One Killer BLT…C

Well, it’s 9:00am and I’ve already had about 4-1/2 productive hours so far today. How’s that for a Tuesday?

Oh yes…this morning I was up bright and early at 4:30am to get ready for a couple hours of shadowing at the gym. While I was there, I was even able to get in a pretty good half-hour workout, which was great since it’ll be the only opportunity I’ll get today. I’ve still got a long day of work ahead of me!

But first…let’s backtrack to last night’s dinner.


Up until last night, I would not have had the slightest idea as to when the last time was that I had a BLT. Growing up, I used to love when my mom made BLT’s – made with thick white bread (sometimes even with three slices of bread, “club” style), lots of mayo, iceberg lettuce, and crispy bacon. Oh man, were they good…but oh man were they not so good for me!

Well last night, after spotting some turkey bacon in the fridge that I bought on Sunday, I got a sudden craving for one and it was awesome. I lightly toasted two slices of whole wheat bread, and topped it with 2 slices of turkey bacon, romaine lettuce, and tomato slices.


But to “jazz it up” a bit, I also added a slice of provolone and lightly spread each piece of bread with some leftover healthier guacamole from the afternoon.


Healthier AND totally delicious. This was definitely one killer BLT…C. Winking smile

Shortly after dinner, I ended up indulging my sweet tooth with a small cup of vanilla Chobani, mixed with a crumbled up apple cinnamon rice cake, and about a tbsp of cinnamon apple jelly (which, sadly, is now all gone.)


I also had a mug of Nutcracker Sweet tea to warm up my chilly hands. Smile


Perfect for sipping on while watching last night’s How I Met Your Mother episode. Btw, did anyone else watch and get a kick out of Marshall walking around the house with the night cam on? Hilarious!



This morning, I needed something quick since I didn’t get home from the gym until about 45 minutes AFTER I was expecting to (thank goodness for dry shampoo!) so I went with a cereal combo.


I realize that I eat a lot more cereal in the warmer months, just because it’s such a cool, refreshing meal. But despite the fact that it’s nowhere near warm right now, sometimes I still get the craving. Especially when I need something on the fly.


Today’s bowl consisted of 3/4 cup each (yes, I measure my cereal because if I don’t, I’ll end up with about 4 cups in there, easily) of Kashi Go Lean and Special K Protein Plus, with unsweetened almond milk, fresh strawberries, and chia seeds.

I ended up buying the Special K on a whim last week when it was on sale at the grocery store, but I’m pretty impressed with it so far. Not only is it slightly sweet and tasty, but one serving (3/4 cup) has:

  • 10 grams protein
  • 5 grams fiber
  • 2 grams of sugar
  • 100 calories
  • 3 grams of fat


Not too shabby! Now I’m just hoping that extra protein will help give this bowl a little more staying power.

Along with my cereal combo, there was of course some coffee involved, which had a little swirly action goin’ on today.



I’ve had some of you asking lately about how my nutrition plan with Jim is going so far and I’m actually planning on giving ya’ll an update later today, so stay tuned!

And hey, if you find yourself getting bored while sitting at your desk today, don’t hesitate to give this a try. Winking smile

Time to head to the salon…it’s my last week there!


    • Courtney says

      I have Oscar Blandi, which is pretty good. I’d really like to try a tinted one though because sometimes the white of the powder can show up a little bit.

      • Nicole says

        I was going to ask the same thing about the dry shampoo – I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now… if you ever come across a great one, be sure to share! :)

  1. says

    Yum! I love a good BLT–or as I call it, a BLAT! when I add avocado. 😉 I just bought the apple cinnamon flavor of chobani, and I can’t wait to try it! Dessert tonight??? Might have to look into that Special K, too!

    I have the HIMYM episode on my DVR–maybe I’ll have to watch it while I eat lunch today. Love that show!!
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  2. says

    you are quite impressive my friend! you seem to be going nonstop these days – way to go! i’m sure it will pay off so keep going strong. 😉

    i like those stats on the protein plus special k cereal! i’ve never bought it before, but i might just have to snag a box the next time i’m at the store. hope your day is a great one!
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..Trainer Tuesday: Pump ‘N’ Sweat Full Body Workout

  3. says

    I am all about measuring out your cereal- I always do! I don’t like being unsure of just how much I’m eating- it’s so easy to down like 3 or 4 servings without being aware! Can’t wait to hear about how the nutrition plan is going :) Have a great day!

  4. says

    You are so motivating! Way to go with your productive morning! I LOVE productive mornings–they tend to set a positive pace for the whole day. I love your blog too btw. =) I’m new to the blogging world!

  5. says

    Have you ever tried cereal with warm milk on it? Nothing hot, but if you take some milk and warm it in the microwave for about 30 seconds, it can make a chilly morning dish into something bearable! (This coming from a California girl who complains when it gets below 50! 😉 )
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