Over the weekend I bought a pint of raspberries for .99 cents – score!  Except. . . not so much.  When I got to work to put my breakfast parfait together, I popped one in my mouth and they were so sour.  I don’t mind sour, but with plain Chobani AND sour raspberries, I ended up adding a couple squirts of sugar free pancake syrup in my breakfast parfait.  Then it was the perfect balance of tart and sweet.  The 15 calories of whip cream on top didn’t hurt either. Open-mouthed smile

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So I still have a bit of lingering cough and a little bit of congestion.  It was a perfect 75 degrees outside, so I decided to walk outside. 

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Well, my blood sugar dictated that too – it was only 154 when I left on my walk, and after 30 minutes of walking I could feel the sweat start and I know my blood sugar was dropping.  I just had leftover beef stew and a slice of my bread for lunch.  I decided not even to test my blood sugar, just eat and then test it and adjust with insulin after the fact.

Well, it must have been low, because AFTER I ate it was 118!  Which is normal, but I didn’t take a unit of insulin with lunch.  And  my lunch was chock full of carbs too!

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While I was walking I got a message “your timehop is waiting for you!”   One year ago?  I made this delicious pad thai soup for one.  I need to make this again and ignore the fact that it has 3400 mg of sodium (look away Skippy . . . look away!)  Oh, and speaking of Skippy, I have her whole family using the word AMAZEBALLS!  Love it. 

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Two years ago?  My last road race.  Seriously I would have sworn on a stack of bibles it was last year.  But here’s the weird part.  I almost didn’t run it because I was just getting over bronchitis and had only worked out twice in a month – maybe this is just my time of year to get sick?

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And guess what I weighed up in the picture?


And guess what I weigh today?

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While I love the Zero Scale because it just tells you if you are up or down for the week, and not the actual weight, I realized I needed to get a grip and really see what that number was.   Helen, I didn’t even realize until recently that you could actually use the Zero Scale as an actual scale – ha!  It’s all those licks, tastes, extra bites, nuts, extra glasses of wine that have added up as of late.  I need to nip it in the bud before I step on the scale and see 18_ something. 

I ended up making chili mac for dinner.  A childhood friend of mine sent me more of his peppers (although NO ghost peppers this time!) and I chopped up a Thai pepper and put that on my chili.

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Is it just me, or do you guys routinely make way too much pasta??  I served us each a cup of angel hair, and I had all this leftover – gah!

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So here is how I look at it – I am really only 13.6 pounds away from the 150’s – 159 to be exact.  I would love to start off the new year at 159.  Easier said than done, but I just had to put it out there to keep myself accountable. 

On a fun note, I got a call from the Limo company that’s picking me up in New York next Monday to confirm my flight information.  It’s becoming more real that I’ll be in New York this time next week!  I still have no particular details, all I know is that a week from today is the actual cook-off.  I plan on doing a practice run of my recipe over the weekend.   I was nervous about it last week for some reason, but I am just going to go in with quiet confidence and hope for the best.

Alright, time to get my stuff together.  I still have a bit of a cough, but it’s not as bad as it was yesterday – let’s keep our fingers crossed that it continues to get better.  Make it a great day!

Oh, I almost forgot – check out Courtney’s totally cool giveaway!  I have no decorating sense at all – Courtney’s house looks like it could be in a magazine.  She’s giving away this piece of wall art:


Good luck!