the great american grump out

May 3, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Just kidding, it’s Thursday. Did I get you there for a minute? Did your heart skip a beat? Or did you instead just think I was the crazy lady who can’t get my days right?

Don’t answer that.

I know I told you I was going to make up for my lack of a WIAW post yesterday, and here we go! Minus a picture of my breakfast because I forgot…. don’t judge me. It was oats in an almond butter jar. Does anyone else find it seriously alarming that I go through a jar of almond butter every single week? That has to be a ridiculous amount of almond butter consumption.

On my way to school, I picked up an iced coffee from Starbuck’s. Something told me I would need a little extra boost yesterday since I would be gone for 13 hours and because I could not peel myself out of bed yesterday morning.

This morning the entire fifth grade had an hour long music practice for their spring show in a few weeks.  While they were practicing, I rearranged my entire room. I have not liked the layout for the last two years, and I finally found something I like. I did, however, work up a sweat on the hottest day ever — it was 84 degrees out today!

When lunch came around, I was ready to eat. I headed up some leftover pasta from Tuesday night. I also had an unpictured pear. (I just wrote “pair”, “pear”, and “pare” and couldn’t figure out how it’s spelled — d’oh)

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The whole day yesterday at school cracked me up — the kids were basically going bonkers because of the warm weather ad they had a Spanish performance that night. Not to mention, we participated in “The Great American Grump Out” (a take on “the Great American Smoke Out”). There was no grumping allowed — that meant no complaining, no moaning, no groaning — only smiling. If someone was found grumping, their consequence was smiling. We had a list going on the board of who was grumping — I made the list once. I had to smile for a minute straight after I complained. It was fun to play along.

During the afternoon, I ate a Luna Protein bar that was sent to me — I didn’t eat this one. I ate the Cookie Dough bar. These bars are gluten free and have 12 grams of protein and are mighty tasty.

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Buuut the bar did not agree with my stomach. It may have been the soy protein in there or the fact that there’s a little dairy in the bar. I still loved it though.

I had to hang around town until 7:00 for the Spanish performance, so I decided to take that opportunity to go get my nails and toes done. I went to the BEST nail salon ever — they gave incredible massages. I even got a shoulder massage as my nails were drying. If that’s not customer service, I don’t know what is. I will be returning.

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I was also the lonely girl (not really lonely) who ate Chipotle all by her lonesome and didn’t have anything to do because her phone died after this picture was taken and her kindle was also dead. Lame.

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After singing along as an audience member to the 5th Grade Spanish Show, I came home, took a shower (it was hot and sweaty all day long), and popped a squat on the couch with my snack.

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And now I have to make lunches and go to bed.

Oh, and I ate copious amounts of chocolate today in the forms of Trader Joe’s Nibs and a Calcium Adora Disk.

Just thought you should know.

{ 73 comments… read them below or add one }

Mollie K May 3, 2012 at 6:06 am

your sandals are SO cute!!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 3, 2012 at 6:10 am

Thanks! They’re from Target!

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char eats GREENS May 3, 2012 at 6:14 am

I love the nail polish colour you went with!! Makes me wanna get mine done now!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 3, 2012 at 6:20 am

OPI Pink Flaminco I think!

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char eats GREENS May 3, 2012 at 6:25 am

Of course OPI! I naturally love them! haha

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 3, 2012 at 6:24 am

That nail salon sounds amazing! A should massage too? Awesome!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:54 am

It was quite nice!

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Katie May 3, 2012 at 6:33 am

The mint chocolate Luna bar is my favorite. Like candy! Except it always makes my stomach feel gassy which kind of stinks. I love the idea of the Great American Grump Out! I think I need to have one of those myself :)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

I just had that bar the other day – that one was good too but Cookie Dough still wins in my book!

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Michelle@PeachyPalate May 3, 2012 at 6:36 am

You didn’t have your almonds and raisins!!! That luna bar sounds good, we should do a foodie swap sometime, we can’t get Luna Bars in Ireland :)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

ha! I know – switching it up! :)

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Alyssa @ fit and fun in third May 3, 2012 at 6:39 am

I LOVE the idea of having a great American grump out!! Yesterday was one of those days when I felt like all I did was yell at my kids. They were driving me INSANE. This would be the perfect way to end the week on a bright note!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

Aren’t those days the WORST??!?!

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Linz @ Itz Linz May 3, 2012 at 6:39 am

my kids are taking a field trip to the zoo tomorrow, so i’m sure they’ll be bonkers! i love your idea of the great american grump out!!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:56 am

Fun! I love field trips!

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 3, 2012 at 6:40 am

Those days can be so long at school- those are the days where I really do feel like I live at school. (especially when I eat all three meals there…. on those days)
YAY for having a room arrangement that you like, the Grump Out Day, pretty toes! (and sandals), a massage, and a sing along! You had a great day- even if it was long and hot— very productive, Ms Chlesey! :)
Happy Thursday!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:56 am

I made a point to get out of there and grab some dinner – it broke up the day a lot more!

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Becky Przy May 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

Love the toes! Happy to hear you only made the board once. I may suggest doing that where I work–I would have been on the board A LOT yesterday.

I can’t keep my days of the week straight either–can’t you make it Friday? ;-)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:58 am

At first the kids wanted to put me up there for “yelling”, and then the other fifth grade teacher and I decided that was a teaching strategy, not a grumping offense. ;)

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Melissa May 3, 2012 at 6:43 am

What school do you work at?

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:57 am

Unfortunately I don’t feel comfortable sharing that information! :)

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Lauren May 3, 2012 at 6:51 am

If you would have told me it was Monday I probably would have believed you! LoL it’s been a long week. :)

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Angela May 3, 2012 at 6:55 am

“The Great American Grump Out” sounds awesome! I wish I’d known about that in my days of teaching swimming in high school! Kids + cold water = a LOT of grumping

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:58 am

ha! I used to love swimming in high school because I was a swimmer and it was the only sports unit I was good at!

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 3, 2012 at 6:58 am

I just tried the Lara cookie dough bar for the first time yesterday and I really liked it. I don’t always like protein bars, but that one was super tasty! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:59 am

I liked it too – unfortunately my stomach did not!

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 3, 2012 at 7:07 am

Haha! I love the idea of a “grump out”! That is so cute for the kids!

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Tara May 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

No shame on going through the whole jar of almond butter in a week–I do too!! It makes everything better :)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:59 am

Glad I’m not the only one!

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Parita @ myinnershakti May 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

What was in your snack?! Looks delicious!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 5:59 am

It was diced apple, raisins, LOVE, almond milk, and almond butter!

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Jeannie May 3, 2012 at 7:39 am

What was your night snack? It looks yummy!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

Diced apple, raisins, LOVE, almond milk, and almond butter!

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Marissa May 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

Don’t worry, I eat Chipotle alone every night when I get my break. I’m on the cash register so typically I either have break before or after everyone else. And all my friends work, so there’s nobody to text! But I can’t complain, though (I love the grump out challenge–I need to tell my little brother’s teacher to do it!) I love my job and get free Chipotle every night. Win-win. :]

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

Free Chipotle? That’s amazing!!!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

ha! i love the great american grump out idea. it sounds like you have such a fun time with your kiddos. that’s awesome. ahh i love you and your love for chipotle! ;)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

I’m a little burnt out right now – I ate it four times in the last week. Ha!

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Beks May 3, 2012 at 8:50 am

I’m always eating at places like Chipotle by myself (only it’s Qdoba. LOVE Qdoba!). Sometimes my kindle is the best company when I go out to eat. Sounds like you had an eventful day! :-)

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Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life May 3, 2012 at 8:53 am

Your nails look gorgeous! I am so excited to treat myself to a pedicure after my half marathon on Sunday, I need one bad! My poor feet are screaming for a little lovin! :-)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:01 am

Thanks! My nails needed some loving!

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

I had trouble with “pear” this morning while I was typing up my NatureBox post!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:01 am

How weird that we both had trouble with it today!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks May 3, 2012 at 9:53 am

Cute pedicure and I haven’t had those Luna bars in ages but when the first came out a few years back, the cookie dough one was really hard to find; it was always sold out everywhere I went. Ahhh, the memories :)

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

LOVE the grump game. And this weather!? Um YAAAAYYYY!!!!! It’s making studying pleasant! I got up and ran at 5:30 this morning and it was HOT! Love, love, love it. Have a good day!

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Sophie @ threetimesf May 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

I <3 your sandals!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:04 am

Thanks – they are from Target!

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Katie May 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

Confession: I often go through two almond butter jars a week (TJ’s crunchy unsalted!). I keep waiting for my taste buds to get sick of it, but it has yet to happen. Shockingly, the mass almond-butter consumption hasn’t affected my weight, so I take this as proof that almond butter has super-healthy-non-weight-gain powers. Makes sense, right?

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:04 am

I don’t feel quite as bad now. ;)

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Amber K May 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I love the american grump out idea! I’ll have to try that the next time I’m babysitting my nieces and nephews, lol.

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Jenny May 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Spring fever!! Love weather like that :)

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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola May 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I bet you are an awesome teacher. The grump game was such a clever idea and a great way to get the kids smiling. I’m jealous of the weather though- that sounds amazing! And your sandals and pedi are so cute! Love the color combo! I am in serious need of a pedicure!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:05 am

Thanks Emily!

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Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Oh, Chipotle. I crave it at least once a week, and every time you talk about it, I crave it more :) .

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:05 am

I’ve had it four times in the last week (!!!!) so I’m a little burnt out right now – ha!

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Marina@Picnic at Marina May 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Your sandals are so cute and in my favorite color! I would return to that place to just for another massage!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:06 am

I will be returning there! It was awesome service!

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Jasper {crunchylittlebites} May 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Chelsea, I seriously wish I’d had a teacher like you in grade school. You rock. That is all – Jasper

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:06 am

haha! Thanks Jasper!

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Lisa May 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

You nail polish colour is adorable! I want. Haha, I love the sounds of the grump game. I should play that with my sister whenever she’s in her grumpy mood ;) somehow I don’t think it would work as well with her though. I wish there was a chipotle here. I am sure missing out, between no TJ’s, whole foods, or chipotle, its like I’m living in a cave.

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:06 am

That is quite upsetting – I’m sorry to hear that your cave doesn’t have those fun places!!

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Katie May 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I’m dying to know what that snack is!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:07 am

apple, raisins, granola, almond butter, almond milk!

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Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath May 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Love your sandals–and your pink pedicure! :)
Tomorrow is Friday–no jokes about that!!!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:07 am

Thanks Amanda! The sandals are from Target!

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Liz S. May 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I, too, can go through a TJ jar of almond butter in a week, so so good!!!! I know I need to start making my own, but it’s so easy to just buy a jar. Now I want some dark chocolate and almond butter…..mmm. Happy Friday!

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:08 am

DOn’t worry I made my own jar since then and have polished it off.

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Madeline (Food Fitness and Family) May 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I don’t count Adora in my chocolate consumption .. I mean we HAVE to have calcium right??

Love your sandals :)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:08 am

We sure do have to have our calcium!

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn May 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm

There is nothing wrong with eating obscene amounts of chocolate in one day. You want to know what I get three times a day? Iced coffee with sugar-free mocha. Do you want to know how much chocolate that is? A LOT. No shame. I regret nothing.

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:08 am

haha Love it!

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sara @crazy4nanas May 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm

A lot of protein bars don’t agree with my stomach either! blah I hate when that happens because those bars taste so dang good! Luna and thinkthin are my favorite. Larabar is good too! But I also go through copious amounts of nutbutters a week. Just because I feel like anything I eat will just taste better with some nutbutter on it! and also maybe because I just take a spoon to them sometimes! ;)

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cleaneatingchelsey May 7, 2012 at 6:08 am

I do love larabars! They definitely do not hurt my stomach!

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Baking Serendipity May 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I love the fact that you stay late to watch your students’ shows! I stayed for an awards night for my seniors on Tuesday this week, and totally should have gone with your idea to get a pedicure in-between :) Love those sandals!

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