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Kind of Ironic

by Courtney on March 23, 2012

Aaaand, the award for best blog readers of all time goes to…

All of YOU!!

Thanks so much for all of your feedback from this morning’s post- I really do appreciate it. I had a feeling that some of you would be able to relate in one way or another, so it felt nice to see that I’m not the only one currently battling Mr. Sugar. Just goes to show ya…we’ve all got our demons.


I had a short shift at work this morning (got a new client I’m super excited to work with too!), but before heading home, I had a quick pit stop to make…


It is Coffee Friday, ya know. Winking smile

Today’s order: 1 pump Caramel Almond iced coffee with skim milk. It’s sooooo good. And I am sooooo excited to have iced coffee back in my life.

For breakfast, I wanted something quick, easy, and no fuss, so I kept it simple with a whole wheat English muffin topped with peanut butter, banana slices, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Today was actually the first day that I finally opened the jar of Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter that I bought from iHerb back in January.


WOAH, that stuff is good.

I enjoyed breakfast while watching The Doctors (anyone else addicted to this show??) and skimming through a copy of the latest Tastefully Simple catalog that Jay brought home from work yesterday.

Turns out, one of his co-workers (Hey, Tracey!) sells it, saw that I had mentioned it here on the blog the other day, and sent him home with a catalog for me to look at. I’m pretty sure we’ll be placing an order…and I’m pretty sure it will include beer bread.


After letting breakfast digest, I went ahead and tackled part of today’s bootcamp workout. On the agenda for today were some upper body supersets, which I actually did at home since it just worked better with my schedule today. As for cardio, I’m going to count tonight’s Tabata class and really get the group pumped up. Winking smile

By the time I was showered up it was already lunch time. I didn’t end up having a mid-morning snack, but I also didn’t feel like I needed it because I ate breakfast later than normal. Instead, I plan on breaking lunch up into two parts today.

Part 1 included a delicious yogurt bowl, filled with plain Chobani, strawberries, blueberries, Kashi Go Lean, Special K Protein Plus, and some granola.


Yeah, you know. The same combo you’ve been seeing for weeks now.


I also snacked on a Double Strawberry Cream Cheese Filled Muffin with part one because I was still hungry and, well, I wanted one.


I find it kind of ironic that part one of lunch today was rather on the sweet side, don’t you? Winking smile

Not sure yet what part two will entail, but I know I’m going to try and get some veggies in there somewhere…even if I did have enough of ‘em to feed a small army last night.


A couple quick giveaway announcements:

1. The winners of The Healthy Beef Cookbook are entry #’s 24 & 41.

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Congratulations, Renata & Toni!

Please email me at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com with your shipping info so I can get those mailed out to you asap!

2. I still have not heard from the winner of my Technogel pillow giveaway! Please check this post to see whether or not it was you. If I don’t get a response in the next 24 hours, I will be choosing a new winner.


I’m headed back to work shortly for a few hours, and then it’s back home to dig into the dinner that has been providing me with the wonderful aromas of garlic all morning and afternoon long. Yummm!

Anyone else have yummy dinner plans on the agenda for tonight?

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1 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third March 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Going to a fundraiser gala and apparently the food is going to be amazing…. My stomach is already growling thinking about it.
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2 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

your cereal bowl looks so good! i was planning on a smoothie for lunch today, but now i’m thinking cereal might rule that plan out. ;)
tilapia and roasted veggies are on the menu for dinner tonight! i’ve been obsessed with roasted veggies lately. and you better believe a fro-yo trip is on the agenda for dessert!
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3 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Your cereal bowl looks so yummy to me! I love having cereal. I can never eat just once kind though. I like to mix it up. :)

I’m going out to dinner tonight with my dad and my fiance to celebrate my birthday which is actually on Sunday.
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4 Melissa March 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I have started making Courtney-inspired mixed cereal bowls and I think of you every time I make one! :) No exciting dinner plans, but I’m thinking I’ll attempt some peanut butter banana bread with my new peanut flour. Pretty sure it will need some chocolate chips, too. I mean, how could that be bad?
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5 Amy March 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

yumm all your eats look awesome!! your pic of iced coffee just got me really excited for summer haha i dont know why…but i love iced coffee!!


6 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I really want to make those strawberry muffins!
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7 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

No idea what I’m going to have for dinner! I might pick up a burger salad from a place nearby that I have a groupon to!


8 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I have NO dinner plans yet. Maybe eggs because I have a few left and I’m kind of sick of having that big container in my fridge…ha! ;)
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9 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

We’re meeting our mortgage broker in downtown Atlanta late this afternoon, so we’ll probably do dinner down there. Otherwise, we’ll have to fight Atlanta traffic on a Friday evening at rushhour. Yikes!!

Enjoy your evening! :)
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10 Khushboo March 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Those muffins keep looking better and better! I had an awesome yet simple dinner: poached eggs on toast with goat cheese and smoked salmon…and of course some veggies in the form of a side salad :)
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11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles March 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I’ll pretend to be Rose for you ;) for that giveaway. HA! ….. Your lunch looks delicious! Mmmm! That bowl would totally hit the spot today! :)
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12 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill March 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Definitely buy some of the beer bread! My mom has made several different kinds of beer bread over the years and nothing compares to Tastefully Simple’s version–it’s so doughy!
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13 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List March 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

If Ms. Rose doesn’t come forward for the pillow, ship that sucker to NC!! ;)


14 Yellow Haired Girl March 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Tonight I’m trying out a new restaurant with a friend! I’m really looking forward to it – I already glanced over the menu online (of course!).

And The Doctors? Love that show. Dr. Travis? Yes, please ;)
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15 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life March 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I love DD’s caramel almond iced coffee. That’s what I always get when I go!
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16 Tracey March 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Hey Courtney! :) I love the beer bread too! and i think im addicted to Garlic Garlic as well.


17 Lisa March 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

No dinner plans for me tonight, just taking it easy and doing something simple! I like your two parter lunch, it all looks very good! Hope you have a great dinner later! And I wanted to add your post from this morning was great to read, glad your not being too hard on yourself!
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18 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness March 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I drink iced coffee year round! I know I am a freak, but I have burnt my tongue one to many times to deal with it so now I just drink up with a blanket:) As always your eats look delicious…I don’t know how I missed your muffin recipe but I am pinning that immediately!
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19 Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers March 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The hubs and I will probably be making some sushi tonight! I’ve actually been wanting to try making a roll filled with fruit :)
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20 Lauren March 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

D&D has carmel almond coffee? Seriously? I’m so intrigued!
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21 Lauren B. March 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I’m making jumbo lump crab cakes with a grainy mustard sauce for dinner tonight. I have been waiting for this aaaaalllll week long!


22 Brittany March 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I went to a wine tasting after work with a few friends and now I’m home on my second glass of wine and reading blogs. Crazy Friday night over here. :)
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23 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Mmm Tastefully Simple beer bread is amazing!
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24 Alison March 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I totally want one of those muffins. Amazing.
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25 Cley March 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

Want to try that caramel almond coffee.. it sounds delicious.. and the muffins perfect for breakfast..
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26 Ruben March 24, 2012 at 3:43 am

Good post! I’ll definitely be pinning this on pinterest!
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27 Kate @ The Little Spoon Blog March 24, 2012 at 10:55 am

I just went to a Tastefully Simple party last night and bought 3 things… the Let’s Luau! Hawaiian Dip Mix, the Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce and the Sweet Halapeno Dip Started. I couldn’t get enough of them at the party so I figured I should definately have some stocked in my house :-)
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