It’s Monday again, and sadly I’m a bit excited for it. Why? Because I had the most boring weekend ever! FAIL! I don’t do well being bored. I get antsy and cranky and inevitably eat way too much food . Yeah so that sort of happened this weekend more than once. Ugh. Shame on me
Another FAIL? Being super stoked all week to go out for Mexi food on Friday night to one of two places Palo Alto Sol or Fiesta del Mar, only to go elsewhere for convenience. This wouldn’t normally be a bad idea, but when any restaurants idea of “vegetarian” is simply beans and cheese, I get a little disheartened. Now I still have to find a way to get my Mexi fix…
As long as we’re on a roll, let’s hit you up with another FAIL. This was my smoothie on Saturday before Bikram:
You see, I have been wanting to incorporate Xantham gum into my smoothies to thicken them up since I don’t like to add a lot of extra calories via soy milk, Greek yogurt, etc. I bought some Red Mills Xantham gum about a month ago and decided to bust it out. I checked the back of the bag for serving size and it said 1 tbsp = 30 calories. Alrighty then, 1 tbsp, it is! Yeah, um, no. My poor magic bullet was having a coronary trying to blend this sludge. And it was so gelatinous. DI-sgusting. Oh and since I thought this was super weird, not only did I realize from other blogs that you should use 1 tsp per smoothie but Google also told me that “xantham gum in excess can cause runny diarrhea.” Awesome. Just want I want to worry about before 90 minutes of Bikram. I stopped eating after only 3 bites an opted for oatmeal instead. Can you blame me?
But this weekend wasn’t all bad. I did FIND these guys:
I sort of love NuGo’s nutrition bars. My bestie got me hooked on them about a year ago and I’m still in love. They are a pain in the arse to find, so I often will order them. But Whole Foods does carry them so after our Mexi FAIL, we stopped across the street for this FIND. I have a feeling the Pomegranate is going to pretty epic. (Almond is the flavor behind it). NuGo Dark, NuGo Mocha, and NuGO Mint are my current faves.
Remember when I showcased my Christian Louboutins back in October for Shoes-Day? (No? That’s okay ) Well I also really loved the dress I borrowed from my friend Mojan.
Every girl needs a classic strapless black dress and she had the perfect one, thanks to White House Black Market. I seriously coveted it! Well, I decided to buck up and FIND myself one:
Here is a better shot from their website:
Even on the model it really doesn’t do the dress justice. It is just so darn classic and cute! And best part of it? It was on sale for $80 from $170. Now that’s a FIND!
So I may have ended up with more FAILs than FINDs this weekend, but I still say the good outweighed the
What were your FINDs and FAILs of the weekend?
How the heck am I supposed to be using Xantham gum?