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The Stylish Last Supper

Good evening all! Hope everyone’s had a relaxing day:)

Mine was jam-packed with schoolwork and my econ paper. I didn’t have class until noon, but I went to the library anyway and CRANKED OUT a lot of my paper and a ton of the work I’ll be missing while I’m de-chipmunking Winking smile

I had planned on going to the gym after school, but my stomach was NOT agreeing with me! I think the ibuprofen I’ve been taking has made my stomach all messy, but I’ve been eating anyway. Did you know that eating is not as fun when you’re not hungry?:(

Before I get to my “Last Supper” before the surgery, I must thank Sophia and Stefanie both for giving me the Stylish Blogger Award! Thank you so much ladies, you’re sweethearts:)

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Here’s how it works!

There are 4 duties to perform to accept this award:

1.  Make a post + Link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2.  Share 7 things about yourself.
3.  Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4.  Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won!

Alrighty tighty, here are my 7 Things!

  1. I get really excited about little things. I love it when the marshmallow melts perfectly in hot cocoa, or something awesome happens like Dennis Quaid being on the Ellen show;)
  2. When I was an itty bitty child, probably two or three, I lived in Minnesota where mud comes to visit a LOT during the spring. So, being the little kid that I was, I fell flat on my face and ended up with a mouthful of mud. And I have the picture to prove it. I guess mud doesn’t taste good or something?
  3. I’ve been wearing rings since I was five. Currently, I wear a claddagh and a peace sign ring (soooo 2010..I need a new one;) I remember the day I got my first ring:) I was at an arts fair with my Mom in New Hampshire, and I saw this ring that was knotted into a “forget-me-knot” (ha). She got it for me, and I had to save it for my birthday but it was SO worth it! It was sterling silver and I wore it until I outgrew it around age ten or eleven.
  4. I’m organized…in a disorganized way. Although I tend to be a neat freak and keep things spotless all the time, eventually things get messy. And honestly, you would look at my mess and think “dang, how does this girl find anything?!”, but I know where everything is. Don’t touch my stuff, ya hear?! 😉 (I heard that most geniuses are “organized” this way..maybe that says something about me? 😉
  5. I eat grapes on my pizza. No, I don’t cook it with the grapes on top. When I’m about to take a bite, I plop a grape on it. You probably are thinking about how gross it sounds but IT IS SO GOOD. The sweet and tartness of the grapes PERFECTLY compliments the saltiness of cheese (in my case, Daiya;). If you don’t believe me, try it out. Do it. Now. (p.s. this also semi-works with apples and other such fruits, but none can compare to grapes. none.)
  6. I’m kind of a dork. Okay, that you probably already know but know this: in the sixth grade I single-handedly read 3 books in one day. Let’s just say it was rainy and the books were goooood. I still love me some books, but somehow blog-reading always takes precedence over my leisurely reading time. Any recommendations?? I need to get back on that bandwagon:)
  7. I make weird noises. When I’m tired or really happy, I sometimes make this pterodactyl noise. Other times, I just make my own sound effects. You will often hear superfluities of onomatopoeias in my everyday jargon. Like when I’m on the treadmill, I occasionally will blurt out zooooom! When I turn off the shower, I do a “raspberry” but with just my lips. So it’s like pppppphhhh! Okay, if the grapes didn’t freak you out, that one definitely did.

Now onto my bloggie girls! I am awarding:

Janae

Kailey

Gabriela

Hillary

Anne

Ashley

Amy

Molly

Hollie

Lisa

Dorry

Celiac Teen

Maya

Allie

Heather

Congrats ladies! I just recently found all of your blogs, and I love:) Keep bloggin’!

Onto another note, I’ll be pureeing all of the food I usually eat and having it as “soup”. I can tell it’s going to look incredibly nast, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do;)

So, to celebrate my last night before what will probably be a week of non-solid food, I made some yummy goodness that didn’t end up as a plated picture. Let’s just say I was more excited to eat real food than to take a picture of it:)

IMG_3256My homemade hummus:) Recipe to come!

IMG_3258Brussels sprouts! Mrawrrrr

IMG_3259Eggplant. Looks appetizing, I know;)

IMG_3262Red quinoa! I can’t get enough of this stuff! It tastes and smells like Grape Nuts cereal, aka nutty heaven.

IMG_3263Slash I love my rice cooker even though it tends to “singe” instead of “cook” some of the time. It’s fine, any reason to be an octopus and doing a million things at once = fine with me:)

IMG_3267PARSNIP FRIES ahhhhh:)

That’s all for now loves! Hope you all have a good evening Smile (slash now it’s semi-late..don’t let the bed bugs bite!)

I’ll be up until midnight eating everything in sight since I can’t eat at all after midnight…my tumbly will be grumbling for oatmeal!

Slash please entertain me with fun comments and blog posts for me to stalk all night in my Google Reader:)

Have you ever eaten Grape Nuts cereal? Wasn’t it AWESOME?

Yes, it was:)

How do you keep yourself entertained/distracted when you are trying not to think about scary things like surgeons and knives poking in your mouth?

Please help me out here.

What are your favorite late-night snacks?

I need ideas:)

Catch ya later dolls! I’m going to go read some of Crazy Sexy Diet, stalk blogs, and eat:)

xoxox,

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p.s. expect a hilarious video of me with chipmunky cheeks in the near future Winking smile

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FREAKING Out.

Good morning lovies! Hope everyone had a good Monday Smile

But as for the title of this post, I am actually FREAKING OUT for at least 3 reasons.

1. I am getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow!! AHHHH

I hate needles and all things surgical, especially the thought of people I don’t know poking around in my mouth…

Slash I won’t be able to eat or drink anything after midnight tonight which will be REALLY hard for me, since I eat all the time and I’m always a ravenous beast when I wake up in the morning. So, surgeons, if you get a growl or two don’t freak out, it’s just my poor tummy:(

Double slash I’m going to have chipmunk cheeks and do crazy stuff that I’m making my padre record on video…get excited to pee yourself.

Triple slash I have a college interview Saturday and let’s just pray to GOD that I still do not look like THIS by then:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  My Econ term paper is due tomorrow.

Any paper is a good reason to be fuhhhreakin out, especially when it’s a term paper. All-nighter, anyone?

Slash my Econ teacher is hilarious, only he would make “QUAZINOTOLICIOUS x 2π” an answer choice with THIS sucker as an illustration:

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Love my life.

And to be serious, the thought of going under the knife tomorrow (okay, it’s a teeth pulling, but it’s STILL SURGERY) is semi-distracting. But tomorrow was the only time when I could get my toothies out before midterms, and I canNOT wait a whole ‘nother month to get these babies extracted.

In my mind, I know I would turn into Dracula.

Stand back, this girl needs her ibuprofen!

3. I have a Lit paper due Friday.

Hopefully my chipmunky condition won’t impair my essay-writing skills (skillz? hollla). Slash I will be bloggy blogging while I’m stuck on the couch with chipmunky cheeks and up on vicodin. I’ll be relying on you all to entertain me. And my dog, Lilly – I think she has dog ADHD? If that’s possible, she’s the poster dog for it. I love her:)

 

So, tonight I’ll be prepping loads of smoothified-food for myself to slurp tomorrow. Basically anything that I usually eat will be slurped in pureed form. Sounds gross, but maybe if I eat it with a spoon it will be like soup?

My dinner last night was a BEAST of quinoa, hummus, and raisins with a salad, but I didn’t snap a picture because I was STARVING after my run. Slash I actually wasn’t that hungry, but my runner self just wanted food and knew my muscles would like it.

You’re welcome, muscles.

So, here’s a picture of dinner from a couple nights ago, times two and plus a banana with almond butter..and an Orange-Cranberry cookie😉

IMG_3266That would be dal (dhal? dahl…?) made by yours truly, with red quinoa. I LOVE this stuff, it tastes and smells like Grape Nuts cereal which I used to scarf when I was an itty bitty child while all the other little girls were eating lucky charms. Healthy eating starts young:)

 

What are your favorite smoothified foods?

I love Green Monsters…groar!:)

What’s your favorite running workout?

I love speed intervals and hills…zooooom!

What are your tips for getting wisdom teeth out? Do you have any funny stories? Tell me and make me laugh:)

xoxox,

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You Spin Me Right Round

Good morning bloggies! I hope everyone has had a good weekend:)

When I woke up this morning I was HANGRY (despite my late-night noshing..almond butter, anyone?). So, I started my morning with this GLORIOUS bowl of oats. Nom nom nom.

IMG_3241Into the pot went:

  • oats
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
  • an itty bitty banana
  • mixed up with Vega Sport vanilla protein powder (after cooking)
  • topped with: almond buttah and LOTS of berries. I was craving them, can you tell?

Roooooarrr I love how green the Vega makes my oats:) It’s like a pop of color in my morning!

IMG_3243Thankfully, it’s a beauuutiful sunny day! It makes up for the obnoxious amount of work I have to do today.

IMG_3251The view out my window.

I’m too lazy to go outside in the freezing cold first thing in the morning;)

During breakfast, I read another two chapters or so of Crazy Sexy Diet. I’m addicted! It is SO good, and it’s encouraging me to try out more raw foods. Did I mention that Kris Karr is hilarious? I love a girl with spunk!

IMG_3248I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a healthier life, being vegetarian, vegan, raw, preventing disease, or trying to cure disease.

Slash I recommend this book to EVERYONE. It’s like The China Study in layman’s terms, which is what our country (and our world) needs.

Did you know more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese? The stats are even scarier for kids under the age of FIVE. Something needs to be done. Kris to the rescue! 🙂

Since my wisdom teeth have been KILLING me as of late (I’ve been needing to get them out for, what, 2 months now?), I’ve been up on the ibuprofen. I woke up at 4am to drilling pain in my mouth and sprinted downstairs to get the bottle.

The on-call surgeon offered to prescribe me narcotics but I didn’t want to get loopy. Instead, he’s letting me up the ibuprofen and add Tylenol, but I’m just sticking with the regular dose of the ‘profen. Less chemicals in my body = the better.

So, oatmeal, quinoa flakes, and soft fruit have been my food of choice. And sweet potaters. I can never get enough;)

Last night I tried to make a pizza-like quinoa flakes combo, but it tasted AWFUL. I added nooch, tomato paste, and italian seasoning, hoping for a pizza-like flavor.

Smelled awesome, tasted foul. Too much tomato paste! Lesson learned: a little goes a long way.

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That’s avocado and beans for healthy fats + more protein. I was sad when all of the ‘cado was covered in my nasty concoction. Boooo, at least that was most of what I scarfed down!

To make up for my experiment, I cooked up another pot of quinoa flakes and added my mama’s pear-sauce, raisins, and beans. Ahhh, much better:)

Before that, I took an AMAZING spin class. I’m addicted to spinning, and it’s been my favorite group class along with Body Pump since last year. The teacher was adorable, must have been in her fifties or sixties, and she was a POWERHOUSE. From a little lady, you would not expect such spunk. Love it.

Among the benefits of Spinning are:

  • It’s calorie-torching
  • Improve your cardiovascular endurance and health
  • Time flies
  • It’s low impact
  • You can take it at your own pace
  • Leg tonage Winking smile
  • Lowering your body’s workout breaking point (becoming more efficient, and releasing endorphins more quickly)
  • It works your core
  • Group mentality – it’s fun!
  • Improved mental stamina
  • Improve overall strength

If you haven’t tried spinning yet, I highly recommend it! It’s so much fun, and it makes me feel like supawomannnnn;)

That’s all for now! Time for me to go to church:) Today’s a rest day (at least that’s the plan), and I didn’t bother to shower this morning. At least I did my makeup and put on a cute oufit, right? Sorry God, it’s not you, it’s me.

On another note, one of my New Year’s rezzies is to improve my relationship with God. During this trying time, I’ve been finding a lot of comfort in prayer and in the prayers of others. I’m hoping to read the Bible this year, from cover to cover:)

Have you had your wisdom teeth out? How did you deal with the pain? Slash did you do anything funny after the surgery (vicodin ha)?

I better do something funny. I told my sister to videotape me. Expect a hilarious video a few weeks from now:)

Has anything in your life strengthened your relationship with God? Tell me your stories!

Yes, but that is for another post:)

Have you ever tried Spinning?

Yes, duh. I am going to be a spinning instructor in college, I’m doing the training this summer hollllla:)

xoxox,

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