It’s only 9:00 and I am half asleep already!! Good thing we got out an hour early from my class tonight because it was a good 25 minute drive down the interstate and driving when you are suuuper tired is never a good idea! More on my class later though….first let’s do a recap!
I was SO hungry all day long today!
Don’t you ever have days like that when you feel like ALL you do is put stuff in your mouth??!! Someone?? 🙂 I think its gotta be all these darn chocolate chip cookies around the house. I cannot stop picking at them for the LIFE of me! Gahh! Get them out already!!!!!
I had a wonderful bible study at Sarah’s house–we watched the first Esther video and loved it. There were times when we looked over at each other and said “wow…I was just thinking that!” Beth Moore is just so amazing! We can’t wait to go actually hear her speak in person in September at Deeper Still! The introduction video was about an hour and then we talked afterwards for another hour, while Sarah fed me one of her homemade oatmeal raisin muffins—
Major yum! I inhaled it and then in the car on the ride home I inhaled a pear as well:
For the record, I also had a tall nonfat vanilla roobios latte earlier that I took to Sarah’s house! I was just so hungry for some reason!!
I brought my dinner to-go for my class so I could eat it in the car on the trip over. I packed a baked yam, a chobani and half of a serving of Kashi Mountain Medley granola. I love this granola but its much more of a treat since 1/2 cup = 220 calories! Dang!
I also brought with me a POM juice that I was asked to review—perfectly fitting to bring to a health and wellness workshop! =)
Its such a cute little mini size! I actually had never drank POM straight before—I had always mixed it with lemonade. That’s sort of funny since both my parents are HOOKED on the stuff and drink it every single morning, and have been for the past four years! However, tonight I tried this nectar for the first time straight and it was actually quite good! I drank half and am saving the other half to have with breakfast tomorrow. It tasted just like the seeds…only sweeter. I think it would be really good mixed with perrier for an POM italian soda! =)
The health benefits of this juice really are fabulous. Read more about them here—-the website also has some pretty yummy lookin’ recipes!
Around 8:00 I busted out with the “dessert” that I brought—
Mmmmmm I really liked the coconut macadamia flavor but this was AMAZING. It had huge chunks of dark chocolate and real dried raspberries in it. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again–I’ve never been a huge granola bar fan because they never really do anything for me but these are sooooooooo tasty and chewy. I will definitely buy them when I see them at the store. They are perfect for those sweet tooth cravings!
As for my class—it was actually really interesting!
My teacher was an RN that works alongside the RD for Greenwise. They plan out the Greenwise stores, meet with the buyers and find out about all the cool healthy products that we should offer. Her job sounds so cool! She also was probably the most well educated health professional I have ever met. Man, did this woman know her stuff! She rattled off health facts left and right and I learned a lot. Here are two points that I found most interesting:
The average apple tests positive for about 45 pesticides. I found this fact astonishing!!! Holy pesticide!
If a product has 1/2 gram of trans fat per serving the label on the product can claim it has “zero trans fats”, therefore misleading the customer because those trans fat grams add up fast!
We also learned all about organic food (what makes it so and the different classifications), natural food, fad diets, food allergies and food processing. Most of the stuff I had heard before but it was still very interesting and it made me remember why buying mostly organic fruits and veggies really is the way to go. My health is worth the extra quarter!
I have got to go to bed before I pick at any more cookies. I‘m going to turn into a cookie in a minute here! Tomorrow brings yoga, a fabulous lunch date with Lindsay (blog reader in town!) and Caitlin (!!!!!), and then a pedicure and homemade pizza with the boy. Sounds good to me!
Off to get my beauty sleep! xoxoxo