At 1:30 p.m. yesterday, we finally got out power restored after almost 80 hours without power.  Hallelujah!  It was so weird not to have watched t.v. since Sunday night.  Of course, our DVR couldn’t record my shows, so I missed my episodes of Master Chef and the new season opener of Hell’s Kitchen, but I’ll survive. šŸ˜€

This is the last day you’ll see frozen meals too, and I couldn’t be happier!

Breakfast was a Jimmy Dean’s Light Breakfast bowl – these are actually not too bad – I did have to spice it up with some hot sauce.  I had a 2 point string cheese on the side, so breakfast comes in at 8 points.

I am on a running kick lately, and I am surprising even myself.  Yesterday I pushed myself harder than I normally do, and you know what?  I could handle it!  I ran for 50 minutes without stopping! šŸ˜€

I was hungry when I got back to work, and sadly, this 6 point lean cuisine barely made a dent – it was pretty gross, not much flavor and only like 3 tiny pieces of chicken.

So in the afternoon I had unphotographed:

  • apple
  • banana
  • 1/4 cup of granola
  • one small Eat Right granola bar – snacks were 6 points

When Tony called me to tell me the power was back on, he was like “I don’t care what we have for dinner as long as we don’t have to eat out.”  I stopped by my store on the way home, I’ve talked about the 50% off meat bin, meat that has to be sold by that day.

I scored and got two sirloin steaks for $4.12, and picked up some shrimp and pre-packaged mashed potatoes.  I had to throw out a lot of my condiments, so I needed to stock up – I have a reputation of being a condiment whore!

These two sauses were by the meat counter, normally $3.99 each, but they were on sale for .99 each.

I had 4 ounces of the steak, all the potatoes and shrimp – dinner comes in at 9 points.

I haven’t used my new camera all week, or any photo software – hopefully my pictures will be better next week. šŸ˜€

I spent about 40 minutes cleaning our two refrigerators and deep freeze.  The deep freeze was the worst, because we had ice cream in there and it all melted so there was a pool of ice cream water about an inch thick on the bottom.  The only thing left in there is some ice packs and the insert to my ice cream maker, which I need to do something with this weekend. šŸ˜€

Hopefully there are some meat sales so we can stock it back up. šŸ˜€

Stats for Thursday:

  • 29 points
  • 50 minute run šŸ˜€
  • average blood sugar 112

My SIL is coming with to my Mom’s house tomorrow night – she’s having a garage sale and she wanted me and my sister to look through the stuff before the sale.  And my SIL has never been to Oak Park before so we are going to give her a mini tour before having dinner somewhere in Forest Park. šŸ˜€

Alright, it’s time to get ready for work – have a great Friday.  Any plans this weekend?