May 21st, 2013


Jack in the Box blueberry muffin oatmeal, swimming

I read a lot of food blogs, but unfortunately (especially when it comes to fast food reviews), I tend to not be able to trust them. They seem to always say only good things (I suspect so that fast food companies will keep sending them free gift cards). Every review of Jack in the Box's blueberry muffin oatmeal was glowingly positive, but I didn't believe them. Today I tried it out anyway, and WOW. It did taste just like blueberry muffins! Wonderfully warm and sweet!

Based on how sweet it tasted, I dreaded looking up the nutritional information. Turns out it's not bad at all. 200 calories -- very reasonable! The carbs were higher than I wanted though (42, can be knocked down to 40 because of the fiber).

The only downside is that the container was surprisingly small. Not tiny, but less than I'd really want as my whole breakfast.

So: Recommended!

There's an odd thing going on with swimming. After I come home, my eyes are fine. Not red, not burning, nothing unusual. When I wake up the next morning? They're so puffy I can hardly open them, plus red and burning. We don't go underwater in the class, and because I wear contacts I use goggles to keep from even getting splashed in the eyes.

Could it be the very bright sunlight, especially with it reflecting off the water? A delayed reaction to the fumes of chlorine? A delayed reaction to the pressure of the goggles against my eyes? Nothing seems to make sense. It must be swimming related though, I swim Monday-Wednesday-Friday and it happens every morning after, but never on the mornings after my non-swim days.

On a positive note, I don't seem to need the Dramamine. I thought maybe the puffy eyes were a reaction to that, so I didn't take it yesterday (instead making sure I ate an hour-ish before going, as opposed to having eaten 6-7 hours before all the previous times). No nausea at all! Yay!
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