Sunday, November 29, 2009

Step It Up + A Giveaway

Hey everyone!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Did you shop til you dropped?  Not me!  It was a hangin’ out kinda weekend here :)

I woke up ready to start a new day.  A new “non-holiday food” day!  I’ve been lazy about my regular exercise;  just been doing some Wii Fit with the daughters and a little weights here and there.  I guess my normal routine shifted with them being home, but I’m looking forward to hitting the gym HARD when they get back to school this week!

After doing some cleaning (the husband was up early and scrubbed the bathroom floors for me –LOVE HIM!), I made got out of the freezer a hearty breakfast of Fat Free Pumpkin and Raisin Biscuits and a small banana…

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The cleaning kept on for most of the day.  I wanted to get everything spiffed up before we put up the Christmas decorations!

I did make a pit-stop for lunch.  I was feeling pretty hungry, so I heated up one of the Bean and Rice Burritos  topped it with guacamole and ate it knife and fork style…

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As filling as that was, I still did some picking in the afternoon.  It actually didn’t hit me until later that I was doing that.  A classic case of “mindless eating”.  It’s amazing how fast that bad habit comes back and into play.  Bites of this and that leftover from daughters’ plates, a candy from the candy dish, a nibble or two while preparing snacks.  The awareness fades and it becomes almost robotic in nature.

I finally came out of the haze I was in and realized what I was doing!  Okay…refocus… or just focus…or snap the hell out of it, I said to myself!

Dinner was much better.  I tried out a recipe from the current issue of Clean Eating Magazine for Individual Chicken Pot Pies.  I changed it up a little by using leftover turkey breast and 2 cups of frozen classic mixed vegetables.  It was super easy and very good;  everyone liked it and there were no complaints…yippee!

The recipe called for topping the pies with 3 whole wheat biscuits…

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They were pretty hearty, so I was fine with two…

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Despite the mindless eating episodes, I feel stoked and totally ready to step it up!  I really want to give this holiday eating season a run for its money!  I want to prove to myself that I can indulge in a controlled way during the specific holiday DAY and not have this sending me spiraling out of control into an eating oblivion.  I CAN DO IT!  You can do it, too!  Let’s do this!!!!

Okay, pep talk over (mainly for my benefit, but thanks for hanging in there with me –LOL!), now let’s get to the GIVEAWAY!!!!  The Campbell’s Soup folks sent me this neat package of goodies…

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  • Campbell’s V8 Garden Vegetable Blend soup
  • A Campbell’s V8 Soup Health Journal and vegetable shaped pen
  • A Flip and Tumble shopping bag
  • A Pedometer – to count your steps!

Perfect for stepping it up, right?!  Well, they would like to send this gift pack to one lucky winner, too!  All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite soup is.  I’ll pick a winner using random.org on Wednesday, December 2.  Good luck!!!

Have a great day, everyone!!!

65 comments:

Miz said...

**clears throat**

I actually make me some bada** awesometastic MATZAH BALL SOUP from scratch.

(Ill let that sink in)

and I hath no pedometer.

Joanna Sutter said...

I'm kind of a black bean soup fan. Fiber = Filling!

That's my kind of cold weather comfort food!

Chelsea said...

my favorite soup is minestrone...mmmm!

Tricia said...

I'm with Joanna, black bean soup for me!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Hangin' out kinda weekends are nice and so necessary once in a while! :)

I LOVE tomato soup! :)

spunkysuzi said...

Split pea and ham! I'm making some tomorrow :)

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

You know, the best part about doing the holiday decorations may be the semi deep cleaning it inspires. What other time of the year do you decide to clean off the top of the bookcases or find homes for those weird little bits that you have been meaning to get to ?

I am a split pea soup girl. Give me a ham bone and a bag of dried split peas and I am in heaven !

Katie said...

Im not really soup person, I dont really like any kind of hot liquids othet than sauces on foods. When im running low on points but need a meal i have Heniz for weightwatchers tomato soup as it tastes pretty much the same as the full fat on for 1/4 of the points.
Im not sure im even eligible for this comp being in the uk! Hope so?

Food Coma said...

Chicken, classic.

Jenn said...

Chicken Tortilla. Any kind, anywhere. Mmmmmmmm.....

TJ said...

My favorite soup is my Nan's recipe for Split Pea. We use to make it together, and I had to beg her to measure everything so I could write down the recipe. lol Italian grandmothers don't measure! lol I love the soup and I love the memories that I have making it with her. :)

Christina said...

I'm so with you on just focusing on not allowing the holidays to turn into out of control eating. I'm ready to step it up this week too. :)

My favorite soup is any sort of broth based soup full of veggies. Although, I do like clam chowder or potato soup when wanting something super hearty.

Lindsey said...

My favaorite soup is butternut squash!

C.G. the Foodie said...

I love making spiced squash soups although lately I have just been making refrigerator soup (toss everything that soups good into the crock pot with a delish broth).

Enz said...

Serioulsy? My all time favourite is Campbells tomato made with half milk and half water with lots of black pepper!

Janine said...

Homestyle chicken noodle!

eb said...

my favorite soup is homemade chicken tortilla soup!
erin

Charlene said...

Old school kind of a girl, Chicken Noodle soup with me. I may have matured but my palette not so much.

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

I love my moms homemade broccoli and cheddar soup with noodles!! I love to have it on cold winter days!!

Melissa said...

Curly Noodle. :) (I'm a total kid)

Tamara said...

My favourite soup is black bean soup garnished with big chunks of avocado.

Good for you for catching the mindless nibbling. It's really easy to consume way too many calories that way!

Junghwa said...

i love soups. kabocha lentil soup!!!

junghwa-chung@hotmail.com

princessvalecia said...

Hands down....minestrone!

superbecca said...

I love tomato basil or butternut squash!

Tami said...

You had some good eats. I could eat soup several times a week and my favorite is split pea made.

just me said...

i loveeee minestrone. def my fav!!!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

ah I love soup! I love any of the broth soups...so satisfying!

Will link back to the giveaway in tomorrow's post. Hope you had a great weekend!

Crystal said...

My favourite soup is Tomato soup with some cheese fish crackers :)

Cassie said...

Chicken Noodle soup --- SOOOOO Good, anytime...but especially on a cold day or when you aren't feeling well.

THE ACTORS DIET said...

hmmm...i just love soup, i dunno what my fave is! can't choose!

Rozmom7 said...

My favorite soup is potato spinach (green velvet soup!)

biz319 said...

Wonderful pep talk! I am happy I worked out every day but Thursday this week - we'll see how my weigh in goes tomorrow!

Hopefully the exercise will save me :D

Broccoli cheddar soup is followed close behind BAKED POTATO SOUP!

Anna said...

Butternut squash is my fav of these soups; but I like to use regular V8 to make vegetable soup!

Dana said...

I am a pretty simple girl, I love me some HOMEMADE Chicken noodle soup!

Lorabelle said...

My fav Campbells soup is Beef with Barley. My favorite homemade would probably be a tossup between chicken tortilla and turkey/chicken noodle. I also love a good pot of pinto beans with hamhock too! I can't resist french onion when eating out, but have never tried to make it at home. Ok, I just love soups, period!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I love turkey/rice soup. In fact I'm going to put up a recipe later this week!!

janetha said...

marisa i feel you on the mindless eating! i don't know what it is about long weekends but i just think i can snack on this and that and be OK. as much as i love having the time off work, i am actually happy to go back to my routine tomorrow and have my clean meals with no BLTs!!

your pot pie things are so cute and wow, 3 biscuits? haha.. i would fo sho have had all 3 i am a carb junky ;)

i hope you have a great week! have fun hitting the workouts hard!

oh, my favorite soup is probably tomato with big chunks of fresh tomato in there.

xoxo

Hat and Fappy! said...

I like spicy black bean soup with a spoon of salsa and a few tortilla chip crumbs. However if I am under the weather I like to make a packet of Lipton chicken noodle soup with a few extra noodles tossed in. It brings me back to my childhood. I know it is loaded with junk but at least it is low calorie :)

purple_moonflower123 said...

My favorite soup is my awesome Taco Soup. It is so filling and so dang good. I make it at least once a month.

ManoloMandi said...

My fave soup is probably a really good butternut squash one or homemade chicken and veggie

Denise said...

I have a couple of favorite soups - creamy tomato, taco soup and butternut squash. Yummy!

Train Mommy said...

I am loving the point value of most of the homemade soups I make. My favorite is taco soup. :)

eaternotarunner said...

Healthy soup? Black Bean. Not so healthy? New England Clam Chowder....yum!

Losing It- for real said...

I love love love pizza soup. Sounds weird, but its so so good!

Dani said...

Chicken tortilla! Yummy! :)

emily said...

Homemade gumbo!

Ibu said...

Soup is soup for me...I love all kinds of soup..seasonal soups etc. soups are very filling..Love it!

karie said...

Broccoli cheese! Yum!

Actual Scale said...

I love a spicy black bean soup but after simmering the turkey carcass yesterday to make turkey stock...I have to admit that homemade turkey noodle soup & homemade creamy turkey & wild rice soup are tied for second.

Lynn

madeline said...

I love any creamy tomato soup or french onion soup with gruyere melted on top!

Anonymous said...

Butternut Squash all the way!

Lori L

ADiddles said...

black bean soup from Panera! or..mom's avgolemono (Greek egg/lemon/rice soup),love it!

Amanda said...

Please enter me in the drawing!! Well, my favorite soup is probably taco soup (if I make it myself) or french onion soup. Not sure, they are all so good!

DebsCrafts said...

My favorite is New England Clam Chowder.

Renda said...

Not a big soup eater, but a comfort food when I am sick is Campbell's tomato soup with half a can of water, half a can of mile and lots of shredded cheddar with Nabisco Saltines.
comfort=going of plan big time.

holly_105 said...

mushroom. mmmm

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

Tomato! With grilled cheese. Mmmmm.

Sherry G said...

I just love roasted butternut squash soup! I had it for the first time at Thanksgiving this year and it was to die for!!

d8t8k said...

Chicken noodle soup (the homestyle kind) is my favorite. And I'd choose Progresso over Campbell's (sorry!). But I'd still love the notebook and pedometer. :-)
Karen
d8t8k@aol.com

katy said...

Campbell's tomato soup is my absolute favorite, hands down. Whenever I was sick as a kid, my mom would make it (with whole milk!), a dab of butter, salt & pepper and crumbled Ritz crackers.

Now, it's still such a comfort food that I reach for it all the time when I need a pick me up (except now I use the Healthy Request and skim or water!).

Jenn said...

Italian wedding soup is my absolute favorite! My mom makes it about 1 time a year - usually around Christmas time. Delish!

MoraPiggy said...

I love a creamy tomato soup. A slice of crusty bread or a grilled cheese, perfection.

Great Giveaway BTW!

J said...

Chicken Noodle soup. It bring me back to memories of it being homemade and the taste is amazing.

Kelly said...

I love baked potato soup and taco soup. mmmm But it's hard to beat tomato soup with a good grilled cheese. Ultimate comfort food.

Would love the uber cool package so put me in the drawing, please. :)

Marie said...

My absolute favorite soup id homemade Italian wedding....yum!!