Sugar Free Challenge Sunday: Day 5


For the 2nd Sunday in a row, I did a “Body by Melissa” workout by a pool.  That is what I decided to call my “I don’t have a place to lift weights today, so this is the next best thing” workout.

I used the table, chairs, pool deck, gym towel, and my own body weight.  Dips, lunges, triple-lunge series, chair push ups, split lunges, squat jacks, burpees, mountain climbers, grapevines, high knees, and some stuff I can’t remember. 

Last weekend I didn’t have a gym, this weekend I had a sorry excuse for a gym at the hotel (bike and treadmill).  I warmed up for 5 minutes on the bike before I hit the pavement by the pool. 

Better than nothing I guess 😉


Day 5 of the Sugar Free 10 day challenge hosted by Run to the Finish

I actually had 2 boo-boos yesterday, my buddy June pointed out I forgot about the BBQ sauce.  I was concentrating so hard on avoiding it in the salad dressing and they didn’t have EVOO, so I opted for bbq sauce instead.  DOH!

Breakfast:  I love Holiday Inn Express Breakfast, because there are so many things to chose from and you can mix and match galore.  I usually have fruit, oats, yogurt, maybe eggs.  No yogurt, it had added sugar or artificial sweetener.

I actually swiped the peanut butter for my emergency stash at work (post-challenge) and the banana to eat as a snack on the road. I don’t usually eat packaged PB, but it’s good to have in the emergency stash.

Breakfast today was probably closer to looking like “pig-slop” than Saturday’s dinner.  I decided I wanted savory oatmeal.  So I had plain oats with 3 egg whites and picante sauce.  Sounds and looks gross, tastes great and has great staying power because of the protein-carb mix.

It’s a good thing Dan was still in bed when I ate my breakfast, he would have made some horrid comments.  In fact, I was shopping for dishes at Target next door when he woke up.  He didn’t sleep as late as usual, but i’d already worked out, showered, got a few things from Walmart, and was in Target. 

Snack:  banana I swiped from the breakfast bar, grapes

Lunch:   Sunny mediterranean wrap (recipe below), cucumbers, carrots.  Lots of strawberries.  I saw the recipe for the wrap in the “HEB showtime” magazine and decided I wanted to try it, plus I had everything at home, except the meat and wraps, which I was getting anyhow.  Found wraps with no added sugar or artifical sugar, although it took a while.

Snack:  apple, string cheese

Dinner:  Wasn’t feeling so great, maybe I shouldn’t have eaten all those strawberries (oops).  Made chalupas for dinner for Dan.  I thawed some homemade tortilla soup from the freezer for myself, added chips and cheese.

Snack: plain yogurt, pineapple, almonds, coconut extract

Sunny Mediterranean Wraps (Serves 4)

1/2 bag fresh Angel Hair Cole Slaw
1/3 c. thinly sliced Sun-dried Tomatoes
1/2 c. chopped kalamata olives
1/2 c. thinly sliced cucumber
1/2 c. chopped red onion
1 Tbsp. Italian dressing or extra virgin olive oil
• salt and pepper
4 lg. sun-dried tomato wraps
4 Tbsp. basil pesto
12 oz. cooked chicken or pork, thinly sliced (about 2 c.)
1/2 c. feta cheese crumbles

Place coleslaw in a mixing bowl with tomatoes, olives, cucumber and onion. Toss with dressing or oil; add salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
Heat wraps in a large skillet. Spread 1 Tablespoon of pesto over top of each wrap. Layer meat and coleslaw mixture down center of each wrap; top each with 2 Tablespoon feta cheese. Fold ends toward centers and roll up tightly to make a wrap. Cut wraps diagonally in the centers and serve at room temperature.

*I skipped olives, I don’t really care for them.  Opted for the EVOO instead of italian dressing. I  used 2 oz of  turkey on my wrap, and flavored hummus instead of pesto.

All combined together, it was very tasty.  I made enough filling for all 4 servings, had 1 for lunch, the other 3 will be work lunches for Monday-Wednesday.  6 WW P+ with the ingredients I used and some GHGs to boot!  I used regular feta, but you could use RF or FF if you wanted.


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