wow. i am blown away at all the comments in my post about drugs & alcohol. like.. blown away. consider me and dorothy (and her little dog, too) best friends, because i have been whisked away to oz.
i was really skeptical about posting what i did, only because the content was not what you guys typically come here to see. i assumed the lengthy words would go unread. thank you for the response and helping me realize that there ARE other topics that you like to hear about. and, above all, thank you for sharing your OWN stories. it was incredible to hear where each and every one of you stand on the issue. i actually wanted to reply to each comment individually—that is how moved i was by the responses. but, alas, i don’t have 78 extra hours before i leave on my trip, so a big huge public THANK YOU will have to suffice for now. i hope you understand.
yesterday was a heavy post. i checked my 30 day challenge and saw that topic #4 is also a pretty deep one. i have made the executive decision to skip the challenge today and just post whatever. hey, this is my blog and i am the CEO.. i can do things like that! i figure as long as i knock out all 30 topics in order, the challenge is still legit.
SO—let’s talk about today.
things started out on the wrong foot. i have stick-straight hair, but sometimes i decide to go to sleep with my hair wadded up into a ponytail-bun-like thing and then in the morning i just wash my body and my bangs and not the rest of my hair. then i flat iron the rest of my hair because it is clean but it is kinky. that’s an oxymoron if i ever heard one, aye?
anyway, today i was doing my regular routine.. shower, makeup, blow dry the bangs.. then i pick up my flat iron (which i had turned on about 10 minutes prior).. stone cold.
my trusty old (haggard) flat iron that i have had for six years decided to call it quits.
we have been through a lot!
the purple paint is worn off.
i have repaired the cord with electrical tape in many places.
and this bad boy burned many a different patches of carpet it its day.
and now it doesn’t work.
my solution to the kinky hair mess i had on my hands?
gotta love utah in the winter just for the sake of wearing beanies. they are not necessarily work appropriate, but this beanie and braid combo made me look a whole lot more presentable than my kinky hair sitch.
glad i could share that experience with you. moving on…
breakfast: 1 cup chobani greek yogurt + handful of nature’s path ancient grains granola + glob of mighty maple peanut butter.
i missed this breakfast! i just cracked open another bag of ancient grains granola. hopefully it isn’t gone by the end of the week. i am going to keep the bag at work so i won’t be able to sneak random handfuls at night. i know, i am clever.
lunch: mediterranean wrap (chicken + hummus + feta + spring greens + sprouts) & clementines & adora calcium disc.
same as yesterday, only with chicken this time instead of turkey. oh, and i put it on a plate rather than eating it straight off the classy tin foil.
clementines are straight up addicting.
i always look forward to my daily calcium.. this also curbs any sweet tooth that i have after lunch.
oh.. wondering why there is a bite missing?
wonder no more.
this combo is incredible! try it, you will like it.
cardio day at the gym.
15 minutes of treadmill intervals:
- 1 min @ 6 MPH
- 1 min @ 6.5 MPH
- 1 min @ 7 MPH
- 1 min @ 7.5 MPH
- 1 min @ 8 MPH
- repeat twice
15 minutes on the bike:
- distance=3.5 miles
5 minutes of stretching.. i am super sore from jackie yesterday!
dinner: sweet potato shepherd’s pie.
not the most photogenic meal, but it was insanely delicious! we are talking.. WAY, WAY delicious. marshall and i both went back for seconds. plus, it is body for life friendly. recipe coming tomorrow!
dessert: LEMON chobani.
i wanted ice cream (again) for dessert, but we forgot to freeze the ice cream cylinder. i should probably forget to do this more often to avoid gaining 25 pounds from ice cream consumption alone…
instead, i opted for the latest and greatest flavor from chobani.
people.. this one is a winner. let me tell you. it rivals pineapple! perfect ending to my day.
so, i hope you guys have been enjoying my breakfast/lunch/snack/dinner/dessert format of posting. these are the five meals i typically eat in a day and it is what works for me. i couldn’t imagine going from lunch to dinner without a snack. i am like a third grader and need my after
school work snack! i look forward to it daily.
oh.. back to the flat iron. here’s a story. i was going to go buy a new one after the gym, but i left my wallet at home. bummer. so, i went home and made dinner. while my shepherd’s pie was baking, i left to go buy a new flat iron. i pulled into the sally beauty supply parking lot.. only to find that i didn’t remember to take my wallet with me! what? really?! ugh. i blame it on the genes of my mom.. i called her to complain and tell her that it was her fault. she said that, in light of yesterday’s post, it was probably the drugs that made me so forgetful. touché.
anyway, once i went home, got my wallet and went BACK to the store, i discovered that my beloved flat iron is no longer made. not a surprise, since it was 6 years old. they didn’t even have one like my old one. you see, mine was an “X” shape with a clampy handle. all the ones in the stores are a “V” shape. that could take some getting used to. plus, they didn’t have the right width or length. sigh. sometimes i hate change.
so.. i did what any normal person would do. i ended up buying three different ones.
i am going to try them out and return two of them.
and now, my friends, you know WAY more than you wanted to about my flat iron situation. you’re welcome.
1. what is one of your favorite snacks? how many snacks do you eat a day? lately i am loving english muffins with cream cheese and jam. as you’ve seen.
2. how often do you wash your hair? random question, i know.. but all this flat iron talk got me thinking about it. i typically wash my hair 4 or 5 times a week.. but i shower twice a day. once in the morning and once after the gym.
xo. janetha g.