That basically describes my relationship with food right now. Food and I have always had something of a rocky relationship. I mean food is how I got to a place in my life where 30+ pounds needed to be lost. So obviously I love food.

But hate food? You might ask. How can you hate food? You have a food blog for goodness sake! Well… there are days like today, when I just don’t feel like thinking about what I’m going to eat or really feel like eating at all. I have to because I get hungry and I have to eat but sometimes it can be hard always having to think about how many calories are in whatever I might eat and if I can eat it. That is if whatever I want to eat is not too high in calories. I think about that before pretty much every meal and it gets tiring. Sometimes I wish there was just some magic pill that had 1600 calories in it and would keep from getting hungry all day so I could just not eat, and not have to think about eating…

This is maybe the only reason why I want school to start. Because right now (summer) my days seem to revolve around food. During school though my days will revolve around other things. So yeah I’d say that for now food and I are total frenimies.

Part of this change may be because I am basically on a liquid diet right now. Why? One word: braces. That’s right I got my braces tightened yesterday and they freakin’ HURT!!!! My poor teeth got manhandled yesterday. Now even with prescription strength Aleve they still hurt too much to chew pretty much anything.

Here is some of what I have eaten the last day and a half:

Uber-choclately overnight oats

Pumpkin greek yogurt (did not taste as good as it sounds/what I wanted it to taste like 😦 )

Green Monster SIAB

Oatmeal : Quick cook steel cut oats (from TJs), smashed banana, applesauce, cottage cheese, almond butter, flax seeds, a few crasins (they hurt but I needed something solid gosh darn it!)

Yes they all tasted good (except for that yogurt: can you say unsatisfying), but I miss solid food! I want something crunchy! 😥

Today is my day off from exercise so I am a little more crabby/whiney than normal… I need the break though.

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Sam over at A Teenage Gourmet was kind enough to give me the versatile blogger award. So here it is 7 random, mind-blowing facts you didn’t know about me…

1.) I hate the ocean, lakes, bays, basically any natural bodies of water. I like to look at them and maybe swim in them a little but they CREEP ME OUT!!!! There are so many weird bugs, fish, animals, and who-knows-what-else in them. They just freak me out… 😛

2.) I am terrible with electronics, computers, etc. My mom knows more about my computer than I do. Perfect example: You know how you can have like “click here” and if you click there it will take you too a new site… yeah I have no idea how to do that. If anyone wants to tell me I’m willing to learn but make sure its clear and as simple as possible because you are working with a beginner here.

*correction: Yay I know how to do this now!*

3.) I love to paint my nails. I almost always have them painted. And I love odd colors too. Not your basic reds and pinks. My favorite nail polish is pastel purple. Right now I am wearing turquoise. I love purples, greens, blues, and orange. Having some funky color on my nails just makes me happy. And if for some reason I don’t have a color on I have clear polish on.

4.) I collect Snowbabies. You know those little white porcelain babies from Hallmark. My mom gets me one every Christmas. I think they are the cutest things ever. Useless? Yup! But I love ’em!

5.) I am really organized and orderly. I always have little to-do lists for myself and love my routines (ok that you might have known).

6.) I used to write all the time. Like stories and stuff. In like 5th grade I wrote almost 70 pages of a “novel.” Its terrible but I wrote it! Now I almost never write (not counting this blog of course).

7.) I’m superstitious. I believe in karma, and ghosts, and all that stuff. When I was a little baby my mom took me to an astrologer to have my charts read and stuff. I listened to a recording of it and pretty much everything she predicted about me was right! She said I would love to travel, not get along with my dad, and be really close to my mom. All true! There were tons of other things she said to that I don’t remember but they were all true!I’m not super religious, but I believe in some sort of “god.” Maybe not some guy in the sky with a white beard, but I believe that there is something more. I definitely believe in astrology, but I think it’s more than that too. I just don’t know what it is.

So there you go… and now I tag:

Kayla at Kayla.Eats.Healthy

Ann Claire at Ann Claire’s Healthy Adventures

Kelsey at CleanTeenKelsey

Court and Whit at TeensEat (do one each girlies!)

E 🙂

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Today is my official day off from working out. I love my day off ,but I also kind of dread it because I love to workout and I feel really lazy when I don’t. I’m also normally more tired in the morning without my morning run. Today, however, I had the pleasure of paying a visit to my orthodontist to get my braces tightened (oh joy)! I have had my braces on for over 3 years with no apparent end in sight despite that fact that I am in the “end stages,” as they told me this morning. Apparently the end stages can last 6 months or possibly more though… grrr.

So why did I tell you that little story? Because now my poor little bottom teeth hurt from being manhandled by the orthodontist.

This happens pretty much every time and the treatment is always that same, plenty of Aleve and soft foods. So the next few days will mean lots of soup and oatmeal!

Before we get to today’s food, though, I have to tell you about the dinner I made last night. Aside from being the first meal I have cooked in what feels like ages it was pretty darn good if you ask me!

We (mom and I) had quinoa with soy sausage and sauteed veggies.

I sauteed almost a whole red onion ( I love onion!) with a little olive oil, then I added garlic (2 cloves), a yellow pepper, broccoli, and some lemon juice.

I put that mixture onto some quinoa which was on some lettuce (gotta fill up the plate, Go volumetrics!), and topped all that off with half of a soy sausage for each of us. Yum!

So onto today’s eats…

Breakfast was the same as usual cereal and fruit (what can I say I’m a creature of habit).

For my post-orthodontic snack I had a banana with almond butter. (sorry no picture :/)

By the time lunch rolled around my teeth were really starting to hurt so the answer to that was soup!

I made my self some egg and veggie soup. Sound weird? Well just think of egg drop soup only not 😛

I boiled some veggie broth, whisked up an egg and then slowly poured the egg in, stirring the whole time. Then I added a tiny bit of butter, some frozen spinach, half a can of petit diced tomatoes, some dried basil and oregano, paprika, lemon juice, and some leftover quinoa from last night. It was a huge bowl of soup but very light.

Along with that I had a Flatout with some almond butter and creamed honey, which I thought would be safe for my teeth but I toasted it and that made it harder to chew. For those who don’t know hard to chew = ouch!

It tasted good though!

Dessert was a Chocolate Chip Chewy bar. Can I get an amen for the chewies?! Love them!

My snack today was quite similar to yesterday, like I said I’m a creature of habit 😛

I had a Cherry Vanilla Light n’ Fit with blueberries, cherries, and some cereal.

The taste difference between real cherries and this yogurt was really comical, but it was yummy anyway.

To spare my teeth as much pain as possible I had a little plate of fruit (<3) with my yogurt.

Oh man do I love fruit! This peach pretty much made my day! It was so sweet and juicy without being mushy! Pure heaven.

Hopefully my teeth stop hurting soon so I can eat crunchy things again because I love me some crunchy!

Dinner is still undecided, but it will probably be oatmeal of some kind because I can’t eat much else 😦

Well I’m off to walk my doggies with the madre to get some exercise in today, since all I’ve really done so far is read blogs and watch Grey’s Anatomy!

Peace out!

Elli