Does a Breakfast Cookie Count as Dessert?

So glad you all loved this mornings post! I just love finding out fun and interesting things about other health freaks like myself:) I had a co-worker stop and talk with me today about how she really wishes she could get her  husband and teenage girls to eat healthy. I am on a mission to help her!

Last night I put together on of Gina’s Breakfast Cookies! It’s taken me way too long to try these.

My combo was 1/3 c oats,1/8 unsweetened almond mik,1/2 scoop vanilla protein, pumpkin spice, chopped pecans, 1 spoonful Naturally Nutty Vanilla Almond butter, 1/2 banana, and some blueberries. I put it in the fridge and TA DA! Look at that yummyness!


Of course I had to add some homemade cranberry sauce, and greek yogurt! It was kind of weird eating something cold for breakfast, next time I might put it in the microwave for a bit. It was a lot smaller then I anticipated, I will have to add more oats next time. None the less it tasted amazing, I will be having more of these, very soon!


It held me over for a couple of hours, and because today is my off day from running I didn’t have as big of an appetite but I still needed my snack at 10:30am.

*Yogurt with blueberries, wheatberries, and chopped pecans.


Then on to lunch, TJ”s Low sodium tomato soup+popchips+hummus+ an orange and some pineapple, didn’t get the orange in the picture.


For some reason soup never really fills me up, I am sure I ll be hungry again soon. I brought a Larabar just for that. It’s the 4th day of Lent and so far so good. No junk food or dessert. An anonymous reader wrote this comment earlier this week, “You are giving up sweets? But you barely eat any sweets anyways, so what is the point?”. I don’t think they know about the temptations I have here at work. There is food everywhere that is filled with crappy ingredients, and sweets galore! I tend to make snack for the birthday celebrations here at school and am always tempted with cake and ice-cream and I usually cave. But at night I usually have some kind of sweet after dinner, maybe not a huge bow of icream but some kind of chocolate!!!! Check out this temptation I had yesterday at work:


Not that pretzels, cheerios, and honey roasted peanuts are BAD, but then there is the m&m’s. All of these things are just empty calories that I would have normally just snacked on for the sake of snacking, instead I prayed while fighting the temptation:)

I have some good news to share here too. I think I might have found a runny group. Yesterday I went to the running store in our town and asked if they knew of any running groups. They quickly pointed me to not just ONE but TWO Saturday morning groups!!!! They meet at 6:30am, so I am going to try one this week and then the other next week. I hope I find someone in the group that I really connect with. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Random question:

What do you normally do on Friday nights, go out with friends, or stay in and chill?

My answer: Its Pizza and a Movie(or Law and Order) Night at our house!!! We are both normally pooped from the busy week:) I am making home made pizza crust from scratch tonight, wish me luck!


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