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November 2017

Health and Fitness

Road to Fitness: My Collection of Healthy Snacks

I was meaning to blog three times a week.

Hahahahaha as if.

I mean, I’m still aspiring to blog a lot more often than once a week (if lucky). However, life does get in the way and even though there is so much to tell, it’s hard for me to find the time to tell it. But I’m trying my best to make time.

One of the reasons why I blog is to keep myself accountable. Blogging has kept me accountable for the way I parent, handle my relationships, even how I manage money. There is something else, though, that I must be held accountable for: my health and fitness.

A few weeks ago, I officially started my diet. I’ve been trying my best to stick to it (although there were a handful of occasions where I didn’t have any choice but to eat what was available). However, the hardest thing — for me — is managing my snacking habit. I’m a serial snacker! I know what’s best is to completely remove snacking from my daily diet, but a snack or two gets me through the long afternoons.

My solution for now? Get a box just for me and fill it with healthy snacks. I want to show what’s inside my “healthy” box!

Disclaimer: I don’t intend to eat them all at once ha! Some of them I’ve had for a month na. I eat a small amount at a time of whatever I fancy, which works well because almost all of them come in resealable packs.

Different kinds of trail mix and fruit snacks which I bought from Gaisano Mall (price per pack is approximately P130-P170)

Peanut butter and dark chocolate bliss balls from Take Root (P130 each)

Valor sugar-free chocolate (P150)

Sugar-free chocolates (left) and coconut sugar-covered cacao nibs (right) which I bought at Citymall in Tagum City (P75 for the chocolates, P175 for the cacao nibs)

Mango-banana and guava-banana fruit crisps from Oh So Healthy (P95 each)

I wasn’t able to take a picture of my actual box, but it’s just your regular transparent plastic box. I bought mine from Japan Home Centre for P95, if I remember it correctly. I also chucked in a small box of McVities lite digestives for whenever I’m feeling hungry and can’t be satiated by anything sugar-free lol. It’s not healthy (at least I’m honest haha) but I think it’s better than white bread — which I can easily eat a lot of.

Oh, I also have these. Like the sugar-free chocolate and cacao nibs, I also bought this at Citymall in Tagum but from a different booth. I think it was called Go Lokal? These are not snacks but were really yummy hehe.

Mushroom Tempura (P150) and veggie noodles (P175)

What are your favorite healthy snacks?

Events Halloween

Trick or Treat 2017: Iron Man, Fiona, and the Lost Mask

I can’t believe there are only four days left before school starts again!

I speak for myself, of course. For Yuri, Monday couldn’t come soon enough; he misses his classmates even though there’s not a day when he’s not playing outside with our neighbours.

How did you spend your long holiday, by the way? I didn’t experience a long weekend like most of you guys. Though I get to have two holidays this week, I have a broken schedule (instead of October 31 and November 1, my holidays are October 31 and November 2). I organized our team’s schedule myself and because this week is a busy week, instead of all of us taking the same days off, I alternated the schedules.

Anyway, I’m rambling. Here’s how our Trick or Treating went!

Trick or Treat 2017

Preparing treats for the kids. Decided to keep the imported chocolates for our friends lol

I usually avoid the malls like the plague when it’s Trick or Treating season. I personally do not have the patience — I’m only willing to deal with crowds when there’s a good sale lol. So I’m thankful our village holds its own Halloween Party and Trick or Treat for the kids (and feeling kids). We’re just a small village with less than 100 occupied houses so there’s only at most 25-30 kids racing for candy. And a village is much bigger than a mall so I don’t feel claustrophobic…  Continue Reading