Sunday, March 30, 2008

Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops

Ahhh, Vitatops. These folks aren't fooling around - one of these treats has 50% of your Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B, Biotin & Zinc! And 5 grams of fiber for 100 calories - color me intrigued.

I'm a big fan of Hungry Girl and she raves about 'em so I ordered this special pack with the flavor she developed with them, Triple Chocolate Chunk. You buy 'em by the case and throw 'em in the freezer (and the box is taking up most of my small freezer!). Anyway, you microwave one and enjoy the warm chocolatey goodness. However, they don't look like the picture at all and I was let down by that. Most of mine have maybe 4 or 5 chips on top - I've had several that had no white chocolate at all, and they're certainly not overflowing with chips like the picture would lead you to believe. But they are a tasty treat. I find them to be dry, so I usually top one with a tablespoon of Marshmallow Fluff or my favorite sorbet. Today I topped one with strawberries tossed in balsamic and that rocked. ;)

Nutrition Facts
Calories 100
Total Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 150mg
Potassium 130mg
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g

weight roller coaster

Ah, my weight is not my friend these days - I have been stuck in a five pound range for the past three months (and probably an eight pound range for two months before that!). Feh. I need to get more strict about my eating and hopefully that will kick things into gear. I've been walking more, and think I did something smart today - instead of going for one really long walk, I did two shorter walks (around the mall (4000 steps) and later to Costco (4000 again)) and then went for my typical walk (8000 steps). No foot or ankle or knee pain yet, so maybe I should keep that plan going for the time being. Hopefully I can get some walks in during the workday going forward as well, and do that typical 8000 step loop several nights after work.

Tonight's delicious dessert: I topped a chocolate Vitatop with strawberries that I sliced and tossed with balsamic vinegar. SO YUM!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Reality used to be a friend of mine.

So, reality has not be a friend of mine lately, and my weight loss has stalled big time. I'm basically where I was two months ago, and my walking ground to a halt. I had a weird foot injury, combined with being out of town for family issues and then being swamped at work - yesterday I was 98k behind pace for that 10k-a-day, but today I walked 17k so I'll start chipping away at that big deficit. With the good weather and later sunsets now, I should be able to walk after work and catch up on the steps... and along with that, hopefully the weight will also get back into the swing of things.

Good luck to everyone on their journeys! :)