Pickles and Chocolate

Hi friends 😀 How was your day? Mine was a doozy, but bueno- I’m just now getting home from 8am this morning. The couch feels very nice 🙂

Work was a lot of fun today- I got to assist two dance classes

saw a baby bunny

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and got to hit up Eegee’s on my lunch break:

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It’s BLAZING hot already (in the 100s) and a kid’s strawberry-lemon eegee was just what I wanted 🙂

More recent eats:



-frozen organic strawberries

-organic nanner and handful of spinach

-raw cacao powder

-1/2 pack of Vega smoothie infusion (I’m out of Sun Warrior –still!- so Vega is my second fave)

-1.5 C almond milk

Pickles and chocolate!!


Wouldn’t that be a fun name for a maternity store? You can steal it, haha.

It’s funny to post my eats right now since I haven’t been wanting vegetables AT ALL, but here’s what was in today’s lunch:

-pickles (of course)

-salt and vinegar pop chips (which aren’t nearly as delicious as the kettle kind)

-gluten-free bagel with goat cream cheese

-baby organic apricots

-hard ginger candies (for nausea)

and my new obsession:

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Vosges. How did I live without it for so long? I had my first bar in Vegas and life hasn’t been the same since.

I didn’t realize until this morning that each of the mini bars were $4 that I bought.. for no kidding two bites of chocolate. It’s golden, really 🙂

To be honest, it’s been interesting to just go with the flow and eat what my body has been craving instead of what I usually enjoy (like salads, roasted veggies and quinoa dishes). I’m just gonna roll with it and hope that normalcy sets in one of these days. In the meantime I’ll be eating copious amounts of salt and vinegar chips I guess.

Bed is screaming my name 🙂



PS. It’s a full moon! Anyone else having crazy dreams?! I had an insane one yesterday- there’s an upcoming family post about it haha.

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  1. Alex on June 17, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Not only did I have an insane dream, but (I work in property management) without fail I always get crazy resident complaints leading up to and on the day of the full moon. I go for weeks without one peep and then get slammed all at once. Eery, isn’t it?

  2. Lauren on June 17, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I just had to tell you, there is actually a maternity store here in Colorado called “Pickles and Ice Cream”. Not quite the same as your cravings, but its too cute! 🙂

  3. Aylin @ GlowKitchen on June 17, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Smoothie in a mug–gotta love it.

  4. LisaG on June 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Hey nothing wrong with pickles and chocolate. Pickles are veggies. I made your salad w/ the artichokes, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, etc. yesterday and put grilled salmon over it. It was wonderful.

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 11:47 am

      that sounds lovely! maybe i’ll make a salad today… 🙂

  5. Judy on June 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Vosges is amazing! Try the Goji berry one, it is to die for….http://www.foodservicedirect.com/product.cfm/p/192899/Vosges-Haut-Chocolat-Goji-Bar-3-Ounce.htm

  6. Tori (Fresh Fruition) on June 17, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I didn’t know they had kettle versions of those chips! I really like the texture of those chips- better than fried chips!

    Good for you for listening to your body! And I love seeing baby bunnies around here, except I quickly change my mind when they eat all my strawberries! HAHA!

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 11:47 am

      they’re not kettle versions of popchips.. they’re the real, fried kettle chips. i like them so much better than the popchips, hah 😉

  7. mary (what's cookin with mary) on June 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I had TOTALLY crazy dreams! I dreamed I was the photographer for a nice Asian family and their pets ?! What the ?? I couldn’t get the animals to hold still…. was very frustrating. hahaha

  8. Brindi on June 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Me too! I’ve been having the craziest dreams. I’ve been married for 14 months now and I’ve recently have benn having wedding nightmares. The other night I dreamt that a little girl used my wedding dress as paper and drew all over it with a green marker. I was so upset I woke up crying (literally, in tears)! ugggh..

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 11:46 am

      that’s a terrible dream!

  9. BethT on June 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

    My pregnancy diet was SO different. I really lost my taste for most veggies – except green beans. I still haven’t fully regained my former love of broccoli! I also craved pickles and salt and vinegar chips like MAD. Almost every day for lunch I’d eat a giant sandwich with copious amounts of mayo and pickles, salt and vinegar chips on the side. Yummmm!

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 11:46 am

      that sounds AMAZING 🙂

  10. Marla on June 17, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Hi there! I was wondering where you find goat cream cheese or the brand you use? I always look for it but I never see it in the grocery store.


    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 11:46 am

      trader joes!

  11. Julia on June 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Hi there,

    Love your blog (congrats on your fantastic news!). So sorry if you’ve already mentioned this, but where do you get your g-free bagels?


    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 11:58 am

      whole foods 🙂

  12. jen on June 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Never steal a pregnant womans salt and vinegar or else lol! My friend and I when we were teens took some salt and vinegar chips not knowing they were her pregnant aunts who was in town opps, good thing the store was only a block away. I’m a pickle nut love them and always ask for extra on my sandwichs, I will have to buy huge jars when I’m pregnant and I always loved drinking pickle juice as a kid. that chocolate looks good.

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      hahah! that’s a good life lesson:never steal a pregnant woman’s chips

  13. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) on June 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Laughing about the pickles. I crave them all the time and I’m not pregnant! We made our own recently and it was fun! (and sooo cheap!)

  14. M on June 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Gina! Where did you get those ginger candies? What brand are they? I need some over here… Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      they’re from whole foods- i saw them up by the register 🙂 no idea what the brand is though :/

  15. Becky on June 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Your crazy dreams probably have more to do with your pregnancy than the full moon. I had crazy dreams in my first trimester and then they stopped after that. Google it. There’s info on it 😉

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