Wow, after what seems like weeks of thunderstorms, Chicagoland’s weather could not have been better yesterday! In the 70’s, blue skies, and perfect sleeping weather – I think it got down to 50 degrees last night
For breakfast I scooped out half of a baked potato, leaving 3.5 of the shell. I scrambled 1 egg, 1.5 ounces of deli ham and red pepper and stuffed that in the potato, then put it under the broiler with .7 ounces of American cheese – delish!
I went to the gym and did the bike machine again – I warmed up with something called “the chaser.” Basically you ride the bike to grab tokens, then have to find the object on the token within a certain time to get points – it had me riding super fast, uphill, downhill – it was really fun! I did that for 10 minutes, then did a 6.9 steady hill climb – in the end I did 41 minutes on the bike for 8.1 total miles.
I was hangry when I got back to work – quick and simple, just heated up my vegetarian chili with chips and fresh jalapenos: lunch is 502 calories, 81 carbs, 25 protein, 11.2 fat and 16.6 fiber
I need to thank my co-worker for bringing me these pickles – while I prefer dill pickles to sweet, these babies are jalapeno pickles from a farmers market! I need to make these – you start out with the sweet and slowly the heat creeps in. Have you made pickles before?
I had grilled pork chops on the menu to go with the spaetzle – Tony picked up this marinade, and while I didn’t marinate the chops, I brushed it on at the last minute – gave the chops a nice tangy taste!
Then about 9:00, I could feel my blood sugar start to drop – must have overestimated the carbs in the spaetzle? So a weird event happened here on BDL – I had dessert! These shortcake shells are 60 calories each, with 2 giant sliced strawberries and whip cream. I woke up this morning and my blood sugar was a perfect 101!
A big thank you to Leslie – I won one of her gorgeous handmade bags, and I hope she doesn’t mind that I am giving it to my daughter – she loves green – thanks Leslie!
And have you seen our friend Lynn’s movie yet from Actor’s Diet yet? It’s called White on Rice, available on demand. Tony and I watched it last night – it was so good! Parts of it had us laughing out loud. You have to check it out! Great job Lynn!
Stats for Monday:
- 1508 calories, 204 carbs, 94 protein, 38 fat, 24 fiber
- 8.1 total bike ride
- 5 minutes abs on the ball
I’ll leave you with something creepy – look what’s growing on our screened gazebo!
Have a great Tuesday! It’s another gorgeous day!