I had a my quarterly doctor’s appointment with my endocronologist yesterday – it went great!ย  I had my blood work done and in a couple weeks I’ll know what my A1C is – anything under 7ย is considered a controlled diabetic – I am shooting for 6! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  My doctor was especially happy with my blood sugar numbers!

I test my blood sugar between 4 - 5 times a day - my 30 day average is 116!

I know my friend Nicole would be especially proud of that average – and Gina and Melinda too! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  But I had to step on the scale at the doctor’s office, something I haven’t done at home in a while!ย  It was at the end of the day, with all my clothes on, soย I decided to weigh in at home this morning and face the music.

In my conversation with my doctor, he casually mentions that someone my height should weigh between 120 and 130.ย  But then he said “let’s just shoot for 10 pounds in three months – can you do that for me?”ย  My next doctor appointment is May 12 – so game on!ย  It’s kind of funny really, because I can be the best cheerleader when I comment on people’s blogs if they are in a funk, the weight isn’t coming off quickly – I think its time to take my own advice – make every day the best it can be – and the string as many of those days together as I can! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  (Pep talks would be appreciated!) ๐Ÿ˜€

And I also showed my doctor my calorie count food log, and he said that I eat too many carbs – one thing Tony has told me forever – so for all the world to hear “you were right Tony!”ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  He wants me to eat between 110 and 150 carbs a day.

Breakfast was almost a repeat of yesterday – the banana/peanut butter side actually ended up being my fuel for my45 minute walk before lunch – worked out perfect!

yesterday I used Wisconsin American cheese - so good!

I didn’t think we would get our walk in, but it worked out in the end.ย  We did our 45 minute walk in 30 degree weather – so refreshing!ย  We came back to soup and sammies!ย  I brought my BSI celery root/potato soup and we had a ham/cheese sammie on the side in a double fiber English muffin.

the gremolata makes this soup - the topping is chopped lemon zest, toasted pecans and cilantro!

My co-worker said “the soup is good, but the topping brings it over the top!ย  This one is a keeper!”ย ย  Thanks Renee! ๐Ÿ˜€

So since my doctor appointment was after work, Tony made a beef roast – slow and low in the oven – he put it in at 4:30 and when I got home at 5:45 it was done and ready to rest.ย  He did baked potatoes on the side, and I made a quick side dish of sauteed asparagus – I bring water to a boil – just about an inch, and cook the asparagus for 5 minutes.ย  Then I drain the water, add 1 tsp. of butter, lemon zest and fresh Parmesan cheese – ready in about 7 minutes! ๐Ÿ˜€

Be sure to let your meat rest AT LEAST 15 minutes

We usually take our meat out at 125 so that by the time it rests and is ready to cut, it is medium rare.

It was perfect - thanks for making dinner Tony - it was delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€
I had to use up the asparagus, I bought it a week and a half ago – but it was still good.ย  Asparagus is a vegetable I didn’t even try until I met Tony!ย  I really like it!
the price was right too - this bunch only cost $1.56 at the Japanese grocery store!
I added a tablespoon of fat free sour cream to my potato at the table ๐Ÿ˜€

Stats for Wednesday:ย  45 minute walk at lunch

I got an A for the day! I need to add 170 calories to that total - as I ate an ounce of peanuts after dinner last night ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh – and I won the lottery!ย ย  Okay, not the big one, but I’ll take $20!

I am a sucker for scratch off tickets!

Gotta jump in the showerย – I am going to make today a great daywhose with me?!ย  ๐Ÿ˜€