Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dip Away, and Day One Done!

So the first day of the rest of my life is over, and I am working hard to stick to the holiday plan. I have already faltered a bit, but maybe not... see, we made sugar cookies last night to decorate, and like I mentioned, each person only got enough to eat right then. No leftovers. However, part of the plan was to only bake once a week at my house, and then I baked 4 loaves of Christmas Bread, YUM!

Here's where I think I am still OK, I HAVE NOT CUT INTO THE BREAD YET. Therefore, the sin does not count. I have to get rid of some of the bread, but I had enough bananas to make more and more, and I just couldn't waste the opportunity. I did make it as healthy as possible using splenda instead of sugar, and applesauce instead of oil. I can't wait to eat it... do I have to wait until next week, or can I justify it as breakfast???

I had my first morning (extra) workout today. I'm not going to lie. I hit the snooze, hit the snooze again, then reset my alarm to get up at the normal time, aka, no workout. Then, I felt guilty that I wasn't giving the morning workout a shot. Then, I bribed myself with a skinny vanilla latte on the way home if I went (no, it didn't cancel the calories burned), and I really liked my morning workout! I felt accomplished by 6:30 in the morning. I have been more conscious of my eating all day because of it, and I feel good!

I also made a new discovery in the Walmart Salad isle this week. Otria Greek Yogurt Dips by Marzetti . They were located near the refrigerated salad dressing. Here is why I love them:

  • They are delicious. My favorite so far is the Cucumber Dill Feta.
  • They are made with Greek Yogurt. This means more protein, less salt, and less carbs... that is if you are comparing it to regular yogurt. Imagine the benefits of eating Greek Yogurt vs. Hidden Valley Ranch!
  • Way less calories. It is a thick creamy dip that has at least half the calories of dressings and other dips that we put on our veggies.
  • They come in Chipotle Cheese, Cucumber Dill Feta, Garden Herb, Salsa Cilantro, and Spinach Artichoke

So if you haven't tried Greek Yogurt yet, give this a try with some veggies. Dip Away!

There you have it, a little bit of random for your day!

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