Do you guys remember last fall when I had a photo shoot downtown? It felt like so long ago! From the time the Diabetes magazine contacted me they literally wanted me to get my photos professionally done within a week! The photographer A.J. was super nice. But I only really saw the photos through his camera. Here’s the deal, I was the “model” and had to sign a release. The magazine owned the pictures. AJ couldn’t give me any pictures for my blog until the article was published.
But the article never happened, so in January I sent an email asking what the status was and the only response was that it was temporarily on hold and they had no publishing date. Rats. For whatever reason, I emailed them yesterday and said that I didn’t care if the article was ever published, but could they give AJ permission to release a few pictures to me. I got an immediate response: “Bizzy, we published it last month!” Oh, thanks for letting me know! This is in a Health Monitor publication that gets distributed to diabetic doctor offices around the U.S. They are going to mail me a few hard copies, but here is the link for you to check out.
I forwarded the article to my co-workers, and they all agreed that the photo didn’t look like me at all. Well, that’s what I can look like with my hair professionally done, my make-up done, and dressed! I am just so happy that a week before I had my eyebrows done!
And the icing on the cake is that I got my quarterly diabetes report back from my blood test a couple weeks ago. A1C is the number that diabetic should know. Anything under 7 is considered to have “excellent control” of their disease. Mine was 6.8. Last time it was 6.3 – so it’s up a bit, but still considered to be excellent.
And all my lab work was normal! Normal HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, Thyroid, Cholesterol – winning!
So the Keurig machine is still running a bit slow, but it’s working this morning. Yesterday? Not so much. So I left for work early so I could hit up Starbucks on my way to work. For some reason I had a taste for a light caramel frappacino – the tall is only 100 calories. But by the time I got there, there was 10 cars in the drive-thru and not a single space in the parking lot. Dammit. So I got to work and thought for a second. I still had my smoothie maker at work. We had caramel sauce left over from an ice cream birthday celebration. The only think I didn’t have was any milk, but I thought if I let the smoothie maker do its magic, I could have a nice frothy coffee drink.
- Skinny Caramel Frappacinos
- makes 2 approximately 12 ounces each – 186 calories, 15 fat, 10 carbs, 0 fiber and .6 protein
- 2 cups coffee
- 2 cups ice
- 2 tablespoons hazelnut creamer
- 1 packet of Truvia sweetener
- 1.5 tablespoons caramel sauce, divided
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream
- Put the coffee, ice, hazelnut creamer, Truvia and 1 tablespoon of the caramel sauce. Pulse until nice and frothy. Pour into two glasses. Top each with 1 tablespoon of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
This was surprisingly very good – although today I am bringing unsweetened almond milk and I think that will kick it up a notch and make it seem creamier. I had more of my Pillsbury breakfast muffins – still not sick of them, which is good because they are breakfast again today and tomorrow!
Work was so busy yesterday I never made it to the gym. I finally put my taco salad together around 1:45, only to forget that I had an appointment with our Canon copier guys to talk about our new copier now that our lease is almost up. That took 45 minutes and by the time I got back to my salad, it was kind of gross. I ate maybe 1/4 of this. I ended up just eating a banana since it was almost near 3!
I ended up making Tony a skinny burger for dinner. He likes the skinny frozen burgers but when I went to buy them, almost all of the burgers were “pub style” burgers and too thick. So I bought these:
First of all, they were square, which was weird, and somehow they call themselves the #1 Frozen Burgers in Chicago, but I’ve never heard of them before. And while the first ingredient is beef, it had a distinctive onion flavor. #Ew! I had artichoke ravioli – I made a super quick tomato spinach sauce – simply a can of Italian seasoned plum tomatoes, 2 tablespoons garlic, 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and 2 cups of chopped baby spinach – I just simmered that for a quick 15 minutes. The ravioli cooked in about 6 minutes. 5 ravioli were only 190 calories, so I had 7.
Even without a lunch time workout, still got over 7,000 steps. Although my sister told me of Roni’s 100,000 step challenge – that would be about 14,000 steps a day! I may try that next week!
Alright, time to get this show on the road – I can’t believe its Thursday already – make it a great day!