It was stormy last night in Chicagoland.  The first sound of thunder means we have to shut down the computer.  Can I just tell you it was just weird not checking in on everyone last night?  So Tony and I caught up on some of the stuff we had on DVR – The Office last night was so funny!

So since I still had the never ending avocado bread dough in the fridge, yet another breakfast pizza was in order.  I rolled out the dough, went to the fridge and realized I’d used the last of the pizza sauce on Hannah’s pizza I made for her when she got home from work.  So I decided to see what I could use instead:

only 40 calories for two tablespoons!
two tablespoons queso with 1 ounce of Pam fried canadian bacon
with baby spinach, 1 ounce cheese and egg white

You might think that it looks like a lot of cheese, but I drizzled liquid egg whites all over the top of the pizza – about 1/4 of a cup – I had to be careful putting it in the oven because the egg whites were rolling off!

Breakfast: 387 calories, 55 carbs, 21 protein, 12.4 fat and 5.2 fiber

I knew I had about 1/2 cup of my Cincinnati chili leftover and then just started throwing things in my lunch bag!  This is what I ended up with!

the reason my carrots look wet is because I sprayed them with 1 calorie caesar dressing spritz!

This was so filling and it took me over 30 minutes to eat!  Love the spicy pepperoncini! 😀

Lunch: 428 calories, 47 carbs, 28 protein, 15.7 fat 9.2 fiber

I tried a new yogurt – I had a coupon for it and decided to give it a try.  The verdict? I loved it!  Not too sweet like some yogurts can be – this one was Honey Vanilla and is 130 calories, 19 carbs, 12 protein and 5 fat.

And then I had crack crackers, i.e. Baked Wheat Thins – I really have to portion these out in one serving bags because I could eat the whole bag no problem!

I had yet another Tyler Florence recipe in mind for dinner last night – Crispy Sesame Chicken Salad with spinach cucumber and cilantro.    I had just turned my cell phone on when I got in the car after work when it rang:

Tony:  What’s on the menu tonight?

Biz: Crispy Sesame Chicken.

Tony:  Well I was just watching t.v. and they were eating pizza – with lots of meat on it.  You know I can’t have any meat tomorrow because its Lent.

Rosati's Meat Mania pizza - canadian bacon, bacon, sausage and pepperoni

I am not going to lie – it was nice to walk in the door and just wait for the delivery guy!  Of course I added the customary Frank’s hot sauce.  I had 4 squares of pizza.  When I came back to the kitchen, I took one square and weighed it – each one came in at 3 oz.  So I go to, enter in 12 ounces of meat lovers pizza and discovered this:

767 calories, 77 carbs, 22.4 protein, 36 fat and 4.8 fiber

I kind of panicked a bit.  Part of me was like “you could have only had two pieces and had a salad on the side.”  But then I had to stop and think for a second.  My day as a whole wasn’t that bad!  I also did Jillian’s 50 minute fat banish dvd – that one is hard!

still 150 calories under 2000 calories!

And then I was curious.  Back before I was diabetic, and 210 pounds, I wondered what a day in the life of that Biz stacked up nutrition wise!  Below was a typical day for me – I was a young single Mom and money was tight – sadly fast food was very affordable!

Breakfast: Burger King Crossan’wich with Sausage, Egg and Cheese, Small Hash Brown Rounds and a large regular pop.

Lunch: McDonald’s Big Mac, large fries and a large regular pop

Dinner: Jack’s original Pepperoni pizza (back in the day this pizza only cost $2.50!)  and yes, I could eat the whole thing

Snack:  4 thin mint cookies (also at times I could eat a whole sleeve in an evening

Total:  3,738 calories, 112 protein, 479 carbs, 13 fiber, 159 grams of fat!

So I am not going to sweat the extra couple of pieces of pizza! 😀

On the way home last night I had to pick up more blood sugar test strips.  My co-pay is $80 for 4 boxes – I never really looked before but was shocked when I saw how much my insurance saved me!

and my five insulin pens saved me another $220!

How are uninsured diabetics able to afford the most basic needs to manage their disease?  It’s so sad.

Alright, let’s finish off on a good note – it’s Friday and I have a crustless broccoli spinach quiche in the oven for breakfast!  You’ll just have to come back tomorrow for the recipe!

What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without a computer?

Happy Friday 😀