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Shall we talk about food?

love food. Absolutely love it. I truly do hope heaven is like that Meryl Streep movie, “Defending Your Life.” Calories don’t count in Heaven (or the ‘in between’ or whatever they called that place), so you never gain any weight. Bring it on! I would go nuts.

Don’t they look healthy? Ya, they just ate an entire cheesecake. EACH.

Sadly, calories do count in our world, so I can’t eat cream-sauce pastas and Ben & Jerry’s at every meal. Thankfully, though, I don’t think I’d want that. Throughout college I managed to develop some semblance of a healthy diet. It became easier to maintain and enhance that diet upon graduating. I love food, but I also love healthy food. My body craves fruits and vegetables! Don’t get me wrong, it also craves carbs and huge spoonfuls of peanut butter and excessive amounts of ice cream/fro yo. But I think I do a pretty good job of balancing. I go over-board (probably more often than I’d like to admit), but I’m learning not to beat myself up about it. I work out regularly, eat lots of things that are good for my body, and I generally take care of myself. So an extra bowl of cereal/handful of chocolate chips? It happens, no biggie.

I managed to snap a picture of a couple things before eating them this week. So here it goes:

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That is…

  • a microwave-baked sweet potato
  • 1 egg + 3 eggs whites (scrambled) on top
  • threw in some black beans (1/4c?)
  • Greek yogurt (2-3tbs?)
  • avocado (1/4 of an avocado), tomatoes, sprinkle of cheese, and a bit of hot sauce

Delicious!!! I had this for dinner on Wednesday night. I love sweet potatoes and I love anything that is Southwestern/Mexican inspired. This was right up my alley.

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Oat bran on Friday morning! (Okay, maybe got a few bites into this before I took a picture…).

This bowl was SO big and filling. I used:

  • 1/3c oat bran
  • 1c water
  • 1/2c pumpkin (maybe more? I just used what I had left).
  • 1/2 banana mashed in
  • cinnamon
  • 2 tbs Greek yogurt
  • runny serving of PB2
  • a bit of sugar-free maple syrup

I microwaved the water and oat bran together for a few minutes, added the pumpkin and cinnamon, microwaved a minute more, mashed in the banana, microwaved another minute, stirred in the yogurt and put the PB2 and syrup on top. Done! Twas glorious and it made SO much. Pumpkin is a great volumizer. As is mashing the banana into your oatmeal/bran/whatever you’re making.

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Breakfast Saturday morning. I’m usually a sweet breakfast person as opposed to savory, but I wanted to use the last of my black beans/mushrooms and get in some veggies because I was headed to Cheyenne. For some reason I eat like total crap when I’m at home. Snacks all day long, little to no vegetables consumed.

  • 1 egg + 3 egg whites scrambled
  • spinach
  • bell peppers
  • tomatoes
  • mushrooms
  • black beans
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • hot sauce

I add in all the hard veggies and let them cook for awhile, then I throw the eggs in there. Last comes the spinach and black beans. Once that’s done cooking I top them with the salsa, guacamole (I bought these little guacamole packs at Sam’s Club, so I used about half of one of those), and hot sauce. I also toasted up a sandwich thin and used a little spray butter on that. Delicious and filling!

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Breakfast Sunday morning (gross-looking picture).

I usually have to make do at my parents house. It’s weird that I have separation anxiety from my own food supply, but I do!

  • 1/3 cup oats + 1 cup water
  • 1/2 c pumpkin
  • 1/2 banana mashed in
  • 1/2 c frozen fruit
  • 2 tbs Greek yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • sprinkle of Grape Nuts
  • rest of banana on top

This was okay. For some reason my oatmeal creations at home are so much better? Maybe it’s my imagination. And also, I always feel hungry still after eating breakfast at my parents? I’m pretty sure I could eat another bowl of oats and feel fine.

So those are some of my eats! Sorry so many are from breakfast. I just don’t think to take pictures of lunch/dinners. Perhaps I will…if I make anything of interest. A lot of the times my dinners are pretty sad, and my lunches are just huge salad messes (delicious, but suspect-looking).

We’re going to see The Avengers in about an hour. Yes, we’re weird and go to movies at 10:30am. Fine by me. The earlier the move the sooner I get to see this glorious face (really it’s the body I’m interested in):

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Have a wonderful Sunday!

I’m one of those psychos who loves CrossFit. I would sing its praises high and low, but generally I keep pretty quiet about my experiences with it. Mostly because I live in Laramie, WY and very few people know what I’m talking about when I throw out “WOD” or “AMRAP.” I get a lot of blank stares or general looks of disgust. So I’m going to talk about it HERE. Lucky you (….if anyone reads).

Grant, the CrossFit trainer at my gym, asked me to consider competing in an upcoming CrossFit competition. I thought it would be fun! I am an idiot. I went to a “heavy” class last night, which is more Olympic-lift focused as opposed to cardio-based. PROPS to Olympic/professional/technical lifters. Holy shat, SO hard.

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This is not me.

I struggle so much with doing the lifts correctly. I can’t get the hip thrust down! When I’m supposed to be using my legs I’m trying to use my arms. Struggle. And so upsetting. I hate feeling like I CAN’T do something. It’s not even that I’m not trying, it’s that my body won’t cooperate. Grrrr. Two other girls came and did the class, it was a circuit type workout that we did for time. 40 seconds rest in between sets. I came in dead freakin’ LAST. This was a large pill to swallow. I never come in last at CrossFit! I was incredulous and discouraged. But I know that if I love it, I have to keep trying.

Word, Mr. Churchill.

So I’m going to keep trying! My trainer says I could have the same build as Annie Thorisdottir, if I bulked up.

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Apparently a lot. My ass and thighs are not on her level.

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So I’m going to give it a shot. The best shot I can (hopefully it’s better than the shot of my butt. Har har.)

I SUUUUCK at blogging!

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cat fail. the best kind.

I am…very full. after work snack turned into full blown snack madness. 2 bowls of cereal, bunch of popcorn, hummus and cracker, two saltines with almond butter….blehhhh

I want…to remove this food from my stomach. whyyy do i torture myself?

I have…sleepiness. but i need to wake up because chael and i are going to Dark Shadows in a bit!

I wish…the sun was out so i could lay in it.

I know…i shouldn’t binge eat. but i do.

I hate…my job. 😦 sad but true.

I hear…E news on in the background. and my computer whirring like a madman. she’s struggling.

I crave…a crazy girls’ weekend. countdown begins….7 days and I’ll be in denver with two of my college loves.

I search…for direction in my life.

I always…wish i hadn’t procrastinated and had spent my time doing something better than surfing the web.

I usually…keep a spare hair tie on my wrist, which drives chael nutssss.

I miss…my sister. so much. all the time.

I love…my family and the people in my life. 

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in Denver at the Final Four this year.

I never…use butter. i just realized that the other day. don’t even have it in my fridge.

I rarely…prefer desserts without chocolate in them. give me chocolateeeee.

I cry…never when i’m not in a relationship. seriously. when i’m single not a tear will fall from these ojos. when i’m in a relationship, a bit more often. 

I lose…things rarely. i’m pretty good about keeping my crap with me and knowing where it is because my mom and dad and sister are always losing things and then freaking out about it and it drives me nuts!

I should…stop snacking after work!!!!!!

I worry…about my future and where i’m going in my life.

I dream…of living in a foreign country and making a life for myself.

I was…in Denver over a month ago.

I need…a good night’s sleep.

 I can…choose to be happy.

 

This isn’t much of a post. All I have to give right now. Let the weekend begin!!