until 10:30 this morning!  God I love sleeping in!  We are headed back up to Lake Geneva early this afternoon to meet up with my MIL’s family at the tale end of their reunion.  They have had a wonderful week! 😀

Breakfast was zucchini bread.  But an egg zucchini bread!  1/2 cup egg beaters mixed with 1/2 cup shredded zucchini put on toasted rye bread and topped off with cheddar cheese.  Don’t you love the classy baby shower paper plate? 😀

And then a McDonald’s mini parfait – I really like these!

Even though my work day was busy, I was able to get to the gym.  I did a 7.3 mile race that I had completed before.  Not only did I beat the pacer bike by 5 seconds, I beat my previous time by three minutes!

Here is my sad attempt at taking my sweaty face:

Lunch was from my freezer – my roasted yellow pepper soup and a corned beef and swiss cheese sammie.

Dinner was inspired from Food Network’s June magazine:

My local grocery store does not carry double cut bone in pork chops, so I used boneless chops.  Since their recipe was for 4 pounds of pork, I adapted their glaze recipe – I left out the onions, maple syrup and prunes.  I wasn’t sure how that would turn out, but I love how it turned out.  When you taste it on stove after its cooked down, it does taste a bit too much on the vinegary side, but once on the grill, it caramelizes and was so good.

Apple Glaze For Pork


2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup bourbon
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper


Put all ingredients in a sauce pan and mix with whisk. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes until reduced and thick.

You’ll notice I haven’t put the calories for anything.  I am trying to not micromanage so much and decided not to put everything I eat into calorie count.  Instead I am going by my blood sugar numbers.  Look at my 30 day average!

I test my blood sugar about six times a day.  I had a doctor appointment on Wednesday, and when my doctor was scrolling through my meter, he said “I wish all my patients had numbers like these!”   I took my quarterly blood test so in a week I’ll know the rest of my numbers.

BSI is going International!  While we have had Marianne from Canada host before, we now go to India!  Hema chose . . . Onions!  Since it’s so late in the week, this BSI contest will run until July 31.  I know Debbi will be happy with this ingredient! 😀

Thanks for all your wonderful comments to my 300,000 giveaway post!

And look what Tony found for me!

so hot and good!

Happy Friday! 😀