Bean Bytes 37

Hi Friends!

Time for another edition of Bean Bytes!


Link Love


Loved this reminder:
Out of the mouths of babes via Miss Zippy

Lift heavy weights!
High Rep Workouts- Why you don’t need them via FitKnitChick

Great tips:
Eat healthy, spend less via Live Love and Run

Great tip!
How to make an About Me Sidebar Photo via Freeing Imperfections

Loved this:
What do you do via Sweet Caroline


I love Wunderlist.
To-do list apps to help you be more productive via The Brazen Careerist

Get your learn on:
Yoga Breakdown via Lift Love Life

Some of my favorite What’s Beautiful challenges:
Letting go of 21 years of weightloss via Live Love and Run
Nothing is impossible via Annica Nicole


Have you tried this?
Pre-exhaust supersets to break through a strength training plateau via Fit Knit Chick

All about warmups!
Wake Up Your Warmup via A Better Life with Burgers

Have you tried this?!
Jackfruit, the vegetable meat via Live from La Quinta

Psst…there are races other than the marathon via Miss Zippy

What do you think?
Is social media bad for our health via Chivon John

More #whatsbeautiful posts:
#WhatsBeautiful: Recovery via Live Travel Eat Run
For the little girl in gym class via Perfection Isn’t Happy


More inspiriting What’s Beautiful posts:
What’s Beautiful- in the eyes of a teenager via Coffee Cake and Cardio
Finding joy in movement via Lindsay’s List
How we react to everyday challenges via Bess Be Fit

Love this:
Unstoppable via Live Do Grow

Ingredients to avoid:
Junk Ingredients 101 via It’s Progression and Freeing Imperfections

There are some good things in the middle:
7 reasons to shop the inside aisles via the Fooducate Blog

Loved this:
On Balance via Fitting It All In

Encouraging physical activity while pregnant:
Being fit and pregnant via Fitness Perks


What do you think?
Do you take pictures of your food? Research says you might be messed up via The Great Fitness Experiment

Read it. Do it:
What happened to real blogging via Banana Buzzbomb

Great question & love her answer:
Why do you do what you do via Olive to Run

What’s Beautiful favs:
How I almost let fear win via Running with Ollie
What’s Beautiful via Best Body Fitness

Wanna learn how to brew?
How and why to brew Kombucha via Mizfit Online & Cotter Crunch

Love all these ideas:
5 Positively Inspiring School Wellness Ideas via Real Mom Nutrition

An interesting read:
Why vegans and paleos should stop hating each other via No Meat Athlete

A must read:
Mental health month and suicide prevention via LGSmash

15 things you should give up to be happy via World Observer

Runners- check it out:
Kindrunner. Old shoes for new via Abby’s road to amazingness

this is awesome:
A letter of intent via The Smart Kitchen

Twitter Favs

An Open Letter from a Fat Chick to Mike Jefferies, CEO of Abercrombie 
Busting a bad body image, why it doesn’t matter what Abercrombie sells
Tweet chat might be going away!
25 uses for cottage cheese
Panera’s Secret Menu
What strong is the new skinny could mean for the next generation –> a good read!
13.1 tips for your first half marathon
The added sugar debate 
How do i avoid getting distracted?
TV spoiler blocker for twitter
non-GMO shopping guide
Healthy hinges on the whole diet, not just one food 
How to rock social media in 30 minutes a day
Why your homemade pizza sucks
Antioxidant facts and myths
Food blogging is weird
Not a coincidence that diet has the word die in it
Have more meetings but keep them short
Ad has a secret anti abuse message
12 hidden meanings of popular food phrases
You teach people how to treat you

Scenes from the Week


{My babies}

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1. In real clothes :)
2. Frozen veggies are perfect for sore shoulders
3. Throwback thursday, bc I was a darn cute kid! That pic in the middle is my mom when she was younger. How much does it look like me?! Crazy right?
4. Happy mother’s day mom :)

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1. Crazy dog
2. Lounging
3. Someone got in my paper scrap pile
4. The only times Abner and Poco get near each other…when there’s glass in between them or when Abner is fast asleep.


1. Hubby and his mom :)
2. Bandaid car
3. Nap time with Tucky
4. Love him

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{Fun with friends}

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Shortly after our fun with friends, I got horribly sick…including throwing up multiple times (I literally have not thrown up since my 21st birthday…so 7 years ago). It was miserable. Not sure if it was food poisoning or a bug or what…but I spent the rest of the night in bed. The boys and hubby took care of me. Whatever it was seems to be mostly gone now.

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In other news, I had no idea they made ipad apps for cats until this weekend. But they do. So I downloaded a couple for Marcus. He doesn’t really like the laser one but enjoys the “Cat Fishing” app.


Hubby waiting to hear the results of the MRI he had done on his shoulder. He was practicing his responses :) Verdict is he has a torn labrum…it’s an old injury from middle school/high school that he finally had looked at…and he needs surgery. We’re waiting to meet with the surgeon and then get it scheduled. Recovery time is 6-8 weeks, which he’s not excited about…but he’s excited to get it fixed and get stronger!


The Bean is officially an LLC :) Big things are happening! Stay tuned!

In the News

The germiest spots in your kitchen
Think about what you drink
Eating meat and the link between gut bacteria and heart disease
Sucking your child’s pacifier clean may have its benefits
Green beans among world’s healthiest foods
Wrigley pulls caffeinated gum on FDA concerns
Learn from my daughter’s eating disorder
Coke to curb ads to kids and push diet drinks
Evidence mounts for aerobic exercise as breast cancer prevention
Pets may boost heart health
Cooking tips nutritionists learned from their moms
Workshop uses brain breaks to combat childhood obesity

That’s all, friends! Have a great week!


PS. Special shoutout to my father-in-law, Scott, who was complaining last night that he’s never been in Bean Bytes!


I told him that wasn’t true…but just in case :)

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I had no idea that there were apps for cats! How crazy! And super entertaining, I bet? I’d just watch my cat play on the app for hours.
    Congrats on the LLC!
    E @ adventure of E recently posted..what’s beautiful: #iwill complete a tri

  2. I’m with Scott, totally excited to be in Bean Bytes! Thank you! And thanks for the great links. I read a lot of What’s Beautiful posts but I missed a few that you have here. So many inspiring stories!
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted..What’s Beautiful: Training to Be Faster, Week 1

  3. OMG love the shout-out to your FIL!! That letter to the CEO of Abercrombie was amazing. So sorry to hear about your hubby’s injury and impending surgery. Boo! But yes to recovering and getting stronger!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Why I won’t give up beer

  4. Can’t wait to catch up on these! Especially the paleo and vegans stop hating on one another! Who is someone to judge another’s diet. It’s none of our business what works for one person and not for another, I totally agree there should be no judgement when it comes to lifestyle choices.
    Yay for LGB being officially LLC! Congrats Lindsay! That’s amazing and your blog is one of my favorites so I couldn’t be more happy for you, especially considering all the hard work and effort you put into blogging and hosting challenges on top of that! Awesome.
    Glad your sickness seems to be better now too! That’s never fun, especially on the weekend.
    Lisa recently posted..My Definition Of Healthy

  5. LLC, that is exciting news! Now you’re officially a RD, can’t wait to see what is up next for you! I want to read that article by No Meat Athlete, thanks for sharing.
    Jane | Not Plain So Jane recently posted..A Recipe!

  6. I hope your FIL realizes he is now famous and will have super fans around the world! 😉

  7. lol!! funny post, girl!! and hi scott!! (there! now he can’t say no one ever left him a comment either haha)
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Lock Laces Giveaway

  8. Yeeeeeeeeeeee so exciting Lindsay!!!
    Kierston @candyfit recently posted..Standing Strong and Proud!

  9. Congrats on your LLC! And too bad about your husband’s shoulder…hoping it goes as smoothly as possible.

    Thanks for the shout outs! And another great roundup-I found Charlotte’s post on food photos really thought provoking. Off to read some others!
    misszippy recently posted..The gift of a passion


    and the bytes
    but more the father in law :-)
    so so sweet.
    MIZ recently posted..If we had coffee…

  11. I don’t know what to read first!! Too much! Ok, so the planning app? I’m debating whether to download it (I’m such a planner but I could use some help). As for the Abercrombie story….barf. and the added Sugar story? Reading that asap. It’s my obsession.

  12. I’m kind of tempted to download the cat apps on my sister’s iPad for our puppy. Or maybe they have puppy apps too?! Who knew! Technology these days…

    Congrats on the LLC!

    Loved a lot of these articles, especially “Food Blogging is Weird” and “15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy.”
    Beth @ Mangoes and Miles recently posted..Food, Food, and More Food (Including a Froyo Recipe!)

  13. I want to read them all, too much not enough time lol. I love your dogs!
    sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..Mother’s Day Dinner And Lightened Up Blueberry Crisp

  14. The vegan vs paleo discussion sounds interesting, I need to check it out. HUGE congrats on the LLC! And I love that you put your father-in-law in. :)
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Houston Esprit de She 10k and new pr

  15. LOVE all these links! Ummm….and super congratulations on becoming a LLC! SO proud of you! :)
    Maureen recently posted..Lots of Celebrating

  16. SO MANY GREAT POSTS!!!!! We have a great community of bloggers!!! AND on that Abercrombie ahole, I posted the story & petition on my FB page, Idiot!

    Your pics are so CUTE!!!! Love them all – fun & cute!

    Tweet thing is still not working but it is all blogs with this same type of tweet plugin. :(
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted..Gratitude Monday, Mom’s Day & Sarah

    • i’m not sure why it’s not working for you. i know it was broken for a while bc the plugin needed an update but i did that and now it’s working for me and other people. maybe you need to clear your browser cache?

  17. PS: Congrats on the LLC!!!!!

  18. love Heidi’s post! I am saving the rest to read today! I have time, FINALLY!
    lindsay recently posted..REFILL: Dark Chocolate MMAZ and MIMM

  19. Congratulations Lindsay!! I cannot wait to hear all of the great things you are going to be doing with the LLC 😉
    p.s. LOL to the father in law… too cute.
    Cori @ olivetorun recently posted..Escaping the Hamburglar- Volunteer Event

  20. Thank you for including my What’s Beautiful post. Love the MIL shout out!
    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio recently posted..Game Night and Weekly Plan

  21. Congrats on the LLC, and whatever great things are around the corner! :)
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Giveaway! Friday’s Five! Los Paleo: Mexican Paleo Recipes!

  22. fantastic as usual!! I always give myself tons of time to go through your bean bytes:)
    Clare @ Fitting It All In recently posted..Half Marathon Metaphor

  23. Great edition. Lots of good reads. And hello to your FIL ! :)

  24. Love, love, love your ginger kitty! Looks exactly like mine!
    Thanks for the shout outs Lindsay! And since I feel like I fell off the blog-reading wagon during the latter part of the week, much appreciate the links to posts I missed!
    Tamara recently posted..#FatblasterFriday | a Mother’s Day workout just for you

  25. Ah ha ha ha ha ha! I guess I am messed up, because I like taking pictures of food… Instagram makes anything look so PRETTY! 😉
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted..On The Rocks

  26. I love Bean Bytes! Thanks for sharing!

  27. So sorry you got so sick :( Throwing up is my biggest fear in the whole world, so I make sure to check and RE-check expiration dates and stay away from sick people, haha. Those pics in the waiting room are so funny. Good way to pass the time!

  28. I love that letter to abercrombie!! That made me so happy :) Sorry to hear you got sick, thats the worst. glad you’re feeling better. and omg you and your mom could have been twins!!

    ps. thanks for the shout out in the twitter round up!!! you made my day :)
    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness recently posted..Make It Monday / Mixtape Monday : Magic!

  29. Ahhh! Congrats on the LLC! So exciting!! :)
    Cait’s Plate recently posted..{peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites}

  30. HAHAHA. You Scott! You looked PUMPED!

    It was cool to read the Panera secret menu link… i want eggs and steak now. LOL.
    Pavement Runner recently posted..Toronto Marathon: Recap with A LOT of photos

  31. Another awesome roundup post! Thanks for the mention too!
    Chivon recently posted..Is social media bad for our health? Here’s how to find out

  32. the cat with the glasses — too funny!!
    purelytwins recently posted..pancake kind of weekend

  33. Aw, thanks for sharing! Seriously, please do a post about how you have time to look all this stuff up and be online so much. I only WISH I had this much time to stay updated. But I really want to read like everything you posted!!!
    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections recently posted..New England Road Trip: Days 1 & 2

  34. OMG! You are like a clone of your mom! :) I love #throwback thursdays. :)
    Ja @Ja on the RUN recently posted..Yo-Gas! :)

  35. Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Love Bean Bytes :)
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..Fitness: what it IS and what it’s NOT

  36. So many great things to read! Where do I begin?!?! And congrats on the LLC. :) [Also, I love that for so many of us wearing ‘real clothes’ is such a big deal.]
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Vegan Lime Crema (Mexican Sour Cream)

  37. Aw I love the special shout out to your father in law 😉 too sweet!

  38. Thanks for sharing Lindsay! Congrats on the LLC!!
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