I got half way to work and realized I never made anything for my breakfast.  I got to work a bit early so I jumped over to Subway to pick up a breakfast sammie.  I was looking at the nutritional information on the glass, and it said that a steak, egg white and cheese on flat bread was only 210 calories – nice!

I loaded it up with veggies and hot sauce and had a cup of raspberries on the side – super filling.

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I later went on Subway’s website to double check the nutrition.  Um, the THREE INCH flat bread is 210 – my 6 inch?  480 calories!  I didn’t even realize they made a 3 inch sandwich.  All told it, breakfast comes in at 544 calories, 18 fat, 61 carbs, 13 fiber (nice!) and 33 protein.

I finally got my ass outside!  It was about 84 degrees, kind of humid.

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The corn across from my office is starting to get really tall!  I walked for the first 10 minutes, and then started my run.  Holy shiz.  Not working out for 2 weeks, it feels as if I am starting from scratch.  The first half of my run/walk was pretty pitiful, but the second half was decent.  Those of you who follow me on Facebook saw that I was able to smile after my 5k!  Open-mouthed smile

But today is going to be in the 90’s, so as soon as I hit publish, I am hitting up the air conditioned gym!  Um, turns out I need to go to bed earlier to get up to go to the gym.  As soon as I hit publish I’ll have just enough time to do a 30 minute DVD at home. I love sleep!

Lunch was leftover pork tacos, 1/2 cup of yellow rice with corn, and the best strawberries I’ve had all year.  Lunch comes in at 561 calories, 26 fat, 54 carbs, 7 fiber and 32 protein.  I am loving the 100 calorie packs of guacamole – and the fact that they freeze so well.

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My boss is a Starbucks junkie.  Every day, rain or shine, she gets her $4.50 triple shot coffee.  For those of you playing along, 5 days a week, for 50 weeks (taking into account vacation and time off) that is $1,125 dollars a year . . . for a cup of coffee!

Anywho – she bought these VIA refresher things.  $5.95 for five of them.  They are described as follows:

Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ Cool Lime combines kaffir lime with hints of mint, cucumber and apple, and pairs that with the natural energy of green, unroasted coffee beans. It’s a breakthrough in instant refreshment that tastes nothing like coffee. Light, juicy and thirst-quenching, with a natural boost of caffeine. Enjoy Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ wherever the moment takes you

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It seemed like an awful lot of powder for a 16 ounce bottle of water – I had a 23 ounce bottle of water at my desk.  I actually didn’t take a picture of the actual water, because it really looked like dingy dish water.  And the taste?  Interesting.  There was a slight aftertaste.  It was citrusy, but not overpowering.  It wasn’t until after I drank it that I read the ingredient list:


Not sure that being diabetic, my drink of choice should start with cane sugar as the first ingredient.  It was 35 calories and 10 grams of carbs.  I’ll stick to my water, thank you very much. Open-mouthed smile

My store makes the best marinated flank steaks – on sale this week for $4.99 a pound.  We can’t even figure out what the marinade is, because if you were to look at it, you couldn’t even tell its marinated.  But it cooks up super quick.  In fact, even with turning the gas grill on, dinner was ready from beginning to end in 15 minutes – nice, easy weeknight dinner.

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Dinner comes in at 562 calories, 22 fat, 44 carbs, 10 fiber and 23 protein. 

So here is my new vow:  move for the next 20 days – even if its just walking, biking whatever.  I can’t get out of the habit of working out, and they say it takes 21 days for a habit to form.

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 1607 calories, 67 fat, 150 carbs, 30 fiber (nice) and 32 protein
  • 5k walk – 50 minutes total with walking
  • average blood sugar 132

How many of you are Starbuck’s junkies?  I actually only indulge at Christmastime for the Pumpkin Latte – although I think that is now out by October!  Guess what we got in the mail at my office yesterday?  A catalog for Christmas cards!  We just got through the 4th of July!

Make it a great day!