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Words cannot describe how tired I was this morning. I stayed up late chatting with my sister and as a result could barely see straight when I woke up. To make matters worse, we were expecting a two-hour late start due to snow, but no cigar. Only an inch of snow, and school on time.

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Which meant an early breakfast! This certainly helped wake me up. (The coffee played a part in the waking-up, too.) Microwaved sausages + 2 eggs, seasoned with black pepper. On the side, a whole wheat fig newton spread with just a bit of peanut butter. Probably a teaspoon, though I didn’t measure.

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I zombied my way through morning classes and then took a break for this lunch. Almond butter, apple slices, and raisins wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. In the baggie, chopped carrots and the rest of the apple (which I didn’t eat).

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After school, a very long nap was in order. It helped a lot! When I woke up I was famished so I whipped up a “breakfast for dinner.” First, some strawberry yogurt with multigrain cheerios. Simple, but a lil festival for my mouth! Sweet strawberry, yum!

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Then, two more sausages. I finally finished the package! Usually this would not be a good thing but my mom won’t let me go food shopping until I use up some freezer goods.

Last but not least, I ate an apple. No picture; you know what an apple looks like! 🙂

I don’t think I’m going to have any dessert tonight because I’m so tired, I’ll probably just go to bed soon. Goodnight all! ❤

Verse of the Day: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:20-22

Hello! Would you like to see what I ate today? 😛

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I had a very random breakfast today. Our house is seriously running low on food so I just threw a few things together. Two Morningstar Farms breakkie sausages, an apple, a slice of cheese, and a tiny lil glass of oj. Does anybody else call it this? “OJ..”

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I had a couple of morning snacks today while studying. First, a plum (then another plum.. I just can’t stay away from these things!).

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And yet another slice o’ cheesey!

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Now this is an impressive lunch! If I may humbly say so. It took some extra time to prepare but it was so worth it! It had a base of mixed lettuce, then piled on top of that was.. get ready for this.. some roasted sweet potato, roasted carrots, Wheat Thins fiber select crackers, black beans, snap peas, garlic hummus, mashed potato, hazelnuts, cashews, raisins, and lastly some salsa sprinkled lightly over the whole thing. I think my favorite flavor combo in this salad was the garlic hummus + mashed potatoes. Can you say creamy? The amazing part was that this whole salad was made of random leftovers! Doesn’t the picture look more like pig slop to you now?

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Hehe, what a cute little dinner! When dinner time rolled around, I was at a friend’s house. We decided to be lazy teenagers and just make some pb & j’s. Luckily her house has quite the assortment of jellies and breads! Mine was made on dark wheat bread (whatever that means, I don’t see how wheat can be anything but wheat colored), with homemade marionberry preserves and Jif peanut butter. Presented on an inviting paper plate.

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Could these sandwiches be any more different? 😛

Verse of the Day: “I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40: 1-2

Gute nacht!

I just learned that after I ate dinner. Sad. Oh well.. maybe tomorrow will have to be pancake day instead… 😉

This morning I woke up hungry but in the hustle and bustle of getting ready for school I forgot breakfast! I ate a “lame” breakfast of a deviled egg, some raw hazelnuts, and a slice of cheese, all eaten while running around the kitchen preparing lunch. Not very voluminous, but the fats kept me very full for hours!

Here’s my lunch:

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Classic peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat, a “thick & creamy” yogurt, and an apple. I’m starting to eat bigger lunches so I don’t eat so much in the afternoon.

I actually didn’t eat anything else until dinner. I guess the protein from the yogurt was enough to hold me over.

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First, a plum and a slice of cheese, the same kind I had this morning.

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Then a huge, thick slice of homemade honey oat bread slathered with a heaping helping (oh yes, there was more added after the pic) of garlic hummus. Mmmmm. I noticed I eat a lot of bread… but I don’t care! Bread is the staff o’ life, and I’m not cutting back! 😛

After youth group this evening I came back starving! It had been almost six hours since I’d eaten. So.. I had some unpictured strawberry yogurt, and some crackers crushed into a small bowl of applesauce. A perfect little snack. The only thing that could have made it more perfect was if I’d photographed it.

Tonight at youth group the pastor preached about being willing to give up your whole life and everything you have for Jesus. He read from a book called “Extreme Devotion” which tells stories of martyrs and Christians who literally have risked death or imprisonment or both, just to preach the Word of God. It’s amazing what those people have done, really.

Verse of the Day: “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 16: 24-25

Have a great night everybody! 🙂

This is nice, it hasn’t rained in a while 🙂

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A Kashi strawberry flax waffle (I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this- but we buy 40-packs of Kashi strawberry waffles at Costco. That’s why I only eat the strawberry flavor), 2 tbsp peanut butter, a drizzle of honey, an entire apple, sliced (when you slice it it looks like much more food!), and coffee with Silk creamer.

Sorry, no picture of my lunch! It was a hummus and spinach sandwich on whole wheat, an apple, and a granola bar. Pretty typical lunch.

This afternoon, I’m ashamed to say, I overate. There’s no pictures of the food. A while after my rather large snack, I made some tea and worked on computer stuff:

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 That always cheers me up 🙂

After a run I made a smoothie that ended up being my dinner. It contained 3 tbsp of peanut butter, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, and rice milk. Alongside, an apple. I used to have pb/chocolate smoothies all the time.. where did they go?

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Oops! I’m gonna make the rest of this post quick because the lights just flashed! It’s storming like mad outside and I’m suspecting we’ll lose power.

Ta ta!

Hi everybody! Sorry I haven’t posted the last few days. Whenever I don’t post it’s usually because I’m either undereating or overeating (or I just forgot to post- hehe). I’m almost free from ED, but sometimes he comes back to visit 😦

Well that was depressing! On to some happy food pics! These are mostly recent pics, but some from quite a while ago.

can you say holy yum?!

can you say holy yum?!

best breakfast combo

best breakfast combo

more amazing nut butter oatmeal!

more amazing nut butter oatmeal!

An Amy sandwich:

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study snacks

study snacks

more study snacks- grapies!

more study snacks- grapies!

A Biscuity Scone and frothy coffee (I don’t know how or why, but my coffee always turns out frothy):

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garbanzos & apple

garbanzos & apple

peanut butter and POM juice oatmeal

peanut butter and POM juice oatmeal

tomato and hummus sandwich, roasted brussel sprouts

tomato and hummus sandwich, roasted brussel sprouts

steamed leeks and mushrooms

steamed leeks and mushrooms

Aren’t you just drooling? NOMnomnomnom.

Verse of the Day: “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:3

Breakfast

For breakfast this morning I made some yummy uncooked oatmeal! I think I like uncooked oatmeal better because it’s not so slimy. It was a mix of 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup soymilk, 1/4 cup raisins, and a little bit of vanilla extract. There’s no picture, it just wasn’t pretty. Next time I’ll make it look much more appetizing!

As a mid-morning snack I had a Nature Valley Oat’s n’ Honey granola bar. My family’s been munching on these snacks for as long as I can remember. We buy the 40-pack at Costco. That’s some hard-core granola munching.

Lunch

This meal is photographed for you! First, I started off with an apple:

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I’d planned on making some scrambled eggs with veggie sausage, and maybe some toast, basically breakfast for lunch. But at the last minute I decided to accompany my mom and sister to the Clackamas mall for some clothes shopping. I didn’t have much time to make lunch, so for the first time ever I used the microwave to quickly cook up eggs:

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They turned out PERFECT! I’ve never liked how a pan turns the eggs a brown color and makes them crispy, so this method is perfect! I threw in two eggs and a couple veggie breakfast sausages with the eggs for flavor, and black pepper on top for MORE flavor!

In the car I ate an apple pie Larabar. Again, no picture. I was very lazy with pictures today.

At the mall I had a few sips of my sister’s Jamba Juice– “Razzamatazz” flavored. I’m guessing it was mostly raspberries, milk, and orange juice, at least that’s all I could taste in it. For myself I got a soy capuccino from Seattle’s Best Coffee.

Dinner

This is not all I had for dinner! Sure looks like it though. But the fact is I also ate an apple and a chocolate Larabar. I ate two Larabars today! This is a spinach/lettuce salad (including snap peas! nomnom!) with raspberry vinaigrette.

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Overall my appetite has been light today but I suppose that happens sometimes.

Right now I’m listening to the Twilight soundtrack. Has anyone else heard that soundtrack? What’s your favorite song? I’m very torn for favorite between Rob Pattinson’s song (the name escapes me) and Flightless Bird by Iron & Wine.

Verse of the Day: Tonight I’m not going to post a verse of the day. Actually I found a small piece of paper in my Bible which looks like it has been used as a bookmark for a very long time. It belonged to my great-grandmother, in fact. I’ll post what it says. It really helps me when I’m having a hard time.

Count your blessings instead of your crosses,
Count your gains instead of your losses,
Count your joys instead of your woes,
Count your friends instead of your foes,
Count your smiles instead of your tears,
Count your courage instead of your fears,
Count your full years instead of your lean,
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean,
Count your health instead of your wealth,
Count on God instead of yourself.

Have a fine night bloggies! 😀

Breakfast

Waffles, waffles, nothin better than waffles! Except maybe oatmeal.
This time with almond butter and honey, and raisins added after the picture was taken.

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Lunch

You know what my friend told me today? “I’m surprised you’re alive, Josie, all you eat is salad.” Harumph! No, all I used to eat was salad. I eat healthy now! 🙂

This is a salad with spinach, mixed lettuce (including that weird kind that looks like mini trees), snap peas, and tofu! Thanks Bliss for the suggestion about freezing tofu. I hadn’t thought of that. But it turns out I’ll finish these packages before they go bad since I eat some every day.

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In the tiny container is light raspberry vinaigrette, and with my salad: a cherry pie Larabar! Yummnomnomnom.

Dinner

Dinner tonight was Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad. Well the name pretty much describes it all. Oh except for the fact that I added black beans instead of bell pepper. Just a note: if you’re going to make this recipe, do NOT add salt if you’ve already used vegetable broth with salt in it! Yes, I am a genius in the kitchen, can you tell?

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I just got back from youth group and had a snack of a slice of whole wheat bread with an unmeasured amount of peanut butter. I’m guessing it was a little less than a tablespoon. I also ate an apple. So it’s kind of like a late-night mini lunch, hehe.

Goodnight y’all! 😀

Oh and if you’re wondering about the title of this post, it’s German for question mark- because I’m still having title writer’s block!