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Do A Double Take

by Courtney on June 19, 2012

Good morning, friends! I’m coming to you all this morning from my cozy little corner in Starbucks.


My schedule at the gym has changed up a bit (no more late Tuesdays!) and I have some time to kill this morning before my next scheduled appointment, so I figured I’d just set up shop here instead of driving all the way back home.

I planned ahead on this one, so last night I packed up my old laptop (which is running slower than molasses, btw) and put together a batch of overnight oats in a jar to bring with me…you know, because I love eating peanut butter out of a jar in public and making people do a double take.


It was the same batch as usual, along with a grande 1 pump vanilla blonde roast coffee.


So I don’t know what is in the air today, but my allergies are having a flippin’ field day. Anyone else having as much fun with theirs as I am? My nose has had the non-stop tickle for the past hour and I’ve got a nice little headache placed right above the ‘ol eyeballs. Ughh. I think I’m just in a funk this morning.

I’ve been dealing with some stuff lately (hey, aren’t we all?) and some days I feel like it takes its toll on me more than others. So far, today is one of those days.

BUT, the more you dwell on something the worse it becomes, right? So here’s to working on turning this day around! I do have plans for a hair cut (and maybe color) with mom later today, so that’s exciting. Oh yeah…then there’s that tiny little fact that I’m going to be on TV tomorrow morning. I suppose that’s pretty exciting too…

Actually, way more like nerve-racking.

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

Exciting, for sure! :) I have oats in a Cookie Butter jar today – people stare at me like they should report me for being a bad dietitian.
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2 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

Hope your day gets better, Courtney!!
You reminded me that I didn’t have coffee this morning. I changed up my routine since I am on summer break..but it just totally didn’t make the schedule this AM. I am sure I will feel it later. Looks like I’ll be making a stop at Dunkin!
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3 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 19, 2012 at 8:46 am

big hugs to you courtney! xoxo
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4 Presley (@runpretty) June 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

For some reason, my allergies have not bothered me this year as much. Thank goodness! Have fun getting your hair did :) That’s what I’ll be doing this morning! These roots have got to go.
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5 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

Maybe you’ll make someone who walks by into an overnight oats convert :)
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6 Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona June 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

Allergies can definitely be tough to deal with. I never had to worry about them before, until I got a job a couple years ago working outside. Now because I’m breathing in all the pollen and stuff I definitely get allergies.

Hope you’re feeling better soon!
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7 Gina B. June 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and I don’t think I’ve ever commented! Figured I’d do so today, and say that I hope whatever you’re going through works out! You portray such an upbeat attitude, and a great spirit :) Sending positive thoughts to you!


8 Courtney June 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Thanks, Gina!!


9 Leanne June 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

TV tomorrow? How cool! Did I miss something…?! Which show? :D Have fun & good luck — you’ll be fine! :)
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10 Courtney June 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Haha, you didn’t miss anything! I haven’t said anything until today ;)


11 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

I hope you feel better! :) My allergies have been acting up today too. I’ve been sneezing like crazy. I don’t think my co-workers like me very much today.

Good luck with the tv appearance tomorrow! Exciting!
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12 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List June 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

now i need COFFEEEEEE!!!
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13 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes June 19, 2012 at 8:59 am

Feel better, Courtney! I’m eating overnight oats in a jar for breakfast, too :)
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14 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

Starbucks makes the world a better place. :) Soak up the goodness that is Starbucks and kick the world’s bum today! Yep, kick it in the bum! …’re going to be on TV tomorrow! WOoooooo! That IS exciting!
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15 Courtney June 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Haha, Julie, your comments are always so upbeat and happy! I look forward to reading them everyday :)


16 Catlin June 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

That’s so much fun that you get to be on TV :)

Feel better!!! :)


17 Lindsey June 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

Sending you good vibes to feel better :)
That is too funny, I could just imagine people staring at you thinking you are eating straight up PB. haha. If only they knew they goodness they were missing out on!
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18 Khushboo June 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

Way to end on a cliff-hanger…very intrigued about your upcoming tv debut :)
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19 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie June 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

I hope you feel better! I have some stuff going on too — let’s just move passed it :)
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20 Lena @Fit on the Rocks June 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

I don’t know what it is, but my allergies have been insane off and on for the past week or so. I’m guessing it’s from it being super dry here in Denver right now + the fires up north…who knows. Anyway, you’ll do great on tv tomorrow! The imagining people in underwear thing doesn’t work for me since it makes me smirk, but maybe it’ll work for you :P
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21 Courtney June 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Haha, it doesn’t work for me either!


22 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog June 19, 2012 at 9:36 am

We have had an abnomal amount of rain for SE Texas this summer and my allergies don’t like it either! Sneezing like crazy over here! {Though I do love the storms}

Hopefully your sinuses clear up soon, I know its annoying!
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23 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health June 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

I can’t believe you’re going to be on TV!! That is so exciting! I’m sure you will be fabulous. I’m down in FL right now so my allergies aren’t that bad, but just a few days ago when I was home in OH, they were flaring up like crazy! Ugh, so annoying haha. Hope you have a lovely day pretty girl! Can’t wait to see how you get your hair done :)
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24 Karen June 19, 2012 at 9:45 am

Hope you feel better soon! I’m trying to avoid dwelling on things too. Doesn’t help that I’m sick right now so I can’t even work out :(
I laughed out loud at the thought of Starbucks patrons staring at you and your peanut butter jar!
Good luck tomorrow!!
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25 Taylor @ A Taste of Taylor June 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

I love that you eat your oats in a jar in public haha I can only imagine the looks people must give you when they see such a fit girl eating “peanut butter” with a spoon! Hope that getting your hair done today turns your day around… nothing like a little pampering to make a girl feel good :) And TV…? Sounds exciting!
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26 Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife June 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

TV?! How exciting!! Good luck, girl! I’m sure you will do great!!
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27 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake June 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

My allergies were absolutely HORRIFIC in April… like worse than they’ve ever been! Luckily, it only lasted about 2 weeks, & I’ve been ok since then. Hope you feel better!
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28 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers June 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

Being on tv sounds exciting. I can’t wait to hear more about it!


29 Annie June 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

sorry to hear you’ve been having a rough time. Hope whatever it is that’s bothering you get sbetter soon.

My allergies have been horrendous this year and I’ve been putting off going to the doctor but I finally made an appointement after I had to cancel an afternoon with friends!


30 Megan June 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

I love the humor of overnight oats in a jar. I was once late for class in the morning so I took my breakfast with me and the professor stopped the lecture to ask me if I was eating peanut butter during class. Too funny :] You are gonna rock that TV performance!


31 Courtney June 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Haha, I don’t know if it’s much of a “performance,” but let’s just hope I don’t stumble all over my words ;)


32 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom June 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

I can only imagine what some people are thinking when they see you eating spoonful after spoonful out of a peanut butter jar, lol!!

Have a nice time on your mom date this afternoon! That is always fun!!

TV appearance?! Can’t wait to hear more!!
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33 Renee June 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

Ohhhhh TV…… that is awesome! Congratulations and good luck! Can’t wait to see it. Also doing odd things in public is natural for me at this point I love making people do a double take.
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34 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 19, 2012 at 11:18 am

I took my parfait jar to Peet’s Coffee, and boy did I get looks, but hey I bought a coffee. This morning I am giving blood and to reward myself I am getting my Starbucks afterwards.

Enjoy your SB and day!
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35 Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

Sending many hugs your way, Courtney!! You’re right, we all go through those down times, but knowing that other people are going through it doesn’t make it any easier haha! ;) Hope your day gets better!!
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36 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson June 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

Starbucks….I love that place!

I hope your day gets better!
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37 Annie June 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I read an article this morning about turning a bad day around, so when I read your post I felt I needed to share it!

Hope your day improves!


38 Alysia @ Slim Sanity June 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

i love me some skippy natural PB!
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39 Annette@FitnessPerks June 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I could see why people would do a double take with a jar of PB and a spoon..heheh :)

Cheers for having a great day soon!!
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40 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony June 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

TV? Details……? :)
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41 Lisa June 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Feel better pretty lady! Sometimes we all have those not so fun days. Its just inevitable. You’ve got me craving another coffee!
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42 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I totally get the “funky” days; I’ve had more than my fair share lately. They’re definitely downers and not welcome. I always like to remind myself when I’m just having one of those days that tomorrow is a brand new day and therefore I’ll be able to start anew. Here’s to hoping your day turns around!
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43 Shannon June 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

TV? Tomorrow? What time? I don’t have school so if it’s early, I can watch! Yipee! :) Sorry- I get carried away with these kind of things. How exciting, and I’m sure you’ll be great.


44 Courtney June 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

6:45 on Fox23! :)


45 Shannon June 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I’ll wake up at 6:40- thank you for the heads up. Looking forward to ‘seeing’ you on TV. How exciting! :)


46 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 19, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I’m sorry you’re having one of those days – I had one of those yesterday. You should have seen me sobbing during acupuncture. I was a freaking mess. hahaha! I hope tomorrow is better!
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47 Courtney June 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Thanks, girl! Hope today was better for YOU. We need to chat soon! Let me know when you’re around!! :)


48 Hiba June 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Hi Courtney!
If your allergies really bother you, there’s an herbal supplement you can take called Perimine. My brother gets really bad seasonal allergies but it works very well for him!


49 Molly Ritterbeck June 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I think your peanut butter jar is awesome!
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50 Leah Ebrahimi June 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm

i absolutely love your attitude Courtney! it’s great that you can take a crummy day and be determined to turn it around instead of allow it to become crummier! i’ve been working on having such a mindset because, really, everything whether it be bad or good, will pass. nothing is really FOREVER, ya know? and, just like you said yourself, the more you dwell on something the more its intensity will increase! anyways, that’s enough of my lil pep talk, haha. i hope you feel better girl and that’s so exciting that you’re going to be on TV! :)


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