I successfully got to bed at 9:45 last night. I tried to read my book in bed, but the meowing cats and my energetic husband distracted me. I read about 10 pages and then my eyes got really sleepy. I woke up this morning feeling much better–still tired, but more rested than I normally am. I’ll definitely be aiming for that bedtime from now on.
Breakfast today was Stonyfield blueberry yogurt with fresh blueberries and pom arils on top. I had a half of a plain bagel with Philadelphia spinach and artichoke cream cheese.
Mid-morning, I had the opportunity to snack on a free cup of coffee, fruit and a danish. Couldn’t pass that free food up and I was hungry! I also had a few truffles that a co-worker brought in. They just melted in my mouth and were so delicious.
Lunch was a whole wheat tortilla with pinto beans and a slice of pepper jack cheese. I had an applesauce on the side.
I left work early to go to the dermatologist. On the way there, I hit a slushy patch of snow going downhill and could not stop at a yellow light. I actually ended up in the middle of the intersection and a dump truck was about to come through from the other direction. Luckily, I was able to back up and compose myself. Once I was at the doc, I was relieved because I had a mole that needed to be checked and it was fine.
When I got out, it looked like a blizzard outside. The roads were really bad. After what had happened before, I drove really slowly and still had some slushy patches give me trouble, but arrived home just fine.
Now, I am at home and resting before I head back out to babysit my nephews. I hope the snow stops and the roads are ok. I hate driving in the snow, especially because my little car isn’t great in it.
Have a good Tuesday evening!
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Tagged applesauce, bagel, blueberries, Coffee, danish, fruit, Philadelphia cream cheese Spinach & Artichoke, pinto beans, pom arils, Stonyfield, stonyfield yogurt, whole wheat tortilla
Anyone else ready for a mini Christmas vacation? I am ready for our vacation in Florida, but I have to wait another month and a half for that. Gee, we better get our flights, rental car and hotel booked soon! Anyone have any recommendations of where to eat and stay in the Orlando area?
My breakfast consisted of the blog world’s famous “oats in a jar.” I don’t know who started it, but they are a genius. I took a container of NuttZo that only had about an inch left of nut butter left and put stovetop oats into it. I also added some honey and greek yogurt to sweeten and add protein. No dishes to wash, just a container to recycle. This would be perfect to take to work, as long as you don’t mind a cooler bowl of oats. Obviously, I would highly recommend trying the oats in a jar idea.
Lunch was leftover Qdoba (veggies burrito), the last Oikos caramel yogurt, clementines and some chocolate–a Kinder Bueno to be specific. I am surrounded by chocolate at the office. Not just any chocolate, but German chocolate! My former co-worker (who is German and now lives there again) sent our office a nice package of treats to munch on before the holidays–thank god for her. Alas, I resisted the chocolate until lunch today. I also couldn’t resist the temptation of Haribo Frogs. For some reason, they seem to be softer from Germany.
I particpated in my third Zumba class tonight. It was challenging in the middle of the class. There were new dance moves and songs and I couldn’t catch onto the moves. I laughed with another girl in front of me and admitted out loud that I was lost. After class, I lifted weights for my legs. I haven’t been in the workout room in a while to go on machines or the weights. It’s been all classes lately and I miss the workout room.
Dinner was an Arnold Thin with sweet peppers, brie, chipolte mayo and oregano. It tasted yummy! I also had some carrots on the side and a Fig Newman. Like many of the Newman’s Own Organics products, these tasted like Fig Newtons, only less sweet.
I have more energy tonight and will not fall asleep on the couch!
Time to use that energy to wash dishes and pick up around the house. Night!
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Tagged baby carrots, clementines, Fig Newmans, German chocolate, Haribo Frogs, Kinder Bueno, Newman's Own Organics, oats in a jar, Oikos caramel, Oikos caramel yogurt, Qdoba burrito, Stonyfield, veggie sandwich, Zumba
Today was much happier than yesterday. I only cried once when my dad wrote me an e-mail that said he still is in the habit of turning on the light for Garfield at night.
I tried Zumba for the second time tonight. It was a good class again. I think I actually did worse this time trying to keep up with the steps. I didn’t have anyone in front of me directly who was coordinated that I could follow. Next time, I won’t be late and forced to go into the corner of the gym. While doing Zumba, I was thinking to myself, “this is my fun workout of the week.” Yoga is my calming workout, body pump is strengthening and challenging and so is boot camp. I spoke to an older lady next to me at one point and she said to me in her thick foreign accent, “I like this class. It is fun. I could be on the treadmill for an hour and time goes so slowly. With this, time goes by so quickly and it’s fun.” She must have read my mind. I agreed completely.
Breakfast was Kashi Autumn Wheat. I figure it’s “almost” winter (next week is when the season technically starts, even though it’s freezing cold where I live) and I should be eating up anything labeled autumn!
My morning snack was half of a sprite bottle and almond poppy seed bread baked by my mama. I only drink soda occasionally. Sometimes when my stomach is bugging me, I crave a sprite.
Lunch was a NuttZo and strawberry jelly sandwich on wheat, Oikos Stonyfield plain yogurt that I mixed with sliced almonds and local honey from Oconomowoc. I am on an almond kick lately. I also had some homemade Christmas cookies for dessert. One was a mint and chocolate kind my mom made for us and then my peanut butter dough balls.
Craig made yummy Trader Joe’s 4 Formaggi pizza for dinner and it was ready when I got home from Zumba, so that was a nice surprise. I had two slices and made some brussel sprouts spiced with three different Penzey’s spices.
Dessert was a dough ball, of course!
This is how our cats look in the morning, waiting for their “food food.” We trained them to know the word food and anytime we say something that even sounds like it, they freak out. They swirl around our feet in the morning until Craig or I announce “food food” and they run to their food bowls.
For once I am not blogging an hour before my bedtime and I actually have more time tonight to relax and read. My mom gave me a whole bunch of magazines yesterday, so I am going to chill out with those on the couch.
Posted in Fitness, Food
Tagged almond poppyseed bread, almonds, brussel sprouts, dough ball, honey, Oikos, Pizza, Stonyfield, Stonyfield Oikos Greek Yogurt, Zumba
Sunday is my excuse to be lazy. I sat on the couch off and on all morning and early afternoon.
Breakfast was a poached egg on an English muffin with Swiss cheese.
I had a Mango Honey Stonyfield yogurt too.
After work today, I went to a smaller, local grocery store because it is often better than the big box store I go to in terms of carrying unique products and flavors. My goal was to use up some of my free yogurt coupons. I found everything I wanted and tried one of the yogurts this afternoon. Until today, I had never tried the Oikos line from Stonyfield.
I picked out the Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Strawberry yogurt. It was so creamy and delicious! I think it may have been one of the creamiest yogurts I have ever had. It didn’t taste as thick as other Greek yogurts. I definitely liked the creaminess!
The nutrition facts are pretty good too:
Thanks to Stonyfield for sending me the coupons to try this yogurt out. I have been really impressed with all of their products. Plus, I love their Rewards program.
You can try some for free if you win my giveaway that ends tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.
Over the weekend, I will try the Stonyfield Mango Honey and I’ll let you know how it is.
Now enter to win some coupons!
For various reasons, I didn’t have the best day. I won’t go into details because after about 4:30 p.m., my bad day turned good.
I was finished eating dinner, sitting with Craig at the table and went on my iPod touch to see who won fANNEtasticfood‘s Stonyfield yogurt giveaway and I saw my name announced as the winner! I thought I was imagining things. I couldn’t believe it and yelled with joy. I cannot wait to get my coupons and try all of those yogurts! Yogurt has been my favorite food since I was about 6. As a kid, I used to beg my parents for it and say “I want yogurt”–I know, I am a weird person. I eat it every day and find it helps my tummy troubles a lot. Thanks Anne and Stonyfield for the awesome giveaway. You truly made my day.
Eating a healthy, yummy dinner and going to yoga with Craig also made my evening excellent.
Posted in Fitness, Food, Product Reviews
Tagged Apple, Apple & Arugula Quesadilla, Arugula, Brie, cereal, Cheerios, Chobani, Coffee, Cooking Light, lucky, Quesadilla, Stonyfield, YMCA, Yoga, yogurt
I am hosting my first giveaway on Fit in the Midwest! I asked Stonyfield yogurt if they would send me some coupons.
They sent me two 5.3 oz. Oikos Greek yogurt coupons and one 6 oz. coupon for their regular yogurt so I could try the yogurt myself. I received the same coupons to share with one lucky reader! If you haven’t tried Stonyfield yogurt yet, here is your chance! I am most excited to try their Oikos Greek yogurt. I have tried all of their other yogurt products except the Oikos.
1) Please comment below with your favorite yogurt brand and/or flavor.
2) For an extra entry, please follow me on Twitter @FitintheMidwest and tweet this giveaway.
3) If you don’t have Twitter, just link to the giveaway on your blog and share that link with me (this also gets you an extra entry).
You have until 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 4th to enter. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. I will post the winner on my blog that morning, so please check back in a week to see if you won! Good luck!