to be a morning person!  I need to get to the gym in the morning to add strength training to my routine.  Luckily, I have the lovely Janetha as my coach – whether she knows it or not!  I’ve printed out some of her workouts to do as soon as hit publish, I am out the door!

Breakfast was a black bean/red pepper/egg beater burrito with delicious blackberries on the side!  Breakfast comes in at 310 calories, 40 carbs, 26 protein, 6.9 at and 18.9 fiber!! 😀

I tested my blood sugar before our 45 minute walk and it was 136 – I need it to be a bit higher so I don’t crash, so I ate half of an orange.  Am I the only one who eats an orange like this??

It was a good thing I did, because it was 54 when we got back!!  For lunch I adapted a version of Alison’s Peanut Soba Noodle Chicken Salad:

Soba Noodle Chicken Salad (printer friendly version here)

Makes 1 serving:  346 calories, 34 carbs, 33 protein, 8.5 fat and 3.0 fiber

Salad Ingredients

3 ounce chicken breast
2 ounces carrot
3 ounces cucumber
1 ounce baby spinach
2.2 ounce cooked soba noodles

Dressing Ingredients

1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons Thai chili sauce
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1/2 Teaspoon sriracha hot sauce
2 tablespoons hot water


Poach chicken. Let cool. Chop vegetables and chicken and toss with my soba noodle dressing.

dressing ingredients
I paoched my chicken in jalapeno flakes
then mixed the sauce together until i got an alien shape in my bowl

I tasted the sauce – not spicy enough – so I added 1 tsp. of my spicy peanut butter and 1/2 tsp. of sriracha