Kickin’ off the Healthy Heart Weekend!

Healthy Heart Weekend is here!  Some of you are already done, too – you rock!

I woke up ready to go.  I didn’t sleep all that well.  Ones of those times where I thought I was going to go up in flames from night sweats.

And I woke up to -15 degrees.  (That’s minus 15).

I had a couple of dates and some almond butter pre run.

I do love this snackie before running.


Hopped on the treadmill at the gym and did 4 miles!

Sweating buckets, as usual.  I was ready to eat when I got home.  Time for oats, baby!  My true love for breakfast.

I did these as custard oats, but instead of mashing the banana up into the cooking water, I sliced it and sauteed in a tsp of buttah (real butter) and cinnamon.  Topped with the coconut butter.

OMG!  I loved this.  Recipe for coconut butter coming tomorrow.

Work is somewhat slow this week.  Sigh.  My resume is still floating out there, but nobody seems to like me.  Their loss.

Lunch time.  Higher carb day today, so I included some pan fried sweet potatoes with my chicken.  Tasty!

Friday latte love with the last of the Pure Dark sample.  I figured out why I couldn’t taste cherry the other day- the big chunks of dried cherries had fallen off into the bag.  I don’t like cherries, so I don’t mind that.  More nibs for me!

I also had a spoonful of chocolate coconut butter I made today (to be in tomorrow’s post).  Melted Mounds anyone?  D’oh!  Need to ration that stuff carefully.

I was not so hungry for dinner, so I had it a little later than usual.  Just prior to this post, in fact.  Thank you to coconut butter.  Since I was working, I made it a quick fix dinner.  Chick’n patty :mrgreen:

And I ran out of Laughing Cow, my usual topping, so it was leftover processed cheese spread from the Super Bowl.  The sacrifices I make, I tell you.  This was a mighty tasty pear, too.

It’s nice to have basically an egg-free day (except egg whites in my oats).  I thought I was going to start clucking like a chicken with all of the eggs I have been eating this week.

Well, this lady has to get back to work on Friday night.  Hope you all have a great night and have fun doing the Healthy Heart Weekend!  It’s not too late to join, either, if you want.

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16 thoughts on “Kickin’ off the Healthy Heart Weekend!

  1. Cyndall

    Because you have posted about them here and there I picked up a box of the MorningStar Farms Chick’n patties and had one for lunch today. I topped mine with an herb light laughing cow cheese and some left over Taco Bell Fire hot sauce (at work you do whatcha-gotta do). It was delicious! I paired it with a yogurt and some blueberries. Delish!

    Thanks for the recommendation, those are going in the rotation!

  2. Kimberley

    I can’t believe what I just read…I may have to stop reading your blog. You don’t like cherries??? How could this be? 😉

    I am over it…I can’t resist your blog.

    Love the food today and love the running before and after pics.

    I guess I can join the Heart Healthy weekend now that I have a cord to upload my pics…will have to go and add my name to the list.

    Have a great weekend!
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    1. Lori Post author

      I had a bad experience with a cherry pie when I was younger. I ended up getting sick and after that – I just have never wanted another cherry. Funny for such a fruit fiend, I know!

  3. Jody - Fit at 53

    Lori, I can relate to you way more than I care to say on those night sweats! Have had them on & off for years now… crap, can’t this just go away & stay away!!! I had some probs last night too!

    I will be doing my healthy heart jog tomorrow! Pic without face forth coming then!

    BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR… you guys in that weather are brave! 🙂
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Saturday Funnies

  4. Fran

    Definitely loved doing the Healthy Heart Run, thanks for hosting Lori. Now tell me: when can I expect the coffee beans 😆

    Funny we’re eating grilled chicken with chili sauce on a bread tonight with roasted sweet potatoes on the side 🙂

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