Friday Favorites

I’ve decided to change it up a little and post some of my favorite things from the week on Friday.

Pictures:

Clockwise: sleeping puppy, sweatfest elliptical workout, the Redskins are going to the playoffs, vacation memories

Clockwise: sleeping puppy, sweatfest elliptical workout, the Redskins are going to the playoffs, vacation memories

 

Foods:

Cookie free January is still going strong and after 3 days is starting to get a little easier.  I’m not going to lie, the first few nights I was dying for a cookie…I told my boyfriend I’d probably kill him/sell him to drug dealers for some Oreos. My big concern was not eating cookies but instead subbing out the sugar cravings for something else, like ice cream or brownies, which wasn’t really the point.  So for the past 4 days I have cut out all sweets.  This is totally different than cutting out sugar – I’m not avoiding sugar or products with sugar, but I am avoiding foods that have no nutritional value or purpose (other than to fill a sugar craving).  How am I surviving?

Quaker Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar pineapple

On a mix of Quaker Oat Squares and Pineapple Chobani.  Those are really the only foods I’m eating with sugars during the day and they’re both so delicious. In case you’re wondering, I did stick to only getting a bagel for breakfast once this week.  Week 1 has been good!

I’ve also been enjoying Sabra Spice Guacamole as a snack (with some tortilla chips) in the evening. That stuff is GOOD!

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Blog Posts:

Pins:

The weather’s finally started to feel like winter and I was on a crockpot recipe pinning kick last week.

Crockpot Mexican Casserole

Crockpot Mexican Casserole – I’ll be making this on Sunday.

Slow cooker BBQ Chicken - on the menu for Monday and I've been drooling over the pin all week!

Slow cooker BBQ Chicken – on the menu for Monday and I’ve been drooling over the pin all week!

What are some of your favorites from the week?

4 Responses to Friday Favorites
  1. Kierston
    January 4, 2013 | 5:01 pm

    Sabra’s Guacamole looks yummy!

    I love me my hummus :)
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  2. Julie @ ROJ Running
    January 4, 2013 | 7:25 pm

    OK I love both Chobani and the Squares. Most of the time I go mini wheat route though and blueberry cho, but very similar. Also that pinned dip looks amazing…I may make it myself as well.
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  3. Amanda @ Run Principessa
    January 5, 2013 | 11:27 am

    I can totally see your conversation about cookies happening. You’ll be strong enough to stick it out. Plus with me as a cheerleader, you’re pretty much golden. ;) Oh, and I LOVE GUAC. That is all.
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  4. Tara @ I'm Fit Possible
    January 6, 2013 | 11:52 am

    Cookie Free January! Good for you and good luck! I love mixing Chobani with pretty much any thing and everything! Love the pins-hope you are having a great weekend Cheers, Tara
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