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White Devil

Well hello my friends! It has been awhile hasn’t it?

I’ve been up to normal student life events; going out with friends, procrastinating, paying for that procrastination by cursing myself during the midterm!

I’ve also been indulging my student eating habits. Sugar, sugar, sugar has been my drug of choice for the last few days. I’ve just been craving chocolate (and for coffee) like mad, and giving in like crazy. If I indulge in extra coffee I do get decaf, seriously, it’s the taste I like, coffee with a bit o’ cream? Heaven. But usually it’s a coffee and a cookie that I crave.

My sugar has ventured into many aspects of my eating…

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chocolate chips?! How’d those get there… (shifty eyes)

Why am I craving sugar? I can’t really say… There’s a couple things.

a) I was stressed about the midterm
b) I like sugar, and unfortunately I’m getting in a cookie-before-one-class habit.
c) I’m hella tired.

C is probably the main reason. I’m really tired, and the culprit is not being able to sleep. And why can’t I sleep? I’m not really sure, because I’m definitely tired when I go to bed,but something just keeps me awake. I don’t think it’s completely in my mind, sometimes I definitely just can’t turn my brain off. But the light coming through my windows really bothers me. I might have to try something to block it out. Anybody use those eye cover things people always wear for “beauty sleep”?

Of course, the tired might be because my main source of food lately has been sugar, and that gives you a spike of blood glucose, then quickly drops, leaving you tired and lethargic (oh yeah, that’s right I just finished studying glycemic index thank you very much)…

So maybe it’s a whole twisted circle; I’m tired and my body wants sugar, because that will give me energy fast, then I’m soon tired again… leading me to want sugar! oh no! Whatever shall I do? (just kidding, I honestly think I’m mainly due to sleep deprivation)

What do you do with a craving? Just give in? Or think about what it is your body might be asking you?

PS, you know what’s not helping? Watching Alton Brown cook up some cinnamon buns on Good Eats.

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Challenge: Day 1

Hello!

Today my breakfast was most blogger like. Thanks to getting groceries yesterday I actually had peanut butter.
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Yum, the chop stick worked awesome for mixing up my peanut butter.

And the main event: IMG_2628

Into Pot:
1/3 cup oatmeal
3/4cup water/milk
1/2 banana thinly sliced

Toppings:
3-4dates chopped
1 tbsp raisins
peanut butter. Don’t know how much. 😉

I then went for a 10k run with  my friend Ally. We’re actually planning to do a race in November (10k) and then a half-marathon in February. Awesome right? The run today was amazing, perfect autumn weather; sunny, colourful, crispy, cool, but not frosty or anything. Just lovely. So I’m pretty sure we did 10k, but my garmin wouldn’t start right away so it only recorded part of the distance…

Then I showered, blah blah. Then I had lunch:

IMG_2631 The Sandwich:
Mack’s Flax, Silver Hills Bread
Tomatoe,
1/2 advocado
cheddar cheese
spinach

Notice the closed laptop, and the faraway remotes? Yep, this was my technology free meal of the day. Although tonight will also be technology free; I’ll be eating a free thanksgiving dinner at my friend’s residence. Hopefully there’s lots of vegetarian options! 🙂

Well I’m basically procrastinating doing school work, so I’ll say so long for now! But I’ll try and snap some shots of tonight’s meal.

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TGIF!

Well the weekend is pretty much here. I’m pretty excited. It has been one busy week for me, with my volunteer job and school, and free sports classes! I’ve decided to take a yoga class and a belly dancing class I think. I tried out a Hatha Yoga class this week, and just LOVED it. I felt relaxed and loose and open afterwards, every time. I really liked the instructor. I tried Belly Dancing last night with my roommates, and also had a good time, plus it’s a bit of an ab workout… so that’s always good.

Instead of showing you another boring picture of my usual breakfast, I snapped a picture of my dinner last night:IMG_2383

Yum. Egg, cooked mircrowave style, veggies stirfried in a little EVOO and then a little balsamic vinegar dumped on top. In the mug was some earl grey tea with milk. Perfect for a study break….

Also that night I had a recruitment meeting for people who were interested in Rits Council. So I baked them up a little treat:IMG_2387

The Best Damn Ginger Snaps ever. A.K.A. Tim’s Ginger Snaps. Back at Uvic, my roommate had a boyfriend who experimented with a few cookie recipes until they were, well, perfect. Guess that’s what you can do when you’re a rocket scientist/genius. 😉

Okay I lied, totally snapped a pic of my almost-ready-breakfast. The coffee waiting it’s 4minutes to be pressed and the wasa crackers with peanut butter on two and RAW almond butter on the other two…

IMG_2389Well I’ve got a busy day ahead of school, then a meeting, then studying, then some yoga (I’m trying out vinyasa!), and tonight I’m heading out to dance! Woopie!

Later.

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