I like making omelets in the morning because I basically set it and forget it. I get my 6 inch skillet out, spray with Pam and then add baby spinach, ham, 1/2 ounce of cheese and pour in the egg white – about 1/2 a cup. Then I just put a lid on it over medium low heat and go about getting ready for work. No tilting the pan, etc. After about 7-8 minutes I’ll take the lid off and see that it’s set, then just remove it to the side of the stove and I let it cool before slipping it into a ziplock bag to take to work. Then I just nuke the bag for 1 minute and out pops my omelet – perfect every time. I had my omelet with a high fiber English muffin and some fruit.
I must have gotten distracted, because when I went to test my blood sugar before working out – it was so high! I must have forgotten to take my insulin with breakfast. Doh. It was actually 11:35 – the clock on my meter only is correct six months out of the year – I have no idea how to fix it. At least the date is right!
I ended up giving myself 5 units of fast acting insulin, and then hit the gym. More squats! This time each squat was 10 reps, so 40 squats in total. Although when I think about it, it’s more like 60 squats because two exercises you alternate legs. Whew! Then finished up with my treadmill sprints – this time I increased my minute sprint each 5 minutes – 4 minutes at 4.0 then 1.0 sprinting – my last sprint was at 8.1 mph!
Over the weekend when I was getting the steak and shrimp for my Mom’s dinner on Sunday at The Fresh Market, I happened to walk by their prepared foods and actually stopped in my tracks when I saw this broccoli slaw, kale, cranberry and almond salad. Huh. I bought 1/3 of a cup container and it only cost $2.07. I couldn’t buy the ingredients to make it. Well, I was a bit nervous about the kale. I am not a huge fan, but I thought maybe raw in this salad would be okay?
The verdict? It was delicious! Super crunchy, the dressing wasn’t overly sweet. And I could only eat half of it after eating the rest of my tasting plate.
Believe it or not people, I did not meal plan this week. I know! I spent $43 at Heinens with my Mom and Sunday and thought with stuff I have at home I can be creative. I had defrosted two chicken thighs, thinking Tony might like some grilled chicken, but in the end, a baked potato was the only thing that appealed to him. So I got my thinking cap on. What am I going to fix myself with one chicken thigh? I somehow thought of a pita sandwich, but I didn’t have any pita bread. Thanks google! I found this recipe and it couldn’t be easy enough. I do add olive oil to my pan though.
I love the nice puffy edges:
I ended up making myself a grilled buffalo chicken pita with baby spinach and fat free ranch and Frank’s hot sauce.
This pita was so good – soft in the middle with just a bit of crunch on the outside. Love the nutritional stats too – www.caloriecount.com gives this an A-!
While I made the first one, then made dinner and came back after dinner to cook up the rest, I did notice that after the dough rested for 20 minutes, I got more bubbles than the first one – so I guess you could let the dough rest a bit if you wanted to.
Then after watching the Chicago Little League team make it to the next round, it was time to get Insane! Holy balls I forgot how hard the cardio power and resistance was and how much I am not a fan of jump squats! But, I did about 95% of the routine, which is pretty good. I was schweaty – even my arms were dripping with sweat!
And with that workout, I was an overachiever!
So Day 2 of pretty much staying on track was a success. Oh, and no wine for me last night either – woop!
I have too much going on this morning – I have a batch of granola in the oven, putting stuff together to make a huge ass taco salad for lunch and making a breakfast with one of the pitas. Oh, and I have just 15 minutes to get out the door – ha!
Make it a great day! Oh, and only 3 days left to vote for my recipe – thank you!