Wow – I was overwhelmed with the response from my last post.  It makes me think that I am not the only one who gets unsolicited advice!  All I know is if anyone puts Biz in a corner, I have a posse backing me up! (insert Dirty Dancing reference here!) 😀

That being said, I’ve officially decided to join Weight Watchers! The location near me has 20 meetings during the week, and someone told me that the Saturday morning leader is awesome.  I will be there with bells on at 8:00 a.m.! 😀

For breakfast I had red pepper egg white tostadas with avocado.  I just put corn tortillas in my office toaster oven to crisp up – you need to be careful because they can go from being done to burnt in a matter of seconds.

462 calories, 35 carbs, 32 protein 22 fat and 9,8 fiber

Later in the morning I decided it was a good time to sneak out to the gym.  Only thing is that I drove the Explorer and not the Mazda – and my gym clothes were in the Mazda.  🙁

So later I went to heat up my lunch.  I had the remainder of my ancho chile and hominy stew.   After I heated it up though, it had a funky smell and taste.  Then I remembered I made this right after Thanksgiving!  So I went down to our office cafe, and got an unBiz lunch:

it's really thin 481 calories, 50 carbs, 21 protein, 22 fat and 2.2 fiber

They call it an 8 inch personal pizza – I ate four slices, or half.  I’ve only had pizza twice in the last couple months – this one was delicious!  Maybe I can convince Tony to bring back party pizza Friday? 😀

Dinner was another bust.  I had defrosted pork chops a couple days ago, and again, when I opened the package they were just gross.  So on to Plan B.  Taco Salad!

If you have a stocked freezer it will save you.  At all times I have at least a couple pounds of chicken breasts and ground beef.

My salad:  romaine lettuce, iceburg lettuce, cucumbers, pickled jalapenos, ranch dressing, Tabasco chipotle sauce, 1/4 cup guacamole (that turned out to be spicy – sorry Tony!) and 3 ounces of ground beef.

488 calories, 6.7 carbs, 32 protein, 37 fat and 1.6 fiber

I also didn’t have any taco seasoning.  Turns out I took it to work and never brought it home – hey, I have to have a stocked work pantry, right?

So I made a quick one:

Biz’s Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Oh, and for a snack today I tried new almonds – salt and vinegar! Oh my goodness, so good!  My CVS had these on sale for .50 a package – and while they say its one serving, I make each bag two servings.

And when I left work last night – it was snowing 🙁

we probably got around 1/2 an inch, so I can't complaint too much!

BSI UPDATE! We are taking a break from BSI because of the holidays – we will resume on Monday, January 3, 2011.  If anyone wants to host, just shoot me an email at

So it will be a fun weekend – starting WW tomorrow, and then my Mom is coming over on Sunday and we are going to a Voices of Harmony Messiah at the Raue Center in Crystal Lake.   Then she’s staying for dinner.  And sometime in between, sorry to say this Tony, but its time to bring out the snowmen and decorate our Christmas tree!

I still can’t believe Christmas is 15 days away already!

Stats for Thursday:

  • 1516 calories, 94 carbs, 88 protein, 88 fat and 15.1 fiber
  • no exercise 🙁

So have a great weekend everyone – and thanks for having my back!  I’ll be back on Monday with a weekend recap.  Hugs! 😀