Yay! I’m back in business! Yesterday my mom and I went camera shopping so I can finally get back to blogging!

After coming home from out somewhat epic camera search my mom and I made biscotti to send to the family I stayed with after backpacking. I wanted to stay so I could do the community service project our group planned. (We talked to a bunch of local 7-10 year old from a local YMCA camp about our trip.They were so freakin’ cute)

I can’t lie, I definitely sampled our creations. They were so delicious, and not at all low calorie! But they are gone now, off to Colorado, so there is no worries about munchies, besides they aren’t mine to munch on!

I had no clue what I wanted for dinner so I decided on an “omlette” which was really more of scrambled eggs with whatever veggies were in the fridge and cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast with almond butter. I also had some fruit and yogurt.

Breakfast this morning was Kashi Go Lean, my new favorite cereal.

It’s simple with just a little sweetness, but not at all cardboardy like one might expect. And how can I not love the nutrition facts!

I had it with blueberries, some banana, and a little bit of honey to make it sweeter.

And a very green Green Monster! 🙂

All that amazing food gave me some awesome energy for my run. Which was a good thing because it was hot out this morning! But my run went smoothly.

My post-run snack was a banana and peanut butter, a match made in heaven!

This morning seemed to fly by because all of a sudden it was time for lunch!

A flatout wrap with hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, raisins, yellow pepper, and pea sprouts with some cabbage salad on the side.

Now its time to work on things for school. It may still be summer but I still have work! I have tons of reading for AP Bio. I am almost finished the first of 5 chapters I have to read. Each chapter is about 20 pages long so I have to get reading! nAs nerdy as this may sound though I am actually enjoying the bio reading. I really like bio! I can’t explain why but I really loved it when I took it my freshman year so hopefully I feel the same way this year because APBio is far from easy!

It’s been a little weird readjusting to life at home. I learned all these things about who I want to be and what I want to do and it can be hard to explain to the people who you want to explain to. It can be a little lonely feeling when the people closest to you just can’t understand what you are feeling because they didn’t share the experience you did. I know they want to but they just can’t.

It has been so nice getting back into working out again though. I missed kickboxing and running so much!

Last night around 11 or 12 ( I know so late! My internal clock is all whacked out right now!) I caught a major cleaning bug and cleaned out my whole closet! I went through all my shoes and dresses and shelves and got rid of things I will never wear and organized like my life depended on it! I got a good look at the number of shoes I own and was somewhat surprised. It never feels like I have a ton of shoes but I do!

Going through my old dresses was really fun. I tried some stuff on to see if I could still wear it and so many things were too big! I kind of re-realized how much weight I have actually lost! I tried on the jean skirt that I didn’t even know I had and then looked at the tag and it was a size 8! I am starring to wear clothes in 8 and 10 instead of 10 and 12! Whoohoo go single sizes!

I now have 2 giant trash bags filled with clothes and shoes for Goodwill. Cleaning feels good!

*sigh* So now I am off to read Bio and stuff for AP English. hope everyone is having a super fun Monday!

Elli

So yesterday I was really bored, haha no surprise there. So I went into my room, looked around, and it was so messy!! Well actually it wasn’t to bad in reality but I’m something of a neat freak so ti was messy enough to warrant some major organizing. And boy did I organize!!! I went through my drawers and my closet and and pulled out everything that doesn’t fit anymore (yay!) and everything I don’t wear (time to be honest with myself). My mom and I have this rule that if I just put all the clothes into a trash bag she will take it to Goodwill no questions asked or should I say no being mad at me because she knew I would never wear that *insert clothing item here* but I said I would and then actually never did 😛

I filled up a whole garbage bag with clothes for Goodwill! Whoohoo!

Then I moved on to bookshelf. I have sooo many books many of them from as far back as 7th grade! I love my books and because of that I just hold onto them although I know I will never read most of them again. So it was time to be honest with myself… I have to get rid of some of these books. My bookshelf was full of so many old books there was no room for all my new books! You might be thinking “Hey silly! Ever heard of the library?” Well I do go the library but sometimes I don’t want to/can’t wait for a book to be available. Anyway I digress… I went through my personal library and filled a laundry basket with books I can get rid of! It was definitely time 🙂

So here’s what I was thinking… Call me sentimental but I really want these books to go to someone who will read them. So I was thinking I could post a list of the books I have to get rid of and if anyone wants them just reply to the post or email me and I could send them to you. Obviously I only have one of each book so it would be first come first serve but I could do that if there is anyone who would be interested. Otherwise I will probably bring them to a book exchange or used book store.

On to today… as you might have guessed I have done nothing all that exciting today. All I can say is TGIF!! Is it sad that I am still saying that even though it’s summer?

Breakfast was the usual 🙂 Then I went for my run… which sucked! Here’s why…

*I really don’t mean to sound racist here or anything so please don’t take it that way* The development I live in hires landscapers (yes they are latin american, not that I’m sure it matters) to do things on the public property like mow the lawns and weed whack etc… Last year they would always be out when I would go for my run. I don’t know if they really took any notice of me but sometimes I felt like they did and I just always felt really uncomfortable running past them although I know they will leave me alone. there is no really way to avoid them because my development is small and the only main street is a circle so when I run around it I am guaranteed to pass them 3 or 4 times. However, last summer I was running later in the morning (10:00 or so) so I thought/hoped that since I am now running at 8:30-9:00 I would miss them. Last week I ran all week with no sign of them and same with this week… until today. I stepped outside and there is was, the tell-tale sound of their giant lawn mowers and weed whackers mixing with the birds singing. I ran anyway, but it is so much less fun when I feel so uncomfortable… it made my run exhausting instead of exhilarating. I have to find a way around this problem…

On a cheerier note my lunch was superb! I had veggie pizza on toast. I rolled out 2 pieces of bread with a rolling pin to make them nice and thin. then I toasted them so they were crispy. I sauteed some onion, garlic, red pepper, and broccoli with a itsy-bitsy bit of EVOO. Then I put tomato sauce (I heart Prego!) on the flat toast, next the veggies, then some part skim mozzarella cheese and baked it in the toaster oven until the cheese was all gooey and melty 🙂

Along side that yumminess I had a refreshing little salad 🙂

with lettuce, red pepper, the extra sauteed pizza veggies, dried cranberries, blueberries, EVOO, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and a squirt (hehe I love that word :P) of agave nectar. It was all delicious!

So now it’s back to hanging around waiting for my lovely madre to get home so I can go run some more at the gym!

XOXO

Elli 😛