All I can say is WOW! We are not up to 38 people for our 101 Days of Summer Challenge – yahoo!  I hope together we can virtually keep each other motivated when the weather is nice, another beer would be nice, or maybe that extra scoop of your Aunt Bea’s famous potato salad!

You’d think with the long weekend that I would go to the grocery store and meal plan, but seriously, we have enough food in this house that needs to get eaten before I buy anything new!

I started out my day with 28 minutes of Yoga on the Edge.  The only thing on the edge was that the woman was at the edge of a pier by a large body of water!  While the moves were good, the voice over sucked.  One example:  “let’s move into triangle pose – there are as many different ways to do triangle pose as there are people in the world.”  WTF?

Breakfast yesterday was two egg white corn tortilla tacos with sauteed peppers and strawberries and the best damn blueberries on the side – I normally don’t like to eat blueberries by themselves, but these were amazing!

Only problem with this breakfast?  Not enough calories!  Breakfast comes in at 239 calories, 40 carbs, 15.9 protein, 202 fat and 7.5 fiber.

I had planned on hitting the new gym at lunch, but my blood sugar was at 81, so a pre-workout snack was in order.

I got to try out the new bike machine (well, new to me!).  It was so fricken cool!  I first picked a trail that was 4 miles long, I seriously had no idea how long it was going to take me.

I love the scenery! I did one mountain bike trail, one oceanside trail, and one trail at sunset 😀

When I was all done, here were my stats:  a total of 49:52 minutes, 9.82 miles and I burned 354 calories – nice!

Lunch was eclectic – I had a serving of my soup from Memorial Day, with sliced cucumbers and baby carrots.  One of my co-workers just bought a Weber smoker and has been taunting me with all the delicious food he has made and will make!  I gave me some ribs to try and I ate one on the side – so fricken good – fall off the bone tender and so smoky!  Thanks Adam! Lunch comes in at: 411 calories, 26 carbs, 23 protein, 11.6 fat and 6.5 fiber.

I had another afternoon snack when my blood sugar dipped to 59 – maybe because of the exercise?  1 oz. of pretzels:

I was trying to think what I could make for dinner using the leftover flank steak from Memorial Day.  I decided on stir-fry!  OMG, I made the best sauce!  I normally give Hannah and Tony House of Tsang Classic stirfry sauce, and I use the spicy szechuan.  I quickly realized that my bottle of hot stirfry sauce was at the office, so on to plan B!

Spicy Teriyaki Stir-fry Sauce Recipe

Makes 6 servings (105 calories, 3.2 fat, 17 carbs, .2 fiber and 2.5 protein) (printer friendly version here)

A perfect balance of sweet and heat for your next stir fry!


2/3 cup teriyaki sauce, low sodium
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup rice wine
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water


  1. Put vegetable oil in pan. Add garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute. Add teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, rice wine, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, sriracha hot sauce and sesame oil.
  2. Bring to a boil. In separate bowl mix corn starch and water and then add to teriyaki mixture and cook for 1 minute, or untii sauce thickens.
I love the hint of sesame oil!

Hannah was my sous chef and chopped up the vegetables.

I made instant Brown rice on the side – it was just okay, and really, once I added 1/2 cup cooked to my stir fry, I really couldn’t taste it at all.

My dinner – so filling and good!  Dinner comes in at 454 calories, 61 carbs, 25 protein, 11.6 fat and 6 fiber.

And I had room for one of these! All totaled, my snacks came in at 425 calories, 78 carbs, 11.5 protein, 11.7 fat and 10.7 fiber.

Stats for Day 2 of 101:

  • 1,529 calories, 214 carbs, 75 protein, 37 fat and 31 fiber 😀
  • 28 minutes of yoga
  • 49 minute bike ride of just under 10 miles

How’s the week going so far with you?  Were you like me and really considered yesterday Day 1 because of the holiday? 😀

Nicole from Prevention RD is hosting BSI this week:  Paprika!

Check back to yesterday’s post – I started out with 22 participants before the initial posting and received another 16, so I have added them to the list with links if they have one.

It’s not too late to join our 101 days of summer challenge!  You have until Saturday, June 5 to email me and tell me what your goals are for the summer!  My email is

Let’s kick ass on Day 3!