Morning!  I had a great first day back on track!  My goals yesterday?

  • exercise at least 45 minutes – 40 minute The Firm DVD and 10 minute jog = 50 minutes!
  • drink 80 ounces of water – easy – I drank two 32 ounce waters during the day, and 40 ounces at home last night
  • no wine with dinner – wow, no wine AT ALL last night!

I have gotten in such a habit drinking wine.  Pouring a glass while making dinner, probably another during dinner then after dinner maybe having another.  While I love wine, they are empty calories, and my hope is that I can incorporate it when appropriate and not make it a daily routine.  But I have to tell you, a couple times as I was watching t.v. I was like, “just have one glass, that would be fine!”  But I knew one would lead to two – mind over matter baby!

Breakfast yesterday was extremely filling – 18 grams of fiber! 1 low carb tortilla, 1/2 ounce reduced fat cheddar, 1/2 cup canned black beans, 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1/4 avocado (which I made into a spread) and 1/4 of a medium canteloupe.

372 calories, 12 fat, 47 carbs, 30 protein, 18 fiber
I added this salsa from our local Mexican grocery store - love it - nice and spicy with a vinegar taste!!

While I was making my lunch the night before last, Tony came into the kitchen, took one look at it and said “what the hell is that and I am not eating that!”  I decided to make my spaghetti squash/quinoa casserole, but decided to add 1/2 cup of pasta sauce to the mix.  So while it kind of looks like ass, the flavor was delicious!

532 calories, 4 fat, 55 carbs, 26 protein, 9 fiber
you can kind of see some of the quinoa!

It was freezing in our office yesterday, so one of my 32 ounce drinks was actually 32 ounces of hot tea!  I found a new favorite:

I made my Thai Basil Chicken for my lunch today last night, and since I had half a package of chicken breasts leftover, it was an easy decision to make Chicken Parmesan!

My secret is that you have to a pretty hot pan and use butter while pan frying, but just 1 tsp. and the rest is Pam.  It just gives a nice crunch to the panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.

My plate:  6 ounces cooked pasta, 4 ounce Parm chicken, 1 ounce reduced fat mozzarella cheese, and 1 cup wilted spinach (I just put it in the hot pasta sauce after I drained the pasta – just takes about 30 seconds – so good!)

557 calories, 13 fat, 60 carbs, 48 protein, 5 fiber

Stats for Monday:

  • 1,461 calories,
  • 50 fat
  • 162 carbs
  • 103 protein
  • 32 grams of fiber 😀
  • 50 minutes of exercise
  • no wine! 😀

Goals for Tuesday:

  • 45 minutes exercise
  • 80 ounces of water
  • If we get tickets to Joe’s theater to see The Blind Side, 2 drink maximum

Have a great Tuesday! 😀