I planned to meet up with my friend to swim this morning, but its raining outside. As soon as I finish this I’ll have to see what is on exercise on demand 😀
On my way to the pool yesterday, I had 2 ounces of my banana bread, took 6 units of insulin, and when I got done swimming for 30 minutes, my blood sugar was 95 – nice! 😀
Yesterday was one of my favorites for breakfast – pita pizza! And while that may look like a lot of cheese, its mostly liquid egg whites on the top – the crust got really crunchy and the top was tender and chewy – this baked for 12 minutes at 400 degrees.
At lunch I decided to do a different bike ride, it was on the moderate section and only 5.8 miles, so I thought it would be easy. Wrong! It was a steady hill climb, and at the end there was a 1/4 mile section that was at 44% incline! So while Tony is disappointed I don’t have a picture of my sweaty shirt, I did sweat! 😀
Lunch was a turkey wrap with spinach and green pepper, with veggies dipped in 2 tablespoon tzatziki sauce and cherries for dessert. This took me a long time to eat! And not that I am an expert or anything, but if I know my meal is going to take a while to eat, I take half my insulin up front, then half way through take the rest. Sure enough, 2 hours after I ate my blood sugar was 110 – perfect!
Now dinner . . . that’s a different story. I happened upon In Praise of Leftovers potato and green bean salad with fresh herbs. It looked like the perfect side dish to the chicken wings I was grilling. I had two fatal flaws. First of all, I used basil, thyme and sage as my herbs. Well the sage was just way too much and completely overpowered the dish. Secondly, I used baked potatoes, and while I tried not to overcook them when I boiled them, after tossing with the dressing, they just completely fell apart.
In fact, when I set the dish on the table, Tony was like “what is this?” I was like “its a side dish – it might not look good but it tastes good.” Well the bite I had in the kitchen tasted good, but the sage just ruined the dish.
When chicken wings and chicken thighs are .79 cents a pound, I just can’t pass that price up. While I would have liked to use the Weber, it was kinda sprinkling outside, so I used the gas grill. These took a long time to cook, I had flare-ups – they probably took a good 45 minutes to cook.
But sadly, not enough for me. I like almost falling off the bone wings with a crunchy skin like you get out of a fryer. I just couldn’t achieve that on the gas grill. But I will share my buffalo chicken sauce – its Frank’s hot sauce with two tablespoons I can’t believe its not butter (only 5 calories a serving!). You get the buttery flavor without all the fat of real butter.
I maybe had 1/2 of one wing. I was so disappointed! Mostly because I was starving to death, my blood sugar was on the low side, and after grilling for 45 minutes and spending 20 minutes cleaning up the kitchen, this was what I had for dinner:
Tony was a trooper though – he knows I get upset if what I cook doesn’t turn out – he said he like his chicken! But as I am cleaning the kitchen, I was thinking about the show on t.v. inedible to incredible. I was like, “I am that home cook who thinks her food is good, and it really isn’t!” I had visions of Chef Besh walking in my back door at any moment!
So I had a pity party for one for a while (as I was thinking about how nice a glass of wine would be) , I mopped my kitchen floor, then I got over it. But looking back on the day, I didn’t come close to my 1800 calorie goal. Even with my banana bread snack before the swim and 8 ounces of watermelon before working out at lunch.
Stats for Monday
- 1327 calories, 188 carbs, 74 protein, 32 fat and 24 fiber
- 30 minute swim
- 5 minute chase warm up on the exercise bike
- 25 minute uphill climb on the bike
- 5 minute cool down
- 5 minutes abs on the ball
- no alcohol 😀
So here’s to another day . . . I am making Clean Eating’s Bolognese Pasta for dinner tonight. . . fingers crossed it comes out better than last nights dinner! 😀
Update: I forgot to mention BSI this week! Debbi from Debbi Does Dinners Healthy is the hostess this week – she picked ground turkey 😀