I got an early start today and made sure to start it with some BulletProof coffee. I drove out to Tyler (about 2 hrs each way) for a Scottish Highland festival so decided to go with the Torani English Toffee flavor/sweetener to get in the spirit, sugar free of course. I also put on these Christmas Jamberry wraps as they had a plaid/tartan look and I had no clothes that did.
After the festival, I met my aunt and cousin who live in Tyler for lunch. The fish and sides were delicious and I was just as happy for the iced water and air conditioning as it had been hot at the event. It’s well known that I don’t care for squash (barring spaghetti and butternut) but the sauteed zucchini and yellow squash was delicious and something I will definitely try to make. I determined that it mostly tasted like butter, which was probably why I liked it. The down side of eating out is you don’t know exactly what went into your meal so I had to find matches as I was able, causing this meal to total 15g of carbs. Note: In the center of the fish you can see the couscous/rice that it was on top of and I avoided as much as I was able.
Snack Pt. 1:
Along the 2hr drive back home, I passed a Buc-ee’s. If you’re ever in TX, I highly recommend it. I bought some snacks and even some Christmas gifts. On the remainder of the drive I had a few of the pork rinds and the sugar free saltwater taffy. The taffy didn’t scan with net carbs which is why this “meal” contained 27g of carbs.
Once I got home from the gym (more later) and perused the fridge, I settled on the last unfrozen serving of chili and the spaghetti squash I had cooked for an early dinner. I topped it with some shredded Parmesan. It was really good and I plan to add some of the remaining spaghetti squash to the servings of chili that are already in the freezer. This came to 14g of carbs.
Snack Pt. 2:
A bit later in the evening I thought of the Know chocolate chip waffles in the fridge and wondered how they’d be with some additional chocolate. I fried this one in some butter and then settled on putting some sugar free chocolate syrup in each well and then covering it all with some regular sugar free syrup. About halfway through the chocolate got a bit old so I also added dollops of peanut butter, which helped cut it. Unfortunately, the waffles scan with total carbs, 20g, and the two syrups came to 8g with the peanut butter totaling 6g of carbs. This meal came to 34g of carbs and wasn’t as good as in my head.
Snack Pt. 3:
I ended up staying up late and got hungry again. To keep carbs down, I had more sausage and Gouda, totaling only 1g of carbs.
With multiple items that had artificial sweeteners and scanning with total carbs, that number was very high for today, at 90g of carbs. Only 13g of that was fiber, leaving at least 77g. I could probably calculate the net carbs but won’t right now. It was really nice to have a different type of treat in the taffy though and I still have most of the bag so I’ll do the math next time.
Even with going out to the festival and walking around it a few times, it wasn’t a large even and I was not near my step goal for the day. Also, today was my cardio day and I was supposed to do a different cardio activity than last time. As I don’t have any equipment, I went to the gym after I got home. I did 3 rounds of 5oom on the exercise bike, taking around 2 minutes each time. The programming on the bike was not conducive to timing a distance so I’ll try something different next time. Once that was done, I switched to the elliptical and did 30 minutes in order to get in those additional steps.