And without further adieu, I shall announce to you, my internet peeps, that I have dropped 3 pounds this week!
No, I didn't mistake 'pounds' for 'ounces' this time.
And for my success I have prepared a thank-you speech:
I would like to thank all of the little people who made my week a success.
Thank you gym childcare workers. Without you, I would not work out.
Thank you incredibly fit women who exercise at the gym. Without you, I would have thought that taking a one-hour class was good enough. Watching you, I see that it is not. And I am impressed that you finish a spin class and then stay for the "Boot Camp" class. I am not there yet, but I am inspired.
Thank you non-digital scale, that allows for some interpretation between a 2-plus and 3 pound weight loss. I will interpret as I wish.
Thank you computer. If it weren't for you keeping my fingers busy in the evenings, I fear I would be snacking more often.
Finally, thank you to my children. If it weren't for you, I would not have burned those extra calories at each mealtime, when you needed "one more thing, some ketchup, another napkin, more to drink, a different utensil" and everything else under the moon.
So there you have it. I managed to work out 5 days this week, which doesn't happen often. And I got my new ColorFUEL recipes.
I like this collection of meals and snacks better than the previous ones, so I'm excited to try them all out.
There were a few foods on the list that I had a hard time finding. I had never bought polenta before, or eggplant either. I still haven't managed to find any jicama, thought I did manage to find out that I was pronouncing it wrong (supposed to be said hic-ama).
Jicama! If you're out there, find me! Even the lady at the health food store didn't know who you were.
And for today's nugget of goodness, allow me to introduce you to the Larabar.
Last week, I was
The program was about healthy eating, and the doctor was giving some examples of things he regularly eats.
These Larabars were one of the things he mentioned.
Then I stopped watching because I was too busy panting for breath, and then my treadmill sentence was over.
I thought it was a funny coincidence when I got my new ColorFUEL recipes, and there on the grocery list were larabars.
So I picked some up.
There are only three ingredients in the bar: figs, almonds, and unsweetened cherries. (There are different flavors out there, but each contain only raw, un-processed ingredients.)
They are pretty tasty in my opinion, and very filling as well. There are 200 calories in each bar, along with 5 grams each of protein and fiber.
One morning when I didn't have time to get a real breakfast together, I grabbed one of these and was able to work out and feel energized and not hungry.
So try one sometime.
Every Fat Tuesday makes me feel like I should be pursuing a career in advertising.
Instead of my current career of being an internet specialist. (Requirements: read blogs, check Facebook, shop online.)
Too bad it's a non-paying position.
Don't worry, I'm not in it for the money. I just like knowing that I'm helping people.
Happy Fat Tuesday to you all!