A Howling Good Time

A Howling Good Time


Monday Stats:

Weight = 188

Fasting Blood Sugar = 117

I decided to give the Bob’s Red Mill High Fiber Cereal a try with a little bit of honey mixed in, since my numbers last time with splenda were really good.

Bob's Red Mill Hot Cereal with Blueberries, Coconut, & Walnuts

2 Hour After Meal Blood Sugar = 135 (goal < 140)

There were slim pickin’s in the refrigerator at lunch time.  I found a piece of leftover tilapia and had it over a bed of lettuce with diced pineapple, cottage cheese, and a drizzle of honey mustard.  Honestly, it wasn’t that good.  Edible though!

Salad with Tilapia, Pinapple & Cottage Cheese

Ross surprised me in the afternoon by buying us tickets to go see the Coyotes play against the Calgary Flames!  His parents came over for dinner and to watch the kids.   :)

Luckily, I had put these pork chops in the crock pot in the morning, and they were ready and waiting for dinner.  I made the roasted garlic mashed potatoes from the same website, and I steamed some broccoli and carrots to accompany the chops.  These chops are down home comfort food!  Since they cooked for so long in the crock pot they were fall-apart tender.

Smothered Pork Chop, Mashed Potatoes, & Steamed Veggies

I didn’t bring my testing kit to the game, so I didn’t get a number for this meal.  The hockey game was so fun!  The Coyotes won 4-0.  The Jobing.com arena was really cool and had a fun casual vibe to it.  The food selection and quality was WAY better than at the University of Phoenix Stadium where the Cardinals play.  We shared a churro and a strawberry-bananna kabob, and Ross had a chili cheese hot dog which I sampled a bite or two of.  :)   The best part about the game was all the howling!


Leftover roasted potatoes and canned beans got mixed with eggs + beaters and salsa, with a dollop of sour cream.  The bean residue in the pan made the eggs kind of brown and yucky looking….but looks aside, they were good!

Eggs with Beans, Potatoes, and Salsa

Today was a boring old work day, broken up by taking Squirty for a walk around the neighborhood.

The leftover pulled pork needed to be finished today and I wanted to have it on a salad, but there was not one leaf of lettuce, spinach, or other appropriate salad green to be found in the house!  I opted for a sandwich instead, and hunted down a can of green beans so I could say I had a vegetable with my meal.  I was worried that this meal might be a little too heavy on the carb/protein ratio.  There was about 26g in the bread, and then the pork had a sweet sauce on it, so I was likely over my 30g target, and there wasn’t a huge pile of pork, so not a ton of protein.

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Green Beans

2 Hour After Meal Blood Sugar = 133 (goal = 120)   Yep, a little high.

Shrimp kabobs for dinner!  I used this recipe Thai Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Avocado and Watermelon.  The shrimp marinade was so good.  After I assembled the kabobs I drizzled some more marinade over the them to get extra flavor.  They turned out really really good.  The grilled watermelon was amazing! Ross hates cooking kabobs on the grill because they are hard to turn and keep together, but I will make him do it again for these!  :)

Hot off the grill!

Thai Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon & Avocado

I made some edemame salad on the side which had sliced radishes and a dressing of rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a little bit of sugar.  The rice was whole grain Rice-A-Roni roasted garlic flavor.

Thai Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Edemame Salad and Rice

1 Hour After Meal Blood Sugar = 109

We’re watching Dexter right now and I’ve been snacking on some cheese and crackers.  We just started Season 3 of Dexter and it’s still awesome.  Speaking of awesome, a couple of days ago I finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  I can’t recommend this book highly enough.  It was amazing….beautiful and haunting.  Look it up.  Read it!

Happy Tuesday folks!  Well, Tuesday is pretty much over, so I guess I should make it Happy Wednesday!