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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday Snacktrition Winners and a First!

Ladies and Gentlemen we have some winners here, please put your hands together for our Snacktrition Giveaway WINNERS!

I used the Random Integer Generator

Here are the random numbers:

56 Laurel

14 D10

62 HangryPants

Congrats Ladies! Email me your full name and address so we can get your prizes to you!!!! For all of you who didn’t win, no worries stay tuned for another giveaway coming your way very soon. Thank you Snacktrition for the wonderful contest!

This Saturday was wonderfully productive, but I must back up first to Friday before I talk about all the excitement.

HER FRIDAY NIGHT RECAP

After work I headed straight to the gym trying not to get distracted, I knew that the treadmill was there and I wanted to flee!! But I kept focused. I am so glad I did because my run was SUCESSFUL!

HER Workout:

Day 3 of Boston training:

Goal: 4-5 miles with a tempo run (and other stuff but you got to buy the plan to hear the rest).

Stats:

  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Calories Burned: 650
  • one mile at 7:40 HARD!

I think because I had a plan, purpose,and it wasn’t just running for the sake of running it made it easier. I was proud of myself, and I think that I will be able to do my Friday workouts at the gym.

Before the gym I had one of my WEIL Bars, Goji Moji from Nature’s Path, and it hit the spot. Tasted like a fruit roll up, soft and bursting with flavor. I could taste all the cranberries and dates baked right in. It was small, but with only 170 calories it was perfect! dr_weil_goji_moji_pure_fruit_and_nut_bar_productlarge

INGREDIENTS: Organic dates, organic fig paste, organic cashews, organic dried sweetened cranberries (organic cranberries, organic evaporated cane juice, organic sunflower oil), organic goji berries, organic dried orange peel, organic lemon juice concentrate, organic orange oil.

When I got home from the gym I had some leftover Chicken Pot Pie with a Cornbread Crust from last night. Then took off to Sbux to have tea with my friend Teracita. It was refreshing as always and before we knew it, it was 11pm and we both had to get up early this morning!

SATURDAY HAPPENINGS

Alright finally back to today!

My fuel for the brain at 6am, a mix of Kashi Almond and Flax, with Natures Path Peanut butter Granola. Topped with strawberries and half of banana, with soy milk and a spoonful of AB.

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I had my 8am A&P Lab, it was pretty easy because all we did was go over the syllabus, same as yesterdays lecture. I was out by 8:30am, but stayed around to talk to a girl who lives right near me and is going back to school to be a nurse, future study buddy!

I felt so productive this morning, I ran an errand for hubby,went to TJ’s to get this weeks groceries, deep cleaned the kitchen and dining room, and made some home-made hummus!

The Goods:

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I was excited to find the Tofurkey, it inspired our dinner for this evening.

After I put all the groceries away. I made the BEST LUNCH. I can’t quite tell you to much about the homemade hummus part, but let’s just say it will be worth the wait;)

I made a large fruity salad topped with strawberries, oranges,pom seeds, and some Snacktrtion trail mix (there is nothing like white chocolate in your salad).

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and I had a bit of Lavender chocolate for a little Saturday treat! This was very interesting because it actually tasted like Lavender!!!

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This afternoon Hubby and I headed out to a local park to celebrate our dear friend Lisa’s birthday. We laid in the sun, it was 78 degrees not meaning to brag, today and played some Bocci,Ball, an easy and entertaining game.

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The Birthday Girl! Happy Birthday Lisa!

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THE EATS: I was good only had a few bites here and there.

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Then we came home to make dinner, a little carb loading for my long run tomorrow!!!!

Tofurkey & Whole Wheat Pasta

  • 1 pack of Tofurkey Sliced Up
  • 1 pack of whole wheat spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 a package of Balsamic Vinegar Veggies from TJ’s
  • 1 jar of TJ’s classic marinara sauce

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Ok I know these pictures look yummy but I have to say I really did not like the Tofurkey it wasn’t my favorite taste, and I usually like everything. Hubby on the other hand LOVED it, that is a first ever!!!! I ate most everything else and picked out the Tofurkey. HAS ANYONE ELSE TRIED THIS STUFF???? Let’s just say I won’t be making this anytime soon.

Look what came in yesterday!!! I am so excited to do this tomorrow, tomorrows the first day of the Sexy Sick Pack Ab Challenge . I took a picture of my abs last night so that I will have something to compare my tummy with in 30 days it will be interesting to see the results.

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WOW that was a long post…man a busy Saturday and did I mention I have MONDAY OFF!!! Love being a teacher:) That is one thing I will miss when I become an RD, the school schedule.

Well I have a 11 mile run tomorrow morning at 6:30am with a local running group it will be tough to get out there that early but, if I don't make it I will have to run alone NO FUN! I haven't run a long run since THANKSGVING DAY! I am catching up on all your blogs can’t wait to hear how your weekend is going!!! Anyone else have a 3 day weekend?

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21 comments:

Girl on Top said...

That looks like a wonderful video to follow!

jessica said...

I've been vegetarian for 15 years so I'm pretty open to meat substitutes, but i STILL don't like Tofurky products. Boca has a decent Ital. "sausage," and Morningstar's sausage crumbles are good and easy to add to pasta. I'm trying to reduce my soy intake so I really like Quorn cutlets, or falafels make good "meatballs" too. Just keep trying stuff -- there's a huge difference between brands :)

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

i looove jillian michaels! i cant wait to hear if that video is good or not!

i missed you while i was away! glad to be back and catching up on your blog. :)

The Three T's said...

You are so disciplined with your eating habits! I'm so impressed. I have no self control with food - especially if it's good!! And everything you post ALWAYS looks good.

Are you running with the Loma Linda Lopers?? Someone I use to work with, Art, runs with them on Sunday mornings. If you know him and see him, tell him I said Hi.

eatingbender said...

I officially MUST try that cornbread pot pie! It looks so heavenly!

So much amazingness in this post! Congratulations to the Snacktrition winners (jealous!) and I loooved all of your groceries! One of my favorite food bloggy pics are the shops!

I'm excited to see what you think of Jillian's DVD! I took "before" pictures with my P90X so I can measure the after effects, too!

Mica said...

I am so jealous of your weather. I dream of bocci ball and green grass...no joke!

I can't wait to hear how Jillian Michaels' video goes, even though I'm sure your abs are totally hot stuff already!

Lance said...

Bocci ball - we play it often (well, not this time of year...too much snow!). Fun and easy game!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Never had the tofurky italian sausage, sounds interesting though. Glad hubby loved it! A healthy meal added to his list!

I'll be out with you early on Sun morning running. :D Except we just got more snow!

strongandhealthy said...

Great eats today! Love your groceries! I can't wait to hear how that video is! Have a great day!

Toni said...

I hope you have a great long run. It is great to have running partners. The video looks like a good one, I have used Jillian's videos before(not that one) and they are a good workout.

jenngirl said...

I bought that Gogi Mogi bar the other day, and I wasn't sure I would like it. Thanks for the review!

Lara said...

I love fruit on my salad, too!
I have never tried Tofurkey so it's good to be reading reviews of it. The picture looks so pretty but I guess that doesn't necessarily mean it tastes good :( At least you tried it!

Lacey Nicole said...

my fam always plays bocci ball at the beach in the summer!!!! so much fun!!!! :) have a great weekend! i'll post inauguration pics for sure!!!

Denise said...

Hmmm, maybe I won't bother to try tofurkey. Thanks for the honesty.

HangryPants said...

Well first. Ya for me for winning!

Second, I have not tried tofurkey. I am very wary if meat subs myself.

D10 said...

Fruit roll-ups, I always use to have those as a snack! It is so nice seeing people enjoying the weather, especially since it stinks here today. Great job with the running.

VeggieGirl said...

Congratulations to the winners!!

I LOVE THAT TRADER JOE'S SPANISH LENTILS MEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

Love the DVD!!

Danielle said...

78 degrees?! I am so jealous!
Sorry about the disappointing tofurkey, but at least you tried it, i'm a little scared of it all together.

Laurel said...

Wow, awesome! I have never won anything on here before! Thanks!

That video looks great. I need to get a good ab routine again.

I love tofu, but I have been scared to try tofurky. I have never heard good things about it.

Brian said...

Ive always wondered about Tofurky, you havent steered me wrong yet with ur food suggestions. Looks good!

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