For living in the “sticks” we sure do have a lot of traffic.  One problem is that since we live on the river, we have to take the bridge over the river to get anywhere if you are going east, which is how I have to get to work.  The roads have been so backed up lately, that I decided to go west and take the back roads to work.

I’ve tried taking the back roads before but there was always construction, and I just sucked it up that it would take me 45-50 minutes to drive the 15 miles to work.  Yesterday?  I got to work in 25 minutes!

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Lots of farm land and horse farms.  It was starting to get warm when I left – it was around 80 degrees and overcast.  I was hoping that it would get nicer as the day progressed, but no matter what, I was getting to the pool yesterday.

Breakfast was an egg white spinach omelet, English muffin and some grapes.  My sister FINALLY tried putting baby spinach in things.  She doesn’t like slimey spinach, and neither do I so she was surprised how good it tasted in eggs.

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When I got to the gym, I thought maybe the outdoor pool was closed, but there was a lone lifeguard eating her lunch and listening to her iPod.  The pool was completely empty.

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As soon as I got in the pool the lifeguard got on that chair above – it was weird just having one lifeguard and me!  By the end of the swim the sun was shining so I spent 10 minutes after my 30 minute swim just chilling.

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Lunch was a taco salad.  I always think of Sam when I have one. (Hi Sam!  I’d link to her but she has a private blog).   Romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, corn off of one cob, 3 ounces of ground beef, some cheese.  And the dressing of fat free ranch and Ortega taco sauce.

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The star of the show though?  The pickled jalapenos.  I need to make some more of these soon!

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I ended up taking the back roads home again and guess what?  I got home in 24 minutes!!  I am hoping its not a fluke and that the commute continues to be that great!

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Remember last Friday when Tony made a rolled rump roast for dinner?


We ate it for dinner Friday night.  I made Italian beef sandwiches the other night, and last night, I sliced some for Tony’s now famous fried noodles.  And I still have more to make a roast beef hash for breakfast this morning.  Not bad for a $8 roast!

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As usual, I am Tony’s sous chef and got everything in place.  This dish literally comes together in minutes since I had already precooked the pasta yesterday morning before work.

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Love.  I just love this dish.  I seriously wanted to eat the whole bowl, but I knew I had Insanity later so I ended up eating about 2/3 of it.  Tony didn’t finish all of his either, so I have lunch today already done.

Last night was Cardio Recovery of Insanity.  You might think this is easy, but it’s still very hard.  It’s a lot of slow big muscle moves and my legs are literally shaking by the end.  Since my dinner was so carb heavy I did take some insulin with dinner (I normally skip the insulin so my blood sugar doesn’t drop when I exercise later at night).  But Cardio Recovery isn’t very face paced so I was pleasantly surprised that after my workout my blood sugar was a perfect 97. Open-mouthed smile

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Stats for the Day:

  • 1360 calories, 38 fat, 171 carbs, 18.5 fiber and 85 protein
  • 51% of calories from carbs, 25% from fat and 24% from protein
  • 30 minute swim
  • 30 minute Cardio Recovery

Time to make some breakfast hash!

Oh, and I have blog reader Lisa to thank again for this hilarious picture – does it scream me or what?!


Make it a great day!