Since I am working a double today, I decided to sleep in a bit.  My alarm went off at 6:15 and I turned it off and said “I’ll just sleep for like 15 more minutes.”  Um, more like 45 minutes!  I still have an hour before I have to leave for work, but it was nice to get that extra 45 minutes.

I had the last piece of my potato crusted broccoli quiche for breakfast yesterday.  I decided to have some Chobani on the side and made myself a mini caramel apple parfait.  One container of vanilla Chobani, half a chopped apple, 1/2 and ounce of toasted pecans and one teaspoon of Smuckers caramel sauce.  It tasted like I was eating dessert!

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It was a rest day from strength training, so I decided to do the stairmaster.  I tested my blood sugar before working out and it was only at 140, so I had a snack of half an apple, some honeydew melon and a tablespoon of the cinnamon peanut butter.

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Turns out that wasn’t enough so sadly, my blood sugar was dropping and I only was able to do 35 minutes, but I went 94 floors and 1.97 miles – not too bad!

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When I got back to my office, my blood sugar was 64.  I ended up not even taking any insulin at lunch since it was low carb.  I cooked one whole zucchini in my microwave for a minute and a half.  Let it cool a bit, then sliced it and scooped out the seeds.  At work I heated up the leftover chili and made Cincinnati Chili Zucchini boats.  With just a few jalapenos on top.  This was so delicious!

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I had steak on the menu for dinner. I decided to make mashed potatoes and asparagus on the side.  I also picked up some blue cheese over the weekend and put that on top of the steak – I puffy heart blue cheese on steak!  My lighting is all wrong on these pictures – oh well!

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I bought this brown gravy mix at Sam’s Club.  Only 3 tablespoons of this mixed with 1 cup of water – just nuke for 2 minutes, and whisk together.  And 1/4 cup is only 20 calories. Open-mouthed smile

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Super simple and delicious.  And I had no after dinner eating at all – go me!

I am hoping the weather isn’t too bad tonight – the last few times I’ve worked at the restaurant it’s either been sub-zero, snowing, or icy roads, which put a damper on my covers.  Hopefully tonight we’ll have a good crowd – makes for a much busier night and it goes by faster.  I am also trying out new shoes.  I bought some Dr. Scholl shoes, but after being on my feet for 6+ hours, I was sore.  I found these Sketchers at my thrift store – barely used and only $7 – they normally retail for $60!


I’ve been wearing them to work all week, and so far they seem pretty comfy.  But then again I do sit at my desk most of the day, so we’ll see. 

I am hoping to get some new running shoes this weekend too.  My bosses gave me gift cards for Christmas – right now the shoes I am wearing to workout in are probably over three years old! 

Question of the Day:  What is your favorite brand of shoe??  My shoes now are Saucony, and while they are fine, I am not in love with them.

Happy Friday!  Make it a great day!