It feels like I haven’t blogged in a long time! Sorry I went M.I.A. the last few days. Hope you guys missed me. (Please say yes just to make me feel better.) This thing called school got in the way plus I went home for the weekend so it was nice to relax. Before I jump into WIAW, I want to show you guys what I did while being home. (FYI most of these pictures are instagrammed because I don’t have a fancy schmancy camera to take super cool pictures with so instead I just pretend they are cool by taking iffy iPhone pictures and then instagramming them. So if you are sick of instagram pictures, tough luck.)
I flew out EARLY Saturday morning. Very. Very. Early. I woke up at 4:15am to be exact. My flight was the first one out at 6:30am but I was stoked to get home so I hopped right out of bed. I made it to the airport, got on the plane, and slept the entire time.
I was greeted by my lovely parents in LA and they knew I would be hungry so we made a stop at my all time favorite place: Bake ‘n Broil. It’s by no means healthy but it is what a diner would have been like 50 years ago. And I totally love it. I ordered the whole wheat pecan pancakes.
That’s right. I ate every bite and it was oh so delicious.
Once I got home, I took my favorite and most handsomest boy for a walk.
The weather was beyond gorgeous. I can’t believe I thought this…but I kind of missed Orange County. But then I was slapped back to reality when I went to Laguna Beach and saw all the girls walking around half n aked. I don’t miss it after all.
After the walk, I spent some time with this sassy girl.
But then she got bored of me.
So I tried to entertain her but she wasn’t amused.
Like I said, she’s got some sass.
That night for dinner, I requested Greek food. For some reason I have been craving it.
I had cauliflower puree*, pineapple, lentil salad on top of lettuce**, chicken skewers*** with zucchini, mushroom, bell peppers, and onions, and tzatziki. Super simple and super delicious.
*Cauliflower Puree: I think I’ve mentioned this before, but if not, I’ll do it again. It’s simply steamed cauliflower and leeks pureed with some salt and pepper.
**Lentil Salad: My mom used a greek salad dressing from How to Roast a Lamb and tossed it with some cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. Then I put it on top of lettuce and topped with fat free feta.
***Chicken Skewers: Marinated in lemon juice and garlic.
It hit the spot!
Now onto the reason I came home: the wedding!! My basketball coach from high school was getting married and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. My coach played such a huge roll in my recovery and she is one of the most important people in my life (like I said in this post).
She had her wedding at an absolutely beautiful venue in Laguna Beach.
The bride looked beyond gorgeous and her and her now husband looked so happy and in love. The whole night was very simple and that was the beauty of it all. Nothing over the top. Overall, it was a great night!
Sadly, I had to fly out the next morning 😦 Not as early as before, but still early. I woke up at 5:00am for my 8:30am flight.
On the flight this time, I just did homework. Boring boring boring.
The airport I flew out of and into was so small that we walked up the steps on the tarmac. I felt like the president. No big.
My day started out with an awesome gym session. Today was arms and abs 🙂
Protein cake, orange, and oats with almonds and pumpkin pie spice
Last time I had a protein cake, some of you guys were wondering what recipe I used. Well guess no more! I used this recipe: (also can be found here)
-Half scoop protein powder (15g)
-1 egg white
-1 tbsp applesauce or pumpkin puree
-1/4tsp baking powder
-1 tbsp cocoa powder
-1-2 packets stevia–optional (I don’t use)
Mix it all up in a microwave safe mug or bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Easy peasy.
After breakfast, I headed into Anatomy lecture to get my butt kicked by an exam. Anatomy class will be the death of me. Just wait. I hate that class.
Lab follows right after lecture. And guess what we are doing now! Dissection! Please see my sarcasm. I hate hate hateeeee anything blood related. Did I mention I hate it? But really. I can barely stand to be in the same room as the cadavers. It’s hard enough having a human arm on my desk and having to look at the muscles. Yeah, no thanks. Since I have such a hard time with it, I found another way to study.
After 3 hours of Anatomy, I was more than ready to refuel.
Grapes, Oatmeal topped with hardboiled egg whites, salsa, and nooch, and green tea
My next stop was the chiropractor. I feel improvement in my hamstring and my chiropractor sees it as well 😀
I had another appointment at 2pm in the same area so I wanted to stay around rather than drive back to school. So I went for a hike!
It was so pretty and I figure I might as well take advantage of my surroundings before I transfer next year.
Mango, Egg white salad, and Veggies
I’ve had a lot of different rice cakes and these just might be my favorite. They are really light and fluffy.
After that I went to my psychiatry appointment. We are looking at changing my current medication because it’s not working. It went well! My medication was changed so we’ll see how it works. Fingers crossed.
I continued to snack on the mango and veggies so when dinner rolled around, I wasn’t too hungry.
Roasted red potatoes with BBQ sauce, Kindey beans (they’re hiding under the veggies), Cauliflower, and Broccoli
Another protein cake that went unpictured.
Now I’m off to watch Pretty Little Liars! But first I need to show you guys my new background on my phone…
Hunger Games!!! Weeeeooooo! So stoked. I think the fact that I stayed out till 11:37pm one night is actually more impressive. Nahhh. Hunger Games will always win 😉
Do you like weddings?
What’s the best thing you ate today?