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    Hey! I'm Beth - a 27 year old foodie living and working in the Washington, DC area who has lost almost 90 pounds through Weight Watchers. I love good food, wine and getting creative in the kitchen, and then balancing that out with running, The Shred, and yoga. Please feel free to browse around and hopefully you'll find some ideas, recipes and motivation!

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OIAJ Finally!

Good morning! I woke up this morning feeling a little bit better, but am still really congested and have a bit of a cough. Sort of depressing since I rarely get sick, and now, just before my big race, I’ve come down with something. Blah. I did wake up today and do the AM yoga. I can already tell a bit of a difference in my ability with it. I feel like I’m getting a bit more flexible even though I’ve only done it 3x. It’s amazing how quickly your body can adjust. I’m also happy because I woke up this morning and am not even sore from The Shred! That must have everything to do with the yoga, because last week when I tried it, I was so sore I could barely walk for 2-3 days! I’m sure some of it has to do with my body get used to it, but I think my body is also loving the stretching and flexibility I’ve been working on recently, something that was majorly lacking in my exercise routine before this week.

Today, I finally got to have Oats in a Jar for the first time! I’ve been working on this jar of almond butter for what feels like forever, and there was finally just a little left in the jar today. If you’ve never had or heard of oats in a jar, you basically wait until your jar of almond/peanut/cashew butter is almost gone, and then you prepare oats, and pour them into the jar. You’ll never guess what kind of oats I had in there 😉

These overnight oats had:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 mashed banana
  • Toppings: chopped dates, sliced almonds, and almond butter from the jar

Look at all those toppings:

Verdict? Not surprisingly, I love Oats in a Jar! I wish I didn’t have to wait until the jar was almost empty to eat them out of there because its so nice that the almond butter is all spread throughout the jar. Even though its just a little bit here and there, the flavor goes a long way, and you have some almond butter all the way to the last bite. Yum!

They’re saying thunderstorms today in DC.. I hope this doesn’t rain out my chances of making it to the Farmer’s Market after work!

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