Friday, March 6, 2009

5K, Vitatops, and Pizza

Man, I forgot to mention a few things on my previous post. I also have a NSV I'd like to share.

First, I have officially signed up for my FIRST 5K! I will be walking it with my daughter and my nephew on April 4. I turned in our entry fee and forms today. I'm excited about it, and it will be incentive to get out and start walking around the neighborhood and at the park during this warm weather to "train". The 5K is a fundraiser that our school system is having to promote awareness of childhood obesity. The money raised will help pay for a new playground at my son's school.

Second, I am interested in purchasing some VitaTops. I hear so many people talk about how good they are, but they are expensive. Any input about which kind is the best, or where I can find an online coupon would be great.

Ok, so I just had a NSV. Today is cheese pizza and french fries day at school - my favorite. There's something about school pizza and french fries that brings back warm, fuzzy feelings from childhood. This morning I was running late, so I just grabbed a SmartOnes entree out of the freezer. Last night, I had made some point-friendly pimento cheese from a recipe I got on the Kath Eats Real Food blog, but I didn't have time. So I told you in my previous post how my oatmeal and bowl melted in the micro at work this morning, so I didn't really have breakfast. When I took the class to lunch and saw the pizza, I almost caved. But instead of our regular fries, they had steak fries, which I don't care for.

So about 30 minutes later, one of our students came in from guidance with a lunch tray, and BEHOLD, it had the regular seasoned fries on it. So I dashed off to the cafeteria to get a school lunch - forget the SmartOnes. When I got in there, they had the good fries, but now only had sausage pizza (which I don't like). I contemplated getting the sausage pizza and picking it off, but that defeats the purpose, really. I came back to the classroom, then headed to the micro with my SmartOnes. It just wasn't in the cards for me to make that bad choice, I guess.

So while I was at the micro, the other teachers from my pod came in to eat their usual Friday Chinese take-out. It smelled so good, but I know how fattening it is. Funny thing, is that most of the women in the group attend my WW At-work meeting. But as they were sitting their eating their General Tso chicken and lo-mein and fried rice, I was standing their looking like a Weight Watchers poster child with my SmartOnes. If they only knew....LOL!