Friday Free-For-All – 05/05/17

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

It’s the weekend before my birthday (May 9), and I don’t really have any celebration plans. Ben was supposed to be away this weekend, but his plans changed at the last minute. I’m gonna try to rustle up some people to do something tomorrow night, but I honestly won’t be upset if it’s not a big thing. After the big milestone of turning 30 last year, 31 just feels sort of “meh.”

So far I’m digging post-workout protein shakes. I do feel like they’re helping me not pig out every night. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that the stuff I bought (Vega Protein and Greens) has Stevia in it. I strongly dislike the taste of Stevia, and while I can definitely taste it and I find it somewhat unpleasant, I’m just gonna deal with it. This particular product is pretty affordable, and I like the other ingredients. I got the vanilla flavor, but I think maybe next time I’ll get the chocolate to see if that helps to disguise the Stevia aftertaste more. If not, I can try to find something else without Stevia.

As of Tuesday night, we are home from house sitting, and I am SO HAPPY. While it was really nice for us to have some time alone as a couple, I missed our kitties, I missed our bed, and I actually missed my in-laws quite a lot. Whoulda thunk? I’m also excited to play some video games and prep healthy weekday lunches. I have GOT to get my shit together.

I’m entering the last week of my fundraiser for the VT Respite House Jiggety Jog, and I’m almost at my goal! I have some very generous people in my life, and I’m so happy to be nearing my goal of $1,000. If you feel moved to make a donation, you can donate online by clicking right here.

Do you like the taste of Stevia?


5 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 05/05/17

  1. Amy says:

    I don’t like the taste of stevia or most artificial sweeteners but I try to convince myself otherwise because the amount of sugar I like in coffee is shameful. 🙂

    • Rae says:

      I agree. Most artificial sweeteners are gross. I really wouldn’t mind natural sugar as long as there wasn’t a crapload, but I think the problem is that protein powder by itself tastes awful, so it would take a ton of sugar to make it taste ok. I was able to kick the sugar in coffee habit a few years ago. It took a LONG time, but as long as I can have creamer, I don’t miss the sugar anymore. My father in law also uses Agave Nectar, which is supposedly a better all natural alternative?

      • Amy says:

        I don’t know if I can completely kick sugar from my coffee but I’ve been trying to reduce it. I think I use more milk now. 🙂

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