I rarely remember my dreams.  I am sure I dream every night, but since I sleep like the dead I think I just don’t remember them.  Except last night I had a vision that I was running in a race.  It was cool enough that I could see my breath, but the sun was rising.  I was wearing a zip up jacket at the beginning of the race, but handed it off to Hannah half way through and was wearing a tank top and a running skirt.

I don’t know how long the race was, only that I seemed to run it effortlessly, and I could see Tony waiting for me at the finish line.  I don’t know if its because I am going to try to run 5 miles in 55 minutes this weekend for Lori’s heart healthy weekend, but it was almost as if my subconscious was telling me, if you keep running, you’ll get better. šŸ˜€

So the breakfast parfait was again on the menu – this time I upped the Kellogg’s Vanilla Almond to 3/4 cup in the layers, and when I went to pick up treats for work they had a package of sliced pineapple for only $1.50 – score!  Breakfast comes in at 6 points.

It was another chilly day, around 32, but sunny.  I ran/walked for 50 minutes. šŸ˜€  I love this covered bridge near my office – and the water was frozen over and it looked so pretty.

I was more than ready to warm up to my leftover gumbo.  I had enough to share with a couple people in my office.  I did end up adding 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, so my bowl comes in at 9 points.

The comments I received?

Your gumbo rocked!

I would order that in a restaurant!

It’s such a flavorful heat – this will definitely be on the menu again soon. šŸ˜€

So again I was playing “spin the ingredients” for dinner.  Here’s what I knew I had.  Tuna steak (frozen from Sam’s Club), green beans, potatoes and sesame seeds.

I used chili paste to roll the sides of my tuna steak in before pressing sesame seeds on the sides.

I par boiled my green beans until they were crisp tender, drained the water, then added 1 tsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. of this hot sauce Hannah gave me for Christmas, then sprinkled with sesame seeds:

I just Pam fried 5 ounces of diced potatoes, then added a splash of the chili paste, salt, pepper, and some sesame seeds.  Once I took the potatoes out, I cranked the heat and seared the tuna steaks.

  • 4 oz. tuna steak (3)
  • 5 oz. potato (3)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil (1)
  • green beans (0)
  • teriyaki hot sauce (0)
  • thai chili paste (0)
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds (0)

That giant plate was only 7 points. šŸ˜€  So that’s why I didn’t feel guilty having pretzels and onion dip with Hannah while watching American Idol last night for 6 points – hey, at least I counted the points! šŸ˜€

Who else is doing Lori’s heart healthy challenge?  What are you going to do?

My WW meeting times have changed – on Saturday’s they are 7, 8, 9 and 10:00.  I hope to make the 8:00 meeting and hit the gym to get my 5 mile run done. šŸ˜€

Have you ever run in a running skirt before?  Make it a great day!