(Almost) Free Eats

22 Sep

Thanks everyone for the kind words regarding the new job! I am so excited to be moving into something different and am very much looking forward to it. Many of you know I have been wanting to get out for a while so this is long overdue and I am a little nervous about starting something new but also excited, like in a first day of school kind of way!

Lunch was on the cheap today. I didn’t make anything ahead of time but had two coupons sitting in my wallet, one for Chick Fil A and the other for Einsteins

The Einsteins Coupon was for free Pretzel Poppers with a beverage purchase. I only paid $1.87 for the drunk which made me smile since saving money has that effect on me.

Excuse my man hands in the picture—they look ginorm! These babies were really awesome—they came with a dijon honey mustard dipping sauce and were so soft and scrumptious! The only down side was that they had WAY too much salt for my liking but it was easy to brush off.

Chick Fil A is next door to Einsteins so I went there to redeem my “Free Fruit Cup and Water” coupon. I didn’t think pretzel poppers and fruit would be a substantial meal so I got an order of chicken nuggets when I was there. Luckily, the guy who likes to give me free fat free honey mustard was there and he hooked me up with a packet of that and then some. Never hurts to shake your tail feather for free sauce.

Christina would be proud!! I love Chick Fil A but I am not in her league regarding the eat more chickun establishment.

All of this for $4.90-nothing wrong with that!

This morning they made the announcement in our weekly meeting that I would be leaving and everyone was freaking out. Happy for me yet freaking out. Is it wrong that all of that made me happy? They were all like “Oh my god, what are we going to do without you?” and word caught on fast and soon I was being bombarded with IM’s, emails and calls asking if  it were really true. Business partners kept telling me again, how happy they were for me yet how was our team going to operate without me (I try to tell you all how big of a deal I am but no one wants to believe me! Ha!) and how I am their favorite person to work with. Again, it made me smile. It’s nice to know that I appreciated and will be missed.

Damn you leftover baby shower cupcakes. How cute is this??

I got out of work a little early for a change and walked over to Roly Poly where I had a coupon for a free sandwich. I’ve never been there before so I was excited to try something new! I got the Turkey Applejack-Turkey breast, melted jack cheese, apple butter, bacon, onion, mushrooms, fresh basil mayo, with a side of spicy honey mustard




Fan-flippin-tabulous. I wasn’t sure if I would go there again since their prices are a bit high for my taste but after tasting this, my vote has changed!

I paired up with peach bites and pretzel sticks

Modern Family is back! Modern Family is back! Modern Family is back! 

Did you know that Modern Family is back tonight? I am fully aware and went for a 3 mile walk right after dinner so I would be able to watch it without being lethargic from the big dinner. I’m happy to know I burned off the cupcake I inhaled earlier.

I was only going to go for a mile walk but just kept going. I went on a new route that was longer AND hillier than expected. I never noticed these hills before while driving but I would be steadily be walking then started to slow down a bit, get to the top of the hill, get excited because I was going downhill and then what do you know-another hill. This got my heart rate up there and it was nice to mix it up a bit.


Nothing like some frozen banana soft serve after a workout!

Also, I haven’t been tracking my food lately and I’m ok with that. I’ve been tracking on Livestrong.com for the past three years and it hasnt been working lately. I would get a tad neurotic if I didn’t track every single thing in and be bummed if I went over my calorie count for the day. I am still trying to stay aware of all that I eat but feel alot better mentally that I’m not tracking my food. We’ll see how this little experiment goes……

What some free food for yourself? For all my Mexican food lovers, click here to get a BOGO coupon at Qdoba, must use by 9.24

Happy hump day all!!

11 Responses to “(Almost) Free Eats”

  1. terri September 23, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    hey tif! congrats on the new job!!!! i bet you are sooo excited! good job burning off the baby shower cuppie!
    i did nothing last night and feel like a sponge right now. :o)
    have a great day!

    • simplyshaka September 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

      Thanks girl, I appreciate it 🙂 You know how miserable I was so lets hope this one is better!!

  2. dianacheung September 23, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    we’ve been eating similarly lately: whatever is cheap and we can get our hands on! I knew you were big sh*t at work…can’t wait for everyone to see how HELLish it is once you leave..MUAHAHAHAHAHA. BTW I loved how walkable Charlotte was!

    • simplyshaka September 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

      I love your evil laugh–I feel the same way!!

      It is a pretty walkable city and me loves it 🙂

  3. Amy @ Second City Randomness September 23, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    I used to track my food, too. But turns out I’d go a little overboard and obsess about every little thing. Hopefully you’ll like going without it, too- it’s very much a mental break…

    And yea for Modern Family! I’m so freaking excited for the season!

  4. spabettie September 23, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    impressive use of coupons for some AWESOME looking eats!! that Roly Poly looks FANTASTIC.

    I LOVE Modern Family! 🙂 I made sure I was done with EVERYTHING last night so I could watch uninterrupted. Funny stuff. 🙂

  5. Mo Diva September 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    wow you made out like a bandit!
    i saw modern family on my DVR and i squealed. my tv is so smart to record it while i was hanging out…
    like a boyfriend but better. he knows what i like.
    look at you! you caloring burning machine! i loves it.

  6. christina September 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    OMG i am cracking up. i saw all the sauce and thought “holy shit i’m so proud.” and then you said i would be! you freaking mind reader. i love that place so much. you are the only other blogger that goes there as much as i do, so pat on the back to you sister. that rolly poly sandwich sounds so freaking good.

  7. Laury @TheFitnessDish September 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    I am obsessed with Chic Fil’A waffle fries….my weakness!!!!!!

    All your food looks real tasty!!!!

  8. Monique September 24, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    Yeah!! I’ve been getting CHHHHEAP coupons lately. Like, on a daily basis. Maybe the consumer world thinks I’m not getting enough to eat?? (so not the case)

  9. nic - the auspicious squirrel September 29, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    That sandwich had an interesting combo… apple butter, bacon, mushrooms, and basil… with honey mustard? Wow… 😀 I like the strange combos that turn out awesome!

    I get neurotic too when I concentrate too much on my food intake… once you get to a certain point, I’d like to believe that I can listen to my body.

    Congrats on the new job! 😀

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