I have been completely forgetful of my bagel Wednesday, but was glad to be reminded when I saw Lori’s birthday post.  Now she’s the same age as me – go 43! πŸ˜€

Breakfast was a spinach egg white cheddar jalapeno bagel.  Happiness.  On a plate.  10 Points Plus.

All the balls in the air that were left yesterday at work, finally landed and I got a lot accomplished yesterday morning.  At 11:30 I check the weather, it said 90 degrees, and it feels like 90.  While humid, there was no heat index, so I decided to get the bike out my friend gave me.

I have a small basket up front, and I bought a gel seat so my va jay jay and ass aren’t sore – yep, pretty sure Tony’s shaking his head at that last sentence. πŸ˜€  Hey, I wasn’t classy when you married me. πŸ˜€

I have to always ride with my cell phone, and my diabetes kit, that has my testing kit, glucose tabs in case my blood sugar runs low, etc.  I also ride with my road i.d. – so then I don’t have to ride with my identification and it has emergency numbers to call too. 

The 8 mile ride wasn’t too bad.  I rode on a 1.5 mile strip of the path that is pretty shaded, and it was overcast, so no sun beating down on me.  I found this lotion that has SPF 50 – after I shower each morning I slather myself in the stuff – hopefully no more sunburns for me. πŸ˜€

So yesterday morning before work I was trying to figure out how to use the soba noodles I just bought and decided to make a stir fry.  This made a GIANT plate of food, all for 9 Points!

Biz’s Spicy Soba Noodle Stirfry

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. soba noodles (ended up being about 1 cup cooked)
  • 3 oz. shrimp
  • 1 whole zucchini, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • Β½ cup chopped peapods
  • Β½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • Β½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang (or any red chile paste)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped peanuts

Bring a pot of water to boil.  Salt and then cook soba noodles for 3 minutes.  My shrimp were thawed, so I only added them in at the last minute.  If they are frozen, toss them in at the same time as your soba noodles.  I knew I was going to be reheating this at work, so I slightly undercooked my shrimp.

Strain the shrimp and noodles.  In the same pot, add the chicken broth, hoisin sauce and chile paste and mix well.  Add the carrots, celery and zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes on medium low heat, or until tender.

Throw the shrimp and noodles in this mixture and mix well.  To assemble, I reheated that mixture in the microwave, then added the peapods, bean sprouts and peanuts to finish off the dish.  It had the perfect amount of heat – super flavorful and so filling – it took me about 30 minutes to eat!  πŸ˜€

It was a mountain of food!

I guess if you can’t find soba noodles, angel hair pasta would be a good substitute.  And a great way to get a lot of veggies in. πŸ˜€

Dinner was what Tony likes to call loose meat sandwiches, aka Manwich.

I really need to put the deep fryer back in the basement.  On the side with fries, dinner comes in at 12 points.

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 31 points
  • 8 mile, 50 minute bike ride
  • average blood sugar – 109 πŸ˜€

Off to work early today -make it a great day!