fun facts friday

November 4, 2011

1. I was supposed to be gallivanting around San Francisco right now at the Foodbuzz Festival. However, about a month ago my cousin asked me to be the godmother of her incredible sweet girl, Mia. Seeing as family always comes first, I canceled my flight and will be attending Mia’s christening on Sunday instead.


2. Is anyone else having an incredibly hard time waking up in the morning these days? I swear every day this week I have woken up and felt like I could sleep for at least three more hours. When I look in the mirror in the morning, I have been thinking ‘yikes!’. I can’t wait for Daylight Savings so I can fall back this weekend.

3. I have a list of older movies I really need to see – Fried Green Tomatoes and Sleepless in Seattle are on top of my list. I know, I know.

4. I have had no appetite lately. Like zero. None. Wednesday and yesterday were pretty boring because I didn’t want to eat at all, which is really really out of ordinary for me. Then, out of nowhere today — BAM! I want to eat everything in sight. Like if I didn’t eat every two hours, I felt like I could have gotten the shakes.

5. I could eat chili every day. Every. Single. Day.

6. The red cups are back. And it may or may not have forced me to get a second cup of coffee today. I just couldn’t resist.

7. My long run was H-A-R-D today. Really H-A-R-D. It was so H-A-R-D that I can’t even just spell the darn word the right way. No real knee/leg pain, but it was definitely a more labored run. I just kept thinking about pancakes to keep me going — no joke.

8. I think I’m about to go eat a whole avocado.

9. Random thoughts:

  • How much money is this supposed Bieber Baby Mama making off of all this publicity?
  • Are Kate and WIlliam really pregnant?
  • How soon can I go lay on my couch?
  • I’m not doing my dishes until tomorrow morning. Take that kitchen.

10. I’m working with Josh from JKS Productions tomorrow to make a few videos for the blog. Some cooking, some Q&A — anything you want answered or want to see? Let me know!

11. Happy Friday!

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

kathleen @ the daily crumb November 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm

i am having so much trouble getting up because it is so freakin’ dark in the mornings. daylight savings should help with that, though.

have a great weekend!


Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles November 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Random fact- I am glad to hear that some days running can be hard for you. Not because I want it to be hard for you- I sometimes just feel like it just comes so naturally to some people. I’m not alone!!! :) Another random fact- today felt like an epic fail just because I was too busy to get a coffee. It made me a B teacher. ugh. Next week- I’ll be BFF’s with coffee!!!


cleaneatingchelsey November 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm

ugh, no coffee makes me a B teacher too. I feel for you.


[New Balance] Nicole November 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I was so excited that the Christmas cups came back too! I went on November 1st, just to get one :) And yes, it has been so hard waking up! It gets especially hard in the winter :/


Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 4, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I’ve had zero appetite too! Although for me it’s been a week. Good think I like food so much I eat anyway… And videos sound fun! Can’t wait to see them!


cleaneatingchelsey November 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm

ps – that coffee was purchased with your free birthday drink coupon! Thanks again!

pps – i did the same loop we did 2 weeks ago. it was much more boring without you.


Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Haha I thought maybe that was from my coupon! And I’ve got 9 miles tomorrow morning… I will be talking to myself the whole time. Out loud. Clearly we should try and run together again, for both our sanity!


Jennifer (The Gourmetour) November 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Everything you described above is the story of my life. Mornings have been soo hard and I LOVE mornings. Avocados? Eat ‘em like candy. Zero appetite, bingo. Appetite catching up with me a day or so after? Always does. No running today or yesterday. I’m running my first ever road race tomorrow here in Chicago! The Hot Chocolate 5k/15k. Wish me luck!


Lauren November 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I wish I was at Foodbuzz this year but it just wasn’t in the budget. It sounds like being a Godmother is definitely more important though. Foodbuzz will be here next year. :)

We were just talking about how dark it is in the mornings. And now, it’s just going to get worse with daylight savings time this weekend.


cleaneatingchelsey November 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm

It’s going to get better! 7:30 is really going to be 6:30!


Lindsay @ Lindsay's List November 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm

You DO know how many “Are you pregnant?” comments, don’t you? ;)


cleaneatingchelsey November 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

ugh, why do people always say that? haha! NOT pregnant!


Rebecca November 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I have not been able to get up in the morning for the past 1-2 weeks! It’s terrible! The worst part is that I’m missing every possibility for a morning workout and I’m oversleeping so much that I’m actually late for everything. This needs to change. Mostly for the workout part because if I don’t get it done in the morning it will never happen. Case in point…overslept this morning. It’s almost 9pm and I have yet to do anything productive. So sad.

Also…Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my all-time favorite movies!


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Didnt even hear the rumors about kate/william

And both you and Janetha are attending niece/nephew baptisms this weekend. Pretty ironic they’re the same weekend as FBuzz!


cleaneatingchelsey November 4, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I know! I commented on that this weekend!


Jackie @ That Deep Breath November 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I was hoping to attend Foodbuzz this year but I have cheerleading stuff to coach this weekend. There’s always next year! I haven’t even heard the william/kate rumors, I think I tune out all those celebrity rumors now because most of them are ridiculous


Lindsay@LivingLindsay November 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I think it’s so great that you are missing the conference to attend the Christening. They picked a wonderful Godmother for their little girl :)
Ooh – blog videos! Can’t wait to see!
Have a great weekend Chelsey!


cleaneatingchelsey November 4, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Thanks, Lindsay! The second she asked me I knew I had to cancel the flight! Mia = much more important!


Lindsay @ biking before bed November 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t seen a lot of “must see” movies. I haven’t seen Sleepless in Seattle either. And my brother reminds me every time I see him how I still have not seen any of the Star Wars movies. I plan to keep it that way:)

I can’t wait for you videos. And for my glorious extra hour of sleep.


Allie@LiveLaughEat November 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

My appetite has been MIA this week. I’m pretty sure I’m going to eat the whole house down tomorrow. Oh and I devoured those Heath Bar nuts. Wait, that’s probably why I’m not hungry bahaha.


kaila@ healthy helper blog! November 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Godmother for life> 3 day festival….. GOOD CHOICE :)


Lauren @ Forward is a Pace November 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I have been having an awful time with morning wake ups, too! These dark mornings are the WORST.


Ali Oldershaw November 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Yippee – over here in New Zealand it is daylight savings already, the mornings are light, the evenings are staying light longer, an it is warming up.


cleaneatingchelsey November 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Sometimes I wish I lived in the Southern hemisphere during these months. Just sayin’…


lucy November 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

wow it’s a small world. I bet this is Ali who worked/volunteered at Kaibosh? I ‘ve volunteered there for around 6 months. What are the chances that we’d both read chelsey’s blog!


Ali November 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Lucy-it is me – wow it really is a small world! I love this blog and often wonder who else in New Zealand is reading it, I didnt realise it would be someone so close by!


Missy November 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Oh my word….
That message on the Sbux cup? That’s marketing genius, huh? So very seductive.

PS- I am imagining the decision (though one you probably never doubted cause, you know, it’s family…even so…I bet it kind of stung a wee bit because the blog stuff but TRUST it was the best thing and even maybe there was a hidden blessing in there too?)


cleaneatingchelsey November 5, 2011 at 7:06 am

It is marketing genius!! I agree. It definitely stung a little bit, but I’d have it no other way!


Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food November 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm

The mornings have been TERRIBLE for me! My alarm goes off and I feel like I’ve been asleep for only five minutes! I get ready and drive to work in the dark and I feel like it’s 3AM! Thank goodness that will start to change this weekend! :-)


chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files November 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm

the starbucks holiday cups prompted me to get my second cup of coffee today too! love them:) I am the same with you about sleeping lately, I feel like I could just sleep forever! definitely way past the time of my alarm going off! i’m not sure if its the colder weather? who knows;)


Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land November 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

How sweet of you to cancel your trip. Your god daughter is a lucky little girl.


Khushboo November 5, 2011 at 12:42 am

Looks like CEC is the new E!..I had no idea about Kate/Will being pregnant!


Sophie @ threetimesf November 5, 2011 at 6:16 am

Aww I love reading your FFF!

It has been so hard to get up this week – I’m pretty sure my first waking thought ever day has been ‘how long is until I can sneak away and squeeze in a nap?!’ Not good!


Caitlin November 5, 2011 at 6:46 am

have you seen Serendipity? One of my favorite old-ish (like 90′s..maybe even 2000) movies!
my appetite has also been out of wack lately. boy drama is the culprit in my case! haha


cleaneatingchelsey November 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

I think I saw it back in the day!


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 5, 2011 at 7:22 am

Are Kate& Will realllly prego!? Hahah happy Friday :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 5, 2011 at 7:25 am

I wish I was at Foodbuzz too, but I wasn’t sure if it would interfere with my midterm schedule, so I didn’t buy a ticket. :( Turns out I don’t have midterms this weekend so I totally could have gone!

I could eat chili every day too. Actually, I have been! I made a batch on this week and I’ve been eating it everyday! :D


Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 5, 2011 at 7:40 am

Oooo, fancy videos! That sounds exciting.

I’m right there with ya on the chili!


Megan November 5, 2011 at 8:24 am

My cousin’s baptism is Sunday too! So excited for my out of town family to get here!


Amber November 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

How cute is that baby!?!??!
I’ve been a horrible follower/commenter lately, so I wanted to pop in and say hello :)
Hope you enjoy your weekend!!!


Felicia @ Natural + Balanced November 5, 2011 at 9:08 am

I hope kate is preggo!! the thought of food gets me through tough workouts too hahah


Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves November 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

haha. Sometimes I think about pancakes to get me through a long run too! Or cookies, or candy, or whatever my little heart is yearning for on that particular day. And when a run is really tough, I tell myself “Without the hard runs, you wouldn’t appreciate that good runs.”


Jodi November 5, 2011 at 10:15 am

It’s so sweet that your a godmother! That baby is a little cutie-pie!

I am now chili and guacamole; thanks!! :-)


Jodi November 5, 2011 at 10:16 am

*I am now craving chili and guacamole, I mean…


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit November 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

Family does come first, how sweet of you! My uncle used to always say – in the end, all you have is family! so so so true!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 5, 2011 at 10:51 am

I live in a bubble sometimes and just spent 15 minutes googling the Bieber and Will & Kate thing! Congrats on becoming a Godmother :)


Crista November 5, 2011 at 11:39 am

That baby is just adorable!!! and I feel ya on being extra tired. I don’t know what it is.. maybe something in the air. I totally had a little party when I got my first red cup of season :) enjoy your family time!


nicole marie November 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

your sleep comment truly encircled me with a hug! i’ve felt SO bad about needing more sleep in the last week . . . and last night??? i MISSED the miss piggy interview on leno because of sleep!!! because of that, i’ve vowed to get over this unwelcome need for more sleep!!! i’m miss piggy’s biggest fan! and sleepless in seattle? really? my mouth is still gaped open to the ground, and my cheeks are flushed, knowing that you haven’t seen it. please, see it this weekend! i view it once weekly during the christmas season. it’s beautiful! x


Erica @ For the Sake of Cake November 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I was wondering why you hadn’t mentioned Foodbuzz!

I can sympathize with going back & forth between being ravenous & not wanting to eat anything… so strange!


Caitlin November 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I hate those days w/no appetite!! They are so frustrating. But the days when I’m super hungry every couple hours are a bit annoying too because if I’m caught unprepared and out w/out a snack, I’m stuck!


Lauren November 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

Aww, what a great godmother you are! The red cups bring joy to my heart. And no matter how tough your run was, you finished and you’re awesome!


Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles November 7, 2011 at 10:20 am

I bet the Christening was just as fun and even more rewarding than the Foodbuzz Festival :)


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