Over the weekend I found a new to me low carb wrap.  Each one is only 60 calories and 7 grams of fiber.

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I decided to make an egg beater breakfast wrap:  1/3 cup scrambled egg beaters, half a cup of fresh baby spinacy, 1 slice of buffalo flavored cheese, and strawberries on the side.  Lori, I thought of you when I bought this!’

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I loved this wrap – the texture was nice and it was chewy, which I like.  Nice to get nearly 1/2 of my daily intake of fiber with breakfast – 10 grams with the strawberries!

It’s been really chilly lately so I was on the fence about going to swim outside.  It was sunny though, so I gave it a go.  Holy Shizz – was the pool cold!  But I know after a couple of laps I’ll get used to it, so I sucked it up.

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My swim was going well until a group of 8 12 year olds decided to play chicken with my swimming.  As I got near the shallow end, half would swim right in front of me and half would swim right behind me and try to get across without touching me – like I was a torpedo or something.  I didn’t lose my shit, but I was close to it.  The lifeguards must have whistled at them a dozen times to stay OUT of the lap lane.

But thirteen was an unlucky number for them – the lifeguard actually got out of his chair, came down, blew the whistle and kicked the kids out of the pool for 15 minutes.  So the last half of my swim was uneventful. Open-mouthed smile

I made chicken tikka masala for lunch yesterday.  This looks nothing like the original because my jalapenos were so hot, that I ended up having to add a whole container of Chobani greek yogurt to the dish to tone it down.  Even though our nose were running while eating it, both me and my boss loved it – it does look like dog food, but it was super tasty!   I ended up throwing in two small sliced zucchini to the chicken mixture. Open-mouthed smile

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I got home and Tony was enjoying a cigar in the back.  While I thought this was our squirrel Lyle coming by to say hi, this squirrel was smaller, so Tony and I decided to call this one Kyle.  Except Kyle turned out to be a girl squirrel.  She was not shy at all – probably because Lyle told her that I make the best granola. Open-mouthed smile

She got so close – literally about three feet away from me at one point.

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I filled the small tin with sunflower seeds.  She ate all the seeds around it before she found the “mother lode” in the tin.   Sorry about the noise in this video – our neighbor was cutting down a tree!



I ended up making burgers for dinner – I stopped at a place near my office that has the best mushroom sherry sauce – they let me buy a whole container for $1.50 so I could accessorize Tony’s burger.  This doesn’t look like much, but Tony loves this stuff – liquid gold!

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Me?  I had a buffalo cheese burger with pickled jalapenos – people, I’ve already opened my second jar!   On the side – sweet potato fries.  This was half of a sweet potato!  I dipped the fries in a tablespoon of unsweetened almond milk, just to get them wet, then tossed them in a tablespoon of seasoned corn starch – 8 minutes in the fryer and they were done – super crispy!

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After dinner Tony and I caught up on Ray Donovan from the DVR – we are both really liking that show.  Then it was time for Day 56 of Insanity.  This time I did a new workout that I didn’t even realize I had – it was called Max Interval Sports Training and I could replace that with the Core Cardio and Balance.

It’s the “Max” version and it was 54 minutes long.  After the five minute warm up I was waiting for the typical 4 minute stretch, but that never happened.  We did all sorts of sports drills for football, basketball, gymnastics and track and field – holy shizz this one was no joke!

But I loved it.  And in the beginning of the workout, Shaun T said:

Act Like You Want to Play in the Game

It struck a chord with me, because I feel for the last two months, that’s what I have been doing.  Working out at lunch, doing Insanity at night, ditching the alcohol during the week.  Even though I am in week 3 of the Diet Bet, I am not going to worry about the scale at all – I figured I won the first round so my second round “was on the house” and I still have $45 bucks left in my account. 

I know that consistency is the key – and I can’t get complacent like I normally do.  I start out strong, then get bored, tired or both and give up.  But I don’t want to give up. Open-mouthed smile

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Create The Life of Your Dreams

I bought a bunch of charms at the fest I was at on Sunday.  All the chains they had to go with them were gold, and I hate gold, so I’ll need to find a chain to make a bracelet.   Are you creating the life of your dreams?

Stats for the Day:

  • 1535 calories, 63 fat, 166 carbs, 25 fiber and 85 protein
  • 43% of calories from carbs, 37% from fat and 20% from fiber
  • 30 minute lunch swim
  • 54 minute Max Interval Sports Training

Alright, let’s get this show on the road.  I made another batch of granola this morning, and I have a pot of tomato basil soup on the stove for lunch.  Super simple – and ready in 20 minutes – come back tomorrow for the recipe.

Make it a great day!