A real post!

Yup folks, despite my Photoshop having died on me I found an alternative way to crop and re-size my photos so that I can give you a real post! A little something called “Paint”. Gah, I cannot believe I am using that program, just saying it makes me cringe slightly. But beggars can’t be choosers and all that…

So, here’s a post of random pictures from a long time ago and more recently. Enjoy!

Soy milk, fresh swedish blueberries, 1/2 banana and whole grain unsweetened cereal.

Breakfast carried out on the porch on Friday - whole grain roll, laughing cow light cheese, whole grain unsweetened cereal with banana and soy milk, begal spice tea with soy milk, grapes

Breakfast carried out on the porch on Friday - whole grain roll, laughing cow light cheese, whole grain unsweetened cereal with banana, red currants and soy milk, begal spice tea with soy milk, grapes

Whole wheat roll with laughing cow light cheese, turkish yoghurt with peach.

Whole wheat roll with laughing cow light cheese, turkish yoghurt with peach and grapes on the side.

Hot chocolate at a café with my sister on evening.

Hot chocolate at a café with my sister on evening.

Whole wheat pasta salad with a turkish yoghurt as dressing and corn on the side.

Whole wheat pasta salad with a turkish yoghurt as "dressing" and corn on the side.

My pretty soy latte and mums regular latte (hers is the one with the star)

My pretty soy latte and mums regular latte (hers is the one with the star)

Saturday: a chévre sandwhich at a café along with a ice soy latte and the days newspaper.

Saturday: a chévre sandwhich at a café along with a ice soy latte and the days newspaper.

Right now: I just baked vegan scones with red currants in them. (Mom requests them several times a month!)

Right now: I just baked vegan scones with red currants in them. (Mom requests them several times a month!)

And with that said I feel the need to point out that this is simply a very small fraction of what I have been eating lately. Truth is, I’ve been doing pretty bad. There’s been a lot of the sweet stuff, a lot of extra eating, munching and a whole lot of binging. I feel like that’s all I ever say when I write this blog, but unfortunatley it’s true. I have gained weight and I’m not happy about it because I was at my ideal “happy” weight around the time I went on my surf trip and since then it’s all been down the shittah.

Hope you are all doing good!! And remember to leave me a comment saying if you’d like the adress to my personal (and more frequently updated) blog.

xx

Every day is ice cream day!

Holla, holla beauties! Are we having a wonderful weekend people? I hope so! Mine’s been nice so far and the weather is hot, hot, hot! What’s not to love? Thank you so much for your sweet comments to my last post about my acting adventures. I’m still high on the fun I had while filming!

It got so late last night so I was too pooped to post, so I’ll do it now instead. Here’s Saturday in a nutshell (sorta).

10:10am Breakfast. The usual soy yoghurt with ground flaxseed, kiwi and some cantaloupe and green tea on the side.

10:10am Breakfast. The usual soy yoghurt with ground flaxseed, kiwi and some cantaloupe and green tea on the side.

While chowing down on breakfast my little sister texted to ask if we should go for a walk to the mall and get ice cream. And who am I to say no, really? It’s a sunny day and any opportunity to eat ice cream must be taken! She’d been staying in town (she works in town and sleeps in my dads apartment in town during the weeks because it’s closer for her to get to work and thus she can sleep in) and was on her way home so when she got home we put on our walking shoes and went to the mall to get soft serve with tutti fruity sprinkles. It’s not exactly gourmet ice cream but we used to get this all the time when we were kids and have been talking about going and getting it foreva!

Soft serve ice cream with sprinkles!

Soft serve ice cream with sprinkles!

After the ice cream partay I headed to the grocery store to pick up some stuff and then walked home and made lunch.

1:55pm Lunch. Wrap with Tofutti cream cheese, tofu, iceberg lettuce and cucumber. Nectarine on the side.

1:55pm Lunch. Wrap with Tofutti cream cheese, tofu, iceberg lettuce and cucumber. Nectarine on the side.

After lunch I jumped into my workout clothes and went down to the gym and powerwalked and ran on the treadmill for a little more than half an hour. I mostly ran and had various inclines and speeds. I did a total of 5.26km! Then I used some various machines to work on my arm muscles. I did some seated rowing, shoulder press, bicep curls, pulled ropes to do this special “paddle” exercise the surf camp suggested etc. Worked out for about an hour total and I’m feeling a nice burn in my shoulders and arms today!

When I got home I did some email checking and stuff and eventually made dinner.

5:30pm Dinner. My new favorite salad: ice berg lettuce, carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, steamed broccoli, green bell pepper, veggie burger, homemade mango cucumber salsa.

5:30pm Dinner. My new favorite salad: ice berg lettuce, carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, steamed broccoli, green bell pepper, veggie burger, homemade mango cucumber salsa.

I cannot believe it took me so long to start making these amazing salads! They’re so good!

After dinner I rested for a bit, watched some TV and then went down to the small local grocery store with my sister. I decided to make something nice for mom for an evening snack when she got home from work. She’d been working all day long. I called her up to ask if there was anything specific she wanted and she right away said “Your scones!” My scones are the vegan ones I make from the cookbook “Vegan with a Vengence”. So I got bakin’.

Vegan scones!

Vegan scones!

Mom got home and I dished up the scones with cream cheese and jam and made some tea. I had two scones with Tofutti cream cheese and a little bit of jam. And a cup of Celestial Seasonings honey vanilla chamomile tea. I also had three cherries (not pictured).

Vegan scone with Tofutti cream cheese and jam.

Vegan scone with Tofutti cream cheese and jam.

I don’t really know what I’m going to do today (Sunday). I’m going to go down to the gym at some point during the day, but other than that my plans are pretty much unwritten as of right now.

Question of the day: What is your favorite kind of ice cream?
I love getting scoop ice cream in different flavors, fruity and chocolate flavors are probably my favorite but it’s a tough choice. I also really love yoghurt ice cream. Despite eating soft serve with my sister today it’s definitely not a favorite of mine, it’s so bland but we had to get it for old times sake and with the sprinkles it’s good.

The everything scones that failed

Sorry about the lack of an update yesterday. I had a bad day, again. But, let’s not dwell on the past and instead focus on here and now because it is only right now that we can do anything about.

9:40am I had a doctors appointment this morning  and wasn’t feeling hungry for breakfast before heading out the door, so I just grabbed an apple.


12:20pm Breakfast. When I got home from my appointment I decided to throw together breakfast. It has been fantastic weather today so I had my breakfast on the porch for the first time this year! Breakfast was a bowl of fruit (small apple, orange, berries) and two slices of Sunnyvale organic sprouted wheat date bread, with a smidge of organic peanut butter and 1/2 sliced banana. On the side, a cup of green tea, a good book and a glass of water.


2:40pm Snack. 1 vegan scone with a cup of green tea in the sun. I made apple sauce today and then made vegan scones that I went a little crazy with. I put raspberries, apple sauce, coconut, whole wheat flour, oats, maca powder, oat milk and more in them. I topped each one with a slice of banana. They’re fat free (as in, I didn’t add any butter or oil) and sugar free. They didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped but the slice of banana on top of each one was a nice touch.


5:35pm Dinner. I never got hungry for lunch so my scone will have to count as my lunch for today. For dinner I made a salad (lettuce, tomato, carrot, alfalfa, cucumber, sundried tomato, cauliflower, topped with a tahini dressing) and a Amy’s Bean Burrito. I just found the bean burrito at the organic shop the other day and had to get one because I’ve seen them around in the blog world a lot. Wowza, so good! I need to get more of them!

Total calories today: 1 059 kcal

Exercise today:
Cleaning the house, washing the windows
Short 20 minute walk
(Plus, plan to do 100 crunches, 60 side crunches)

Question of the day: What do you do to fight boredom?