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Super Bowl Weekend

…And just like that, the weekend is over. As an adult I am realizing how quickly time flies, and it seems to speed up at a rate of about three times as quickly when it involves having time off from work.

How was your Super Bowl weekend? Despite the fact that it was held in my area, I had nothing to do with it other than enjoying how quiet the roads were mid afternoon. Fun fact: while they were advertising it as being in San Francisco, the actual game was held in Santa Clara, which is closer to San Jose, which is approximately 45 miles south of downtown San Francisco. So, the joke’s on you tourists…you didn’t actually go to San Francisco for the Super Bowl, you went to Santa Clara. Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, I know.

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Just Jerkin’ It

Happy Wednesday, everyone. I don’t typically like to inundate people with clichés like “happy hump day”, so I won’t. Except I think I inadvertently just did. Whoops.

How is your week going? Fantastically, I hope. After a long bought of feeling like I would never be back to 100%, I think I’m on the road to full recovery. I believe I mentioned this last time, but one of my goals this month was to really clean up my diet – I eat pretty well for the most part (probably better than about 90% of the general population), but I know that there are still some areas for improvement. I’m happy to say that I’ve been doing quite well – lots more veggies, more protein and fewer carbs. I definitely look leaner (the scale says I’m down ~7 lbs, but I am very wary of scales), my body just feels good, and I think I’ve slipped up twice – once when I was sick, and once after the Chase Rice concert my boyfriend and I went to. Best part was, I wasn’t worried about it, and I moved on. So yes, the tired myth of “increasing your fats and proteins while cutting out carbs” works. Don’t completely cut out carbs (you need them!), but I would suggest trying to incorporate more greens and veggies as your carb sources. Or not, you do you.

The biggest goal though was to cut out added sugar. Right now, I’m only getting sugar from fruit for the most part, and I haven’t craved sweets in a long time.

Speaking of added sugar –  have you noticed it’s in absolutely everything? Even milk?!

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Oh goodness.

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? I am bad at the Internet apparently, and even worse at the blogosphere.

What’s been up since April? A lot and nothing, at the same time…my mom and I moved, which was a somewhat chaotic, frenzied disaster, but hey, it makes for a good story now. I don’t recommend delegating only 6 days to pack up an entire house (and garage) and move after you’ve been there for 11 years…not smart. In the end, all is well and we made it out alive, but procrastinators never prosper…or DO they?!

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Meat Balls Gone Wrong

I love to eat. Like, a lot. What I don’t love, however, is cooking. Baking I can get on board with, and while cooking is something I CAN do and am not half bad at it, I just don’t love cooking. Part of this is due to my limited knowledge and recipes – I can make healthy, pretty tasty meals, but I’m not very creative and will eat some variation of about three things for weeks on end.

A few weeks ago I visited my best friend in Chico. She made some seriously delicious turkey meatballs, spaghetti squash and veggies. I love me some meatballs, but I’ve never actually made them. So, naturally the best idea is for me to throw a bunch of food together and see what happens, when truly I have only the foggiest idea of what I may or may not be doing right.

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