Monday, March 1, 2010

Forgotten Cereal, Chinese Food and Bar Loot!

I was awake on and off last night with a stuffy nose and slept through my alarm this morning. OOPS! Luckily my hubby realized that I wasn’t in the shower yet as he was getting ready to leave and came to wake me up. I was back on track after a quick shower, though! IMG_0584
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup Quaker oats
-hemp seeds IMG_0583
This also helped to set things right!

Last night by 8:30 I was starving so I went to the kitchen for a bowl of cereal. While digging around in the pantry I came across a box I totally forgot I had!

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Nature’s Path sent me this awhile ago and it got pushed to the back of the shelf. I have no photo of my actual bowl because the flash wrecked it, but I had a good 1.5 cup serving with some USAB. This cereal was fantastic! As much as I love to eat chocolate, I love the flavour of vanilla. And this was loaded with vanilla goodness. It was also crunchy and stayed that way in the milk. DD really enjoyed it, too. I give this a definite 2 thumbs up!

I successfully managed to get through all this keypunching at work today. IMG_0590
Depending on my mood I either love or hate this part of the job because there’s not much thinking involved. Today was a love day as my thinking cap was forgotten at home along with my Halls. :/

Here are my snacks that I consumed, also pretty mindlessly. IMG_0591 IMG_0585 IMG_0586 IMG_0589

I was feeling energetic enough to go to the gym today so I took advantage of that. I’m on 11:30 lunch so my gym time doesn’t interfere with the Monday yoga class. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then 20 of strength “training”.

Time: 50 minutes
Avg Hr: 156
Max Hr: 178
Calories Torched: 456
Distance: 3.3 miles

Not bad…better yet that no one noticed the Kleenex I had shoved in my sports bra! LOL!

While at the grocery store yesterday buying the fruit platter, I bought myself a mandarin orange salad that was reduced to sell. Yes, I’m cheap like that! HA! I didn’t end up eating it at the hockey party as planned so I brought it along for lunch today. I drizzled it with this Asian dressing: IMG_0587
I’m a HUGE fan of Asian dressing on my greens! Here the salad! IMG_0588
I got through about ¾ of this before I’d had enough. Not that it wasn’t tasty, I just think that soup probably would’ve been a better option for me today.

Today is my MIL’s birthday and seeing as we couldn’t make it out there for dinner last night due to DS’s party, we picked up one of her fave’s, Chinese and went there tonight. We don’t order Chinese much so I wasn’t sure where to get it from, but some co-workers told me about a place that opened in our neighbourhood recently that was rumoured to be good. And they were right, it was really good!! I don’t really know what everything that I ate is called, but here’s what it looked like: IMG_0600

Then we had black forest cake for dessert. YUM! IMG_0601

Before I go I want to show you what I got in the mail today!! IMG_0594

SCORE!!!! Cassie from A Pinch of This, A Dash of That and I did a blogger exchange and as you can see, she was MOST generous!! Glamour shots!!! IMG_0598 IMG_0595 IMG_0596 IMG_0597

I can’t get any of these bars here and am so excited to make my way through the loot. IMG_0599 So excited! Thanks again, Cassie!!

I’m off to make a NeoCitron to try to clear my nose before bed. Fun times….

Bye for now!!


  1. I have never seen that almond kashi bar! I definitely need to find it ASAP! Hope you feel better soon :)

  2. HOLY BLOGGER EXCHANGE!!!! girl you got HOOKED up!! can't wait to hear about how all the goodies taste :)

    that is SO sweet of you to bring your MIL chinese :)

  3. What an awesome exchange! Can't wait to see what you think of those One bars... Never heard of them!

    First it was the banana cake... NOW it's the black forest cake! I'm just gonna have to break down and get me some cake! :)

  4. Asian sesame dressing is so good! Sorry you've been feeling a little under the weather - hope that your cold clears up! Holy bar stash! Enjoy tasting those :)

  5. I know how it feels to sleep through an alarm. I do it almost daily:( I just hate!

  6. Mmmm that Black Forest Cake looks absolutely delicious! And what a bar stash you have now- I love the variety. I'll be interested to see which your favorites are!
    Also, thanks for the review of the Nature's Path Cereal! Looks great- I love crunchy ones.

  7. woohoo! look at that stash!!! you're going to love all of them!!!

    and that black forest cake looks so good...i bet it'll be making regular appearances like that banana cake...i want to see how it's layered on the inside anyhow!!!

  8. wooo!! you got a big load of bars! blogger exchange is always so fun because it's surprising!!! :D

  9. That's the salad dressing I've been eating lately, LOVE IT! When no one was looking, I licked the plate clean yesterday...

  10. that asian sesame dressing is great! when i pick up a salad at the grocery store, i may 'accidentally' take an extra packet.

    enjoy those fabulous bars!! (seeing as how we have to travel to the moon and back to find even a few of those here )

  11. Yay--so glad you loved all the bars! I was hoping that you wouldn't have tried them before :-) Enjoy munching!

  12. Wow, awesome bar stash! Can't wait to hear what you think of them all:)

  13. I've never tried that cereal but it looks delicious!

  14. Oooh, that vanilla cereal does look good. I don't know if I've ever seen it around here. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.


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