Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIW: getting crafty

And by crafty I mean I made a new salad I didn't hate.

But we'll get to that.

It's WIW y'all! Be sure to check out our hosts Erin and Alex...and feel free to join in on this linkup! You could link up a post you did a week ago, or sit down right now and type one out! It's not that hard. Email me if you need help: samsmithgriffin (at) gmail (dot) com.


SOOOOO.....Back to that weigh in Wednesday deal.... I'm up to 156.0.


I don't know if that's because of Jillian or because of the weekend (remember my weekend lasts until Monday), but I'm going to assume it's muscle since I'm trying not to destroy what little motivation I have this month.

I mean, February has just sucked for me (motivation-wise)!

Here's to March being full of better weather, more daylight, and more exercise!!!

And back to that salad!
I used 2 ish cups of romaine, 1/3 cup of fiesta shredded cheese (great value brand), some tomato I cut into chunks, and a spicy black bean burger by Morningstar to make this salad.  I used some salsa (great value -medium) as the 'dressing.' It was like I had a taco salad, minus the chips of course. It was yum!!


I didn't think to snap a photo until I was almost done. My bad!


Still waiting to hear from my second interview, here's a picture of me getting ready for it last Friday.



I was off the last half of Friday, so my weekend started early and was extra long... I left work Friday at 11 and didn't have to go back until Tuesday. It was a nice break. And who doesn't need a break from work!?!?

I went to a baby shower on Saturday for a family friend.  This girl used to babysit my sister and me. She's in most of our home movies. I used to think her dad was my uncle. Ha. She has two girls and her third she's pregnant with now is a boy, so that's exciting.  

Isn't she the cutest pregnant gal? Leopard jeggings. Awesome.

I didn't eat like I was watching what I eat while I was there. I don't know what I expected to be there--but fried green beans and white cheesedip wasn't it! It was at a local steakhouse and the food was appetizers off the menu, and there were mini cupcakes. It was all yum! Again, February has been an epic fail.

I feel like the last time I was on track was December--and I miss it. But I evidently don't miss it enough.  Thinking and doing are two different things. I will get out of this slump, it WILL happen! Promise.

Thanks for reading my rants guys! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Monday

Sorry if i haven't responded to any previous comments y'all have posted. Ima get to that here real soon!

This weekend, there was no 30DS and there was no portion control or calorie counting. Yep. But there WAS beer, rum & coke, pizza and quesadillas. It was a way fun weekend...but...not really productive where the scale is concerned.

I guess I'm happy with my weight right now. I'm proud of my 30 lbs lost and I guess losing weight doesn't feel that urgent anymore. 155 ish is an awesome AWESOME weight for me. I can't recall weighing less except for when I was 15 or 16 years old, ish. 

But lately when I slack off I'm starting to at least realize it. Which is where the problem used to be---I used to not even notice what I was doing "wrong." That motivation is slowly coming back to me, even if it is so gradual that I'm starting to get scared that I'm going to give up and gain it all back. Right now I'm working on getting my routine back together. Once I'm planning out food and finding the motivation to work out again I know the pounds will start coming off again. I just got to keep trying. Once I don't even care that I'm off track---that's when I should be worried I guess. 

This has been a weekly battle, if you haven't noticed. On track. Off track. Who cares. I care. I don't care. Yes I do.....plan a meal, eat junk, do 30DS, take 3 days off.  I'm getting a little irritated with myself. I'm planning on snapping out of it anytime now! I've been half assing it! 

I have to say that my quesadillas from happy hour Saturday were maybe the best ones I've ever had.

Southwest quesdillas, chicken/bacon/guacamole/cheese....OMG. YUM.




makes me hungry just looking at this!!


Friday, February 22, 2013

NOT FF rather INTERVIEW FRIDAY

There isn't a fitness friday link up post today because it's interview day and I would probably be too spastic to put a post together right now. I'd be lying if I said fitness was on my mind!! I had to come into my current job this morning, just for 3 hours. So that I can commute back another 40 minutes to get ready for my interview and then drive 30 minutes there. I'm a little stressed. But what else is new.

Wish me luck homies!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIW: Is It Over Yet?

And by 'it' I mean February. Is it over yet?
This month has kind of been a bust, and I'm just about worn ragged from all this interview anticipation. And thinking about all the change that's coming up when BJ quits his job for school and the possibility of me having a different job. That's life though, I guess. Something is always going to be going on...and I've just got to learn to deal with it. The husband would appreciate it if I didn't worry so much.


Onto WIW with Erin and Alex.

I started the shred, so I weighed in at 155 point something this morning. No surprise there. I suspect I'll get up to 156-157 before I start losing again. I may just put the scale away for awhile, if I can bring myself to do that.

I've tried some really great Morningstar products lately. If you follow me on instagram you already know I am investigating some new stuff.  Verdict to come--probably next week. It's such a relief to have some options other than tofu (and so far my experience with tofu has been BAD).

{black bean burgers, buffalo chicken nuggets, regular veggie burgers and sausage patties}
{not pictured: chicken sandwich patties}

Thanks for reading y'all. I'll catch ya laters.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pasta, Wontons and BIG PLANS

On Friday I was finally tired of not prepping any food for my lunches so I spent my night in the kitchen getting some pasta salad made!! Not everything in the below picture was used though--when I do something like this I get everything that MIGHT work with what I'm making and get it out so I can see what my options are.


I gathered my ingredients and got out 6 to go containers (because the pasta box made 6 servings) and I got the pasta cooking.  Then I measured everything equally to put in to each container so I would know they're all equal in ingredients (and calories).


Each one is 422 calories. That is slightly higher than what I was aiming for, but if I eat this for lunch and workout in the evening then it's no big deal.

I ended up using: the pasta (of course), green olives, kalamata olives, raw broccoli, roasted red peppers, pepperoni, shredded mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, and Italian dressing. It is SO GOOD.


I did NOT use any tomatoes, because I didn't feel like slicing them. And I didn't use any garlic because I didn't want to put it in there raw and wasn't about to roast any. Yep. Lazy.



These wontons were meant to be made last week for Valentines...but by the time BJ got home at 11 p.m. on Valentines I wasn't awake enough to make them. Whoops. I barely remember opening up my (beautiful) card. So I sure wasn't in any shape to operate an oven.

They were awesome--the strawberry/Nutella ones were the best! I laid out a few of the wonton shells (walmart produce section) and put a dab of Nutella and a little chunk of strawberry (or a banana slice). I got a little ramekin of water out and wet the edge of the wonton with my finger and sealed them shut.  The package shows you how to fold them all cute. BJ sort of just wadded his up. One looked like an envelope. Whatever. They tasted the same :)

I baked them for 5-8 ish minutes at 425* (just watch them, when the edges are brown they're done). Then we had them while we watched our Sunday night food network shows and drank the wine I got to go with them!!! Cupcake Red Velvet is one of my favorites...try it if you're looking for something new! It's only like $8. Y'all should know I ain't buying an expensive bottle of wine. Even for Vday. bahaha


Onto the BIG PLANS part.
I've made the big decision to give up my gym membership. BJ will have to quit his job while in PA school (they don't allow you to work) and so it seems logical to give it up at this point. It's a little scary. But. It'll be okay. You don't need a gym to lose weight.
So here's my plan: I'm going to do the 30DS (almost) daily like I did in the beginning, for the next 30ish days.  {lately I've just been doing it 2-3 times a week mixed in with some running}

I have it planned out to take a day off in between levels and like three days off the first week in March when me and Beej are on vacay celebrating our wedding anniversary at a B&B.

I will start to run again after this 30DS adventure is over (daylight savings time will have happened and it'll be light outside after I'm off work, so that works out just great!) I'm hoping I don't regret this break from running, because I know all too well that you lose it if you don't use it! But my MAIN goal is to lose the last 20 lbs, not to become a great runner (not yet at least). So I'm going to tackle the weight situation first and I know 30DS will help me do that. 

I probably won't be able to stick to my planned schedule perfectly, which is acceptable as long as I'm trying. Life gets in the way sometimes! But now that I have it written down and the next month is planned out for me, I'll have more of a chance of making a change than I would if I was just 'hoping' to do better instead of planning to do better.


Let's see, I've shared two recipes and unloaded on you about quitting the gym and starting 30DS as a full time workout plan....now all that's left is the latest cute picture of Jeffery:



in the car, holding a new toy
You're welcome.

Laters y'all!!



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Team Griffin Valentines

It's been the best Valentine's Day I've ever had. And it's not because of the flowers or my thoughtful gift of new wine glasses that my husband got me...




It's because yesterday we found out that:
1. I got a second interview for that job I keep talking about and
2. BJ got accepted into PA school!!!

It was a great day for Team Griffin.

The excitement has carried over into today, so today I'm just happy.  Just smile for no reason, things are finally looking up, kind of happy.


I had a mug this big too. Granted, I couldn't finish it. ha.

Even though last night I ended up drinking a HUGE mug of shiner and splitting cheese fries AND pizza with BJ and then on top of that we had champagne and {jumbo}cupcakes when we got home from the bar...I feel no guilt. Yesterday was the kind of day we'll remember when we're old.

Lenox china/flutes, Ballatore champagne,
and local bakery cupcakes
I'd like to take a second to thank my mom for forcing me to register for china when I got married, because I see now why I would use it.

IT WAS A CELEBRATION.
Better than any Valentine's I've ever had, and it wasn't even Valentine's.

I was so excited about my phone call, that when BJ called me with his news I seriously just cried. We have been miserable with our schedules for the past year or more.... because BJ had to switch to the night shift so that he could go to school during the day to get his prerequisite classes out of the way in order to apply. So all of this hell,  that you may remember me blogging about a few months ago, has been worth it I guess you could say. I definitely feel like we've missed out on some newlywed time at home together, but I also know that with BJ doing this, our lives and our babies lives will be better for it.

Tonight I'm making banana/nutella/strawberry wontons. I'll let you know how it goes. And I got some red velvet wine (cupcake brand--it's awesome!) to go with them. Hopefully I can stay awake until Beej gets home!!

So happy V-Day. I hope your day is just as happy as mine!!
Laters.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WIW Week 7

Here we are at Weigh In Wednesday again!



Hosted by my lovelies Erin at She's a Big Star and Alex at Skinny Jean Pilgrimage 

I weighed in this morning at 154.4. A new low! Just by .4 --- but I don't care---a loss is a loss whether it's an ounce or a pound in my book. Just goes to show that a few days of sticking to your guns can lead ya to small results right quick (usually)! I want to be at 153 next week. I need to keep that in mind over Valentines day and the weekend. I WANT TO BE AT 153 NEXT WEEK.

Last night was a rest night for me. Tonight I'll either run intervals or do 30DS with my cray 8lb weights.

It's been cold and rainy in Arkansas the past couple days and I've really had to ignore my reflex to be lazy and cozy... and keep measuring and exercising. On top of that, drinking cold water makes me FREEZE at my desk all day. The last thing you want to feel when its 40* and stormy. So today I brought a scarf to try and keep myself warm. ha.

Lastly, I'll leave you with this.

Yes, it has come to this.

Thanks for reading y'all!! Laters.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

30DS with 8 lb weights

I've done level one of the 30DS twice with my 8 lb weights.


And I have survived.

I did have to do my reps a little slower than the example girls, but I haven't been sore like this from the shred since last summer when I first started exercising. So that's a good feeling. 

There was one part where I had to use my little 2 lb weights--the last strength segment where you're lifting your arms straight out in front of you (I don't know the fancy name for it). I could do more than 2 lbs probably, but that's the heaviest kind I have other than my new 8 lb weights. So. I had to make it work.  By then though, the very end? 2 lb still worked my muscles because they were so dang tired from everything I'd already done.

Moral of the story, I've been sore the past few days and I love it. 

I can give 30DS major credit for changing my body. I started doing this before I ever thought about running. I was walking/jogging some then, but not with the goal to "run." 


I hated Jillian. Hated. And I hated how after doing a level a few times you already know everything she's going to say and when she's going to say it. There's this one part in level one where she says "a couple more" and she literally does 6-7 more reps. That pissed me off so bad during my first go around with this DVD. A couple more in my opinion = 2.

Looking back now after a few months have passed, I see how she made me stronger and skinnier. Winning! At first, I gained weight. Probably because I was building muscle. Then I dropped weight. Like, inches.

The girl in the black was NOT happy--and that photo was taken after I'd lost a few pounds too.
I need to take some current full body photos. I'll ask my husband to do it (please babe?). 
The most current full body photo I have is (in the blue) from my 5k in November. And I've lost about 7-8 pounds since then (and I'm a lot stronger).
I mean look at the difference in my legs!! Thank goodness.


So I'm doing the shred again with my heavier weights in hopes that I'll have the same results---muscle (gain) and then lose some more inches/pounds. 

January inspired me to get my ass in gear.  I have a "Weight Record" in the back of my planner and I see from May-Christmas (2012)  I was losing 4-6 pounds a month. What did I lose in January?

One pound.

While I'm happy that's not a gain, I still could have done better. I am not "done" yet, so I don't know why I've gotten so complacent with this stuff. (by "done" I mean I'm not where I want to maintain my current weight, so I should still be trying to lose until I get to that point).

I'm measuring and counting calories for EVERYTHING again. And working out until I just want to lay down and die. Okay maybe not die. But you get the point.

My mental strategy-- it's a secret, y'all are just special enough to share it with-- is to just aim for the next lowest number on the scale.  That's all I did for the first 30 pounds.  If I weighed 164 I'd work my butt of until I saw 163. Even if it was 163.8 I'd still be thrilled. When I'm pissed on the treadmill I would just think about that next lowest number.  I competed with that, instead of focusing on the shit tons of pounds I needed to lose (because that would be depressing and make me feel like giving up). Eventually that one pound added up to thirty.

Moral of the story: drink your water, count your calories, and workout. Thirty Day Shred worked wonders for me, so if you're looking for something to try that you can do alone while shut up in a room somewhere--this is it.  It only takes like 30 minutes for Jillian to whip your ass into shape.

That's my beginner's advice for this Tuesday. And if you're not starting out, try using heavier weights with 30DS ...or any other workout routine you do. It'll work your muscles like cray!! My arms and legs are so sore. They're probably in shock too.

Tomorrow is WIW and I'm kind of looking forward to it.  I haven't weighed myself in the past few days, so I sort of have no idea what I'm in for.

Thanks for reading guys.
Laters.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Face comparison and weights


So on the left is a photo taken of me around the time when I first started my current job (March 2012). I remember making sure my eyes were "extra" open so that in the photo they wouldn't look squished. ha. That's what you gotta do when you got chunky cheeks.
This picture is on my work computer and I took a photo with my phone to make the split screen--that's why the color is a little off. 

On the right was a photo I took of myself last month (January 2013). Can I get a hallelujah for darkening my hair?  It's nice to see my neck isn't trying to swallow my face anymore. And that I have a jaw line/cheekbones.

Here are a couple of gradual comparisons collages I put together awhile back, in case you missed them. In the next couple months I plan on making full body comparisons--it's just harder to do those because I don't have a lot of full body photos. On purpose.

Moving on from photos of myself.

Yesterday was kind of a crappy day. I got an extremely nice rejection voice mail from my second choice job.  It took them ONE day to make the decision...and they went with someone who already works there. I sort of predicted this as I left my interview, but you know, you never want to hear that even if you assumed it was going to happen.... and even if it was your second choice.

As for my first choice? Still waiting to hear whether I'll be coming in for a second interview.  They don't even stop taking applications until next week, and I've already been phone interviewed and then asked to come in for a panel interview. So. I'm sure I won't hear anything else until the application deadline passes. At least one job possibility is settled so I only have one to worry myself sick over :) if only I was kidding.

Moving on. From wallowing in self pity.

I bought some weights last night! My first real set!! I used them until my arms were shaking and weak and I was worried I would drop one on my head and knock myself out, then I stopped. 



I did all the exercises I could think of, just past the point of where I thought I couldn't handle anymore reps, then I would rest for a few seconds. Most of the moves came from 30DS:

I  held onto them while I did planks, I did dumbbell rows, chest flies and shoulder presses (all from 30DS) and these things this girl in the photo below is doing (only I was on my knees), regular bicep curls and some chair dips.


It was fun because I was doing whatever I wanted to.  I could have followed the gunshowarms routine, but sometimes I get tired of things being so structured--like C25K, 30DS, etc. I think that's why I wasn't wanting to start it. I'm not in the mood to have to follow some sheet/phone app right now. Sometimes I just want to run until I can't anymore or do my own circuit stuff. So when I get restless like this, I just do whatever I want.  I'll eventually go back to the structured stuff, it's just a cycle I go through!!

So we can mark one of Samantha's promises off the list, arm routine has been started!!

I'm just a little bit sore today so I'm going to have to step it up tonight! I plan on using them with Jillian--I've only used my little 2 lb sand weights with 30DS and I think it would kill me if I used these 8 lb weights. So I'm going to do it.

On a random note, if you're looking for a body butter you should try this kind.


I seriously love it.  It smells like real strawberries, not a sugary fake strawberry smell. Really, every time I smell it I'm a little shocked at how great it smells. It rubs in real easy and isn't greasy. Unfortunately I wasn't paid to say this, I am just really picky with lotions that have a scent and figured I'd share!

I love to respond to y'alls comments, but if you don't have your comment linked with your blogger/google profile I can't reply! If that's the case, I'll start replying directly below your comment on the actual post. If you need help connecting your profile when you comment (on any blog) you can email me and I'll help you!

Only 4-5 ish more pounds until I get to treat myself to some cute new clothes!! yay!!




Thanks for reading you guys.
Laters.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WIW: Sounds About Right

Did any of y'all notice that New Girl had Taylor Swift's 22 playing when Jess is upset and Nick is dancing? haha. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22. Yet another reason why I love that show.

WIW--I weighed in at 155.4 this morning. Yes, that's a tad bit up (not even an entire pound more) from last week, but that's okay! That's my normal pattern.  I'll see a super low weight then won't see it for a week or two ...and then all of a sudden I'm back at it! Not sure why I do that, but I do. Up until now it has pissed me off and confused the hell out of me, but I've learned to expect it. And to be more patient with my body. Even when I'm only halfway trying, I still seem to lose weight (slowly) because I'm still doing more about it than I used to.


I tried to make an at-home copy of the salad I had earlier in the week.  It was so good--me and BJ had this for lunch yesterday before he rushed off to work.
Romaine, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, center cut bacon, cucumbers, feta, kalamatas, pre-cooked chicken (Tyson brand I think) and we each had half an avocado with pepper and lime juice on it.

I made the salads while BJ dealt with getting a consult scheduled for getting his wisdom teeth taken out. wahoo. 

While I divided laundry in our bedroom last night, My dog stared at the front door for 20 minutes. That always freaks me out. What are you staring at Jeffery?! It drives me crazy.  Is someone outside??? AHH.


Here's a little something I found on pinterest to keep in the back of my mind this week.  I've found when I'm not crazy motivated I'm still doing things, even if my whole heart isn't in it. Because of habit.  It's way better when I'm excited about it though, so I've got to find some more ways to liven things up!!






Interview this week went good. I found out afterwards that they're interviewing a girl that already works there in a similar position--so I'm pretty positive she's got it and the interviews were a formality to comply with their hiring policy. Oh well.

It'll really be a disappointment if I got two interviews within a week of each other and a job doesn't come from either one of them. I REALLY want the first one I interviewed for. I can't even find the words to explain to you how much. Still waiting to see whether I made it to the second round of interviews or not for that one.

I'M TIRED OF WONDERING! Someone put me out of my misery already. I'm sure my hubs is about tired of it, plus he's got his PA school interview he needs to hear from....I'M SO ANXIOUS when I get to thinking about how we're just waiting on phone calls!!!

Anyway. Ima take my anxious self off of blogger and try to be productive.
Thanks for reading.
Laters.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Confessions

I haven't started gunshowarms February. That's my confession. At least one I'm making public. 

I know, I know. Time just got away from me--I meant to start on the 2nd/Saturday. And then I went to the horse races with my hubs and we had an early Valentines dinner in Little Rock at Ya Ya's.... and then Sunday I worked so that I can have Tuesday off....Excuses, excuses! 


Griffins at the horse races 
beer, bet and program.
dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives, at Ya Ya's 
Bruschetta at Ya Ya's, OMG it was amazing. 
I love how they wrap up your leftovers! 
And today was Monday, and I didn't start it today either--honestly because it never crossed my mind until I logged onto blogger and glanced at my last post.

But I DID run over the weekend! [Today--on Monday--which is part of my weekend due to my current work schedule] Burned almost 500 calories and wore myself slap out.



After the gym I got lunch at a local place and had a killer salad! So YUM. 


It had grilled chicken, romaine, feta, strawberries, and pecans. Not sure what kind of vinaigrette it had, but it had sesame seeds in it I think? 

I pledge to start gunshowarms February this week, to run once, and to do Jillian level two once. I promise y'all. I'll update you this Friday in the FF post.

And I'll wrap this up with a photo of my pup making me feel like crap for not sharing. 

I know y'all love some photos of ol' Jefferds.




If you follow me on instagram and you've already seen this, my apologies. 


I have an interview Tuesday morning. Fingers crossed.
Oh and WIW is coming up! Toes crossed. 
Eyes. Legs. All crossed. 
Laters. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

#gunshowarms challenge

Gun Show February - a monthly workout calendar. Your arms will be bangin' after this month! #gunshowarms @shrinkingjeans #fitness #exercise
Click the calendar to get the exercise descriptions
I'm going to try and complete this Gun Show February challenge from Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. If you haven't heard of them, you should go check them out!  I usually work out every other day/3x a week ish, but I am going to attempt to make time for this every day.  I did a challenge similar to this in September 2012 where I worked out every day for 30 days. I followed along with a circuit training challenge I found at Back On Pointe.  It got to be a nuisance, especially on date night, haha. But I did it!




My arms are a part of me I haven't seen a ton of change in so I really am motivated to try this.  My husband pointed out some muscle definition the other day when I was tying my shoes (thanks honey) and that's what got me thinking about it.  Other than doing Jillian's push ups and the bit of light weights that's required during 30DS I haven't really focused on them.



If you'd like to join me in this endeavor, I'D BE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU. It's easier to stay motivated when you're not the only one trying! You can find me on instagram @samsmithgriffin and you can tag #gunshowarms to follow along with everyone else doing this challenge!



FF: I dont know about you, but Im feeling 22



Maybe that's because I haven't weighed 154.8 since I was 22.
Actually probably before that. Whatever.

Also, I'm pretty sure the first time I weighed it said 154.6...but I couldn't get to my phone fast enough to get a picture--and in trying to get to my phone fast enough, I banged my head on a corner of the wall and my shin on the corner of my bottom bathroom drawer. That's what happens when you have a fancy scale that shows your weight briefly and then scrolls through which user you want to save that weight to--DOESN'T IT KNOW I NEED TO PHOTOGRAPH IT FIRST?!? 

 I'm glad my husband was sound asleep so he didn't hear all the banging around.
That's just how excited I was.

Since the picture is so blurry (another disadvantage of having a light up scale, I can NEVER really read it well....but the hubs says it looks great to him so why spend another $30 on a scale?!?)

Moving on. Here's the original picture...and then one I used an app to edit it so that the numbers would show up better.



154.8!! Ah!
Holla!

Whenever I reach 150 I get to go buy some clothes! I'm so excited.  I need to keep that in mind over the weekend, so I don't ruin my progress. I'm going to attempt to run sometime this weekend, hopefully I don't talk myself out of it. Maybe since I put it on here I will for sure do it.
I had 2 avocados for dinner last night, with lime juice (from a real lime, not a plastic one) and some of the Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning stuff I put on almost everything. It was so good.  The avocados were a little too firm, but still good. All the avocados that Kroger had were really hard, so I didn't have much of a choice if I was going to satisfy that craving!
And now that I'm thinking about it, some Franks woulda been real good on it. Where's Lauryn R. to tell me to use some Franks when I need her? jk jk

Thursday night dinner!

Here's some other Kroger finds:


Finally got some of my "healthy Reese's" after they restocked from the rush that occurred after my first post about them. I kid! To the right is some fruit leather stuff. Not too sure about it.

I decided to try some thinkThin bars after Megan and Brandi have been going ON and ON about them. I'm eating one for breakfast this morning, as I type this.  The creamy peanut butter flavor. They're okay...I like my usual Clif bar better. I think I could find a flavor of these that I like though, if I took the time to try a few. My Kroger only had 2 peanut butter versions and 2 chocolate versions...I've seen online that there's a kabillion flavors to try so I may have to! My white chocolate macadamia Clif bar has 21 grams of sugar and this thing has 0g...so that's good I guess. HOWEVER... The thinkThin has 1g more fat, 5mg more cholesterol, and 4g less fiber, so I don't know if it's really that much better.




This happened on Wednesday night. It was amazing
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This is what watched me Wednesday night while I ate that yummy pizza.



So. Kourtney K. has been posting pictures on instagram about cookie butter. I think I really need some. I don't really know what it is? But it just looks like something I'd love...and maybe it's better to eat than nutella. I'm going to have to investigate. I'm sure sales for this stuff has gone up since a Kardashian is holding it. Whatever. I don't see how it couldn't be good with the words "cookie" and "butter" on the jar.

Also, today is for real my Friday because I don't work tomorrow! So I get to hang out with my husband all day tomorrow!! Holla!! I think we're going to the horse races. He's never been.

I also have another interiew on Tuesday (different place) so hopefully something will turn up from one of these two. The waiting to hear something is the worst part, for real. I mean I was nervous going in to it, but now I'm just driving myself insane wondering what's going on and dreading the time that has to pass.  Just give it to me already, I'm perfect for it! In my opinion at least. :)

Here's to the weekend y'all! Be safe and don't ruin your weekday progress.

Laters.