Monday, May 31, 2010

Over the teeth, past the gums, look out stomach, here it comes!

I have tried several different beverages since I quit soda and energy drinks. I have been drinking tons of water, and flavored waters. And sometimes, I just need a little carbonation. 

Here are some of the beverages I have been loving.

Hansen's Sugar Free Sparkling Water Valencia Orange
Sweetened with Splenda, zero calorie, no caffeine, no Aspartame*, no high fructose corn syrup.
I drink these all the time, and although Splenda tends to give it a slight diet-y after taste,  
I still enjoy this carbonated beverage.

Vitamin Water XXX (triple anti-oxidants)
There are a few flavors I like, but my favorite seems to be XXX.
Containing acai, blueberry, and pomegranate and only 50 calories per serving, no caffeine, no Aspartame*.
I drink this when I'm craving juice, but not wanting the extra calories.

SoBe lifewater Pomegranate Cherry
 I wasn't impressed with the 0 calorie variety, seeing as they have a very diet-y after taste.
However, the normal Lifewater, was pretty good. 40 calories per serving, no caffeine and no Aspartame*.
I usually buy this when its on sale.

Fresca Sparkling Citrus
I feel like I am cheating a little drinking Fresca. It is a zero calorie, non caffeinated beverage.
However, it does contain Aspartame*, which I am not a fan of. Fresca is just as refreshing as it sounds, and I do enjoy it in moderation. Just because its zero calorie, doesn't always mean its good for you.

Crystal Light Fruit Punch
There is always Crystal Light in my house. 
Even though it is sugar free and only 5 calories per serving, it does contain Aspartame*.
I try to limit my Crystal Light consumption because it tends to give me a stomach ache. 

You just can't beat, good ol' watery water.
If it makes me look like Jen, I'll take a year supply thank you very much.

(source: mail online)

Happy Memorial Day, and stay hydrated everyone.

*Aspartame: Aspartame is an artificial sweetener. It is 200 times sweeter than sugar in typical concentrations, without the high energy value of sugar. Because its breakdown products include phenylalanine, aspartame is among the many substances that must be avoided by people with phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic condition.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

High fives all around! {Bloggy Award}

I received my first bloggy award ever from Sarah Ruth @ Sarah Ruth Today
She is so sweet, and I heart her blog. 

For this award I am supposed to list 10 things I love...

My husband, Dan.

My Family
(left to right: my brothers AJ & Joe, Dan, me, my Mom and Dad)

My iPhone
(iPhone, I cannot live in a world where you don't exist.)

The Twilight Saga
(oh my dayum!)

(Zero calorie soda....obviously made from unicorn blood and rainbows.)

(i still wish i was a ballerina)

The Beach
(it looks pretty, but it'll freeze your nads off.)

Pink Laptop
(my prrrrecioussss)

Lady Gaga
(we are super excited to see her in concert in August)

And now to pass along some love to 10 bloggers i heart!

Elly Lou @BugginWord
The Bookworms @Bewitched Bookworms
Lauren @Busy Bee Lauren
Genevieve Le Bel @Celebrate TODAY... The Superchick Way!
Jas @Forever, For Always, And No Matter What
Julie @He Who Laughs Last Didn't Get It
Annie @my sweet old etcetera
Kate @Simply Kate
Tasha @Something Less Productive
Natalie @The Bobby Pin

Saturday, May 22, 2010

You know its funny when you piddle your pants.

I love movies. I love going to the theater and buying a big ol' bag of popcorn that should take me a week to eat, but is gone before the previews are over. I love renting movies, and curling up on the couch in my pj's. I will watch a movie on TV even if I already own it, because I like it that much. I mean, who doesn't love movies?
I love a good laugh, and there are some hilarious looking movies coming out soon, along with some great casts.

Here are 5 movies I am excited to see....

Easy A ...I have a total girl crush on Emma Stone. I am sad I have to wait til September to see this.

The Other Guys about an all star cast. Looks hilarious.

Get Him To The Greek ....These guys are a riot!

Grown Ups sides hurt from laughing just watching the preview.

Killers ....I heart Ashton Kutcher, what can I say?

What movies are you excited to see?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

You know that diet I've been on? Yeah, that all went to hell when I made these cookies.

Domestic diva time!

Over the weekend my buddy ol' pal L and I skipped the gym and decided it was cookie time.

What kind of cookies, you ask?

Oh, the kind you make with the random cake mix you have in your pantry for no apparent reason, because your husband doesn't even like cake, so you go through the recipe box your mother in law made for you and find the perfect recipe you can use with items you already have in your kitchen. No grocery store run needed.

That kind.
Its like it was destiny or something.
Also known as

Cool Whip Cake Cookies
1 pkg. cake mix (some flavors are better than others)
1 c. Cool Whip
1 lg. egg
Powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients, except the powdered sugar, with mixer. Roll spoonful of dough in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

We documented all the shenanigans...

please ignore the I'm-about-to-go-into-labor maternity tank top I am wearing.
When you are making and subsequently devouring cake cookies, you gotta have room for that foodbaby.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

If I get any fatter the Natives may mistake me for a whale.

And that is why I am on a diet.

Because I don't want to get harpooned.

That would suck.

Oh and because of zombies.

But more because I don't want a bunch of Native Alaskans to mistake me for a beached whale and try to take me back to their island to feed their entire village.

Can you imagine?



I quit all caffeine and all sodas. *collective interweb gasp*

I've pretty much been a homicidal maniac for the past 3 weeks.

But I'm actually feeling pretty good.

What I don't understand is why it has taken me so long to do it.

I'm actually kind of pissed at myself.

I've let this get way out of hand and I didn't realize it till I started seeing pictures of myself.

Between the weight gain caused by competitive eating a.k.a marriage and just straight up eating whatever I want because I want it and can afford it, I've easily gained 25 pounds since I moved to Alaska.

And no, my extra fat does not keep me warm like a walrus on cold winter nights.

Although, my husband would disagree.

I'm like a human heat blanket.

Obviously that is why he married me.

Also, why is it that healthy food is always so expensive, and junk food is cheap?
I mean, everything here is expensive, but produce tends to be on the verge of death by time it gets here,
and I am a sucker for anything microwavable or covered in powdered cheese.

I seriously ate half a bag of cheetos for dinner Sunday night.


In other words...
I will be at the gym, starving to death and hiding from the harpoons.

...that pretty much sums it up, folks.