My son informed me that the girls are wearing our Lulu Headbands as a fashion accessory each day to school. As often as I question if I am dressing like the kids, this absolutely counts as the kids dressing like adults.
And, if they can wear our headbands, we can still shop at Abercrombie. I bought the most comfy, soft, pretty and cute hoodie the other day on sale without any sign of an A or F on it.
You need it. Trust me. It over 50% off of the original price. I am going back for the pink.
You need this candle from Bath & Body Works too.
I am that girl you see sniffing all of the candles. Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow is real nice.
I guess I’ve been so busy buying other things that the food shopping has been neglected because the other morning I noticed my freezer, which is typically overflowing, was almost neat and organized mainly because nothing was left.
Or maybe, as my mother told me, we are just eating more which is entirely possible, especially on Wednesday when I woke up with a hungry day.
Hungry days have not been happening much lately but when they do, I make sure to eat extra right away in the morning to nip it in the bud.
When I wake up with that insatiable hungry feeling (and you know what I mean, that hungry feeling which is different from normal hungry), I automatically eat a larger breakfast which usually just means extra servings of everything until I feel normal again.
It always works when I counterattack the appetite monster in the morning rather than ignoring it since that would just make me mean and unable to focus followed by taking out my aggression on the bags of chocolate chips in the pantry.
Which I sometimes do anyway but you get the point.
Snacking your way through Trader Joe’s on a hungry day works too.
I always grab this veggie tray if I am hungry while food shopping at TJ. I love the jicama section and when that is finished, I go for the cherry tomatoes followed by the snap peas.
Trader Joe’s Organic Pumpkin is back on the shelves and yes, it does taste better than Libby’s.
The giant Honey Crisp Apples are back too!
I finally purchased the fairly new Light Vanilla Ice Cream.
What attracted me to the Light Vanilla Ice Cream is that it doesn’t contain a ton of the extra ingredients which are normally used to make up for the reduction in fat and calories.
I did notice that Trader Joe’s now has a hormone-free/antibiotic-free/gluten-free chicken nugget but I didn’t buy a box because in this case, the ingredient’s list did seem overloaded.
I get a little bit insane about long ingredients lists so if you are like me and want to have a quality chicken nugget on hand in your freezer, I recommend Bell and Evan’s Chicken Nuggets.
They aren’t sold at Trader Joe’s but you can find them at most other grocery stores.
I always considered these chicken nuggets high quality enough to count as “making dinner” not as “heating up chicken nuggets quick for the kids because I am tired and have no desire to cook.”
Before becoming a vegetarian, even I ate these chicken nuggets and loved them. They have amazing flavor without added filler and have just the right amount of breading. They come gluten-free too.
Oh, and that brown rice medley I talk so often about? Last night I hid the tricolor quinoa again only this time with lentils too.
It’s a bit blurry but right? You can’t spot the lentils and quinoa too well, can you? I mean, even if you can, my son didn’t notice and ate the whole thing as part of his dinner last night.
I cooked a random pot of quinoa and lentils yesterday because I like it on top of salads, in stir frys (and for hiding in rice).
So Runner’s World just posted this article about returning to running after recovering from anorexia.
What I really like about the article is the point that regular menstruation is a sign of adequate intake for the miles you are running.
“I think the best “barometer” of adequate energy balance in women is regular menstruation and the hormone balance that accompanies regular periods helps with bone mineral density and may contribute to tissue toughness.”
When my mother reads my running posts and freaks that I am running too many miles, I just inform her that Aunt Flow tells me every 28 days that it’s all okay.
Have a great weekend!
Are you a candle sniffer too? Which is your current favorite?
Which headband do you like best for working out?
Who’s racing this weekend?