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Day #19: BuckWild

Friday, January 04, 2013

So I know that it’s definitely not Thursday anymore, but I haven’t gone to sleep yet so for me it is! I don’t like blogging until I can tell y’all exactly what happened within my day, and right before I go to sleep is the perfect time since I am so not a morning person!

As I sit here writing this and reflecting on my January goals I am reminded of the fact that the only goal I have been diligent about is my blog writing. I haven’t done any affirmations at all yet, and I have been very bad about journaling what I eat. Basically I can tell you my three basic meals and that’s about it. One comment I got on yesterday’s blog regarded the fact that I eat a lot of carbs and that I should focus on eating more protein. In regards to that, I know that eating more protein will definitely help me on my journey. However, it is hard for me being that I am a vegetarian. I know that you all are out there thinking well there are ways to get protein even for a vegetarian. I just find it especially difficult because I still live at home with my parents and no one else in my family is a vegetarian. Most of the time I just eat the same things they eat but I don’t eat the meat. Just writing that out made me realize that I am leaving out a serious food group. No, I don’t intend to go out and start eating meat again because I don’t like the way that it tastes, but I definitely need to find ways to incorporate more protein in my diet. Then when I am at school I have issues with protein because they don’t give us a wide range of protein filled options. I will figure it out though!

I am starting to get extremely stressed out because I am starting to realize that there really are only a few more days until I move back into the dorms and start my RA training. There are a million and one things that I have to do still to be ready to leave. Plus I’ll have to be at school pretty much all of the time which means that I won’t be coming home nearly as much. Actually I won’t be at home at all until the end of March. Tomorrow my goal is to clean the house and help my mom take down all of the Christmas decorations. Then on Saturday hopefully I will be able to go to the band and then to the DMV to get my permit renewed again! Ugg it’s such a pain but hopefully one of my friends at school will be able to take me driving so that I can work towards finally getting my license. Also on Saturday I need to go and pick up some odds and ends that I will need for school. On Sunday I should be able to focus my attention on packing so that I don’t forget anything. I’m sure I’m leaving something out…well of course on Monday I’ll be headed back to school bright and early. So stressful!

There has been so much controversy about the show Buckwild and how it’s only giving WV a bad name, but honestly we do most all of the stuff they portray in that show, and if you live in West Virginia and deny that you are just trying to make sure people don’t look down on you, but let’s be real here…West Virginia Pride!

Hope everyone is making strides towards their goals!

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  • STODD251
    Oh, and almonds! or any nut really.. I usually keep a bag of nuts in my purse, so when I'm hungry I grab a couple nuts to snack on. They do also have fat, so you don't want to go totally crazy, but they're a great way to give yourself a little protein so you can keep on doing everything you need to do.
    1899 days ago
  • STODD251
    One of my favorite quick, easy, meatless forms of protein is greek yogurt. I usually put some greek yogurt in a little mason jar with some blueberries and then add a little granola right before I eat it. It's a delicious snack and/or lunch.

    I'm not sure if you eat eggs or not, but they're another quick easy way to get protein into your diet. I often scramble an egg for breakfast or maybe even make an omelet if I'm feeling ambitious.

    If you go on the Sparkpeople meal planner, you can choose to get vegetarian meal plans. You don't have to follow them all the time, but I find that they give me some good ideas.

    And last idea to leave you with... When I was living at home with my parents, I offered to cook a lot. They liked it because they didn't have to do it and they had no option but to eat healthy and I liked it because I got to eat healthy. Maybe you could offer to make dinner some of the time, that way you can have more control of what you're eating.
    1899 days ago
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