Tuesday, July 24, 2007
  agggh (cat poop, etc.)
i feel like i haven't gotten a good, solid night of sleep in ages. most of the time, i sleep, but you can shave a half hour or so of however many hours i lay down off of how many hours i actually get to sleep for time i plead with sebastian to stop scratching at the door or oreo to decide where she wants to sleep or even to yell at the puppies in the other room matter-of-factly that it is 6 a.m. and i am not getting up yet.


real quick, 'cause i just finished chapters 1-16 of this book and i gotta take a quiz and get my booty in bed. i was seriously falling asleep, and the book was melting in with my dreams and it was way too weird.

i have not yet hit the gym since leaving it off after last week's headache. go me. in my defense, it's been a tough couple of days - excuses, excuses. and i set my alarm early this morning to go, but... well, didn't wake up until a bit too late to go, and then got to clean up cat shit from the couch instead anyway. thanks, oreo! (like how i blame the cat?) but anyhow, i'm going tomorrow! this week is going to suck, though - i have a paper that i have not yet started due next wednesday, as well as a final. then comes my math final! but that isn't until the 5th. then i have, like, 2-3 weeks off of classes! i'm excited about that! between my last two terms, i had two days off...

i have kept up eating well, the weekend aside. i started off so well.. a health shake, two bananas.. then chris's mom made me a cheese omelette. the rest of saturday wasn't so bad, save for a bunch of cookies at the wedding. thanks to the headaches, i've lost much of my desire to drink - all i had to drink at the wedding besides water was two perrier & cranberries. omg, such a grownup. sunday.. sunday was a disaster. from the cheese omelette to the pizza. we're just not going there. :)

but monday was a new day!
breakfast: spinach, banana, protein shake. lunch: veggie wrap, leftover from meeting at work. these are ridiculously healthy because all they're made of are.. veggies! with some hummus. snack: an apple w/ almond butter for a snack. dinner: by request, chris made me french toast, 3 slices. also, we had leftover wedding cookies for dessert (2). two green teas (0 cals) to drink during the day, and lots of water.

and today was good!
breakfast: banana, greens powder, and protein powder (forgot my veggies at work!) shake. lunch: big lunch! huge salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red pepper, romaine. a couple spoonfuls of pasta salad with feta cheese - yum! the front half of a slice of veggie pizza i was coerced into eating by a vendor because he had just made it and i didn't want to be rude. overall, very healthy - and very filling. snack: apple w/ almond butter. dinner: very reasonable portion of cheese ravioli with sun-dried tomatoes with a side of green beans, 1 l leftover wedding cookie. two green teas (0 cals) to drink, along with lots of water.

overall, i'm very happy that i've gone from, like, 0 fresh vegetable consumption to.. i dunno? what am i getting now? a few servings a day, i'd guess, at least. i'm reading up on juicing with plans to get more. i like my little bright-green morning smoothies, so am going to experiment with getting different healthy stuff in there. and i'm thinking about a juicer!

oh, i love this website: the world's healthiest foods

ok, i'm off!
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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