No Longer Enough

Happy New Year everyone!

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I took this in a bathroom last night, and the quote is really sticking with me. I would love to do a separate post on New Year’s resolutions sometime, but it may be a little later than sooner. Bear with me!

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Overfed Christmas

Oh boy was this Christmas filled with a lot of food. >.<

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It started with  me getting up at 8am, hungry. Sadly our plans were to eat “brunch” at my mom’s at 11…so instead of making a hearty healthy breakfast of oatmeal I ended up grabbing an Eggnog Boston Cream donut and enjoyed it with a cup of Thanksgiving Blend Starbucks coffee. It was super super delicious, but as we all know, not that filling.

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‘Twas the Day Before Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I’m realizing that the problem with being used to getting up at 3am is that when I can finally sleep in 8am is as good as it gets. >.< My poor sister is gonna get tired of my early birdness fast me thinks. We are sharing a bed!

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Anyway, yesterday morning was the same thing. I was up at 8 and back home with my Dad by 10am. We stopped at Treasure State Donuts though to grab a dozen and say happy holidays to my good friend, Steph! It’s always nice to see her. =)

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Solstice My Way

Ok guys the lack of vegetables in my day is quite surprising….but I’m leaving on Monday so I really don’t want to be wasteful! I know that’s no excuse..

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It was the Winter Solstice today so I celebrated on my 10 minute break with a doppio ristretto espresso con ponna. That’s shots of espresso with whip cream on top. I used the spiced whip cream and molasses drizzle! Mmm. I also munched on some cinnamon apple chips. (I also brought those Gingerbread Molasses cookies for everyone for Solstice! I love sharing.)

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Making & Losing Friends

Playing massive catch-up today. I’ve had some really great days and some bad ones, so I’ve been avoiding everything. Plus there’s been a real lack of vegetables and a plethora of refined carbohydrates…

Thursday

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I tried to set myself up on a good start for Thanksgiving morning with a Chobani Champion tube. Get my metabolism going nice and early.

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Blueberries & Oats Goes Camping

Well I survived 4 days of camping and boy do I have a lot to share with you all! I hope I can do it justice.

Wednesday – July 3rd

July 3rd was pretty darn special to me because for the first time in about two months I felt hungry! Seriously, I woke up bright and early, got dressed, then had this loud growl come from my tummy and, at the same time(!), had a sudden appetite. It was a wonderful feeling to rely on my body’s cue’s again. No more Claritin D!!

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Cabbage

Ah my neck did so much better today! It’s crazy how much your life can be interrupted when you’re in pain and unable to function like normal. Really makes you appreciate your body.

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I woke up at 8am this morning refreshed and ready for my weekend! I started it with a simple bowl of Weetabix, blueberries, and toasted walnuts then got straight to work on a paper. I thought about trying to make it green for St. Patty’s but that was just too much work so I threw in a green spoon. ~.^

Not soon after finishing I hit the gym for a sweaty 60 minute hill stationary bike ride. I decided not to do strength training today since my trapezius is still sore.

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Perfect Gift

My Valentine’s Day this year turned out absolutely wonderful. Did you all have a good day as well? It started with me getting to sleep in since I had no A&P Lab this morning since I took the practical early. I didn’t need to be at school until 1pm!

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I got up when I couldn’t sleep any longer (and my stomach was hungry) around 9am. I then made a hot and decadent bowl of oatmeal cooked with berries and topped with NatureBox dark chocolate trail mix. It was divine!

After a bit of digestion I hit the gym for a sweaty 30 minute treadmill interval workout at 2.0 incline. I was so happy to have my workout in for the day but I had a really hard time cooling down my body afterwards. No wonder I rarely workout in the mornings anymore. >.<

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Kanpai

So it was my very first New Year’s Day in my entire life without my Dad helping me make all the sushi! O.O Chase and I were a little intimidated…but it turned out great!

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First off we slept in until noon. >.> The good news is that neither of us remember Vinni keeping us up last night, so perhaps he is doing better! Chase was determined to start the day off with a shot of sake. I was dreading it (due to too much sake consumption during my internship in Japan) but it actually was more pleasant than I expected!

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The End of 2012

Before I knew it last night it was after midnight (HAPPY NEW YEAR!) and I was surprised I hadn’t written my blog post yet! So I will try very hard to recapture how my day was yesterday. Heart

It started with me being completely exhausted and with a headache that I’d had all night long. Like I predicted, it was my night to stay up with Vinni. All night long he went running about crying. I eventually got him to calm down and lay down next to me, which moved Ophie out of her usual spot. Ophie, realizing how Vinni got her spot decided two could play that game so she started crying as well! In the end, I made sleeping Chase move the hell over so they could both lay right next to me. I’d say I got a max of 5 hours of sleep.

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You can probably guess I wasn’t really in the mood to make a pretty looking, thought-out breakfast. I used the last of the Greek yogurt (~1/2 cup) in it’s container and threw in a serving of Granola Crisps, sunflower seed butter, and golden raisins. To be honest, I was so tired I don’t even remember eating this.

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