Weight Loss Goal

Monday, November 25, 2013

Eat Smart


I spent Saturday and Sunday in Chicago this weekend, celebrating a friends wedding, and am happy to have returned well rested and non-hungover, which is NOT typical for any weekend in the Windy City, especially a celebratory one. But having a baby at home gives me a whole new and different appreciation for a hotel room where nobody is crying or wetting themselves (and if they do - not my problem).  So Saturday morning I caught a quick flight to Chicago, hopped the train to the city, and a cab to my hotel, where I met up with my friend Stacy (it was easier to go stag and leave the hubs and baby at home!)

And Saturday night, around 9:30 PM, we called it a night early and headed back to the hotel - after a BEAUTIFUL ceremony and reception, emotional vows and some fun dancing, but BEFORE things got crazy. Hallelujah to being old and boring!

Saturday morning, I grabbed the first of the four protein bars to sample-- there wasn't much food in the house, and I was in the midst of the morning juggle of taking care of J and packing and making sure I didn't forget anything.  One of them was chocolate, peanut butter, caramel crunch and I said "Yes please!"

This bar -- the Eat Smart Bar -- by iSatrori -- is DELICIOUS. I mean, I have eaten a lot of protein bars or energy bars in my day, and I think a lot of them taste like tar / taffy made out of sandpaper, but this was actually very tasty. 15 grams of protein and a good crunch.  Awesome.  It kept me full until I got to Chicago, and my friend and I had a little snack at the bar. I highly recommend.

At the link above, you can request a free bar to try, and if you comment on this post you'll be entered to win the gift pack from Coyne PR.

We walked a lot in Chicago, and eating was pretty okay (I had a HUGE breakfast yesterday, but then didn't eat again until I nuked a Lean Cuisine for dinner).  I'm glad to be home and getting back in the swing of things before Thanksgiving!

Off and running,
Jessica

3 comments:

Steph said...

Glad you had a great time in Chicago! Good job on staying healthy while there! I've signed up for my free bar, now just waiting for the coupon. :)

Emily Canady said...

I really don't mind getting old and going to bed early.... It really actually makes my days more enjoyable when I am well rested. Yup, old women huh....

I got the coupon for the free bar, now I just got to find a place that sells them around here, will have to check that out. I do like my protein bars because they actually really do fill me up....

Glad the wedding was good and you had a little girl time. Fun :)

Alicia Ryan-Wynn said...

Signed up for the free bar. Would love to win the contest as well! Thanks!