In honor of my 5 year anniversary at work, the firm sent me a bouquet of flowers!  A great way to start a Monday in my book. 😀  I know nothing about flowers, but I think the big one is a star gazing lily – they smell so good!

When Tony and I went to Whole Foods they had Chobani for 5 for $5 dollars!  I am kicking myself that I only bought 5 🙁  For breakfast I had a vanilla chobani topped with one ounce of Nature Path’s pumpkin flax granola, then a Pam fried egg with 1/2 ounce pepper jack cheese and a really good peach:  Breakfast: 464 calories, 49 carbs, 30 protein, 16.6 fat and5.4 fiber.

I hardly have any pictures of my Mexican fiesta I made for the office!  I’ll show you the chicken and zucchini enchiladas.   This time I added cooked shredded chicken to the batch.

I went with flour tortillas this time
the six corn ones in the bottom or just zucchini
topped with sauce and cheese and ready to bake - since I made it the day before and it was cold going in the oven at work, it cooked for 30 minutes at 350

I made sure to provide an array of hot sauces!

My plate: 1 enchilada, 1 crispy taco, black beans and chips and salsa:

617 calories, 54 carbs, 24 protein, 34 fat and 11.5 fiber

It was a big hit!  Out of the 24 enchiladas, 20 crispy beef tacos, black beans, tomato cucumber corn salad, 5 liters (not gallons!) of salsa and 2 bags of chips, the only thing left was about 1 cup of the black beans, half the salsa, and half a bag of tortilla chips!

So I was worried that no one would have room for Pioneer Woman’s tres leches cake.  I decided to wait to put it out at 3:30 – and once I hit the email that it was out I immediately saw six people walking to the kitchen!  It is rich so I sliced a 10 inch round into 15 slices, and at the end of the day, only once slice was left.

Tony had an old colleague in from out of town (Hi Glenn!).  I knew Tony was going to meet him for dinner, but didn’t realize they would end up at a restaurant five minutes from my office, so I joined them.  I was so not hungry from the huge lunch I had, so I opted for the cup of chicken tortilla soup as my entree:

it needed Tabasco sauce, but it was good!

Tony’s friend got the prime rib – I am not a huge fan of that cut because its typically so fatty, but I absolutely love the horseradish sauce it comes with!

this looks surprisingly lean to me!

I had actually planned on riding my bike last night since Tony was going to be out for dinner, so I had to do some exercise when we got home.  Yesterday morning I discovered they have a Jillian Michaels channel within my Exercise on Demand.  I did her 37 minute yoga meltdown – It was really hard!  When I got home I did a 12 minute strength training session and then 10 minutes of PM yoga.

For our dessert I cut us up some watermelon:

Stats for Monday:

  • 1393 calories, 160 carbs, 71 protein, 52 protein, 23 fiber
  • 32% of calories from fat
  • 37 minute yoga meltdown
  • 12 minute upper body strength
  • 10 minute PM yoga (how about that Mari!)
  • still didn’t have a glass of wine out to dinner – 8 days alcohol free 😀

This weeks BSI hostess is my good blogger friend and fellow diabetic Veronica of Recipe Rhapsody and Going Down!   She chose flour as this weeks secret ingredient!  She is an awesome cake decorator and baker.   Please go check out her video of making this cake – I’ve seen it a dozen times and it still makes me laugh!

Off to do Level 3 of Jillian’s 30 day shred – have a great Tuesday! 😀