Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

Giveaway up in here.

Well, it was a day of overdoing it in the food department (and that’s an understatement). Let’s just say lots of cookies and  lots of chocolate graced my lips. I’m feeling a little bit of guilt because Mimi said that on M,W,Th binge days I should eat a dinner that isn’t binge food. Well, I ate Mac and Cheese, which would typically be a binge food, however I didn’t eat a binge portion. I had a normal dinner portion and it was wonderful–just what the bf and I were craving. I’m interested to see if we’ll continue the experiment this week too. Time will tell. It’s so nice to actually look forward to therapy. I was thinking yesterday about what a good client I am. I’m so open with her, she doesn’t even have to push. I may be a little biased though.

My (non-binge) foods for the day were pretty boring.

Leftover roasted veggies/soy nugget and a fiberful bar.

Sahale Almonds--SOOO good. Bought at Starbucks.

veggies and hummus

I came home to a wonderful package from Norman at Kopali Organics. I love everything that Kopali Organics stands for. They are an incredible company that started from a desire to support local banana farmers in Costa Rice. Kopali is dedicated to supporting small farmers around the world by fulfilling their mission to provide healthy, fair trade, sustainable and pure foods. Their motto is, “Good for you. Good for farmers. Good for earth.”  Thanks Norm!

Tonight I busted open Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Banana. So so good. I was expecting hard banana chips but I couldn’t have been more wrong. They look like chocolate covered raisins but are softer and melt in your  mouth. The banana flavor is so pure and not at all artificial tasting. This might sound weird but I’ve always LOVED baby food. The banana tastes like banana baby food. Authentic, healthy and wonderful. So good. The chocolate is dark, rich and full of antioxidants. You better believe I gobbled these suckers right up. No problem.

Norm offered to send along some goodies to one lucky reader. For a chance to win, please check out their website and tell me why you think Kopali Organics is so wonderful. I’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday night!  Hurry up before I eat your winnings!!

February 22, 2010 Posted by | eating disorder, Food, giveaway, Self Discovery, The Boyfriend, therapy | 31 Comments

Oh Mondays, why must you exist.

Morning! Although I slept for over 8 hours it seems I could sleep for 8 more. Yesterday Len and I relaxed most of the day (been doing a lot of that lately) and despite my resistance, I agreed to watch Lord of the Rings with him. The background is that I hate any movies that are unrealistic. I’ve never seen Harry Potter, Lord of the rings, Twilight–nothing of that nature.  Well after falling in love with Avatar, we thought my world had been opened.  I think I made it through half of Trilogy before giving up on it. Not for me. Hobbits, wizards, scary men on horses–no thanks. Oh well. We started the movie off with some great eats– yet another spread, popcorn and an orange.

The usual suspects

Several hours later we were ready for a snack. This my friends, was the highlight food of the day. Chobani pineapple with sliced banana and unsweetened coconut flakes. I had never tasted this kind and it is by FAR the best flavor. The coconut made it taste like a tropical paradise. LOVE. I wish I had bought more than one.

It was 4 and we had still not gone on our run. Energy was bursting out of me but he wasn’t ready just yet. I had to leave the man behind. I left the house with the intention of running 3 miles. After about two miles I decided to change my route and run a loop I hadn’t gone yet. The mileage was uncertain. I have no sense of direction or distance, for all I knew it was 10 miles. Turns out it was only 4.5 miles. Then I thought, I’m feeling good why not go for the original 6. So 6 it was. I felt awesome when I got back because my mind was telling me to cut the run short but I overpowered it because my body felt fine.

I came home and roasted up some turnips, sweet potatoes and carrots. We also had these new Quorn products that Len found last week. They are “chicken” fingers spiced with chipotle and lime. I made a dipping sauce of cayenne and agave. Len was impressed by either but I thought they were delish. We finished the night off with two of my least favorite ice creams: strawberry and vanilla. (I wasn’t complaining last night.)

I set the alarm for 5:30 this morning so I could get some work done but I snoozed till 6:30. Ellie was quite the cuddle bug so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snuggle with my favorite lady. I had weird dreams last night–one about Mimi finding out my blog. She got banned from some lists? And then I used her shower and couldn’t find any face wash. Who knows.

I was hungry waking up–which I loved because it usually never happens since I typically eat so much at night– so I fixed up a slice of fitness bread with peanut butter. I really wanted some jam but was out of luck so I substituted with coconut butter. Total bust. I’m telling ya, the stuff sucks. And no Lindsay, it doesn’t taste as your  mouth would want it to.

Here’s to starting the last week in February. Nuts!!

February 22, 2010 Posted by | dogs, Food, running, The Boyfriend, therapy | 19 Comments