Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Frosted lemonade on the brain.

I really wanted to write something today, but all I can think about is this Chick-Fil-A frosted lemonade.


Go get one. And they even have "diet" so basically it's not bad for you. Unless you don't live near a Chick-Fil-A, and in that case, I feel ya, because this is the first time I have. (And I will miss it dearly if we don't again in the future.) I first tried this last week and then today because my shoulder has been hurting, I used it as an excuse to go back and get another one.

Sometimes I think maybe I should just write a blog about the foods I'm currently obsessed with since that seems to be at the top of my mind these days...or who am I kidding, all the days. It's just what I'm passionate about I guess. Deciding what I'm going to eat everyday is my all time #1 favorite hobby.

But I'm just kidding, don't go get one. Because now I feel sick and I'm wondering why I did that. WHY do I always do this to myself? I think about ice cream, debate in my head about getting ice cream, cave and get the ice cream, and then feel sick about it afterwards. It's a ridiculous problem.

A few weeks ago at Costco, I went down the frozen aisle. Checked the ice cream selection. Walked away. Came back and checked the selection again. Picked up a two-pack of vanilla ice cream. Put it in the cart. Then immediately put it back in the freezer. Left the aisle. Went to the front of the store to pay. Thought about all the things I could do with vanilla ice cream. Walked back to the frozen aisle. Picked up the ice cream again, and put it in my cart. And debated the whole walk up to the front if I should turn around and put it back. If I sound like a crazy person, it's because I am. I told John that story when I got home, and he didn't even blink because it sounds like totally normal behavior for me. Point is, I love ice cream, I'm obsessed, but hate how I feel afterwards. And I know it should only be an occasional thing, not a main food group. But I can't stop.

Then guess what coupons I got in the mail yesterday? Ice cream. Like a whole pamphlet of ice cream coupons. Ben & Jerrys, Talenti Gelat, Haagen-Dazs- you name it. I was like, "REALLY?!" (Looking up at the sky to God.) "How did this get in my mailbox?!" I was literally cursing that this would happen to me. I'm tempted to throw them away...but I know I won't.

I'm having a real battle right now with this. It's mostly been a life long battle, but the summer makes it especially hard. All I want is frozen treats. Ice cream, milkshakes, slushies, popsicles, etc. I even bought a popsicle mold to try and make 'healthier" versions of popsicles, but so far those have been a joke and taste sugarless, so I haven't been using it and instead indulging in one of the above listed sugary-filled treats.

And true story- I've gained almost 5 pounds since the beginning of summer. And I credit it 70% to all the peanut butter I've been eating, 5% to the fact that I am hibernating in the AC, and 25% on frozen treats. John said the nicest thing when I told him though, he said "maybe you just gained muscle?" HAHAHA! No. But how sweet right? (Reason #587 why he's the best.) But really, I know that a few extra pounds is nothing, and honestly I'm not worried, it will go back down, but it just reminded me how badly I've been eating this summer. I'm going to go ahead and blame it on the heat like every other problem I have right now. (Looking at you acne!)

Basically, I need to back off the sugary shit. And find something else to cool me down. Maybe I should just munch on ice cubes like Ted does. And no one even mention the "magic 1 ingredient ice cream" trick. THAT IS NOT ICE CREAM, THAT IS MUSHED BANANA. I've tried that twice now, which is one more time than I needed to.

Wait, I think I know what I'll use my coupon on now... 


Because if you're going to eat bananas as ice cream, this is the way to do it. I give up. 

x. 

15 comments:

  1. wow I really need ice cream now. I almost finished my big ice cream sandwich today from Friday and I was thinking of when I'll go back and get another one as I was eating it haha. Ice cream is the best. I've never heard of frozen mushed banana ice cream. That sounds... really weird. Like I love bananas but as ice cream? I don't think so. Maybe if you added some vanilla. and then added ice cream. :) haha and ps I'm the same way at the store. I put things in my cart and then convince my self not to get it and then convince myself to get it and yeah. Same story same life. ps I was telling Jason that we are friends like blog ones and if you lived here we would be real friends and he thought I was really weird because he says meeting friends on the internet is just weird hahah it was just funny how he thought I was so weird because I have blog friends

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    1. I thought you ate the whole ice cream sandwich haha!! I would have in 2 days, tops! And the banana ice cream is where people freeze little pieces of banana then put them in a food processor. It doesn't work. Sure it's healthy and cold, but no thanks. And I know, John thinks it's funny I have internet friends too. Like he loves to read the comments, and if one of my friends doesn't comment he will be like "candace didn't say anything yet" and I'm like "no one has to say anything if they don't want to!!!" haha. If you met me in real life I bet you would be like "that girl is so boring!!"

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  2. The struggle is REAL. Ice cream all day, everyday. I don't like lemonade, but a cookie's and cream milkshake from Chick-fil-a...OMG! A grocery store we have here will have buy 2 get 3 free deals and this totally applies to ice cream. I bought that deal a few months ago and now I am almost out. Now I want a cookies and cream milkshake...HA.

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    1. Oh one time John saw Breyers was on sale at Target like 5 for $10 (something along those lines, I don't remember exactly) and he told me to go get 5, and I was like ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME!? I didn't do it, thank goodness. That is such a dangerous idea. And now I have to try the cookies and cream milkshake...

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  3. 1. Those frozen lemonades are amazing--I don't even like lemonade so I was hesitant to try it but holy cow it's good!
    2. Funny you should talk about eating too much sugary crap today because last night after my amazing birthday filled with 3 donuts, 3 pieces of cake, lasagna, pizza, wine, and an apple dessert pizza, I literally could not eat one single cupcake Jacob bought me and instead laid on the bathroom floor waiting for everything to come back up. I thought I was dying. Now sugar sounds awful. I had to get up this morning and act like I was excited to eat one of the mini cupcakes just so I didn't seem ungrateful but bad choice...lol

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    1. Hahahaha!! Seriously that just made me laugh out loud. You sound like a kid let loose at a party, (minus the wine part) that is so awesome. I think that sounds like the best birthday ever, which by the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Next year I'll send you some tums ;) Hope your sugar hangover gets better! xo

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  4. Also, I'm with you on the mashed banana thing--that is not even close to ice cream! Haha love your "tried it twice which was once too many." Lol

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    1. I don't know who is pretending that is good! Seriously!

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  5. First of all, I refuse to live somewhere that is not within a 15 minute driving distance from a Chickfila and a Target. Priorities.

    Secondly, Phil and I went to Coldstone over the weekend and ordered a half pint (for him to take home -don't worry not just for that moment). The Coldstone guy made too much and gave me a HUGE cup of the extra ice cream for free. I was winning at life so hard in that moment.

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    1. OMG Cold Stone is the best! Thank God I don't live near one of those haha. That is so winning at life, I would feel like the luckiest person on the planet in that moment haha. And I second Target. I need to stop into Target at least twice a week just to "look" around.

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  6. Oh Lord, this is so me right now, too. Something about summer makes me want to eat ALL OF THE THINGS. I think I've gained about 5 pounds in the past couple of months as well and can definitely feel it on my body since I'm pretty short at 5'3". Thank goodness I don't have a Chick-fil-A (yet) because otherwise I'd be on my way out the door to try a frosted lemonade!

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    1. Ditto! I'm 5'2 so I definitely noticed it. Riiight around the middle section lol. I know some people say that winter is the season they gain weight, but I think that every season is an excuse to eat all the things! But, thinking about Christmas time has me looking forward to cookies now. IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING!

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  7. My lactose intolerancy is a blessing and a curse, blessing because I don't eat icecream(often, sometimes it's just needed) but a curse because hello, dairy is the best food group around. This summer I did start my own form of YOLO, which instead of you only live once is ELYOLO, which is eat like you only live once. Sooo needless to say I'm with you on those 5lbs. My clothes fit tighter but I can still get into them, that will be the breaking of my cycle, when I can't close my jeans haha! How's Ted doing?!

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  8. If it's dairy free I am totally getting one of these!!!

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  9. YUM!! I haven't tried one of these yet but they sound so refreshing!

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