It was INSANE in Chicago on Saturday. Nonstop heavy snowfall ALL. DAY. LONG! It’s very pretty to look at since I’m currently snuggled in with my pajamas and blanket But I can only imagine how much of a mess it must be for everyone who has to be driving through it.
I have had a pretty busy weekend so far, but I can’t complain because none of it was homework…yet. After I finish writing this post, it will be time to get some actual work done! Well, after I read and catch up on all of your blogs. I have my priorities in line.
I started out my Saturday with a de”LightFull” new product sample.
Just because you’re watching your calories doesn’t mean you should have to eat fake foods. LightFull is the only smoothie out there that is only 90 calories and all natural too. Instead of using sweeteners that come from a chemical plant, we use erythritol, a low calorie, all natural sweetener that is found in many fruits and vegetables. Why should you care? Not only do natural products taste better (no funky aftertaste), but artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Equal have not been proven to be safe in the long term. So why risk it? It does cost a little more to keep LightFull all natural, but our bodies are worth it!
Yesterday I tried the Strawberry Bliss flavor. It was really good: very light and almost milky in texture. It definitely felt more like drinking a smoothie than drinking yogurt, which I liked. I’m sure that these would be really good bases for smoothie recipes, too. I’ll have to try it out!
The rest of my breakfast was a Greek yogurt “mess” with a container of Fage, 1/4 cup Kashi Heart to Heart, 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Puffins and 1/2 banana. Above you see it all nice and pretty, and below you can see it all mixed up and messy.
And to cap off a stellar breakfast…
I spent the rest of the morning doing a workout from home since it was so miserable outside. I did a squat + lunge workout followed by a Biggest Loser Cardio session on ExerciseTV. It worked up quite a sweat! Tomorrow (Monday) I’ll be starting the P90x training program. I’m so excited!
Then Bobby and I went on a very special mission. I was armed with weapons:
For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive not one but TWO gift cards to Whole Foods. I guess my family knows me pretty well! One was from my parents, and the other was from my cousin Lisa. She also included a bunch of coupons for some of my favorite products! She rocks!
We trudged through the snow (another great workout) and I came back with a lot of great stuff! The coupons really helped and the total came to roughly $85. I still have some money to spare on the cards for next time!
I bought some of my old favorites, as well as some new products to try! Let me know if you have any questions on what’s in the picture.
When we came from the store, I was hungry from all the walking and ready for a nice lunch! I started out with an Arnold sandwich thin and two tbsp. Barney Butter. One was on the inside of the thin and the other was spread out over the top. I like this method!
I also had 2 oz. of deli turkey topped with 1 tbsp. garlic hummus.
And a part-skim mozzarella cheese stick.
Altogether for a filling and oddly shaped lunch!
Bobby and I spent the rest of our afternoon watching episodes of Lost and checking in on the football games. I can’t think of a better way to spend a snowy day. Then we made plans to hang out with some of his friends and play Mario Kart Wii. Before we left, we made omelettes!
Mine was a 1 egg and 2 egg white creation filled with chopped red, green and yellow peppers, 1 oz. deli turkey and 1/4 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese. It was topped with some Annie’s Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce.
On the side, I had 1 cup of brown rice topped with more BBQ sauce.
And for dessert, I broke out the chocolate! I tried a mild Ivory Orange. It was really good and I think I’m going to have to start buying more orange chocolate. It’s a great combination.
I also tried the Habanero Dark Chocolate. It burned!
We spent the rest of the night playing Mario Kart Wii with his friends.
What’s your favorite video game?
I’m not sure if everyone enjoys them, but I loved a good video game when I was little! I grew up playing Super Mario Bros. and I have to say that Super Mario 3 is my all-time favorite.
I am off to answer questions on my last post and catch up on my blog reading!