My store had Chobani 5/$5 dollars, so get used to more yogurt parfaits! This one was strawberry banana with honey chobani – although I realized this flavor is 4 points instead of 3, but even with the 1/4 cup of granola, this giant glass is only 7 WW points.
One of the secretaries is out a few days this week, so my morning was pretty busy. The weather, while warm, called for scattered showers. Worse case scenario was if I couldn’t work out at lunch, I would have Tony fix dinner and I’d go to the gym. But I had my window and my blood sugar was cooperating – yeah!
As I was changing my clothes I noticed: I didn’t pack any socks, the only hat I had was my winter hat and I left my headphones at home after running yesterday outside. I could sometimes add all those obstacles together to convince myself it isn’t worth it. But I didn’t. 😀
I did my five minute warm up walk to my “starting point.” I stretched and waited until my watch hit 12:00 on the dot and told myself “just keep running.” It was windy at times, I was pissed because my hair was whipping around my face. You know, because I was going so fast. 😀 When I got to the 1.5 mile marker, I looked down and had run it in 15:32! Sometimes it is mind over matter – my legs want to go faster, but my brain sometimes wants to say “slow down!” Sometimes you just have to push yourself a bit harder.
I was hangry when I got back to work. I had made myself a stuffed pepper for one over the weekend with leftovers. I used 1/2 an Italian sausage chopped up (3), mixed that with 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, added 1/2 cup of marinara and stuffed it. I brought it to work in one of my cute Staub pots. I nuked it for 3 minutes and had every intention of adding the 1/4 cup fat free mozzarella on the top and finishing it off in the toaster oven. Um, slight problem, it was too tall and didn’t fit! So I just nuked it for another minute. So filling and good – I did also mix in about 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper to the mix to kick it up a notch. 😀 Lunch comes in at 10 points. (and check out Nicole’s blackbean and rice stuffed peppers – definitely going to try that next time).
So here’s a strange thing. Ever since Tony had colon cancer last year, he hates thick meat. This was a man who loved thick burgers, thick bone in pork chops. Now? Not so much. So here are “skinny” pork chops with creamed spinach. I adapted my previous recipe because with these thin chops, I couldn’t stuff them, but pureed the spinach mixture as a sauce. Worked for me! The chops and spinach are 7 points, on the side I made broccoli cheddar rice (yep, Rice a Roni to the rescue!), so my dinner comes in at 10 points. It doesn’t look that appetizing, but believe me, it was delicious.
It’s supposed to be 66 degrees today! I may have to bike today at lunch – it will be the first time I’ve ridden a bike since last November. 😀
Question of the Day: Thick or Thin Meat? Or No Meat at All? Make it a great day!