Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Today I will be trying out a new dish. I am going to steam, or boil 8 asparagus spear, then cut them into 24 pieces. I will cut 4 slices of bacon into 24 pieces. After cooking the bacon, I will add butter, and finish cooking the asparagus in the bacon fat/butter mix, with garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. At the end I am going to add 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar on top, and let it melt. My plan then is to have 24 pieces of cheesy, bacon-y, asparagus chunks.
Breakfast is my usual mushroom scramble of 6 eggs, 2 T butter, and a cup of fresh mushrooms. Lunch/dinner is 24 ozs of b/s chicken thighs, a white onion, 2 T olive oil, and 1 can of NS diced tomatoes, split into two meals. I could eat these 3 meals every day for the rest of my life.
Total calories = 2,386, with 44 grams of carbs, 192 grams of fat, and 168 grams of protein.
The last 2 days, I had been having a sharp pain in my ribs when I breathed real deep. Nothing major, or enough to stop me from exercising, just bothersome after lunch and dinner. I hope I finally figured it out though. The new chicken thighs I bought have a 15% salt solution added. So I rinsed off the chicken, and no problems last night. I sometimes add salt to a dish with no problems, so it must be something about what is in the salt solution, because while it doubles the sodium per serving, it is still low. Of course, it may just be a coincidence. Might be the weather.
Supposed to be 57 today, and pouring rain. I have a waterproof poncho to wear over a hoodie though, and will be walking as soon as it gets above 45 degrees. I have a hat too, so my glasses don't fog up. I will probably sleep like a baby this afternoon, if the rain continues. I slept 8.5 hours last night. Rain on the windows makes me tired. Later I plan to get a band workout done, and volunteer a few hours tonight. Then come home, and watch some TV.
I did gain weight today, back to 214.4. I have no reason why, but I am still down 11 lbs this month, so no panic. I did have less fat, and more carbs, but I think it was just a normal adjustment, or water weight.
Not much else happening today. Hope you are having a great day .