WIAW: weekend edition

I have a confession to make.

I am not always as healthy as I come off as…

I know, I know.. but I am human. Everything in moderation, right?

This week’s What I Ate Wednesday is full of gluttony..

This past Saturday was a day complete with beer, chips, more beer, peanuts, and even a Snickers bar.

Don’t hate.

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Before I continue.. don’t forget to head over to Jenn’s site and see what other people are eating today.. Guarantee it’s healthier than this!

So, Saturday morning started off great! I woke up happy and started off on the right foot with two eggs, cabbage, an apple, coffee, and sweet potato hash. YUM.

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The BF even wanted to show off his breakfast.. He even set it up and took his own pic–making sure to get the Chargers cup in the back.

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He had coffee, a banana, and a crunchy PB and grape jelly waffle-wich. (too cute).

Lunch rolled around, and the bad food blogger in me, and I totally forgot to snap a pic. I had a healthy lunch though–chicken and cabbage salad with dijon mustard. Nothing exciting…

Then, it happened. Everything went down hill.

First this:

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(p.s. I love this bar–Monkey Paw in East Village San Diego)

This this…. Coronado Brewing Company Coffee Stout (yum)

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(another favorite bar– Bub’s at the Ballpark in East Village San Diego)

At this point, I was still making “okay” decisions. Since it was time for dinner, I ordered the BBQ Chicken Salad (no BBQ sauce or dressing–it’s a super good salad). It comes with chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, cucumber, and mozzarella cheese.

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Then I had this… Bluemoon with Extra Oranges (vitamin C)

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And these….

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And this…. (Guinness, of course–because I’m a Believer)

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Which then led to these delicious Jalapeno Trio Smart Fries!

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And a not-as-good-as-I-thought-it-would-be Almond Snickers (split with The BF).

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Once we got home, I didn’t stop.

I had a handful of my new obsession, banana chips.

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*The drunchies (drunk + munchies) have obviously set in.. and I continue with a small bowl of peanut flour, sliced banana, and a scoop of crunchy peanut butter.

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(I swear, I need to learn to just go to bed!!)

Waking up Sunday, I was feeling under the weather (to say the least)… What better way to clean up my act than with a CHOBANI. The banana flavor is fabulous.

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I cleaned up my eating throughout the day–and ended on a FABULOUSLY DELICIOUS note with this gem from Laura.

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It’s her Microwave Protein Carrot Cake.. and, needless to say, I will make this again. I topped mine with a mixture of cottage cheese and sugar free maple syrup.

So, there ya have it. I am human and not some robot who eats healthy 100% of the time. However, I am still paying for my decisions. BUT–did I have fun? YOU BET. Would I do it over? HECK YES.

xoxo, Haley

Question: What did you think of The BF’s breakfast? I think the blogging thing is growing on him 😉

Tell me you have crazy nights where all healthy things go out the window.

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Guinness Believer: Private Tasting

I am now a GUINNESS BELIEVER.

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About a month ago, The BF and I attended a private tasting event for Guinness.  I thought it would only be appropriate to let you all know about it on this Irish holiday that is celebrated in America–with lots of BEER!

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The event was held at a small business space in downtown San Diego.  We were asked to be there 30 minutes early.. Of course, we were there with bells on – ready!

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When we entered, there was a welcoming sign and we were immediately given a token.  The token was to exchange for a pint of Guinness (duh) or you were able to take it to the “pour your own pint” station and do it yourself.  We opted out of the “pour your own” because the line was ridiculous.

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Throughout the night, there were old-time Guinness advertisements cycling on the wall.

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About 20 minutes in, a gentleman came on the mic and basically talked about how awesome his job is.. Really though–he travels around the US, drinks Guinness, and talks to people about beer.  (Sign me up!!)

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He talked about the history of Guinness–it started back in 1759!!!  Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on an unused brewery at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. It costed him about $147 US dollars.  (Could you imagine?!)

There was a contest to see who could do the PERFECT pour.  I didn’t get chosen to go up, but did you know the PERFECT GUINNESS pour takes exactly 119.5 seconds??

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-Tilt it 45 degrees, fill it 2/3.. Wait for it to settle.. Top off the glass!

There was an Instagram contest.  We had to hashtag #guinnessbeliever and the winner would receive a t-shirt. The BF wanted to do a sequenced pic of me drinking..

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Then put it together….

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Unfortunately, we didn’t know there was a cut-off time.. and didn’t win.  wa-wa… 😦

After our pint was dry (fairly quickly), we were given a taster of the new Guinness Lager.

Verdict?  I AM A FAN!  I loved it and plan to purchase some for my own.  (excuse the bad lighting in the pic)..

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We learned a couple recipes using Guinness:::

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*Half Guinness, Half Harp

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*Half Guinness, Half Smithwicks

Overall, we had a GREAT night and I am planning to “paint the town black” today!

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THANK YOU TO GUINNESS & the GUINNESS BELIEVER clan!

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xoxo, Haley

Question: Guinness Believer?  Or no?  

Honestly, I wasn’t before this tasting!  I never ordered it when we were out.. Now, I enjoy it.  🙂

Weekend Recap in Pics (2/16-2/17)

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The BF’s Time for 100 Burpees #beastmode

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My 100 Burpee Time: PR!!

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Taxes Done! Yes, that’s a REAL typewriter!

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Mission Brewery in Downtown San Diego for Annabel’s Birthday

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Four 3oz. Tasters for Me! – Only $1 a piece!

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Me & the Birthday Girl

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The BF and Me

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Private Guinness Tasting Event (post coming this week!)

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A Series of 4 Pics (Sorry–No Chugging for Me!)

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Blue Moon – ALWAYS Extra Oranges

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My Dinner at BASIC (downtown SD)

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BF’s Red Pie with Mozzarella and Pepperoni

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Relaxing Sunday 🙂

Oh what a weekend!  It was a good one… I must say.. 🙂

xoxo, Haley

Question: Are your Sundays spent relaxing??

Live in San Diego??  Check out Bar Basic and Mission Brewery!