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Blue or Green?

by Meghann on March 23, 2010

Quick! I need your help!

I have a photo shoot on Friday and am trying to decide on an outfit that makes me look fit and confident.

Here are my options…





So… what do you think?

(p.s. hopefully the photos by the professional will look a little better than my self portraits ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Clearly this decision has been eating away at me all day. I made stops at Kohl’s, Marshalls, Target, and Sports Authority this evening trying to find anything that would work. No running clothes peaked my interest, but I did walk away with some new work pants, a dress that fits like a glove, and some jewelry to match. You win some, you lose some, right?

This afternoon I snacked on some pretzel and chocolate graham goldfish.


I really worked up an appetite shopping after work this evening. By the time I got home, I was more that ready to eat the delicious meal I had pre-planned in my head.


Behind the ice cream, frozen fruit, and girl scout cookies lies a package of salmon patties in my freezer that tend to be ‘out of sight/ out of mind.’ I rediscovered them over the weekend and grilled one on the george foreman this evening with a little barbeque sauce.


The patty went between a new flat-out fold wrap some spinach and more bbq sauce.


The salmon patty really is quite tasty, it’s a shame the ice cream hides them so well in the freezer!

Sweet potato fries are tasty, too.


Oh, and can’t forget the pickles.


A tiny piece of pumpkin chocolate chip bread with thin mint ice cream appeased my sweet tooth for dessert.


Blog Hug

My heart goes out to Ryan and Evan from Greens for Good tonight who lost their beloved cat, Harvey.

RIP Harvey. ๐Ÿ™

When I lost Abbie last year, one particular poem helped me with the grieving process and tonight I would like to dedicate the poem to Harvey.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

1 Alyssa March 23, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Blue! ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Heather March 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm

definitely blue ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m so sorry they lost their sweet kitty. my heart goes out to them!

3 Mara @ Whats For Dinner? March 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Green top w/the shorts from the blue ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Jessica Livingston March 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Blue, I think it’s more flattering ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm

BLUE!! A photo shoot? Exciiiiting! I wanna try those flat out fold wraps so badly. They look like oven mits–kinda…

6 Dori March 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm

The blue makes you look sexy and strong!

7 Macrae March 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Blue is perfect!

8 Erin (Texan Couture) March 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

My vote is for Blue!

9 Laura Georgina March 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Green all the way! That combo is so cute.

Poor Ryan–it’s shocking how much losing a pet can hurt. My heart goes out to her.

10 Laura @ Food For La March 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

The blue looks great.

11 Maria March 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm


12 Julie @SavvyEats March 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm


13 Lizz March 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Blue, for sure!

14 katie March 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm


15 Nicole March 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I love the green!!!

16 Evan Thomas March 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm


17 Jenny March 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Blue, for sure! There’s something about the cut and color that makes you look amazing, beautiful and FIT! Your body is to die for, and you deserve it with all the effort you put in!

18 Ashley March 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

green with blue shorts

19 Strawberry March 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm


20 D March 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Blue ๐Ÿ™‚ You look Fit and Fab!

21 katiek March 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm

i vote blue! and that poem is so sweet and thoughtful.

22 Jennifer March 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Blue! The green looks great but the blue gives you that fit and confident look. ๐Ÿ™‚

23 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad March 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

The blue combo is most flattering, but they’re both cute!

My heart really goes out to Ryan. Pets are just such a special part of our lives. It’s almost unbearable to lose one.

24 Eva March 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm


25 linz March 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm


26 Ellen March 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Blue definitely wins.

27 Sarah March 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm

The blue for sure! You look very fit and confident!

28 Domesticated-Bliss March 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm


29 jordanslove March 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Either shirt, but the shorts from the blue are more flattering!

30 theprocessofhealing March 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm


My heart goes out to those who lost their kitty too… I can’t imagine losing mine.

31 Kayla March 23, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Blue! Looks like something you’d see in Self or Shape, plus you look awesome.

32 Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm

My vote is for the blue!!

33 Kelly March 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Haha well I think you know this already, but blue.

34 amanda March 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I love the green outfit but I think you look better in blue

35 Carolyn C. March 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Blue!!! Looks great!

36 Melissa S. March 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm

def the blue!!!

37 samantha March 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm

definitely blue!

38 Hannah Hawley March 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm


39 shannon March 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm


40 Jessie March 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I like the blue.

41 Elizabeth March 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

The blue one for sure!

42 Claudia March 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Blue! Although I also like the green top with the shorts from the blue. You look great!

I’ve been following Ryan’s ordeal – my heart is breaking for her. I have a kitty too, and can’t imagine going through that. However, of all the sad things that I’ve read lately, that poem really made me sob. Losing a pet is so hard.

43 Megan March 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm


44 Matt March 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I love salmon burgers! I get them all the time at Whole Foods and they are delicious.

45 M March 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm


46 jess d. March 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm

100% blue! much more flattering all around!

47 Kate March 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Blue! RIP Harvey ๐Ÿ™

48 Jenna March 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm


49 weightwatchersforone March 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Blue, especially with those shorts!

50 Dynamics March 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Try the green with the shorts from the blue and see if it changes the look. Also, take them both with you. Let the photographer give you his input.

51 Whitney March 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Blue…OW OW!!!

52 Meredith March 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm


53 Derek March 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Buh buh buh blue! =)

54 Lauren March 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm


55 Julie @ Wearing Mascara March 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Blue! While I love the color green, the top of the blue shirt makes you look more toned. Trust me! Good luck on your photo shoot! ๐Ÿ™‚

56 Sara N March 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm


57 Bobbi March 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

That poem is beautiful. It made me cry. I too lost a beloved pet a few years ago and I’d like to think she’s somewhere on that Rainbow Bridge.

58 kristin p March 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Blue all the way! The green is too bright for a photo shoot and takes away from yer lovely mug ๐Ÿ™‚

59 AprilBRuns March 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Looks like I’m late to the party, I love the Blue outfit best. So, it looks like you got a good, unanimous answer. ๐Ÿ™‚

60 Lin March 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Blue for sure! I love the cut!

61 Trish March 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Blue – you look amazing in that outfit. It really makes your shape shine. It’s the most flattering of the two.

62 Kate March 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Love the blue…totally flattering!

I also bawled like hysterically when I read that poem at the end of the post and I am so sorry that they lost their kitty. For some reason, the thought of losing my baby, Dolce, makes me hysterical and super anxious…I don’t know what I’ll do when I lose her.

63 Beth March 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm

I vote for the blue!

64 Christina March 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Love the blue!

65 hundredtenpounds March 23, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Green is very slimming and flattering!

66 Stefanie B March 23, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Definitely the blue!

67 Angie (Losing It and Loving It) March 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm


It’s so hard to lose a pet. We had to put our Basset Hound down last Aug. so it’s been a rough year. And when our parrot calls his name it’s sad although we can laugh about it now.

68 Lauren March 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Definitely the blue outfit!

69 Laura March 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm


And thanks for posting that poem. I had to put my bunny to sleep this morning. He had a broken leg and we couldn’t afford the surgery so we had to let him go. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. What was your reasoning behind having another puppy after Abbie passed? We are thinking of adopting another bunny but I am not sure. I was just wondering.

70 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self March 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

I vote for the blue! But just remember that no matter what you will look fit and confident because you ARE fit and confident! ๐Ÿ™‚

71 Caroline March 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

loving the BLUE!

72 Melissa March 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Blue! But both look great!

73 Laura March 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Blue looks AWESOME! Those tights are fierce!!

74 alexisashley March 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm

they’re both cute ๐Ÿ™‚ but i like blue the best. good luck with your photoshoot!

75 Courtney March 23, 2010 at 10:40 pm


76 Amanda March 23, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Team Blue!!

77 Lacey March 23, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I vote BLUE!!

That was such a beautiful poem, I still have tears in my eyes. My heart goes out to Ryan & Evan.

78 Katy B March 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm

blue without a doubt!

79 Christyne March 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Not that I even have to add this. But one more vote for blue.

80 Anna Webb March 23, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I’m gonna go with green. I think it looks better on you and is more vibrant.

81 Caitlin March 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm


82 Rose March 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm


83 jojo March 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm


84 island girl March 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm

definitley go for the blue!!

85 Katherine: What About Summer? March 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm

BLUE no competition!

86 cate March 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm


87 Katherine: What About Summer? March 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Do goldfish come in chocolate? did I miss a revolution?

88 Ashley March 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm

BLUE!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll have a blast with the photo shoot. Have fun and just smile and ham it up!

89 Erika March 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I join the crowd and vote for the blue…..I love the green outfit, but it seems more casual and kick it, the blue seems more streamlined ๐Ÿ™‚

90 Carolyn M March 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Definitely blue!

91 peachesnkate March 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I love the blue one!

92 feetinmotion March 23, 2010 at 11:03 pm

I love the vibrant green personally! It POPS! ๐Ÿ™‚ But the blue is also nice and definitely makes your body look good haha hope that didn’t sound creepy.

93 Ryan @ Greens for Good March 23, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Thank you so much Meghann. We both just read your post and the comments. It means so much to us.

94 Molly March 23, 2010 at 11:03 pm


95 Babycakes March 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

definitely BLUE! ๐Ÿ™‚

96 Ashley March 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Green! The blue kind of fades into the background, but the green (as someone else said) pops!

97 TorontoGirloutWest March 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm

I just wrote that poem on Ryan’s comments totally not realizing you had written it here. It’s so beautiful. In fact the first time I read it I sobbed like a baby. My heart breaks for Ryan. Just as it did for you last year. ๐Ÿ™

PS: Blue!!!

98 gavrielski March 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Definitely blue! You look great! What is the shoot?

99 Amber from Girl with the Red Hair March 23, 2010 at 11:24 pm

The blue for sure! The shorts in that picture show off your ripped, runner legs better.

The story about your friends kitty is the saddest thing I’ve ever read.

100 M March 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

You look more toned in the blue.

101 Taryn March 23, 2010 at 11:29 pm

You are fit and confident in both!!

But I love the blue best!

102 Rachel March 23, 2010 at 11:31 pm

BLUE!! you look great

103 Andrea March 23, 2010 at 11:32 pm


104 Julia March 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I say go with the blue. This coming from a green lover, but the blue looks great!

105 Ashley March 23, 2010 at 11:34 pm


106 Ida March 23, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Blue! I hope the photo shoot is lots of fun

107 erika March 23, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Blue! The green is a nice color too, but I think the blue outfit accentuates your fitness better, if that makes sense.

108 hypki March 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Blue definitely much more flattering on you.

109 Morgan @ Life After Bagels March 23, 2010 at 11:55 pm

That is so hard to decide since they are both awesome colours.

I think the green flatters your skin tone more, but the cut of the blue flatters your upper body more . . . okay I’m not deciding!

110 Amy March 23, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I guess I’m in the minority, but I love the green. The torso of the top is very slimming and makes you look long and lean. Also, I’m partial to Lululemon! But either way, you look like a winner =)

111 Michelle March 23, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I like the green!

112 Brynn March 24, 2010 at 12:23 am


113 Mari March 24, 2010 at 12:24 am

I think the blue looks the best! Very flattering!

114 Amy @ Second City Randomness March 24, 2010 at 12:27 am

Totally the blue. It’s cute!

And I always crave sweet potato fries after reading your posts… he he he

115 Kat March 24, 2010 at 12:41 am

Blue. Definitely blue!

116 Jillian March 24, 2010 at 1:06 am

I vote green! And oh my god, Thin Mint ice cream is amazing!

117 jensmith12 March 24, 2010 at 1:07 am

I think the green color is great on you, but I like the fit of the blue shirt better. So I say BLUE all the way!

118 Stacey March 24, 2010 at 1:21 am

Blue! I like the neckline and think it shows off your muscles nicely. ๐Ÿ™‚

119 Marina March 24, 2010 at 1:33 am

Blue definitely ๐Ÿ™‚
That color really suits you!

120 Crystal March 24, 2010 at 1:40 am

Blue for sure! Good luck. ๐Ÿ˜€

121 Martha March 24, 2010 at 1:41 am

Green! It’s spunky and energetic. Can’t wait to hear more about the photo shoot…

122 Laura March 24, 2010 at 2:09 am

Definitely blue. It makes you look like a pro athlete. ๐Ÿ™‚ The green looks more like weekend or lounge wear.

I’ve never read that poem, and it’s beautiful, so thank you for sharing.

123 Hillary March 24, 2010 at 2:10 am

BLUE. What’s the photo shoot for? : )

124 Erin March 24, 2010 at 2:26 am

I like the blue, very photogenic. ๐Ÿ˜€

125 Kerry March 24, 2010 at 3:44 am

I really like the green! It makes you stand out and i think it fits a little better? From the picture anyway! Shows off your amazing figure!! Although the blue top is more of a ‘sporty’ top! What’s the shoot for?! How exciting!

126 britchickruns March 24, 2010 at 4:17 am

I think the blue ๐Ÿ™‚ The colour is much better!
Oh no about Harvery – I’ve been reading her updates, that’s so sad that she’s lost him ๐Ÿ™

127 Allison March 24, 2010 at 5:44 am


128 Marisa Kaneshiro March 24, 2010 at 6:15 am

I vote BLUE!

129 Rachel March 24, 2010 at 6:20 am

Definitely the blue outfit all the way! It shows how fit and fabulous you are!

130 Kath March 24, 2010 at 6:50 am


131 sarah (shep) March 24, 2010 at 6:53 am


132 Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) March 24, 2010 at 7:10 am

I vote for blue. My goodness, that poem is emotional but beautiful!

133 Abbe March 24, 2010 at 7:11 am

I think the blue is the most flattering!

134 Andrea March 24, 2010 at 7:15 am

I love that green outfit, but I would go with the BLUE!

135 Jen March 24, 2010 at 7:40 am

The blue one fits you much better!

Rainbow Bridge makes me cry every time ๐Ÿ™

136 Paige March 24, 2010 at 7:46 am


137 rachael March 24, 2010 at 7:49 am

Definitely blue!

138 Anna March 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

I like the bright green color, but I think the blue outfit is more flattering…it’s a toss up!

139 Bridget March 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

I like the green ensemble a lot!

140 Runeatrepeat March 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

How close is the picture? If it will clearly show your face one color might bring out your pretty eyes more. That’s hard to tell in this pics, but you might want to check it out when you get home.

141 Heather March 24, 2010 at 8:06 am

Photo shoot? How cool!!! GREEN!! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I don’t think you can go wrong either way though)

142 Rachel @ Shedding It March 24, 2010 at 8:27 am

For sure blue!!

143 Sara K. March 24, 2010 at 8:29 am

I vote for blue.

144 Erin March 24, 2010 at 8:30 am

The blue is more flattering and will photograph better because it isn’t as bright. Go blue! Good luck on your shoot!

145 Maureen March 24, 2010 at 8:31 am


146 Juli D. March 24, 2010 at 8:34 am

Blue – I think both look great, but as far as being photographed, I think the blue color is a more flattering color.

147 Sara March 24, 2010 at 8:40 am


148 Karissa @ CardioFoodie March 24, 2010 at 8:41 am

My vote is blue as well!

149 rollerkoesterrun March 24, 2010 at 8:48 am

Both look good, but I always prefer blue! Take both, maybe the photog will have a lighting/background preference for one more than the other!


150 Summer March 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

Go blue!

151 Molly March 24, 2010 at 9:11 am

option one for sure!

aw glad you still hold Abbie in a special place. Dogs are the best, arent they? Its crazy to think what we go through while they’re in our lives. Im sure Maddie would have loved her!


152 eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 24, 2010 at 9:18 am

Green! It stands out more, looks more unique and confident. Missy looked great in the yellow and that reminds me of her picture ๐Ÿ™‚ EVERYONE has a light blue workout shirt!!!

153 Quinn March 24, 2010 at 9:34 am

#1 – Blue

154 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 24, 2010 at 9:51 am


155 jessica March 24, 2010 at 9:52 am


156 Elina March 24, 2010 at 9:55 am

Blue! Can we see the dress too? ๐Ÿ˜‰

157 Meghann March 24, 2010 at 10:16 am

I’m wearing it today! I’ll see if I can sneak a picture! ๐Ÿ˜‰

158 peanutbutterfingers March 24, 2010 at 10:00 am


159 Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

I like the cut of the blue top!

160 Fallon March 24, 2010 at 10:13 am

Definitely the blue!

161 missyrayn March 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

BLUE!!! It fits you better. And you look super confident.

162 brandi March 24, 2010 at 10:34 am

blue – the cut of that top is more flattering ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s the photoshoot for? So exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes, so sad about Harvey. We’ve had to put down 2 dogs in the past from cancer and those were some of the hardest days of my life.

163 Becky @ flybynyght March 24, 2010 at 10:43 am

I seem to be in the minority, but I love the green!!!

After seeing your pics of your sweet potatoes, I definitely need some soon!

164 Natalie Rae March 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

Love the green- it is more vibrant and makes you more healthy looking- go for it!

165 fromatopink March 24, 2010 at 11:49 am

Blue! Love it. And good luck!

166 Lauren @ Running Examiner March 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Sorry, probably to late to vote, but I love the blue!

Meghann, thank you SO much for posting that beautiful poem. You had better believe I cried a little at my cubicle when I read that. In the past year, I lost my family cat, horse, and dog all within several months of each other. It was a really painful time, as they all occupied an incredibly special place in my heart and life. This poem provides such solace to those who’ve lost a beloved pet. It also makes me want to run home and shower my little puppy with kisses!

167 Nicci March 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I love the Green on you…green all the way!

168 Christina March 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Even though you already picked, I like the neckline of the blue shirt. Green is my favorite color, but the cut of the blue is the best.

Fun stuff! Have a good time at the photo shoot!

169 Jes March 24, 2010 at 1:39 pm

You can rock either outfit! I like the seams on the blue, but love the vibrant color of the green. (I am no help! lol)

I am sorry to hear about the kitty. When I lost my dog last year, I received a card with that poem in it. It really made me feel better.

170 Stephanie March 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm

The blue looks great!

171 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write March 24, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Green! I love those shorts.

172 healthyamy March 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm


173 Brittany March 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I think you’ve already decided, but for moral support I’ll tell you want I think anyway.

The Blue!! ๐Ÿ™‚

174 shelly March 25, 2010 at 7:41 pm


175 Jessi March 26, 2010 at 2:08 am

I’m a little late to the party here and I’m sure you’ve decided by now, but I figured I’d throw in my two cents for future reference. I agree with the majority…on both sides of the fence. The blue one is a much better cut/fit and stands out because of it, but the green has the better color going for it. If you had the first one in green (or any other color that’s a little bolder than light blue), I’d be all over it. I hope you chose the blue like most people suggested!

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