For some reason yesterday morning before work went by really fast!  Normally I keep a pretty good eye on the clock, but I was enjoying my coffee, reading blogs, and the next think I knew it was 7:50 – and I need to leave at 8:05!

So I threw shit in my bag to make breakfast nachos for breakfast – first time I’ve ever completely made them at work and it worked!  As I was wondering what to make for lunch – I spied a container of brown rice in the back of the fridge, and stir-fry was on the menu!  I had leftover beef from our kebabs the other night – the best marinade ever had been on the meat since Monday.

So at 7:54 I started sautéing zucchini and green peppers!

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I was all set to swim at lunch yesterday – so looking forward to it.  At my last diabetes doctor appointment he said my blood pressure was a bit high, but just to monitor it and we’d discuss it at my next doctor appointment in December.

Tony has a wrist blood pressure machine, so I’ve been taking it at different times all week and all the numbers were high – on a chart my numbers suggested that I had Stage II Hypertension!  So I called my GP, and they wanted me to come in at 2:00 to test it.  There went my swim. Sad smile

Um, turns out the wrist machines aren’t very accurate – I would have been better off using the cuffs by the pharmacy.  It was still high – 140/85.  But he noticed that I have a heart murmur.  Huh.  He wants me to get an EKG next week and then we’ll go from there, but he said the murmur could be causing the high blood pressure.  I can still work out as normal, he didn’t seem too concerned, but it’s definitely worth checking out!

My stirfry?  So delicious! 

  • 4 ounces beef marinated in best beef marinade ever
  • 1 zucchini sliced’
  • 1/2 green pepper sliced
  • 1 tablespoon House of Tsang stirfry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon House of Tsang peanut sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil

I heated up the pan, added the coconut oil and when the pan was screaming hot, cooked the zucchini and green peppers.  While that’s was going on, I went and washed my face, brushed my teeth and put my contacts in.  Next I pushed the veggies to the side of the pan, then added the beef and then got dresses while that cooked.  The last minute I added the stirfry sauces, tossed everything together and cooked for 1 more minute.  Then served over 1 cup of brown rice.

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I did add a splash of sriracha at work to spice it up a bit!  So filling too.  This plate comes in at 475 calories and 37 grams of protein – nice!

I stopped by the store on the way home to see what I could find in the 50% off bin.  I scored in the cheese section!

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But nothing in the meat section.  Nothing was really jumping out at me, so I just picked up chicken wings and had buffalo wings for dinner.

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Tony and I usually spend our Friday nights clearing stuff off the DVR.  I ended up making us a cheese and cracker plate for snacks later on, and I had a few glasses of wine.  I fully expected my day to be close to 3000 calories, but was pleasantly surprised even with the snacks and wine, it wasn’t too bad.

Stats for the Day:

  • 2270 calories, 118 carbs, 129 protein, 92 fat, 9.2 fiber
  • 36% of calories from fat, 22 from protein, 20 from carbs and 19% from alcohol
  • no workout

I plan on working out both today and tomorrow.  Today I get to see Hannah!  She has a friend who I have known since Hannah was in 4th grade.  It’s her sons 2nd birthday and I am picking up Hannah on the train, then going to the party, and the way the trains run on the weekend, we’ll have time to thrift before I bring her back to the train at 6:08 – fun!!

Veronica and Suzie – you’ll be happy to know there was a Kyle sighting this morning!  We haven’t seen her for a week, but she must have been hungry – she’s been eating solid for about the last 15 minutes!

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It’s time to get sweaty!  Hope you have a great weekend – see you Monday!