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Planning = Success

Posted Jul 07 2010 3:37am
I have found that planning each meal and snack for the week is truly going to be the secret to my success. I wrote everything down in my planner on Sunday and then made a grocery list based on that menu, makes it so much easier to not have to think about what I'm going to have and I'm actually sticking with it!!! The only problem I have been having is dinner and eating too much. I think the problem is that I have been hungry all day long. I wake up pretty early, but haven't been eating breakfast for 3 or 4 hours after waking and then I'm starving all day long and can never really get satisfied. Today I drank my green monster around 6am and I'm hoping that starting to eat earlier in the day will help keep me on track.

Ok, on to yesterday's eats :) For breakfast I had cream of wheat with a sliced banana, Krema crunchy peanut butter and jelly.




















Perfection





















I received some Crystal Light Pure Fitness samples from Vocalpoint



























I decided to try the Lemon-Lime flavor



















The verdict: A little strong (and I used a 32oz water bottle), but overall had a great taste to it. I wouldn't drink it while working out, I don't like to drink flavored water while exercising, but I would re-fuel with this after an intense sweat session.

For a snack I tried one of my Gnu bars - Cinnamon Raisin




















So brimming with aromatic cinnamon and plump, juicy raisins, you’ll think you're eating a chewy cinnamon raisin cookie instead of a healthy High-Fiber snack. 




















Oh Gnu bars, where have you been all of my life?! This was SO good!!!! My 2 year old swipped a few bites and he gobbled it up and was asking for more. I'm usually not a fan of cinnamon raisin flavored things, but this changed my mind, it was that good!! I can't wait to try out the rest of the samples they sent me :)

Dinner was a family favorite: Tostadas! YUMMM!!!! My kids and husband love these, they are easy to make and taste good too! It's a win for all of us! Last night I made them with ground beef flavored with taco seasoning and then added a can of black beans and a can of kidney beans, topped with cheese and baked at 425 for about 15 minutes or so.







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