There. I said it! While everyone around me knows that I am NOT a morning person, somehow I convince myself each and every night that I am! But all was not lost. While I didn’t wake up in time to go to the gym, I did get up in enough time to do Level 3 of 30 day shred AND take my dog on a 20 minute walk. It’s better than watching the inside of my eyelids! 😀
Now I know I am going to want Gina to chime in on this one! I woke up with a blood sugar of 143 – a bit high but not too bad. I decided not to take insulin, I ate 1/4 of a kashi bar before working out. Usually I take insulin without eating anything, then my blood sugar tends not to spike. After the dvd and walking my dog, I waited 45 minutes and tested my blood sugar – it was 274! I quickly gave myself enough insulin to bring that number down as well as to take enough insulin to cover my breakfast. First pics of my walk! 😀
There were actually people fishing in this cold November morning – with winter coats sitting on lawn chairs by the river! Ed loves being outside – so many smells!
Breakfast was a Thomas high fiber English muffin with 1/2 being 1 egg with broccoli and 75% reduced cabot cheese and the other half 1 tsp. no added sugar peanut butter with 1/4 of an apple. Um, I may have put some Tabasco on my eggs! 😀
So fast forward to right before my 45 minute walk at lunch. I tested my blood sugar. It was 183 – I was fine with that, but after last weeks low blood sugars, I reached into my Halloween candy bowl – mind you this is my first taste of Halloween candy! Um, I think Tony loves peanut M&Ms as much as I do!
So my friend Natasha and I walked at lunch – the time goes by so much faster when you talk the whole way! We do 2.2 miles in about 40 minutes. There are a few tiny hills, but neither of us is ever out of breath. Which is why I am perplexed by this number:
Yep – 47! Luckily I had the other 1/4 of my apple at my desk and munched on that in order to focus on putting my lunch together. I made a romaine salad with cucumbers, carrots, radish, diced apple and Annie’s Goddess Dressing – on the side was 1/4 cup of chili. It was a HUGH JASS salad! (Yes, I like to think I am 20 something sometimes!)
There was construction on my way home from work. See all the red lights? This road is normally 50 mph! It took me 65 minutes to drive 7 miles. 🙁
Tony puts up with all the food related shows I like to watch – thank you for that Tony! But one show we both enjoy watching is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. We watched an episode last night that we had DVRd and they showed a Cuban Sandwich. Holy cow – it looked amazing! Then my mind started thinking “we have leftover pork tenderloin” and a quick stop at the store on my way home to pick up deli ham and low fat swiss we were good to go!
I also had 3 lone potatoes in my pantry – I made some potato chips while I was putting together our sammies. I like to slice them very thin.
I sliced the leftover pork. Then built the sammies – the last of my Milwaukee pickles! And lots of mustard of course! 😀
I pan fried the sammies in just one pat of butter – a little goes a long way!
The secret to a good grilled sandwich is low and slow. Once the butter melts, I put the sammies in the pan. At medium-low heat, I put a top on so that the inside melts while the bread gets nice and crispy.
Done! This one was Tony’s – just a bit bigger than mine. See how melty the cheese gets when you don’t rush it?!
My plate: chips and My sammie: 1 ounce of French bread, 2 ounces pork, 1 ounce of deli ham and 1 ounce of low fat swiss.
The combination of the tender pork with the salty ham and cheese and bite of the dill pickle and mustard = priceless! 😀
Stats for the Day:
- 1338 calories
- 39 fat
- 137 carbs
- 73 protein
- 28 fiber (nice!)
- Level 3 – 30 Day Shred
- 20 minute walk with Ed
- 40 minute walk at lunch
Biggest Loser tonight – can’t wait to see what Tracy will do! See you tomorrow night. 😀