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Chocolate Snowman w/Bugs

Hope everyone is doing good on this Tuesday, 12/8/09!  I am as my daughter is better and I am starting to feeling more and more “festive” with each passing day! 

Ok, I am sure the title of this post confused you a bit, however once you take a look at the below picture you will not be!  =) 

 

Isn’t it the cutest!?!?!  And, the chocolate is AMAZINGLY GOOD!!!  =) 

Ok, onto my eats for the day……. 

I had a bowl of instant maple brown sugar high-fiber oatmeal with diced apples and a dash of cinnamon mixed in before cooking for breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch came around 2pm and wasn’t the most balanced but was all I had in the kitchen here at work.  I had some red pepper humus with whole-wheat pita chips

Lunch

Than about 10 minutes after finishing the above I just could not resist the Chocolate Snowman anymore and took too “bugs” (grasshopper & spider) to eat!   =O 

Chocolate Bugs

And, just after 4pm I started to get a little hungry so I grabbed a nosugaradded low-fat peach yogurt as a snack to eat before leaving work for the gym. 

Snack

I headed straight for the GYM after work and did the following: 

  • 15 minutes of abs (crunches, leg lifts, sides & plank)
  • 20 minutes of arm free weights (back, bi’s, chest & tri’s)
  • 30 minutes of cardio (2 mile run & walking)

Upon reaching home I quickly put together a small salad for dinner as I needed to get in some veggies today and then I headed straight for the shower. 

Dinner

 As you might of guessed the night was finished with some t.v. & xBox time with the hubby!  =)

P.S.  I WILL BE ON JURY DUTY TOMORROW & POSSIBLY LONGER IF I GET PICKED SO I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO POST UNTIL FRIDAY AT THE LATEST SO I WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW!

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TIP OF THE DAY!

Health Benefits of Chocolate

The article entitled “Chocolate’s Potential Health Benefits – and It’s Effect on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients” takes us a little further down the road of discovery about the health benefits of chocolate. At the AAAS’s (American Association of the Advancement of Science) meeting in Boston, evidence was presented that showed chocolate may indeed keep your blood pressure down, keep your blood flowing, and keep your heart healthy. After reading this, you are going to want to rush to Chocolate.com. Cocoa has flavonols, and the more flavonols you have, the more nitric oxide there is. Now nitric oxide is the good guy in the area of heart health. And chocolate actually can reproduce the effects of the baby aspirin that lots of people are taking. It can increase the blood flow all around to prevent strokes and heart attacks. But of course, the doctors don’t want us to discontinue medications and start eating chocolate bars instead. Darn. We surely could find the chocolate bars. The health benefit of chocolate is clearly apparent in it’s amount of antioxidants. Those wonderful flavonoids again, are more powerful than many vitamins. And just to sum it all up in an easy to remember applicable statement from Harvard School of Public Health: a person who eats chocolate up to 3 times each month lives almost a year longer than a person who steers clear of chocolate and sweets altogether!

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