MIMM – A Bit of Everything

I can’t believe I go back to school in two weeks. Where did the summer go?! I have quite a few marvelous happenings that I want to share, so let’s get started!

Marvelous… All of last week was spent at the fair. My cross country team had to clean up after all the concerts so we got in free everyday! I will admit, after a few days I was pretty sick of the fair food. I didn’t think it was possible to get sick of elephant ears!

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Marvelous… My garden is doing amazing. I have so much produce I don’t know what to do with! I think I’ll do a more detailed post of the garden… coming soon! This is yesterdays haul, and I still have to go back today!

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Marvelous…2 new magazines to read 😀

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Marvelous… the little cafe we went to last week! Oh my goodness it was so cute. And their menu was fantastic! It was hard, but I finally decided on the chicken pesto panini. 

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Marvelous… finding my FAVORITE ice cream flavor at the stand. Peanut Butter Mackinac Island Fudge. It’s a rarity to find, so if you do you MUST get it. So. Yummy.

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Marvelous…eating another hamburger!

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Marvelous…being in a fashion show! I was asked last minute to model some dresses for a local boutique and of course I said yes! It was my first time ever modeling, and it was so much fun!

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Not so marvelous… bird in the house! Yesterday Cleo brought the poor little guy in.

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So that was a bit all over the place but that’s okay! I have so many post ideas but I need to get writing first, lol 😀 Hope everyone’s Monday was as good as a Monday can be!

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WIAW – Double Offender

Oh my gosh. Has it seriously been two weeks since I last posted?! What am I doing with my life? (besides softball, cross country, house work, babysitting) While I do miss writing posts, it has been nice to take a small break. I have been reading everyone’s doings, though! I have to say, I am just SO happy for Miranda and Christian… they’re getting married!

Yesterday’s eats were not much worth sharing, but I still love linking up to the party, so let’s get started! Thanks Jenn!

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Breakfast was a very common happening around here…

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And then I was still hungry so I had another one.

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Mom and I ran a couple errands and I got some lunch-

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Chicken pesto pita. It’s always a treat to get to this restaurant because they close at 3 everyday which is the time I get done with school. They also have..

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Scones! DELISH. This flavor was banana heath, last time was banana snickers. Yum!

Mom was gone for dinner which left me home to fend for myself. (which I do anyway!) That resulted in…

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Yep. Another pb&j&banana toast. Two times (technically three) in one day. Like the Barney plate? We need to do the dishes, haha!

And dessert-

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Leftover Texas sheet cake a la grandma and vanilla ice cream. Boom. No guilt!

I’m off for my run now and then to relax the rest of the day! Things will wind down for a few weeks before high school cross country starts. So excited!

Happy Wednesday! 😀

WIAW – Getting better

Posting 3 days in a row? I must have some free time, lol! It has been quite awhile since I took part in a WIAW… I’ve missed it!

This is Sunday’s eats. Well.. dinner at least! I didn’t take any other pictures 😉

First: Church! My church just got a new priest and so far I really like him. I think he’ll really help the church!

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shirt: Topshop

maxi skirt: Kohls

I am so happy I bought this maxi skirt. I was really unsure if I’d get the guts to wear it, but I love it! It was soo comfy.

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hahahahahah!

The rest of the day was pretty chill. (I had run a half marathon the day before!) Then Mom and I headed over to my aunt’s house for dinner – chicken on the grill. I don’t really eat plain chicken so I had a bowl of cereal right before and wasn’t planning on eating there. When we got there I saw corn… and the chicken actually looked kind of good. I had eaten less than an hour before and it’s totally not in my normal. It’s like I’m scared of eating meals too close together.. but I ate there too!

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I’m struggling right now with only eating when I’m hungry. I’m trying to eat 4 or 5 small meals rather than 3 big meals a day.  It’s really big to me that I put aside that I had just ate and ate another meal! I know it bothers my family when we go to family dinners and I don’t eat there because it didn’t work in my “schedule”. And then I went back for a second plate!

And then my aunt brought out these…

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I could have easily said no and not had any ice cream. But you know what, it sounded good, and I wasn’t going to deprive myself of it just because I hadn’t mentally scheduled it earlier! I’m getting a lot better with that. Months ago, I would have every meal planned 3 days ahead. I’m kind of liking not even knowing what my next meal will be. Don’t get me wrong, I would never starve myself or do any harm to my body. Sometimes I just feel like if I’m not careful of what I eat then I’ll end up back in my old body. I have to think of all the other changes I’ve made though, like exercising and just being more active.

Then we had a girls’ night with pedicures 😀

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Whew! I wasn’t planning on getting that wordy but it felt good to get out. I really think that I’m coming to a peace with my body. I love eating and am not going to worry about it. I think it’s okay that I have a huge appetite – doesn’t running burn tons of calories? 😉

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And a picture of Cleo just for good measure 😀

Hope everyone’s doing great! 

Happy Birthday Evan!

What a marvelous weekend!

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On Friday I went to my baby brother’s kindergarten graduation! It made me remember when I did the exact same thing 😉

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Then I went to my basketball team party which had some amazing food.

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caesar salad, mac&cheese, Texas caviar, coleslaw, snickers salad

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DESSERT TABLE

On Saturday I woke up early to meet my very first running group! I was so happy to discover that there’s a running group in my area. They were doing 8 miles but I only did 4 because of what was the next day 😉 They were all so nice, and I will definitely go every Saturday possible.

I quickly packed then left to meet my dad and stepmom to leave for Green Bay! We were going because my little brother turned 7 on Sunday. On the way down we stopped at Cousins Subs (my first time there) and I was very pleased.

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We got there and headed to the National Railroad Museum. It was really neat, I learned a lot! Someday I want to go on a train ride. That would be so fun!

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Then we went to Chuck E. Cheese. It was kind of weird. I used to have such a fun time there.. but I was kind of bored.

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And then to dinner. I was starving! We went to Applebee’s. I ordered Chicken Broccoli Alfredo minus chicken extra broccoli.

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It was delicious. And hot, I had to wait at least 5 minutes to eat it. Really hot.

Back to the hotel and some relaxing before bed! I was drained. I slept really well and was wide awake the next morning when I woke up for the 10k!

This was my first 10k ever (automatic PR 😉 ) so I was super excited! I had my toast with pb and banana then dad and I left for the race. It was freezing (48 degrees) and I didn’t bring anything but shorts so I would have to survive.

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me and another kid racing at the end (I won)

I ended up with a 45:25. I was very pleased with that time! I won my age group and was 12th overall.

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This race was organized so well. I’d definitely do it again. Actually, I’d’ like to do the triathlon that was going on at the same time. I couldn’t this year because I haven’t trained for one and wasn’t prepared at all. That was the major event. The 5k/10k was a side thing.

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After the race they had a beautiful array of food. I have never been to a race that had pancakes and waffles. Now that is awesome. You bet I had about 3 plates. And they had massages- score!!

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And then we all headed to the zoo. The NEW Zoo, to be exact. I feel like all zoo’s are the same, haha. It was neat, but I was pretty slow getting around. I liked sitting down.

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And then we headed home. I napped the whole two hours. I literally dreamed about ice cream so when we got home I had to get some.

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hot fudge, banana, nuts

I think ice cream is becoming its own food group. I’m okay with that.. 😉

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On a sad note, my next year cross country coach got in a car accident this weekend and broke his sternum. He’s going to be okay, but I can’t imagine how this will affect his running. Please pray for him. ❤

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So, my weekend in a nutshell! Of course a little bit more happened than this, but you don’t need to know every bit and piece. You’d get pretty bored 😉

What is the coolest museum you’ve ever been to?

What is your favorite sub shop? Favorite zoo animal?

Mountain lion or zebra.

Hope you’re having a fabulous Monday! I’m off to 8th Grade Recognition 😀

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First of all, a huge marvelous thank you to our veterans. America wouldn’t be where we are today without you!

I had a pretty packed weekend. Allll day Saturday was spent at a softball tournament. First game at 8:30, last game at 6. It was a long day. We ended up taking second place. We really sucked in the morning but as the day went on we pulled it together! Being together the whole day really helped us bond as a team. That really helps!

I did eat some yummy food that day and I didn’t even stress about it. Woohoo!

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1. Breakfast- waffle with pb, Greek yogurt, and banana

2. Monkey tail! Frozen chocolate covered banana

3. Lunch- chicken pesto pita

4. Lunch dessert- banana snickers scone!

5. Dinner- massive turkey sub

6. Dessert- ice cream sundae! Strawberries and butterscotch. 😉

Sunday was a pretty relaxing day. Went to a grad party with marvelous food. I even dressed up a lil’ 😉

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two pasta salads, guac, fruit

 

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forever 21 ❤

I also introduced some of my friends to Geocaching! They thought it was the coolest thing ever. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do! It’s so fun!

Today… something kind of big happened. More about it soon 😀

What was the best thing about your weekend? Have you went to any grad parties?

It doesn’t feel like Monday. Long weekends mess me up! 😉 6 more days of school!!

My own happiness

Yesterday was just a really good day. This was one of the first days in a long while that I didn’t plan any of my meals. I just let them happen as they came!

Breakfast was some waffles with peanut butter, greek yogurt, strawberries, and bananas. And a hb egg.

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like the barbie plate?

I only had a half day of school so I got to go home at lunch! I was going to go for a quick bike ride, but right as I left I ran into my cousin who was on a run. #smalltownthings! I rode along with her for the 3 miles- it’s taper week. The half marathon is this weekend!

When I got home I was pretty hungry for some lunch. It was absolutely beautiful outside so I had a one man picnic!

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Turkey sandwich, carrots and hummus, oranges, and cookies. All eaten while watching the Tigers game outside. Pure bliss! I found out later that it was national chocolate chip cookie day. Good thing I ate 4. No shame.

There was also a lot of cuddling with the babies.

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That little stinker brought home a bird. I picked it up and put it on the trampoline so I could help/examine it. It’s poor foot was broken and it kept going lopsided. I checked on it a few minutes later, tried to stand it up, and what does it do? As my face is not a foot from it, it spazzes and flies away! I’d like to think that I saved its life 🙂

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Then I had track practice. For my meet today I’m scheduled for shotput and disc. I had never thrown a disc in my life. Welll, I picked it up pretty quick and I think I’ll do quite well! Oh yeah, another girl and I also wanted to see if we could still do a back tuck. We can!

When I got home I had half an hour until softball. Not enough time for a real dinner. I had some carrots, a hb egg, and a cookie. This is kind of important because I was really worried about what I’d eat and if I’d even be hungry but I just let it happen and I survived. It’s a big deal to me.

Softball wasn’t as bad as it normally is. It’s not that it’s hard, it’s just so boring. I felt sooo dirty after. Shower immediately.

I was kind of hungry after which calls for dessert. No one should ever go a day without dessert. Heated apple muffin with vanilla ice cream. Wonderful.

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After this I was so.tired. I slept well last night.

The weather just makes me so happy. Now I’m off to my track meet- wish me luck. I might break the school record!

Smile, tomorrow’s Friday 😀

 

All day long

Happy International No Diet Day!

Saturday was a long, geocaching filled day. Have you guys ever heard of geocaching? It is so fun! Don’t ask me what it is, read about it here. The group in my area put together a series of events called “Spring Fever Reliever”. It’s been a long winter and everyone was itching to get out and cache! We were really lucky. The weather was absolutely beautiful! I hope it’s like that for my 5k next weekend!

They placed 20 new caches to find. Every one you found, you took a card with a ticket. Then they drew at the end for prizes!

8:00: Pan-a-cake breakfast! It was some awesome fuel for the day. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, and I brought a green smoothie. This breakfast never fails.

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1:00: Flash Mob! “Star Wars” was the theme (May the 4th be with you) so I went as Princess Leia! I somehow squeezed in a 4 mile run right before this. No idea how.

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thrown together in 5 minutes

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me and father (Darth Vader)

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so creative.

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the whole group!

5:30: Potluck dinner and drawings! I wasn’t really hungry since we had just gone for ice cream(!) so I sampled a few things from my mom’s plate. We brought a potato salad. Nothing special.

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“taco salad” – without the meat! We got the recipe, don’t worry 😉 so yummy!!

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Jim’s is open for the year! bluemoon + vanilla with cherry dip top. ❤

Our ticket got drawn second so we just missed the grand prize. Figures. But we did win a backpack and a t-shirt!

It was a marvelous experience and I’m really excited to go hardcore geocaching this summer. If you’ve never tried it, you need to!

Now, in honor of International No Diet Day, go have that cookie/brownie/donut/ice cream! 😀