Some days I wonder if I would leave my head at home if it wasn’t attached to my body! I was a whirlwind of activity before heading out to the gym. I didn’t pack my back the night before and I was putting my work clothes in my bag – my worst fear is that after a work out I start to get dressed and I haven’t packed a bra or underwear, just a top and pants!
Got my food. Check! Got my work clothes. Check! Got my camera. Check! Got my cell phone. Check! Got my coffee. Check! Got my insulin bag . . .
Doh. I got nearly to the gym and realized I left my insulin bag on the kitchen counter. It has my test strips, glucose monitor, glucose tabs and . . . MY FAST ACTING INSULIN! I have to take insulin every time I eat. Drat. But then I thought about it. I could modify my food that I brought for the day – just make it lower carb. And while Tony was perfectly willing to make the hour round trip drive to bring it to me, I thought I’d be okay.
It was a gorgeous sunrise on the way to the gym. Something about the sun just immediately puts me in a good mood! On tap yesterday – chest and shoulders.
Surprisingly, the strength portion only took me 35 minutes – nice! So I went to the treadmill to start the sprints. Um, no. I was still sore from the day before. I wasn’t feeling it, and I didn’t want to do a half ass job, so I quickly switched gears and went swimming for 30 minutes instead. Ah, that felt good. Got all the kinks out and when I got out of the pool, I wasn’t sore anymore.
And I had time to take a 10 minute hot shower. #love
No picture of breakfast – you’ve seen it so much – another slice of my quiche! It was only 12 grams of carbs, so I couldn’t eat my fruit or Chobani since I didn’t have my insulin.
I talked to Tony later on, and he thought it was best that I skip my lunch time workout – without my glucose monitor I have no idea where my blood sugar is at. Even with one of my bosses out I was busy yesterday. Before I knew it, it was lunch time! Taco salad – romaine lettuce, a couple tablespoons of corn, carrots, yellow pepper, 4 ounces of taco meat and my salsa/ranch dressing. 21 grams of carbs for lunch.
One of Tony’s favorite side dishes growing up was Rice-A-Roni. He remembered an Asian version that had slivered almonds, but I don’t remember that one. Katie from Chaos in the Kitchen made a homemade version – you guys, this could not be easier! The only thing I changed was I used 1 tablespoon of butter while I sauteed the rice and pasta, and I added a teaspoon of Italian seasoning for the dried parsley.
I bought this pasta a couple weeks ago because I had a coupon for it. Neither Tony or I had seen this cut of pasta before!
I love that the pasta is sitting on my printed out workout for today! On the side I made fried chicken legs. I puffy heart fried drumsticks. I used to never like dark meat and now I love it. (that’s what she said).
I promise you that is just one cup of the rice-a-roni. Oh, is that fucking hot sauce on my chicken? How the hell did that get there?!
The chicken was cooked perfectly, and Tony gave dinner two thumbs up. #winning! He usually jokes with me when he likes something I make and says stuff like “finally a decent meal around here!”
Since I had to give up all my extras – fruit/yogurt, etc., my calories were a bit light yesterday! I am pretty happy that when I got home my blood sugar was only 235 – not bad for not taking insulin all day!
Stats for the Day:
- 1158 calories, 88 carbs, 73 protein, 58 fat, 7.6 fiber (so low!)
- 44% of calories from fat, 25% from protein and 30% from carbs
- 35 minutes chest/shoulders for strength
- 30 minute swim
I want to give a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to blog reader Louise! She lives up in Appleton, WI – and she makes wonderful greeting cards. I would love it if you could leave a ton of happy birthday comments and let her know I sent you her way! She’s 67 years young today. Maybe next summer I’ll have to make the drive up to WI for a meet up!
I got to sleep in this morning. I have a meeting near my office tonight, but It’s not until 7:15 so I decided to hit the gym after to work to kill time. On today’s strength menu? Hamstrings/Glutes/Calves – but no cardio – woop!
Oh, and guess what? A while back I asked you guys to vote for my Buffalo Chicken Chili that was in Spark Peoples crock pot recipe contest. I got an email last night that I made the top 15! They are going to make the Top 15 recipes in the next week and announce a winner on December 2. The prize? $5,000 to me and $5,000 to my charity of choice! Thanks again to Heather for letting me know about the recipe contest! Wish me luck.
Make it a great day!