Tuesday, January 12, 2010

a food and win something free post...

First, since the start of the new year, I have really been trying to watch what I eat. Or really, think more about not eating and if I am eating, making better choices. It's like this....the more I think about not eating, the more I think about eating. You know what I mean?

So, I have been eating lots more vegetables (without dip even!), a banana or so a day and I have happened upon some other tasty things as well.

Fiber One Banana Chocolate Chip muffins are yum-o. I mean really good and a decent size too. I also got some double chocolate Weight Watchers muffins and while they are good, there is no comparison to the above.

My kids drink shakes and malts nearly every night. While I only occasionally get the urge to share, that is something I just had to cut out. Last night, I made a chocolate frozen yogurt version with 1% milk + a sprinkle of malt mix (b/c I am a malt or nothing person) and it was tasty. Not as good as their full fat versions but a good substitute. A 1/2 c of regular ice cream had 7g of fat while my yogurt had just 1.5g.

Today I mixed fat free cream cheese with a packet of Good Seasons Italian dressing and had that with celery and some Wheat Thins Fiber Selects. They are a tasty little cracker and 11 is a decent serving. And yes, I have been counting them out.

So, once it thaws out a bit around here, I am going to add in some walking as exercise and try to get rid of this spare tire around my middle. I am less about the number of pounds I need to lose and more about my clothes fitting comfortably. Because I can tell you, the fat squishing over the top of a too tight waistband ain't a good look.

Moving from food to free...visit www.bridesbuddy.com for a chance to win this darling little paper love garland from etsy seller Paper Acorn. Leave a comment on last Friday's post for your chance to win. I am working crazy hard on the brides buddy site and would love your support via visits and comments.

Oh and my little dog Skipper has a sore paw that he is favoring. It is day two of obvious discomfort so tomorrow we visit the vet.

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