Day 3 No Power! Gas Station Breakfast and A Cause

Yep, we are going on day 3 of no power.  It’s so funny, but both Tony and I keep flipping on the light when we go into the bathroom out of habit!  Their estimation is still by tomorrow night that we’ll have power – at least Tony was able to power up his iPod touch using an inverter in the cigarette lighter of our car – otherwise he’s have nothing to do at home without power.

We did have to throw out about $150 worth of food – and we just went to Sam’s Club where we bought marinated pork tenderloins and beef tenderloins:

But in the whole grand scheme of things, I am not upset about it at all.  You see there are worse things out there that are going wrong in the world – and it makes our loss of some food miniscule.  You see, our blog friend Susan of the Great Balancing Act was just diagnosed with Lymphoma.  She’s so young – only 25 years old, and just started a job and has no insurance.  We haven’t had insurance since April, and knock on wood Tony only needed surgery to cure is colon cancer (thank goodness for no chemo!).   I love you Tony! 😀

I saw through Erica’s blog that Janetha was putting together a fundraiser for her, and I didn’t give it a second thought to offer up a salsa gift box!  I am offering up two jars of my grilled cherry salsa, along with two jars of my baja fresh salsa, with an assortment of Cholua hot sauces. 😀  You know I like to spice things up!

I am so excited to help in just the tiniest bit – so far Janetha has over 100+ bloggers donating items, the bidding is a minimum of $10 per gift basket.  I’ll have you know that both Errign and Kristin loved the salsa I shipped them, and a dozen other bloggers and friends have made the grilled cherry salsa to rave reviews! 😀

So I had every intention of getting up and going to the gym – my plan was to do an upper body routine, some sort of cardio and shower since I didn’t have power at home.  But I slept like shit the night before.  It was too quiet, it was warm, I set my alarm on my cell phone and was kinda freaked out that the alarm wouldn’t go off.

So when it went off at 6, I turned it off and the next thing I knew it was 7!  So I went to the gym and did a ladies workout – steam room, sauna, shower, fix hair and make-up and that was it. 😀 

My breakfast was bought at a gas station (hey, I needed coffee!). 

  • strawberry yogurt parfait
  • hard boiled eggs
  • string cheese

So this:

Turned into this:

Not bad for 7 points! 

I had every intention of riding my bike for my exercise yesterday, but guess what?  I felt like running!  I know, I can’t hardly believe it myself.  But I’ve been practicing Helen’s advice of starting out slow and picking up speed as I go – it worked – I only walked for about 30 seconds half way through and ended up running my 5k in 38:02 – woot!  I am actually feeling confident running and keeping my breathing under control. 😀

So guess what?  I didn’t bring a lunch yesterday – never even dawned on me, so I stole borrowed a Lean Cuisine from my boss – she eats these every.single.day.  I can’t even remember the last time I had a frozen meal.  It wasn’t too bad!  I ended up adding a bit of hot sauce in the cream sauce – that came in at 7 points and on the side I had microwaved apple and banana with 1/4 cup of sugar free pancake syrup – so lunch comes in at 8 Points.

Um, mine didn’t look quite like that:

While my SIL is still without power too, she has city water so after work we headed over to her house so Tony could shower.  Then we went out for Chinese.  We started out with the sizzling rice soup split three ways (my guess is 2 points)

Then we split the chicken lettuce wraps – (I had 1 1/2 so my guess is 4 points)

Did you know that chicken and broccoli is only three points a cup?  I asked for mine to be extra spicy!

At least after cleaning out the freezer it looks clean!

And I think I’ll be able to save the liquor and the cheese!

Stats for Tuesday

  • 26 points (+7 for wine sitting outside with Tony until midnight talking!) I swear it felt like it was 10:00!
  • 50 minute walk/run, which included 38:02 5k
  • average blood sugar 132

Alright, time to get to work . . .what’s the longest you’ve ever been without power??