Prosperous Pit Stop

Another Monday come and gone. Can you believe we are in November already? Only one month left of classes! Crazy I tell ya. Before you know it, that other holiday *cough* Christmas *cough* will be upon us.

Like every morning, I was up bright and early. I managed to get in a little ab work before even eating breakfast. It’s one of my new things – I’ve been slacking in the exercise department, so I’m trying to make little bits of time here and there so I don’t feel like such a sloth! After my 5 min or so, I wandered back upstairs to the kitchen to try out my new cereal purchase.

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Kashi Honey Almond Flax Cereal. Me thinks it’s just GoLean Crunch with a honey almond spin. And since I love me some of the Crunch, I figured I should try this one out.

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I filled up a bowl with the cereal, and topped it with some craisins and shredded coconut. They appear to be my cereal toppings of choice lately.

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With a glass of the Happy Planet Mango Peach Party on the side.

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Not sure what was up with the odd lighting. I may have turned on a different set of kitchen lights or something.

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Verdict on the cereal? I like it. It doesn’t have the cinnamon undertone of the regular GoLean Crunch, but has this mellow, very subtle sweetness from the honey. And you can’t go wrong with almond flakes added in. I think it will be nice to switch back and forth between this one and the regular.

Off to school I went, where I had a biochemistry lecture, followed by my volunteer shift at Sprouts. I did snag my free baked good – a peanut butter chocolate chip muffin – but I was hungry, and devoured it before I took a picture. It was tiny anyways – it didn’t stand a chance to get its picture taken. HA!

I decided to make a pit stop on my trip home from school. After seeing that Kristie had found the new PB&J Larabar in Canada, I had to stop in at Whole Foods to see if I too would be so lucky. Turns out, I was doubly lucky!

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They had both of the new Larabar flavours! I snagged one of each, to test them out and decide if they are worth buying in mass quantities like my precious Peanut Butter Cookie or Coconut Cream Pie flavours.

The good luck didn’t stop there though. I also ran into London Drugs for something else, and found these babies on clearance.

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They were only $1.69 each. Which is a good price for here – the Jocolat bars are usually around $2.49 or so retail, and always more expensive than the regular Larabars. Hence, I haven’t really tried many of the flavours. These were the only two kinds they had, so I grabbed one of each.

My dad picked me up from the train, and bought me lunch – deli sandwich from Safeway.

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I had the “California Dreamin’” – turkey, bacon, guacamole, lettuce, cucumber, pickles, onion, ranch cream cheese spread. All on a whole wheat bun.

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Always a good day when Dad decides to buy you lunch 🙂

I let that sammy digest, then headed off to the gym for some cardio excitement. I made it home in time to clean myself up, and succumb to the Hallowe’en candy.

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Damn you Oh Henry bar!

Then I was out the door, as I had my volunteer orientation at the hospital this afternoon. This was the general orientation, where we learned all the policies and whatnot, got our pictures taken for ID, signed all the paperwork, etc. We are supposed to hear back in the next two weeks for our job specific training. I talked to the coordinator, and she’s really trying to get me into the diabetes clinic to work with the dietitians there. Woo!

The orientation went long than I thought, so it was after 8 pm by the time I got home. At least mom had dinner waiting for me 🙂

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Homemade hamburgers. Mine was topped with cheese, lettuce, onion, ketchup, and mustard.

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As well as some carrot sticks and snap peas to go with the Pine Nut Sabra Hummus we got at Costco this weekend.

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And since we had that giant caramel apple crumble pie…well, I had to have another little slice. With some cheddar cheese – apple pie & cheddar cheese is such a great combo.

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I’m actually feeling pretty good about today. This past week killed me, with school and everything. I felt like I couldn’t get on top of anything else in my life other than school work. My room is a pigsty, I couldn’t get in the exercise I wanted, I chowed on way too much candy, didn’t get enough sleep, and barely had time to blog. Not cool. So I’ve decide that for the rest of the year I’m on Operation: Clean Up. As in, cleaning up everything in my life. I hate when I push everything to the wayside just for one part of my life. It doesn’t make me feel good. But I see no reason for the rest of my semester to be that way, now that I only have one class left that has any assignments/midterms left. I’m making it my focus to get my balance back in my life through the end of 2009. Hopefully it will continue on past then, but who knows what next semester will be like, plus the Olympics will be here!

Since part of my balance involves getting sleep, I should go do that now. Night!

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8 Comments on “Prosperous Pit Stop”

  1. November 3, 2009 at 4:58 am #

    I’m so glad you found the PB&J!! What a score. I’ll have to be on the lookout for the tropical one now, I’ll have to try one of the little local health food stores around here, they seem to carry the biggest Larabar variety. Nice score on the cheap Jocolats too!

    I need to partake in some Operation Cleanup of my own. I haven’t been happy with my habits at all lately and I’m definitely feeling like a bum without balance. It’s not fun. Guess some change is in order!

  2. November 3, 2009 at 5:08 am #

    You were having some great luck that day! You’ll really like the PBJ flavor but I’m not a fan of the chocolate ones or tropical flavors. Your California sandwich sounds yummy…your dad is so sweet to treat you 🙂

  3. November 3, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    Wow how great to find those Larabars!! And homemade hamburgers are seriously the best 🙂

    Apple pie and cheddar cheese? That’s definitely a combo I never would have thought of! Sounds good though.

    Operation Cleanup sounds great, I hate when everything feels turned upside down, so it’s always good to take stock and rearrange life’s details. Good luck!

  4. November 3, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    I have never had a lara bar before and am very intrigued now.

    I went through an Operation Clean Up last month. Now that I am doing a little bit of everything I am feeling a ton better. Hope it gets in balance soon 🙂

  5. November 3, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    The California Dreamin sandwich at Safeway is the only way to go!

  6. November 3, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    I found the PB&J at Zehrs on the weekend, but no tropical.

    Good luck with operation clean up. I’m always amazed how how crazy the end of the year gets. Maybe we just relax too much in the summer….

  7. November 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    Good luck with Operation Clean Up!

    I’m feeling quite similar about that myself these days. That’s my newest goal anyway; to get back on track in all aspects of my life. I need a little balance before exams and christmas throw me out of my grove again.

  8. November 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    i found the pb&j larabars at loblaws. the week they were on sale too! (3 for $5) WIN
    i love the flavour. still have not had the peanut butter cookie, but i suspect i’d like that one too. cherry pie is my favorite, so it makes sense that i would enjoy pb&j since it is cherry based (i wonder why they did not go with grape… but i have a project to work on in this area, so i will say no more! i will be on the blog soon, i hope)

    still feel kind of meh about jocalat

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