Do you ever have one of those work days where you feel like you accomplish nothing, but you are busy??  That was me yesterday.

Hugest frustration?  Well, I have two.  One is automated phone systems.  The f_ing automated voice said “please say or enter your account number.”  So I start to say 492. . . and before I even finish it says “I don’t understand, please reenter yoru account number.”  F!

So I keep saying “operator!”  And the voice keeps saying “in order to forward your call to the appropriate party, please enter your account number.”  Really?

So I finally do connect with someone – hallelujah!   And as soon as I hear him speak, I know its not going to go well. Um, turns out he can’t speak English very well!  He asks my name, I say “Biz” and he says “Thanks Vat for calling such and such company. . .”  and continued to call me VAT throughout the whole conversation.

So something that should have taken me a maximum of 15 minutes yesterday at work took over 90 minutes.  Hate that.

But I did have good eats and a great bike ride!  You take the good with the bad, right?!

So I had another serving of my spinach/potato/ham breakfast casserole with an apple on the side – breakfast comes in at 7 points.

Had I know it was going to be cooler yesterday, I would have switched my jog/bike days – but I had a gorgeous 8 mile bike ride at lunch – it took me 50 minutes – the weather was perfect, 76 degrees and partly sunny – nice!  I didn’t look like a beet when I got back to my desk. šŸ˜€

I threw together stuff to make a homemade Chipotle burrito.  Just for kicks I decided to put in my burrito stats into to see where it would come in at: tortilla, rice, chicken, cheese and red hot salsa:

  • 750 calories, 28 grams of fat, 76 carbs, 6 fiber and 51 protein
  • 20 points!

My version:  1 La Tortilla factory low carb wrap, 1/2 cup spanish rice, 2 ounces leftover turkey breast, lettuce and lots of Cholula hot sauce.  7 PointsPlus šŸ˜€  On the side I had some diced watermelon and banana.

the cup behind my burrito holds my watermelon and banana šŸ˜€

This hot sauce is quickly becoming my favorite and my beloved Tabasco is being pushed a little but further in the pantry.

I had to stop by the store on my way home for work to pick up stuff for our weekly office BBQ – on the menu this week:  pulled chicken bbq sandwiches, cole slaw, corn on the cob and potato chips – my co-worker is bringing in brownies.  She sent me the recipe to see how many points they were – um, each one is 15 points!  The recipe calls for 3 cups of sugar.  Yikes!

So it was another throw together dinner – more of our tomato basil sauce with pasta and grilled Italian sausage.  My mouth waters just thinking about that sauce. šŸ˜€

My guess is dinner is around 13 points – I have no idea how to calculate the pasta sauce.

So a while back I was asked if I wanted to try out some granola from Love Grown Foods.  I absolutely love granola, although typically steer clear of it because of the dense calorie count and its high in carbs, which means more insulin for me.  (and as a quick FYI . . . if you Google “spread the love” and click on the first one that shows up – you’ll be taken to a porn site!)

So I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed the nutritional information – the calories per 1/4 cup range from about 110 to 130 – and the carbs range from 17-19 grams.   More bonuses:

  • Free of Refined Sugar
  • Free of High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Free of Trans Fats
  • Free of Hydrogenated Oils
  • Free of Artificial Flavors
  • Free of Preservatives
  • Free of Gluten
  • Free of Genetically Modified Ingredients

The best bonus?!  It’s delicious!  Want to give it a try?  Check out the flavors below and leave a comment and let me know which one you’d like to try.  So three winners – good luck and I’ll pick a winner on Monday, July 11.

  • cocoa goodness
  • raisin almond crunch
  • sweet cranberry pecan

Stats for Thursday:

  • 33 points, including pretzels at night – I am not safe around pretzels šŸ˜€
  • 50 minute bike ride
  • average blood sugar 121

I am going to my first yoga class tomorrow – its at 8:20 a.m. until 10:00!  So I’ll be at the early 7:00 a.m. WW meeting – guess I am going to bed early tonight. šŸ˜€

Have a great Friday!