Hope you are enjoying the long weekend & had a fab week. I have been keeping myself busy by spending time with my friends, laying out by the pool (helllloo summer tan!), eating good food, & applying to jobs (I know.. life is sooooo tough hehe). I’m waiting to hear back from a few places but hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll have a job! I’ll keep you all posted.
I’ve enjoyed some delicious and refreshing summer eats.
I tried STOVE TOP OATS for the first time! I couldn’t find my camera but I snapped a picture with my laptop because they were just soo delicious.
I simply put in a serving of oats with some water & soy milk and let it cook on medium. I also added about 1/4 cup of egg whites & then some delicious toppings. I really like how thick the stove top oats were. I could definitely taste a difference.
Otherwise, i’ve pretty much been craving cold breakfasts because of the warm weather, so yogurt messes are necessary.
I’ve eaten more meals on the go then I may have liked. This was eaten on the way to my new therapist I will be seeing this summer weekly (LOVE her). I have been maintaining my goal weight range for about three months now!!!
I love being able to make myself lunch when I am home after i’ve been out by the pool, nothing better!
Another day, I made myself a delicious salad with some of my favorite things. Goat cheese (fav cheese), Spicy Jalapeno Al Fresco Chicken Sausage, & light honey mustard dressing with a side of pretzels & half of a grapefruit.
At some point I snacked on this bar & loved it.
I had a really good time catching up with my friends. We had a lot of catching up to do and I had a sleepover with Leslie! Lots of late night chatting & snacking.. kind of, we actually crashed pretty early.
In between a doctor appointment (I have bronchitis- booooooo) & a job interview, I grabbed lunch at Potbelly. I ordered the Chickpea Veggie Salad & added turkey. It was a light lunch which was perfect because I was not very hungry.
Snack time included some greek yogurt, Naturally More Peanut Butter (which I LOVE & have been wanting to try after seeing it all over Molly’s blog), blueberries & cereal
After a party with my friends, my camera went MIA for a bit (oops) haha but I did get a pic of tonight’s dinner. I was on my own so I got a salad together from a grocery store & had a baked potato
The salad had so much in it I can’t even remember it all- I had chicken for protein & some turkey, goat cheese, TONS of veggies, these asian sesame stick things, asparagus, some random bean salad, & light asian sesame dressing. I doused my baked potato in salsa/ketchup/salt/pepper. Such a filling meal!
“Being happy doesn’t mean life is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
Like I talked about in my last post, for me, this whole summer is what I make of it. I’ve realized my attitude will dictate my own happiness. I’ve really struggled with the acceptance of others throughout my life. It is easy to find other’s flaws (and naturally, everyone has them) but if you let those flaws be the focus of your attention, you will never be able to have fun and enjoy the people you are around. This summer I am trying to embrace everyone who I may have had negative feelings towards in the past and just have fun.
People DO change. This past year a lot of my friends experienced something totally new (going to college) and I’m sure they learned a lot and grown from it. I’m trying to have an extremely open attitude towards everyone because when it comes down to it, I do know who my true friends are and who I can trust, and everyone else? Well, I am willing to give them a shot. I have been having so much fun spending time with people I haven’t necessarily clicked with in the past and I’m really excited to see where this summer takes me.
So I guess my point is, surround yourself with people who make you happy. Don’t over-analyze it. Just because you may not have gotten a long in the past doesn’t mean the future will be the same. Life shouldn’t have rules, if you are having fun and feel happy, you are doing something right. By spending time with my friends, I have truly let myself feel free, independent, confident, and GOOFY. I have a smile on my face just thinking about some of the good times we’ve had the past few days.
Theme Party Ideas???? Here is the one my mom & I came up with today for my birthday [end of June]. We want to have a “fish bowl” theme and since we have a pool we would get like blow up fish & things for in the pool and I would serve drinks in a fish bowl to everyone!! We would go all out but I think it’d be really fun.
Enjoy your Holiday!! Love you all 🙂
1) What is the best theme part you’ve ever attended? I need ideas! Though I think fish bowl might win 😉
2) How do you deal with accepting others and forgiving things that happened in the past?