I’m not a fan of starting posts on an unhappy note, but today I just feel so frustrated that I really can’t think about my food just yet. I just got back from my walk a little bit ago, and my knee hurts more than it’s ever hurt before. I have NEVER, not in 13 years of volleyball, weightlifting, running, and activity in general, had pain like this before. And it’s getting worse every time it happens, too. I guess the thing is I’ve always been fairly active, and I’m just not sure how I’m going to continue to lose weight if I’m not exercising as well. I’m only 26 – I shouldn’t be falling apart like this! The only thing that comes to mind as a substitute for that cardio is cycling, but I can’t afford a new bike or a trainer or anything. Sigh. Any thoughts? Ideas? I’m really open to just about anything at this point! The good news is this gives me yet another reason to snuggle with my sweetie!
Other than that, it’s been a great day. I made treats for the office:
They are white chocolate walnut (because the store didn’t have macadamias) cookie bars. I just figured that walnuts have a similar texture and the same kind of buttery flavor, and it turns out I was right! Great sub, Heather 🙂 Also, we didn’t have any brown sugar so I made my own. That’s right! 1 Tbsp molasses to 1/2 cup of sugar. They turned out a little darker in color than I think they would have with the store-bought stuff, but the flavor was a lot more developed! I might just start making my own from now on anyway. These seriously flew out of the pan in a matter of hours! I might have had 2. OK, fine, 3 🙂 We didn’t have any leftovers for lunch, so I had a can of Amy’s Lentil Vegetable:
(insert excitedly receiving a package of goodies for an awesome review and giveaway coming soon)
(insert getting my blogger business cards in – don’t be skurred!)
(insert crappy walk here)
When I got back from my walk I had a couple of spoonfuls of Dylan’s Chia Granola for a little snack. This stuff is SO good! I wish the website actually worked and I would give y’all the link, but I’m guessing it’s not up right now…
- 160 calories
- 7g fat
- 21 total carbs
- 5g fiber
- 7g sugar
- 3g protein
The ingredients are rolled oats, wildflower honey, chia seed, canola oil, pecans, and vanilla extract. BAM! That’s all there is to it! Here’s hoping y’all have this stuff at a store near you, it’s deslicious!
Tonight I’ll be making doctors appointments (just check-ups), doing laundry, taking pictures, and then excitedly sitting down to snuggle with my favorite person in the world to watch a little Thursday night TV. Not a clue in the world what’s for dinner, but I guess we’ll just cross that bridge when we get there!
Question: what’s your favorite brand of granola/granola bars? Favorite flavor? Why? This might or might not have something to do with the little giveaway I have planned for next week…! 🙂