Behind The Butter

Chips Can Be Good

Hi friends,

I’m having a pretty bummed day today for reasons I don’t want to say publicly on the blog yet so please excuse my less-than-enthusiastic attitude.

That being said, I had sort of a random lunch: a hummus and laughing cow cheese sandwich on whole wheat with these avocado oil potato chips at my parent’s house

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Hey, even a food blogger eats chips every once in a while! 😉
The highlight of my day was getting a card in the mail from sweet Polly.

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Thank you, Polly!!!!! This brought a smile to my face 🙂
Sorry for the blah post! I’m trying to stay positive over here and think I’m going to a yoga class with Courtney this evening.
Happy thoughts!

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59 Comments

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    brandi
    August 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I hope today gets better! Just remember that there are always things to be thankful for, no matter how many things are going wrong.

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    Mandy A
    August 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Sorry you’re having a bad day 🙁 I hope it gets better!!!
    I eat way too many chips… can’t help it 🙁 Love em!

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    August 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Aww, we all have bummer days. Chips, ice cream, my fav music, and some sweaty exercise always make me feel a little better! 🙂

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    katherine
    August 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! Take it easy and take good care of yourself. You’re worth it!

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    Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    August 4, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Hope everything gets better soon! Yoga should help a little 😉 avocado oil potato chips? heaven! Who makes them?

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    Julie
    August 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Gosh I hope everything is okay.

    Hopefully your day will improve after some relaxing yoga!

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    Callie
    August 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I’m with you on the “blah” day. Thanks for posting that verse – I needed it today!

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    Kelly
    August 4, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Hang in there. Although I will say a good yoga class is how I like to cheer myself up. In fact I’m off to Vinyasa Flow tonight. Cannot wait.

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    Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 4, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    That card also brought a smile to my face. I hope your day gets better. I’m sure yoga will help!

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    Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 4, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I hope you feel better soon!

    I had a very similar lunch – I love the combo of hummus and cheese. 🙂

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    Katie
    August 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Totally unrelated to your post, but I just finished a novel that I loved and had to recommend it (or see what you had thought if you’ve read it already)–House at Riverton by Kate Morton. I can’t stop thinking about the ending and thought it might be something to add to your list!

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    Rose
    August 4, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Hope your day gets better…

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    Amelia
    August 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I know staying positive can be difficult sometimes. Hope things turn around for you soon!

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    Rebecca
    August 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I hope you feel better! Yoga always puts me in a happy mood!

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    Rebeca
    August 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Take care J… I’m sending you good thoughts and some mega prayers too!

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    Heather
    August 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    No one is ever expected to be 100% ON every single day! Will be sending some prayers your way 🙂 Chin up, Jenna!

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    Sarah
    August 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Hope you feel better soon. Whatever it is, you will get through it, you are a very strong woman and I admire you for that. Saying some prayers for ya…

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    Jennie in Wonderland
    August 4, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    You’re amazingly strong – even on your bad days! Maybe a glass of red vino & a girlie movie would help? SATC always does it for me.

    Hope your day gets better. Those chips look ahhhmazing!

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    Abbey
    August 4, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Hope your day gets better chica!

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    Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 4, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Sorry you are not having a great day. Hope everything works out!

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    Katherine
    August 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Lunch sounds pretty good to me! Still healthy and yet comforting foods.

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    Jessica
    August 4, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I’m right there with you girly. Feeling ultra down today.
    -muffy

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    Allie Katie
    August 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I think yoga is an excellent choice. I am sending good vibes your way!

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    Angela
    August 4, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Sorry to hear about your day. Polly is such a sweetheart. I hope yoga gives you some inner peace and relaxation. (hugs)

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    Traci
    August 4, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Oh, bad days stink. You are not alone though, everyone has them. Going to Yoga is a great idea. I know you’ll feel energized after it! I had a bumm week a couple of weeks ago leading up to my 40th Bday. I really was not happy about the big 4.0. But the day came & went and the weekend celebration was awesome and just what I needed. And today I am still me! 40 has not changed a thing. Every night after work I made sure to get my run in and without fail it picked me up. So have a great yoga class and hope you can find your smile because it’s so beautiful! All the best to you!

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini
    August 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Yoga will make everything better!!! =)

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    Kim
    August 4, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I’m sorry for your bummed day, sweetie — we’ve all been there! Just remember that you are marvelous =)

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    Amanda
    August 4, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Hope you feel better : ) Don’t worry the sun will come out again.

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    tonya smith
    August 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    You are always so full of sunshine I am sorry you are having a cloudy day. I know you do Bible study and for me when I need comfort and strength I go to psalms or proverbs. You can find wisdom and joy in both. As for chips if you have not been introduced to Gillian Mckeith and her healthy recipe for crisps as they call chips in England seek her out now on the internet and enjoy. Tonya

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    angieinatlanta
    August 4, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Hi, I’m usually a lurker and obviously, I don’t know what’s going on but I figured this another verse can’t hurt. 🙂

    “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
    -Deuteronomy 31:6

    -angieinatlanta

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    Suzy Smith
    August 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    After yoga take a hot bubble bath, light a candle and have a glass of wine. Take care! Everything happens for a reason.
    Suzy

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    Suzy Smith
    August 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    BTW, what type of bread do you buy?

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    Katie
    August 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    You’re a superstar! Enjoy yoga.

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    August 4, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Take it easy and don’t be too hard on yourself. Whatever it is, I know you’ll persevere and come out on the other side better than ever, even if you can’t see the other side just yet.

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    Cyclist Kate
    August 4, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Aw, sorry to hear you’re having a bummer day. Those days can be so tough but what helps me is the realization that the times I’ve learned and grown the most have been those times that were just so danged hard (and often miserable!). Have faith and patience. You have quite a community rooting for you always!

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    Hallie
    August 4, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I hope whatever you are dealing with gets resovled soon. Enjoy yoga tonight!

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    Whitney
    August 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Sending good thoughts your way! What a beautiful verse. You are so lucky to have a friend like Polly!

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    leslie
    August 4, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    feel better, jenna. the bad always passes, as long as we’re patient. hope yoga clears your head.

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    Lainie
    August 4, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Jenna! I hope by the time you read this your day is going better. Enjoy your yoga class this afternoon!

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    Carolyn
    August 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Never, Never, Never give up….

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    Matt (No Meat Athlete)
    August 4, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Hope you feel better…I think yoga’s a good idea, physical activity almost always makes moods better, at least temporarily. I love chips too, especially those good-looking kind. 🙂

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    Denise (apple hill adventurer)
    August 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hey jenna, sorry to hear you are feeling down today. It is good to try to stay positive and remember all the good things in your life. I am sure there are plenty of things you can look to for happiness. When I am down, I try to just go outside, maybe go for a run, just be with myself and clear my head. Things slow down and become simpler. It can help put things into perspective. Sometimes you just have to step outside your own skin, and the worries of the day, and breathe. I am sure going to yoga tonight will help you relax a ton and take your mind off things.

    All the best!
    -Denise

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    Andee (Runtolive)
    August 4, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Feel better Jenna! Yoga will definitely help 🙂

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    Jen Papaya
    August 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Hope your day turns around soon Jenna. Chin up dear!

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    Erin
    August 4, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    You are made of awesome and win! Be strong girl!

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    Deva
    August 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    I’m sorry you’re having a bad day 🙁 We all have them, and I hope that yoga helps 🙂

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    Still Life in South America
    August 4, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Sorry to hear that your day is blah. Like Matt says, a workout will pep you up, if only for an hour or two. What I find important is to distract myself from the rain cloud over my head. What better way than yoga?

    I hope you find some peace and happiness before climbing in bed.

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    Kori @All Things B.
    August 4, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Sorry for the blah day Jenna! It happens to the best of us, so just ride it out and I’m sure you’ll feel more your positive self after yoga! As for the chips- there are so many down right gourmet chips on the market now, they are almost required eats for foodies! Enjoy them!

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    Bec
    August 4, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I agree sometimes you just need a chip! Hope you feel better!

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    Susan
    August 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Sending many happy thoughts your way Jenna! On the bright side, laughing cow and hummus sounds like a killer combo 😉

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    Gab*
    August 4, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Hope things are looking up son Jenna. Keep smiling!

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    Gab*
    August 4, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    oops, soon not son!

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    Leianna
    August 4, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Thats a beautiful verse, hope it cheers you up! Praying for a better day for you!

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    Savannah
    August 4, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hope things get better for you some!

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    Emily
    August 4, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Hope you feel better soon, Jenna. Yoga is a definite pick-me-up! 🙂

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    Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    August 4, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hope the yoga helps you feel better 🙂

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    August 4, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I’m sorry you’re having a down day… that is such a beautiful Bible verse, however- what a nice message to get in the mail!

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    Jessica
    August 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I really hope everything is okay! Just hang in and I really hope you feel better ;)! I really love that Bible verse it’s such a nice message and so true.

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    JocelynEatsFresh
    August 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I love Polly and I love that verse..it’s so true eh ;)..Things are lookin up! Hope you are well

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