My doctor’s appointment went well (just a yearly check-up).  I was very happy to hear that I’ve stayed steady at my current weight for over a year! I was actually a few pounds lighter. YAY for weight maintenance!

 

I was also pleasantly surprised to hear that my blood pressure was 100/60, which seemed low.  The doctor asked if I still exercised frequently (I guess it’s in my files that I’m a runner), and when I said yes, she explained that dehydration can lower your blood pressure.  Good to know!

 

After my appointment, I stopped in a nearby grocery store to check out the bar selection and discovered TWO new flavors of Larabars (well, new to me)– Cherry Pie and Banana Bread!  I also picked up two new flavors of Clif bars–Carrot Cake and Peanut Toffee Buzz.  Since we’re going to the University of Miami vs. University of Florida game tomorrow, I figure we’re going to need some healthy fuel amongst all the crazy tailgating!

 

I was craving Thai food for lunch, so I browsed the "World" section of the grocery store and discovered….

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I checked out the calorie information, ingredient list, saturated fat content, and sodium content, and the Pad Thai mix passed my initial exam.  However, when I got home, I took a closer look at the box and discovered:

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Seriously!? 89 grams of carbohydrates?! Dang! Glad I ran 8.75 miles this morning. šŸ™‚

 

Lunch – Tofu and Veggie Pad Thai

 

The Pad Thai mix came with yummy glass noodles and a sauce packet.  I prepared the noodles as directed.  While the noodles soaked, I made a stir-fry of extra firm tofu, broc, and baby corn.

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I was surprised at how good this tasted–the sauce didn’t taste chemically at all; the noodles were soft and flavorful; and adding my own veggies definitely gave it some needed fiber and crunch.

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However, this was NOT as good as the Pad Thai from my favorite Thai restaurant, and I think I know why…. judging from the meager amount of sauce I used (The directions called for adding vegetable oil, but I obviously didn’t do that!), Pad Thai from a restaurant has a lot of fat and oil in it.  So, as a healthier alternative, this was a-ma-zing.

 

Wedding Madness

 

I spent all morning working on wedding stuff. We’re trying to get a group rate for a hotel, but its difficult because we’re getting married so close the January 1st and there’s a big football game the same weekend (the Citrus Bowl).  I wanted to wrap up this task today, but it’s going to take a little more leg work!

 

Later, I’m going to continue my search for non-toxic personalized sports bottles for our guests.  I really like this favor idea and would like to find an inexpensive and healthy way to do it.  If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know!

 

Off to do more errands… see you for dinner!

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