not my day.

by Janetha on June 7, 2011

in random rambles

things aren’t always flowers and lollipops in my part of town.

wait a minute.. they are actually never flowers OR lollipops.   they are usually more like dogs and ice cream.  yes, that’s better. let me start over.

things aren’t always dogs and ice cream in my part of town.  bad days happen to everyone, and today it was my turn.

i won’t bore you with all the drama that went on or bitch and moan about my day.. because that’s not going to help me and i am positive you don’t want to read that.

i will, however, state the two redeeming qualities of my day.

one: whole foods salad eaten for lunch. by myself, outside in the sunshine.. at 3 PM. yeah.. that 3 PM part was the only downside to redeeming quality number one.


and two: a few squares of.. get ready for it.. salted dark chocolate filled with bits of butter toffee pieces.


i literally spent 10 solid minutes looking at the huge chocolate wall at whole foods after eating my salad.  there were so many options and i knew i was going back to work with one of them. after reading label upon label of chocolate bar upon chocolate bar.. i spotted this. the name alone was enough to sell me. salty dog chocolate bar? yes, please.

and it case you wondered, it tasted even better than i expected.

because today has been a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day, i won’t be rambling tonight. here’s to a better tomorrow!

oh— i do have one nugget of news. i am going to the 2011 healthy living summit in philadelphia this august. 


actually, tina has asked me to be a panelist for a presentation she has arranged! this will be a whole lot of firsts for me:

  • first time to philadelphia
  • first time to a healthy living summit
  • first time speaking at a conference
  • first time meeting a whole lot of you

i am excited! especially because i won’t be able to attend the foodbuzz festival this year. it will be a good chance to see lots of you.

okay, i am out of here. tomorrow is a new day!


1. what is your favorite chocolate bar?

2. what was the highlight of your day today?

bonus Q: are you going to the healthy living summit?

xo. janetha g.

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char @ char on a mission June 8, 2011 at 10:46 am

I have never had dark chocolate with sea salt yet (what am I doing with my life…) and am dying to try it.

highlight of my day was making a kick-ass smoothie that was SO creamy, but no added bad-ness was used in the making!

Tamizn June 8, 2011 at 10:58 am

dark and raw is my favorite chocolate, my day has not been great either but its better than sunday so I wont complain!

Hope your day is better pretty lady x x

Emily June 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

I love the way you highlighted the good parts of the day :) You are so right: complaining about the negative stuff helps NO ONE, least of all yourself. Hard to move on to better things when you are dwelling on the bad!

1. I generally love any (vegan) chocolate bar. The darker, the better. I think it’s Theo’s that makes a really yummy bar with chiles in it? Spicy and chocolate are two of my favorite flavors.

2. The highlight of my day so far has been the kettlebell workout I just did. Working out has not been going well lately (boo to injuries), but today was good. So, good!

SJ June 8, 2011 at 11:54 am

Ahhh man… London to Philly is a bit far… and expensive :( gutted

Krista (kristastes) June 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I am not ‘going’ to HLS because I’m a dumbass and failed to be online in the 1 minute before tickets sold out (whoops), but I live right down the street sooooo we have to meet up! Maybe you will even meet STELLA! :)

Janetha June 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm

GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i get in around 9 that friday. I WANNA MEET STELLA! haha, oh, and you of course ;)

emily (a nutritionist eats) June 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Ahhh, that chocolate is the BEST! It is made here in Minnesota. :)
Hope today is going better for you!

Clare @ Fitting It All In June 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Bonus Answer: I’ll be seeing you at HLS!

LauraJayne June 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Sorry you had a rotten day – good eats always make my day better – but I hate it when I get hungry (that always makes a bad day/mood worse)! I’m approaching 2 pm without lunch, and I think I better eat before I make someone else’s day bad!

Sara June 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I’ve been wanting to go to HLS since before I even had a blog, but I can’t afford to go, between all of our other events & such this summer. BOOOO :(

Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola June 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I’m sorry you had a bad day! Those are the worst!! And that chocolate looks AMAZING! My favorite chocolate is Alter-Eco Dark Chocolate Midnight Quinoa- I love the crunch aspect! And the best part of my day yesterday was going to a great class at Yoga Works- it totally energized me! And that will be so fun to go to that conference! I wish I was going- I really want to go to one, but Philadelphia is just too far for me to travel just for a wkend! :(

elise June 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

im sorry about your bad day. im very glad you decided to do the HLS thang. and i agree that WF and chocolate make everything better. hugs for you, from me. xxx

Bee Goes Bananas June 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Ooooooh where did you get that chocolate? I LOVE salted chocolate! Especially chocolate covered pretzels, but that chocolate bar looks divine!

Janetha June 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Haha uhhhh did you miss my in depth description of where I got it from? Whole Foods.

kris (everyday oats) June 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm

My favorite chocolate bar is lindt 90% dark. I lovee dark chocolate.
I hope your day turns around and gets a little better! There’s still time for that :)

jen June 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

sadly, i’m not going because there was no way i could swing the $100 even though i LIVE in philly. :( bummer days all around. but i can give you the scoop on the best ice cream/gelato in the city. DO NOT waste your time on those fro-yo chains in a town like philly.

Stephanie June 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I hope tomorrow makes up for your bad day today!

My favorite chocolate bar is Ghiradelli Twilight Dark for dark chocolate, and Dove for milk chocolate. De-lish!

Brittany June 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Sorry you’re not having a great day lady! Things well get better, I just know it.

Also, HLS is going to be my first time to philadelphia, first time to a healthy living summit AND first time speaking at a conference TOO! Yippee!

Let me know if you need a roomie.

julie June 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm

feel better mamaaaaa!!! chocolate is a saving grace. lately i’ve been ALL about ritter sport with marzipan which i leave in the freezer for perfect consumption

Kaitlin With Honey June 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Ugh, I hope today is better. I hate days like that, but their redeeming quality is that they make normal days seem so much better. :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes June 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Congrats about going to the HLS and being a panelist!!! How exciting!

Adam Deane June 9, 2011 at 12:31 am

1. That chocolate looks delicious (or delish) if you just read Eden’s post! ;)
2. Nothing beats a WF lunch eaten in the sunshine!
3. Funny story, and also kind of a confession: When I eat lunch at WF, I stroll the bulk isle for dessert afterwards… I figure everything equals itself out when I donate my bag fees!
4. I am definitely going to HLS, somehow I scored a ticket by hopping online at 8:10 that night. May be one of 2 guys there (Evan), but I am psyched! :)

Lindsey @ Cardio Pizza June 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

Congrats on the conference…you guys will have so much fun! Tina rocks! The conference is too much money for me at this time, but I’d love to attend something in the future.

I hope your week gets better!!!

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