Monday, November 25, 2013
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,