I was all set to go to the gym yesterday morning.  Food was packed, my gym bag packed.  Tony was up watching the news so I snuggled with him for a few minutes before getting my ass out of the door in 22 degree weather, with a wind chill, it felt like 10.  I grab my coffee and . . . I can’t find my fucking keys.  It drives Tony nuts that I can’t ever put anything back in the same place twice.  I looked for a solid 10 minutes, but then I just ended up taking the extra key off of Tony’s key ring and was on my way.

The sad thing though?  Guess where I looked?  In the bag I bought my brining bag from Bed Bath & Beyond.  In the freezer, because I brought a bag of ice in.  And in the downstairs fridge, because I put stuff down there too.  Gah!  What was frustrating is that my key fob for the gym and to get into my building is on my key ring.  For the month of November at the gym, every time you swipe your card you get a chance to play bingo and win prizes, like a free months pass, or credit to the bar/grill area or the gift shop.  I asked for my numbers, but since I didn’t have my key fob, he wouldn’t give them to me!  I peaked though and I had one of the numbers, so I will fill it in next time.

Since I got a late start, I didn’t even start my workout until 7:45!

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Can you see the stains on my shirt.  Tony is one lucky man!  Luckily it only took me 45 minutes to complete, and I even showered, dressed and was at my desk at 8:45.  Helps to be low maintenance sometimes!

I had a new personal record yesterday – I am up to 60 pounds on the standing calf raises!

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On Sunday I made six breakfast tacos for the week.  I could literally eat these every day and never get sick of them.  This time I scrambled 1 cup of egg beaters with 1/2 a cup of egg whites, 2 shredded zucchini, six slices of deli ham and 2 ounces of shredded cheese.  I divided that egg mixture between six blue corn tortillas, and fried them up in a teaspoon of coconut oil.  Once cooled I put in Ziploc baggies to grab and go.  At work I put them in the toaster oven – under broil – 5 minutes a side at 400 degrees.  They come back to their crunchy goodness.  On the side was an apple cinnamon Chobani.  Still have yet to find the coconut ones!

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After my 15 mile bike ride on Sunday, I realized I still had 61 miles to go in my 125 mile challenge, so I hopped on the bike at lunch – ended up doing 10 miles while watching The Chew.  They were doing Thanksgiving side dishes and Daphne made a broccoli and orzo casserole that looked really good!  There she is pouring the broccoli mixture in with the orzo.  We love orzo, but I hardly ever remember to make it.

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Lunch was a taco salad.  It was a sad day yesterday.  I had to say goodbye to another bottle of hot sauce.  I love Tapatio hot sauce because its flavorful, not too spicy and has a vinegary kick.

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This time my tomatillo salsa/ranch dressing mix doesn’t look like cat throw up.  I had romaine, carrots, cucumbers, half an avocado and 3 ounces of ground beef taco meat. 

We had a birthday celebration in our office yesterday – so the season of treats has begun!  On the menu?  Baskin Robbins chocolate cake with chocolate chip icing with baby ice cream cones on top.  How cute is this cake??

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I am usually the designated cake cutter in the office, and I am proud to say that I didn’t even have one taste of cake.  NSV of the day!   And for your information, I have already declared ice cream cake insulin worthy!  But I realized this is going to be the first of many holiday treats that are going to come my way, but I just have to take control and not let the food control me.

Later in the afternoon I get a text from Tony.  Here is our latest installment:

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Yep, he found my keys!  He looked in the bag from Bed Bath & Beyond, in the freezer by the ice, just like I did.  He then had a thought – what if I dropped them in the driveway?  Sure enough he was going to get the mail when he literally stepped on them!  Whew!  Note to self – just hang them up on the key rack where they belong.

I never did a full grocery shop this week, but we have plenty of options.  I had two Italian sausage links, mushroom, frozen edamame and pasta.  Since Tony isn’t into red sauces much anymore, I just made a quick alfredo sauce.   Super quick Monday night dinner – 20 minutes tops.  You can always tell when I am hungry because the plating suffers when I just want to get it in my belly!

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So with this new self-hosting site, I think you will have to re-subscribe if you follow by email.  I’ve sent an email to wordpress.com to see if they can transfer them over, but I got stuck in forum hell before being actually able to send an email.   Sorry for the hassle!

Stats for the Day:

  • 1599 calories, 117 carbs, 89 protein, 17 fiber
  • 34% of calories from fat, 22% from protein and 29% from carbs
  • B grade on caloriecount.com
  • 45 minutes legs for strength
  • 40 minute 10 mile bike ride at lunch

Today I am back to arms/back/abs/sprints and what I just noticed was a low carb day!  I have to admit, I haven’t really been following the nutrition part of this program – I think maybe I should check it out.  I just noticed that starting this week 10, they specify different days of low carb and high carb – huh?!  They also suggest several small meals a day, but that would just be two to three more insulin shots I’d have to take, so I don’t do that.  Do any of you guys alternate between high and low carb days during the week?

Make it a great day!