Today was a balancing act with my blood sugar.  it always happens when I jump back into exercise.  My goal was to work out at the gym two mornings this week, and I thought I set my alarm for 6:30, but it was 6:50.  I probably could have made it, but I decided to stay home and do Level 1 of Jillian’s 30 day shred.  I tested my blood sugar, it was 156 – kinda high, but I was okay with that. 

In the past, I’ve eaten something small, taken a little bit of insulin and I am good to go.  Today I opted to take 4 units of insulin and see what happened.  25 minutes later, after the workout, I was 160.  I would have thought it would have dropped to about 100?  Any dieticians out there – feel free to respond!

Breakfast was an Un-Biz one.  No bacon, no cheese! 🙁

4 ounces of low carb vanilla yogurt, 1 cup diced apple and 1/4 cup Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Seed Granola:


It was delicious!  But guess what?  That whole bowl was only 220 calories, 4 fat, 43 carbs and 6 protein!  But it kept me full until lunch! 😀

My friend and I walked today at lunch – we are going to take advantage of outdoor walks as long as possible!  Again I tested my blood sugar and it was 166.  Nice!  I thought that would be fine.  2.2 miles and 40 minutes later, as I was getting changed back into my work clothes, I could feel the sweat start to go down my neck.  I know, TMI – gross – but that is the first sign for me of low blood sugar.  Sure enough, when I got back to my desk my blood sugar was 55!

Luckily lunch pulled together really quickly!  Chicken stir fry.



This generous plate of food was: 397 calories, 2 fat, 62 carbs and 8 protein.  Since my blood sugar was so low, I ate half and then took half the amount of insulin I should.  By this afternoon, I had leveled out at a nice 112!

But according to sparkpeople, I should be eating around 1200 to 1500 calories a day – and since I did Jillian AND walk today for a total of 65 minute of exercise, I knew I had to get more calories in. 


70 calories, 2 carbs, 6 fat and 3 protein.  Much to my surprise, while these will never be good as smoked, SALTED almonds, I am really liking these!

I’ve been having a jones for scallops so I had a steak that needed to be cooked and we had a different kind of surf and turf.  This time I just used lemon pepper seasoning on the scallops, and seared them on medium-high heat in a tablespoon of butter.


My plate was: 3 ounces of steak, 5 sea scallops, 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend (Tony thought I made rice-a-roni, so he was a tad bit disappointed!) and about 1 teaspoon of melted butter poured over the top.


Dinner: 405 calories, 8 fat, 37 carbs and 42 protein.

But guess what?  Even with my meals, I am only at 1091 calories for the day!  I see popcorn in my future tonight! 😀

Stats for the Day:

  • 1091 calories
  • 20 fat
  • 146 carbs
  • 84 protein
  • 17 fiber
  • 65 minutes of exercise! 😀

So here’s my question.  I felt satisfied and full after each of these meals, but felt like I had to eat more to meet my 1500 calorie goal since I worked out today.  Should I add more high calorie snacks during the day?  I found out the hard way that I really can’t eat more than a handful of nuts at one time – so any suggestions would be appreciated!

Biggest Loser is On!  Go watch it so we can discuss tomorrow!  Fingers crossed Tracy gets the kick to the curb! 😀