This is the week I live for. This is what this comes down to. The week before a race when I begin to taper off the number of miles and I add more carbs into my diet.
May I remind you I am an AMATEUR triathlete, this is likely not the approach the pros take. But it makes me happy and it works. (My apologies for those of you trying to lose weight right now, this may not be the blog entry for you.)
First, if you dial back to November, you can read about my love affair with Chipotle. What changes with my Chipotle order this week is I add the limey, delicious cilantro rice to my salad – mmmmmmmm.
How can you resist the deliciousness of Chipotle?
Then it is all about sugar. A couple of new products first, then a couple of classics.
Have you seen these Cinnabon bars from Kellogg’s? I was running through Cub Foods last Sunday night late to get laundry detergent, and these little suckers were oh-so-strategically placed on the aisle. Pop on in the microwave for 15 seconds – delish!
Cinnabon-y goodness in a convenient, individually wrapped bar!
When Blue Bunny started cranking out Birthday Cake flavored ice cream about 2 years ago, I was so thankful. The Cold Stone Creamery near my house recently closed and seriously, what could be better than cake flavored ice cream other than cake itself?
We're gonna party like it's your birthday.
Now on to the classics, layering in some chocolate. Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls have been around forever. They are cheap, probably loaded with saturated fat, and full of white, sugary cream. I think I can eat a pair of these babies in less than 30 seconds. They satisfy!
Hey Little Debbie, you have never lost your charm, girl!
And finally – the Oreo. No post of mine about packaged food products with sugar would be complete without a mention. Oreos are childhood in a box to me. They were my grandpa’s favorite, I remember exactly which drawer and the Tupperware container my grandma would put them into. I love them in the morning. I love them at night. I love them with milk. I will even eat these bad boys with a Diet Coke at times.
I cannot imagine my life without Oreos: regular, double stuff, mint, golden, golden with chocolate frosting, you name it!
This is one of the only weeks of the year that I eat this stuff with no guilt. These items will not make up entire meals for me, but believe me, they will sneak their way in. Running for cake people, running for cake.