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WIAW: new foods

Wow, so apparently most of you are Mac fans.  I should have guessed Winking smile  I think it’s been my stubbornness that has prevented me from going the Mac route, but I’m feeling daring so I think I’ll be making a purchase this weekend!

This past week I’ve consumed quite a few new eats.  And I’m dedicating this What I Ate Wednesday to just that! 

I have been seeing the Simply bars everywhere!  (Not to be confused with Zone Perfect’s Perfectly Simple bar).  Both companies were kind enough to send me samples to try.

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The stats are really amazing – 16g of protein in only 160 cals or less!  And they offer a ton of flavors.  I’ve tried the PB-chocolate and cinn-pecan so far.  The verdict? Good (not outstanding).  If it wasn’t for the fabulous protein-to-calorie ratio, I would not be that impressed.  If they were $1.50 or less and I could buy them locally, I would definitely keep them as snack/small meal on the go, but they aren’t sold in northern CA yet.  I will keep my eyes peeled.

Another bar floating around the internet?  Gnu fiber bars.  Several bloggers highlighted their fabulous deal of $7.95 for a 5-bar sampler pack with free shipping.  For that steal, I had to get some.  Besides, I couldn’t pass up trying their tasty-sounding flavors:

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I’ve tried the blueberry cobbler and blondie and really enjoyed both.  They taste very natural, are pretty chewy, and all that fiber has some staying power.  I’d highly recommend.

So last weekend, I mentioned Zach and I went on date night (woohoo!).  We wanted to go to Palo Alto and were in the mood for some spice, so we tried a new (to us) restaurant, Thaiphoon, where we were able to snag a table outdoors. 

Both our meals and the app were good but…

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… we left hungry!  Seriously, are we that big of piggies?  We ordered the vegetarian spring rolls, kung pao chicken, and thai basil tofu.  We easily finished our plates with no leftovers – which is a rarity for eating Thai food. 

Soooo, we did what any normal couple does and walked across the street to a new(er) wine bar called Gravity, where I promptly had a flight of sparkling wines.

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I absolutely want to come back to this place – faboosh!

No date night is complete without froyo:

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I’m pretty sure Zach tilted his cup that way so you wouldn’t realize he got the LARGE cup.  We both agreed that this was one of the more mediocre froyo experiences.  We’ve been here several times before and this time the froyo tasted really icy and the toppings were lacking.  Sigh.  Oh well.

What’s your favorite Thai food dish?

Have you tried Gnu or Simply bars?  Thoughts?

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Running through the weekend

…no, not the real kind of running.  Who do you think I am? Winking smile 

Here’s my weekend in review…

Friday:

Right now, I’m not working Fridays.  It’s rather glorious.  Instead I catch up on all the chores I neglect in the week, spend quality time with the bean, and meet up with my mommy friends so our boys can ‘play’ together:

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Friday evening I met Zach and his coworkers for a drink.  And rather than make dinner, we hit up Yoppi.  Again.  And, yes, I had the cake batter froyo.  Again.  It was everything I wanted and more.  Who needs dinner when you can have dessert?

Saturday:

I woke up ‘early’ ( as in 8am) to get in 40 minutes of cardio and about 10 minutes of weights/abs before Zach and bean got out of bed.  I wanted to check it off my list before I met up with my fab friend Miss Shayla for lunch in Palo Alto.  She introduced me to a new restaurant by Top Chef Art Smith (love), called Lyfe.  Because great minds think alike, we both ordered the Napa cabbage salad and split the side of butternut squash and brussel sprouts.  Delish and healthy too.

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We putzed around PA for a bit, and clearly had to make a pit stop for froyo at Yogurtland.  Oh, what, you don’t have froyo twice in less than 24 hours?  Pssht.  Yoppi won the battle between the two.

Saturday afternoon Zach and I hit up Trader Joe’s for a massive grocery shopping trip.  Unfortunately we never meal plan all that well, so let’s hope we aren’t stocked up on snacks only.

That evening we did a spaghetti meatball dinner followed with the Easter egg dying:

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Sunday (Easter):

Ahh, Easter.  Sadly we didn’t have any grand plans with extended family or friends, so we created our own little holiday, which started out with opening our family Easter basket and a gift from his Obbie:

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What a lucky little boy Winking smile

For our activity, we went for a hike at Quicksilver canyon in San Jose with the dog in tow.  Our time was somewhat limited as Zach had grand plans of watching The Masters finale (yawn).  So while he did that, I prepped a Greek quinoa salad for the week, bathed bean, did massive amounts of laundry, and planned this week’s outfits.  Productivity at its finest.

And now it’s Monday.  Let the fun begin.

How did you spend your Easter holiday?

 

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Sometimes photos have more to say

Why hello there! 

Guess who is visiting today?  My Dad and his gf – yay!  They are here to meet the lil soybean and I think we’re all pretty excited.

Since Monday I’ve had a fabulous friend date with Miss Shayla (amazing time as always!!!)  and also went to a mommy/baby meet up with some other ladies – all our babies are under 3.5 months.  It was too cute.  Sadly no photos, but I’ll remember to take some next time.

And in case you didn’t know the lovely Kjirsten had her baby girl yesterday Open-mouthed smile  Congrats!

As for reining in the eats and getting moving, I’m doing a good job so far!  I’m not strictly counting calories, but am doing mental tallies throughout the day to ensure I’m on track.  So far, so good!  I’ll do a weigh in next Wednesday (4 weeks postpartum).

And since sometimes photos are more interesting than words, here ya go:

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Naava has a close up encounter

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Neci strikes a stoic pose

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Shayla is a natural with the Bjorn and soybean

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Life is better with froyo  (choc milkshake, yo frappe, and cookies and cream with oodles of toppings)

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Outings with our new addition are the best

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I love my mornings with my baby boy

Oh and our newborn photo session photos are up.  If you’re interested in seeing them, let me know in the comments and I will send you a link with the password.  They’re pretty darn adorable Winking smile

If you’re week was summed up in a photo, what would it be of or look like?

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