My body is NOT a wonderland

15 May

John Mayer can go suck it. After the food and booze fest for the past four days, my body feels like anything but a wonderland.

I love coming into town and seeing friends but unfortunately it entails going out for food and drinks. Now I love food and drinks but the past four days have done me in. I am at the point if I hear the word beer I start to feel nauseous and gag a bit. There has been no mention of vegetables or fruit and water has only been drunk in between beers. I’ve been in fried fatty food heaven and it hasn’t been worth the way I’m feeling right about now.  I even went to Ross to buy a few flowy dresses since I feel like a heffer in pants plus who wants to wear pants when it’s 90 + degrees out? I feel bloated, tired, cranky and moody as all hell and I need to have my body feeling like the semi-wonderland it once was as opposed to the garbage disposal of crap it’s been recently.

Even Lincoln is eating worse than normal. He has been getting his Polish ham on like no other dog in town.

And what the hell is up with me having more of a social life in South Florida than in Charlotte? Something is wrong with that! And let’s not even start about how I’ve met more guys in the past week than I have in the past few months in Charlotte. I can’t wait to move out of that city.

Blogger meet ups rock my world and  I met up with Natalie from Will Jog For Food. I’m so stoked she wanted to meet up! I love her blog because not only does she posts recipes, travel adventures and workouts, she has reviews of restaurants in the South Florida area. Perfect for me since I’m originally from here and want to find new places to check out while I visit the parentals. She recently posted a review of Brother Tuckers in Pompano Beach and I thought it looked like a fun place so we met up for dinner on Thursday night.

I like their menu because they didn’t have a lot of variety, which is perfect for someone like me who flip flops on what to order (she saw this first hand when I kept reaching for a menu, deciding on something different every few minutes) I finally settled on the tuna burger with a side of pasta salad.

Absolutely delicious! This place was unique, it’s a pub but it is a complete hole in the wall. I’ve been to many hole in the wall places before but this one was for real since you can either walk in from the front entrance on the street or through the back entrance. The back entrance is funky since you have to walk through the kitchen to get to the dining room. When she told me this, I thought that was a little odd but it was cool seeing the staff at work and how they cook everything. Plus it’s right there in the open with people walking through so it has to be clean right?

Natalie and I

It was so great to meet her and now know one more person in South Florida!

Its been so hot here the past week, fro yo has been on my mind constantly (and 7-11 slurpees since we don’t have 7-11 in Charlotte. Add yet another reason to the list of why I can’t wait to move) I found a fro yo place a few minutes away from my parents—16 Handles.

I tend to go with fruity, tart fro yo however, I saw something I couldn’t pass up

RED VELVET FRO YO (yes, totally deserves all caps)

I’ve been reading about red velvet fro yo for the past year and was a little sad I’ve never tried it.  This was the perfect opportunity to try it out, topped with some coconut and almonds.

Gripe-I hate when people complain about the prices at self serve fro yo places. Why don’t they just practice some self control instead of filling their entire container? I got this portion for $2 and some change and it hit the spot. Moderation, people, moderation.

Half priced frapps having been helping me either. I took a chance on once I’ve never tried-Toffee Nut frapp and it was absolutely disgusting. I will be sticking with Coconut Mocha or Caramel Light in the future.

As for getting back on track? I can’t wait for some veggies like these to make an appearance again in my life. It’s been way too long since we’ve shared some quality time.

Hope everyone had a fun weekend—tell me something exciting about me!

Anyone else sad about it being the last day of half priced fraps? I am at Starbucks enjoying my last one—coconut crème-yummay!

34 Responses to “My body is NOT a wonderland”

  1. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles May 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    I’ve never been to a self-serve frozen yogurt place! I’m sure I’d totally overload on toppings – but you would not find me complaining! Haha! 🙂

  2. Vixter2010 May 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    I always eat badly on holiday, you just feel you have an excuse I guess 🙂 I also drink less water! So glad you’re enjoying yourself though and woo new men to meet!

  3. Amanda May 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    ugh! I totally forgot about the half-price fraps. I fail at Starbucks lately.

    I love Red Velvet fro-yo. It’s soooo good!

  4. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons May 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    Allll the boys I met were in FL… well partly b/c thats where I lived my whole life =) haha but its awesome there – agreed! So jeal that you and Nat got to meet! I wish I could have crashed the partay!!! =) I’m sad you wont be my almost (aka 5 hours away or something?) neighbor anymore but i’m so glad for you shakin’ things up and moving somewhere new! mwah!

  5. Kelsey May 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    urghh thats not good that uve been feeling that way! i wish junk food didnt make the body feel like hell the next day! i’d beg to differ and say ur body is STILL a wonderland, and i wont take no for an answer hehe.

    the cashier at the grocery store was telling me all about the starbucks half price frapps…i think it was like from 2pm to 5pm or something..and on Fridays right?

    xoxo ❤

  6. April May 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    What a cute picture of Lincoln!

    I haven’t tried the coconut…I bet it’s yummy!!!

  7. Abby May 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    I’m in the same boat in that I’m traveling and eating different crap that makes me feel a bit less than stellar. I haven’t been overdoing it or anything, but it still makes me feel like crap. I can’t wait to get home and back to my version of normal.

    Your meet-up looks fun! I kind of like the idea of walking through the kitchen, although I would probably be tempted to wear a white glove and inspect of something. That would guarantee they spit in my dish, eh?

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

      Same way, I just want to get back to my normal regime. One of these days….

  8. Ashleigh May 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    I love self serve fro yo because I think its cheaper than a cone. Also because I like the toppings more than anything!

  9. Amy @ Second City Randomness May 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    A toffee drink not good?!?!?! I do not understand this statement. My whole world just flipped upside-down…

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

      I know right? I could barely choke it down. Not sure if they made it sugar free or what?

  10. Kelly Olexa May 16, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    Do you know I have never tried some of those other Frappucinnos? Honestly I think I’ve only tasted one of Starbucks Frappuccinos! (I can’t lie- the McDonald’s frozen ones are flipping KILLER and a way better price, and you know I’m a Starbucks FREAK) 😉

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

      McD’s are pretty bomb! My mom got some mocha caramel iced drink this wknd…it was magical!

  11. Elin @andserenitytoo May 16, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    I wish I could get Starbucks half priced frappos…but we don’t even have Starbucks here 😦
    So recognise that feeling of just needing a salad, usually after a too wild weekend 😉 Great you had such a good time in Florida!

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

      Hold up….no Starbucks?

      • Elin @andserenitytoo May 20, 2011 at 8:02 am #

        I know, horrible right!! it’s one thing I always buy when travelling 🙂

  12. Jessica May 16, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Oh my, after the weekend I had my body is certainly NOT a wonderland right now either! I can’t wait to hit the gym today – that always makes me feel better : )

    It has been too long since I have been to Sbux, I think I see a trip in the near future!

  13. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings May 16, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    That for yo spot looks like my kind of place! I love that you told John Mayer to go suck it! LOL! I had a weekend like that last week. My body was a watseland off pullutants (I wonder if he can remix the song that way…hmmmm) LOL! Thanks for the food porn 😉

  14. According to Gus May 16, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    I’ve never been to a self-serve fro you place, but they’ve been popping up all over SA like weeds. They must be good!

    Glad to see you’re enjoying your time – I love that photo of Lincoln. D

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

      I think you need to visit one on your trip!

  15. Natalie @ Will Jog For Food May 16, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Dinner was so fun!!!

    I heard about that yogurt at 16 handles…I SO need to try it. Maybe during my lunch break? hehe

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

      Perfect place to stop after Whole Foods!

  16. bigcitybabycarrots May 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    I love 16 Handles, but never seem to be by one. I personally love the make your own place because then I can mix whatever flavors I choose.

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

      It seems like they(fro yo places in general) are popping up all over the plqcr. I’ve never heard of 16 Handles before though.

  17. Monique May 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    hahaha that’s how I felt during my week back in California…. always out and always drinking. Yuck. My wallet and liver hated me.

    Looks like you’re having a blast though 🙂

  18. Diana@mymarblerye May 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Let’s not talk about eating bad! Haven’t worked out or had a homecooked meal in 2 weeks! Oh wells! Woo hoo red velvet froyo!!!!

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

      You’re on your honeymoon, that’s a great excuse!

  19. Callie May 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    hahahaha!! I freaking love you – And, just love your post! I agree though, nowadays I drink a bit too much and I’m out for at least 72 hours – 2-day hangover, all the way!

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

      Awww sweet thanks! Doesn’t it suck how hangovers seem to last longer and longer now? Ugh.

  20. MelissaNibbles May 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve never had self serve froyo. I can’t imagine going buckwild with it, I mean it’s yogurt…Anyway, the tuna sandwich looks delicious and the pub sounds cute.

    • simplyshaka May 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

      Agreed. Some people I talk to say they spent eight or nine dollars on it(maybe b.c of the add ons?) When I get fro yo I just need a little of it with a light topping.

  21. Brittney May 19, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Frozen Isle in Overstreet Mall has Red Velvet froyo on occasion. It is awesome, isn’t it?? Looks like you are having a great time in FL!

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