Tony used to hate when I came home with more dishes, bowls, miscellaneous colored plates.  I would most of the time try to sneak them into the basement since in the last couple years of his life, going down to the basement was too many stairs, so I’d quickly come in the back door, run downstairs to hide my loot, and if he asked me what I was doing down there I’d say “just putting the clothes in the wash.”  Let’s just say that folding clothes wasn’t my favorite task, and when it was just me and him, the side bench next to my dryer would be just a huge pile of clothes and I’d just sift through the pile and normally throw whatever looked least wrinkled on for the day.  But I digress!

I got this bowl with a lid on it at Goodwill for $2.  I can’t read what the brand is, but it does say it’s oven and microwave safe.  So the night before last I made a potato crusted quiche for one.  You know I’ve told you how I bake up a bunch of baked potatoes over the weekend and just keep them in the fridge for whatever.  Well, I used half of one of the potatoes to make this quiche.


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I baked it without the lid, but once cooled, put the lid on and put a couple rubber bands to keep it together while driving to work.  I just heated it up with the lid on for about 2 minutes.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I mentioned that this came in at a different calorie count, I forgot to add the zucchini to the recipe calculation – oops!  Still not bad though.  A bit high on the sodium, but the carbs and protein.  And this was really filling!

I hit up the gym at lunch and did my usual 2.0 miles at 8% incline.  I was watching the Travel Channel and now besides Prague, I have a new foodie destination to go to – Lisbon Portugal!  OMG, the meat and cheeses there!  And all the fresh seafood looked amazeballs too.


While I wish we were thinking about margaritas and grilling outside, sadly I am still in soups/stew/chili/comfort food mode.  So over the weekend I made a batch of my Buffalo Chicken Chili.  It’s actually been a while since I made it!  For lunch I had half a baked sweet potato topped with 1/2 a cup of my chili, then 1/4 of a diced avocado, 1/2 ounce of diced reduced fat Cabot cheese, and chopped baby spinach.  Oh, and extra Frank’s Redhot because you know I put that shit on everything.  So good – this dish came in at 424 calories, 44 carbs, 17 fat, 27 protein and a whopping 9 grams of fiber.

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I’ve been remiss with my strength training ever since I got back from Key West, so I went back to the gym after work to knock it out and get back in the game.  Only 8 weeks until my Spartan race!  I had a pre-workout snack of a small banana sliced with 1 teaspoon of peanut butter divided among the slices and 8 walnut halves.  Salty, sweet – delish!

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I went back to Week 4 of my program, doing the Bench Press through Dumbbell Side Laterals – 5 sets 10 REPS EACH because I am a badass, and it took me just about 30 minutes to complete that workout.  No way in hell my arms could even move to do the optional chest or delts!  Then I finished off on the treadmill, and I had every intention of doing a 5k while watching Foodtv, when all of a sudden I could feel myself start to sweat profusely.  Gross.  Not from working out too hard, but my blood sugar was dropping, and fast.  I jumped off at 2.25 miles:

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I tested my blood sugar and sure enough, it was 56.  Dammit.  I went to the front desk of the gym and bought the protein bar that had the highest carbs, and it was this one at 26:

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But here’s the thing with low blood sugar.  Just like when you are eating a big plate of food and you keep going only to stop ten minutes later and realize you are already full?  Yep, same happens to me.  I want the feeling of the low blood sugar to go away as fast as possible, so I ate the whole bar, and then when I got in the car I felt like I needed to eat more, so I remembered I had strawberries in my bag and ate nearly the whole container on the drive home.  So that was my dinner.  The clock on my meter is wrong, it was actually at 6:15, and it’s a 30 minute drive home.  I downloaded my pics and at 9:00 last night I still wasn’t hungry, so I didn’t end up eating anything else.

THE GOOD NEWS THOUGH?!!  I got my new fridge!  They were supposed to deliver it between 3-6 in the afternoon when I knew Hannah and Jacob would be home.  I drove nearly all the way to my office and they changed the time to between 9-10 a.m. based on the location of my house and where the rest of the deliveries were.  So I high tailed it back home and got everything out of the old fridge, cleaned behind etc., and then Jacob was home and he took care of the rest of it.

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I love that it’s so bright.  Has so much more room and that there is a built in water/ice maker.  Our icemaker broke a couple years ago and we never got it replaced – I think Tony and I could have bought two fridges on the amount of bagged ice we bought!   Hannah did call me a name though – Condiment Whore!  She’s right though.  So now my downstairs fridge is basically my leftover/condiment refrigerator.  While I know you don’t need stuff like hoisin sauce, or red chile paste every day, you do need them from time to time.  I just couldn’t part with any of them – well, the ones that were expired Hannah made me throw out. Open-mouthed smile

I got tons of steps in yesterday!

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And because of my low blood sugar debacle (damn sugars!) my macros were a bit off:

  • 1374 calories, 128 carbs, 97 protein, 56 fat, 21 fiber
  • 36% of calories from fat, 27% from protein and 36% from carbs

Time to get my shit together for the day – make it a great day!