Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Healthy Summer Eating

Whenever the weather gets warmer I always find myself wanting to eat lighter and healthier. Since I've been home, I've been on a major protein kick, chicken breasts, egg whites, peanut butter...I ate a lot of carbs on my vacation and even though I miraculously didn't gain any weight, I want to get back to eating more balanced. Since I don't eat much meat, it's always a struggle for me. I can only eat much chicken before I go crazy.

I am looking forward to healthy summer eating....I can't wait for the first good strawberries to appear in the grocery store. YUM!

What are your favorite summer foods?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I am back!! My vacation was lovely, but I am glad to be home. I learned a few things about myself on this trip that I thought I would share:

1) I am addicted to my Blackberry WAY more than I would care to admit. Despite not having it with me, I found myself waking up in the middle of the night looking at the nightstand to see if the new message indicator light was blinking.

2) I am 100% comfortable spending a week completely alone with minimal human contact.

3) My love for Tivo is much stronger than I thought. They should make a travel Tivo that you can take with you.....THAT would be fabulous.

4) The ocean has healing powers so much better than any drug.

Now I'm off to unpack....my suitcase currently smells like beach and I need to do laundry and re-pack. I'm off to Chicago on Friday.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Mark of a Really GOOD Vacation

is that you don't even care that somehow on the same day within 12 hours of each other you managed to break both your computer AND your ipod.  The computer has its moments of being usable, but I think the iPod is a gonner. It had a nasty fight with a tile floor and the floor won.

I've been a lazy bum this entire trip. Pool/beach/eat repeat. I've barely taken any photos or done a thing other than read near various bodies of water.

It's been FABULOUS. I've got a few more hours of sun tomorrow morning and then I'm on my way home. With no computer or ipod to entertain me, it's gonna be a LOOOONG flight.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I am officially on vacation!!! I arrived in St. Maarten yesterday and have been a lazy beach/pool bum all day today. The resort I'm at is pretty empty so I had the pool all to myself this morning.

Also, THOROUGHLY enjoying the free wifi!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Good Way to Ring in 30

A birthday cake. Treating myself to a cab ride to work (instead of taking the subway). A facebook page and inbox full of good wishes. A cupcake. A bouquet of flowers from my cousin. Cards from a dog and a fish. A Target gift certificate from my sister (which will be used to buy a fancy new coffee maker I've been drooling over) and a fabulous beach vacation next week.

You know, I really can't complain about this whole turning 30 thing.

That's Right

I'm 30 today.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not Helping

I've been doing this therapy/drug thing now for 2 months and I feel exactly the same and still have the exact same anxiety.

I can't tell if I'm being impatient and was wishing for a magic cure, but my expectations were after 2 months I would at least feel closer to feeling different, yet I don't. I like my therapist and she has definitely said things to me that have made me think about things differently, but I don't feel like we ever get to solutions. I'm tired of just thinking about things. Thinking I can do on my own time and without a copay. I want SOLUTIONS or tools.

Is 2 months long enough to tell if something is working or not?

Friday, May 08, 2009

No Plans

I have NO plans this weekend, no pressing chores, nothing that HAS to immediately be done.

If you need me, I'll be laying in my comfy bed trying to make it through Book 2 of the Twilight series. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it, but so far Book 2 has turned me into an emotional wreck.

Not a bad way to spend my last weekend of my 20s.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Good Cantaloupe Thoughts

Any good thoughts you could send Chicago's way I would appreciate.  A dear friend of mine is meeting with a surgeon today to discuss a lump she found in her breast recently and I'm trying to send all good vibes her way. My self proclaimed job for her has been her comedic relief. Now I just need someone to be mine.

*the cataloupe reference is from last week's Grey's Anatomy episode: "Life handed her lemons and she made cantaloupes!"

Friday, May 01, 2009

It's MAY?

May 1 today eh? The month in which I turn 30. YIKES. I was so NOT ready for this.  At least I have a beautiful beach vacation in 15 days to look forward to. Every day I visit the website of the resort I am staying at. It keeps me going.

Big Target trip planned for tonight. Living in NYC a Target trip involved car rental and major planning so it's a real treat when I get to go. Thanks to Zip Cars, I can treat myself a little more often than I used to. I also need to meal plan for the week. Somehow my freezer is STUFFED, yet I feel like I don't have many meal option. I"m sure the pasta sauce taking up 1/2 my freezer has something to do with that. LOL Note to self: next time HALVE the recipe.

Even though it's going to make for a LOT of traveling in May, I decided to go to my friend's memorial service being held in my college town. 5 days after I return from St. Martaan, I'll be heading to Illinois, but it's important to me that I go back and honor her life and her service to the University she worked at.