I love chips, but I try to be healthy so am always looking for “healthier” chip options.  A lot of time the calories are still the same but the ingredients make a difference.  I am a big fan of vegetable chips dipped in salsa, but recently on an impromptu stop at Marshalls I found 2 more yummy options to add to my list.

Glories Mesquite Sweet Potato Chips are fabulous!!!!

The Daily Crave bbq veggie chips are delicious too 🙂

I recommend them both!


Grocery shopping and camping

The difference in going shopping without children vs with children…

Without children: Shopping takes 1/3 of the time…really.  This is good for everyone…there is more time allotted for playing, there is no risk of losing a child in the battle of the cart, the kids don’t have to hear Mommy tell them how blessed we are to be able to go to a store…you really should be thankful to have to be here with me in this stunning environment ;), and the children don’t have to hear me remind them how fortunate they are that I plan my trips around snack time so something occupies them for a percentage of the time we are there.  The best part of shopping without children is that I, who am far from being underage, have been asked twice recently if I am over 18 (1 for a student discount and 1 for my whey protein?).

With children: I have company :), I have a live band, I have songs and smiles…far more smiles than without them, and most of the time I get compliments on their behavior (they really do a good job most of the time).


The difference in going camping without children vs with children…

Without children: More time to take in the sights, better sleep, adult conversation, longer hikes, etc.  No matter how much you love your children, it is nice to have time with your spouse with no interruptions.

With children: More interesting sights, warmer sleep (tents get cold), excitement on their achievements (this year they tried rock climbing), Family Time!  🙂  Sure it is messier and busier, but it is super fun!

day 5

OK…back on track.  How come one day of being bad isn’t made up by one day of being good?  It is so easy for me to gain and so hard to lose…oh well, my own fault I know…no pity.  🙂

AM back workout included lats, pulldowns, hyperextensions, deadlifts and rows.

Water intake for the day: just around 40 oz

Meals included egg whites, protein shakes, berries, apple, turkey dog…and yes a couple graham crackers (I know!), but I ended up right at 1500 calories…big improvement!  🙂

PM workout…P90X core routine

May also do some thigh band exercises before bed.

On a side note…went to Target today to get a swimsuit and a dress.  I am really into casual dresses these days.  Anyway, I tried on a few other things, too.  I was so excited to see that I was swimming in the small sizes.  Then I looked up Target sizes online and they run really big…so nothing to be too excited about.  I have found that some Target brands run big and others pretty close to right on.  I have found that Ann Taylor tends to run big.  Kohl’s seems accurate, LEI seems accurate and Old Navy is either accurate or runs slightly big.  I am not putting down any store in the slightest…just wondering…

What store out there  has the most accurate sizes?  If anyone knows, please share.  🙂