. thinking out loud #28 .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on April 25, 2013

1. Promise no to judge me when I show you what I’m about to show you. Promise?! Okay…

Yogurt Container Collection

That right there will give you a pretty good idea of how much yogurt I go through on a regular basis. I was getting my recycling all prepped to throw out when I came across that collection and couldn’t help but laugh. That’s a good 3 weeks worth of yogurt containers, but still… I guess it’s no secret as to what one of my favorite foods is…

2. I’ll let you in on another random little secret… I love the feeling that comes with using something up.

Finished Products

I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something so satisfying about finishing a product off. Maybe it’s the fact that I can get rid of some clutter? Or maybe it’s because it means I can go shopping and buy something new 😉 Whatever it is, it’s one of those random little things that makes life good.

3. Speaking of shopping, how about a little grocery haul? I don’t do these too often anymore (hauls, not grocery trips – I usually make 2 a week), but I’m kind of nosy when it comes to what other people buy, so I thought I’d share a random mid-week trip with you guys too.


Apples, cherry tomatoes, mixed baby greens, cucumber, baby carrots, bananas, watermelon.


Wonderbread whole wheat loaf, Rudi’s multigrain English muffins, Barefruit apple chips, Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, Maisie Jane’s smooth almond butter.


Synergy Kombucha in Trilogy and Divine Grape, Simply Natural salsa, Rabbit River Farms eggs, Oikos plain Greek yogurt, deli chicken.

4. The biggest problem with the above haul? Bad apples. I like using Ambrosia apples when I make my homemade applesauce, but my store was all out when I went. Sad face. There was a time where I probably would have driven to another store just to get the exact ones that I wanted, but that kind of thing sounds like way too much effort these days. Instead, I settled for Galas, and my applesauce definitely wasn’t as tasty. Whatever; I’ll live. But it was salt in the wound when I came across this little gem stuck to my seat at Bux…

Ambrosia Sticker

Someone has been eating my Ambrosias. Bugger.

5. Someone has also been playing nasty tricks on my city. I was driving home on Tuesday afternoon when I came across this scene right here:

Edmonton Bomb Threat

That would be the bomb squad. They had to evacuate and close off one of the busiest bus terminals in Edmonton to investigate a suspicious package after someone allegedly showed up, dropped a backpack, and just walked away. The backpack ended up containing nothing more than clothing, books, and personal items, but seriously… who in their right mind would play a trick like that? Not funny.

6. Spam comments, on the other hand, can be extremely funny…

Get Rid of Man Boobs

7. As can the most random facts…

Cost of Falling in Love

… Although that one seems a little sad I suppose…

8. Perfect apartment dancing music, right here. No shame.

9. Feel free to laugh, but I think this may just be the most exciting purchase I’ve made all month…

Electric Toothbrush

I’m really thorough when it comes to my oral health. Brushing 2+ times a day, flossing every day, using a Sulcabrush, visiting the dentist regularly… On my last visit, the topic of electric toothbrushes came up and my dentist said they’re way more effective than brushing manually, so I stopped by the store on the way home and picked one up. Not cheap, but seeing as I’m all sorts of terrified of the dentist, I’d rather invest in preventative measures than face problems down the road. One root canal is more than enough for this girl.

10. Oh, and about that haircut that I mentioned last week


Drastic, isn’t it? 😉 I ended up wimping out and just going in for a regular trim. Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to say goodbye to my long locks and embrace a pixie cut, but for now? *twirls hair around fingers* I need the extra comfort… Oh, and please excuse the “it’s 9 PM and I’m exhausted after being out of the house for 12 hours” look. Yesterday was a long day.

Happy Thursday!

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What’s one food you eat a LOT of? And I mean a lot, a lot…
Three things you bought on your last grocery trip:
What’s your favorite kind of apple?

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1 Lisa April 25, 2013 at 7:46 am

Haha I relate to all the yogurt containers you have going on because I never recycle stuff like that, just because you never know when you’ll need a plastic container!
I guess that makes me a hoarder of them.
Spam comments are the death of me there are always SO many, but at least some of them can be funny;)
I love all your grocery buys! Mine resemble basically the same, minus yogurt. Still sad about that.
I like the trim! I never go for drastic hair cuts either, I love my long hair, and I feel like a little piece of me would die if I cut it. I’m not dramatic at all…
Talk to you later :)
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2 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:18 am

I’ve actually almost given up on going through my spam comments looking for actual people. I haven’t found anyone there in weeks and it’s getting kind of annoying to constantly be checking them.


3 Sarah @pickyrunner April 25, 2013 at 7:46 am

I like your hair! But I think you’d look good with a pixie cut too. I always end up getting a trim. Safer that way, so I don’t have to risk hiding under a hat for a month. You go through yogurt about as fast as I go through ice cream. Pick your poison, I guess 😉 I love grocery shopping and I average 4 trips a week to 2-3 different stores… I may have an addiction.
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4 Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness April 25, 2013 at 7:49 am

Your hair looks so cute! And once again you’re living my life– my dentist yesterday also told me to get an electronic toothbrush. What do you think of it?? Worth the switch from a regular one?
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5 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

Well I’ve only been using it for a couple of days, but from what I can tell so far, definitely. My teeth always feel cleaner after I use it, and the timer and pressure sensor are definitely nice little perks to have.


6 Lucie April 25, 2013 at 7:49 am

Haha i love your yogurt container collection!! I guess if we could buy these here, I would be the same. And i love the haircut too, you look beautiful.
My mom always tells me to get a brush like this, and i think your promotion was the sign to go for one :-)


7 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers April 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

Ha! You n’ your yogurt… and watermelon… and cereal… :) Hey, at least you know what you like!

I’m not brave enough to chop my hair either. Then again, I haven’t ever really had the urge to try.
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8 Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin April 25, 2013 at 7:56 am

I’m the same way with finishing things up!! My mom is the opposite – she will buy 2 more of something when it’s even close to being finished. I love emptying out the fridge or completely using up something else and THEN going and getting a new one. Much more satisfying :)
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9 Ashley @ Life and Fitness April 25, 2013 at 7:57 am

One food I make sure to stock up on is peanut butter. I go through about a jar a week so I usually buy at least 3 at a time. I should really just buy stock in the company because I am giving them so much profits haha. Btw, if you bring back six empty Mac containers to their store, you get a free lipstick. Recycling and free makeup is awesome in my book :)
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10 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

I love MAC’s recycling program! But their products tend to last me a long time so I don’t gather up that many empties too fast. And is it only lipstick at your counter? Over here it’s either lipstick or eyeshadow.


11 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health April 25, 2013 at 7:57 am

I’m right there eith you on the yogurt. We each have one every morning so 14 a week. I spend like $30 on yogurt every week. :/ It’s an easy way to get protein into my vegetarian diet though. If you love finishing products, you would love Kiehls. They take back empty bottles and after you’ve turned in 10, yo get a free gift. I get very excited when I finish one now!


12 C April 25, 2013 at 8:02 am

I eat a ton of nut butter…I buy at least one new jar a week and currently have 8 in rotation (eek I know!!!): coconut peanut butter, dark chocolate peanut butter, cinnamon raisin peanut butter, fresh ground peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, maple almond butter, chocolate almond butter. Sheesh that’s a lot. I eat at least 5 tbsp of the stuff throughout the course of the day. It’s just so good, and quite healthy for me since I’m active. I also eat a ton of Greek yogurt, at least three big tubs a week. And broccoli. And applesauce
My last grocery haul was yesterday and included: almond butter packets, gluten-free granola bars, string cheese, mushrooms, broccoli and sliced roast chicken. Pretty random!
My favorite apples, by far, are granny smiths! I love gravenstein in applesauce, though


13 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

I would probably have that big of a nut butter rotation if I could, too! Unfortunately, allergies limit me to only a few jars :( Pesky things…


14 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles April 25, 2013 at 8:07 am

haha you are definitely a yogurt addict, aren’t you? 😉 Right now I go through a container of the stuff every 1-2 weeks, but lately I’ve been trying the little flavoured ones too. And I’m going back to London the weekend after this one, so I’m going to search Costco for the giant containers of Coconut Oikos again 😀
I think I’m the same way with eggs. Eric and I go through a flat (so 30 eggs) every two weeks, but I usually have to ration by the end of it. Farmers market eggs = unbeatable.

I’ve been using an electric toothbrush for years and I love it. I can always feel the difference when I use a manual now – not nearly as clean-feeling.

As for apples, I’m with you on the Ambrosia. Although Pink Cripps and Honeycrisp are pretty high up there as well. And I’m absolutely buying more apples this weekend to make another batch of applesauce. Because I’m now hooked, clearly 😉
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15 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

A container every 1-2 weeks?! 😯 Girl, I go through a 500g container in about a day. Gah. That might mean I have a slight problem…


16 De @ Cooking for the Other Half April 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

Haha your recycling looks a lot like mine!!!! I go through yogurt and puffins like nobody’s business.

My favorite apple is Gala or Granny Smith.

And your hair is cute — I still think you’d look good with a pixie cut. :)
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17 Taryn April 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

I love finishing a food or product! I hate throwing food away, and I love having a clean slate (aka empty fridge) when I go grocery shopping each week. Same goes for beauty products – I actually finished the conditioner I’ve had for over a year this morning and was way too excited about it hahah.
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18 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:33 am

Ohh finishing hair products feels SO good! I hate when you buy something new and don’t really like it so it ends up sitting around for months because you don’t even want to use it. I never know if I should just toss the thing or suffer through it…


19 Rachel April 25, 2013 at 8:26 am

Oh I’m the same way with yogurt haha me and my sister go through those containers like crazyyyyy. Your hair looks cute!! I tend to try to switch it up whenever I get a hair cut… sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but my hair grows super fast so I never really worry about it haha I figure that’s what clips are made for 😉 (exhibit A: the time I thought I’d like straight across bangs LOL… HELLO CLIPS after a week haha!)
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20 Andrea @ mainerunnergirl April 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

My yogurt eating is outa control, too! And bananas- I feel like we have to buy more bananas 3 times a week!


21 Khushboo April 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

Hhahaah love your yogurt stash- my consumption could probably take on yours though, at least once upon a time ;)! I’m going to be an open book and say that applesauce is one food I eat A LOT of…and funny enough, I love making it with Galas! If I’m eating apples raw, Pink Lady’s are my favorite- they’re so sweet and crisp! As long as the apple is not mealy or tart, I’ll take it! I hate going to the store when they’re outta stock of one of my favorites. Fortunately that wasn’t the case in my last grocery trip and 3 things I bought were: apples (gala), Lindt 70% dark chocolate and oats!


22 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

Pink Lady’s ar the best raw apples, hands down 😀 And I dunnooooo… it would be close in terms of who has/had the bigger yogurt addiction. I pretty much go through a 500g container daily. I may need to cut back…


23 Alyssa @ Road to RD April 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

I’m totally with you on the grocery haul thing! I always get so much when I go! I go through produce pretty quickly though.
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24 Megan @ runningonjava April 25, 2013 at 8:58 am

I’m sure you can sympathize with me here, but I’m pretty sure I go through more bananas on a weekly basis than is considered normal. Some other things that don’t stick around long…nut butters, cereal, trail mix, avocados…wait, is there anything that DOES stick around long in my pantry?
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25 Lauren April 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

I go through bananas and grapes extremely fast. I could probably eat a pound of grapes in a day. No shame. I just keep grabbing handfuls. I love your haircut! Looks perfect to me :-) Being attached to hair isn’t a problem, right?!?! I get really excited when I finish a peanut butter container because I get to buy a brand spankin’ new one! Also, I get really happy when I finish body lotions/scrubs because it’s the “go-to” gift from everyone so I have a ton to use up!
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26 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

Oh girl, grapes aren’t safe around me either. And I eat a minimum of two bananas a day… sometimes going up to four 😆


27 Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness April 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

I go through a ton of yogurt but this definitely makes me feel okay about my yogurt consumption! I’m such a neat freak that I love finishing things up too. Makes everything a little cleaner to throw something away lol!
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28 Liv @ Life As Liv April 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

I completely admire your empty container collection! (Especially the fact that it looks like you cleaned each container…that appeals to my OCD nature 😉 ) Doesn’t Oikos sell larger greek yogurt containers? I buy the Fage 2% in those massive containers and STILL have to keep 2-3 in my fridge at all times…
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29 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:39 am

I haven’t seen anything bigger than the 500g ones around here :( I would definitely be stocking up on them if I could, though!


30 Alex @ therunwithin April 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love my mechanical tooth brush. best gift I ever got two years ago. Love it to death. the thing with bad apples is they make killer baked apples. I have to do that if an apple is mushy, just thinking about a mushy apple makes me gag. My stomach has been hating dairy so greek yogurt has sadly not been in my hauls. i can only go once a week because of the walking distance but I still love seeing what other people buy.I can always picture who they live with or don’t live with by what is in their cart.
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31 Sarah Pie April 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

I love finishing things up (I think its the excuse to go shopping again…). I think your long hair looks gorgeous, but I would give you props for a pixie cut too (I could never be that bold!).


32 Miss Polkadot April 25, 2013 at 9:26 am

Being on quite the “with benefits” dairy kick at the moment that’s definitely the rate of Greek yogurt/Quark I’ve been going through, too ;). That and – always, no phases – apples. It’s plain ridiculous but I just like them. It’s hard to pick a favourite but Pink Ladys are up on top along with Elstar.
Nooooo, please keep your long hair! While I’m not trying to say anything against pixie cuts in general I just think your current haircut suits you really well.
I thiiiink I have that very toothbrush and even though I wasn’t convinced right from the start I can’t imagine going back to manual toothbrushes anymore now.
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33 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

It’s hard for me to imagine myself without my long hair too! I’ve had it for so long, that it’s like… part of my identity 😆 And even though it’s still early to tell for sure, I’m really loving this toothbrush so far… I didn’t think it would make such a difference…


34 Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen April 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

I’m the same way about using up products! I thought I was the only one. I don’t really know why either but it’s just so fulfilling to finish it off and throw it out! I like seeing other people’s groceries too. Love all the fruit!
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35 Ja @ Ja on the RUN April 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

Wow… that’s a lot of yogurt! Love Oikos too.
OMG! About the backpack trick.. not cool. After all the events in Boston, it’s not right to do tricks like that.
WE have same electric toothbrush. It was recommended by my dentist too. I never had problems since I used electric toothbrush, so it must be working than regular one.
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36 Nicole @ FruitnFitness April 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

I love grocery hauls an your yogurt containers! I eat a ton of Greek yogurt too but normally buy the little containers so I don’t have that nice collection.
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37 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile April 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

Hahhaah love the containers. Props to you for recycling… because I don’t! =X
I used to eat a LOT of yogurt but unfortunately dairy usually kills me. It’s sad :( I think I may have found one of my new favorite songs! Love it! I’m really weird and love brushing my teeth and getting my teeth cleaned, so I would totally be excited as well. Thankfully my mom is a hygienist, so I get free cleanings ! haha


38 Becky @ Olives n Wine April 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

Being out of your favorite kind of apples is the worst! For me, it is pink ladies or gala apples. Either of them will normally work for me but I get so upset when Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods doesn’t have them :/
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39 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 11:02 am

Pink Ladies are my favourite when it comes to raw apples, but I find they’re a little too firm and tart for applesauce. Ambrosias are the best for that, so I hope they come back soon!


40 Beth @ Mangoes and Miles April 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

I eat yogurt pretty much every other day. I also eat excessive amounts of berries. And nut butter. I completely understand!

That bomb squad incident must have been super scary! I’m glad everything turned out okay though.

Three things I bought on my last grocery trip are Larabars, berries, and greek yogurt (are the last two sounding familiar? :P)
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41 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

Haha, I am loving the yogurt container collection. Seriously, it is just so darn good. How can anyone blame you for that?? 😉

What is my favorite kind of apple? Now that is nearly an impossible question to answer because I feel like it changes rather frequently. Currently, though, I am really loving on Golden Delicious apples :).
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42 meredith April 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

No question -Crunch Time peanut butter. Order it by the case. There are days I am able to say I have had peanut butter at each meal..I live on apples with peanut butter and my favorite apple is the granny smith..followed by the pink lady…


43 Jess April 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

I actually have a bit of a compulsive problem about finishing off things – I hate having things half-done so I’ll spend hours consecutively on a paper just to ‘tick it off’ the list. Trouble is that it often means I rush things, and also the through-line of my argument gets lost because my thoughts are somewhat tangential unless I walk away and pick up the patterns of going off-track before they happen. Same with food – it’s not a badge of honour to finish off a container of something! Sorry, I have to keep reminding myself of that…but I still do it. Which is why jars of nut butter are no good for me – I have a permanent ‘itch’ in my head that I HAVETOFINISHALLOFIT and it won’t go away. I always want to make OIAJ too and just using empty washed nut butter jars isn’t the same…so I can’t buy nut butter for myself, or anything really calorie dense that comes in a container (I mean, if I eat an entire bag of lettuce who cares, you know?)

Food I eat a lot of? Peanut flour and applesauce! I always use Ambrosia or Pink Lady apples :) I can see why Galas wouldn’t work though as they’re too sweet and watery #applesaucefail 😉



44 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Ugh. Unfinished papers were always hell to me too. The only difference is that thinking about it would stress me out so much that I’d put them off as long as humanely possible just so I wouldn’t have to deal with them… Aaaaand consequently stress myself out even more when I tried to get them done at the last minute.


45 Brittany April 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

I continue to be convinced we are soul mates. I get WAYY too excited about using things up. Specifically food, but anything is fair game. WASTE NOTHING! I also adore my Sonicare, and it was one of the best purchases I have. I use it daily, along with flossing! I love teeth..especially mine! =). I love the dentist though, and if I remember correctly you do not..it’s ok thought we can work around that! 😉
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46 Lisa C. April 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

Okay, this is getting weird.

I found your blog several months back from the Healthy Diva Eats blog (who, interestingly, I ran into at TJ’s just a couple weeks after discovering and becoming a regular reader of her blog!).

Each time you post I feel like we have more in common. I had an ED in high school (about 20 years ago, wow) but have been fully recovered for many, many years now. I can relate to all the things you write about regarding ED recovery.

I like almost all of the foods you post about. Cereal, yogurt, fruit; these are staples, for sure.

And the dentist thing. LOL! I can sooo relate! I had a lot of cavities as a kid and developed a bit of a phobia. Guess where I was this morning? Getting a root canal! My first and LAST, I hope!

I brush my teeth multiple times a day. Floss daily. I’ve been through so many mechanical toothbrushes, but just the battery ones, which always die super fast. I need to suck it up and invest in a good one that I can plug in.

Are you happy with the one you bought?

Now, I am about 10 years older than you (I am 37) and I have a wonderful husband and 4 amazing little boys. So maybe your future holds some of that. 😉


47 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Aww Lisa! Your comment totally brought a smile to my face – I definitely hope my future holds a little bit of that :) Thank you so much for saying hi, and I hope you’re not hurting too badly from seeing the dentist this morning!

Oh, as for the toothbrush, I’ve only been using it for a couple of days, but I’m definitely happy with it so far :)


48 Hollie April 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

I actually keep all my empty yogurt containers as well. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one I suppose ha ha…That being said, yogurt is really one of the only things I finish. I have so much half opened stuff in my fridge/pantry.
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49 Heather @fitncookies April 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Haha oh gosh I have never seen a stack of yogurt containers like that! I eat pretzels alot, alot!! Haha

I also agree that falling in love costs 2 friends. I would like to think I didn’t lose friends because of it, but I know others who forget about their friends when they have a guy, and therefore lose those friends. Sad, really.
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50 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever tried ambrosia apples, but apples are probably the food that I eat the most of. I usually have an apple a day. My husband usually has one sweet potato a day and we go through eggs and almond milk like it’s going out of style. That’s hilarious about the apple sticker….what a coinky dink!
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51 Amanda@maepress April 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I too share a love of using things up! It’s very satisfying.

I’m so glad that we have a guest bathroom now too, because if I buy some thing like shampoo and I just hate it, I can stash it there and forget about it. :)

I am one of those people who really hates to eat the same thing over and over, so I definitely don’t have any foods that I go through a lot of. My daughter loves eating the same things though, she is a cracker addict!! We have to always have some kind of cracker, or a couple different ones.
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52 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Hehe I feel the same exact way about keeping things in my guest bathroom; although it STILL bothers me on occasion because I know that stuff is in there. Sometimes I seriously consider just tossing it because I don’t think I’ll ever be able to force myself to suffer through using it up.


53 Laura Agar Wilson (@lauraagarwilson) April 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I got paid today so went and did a huge grocery shop to restock, I think I probably eat a similar amount of yoghurt but also eggs, oh and apples too :-)
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54 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom April 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I eat a lot of yogurt…and oatmeal. I also eat a lot of spinach. Like a ridiculous amount of spinach. I haven’t been grocery shopping in two weeks, but I bought spinach, yogurt, and oatmeal. I like pink lady apples… or Fuji apples 😀
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55 Marjorie April 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Looove the haircut! I always get nervous cutting my hair too short too. But I always tell myself, “It’s just hair! It grows back” … That, and there are clip in extensions :3 hehe!
I eat cottage cheese, a LOT of it. Like, a lot, a lot. I go through 1lb of cottage cheese every 2-3 days… Dunno if that’s good or bad, but I just love it so much so I don’t really care to much haha!


56 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I keep telling myself that hair grows back as well, but the trouble with waiting it to grow back from something like a pixie cut is that it takes a while and there are so many awkward staged to go through! 😕


57 dixya@food, pleasure, and health April 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

miss eating yogurt :( ..maan i was hoping you would go for a drastic hair cut…regardless you look beautiful as always! on my grocery cart- there is always baby spinach, some sort of chocolate, and canned beans. I am all about green apples these days
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58 Aimee April 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Love your haircut! Hey since you always give great hair and makeup advice can you recommend a flat iron for straightening hair?


59 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I really like the one I have from GHD http://www.sephora.com/classic-1-inch-styler-P260921?skuId=1236637 It’s kind of pricey, but I’ve had mine forever and it’s still good as new. Whichever one you decide to go with, I definitely recommend something with a 1″ rounded barrel for easier styling, and making sure it’s ceramic plated.


60 Allison @ Life's a Bowl April 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I eat a LOT of avocado, peanut butter, and produce. Oh and bread. Give me all of those things and I’d be a happy, well-fed girl :)

The last 3 things that I bought today were: cantaloupe, a Sbucks cappuccino, and veggie burgers. How exciting?!
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61 Sophia April 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

My papa is a fisherman- so my family eats fish or seafood practically everyday! I love it though and crave it! I love going out on the boat with him too- it’s very freeing. I love your hair- your beautiful face can carry any hair do! Three things I purchased were- granny smith apples (my favourite), olive oil and local grass fed buffalo mince. I also eat an amazing amount of eggs- whole eggs too! It’s not common at all to just use the white exclusively here, I can eat 4-6 whole eggs a day! especially with my little bro back in hospital we have a lot of frittata because it travels well :). I hope that’s not true about losing 2 friends when you fall in love! I don’t have an abundance of close friends so I think I will work hard at keeping them when I get swept off my feet next 😉 love Sophia


62 Sophia April 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I also forgot to add my family go through about a litre of olive oil a week- sometimes at least that amount :) so a lot- a lot xo Sophia


63 Cori @ olivetorun April 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Your #1- totally not judging. In fact, I love it.
I eat so many apples I cannot tell you how many times I’ve found their stickers on my shoes, clothes, bags, etc.
I also love that you read your spam comments too :)
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64 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli April 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Haha! You’re collection of yogurt containers looks like MY collection of cottage cheese containers (at least in the pasts…I’ve kinda lost interest lately). And omg, I am the SAME way when it comes to finishing stuff up! I thought I was just a weirdo! Haha…no offense! 😉

Love that song! I’ve never heard of that singer before…very modern day Madonna-looking…but wow, what a voice! You really have great taste in music…I swear I played that Pentatonix cover of Imagine Dragons like 5 times yesterday! lol

I know the feeling of fear when it comes to the locks…I used to be the same way! But now I’m just like, eh it’ll grow back! For what it’s worth, I think a pixie cut would look SO GOOD on you!

What’s one food you eat a LOT of? CEREAL…and yogurt…but that’s only so I can justify the CEREAL! Hahaha!
Three things you bought on your last grocery trip: Almond milk, peanut butter, and can you guess? CEREAL!! Actually…there was a sale…and I kinda maybe came home with like 5 boxes! 😯
What’s your favorite kind of apple? It used to be a Honeycrisp, but they’re too sweet for me now…same with galas. I really like Pinata apples but it’s hard to find them in organic!


65 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I know it grows back, but… but… it takes so long! And there are so many awkward stages along the way! I would have to look into investing in a wig, but it’s really windy around here… 😯


66 Andrea @ Andrea out loud! April 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I eat way too many bananas. haha like, definitely a lot! and used to be cheese, but I cut back recently.
i grocery shop once a week, so last I went was Sunday and i got a ton – my boyfriend and I eat completely different so my grocery trips include lots of stuff! tons of produce as always though. I got a ton of strawberries because they are super cheap/on sale right now!
and sadly i am allergic to apples. depressing, i know!
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67 Courtney April 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Love all the yogurt containers!! Do you re-use them for other things?
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68 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Nope! I just stack them so they’ll take up less space in my recycling bag and then toss the whole stack out when the bag is ready to be tossed.


69 Ksenija @ Health Ninja April 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Never mind, girl – I think you rock the long layered cut!

Uh and I love ridiculous spam. Just worked through the mail-address-folder of my companies advertisement address (which we use to send out newsletters and stuff) and it is so funny how many junk mails we get back in return, offering job opportunities in East Europe with ridiculous high payment and of course a lot of the classic Viagra advertisement. Guess its karma – you send ads out, you get ads back.


70 Kate @ Quarter Century Southern Living April 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I eat A LOT of cereal. I mean A LOT. And frozen yogurt, yes that too.

As far as apples go, Honey Crisp all the way!!


71 Emily April 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Oh my goodness- YES! I’m glad that I’m not the only person who is obsessed with finishing things off. It just feels so good to know that I used (or ate) every last drop of something- I can’t stand wasting! My roommate constantly buys a ton of groceries that she doesn’t eat and winds up throwing them out when they expire. It drives me nuts!
And I don’t blame you for sticking with a similar haircut- change is scary! I’ve always secretly wanted to chop mine off but I probably never will.
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72 Eating 4 Balance April 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

You should do what we do with all of our leftover yogurt containers… Save them and start a garden! Perfect for little seedlings in your kitchen :)
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73 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

That sounds so sweet! But I’m horrible with plants… I only have one in my place right now and it’s been on the verge of death a few times…


74 Rachel April 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Yum! Yogurt is my favorite. And I need an electric toothbrush! Those things are magic.
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75 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate April 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I think I eat that much yogurt too :) Love the stuff!
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76 kathy @ vodka and soda April 25, 2013 at 5:48 pm

i eat a lot of organic chicken, eggs and oatmeal. actually, i have it every day.
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77 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables April 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I love your hair!! You are gorgeous girl! That is a good toothbrush. I thought I was the only weirdo that got all excited about a toothbrush! 😉
We eat a LOT of bananas, eggs, and nut butter… or at least I do! lol
I enjoy emptying out containers too. It makes me feel so proud to take it to the recycling bin!
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78 Angela April 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I find that interesting that you like the feeling of using something up! Most bloggers I read always lament about their nut butter running low .. LOL.


79 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm

The only bad thing about it is having to stir the new jar – it’s quite the arm workout, and usually ends up being pretty messy.


80 Picky Nicky April 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm

LOL at the yogurt! At first I thought they were snack size cups!!!
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81 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets April 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I actually love to see what groceries people are buying at the store. I’m always casually (at least I think it’s casual) checking out other people’s grocery carts.
The random fact was sad and maybe a bit true.
Last, I’m not even a little bit appalled by your yogurt collection, especially because you are recycling them all, which makes me happy. I just started composting, so I’ve gone to a whole new realm of greenness.


82 gwen April 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Our fridge looks like the grocery store yogurt shelf…I get self conscious at work because I eat literally the same exact thing everyday but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right?!


83 Molly@This Life Is Sparkling April 25, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I’ve never been a big greek yogurt fan but it’s starting to grow on me! Lately I’ve been getting plain greek yogurt and I love how versatile it is!
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84 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Try drizzling honey on top! Or try it with applesauce. Those two combos are definitely my favorite!


85 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Man I love Kashi Cinnamon Harvest…please don’t mind me, I’m just drooling over here. Also, it’s probably a good thing I take my yogurt containers right out to our recycling bin…it might be embarrassing! 😉
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86 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish April 26, 2013 at 12:20 am

Aww, your hair “wimp out” sounds all too familiar. 😉 I think I mentioned this once before, but I’ve been toying with the idea of making a drastic change for years, and I have yet to make ONE. Today I went to the salon, and was *this* close to chopping 4-5 inches off my hair, but of course chickened out and only had my stylist take off two. One of these days I’ll muster up the nerve…Hey, how about we play that “if you do it, I’ll do it too” game? I’ll let you go first. 😉

In all seriousness though, your hair looks great–love the layers! You know what else looks great? All those yogurt containers…There was a time when my consumption levels were comparable, but I was forced to cut back several months ago (darn tummy). Now, instead of yogurt carton stacks, I have egg carton stacks, It’s almost embarrassing how many eggs I eat each week…I’m guessing about 3-4 dozen (1-2 whole eggs each day + 6-10 whites). Occasionally they’re the only protein my stomach can tolerate, so thank goodness they’re cheap!

I’m glad to hear you’ve jumped on board the electric toothbrush train. I’m a huge fan!

Happy almost-Friday, Amanda! <3
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87 Mary April 26, 2013 at 1:50 am

That’s a lot of yoghurt pots!!! A couple of years ago I had to wait a week to get a tooth pulled and ended up living off of yoghurt and soups because I couldn’t chew anything. Ever since then I’ve not been quite so addicted to yoghurt, but my tower of pots was pretty similar to yours that week!
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88 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 26, 2013 at 5:42 am

That happened to me and sweet potatoes. I ate so many of them after I got my wisdom teeth taken out, that I really can’t stomach the thought of them anymore 😕


89 kris April 26, 2013 at 2:09 am

Girl, I know exaaactly what you’re talking about! – It’s the best feeling for me when I use up a complete stick of lip balm. It’s like that feeling when you check something off your to-do list. ahh.
And, thats so mean of the person to leave the ambrosia sticker on the chair at starbucks – Way to tease you! Hopefully Ambrosia’s are back in stock on your next grocery run. My favorite apple is probably just a crisp gala. Has to be crisp though.
The one food I used to eat a TON of was eggs. But I think I went a bit overboard on it. So now it’s just fruit for me. I eat a ton of fruit everyday. From berries to bananas and everything in between.
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90 Sara @my less serious life April 26, 2013 at 4:43 am

is oikos your favorite yogurt brand? have you tried others? i’m partial to fage, but i’m not sure what is available for you. just curious…
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91 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 26, 2013 at 5:44 am

Yup, it’s my favorite one! Mostly because it’s one of the only ones we have up here, but I’ve tried Chobani and Fage and still prefer Oikos.


92 Missy April 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

I eat asparagus about 363 days out of the year.
No exaggeration.

Also Peanut Butter.
It’s shameful.


93 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Haha don’t worry, my recycling bin is always full of Greek yogurt containers too! I also eat a lot of bananas – usually at least one per day.

Haha ok for a second I thought that watermelon was about to fall off the table in that picture! And then I realized that the table was actually clear lol. Three things I bought on my last grocery trip were hummus, real fresh roasted deli turkey, and some whole wheat wraps – I needed ingredients to make a lunch after my morning of moving!
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94 Trudy April 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Well if they’d just make the dang containers bigger already, we wouldn’t have to use as many!!

I’ve posted about using things up before. It’s just so satisfying! Even though you usually have to spend the money and go get some more…just feels so dang good! haha

Ambrosia apples are the best – ’nuff said 😉

Don’t worry, most of us are attached to our hair. Secretly, at least half of us want to try a pixie but we’re scared! Even though, yes, it’s just hair…but still…what if I look ugly??! Yes it’ll grow back, but it’ll take a while!!
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95 Diane @ Life of Di. April 27, 2013 at 6:49 am

I know what you mean about enjoying the feeling of using up a product/food. I’m one of those weirdos that will try and use something until it’s very last drop. I even cut open the toothpaste tube to get the last bit out :) Weird, I know!
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96 Jill April 28, 2013 at 7:22 am

I eat a lot of yogurt too…like entire tubs with entire jars of peanut butter and cookies …at midnight or in afternoon or whatever…


Anywayyyy…..I wish I could buy organic…I’ve dumped it and nothing organic anymore. Just can’t afford it and tired of being so “afraid”…I bought these “Schneider chicken burgers” the other day , something I’d normally never do (chicken burgers from a box…like “canned chicken”, ha…to me it would be horrendous)…and I don’t give a flying fig anymore…I fried up the burgers and ate a couple and I’ll eat em again. Tired tired tired of being the stupid food police. Tired of visiting blogs that preach about pastured pork and wild fish and organic, hormone-free eggs and chicken and dairy-free and blah blah blah…so tired of it…yes, I’m over 30 and digestively, metabolically and hormonally a mess, but I don’t care…my mental well being and stress is MORE important….I’m starting to think that FAITH and MENTALITY mean SO MUCH more in approaching health than stupid food…so eat the damn entire pizza (yes I eat entire “Ristorante” pizzas at 800+ calories each FOLLOWED by a pint of ice cream, bag of chocolate covered almonds and jars of peanut butter slathered on — gasp == gluten filled bread)…and no I don’t exercise…and no I can’t poop (oops, vulgar word)….and yes, I’m over 30 …..and I need to NOT care, but I’m tired of living my life in this cycle of fear….I will release and let myself GO GO GO ….no matter how long it takes and no matter how big I balloon to….in the end, I will strike some kind of peace and balance again…I have to believe that…


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