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Kombucha, Froyo and Giving Up Cake

Oh my goodness-you guys are so well beyond being supportive of me.  I was pretty nervous putting everything out there in the blogging world but what can you do.  Come in the fall, I couldn’t complain about math classes that I’m not taking.  I’m glad I have awesome supportive people like you guys.  Seriously, I can’t even thank each and every one of you enough.  I’m really invited everyone to a pancake fiesta at my house.

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So on a completely different note, but dealing with nutrition-

For nutrition, we have to give up a food that is deemed unhealthy by society for 30 days.  At the end we are supposed to write up a paper about our thoughts, was it difficult, a daily log, blah blah blah and basically that we aren’t mentally dependent on food and that you can survive mentally and physically without all the processed and unhealthy food.  We were given a broad list of choices (because I would have chosen something mayo to give up)….fried food, fast food and restaurants in general, chocolate, dessert, and something else but I can’t read my handwriting from class in January.

Did I mention we have to do this for 30 days and keep a log? (Well it’s due May 21st, the last day of exams)  What is today April 20? 

Perfect , this is the last feasible day that I can begin the 30 days and thus won’t fail the class.  The paper is worth 15% of our final grade.  Actually, I’d just end up getting like an 80 if I didn’t do the project but I need to start out my major strong.

Honestly, I have putting this off all semester because I knew what choice I would have to make.  I mean sure I could lie and say I did it and BS my way through it.  I’m not very good at lying and I’m sure it would sound fake and clearly not done.  I swear I’m not a procrastinator with anything except for this stupid project.

I chose no unnatural chocolate and added sugar items for the next few weeks.  This does not include things like cocoa powder and dark chocolate, it was meant to include things like chocolate cake, cookies, brownies…ect.  Everyone knows that dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidents but how the culture has evolved it into desserts and candy bars has given it such a negative connotation.   I could have chosen fried and fast food, but I don’t eat that anyways so why even do it anyways? 

Anywho-I think giving up cookies, cake, brownies and all that chocolately jazz will be the most challenging and yet the most feasible.  I should have done this in January or even during lent but like I said-I have been legit procrastinating for a while now.  I was hoping if it got to this time and maybe she decided it was not okay.  I guess the people from the previous semesters have had great success with it though.

I’ll still be having dark chocolate pancakes because those are made from cocoa powder (with unadded sugar) so my teacher said I was A-okay.  The unadded sugar isn’t a big deal for me at all, and it is just kind of thrown in there but you guys clearly know I’m a big cake and cookie gal. 

So look for an added blurb everyday at the end of the blog about how I’m doing.
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Anywho-I have had some AWESOMESAUCE things since my travels started.

The Amazing Roll

Spicy Salmon and Crab Rolls

This was literally called crab lump in a shell. How could I not get it?

Panera Salad is the bomb.com (Fuji Apple)

Black Bean Soup

Funny story about the woman in Panera.  She asked me today if I wanted the half salad and soup and I said no-I wanted to the full of both of them.  She asked if I was familiar with their menu because it was a lot of food.  I said yes, I always got the full of both and then asked if she was familiar that I had just run 10 miles and was rather hungry.   I hate hate hate that people judge me and don’t think I put down a lot of food.

Matt@Athletes Plate raves about Kombucha so I finally was able to try it. It was certainly interesting but not bad.

OEMGEEZ. My first time trying froyo and I will be getting three of these for my post half marathon next weekend. (Chocolate free of course)

So sad it's done. 🙁

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Question for you:

  1.  Which of those (fried and fast food, restaurants in general, desserts, chocolate and processed sugar) would you be able to give up?
  2. What are your thoughts on chocolate?
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