Cinco De Mayo

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hello blog, I haven't wrote in here forever. Those last two entries did not count, I think.

The last time I wrote here I was sick. I am still not 100%...maybe 90% or lower. I developed a big head and was positive that I would be healthy again within that week but it got worst and worst. Also what contributed to me being sick longer than expected was because I did not take any medication AT ALL! When it comes to medication, I try to avoid it at any possible cost. I have nothing against modern medicine, but I just prefer to have my body fight itself back to normal without any of that stuff. If worst comes to worst, then I'd have no problem taking it. So far it's just vitamin C for me!

Confession: I haven't been eating great the past week, but am I going to negatively talk myself into shame? no, life goes on. Maybe this is progress for me, because in the past I would beat myself up so much, but I realized now that it is just a waste of time. Now, I cry for about a minute and that's it. :o)

I started noticing how much I crave carbs more than anything when I am sick. Do you crave anything out of your norm when you are sick?

In celebration of Cinco De Mayo, we celebrated at El Toritos. El Torito is definately not a health-friendly restaurant. I should've gotten a salad and regretted it after.

Their chips and salsa is amazing, I can never tame myself when it comes to it! I was to the point of fullness before our entree arrived.

 Sandy and Ashley are not food bloggers, I believe they just like taking pictures of their food. Just because.

I got a delicious beef quesadilla. I had one piece of quesidilla, small serving of corn cake, and ate the whole guacamole.

Confession: I attempted to go vegetarian, and I semi-succeeded (had a piece of salmon) the first two weeks. After three days, my craving for meat dwindled down dramatically. I felt so light and full of clarity because I ate more vegetables than ever before.
But I decided to eat meat at El Torito, just because. "Just because" is a poor excuse, but at the point of starting a vegetarian diet, I had no reason to really why I decided to take on that challenge. So if I ever did slip up, I have no reason to get mad at myself!

After I ate 1/3 of the quesadilla, I felt so yucky though!

Over the week, I picked up The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone enjoyed reading her reasons for living a vegan lifestyle, the info behind it, and the benefits. I am hoping to grab her book off the shelf to read for myself in the pleasure of my own bed.

For now, I am slowly starting to eliminate meat and dairy from my diet, but I wouldn't label myself anything just yet!

Later on in the night, Ashley and I decided to have fun and chase rabbits. So random I know, but I love having a friend who is willing to do anything random and weird with me. Boy! those rabbits are super fast. I think we spent at least 15 minutes chasing rabbits. Taking funny pictures around campus and hiding from the custodians!

I've known her for 6 years!

Then it was my first time going to a bar. It was fun!

We ended up asking random people if they can sound like Chewbacca. I don't know why, but it's so funny!
Then we met an actual artist who worked for Lucas Film and he ended up drawing Yoda on my recipt.

He drew Yoda and I drew a picture of him on top. I think I made him look scary than he actually looked, but it was close! that was a cigarette hanging on his mouth by the way, ha. Pretty good for someone who wasn't 100% if you know what I mean.

Jeremy believes he can do more push-ups than me. I didn't think so, so we made a bet that if he does more push-ups, I would oblige to buy him a california burrito. I don't know what I would get in return though any ideas?

I ended up doing 30 push ups at the bar, I need to learn to lower my booty though. Work in progess.

Cinco De Mayo ended up being such a naughty nutrition day for me, I digress.

 What random things do you like to do with your friends?


maria @ Chasing the Now May 7, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

I can't do too many pushups, so be proud of your 30! :)

I've been dwindling meat out of my diet a little lately, too. Not for any kind of label, but just because it feels good.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 7, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

i think it's awesome you are trying to elim dairy and meat and just taking small steps, and just even thinking about cool.

kind diet is a great book!

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness May 7, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

I was sick recently too, and I found myself craving cheese and crackers like crazy! I hadn't had either of those things in ages. My eating's also been a bit messy lately, but like you, I'm trying to not beat myself up. Must enjoy life too! Looking forward to hearing more about your journey giving up meat & dairy.

Simply Life May 8, 2010 at 1:41 PM  

i hope you start feeling better! i usually end up craving carbs when I'm sick too - I think it's because I can't really taste anything and only have an appetite for more "bland" foods...

Anonymous May 9, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

Sorry you're still not 100% - but being on the mend is good! I like your standpoint of trying not to use medicine to overcome illness. And good for you for not beating yourself up! You only live once, and it looks like you had a blast with your friends. That's what counts! haha, chasing rabbits. So random! Rabbits are so cute :)

Ana May 10, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

Looks like you had a lot fun Cinco de Mayo!!! I know exactly how you feel about ordering something and then wishing you would have order something healthier, oh well right! Who cares, there is no reason to worry about ever single thing that we eat :)

I have been cutting back on meat as well, it is tough though there are days I really get cravings for some chicken!!! Everything is a work in progress ;)

Hope you are feeling 100%

Ashlei May 11, 2010 at 7:10 AM  

Love all the Cinco de Mayo photos!! Mexican food is so good!

Hope you're finally feeling better!! When I'm sick I tend to just want oatmeal and toast. Sometimes water. But laying in bed just makes me feel better...or on the couch. Random things I like to do with my friends..hmm....board games!! Lol! Like Pictionary, Scattergories, Taboo, Cranium! Fun games for a group. Going to the movies together is fun. Or theme parks. And my new favorite hobby of pottery painting! Lol

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