So, some of you may know that I’m quite frugal. With a frugal lifestyle comes a constant need to save big, beat the man, bargain hunt, whatever you want to call it. While at the grocery store yesterday reaping the benefits of my senior discount, I decided to wander over to the vitamin aisle. I’m trying to grow my hair out for my best friend’s wedding and have been trying to find a decent deal on fish oil and biotin supplements. After finally deciding to wait until after I finish my Christmas shopping, I continued on through the store. As I’m at the check out line, I run my eyes across the weird products they always put beside the conveyor belt and see a giant bottle of fish oil supplements in gummy form. Uhhh how awesome can this be?! PLUS they were around $4.50 cheaper than the pill form I saw back in the vitamin aisle. I took about 30 seconds to decide whether to buy them and finally tossed the bottle on the counter.
I get home, start carrying in the stuff and decide I can’t wait any long to try my new gummies. I pop open the top, only to be greeted with the strong stench of fish. “Oh god this can’t be happening,” I think to myself. “Did I really just spend $6.45 on a bottle of fish flavored gummies?” Yes, Bailee. You did. I swallow my pride and pop one of the mango flavors. While the fish flavor isn’t as strong as I anticipate, it certainly is underlying. I chew on. After I choke down the first, I realize the serving calls for two. So, I pick a pineapple flavor, because it just has to be better, right? Wrong. At this point, I’m so grossed out, I’m ready to cry. (Which is about the only time I actually shed a tear.) I’m worried I’ll puke, which will definitely lead to crying, and possibly spoil the dinner I was about to make for Alex. Luckily, none of the above happened and I was left with only a slight fishy after taste.
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Anyway, on to WIAW.
I sauteed some mushrooms, (cat hair, of course) chopped onion, red pepper and zucchini in sesame oil and added in some delicious Hoisin sauce. The finished product when added to my spaghetti squash looked pretty gross, but tasted amazing. Did I mention I added some jalapeno for kick?
One day for lunch, I decided to kick it old school and have a peanut butter sandwich. It was classic, but definitely left me feeling hungry.
For dessert, I had a fudge bar, with a little help from my grey friend, Grace.
She’s definitely a cat after my own heart.
My Healthy Choice of the Day: Thanks to MyPlate Report on my LoseIt app, I saw that I was lacking in protein for the day. I skipped my string cheese and cracker snack and opted for a cup of yogurt with a handful of almonds instead. Now I know I’ll stay full until dinner!