Friday, July 30, 2010

So much food and no workout

I started my day out the regular "healthy" way. I ate my cereal for breakfast, and when it came to snack time, I ate my banana. When my boss came in, she had donuts. Of course, my favorite, chocolate. There is no way I can turn down a chocolate donut. They're my favorite! I took my time eating it, about 1 hour. That's super slow for me, usually it takes about 1 minute (yes, I'm a pig).

About 2:30, I ate an early lunch, since I was getting off early. I had my usual whole wheat 1/2 sandwich. Since I was able to get off of work early and spend some time with my hubby, I was super happy all day. He works nights and I work days, so we don't get that much time together (when we're both awake). He was out and about and was kind enough to bring home something I've been craving lately...a REAL hamburger. I am a meat eater. I love meat, and I needed something badly. I've been craving it for a few weeks. I know he was too. I love the Habit, they have the best burgers. They are charbroiled. When you pull into their parking lot, it smells like you're at a BBQ. The food is always made right in front of you, and it tastes so fresh. If you like burgers, I'd highly recommend trying the Habit.

I did some baking tonight, which I will post, as I eat what I've made. One baking item that I just love is my terrcotta discs. What you do is soak them in water for about 10 minutes, then bake them at 350 for about 15 minutes, wait until they cool and place them inside your container of brown sugar. Then, you say good-bye to those nasty lumps. I love it! I've had mine for a few years, and never had any lumps. It works great. You only have to do the soaking and stuff once when ever you change out the brown sugar. Something else I'd highly recommend.

When I got home this afternoon, I found a box on my door step. Shelley at Vitalicious was kind enough to send me a huge box of vita muffins and vita brownies to try out. They looked so yummy, I didn't want to put them in the freezer, I wanted to eat them all right then.

This evening, after dinner, I wanted to try one of the vita muffins. I chose to try the deep chocolate flavor. I was so hard to choose which ONE I wanted to try first. What is great about the vita muffins is that they're only 100 calories (especially since I'm a calorie counter), they have 5g - 6g of fiber, 0g - 1.5g of fat, 3g - 4g protein with 15 vitamins and minerals. I've heard really good things about this brand. They aren't loaded with sugar, artificial ingredients and preservatives, and they still taste great! I'm so use to "fake food" and I'm trying to eat better, and these will help with my chocolate craving, and I won't feel guilty by eating them.

Here's all the great information on the back of the wrapper.

These babies are pretty thick. It has a nice layer of chocolate frosting on top and little chunks of chocolate inside. If I could, I would eat these every day. These suckers are 2oz., that's pretty heavy. When I first saw them, they reminded me of an episode of Seinfeld when Elaine wants to open her own bakery that only sells muffin tops and she has to get Newman to eat the bottoms because no one else would take them. These are so much better for you than those muffins, though. They are pretty moist, it was like they were just made. Chocolatey goodness!

Today was an off day from the gym. I wish I would have gone after all the food I ate today. I am very full right now and will not be eating until after the gym tomorrow.
Some questions that have been are going to be answered right now:
The 1/2 marathon I'm training for is the American River Parkway 1/2 in May 2011. I'm not a great runner, so I need to give myself plenty of time to get a descent time. The weather has been a little warm, too warm for me to run outside, so I hit the treadmill during the week. On Sunday mornings, I am able to get outside and run, since I hate getting up earlier than what I have to before work.
Bacon inside brownies will be something I may try. I have to get up the courage, though. I will be buying some pretzels with PB inside, now. I love that combo, now. I am also a bake good slut, I love trying new things and old things. I'll post more this weekend of what I've made tonight.
Do you have nay tricks to keep items lasting longer (ie: the terracotta disc)?


  1. Chocolate donuts are AWESOME! I can't believe you had the willpower to savor that for an hour!! I don't eat meat often but that burger did look yummy! Hopefully you can get to the gym here soon :).

  2. Now THIS Is the kind of runners food post I like! Donuts, fries, and something that looks a bit like a cow pie. :) You never disappoint!

  3. wait a minute... bacon in brownies??!? a little too much for me :)

    chocolate however, straight to this girl's heart! (erm, and belly... and thighs...)