But seriously – that’s a good thing! Okay, I am not going to go into too much detail here (Tony is probably covering his eyes at this point!). Let’s just say that sometimes after I eat stuff, within a half hour, um, I need a restroom. I’ve never really taken the time to figure out what causes it – I just assumed its when I eat shit I shouldn’t. And it’s not all the time, but pretty frequent.
Believe me my family knows that I know where every public bathroom is – even the giant key they give you at Tuesday Morning! 😀 But since I’ve been doing South Beach this week . . . I have had no problems! It makes me think – maybe I have a gluten intolerance? All I know is that I feel great – lucky me! 😀
Breakfast may not look like much, but it was good – 2 ounces reduced fat sausage, 2 eggs, 1 shredded zucchini and cheddar cheese. It was meant to be a frittata, but I grabbed the wrong pan so it stuck, so it became a hash! I had 1/2 cup of Tabasco cottage cheese on the side. Breakfast comes in at 453 calories, 9.6 carbs, 33 protein, 32 fat and 1.4 fiber.
I went to the gym with the intention of doing a bike ride, but there was a PT group on the bikes (there are only three) so I decided to do a treadmill workout. While Meghann hates the treadmill, I don’t mind doing a mix on the treadmill (and maybe watching FoodTV at the same time doesn’t hurt!).
I did a 5 minute warm up, then for every five minutes, I started at 3.5 mph for 3 minutes, then 4.5 for one minute, then 5.5 mph for 1 minute, then back down to 3.5 and repeated 5 times. I was sweaty by the end (and can never take a decent picture of me at the gym!)
When I got back to the office, I had my delivery from my friends Partylite party I went to a couple weeks ago – I think I may be the only person who bought food items instead of candles! I got a buffalo powder that you can add to mac n cheese, our burgers to kick up a notch. I also got a couple mustards – one jalapeno one and this one, which I can’t wait to try!
So my lunch? Holy shizz was it delicious! I was kind of nervous because I have never had acorn squash by itself, I’ve made an acorn squash bisque before, which is delicious!
I cut the squash in half, took out the seeds and microwaved it for 12 minutes. Then I just stuck it in the fridge. At lunch, I put it in the microwave for 1 minute, then heated up a serving of my pork and black bean chili separately. I turned our work toaster oven to broil, set the temp at 400 and then split the chili between the two acorn halves, topped with 1/2 ounce of mozzarella cheese and broiled it until the cheese was browned.
I topped with diced tomato, cilantro, avocado and a little bit of sour cream. This was so delicious!!!!! I loved the slightly sweet squash against the spicy chili, which I of course doctored up from the original recipe with Tabasco.
I am entering this for Christina’s Friday Firsts!
I still had more leftover beef sirloin roast – I’ve gotten a lot of dishes out of that one roast! I made a stir fry assembly line – I just have to show what a messy cook I am – if Hannah were home each ingredient would be in matching bowls, counter clean of anything that isn’t absolutely necessary.
We did his and hers – Tony likes just soy sauce and a little classic stir fry sauce – I didn’t have the wok hot enough the first time around though – he had to take everything out and make it hotter – look at his stir fry skillz:
My bowl: 2 cups of veggies, 3 ounces of shrimp, 3 ounces of sirloin roast and 1/2 an ounce of diced hazelnuts on top.
Hot 100 Update:
I am not going to do my Weigh in Until Monday, but as you can tell based on the title of my post, I feel wonderful. I’ve averaged around 1300 calories a day for the week – I’ve done a minimum of 45 minutes of exercise each day, sometimes up to 80 minutes. I am not hungry in between meals and . . .I haven’t had any alcohol (not even a sip of wine!) all week! 😀
Stats for Thursday:
- 1248 calories, 75 carbs, 121 protein, 52 fat and 22 fiber
- 37% of calories from fat
- 40 minute treadmill walk, jog, sprint
- 15 minute walk with the dog
Could you vote for me?? Katie at Chaos in the Kitchen is teaming up with Fresh Express to come up with a salad idea using one of the bagged salads. The kick was that you didn’t even have to make the salad recipe, just give her an idea. My idea was based on an appetizer at a restaurant I worked at: Baked Goat Cheese over Garlic crostini on a bed of proscuitto with a balsamic glaze. OMG, that appetizer was so good – the servers used to get so pissed when I ordered that for my dinner when I could have gotten a 24 ounce New York Strip! Check out my recipe here and vote for me if you have time! 😀
And don’t forget, you have until Sunday to get my your BSI entries – Chiles! Has anyone been wanting to host BSI? If so, shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Make it a Great Day! (sorry Steve, just realized I stole your tag line!)