Weekend Wrap Up

So this weekend... not the best. Started out OK I hit the Farmer's Market. Got some good stuff... onions, peppers, eggplant, apples, yum but it quickly spiraled into a pile of dog doo. I won't bore you will all the craptastic details but a few of the cruddy things included locking my keys in my trunk, losing $30 and a hideous migraine. Not a weekend I want to repeat anytime soon. I've been fighting a cold/head-achy thing since Thursday, so I've been in a bit of a Benadryl haze. I probably should have just stayed in bed.

Under stress I don't eat. I guess that's better than the opposite but that meant my very stressful yesterday's intake included 1 Starbuck's Feta Spinach Egg White Wrap, 10 Almonds (always have these in my purse), 8 Sugar Free Cinnamon Altoid Minis, 3 sips of water and 1 cup of coffee. No doubt this lack of liquids and not much nutritional value led to the migraine that ended my day from hell.

Trying to do better today so I started my day with this delicious protein shake...

Shelly's Lemon Meringue Protein Smoothie

8 oz. Milk (any kind, I'm a Vanilla Soy Milk girl)
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Jello Lemon Pudding Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
a few Ice Cubes
Optional topping: SF Land o Lakes Whipped Cream

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream, optional.

I also sampled a chunk of a Quest Protein Bar. I requested a free sample seems like forever ago and they came in the mail yesterday.

I tried the Vanilla Almond Crunch. It tasted more Vanilla then Almond to me and there wasn't anything "crunchy" about it. They are nougat like in texture so my jaw was tired after about 1/4 of a bar. Doubt I could eat more than 1/2 at a sitting. Maybe the idea is you burn calories with all the chewing. It has no sugar alcohols (they are sucralose sweetened) for those who have issues with those. 20 grams of protein per bar. Lots of fiber. Verdict: They are tasty. I'd buy them.

Now... I'm not a huge fan of protein bars most are glorified candy bars (read those labels carefully) but I usually (not yesterday) keep one in my purse for emergencies. My favorite is ISS Vanilla Peanut Butter Creme Wafers. They are kind of like a Little Debbie Nutty Bar but they melt/crush easily. These Quests and their nougat-like texture would hold up better tossing around in my purse.

In my quest (no pun intended) to do better eating wise today I've got an experimental chicken salad planned for dinner and a quiet evening at home watching "The Amazing Race."

Hope your weekend was much better than mine. Oh reminder... today is the last day to enter the Thankful for Good Health Giveaway! for that groovy basket of Celebrate Vitamin goodies. Winner announced manana. Here's to a GREAT week!

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