The Chocoholic Diaries

Living a healthy life topped with Chocolate!


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Confession time…

Happy Saturday! 
I had one of those grocery shopping trips yesteeday where you buy hardly nothing, and spend a small fortune.
I guess this brings me to my confession:  I have been feeding my family (and myself) junk food for months! 
Oh geeze that feels good to get out…
I really have no excuse, I have been home to prepare things… but buying prepackaged chips, crackers, and granola bars was making lunches and after school snacks easier.  But it is not healthy and we have been the sickest we have ever been!  It seems we get over one thing and BAM! someone (generally a kiddo) has something new. 
Here is what I have been up too today to get us back on track:

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Hemp protein muffins

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Homemade granola bars- packed with nuts and fruit and honey instead of corn syrup!

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Alphabet soup

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Last but not least granola – it got a little toasty, but it is still tasty! 

I know cleaning up our eating will improve our health so even though I spent a small fortune, it will be worth it in the end.

Football games tomorrow!  Who are you rooting for to go to the Super Bowl? 


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Finally Getting Better!

Hello!  I hope everyone’s Tuesday went speedy.  I finally got all kiddos healthy enough to go back to school today so my day went by too fast.
Sickness has plagued our house for nearly 3 weeks.. and last Friday landed the one of the twins in the ER for a possible appendixitis.  Luckily all results came back negative and 2 bags of fluid later they let us go home.  I have vowed to get us healthy, as this is the worst we have had it in years! 
My new year goals have not been happening, which is disappointing. I have so far managed 3.5 miles this year 😦  but this week I will make my 10 mile goal. I know I can!
Random food I have eaten:

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I did not eat that plate of eggs myself, I swear!  The mini mouse cupcaks were for my sisters birthday and my frosting is beyond addicting. 
Another awesome thing that came last week was my moon jogger goodies.

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I am totally in love with this shirt and got many questions about it today.  The metal (my first of the year- for the year) is really awesome and heavy… if someone broke into my house I could use it to cause bodily harm if needed. 
Honestly though, If you run, you should really check into moonjogger.com it is really worth the money to join!

’till next time!


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Some race recaps

Happy New Years everyone!  My plans were the usual – go to bed, wake up to fireworks, kiss the husband, go back to sleep.  But instead I was up about a half hour before midnight with full body aches… this whole winter break my boys have been kicking around a flu bug, and I guess I was not as immune as I thought.  Then as if the body aches were not enough, I just happened to look outside at the fireworks in time to see our female great pyrenees pup scale the fence and bolt like lightening.  Her dislike for fireworks got her a night sleep indoors – after we caught her.

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So while I am not following my plans of running today, here are a few pictures from a couple of my last races. 

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I had not ran in over a month and then ran this race. It by far was the best race of the year because it was my friends first and it was local so there were a lot of people I knew! 

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B is my halloween junky and zombie lover, so when I signed us up for the zombie run we were all kind of shocked when he freaked!  I ran the entire course with him on my back!!  I got a lot of flack for this picture but seriously you have to know my kid and been there to see the humor that we got out of it. 

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See, post race all is good! 

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Raiding the candy bowl!

Hope everyone had a great night!  Bring one 2015!!