Even though the sun was shining bright yesterday morning when I woke up, the fact that it was 23 degrees, but felt like 15 degrees and the fact that there was snow on MY chair, was a bit depressing.

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But we got up in the 40s, so most of it is already melted, so I got that going for me.  I am dreaming of our temps next week – every day in the 60s!

When I was putting my breakfast together, I realized I had an avocado that needed to be used up.  I just threw it in my bag with the rest of my food for the day.  I’ve seen avocado deviled eggs on Pinterest, but for some reason never made them before.  What was I waiting for?  I used 1 yolk, 1/2 an avocado and some sriracha, mixed that up and stuffed the hard boiled egg.  I had half an apple and another one of my Nature Valley copycat granola bars.

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Right before I was going to the gym, my step-son sent me a snapchat – a new record for him!  He said the last minute he did 30 seconds at 7.0 mph and the last 30 seconds at 8.0 mph – at a 15% incline!!

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I sent him a text showing him I was at the gym – I loved his response!  Actually Carla made a delicious looking sandwich on The Chew – a grilled tuna steak sandwich with a slaw – check it out!

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I used the new Cybex treadmill and did a workout called “speed bump.”  Imagine it was like running in rolling hills, except you never knew when you going to be on flat ground or on a hill.  I slept funny the night before and my neck was hurting, so I walked it. 

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Lunch was nearly a repeat of yesterday’s carrot potato soup, only this time I added two ounces of andouille sausage to it – so good!  This sausage is 120 calories for 2 ounces and it has a hint of smokiness to it.

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I bought these tortillas over the weekend.  I’ve never seen this brand before.

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I had chicken quesadillas on the menu and I walked into the living room with this package and a package of regular flour tortillas.  I asked Tony “which would you prefer?  These are regular flour tortillas, but these are low carb, and are made with quinoa, amaranth, and spelt!”  His answer?  What do you think?  I’ve tried to have Tony eat things like I do – like the time he asked what was for dinner one time and I said “red quinoa meatballs with spaghetti squash.”  He laughed.  Until I brought him dinner and it was in fact red quinoa meatballs over spaghetti squash! 

My quesadilla:  2 low carb wraps, 3 ounces of chicken taco breast meat, one ounce of Cabot chipotle cheese and a cup of arugula and hot sauce.  I “pam” fried these too with butter pam spray.

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Hers and his:

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Best part?  That whole quesadilla comes in at 373 calories, 37 grams of protein and a whopping 14 grams of fiber!

I had no problem getting my steps in yesterday, even without my morning walk.

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Stats for the Day:

  • 1548 calories, 154 carbs, 87 protein, 74 fat and 33 fiber
  • 40% of calories from fat, 20% from protein and 37% from carbs
  • average blood sugar 139
  • got my 10,000 steps in!

Question of the Day:  Would you eat completely different from your spouse if given the chance?  I think I would try more ethnic and spicy dishes if it were just me.  Although I am going to try to get Tony to make his famous fried rice for dinner tonight.  I have chicken to use up, and leftover cold rice – perfect!

Make it a great day!