Well, I always remember after I ate a parfait that I have a love/hate relationship with them.  I love how they taste, but boy do they spike my blood sugar!  I think its because I take my insulin, and then it takes me a while to eat it, and the insulin has already worked its magic and I am just eating food which spikes my blood sugar – it was 350 AFTER I ate it!

But for those of you who have an active pancreas, this one is a winner.  When I put this on Instagram yesterday, I realized I forgot to add the teaspoon of peanut butter to the stats.


I love picmonkey for photo editing!

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Surprisingly this didn’t taste too sweet to me, which is probably one of the reasons I loved it so much.

So I had grand plans to work out at lunch yesterday.  So around 10 in the morning, I slipped off my Reebok flip flops and put my gym shoes on to walk around the office for a while to see how my toe would feel.

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In the beginning it was a bit sore, but not bad.  I thought at the very least I could walk on the treadmill.  Um, no – about an hour later my toe really started to hurt, and I realized it was bleeding again.  Only one tiny problem – I am a non-shoe person – meaning I literally have 5 pairs of various shoes – and that would include a pair of flip flops and my winter boots!  My Reebok flip flops I’ve probably had for three years?  About to break:

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So I hobbled over to Goodwill on my lunch and as luck would have it – I found exactly what I was looking for = a pair of nice sandals I can wear to work AND they are my favorite brand – BORN!   These sandals retailed for $50 – I got them for $3.99.  #winning

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So comfy too.  I’ll be getting a lot of use out of these.

Lunch you’ll remember was “throw shit in a bag” day.  I threw in a container of stovetop refried beans, some leftover chicken from the whole chicken we grilled on Sunday, some red cabbage, spinach, cheddar cheese and low carb wraps.  So I made a simple chicken burrito – I put two teaspoons of the refried beans on the tortilla, topped with 3 ounces of chicken and a sprinkling of cheese – put that in the microwave for a minute, then added the spinach, red cabbage and salsa to it and rolled it up.  This was surprisingly very filling!  And for the record, that’s a salad plate, not a dinner plate. Open-mouthed smile

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I love these tortillas too – so soft and chewy – and 13 grams of fiber!

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Tony was sitting outside enjoying a cigar when I got home.  It was so nice out – we ended up sitting out there for over an hour.  I picked up two $1 containers of white rice for Tony to do his magical fried rice.  He opted to just have plain rice with a touch of low sodium soy sauce – he made me his fried rice – this time no meat, just eggs and canned stir fry veggies.   I like to call this picture of Tony “stop taking my picture!”

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And he made enough so I’ll have the leftovers for lunch today.  Yum!

So without a formal workout, I still got in some steps yesterday – I know each day will get a bit better.  I plan on wearing my sandals until I have to wear work shoes on Friday night.  We’ll see how that goes!

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Alright, I have to get some granola bars ready to go – Tony sees this one woman at the Coumadin clinic when he gets his blood tests done – I made her a batch of my buffalo chicken chili and she raved about it so I am giving her a batch of my copycat Nature Valley granola bars.   I forgot I was going to make them for her, but they are so easy to put together, I put them in the oven at 10:00 and they were ready to cut by 10:45.  I like to let them cool overnight before moving them though – they have a better chance of staying together that way.

Make it a great day!  (and p.s.  I had no idea that the Goofus and Gallant cartoon had that caption underneath it – definitely R rated – sorry about that!)