Monday, October 24, 2011
So I had this great plan to make a diet hot chocolate mix at home because the diet version only comes in little boxes of 6 packets and it is expensive and I was sick of it.
So I looked up some recipes and I made this mix. It tasted too milky so I added more chocolate. This weekend at home I looked at the chocolate I bought - awesome Ghiradelli Ground Chocolate and realize it says SWEET in little letters over Ground Chocolate.
I turn the canister around and see that it's 140 cal per 1/4 cup and first ingredient is SUGAR.
I'm hoping I at least saved some money on buying cocoa mixes by making my own. :P
I've got some pictures for you.
First is a new (to me) finish line photo from Tupelo 14.2! :) WOOHOO! There is a similar one I already saw but they caught me at the bottom of my stride so it is not so flattering as gravity is doing it's WORST to me. This one I'm nearly floating so it turned out actually good!
This weekend I did a 14miler for my LR, and on Sunday we headed out to check the "Running Park" and see if the 3 mile loop was doable for me to finish the 50K I'm considering. Determination - I think so! Gonna take some time and think about it and watch the registrants list (it's only open to 100 people - at 48 when I checked yesterday). It's only $15 so I should probably just do it but I'm waiting for a bit.
Saturday night I went to a Halloween dance party at Dance Trance (the place I got my living social deal?). Anyway, it was fun - I was in the back most of the time so I am like the photobomber of every photo I'm in:
(I like that one because I look like I'm so happy I'm practically sleeping)
Sunday was a great homebody day after running - I made chili and bread in the breadmaker. Chili started by soaking and cooking black beans, so it was a big process. I did some knitting, made a hula hoop, and DH and I watched some netflix so we can return our discs and downgrade our membership to save some money and go to streaming only. We almost never use our disc portion of the membership so it only makes sense.
Ended up w/ almost 34 miles last week, so a little less than planned but not by a lot. Still meeting my over 30mpw goal for where I want my base to be at the end of this year. If I average the last 8 weeks that weren't a cutback, taper, or recovery week (so not the weeks surrounding tupelo and not last week) I'm over 30. I'm not sure if the proper way is to still count all the cutback and taper/recovery stuff. If I do just the last 8, no skipping it's 28. So still approaching a solid 30mpw base going into the end of 2011.