cabbage soup and whiskey.


So it appears that I have once again neglected blogging entirely. I did end up making the vegan curry as promised in my last post, but there is absolutely no evidence.

The good news is I’ve lost 14 pounds! To be honest, I slacked off for two months before the April 1st deadline of the weightloss contest at work. I also mostly slacked off in the month of March. See: My Birthday, Others Birthdays, Austin Trip, Etc. So I was 2 weeks out and suddenly I realize I had 7 pounds to lose but not the gratuitous amount of time I’d had at the start. Crash dieting over 10 days I managed to drop 9 pounds and exceed my goal. Yes I realize this is mostly water weight, but it will certainly motivate me to exercise and watch what I eat here on out. Jon and I are planning on *finally* going to the gym. Mostly because he wants to wear a skin tight spiderman suit for comic con.

Speaking of goals. I think I am going to make a To Do List. Like an actual, physical piece of paper that I am going to keep in my wallet so I can cross things out when I finish them. It’s the only way I get things done at work. There’s just something so satisfying about crossing things out. Sometimes I even put things I’m halfway finished with on my list just so I can take my red pen to it. It need to be a list of both Goals and goals… Just to keep things realistic and moving forward.

But just in case I lose it, here’s my list for the rest of 2013:

1. Save up money for a down payment + new furniture
2. Make a costume for comic con and not be embarrassed in
3. Maintain weight and do not go over 140.
4. Throw a baby shower
5. Get a raise at work
6. Get lash extensions
7. Plan an exciting minivacation/staycation
8. Pay my own car insurance
9. Finally bake some macarons + photograph the process
10. Take my DSLR more places and get less awkward with it.


no steps forward two steps back


i feel as though i should rescind my last post somewhat. the healthy eating didn’t exactly continue consistently, what with the trip to disney world and the discovery of whiskey cake with fresh whipped cream and bourbon caramel sauce. but i’m still having spinach shakes for breakfast, so there’s that. also, i won a coupon for a snickerdoodle icecream sandwich from carl’s jr at theimpulsivebuy.comso we all know i will be using that. pronto.

also i forgot that i was supposed to be blogging my daily adventures. woops.

but. i’m not throwing in the towel, yet.

my next post will consist of vegan thai curry adventures!

accidental hippie?


yesterday i spent the most money at sprouts farmers market than i ever have.  $93.95.

as expected and stereotypical as it sounds, i’ve decided that 2014 will be the year that i finally make real resolutions and stick to them. basically every year i’ll make some passing remark that i want to get more fit, eat healthier, or start blogging. This is the year for some real changes to be made!

i’ve had this domain name for years and always get distracted by other things in order to really get anything started; instead i spend my free time browsing other peoples recipes, craft projects, and lives. it’s about time i start my own.

having recently been married jon & i have put on what my kind friends are calling love weight. apparently “love” equates to about fourteen pounds. this is similar to a gestation period for a human child, except now, 9 months later, i have nothing but really tight pants to show for it.

thus began my healthy eating journey. i’ve always been a fairly decent eater. i cook most things from scratch because i enjoy it and grew up eating wholesome foods. “scratch”, however,  includes butter, sugar & rice. much to my delight i amassed a wealth of baking supplies from the wedding and i have been putting them to good use! (i should have started this blog when i went through my baking phase, really)

now i’m starting true clean eating, making my own granola bars, alfalfa wraps and all. somehow this led me to a curiosity in quitting shampoo in lieu of honey & apple cider vinegar?

WHAT’S HAPPENING? one of the stock boys at sprouts knows me now and remembers to ask me about weekend and vacation plans.

ps. i’m on day 3 of insanity and it’s terrible. but i also find myself looking forward to the workouts. who is this person i’m becoming?