To avoid holiday weight gain, people often make the mistake of under-eating during the day to make up for the feasting of the evening. This is bad because a) you will likely be extremely hungry and mow down on rich holiday fare b) the food you will be eating more of is probably less healthy … More Combating holiday feast weight gain
I am finally settling into a semi-regular routine here in the city, at least during the work week. I wake up and marvel at the amount of space I have. Compared to my old room, which was literally an oversized closet, my room is a yoga studio! yes, my old Texas license plate was BJ5 … More A day in the life: San Fran edition!
I hope everyone is having a leisurely Sunday. I woke up early, made coffee and breakfast, and perused recipe blogs to choose this weeks recipes. I have been way too excited to go grocery shopping; it’s pretty much my favorite de-stressing activity (besides lifting weights, I suppose). I hopped on over to Trader Joe’s to … More a quick, healthy, and filling lunch
Ahem, this is week 2 of me sticking to my New Years resolution. Pat on the back right there! So, I definitely had a meltdown earlier this week. There was self-doubt, worry, anxiety, fear, and salty tears everywhere. Just thinking about everything I needed to cram into my schedule was making me ill, and it … More How anal perfectionists avoid self-destruction:
Black walnuts remind me of my paternal grandfather. He and the rest of my family lived in a precious house in a small town in Illinois. It was surrounded by corn fields, and like most midwestern homes, had a large basement. In the back corner of the basement was his nut cracking station. It was … More my current favorite breakfast
Good afternoon! I am blogging right now from school because we still don’t have interwebz in our new house. I took my Calculus final on Friday, which went really well! Afterwards, I met up with a new friend and went rock climbing for the first time. It was the perfect de-stressor and a surprisingly good … More [to die for] Lemon Basil & Honey Egg Salad
Happy Monday! The last couple weeks have really flown by; the first summer school session is almost over! I have been working on continuing to be a Yes Woman, and it has been fairly successful. On a whim, I drove to the state capital and met a new friend at the state fair on Wednesday … More Blogging…. online friending?
If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you probably know that whenever I make something really and truly superb, I tend to eat it over and over and over again. I will find a way to incorporate whatever it is into every single meal. Yesterday, for example, these babies found their … More Caramelized onion & truffle bread pudding
The weekend has arrived! I couldn’t be more thankful. I have had some life drama concerning my future building for a while now and it all came to head this week when I went to see my academic advisor. As it turns out, my sophomore year of college was essentially for nothing. I don’t want … More A new direction
Classes started yesterday and they all seem interesting so far! I got into the Biochem lab and it might just kill me. And my GPA. My game plan is to obsessively read the lab manuel before each lab and literally picture myself doing the experiment step by step. It’s the only way to reduce my klutziness. … More Blueberry-lemon poppyseed pancakes with lemon yogurt creme and maple syrup