No, I didn’t sign up for a 10k.  I had my quarterly diabetes doctor appointment yesterday.  I had my blood work done at my last appointment, and he always mails me my results.  This past time he didn’t, so I was figuring, no news is good news.  And I was right!

First though, thank you thank you for all your kind comments yesterday – because of what you said, I am just going to concentrate on making each day a good day, and not be so obsessed with all the numbers! 😀  You guys rock! 😀

However, one number I do need to be mindful of is my A1C number.   To be considered a controlled diabetic, the number has to be 7.0 or lower.  He was thrilled with my 6.2!  We also discussed the South Beach diet, he had no problems with it, other than to be mindful of low blood sugars.  I also questioned him about how high the percentage of calories from fat is, and he didn’t seem concerned at all.  So far so good!

I immediately emailed my registered dietician foodie friends Gina, Nicole and Melinda to tell them the great news – especially Nicole who specializes in diabetes and weight management.  And I think my diabetic foodie friends, Veronica, Pubsgal, Foodie, and Jackie will be happy for me about that number too! 😀

Breakfast was the last of my green chile breakfast casserole.   This time I put some baja fresh salsa on top – that kicked it up, and a few splashes of Tabasco 😀

424 calories, 16.1 carbs, 30 protein, 28 fat and 3.7 fiber

I still ended up working out after my doctor appointment – I ended up doing a 5 minute warm up on the treadmill, 35 minutes on a 7.0 incline at 3.5 mph with the 6 pound medicine ball, then a 5 minute cool down.  Then five minutes of abs on the balance ball.

For lunch I used some of our leftover sirloin beef roast and made lettuce cups.   I took 6 ounces of the beef, cut it up and then made three piles of meat and put it on a piece of foil.  I then added 1/2 ounce of swiss cheese to each and put it under the broiler in my office toaster oven.

I put the beef and cheese in each cup, topped it with diced red pepper and cucumber and then put a horseradish sauce on each one – the horseradish sauce is just 1/4 cup light sour cream, 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard and a pinch of dried parsley.  This was delicious!! Although hard to eat, and eventually I just used a knife and fork to make it into a salad 😀

I was so full after the salad that I only ate 1/4 cup of my cauliflower gratin
the horseradish made this! Lunch: 561 calories 7.3 carbs, 66 protein, 38 fat and 1 fiber

Yesterday morning I started to make our dinner – Pork and Black Bean Chili.  It was kind of watery, so I had Tony let it simmer until about 1:00 (or was it 2:00?) and then he turned it off, left it on the stove, and then turned it back on around 4:30.  I have never made chili with ground pork before, and it gives it a whole other depth of flavor – this one is a keeper!

Pork and Black Bean Chili (printer friendly version here)

Makes 8 servings (1.25 cups: 281 calories, 18.2 carbs, 398 protein, 5.8 fat and 4.6 fiber)


1 1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound ground beef, lean
1 cup black beans (2 14 ounce cans)
2 tomatoes (or one 14 ounce canned tomato)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper


  1. Heat a dutch oven pan. There is enough fat from the pork and beef that you won’t need any oil, just be sure to stir a lot so it doesn’t stick.
  2. In a separate pan, heat up tomatoes with 1/2 cup of water until they are soft. Add 1 can of black beans and puree.
  3. Add whole black beans, puree, chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, beef broth and salt and pepper. Simmer until reduced and slightly thick.
  4. For South Beach, serve with fresh lime, cilantro, diced avocado and sour cream.

What was perfect about this chili is that it was the right heat level for Tony and Hannah – I can always add the spicy shit to my bowl!  Which I did with the jalapenos and splashes of Frank’s hot sauce – can you believe I am out of regular Tabasco at home??  What is this world coming to? 😀  Dinner comes in at 458 calories, 25 carbs, 43 protein, 21 fat and 9,6 fiber.

We needed dog food and coffee, so after dinner Tony and I hit up Sam’s Club.  Um, can I just say that Wednesday night is the night to go?

we got there about 45 minutes before they closed

We were both pretty sure we were out of these:

And Tony was pretty sure we were out of pecan pie!

But we both ended up agreeing on putting this in our cart – where else can you find a 5 lb. tub of cottage cheese?! 😀

Since dinner was basically ready when I got home it was still early when we got back from Sam’s Club.  I ended up taking our dog for a 15 minute walk (it was still 53 degrees at 8:00!) and did an Exercise on Demand – Cardio Burn: Dancer’s Abs.  Um, let’s just say that I am so no coordinated!  In the end I got it, but at one point, Hannah came into the room at a point that looked like I was doing the superfreak dance from Little Miss Sunshine – we laughed our asses off!


Stats for Wedneday:

  • 1443 calories, 48 carbs, 140 protein,77 fat, 14.3 fiber
  • 45 minute treadmill workout – 7.0 incline 😀
  • 15 minute walk with our dog
  • 20 minute Dancing Abs

Make it a Great Day!