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by Courtney on August 31, 2011

I feel like such a scatterbrain today!

No particular reason why, but I just can’t seem to focus or concentrate on any one thing for more than five minutes. It’s currently 8:40 as I’m typing this sentence and I actually sat down to start it at 8:05. Hopefully this is not a sign for what’s to come the rest of the day. Oy.

Let’s talk breakfast. I brought back an old favorite today that I realized I actually haven’t enjoyed in over a month now. What was I thinking?

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I just wish that this plate had the same little snack on it that the last plate did. Mmmmm.

Today’s English muffin included half with peanut butter, half with almond butter, and both with banana slices, cinnamon, honey, and chia seeds.

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As usual, when there’s more than one choice, I immediately have to bite into both so I can decide which one I like better and should save for last. Can you guess which one I saved for last? Winking smile

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A delicious mug of coffee is also currently being consumed, and I just have to say that I am really diggin’ the hot coffee these days. As much as I love my iced coffee, sometimes the hot stuff just does it for me.

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Alright, I’ve got to try and get my act together here this morning. Once this digests, it’s Wednesday Mash-Up time with my new workout playlist. Weeeee!

By the way…I ended with the peanut butter half. Winking smile

Questions for the Morning:

WOULD YOU RATHER…(I like the last one, bahaha)

  • Never be able to eat chocolate again -OR- nut butter again?
  • Be so famous and adored that you are always bothered by fans -OR- be famous but so hated that no one talks or approaches you?
  • For an entire day, have a tiny booger hanging from your nose -OR- a huge piece of spinach stuck between your front teeth?

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1 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 31, 2011 at 9:11 am

When I write my posts at night that happens to me all the time! The problem is that I’m getting sleepy by then and just want to go to bed.
I think I’d give up nut butter but honestly, that’s probably the toughest question that’s ever been on here!
So famous that I’m adored
Spinach. Definitely, spinach!
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2 Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 31, 2011 at 9:14 am

if you can get PB and Company PB near you, I think you’d LOVE their cinnamon raisin PB. It’s soooo good. Especially with vanilla cream cheese and apple slices!!
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3 Courtney August 31, 2011 at 9:16 am

I CAN get it near me, but I’ve never tried that particular flavor. Definitely going to look for it. YUM! :)


4 Ari @ Skinnified August 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I second that! The cinnamon raisin is probably my favorite, followed by white chocolate wonderful!
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5 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss August 31, 2011 at 9:17 am

1. UGH. I honestly think I’d give up nut butter. those two are non-negotiables for me, but I know the rules, and you have to pick one. some days, I just NEED chocolate.
2. I think I’d rather be so famous and adored that I am always bothered by fans
3. YEESH, I’d definitely prefer a huge piece of spinach stuck between my front teeth. Boogs are ga-ross.
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6 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 31, 2011 at 9:18 am

Haha don’t worry Courtney, that happens to me ALL the time when I try to write (especially when it’s early)

Actually, I was so scatter-brained when writing this morning’s post I wrote that I ate “spelt oats” instead of “spelt flakes”. It was only a few minutes later that I had comments coming in asking me what kind of crazy grain that was haha :(
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7 Char August 31, 2011 at 9:24 am

I would have totally ended with the PB one, too!! Now I want some toast with jam on it. I just gotta get up and start moving!!!
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8 Lindsey August 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

Eek, that is the toughest would you rather yet! I have to say chocolate since I am obsessed with peanut butter!
Even though it would be a pain, I would rather be adored. I am sure I could always find a escape somewhere if I was rich and famous ;)
Spinach in my teeth!
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9 Faith @ For the Health of It August 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

I really couldn’t choose between the no choc/nut butter question – maybe the chocolate, because I could always get sneaky and roll with carob when the cravings strike. Definitely the mobbed by fans and spinach options too!
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10 Kate August 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

I love the combo of almond butter & cinnamon yumm


11 Hannah August 31, 2011 at 9:33 am

i think i would have to give up PB
rather have spinach in my teeth.
rather be annoyed by others if i was very famous.

looks like a yummy breakfast..
i have been feeling a bit ‘off’ this week. and i do not LIKE it!


12 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 31, 2011 at 9:34 am

1. I’d give up nut butter (very reluctantly)

2. Ignored!

3. Definitely spinach, not as noticeable or gross!
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13 Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count August 31, 2011 at 9:42 am

Unfortunately, Florida is just TOO hot (98 degrees and 100% humidity hot) to drink warm coffee! I used to LOVE hot tea when I lived in VA. Nothing like a hot beverage to warm you up. Plus it makes it feel more like Fall!
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14 Shanna, Like Banana August 31, 2011 at 9:54 am

I loooove hot coffee…it has to be mighty toasty for me to want iced and that is never the case in Cali in the AM.

I could give up chocolate pretty easily. PB? Heck to the no.
Famous and adored..being hated would suck!
I’m going with spinach here…boogies are nast!


15 Courtney August 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I love that you just wrote boogies :)


16 Lyndsie @ August 31, 2011 at 10:07 am

Oh my, these are tough questions

1. I would give up chocolate. I love almond butter way too much to say goodbye
2. I would much rather be adored and constantly deal with fans than be hated…not very good for the psyche
3. Umm, probably spinach. At least your mouth can be closed for some of the day and boogers are gross.

Good luck with the rest or your day! :)
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17 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 31, 2011 at 10:12 am

I was wondering what you decided was best. I do that too! ….Hope your day turns all bright and sunny! :)
Nut butter, bothered by fans, & spinach in the teeth…. Oh wait, I do that. Yah, true story. I’ll go look in the mirrior after class and realize my lunch had been in my teeth for 4 hours. Ouch. Especially when I smile at the kids I teach all day long! HA!
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18 Sweet and Savvy August 31, 2011 at 10:38 am

I need to try adding honey And Chia seeds to nut butter for breakfast! Looks sooo good!

For the questions..
1. I love nut butter, but I’d Have to keep chocolate!
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19 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers August 31, 2011 at 10:41 am

Ah, thank goodness I have come back to a would you rather. I’ve rather missed them these past few days.
-As a proud non-fanatic of nut butter, I’d happily sacrifice it for a crack at chocolate for the rest of my life. (I just hope I’m not chastised for admitting it.)
-Since I’m addicted to attention (it’s chronic, hence all those tiaras) I’d happily be the sweet kind Beyonce compared to the jerkbot, Bill Nye (who, true story, I met. And hated. he’s a SCIENCE GUY for pete’s sake, the least he could do is be kind to undergrads who come to see him speak!)
-DEFINITELY the spinach stuck between my front teeth. And considering capes are on the forecast for fashion this fall, I get the sense that, within no time, Spinach Teeth will be all the rage. They’re probably selling it as an accessory at Urban Outfitters already.
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20 Courtney August 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

As always, you have succeeded in getting me to LOL! :-D


21 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun August 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

I feel scatter brained lately too. I think my mind just needs a break from pressure lately. ;)
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22 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 31, 2011 at 10:51 am

I’d rather never eat nut butter, be loved, & have spinach in my teeth! (That last one made me LOL)
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23 Jen August 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

1. Never nut butter again, although either would be extremely hard. I’m glad this isn’t a real decision I have to make.
2. Adored.
3. At first I was going to say booger, but a lot of people said spinach, and it’s making me rethink my decision. This one is hard! I guess spinach is less gross. How tiny is the booger? Haha!


24 Courtney August 31, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Hmm…it’s tiny, but it can be noticed ;)


25 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 31, 2011 at 10:54 am

Hmm…I would go with chocolate, famous and constantly bothered, and then the spinach. I feel like someone would be more apt to tell you about the spinach than a booger (eewww). I know I would!
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26 Kelly August 31, 2011 at 11:19 am

1. chocolate
2. be adored
3. booger….you said it was tiny, right?
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27 Courtney August 31, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Yes…buuuuut it can still be noticed ;)


28 Maria@La_Piattini August 31, 2011 at 11:24 am

I do that all the time where I’ll put two different toppings on my bagels or English muffins. I’ll do cream cheese and butter or peanut butter and almond butter. And I take turns taking a bite from each hehe. Sooo good!
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29 Debbie (accidently delish) August 31, 2011 at 11:32 am

Omg I totally do the same with my English muffins (check out my latest post)
How funny <3

And to answer the most important question, totally the booger! Spinach in your teeth is so gross! I currently have braces so I know allll about food getting atuck. And spinach is a main culprit!


30 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 31, 2011 at 11:42 am

I can’t focus today either! I think it’s because it’s halfway to the weekend and I’m thinking about what I want to do with it. So bad.

For the famous question, I’d rather be famous and no one talk to me. Sounds cold, but I’d hate it if I was constantly being interrupted by people I didn’t know who thought they knew me. I’d never get anything done or be able to enjoy myself. Plus, being “on” all the time is hard work!
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31 Katie @ Plates and Paste August 31, 2011 at 11:57 am

Nut butter, be famous and adored and spinach in teeth (you can hide it better!)


32 Kelly @ Not So Rocky Road August 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Wow those are some serious questions haha! I think I’d have to give up nut butters, as my sweet tooth always prevails. Be so famous and adored that I am always bothered by fans because the crapperazzi tend to bombard the hated celebs lol. Spinach in the teeth, no question! A booger would be noticeable all the time, where as spinach in the teeth is only noticed when you open your mouth!
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33 Khushboo August 31, 2011 at 12:07 pm

That first ‘would you rather’ is just cruel…so cruel that I don’t wanna even try and answer it!!!
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34 Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries August 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Your breakfast this morning is one of my favorite “go-to” meals… I’ve had it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! (especially in college) I would’ve ended with the peanut butter side too I think. :)

-I’d rather never eat chocolate again. Nut butter is my favorite food ever.
-I’d rather be so famous that people are always bothering me…at least I know they like me!
-Haha I think I’d rather have the spinach in my teeth, but both don’t sound attractive at all!
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35 Rebecca August 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I that all the time too! I think you just gave me a new breakfast inspiration. As much as I love chocolate, it’d be harder to give up my nut butters. I’d go with never being alone and always being bothered by fans. Spinach in my tooth, as least you can sort of hide it and it could be a back tooth right?
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36 Arimey August 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

1. Definitely the chocolate – I could NEVER give up my nut butters!
2. So famous that I’m always bothered, for sure. I have a strange thing about people not liking me.
3. This is such a toughie! I’m torn because they’re both totally gross, but I’m leaning towards the spinach only because the booger would be noticable at all times, as opposed to the spinach only being seen when I’m talking.

P.S. I’m new to your blog, but am already obsessed! Thanks for the great posts :)


37 Lindsay @ biking before bed August 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I would have to go with nut butters…as long as I get all varieties. I mean sometimes it’s tough to eat an English muffin with just one kind!:)

I would rather be adored. Well until I showed up with spinach in my teeth. Don’t know what the fans would think.
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38 Yolie @ Practising Wellness August 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I felt like that last Thursday, and it was sooo frustrating, when there is so much to do, to not be able to focus feels so unproductive! I got po’d with myself then broke for lunch with my boyfriend and came back waaay refreshed and much more able to tackle everything I needed to do in an organised fashion! Nice to know that you get that brain mush too sometimes :-) That is one of my favourite breakfasts right there…except with an ezekiel muffin instead…soooo divine.
The first would you rather is sooooo hard! I can’t choose! Literally! Those are two of my staples…it’s a toughie! :-P Definitely be always bothered by fans – it’d be sad to be hated! Although you could always not read the press and then you’d never know AND never be bothered. Now that I think about it, that might be better. Hmmm…these are complex! Last one? Definitely spinach in teeth, lol!
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39 Ari @ Skinnified August 31, 2011 at 1:07 pm

As much as I love chocolate, I have given it up before (terrible decision) and I love nut butter even more! Definitely famous and adored (it would be an oxy moron to pick the opposite when theatre is the career path I’ve chosen haha), and I know everyone says spinach, but I’m gonna go with the booger–I mean thinking about every time I spoke (which is a lot) people staring at a green hunk in my tooth just seems a little more embarrassing to me :O)
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40 Becky @ Fit Chick on the Fly August 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm

-I could never give up chocolate, it’s my best friend
-Famous & Loved is way more exciting!
-Tiny boogie bc it’s a little less noticeable than spinach in your teeth!

Fun questions! :)
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41 Leslie August 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Never be able to eat nut butter. NO WAY could I go without chocolate, I am pretty sure I would die.
Be famous but so hated that no one talks or approaches you. Honestly, if you’re that famous, you probably don’t care what anyone thinks. Or do you?? I don’t think I’d care, I’d prefer privacy!
For an entire day, have a huge piece of spinach stuck between your front teeth. Boogers are nast, yo!


42 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries August 31, 2011 at 1:40 pm

1. I’d have to give up nut butters! (sorry, 98.7% of the blog community)
2. I’d never want to be famous!
3. Anything related to boogers or snot serious makes me gag (like I’m doing right now) so I’d rather have the spinach! If it was so huge, maybe someone would tell me!
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43 Courtney August 31, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Sorry to make you gag, my dear! ;)


44 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Mmm! What a tasty breakfast. I haven’t had a cup of hot coffee forever. I am just not ready for it when it is still 90 degrees here.

I would rather never eat chocolate again, be so famous and adored that I was always bothered by fans, and have a huge piece of spinach stuck between my teeth. Boogers=nasty! At least people would know I got some veggies in for the day maybe? ;)
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45 Lizzie August 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Spinach! I would try not to talk the entire day
and i would have ended with the PB half too–i like a good old pb! :)
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46 Amanda August 31, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I could never, ever, EVER give up chocolate!! Haha


47 Shana August 31, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I totally save the best for last! Sometimes food gets completely rearranged on my plate so the last taste can be “the perfect bite”!


48 Samantha @ Running and Cupcakes August 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Im loving these would you rather’s, they’re so amusing!

I would definitely give up nut butter – to live the rest of my life without chocolate would be no life at all.

I’d rather be bothered all the time by fans, I do not like it AT ALL when people don’t like me (I hope right now there isn’t anyone that feels that way!).

I’d rather have the tiny booger – then if someone says something maybe I can pass it off as a zit or a piece of skin or something! :)
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