For some reason yesterday morning before work went by really fast! Normally I keep a pretty good eye on the clock, but I was enjoying my coffee, reading blogs, and the next think I knew it was 7:50 – and I need to leave at 8:05!
So I threw shit in my bag to make breakfast nachos for breakfast – first time I’ve ever completely made them at work and it worked! As I was wondering what to make for lunch – I spied a container of brown rice in the back of the fridge, and stir-fry was on the menu! I had leftover beef from our kebabs the other night – the best marinade ever had been on the meat since Monday.
So at 7:54 I started sautéing zucchini and green peppers!
I was all set to swim at lunch yesterday – so looking forward to it. At my last diabetes doctor appointment he said my blood pressure was a bit high, but just to monitor it and we’d discuss it at my next doctor appointment in December.
Tony has a wrist blood pressure machine, so I’ve been taking it at different times all week and all the numbers were high – on a chart my numbers suggested that I had Stage II Hypertension! So I called my GP, and they wanted me to come in at 2:00 to test it. There went my swim.
Um, turns out the wrist machines aren’t very accurate – I would have been better off using the cuffs by the pharmacy. It was still high – 140/85. But he noticed that I have a heart murmur. Huh. He wants me to get an EKG next week and then we’ll go from there, but he said the murmur could be causing the high blood pressure. I can still work out as normal, he didn’t seem too concerned, but it’s definitely worth checking out!
My stirfry? So delicious!
- 4 ounces beef marinated in best beef marinade ever
- 1 zucchini sliced’
- 1/2 green pepper sliced
- 1 tablespoon House of Tsang stirfry sauce
- 1 teaspoon House of Tsang peanut sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
I heated up the pan, added the coconut oil and when the pan was screaming hot, cooked the zucchini and green peppers. While that’s was going on, I went and washed my face, brushed my teeth and put my contacts in. Next I pushed the veggies to the side of the pan, then added the beef and then got dresses while that cooked. The last minute I added the stirfry sauces, tossed everything together and cooked for 1 more minute. Then served over 1 cup of brown rice.
I did add a splash of sriracha at work to spice it up a bit! So filling too. This plate comes in at 475 calories and 37 grams of protein – nice!
I stopped by the store on the way home to see what I could find in the 50% off bin. I scored in the cheese section!
But nothing in the meat section. Nothing was really jumping out at me, so I just picked up chicken wings and had buffalo wings for dinner.
Tony and I usually spend our Friday nights clearing stuff off the DVR. I ended up making us a cheese and cracker plate for snacks later on, and I had a few glasses of wine. I fully expected my day to be close to 3000 calories, but was pleasantly surprised even with the snacks and wine, it wasn’t too bad.
Stats for the Day:
- 2270 calories, 118 carbs, 129 protein, 92 fat, 9.2 fiber
- 36% of calories from fat, 22 from protein, 20 from carbs and 19% from alcohol
- no workout
I plan on working out both today and tomorrow. Today I get to see Hannah! She has a friend who I have known since Hannah was in 4th grade. It’s her sons 2nd birthday and I am picking up Hannah on the train, then going to the party, and the way the trains run on the weekend, we’ll have time to thrift before I bring her back to the train at 6:08 – fun!!
Veronica and Suzie – you’ll be happy to know there was a Kyle sighting this morning! We haven’t seen her for a week, but she must have been hungry – she’s been eating solid for about the last 15 minutes!