Drink of the Week:
Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea by Celestial Seasonings
When I went to the grocery store this week to pick up another couple of boxes of my favorite Bengal Spice Tea that I featured last Friday, to my dismay and horror, the store was out. I picked up a box of Cinnamon Apple Spice and really enjoyed it. It was like apple cider sans sugar and calories.
Book of the Week:
The Game On Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson
Speaking of Calories, as you may have noticed, I haven’t been featuring my usual alcoholic beverage for the last couple of weeks. My recent teetotaling is thanks to this book and my friend inviting me to play this diet/health game for the last month. It has been totally motivating me to follow all the rules of the diet (I can’t stand to lose or let my team down!), I have lost seven and a half pounds so far and have developed a new love for wallyball. The downside is that I didn’t make my weight goal one week so no alcohol is permitted even on days or meals off.
Blog of the Week:
I have been following the formerly anonymous Registered Runaway for a while now. I originally saw his comments on Rachel Held Evan’s blog, and always thought he had a unique and thoughtful perspective. When she featured his blog in her Sunday superlatives, I began following him and was so happy to see that he no longer feels the need to be anonymous. These Hallowed Grounds: Our Story was deeply touching.
Song of the Week:
Battlefield by Jordin Sparks- because some days you just need a song to pump you up.