Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I was given the opportunity to sample several of YouBar products:
YouBar Breakfast Bar- What's not to love about this bar?!?! It was delicious. The Breakfast Bar combines coffee, cocoa and cinnamon for a mouth watering way to wake up. The Breakfast Bar gives you a convenient, delicious order of cholesterol-free egg whites, fruit and coffee.
YouTrailMix- Chocolate Peanut: Had lots of yumminess.. dark chocolate covered raisins, raisins, oat cereal, peanuts and more
YouTrailMix- Almond Drops: Good stuff here... chocolate candies, oat bran sesame sticks, organic figs, almonds and pistachio nuts!! What a great combo if ya ask me!!
YouShake-Blended Bliss: combines organic strawberries, organic bananas and organic vanilla for a mouth watering shake.
Vanilla Dream: My favorite shakes are always vanilla..and this shake was fantastic! It gives you a wonderfully creamy vanilla shake that combines the benefits of soy protein with pure organic vanilla extract.
Joel from You Bar was kind enough to offer my blog readers 5% off an order. Just use this coupon code at checkout: HLABLOG
That's not all though....One lucky reader will win a gift certificate to use on the YouBar site!
It's easy to enter, the hard part will be deciding what to order! Don't forget to check out the YouCookie products too!!
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This giveaway will run through 11:59pm of December 27th and the winner will be announced by the afternoon of December 28th. The winner will be chosen by using Random.org from all valid entries and will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before they forfeit their prize. Giveaway is open to US residents only.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
At Element Bars, we invite you to pick and choose the elements (or ingredients) that you want (or don't want) in your nutrition bar. We want to make nutrition personal again by letting you customize your bars to your liking. We are also committed to using unprocessed or minimally processed elements for your bars, in order to retain the maximal nutrition for you. *
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
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**You have quite a few chances! This giveaway will run through 11:59pm of Dec. 14th and the winner will be announced by the afternoon of Dec. 15th. The winner will be chosen by using Random.org from all valid entries and will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before they forfeit their prize. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Good luck!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
No difference between the comparison of the gels and raisins existed in the performance test, blood sugar, insulin, lactate or blood fats. Raisins are an inexpensive pre-exercise carbohydrate source and work as well as commercial gel-packs.
I have yet to try this out, but i might! I am so used to doing what I do ( gels and sport beans) that I am not sure I am ready to let go of my already formed habits.
I thought it was an interesting study nonetheless!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Yum! I love baked goods! I was out shopping the other day and came across these pre made cookies from Pillsbury. I bought the Chocolate Chip package. They were on sale for $1.99 I think normally $2.50 for 12 cookies.
Pillsbury® simply...™ Cookies
Made with just the simple, wholesome ingredients you and your family know and love. This peanut butter cookie dough is made just like you would make at home: same ingredients, same process, and same joy in every bite. Simply pop in the oven and enjoy!
*0g trans fat
no high fructose corn syrup
no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
We use the same ingredients you use! Some of the wholesome ingredients in simply...™ cookies include:
pure vanilla extract
all natural semisweet chocolate chips
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
My kids pediatrician says not to watch TV or play the computer for over 2 hours a day for my kids. I would like to say that I wish I abated by these rules all the time, but I don't. I admit it. We have gotten a lot better especially since Amara's Doc asks her how much TV she watches! She tells the truth! I try to do 1 half hour program in the morning and then the kids eat breakfast and I turn the radio/TV ( not videos) on while they eat and then it's still on afterwards.
The same goes for lunch time and dinner. Now that Amara is in school and Miles naps during that time, the TV is rarely on for that 3 hours.
It's after school that I am dealing with. The kids get one 30 minute show when Amara gets home and then I try to turn it off. I say try because it's usually around dinner time then and I am in the kitchen and they both want attention. Coloring gets old and Amara can sometimes have enough of her little brother! It's not everyday that I give in to the idiot box, but on some days it just seems unavoidable!
I came across an article in Children's Health Magazine called
"Grading the TV Teachers".
The kids don't watch any of these shows except for Sesame Street! I have only heard of a few of the others.
Friday, November 6, 2009
It has been going really well. I forgot to weigh in for the past few days so I will do that tomorrow morning. I also start a 14 day metabolic nutrition system tomorrow as well.I might as well fess up. I am now a distributor for a sports nutrition company and I am using their products so I can at least know what the heck I am talking about..and to know if I still want to sell them! So far so good.
If you want to know more..just email me at: OnTheSpotHealth@gmail.comThe 10 days was pretty painless. The 5 lbs weight loss "stuck".
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Since starting I am down 5 lbs. Though that was not my ultimate goal..I will take it!
I only have 5 more days to go and then I will move onto the next phase...Metabolic Nutrition System. Sounds scary!
Not really!! I am excited to try it.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I checked and I am "down" a little over a pound from yesterday morning. So I guess that's a good thing although it's not the main reason for me to be on it- I'm not going to lie, it's definitely a bonus. 8 more days left..let's see if I can make it!
Monday, October 26, 2009
The purpose of a cleanse is to prepare your body for continued healthy eating and lifestyle. People might choose to do a cleanse before they start a new eating plan or diet.
This herbal claims to thoroughly cleanse your kidneys, liver, intestinal system and colon. The cleanse provides anti-inflammatory effects that reduces aches and pains.
I had to drink the fiber drink this morning which was interesting. It was kind of like drinking not so strong creamy orange juice with the pulp with a bit of roughage. I am not sure if you can imagine that, but it was not terribly gross. It was not something I would crave, but whatever. I can do it.
I still eat food which is a good thing. I have heard of cleanses that you barely eat. I do not feel hungry either. I have had lots of raw veggies and I will have some more fruit for a snack later tonight. Upped my water intake as well. The things I am doing now will just lead me to continue with good habits; that's the plan anyway!
So far so good......
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This brings us to Tuesday. The kids and I went to the gym and at the last minute I decided to chance it go to the grocery store. The problem was that Amara still had to eat lunch before going to school.
We ran home so I could throw her lunch together and raced to the store.
She and Miles shared a rather large baggie of grapes from isle 1-5. This was her appetizer! I also packed her a sippy cup with a lid. I was not sure she would drink out of it because it was not a "big girl cup", but she thought it was kind of fun. Whew--crisis averted!
Isle 6-8 was a few breakfast cookies. I am not sure why they are called breakfast cookies, but they are made with oats, whole wheat flour, almonds and cranberries and taste really good. She and Miles just call them cookies. They had fun figuring out the animal shapes since most of these were broken.
After that she finished her water and we were in line with about 15 minutes to go before she had to be at school ( which was 3 minutes from the grocery store!) I had the cashier ring up the 2 kids Clif bars that I bought so they could munch on them while in line. Miles was a chocolate mess! Amara was actually FULL from her grocery store lunch!
I am glad I decided to do this instead of cop out and go to the drive thru as I almost did!
Sometimes it's not the most conventional thing, but as busy parents we have to do what works!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
There are lots to choose from. I am sure you will find something you want to win. I am sure you will find LOTS of things you will want to win!! There are 11 different giveaways--it ends on Oct. 18th
AUTUMN LEAVES GIVEAWAY EVENT
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I am drinking loads and loads of tea just because it makes me feel warm ( I am FREEZING). I am also a hand washing fool so I can keep these germs to myself and not share them with the rest of the family.
I can say that I have had worse colds so I should thank my lucky stars for this one is just a minor setback. I just wish as a mostly stay at home mom I was able to take a vacation day so I could sleep in and stay in bed all day while watching mindless TV!! Is that too much to ask?!? :)