I have to think that breakfast nachos are one of my favorite breakfasts, and somehow I forget about it.  It’s fun, easy and delicious.  Yesterday I cooked 3/4 cup egg whites with 3/4 cup of spinach and just cooked it in my 6 inch skillet with a lid on until it was cooked through.

When I got to work, I assembled it.  I put the circle of egg whites on my cutting board and cut it into 8 triangles.  I put those egg triangles on 8 tortilla chips, then topped with 1 ounce of shredded cheddar cheese and put it under the broiler in the toaster oven, then topped with my corn salsa to finish it off.  This plate comes in at 350 calories and 30 grams of protein.

I left my good camera at work. so all the pics today are from my iPhone. Open-mouthed smile

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Okay, I brought my good camera home – here is a much better picture of the nachos!

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I had my quarterly diabetes check up yesterday.  I take my diabetes very seriously, and I joke about how sometimes I hate to have “the sugars” but it is a manageable disease.  I’d rather have that then cancer.

And the reason I call diabetes “the sugars” is because of a stand up comedian who cracked me the hell up when he broke it to his Mom that he had been diagnosed with diabetes:


So the most important number for a diabetic is the A1C number.  A blood test will show your average blood sugars for the previous three months and anything under 7 is considered a “controlled diabetic.”  I was an ass and had my dates wrong – I thought yesterday was my blood test and next week was my doctor appointment.  Doh.  So this morning before work I am getting a fasting blood drawn done (no coffee this morning – no!) and I’ll be mailed my numbers in a couple weeks.

Last time I was there was the middle of May, and I weighed 176 pounds.  On their scale yesterday, after drinking water, coffee, breakfast and having my clothes on, I weighed 162, so I lost 14 pounds on their scale.  So I just finished my 101 days of Insanity, and Heather said “Congrats on 101 – just think when you get to 202. Amazing!”

I looked to see what date day 202 would bring me to and its December 23 – the exact date of my next diabetes appointment – so my goal is to lose another 14 pounds these next 101 days, which would bring me to 148 on their scales.  (although secretly I would be thrilled to be 145!).  So that’s my next goal. Open-mouthed smile

Here is how a food plate should look – not sure mine look like that as of late!

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The reason people lose their feet and eye sight is because they have uncontrolled diabetes – high blood sugar causes damage on a daily basis, and over time does damage when you don’t even feel any different, until all of a sudden you start to have eye problems or have nerve damage in your feet, and once the damage is done, you can’t undo it.

Here are some scary stats:

Total prevalence of diabetes
  • Total: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.
  • Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
  • Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
  • Prediabetes: 79 million people

These statistics are from 2011.   7 million people have diabetes right now and don’t know it, and 79 million people have prediabetes, which means if they continue their lifestyle of unhealthy eating and non-exercising, they will eventually become diabetic.

So next time you have a yearly doctor visit – ask to be check for diabetes – you never know! Open-mouthed smile  Okay, I am getting off my soap box now.

After the doctor visit I was still going to hit the gym.  I don’t know why but stairs are symbolic to my on 9/11.  The firefighters going up the stairs of the towers to save people and the people in the building running down the stairs to get out.  So I ended up doing 135 flights of stairs in 45 minutes. I had a protein bar for fuel on my way to the gym.

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My arms were dripping with sweat!

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OMG, I have the BEST app to tell you guys about.  We have U-verse at home.  I downloaded the U-verse app, and now I can watch anything on my phone that I could at home.  Not only that, I can watch stuff off our DVR, I can record shows from my phone and it even has a remote so I can change the channels when I am at home.  How cool is that?  So while I was letting the stairs fly by, I watched one of my guilty pleasure shows that Tony would never watch:

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I just find it fascinating, that an event, or series of events happen to some people and they just snap and just start hoarding shit.  Hannah is studying clinical psychology – I should tell her that she could specialize in OCD and hoarding because it would combine her love of cleaning while helping people!

I got back to work and fixed my lunch – leftover steak from our philly cheesesteaks the other night, with peppers and cheese that I put in the panini maker – it kind of didn’t work out that well, but it was good.   And those jalapenos?  Supa spicy – I wished I would have brought more. Devil

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The temps started to fall so we turned off the air and opened the windows.  I still had a turkey breast I wanted to grill, so by the time I got it on after the coals came to temperature – it was probably 6:15 – it ended up taking an hour and 15 minutes to cook, so we didn’t eat dinner until 7:30!

I had already planned to pass on Insanity last night – my foot is feeling better, and since last night was only a 30 minute cardio recovery, I decided to give my foot a rest.

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I just put sliced lemon under the skin and salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.  I took it off at 150 and let it sit for 10 minutes before cutting.  It was perfectly cooked and super tender and juicy.

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The rest I just thinly sliced for sandwiches.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1567 calories, 151 carbs, 47 fat, 24 fiber and 134 protein
  • Calorie Count gave my nutrition intake a B+
  • 27% of calories from fat, 34% from protein and 38% from carbs
  • 45 minutes, 135 flights on the treadmill

No outdoor walk today since I have to leave early to hit the lab at the doctors office before work.  I will probably search Pinterest for a different lunch time workout today, and then back to Insanity tonight.  Turns out there is football on tonight so Tony won’t miss me. Open-mouthed smile

Question of the Day:  What is a guilty pleasure t.v. show you watch that no one wants to watch with you?

Make it a great day!