Thinking Out Loud – Trident Jelly Bean Gum and Super Bowl Talk


Ever fall asleep but not know you fell asleep until you wake up in the middle of the night realizing you fell asleep without knowing? A tongue twister but I think you get what I mean.

Last night I fell asleep unintentionally but rather grateful that it happened. I needed every extra minute of that rest as I have been feeling a bit more mentally and physically tired than usual.

I think today is looking like a better day. Amazing what some extra sleep can do.


Let’s start with my trip to Target the other day.

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Of course I bought this tank top. I don’t care if it is 17 degrees outside, no way was I passing this cutie up. I learned my lesson last week when I didn’t buy those pretty macaroon coffee mugs. I am still thinking about them and hoping they have a set left by the time I make it back to that store.

I was actually in Target on a mission for Trident’s new JELLY BEAN GUM.

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We are talking delicious chewing here people.

What’s with the gum companies and the trend towards candy flavors? Not that I am complaining or anything but first it was the Sour Patch Kids last week and now we are on to Jelly Beans.

FYI – The Lime Sour Patch Kids gum is fine but not as good as the Red. I don’t remember what the “red” flavor is called but does it even matter?

Red is always the best flavored candy isn’t it? You don’t even need to know if it is cherry, strawberry, raspberry or sometimes watermelon. You know that you will like the red one.

In case you need a new shower cap, count on me to direct you to the cutest one on the market.

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A cupcake shower cap is available at Urban Outfitters.

Do you use a shower cap? I have a Hello Kitty one.

So Super Bowl Sunday. Let’s discuss it.

Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest eating holiday event next to Thanksgiving. Did you know that?

This tidbit of information got me thinking – it has been two months since Thanksgiving.

Can you even fully recall exactly what you ate at the festive meal? I know I can’t.

Are you still feeling full  and bloated from the stuffing and sweet potatoes and pie? Didn’t think so.

If you aren’t following where I am going with this, my point here is to help us all recognize how unimportant one meal or even one day becomes when you look at it over the course of the year.

So much wasted energy was spent focusing on Thanksgiving dinner, saving up calories for the meal, not even fully enjoying what you put on your plate because of the fear of gaining weight or losing complete control of your diet.

And now, two months later, can’t even remember what you ate.

Funny, yes? Let’s keep it mind for next year. And for Sunday. Enjoy the snacks and dips and wings and hopefully cookies. It’s one day.

If you are looking for recipe ideas, here are some links below worth checking out:

From Chocolate Covered Katie, 21 Superbowl recipes

I love her recipes and this link provides a mix of her desserts as well as dips and snack/bites.

Super Bowl or no Super Bowl, I want to try her quinoa bites, melty pizza hummus, and chocolate chip blondies.

Question of the day:


And because I can’t get enough ecards:


Have a great Thursday!

Thanks to Amanda for the link-up today – be sure to check out the rest of the Thinking Out Loud fun!


Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Have you tried the new Trident Jelly Bean Gum?

What are you making for the Super Bowl?







Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

18 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud – Trident Jelly Bean Gum and Super Bowl Talk”

  1. I’ve never chewed gum. I guess I have kind of a phobia about it. Ever since I was a little girl. That is a really cute tank. and yes I completely agree about the bra and underwear… that rarely happens with me! haha

  2. Wait…. jellybean gum?! I’m not a big gum chewer but I’d for sure try that one! And I need that shirt. Like NEED it.

  3. First of all… I MISS YOU! I haven’t been able to text ’cause I don’t have a data plan down here in the States, but you better believe that I’ll be bugging you as soon as I get back on home turf… which will be later this evening :mrgreen:

    Second of all… jelly bean gum? Our Target’s up in Canada never have the fun stuff 😦 And our schedule was pretty packed so I didn’t manage to make it to one down here 😦 Apparently my family doesn’t think shopping for food is a big priority, and it’s a miracle I managed to convince them to go to Whole Foods twice…

  4. The underwear part? Classic. Guilty. 😉 And I would totally have snagged that tshirt if I saw it too! I’m not sure how I feel about candy gum but I do agree that red is the ultimate flavor.

  5. That tank is cute!!!
    I’m not a morning or night person – I get up early (4:30-5:00am) every day but only because that is the only way I can get my workout done – I don’t talk or make any effort to be social that early. And, because I get up early I’m pretty much done by 10:00.

  6. Haha this random flow of thoughts made me laugh, mainly b/c I agree with most of them lol. I have never heard of jelly bean flavored gum let alone sour patch, what!?!? Your Target has some cool stuff.

  7. I. Love. That. Tank.! And yes, I totally have a HUGE plastic bag full of OTHER plastic bags. And I have prob 50 recycle bags in my cars because I try to “save trees”. In my plastic bag defense though, we use those for cleaning the litter box….lol

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