Goodies Galore!

Ah….hump day  :)  I got up this morning a bit earlier than normal so I could finish packing my breakfast (with my contest sandwich!) and do some yoga. Beadie suggested that I look for restorative yoga on since I’ve been in a little bit of a funk lately.

This morning, I did the Gentle Hatha #1 and it was great! Thanks so much for the suggestion, Beadie! It was just what I needed.

In other funny news – wordpress had a great suggestion for me, too, Sarah!  I can make my blog for only $15 a year! What a steal, right? :)

Before showing the details of the mail I got yesterday, I thought I’d start with breakfast.

I had my first ever bowl of oat bran!


This bowl had

  • 1/3 cup oat bran, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • a little over 1/2 cup strawberries
  • Dark Chocolate Dreams pb
  • cinnamon, like always

I also made a green smoothie to take with me to work for a mid-morning snack. I am getting addicted to these! I just feel so great after drinking them.


This one had 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 banana, 3 cups kale, and about a Tbsp ground flaxseed. So green and pretty  :)

My mail surprise was my winnings from Lindsay’s 1 year blog birthday contest – and I was so, so, so super excited when I opened it up!


Let’s see if I can name everything in the picture:


  • Some Aveeno moisturizing oil – made with oatmeal! can’t go wrong there
  • A whole BOX of sugar cookie tea
  • 2 Chocolate Chip Z-Bars
  • 1 kashi Pumpkin Pie bar
  • 2 CLIF bars: chocolate chip, peanut butter
  • 1 SoyJoy bar
  • 1 Kashi crunchy go lean bar, cinnamon coffee cake flavor
  • bag of raw almonds
  • 100 cal pack of walnuts/almonds
  • whole grain goldfish!
  • 4 packets of instant oatmeal
  • PB2

I cannot wait to try all of these! The only things out of all this stuff that I have tried before are PB2, sugar cookie tea, and the chocolate chip zbars – I am so excited about finally trying all these fun bars, goldfish, lotion, and oatmeal! Thanks so much, Lindsay!!!

Back to the grind – see you for the next survivor story! I’m so glad you’re all enjoying these stories. It’s so crazy to read what others have gone through AND the ages of some of these women!


  1. Yoga + oatbran + green smoothie + package of goodies = FABULOUS!!!

    Can’t wait to read the next survivor story!! They’ve been so compelling so far.

    Happy Wednesday, Brandi!!

  2. ahhhh, that box!!!!!!!! sooooooooo jealous.

    i think your alternate blog title is the best of them all, haha!

    and i love gentle hatha #1, too :-)

  3. What an amazing haul! Your breakfast looks delish, too—I love oat bran, esp. with chocolate!

    Thanks so much for your comment last night . . . it’s good to have a “twin,” even if we’re twins b/c we’re both a little dysfunctional at times! :-)

  4. Wow! Those are a lot of goodies! Congrats on the win! :)

  5. YUMMO!!

    Glad you enjoyed the more gentle yoga.

    What a loot you won, so cool!

  6. I’m so jealous of your box of Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride. I was very sad to finish my box. Next year, I’m stocking up!!

    Congrats on winning, and enjoy all the awesome goodies!! Happy Humpday!! :-)

    Oh, and congrats on trying the oat bran too. Soooo good! :-)

  7. congrats on the win and getting all those great goodies!

  8. I love prizes with a wide assortment like that!

    I use to only eat oat bran but now try to vary it somewhat.

  9. wow that is an AWESOME package!!!

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