I am loving the emails and comments on how everyone is liking my Inspirational Diet!  I am three days in and I have to say its given me a renewed purpose.  I was just going through the motions with WW.  I am not saying I don’t like the program, because I do.  But I just lost my mojo on it.

I can’t tell you the inspirational videos have stopped me in my tracks SEVERAL times a day.  I was conscious of my after dinner sneaks of food, but I never realized how many licks and tastes were just on auto pilot.  Yesterday I needed to give our dog some aspirin (for his arthritis) and I usually stick them on a piece of cheese – I made one for him and unconsciously reached for a piece of cheese for myself!  I stopped myself though. ๐Ÿ˜€

I am trying to shake up my carb intake a bit – maybe have it a bit higher one day and the next day a bit lower.  Those of you keeping tabs on Tuesday I had 212 grams of carbs, yesterday I only had 116.

My breakfast parfaits, while delicious, are around 60-70 grams of carbs, so I can’t do those every day.  I decided to try something different for breakfast.

Roast Beef Breakfast Burritos

(one serving: 328 calories, 23 fat, 8 carbs, 3.6 fiber and 22 protein)

1.5 ounces of deli roast beef (for me it was three slices)
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup green peppers
1/2 ounce shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 avocado, whipped with a fork
salt and pepper
hot sauce

Scramble eggs with green peppers.  To assemble, lay each slice of roast beef on a cutting board.  Divide the egg mixture between the three meats, then roll up like an burrito.  Top with the cheese.  Nuke for 30 seconds.  Top with the avocado, hot sauce and cilantro.

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While these donโ€™t look that appetizing, holy yum, this was delicious.  Thanks to my co-worker J for bringing me avocados, it totally made the breakfast.  Well, that and the hot sauce. ๐Ÿ˜€

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I went to check my blood sugar before my bike ride.  Rats.  It was 126.  Perfect, but not enough for a strong workout.  Walking doesn’t make my blood sugar drop, so I reached into my desk drawer to see what I had to boost my walk.  I had totally forgotten I bought these, and even still forgot that Tony had mentioned these to me.  They are Gatorade energy bites.  I ended up eating 3 bites, for 150 calories and 18 grams of carbs.  They were tasty too!


So in keeping with yesterday’s inspirational video – I went on a 50 minute walk – using my arms and legs!


The weather was perfect – low 60’s, no wind.  It makes you appreciate the fact that you can take a walk. Winking smile   And those Gatorade bites?  Did the trick.  I was walking at a pretty good pace and when I got back my blood sugar was 94.  Nice.

I have Mara  to thank for lunch.  I followed her recipe to the T – and when I figured out the calories, this giant sandwich (using 4 oz. meat, 1 6″ pita, lettuce tomato and 1/2 tablepoon of tzatziki, comes in at 384 calories, 9.3 fat, 40 carbs, 2.5 fiber and 34 protein.  Except I loves me some tzatziki sauce, so I added two more tablespoons for 40 extra calories.  And I had half of a lavish bread, which turns out to be just about the same calories as a 6 inch pita.

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Hannah went to Roosevelt yesterday to take her placement tests, drop off her immunization records and get her student I.D.  I thought she’d have lunch down town but with the NATO summit so much was blocked off it wasn’t worth it.  Now she waits to meet with her advisor after her placement tests are assessed to schedule her classes for the fall.  Hannah is a “check it off the list” kind of Type A person (so not me!) so she’s super happy to get those things off her list.

I had some ground beef I needed to use up so I decided to make a low carb Reuben burger.  And since I skipped the carbs on the bun, that meant I could have sweet potato fries! ๐Ÿ˜€  I have never bought these before, but I had a coupon and thought I would give them a shot.  Not only do they have these spicy sweet potato fries, they have sweet potato tots!  It was a toss up, but I went with the spicy fries.

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My burger:  4 oz. ground beef (after cooking), 1/2 cup sauerkraut, 1 tablespoon fat free thousand island dressing (I decided to make a fancy schmear on the plate so I would get a taste on every bite with 1 slice of swiss cheese on the top.  With my serving of fries, dinner comes in at 564 calories, 32 fat, 32 carbs, 5.3 fiber and 35 protein.  And no, 1/2 a cup of sauerkraut on top of my burger isnโ€™t too much. Open-mouthed smile

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Don’t forget to send me your big eye glasses (send to mybizzykitchen@gmail.com) to share tomorrow on Flashback Friday!  I only have four, and I KNOW there are a lot more of you out there!

What I did yesterday:

  • 1531 calories, 74 fat, 116 carbs, 15 fiber and 100 protein
  • 30 minute Classical Stretch (hips, anterior muscles and achilles heel – my heel feels fabulous – and for the record, since starting this program, I haven’t worn my orthotic inserts!)
  • 50 minute walk at lunch
  • drank 100 ounces of water (happy Jenn Winking smile)
  • no wine. except I drank bloody mary’s with extra Tabasco.  Kidding!

What I didn’t do yesterday:

  • I restocked my bosses snack drawer (that is actually kept in my area) and I didn’t eat a single thing (honey mustard pretzel nubs people!) even though she opened two bags already and I could have easily snuck some.  Not that I’ve actually done that, but I am just sayin’.  Open-mouthed smile
  • Nothing after dinner, well, except for an orange, but fruit doesnโ€™t count (and my blood sugar was low)

And now we get to the Inspirational Diet daily inspiration.  I promise, after the first few that you’ve probably seen, I do have some obscure ones you haven’t seen, but I love that this guy not only got the weight off, has kept it off and now has a Ben Does Life tour going on.  He pops up in towns to run 5k races.  He’ll be in Chicago on June 2nd near Buckingham Fountain.  http://dolifetour2012.tumblr.com/post/22598205288/chicago-il-saturday-june-2nd.  Because isn’t life all about living and not being on the sidelines?  Maybe this will be the one to get you off the couch and set down the remote. ๐Ÿ˜€


And because I am feeling so good . . . leave me a comment and tell me what you are going to do today to do life?  Iโ€™ll pick a random winner on Monday of a Do Life Visor โ€“ just in time for summer!  Me?  I am off to the gym. Open-mouthed smile

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Make it a great day!