Day 23: Saturday. A rainy day at home. Cleaning, getting my bike ready for spring, paying my taxes and signing up for health insurance. (woo!)
Breakfast: 2 Fried Eggs over medium, 1/2 Avocado + 1/2 Tomato diced, 1 1/2 C Grilled Sweet Potatoes (45g carbohydrate)
Lunch: 4 ounces Roasted Pork Loin, steamed Asparagus, 1 C Strawberries (12g carbohydrate), 1 Clementine (10g carbohydrate) and 2 C Broccoli and Cheese Soup (20g carbohydrate)
Dinner: 2 C Southwestern Chili with Beef, 1 – 2″ Square Cornbread.
Day 24: Monday. Work and then dinner with the host family.
Breakfast: I was in a hurry. 2 Scrambled Eggs over medium and 2 Pears (44g carbohydrate).
Lunch: 1 Large Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, and Shredded Carrots. 1 Orange (15g carbohydrate), 2 C Southwestern Chili leftovers (30g carbohdyrate), Water and Herbal Tea.
Dinner: Roasted Chicken, Dandelion Greens with Green Onions, Bacon, Hard Boiled Egg and Balsamic Vinegar, Steamed Carrots with Nutmeg and Butter, 3/4 C Stuffing (45g carbohydrate).
Day 25: Tuesday. Work in the city and then going to a market research event for a diabetic meter company. Talking to homeless people on the street.
Breakfast: I know… you think I’m gross. But in my defense, I was in a hurry. This is a cold peice of homemade Pizza with Olives, Ham, and Mozzarella (20g carbohydrate), 1 Egg over easy, 1 C leftover Steamed Baby Carrots with Butter and Nutmeg, and 1 Pear (22g carbohydrate)
Lunch: This is the prettiest salad I think I’ve ever eaten. It’s a shame I couldn’t take more time to photograph it. (I was in the lunchroom of my new work… I didn’t want them to feel uncomfortable). Lots of little peices to this one: 1 Large Salad with Red Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Mandarin Oranges (5g carbohydrate), and Blueberries (5g carbohydrate), 1/8 Pita (4g carbohydrate), 2 Tbsp Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (2g carbohyrate), 1 1/3 C Chicken Salad with a few Raisins (7g carbohydrate), 2/3 C mixed Fruit (15g carbohdyrate), 1 Eggplant Bruchetta (10g carbohdyrate).
Dinner: 3 – 2″ Sandwiches from Subway (the food offered by the market research group) (45g carbohydrate) and 1 C Baby Carrots.
Day 26: Wednesday. A great day of work, making dinner for the host family in less than 30 minutes. 3 mile run in the warm weather and a smile on my face.
Breakfast: Another failed photo. Actually it was a failed breakfast too. This is 1 Habenero Tortilla (20g carbohdyrate) with Guacamole, Cheese, Scrambled Eggs and Lettuce, 1- 2″ square cornbread (15g carbohdyrate), 1 Clementine (10g carbohydrate).
Lunch: Load up your sandwich with Veggies! 2 Slices WW Bread (30g carbohydrate), 4-6 ounces Turkey, 2 slices Provolone Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, and Honey Mustard Dressing. 1 C Vegetable Soup (15g carbohydrate)
Dinner: 1 Mediterranean Turkey Burger, 2/3 C Grilled Sweet Potatoes (22g carbohydrate), Grilled Asparagus, 2/3 Apple Salad (25g carbohydrate).