Good morning lovelies!
So I was a bad little girl yesterday and did not post. But to my defense, the first Monday of the month, and especially the Monday after a long weeked is always quite hectic. But the biggest reason I couldn’t blog was becasue JAMES CAME BACK!!!! Yay! I usually blog in the evenings, but I spent all of yesterday evening catching up with him, and going to an office meeting. So I apologize if you missed me ( 😉 ), but it was very nice to just hang out with James. In fact, I was SO excited to see him, I actually ran home after work. I had my purse tucked under my arm, and just booked it home. haha. I’m sure I looked pretty darned silly. It was worth it though, obviously.
Another reason I was a bad blogger is becasue I didn’t take photos. And my eats were very yummy yesterday! I’m on a challenge to eat less sugar and junk this month. (ie- eat an entire jar of PB in three days, eat an entire box of Famos Amos cookies, eat 3 candy bars per day) Not only is this not great for my health, it’s not good for my wallet. I spend so much $$ on crappy (but oh-so-delicious) food, so more for budgetary reasons, I am cutting them out this month. BUTTTTT, I am allowed to eat junk if some one else gets them for me! haha. James had brought me a souvenier of Hawaiian chocolate covered Macadamia nuts, and I had two of those. Heaven.
I know that many people in the blog world were successful in eating healthy and yet cutting down on thier food budget last month. I have a very strictly limited food budget, and there’s not that much else I can cut back on. But since I really want to make a concentrated effort this month, I am aksing you all for some money-saving tricks! What did you find that saved you the most $$?
since I don’t have photos from yesterday, here is a blast from the past; a trip to Hawaii from last summer;
Sorry I feel like I am skipping around topics today, but I guess I am a bit scatter brained right now, oops. Bear with me.
Last night I also indulged in a little bit of ice cream as well. Or to be more precise, some SOY ICE CREAM. As I’ve said before, I useually don’t like soy products that pretend to be something else, like soy ice cream, tofurkey, etc. But this brand, “It’s SOY DELICIOUS” from Turtle Mountain, is really tasty!
But here’s a semi-funny, semi-sad story about it. Last Wednesday, I drove in bumper to bumper traffic to go to this one store to buy the Pomegranate Chip flavor by the same brand. However, the ones in the freezer were kinda mushy, like they weren’t frozen enough or something. So I reached to the back of the freezer, and found one that was very frozen. Satisfied with the rest of my purchases, I drove home and unpacked my goodies, only to discover that I had gotten the Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavor!!! Gahhhhhhhh. 😦 You can just imagine the frustration I felt; I had just driven in traffic, spent 5 bucks on an ice cream flavor I had my heart set on, but got the wrong flavor, and I don’t even like soy ice cream! I decided to give it a try, and I hated it. But I hated the idea of wasting ice cream, of all things, so I decided to give it another try. And guess what? I liked it!! 😉
My theory is that all foods, no matter what, derserves a second chance to redeem themselves. I have even given Pig Hooves a second chance. (no, they are awful no matter how many times you try ’em). I mean, you never know if for some freak reason, you just got a bad one or not. So I never make up my mind until I try it twice. I was reminded of this fact by the lovely Miss Maggie from Say Yes to Salad, who gave her kelp noodles a second chance. So I leave with you with this question; Have you ever given a food a chance to redeem itself, and actually quite enjoyed it?
and I promise that there will be lots of exciting new content and photos tomorrow! Please don’t give up on me just yet! 😉
Happy Tuesday, all!
oohh and PS- The kind Miss Kelly from Grounded Fitness is giving away a killer Danskin Vest on her blog; please go check it out!