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!