Saturday = QT with the yard

Happy Saturday!      

Early this morning I got a call from my dad saying he was on his way over to help me trim my trees in my backyard.  So I quickly dove into the breakfast cookie I made yesterday.  I think if you approach eating a breakfast cookie with the expectation that it will have the texture of an actual cookie you will be disappointed.  I took two bites and put it back in the fridge–the moist texture just wasn’t doing it for me.      

I quickly threw together an eggwich (1 egg (yolk poked), multi grain english muffin, squirt o’ ketchup).  As the eggwich was wrapping up, I decided to give the breakfast cookie a second go.  I cleared my head of thoughts of chocolately cookies and approached it with an open mind.  This actually worked!  The breakfast cookie is moist and slightly chewy–and I think you could really play around with the things you mix in to make it an A+ breakfast.  I think I might actually pop the rest of the cookie into the oven later — just to see if it would get me the texture of an actual cookie 😉      

Breakfast sammy:      

eggwich

 

 Eggwich Stats:185 calories, 29g carbs, 6g fat, 10g protein, 5g fiber      

Breakfast cookie stats (stats are for whole cookie — I only ate 1/3): 303 calories, 31g carbs, 12g fat, 22g protien 8g fiber      

Back to the yard — I don’t know what happened this year, but my yard hit a major growth spurt.  It seemed over the course of one weekend all the plants and trees in my yard just exploded with new growth.  The trees in the backyard were so overgrown that they were actually laying on the house.  I couldn’t even see out the kitchen window!  Slowly but surely, I’m getting the yard into shape for cookout season.       

yard looks huge now that trees are trimmed up

 

      

      

      

After a couple of hours of work in the yard I was famished.  My doctor tells me I am hypoglycemic, which basically means I have low blood sugar.  There really isn’t anything you can do for low blood sugar–other than regulate your food intake and make sure you eat frequent nutritious meals.       

Up until this year, I never really took the time to plan out my meals and snacks for the day.  I would hardly eat anything in the mornings so that I could over indulge at lunch.  If I hit a lull where my blood sugar bottomed out, I’d chug a can of coke to get it to spike back up quickly.  Obviously, this is not the right approach and it was not good for my body.      

Now I make sure to take the time to plan out what I am going to eat each day.  I usually sit down the night before and enter everything into MyFitnessPal to make sure I’m not over or underdoing anything.  Though I don’t always stick to the plan to a T, I at least have healthy foods on hand to keep me energized and my blood sugar stable throughout the day.      

I don’t always do as good of a job eating regularly on the weekends.  When I’m out and about, food sometimes gets pushed to the wayside.  This is especially true when I am working on the yard.      

By the time I stopped to eat today I was shaking so bad I could barely hold the camera!  I quickly threw together a wrap using some leftover turkey and ham, tomato, onion, banana peppers, hot sauce, and 1/2 a Joseph’s lavash bread.       

      

Yes, I even had to take a bite before taking the picture!      

I think I’ll try out the turkey burger recipe I posted earlier in the week for dinner.  I’m really craving a big juicy burger and some fries right now.  We’ll see what I can whip up 🙂

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