Thursday, December 31, 2009

new years eve!

Happy New Years Eve! What do you all have planned today?! A friend and I are just laying low- We're going to Noodles&Company for dinner, and then watching movies! I used to be a "party girl" but that just isn't my scene anymore. I'm much more of a homebody! I have to run some errands this morning, but after that it's pj's, popcorn, and hot chocolate!
Last night my mom and I had a change of plans- dinner didn't exactly work out! So I made us turkey hot dogs + Sweet potato fries!

Carbs, protein & fat!

Heated dark chocolate granola cookie! (it was a lot bigger than it looks!)

Same mixture of oats + vanilla granola this time! :)
Its nice- when I wake up like 30 minutes later, there's sunshine for prettier pictures!!

What are your resolutions last year? Last year mine were, workout every day, no dessert and only whole wheat! woww... sad!

2010 Resolutions
-Save money for college
-Don't sweat the small stuff
-Continue rejecting the calorie counting mindset
-Relax in food situations
-Hangout with friends more
-Read every day
-Drink more water
-Slowly weed out artificial sweeteners(stevia is OK) + HFCS
(my dietician said they might be the cause of my headaches)
-Mix up my food, breakfasts especially!

My family is visiting friday + saturday, and we have our traditional dinner @ an italian restaurant. I'm planning to go, and take my new meal plan with me. This is the restaurant I got sick from last year (as mentioned awhile ago. I don't know how I feel about eating pizza again... Maybe a chicken salad, or chicken pasta? Hmm.. I won't take pictures, but i'll let you know! I'll try to post, but if not I'll talk to you all on Sunday!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

not exactly the best day!

Ughhh.. so today started out just wonderful! I got called into work for an 11-4 shift, (keep in mind it takes about 35 minutes to drive there) and I get there- and an hour later they send me home! gah. such a waste of time!!!!! other than that, I guess my day is okay.

So you all had lovely guesses for my "surprise" gift but.... it is...


Don't mind my shower hair + no makeup! This thing is sooo nice for reading + blogging. It keeps my arms nice and warm, :)

SO I guess you are all wondering about my meal plan.  as I said it is all about "balance".. a balance of different food groups.. Its not a meal plan per say, just a rough guide. At meals I need to have 3 food groups, and 2 groups at a snack!

This is still a staple snack for me! and it counts as "balanced snack" grain + protein/dairy
(it does not need to be measured, because no matter how much granola I add- it's still a grain, you see?)

Pita pizza!!! Crust=grain, Cheese= protein/dairy, Tomato sauce+apple= fruits and veggies (in the "natural vitamin" group...) You see?! Its pretty simple

This shall be called "Caramel latte oatmeal"
Caramel latte biscotti + oats.

What's in my oatmeal? Well, I always used to cook it with water, but to add a 3rd group, I started cooking it with milk. I don't like it as much, but whateverrr.
Sooo.. 1/2 oats, wheat germ, cinnamon, biscotti =Carbs!
Peanut butter= fat/protein
milk= dairy/protein

Peanut butter sandwich (carb + protein/fat)
clemmie (fruit)
cottage cheese (protein/dairy/fat)

its sooo easy! See tonight i'm going out to dinner! I'm planning on ordering a chicken wrap with fries..
Chicken wrap w/ ranch (Carb, protein, fat)
oven baked fries (Carb, fat)
although I know its higher in calories, nutritional wise it is "balanced" which right now, is all that matters. :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Hey girls! Thank you so much for all of the support! Sorry I didn't post last night, I got called into work at the last minute and I was exhausted when I got home!! Anyways, my appointment went well today! My new dietician gave me a great, unstructured food plan! Ovb. no calorie counting here! I just need to find "balance" of healthy whole foods! :)  It seems like everything will go well, its pretty much what I was already doing, but just a little more! :) Alrighttt, well Im going to go relax and watch some TV! Byee loves <3

Monday, December 28, 2009


As many of you might already know, a few weeks ago I talked about gaining weight. I did gain those last few pounds (they were probably all chocolate! haha..) But reaching my "goal weight" started a whole new problem. I have been struggling. No, I haven't lost weight. I have had a completely different struggle all in its own. Ever since my problems started, I was a avid calorie counter. After I saw a Dietician I counted food groups.  Sadly, I have reverted back to calorie counting.  The number I have stayed at is a number to maintain my current weight. I have met that "goal" every day. The thing is, I don't want to have a "goal", I don't want to plan meals, I don't want it to be something to stress over.  Eating should be natural and enjoyed.  When did I loose this? I am happy with my weight and everything, but I think the whole reason behind counting is that I dont wait to GAIN or LOOSE weight.  How can I trust my mind, and my body to know what is right? I don't know what "normal eating" is.  Because of this, I have been searching for a different dietician to see.  I have an appointment tomorrow. I think this would be the answers to all my problems.  Someone who knows that they are talking about.  The funny thing is, my new dietician is a guy! I never thought that would happen. But in my opinion, I think a guy would be a lot more upfront and helpful (no offense to us girls), but I've always preferred male doctors!

WHEW! I had to get that off my chest.

So what have you all been eating? My family has been stuck with a million leftovers! As I mentioned before, when my grandma cooked beef, I brought chicken! I don't like to eat a lot of meat in one sitting (it still kinda gives me the creeps) so I have enough chicken for about a week! Last night I wanted to try something different!

I had a sandwich like this in a restaurant, and I loved it! I got 2 slices of bread. 4 OZ (cooked) chicken, Tomato sauce, and 1 OZ cheese! I just broiled it in the oven for a few minutes, and it was gooood to go!

and of course, I always start my days with oatmeal! I don't know what I'll do in the summer!

can you see the difference between fake and natural lighting?

I still haven't shown you guys a couple of my presents! Can you guess what they are? I'll *use* one later tonight!

have an amazing monday!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


So I have a few hours before I drag my butt to work.. (:
No food pictures for you all.. but I do have some christmas presents!!! :)

A yoga mat!!! I've been doing yoga without one, and hopefully it will be a lot easier now! :)

My mom knows me tooo well. A new coffee mug, :) it was filled with peppermint bark!!!

A Vera Bradley purse!!!

A Vera Bradley school bag!!

A Vera Bradley lanyard and id holder.  Do you see a slight pattern/obsession here?

BOOOKS!!!!!!!!!! I love reading! These will keep me busy for like a month? JK JK

One tree hill SEASON SIX, and The OC Season 1!

I also have an obsession with Lucas Scott.... :)

I also got a lot of gift cards!!!! :)
I also have a few tricks up my sleeve (AKA non-pictured presents!) I promise to give you a little laugh when I get back!

I have to work from 12 UNTIL 8 today! Hopefully I won't kill annoying customers!

Christmas went a tad bit better than what I expected, although the food did cause me a lot of stress. We had a brunch planned at 11, but I woke up at 7.. and I couldn't wait to eat. I had a typical oatmeal bowl.. and we trudged off to my grandmas! We had a huge brunch,  I wasn't too hungry, but I ate anyways. Everyone had massive breakfasts while I only had 2 mini bagels, fruit salad, scrambled eggs ( I don't like breakfast meats) and therefore noone else was hungry all day.. but I like to eat ever 3 hours or so, and my grandma had basically NOTHING I could eat. but whatever, I made it through and ate a lot when I got home!  Hope everyone else made it through yesterday! have a fabulous weekend. I'll be back on monday!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish you all the best today! I hope you got everything you asked for, and more! I'll be working LONG hours both tomorrow and sunday, so I shall be back on monday! Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas (eve) !

This is so crazy! its the first year that it doesn't feel like Christmas! I just got out of school on TUESDAY! I normally get out like a week before.. I am stressing out a bit from the holidays- most likely along with most of you.  My (extended) family and I don't exactly see eye-to-eye. I am literally everything they are not. I have one of the most liberal/democratic person you will ever meet. While my extended family are very, very, republican.  They hunt, and I hate the idea of eating meat (even though I have to now.), they support the war and send money to the government, and I've gone to anti-war rallies.  Obviously I care about them because they are family- they just are very hurtful sometimes.  My grandma gets upset when I bring my own food to their dinners. They are making this beef thing, and I don't eat red meat- and therefore I am bringing chicken. But that's not okay with her, she gets offended because I won't eat her food. ANYWAYS- on a lighter note, my breakfast yesterday was verrry typical.

Oatmeal, PB, Cereal bar..


Turkey sandwich, Pretzels, String Cheese, Clemmie, Peppermint bark!


2 OZ WW pasta, tomato sauce, 1 OZ cheese. + a zillion of unpictured garlic bread!


AT LEAST 5 of these babies! sooo good.

My snacks went unpictured, just think normal:  bars, yogurt + granola...

Well I'm off to get things ready for christmas eve! Since its the holidays, I am working BOTH saturday + sunday, the earliest I'll be back is most likely next monday.. but I'll try to post soon! also, I won't be taking pictures of "family" dinners/ breakfasts, they'll think I am crazy when I whip out my camera, :) hahaa

Have a wonderful holiday, enjoy it, and have fun with your families!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I survived!!!!

Yes, although I am physically and mentally drained; I survived.  4/6 Final grades have been posted, and I have gotten all A's so far.   I spent so much time studying, and it really paid off!! I'm so excited for the road ahead of me. College! I've ordered my books for next semester ( a SERIOUS dent in my wallet..) and I'll be working like a crazy person! Think Saturday 12-8, Sunday 1-6... and it just goes on! But you know what? I'm not complaining. I have a job! weeellll..
here's my BREAKFAST(one of the last couple days):

Yes, I STILL am eating Honey Sunshine oats, and NO it NEVER gets old :)

Yogurt + Granola

Yogurt + crushed Nature Valley bar

Lunchh yesterday!:

Kashi Crackers, PB sandwich, clemmie, and cottage cheese! :)


PB english muffin + eggs&cheese

Pita Pizza + Apple


Pepperidge Farm Granola Cookies!

MMM. These cookies have HUGE chunks of dark chocolate. (from my taste, maybe like 60%?) They are good.. the flavors really complement themselves! I love to eat them plain, crush them in yogurt, or put in oats! I HIGHLY recommend these. They are suuuuper good. A 9/10!

I am off to watch remember the titans! have a awesome night, :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009


As much as I wish I could've been absent from school, I've been absent from here and I'm sorry. I've still kept up with your lives, and read your entries.. I just haven't been here to do my own.
I have been eating a lot of oatmeal! :)

Oatmeal with crumbled Nature Valley nut clusters :)

1/2 cup oats, 2 TBSP wheat germ, 1 TBSP peanut butter, crumbled Kashi cereal bar!
I've also been eating a lot of snacks!

^ that, turned into....

This :)
My snacks lately have been like a FOURTH meal! :) haha

Lunch yesterday:

3 OZ cheese in a pita. Potato chips x3, Clementine, and goldfish colors :) I love channeling eats from my childhood :)
I also treated myself to Subway! too much studying, and not enough time to make food!! Hahahah

Flatbread w/ turkey cheese and veggies! + 1.5 ounces of sunchips (from the bag..)

Trust me I have been eating a lot more, but I haven't taken a lot of pictures! Think: tons of granola bars, yogurt, fruit, and CHOCOLATE!!! :D
I'll be done with school related sh!t on tuesday.. so Ill hopefully be back by then.. or before, if you're lucky (: haha jk!

I'm off to study, watch old one tree hill, and 90210(the original) episodes

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I've definitely been feeling sluggish these past two days.  Its the last week of high school (forever!) for me, and I just can't seem to make it! I can't concentrate, I don't feel like studying for finals, I just want to sit around and read! Not. good. I kept my grades up so high this semester, then even if I didn't take the final AT ALL I'd still pass. but of course, not with an A. Im sure this weekend i'll buckle down and really study.... but I just don't know :/ I'm ready to be doneee!
Also- major bummer! None of my shows are on!!! I feel so lost without them! crazy, right?
Soooo... what have I been eating?

Breakfast for dinner on sunday! (scrambled eggs w/ BROC and cheese) PB toast and an orange!
Lotss of sweets...

I see that eating high calorie sweets is the easiest way to gain weight.. but honestly.. I am all sugared out! I guess I was just meant to eat healthy.. my tummy rejects uber sweetness now :( That's alright. Dark chocolate and peanut butter NEVER fail me, :)
Sooo.. what did I eat for dessert tonight? Well, I wanted something STABLE and not too sugary so my tummy will go to sleep happy :)

APPLE PB SANDWICHES! Theres two in the other corner (unpictured) so this is easy as pie... just slather 2 TBSP on a large apple, and eat up!

Posting might be a bit sporadic this week. I really have to study; as much as I don't want too, I must.
Have a lovely night!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

pizza, :)

Last year on new years day I went to pizza hut with my mom. I was a vegetarian at the time, so I ordered a cheese pizza.  I woke the next morning with food poisoning!  Disgusting, I was throwing up all day.  I haven't eaten pizza out since. I think a I used my "sickness" as an excuse to not eat pizza at all.. (except homemade and frozen...) So last night, at my friends party.. I stepped out of my comfort zone and had a couple slices of cheeese pizza! and guess what? I survived. :)
This morning I ate my typical oatmeal bowl. (no picture, you must get bored of the same thing!)
but I did have something newww!

a cutie clementine

I loooove oranges, but I am so bad at peeling them!! These clementines were so easy to peel, and tasted ALMOST like a orange! :)
My morning snack consisted of chocolate, yes chocolate! I don't care if it's 10 in the morning or 10 at night, there is ALWAYS time for chocolate :)

"LU" dark chocolate biscuits (I had 2 + yogurt) soooo good! :)
Lunch today consisted of chicken salad (made with laughing cow) in a WW Pita w/ a serving of wheat thins and a string cheese :)

yumm! with celery, of course :)

I had A LOT of review packets to do today, so I basically sat on the couch ALL day, listening to music and eating sunchips :)

Im watching Degrassi right now :) I loved the old shows so much better! but the new characters are just alright.. :/
I also have a question for you all! What granola do you use?! I have been eating my Quaker. I am almost out. I don't like it that much, so I wont buy it again! My fav. is Cascadian Farm cinnamon raisin (but I take the raisins out.. totally defeats the purpose!)  I like natures path peanut butter A LOT, but I want to try something new! has anyone tried their pumpkin flax, or agave plus?!? or what other brands do you recommend?