Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Check in, and Gotein Giveaway

Whose bright idea was it to weigh in on Monday mornings? 

We took a quick trip down to Westchester this weekend to see my sister Meg and her family, to celebrate my niece Juliet's 2nd birthday, which was a great time.   My sister is expecting her third baby girl, and this is us next to the baby pool, before presents were opened, and I put together a Beauty and the Beast tea cart. I was a sweaty mess:





Once again the weekend was full of food, burgers, dogs, salads, wine.  I skipped the birthday cake, but I had a small chocolate chip cookie, and for breakfast I ate a slice of my Aunt Linda's Irish Soda Bread, which is a sin to say No to. 

It was time to get on scale today.....it showed no gain, but no loss either.  From what I've read on twitter and in comments, and from my brother in law, the consensus is that whatever weight you gained over the weekend shows up on Monday, but by Wednesday that gain is gone.

Maybe we should have stuck with Wednesday Weigh In.





I've entered a few Gotein giveaways recently, so I was psyched when Gotein contacted me to do a review and giveaway!  If you aren't familiar, it's a portable protein powder, with 16 grams of protein, 110 calories or less per serving, and only 6 grams or less of carbs.  You add it to 2/3 of a 16.9 oz bottle of water, shake it up, and drink it down!

Gotein helps to refuel the body after a workout, it can also be used as a meal replacement along with a piece of fruit, and it's the perfect high protein snack for "on-the-go Moms." Ding Ding Ding!!! Sounds like me: )

I tried the vanilla flavor while we were in the car this weekend, it was easy to use, I just pulled a water bottle out of the cooler, and mixed it up. 




This morning I decided to use it as a meal, along with an apple and coffee.  I chose chocolate (my fave) and this time I only used 8 oz of water, to make a thicker consistency, and with less water, it was sweeter.  It kept me full through a couple of hours of unpacking, taking the kids and Frank for a walk, then  to swim lessons. 

Would you like to try Gotein yourself???

Here's how to enter: 

like Gotein on facebook here, and tell them that I sent you.

for extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):

    - tell me what you like to nosh on while on a road trip
    - be a friend of my blog
    - spread the word about the giveway any way you'd like


I'll choose a winner on Monday July 4th!

34 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Lost 4, I am all for Wednesday weigh ins

Tricia said...

Have a great week!

Runners Fuel said...

Follower

Runners Fuel said...

Posted on my blog

Runners Fuel said...

It's sad, but I snack on a lot of chips while on the road.

Jill said...

Well, good job on the no gaining part :).

I follow you and on FB!! :)

Teamarcia said...

No Monday weightgain is inflamed tissue from your weekend long run...whether or not you did one...that's what I tell myself...
Don't enter me as I already have a Gotein stash!

Penny said...

I follow

Penny said...

Like Gotein on fb and comment

Penny said...

SHared on my fb page

Penny said...

I like to nosh on cracker and cheese. Mayb some grapes. I am not a fan of traveling. Just because it gets me out of my routine. So we done go to far from home. That ok with me.

Anna said...

Liked Gotein on Facebook.

Anna said...

On road trips I like to snack on granola bars, fruit or cheese (odd, but yummy).

Anna said...

Of course I'm a friend of your blog!

Anna said...

Posting about the contest in my blog post tonight, will also tweet it right now!

Wells L said...

We must have used the same scales today. I also gained nothing nor lost any - boo! I also am skipping my run today purely out of laziness - boo! I'm a big fan of Monday weigh ins, not that my opinion matters much :)

Michelle said...

I'm all for Wednesday weigh-ins - Mondays just aren't pretty :)

Of course, I follow!

Michelle said...

Posted on my blog!

Michelle said...

I keep trail mix handy for road trips.

Susan said...

Wednesday sounds like the perfect day for a weigh in!

Susan Fobes said...

You look good, so don't worry. I've been staying away from our scale lately...

Ellen Holley said...

I'm a follower of your blog

Ellen Holley said...

I like gotein on facebook

Ellen Holley said...

my favorite nosh treat is jelly beans. I could eat them all year long. love, Love LOVE em!

Colleen said...

Sounds like a fun weekend - you and your sister are super cute! :) I always think that Monday weigh ins are hard... weekends tend to be my downfall. After a b-day party - no gain and no loss is totally a victory!

Erika said...

Liked them on facebook!

Weigh in this week, plus 1. I'm glad you changed it to Wednesdays!

Erika said...

I'm a friend of this blog!

Erika said...

My road trip must haves include Gobstoppers and grape propel! YUM!

ozone3 said...

I like Gotein on FB & commented.

ozone3 said...

I'm a follower!! :)

ozone3 said...

Love to snack on pretzels and dried (freeze-dried) fruit.

Tortuga_Runner said...

I nosh on everything, road trips are all fully of icky foods, but good hydration. Good hydration=too many rest stops, hence buying junk food.

I am all about wednesday weigh ins. I have a 5 pound gain monday from an indulgent weekend trip. Wednesday it settled to a 1.5 lb gain. I can handle that and recover, I know I can.

Yay for new nutrition, looking forward to trying Gotein.

Tortuga_Runner said...

I am a follower

Tortuga_Runner said...

Oops I probably should have posted first that I "liked" and commented on their FB page that you sent me.