Thursday, September 25, 2014

Marketside's Yogurt Parfait with Diced Apples


I think I found my new guilty pleasure. While perusing the aisles at Walmart I ran across a tasty looking treat. The combination of vanilla yogurt, apples and sweetened granola just sounded like it tasted amazing! Plus it was a big serving that could be divided if I so desired. I shelled out the $2.74 for this dairy delight and I must say I am beyond impressed! The yogurt was just the right creaminess and mixed with the tart apples and sweet granola it was seriously addictive. Any one of the toppings could be eaten separately but something about that combination mad me feel like I was being a bad, yet slightly healthy girl. Now I will say that the 330 calories seems high for me to eat in one sitting but I usually save this for a day I lifted my heavy weights and I don't feel live I've really fallen off of the wagon. There was one week where I purchased one every day but I have since scaled back. I saw today that they now have a pineapple parfait, but I'm going to stick with the apple.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Products

Cape Cod offers their Kettle Corn at just 40 calories a cup - not bad at all.              
I'm not a fan of any type of jerky plus these have sodium nitrates but some people don't mind. At 60 calories per piece takes could be a good snack. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Product: Aquafina FlavorSplash

Aquafina's new offering in flavored water beverages doesn't seem to offer anything out of the ordinary but if I catch these on sale again at my local Food Lion I may pick some up. 



New Product: Ready To Go Snacks


Chips have been my downfall in my journey to better health. Even with the best intentions I start with just a few and go way beyond my limit.

 
I love the fact that these Baked Ruffles and Three Cheese Pretzel Thins are available in smaller sizes. These were at Walmart and I didn't see a price but I'll definitely go back to pick these up. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

New Jimmy Dean Delights.

I have been trying to move away from processed food and meat but I was really intrigued by this new Jimmy Dean meals. I picked up the Southwest Style Grilled Chicken so I'll be posting a review soon. Have you seen these or tried them?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: Emerald Vanilla Roast Almonds 100 Calorie Pack

Somewhere along the line for whatever reason I decided I wanted to try 100 calorie almonds. I'm sure there was a health benefit tied to it but between the Paleo Diet, clean eating and IIFYM, I am on overload. Anywho, I was seriously pumped when I ran across Emerald's 100 calorie Vanilla Roast almond packs with extra Vanilla Bean Flavor. If you ever want me to try a new food just throw Vanilla Bean in there and I am sold. I'm also obsessed with anything that smells like Vanilla Bean. Now that I think about it, it's all kind of weird. I digress, but I just knew that these almonds would cure my bouts of hunger at work, give me clear skin and shiny hair and provide world peace. Well I'm 0 for 4. These almonds were sickingly sweet. Like way too sweet.  I also feel bamboozled because in know way did I detect vanilla bean. *Shaking fist*. You fooled me Emerald! 

I've been researching ways to make my own amazing almonds in the flavor of my choice so I'm going to try that.  At 3.49 a box for these for seven bags, and given the way these tasted, that might be a better deal. Have you tried these or any other flavor of the 100 calorie packs?  If so, let me know what you thought. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Adjusted Agenda



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I'm changing fitness goals. When I first began my weight loss journey many moons ago all I wanted was to lose weight. I didn't care about anything else as long as the number on the scale went down. Now as I have gotten older and lost most of the initial weight I wanted to lose I have found that my goals are changing. I'm still on that journey but it's not as intense and I have decided I really want to keep my curves. At one point in my life I hated being pear shaped but now I love it. I love the fact that I have hips and thighs. Unfortunately for me, when I lose weight, I lose those hips and thighs. After researching and finding fit women with my body type I have decided to start lifting heavy weights. I'm going to stick with cardio, but cut down. My goal is to start lifting three times a week. I’m also researching as to how my diet should change. I'm really excited to start this next phase of my fitness journey and I would love to hear from those who lift heavy weight and may have any pointers. It would be great to hear from those who are interested in changing their fitness routine as well. Hopefully we can all learn from each other.