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Sunday, May 19, 2013

It's been a while and so much has happened in so many facets of my life.

here's a speedy rundown on diet and fitness:

DIET - I went off dairy. emoticon My dermatologist recommended it. Besides for the fact my skin is clearer, I lost weight.
I use to rush out in the morning or come back from college without any energy to make something else, so I would eat cereal. I was a huge cereal eater. Now when I'm in a rush I grab a fruit with nuts or toast with sunbutter/ almondbutter (nut butters are my latest new food and delicious). And at night, I'm forced to go with something healthy cuz cereal is no longer an option.
Some say I could just buy soy milk, but I don't ever want to go back to gorging on cereal. I'd rather got my nutrition in a different way. emoticon

FITNESS- emoticon emoticon emoticon
I did a month of yoga (great deal for the first month, not so much after that). It was amazing. Then the weather started getting nicer so I started the Couch to 5k running plan again (but from week six day one).
And on Friday, for the first time since fall, I went biking:



will clue you in on my career, college, internship prospects, summer plans, friends, family and the like next week. cuz right now is FINALS!!!!!!

can't wait to read everyone's blogs and catch up on your journeys
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YOADDICTION101 5/26/2013 12:11PM

    I've got a couple more weeks before my finals. I never was that big on cereal myself, but have had to cut back on my cheese addiction. I still have some dairy in my daily eating, but no where as bad as before. Glad your skin is clearing up and that your off to a great summer of exercise. You look very happy on your bike and ready to go. emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 5/22/2013 2:42AM

    I don't do dairy or meats myself so kudos to you! Yoga can be challenging so I know where you're at with it. Looks like you enjoy changing up things for workouts~

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JACKIE542 5/21/2013 10:20PM

    Lots of changes, sounds like you have been busy. emoticon

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TRS2129 5/21/2013 12:17PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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FIRECOM 5/21/2013 9:51AM

    Welcome back.
This is a great blog and thank you.

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MISSCUS 5/21/2013 5:30AM

    Google extruded cereal, and GMO grains. Few cereals are really fit for human consumption. And have little to NO real nutritional value due to the extrusion process which the heat denatures the grains and halts the bioavailable vitamins that are there or supplemented/enriched. Cheerios are not so cheery either and one of the worst you can eat, even Kashi is extruded, Special K or other wheat flakes as well; Raisin Bran which was my absolute favorite, is not good either. Surprising but true. The good cereals are oatmeal, bulgur, and other gluten free whole grains that have to be cooked, sigh! Wheat and Gluten causes many health problems from A to Z. Almost ALL cereals in a box on store shelves are made from genetically modified grains. Unfortunately. ALL wheat is genetically modified many times over since the mid 1950s. And it is tops on the food pyramid for number of servings recommended each day. Scary.
Milk, is not so good for you either. USA people are big milk drinkers, osteoporosis rates in USA are HUGE!! Compared to other countries/cultures who ingest little to no milk and low intake of other dairy products, their Osteoporosis rates are very low to nil. Fermented dairy such as greek yogurt is not too bad. In small amounts.
Glad you had a good month. May next month and those after it be grand and fun for you.
Sorry this got long, but I am awake tonight due to earache pain. Tomorrow will be better.
Life is still good!!

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SCRAPBECCA 5/20/2013 10:53PM

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AJB121299 5/20/2013 6:29PM

    nice

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__AMY__ 5/20/2013 6:15PM

  Wonderful blog entry. We cut out most milk products emoticon over the years, except I do make yogurt.

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SHANNONY84 5/20/2013 3:55PM

    I am glad you had a good month! May God continue to Bless your life!

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SHAWNIEC 5/20/2013 1:46PM

    i like silk vanilla lite soymilk. good luck

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JAZZERDANCER7 5/20/2013 9:56AM

    If you decide to start eating cereal again, I highly recommend Almond Milk, Vanilla Unsweetened. It's great. I don't recommend drinking it plain, but in cereal & for cooking, it's a great high calcium low calorie option. :)

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JANET552 5/20/2013 8:07AM

    emoticon Good for you for shaking up your fitness routine. I'm glad the dairy thing worked out so good. Keep pushing!

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TRYINGHARD54 5/20/2013 5:57AM

    im so glad you enjoyed yourself..

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LJOYCE55 5/19/2013 9:18PM

  Sounds like you really enjoyed this month - hope the next one is just as good.

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ELRIDDICK 5/19/2013 3:08PM

  Thanks for sharing

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