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Thanks everyone for all the get well wishes, I really felt them! I am doing a little better tonight since I’ve had the day to rest and catch up a bit. I also opened the windows in the apartment because we had a beautiful Fall day today, so I got all the “sick” air out of here, ha ha.

For lunch, I had a Boca vegan burger on an Ezekiel English muffin with Sabra Chipotle hummus and spinach plus a carrot and hummus on the side.

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Yeah, it’s the same as what I had for dinner last night. But at least I opted for the muffin this time instead of toast. These are so good. I have a few left but I will definitely be buying more.

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So dense, chewy and soft at the same time. I love them!

For a snack, I had a Nature Valley bar. I need to space these out better…I won’t pack one in my bag tomorrow.

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As I was making dinner, I remembered something awesome I saw at the grocery store this weekend. Remember my big rant about Josh’s choice of margarine? Well, check this out:

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Notice the difference? What does that say?

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That’s right! They FINALLY removed the hydrogenated oils so that they are no longer falsely claiming to be trans fat free! And now I can let my husband enjoy his margarine in peace. I won’t be eating it though after October 1st because it contains buttermilk. I’m so happy for Josh’s arteries.

For dinner, I made myself baked tofu, Brussels sprouts (Vitamin C!) and a piece of wheat toast. Unfortunately this brand of whole wheat bread I buy for Josh had honey in it. I will have to decide if I’ll eat it anymore after October 1.

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For dessert, I had some Carrot Cake non-dairy ice cream. I also had some last night after blogging. It wasn’t as good as I remember it being, so I don’t think I’ll buy it again. But the cold did feel good on my throat.

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I think I might just be “over” ice cream type things? What? Who am I? I am sick though, we’ll see. Ha.

I’m probably going to grab another snack at some point and then go upstairs and watch “Dancing with the Stars”! I saw a pic of Chuck Liddell on Twitter earlier and he is looking trim. I guess that dancing workout will do it for you.

Have a great night everyone, thanks so much for the sweet comments, keep ‘em coming, ha ha.

Food fight

Good Saturday morning blog friends! Its a beautiful one here in KY, lots of sunshine and 60 degree temps 😉

For breakfast this morning, I felt like making  a weekend treat, so I used up the rest of my Hodgson Mill pancake mix. I followed the directions exactly (I usually omit oil but I went for it this time, trying out my new Crisco Canola oil with Omega 3) and threw in some chocolate chips for good measure.

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Served with some peanut butter and light syrup on top. Sadly, the syrup has HFCS but once its used up its gone. I cannot be a waster, I’m sorry. I also had some OJ fortified with calcium. Believe it or not, this is a cup. I measured it out in another glass and then poured it into the pretty one. It made me feel like I was drinking more than I was, plus it was visually pleasing.

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So, in regards to the title of this post…

Last night at the grocery store, Josh and I severely disagreed over butter. We have tried several kinds including the Land O’Lakes whipped butter (best according to eBrand Aid), Smart Balance, Promise, and Kroger brand spreadable butter…all of which contain no trans fat or hidden trans fat. But he claims they all “taste like crap” and what he really wants is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Meh. I don’t use it that much so I guess I shouldn’t care, but still.

Did you know that on the front of this container it claims “trans fat free” but you can clearly see in the ingredients that it contains hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated soybean oil! Ugh.

I know its not easy for someone who eats unhealthy stuff like my husband to go to eating like me, I don’t expect that. It took me 2 1/2 years to get to where I am today and I’ve only been working on him for a few weeks now. But if I can’t even get him to switch out his trans fat butter substitute, how in the heck am I going to get him to do anything else? 

I just want to say, you ladies out there who’s husbands or boyfriends already eat healthy and even eat similarly to you, YOU ARE SO LUCKY. And I am so jealous! Its frustrating when you want to help someone but they are so unwilling to compromise. Thank goodness I have enough control over myself that his behaviors aren’t triggers for me.

I however, caved as I usually do, and decided he could use that nasty stuff, if he gave up the Fruity Pebbles (which also have hydrogenated crap). I swear, its like living with a child sometimes 😉

Speaking of children, I had a good time reading blogs while eating this morning, including the latest in Sarah’s household. Those girls are the cutest ever!

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I’m off to do a quick yoga session and get ready before an orientation meeting I have to go to…we are signing my dog up to be “therapy” for people in nursing homes. We’ve often called her the anti-depressant dog because she just has that effect on people 😉 Here’s a cute pic of my sweet Suzie:

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Have a great Saturday everyone!

Please please ban it!

I just read an article from my local newspaper that the city government is considering the banning of trans fats!

Health department to consider ban on trans fats

I don’t except it to happen anytime soon, it took forever to get a smoking ban passed but I was so glad when it finally did. Let’s hope this one makes it through, someday…