may try that lasagna soup someday … it does always look good! Running for 10 minutes IS an achievement .. you should be proud of it!

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