It was stormy last night in Chicagoland. The first sound of thunder means we have to shut down the computer. Can I just tell you it was just weird not checking in on everyone last night? So Tony and I caught up on some of the stuff we had on DVR – The Office last night was so funny!
So since I still had the never ending avocado bread dough in the fridge, yet another breakfast pizza was in order. I rolled out the dough, went to the fridge and realized I’d used the last of the pizza sauce on Hannah’s pizza I made for her when she got home from work. So I decided to see what I could use instead:
You might think that it looks like a lot of cheese, but I drizzled liquid egg whites all over the top of the pizza – about 1/4 of a cup – I had to be careful putting it in the oven because the egg whites were rolling off!
Breakfast: 387 calories, 55 carbs, 21 protein, 12.4 fat and 5.2 fiber
I knew I had about 1/2 cup of my Cincinnati chili leftover and then just started throwing things in my lunch bag! This is what I ended up with!
This was so filling and it took me over 30 minutes to eat! Love the spicy pepperoncini!
Lunch: 428 calories, 47 carbs, 28 protein, 15.7 fat 9.2 fiber
I tried a new yogurt – I had a coupon for it and decided to give it a try. The verdict? I loved it! Not too sweet like some yogurts can be – this one was Honey Vanilla and is 130 calories, 19 carbs, 12 protein and 5 fat.
And then I had crack crackers, i.e. Baked Wheat Thins – I really have to portion these out in one serving bags because I could eat the whole bag no problem!
I had yet another Tyler Florence recipe in mind for dinner last night – Crispy Sesame Chicken Salad with spinach cucumber and cilantro. I had just turned my cell phone on when I got in the car after work when it rang:
Tony: What’s on the menu tonight?
Biz: Crispy Sesame Chicken.
Tony: Well I was just watching t.v. and they were eating pizza – with lots of meat on it. You know I can’t have any meat tomorrow because its Lent.
I am not going to lie – it was nice to walk in the door and just wait for the delivery guy! Of course I added the customary Frank’s hot sauce. I had 4 squares of pizza. When I came back to the kitchen, I took one square and weighed it – each one came in at 3 oz. So I go to caloriecount.com, enter in 12 ounces of meat lovers pizza and discovered this:
767 calories, 77 carbs, 22.4 protein, 36 fat and 4.8 fiber
I kind of panicked a bit. Part of me was like “you could have only had two pieces and had a salad on the side.” But then I had to stop and think for a second. My day as a whole wasn’t that bad! I also did Jillian’s 50 minute fat banish dvd – that one is hard!
And then I was curious. Back before I was diabetic, and 210 pounds, I wondered what a day in the life of that Biz stacked up nutrition wise! Below was a typical day for me – I was a young single Mom and money was tight – sadly fast food was very affordable!
Breakfast: Burger King Crossan’wich with Sausage, Egg and Cheese, Small Hash Brown Rounds and a large regular pop.
Lunch: McDonald’s Big Mac, large fries and a large regular pop
Dinner: Jack’s original Pepperoni pizza (back in the day this pizza only cost $2.50!) and yes, I could eat the whole thing
Snack: 4 thin mint cookies (also at times I could eat a whole sleeve in an evening
Total: 3,738 calories, 112 protein, 479 carbs, 13 fiber, 159 grams of fat!
So I am not going to sweat the extra couple of pieces of pizza!
On the way home last night I had to pick up more blood sugar test strips. My co-pay is $80 for 4 boxes – I never really looked before but was shocked when I saw how much my insurance saved me!
How are uninsured diabetics able to afford the most basic needs to manage their disease? It’s so sad.
Alright, let’s finish off on a good note – it’s Friday and I have a crustless broccoli spinach quiche in the oven for breakfast! You’ll just have to come back tomorrow for the recipe!
What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without a computer?