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I have no shame…

I drove to Costco for the sole purpose of having free samples for lunch.

Ravioli ( drenched in olive oil) X2
Raspberry pastry
Veggie Chili
Almond Butter
Sun chips!

I also bought some Chobani 12 pack for 11.49!


I also bought some Tabouli which I had for lunch part 2 with some rice and roasted potatoes

I have a happy belly 🙂

Yesterday while I was sitting in the chair of boredom aka the Dentist

I was really craving a Panera sammie

Enter the love of my life.

All 610 delish calories.  They mainly come from the bread- which I will have switched the next time I get this

Have a look-see:

I really want to make my own healthy version but can anyone help me find zesty peppadew piquant peppers?


On to some school  stuff I am totally in a bummed out mood. I spend so much time and energy studying and I always end up with terrible grades. I try not to let my grades define me but it does make me sad. There are only 44 credits standing in the way of me and a B.S in Biochemistry.
I had a really hard semester- lots of tears. I dropped a classes.  But some good points I got a few really high grades-but in the end they did not help.
I know I can make it these next 3 semester- I will continue to work hard regardless of how crappy my grades are.

I do have some exciting things coming up:

  • I am blogging for UMBCeats as a healthy living blogger.

  • I am in touch with the FDA with a possible job/ internship

  • I am going to continue to teach ab crunch at UMBC

  • I will continue my internship with the UMBC Shriver Center at a local homeless shelter.  We are planning to grow a garden- so that they can add FRESH veggies and herbs to their meals. We are going to use these seeds to keep up around biodiversity. I also plan on getting free composted soil from the county.

  • I am also talking to a few professors on campus to do some Public Health Research in the Spring.

  • Co-writing Public Health Roll we are planning on re-launching in Feb

I listed out all these things mainly for myself, even when things are looking bad. I do have a lot going for myself. I pride myself in taking the initiative in whatever project/ job I am doing. I hope this carries me through to my future.

Most importantly I will try my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle- with that I am going to head to the gym.

Hopefully I will feel better about myself. If not, there is always tomorrow.





And the winner is….

You are just going to have to scroll to the bottom to find out!

I had a headache last night so I took my time getting up and missed the D.C blogger meet up. I was super bummed.

I cheered myself up with Strawberry Chobani!

w/ granola. I could eat this every single day! Maybe.

Today I was not in the mood to workout. I just wanted to curl up and get back into bed. But I decided to just go for 30 mins. And if I hated it I would come back.

I kept with Elliptical Challenge 2010 and cranked out a fast 15 mins!

Today Ms. Matchy-matchy was no where to be found. Maybe she was off shopping for another outfit?

So I was left with Mr. Under Armour.

And we had at it.

Pedaling away on the seated bike. I won. Of course!

I finished my 30 mins and booked it home for some un pictured pita chips and hummus. Basically the best thing on Earth.

My mom and I hit up the mall. She had some gifts to buy so I tagged along. I am not big on shopping these days. I don’t want to try fitting into some new clothes- I have plenty at home to do so.

I did have some important business to take care of. I am a member of the Godiva Rewards Club and I wanted to go in and get my FREE chocolate of the month. Boy was I excited!

I of course wanted everything!

But I settled for the Milk Chocolate Truffle

I split it in half with my mom.  And it was worth every bite. We already know what we want next month 🙂

Shopping has to be a workout! Between dodging all the pushy kiosk sellers and sprinting past all the slow people that stop to look at e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I was pooped when I made it home.

I came home and made a TJ special

Spinach and Chive pasta with a slightly healthier version of Tj’s Alfredo sauce.

I am a happy girl 🙂

For the rest of the night I will have some tea and grapes w/ Chobani if I feel snacky.

And now to the moment you have all been waiting for!

The winner is: lowandbhold

“Oh I loooove Chobani! Yay for your first giveaway!

Safety and good to me is family.”

-Please e-mail me at supersana786 [at] gmail [dot] com with your full name and mailing address!

Thank you all for entering my giveaway it was nice to read all of your symbols of good and safety



Living the crazy life!

The life that I in vision for my self is not the one that I am currently living.

 Someday’s I don’t even feel normal.

But it is amazing regardless 🙂

Introductions must be made-

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Meet TURTLE- my spiffy new back brace 🙂 I have to wear this for 6-weeks. I saw an MRI of my spine and its in the shape of a J lovely!

It truly is amazing to read about everyone elses workouts on their blogs. It’s the closest that I have been to running in the past 10 months. I don’t even miss it anymore!

I have not been doing as well as I would like to be in school- taking 3 upper-level classes is too much work for me. I feel like I am always missing something and I am wayy behind everyone else. It is hard not to feel like a failure.

However, I have to make choices that work for me and not compare myself to my smart and amazing peers. I decided to drop my biochem class, mind you biochemistry is my major. But I have not gotten above a 30% on any of the exams.

I have till the 10th to drop this class with a W, but I don’t see any other plan. Hopefully when I drop the class I will be able to focus on my other classes and pull myself up and end the semester on the high note.

Anything will be better than last fall semester where my car exploded!

I always feel the need to set these huge standards for myself, I wish I was like all my other classmates ace all these classes.

I wonder if I am just not smart enough? or if I should change my major?

But, I enjoy my classes.

I just have to learn how to take classes, without overwhelming myself.

It is truly impossible to stay sane without having positive people in your life, I love being able to share my life with someone else. The good, the bad and even the ugly ❤

My life may never be the perfect path that I see it has, but I have done so many things that I could not have imagined. I have overcome many fears. And I am a much stronger human being. Knowing this is a great feeling 🙂

Sometimes it just takes another person to realize how strong we truly are.

 I feel like I don’t really write a healthy living blog, but this is my journey to having a happy and healthy future. And I will get there one way or another.

I decided to step outside of my hermit life and get my nails done– I seriously feel pretty!

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 *Feet pic alert*

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I hope no one is grossed out by feet here 😦 But I LOVE my feet, I can always become a foot model, if grad school does not work out. hehe!

On a related note:

There is no one way to reach your goal. Pave your own path!

Feel free to e-mail/comment about your own goals 🙂

I swear there is crack in these!!!

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I have a confession…

….I cry my eyeballs out while watching Grey’s.

I feel like doing a life update post- mostly for myself.  My life feels like a non-stop amazing movie. I want to have some place to put it all down. Some place where I can see this- and fall in love with it over and over again.

I am healthy ( relative term), alive and happy. It blows my mind that I get to be in school, and learn and experience love and friendships. 

My classes are CRAZY hard- I have two exams and a 8-10 page story to work on. Being in 400-level classes is AMAZING. First of all, am I allowed to be taking these classes? I love learning about the biochemistry of our bodies.

I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around all the chemical processes that happen in our bodies. They are all the same. For every single one of us. All I have to say is that we are amazing human beings.

College is said to be the BEST time of your life, does that mean being an old lady and falling asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow?

That is basically what my life has been like.

I am in love with my internship.

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Me and my LOVELY volunteers at a charity auction- one of the best nights of my life by far 🙂

There is sooo much that has been going on in my life for the past month- I can’t even write it down because its a big blur.

We had our holiday EID which was filled with yummies and more yummieseid

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As you can tell, it was a blasty!

In my next post I will be talking about my injury and how my college eating habits are going.

Night night!

Eating Machine!!!

…….OH BOY! What hit me this weekend?

I was one busy bee this weekend, eating away- I don’t even have pics b/c it all went into my food wayyy too fast! Mindless weekend eating is something else! Between my mom’s homemade meals and birthday desserts I sure did enjoy myself 🙂

Except for the part where I ate MOLDY guacamole for two days!!! BLAH! For being so paranoid about expired food I can’t believe I missed the GIANT white/blue patch of mold 😦 Thankfully I feel fine- you live and learn.

But like every fun weekend there is always a mindful eating week to follow!

I woke up this morning with a slightly scratchy throat and nasal congestion, this is NORMAL for me with the change of the seasons coming up here is Maryland. So, I am not worried about swine flu 😦 I have been CHUGGING green tea in hopes of feeling better ASAP!

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It’s hard to get out of school and work while being sick, but as long as I am not running a temperature I am ok, even if I do feel crappy all day.

So far so good with bringing food from home! My main problem was not being able to keep it cool all day while I was in class or at work. But I have been using ice packs and its good to go!

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The eats:

  • Grapes
  • strawberries
  • Pasta w/ low fat caesar salad dressing
  • Salmon burger!!! (12.99 for 12 at costco)

The HIGHLIGHT of my weekend was a trip to COSTCO!!! OMG the weekend is an amazing time to go, soooo many free samples 🙂

I am only at the 1/2 way point in my day, I still have to teach my abs class. I teach twice a week for 25 minutes a day. It is great to still teach even with an injury 🙂Picture 014

I have a basic set ab routine, but I am always trying to add new moves. My biggest problem with doing crunches is the neck strain- so I try to do  a lot of moves that don’t hurt that area. Planks, seated twists ect. Personally I like doing my ab workout on the BIG ball, however there are not enough for the 40+ people that come to class.

Does anyone else feel pain while doing a basic crunch?

I also have trouble planning for the rest of the day eating wise.

I ate my lunch at 12:30.

Currently its 2:52, I have 4.5 hours left to my day. I would like to have some kind of a snack with me, I forgot my soy chips 😦 I am skipping yogurt while being sick, cold dairy is not the best when you are congested.

I may buy a vegan cookie to take with me while I am in class or a Nature Valley Honey and Oats Bar :)- Love those things, even if the tend to crumble all over me. I HAVE to have something to eat during my 2 hour biochem lecture. I can’t focus if my tummy is going * grumble grumble*!

Its’s funny, sometimes in life there is nothing that is going too wrong, or nothing super exciting- it is nice to be at an even pace in life. Its like the calm before the storm and you know that something is coming. My semester is off to a start, I know what I need to do to study and do well in my classes- it honestly is a matter of it all coming together.

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I went out to dinner with a group of friends after my late night class, its just say I LOVE this place- I STUFFED my face!!!! Mainwand Kabob is an Afgani Kabob place.

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Loving Life!

What does it truly mean to love life?

It’s embracing all that is living around us.

And that starts with us. Self love. And loving those around us.

As humans we constantly look at everyone else and compare. To us, having what someone else has will make our lives 10000000x better. It is said that you are your own worst critic and in most cases that is true. Why can’t we see ourselves from an outsiders prespective? When will we finally be able to love ourselves and what our bodies do for us?

I know I have said it time and time again and I know others have too, ” I will be so happy when I lose  just 20, 30 or 40 more pounds.” Yes, you might be happy but your body will thank you . Taking care of yourself and being healthy is a life long mission that does lead to happiness however the journey should not be a painful one.

The general view of overweight/ obese people is that they are unhealthy and don’t care about themselves. Just how many Americans would that be? 97.1 million Americans. Or 35.70% of the world population.  These individuals are  our mothers, fathers, siblings, husbands, wives and family members. People that we love.

Yes, there are days where I look at myself and complain about XYZ body part. But I LOVE my body. It is 100% mine and everyday for 20 years it has taken me on a journey unlike any other.

 I love my legs for the help carry me through the hardships of life.

I love my arms that allow me to embrace my loved ones.

I love my mind for helping me stay strong when my heart wants to stop trying.

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I am NOT a healthy eater- I am learning about what I enjoy eating and what is available. I don’t eat all organic or vegan, but I am trying sooo many differnt things. I am a work in progress.

The eatsss:

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So, my friends and I went out to lunch for sushi ( this was my first meal of the day) I was not feeling it.

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I did not try anything with fish and I just ate the veggie rolls.

Homemade alfredo! Everything was low fat or fat free :)!

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I added a bit of white ground beef on top 🙂 With some delish apple cider 🙂Picture 006

I am doing well with my meals- as far as waiting to go back for more. My eyes are NOT bigger than my stomach!

Its the in between/ mindless munching I need to work on. When I am bored I eat. I need to be more MINDFUL of what I am putting in my body.

QUESTION: How do you control the mindless munching?

Weekend musings!

The BIG Apple!!!

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M&M STOREE!!! YUMM!

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The daycation to NYC was a blasty 🙂 We could not stay for more that a day because we had things to do on Sunday.

We woke up at 5am and got started on the 3hr and 45 min drive.( I decided not to bring my camera because I wanted to carry all my shopping instead)

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Siblings ❤

I LOVE times square! Its soooo ALIVE. With all different types of people and various shapes and sizes 🙂 Even if you feel like you don’t fit in you just do because you are different. There is something about New York that embraces everyone and their various cultures. Living in a suburb for more than 20 years I am not used to the hustle and bustle of a big city, however I found myself dreaming about living in a city. There is something charming about New York that attracts millions of people. The one thing that I noticed was how well dressed everyone was. I CHOOSE to wear clothes that cover my body and because I am not comfortable in the body that I am due to the weight that I have gained. So I tend to wear baggy and other items without putting much thought in them. Plus most of my cute clothes are in a smaller size and they are too tight to sit in comfortably.

 

I know that most people would love to have the curves that I do;however , I have an ideal body that I want to have. I don’t feel hopeless because I know right now I have to work on my injury as well as my eating habits. And I am hopeful knowing that at one point not too long ago I was at my ideal weight. I was unable to to maintain it due to getting injured, school, stress and not planning out my meals.

 

Theses are all situations I need to get better at dealing with because that is a part of life. I will not always have the most perfectly healthy meal handed to me. Nor will the stresses of college life vanish once I graduate. As well as when I get older I won’t always be able to run and take kickboxing classes every single day. Looking back I worked too hard to get myself down to that weight, it was not a lifestyle that I could handle once school started.

 

Life is a learning process, through the multiple blogs I read, I have been able to pick and choose food items, that I enjoy and are healthy for me. Lets face it, it is impossible to do a 180 on eating habits otherwise it is too easy to revert back to your own ways when they are presented to you in a desperate time. By desperate I mean when you are out shopping and you are starving you will grab the nearest food item, regardless of how healthy it is. And sometimes those options are not there.

 

I am learned to think for myself when it comes to my eating habits. I can’t allow the food industry to do that for me, otherwise I will end up like the 97.1 million Americans that are currently overweight. My main goal in life is to help others, I can’t do that unless I am helping myself first.

 

I refuse to feel like a failure because that I am not at the weight that I want to be and because I am not going to medical school right after college. My future is in my hands, and I have to make the choices and the changes that will allow me to get there. I get frustrated when I am unable to find the friends that share the same ideas and values as I do. In my social circle and and at school I do know plenty of people that I am with and they are great people. However, I am not able to find someone that shares the same passions as I do. I try not to spend my life searching for the perfect person, because there is no such thing, every  individual has their own ideas and goals. These will not mesh well with your own. I feel that sometimes I try to “make” my friends just like how I live mine. But I know they are their own person and it is “wrong” of me to do so.

 

I want to be able to inspire others to live a HEALTHY and FULFILLING  life style with out waiting for it to land in their laps. Sometimes I do feel like I am waiting for my life to start, for it to start going the way hat I want to. But that is in MY control. What I eat, what I wear, what I look like, who I become- thats all me. Our fears are what hold us back, my fear of being alone, and trying something different do hold me back in some aspects. And in due time I will get there. I know myself and I know my potential.

 

The food that we eat reflect that lifestyle that we lead as individuals. It is not just an act that we do 3 times a day just to get it out of the way. It encompasses our every waking moment. Food gives us the energy to do our daily activities. It gives us a reason to love/hate our bodies, it teaches us the value of sharing and giving, as well as being thankful for all that we have.

 

We are currently on our way to a festival/ concert at George Mason University!

 I can’t get over how AMAZING these are, I think I ate an entire batch in 2 days!

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Things I bought:

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Everyone loves a good knock-off deal 🙂

I love jewelry!

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Question: Do you feel like you have full filled all of your dreams?

Thanksgiving is not the only time to be thankful

I am a worrywart.

Thankfully I have amazing and supportive friends that assure me that I will be ok 🙂

Even with an injury, diet not working, stress of school and the future. I have many things to be thankful for. The health and happiness of myself and my family. We live, laugh, love and learn together 🙂Family

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Education– being in school is something that my mom did not get a chance to finish for financial reasons. Many other families can’t afford to send their kids to college. My love/hate relationship will continue for the time being but in the end I will get out so much more.

Friends- I have an interesting group of friends, some I don’t even talk to for months. Others I talk and text to every single day. These are the people I see on a day to day basis and study with. It is so nice to have a group of people to share mylife with, it is impossible to feel alone.5006_1076960484182_1231320014_30187394_43270_n

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Food-I love food!!!! It provides me with energy and the proper nutrition that allows me to function. Also a good excuse to bring friends and family together, It is so important to have a POSITIVE relationship with food. Much harder than boys LOL.

Life- This semester brings me the hardest classes I have yet to take, a new internship, running an organization and teaching 🙂 I love everything I do and I am blessed to be able to do so!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, 3 months early, now bring on the turkey :)!!!!!

I am backkkkkk!

So, this is my new start at blogging and I have NOOO idea how it works eeeeks! But I shall learn. So first things first why am I blogging? I would like to have this blog as a place to document the ups and downs of a 20-something trying to get a healthy life. Note key word is trying. Between school, injuries and other stress lets just say it is easy to let myself go.