Guess what?! My mom told me that the “somethings” I have planned for the upcoming blog anniversary arrived safely in glorious Arizona this afternoon I am so pumped!
In the meantime, there’s another goodie waiting at the bottom of this post! So go ahead and scroll down to the bottom read the rest of my post thoroughly.
Well ladies and gents, I am officially beat! I had my final marketing presentation on Ben & Jerry’s at class tonight. I think it went well, but one can never be too sure about these things! We ended up having pizza in class, so I will share what I ate up until that point with you!
Breakfast this morning was a so-good-you’d-think-it-was-bad-for-you bowl of whipped banana oatmeal. I think it was the extra ripe banana that made this bowl so sweet. I combined the usual 1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 sliced banana and 1 tbsp. ground flax. Then I topped it with a Justin’s Almond Butter packet, which made it extra creamy and nutty.
[Breakfast Net Sugar: 1g (from almond butter)]
I spent the morning going absolutely insane with my econ paper. The actual content of the paper is done, but the appendices, figures and tables are driving me up the wall. It’s just me being a perfectionist, but I can’t wait for it to be out of my life I ended up visiting my professor in her office to make sure I was on the right track, then took the opportunity to head to the gym. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical and then came home and did P90X Core Synergistics.
I felt revitalized afterward, and definitely ready for lunch.
Another winner in my book! I scrambled up another 1 egg + 2 egg white combo (seriously, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the 1 whole egg makes such a difference!) with 1/4 of that huge cucumber 😉 Glad you all enjoyed the “that’s what she said” joke with that one. At the same time, I toasted a La Tortilla Factory wrap with 2 oz. deli turkey. I put everything together on top of the wrap, but it was so voluminous that it wouldn’t close, so I just threw on some reduced-fat Mexican cheese, pepper and Goya Adobo and ate it with a fork. Yum!
I also had my first Coffee Cocoa of the day. You knew it was coming at some point, right?
[Lunch Net Sugar: 8g]
After eating this voluminous lunch, I literally sat on my bed for the rest of the day and cranked this paper out. Yeah, I do homework on my bed. I’ll save the desk chair for after graduation! I did get off my rear mid-afternoon for a snack. It was yet another winner.
Looking at this picture makes me want to eat it all over again! This was a Fuji apple topped with 3 tbsp. PB2 and cinnamon. Honestly, try it!
[Snack Net Sugar: 3g]
Then it was off to class. All the anxiety and preparation for my presentation really kicked my appetite into high gear, so I enjoyed my slices of Papa John’s cheese pizza very much
[Dinner Net Sugar: 6g]
Total Added Sugar: 18g
I just realized that it was a great day for the Subtracting Added Sugar challenge! It’s really becoming second nature to me, and I’m only 4 days in. There is very little planning required, and I think what’s been key for me is that I bought a whole bunch of produce last time I was at the grocery store. Knowing I need to use it up keeps me inspired to come up with ways to integrate more fruits and veggies into my meals, which inevitably ups the “sweetness” factor in a natural way. So add this to my list: buying the right foods at the grocery store is key. I’m sure most of you knew that one already, but I do have a tendency to grab packaged foods off the shelves because they “look interesting.” This new challenge is teaching me that there are better options at the front of the store.
You might have seen this giveaway on some awesome food blogs already (click on that link to see what the prize actually looks like!). Well, here’s another chance to win! The folks at Quaker have offered to give one lucky reader an “All Natural Gift Bag” that includes a robe and slippers made with organic, earth-friendly materials, plus a few boxes of their newest flavor of Quaker Simple Harvest Chewy Granola Bars – Trail Mix!
Enter to win by doing one or all of the following:
- Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite Quaker product
- Ask a question on my call for FAQ post, then come back here and tell me that you did
- Link back to this contest on your own blog
- No blog? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject, “Quaker Trackback”
The contest will run until Friday, March 13 at 13:00 CST (aka 1:00). I figure I can end somebody’s fear of “Friday the 13th” by picking a lucky winner on an unlucky day CLEVER.
- Enter to win an amazing array of goodies from Honey Nut Lo.
- Miss Bobbi is giving away some good ol’ Country Bob’s!
Countdown to Arizona: 1.5 days!
Wishing you sunshine on a cloudy day,