Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday ramblings...

So here it is Tuesday and I still haven't made it to the gym. Hubby and I promised each other we'd go to the gym every night this week. What are we waiting for??!! Its almost like if we both don't say anything about it then we really don't have to go. It's our little secret right? Ugh!

Like a few months ago a lady at work and I decided we'd start walking in the mornings again. We both need to walk and we live only a block away from each other so it was perfect. We both walked one morning and we never brought it up again. It's like, if you don't say anything, then it's okay, right? Ugh!! Ugh!!

And I'm having the darnedest time eating 5 fruits and veggies a day. The most I can get in is two. What's up with that??

At WW last weekend, our leader posted the "quote for the week" and I loved it:

To eat is a necessity
To eat intelligent is an art.

Boy, that's the truth isn't it? We have to eat. But how we eat what we eat is the magical part. Its where science becomes art.

Oh, I found something so amazingly yummy that I HAVE to share with you guys. Audrey, from WW, first told me about these weeks ago, but I just this week tried them. They're my new favorite thing of all times.

French Twists... I love the tag line underneath the product name "Layers of Sweet Puffed Pastry". It really should say "Layers of Sweet Heaven".

They're light and flaky and a bit crispy but in the lightest way possible. The container I got was a plastic tub (about the size of an extra large margarine tub) and each twist was about 3 inches long.

Two twists was only 60 calories, 2 grams of fat and 4 grams of sugar. But the best part is that the type of sugar that's in the ingredients is good for you sugar. Check out the ingredients: High protein wheat flour [whole grain goodness], soy oil [healthy oil], palm oil [a natural appetite suppressant] beet sugar [great for your body], cinnamon [great for your blood sugar] and salt [probably to offset the sweetness of the beet sugar]. That's it! Totally healthy for you and it sure doesn't taste like it.

I wish there was some way you could taste the picture on the screen. They are truly amazing! Here's their website if you wanna try and find where they sell them in your area. I bought mine at Publix.




screwdestiny said...

Here's the thing, Cara--you've gotta be the one who trots out into the living room in your gym clothes looking all spry and say, "It's time to go to the gym, honey! Let's work it out!" Alright, maybe I'm asking a bit much there, but if your workout partners are not any more jazzed about it than you are, then you need to take the initiative. I mean, you're the one with the blog here, so clearly you care about this. Do what you have to to get it done, because conveniently staying silent about it each night/morning isn't doing you any favors.

And about the fruits and veggies. How many meals/snacks do you eat during a day? Five or six? Hopefully. I imagine you do since that's what most diets say you should. Anyway, what I've found really helpful in getting five fruits and/or veggies in each day is to seriously plan out every meal and snack for the week, and make sure each one has a serving of fruits or vegetables. If the whole week is a little too OCD for your tastes, then just do it day by day. When you get up, think about what sounds good to you that day, and then plan it so you're getting one of those in everything you eat. It really helped me to be able to get the recommended portions. Hope this advice helps. :)

--cara said...

Great advice. Thanks so much! I think my main problem is that I don't keep enough veggies in the house. Note to self: go to store tomorrow and buy superfluous veggies and fruit. Then I can actually take your advice. Thanks!!

MaryFran said...

Yes, it's easier to work out when one person drags you with them to the gym (ok ok ok...goes with you). However, I've learned that I can't rely on anyone other than myself to get a workout in. Not an easy thing to face up to...but the absolute truth!

I'll be looking for the yummy treat in my area!

VRaz60 said...

The one thing I CAN seem to do lately is get my fruits and veggies in. I use them for snacks all the time, that makes it easier. As for those twists, they look wonderful, but I could easily become addicted, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love those twists! They are like *crack food* to me! We ordered then in the different flavors... honestly, they all tasted the same! I loved the original ones, so I was not disappointed that I could not taste the chocolate chip ones!

Thanks for following us :D

Lisa said...

GREAT quote

Shelley said...

Those twists sound great and I'm amazed at the healthy ingredients! I'll have to look for them (and hope I can show some restraint if I find them, lol!).