Thanks for all your comments yesterday on my speedy run – one of my co-workers thought I had sped up my feet somehow!

For those of you who missed it, here is the video again, um – maybe with Tony’s commentary?


He sent it to me at work yesterday and I just about peed my pants.  Thanks Tony!

I love canned potatoes. They are cheap and quick to make a quick dish with – yesterday I made a zucchini, mortadella, potato hash – omg, this was so tasty.  I just sauteed the potatoes in about 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and Pam, when they started to brown I added in the rest of the ingredients.  This bowl, with the mini arnold thin, comes in at 9 points.

Over the weekend I was doing an inventory of my freezer and fridge.  A couple weeks ago I thought it was a good idea to buy a 3 pound bag of cole slaw mix from Sam’s Club – I swear those prices make me throw shit in my cart I normally wouldn’t buy!  And I had ground pork in my freezer and wontons in the fridge . . . so I made pork wontons. šŸ˜€

Pork Wontons  (makes 36 – each wonton: 55 caloires, 2.5 fat, 5 carbs, .2 fiber, 2.4 protein – or 1 WW Points each)

  • 12 ounces ground pork
  • 2 cups cole slaw mix
  • 1 tablespoon peanut sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 36 wonton wrappers (3.5 inch size)

Mix all the ingredients (except wonton wrappers!) together and salt and pepper.  Using a tablespoon, add mixture to middle of wonton wrapper.  Have a bowl of water nearby, dip your finger in the water and outline the edges of the wonton, then press the two sides together.  This process takes a while – if you have more hands to help, it will go faster!


I decided to make a quick wonton soup for lunch.

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 5 pork wontons
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • 1 shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

I just threw all of this in a pot and let it cook for 15 minutes while I showered yesterday morning.  The only thing I would do differently would be to add the wontons at the very end.  After cooking the wontons in the soup and then reheating it at lunch, the wontons kinda fell apart – but it tasted good!  This whole bowl of goodness is only 9 points.

You can see the insides of the wontons fell out!

It was a bit chilly yesterday – before I went on my bike ride said it was 48 degrees, but with the wind felt like 44.  I dressed well, but it was still cold!  And somehow the wind was at my face the whole 10 miles – it took me 55 minutes to do the ride, about 5 minutes longer than normal.

At least it wasn’t raining! šŸ˜€

My store had chicken legs on sale for .29 cents a pound and I just can’t pass up a deal like that.  I found another recipe for fried chicken and this one is a winner.  Super crunchy, the chicken was so tender and juicy.  The only thing I changed was I reduced the amount of cayenne pepper and hot sauce – Tony can’t handle too much spice.

The secret is the triple coat of flour:

I used the rest of the can of potatoes for our side dish – um, think I am lacking in the veggie department on this plate – but the chicken was so good!  I put “fried chicken leg” into eTools and it said 5 points – with the potatoes (and some bacon bits!) dinner comes in at 9 points.

Stats for Thursday:

  • 26 points (still have 21 flex points left and tomorrow is WI!)
  • 10 mile, 55 minute bike ride
  • average blood sugar 138

Happy Friday!  Make it a great day!