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Health-Full® Nutty Grain Bread

This is the BEST healthy, low cal bread I have had in a very long time. I love my carbs (unfortunately) and just can’t give up my bread. It seems though, that the good, hearty breads are always full of calories. So it’s hard to lose weight while not denying myself. There are low calorie breads but they are NOTHING compared to Arnold’s Health-full® Nutty Grain (the version I had—thanks to being a BzzAgent!).

This bread is thick and moist. And BIG! Not teeny little squares. True, we’re talking 80 calories a slice, but since most plain bread is about 120 for 2 slices, you’re only adding a teeny bit more calories into the mix, along with: whole grains, 5 grams of protein per slice, and protein—5 per slice for the Nutty Grain. And have I said this bread is thick? You see and taste the grains (and in my case, nuts). The bread is filling. And that is what you want. There’s nothing worse than eating a sandwich and being hungry 20 minutes later. Doesn’t happen with this bread!

Health-full® comes in 3 versions:

  • Nutty Grain
    • 5g of fiber per slice
    • 5g of protein per slice
    • 80 calories per slice
    • Baked with whole grains
    • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  •  10 Grain
    • 5g of fiber per slice
    • 5g of protein per slice
    • 80 calories per slice
    • Baked with 10 whole grains
    • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  •  Flax & Fiber
    • 4g fiber per slice
    • 5g of protein per slice
    • 80 calories per slice
    • Good source of Omega-3 ALA
    • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Have you tried this bread yet? What were your thoughts? If you want to try it, Arnold’s website has some great recipes to try with it! (I mean, check out that Autumn Turkey Sandwich!)


June 2nd—what the frak?!

Oy. How did we get to June 2nd already? I remember it was just the other day that I was planning my invites for the 4th of July party. What started as a small event has 88 people now invited. Just so you can get an idea, my house is just shy of 1200sq ft. ;) Hopefully, it will be nice so we can stay outside. Plenty of room out there, thankfully.

But seriously, time seems to be disappearing quicker and quicker. Things I plan on doing, just no time. Never any time for fun stuff. Shoot, never any time for just regular stuff. Here I sit at the old computer, when I have a brand new one sitting (and operating) right next to me. But I haven’t had the time to copy everything over to it. So yes, I’ve got TWO desktops and monitors running on one desk. Talk about multitasking! LOL

Something seriously needs to change, lol. I have digiscrap challenges I want to try (anyone who is interested, check out Scrap Orchard’s 28 Days for Free’Bees). I have pages that I want to scrap that aren’t part of a challenge. I have teacher gifts to scrap. I have Father’s Day coming up. I have soooo much to do. I need more hours!


Sorry. I’m done. Just so frustrating that there isn’t enough time (or that I’m scheduling correctly!). And on that note, I’m off for my walk. Trying to lose 10 pounds by July 4th. Would love more, but 10 would be a good start. :)

The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down

In rushing, rising riv’lets. And puddles. And lakes. And pools. Flooding everywhere. Closing the roadways.

Which, of course is not good when you need the babysitter {aka Grammy} to get to your house. And since she couldn’t, the kiddo went to the doctors with me. And after an hour wait, I was told that the test couldn’t be done because he’s there with me. Sigh. So I decided enough was enough and asked for my records. I’m finding a new doctor. This one hasn’t done a darn thing for me since the very beginning. I’m in pain, but being ignored.

So now we’re home, I’m feeling not so terribly bad {knock on wood}, and waiting for a return call from a new doctor. Sigh. (Can one sigh too much?)

On a positive note, we did mail out our taxes to the accountant {aka father-in-law} so those should be done before the 15th. ;) AND – I’ve officially lost 60 pounds. Of course, I’ve really lost 100… lost 65, gained 40, lost 35. :S

Thirty-one, so now what?

February 7th was my 31st birthday. I had a nice, relaxing day. Ok, relaxing after I ran to pick up my cake, get the party plates, candles, soda, ice… you get the idea.  Amongst multiple phone calls from various family members looking to see when I’d get back home I was able to arrive safely, unscathed and totally pissed off.  But once I calmed down, cooled off (60° in freaking February?! I was born during a record holding blizzard!) and had guests arrive, I had a really nice time.

My sisters each gave me gift cards.  One to Sephora and one to Target.  My mother gave me a Vera Bradley bag, along with the matching clip id case and the free sweetheart pouch.

Dinner was fantastic; ravioli lasagna, baked ziti, stuffed mushrooms and chicken parm were all on the table.  Dessert was a chocolate cake with cherry filling.

So, now what.  Continue reading

No Pain, No Gain?

Uhm, then I must have gained mucho, mucho muscles, because it’s been almost 4 days and I’m just starting to be able to go up and down the stairs in less than 30 minutes. ;)

Brilliant me had a brilliant idea to use a personal trainer at the gym.  I figured they’d show me how to use the machines and work out where I need to work out.   WELL… my ever so maniacal enthusiastic trainer worked me out at a level 2 — after I specifically stated I sit on my ass all day have not exercised regularly in 5 months.

After squats, steps, push-ups, leg lifts and arm pulls (all with weights), I’m surprised I was able to walk.  But I was.  For about 3 hours.  That’s when it hit me.  “It” being the pain that I would undoubtedly succumb to.  And succumb I did.  My legs were first to go.  I needed to have the husband spot me as I came down the stairs.  This was Friday morning (work out was Thursday at 9:30am).  The rest of the day was worse.  Sitting and standing was unbearable.  Poor Lola had to help me at times!  Saturday went on, pretty much the same, but today I finally made it down the stairs on my own.

Needless to say, I will not be using a personal trainer any longer.  I prefer to use the treadmill.  Nice and easy. :)