I had to work today and my weekend will be cut short, since I don’t have off on Monday. Therefore, this post will also be short because I am limited on my time! After a nap, I buzzed around the house doing dishes, laundry and picking up in general. Unfortunately, I have been a slacker in the fitness department this week. I really miss the gym, but when my body hurts from running around all day at work, I can’t justify going to the gym for a workout. Sometimes you just have to listen to your body and rest.
Breakfast today was the rest of the stovetop oats I made for breakfast yesterday–I put a half of a banana in it, NuttZo and chocolate chips. Next time, I will skip the banana because the chocolate and nut flavor would have been perfect.
I snacked on a banana at work this morning and then ate my lunch while geeking out doing my family tree.
Like I said before, I had the opportunity to work with some local genealogists and had help researching my family tree. I have a lot of information on my dad’s side, but had names and dates for my mom’s and didn’t know a lot about it. I got a few more pieces of information filled in today, so that was cool. Last night, I stayed up late and finally figured out that a misspelling in a town name on my dad’s side had stopped me from finding the area in Germany they were from. Finally, I read through some history and found the district of Neubrandenburg, Germany and the correct spelling and city where my ancestors originated from. I love history and majored in it in college, so it makes sense that I love discovering all of this information about my family.
We are supposed to get hammered by a big snow storm tonight and I hope that doesn’t change my plans for brunch with the girls and Whole Foods after tomorrow.
That’s all folks–it’s getting late here and I’ll write a longer post tomorrow.
On my lunch break today, I was eating baby carrots like they were chocolate. The crunching noise and feeling somehow helped me relieve my stress. The vet called me back this morning with more bad news. In the last few days, she wasn’t able to find anything medically that relates to Karma’s symptoms. Basically, there is no diagnosis and treatment for his condition. We will put him on steroids in two days, but she doesn’t have much hope that that treatment will do much for him. Of course, I got this news at work and I instantly wanted to run and hide. I called Craig with the bad news and that was equally as difficult as getting it from the doctor on the phone.
Breakfast was Apple Cinnamon cheerios and coffee with Silk Nog added. I am trying to use the stuff up before it expires.
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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.
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Tagged Apple, Apple & Arugula Quesadilla, Arugula, Brie, cereal, Cheerios, Chobani, Coffee, Cooking Light, lucky, Quesadilla, Stonyfield, YMCA, Yoga, yogurt
I love strong (expensive) coffee with a full body and great taste. My boss didn’t like this coffee, it was too “earthy” for him, so he gave it to me to try out. I loved it! I always pay a little more for coffee and find it is worth it. This coffee is local to Milwaukee, so I also like buying local products when I can. I don’t buy Alterra too often, but maybe I will more now that I was so impressed with my yummy cup this morning.
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Tagged Alterra, Alterra coffee Milwaukee, Apple, arils, banana, chia seeds, Chobani, Coffee, dried apple, espresso dark chocolate, gym, jazz apple, Newman's Own Organics, Oatmeal, pom, pomegranate, YMCA, yogurt
This morning, I read the Sunday paper, had a blueberry Chobani with pomegranate arils and chia seeds on top.
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Tagged arils, Body Pump, chia seeds, Chobani, Christmas decorations, Christmas tree, German Christmas ornaments, Love Actually, pomegranate, Starbucks, Starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate, Walk, YMCA, 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!