only 2 points šŸ˜€
I always like how she puts a “G” on the grapefruits šŸ˜€

I forgot to tell my MIL before she left how much I enjoyed the grapefruit she brought me from Florida – she also brought me oranges too. šŸ˜€

 My friend Jacky reminded me of a great way to eat grapefruit – which is to broil it.   While Jacky used sugar, I used 1 tsp. of honey per side.  This is a messy dish, the grapefruit gets so juicy after being broiled – I ate the grapefruit as my fuel before doing Jillian’s 30 day shred before work – it wasn’t too heavy and I was able to work out at a nice intensity – although after only working out only once last week, my stamina has waned. šŸ™
 The rest of my breakfast was eaten at work – in a microwave safe dish I put 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1.5 ounces leftover Easter ham, 1/2 cup baby spinach and .5 ounces of goat cheese, then just cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes (4 PointsPlus).  On the side I had a 1.5 ounce piece of leftover bread – all together breakfast comes in at 8 points.

Work is so crazy busy, but I love it like that.  Although it was so busy I wasn’t able to check out the gym next door – but I did spend a total of about 30 minutes of my day moving boxes, so I am going to give myself full credit for working out a full 60 minutes. 

My freezer came to my rescue for lunch today – it was leftover Tuscan Chicken soup with pesto – and some carrots and celery on the side that was dipped in leftover horseradish dip – lunch was only 6 points.  I actually submitted this recipe to Dana – she’s this weeks BSI host and she chose broth.  Remember, you don’t have to submit a new recipe – check back in your archieves!

We have so much leftover food, I am going to try to use it all up before grocery shopping.  I sliced up the leftover beef roast from Easter really thin.  I got my cast iron skillet super hot, and just “fried” the beef just until warmed through.  I decided to make a blue cheese sauce on the side – I figured out the points after I made it – 1/8 cup of sauce is only 1 point!

Blue Cheese Sauce (would be good over cooked broccoli too!)

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese

Melt butter.  Add flour and cook for 1 minute.  Slowly add milk and keep stirring until all the milk is incorporated and the sauce is thick.  Remove from heat and stir in blue cheese crumbles.

My dinner: 4 ounces beef, 1/8 cup blue cheese sauce, 4 ounces cooked white rice and leftover greenbeans my MIL made – dinner comes in at 11 points.

Stats for Monday:

  • 32 points (okay, I had some wine!)
  • 30 minutes of 30 day shred, level 1
  • 30 minutes of moving boxes at work
  • average blood sugar 140 (better!)

Biggest Loser is on tonight – who is still watching and who do you want to win?

Have a great Tuesday šŸ˜€  It’s still rainy and cloudy in Chicago – maybe by May we’ll get some sun?

I am off to the gym to swim šŸ˜€