Any Red Hot Chili Pepper Fans out there? I can’t get enough of them, their lyrics always hit home for me. Anywho – the winner of the Beanfields Giveaway is (drumroll) #40 Jessie (@ JessieLovestoRun) …. Please email me at email@example.com with your address so I can send it to the company!
Before I jump in, I will be honest and say I feel a little blog defeated. I got an anonymous comment calling me a sell out. It hurt, no lie. Yes, this month I am doing more reviews but they are always short and my content has stayed the same. I blog because I love it, I love the community and honestly I feel like I need the outlet. Sorry if my mood are up and then down and then up again. Sorry if I struggle and then conquer the day. The last thing I wanted to do was write after that comment. I wanted to shut down the blog. Just stop writing. That solves nothing. Rant over, sorry.
The root canal was not so fun. It was severely inflamed meaning I had to get 2X the Novocain, enter me puking. Then it was bleeding pretty bad the whole time so he struggled a bit. Worse off, I may have to go back and get a second root canal next week. (You do the math $2000 + $2000 equals I am not spending money again). Luckily, thanks to a blogging buddy, this guy was super nice. I got to watch part of The Ugly Truth and barely felt anything during the procedure. After however, my whole face is numb, I felt sicker than a dog and so nauseous. I am on more medication (fun times stomach, fun times) so that it doesn’t get more inflamed. I was walking to the metro and tried to take a drink of water, I completely couldn’t even get it in my mouth and spilled everywhere. A lady stopped to ask me if I was ok, oh boy drugged Alex is a mess. I would do anything for my mom to be here.
So I could say today was productive. I got in an 11 mile run, walked to and from the grocery store, cleaned my apartment. But busy was just busy. I felt super lonely today and I know it is just because I miss home a lot right now. I also struggled at the grocery store and yet again feel like I have nil.
Now what in the world would egg on this ‘I am sick of feeling this way’ moment? During Launch camp we did an activity called Dream Big. Bear with me, sounds corny but I loved it. We all had a paper with a giant balloon drawn on it. We all had to make our dreams, not holding back even if we had doubts, in certain categories. I loved hearing the kids say theirs. Some wanted to graduate from college, get on honor roll this upcoming semester, some wanted to be a chef. These kids who act like they could care less sometimes had so much insight I was awe struck. One that hit me hard was one boy, the kid who said he just likes to make people laugh said his biggest dream was to raise a family and not have to struggle. Wow, that made me feel so ungrateful. I have struggled but I bet that doesn’t come close to what he has gone through. Just the fact that he dreams of not struggling saddens me. When I was making mine, I was surprised by what came out. I rarely do things like this because my perfectionist self tells me oh you will never accomplish these. Why make yourself feel bad by writing them? I kind of just let my hand and mind connect and just let it flow. Here was mine:
- Academic; Become a certified health coach by completing the requirements of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Career: Work for an advertising agency and make the ideas behind the ads
- Relationship: Gain a core friend or friends that I see continuing through my life, I want to create the next generation of playgroup friends (play group friends are kids my age that are the children of my mom’s best friends she went to college with, we get together with them yearly and used to go on trips together, I want to carry on this tradition)
- Relationship 2: Go on dates to see what I want in a guy to spend the rest of my life with
- Health: Be a sponsored half marathon runner to compete yearly with ( I never thought I would want to go back to competing but for some reason I really do!)
- Anything else: Find peace with my body, find peace with my eating
As I said, who knows if any of these will be accomplished. I feel like I am not even close to any of them which kind of bums me out but hey, I put it out there.
Enough sap, let me give you another crunchy giveaway!
Are you sick of my popcorn addiction yet? I sure am not. I could live off of that stuff. Do you all know what is the fastest growing kettle corn in the US with a sweet and salty sensation that is creating die-hard customers? Enter Angie’s – a company I had honestly never tasted before the samples.
Angie’s popcorn and their newest sensation Boom Chicka Pop is certified gluten free, Kosher, a source of whole grain, no cholesterol, no trans fat, no preservative, and made authentically in small batches. Their Kettle Corn line comes in Classic, Lite, Caramel and their newest White Cheddar. The ingredient list on all of them is all recognizable ingredients with their classic with only four simple ingredients. The serving sizes are a generous 2.5 cups so that hand can keep reaching. Oh boy, if you like kettle corn this is the way to go. The White Cheddar was bomb and completely reminded me of a healthier version of Smartpop Popcorn. Truth be told, I really am not a huge kettle corn girl. I don’t realy dig that sweet and salty taste but these were good nonetheless.
I was more excited to taste this Boom Chicka Pop that is praised for its low calorie (35 calories a cup) crunchy goodness. Yet again, Angie’s did not disappoint. This stuff has zero trans fat, all natural, whole grain, cholesterol free, gluten free, Vegan and non GMO. Their ingredients are simple: popcorn, sunflower oil and sea salt. This bag was dominated, no lie. Get me more of this stuff.
My popcorn fans out there who want to feel good about their snacks, taste this stuff. You will not be let down. (As I lick my fingers and slowly walk away from the bag….)
The company has gratefully allowed me to award one winner with a sample pack including full size bags of each flavor plus the Boom Chicka Pop as well. SO MUCH POPCORN LOVE. This giveaway will end SUNDAY NIGHT AT 9 PM. I told ya, these giveaways are flying fast! Also, I am just going to say, I know a lot of people are away this weekend and won’t be checking blogs so you people who are take advantage of this weekend giveaway! In order to enter