My mouth is on fire!

And I couldn’t be happier! :D  I got this sauce from the Asian grocery store:

This package was only .99 cents and three servings - each serving is 1 1/2 tablespoons (plenty!) for 40 calories and 1 gram of fat

This package was only .99 cents and three servings - each serving is 1 1/2 tablespoons (plenty!) for 40 calories and 1 gram of fat

The spicy also could have come from the sliced red jalapeno I threw in just for kicks! :D

1/4 package tofu, 4 ounces broccoli, 3 ounces zucchini, 2 ounces carrot, 1.5 tablespoons sauce

1/4 package tofu, 4 ounces broccoli, 3 ounces zucchini, 2 ounces carrot, 1 sliced red jalapeno (with seeds!) 1.5 tablespoons sauce

It wasn’t until I put this into www.calorieking.com that I realized that this bowl only comes in at 224 calories, 9 fat and 23 carbs – so I may have to dig into my office food stash drawer later on this afternoon if this doesn’t hold me! 

And I was so hungry this morning, I ended up eating this before working out so now I am off to get my 30th sticker in a row for Shred!

Check out my friend Shelley – she’s just completed a 12 week training program at her gym and she lost 18 pounds and 8 inches in 12 weeks!  You go girl!!

And my other friend Jen, who is such an inspiration to me, I thought I would finally tell her!!

Off to kick some a$$!  See you tonight for Classic Corn Chowder and Italian Grilled Cheese!

Mmmm….Hash!

It’s another rainy day, although the temps are supposed to be near 7o today.  At least everything is turning green so that’s a good sign spring is almost here!

I had plenty of time this morning, so I put together a hash for breakfast – 4 ounces cooked chopped potato, 2 ounces deli corned beef hash, one small egg, and 1/2 ounce of jalapeno cheese.  I just pan fried it for about 7 minutes, until the egg was done and the potatoes got crispy.

I had a small fuji apple on the side - altogether breakfast comes in at 414 calories, 17 grams of fat and 40 carbs

I had a small fuji apple on the side - altogether breakfast comes in at 414 calories, 17 grams of fat and 40 carbs

my apple was a bit tart, so I drizzled it with 1 tablespoon of sugar free syrup - worked great!

my apple was a bit tart, so I drizzled it with 1 tablespoon of sugar free syrup - worked great!

American Idol Spoiler Alert:

I was so surprised that Adam was in the bottom two!  Although I think there are two camps with Adam – you either love him or you hate him!

I am planning on doing my last day of shred today!!!  I can’t believe I’ve done it 30 days in a row!  Starting tomorrow I am going to move on to her 40 minute DVD.  I am very anxious to weigh in and measure myself tomorrow – I think 30 days is the longest time I’ve gone without weighing myself!

Morning break is over – its tofu stir fry for lunch – I am trying a new sauce so I hope its spicy!  If not I brought a jalapeno to throw in the mix.  See you then!

Day 29 of 30 day Shred Done! and TGIF?

Oh my gosh, if one more thing went wrong with my computer at work today I was ready to crack open a bottle of wine we keep in our work wine cooler leftover from Christmas!  Keeping my fingers crossed tomorrow goes smoother!

Since I didn’t do Jillian at lunch I had to do it when I got home from work.  I also wasn’t prepared for dinner.  As I was sitting at my desk waiting for my computer to reboot for the tenth time, I realized I hadn’t made the corn chowder for our soup and sammie dinner, nor did I marinate the chicken for our teriyaki chicken kabob dinner!   When all else fails – go out!  It worked out perfectly – I had plenty of time to work out, we went out to dinner, picked up a few things at Walmart on the way home and back by 8:15 – nice!

I am in the process of seeing who got voted off American Idol tonight – I usually fast forward the car commercials!  And I can’t believe they picked Jamie Foxx for the “rat pack” theme – still don’t get that one!

My lunch was delicious – I ended up making a “leftover” spaghetti lasagna which consisted of:

  • leftover spaghetti
  • cooked spaghetti squash
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
  • 6 ounces cooked quinoa
  • 5 ounces cottage cheese
  • crushed red pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • homemade mariara sauce
so yummy!

so yummy!

I think the quinoa makes this dish!

I think the quinoa makes this dish!

with a salad on the side

with a salad on the side

So we ended up going to TGIF – even though you can never find their nutritional info online!

Michelob Ultra was my beverage! :D

Michelob Ultra was my beverage! :D

I got the Jack Daniels grilled chicken dinner.

I got the Jack Daniels grilled chicken dinner.

I ended up eating one of the chicken breasts, all the mashed potatoes, and just a few of the vegetables – the vegetables were awful – they tasted like they were frozen.

I saw a preview for a new show on Lifetime.  It’s called Cooking Yourself Thin.  It premieres this weekend so check out your local listings – supposedly they will have all the calories for the meals they make and also how they made the dishes calorie friendly.   Nice!

Okay I am off to make the corn chowder for tomorrow!   See you tomorrow. :D

Computer woes and 8.0 mph

I’ve had the worst time with my computer at work today – still busy, I’ll post lunch (which was delicious by the way!) with dinner tonight.  I was by myself for my lunch work out and didn’t have the Jillian dvd, so I did my jog/run/sprint routine for 40 minutes on the treadmill.

I reached a new personal goal – 8.0 mph on my last one minute sprint!  Felt pretty good about that! 

See you tonight!  Hope everyone didn’t have as hectic a day as me! :D

Busy Day . . .

I was running late this morning so McDonald’s came to the rescue!  I ended up getting the breakfast burrito and the fruit and walnut salad.  All together breakfast comes in at 510 calories, 24 fat and 57 carbs – not too bad!

I really loved the walnuts!!

I really loved the walnuts!!

If you did not watch Biggest Loser last night, go here for a great recap, Tom always does a great job with that.  

What did you think of last nights show??  Morning break is over – come back at lunch for spaghetti/spaghetti squash/quinoa casserole!

On Top of Old Smokey!

I realized when I was fixing dinner that my package of cheese ravioli was only 1/2 a package, so angel hair pasta had to fill in!    I am not going to post my meatball recipe – I need to tweak it some more – and Tony said they needed more salt – I am terrible when it comes to salt!!  I must have burned all my taste buds on Tabasco and jalapenos!

My meatballs only cooked in about 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and Pam, just so they wouldn't stick to the pan and get crispy all the way around

My meatballs only cooked in about 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and Pam, just so they wouldn't stick to the pan and get crispy all the way around

nice and crispy on the outside!

nice and crispy on the outside!

My plate: 1 cup baby spinach, 6 ounces angel hair pasta, 1 cup sauce, 3 ounces of meatballs and 1/2 teaspoon fresh shredded parmesan

My plate: 1 cup baby spinach, 6 ounces angel hair pasta, 1 cup sauce, 3 ounces of meatballs and 1/2 teaspoon fresh shredded parmesan

Dinner comes in at:

  • 535 calories, 13 gat and 84 carbs

Stats for the Day:

  • 1408 calories
  • 50 fat
  • 182 carbs (although lower than that since I didn’t eat the last 1/3 of my breakfast)
  • 28 grams of fiber (nice!)
  • 61 grams of protein
  • 32 % of calories from fat, 17% from protein, 51% carbs (kind of high today)
  • day 28 of 30 day Shred!
  • 15 minutes treadmill job after shred

Okay, no more talk – I am watching Biggest Loser and have come close to tears several times already!!  See you tomorrow!

Two Problems and Tofu Spaghetti

First problem was that my breakfast was so sweet to me, I couldn’t finish it – which resulted in a second problem – low blood sugar!  I calculated how much insulin I would need to cover the breakfast (which was a lot by the way at 74 grams of carbs!) but if you don’t eat enough to match the insulin, it results in low blood sugar.

Around noon I could feel the sweat start, and sure enough, I was 42 and sinking.  My first thought was to go get chocolate from our office candy dish, but then had a better idea:

Pure apple juice to the rescue!  With 36 grams of carbs, this did the trick so I could work out!

Pure apple juice to the rescue! With 36 grams of carbs, this did the trick so I could work out!

Day 28 of 30 Day Shred is complete!  I worked out with someone from the building next to ours – she saw us working out and asked to join in, so today we did level 1.  And you know what??  It was easy!  Well, easier than level 3 – and to think that 28 days ago I couldn’t do the whole thing without stopping!

Now on to lunch.  Tofu noodles are not for everyone.   I believe Hannah told me they tasted like worms when I had her try them once!  There is an odd texture and “funky” smell to these noodles. 

That being said I love them!  It was kind of tricky because I don’t have a strainer at work (may have to stock that for the future!) because you really have to rinse these noodles off.  If I were at home, I would have run them under cold water, then “towel dry” them with paper towels and then microwave for one minute.

This is two servings (which I made one for me!) at 20 calories per serving!

This is two servings (which I made one for me!) at 20 calories per serving!

Lunch (with my spinach salad) comes in at 452 calories, 29 fat and 25 carbs

Lunch (with my spinach salad) comes in at 452 calories, 29 fat and 25 carbs

Tony thinks I like baby spinach too much!

Tony thinks I like baby spinach too much!

It was the last of my Cincinnati Chili - lunch was delicious!

Leah is the new hostess of this weeks BSI Challenge - check out her blog later today to find out this weeks secret ingredient.

Okay, luckily I can type fast because lunch is almost over and I need to clean up my dishes.  Come on back tonight for Cheese Ravioli with Classic Italian Meatballs!   

And its BizTV again tonight – both Biggest Loser and American Idol – looking forward to Ron being kicked off and hearing Adam sing!