Tuesday, June 2, 2009

No Fooling - It's A Larabar Giveaway!

My scale is roadkill. I have run over it with my vehicle until it resembled something like a smashed aluminum can. Okay, daydream over. But, it was a lovely thought. As you can guess, the scale was not my friend this morning. I got on and sirens wailed and red lights flashed, warning of self-destruction. No fooling that thing. You can fool yourself but, the scale will always yank you back into reality. The reality is that the whole 80/20 rule that I seem to be unintentionally practicing lately, is not working. If you do the program 80% of the time, but the other 20%, you are shoveling cookies, snacks and chocolate, it's gonna catch up with you. No doubt about it. Exercise, schmexercise. If you don't eat right, you will not lose weight. I spent the morning giving myself this lecture and, well, throwing a pity party, too. You know the drill, you've heard me crying about it in many other posts. So, *in my best Forrest Gump voice* that's all I have to say about that :D

Breakfast was a repeat of the other day: smoked salmon with Laughing Cow Light on a Thomas' Light English Muffin for 3 POINTS...



More cheesiness for lunch. I was dying for a good old grilled cheese! I made one using 2 slices of Arnold Natural Whole Grain White Bread and a slice of American and a slice of Asiago. I paired it with some sweet cherries for a quick 7 POINT lunch...

After lunch, I headed to Trader Joe's to pick up a couple of things. While I was there, I noticed they had all of my favorite Larabar flavors! I eyed up the Peanut Butter Cookie right away and broke into that as soon as I got home...


A most delicious 4 POINT snack!


I chilled out with the daughters this afternoon, then made some dinner. Pepperoni and Cheese Strombolis (made with whole wheat crust) and orzo soup for them and eggplant for me! I love the Dominex Eggplant Cutlets and since I had some left in the freezer stash, I thought it would make a good dinner tonight. I topped them with a bit of light mozzarella. Plain, simple and delish. I went with some watermelon slices for a light tasting 7 POINT dinner...



No dessert tonight. I'm full. Of fat. That's all I have to say about that.


So, since TJ's had only my favorite Larabar flavors (Cherry Pie, Apple Pie, Cashew Cookie and Peanut Butter Cookie), I thought I would get them all to giveaway to one lucky winner!!!!!



All you need to do is leave me a comment with this post telling me which flavor you would like to try. One winner will get all 4 of my faves! I'll choose the winner, using random.org, on Thurs. June 4. Be sure to check back Thurs. night when I'll announce the winner. Open to all, since I'm doing the shipping :) Good luck!!!!

66 comments:

nikki said...

I really want to try one!!

dclugston said...

Peanut butter cookie sounds yummy.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

try not so be so hard on yourself. losing weight is HARD. seriously. is there a certain time of day that you're having trouble with? for me, I do great all day but then snack in front of the tv at night... so I try to load up on healthy snacks and keep my hands busy.

those eggplant cutlets looks great! I'd like to try the cherry pie larabar. yum!

Anonymous said...

you're doing great! keep on truckin'!
cmdrayer@comcast.net

Leslie M. said...

So hard to Choose just one flavor but I gotta say Cherry PIE!! YUM!
Thank you so much for the chance to win!!
WOW GREAT Giveaway!!!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Krissy said...

I've been meaning to try the Larabar!

Anonymous said...

I have never had one before and I love peanut butter. That one would probably be my favorite.
Heather
ludrew2@comcast.net

♥ Dee ♥ said...

OMG this is funny... did you read my post today about Larabars??

We don't have the peanut butter one, or I totally would have grabbed that first to try.

Kat said...

Cashew Cookie sounds really really good.

As LK said don't be too hard on yourself - you are human and we do all make mistakes. The best thing you can do is brush yourself off and keep pushing forward - no look backs no regrets no woulda coulda shouldas - move forward towards your goal and get those last pounds off.

Wish I was as close as you are - but I too WILL get there.

Carrie said...

Never tried the cashew cookie -- it sounds super good

MoraPiggy said...

I know how you feel about the scale. Apparently I must have step on the same one, b/c I had to throw myself a pity party this morning too.

OK, Larabar choice...

Since I'm always trying to find a way to satisfy my PB craving. I'd love to try the Peanut Butter.

Edie said...

I'd like to run over my scale too!

The cherry pie Larabar sounds good to me.

Beth said...

I've been so glad I've found your blog! I've read other weight-loss journeys where people don't admit to doing anything wrong or that they feel crappy. You are keeping it real and like others have said - take it easy on yourself and know that you are putting forth the effort which is the most important thing.

I love Larabars. Probably too much. My favorites are Key Lime and Cherry Pie.

Evelyn said...

cashew cookie sounds AMAZING!

the great thing about WW you pick yourself up and get right back to it!!!

good luck! and thank you SO much for the give-away!

Wendy W said...

I would love to try the cashew cookie...LOVE the peanut butter flavor!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I like your scale daydream... :) But seriously, the scale will be your friend again soon!

The pictures of the smoked salmon English muffin made me put smoked salmon on my shopping list! Your breakfast looks soooo good!

I have never tried the Apple Pie Larabar, so I'd love to try it. :)

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh Marisa, I would love to try the apple pie!!!!

Nicci said...

oh! I think I would like to try all these flavors but especially the Cashew cookie. I haven't seen that on in the store before! YUMMY!

CookiePie said...

I have never met a Larabar I didn't like! But a favorite? It has to be either the chocolate one with the cinnamon and chile, or the coconut cookie. Or the cashew cookie. Or the ginger snap. Or the peanut butter cookie. Or... :)

Skeletor's Mommy said...

Sweet! I've only ever tried apple pie. Cherry pie sounds AMAZING right now.

p.s. Don't spend too much time beating yourself up about the 20% and give yourself a pat on the back for 80%. It's not perfect, but it's sure better than not trying at all. :)

Kari said...

Girl I'm afraid I might hear those sirens wailing on Thursday when I step on the scale after not weighing myself for a month. We shall see.
Those cherries look deelish.

And I'd have to say that I'd LOVE to try the peanut butter cookie larabar. I haven't seen that one in the stores yet. yum yum.

theskinnyplate said...

Peanut butter cookie is my favorite!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!

superbecca said...

I love that larabars taste like cookie! I'd grab the peanut butter one first :) Sorry that today was no so good on the scale, your food today looked under control, tomorrow's a new week with a blank tracker.

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to try the Peanut Butter Cookie kind.

Watching and Weighting said...

I would like to try them ALL because I am British and we do not have them over here and you lot over there bang on about them incessantly! I am missing OUT!!!!! :)

bostonred said...

Thank you for sharing your real-life trials and tribulations. It is hard to lose weight. I've done it before, got way below goal and gained some back -- and am struggling mightily to get it off again. You are an inspiration, trust me!
So you mean to tell me there's a safe way to allow cashews in my life???? I would surely like to try that flavor.
Keep up the good work!

Miz said...

Ive never tried ONE LARA BAR.

(cue collective gasp. I know)

Id try ANY!

Lynne said...

I have never teid a Larabar, yet it seems a lot of people like them.
I love peanut butter and would love to try the peanut butter cookie bar.

TjRenee said...

Cashew or peanut butter? Peanut butter or cashew? I really can't make a decision this early!

Here. *throwing scale*

Run over mine while you're at it. Grrr!!

Terri said...

I would love to try ANY of them! Since you've been posting them I've been trying to find them and none of the stores around where I live sell them! And the same with the Gnu (?) Bars. I've looked for them and can't find them!

And don't be hard on yourself. The body is an amazing thing and you could just be stressing too much about it, which could cause the gain...chin up!

Anonymous said...

hi-I am a fellow WW member and share the same struggles as you. I wish I had the cherry pie bar right now....
Lori Leieur

Kimberly said...

I like MizFit have never tried a Larabar. But the thought of a something good for me that takes like Cherry Pie is just too good to pass up, so please enter me into the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I have never had one but my chose is the apple pie.

csader@hirshorn.com

Orange it Lovely said...

Cashew cookie! yummmmm
You're doing great! Dont be so hard on yourself!

Allison said...

Never tried a Larabar, but if I had to choose I would pick Peanut Butter Cookie.
alliboo8@yahoo.com

Becci said...

I would love to try the Cherry Pie flavor (or any of them since I can't find any flavors around where I live)!!

WeightWatcher Mama said...

peanut butter hands down!

Kris said...

they cashew one sounds yummy!

Lisa said...

We don't have the PB cookie one here in CT!! I want to try that one.

Ro said...

I would love to try the peanut butter cookie. They look DEVINE!

inmomniac said...

Would love to try that peanut butter cookie ... yum!

Jessica said...

cashew cookie sounds awesome!!

Kristi said...

I would Love to bite into the Cherry Pie and Peanut Butter one! Pick me! :)

Kelly said...

I want the cherry one. :) Thanks for hosting a giveaway. They're always so much fun.

Stupid scale! They hate us, I tell you!

Angie All The Way said...

WOOOHOOOO TO THE NORTH!!!!! My FAVOURITE is coconut cream pie (which I just gobbled up just now) and I've only every tried the PB Cookie once split 3 ways! lol

MEEEEEE! YAY Marisa!

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

I totally want to try the Cherry Pie. I LOVE cherries. Your lunch totally has me drooling :)

You are so right about excercising not being enough. The more I am on this weight loss journey, the more I'm learning that what you eat is 75% of weight loss and working out is 25%. Yes working out will help you burn more calories, but what you put into yourself is so entirely important (note my entirely brown food day yesterday YIKES)!

cglich0630 said...

the peanut butter cookie one sounds delicious!!

charm73 said...

Would love to try them! I haven't been able to find them here at all.

katecooks said...

looks like all your lurking fans have come out of the woodwork to get some of those delicious larabars :) i love the cherry pie kind myself!! i think it's top two with key lime pie. i've never had the apple though and would love to try that one!

sorry the scale was a bummer BUT i love how you never give up!!! you could have had a pity party with chocolate and sweets (my favorite, ah screw it mentality) but you didnt! PROPS!

Jenn said...

Sorry to hear about your weigh-in, but at least you're not in denial, and you know what you need to do.

Oh, and I would love to try that Peanut Butter Cookie bar - it sounds delish!

Juice said...

I'm all about the PB. Pick me!!!

Just Me said...

Oh yum-alicious!! Larabars rock my world! :)

biz319 said...

I'd love to try the peanut butter one!

Mmmm peanut butter!

Could you run over my scale the same time as you run over yours??!!

Mae Flowers said...

The cashew cookie looks good to me!

Amy said...

love me some larabars!

Great giveaway!

I'm new to your blog, so I'd like to return the contst favor.

I'm running one right now too!

Lauren said...

I can't get ANYTHING in korea so I'm totally entering this contest. whoot whoot.

spunkysuzi said...

Peanut butter cookie sounds awesome and since i've never tried it that's the one i'd vote for!!

Marie said...

Of course I would like to try them all, but first off I would try the cashew cookie. Love cashews!

Weight Watchers Chic said...

If it makes you feel better to have company- the scale is not my friend this week either- and I have done everything right--UGHH! some days- but what can you do but keep trying? It will be better soon- at least it better!
I am torn between peanut butter and cherry pie-- peanut butter because it is my favorite flavor and cherry pie because it is summer and that sounds soo good!
Have a great day!

Jess said...

That breakfast looks yum. I love the combo of cream cheese and salamon so I think I might copy cat you soon.

PS. I love PB cookie Larabars too.... :D

Anonymous said...

I would like to try Apple Pie one!
-margie

Danica's Daily said...

Yeah - I LOVE Larabars and Cashew Cookie is my absolute favorite one of all! I know I'll win, I know I'll win....working the positive thoughts today :D

live5 said...

I love your blog!! Seeing all your healthy food really inspires me to keep trying this weight loss thing. I would love to try the peanut butter cookie. Thanks!!

Jessica said...

I hope I win!! I have only ever tried the cashew cookie and would love to try more!!

Learning to Cope w/ Eating and College said...

i would love to try the lara bars... we dont carry them in my area and would love to have a chance to try them out!! :)

b said...

I've only ever had apple pie and with that being amazing, I can only imagine how good the others are!