Sunday, August 21, 2011

Welcome Back Aspartame

Yesterday was pretty unproductive.  We were mainly recuperating from the previous night.  Too much wine and not enough sleep.

When I finally got around to eating, I started the day with egg whites, canadian bacon and a gluten free english muffin with butter.

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I have welcomed back sugar free gum (and aspartame).  After the competition, I thought I would never chew gum again or eat anything with artificial sweetener.  But, I have got to get control over my sweet cravings and Trident (which is made with xylitol) has yet to come out with an Orange Crème Pop flavor!

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Thank you Extra Dessert Delights for introducing a new flavor!  I have seen on other blogs that they also have an Apple Pie flavor but my grocery store doesn’t have that one yet.  This flavor is sooooo good!

I still ended up eating some cookies yesterday. Doh!

Meal #2: Oats with protein powder and a banana

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Meal #3: Shrimp Cocktail and Art & Mary’s Jalapeno chips

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Meal #4: Taco salad

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I roasted a batch of chicken and broccoli, but then decided to make tacos/burritos for the rest of the house.  Their meal looked so good, I stuck the chicken and broccoli in the fridge and joined them with a taco salad!

I got a late start in the day with eating so only four meals and some cookies got eaten.

Oh! Exciting news! (no, I did not find my wedding ring)

I placed my first order with Rue La La!  I was talking to my friend Kelli (who we went out with Friday Night) about Rue La La and it just so happened she was wearing a dress that night that she bought off that site!  Seeing her super cute dress and hearing her good experiences with shopping with them, I got the courage up yesterday to just go for it! I can’t wait to get my dress!


  1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! (Lesley Lifting Life ... I actually JUST changed the name to The Purple Carrot, just in case you were confused ;)

    I love finding new KC people as well! Looking forward to following you!

  2. Oh, I love your new name! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I have the Apple Pie flavor Dessert gum and it's SO good, it took me awhile to find it though.

  4. I'm loving those gums too! I'm not a gum chewer but once in a while it's nice to chew on something sweet. Oh, and your shrimp looks sooo good!

  5. I like the Apple Pie too. I describe it as thanksgiving in my mouth. yea, i'm weird, but it's good!!

  6. I love the apple pie flavour and mint choco chip