Just Awesome!

That’s me being sarcastic.


  • this chick woke up at 5am
  • couldn’t go back to sleep
  • had a raging headache
  • had a horrible stomach ache
  • felt like a cat clawed at my throat/tonsils
  • is covered in sweat
  • is achy
  • is chilly

Obviously not a good start to the day.  Everyone is a bit afraid I might get what Brit had last week, which was Strep ThroatUh oh.  I haven’t had it since I was a junior in high school, and all I remember is feeling like utter hell and being out of school for almost two weeks.  Joy.

So not too many pictures of eats today…other than what everyone else had for lunch today!  I thought I would share the variety of other things that were consumed for lunch by my field coworkers!

Lets take a gander of some other “girl eats” and “boy eats".  Can you tell which is which?

Meal One: Fruit salad (cantaloupe, strawberries, blueberries), whole wheat sandwich with laughing cow cheese, cucumbers, tomato and lettuce.

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Meal Two: Bowtie pasta with assorted veggies and marinara sauce (Leftovers)


Meal Three: Spinach tortilla wrap with Mozzarella cheese, tomato, lettuce, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette and unpictured fresh pineapple.


Meal Four: Pasta and Marinara (Leftovers, still cold and in a block…hahaha!)


Meal Five: Arugula Salad w/ veggies, sunflower seeds and homemade dressing, fruit salad (nectarine and strawberries) with dark chocolate dreams.

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Meal Six: Pepperoni Pizza (leftovers!)


And everyone’s dessert: Girl Scout Tagalongs


So, what do you think?!


Over the past week or so I have been fortunate enough to receive a few awards from some of my favorite and best friend bloggers.  I feel so special!  Each and every one of these woman deserved these awards as well!

I got the Sunshine Award from both Jessie at Vegan minded and Gena at Choosing Raw.


The sunshine award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world.

The rules for accepting the sunshine award are:

- put the logo on your blog or within your post
- pass the award onto 12 bloggers
- link the nominees within your post
- let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
- share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award

There are so many bloggers that I wish I could list!  I’ll list a few of the blogs as of late that have been inspiring to me:

  1. Lara at Thinspired
  2. Jasmine at Sweet and Fit
  3. Sophia at Burp and Slurp
  4. Shelley at Finding Happiness and Health
  5. KTWood at Faith, Food and Fitness
  6. Evan at Food Makes Food Fun Fuel
  7. Biz at The Biggest Diabetic Loser
  8. Ashley at Daily Goods
  9. Ashley at Healthy Ashley
  10. Meghann at Running, eating and living in the real world
  11. Jenny at This Winding Road
  12. Jenny at PB and Jenny

I also got the Beautiful Blogger Award from one of my best friends Jenn at Eating Bender.


Here is how it works:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award. — Jenn from Eating Bender!!!
  2. Paste the award on your blog.
  3. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
  4. Share seven interesting things about yourself.
  5. Nominate up to 7 more beautiful bloggers.
  6. Link the bloggers you nominate.

7 interesting things?  I don’t know what you would think is interesting?  Oh well, I’ll give it my best shot!

  1. As of a few years ago, I had been to more countries than to American States!
  2. I have an albino birthmark that burns in the sun in an instant.
  3. I have 4 colors in my eyes: brown, hazel, green and blue.
  4. In the past 14 months I have driven over 16,000 miles in my little car to get to my new work places!
  5. I can drive an airboat.
  6. Growing up I visited the ER almost every two and a half years on the dot for something, mostly broken bones.  I’m seriously accident prone!
  7. I want to one day get published for the environmental work I’ve been doing for years.

The seven bloggers I would like to nominate for this award are:

  1. Caitlin at The Healthy Tipping Point
  2. Gina at The Fitnessista
  3. K at KS Good Eats
  4. Mica at MicaPie
  5. Miss GC at Gliding Calm
  6. Kristie at Lighter Portions
  7. Kailey at Snackface

And last but not least, I got the Bald Faced Liar Creative Writer Blogger Award from Tiffany at A Dantat’s Life.


As part of this award, I have to use my brain and come up with six outrageous lies about myself and one truth. Readers, you pick out which item is the TRUTH out of the lies. So here goes:

  1. I’ve jumped off a waterfall
  2. I’ve been on Air Force One
  3. I’ve run a marathon
  4. I’ve jumped out of a plane
  5. I’ve climbed Mt. Whitney (Highest peak on the West Coast)
  6. I’ve crashed and totaled a car

Guess which one was the truth?

Once nominated, here is what you have to do:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.


Have a good night everyone!

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24 Responses to Just Awesome!

  1. ktbwood says:

    Aww girl sorry about your day! your eats still look super good!
    Thank you soo much for that award- YOU brighten MY day!! you are so sweet! thankful for you, beautiful

  2. Food Makes Fun Fuel says:

    Thanks for the tag!
    I think you've jumped off a waterfall–just a hunch :-)

  3. moretolifethanlettuce says:

    sorry about your shiteous day! if i like the "boy eats" does that mean i'm a tranny or something? ;) everything looks good. wow superstar, check out your awards! well deserved :) my guess is the air force one one?

  4. Jenny says:

    aw boo boo, I wish I could just give you a huge hug and make everything better! fortunately, today is almost over and tomorrow you have a beautiful opportunity to start new :)

    thank you so much for the award, babydoll. It means so much. You have no idea how much light you bring in to my life!!!! Love you more than words <3

  5. Olga @ Healthing It says:

    WOW! Congrats on all the awards :)

    Sorry you had a crappy morning, I hope you feel better soon!

  6. Meredith (Pursuing Balance) says:

    I hope you feel better soon! The girl eats versus boy eats is very interesting! It is like my women's studies undergrad and dietetics masters coming together! Gendered Food! That totally should have been my research project!

  7. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    Congrats on all the awards girl, wow!! You deserve them, for sure!!!
    And i'd say the truth – you've jumped off of a waterfall, sounds logical haha

    Sorry your are feeling under the weather!! Feel better!

    And the man food, i'd say the leftovers. Especially the cold leftovers in block form. Please tell me what it is about men that they will eat ANYTHING cold. :/ I mean, yes some things are good cold, even better cold, but some things… not so much.

  8. Jessie (Vegan-minded) says:

    Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. Hopefully all that yummy food will get you back to health in no time. Congrats on all the awards! :)

  9. runwritetherapylife says:

    Feel better ASAP! Maybe try some zinc and orange juice? And I guess that you have jumped off a waterfall!

  10. Christine (The Raw Project) says:

    Sorry about your day, but impressed with the great eats!

  11. findinghappinessandhealth says:

    aww thank you soo so much for the award!! i am so edxcited – you are suchhh an inspiration to me !! seriously :) and yes i can definitely tell the girl/boy eats hah! pasta and pizza boyyys? LOL
    hope you feel better & have a gREAT day tomorrow!


  12. Amanda - RunToTheFinish says:

    I had no idea most of your roomies were so healthy! I hope you are feeling better today.

    way to rock the blog awards, you are a superstar

  13. Jeri says:

    I love the random facts. It's always fun learning something new about my twinsie. Dude, sorry you're sick. Get healthy ASAP :s

  14. Jocelyn Steiber says:

    Feel better!! That's the worst when your not feeling well and you wake up early

  15. Krista says:

    Feel better! I'll send some good vibes your way if you send some mine. Hehe!!

    I bet the boys were all carbs…

  16. Tracey @ Tropical Happiness says:

    Hope you are feeling better!!!! The "boy eats" and "girl eats" are absolutely hysterical! Too funny!

  17. Christina says:

    I just noticed the new header! I miss the rain forest picture, though. =)

    Congrats on the awards, and I hope you feel better soon!

  18. biz319 says:

    Aw – hope you don't get strep throat! Fingers crossed!

    Thanks for the award and shout out – you are so sweet! :D

  19. Maddi says:

    Great post! :) Fun and entertaining :) I love how you took pics of coworkers food…you can definitely tell whose is a guys or gals! Feel better soon!
    I love reading your blog just because you are such and interesting person and the things you do, like your work, and running, are all so cool and remind me so much of myself!!

  20. sweetandfit says:

    awww! thank you girl for the sunshine award!!

    can't believe that I have actually been inspiring to you – I love you and love your blog! thanks again for making my day =)

  21. jenngirl says:

    thank you thank you for the sunshine award!! you are someone who inspires ME to be positive and creative, so i'm glad that you were a recipient of the award as well ;)

    Sorry you had a rough day–not being able to go back to sleep when it is TOO early to wake up has got to be one of the things i hate the most! ugh. no fun.

    Hope your hump day was a good one, talk to ya soon! :)

  22. Thinspired says:

    Wow, thank you! I am so flattered that you thought of me for that award. Crazy that you think I've been inspiring, because you inspire me so much with your running and your dedication to recovery.

    As for the lies…Hmmm…I think you've jumped off a waterfall!

  23. K from ksgoodeats says:

    Thanks for the nomination and congrats on all of your awards!! You deserve them :)

  24. Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) says:

    I love how bright and cheerful those fruit salads look. I wish it was fruit season here for something other than apples. And that I had a jar of DCD kicking around. I seriously miss that stuff.

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