47 point day

While I didn’t have lunch planned, I can always count on my Chobani breakfast parfait.  Simple, easy, delicious and most important, filling!  I’ve been whittling down my office plates, glasses, etc. in anticipation of the office move, and realized I had nothing to put my parfait in.  I found this rocks glass in the shared office kitchen – I love that it says Glenlevit on it πŸ˜€ 

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So I don’t know what provoked me to stop at Dunkin Donuts to pick this up on my way to work.  It’s a reduced fat blueberry muffin that when I looked on the app as I was getting off the train, thought read 7 points and totally knew I could incorporate that into my points for the day.

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It was delicious by the way.  Light, fluffy, with a nice crunchy sugar topping.  It was then that I was admiring the sugar topping that I realized I needed to add it to my food for the day on the app, and wouldn’t you know it – it was SEVENTEEN points, not 7.  I really need to get reading glasses.  Like for real.  I was proofing documents at work and I was literally holding them as far away from my face so I could read the words.  I turn 49 and then all of a sudden I need reading glasses! πŸ˜›

So lunch wasn’t Roti Mediterranean like I thought I was going to have after that misstep, so I got chicken noodle soup from Pret for 4 points. 

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Works crazy as usual, although I am not getting done what I want, but I realized last night going to bed that I am just going to do the best I can, and whatever doesn’t get done, just gets moved to the new office and I’ll have to deal with it after the move.  About 4:30 I felt my blood sugar start to drop.  It’s also at that moment that I realized I had nothing in my desk – no candy, fruit, etc.  (Mom, I’ve brought stuff to stock my desk today, so don’t worry!).  I remembered that a secretary on another floor always has candy on her desk and I ate 5 baby Twix bars, which were about the equivalent to a regular Twix bar, and 12 smart points later and 10 minutes later, I was fine.  

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When I walked into the kitchen and Hannah and Jacob were elbow deep in their dinner prep, Jacob was making bone broth, so I let them have the kitchen, got into my comfy clothes and started watching The Voice on my DVR.  I finally just threw a frozen DiGiornio pizza in the oven, had a slice of pizza and was in bed by 10:30.

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So while I had 12 points the day before, yesterday I had 47.  Truth be told, I wanted to eat everything yesterday – when I have low blood sugars like that, I just want to continue eating and felt like stopping at CVS and buying a whole bag of chocolate chip cook cookies, because who cares?!  I already ate so much, so why not more?

But, luckily I stopped myself.  When I think about it 12 +47 is 59 – which is 1 point under the 60 points I was allotted for the last two days.  

I’ve made a ham and spinach egg white omelet for breakfast, and will get Roti for lunch and I am going to bake off some bone in chicken breasts (or grill if weather permits) for dinner tonight and protein for later in the week.

I am in control of my food, not the other way around.  I just need to remind myself sometimes. 


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  • Helen
    April 19, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I realize some of those points were because of your sugars, which is awful to deal with, but I’d bet your overall hungry state was also because you simply did not eat enough the day before. Eventually the body wants to even it all out!

    By the way, you can find reading glasses at the dollar store! Back when I had to wear only reading glasses, I could buy 6 pairs at a time and have them everywhere – next to the bed, in the car, in the kitchen, at work, etc., etc. Just do it!

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      I agree Helen – I definitely didn’t eat enough food the day before.

      Yep, going to have to suck it up and buy some! Good tip on the dollar store, never thought of that πŸ˜€

  • Abbe@This is How I Cook
    April 19, 2017 at 8:53 am

    We all need to remind ourselves that we are in charge of our food. What a good saying. I totally get out of control with little bites here and there that before you know it I’m out of control, too. So much better to keep a food diary which reminds me that I should start right now! You are so keeping it together!

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Abbe – it doesn’t feel like I am keeping it together these last couple weeks – I’ll be so happy when my office move is done – its been pure chaos lately and it’s throwing me off πŸ˜› Hope you had a nice passover! I am so behind on my blog reading πŸ™

  • Kym
    April 19, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I thought it was cute that you knew which coworker had a “stash” of candy on the desk πŸ™‚ Yes, you should stop off and buy some reading glasses, they make a world of difference. I’m like Helen, I have a pair everywhere. My husband picks on me when I misplace the pair I’m currently using and ask if he has seen them. He ask back ” the bathroom pair?, bedroom pair? computer pair? etc.” such a smart butt he can be. I may have to get me a baking steel πŸ™‚

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      I would have tried to get to that desk, but it was through an internal office stairwell to get there, and I wasn’t sure I’d make it up the steps – the elevator was a quicker, safer bet!

      Yep, going to have to pick up some reading glasses. And double yes on getting a baking steel! I think they now have them at BB&B, so you could use (I literally just typed yous!) the 20% coupon. I love mine – I’ve baked scones, cookies, biscuits – always an amazing crust πŸ˜€

  • Louise
    April 19, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Ah…the best reading glasses are the ones you spend $10 to $15 for. For some reason the strengths are totally different then the Dollar Store reading glasses. (you know the old saying….you get what you pay for) I have glasses all over the house. But I mostly keep them on top of my head and bring them down when I want to read.

    My blood sugars were 121 this morning….that’s a good number for me. I can usually feel when they are high but never low. Oh well, we are all different just like reading glasses.

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      I think I’ll experiment with the dollar store ones just to see what strength seems best, but you are correct, you do get what you pay for!

      121 is awesome!!

  • Louise
    April 19, 2017 at 10:20 am

    PS Check out my blog Biz….I posted about my Cowboy Ribeye steak and searing first then baking. I am looking forward to your recipe of baking first then searing, I need to try that too.

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      I am catching up on my blog reading tonight – yours will be the first I check on!

      My post is going up tomorrow – and it was all done on the grill on indirect heat, then flashing it over the hot coals πŸ˜€

  • Shelley B
    April 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

    …and that, my friend, is why you track – so you don’t let yourself go completely off the rails for days or weeks at a time due to a higher than normal day. It does all average out so long as you get back on track quickly.

    Add me to the reading glasses contingent. Even with my bifocal contacts, I still need reading glasses to knit. Get you some!

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Yep, I haven’t falled off the rails – just kind of felt like it, ya know?

      Going to pick up a pair of reading glasses on my way home from work tonight. I didn’t like the bifocal (or mutli-focus) lens my eye doctor prescribed me, maybe I just didn’t give myself time to get used to them?

  • Randi MacDonald
    April 19, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Can you keep some sweet tarts or glucose tabs with you? I think you’d consume a lot less points. Even a regular coke will give u a quick sugar rush.

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      I usually have stuff with me Randi – but with our office move, the vending machines were gone, I already ate my fruit for the day and by the time I got to the lobby of my building convenience store, I didn’t even think, but just grabbed the first thing I saw, which was the Twix bar. I started eating it before I even gave the guy my money! πŸ˜› I am stocked up with stuff now. My Mom won’t worry about me (and either will you!) Hugs!

      • Melly
        April 20, 2017 at 6:19 am

        I was going to comment about glucose tablets as well. Just 3-4 tablets of dextrose (converts to glucose) should fix the low blood sugar, and that way you wont have to ruin your diet with a ton of calories and smart points from other foods.

        But anyways, good job taking back control and not letting some minor set backs throw you way off course!!

  • Emily @ Pizza and Pull-ups
    April 19, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Way to get yourself back on track! I have to keep healthy snacks on hand or the candy in the vending machine will start calling to me by about 2:30 every day.

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      I am usually so prepared too! Luckily our vending machines are two floors down, so I am not as tempted if they were on my floor πŸ˜›

  • Lori
    April 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I need reading glasses, too. Check Amazon – I found 3 pairs for $8 – including prime shipping! They are cute, too. Let me know if you want a link to them. I also got a nice handmade beaded chain off Etsy to hang them around my neck librarian style LOL!

    • Biz
      April 19, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      I have Amazon prime! I’d love the link Lori to check it out πŸ˜€ I am sure there are pretty cool chains out there, not just librarian style πŸ˜›