Nixing Dessert

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Iโ€™m the owner of Carrots โ€˜Nโ€™ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Hi, guys! How’s your Monday evening going so far?

I’m actually really tired tonight– much more than usual. ๐Ÿ˜ It must be the Body Pump, which definitely kicked my bee-hind! I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight.

Snack

After the gym, I headed to Starbucks to do some writing. While there, I enjoyed a decaf nonfat sugar-free vanilla misto. How’s that for an order? I’m so high maintenance sometimes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mmm! My high maintenance misto hit the spot! ๐Ÿ˜€

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When I got home, I snacked on a bowl of chopped grape tomatoes with crumbled gorgonzola and ground pepper.

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And a little while later, I dug into these babies:

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These are the BEST salt & vinegar chips ever! I ate one handful of chips, then another… and then another. I finally just stopped myself in my tracks. I folded up the bag of chips, put an elastic band around them, and put it in the way back of the cabinet. Disaster averted.

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Dinner

Mal had a late day at school today, so when he arrived home, I whipped up a quick pizza + salad for dinner.

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We had salad topped with balsamic vinegar.

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And homemade pizza with red pepper, red onion, ground beef, garlic, tomato basil marinara, and shredded cheddar cheese.

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The pizza was so, so, so delicious! :mrgreen:

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After chowing-down a bunch of chips this afternoon, I thought it would be best to skip dessert tonight. Plus, I ate a million cookies yesterday, so I definitely didn’t need any more sugar. I thought nixing dessert would be really tough for me to do, but the craving for something sweet has actually lessened quite a bit.

Ok, ready for my exciting news!?!

Electrolux Program

I was recently selected as one of 15 Foodbuzz Featured Publishers for the Electrolux program! We’ll join Kelly Ripa in New York City for a special cake decorating event to generate support for and awareness of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, whose mission is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for Ovarian Cancer.

Obviously, I am VERY excited about this opportunity. I’m a huge fan of Kelly Ripa and, of course, cake, so combining those two elements into an event that generates support and awareness for ovarian cancer is a dream come true! THANK YOU, Foodbuzz! :mrgreen:

I’m poooooooped! Good night!

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88 Comments

  1. Congrats to you!! I love the Starbucks misto; I started ordering mistos on your blog’s suggestion – so smart! And the hi-maintenance order? Just order a skinny vanilla misto (they’ll make it with sugar-free vanilla syrup and nonfat milk) ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. My boyfriend always looks like he wants to crawl under the table when I’m a high maintenance orderer. I say, you have to get what you want.
    Good luck on the Lose the Dough. I’m definitely interested in joining any challenges you’re setting up. I have more than a few pounds to lose – but I’m down 35 so far…
    I LOVE Body Pump. I’m heading there tomorrow.

  3. Here is a chip tip: weigh out (or count out) a serving and put it in a pretty bowl. Serving gone? You can then decide if you want more. Also, in my own experience when I go back for seconds, it is not hunger. It is emotions. I eat chips when I am cranky or frustrated or angry. Not saying that is you, but worth watching out for!

    I read your blog everyday and I love it. You have given me so many great tips; this is the one I felt I needed to give you. Hold yourself accountable to what you said this morning you want to do!

  4. Congrats on getting into the program! That’s so great!

    Does Mal have a health bent like you do? When I lived with my boyfriend, who loves junk food, I found it harder to resist chips.

  5. Congratulations! That’s fantastic – what a fun and unique experience, too! (And I applaud you for putting away the chips AND forgoing dessert – I was unable to do the same with some ice cream tonight.)

  6. Congrats on the news!!

    I finished a bag of Popchips today. I can’t have them around anymore. Sooo addicting. The large bag has 3 servings so I count out exactly 22 chips everytime and then quickly put the bag away. There is no way I could control myself if I just ate them straight out of the bag.

  7. how exciting! Congrats!

    I was wondering how do you buy your lettuce…random question!? But I’m always stumped for some reason, I hate washing (if you buy organic some times there is worms, yuck) and I hate eating lettuce out of the bag?

  8. Good for you for nixing dessert if you weren’t really craving it. I think sometimes I get in a dessert “habit” and I’m looking for it even when I don’t really want it.

    Congrats on the Eletrolux trip!

  9. What kind of pizza crust do you use? I’ve been experimenting with different kinds lately… so far, I like the whole wheat one from Trader Joe’s the best. Sometimes I make my own from scratch but during a busy weeknight that’s just not happening!

  10. I love those salt and vinegar chips! They really are the best and to make them even better, my husband won’t touch them so I get the whole bag to myself! Hmm…maybe that’s not such a good thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. I would LOVE to meet Kelly Ripa. She has the best arms. I hope she is awesome in person. And congrats for being selected as part of the eletrolux program.

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