Last night I made black rice, but my camera battery died before I could take a picture! It’s jet black in the bag, but turns to a purple after its cooked – we all liked it and it reminded us of wild rice with the nuttiness.
I had two ounces left over so I decided to base my breakfast on that!
- 2 ounces cooked black rice
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 ounce cheese
- 1/4 cup fat free half and half
- crushed red pepper
- salt and pepper
I had wanted to put cooked bacon in before the bake, but I forgot, so I just topped with two crisp pieces of center cut bacon – I ended up crumbling it on top for a nice salty addition to each bite! I love this! So savory – the rice actually makes it taste creamy!
And I brought 3 ounces of my CSA strawberries on the side – they are tiny – but boy are they sweet!
Breakfast comes in at
- 488 calories
- 25 fat
- 28 protein
- 32 carbs
- 3.3 fiber
Guess what I did this morning?? I WENT TO THE GYM!
I have derived inspiration from others! First off is Jen, of A Prior Fat Girl, who did an AMAZING 99 minutes on the Stairmaster over the weekend. I did just 15 minutes this morning and that was hard enough – you rock!
Then there is Lori, who is so close to goal after 2 years of losing over 100 pounds – she and her sister did a sprint triathlon over the weekend – way to go! From 250 pounds to triathlon, now if you can’t garner inspiration from that I don’t know where you can find it!
So I ended up getting up before my alarm went off and started the day. I had half of a kashi bar (with insulin) to give me the fuel I needed. It was really good – half was 74 calories, .2 fat, 1.5 protein, 16 carbs and .2 fiber.
Then pulled into the gym at 6:55 a.m.! I didn’t even get up until 7:45 yesterday!
It only costs our family of four $45 a month for this place! And you can use it at any Cardinal Fitness!
I ended up doing:
- 15 minute hill climb on the treadmill – 3.0 mph at 8 incline
- 15 minutes Stairmaster
- 10 minutes elliptical
- 5 minute cool down
And still had plenty of time to finish putting my lunch together and shower and get to work on time – sweet!
So my new mantra – one day at a time. Just do the best I can in one day and in time we’ll see what the big picture shows!
Although I did want this for breakfast – someone brought in treats – I believe the bear claw is the best pastry out there, with an apple fritter in close second! I only smelled it!!
Morning break is over – come back for lunch: Beef and Tofu Noodle Stir Fry!