I got up at six this morning, thinking it looked a bit dark outside, but stumbled to the bathroom to wash my face and put in my contacts to meet my friend at the pool.  But its pouring down raining!  I am hoping she didn’t go to the pool this morning, I don’t know if we talked about a plan if it was raining! 🙁

So I found yet another feature on my camera – I can make any picture into a calendar!  Seriously, I’ve had my camera for a year and a half and I just noticed this?!

Breakfast is what I like to call a “hash.”  2/3 cup canned potatoes, 2 turkey sausages, 1 slice deli ham, 1/2 ounce cheddar cheese, diced red pepper all scrambled with an egg.

with watermelon and an english muffin: 489 calories, 57 carbs, 31 protein, 17.4 fat and 4.7 fiber

So even after getting up to go swimming yesterday morning, I went back to the gym at lunch.  At first, all the bike machines were taken, so I did 30 minutes on the elliptical.  Then finished off my workout with a 3 mile bike ride in 11 minutes, followed by 4 minutes of cool down.  Of course, while on the elliptical I was watching Rachael Ray.  She made a Smokey Chicken Tortilla soup that looked really good!  It used fire roasted tomatoes – not sure I’ve ever used those before?!

Lunch was still more of my buffalo chicken chili with one ounce of turkey with red pepper and cheddar cheese quesadilla on the side.  This lunch packs a whopping 18.8 grams of fiber! 552 calories, 45 carbs, 36 protein, 25 fat and18.8 fiber.

While food blog hopping yesterday, I came across Reeni’s zucchini fritters.  I immediately put them on the list of things to make and soon!  Only one problem.  The heat index yesterday made it feel like 105 degrees!  There was no way in hell I was cooking inside last night!

So I went to plan B – after my chicken and corn cooked, I put my cast iron skillet on my grill to heat up with a touch of canola oil and lots of Pam.  Once the pan was hot, I just cooked them on the grill – even Tony liked it! 😀

I didn't put quite as many herbs as Reeni did, and I left out the dill

these got a nice crust!

My swimming friend brought me a bag of farm stand corn:

It was pretty good!  I think I am going to grill up the rest of it to make more corn and bacon chowder 😀

My store had bone in chicken breasts for .99 cents a pound.  I just made a simple bbq sauce over the weekend for Meatfest 2010.   I now have a printer friendly version of my go to rub and sauce!  I huge thank you to Veronica for telling me about Google Documents!  I had no idea that scribd.com made you download my printer friendly recipes before printing them out.

Dry Rub and BBQ Sauce (printer friendly version here)

Dry Rub

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons onion powder (left out because we hate onions!)
  • 1.5 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice


  • 1.25 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon of dry rub mixture above

Mix together dry rub and store in jelly jar.  When you are ready to make bbq sauce, mix together the ketchup, molasses, vinegar, water, liquid smoke and 1 tablespoon of the dry mixture.  Both will keep for weeks.

I love grilled chicken
425 calories, 55 carbs, 43 protein, 6.7 fat and 1 fiber

Since I have been doing the bike machine so much, Errign had asked me “when are you going to ride outside?!”  She is an avid bike rider and loves to show off her wipeouts and bruises as a badge of honor.

But when I read about John falling and getting stitches, I knew only one thing was holding me back from hitting the open road:

It has my name, year of birth (1968 baby!), Tony and Hannah’s cell phones, and most importantly:

God forbid I get hit by a car, or have a sudden drop in blood sugar, but I’ll feel better being out on the road with this baby!  Do you carry i.d. with you?

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 1466 calories, 156 carbs, 109 protein, 49 fat and 25 fiber
  • 29% of calories were from fat
  • 30 minute swim
  • 30 minute elliptical
  • 3 mile bike ride with cool down – 15 minutes

Since its raining, I guess I’ll see what is on exercise on demand.  Hope you have a great day!