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Sometimes Smaller is Better

LIke when you’re eating dessert. LOL, who am I kidding?

But when it comes to grocery stores I really love a small store.

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Last year this was my main grocery stop. I hated taking the bus to safeway, and well, this wasn’t that much more expensive.

Then Save-On moved in and it’s closer then Safeway, cheaper, newer and prettier, and not much further, so I’ve been going there this school year. But I haven’t had time what with the Fiesta and then midterms and stuff.

So yesterday I hit ‘er up, because I had about an hour and didn’t feel like the trek to Save-On. Plus I’d discovered that Granville Island Produce at the Village, had this:

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Extra Big Jar of my new Love Almond Butter (shhhhh don’t tell peanut butter). And since I eat almond (or peanut) butter everyday I wanted a bigger jar, and Save-On definitely didn’t have that.

And then yesterday I discovered they also have this:

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YUMMY! This is my favourite “soy sauce”. And it’s low sodium too. I haven’t been able to find it forever! And it’s great on popcorn with nutritional yeast.

Anyway, I bought all these groceries:

groceries 003 It came to 41ish $. That’s not much more expensive really, and considering the almond butter was 11.99$, I mean there’s 12$ worth of it already…

And I enjoyed those veggies with some Bragg’s, Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, roasted for 18min… With a side of Mexican Rice leftover from out Fiesta!

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yyyyuuuummmm. It was so good.

Also ate a mango. I have so much trouble peeling/cutting prepping these! Do any of you have some good tips/suggestions?

Alright I’m a gonna try n study. Can’t say it’ll happen.. but the effort will be put forth.

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Hodge Podge

On Tuesdays and Thursdays I have class 8-12:30 straight. And for some reason I find it sooooo difficult after that to mentally get my head into working gear.

Let’s face it, right now I have all afternoon off, and it would be the perfect time to do some school work? And am I?

No.

Ugh! Oh well. My mental focus is just like my lunch: a hodge podge of food.

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So I totally thought that the hummus (which I just bought today) was roasted red pepper. Then I took a bite of a carrot with a ginormous blob.

HOLY COW! My mouth was on fire! Turns out it wasn’t red pepper:

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Haha. oops. Oh well I do love spice, just not unexpectedly.

I also had me some dessert:

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Match made in heaven.

Alright, I’m off to see if I can concentrate at all. Hopefully I can do something.

Look at all the contests going on in the blogging world:

Allison at Eat Clean Live Green is giving away some Kashi items.

Jocelyn of Jocelyn Eats Fresh is giving away a book, some bars, and natural shampoos!

There’s a Glo-bar giveaway by Jessica as well.

Well I should be off and try to be productive.

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Tuesday Blues

Hello all!

Wow, what a day. I think the weather hear that today was our first day back at school after a long weekend. It’s so hard to wake up to dark grey  and somber skies. Not my thing. Anyway today my goal was to take pictures of all my food. But in biochem I felt too self conscious to take a photo of my breakfast. :$ Anyone else get like this when they’re taking food photos?

But here are the rest of my eats:IMG_2673

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+ handful carrots.

Preparing Dishes for dinner:

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Yummy fresh rosemary and potatoes. Soooo good.

And of course veggies for roasting:

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In the pan: tofu, eggplant, mushrooms, basil, red pepper and tomatoe. Soaked for an hour in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sooo delicious.

I had this (x3!) to make myself go on a run: Dates and peanut putter = love. 😉

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 Then a couple hours later I was eating those potatoes and veggies:

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So good!

Add to that six pieces of Cadbury Dark Chocolate, a sandwich with almond butter and coffee and an apple with pb and you have my whole day.

My run today went fairly well. I am loving my new garmin. It’s amazing. It beeps every kilometer (yeah that’s how I read it here in the great white north, though I always think of pace in terms of miles….). Then I come home and load it up on my computer, and it’s all there, mapped out for me. So cool! I want to learn more about my heart rate and what it means health wise. Damn something to procrastinate with. 😉 Though it would be totally relevant to physiology.

There was one damper on my day. I ate an apple with peanut butter this evening after my supper and a meeting to organize a huge event we have to do tomorrow.

What you say?

Eating an apple and peanut butter a perfectly healthy and legitimate snack, put a damper on your day?

Well yeah, it did. That’s because it was stress eating. Hello, my name is Bronwyn Coyne and I’m a stress eater. Whenever I feel stress I get this weird crunched-time feeling that makes me just want to stuff my face. It’s really annoying because it’s destructive behaviour. When you are under stress, you can cope with good behaviour that helps to alleviate the stress or not-so-good behaviour that really doesn’t help at all (think procrastination vs. just getting that darned essay done, which is which? 😉 ). Having suffered in the past from disordered eating, I know this is just a lay over of that. And believe me, it’s no where near as bad as it once was.

But as I’m going to be beyond stressed for the next couple weeks (think two midterms, essay, group project, HUGE volunteer event before the 23rd!) I need to think of ways to cope with my want to gorge on any food in sight.

But how?

Do you readers have any ideas for how I can stop myself from eating myself into discomfort and more stress?

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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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