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Sunny Tuesday

This morning I woke up to my overnight oats sitting in the fridge, in a nearly empty (16 oz) Fage 0% container & a cup of joe.

I had a busy day at school and it was absolutely gorgeous outside today!  

After a lunch of copious amounts of almond butter and 3 apples (and more classes)  I finally came home some products in the mail for me to review!

I’m a busy bee today and don’t have time to review them today, but will be doing so the rest of the week.

I did have time to make some soup for dinner though!

I made TJ Split Pea Vegan soup and spiced it up with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and spinach.  DELISH!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post Kenzie from Healthy Purpose awarded me with this creative blogger award!

I’m flattered!  Thank you Kenzie 🙂

With this award, I have to list 7 things, one of which is true!  Remember when I did this a while back?

1.  I’ve never had an unnatural color in my hair.

2.  I like to drink coffee, but I’m in no way addicted to caffeine.

3.  I love all sorts of melons.

4.  I’ve never been to Europe.

5.  I have 7 sisters and 2 brothers, all older than me!

6.  I’m Irish, French, & 1/8 Native American.

7.  Nothing scares me more than the LSAT, tornadoes, and spiders.

I’ll post the answer in my next post!

But, I’d like to pass on this award to:

Catherine @ Stevia ‘n Spice

&

Stef @ More to Life than Lettuce

I got some lovely packages in the mail today-  looks like I’ll be doing some reviews tomorrow morning 🙂

Do you prefer email or snail mail?  I’m definitely more excited when I get snail mail

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Just Another Manic Monday

Last night I was lucky enough to go out to dinner to a Sushi All-You-Can-Eat and it was amaaaazing.

Still feeling the Japanese flavors afterward, I helped myself to a cup of Green Tea in a new teacup I got from Disney last week:


This along with an unpictured apple was the perfect dessert to tide me over until breakfast.

I missed the Desperate Housewives episode last night, did anyone catch it??
It hasn’t been put on demand yet either, hmmmm.

Last night I made myself a wonderful overnight oats concoction for this morning, into the bowl of yumminess went:
– 1 tbsp chia seeds
– 1/3 cup almond milk (vanilla)
– 1/2 cup Fage
– 1/3 cup rolled oats
– 1 tsp agave
– 1 pinch salt
– 1 tbsp cinnamon
– 1 whole large banana sliced thick


It twas delicious and enjoyed with a lovely cup of coffee, also in a *new* mug from Disney with a “M” for Monica!

After breakfast, I made my lunch to bring to class today. A new goal of mine is to try to eat 3 whole meals instead of resorting to a lot of snacking. I often don’t have time to make a full lunch in between classes and don’t want to spend money to go out to lunch, so I snack on bars throughout the day for lunch. I recently discovered that I actually LIKE salads, I’ve always thought they were a not-so-tasty, poor excuse for a meal, so I’m going to try to pack a salad or sandwich everyday for lunch.

This salad (along with a couple apples) included:
– spring greens
– 1 tomato diced
– 1/2 cucumber sliced
– 1/2 onion sliced
– 2 tbsp TJ fatfree Asian Sesame Ginger dressing



Lately, I’ve also fallen in love with almond butter, (thanks to HEAB recommending TJ Roasted Almond Butter!)


After running the Disney Princess Half Marathon last weekend, I’ve been itching to run some other races and here are some ones I’m thinking of:
– Rock n Roll San Diego half
– Rock n Roll Seattle half
– Rock n Roll Las Vegas full
– Rock n Roll San Jose half

I haven’t ran a Rock n Roll race & they look like great events! Have you ran one?
Any races you suggest I look into running?? I’m mainly interested in running halfs because I’m running the full Chicago Marathon in October.

Anyways, I also haven’t mentioned in this blog that I take vitamins. I take a multi-vitamin and a biotin supplement.

I used to not take a multi-vitamin because I believe you should get all your vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, but a little while ago I decided that taking a multivitamin wouldn’t hurt me as long as I continued to eat foods rich in vitamins as well. I also take Biotin because it’s supposedly good for hair, skin, and nail health.

Do you take any vitamins or supplements? Which one’s do you take??

Also, Kenzie from Healthy Purpose was kind enough to award me with a Creative Blogger award!  I’m going to have to return the favor and award some bloggers later today in a post, so STAY TUNED!!

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Twelve Miles in the Morning

I just got back from a wonderful 12 mile run and immediately scarfed down some overnight oats

You can tell that I HATED them, right?  😉

I also iced my shins, while they weren’t bothering me at all during the run I have a tendency to have shin splints so better safe than sorry:

The rest of today is being spent studying for my North American Archaeology midterm, World Civ since 1500 midterm, and writing a scholarship essay.  Then, I’ll be watching Big Love & Desperate Housewives!  (Poor Katherine, that character’s been through the ringer–they made her crazy and now they’re making her a lesbian!)

Of course I’ll also be watching the hockey game, GO USA!!

How are you spending your Sunday?

Are there any TV shows you watch regularly?  Right now I’m just watching Big Love, Desperate Housewives, and Grey’s but also follow True Blood, Weeds, and Dexter 🙂

 

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I’m A Total Eggslut

On the radio yesterday the DJ was talking about how there’s this sound at such a high frequency that only people under 25 can hear it:

I’m 21 and I can hear it.  Click here for the sound and let me know if you can hear it and how old you are!

As Anthony Bourdain would say, I’m a total eggslut.

In lieu of ripe bananas for oats this morning I opted to make scrambled eggs with spinach

A guilty pleasure of mine is filling out questionaire things for blogs, much like this one that I got from Jen:

So – HAVE YOU EVER….

1)  Walked out of a movie in the theatre?

 Yes!  My freshman year of high school Texas Chainsaw Massacre came out and I went to go see it with a few friends, needless to say I was a scaredy cat and spent the entirety of the movie in the hallway.  I’m still not much of a scary movie fan!

2) Spontaneously bought/watched a movie that was out years ago…but brings up “sentimental” feelings?

Ohhh man, there are many movies that bring up sentimental feelings.  Clueless was a movie that I loved growing up and it was funny watching it recently because there was so much that I just didn’t get in the movie when an elementary-schooler.  10 Things I Hate About You and Drive Me Crazy (gotta love Adrien Grenier), also. 

3) Had a major celebrity/athlete/singing crush “back in the day”?

Justin Timberlake from NSYNC, Kevin from Backstreet Boys, & Leonardo DiCaprio because of Titanic and The Beach!

4) Called in “sick”/made an excuse to work or cancelled an appointment/meeting/get-together with friends, co-workers, etc. (but you weren’t actually?!)…

Of course, everyone needs a personal day for one reason or another.

5) Just come home from work – when you should be going to the gym/doing some activity/being productive…and instead plopped on your butt with FOOD and a book/TV, a bath, some music….and just completely VEG OUT and become a LAZY BUTT…but not give 2 damns’??

YES.  & I am not ashamed. 🙂

6) Had a HORRIBLE hair-cut that made you want to cry or hide out for, well, a year until it grew out?

Hasn’t everyone?  Haha.

7) Had your Heart broken? How did you deal with it?

I’ve had what I thought was my heart broken at the time but looking back, it was just me being overdramatic about something that really wasn’t important.  I’ve never actually had my heart broken.

8)Wanted to look like or BE another celebrity?

Guilty.  I’ve wanted to look like  Zooey Deschanel, Kate Moss, and Keira Knightley.  I don’t think I’d enjoy being a celebrity, I’d hate not being able to go anywhere without paparazzi present and body guards near.

If you’ve stumbled upon my blog please stop and say “Hi!” and/or answer all or any of the above have-you-ever’s!

Want to know something else random about me?  Ask it in a comment!

One healthy Apple is having a giveaway here, also a books & bars giveaway here!  & another  Chia seed giveaway here! & a naturally nutty giveaway here!

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Mornin’ Ya’ll

Paula Deen here!  (Just kidding.. although she’s welcome to cook me breakfast any day of the week as long as there is no butter involved!)

My morning habits consist of waking up and zombie-walking to the coffee maker to “wake” up, finding a good section of the news paper to read, and making my brekkie.  Regardless of what the contents of the Trib are, I absolutely HAVE TO read two small but very important sections:

the WEATHER:

& my HOROSCOPE! Yep, I’m a scorpio!

& I like comparing my horoscopes to ones listed at other places-

  • yahoo.com horoscope: 

“Your intellectual side is stimulated today, so see if you can get your friends to help you dream up a few new ideas. You may need to step in a new direction in order to make the most of what you’ve got.  You’ve often been complimented on your voice. But now, it’s also going to be your words that will soothe, comfort and bring peace to warring factions — even if one of those warring factions happens to be your family. You can do it. They may be at each other’s throats, but you can calm them down — just like you’ve always been able to. That goes for friends, too, by the way, even the newer ones.”

  • msn horoscope:

“Your neighborhood is changing, Scorpio, and the change is all for the better. Wonderful new neighbors may have moved in, or perhaps a small gourmet take-out shop has just opened up. It all adds to the sense of warmth and community of your town. You spend a good part of the day among your neighbors, encountering them wherever you go as you run errands in town”

Well none of those are TOO exciting & now that you’re well aware of a couple of my habits…. ON TO BREAKFAST!

Overnight oats!!!

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp agave
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 bananer
  • 2 tbsp ground flax

I believe that coffee a good quote can make all the difference in the outcome of your day, it can inspire motivation, determination, self-confidence..etc

A favorite inspiring quote of mine is:

“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them — if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.”  — J.D. Salinger  from “Catcher in the Rye

 

What’s a quote(s), song, proverb..etc that you find exceptionally inspiring????  

Do you read your horoscope ever?  What’s your sign?  What does YOUR horoscope say for today?!

 

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Who Says You Can’t Have Eggs For Dinner?

For dinner today I had sauteed spinach and portabellos, with 3 servings of egg beaters with curry & paprika on top of 5 roasted red potatoes.  Nom nom nom..

Here are the potatoes on the bottom of the bowl:

& the finished product:

Well, I’ve got lots of studying to do tonight:

  • Reading Ancient North America textbook
  • Cajamarca regional culture project for my Archaeology of the Andes class
  • Reading articles on the Phillipines for my Peoples & Cultures of Insular Southeast Asia class
  • & I’ve also got to hit the gym tonight! 

also… Eat, Move, Love is having a Luna Bar Giveaway!    Luna bars taste like such a guilty pleasure but there’s no guilt involved!

How do you like your eggs?

What’s your favorite breakfast food to eat at a socially unacceptable time? 😉

Do you eat non-breakfast food for breakfast? 

What’s your favorite Luna Bar?

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Banana Cream Pie for Breakfast???? I think yes!

Remember the overnight oats I made last night?

Well here’s how they turned out!

They were so delicious– I now am going to have a huge problem deciding between Pumpkin Overnight Oats and these delicious Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats

These might taste even more delicious with a dollop of Greek Yogurt on top (which I would have added but used the last of my yogurt for the oats..)

I apologize for the bad photos which don’t give this beautiful creation justice— I ate this and took pictures of it at 6 am and there wasn’t much natural light :/

How do you make your Overnight Oats?  What’s your favorite concoction?

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