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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 53

Yeah, Nate wasn't very happy with me today because I decided to do math homework instead of working out :(  Everything's a bit crazy, so I have to really focus so I graduate.  Anyway, I ended up meeting my Math Buddy for lunch and had a small soft shelled taco.  I've still been feeling sickly but nothing compared to yesterday.  After classes Le Le and I hung out and got hungry so we went to Dirk's and shared a plate of fettuccine Alfredo, which was delicious, along with some spicy chicken wings, which were extremely spicy.  We also shared a MASSIVE piece of German Chocolate cake, seriously, the thing was life-size, but delicious.  I think we both felt sick afterwards, and we even had Jules to top things off.  Anyway, after that I pretty much didn't need anymore food.

Day 52

Today I really hardly ate anything, it was a really busy day.  I actually was feeling rather sick and Jules has been feeling the same lately so we stopped at the local burger joint and got a cheeseburger, and then I ate about ten cough drops.  It was pretty laid back :P

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 51

Today was especially fun.  You will be proud of me - mostly. :P

Nate and I got up to work out. He made an interesting shake with lots of fruit and some protein and it wasn't so bad. Then we went to the gym and I ran for about twenty minutes, and burned 91 calories.  It felt like more. I also did some weight lifting, and my arms are already sore so I think I did a pretty good job. :P

We decided to go up north to buy our bikes for our trip (which we actually couldn't find ones in our price-range) so we ended up stopping at a sushi place for dinner.  I love sushi, and it is nice and Japanese and healthy for you.  I had six amazing pieces of sushi and some gyoza (japanese pot stickers). They are very delicious.

There are several different types of sushi.  Normal sushi is a rectangle of rice with raw fish placed on top, like these (not the round ones):

There are also rolls with sushi in the center, surrounded by rice and then wrapped in seaweed.  These are particularly delicious. If you are first timer, definitely get a sushi roll.  My particular favorite is the California roll, although we had a Vegas roll last night and it was amazing. 

To top off our eating fest, I broke down and had the most amazing dessert. It was made with hazelnut cream in the center, surrounded by chocolate mousse, covered by a shell of chocolate, drizzled with chocolate, vanilla and raspberry topping.  I very much wanted more.  It looked something like this:

It is called a pyramid noisette. *sigh* It was beyond words delicious.  We got it at Shoga's and the prices weren't bad, so if you ever feel like sushi and the best chocolate ever, you should come try some.  And that is how my day went, I'm pretty sure my chocolate goodness completely ruined my workout :S  (but it was worth it)

Day 50

So, Nate and I decided that we need to be more healthy, especially since we are planning on cycling through Europe.  Today we took a very long walk up to temple hill.  I hadn't eaten anything, so by the time we got home we decided to make soft tacos with steak, which were very good and pretty healthy.  They had cheese, steak, sour cream, salsa and lettuce, yummy :P  Unfortunately we went to visit friends and I ate two of their mint cookies and part of a mint brownie.  They were also yummy :P

Day 49

Today I really didn't eat very much, it was one of those wait-til-I-get-to-work days.  I couldn't decide what I wanted to eat, but someone ordered chicken nuggets, so that's what I decided to eat, along with fries.  It really wasn't the best of ideas, but it was okay. Greasy food really isn't very good for you though :S.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 48

So today was fun.  I had my lovely bowl of cereal (I know, amazing we still have milk huh?  I yelled at the family about it, so I think they've cut down a bit, I hope I'm not a control freak :S  ) after that I met up with two favorite sisters (Cox females if you don't know) and hung out with them for lunch while doing our math homework. I had a nice soft taco that included hamburger, lettuce, cheese and olives.  They only let me choose three toppings, but I'm not a big tomato eater, so it was fine. I also had a chocolate milk, which was super yummy.

My class (creative writing of course) distributed a piece of strawberry wafer cookie, which wasn't very good but was well devoured along with two chips ahoy cookies which were even more well devoured.

I got home and snuck (I know it's not a word, but you all know what it means) three pieces of fudge which were ama-za-zing.

Off to work where I devoured a flat iron steak with a salad and some green beans a long with two crossants.  All in all a very big eating day for me. :P

Day 47

So, today, after I had my lovely bit of raisin bran I found myself picking Jules up from school and searching for a hot fudge brownie sundae. Now apparently, people in Sanpete are ignorant and have no idea what these things are.  The name itself just doesn't give enough away to put two and two together.  I think it's the term "sundae" and "brownie" that they just don't understand.  For fear that I was going crazy because the two fast food restaurants in town gave me quizzical looks when I attempted to order said hot fudge brownie sundae I decided to google it to make sure it wasn't something I just dreamed up once. 

No I wasn't.  There are myriads of images like this that appeared.  Why doesn't Sanpete know what they are?  Also to note, you know something's wrong with your town when they've never heard of it....sad really.  the saddest thing is that since I couldn't find anywhere that served these I was forced to compromise. Luckily Randi gave me a couple mint candies in celebration of St. Patty's Death, which held me over until I could
find myself at the local candy shop, purchasing clover shaped fudge and minty goodness.  All in all, it hit the spot, though a hot fudge brownie sundae would have been nice. 

After that I went to work, realized I was completely starving and took it upon myself to create one of my favorite Panini sandwiches.  It was truly delicious. 

Followed closely by a small piece of prime rib (I had to scrape it off the side cause it was a little overcooked) and some green mashed potatoes we concocted in honor of the great Irish day

I kept thinking it was mint ice cream, so it was a bit of a downer.  Funny how looks affect everything, including poor mashed potatoes. Isn't it also funny that chocolate kinda looks like pooh now and than?  Anyway, happy Green day!  (not the band)

Day 46

So, now that we have some more food at home I have been able to enjoy my daily bowl of raisin bran.  It's healthy and delicious, and good for you too! :P  Yeah, I love my raisin bran.

Along with milk Nathan also purchased cheese, another staple in our home. After eating my lovely bowl of cereal and running off to class, other than a cute cookie my teacher gave me shaped like a little elf, I realized late at night that I was starving and decided to make myself a quick snack.

This involved a tortilla, cheese and a microwave.  30 seconds later my snack wasn't quite as fulfilling as I intended, so another 30 seconds later I had another one.  I should have given my stomach time to realize that it was in fact hungry, but unfortunately, I didn't care.
So I made two grilled cheese sandwiches and devoured them wholeheartedly.  It was a good night.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 45

Hanging out with friends really brings the worst out of my diet. 

Yesterday my little brother, Le Le and Tamirrah and Jules and her little friend Adelaide all went out for lunch.  It was really quite fun and involved a DELICIOUS chicken wrap from Miller's, ( I think I've been having miller's cravings lately) and a maple bar.  Yum! I love maple bars.  Jules finished off my chicken wrap for me and Nate finished my maple bar but I had enough to find great fulfillment in both.

Sadly, my fun didn't end there. After lunch we went home and did a lot of homework (which I was very grateful for) but then we decided to hang out and watch Brotherhood of the Wolf. Of course to watch a movie it's an inherent need to find munchies.  This is what I found at the local gas station:


and to wash it all down:

I'm surprised my tummy doesn't hurt.  But, I didn't actually finish any of the bags all by myself.  That's the point of everyone getting munchies.  Which means I also had some jalepino cheetos from Tamirrah and a handful of popcorn in my art class earlier this week. :P

Day 44

Today, after I picked up Jules from school we decided to wander yonder and found ourselves at Miller's, a little bakery that has some interesting food at it. Jules and I both made and order and I ended up with a very good soft taco that looked something (but not quite as good as) the picture above.  It was really yummy, and extremely feeling. I also had two bites of Juliah's donut which had a berry frosting and sprinkles.  It was also very yummy as well as nice too look at which I think is important when it comes to your food.  Lucky for me the taco was filling, I didn't have to eat anything else for the rest of the day :P

Day 43

    As I've mentioned, Sundays are our lazy days.  It's the only day of the week that I don't either have work or school and therefore we have a lot more time to do things or to do nothing at all which the case may be. This Sunday, Jules and I decided to watch Naruto, a Japanese Anime.  Naruto is an interesting main character who has an intense love for Ramen, so of course while watching episodes of it I found myself very hungry for Ramen noodles.  In Japanese culture their Ramen usually includes other foods such as eggs or sausage. I'm  not much of a fan of eggs, but I do like sausage, so when I made our ramen I cooked up some polish sausage first and then put it in the ramen.  Somehow my tummy didn't really like the mixture, and luckily I stopped while I was still ahead because it was really not very good.  Maybe it was the beef seasoning.  I'm not sure but it was kinda gross.  Let this be a lesson to you all:  ramen + sausage + beef seasoning = stomach ache. 
     After that I decided to eat something that my tummy wanted - the remainder of the girl scout thin mint cookies.  They were very good and I added a side of jelly beans. It was a pretty laid back food day :P

Day 42

Panini's are the best. I actually wait to eat on days I work, until I get to work because their food is sometimes good enough to starve for. In the case of the panini, it is also extremely filling. This explains why on this lovely saturday I only ate a panini and had pink lemonade with sprite (one of my favorite drinks).

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 41

Today I had two pieces of left over pizza for breakfast and then waited to eat anything else til I went to work.  I enjoyed a steaming bowl of jambalaya and a piece of bread, both which were very good.  I think I kinda love food, when I decide to eat it anyway :P One of the girls at work was on a dessert making kick so she made a molten cake for me with ice cream and chocolate, it was pretty much amazing :P It looked beautiful too.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 40

Aw, Pizza.  It's been on the mind lately.  It's soooo yummy.  Plus, ever since we realized that the local Pizza Place delivers, I don't even have to get dressed to find something good and healthy to eat. I think my family are Milk and Bread monsters because those two foods are gone before I get a chance to even have a bite or drink of either one.  I actually have wondered if there is a compartment in the house where they hide both of these things from me the moment I bring them back from the grocery store.
"Here's the milk and bread, I'll go get the rest..."
"I think I'll have a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk...wait....where's all the milk? Gone?  How can it be gone (this is where I straighten my stance to look more intimidating) I just bought milk 10 minutes ago, it can't all be gone." Sure enough, the milk carton remains are in the garbage. The bread bag is sitting happily in the shelf, completely empty.  I've realized my family doesn't quite know what to do with the empty bread bag. "Maybe she'll need it for something else, like more bread or army men?  I don't know! I can't decide if I should throw it away or not.  I guess I'll just leave it there.  If they don't want it they can throw it out." And so it sits on the second shelf until I reach my hand up there searching for bread, grab it with joy and bliss long enough to realize it's empty and then feel ravenously angry over someone leaving the empty bag there.  I'm just not tall enough to see it most of the time!  Tsk.
Anyway, to avoid all that I just ordered Pizza.  Unfortunately, I was feeling really hungry from my previous lack of food so I found the first edible item in the house - girl scout cookies.  Just as a warning, this was a TERRIBLE idea.  I opened a package of Samoans and ate 3/4s of it by myself.  I think that's around 15 cookies. At first it was just fine, but I started getting a really weird dizzy headache and had to lay down and focus on breathing cause my head hurt so much.  That's when I called the Pizza guys.  Within about a half hour I found myself eating 1 piece of pizza, 5 breadsticks and guzzling Sunkist. Surprizingly, the headache disappeared.  I don't think I should eat very many more of those cookies.  Bless the Pizza People for delivering to starving families everywhere :P

Day 39

You may or may not have realized after so many deep and intimate food moments shared with me, that I am a coffee slut.  The very word "coffee" brings a sort of nostalgic feeling over me and an immediate rush to find and swallow coffee as quickly as possible.  I know for most people this is called "addiction" but I like to replace it with the word "taste".  I have coffee taste, not addiction, and here is the difference - I only drink coffee when I have to stay up all night to drive or study for a test, or when I am away on a trip.  Those are my rules with drinking coffee, and because of them I am kept on the lower end of the Coffee Lovers Anonymous Scale
1> Ick! (or Absolutely Disgusting)
2 >Not Absolutely Disgusting
3> I'll Try It Again To See If It Gets Better
4 >It's Okay
5> It's Just As Good As The Next Thing
6> Part of Me Wants Coffee
7> Do You Smell Coffee At Completely Random Moments That Have No Coffee In Them?
8>Yawn, It's Been A Half Hour, Isn't It Time For Some Sort of Coffee?
9>Its Been 5 Minutes, Isn't It Time For More Coffee?
10> MUST HAVE COFFEE BEAST IS ON THE LOOSE!(This is a very dangerous stage to deny coffee to)

I like to think of myself at a 6. I would be afraid, but I've been at the 6 for about 6 years now, so I'm not *too* worried I'll turn into a Coffee Beast.  Maybe if I got pregnant or something, which would suck cause you can't have coffee while pregnant, which means I definitely should never get pregnant again because I couldn't go without coffee for 9 wholes months and it would be absolutely miserable (ha ha) j/k I could survive a coffee-less 9 months cause my baby-hungry scale would kick in :

1 - Ick! Not ANOTHER Bloody Mess!
2 - Aw, Da Widdle Ding!  That Is the CUTEST Puppy! Oh, You Have A Kid?
3- Babies Are Okay As Long As I Don't Have To Touch One
4- It's Cute And All, But Why Did it Just Puke On Me?
5 - Babies Are Nice, But I Don't Think I'm Meant To Have One
6 - Aw, I Can't Wait To Have My Own Schnookums!
7- Oh, Look! Doesn't It Have The Cutest Hands? And Feet? And Ears? Oh And What Pretty Eyes! And...!
8-Would You Mind If I Just Ah, Wrap It Up Like This...And Take It Home?
9 - Must Have Baby Now! Are You Single? What Kind Of Genes Do You Have In Your Family?

That's the nice thing about mild addictions, they seem to cover for each other. You start getting addicted to buying things, usually that is followed up with being addicted to nice furniture. You are addicted to the outdoors?  Oh look, less hours at work!  Yay!

Anyway, just in case I didn't make it clear, I had an Iced Coffee with Vanilla at Burgerking for lunch/breakfast. It was a little strange because Le Le and I  had been discussing flirting skills and I realized mine were a little on the unpracticed end of things (aka as rusty, but I couldn't think of that cliche' in time) so I tried them out with the Burgerking guy and he was very responsive (though really gangly teenager looking, so it wasn't particularly a triumph) and suggested I try the Vanilla because it was his favorite and told me to tell him how he liked it and then smiled at me (wide, dorky grin) while I was talking to Le and Paul. It was kinda cute. Poor Burgerking employee.  But the coffee was good.

Paul had to go back to work so Le and I hung out watching a TERRIBLE movie - Girl With The Dragon Tatoo - which Nathan Fillion (AKA Castle) had said was a great book, but had a very disturbing rape scene, forcing us to watch multiple episodes of Scrubs until Paul got back and made us Spinach Pizza with mushrooms.  That's pretty healthy right?  Spinach and mushrooms?  You really can't do better than that :P  Way fun trip though.  Lots of book stores :P

Day 38

After feeling super sick the last few days, Le Le and I decided to recover by having our own mini vacation.  We decided to drive up to Logan and stay up there with her uncle Paul (who is truly awesome) and hang out in Logan Utah.  We were contemplating going to San Francisco, but the drive would have taken all of our vacation time.  This was the first trip that just the girls have taken (No Nate or Jules).  I felt a little guilty, but Nate was very happy with Dragon Age II and Jules had school so they were busy without us. 

What are two crazy reader girls to do when they have plenty of time and multiple book stores in between Point A and Point B? Hang out at Barnes and Noble of course!  And eat a Peppermint Mocha and pizza pretzel

. Much to my chagrin, my tummy was not prepared for a Pizza Pretzel, and Le Le had to assist me with finishing it :(

I did find the book I had been looking for for quite some time Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert.  If you love to read, travel and eat (three of my favorite things) you should attempt to find yourself within the confines of her first novel, the New York Bestseller Eat, Pray, Love. I'm pretty sure it was my favorite book of 2010, I laughed cried and changed my life because of it (also three of my favorite things to do, when I'm alone at least). Anyway, her second novel is a follow up to the first and goes into more detail about her second marriage to Felipe, something she was more or less forced to decide to do to help him get back into the US.  It's a really good read so far, and Liz is very entertaining.

After a terrible bit of snow in the dark, without my windshield wiper working, Le Le and I made it to Logan, but her uncle was at a friend's (it was around 7:00) so he directed us to a lovely eating joint called The Bluebird

Wherein I ate about a third of my Monteray Chicken.  On their menu it is described as "boneless chicken breast with shrimp, imitation crab meat, avocado, monterey cheese and hollandaise sauce" and was simply delicious. I couldn't eat most of it, maybe because I had already eaten a super yummy roll with butter they gave me and a couple bites of mashed potatoes and gravy.  They had really great food there.  If you are ever in town definitely stop by, they are also an old fashioned candy shop and have a lot of history connected to them.

After dinner, Paul (Le Le's uncle) directed us to Borders, which was having a closeout sale (what makes all book-nerd females shudder with joyous rapture internally? You're right > book sales). Off to Borders we wandered, and I think we actually walked the aisles for over an hour.  Sadly, I couldn't find any amazing book deals, but I did find Shakespeare In Love and Closer on Dvd. ( I know, you're jealous :P)

Not particularly an eventful food day, but definitely a day to go down in bookstore history :P (not really)

Day 37

Yeah, I really wasn't very hungry so I limited myself to three breadsticks today.  Being sick is not fun :P

Day 36

I think I got some sort of terrible food poisoning at our party last night.  I think Mexican doesn't agree with me :(  I actually called in work and survived off of broth from Ramen and a small amount of Fetticcine Alfredo (no chicken). I also had a couple carrot sticks, they were yummy.

Day 35

Aw Fridays are always fun.  We had a bit of a wild party night as a follow-up to Nate's birthday today and I really didn't eat very much.  In fact I think I was limited to mashed potatoes with gravy, bread and lots of chips in 7 layer dip.  It was really strangely good.  I just haven't been very hungry lately :P

Day 34

Having a Birthday Party always kinda requires a recovery afterwards.  Even if it's only ever dishes or cleaning the house it's always something to consider.  Luckily this day I ended up having most of my classes canceled and I was able to spend the majority of the day at home, except for going to work.

I usually don't eat a lot when I'm going to go to work because there is usually more for me to snack on, and other than breakfast which was raisin bran with milk I waited til I got to work.  In this case I had a lovely bowl of jumbalia soup

 it looked very much like this.  Jumbalaya is made with rice and sausage and I like it immensely, although it is a bit too spicy, something I wish I could easily remove, but I can't.  I also had two pieces of our yummy bread with my soup and a piece of chicken with ranch.  All in all a pretty good day.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 33

Happy Birthday Nate!

Today was super yummy.  Jules and I stopped at Mcdonalds (it's like the fourth time this week) and I had a classic crispy chicken with fries and a sprite and it was good. I also had about 10 pieces of those candy orange slices that are almost like jelly beans. 

After that we made dinner, which consisted of a spring green salad, fettuccine Alfredo, steak wrapped with bacon and garlic bread.  It was surely good.  We topped it off with Turtle fudge cake and vanilla ice cream, which was also good.  :P Birthdays are the best!

Day 32

So today in our Oil Painting class we did a critique, which meant we discussed everyone's paintings, but I was unaware that it also included bringing junk food.  This will explain why I devoured two handfuls of chips and salsa, one cupcake, three chocolate m&m cookies, two glasses of Shasta, 5 red starbursts and a bite of some sort of chocolate covered chex mix.  I had a nice sugar high for like five hours. =)

As a Note, Dirk's is the best.

I had a MASSIVE chicken salad there with chinese noodles and vinegarette salad dressing and it was quite yummy.  I could only eat about 1/5 of it and had to bring it home though.  That was my food for today except for a luna bar that I ate cause I was really hungry around 9:00, oh and some fries off of Juliah's plate :P  (she didn't want them)

Day 31

I really didn't eat very much today which is a bit of a relief.  I did find some bread and peanut butter in the cupboard which I devoured in a sandwich quite heartily, followed by a yummy lemon luna bar. I also ended up eating 6 Samoan cookies, and they were yummy.

Day 30

I really didn't each much today, it was a bit of a snack day really.  I had green grapes, a handful of chocolate raisins and a Ranch BLT with crispy chicken and a large sprite  It was shockingly yummy. :P