Blog For Balance

February 27, 2009

I am excited to announce my newest blogging project: I will be writing weekly posts on any and all topics healthy living at BOCA’s Balanced Living group at!  I hope you’ll all follow me over :) From what I’ve seen so far, Balanced Living looks like a great supportive community for discussing healthy living topics. Maybe we can coordinate some discussion boards or chats over there? Here’s my debut post, which just went up: Blog For A Balanced Brain.

Speaking of brains, mine still hurts :( And I definitely feel a little worn down today. It could be the dreadfully cloudy day, or I could still be suffering from typhoid. As some of you have mentioned in the comments, fatigue and headache are common symptoms to the immunization. I’ll be using this lethargy to charge through a few school projects this afternoon. I think I’ll save my mullet cut for tomorrow.

I continued the Festival of Orange into Food Lab AND lunch!!

Our group was assigned carrots to cook in different ways  –

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We also examined cauliflower, broccoli, ONIONS (which smelled up the whole lab and made me nauseaous)

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And apples. I only had one bite of these cooked apples. I couldn’t stand to think about eating veggies.

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I used my freshly sharpened Piedmont Community College pencil my mom gave me from her school

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My toast breakfast held me over well (except that I did have a few apple bites + water in lab) and I came home to a heat ‘n eat bowl lunch.

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I mixed the last of my Nutty Vanilla Sweet Potato + Kale Soup with 1/2 cup leftover brown rice and about 1/4 a slab of tempeh. Mmmmm!

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Plus a side of Kashi Honey Sesame, which I could have eaten a whole box of today –

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After lunch I got an Aunt Mary Ellen Oatmeal Cookie out of the freezer and savored it in solitude (no cameras invited )

I’ll leaves you with this Cherokee Indian Proverb:

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today

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1 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) February 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Congrats on your newest blogging project! That’s so exciting!


2 zestycook February 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Congrats on the blog project! Of course I will follow you over there :)



3 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 27, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Good luck with the new writing adventure.

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today…

I think that applies to leftovers too doesn’t it? 😉


4 WEEKLY BITE February 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Congrats on the new blog!! I will definitely check it out!
Hope you feel better



5 JENNA February 27, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Congrats on you new blogging project! :) I hope it goes well for you!!


6 Oh She Glows February 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Congrats on the blogging project!!! That is so fun. I’m going over there now :)

Hope you are feeling better soon.



7 Lisa February 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Oh, those onions must have been awful for you.

Congrats on the new project, and good wishes that your typhoid clears up soon


8 VeggieGirl February 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm



9 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm

So excited about your new project. And what a yummy lunch!


10 Melissa (fitnessnyc) February 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm

that looks so amazing. i can’t even handle it!


11 Leah February 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm

So many great things in this post!
I’m excited for your new blogging project!!! I’ll definitely follow you over there!!

I hope you feel better …
…love how you describe your hair, lol – too cute.


12 nicole February 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm

That class just looks like so much fun!

Good luck with the new blogging project!


13 Maggie February 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Wow, congrats :) Hope you feel better soon!


14 brandi February 27, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Congrats – that is so cool!

I hope you feel better! I remember feeling bad after those shots, too


15 Juli (Peanut Butter and Juli) February 27, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Congrats on the BOCA Blog!! So exciting!

Also feel better- those shots can be a doozy. Take care!


16 joyful February 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Congrats on the new project! Also love the line at the bottom of your post, “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today”, so true!


17 Mom February 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Love the pencil! And the bright orange of the carrots!


18 Greta February 27, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I know this is a bit overdue, but your pics have been superb lately! Congrats on the new project!


19 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Congrats on the new project, that sounds like lots of fun!


20 julie February 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Hey, I was wondering if you could count your fat content for an entire day for 3 days. You have alot of peanut butter and cheese. Its not all healthy fats is it?


21 Sharon February 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Oh wow, the new project sounds awesome!


22 haya February 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm

that is a great proverb. thanks for sharing. today i am working on not dwelling on negative things when i have so much else good going on in my life and it is the perfect wording to think about.


23 Rose February 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Congrats on the freelance job! I checked out the job. Very cool. I look forward to seeing your posts!


24 Rose February 27, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Oops! That should have said “website” – not job!


25 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Congrats on the new blog!


26 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) February 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm

such exciting news. i cant wait to make that soup next week when i get home!!


27 Amelia February 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Congrats on the new blogging project! Looking forward to reading all your posts over there.


28 Biz February 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Congrats about the new blogging gig!

Damn those onions! My boss is eating a salad in his office with RED ONIONS probably the smelliest of all onions. Every time I go in the to file I have to hold my breath!


29 Shelby February 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm

What a great way to end the post, I love that saying.

I’m planning on making that soup next week sometime! YUM!


30 Jenn (eating bender) February 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Congrats on the new blogging announcement! I’m off to go check it out :) That lunch looks great, too!


31 Missy (Missy Maintains) February 27, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Congrats! I am going to go check out your first article now! So exciting!!


32 Diana February 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm

I just popped over to your other post – looks great! Good Luck! I’m sure you’ll do fantastic!


33 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) February 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

your cooking projects are so fun! i wish we did that in my classes …


34 Emily February 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Congrats on the new blogging project!
Love the Indian proverb, too.


35 hk February 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm

best of luck with you’re new blogging project, sounds great!


36 Michelle February 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I heart heat and eat meals!!! I find your labs SO MUCH FUN it’s ridiculous!! It’s playing playing “house” as an adult…and with lots of other mommies and daddies in one room?


37 Ashley C February 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Congrats on the blog- I’ll be sure to check it out.

I love when you post your food lab pics or basically anything about school/becoming an RD because I’m going to start going to school for the same thing and have been waiting forever to start and still won’t be taking anything dealing with nutrition for a while- so it’s great to get a preview of what I have to come- it keeps me excited and looking forward to it!


38 Victoria February 27, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Hope you get to feeling better! I just went through a huge round of vaccinations, and they kind of made me feel gross for 2 days.


39 Paige February 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Congrats on! I clicked over briefly and it looks pretty cool


40 Emily W. February 27, 2009 at 5:43 pm

What an awesome proverb! Congrats on the blogging project!!


41 sue February 27, 2009 at 6:15 pm

sorry about the onions! but i love seeing pics from this class- it seems so fun!


42 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) February 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Congrats on the new blogging project!! I really like the quotation at the end of your post today :)


43 Kath February 27, 2009 at 8:59 pm

julie ,
I do have about a tbsp of nut butter a day and like olive oil and nuts, but I’m not sure I eat that much cheese? Counting fat for 3 days is a lot more time consuming than it sounds. You could probably do an pretty good estimate based on my blog photos if you want a number.



44 HangryPants March 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Congratulations Kath!


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