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Heat induced migraine

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Wow! Heat Index stated 96F yesterday! That is insane! Normally I would love it however I had a migraine so the heat was nothing to be rejoicing over. I believe the pressure and heat made my migraine since normally I do not get them. My body is still not used to the change seeing that it is warm one day and cold the next. Very confusing Mother Nature!

I'm thankful my headache is getting better and that I'm able to move around again without getting sick. Hooray!

Last night I was feeling better and made dinner for the husband. It was a traditional Japanese Soba dinner - made with vegan sauce instead of original one. Note: I just reuse the original non-vegan bottle with my own homemade sauce.

  
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LIFEASMRSA 6/3/2011 3:21AM

    mmmmmmm looks deeeeeeelicious!

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SUGIRL06 6/1/2011 11:19PM

    All your food always looks so delicious and healthy!
~Ang

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JATHUENER 6/1/2011 9:05PM

    thank goodness we are passed that point down here but our temperature again at 99 degrees hot and humid don't want to know heat index

glad to hear you are feeling better to have a good meal

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NATPLUMMER 6/1/2011 11:41AM

    Boo for migraines!!! I'm glad you are feeling a lot better now. Dinner looks very tasty. I love soba!

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Featured Recipe

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hooray! My healthy recipe was featured on BlogHer.com!!! I'm so thrilled because I love helping others learn what I have throughout my process of a healthy lifestyle.

Here's the link:
www.blogher.com/polenta-topped-break
fast-stirfry-recipe


The original was on my personal blog:
genkikitty.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/
polenta-topped-breakfast-stir-fry-recipe/

  
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SUGIRL06 6/1/2011 11:20PM

    awesome!
~Ang

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LIFEASMRSA 5/30/2011 1:06AM

    emoticon That's so cool! :)

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 5/27/2011 8:12PM

    That looks fantastic. Thanks for posting; I've been looking for a way to switch up my current breakfast routine. emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 5/25/2011 1:46PM

    That looks really good! And could work for breakfast, lunch OR dinner!

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GRRARRGH 5/25/2011 1:44PM

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LYSI77 5/25/2011 1:36PM

    Congrats! I like the recipe but will probably have it as a dinner or lunch :o)

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NATPLUMMER 5/25/2011 1:32PM

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Hair Issues + Running

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Finally!! Thank you Mother Nature! We have good weather again. Well, we were able to run 5 miles last night outside before the tornado sirens went off and the hail came. But, I consider it a good day when I can run outside and then enjoy the rain at night. It's all about getting outside for a few hours isn't it? Okay, so maybe that's just me. haha

I've come to a problem though that maybe you guys can help me with... my hair while running. It seems my long hair is making a mess of itself while I run. As I sweat (yeah, I know, so 'un-ladylike'), my hair gets damp and then tangles itself into a nasty mess. I've tried to put it up in a librarian inspired bun but it is heavy and can't seem to stay up past the first two miles. Then when I get home, I'm so irritated with it. My hair dresser suggested not washing it every time I work out but put an all-natural, chemical free leave-in conditioner on the ends when I get back.

I'd really like to solve this issue though because the ends are getting weak and starting to not look as healthy as it normally does. I'm not doing all this exercise to look good, all to have nappy hair in the end. LOL

Suggestions? Do you wear your hair in a special way? Method for keeping your hair nice after a run without washing everyday?

Breakfast attempt the other day: Oatmeal in an almost empty peanut butter jar... oops, it melted and wasn't that great...

  
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SUGIRL06 6/1/2011 11:17PM

    When I had long hair, I twisted it into this ccrazy bun that wouldn't fall out at all. You pull your hair through once, then half way the second time, and the scopp up the hair (the loop and loose ends) and secure them with the last loop of the band. Best way I can explain it. Haha. Comes out like a messy bun!
~Ang

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JONICACALDWELL 5/24/2011 5:30PM

    Yup- Two braids. Pipi Longstocking Style. Or low pigtails. I have really fine hair so I definitely have this problem as well, plus mine gets to heavy to wear in a bun. Yikes! emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 5/24/2011 5:09PM

    I have very long, curly hair. What works for me is braiding it. I put it in a pony tail, then braid the "tail" and secure the end with another elastic.

Also, I only wash it 2x per week. The other days I just rinse, or use conditioner if it's getting a little tangled. Once a week, I use a deep conditioner.

Good luck!

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NATPLUMMER 5/24/2011 5:03PM

    I can't help you hairwise. I do wash mine after I exercise and right now it's pretty short. When I had long hair, I just wore it in a pony tail.

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SLINFOOT 5/24/2011 4:18PM

  I'm sorry I'm not a runner and haven't a clue what to do with your hair. It sounds like it is very long. Have you tried braids?

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Food Photos

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Almost forgot some photos of food! Yikes!

Vegan Oatmeal Banana Scramble on Ezekiel English Muffin - sprouted, sunflower seed butter and jam


Delicious Meal


Quinoa spinach vegan burger - homemade


Homemade Johnny Corncakes


Healthy Snack


Vegan Portobello Mushroom Burger Night at home with my homemade fried okra (husband's plate - mine was much smaller)

  
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NATPLUMMER 5/19/2011 9:30AM

    Yum!!!

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CHUBBYPIE 5/18/2011 9:12PM

    Yum! Looks awesome emoticon

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J2740LOU 5/18/2011 9:05PM

    Looks good enough to eat!!!! emoticon Thank you for sharing.

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Gym + Food

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Today was an okay day with food and exercise. We had another day of sever thunderstorms that seemed to circle around us the entire day in and out. But, managed to get some things in for the day. Hooray! This weekend we are supposed to get about one day of nice weather - praying we really do get it!

More information about day:
genkikitty.wordpress.com

  
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KERRYG155 5/18/2011 8:54PM

    you have too much rain and we have too much dry. Glad you were able to get some things done.

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