I like big books and I cannot lie

7 Jun

Yay it’s Monday! Not. When will I ever enjoy Mondays? I swear, I do not mentally wake up until 2P or so and it’s just rough until then.
Nothing really exciting to report about today, which is sad. However, in true Amy fashion, I would like to give a shot out to whoever googled “Bart Simpson Pay Attention To Me” and got to my blog. That made me smile, don’t know if it should or not?

Breakfast was Chobani Peach Greek Yogurt, Blueberries and Trader Joe’s Blueberry Flax

Lunch was macaroni pasta with leftover Trader Joe’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip with grilled mushrooms, onions, yellow pepper, squash and pimentos.

I stopped by the library and got two books—-so excited to read Jackie Warner’s “This is Why You’re Fat” after reading Janaetha’s review of it.



I also read a review of “The Art of Eating In” in People magazine—in attempt to save money, the NYC author gave up restaurant meals, fast food and to go food for two years and wrote her story about her experience.  As y’all know, I love to cook and am all about saving my money so this book really appealed to me.

Growing up, my mom cooked some but most of our meals were at restaurants or take out. We didn’t have Sunday dinner or something consistent and when my mom did cook, it was the same foundation meals. Now I love my mom’s cooking but looking back, I hate the fact that we always went out and they really didn’t control what I ate. This along with laziness added to my weight increasing over the time and why I have been heavy for most of my life. During and after college, I still ate a majority of my meals out since I worked at restaurants and always got meals for free or half off so they weight kept piling on for me. When I finally had enough of my weight gain and took a hard look at myself and how horrible I looked, felt, etc. I taught myself how to cook and have been doing it ever since. Who knew, that this entire time that I was eating so bad that I loved veggies and healthy food? It’s kinda sad that it took me this long to realize it and unfortunately, every day I just shake my head at what I did to my body for so long. I really don’t understand how people can afford-both financially and physically- to eat out all the time. I guess I have better things to do with my cash and like knowing what’s going in my food. I wish I had more time and money to get more creative with my meals and devote more time to that alone. However tonight was NOT one of those nights where I wanted to get creative in the kitchen.

Don’t you hate when you have stuff in your kitchen to cook but you don’t want any of it or don’t feel like cooking? Cooking is very relaxing for me, I put on some music, chop my veggies to let out aggression and dance while cooking. But tonight, was not feeling it at all. I took Lincoln out and I was just beat still. I don’t know what was up with me today but feel like I sleep walked throughout the day. Meh. I went over to Fresh Market (a smaller Whole Foods if you will) and picked up some buffalo chicken tenders, baby spinach (the green monsters are making a comeback!!) and gasp—Patriotic Pretzels??!!

Yogurt covered pretzels are one of my most favorite things ever (you don’t see them on my blog b/c I don’t buy them for myself since I normally have no self-control with them) but decided to spend the $3 on them because, cmon, I’m supporting America by buying them.

And don’t think I didn’t break into them on my five-minute ride home


Too cute, too yummy.

Followed by a balanced dinner of fried tenders with Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch and more yogurt covered pretzels. These tenders were on steroids so I finished two and was full.

Is anyone else super excited for Last Comic Standing to be back on? I know I am!

PS-If you want to see a super awesome giveaway, click over to Lisa’s page, she has the mother of all giveaways going on……actually don’t go, better odds for me to win LOL JK 🙂

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14 Responses to “I like big books and I cannot lie”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 7, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    Ahahaha… love those google searches!

    I like Fresh Market- I think it’s pretty cheap in comparison to a lot of other places. And I agree with you- most of the time, cooking is a great way to release stress, enjoy yourself, and get some agression out. I save my dancing for baking… 🙂

  2. christina June 7, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    holy mother i want some patriotic pretzels! how precious are those. i need to read both of those books. let us know if you like them! 🙂

  3. April June 8, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    Yogurt pretzels are yummy!!

  4. dianacheung June 8, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    get those pretzels away from me. I couldn’t have that at my house cause I’ll eat it all….especially frosted animal crackers! BTW I’ve been wanting to read that jackie book. let me know how it is.

  5. teneightsixfour June 8, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    I would reallllly like to check out Jackie Warner’s book! Tell me how you like it! 🙂

  6. Karla June 8, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    I love yogurt covered pretzels! And American themed yogurt covered pretzels would probably make my day.
    I know what you mean about the eating out thing. I think the bigger issue for healthy eating isn’t just the eating in but the fact that fresh produce is more expensive than a lot of packaged foods, which is a shame.

  7. Monique June 8, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    Chicken tenders on steroids… where can i get one of those?? jk.

    the yogurt pretzels are adorbs!
    i never thought of putting leftover dip on pasta… theres this thing i make called MOMMY CRACK… that on top of of some farfalle. HOLY Calorie fest FATMAN!

    Mom used to cook every day when i was growing up but as i got older she got more tired of cooking so mom goes out to eat more and more. and I join her most of the time! lol

  8. lisaou11 June 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    those chicken tenders look SO good.

    I know it sucks about all the time wasted eating out and gaining weight-but, hey, you know how to cook for yourself NOW. Many people don’t know or ever figure it out until its too late.

  9. Jenna June 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Loveee your blog!
    Come check out mine 🙂
    Jenna

  10. Mari June 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    I love that we were both leaving comments at the same times lol…

    I heart when my mom calls me over for dinner…sometimes nothing is better than home cooking =) but sometimes a girl just wants her pretzels!

    I miss chicken tender on steroids, now I have Soy “chicken” tenders on estrogen hahahaha (corny I know but hey you like last comic standing haha)

  11. thehungryscholar June 9, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    That food looks so yummy.

    I am also excited about the last comic standing.

    Great blog 🙂

  12. Kelly June 9, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Oh man…yogurt/chocolate covered pretels are the bane of my existence! Seriously!

  13. Sheila June 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Oh man, yogurt covered pretzels are the BEST! YUMMMM!

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