No, not really! But I’m beginning to think it may as well have been!
Is it just me, or does sugar tolerance kick into overdrive this time of year? Every night I think, “There’s no way I could eat another piece of candy or chocolate tomorrow,” only to repeat the cycle the next day! I have a feeling that once this week is over, I’m going to cringe every time I see or hear the word “dessert” – ha, yeah right…
It started out innocent enough. After all of the feedback on the doubled up cereal from yesterday, I got a hankering for it again.
One of the most interesting tidbits I got from my last post was that many of you double up on servings with a lot of different foods and don’t get caught up in the “serving size” on the label. I hope to be able to apply your technique to some of the other foods I tend to snack on straight out of the box/jar – particularly cereal, candy and peanut butter – in the future. I think it will save a lot of time going back and forth between the table and the pantry 😉 Or so I hope!
And of course no morning meal would be complete without…
Except I’d like to think that I’m an expert at multi-tasking 😉 For example, I am currently blogging while watching Food Network.
Anywho, as the day went on it became apparent that I was in for a chocolate covered food fest. Mid-morning, the UPS man delivered these beauties.
You’ve never had a chocolate covered strawberry until you’ve had CCBerries. Oh. my. YUM. These are the best of the best – massive strawberries topped with a thick layer of chocolate. My mom gets them for friends and family every year, and always saves a dozen for us to enjoy.
So festive There are berries for every occasion, so make sure to bookmark the website if you ever want to send someone an edible gift they are guaranteed to love. Of course, I had to eat one right way to make sure that the batch wasn’t bad or something…
Don’t worry, everything was fine! No need for them to resend them (although I wouldn’t object).
I ate the strawberry pretty close to lunch, so I just kept it simple. I had the heel (!!!!!) of Arnold Double Omega bread – review coming soon! – topped with roughly 1 oz. of that cranberry goat cheese.
I also finished up my first container of Trader Joe’s Greek yogurt – about a cup’s worth – and added 1/2 of a Chocolate Brownie Gnu Bar and 1 tsp. of maple syrup for another chocolate flavored sweet treat.
After lunch, I headed outside for an invigorating 3 mile run. Unfortunately, I stupidly neglected to wear a jacket and was freezing for the first half – not exactly good for my muscles. BUT when all was said and done, I worked up a nice sweat and felt great when it was over.
- Distance: 3.2 miles
- Terrain: Up and downhill
- Time: 28 minutes
When I say up and downhill, I mean down the mountain, up the mountain! That’s one of the great things about Arizona I think my time reflected that, too, and I was happy with it.
Once I got back, my mom informed me that it would still be a while before we ate dinner. Not wanting to ruin the chocolate streak I had going, I snacked on one of Sarah’s yummy brownies.
Eventually, we made a simple dinner of spaghetti with meaty tomato sauce. I added extra spices – a dry rub and garlic powder, to be exact – to the tomato sauce to give it extra flavor. It turned out a little spicy and a lot delicious. FINALLY, a meal that did not include chocolate!!
And to end the night on a reasonably healthy note, I made myself an assorted fruit bowl that included melon, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. The most colorful part of my day, no doubt!
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve already! For those of you celebrating, I hope that it’s an enjoyable one.
I really liked reading your answers to the “sock question” yesterday! It’s so funny how something so random can generate such interesting responses Here we go again, from this site.
What does your last text message say?
This one could be quite scandalous! However, mine was not. I just checked and it says, “Thanks I really appreciate it!” It’s from one of my best friends at school. How boring 😉