Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hello, My name is Chelle and I'm a bookaholic.


10:30am... Workout last night was great! I love that I can still do legs without making my back worse! Now if I can just figure out how to do abs...   Today will be upper body, along with more stairmaster. I really miss the treadmill. Maybe I'll toss in some elliptical, too, just to switch it up a bit.


Today I poured the last tablespoon of my beloved Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar in my coconut oil for lunch... it's a brand Bill and I found at our local farmer's market, but since the market won't reopen until fall and the local stores don't carry it, I had to order it online. I gotta say, it kinda irritated me to pay $9 for s&h. Seemed a bit over the top. Especially since it's a pricey product to begin with. It's just so darned good!

My next online purchase was to a new provider of pure Emu oil. I've been using Emu for about 8 years and cannot recommend it enough! It's an incredible product! There is amazing research on its healing properties and I absolutely swear by it. Recently I've been mixing it with coconut oil for my skin scrub (face & body) and everyone in the house is loving it.


Anyway, so I have enough oil left for just one more batch of scrub and maybe a first-aid use or two, and realized I needed to buy a new container. I normally buy the 32 oz jug, which lasts us 9mos to a year. Additionally, throughout the year, I'll occasionally buy a mini-container or some other product from my usual supplier. I've been increasingly unhappy with the scent of the unscented oil... just smells... off.  I spent some time looking at different suppliers, narrowing down my choices, until I found this new company. I called up and very graciously the kind woman answered all my questions thoroughly. Satisfied, I placed an order. It's already shipped! I'm anxious to compare their product to the one I normally purchase. 

2:30pm... Hello, my name is Chelle and I'm a bookaholic. LOL! :-) Ran to Barnes & Noble during lunch... I have to say, were I to be stranded on a desert island, with only one store... my choice would be B&N. No hesitation.  Books. Ah. I Love Books.  :-) Besides, I wouldn't have to give up coffee because Starbucks is right inside! LOL!


I picked up a book for the hubby... he's been asking about the nutritional data for common restaurants, so I grabbed the Eat This Not That Restaurant Survival Guide for him to carry around in the truck.  The kids'll get a kick out of that one, too. Turning in the aisle, my eyes landed on Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts by one of my favorites, Sam Zien (Sam the Cooking Guy). Looked pretty good. Next I saw a cute title, which I could have ignored had the author's name not been Devin Alexander! LOL! I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening! is now in my book bag, too :-)  


Then, of course, I had to do my magazine rack rounds... grabbed the latest Fitness RX for Women, Fitness Magazine, Shape, and Muscle & Fitness Hers (which is usually my favorite). The latest Women's Health should be in my mailbox, too!  Between those fun reads, and a book loaned to me by Tab (Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster) I have a lot of reading for the weekend! Whoopeee! :-)

If you're wondering why I didn't mention Oxygen and Eating Clean Magazine it's because I've already read them.  

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