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I love Sugar and Paparazzi

Yesterday we decided to show my MIL all the wonders of American consumerism--a trip to the local mall and Wal Mart. I thought it was important to show her how easy it was to pick up bread and ammunition all in the same place. Easy Peasy. Then a trip to the bookstore where we may have spent an inordinate amount of time looking at cookbooks. Now, I know I live in Georgia, but that Paula Deen is everywhere! There were a good 15 books with her face on them, and a huge line of cookware in Wal-Mart. Ridiculous.
I did manage to find a book that suits me pretty well. What do you think?

There were multiple cameras taking my picture at once. Not going to lie, it felt like the paparazzi were after me. Kind of awesome. 

Three of us went into Walmart to get a couple of boring things like cat food and vinegar. We left with $60 worth of crap. How does that happen? We did manage to pick up 3 different kinds of ice cream though, because we're all picky and couldn't decide on one flavor. Fine by me.

Any guesses which one was for me?

Oh yes. 
This was phenomenal. Dairy-free coconut ice cream. Seriously rich, very coconut-ty and somehow packs 24% of my daily fiber into one little serving. This is officially going to be my at-home frozen yogurt replacement. Amazing! If you're not a big dairy fan, this is perfect.

Off for a busy Saturday of antique-ing (yes, I'm serious, don't laugh), going to see some waterfalls, and visit a deer park. Hooray!

What are your Saturday plans? Any good workouts?
So wanting a workout today, so we shall see if I can fit one in tonight once we're back. Tell me about all your long runs so I can get inspired for mine tomorrow!

Which ice-cream would you have picked: coconut ice cream, Breyer's chocolate, or Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino? 
Dairy-free coconut all the way! Although I did have a spoonful of the Starbucks one and it was pretty tasty....


  1. Yummy....I would have picked the bryers or the starrbucks! Those both look yummy. I have never tried the SO Delicious kind before!

  2. Today I helped with a local 5K - volunteering for races is A LOT of fun . . . the fun of racing without the sweat! Ha!

    Knowing what I have learned from your post, I would most definitely choose the coco flavor, but prior to being educated, I would have chosen the chocolate!

    Have a great Saturday - hope you find some treasures!

  3. The Breyer's, but your's intrigues me. It almost seems like- dare I say- healthy-ish ice cream. Interesting.

    I have long run on the books for today- should be 12ish but I'm dragging today. It may be a quality over quantity situation.

  4. I ran 14 miles today! They felt great (sorta) and I finished strong with an 8:44 pace! With my fastest miles being at the end. Have a good one!

    I love cake batter flavor ice cream with Reese Cup! But usually I am good and buy Skinny Cows or eat Peanut Butter Fro-Yo.

  5. I ran 9 miles this morning, it was great!

    I totally would have picked the coconut ice cream. I've been wanting to try it for awhile, but never wanted to fork out the money. I may have to now that I've actually heard a review. You may have sold me

  6. If you like the So Good Coconut Ice Cream you should try their ice cream sandwiches! They sell banana split sandwiches and they are to die for!

  7. I just tried the So Delicious in Mocha Almond Fudge. OH MY GOODNESS. Dean and I finished the whole thing in one sitting! We could NOT put it down. So yeah...that would be my choice :)

    I just ran in the humidity. I stopped at 9km because I thought I was going to faint. So freaking HOT.

  8. I wish I had some of that Java Chip ice cream with me RIGHT NOW.

  9. I just ran a quick 4-miler... my long run was on Thursday. Have fun antique-ing! We have been doing a lot of that, trying to find older pieces that would go with our home better. Of course then we usually do something to them to 'modernize' them slightly to our taste. (paint, reupholster)

    No big plans for today, except getting a new grill! And therefore probably grilling out.

  10. I was wondering if you have any concerns about the fat content for coconut milk? I have always substitute coconut milk for something else cos' of the fat content and it is saturated fat. So, am I missing something here?

  11. The coconut ice cream looks very good.

    I just ran 13 miles! I'm so happy because it's my first double digt run since I got Injured 6 weeks ago. And it was a little faster than What I had been running before the injury.

    Goodluck on your workout!

  12. kinda love all that ice cream you bought. i need that cookbook NOWWWWW. hahaha. have an awesome day :) sounds so fun!

  13. I'm really curious about that coconut ice cream. It wouldn't be my first choice, but I now really want to try it :)

  14. I'm hoping to get in a 45 mile bike ride, but its kind of rainy out and although I don't mind running in the rain, I hate biking in the rain. May just have to do 3 hours on the trainer...ugh. Enjoy your ice cream

  15. We always end up getting multiple flavors of ice cream too!!! Girl, you are GORGEOUS and that book looks like my kind of book:)

  16. OMG! I can NOT walk into Walmart/Target without spending $100 bucks. I try not to make eye contact with the $1 bin either. I somehow find a way to buy $20 worth of crap! Yu are so not alone.

    I love ice cream. Now I want some after reading your blog.

    Get Up & Go

  17. I don't really like ice cream but they look interesting!

  18. Have you ever watched the show called American Pickers?? It is all about antiquing and it is awesome! I have never tried soy ice cream before but it sounds totally great! I love less dairy. But I think if I had to choose I would have gone with the java. I love coffee flavored anything. (but really the saddest part it that I prbly would go with whatever had the least amount of cals. Lame, I know!

  19. wal-mart is like a black hole to me, it sucks me in and i come out spending WAY more than i expected on things i never knew i wanted! haha. actually, no joke, i'm planning on going there tomorrow, i just hope i don't come out with too many impulse

    workout today was a 9 miler followed by upper body weights. :) hope u're having a great day! :)

  20. wow I didn't know that about coconut ice cream. I'll have to check it out!

  21. I've bought that coconut ice cream before! It sounds weird, but drizzle peanut butter over it and then sprinkle it with coconut... SO GOOD.

  22. Mmmm ice cream! I love it!! I didn't work out yesterday but I will be running later today. Not sure how many miles!!

  23. Because I have it in my freezer right now, I would have to say the coconut milk! You should try their sorbets. It will change you life.

  24. I had no idea Wal-Mart had all of those choices! They are pretty limited down here! And if their book section is that big, I am really jealous! LOL!

    I would have liked to try the Vanilla Bean or the Starbucks one but I do love chocolate!

  25. MMMM coconu! I've had several flavors from them and they are delish! My Saturday workout was 14 miles. My longest run evah and I did it :) There was much high-fiving at the end.


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