Yesterday morning I woke to a disturbing pain when Cloe laid herself down on my lower abdomen. I wake up every morning to Cloe climbing onto my abdomin for a snuggle, but yesterday it hurt. Then there was the burning and the urgency...Ugghhh! I thought maybe if I had caught it early enough I could just flush my system with tons of water and use over the counter meds to stop the burning. But, sigh, no such luck. I will be calling the call center at Kaiser (a task I loath!) first thing this morning to see if I can get something called in to treat this raging bladder infection I now have. It hurts a lot this morning and the medication is making me feel sick. I am wishing I would have called yesterday! But...it's so expensive by the time you pay all the co-pays...ughh! Ok....enough complaining for one morning.
I had a busy morning and didn't eat until lunch time. I loved this lunch! I had a sandwich made from shaved turkey breast, light bread, lettuce, light mayo, and mustard. I paired it with a serving of Pringles Light potato chips, (these were so good for 70 calories a serving!!!) and a sliced apple with a dipping sauce made from fat free yogurt, cinnamon and stevia. This lunch was 6 points.
The photograph doesn't do this dinner justice. I was starving by the time I got home from work and I wanted something quick and satisfying. I had an evening of studying for my small group bible study ahead of me and I wanted comfort food. So here's what I came up with...
This is a big hash brown made from 6oz of shredded potato. I sprayed a nonstick skillet with cannola oil cooking spray and cooked it until it was brown and crispy on the outside and sticky on the inside. I topped it with scrambled eggs made from one whole egg and two egg whites. I crumbled two Morningstar Farms breakfast patties over the eggs and then topped the whole thing with fat free cheese and salsa. This was delicious! It was quite a few points but I had the points to use and use them I did! 10.5 points.
I also had a bowl of cantaloupe, which is included in the 10.5 points for dinner.
Later in the evening when I was done studying for my bible study group I had a bowl of fat free, sugar free chocolate pudding with one cup of puffed kamut mixed in. This is much yummier than it looks in the photo! 4 points
My total points for the day was 21.5
My target changed to 23 with yesterday's weight loss
ok...I am off to start my day. Here I go, downstairs to get my medical card. The call center opens in 30 minutes. I hope I don't have to be on the phone forever! Listen to me! I need to be grateful that we have medical insurance! OK...attitude adjustment....