Who doesn’t love a big package?

Netrition order arrived!!! Yay for flat-rate UPS shipping!!!    

the goods!

Breakdown of the goods:   

  • Mama Lupe’s Low-Carb Tortillas
  • Dixie Diner Carb Counters Soy Rocks plus Flax Bars (1 Crunchy Apple, 1 Crunchy Caramel Chocolate, 1 Crunchy Chocolate)
  • Nutritious Living Hi-Lo Cereal, Maple Pecan
  • Joseph’s Middle East Bakery Reduced Carb/Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita Bread
  • Joseph’s Middle East Bakery Reduced Carb/Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Lavash Bread
  • Bell Plantation Chocolate PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter

Can’t wait to try out all these goodies!   

The Jewelry Party went really well!  I always feel really happy and empowered when I get together with a group of women.  Through my job, I get the opportunity to work with Akron’s Knowledgeable Network of Women, but outside of work I don’t have a ton of women-only time these days.  While the Jewelry party was fun, I wish there was something I could do to get a group of women together without the enticement of having to buy a product.   

Here’s some pics of the grub:   


Separately, it may sound odd but I felt kinda guilty for getting free jewelry based on my friends’ purchases.  Yes it offset the cost of the food and drinks, but that’s the sort of thing I like doing for friends without expecting anything in return.  Maybe I’m just weird — but regardless I don’t think I’ll have any sort of jewelry/tupperware/purse/candle etc parties in the future, but I’ll definitely have to think of another type of get together for my lady friends.   

I was so exhausted from the party that I didn’t spend a ton of time on my meals today.  At least I’m going to get to try out a new recipe for dinner tonight 😀   

B1 – After my success with the Luna Bar earlier this week, I was pumped to try a new breakfast bar so I decided to go with the Dixie Diner Carb Counters Soy Rocks plus Flax Bars in Crunchy Chocolate….   

my 10-key is a perfect prop

I took approximately 1.5 bites before tossing the rest in the trash!  I felt like I was eating a chocolate scented tire. 

🙁 Two thumbs down Dixie Diner… Two thumbs down.   

soy rocks bar -- post nibbling, pre trash can

B2 = Oats and fruits!   

oats, strawberries, blackberries, cinnamon goodness
me + coffee = <3 :-*

L:  I decided to use up some of the party leftovers and make a lavash sandwich with the new lavash bread I ordered from netrition– a lavawich if you will 😉 .  You may be asking, what the heck is lavash?  Well my friends, It’s basically a really thin flat bread.  I loaded it up with some turkey/ham, and a ton of sprouts, tomatoes, onions, and half a laughing cow french onion wedge.   

Check out the height on this sucker:   

ruler inserted for reference 😉

The bread doesn’t have much taste to it (which is actually good–most low carb products have a funky after taste).  I think what I like most about this bread is the sheer size of it.  My sandwich was on half of the lavash–but I think I’ll try making a monster flat bread pizza with it this weekend.    

Stats on the Lavash:  1/2 of one lavash has 50 calories, 7g carbs, 3g dietary fiber, 5g protein

Man…  can’t wait for the weekend to get here!  Goal this weekend is to not spend any money — which is good because I could really use a low-key R&R couple of days!   

Dinner plan this evening is to try out the stuffed peppers I posted earlier in the week and make some roasted broccoli.  I’m really getting sick of frozen steamed veggies, that is for darn sure!

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