Enhance Your Granola Review and Stride News

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! My plans got completely changed. I ended up spending the weekend unpacking and shopping around for my apartment. It needed to get done because I kept getting so aggravated seeing boxes everywhere! I plan to do the beach and Coney Island another weekend instead!

I woke up Saturday and had cereal again! My first bowl was MyWayCereal Missy’s Mix # 1.

Bowl # 2 was Missy’s Mix #2 of course!

I rented a van and picked up an armoire from Craigslist. When I got back, I attacked my Jewish Apple cake. No picture because it is embarrassing to see! I tore off the entire cinnamon top and all of the apples in between. Luckily the boy likes the plain cake part!

We went to a few stores and unpacked for hours! He got hungry and got 2 slices of pizza but I was still pretty full from the pie! After smelling his pizza, my hunger level changed so I made some PB & J with Cape Cod Buttermilk Ranch chips on the side.

With a dark chocolate covered strawberry for dessert!

We were still unpacking at 11 at night! We never ate dinner so we ran to the deli and picked up some turkey and cheese.

I also brought out a new hummus flavor to try!

This stuff was incredibly hot!! Definitely spicier than any hummus I’ve ever tried before! I had to dig around the peppers because I couldn’t handle it. The boy loved it though!

I added a little bit of the hummus to my bread with mustard, cheese, turkey, and lettuce.

I had Cape Cod Buttermilk Ranch chips on the side.

I also had a Bud Light with lime.

Of course I needed chocolate after! These chips are sooo good!

Boyfriend ate cookie dough right out of the package! Yes, I had a little!

Gotta love his glow in the dark shirt! Haha.


Sunday morning I slept till 1:30 in the afternoon! I was so tired from the unpacking!

I decided to have cereal again for breakfast. I knew I wanted to try the new MixMyGranola Enhancer Mix that they sent me a few days ago!

I introduced the new Enhancer line last week in this post i case you have not herd of it before.

The sample mix they sent me contained organic granola, cranberries, dried blueberries, and roasted almonds. The two enhancers were caffeine and lucuma.

They sent me a nice information packet about the Enhancer Mix:

Skip your Starbucks and have your caffeinated granola instead. A great way to get your morning started! We are adding 100mg of caffeine which is the equivalent of an 8 ounce cup of coffee.

Lucuma is an excellent source of fiber and beta carotene. Peruvians also use it to flavor ice cream. Healthy and great flavor! Also, Lucuma is considered a healthy alternative sweetener as it lends a sweet taste to recipes, but is very low in sugars. With naturally occurring beta-carotene, niacin, and iron, Lucuma powder is a welcome antidote to notorious “empty calorie” sweeteners.

You can go to mixmygranola.com to check out all 16 Enhancer options.

I topped the Enhancer granola on MyWayCereal Mix #1.

The granola was delicious! It had a slight sweet taste to it and had tons of almonds and dried fruit. I love the fact that it has caffeine too. I knew I’d be working in my apartment all day again so I added a little extra caffeine to my breakfast too!

I went to Target, Marshalls, Sears, Macy’s, Lot Less, and about 5 other furniture stores throughout the day! I was in search of a rug, tv stand, and a few other things but I tend to get sidetracked when I shop for my apartment! I always want everything I see! Not good!

The boy and I made a little pit stop into Outback since it was next door to Target. I got a Tropical Martini!

Along with a shot of Absolut Vanilla!

A little alcohol made it much more fun to shop!

We planned to cook pasta for dinner, but by 9:00, we were about to collapse. We went to the Tower Diner instead for a nice comfort dinner.

I got an egg white omelet with mushrooms, onions, peppers, and feta cheese. I had some whole wheat toast and hash browns on the side. It is always so delicious there!

I passed out at 11:00 after dinner. There is still a ton of work to do in my room but at least most of the boxes are gone! Moving is not fun!


This morning I woke up bright and early to meet Dori and my sister at spin class! When my alarm went off at 5:45, it was down pouring!! I wanted to stay in bed but I made myself get up since I was meeting them!

The class was great! I was drenched by the end. Dori said she burned 470 calories!! Next time I have to wear my heart rate monitor to compare! It feels great to have my workout done so early too! I skipped the gym all weekend but I pretty much walked the entire day yesterday so I don’t feel bad. I will try to continue this early morning gym thing all week again!

Stride Contest News

Remember last week in this post when I thought I was a $10,000 winner of the Stride Rename Your Gum contest? I chose the name “Mintfinity” which was on the top 10 finalist list. I found out that only the first person to submit that name was a finalist. Well a few days ago, I received an update about the contest:

Thank you for your entry and for your enthusiasm around our Rename Nonstop Mint™ contest. Your Nonstop Mint™ name idea was awesome, but we had a technical glitch in connection with the selection of the finalists and therefore, had to close the voting and the contest.

We are really sorry about this, especially after we saw such energy for the contest, with you and all our STRIDE® fans.

We are still going to give away great stuff and money – and more than you thought. We will be conducting a drawing among all those who submitted names, and five people randomly selected each will get $25,000. Yup, you read that right – you are eligible. Stay tuned, and we will reveal those people shortly.

We are also sending you – and all the other folks who submitted the same names as the finalists (because yes, it seems great STRIDE® minds thought alike) – custom packs of Nonstop Mint™ featuring one of the ten final names that most resemble yours. Those custom packs (there will be 12-packs of Stride gum in a box) will be ready in about six-to-eight weeks.

So this Wednesday they are choosing 5 people to win $25,000!!! That would be the best thing ever! Even if I don’t win, at least I am getting 12 packs of free gum!! I am so happy they realized that the contest was unfair! Wish me luck!

I have some work to do so I will leave you with some giveaways!

Danica’s Daily’s Holey Donuts Giveaway

BlueSkyWorld’s Once Again Nut Butter Giveaway

Jackson’s World’s Envirosax Giveaway

HealthHappinessHope’s Yoga Download Giveaway

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10 Responses to Enhance Your Granola Review and Stride News

  1. Dori says:

    SO glad they realized it was unfair! My cals burned was also extra high b/c I didn't spin in forever and my body was struggling! Morning spin makes me so hungry I am already eating my lunch and it is 11:45!

    Did you find a TV stand? Rob desperately needs one. Can't wait to see the new apartment!

  2. Missy says:

    Dori: I'm starving too! I can't stop snacking!!

    I found a TV stand at Lot Less for 49.99 I think! I am looking on Craigslist today and if I don't find one cheaper, I am getting that one! There were $200 in every other store!

  3. talesofexpansion says:

    r description of how you attacked the apple cake — exactly what i would have done! i'm all about toppings and fillings. cookie dough from package = yummmmmmmm. lucky duck!

    good luck wednesday with that drawing!

  4. Holly says:

    Ahhhh cookie dough! I haven't had any in SO long….too long.

    That is awesome about the free gum! I could use some free gum in my life…

  5. Julie says:

    ahhH!! I hope you win!! I would die if I got 25K and free gum haha

  6. Jenny says:

    ahhh so glad to hear you still have a chance to win that cash money! I've got my fingers crossed for you girlfriend!

  7. carolinebee says:

    dude i hope u win this time!! Love the buzzed shopping ha

  8. Diana says:

    You should go to Coney Island next weekend anyway! It's the Mermaid Parade! Definitely something to be experienced at least once in life. 🙂

  9. Anne says:

    Haha I was staring at that pic of the bat shirt with the cookie dough for the longest time, trying to figure out what was going on! Then I read your caption and figured it out. I was like… is that supposed to be Batman cookie dough? Halloween party cookie dough? Crazy shirt 😀

    The mix my granola enhancers sound really cool!

    I'm so glad the stride people realized the rules were unfair. Good luck, and I hope you win the 25K!!

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