"Eeeesss OK." - Bachelor Recap

Oh man. Where to begin? I have so much to say and yet don't really want to say anything at all because...what is there to say? Other than the obvious, which is that this is THE WORST BACHELOR IN BACHELOR HISTORY and that is the only time that phrase will ever be true.

I mean, I think it's very telling that this creep has had not one but TWO women take themselves out of the running because they basically couldn't stand the guy.

Let's start with the hometowns. I think it's important that you know three things after Nikki's hometown date: the first is that Oklahoma Joe's is legit. The second is that I have ridden the same bull that they showed on the date. The third is that every time Nikki wondered aloud why she didn't tell JP that she loves him, I wanted to scream BECAUSE YOU DON'T!

Loved Andi's family. Hy kept it real and called Wapalo out for being a douche and her sister's name was Rachel. Wins all around.

Clare's family is cray cray. Where did she get her looks? Why have they not shared the fact that Clare comes from a family that speaks Spanish? Which one was Clare's mom?

Ultimately, he sent Renee home, which upset America by the looks of Twitter. She's one of those people though that we don't have to worry about, though. She's gorgeous, she's sweet - she even played Mom to Juan Pablo when they were saying goodbye. For those who want her to be the next Bachelorette, I'm with you, but something tells me that ABC won't do two single parents back to back.

Tonight's episode was all about the fantasy suites and a whole lotta drama. Clare gets the first overnight date and of course, spends her time talking about how she doesn't know if she should spend the night with JP. Why do girls on this show try to front that they aren't going to spend the night in the fantasy suite? Of course you are. Especially when you've had already had sex.

Ugh, Clare. Why does she pause for 5 seconds in between each word of  sentence? Why the duck face after every word? The scene where Clare told Wapalo that she "Loved falling in love"? I had a VISCERAL reaction. I literally scared my dog because I shuddered so much. Every second, from the baby voice to the long dramatic pauses to Juan Pablo rubbing her ear and her nose and her cheek...I couldn't. I didn't.

Andi's over night comes next and before dinner I think we witnessed  the first conversation of the season. Until Wapalo says "Andi could be the one because I like the way she is." Well since you put it that way...

JP is the worst. The literal worst. All he ever says is that he "likes that a lot." Or that someone "ees so cute." Also how many times do you think Juan Pablo has said pointed out,"You're thinking a lot today"? Anyway. Andi wakes up from this nightmare of a season and basically says what everyone has been thinking all season: Juan Pablo is a narcissistic asshole. We'll come back to that.

Nikki's date. What the fuck is she wearing, first of all? You know what, skip that, and let's just go to the part where Juan Pablo says that Nikki could be his wife because she's "honest, she's very pretty, sexy and cares about people and I like that a lot." Should make for a great long-term relationship.

Let's get to the good stuff. So many thoughts on the Andi situation and my fingers can't type quickly enough. It can be summed up as this: I LOVE ANDI.

Andi goes to talk to Juan Pablo and he basically he tells her that it's totally fine that she doesn't like him, doesn't think he cares about her and wants to go home. Which pisses her off. Juan Pablo blames his poor English again as he tells Andi that "eees OK" doesn't really mean "eees OK," but really... "eees OK." What?

To which she said the greatest line of this season which was, "I want to die if I hear 'eees OK,' again." You and the rest of America.

Juan Pablo is a straight up asshole. The fact that in his interview he said that he would have told her to go home anyway for causing an argument -- after she just tried to have a normal conversation -- is a HUGE red flag. Basically, he doesn't want any conversation, which is why he just kisses people and doesn't let them talk. Too much opportunity for things NOT TO BE OKAY.

"He doesn't get it," she says as she drives away. Have I mentioned I love Andi?

Not gonna lie--I saw a spoiler on social media and I know who wins and what happens, so I won't spoil it for the rest of you. I will just say that I have been right about more than one thing in my predictions. And that I can't wait for the Women Tell All. Also...Andi for Bachelorette?

Mainly because this, which is actually from Sharleen.
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Why I Need More Friends

I haven't done a weekend recap in a while. Mostly because I have had many insanely boring weekends as of late. I mean, it's winter, for one thing. For another, I've been cleansing/trying not to drink. And my husband has been gone, which automatically eliminates many activities.

This weekend I realized that I really do need more friends who live here. Wanna know what I did?
Friday night, I worked late and then went to the gym. And because I was bored, I went to the Cicero Target and walked in needing nothing, but spending $180 (hello cute spring clothes!). I came home, ate dinner and had a glass of wine, and was in bed by 11pm.

Saturday I spent the day cleaning the shit out of the condo, doing laundry and other household chores. I went to Francesca's and Old Navy on the hunt for more spring finds. (I came up short at Old Navy, got a couple of cute items from Frans.). And I attempted to go to the gym, but apparently it closes at 6pm, so I went home and vegged out for awhile instead. (Hey, I tried.) That night, I went to play Whirly Ball with some of our friends to celebrate a birthday. What is Whirly Ball, you ask? It's basically a combination of bumper cars and basketball, but you use a whiffle ball. It was a good time, but I cut the night short after that since I am still battling this stupid cold. I am finally starting to feel better though, and think that I might finally be healthy by the end of this week. (Only 3 weeks later...)

Sunday, I had brunch with some girlfriends and then spent yesterday afternoon cooking a pot roast and snuggling with my pup.


I was feeling frustrated on Saturday because last week I started the second phase of my 24-day challenge. Eating-wise, I hadn't changed much. I have added some occasional low-fat dairy back in the mix, but have still pretty much avoided grains. I did have some sugar thanks to my Dad sending me a shit ton of candy for Valentine's Day, and like I said, I have had some alcohol, but nothing excessive. I'm still drinking a ton of water, working out and taking my vitamins, yet - so movement on the scale. :(

My sister (who is also my rep) gave me a good pep talk though and reminded me that even when I don't think I'm having enough alcohol or sugar to make a difference, it does make a difference because it's a shock to my system and my body doesn't know how to process it. And honestly, I said it before but I really do focus so much on numbers. I have felt great. I feel lighter, I feel smaller. I have more energy. I look forward to working out and drinking water has become second nature to me (a huge challenge before). So, this week I'm getting back on the wagon, eating less sugar and focusing more on veggies and protein. It's my last week, so hopefully I'll see some good results on Saturday. Regardless, this has been a journey and I've learned a lot!

Alright ya'll, that's all I got. Off to chastise the ladies of the Bachelor for the next two nights....
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Cleanse Phase Results + What I Ate

Well, I did it! I completed the first 10 days of the 24-day challenge. And, even though I am STILL sick, I feel great! I feel lighter, I feel less bloated, I have more energy (can only imagine how much I'd have if I wasn't ill). I just feel kinda invigorated.

My groceries from the first haul to the store for cleansing foods.

So, how'd I do? I told you how closely I stuck to the cleanse for the most part. I got to Friday and since it was Valentine's Day (and the hubby and I were celebrating our 14 year dating anniversary), I stuck to clean eating but did have a couple glasses wine. Same deal with Saturday - continued eating clean, but had a couple of cocktails while out with friends.

My results after 10 days of fruits, veggies and protein, with no carbs, dairy, sugar, caffeine or alcohol?

Pounds lost: 4 lbs
Right arm: -0.6 in
Neck: -0.45 in
Chest: -1.0 in
Waist: -1.0 in
Hips: -1.0 in
Right Thigh: -0.5 in
Right Calf: -0.2 in

So, a total of 4 lbs and 4.75 inches? I'll take it!  I took before pictures and swore I saved them, but can't find them anywhere. So, if I'm brave at the end of this, maybe I'll post some transformation photos. All in all, I highly recommend this cleanse for anyone looking to jumpstart their weight loss. I will be happy to give you all the details on the products I took, and if you are looking for a distributor, feel free to contact my sister, Natalie!

Now, some of you have been asking what I've been eating on the cleanse. Like I said, I didn't find the eating part to be difficult. For breakfast, my meals typically consisted of eggs (hard boiled, soft boiled, or scrambled) with some fruit and Spark. On the weekends, I added some turkey bacon. I also made these egg muffins, which were good, but which I managed to eff up.

For lunch, I would typically have either a salad with chicken and lots of veggies, with a lite Italian or balsamic dressing. But, since I was sick, I made a couple of big batches of soup that lasted me many a lunch during the 10 days. I made chicken noodle (with no noodles) and also this amazing Stuffed Pepper Soup, which I adapted by using ground turkey and no brown rice, and adding corn.
For dinners, again, more veggies and protein. I made taco salads one night, but skipped the cheese and sour cream. Another night was stir fry, no rice. Tofu Shirataki noodles with marinara and a side salad. Again, I made big batches of stuff, so I usually was able to get at least two dinners out of a recipe. 

For snacks, I kept it basic: Grapes or a Banana with 1/4 cup almonds. Peppers or carrots with hummus. In the later part of the cleanse, I started drinking those Naked juice smoothies, which I LOVED. I also tried Kind bars (the almond and cranberry ones).

That's about it! I have several recipes pinned on Pinterest that I haven't tried yet but plan to in this next phase of the challenge. If I can answer any questions for you, I would be more than happy.

All in all, I highly recommend this whole plan and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next 14 days!
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We're in Miami, Bitch - Bachelor Recap

The ladies are excited this week - they're in Miami, bitch! The episode begins with JP being SO EXCITED to see his darling Camila. Anyone else want to tell her not to kiss Daddy on the mouth?

The girls ponder who will get the one-on-one and we get a bit of foreshadowing as we see Sir Sharleen question whether or not she's doing the right thing by hanging around. (Ahem I called this conundrum in my first recap.) She is most definitely the least interested girl in Bachelor history. It's kind of awesome, but boring at the same time. JP hands her the date card and for some reason she is more confused about that than anything else. And even though she has 10 minutes to get ready for the date, it's plenty of time to stare out at the ocean and wonder if she and JP have a  "cerebral connection."

Why isn't anyone telling Sharleen that's NORMAL to not know if you want to marry a guy you've been out with three times?! I also want to say Sharleen is gorgeous, manly and awkward as she is.

The girls don't get why Sharleen is there, Sharleen doesn't get why Sharleen is there. At least we're all on the same page? JP gets why Sharleen is there and that is so he can make out with her forehead and flick his tongue into her mouth for hours on end. Sharleen also doesn't get why she can't stop kissing JuPa and me thinks it's because if they didn't, she'd have to have a conversation with him.
Because you see, as she has told us several times, Sharleen's "type" is intellectual men. Let's all remember that JP is confused by the word "bolt." But, luckily for Sharleen, JuPa is attracted to the "words that Sharleen use, how you speak. So proper."

I hate to tell you Sharleen, but if you're looking for a "mental connection," or "cerebral connection" or something "organic " or any other formal adjective that doesn't apply to love, you're not going to find it with JP. The guy is dumb, and doesn't speak or understand english, so if anything, the only mental connection you're gonna get is him driving you insane.

Sharleen even says that she wishes she was "dumber so that she could be like DUH..." and JP doesn't care at all. Clearly it doesn't matter what these girls say to Juan Pablo, his response is always a laugh, "ooh I like that" or "Jes" and a head nod and a tuck of their hair.
Of course, Sir needs to talk to someone and who better than the house therapist? Poor Renee. She should charge the girls for their therapy sessions. C'mon - she left her kid at home for a reason, and yet she's still playing mom to all these fools. Bless her heart.

Nikki get the next one-on-one date and hopes she doesn't have to dance again, but SURPRISE. Newsflash ladies, if you're on the Bachelor, you're automatically a dancing monkey, so you lose. Nikki finds out that while SHE doesn't have to dance, she's going to see--and meet--Camila and the rest of JP's family at Camila's dance recital. And while she's not panicked, she is nervous. Most likely because she's not wearing a bra. Sidenote: That is the saddest bunch of flowers I've ever seen.

Camila couldn't care less about Nikki, who looks so insanely uncomfortable meeting JuPa's family and interacting with Camila. Isn't she a pediatric nurse? Also, how hot is JP's ex-wife?

Afterward, Nikki and JP go to his "office" at Marlin stadium and Nikki's choice of outfit is a little questionable for "work." 
Seriously though, I felt like she was REAL close to showing a boob and she definitely showed her vagine.Also, why was there so much sweat and heavy breathing?
Nikki wants to know where she fits in to JP's life and he responds, "If the moon and the skies and everyone wants us to be together, then obviously that's how it is." Yes, that explains everything. JuPa likes Nikki because "She's thinking and I like that." Ay.

So Nikki -- I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he picks her. If she's the only one who met his daughter, that says something, and the rest of the show is just editing.

Sharleen tells the girls that she's leaving and no one seems surprised. I like Sharleen for the first time in this moment, because I feel like she's genuinely conflicted and sad. It's the most relatable she's been all season.
(Side note: I love that Renee is always having a glass of wine or a beer. I knew I liked her.)

In a fury of whispers and subtitles, Sharleen tells JuPa that she doesn't feel like she'd be ready to get engaged in 3 weeks time. As much as I didn't like her, I felt like I wanted him to say "you don't have to be! We don't have to get engaged!" That's what pisses me off about this show the most. Why is it an engagement or nothing? Can't you just let people find someone that they like a whole lot and let them just see what happens? I suppose not cuz then how would Neil Lane have any business, amIright?

JuPa seems totally OK while Sharleen is saying goodbye, but immediately breaks down in tears on the balcony as Sir walks away with the worst hungry butt in Bachelor History.
Group date time, and we see the closest thing to a helicopter that we've seen all season with a water plane. Chelsea spends time reading letters from home and I feel bad for her because it's so obviously going to be her that goes home.You can totally tell that Clare thinks she's getting the rose because that would mean it's a "sure thing." And because I can't stand her, it gave me great pleasure to see her  not get it, and to give it to my girl Andi.
Clare's pissed and complains that all she's been doing is watching JuaPa go on dates with other women. Um, you had sex with him in the ocean, so that's what you get for being a whore. On that note, JP has officially "swam in the ocean" with three of the five remaining women. Isn't anyone going to slut-shame him?

Clare and the others get back to the hotel and Clare is fixin' to get into a fight, and so she attacks Nikki for no real reason. Basically these two try to act like a badasses by telling each other not to interrupt and spending more time fighting about who paid for their suite than anything else. So, basically, worst fight ever.
Except when Nikki says that Clare's like a dog and that she peed on him first. And how has it not come up that Nikki met Juan Pablo's family?

The longer this episode goes on and we see all the girls talking about how they hope Nikki doesn't get to the end makes me feel more and more that she's the one JuPa chooses. And with how much Nikki is talking about how she doesn't have to around Clare much longer makes me think it's definitely these two in the final two. And that just makes me annoyed because I like the two of them less than I like Renee and Andi.

Rose ceremony time and after the most awkward silencio ever, JuPa tells Mr. Chris that he's going to" try and think." You do that, JP.

So next week looks interesting. I'm dying to know what went "Horribly Wrong" in the fantasy suite with Andi, and why everyone is crying. Does JuPa finally tell the girls he doesn't want to get engaged at the end of this?
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Revelations on the Cleanse - So Far

Hey ya'll, happy Hump Day!

So, this cleanse has been interesting for me. As I told you the other day, I started last Thursday - today is day 7, so I'm in the home stretch! However, the same day I started the cleanse, I got a sore throat. And since then, everything with my health has gone downhill.

I've basically been bedridden with the flu (or a cold, I don't know what the eff it is) since Friday afternoon. No joke, I left the house twice all weekend. Didn't go to work Monday. Tried to go to work on Tuesday and was sent home at noon. (And then on my way home I got into a car accident. I'm fine. Story for another time.) Today I decided not to even attempt it. I probably could have made it, but why push it when I can work from home, ya know?

So the fact that I've been eating really healthy for the past week yet feeling so unhealthy has been challenging. I can't really feel the effects of the cleanse because all of the bad, yucky sick feelings have been overwhelming anything good that is happening. And that has made it hard to keep going, because where's the motivation? Plus I'm trying to cleanse and detox and get rid of the nasty stuff going on inside, while simultaneously shoveling cough drops and cold medicine down my throat. Seems a little counter intuitive, but it's out of my control, ya know? Coupled with this, I haven't had energy to workout. I've forced myself to go the past two days, so I could attempt to sweat out the sickness. It didn't go so well, but something is better than nothing!

So, I have been focusing on what I can control, and that is what goes in my mouth (that's what she said). And I am proud of myself. Regardless of whatever obstacles I've got going on right now (including being sick and the fact that it will be that time of the month when I finish the cleanse...aka, extra water weight and bloat. Could I have picked a worse time to do this?!)....regardless of that, I've been just about perfect on this cleanse.

I've eaten 1200 calories every day. I've had 70+ ounces of water every day. I've stayed away from carbs, sugar, dairy. And I've stayed away from alcohol. Even yesterday, when it was the worst day of my life, and all I wanted was a glass of wine...I stayed away. I have no idea where that willpower came from, but there it was! I haven't had coffee, or any caffeine for that matter. All of my "energy" has come from Spark (which I love by the way). Didn't sneak a sweet potato fry from my husband at dinner last night - at a bar - where I did not order a drink, but a clean salad with grilled chicken, tomatoes, cranberries, pine nuts and pears. I didn't touch the fried ball of goat cheese that I could have devoured like an apple. My only "cheat" was one night for dinner I couldn't muster strength to cook and all I wanted was Lipton Noodle Soup, so that's what I had. Instead of having the whole box, I only had one bowl and threw the rest out.

I've weighed myself a couple of times and as of now, I'm down about 2 pounds. I'm not gonna lie, I was hoping for more, but I'll take it. I've always been a "by the numbers" kind of gal. What the scale says is how I feel. If I step on feeling light as a feather and the scale reads 3 lbs heavier than I thought, I feel those 3 lbs to the depths of my soul. Maybe the inches will reflect greater progress.

I'm trying to change my mindset and focus on the changes I'm making on the inside, which will hopefully be soon reflected on the outside. And also, I know that if I stay devoted to this plan, making good choices for the most part, exercising, eating the right portions, etc. I WILL see results. I think what's frustrating is that I've seen so many others see such HUGE results so I expect the same, but I know everyone is different.

My sister says to also remember that I don't have as much weight to lose as other people. I think that's true, but I still have a solid 15 lbs I could stand to lose. I'm "obese" for my height, in fact. I know I'm not "fat," but that doesn't mean I don't still have pounds to lose, fat to burn or improvements to make. It's frustrating when I tell people I want to lose weight and their response is that I don't need to. OK, maybe I don't *need* to, but I want to. I may not be 300 lbs overweight or even 50 lbs overweight but that doesn't mean I couldn't get there someday. In fact, I chose to do this because I felt myself making bad choices and I wasn't stopping. Back when I was young (or, before I turned 30), I could put on a couple of pounds, hit the gym and eat light for a week and bounce back. Not anymore. Now I have to work for it. Plus, kids are in our near future, so I'd like to get my body in great shape before bearing a child. Too much to ask?

Overall, I really haven't found the eating too hard to stick to. I haven't even really craved anything that I've been avoided. That's saying A LOT from someone who LOVES candy, cheese and any and every carbohydrate. I will be glad to add some whole grain and dairy back into the mix, though.

Anyway, those are reflections I've got for now. Looking forward to sharing the results of the cleanse phase with you and more updates as I continue on the 24 days!

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This Week On: No One Likes Juan Pablo

Guys, I can't with this show anymore. I am about two disgusting make-out sessions from just reading Reality Steve and calling it a day.

I've been on my death bed since last Thursday and had to miss work yesterday. I was so stir-crazy by the time that 7pm rolled around, I was actually EXCITED to have something to do, like be entertained by the twits on The Bachelor and live blog. But after hearing JP refer to more than one of this chicks as his "special ones" and I was like:

So I shut my Blogger down and actually did work. Did you hear that? I WORKED instead of live blogging because that seemed like a better option than spending time thinking about these twats. So, of course this morning I took to Twitter to see what everyone else was saying and I've complied my favorites to share my thoughts on this week's episode. They're on point.

First up, we arrive in New Zealand and everyone's talking about how excited they are... 

Andi gets a one-on-one. PS I loved her one piece. She rocked it and I don't care what anyone says about that.
Group date: Everyone except Clare and Andi go on the group date. A pretty cool one, too. One that involved huge balls and sheep poop. And the rest of night, we see JP gross kisses EVERYONE. And he sends Cassandra home. ON HER BIRTHDAY!
Sir Sharleen gets the rose. Clare's one-on-one: 
Chris Harrison finally shows up for some man to man time. 
Rose ceremony time and Kat goes home. Womp womp. 

That does it for me kids. I"m not sure what Chelsea is doing here, seems to me he has much more of a connection with the other 4, so methinks my top 4 still stands with Clare, Nikki, Andi and Renee. Still pulling for Andi/Renee over the other two.

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10 Days of Sobriety

Hello all, and welcome to tales from my 10 days of sober adventures. Or more commonly known as: the Advocare 24-day Challenge.

On Thursday, I started my challenge, which begins with a 10-day herbal cleanse. When I first approached my sister, who's my distributor, to talk about it, I only wanted to do the cleanse portion, but she encouraged me to try the whole 24 days. If I'm being honest, I was only hesitant about the not-drinking part. Now now, before you call me an alcoholic, you have to understand - I work in the beverage industry, so drinking is part of my job. Not drinking for 10 days, I can do. For a whole month? Tough call. (Yeah yeah, wait til I'm pregnant...BUT I'M NOT!)

In any case, I'm going to attempt the whole challenge on the premise that after these first 10 days, I can add in some of the things I'm omitting right now in moderation, but I just have to be realistic about my results.

So..here I am, just finishing up day 4. I've gotta say it has been a lot easier than I thought! The first day I was a little more hungry than usual and felt a real lack of energy late in the day. But each day has been better than the last.

The worst part has been that I've been sick the entire time. I thought it was strep, but a trip to the Minute Clinic said negative. So, each day since Thursday, I've just gotten sicker and sicker. This is the 4th day and I'm at my worst. My throat still hurts as though nails are scraping the inside of my throat, and my nostrils are either congested or running. To say nothing of the cough that's making my throat 10 times worse.

All this to say it has not been easy to swallow all of my pills or to eat in general, as I've had a lack of appetite. It HAS been easy to drink a TON of water (like 100 oz a day, no exaggerations) and NOT to drink alcohol.

I've been cooking a ton: Taco Salads, Soups, egg muffins, salads. It's been a nice change of pace, though I won't lie -- I had a couple of fleeting thoughts today about really wanting some Lipton Noodle Soup. (Noodles are a no-no.) Instead, I made homemade chicken noodle soup, sans noodles. Tomorrow I'm planning a pot roast in the crock pot, but without potatoes.

As I get further into the week and start feeling a little better, I'm sure things will be more difficult. Especially because the last two days of the cleanse land on Valentine's Day (Friday) and Saturday. Womp womp.

Oh, and a weekend update? I've only left the house twice, to go to the doctor and to get more cold medicine. The rest of the time, I've tried to rest (to no avail. Can't sleep because I can't breathe through my nose, which means I have to mouth breathe, which means my throat dries out instantly, which means I wake up pain. It's awesome.

Hope ya'll had a good one and stayed warm!
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Sex in the Ocean

Ugh. I can't even with this show anymore. Warning: This recap is not going to be funny or long because A) I'm in a bad mood and B) This show is so dumb.

Juan-on-Juan with Renee: I love Renee, but this date was boring. But boring in a good way, because I think Renee continues to be honest and real and no drama -- therefore, I can't make fun of her.

Group date: Everyone hates Clare, and I am in their camp. JP makes out with Clare on the boat in front of everyone, which causes everyone to feel like they are extras on Clare's one-on-one date. They "stop by" a house for dinner. Right ladies, (ahem, Chelsie), I'm so sure that JP just happened to stop and ask some random dude where you call could eat and he just invited you in and had a huge farm and space for 10 women. Cassandra even exclaimed, “We should have these in America!” "These" meaning FARM.

Is anyone else flabbergasted by Sir Sharleen's body? It's kind of amazing, yet she is not. Here's what bothers me about her: She plays passive aggressive and innocent...'plays' being the operative word.When JP tells her she's cute and she's all, "Is that a good thing?" Le duh.

Continue to love Andi, especially when she says, "Next thing you know, sucking face again, sorry Mom."

Clare and the ocean....just so we're clear, they definitely had sex, right? I mean, maybe I'm taking her asinine comments out of context, but...they had sex. They had to... right?

Next up: Nikki's Juan-on-Juan. He takes the girl repelling. Ya'll, I have DONE repelling and you know I am scared of heights. I LEGIT cried the whole time I came down, so again...no criticism from me. Except when the producers ask leading questions about if this adventure feels like love. Continue to like her and am certain she makes it far in this process.

Rose ceremony time, where Clare gave a toast “to finding love, being loved, and making love,” and JP pulls her aside and says, “I hope nobody knows. It was a little weird for me. I’m too fair with people … Maybe it wasn’t right. I have a daughter, I don’t want her to see what happens, if she sees it.” THEY DEFINITELY DID IT.

So, just so we're clear: Juan won't kiss more than 6 women because he doesn't want his daughter to think poorly of him, but he's totally cool with hooking up in the ocean? Got it.

Side story about Clare: My friend lives in and L.A. and her dad goes to the same gym as Clare. Apparently, she had been gone for a long time, and just recently came back 10 lbs heavier. She told her trainer she had to lose the weight fast for an important event in a few weeks. So...not giving anything about, but the fact that she was gone so long indicates that she makes it really far, maybe even to the final 2, and she needs to be in shape for the ATFR or the girls reunion. I hope it's the latter....I really dislike her.

However, it was totes inapprops for JP to basically slut-shame Clare at the rose ceremony. Telling her that he regrets it, hinting that it wasn't mutual, and that she is a bad influence on his daughter? If I were Clare, I would have given the rose back and left right there. At least JP realizes his mistake. #Sarcasm
And now, in a totally predictable turn of events, it looks like by next week, everyone will know what happened, and instead of hating JP, the real asshat in the situation, they'll all hate Clare.

Danielle finally goes home, and sadly, so does Kelly, and suddenly only 8 women are left. Making my hometown predictions:

1. Clare
2. Nikki
3. Andi
4. Renee/Sharleen

Be back tomorrow!

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