So glad its Friday today – for some reason this work week dragged even though I was busy.  Usually my day flies by when its busy but I kept looking at the clock and it would only be 15 minutes later and I would have thought an hour went by!

Yep – back to my breakfast parfait – I found two containers of Chobani on the 50% off bin so they only cost .50 cents each. Open-mouthed smile  This time my fruit filling is fresh strawberries and bananas.

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This is the last of my fruit puree granola, so I’ll have to make some over the weekend.  I love the added crunch to this parfait.

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It was a gorgeous day so I walked again – for some reason my blood sugar stays around 150 after breakfast and I can’t run when its that low, it would drop to below 50 if I ran.  But you know what?  I love walking.  The neighborhood is pretty hilly around my office too.

When I got back it was taco salad time!  I ended up putting 6 ounces of taco meat on my salad, because my dressing was just salsa mixed with 1 tablespoon light ranch, and the rest were veggies.  By total coincidence, my twin sister made herself a taco salad for lunch too.   Twin powers activate!  I love the random paper clip on the desk too. Open-mouthed smile

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Tony ended up making a delicious pasta sauce for dinner.  Except I forgot to pick up Italian seasoning at the store.  He sent me an email that said “how the hell can I live in a house with no Italian seasoning?” Surprised smile

But he improvised, because that’s the kinda cook he is.  He ended up putting in my garlic croutons left over from Easter Sunday.  It was super garlicy and delicious! 

My plate: 1 cup baby spinach on the bottom, 2 ounces Italian sausage, 1 cup cooked cavitapi pasta, 1/2 cup of Tony’s sauce and a couple shaves of good Parmesan.  I have to say I cringed when I saw that Tony bought a wedge of Parmesan for our Easter dinner and it cost nearly $12.  But you know what?  It’s amazing and totally worth it.  Sure beats the Kraft grated parm!

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I may have read Food Magazine and had a glass of wine while I was grilling. Martini glass

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I may have lost track of some of them while I was cooking the pasta inside!  But truth be told, I like a really charred sausage.

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And I may have had a serving of tortilla chips with salsa last night while Tony and I were catching up on our DVR. Eye rolling smile

Stats for Day 12 of Operation Bad Ass

  • 1601 calories, 51 fat, 188 carbs, 22 fiber and 89 protein
  • 47% of calories from carbs, 32% from fat, 21% from protein
  • 30 minutes stretch on the DVR
  • 50 minute walk at lunch

I am planning on weighing in tomorrow at WW.  Not expecting much – the extra nibbles and glasses of wine snuck in, so my hope is that I at least maintained. 

Update on my Brother

He had his first chemo the night before last.  My Mom ended up staying in the hospital overnight with him to make sure he didn’t have any adverse reactions, and he didn’t.  He gets chemo once every three weeks.  He will have to go to the hospital three times a week for blood tests – I guess blood transfusions are not uncommon.

I asked my Mom about Charlie’s work.  My SIL is a stay at home Mom so I was a bit worried about that.  Um, turns out my brother has 200 vacation and sick days banked!  Do you think he worked too much?  He has short term disability for the first three weeks, then they will use the 200 vacation/sick days, and then go to long term disability for 70% of his salary.  Whew!

Alright, I guess I have to go to work now.  Wish it was Saturday!  Make it a great day!