They attacked my tongue and won (Day 140)

aspen2Hello, you sweet chickadees and most dapper chickadudes!

I hope you’re having the most amazing week ever. This is my puppy schlamuppy in the picture post-grooming. She says I Love You. And by I Love You she means, “Do you have a sandwich, and can I have it?”

Speaking of food (hello…is that not why we’re all here?), today I so totally overdid it with these amazing, crunchy green beans I bought from my virgin trip to Sprouts.

My teen and I were out putting gas into the car last night, and I looked at her sweet, cute face, with her adorable driver’s permit, and I said, “Hey! Let’s go check out the new Sprouts store! ”

So she put her cute little feet on the pedals, said, “Yes, mom,” in her sweet little voice, with those adorbs dimples, and she drove me to what I shall forever more refer to only as Organic Crack Town.

For those of you who’ve never heard of the store peddling freaky-awesome things I want to put into my face, Spr–Organic Crack Town is essentially a Farmer’s Market inside of a brick and mortar store. It’s largely produce, with a ton of bins of the neatest stuff ever–like Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and reasonably priced gluten-free flours, granolas (the cereals, not the hippies), mixes, you name it!

So, when I saw the crispety crunchety roasted, salted, seriously crunchy greenity beanities in the clear, unassuming container, I was like, Hells to the yes! Bring it!


About $50 lighter in my wallet, and with bags laboring from the haul of Mountain Zevia, two bunches of gorgeous flowers, a loaf of challah, frying cheese and liver sausage (shoosh. I don’t even want to hear it), I got home and ate a crunchy little green bean. And then I ate two. And I didn’t even like them. At first.

But then something changed, and today I managed to eat all of the rest of them. These little greens beans are crunchy. Like crunchy crunchy. Little bites of jolly green giant heaven in your mouth, exploding all over your teeth.

And I ate all of them.

Damn you! Damn you, crunchy green beans!

I am still hugging the empty container. A little.

The moral of the story: Don’t go into Sprouts unless you plan to possibly eat a lot of things you never even knew existed before you instructed your new teen driver to take you there.

Now on to how I’ve been doing with my weight loss and continued sussing out of foods to which I’m intolerant or allergic to… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.

Wednesday, January 9

I ate this:
Breakfast: Pizza Scrapings from 3 slices of Papa Murphy’s Cowboy (cheese, olives, mushrooms, sausage, onions) and from 1 slice Hawaiian (cheese, Canadian bacon, pineapple)
Lunch: Crunchy green beans from Sprouts (like most of the huge container). They are addicting. Do not buy them. I repeat: put down the clear plastic container and back away slowly.
Snack: A gummy bear and a yogurt pretzel and about 6 corn chips
Dinner: Cottage cheese, seeds, tomato, olives, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese (I ate so much earlier in the day I’m still full, but I wanted some nibbles)

Notes: I am definitely going to eat less green beans for a while…

What I learned:

I feel really pleased that the site is really spreading via different websites.

Thank you so much!

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  1. Oh my ever loving goodness! I did the same thing with fried green beens. Ate the ENTIRE container in one sitting. It was absolutely addicting and didn’t taste one bit like a green bean. I suppose if that is what we are binging on, we have come a long way from Ding-Dongs and Doritos!!

    • You are 100% right. It could have been so much worse than it was, but still. Wow. The stuff is crazy-addicting. Of course, I could honestly eat just a can of green beans at a time because I like them so much. Make them crunchy and I’m all in!

  2. Jamie, how much do you lose per week on average?

  3. You crack me up! Like, I wish you were my next door neighbor… You are just so fun and funny! I saw those same green beans at Fresh Market and knew they’d be good but the price tag deterred me. Are you going to make us a recipe for those? I’m guessing they just fried them and put some salt on em.

    • You are so kind to say that! I wish we were neighbors. Then you wouldn’t care about my lawn. 😛 Hey! I’m busy cooking. I don’t have time to edge.

      These are so crispy, they’re like roasted or freeze-dried. These don’t srtike me as dehydrator-dried…but I aim to find out!

  4. Jayne Thompson says

    Jamie I have been following your blog for a few years and you have been a huge inspiration and encouragement. This year I am off and running well not really running into my new year’s resolution to make healthy food choices for a whole year and healthy food choices for me are NO SUGAR and very low carb and forget the doing it perfectly just consistently like week after week and even the next day after I blow it and come right back to low carb.THANK YOU smooch smooch !!!!!!

    • Oh my gosh, Jayne! I am so excited to read your words. Seriously. This is a new adventure for you, and it sounds phenomenal to me. And don’t even say you blew it! Keep track of what you ate and how it affected you–you’re sussing out food allergies and intolerances.

  5. Wow, you never fail to crack me up when I’m having a so so day!!!

  6. This is probably now my favorite post by you 🙂 LOL!

  7. Ellen from Norway :) says

    U Made my day!
    – norway-

  8. robyn herron says

    Umm, so, where is the recipe? LOL. I had the same problem with the fried OKRA from Fresh Market in PA. I couldnt stop eating them till they were gone. so yummy. but i live far from there now and since you brought it up, now I want some! :O)

  9. Your sense of humour is fabulous. Love the doggy pic. I am sure after all those green beens, your digestive system will reward you with a good cleansing so no damage done – lol. Love your blog. Your light seems to be shining far and wide these days, congratulations.

    • Thank you so much! Yeah, the words ‘Roto’ and ‘Rooter’ and ‘Large Intestines’ come to mind. I won’t forget the green bean situation for at least a day or twelve.

  10. Jamie, Where did you find those crunchy green beans in Sprouts? I need to make a trip to our new store!

  11. I have been on a quest to figure out how to make these. One site I found said they were vacuum-fried, which sounds to me like expensive commercial style equipment would be involved… Another place said that first they were dehydrated, then sprayed with oil, lightly salted (the ones I had were sweet-ish, so I would add a tiny bit of some kind of sweetner and maybe some garlic) and then baked at 350 for 5-10 minutes. Sounds more do-able for the normal person. There may be a better way to do it, but it is a good starting place.

  12. Hilarious stuff, as always. And what the heck is frying cheese because I want some right now!

  13. Hey- what’s your Westie’s name? We have a 2 year old named Bailey — she’s our second — we lost our first one, Sammy at only 11 years old — she was a chowhound too — Bailey not so much — which is different — I’m trying to emulate her and walk away from the food when enuf is enuf! 🙂

  14. I’ve had the Trader Joe’s version of these little green crunchy bites of evil…addicting is right! The bag is supposed to be 4 servings (are they KIDDING?) and have 20 carbs per serving…I ate the WHOLE thing…yikes.

    • I am so so glad it’s not me, but we definitely need to for a strength circle the next time we buy, split four ways, and share so we stick to one serving. I mean, there are worse things to eat too many of, but come on! (exclaimed like GOB from Arrested Development)

  15. omg, me too!!! they ARE green crack 🙂 with lots of carbs!!!! ahemmmm…..jamie aka ms totally and completely awesome dehydrator recipe woman- can’t we have our green crack and eat it too????


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