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Things I Learned The Month I Found A New Home

Having a bed and a closet to put your clothes in is luxury I previously took for granted.

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Things have a funny way of working out. I definitely make the decisions, but the universe still nudges me around.

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Gaining weight is not the end of the world when trying to maintain a weight loss. But when you’ve been maintaining for so long, trying to lose again sucks.

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There is a very real possibility that this healthy living blog will exclusively turn into a waffle blog.

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I spent years being sleep deprived when an eye mask was all I needed. I now sleep close to 9 hours a night in utter darkness.

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Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter whisked with sugar-free syrup makes for a most excellent dipping sauce.

There is such a thing as too much bacon.

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I shouldn’t feel pressure to blog every single day, nor should I. In order to blog about my life, I have to live it :)

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I am a nerd of epic proportions, proved by squealing with delight at Harry Potter props with 13-year-olds.

This country girl may have a bit of a city girl in her.

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It’s possible to wake up one day and be living the life you always wanted.

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Marshmallow fluff makes the world go round.

Kensington Market eludes me.

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Getting paid to meet wonderful people and put them through workouts is amazing.

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I have a lot more drive and energy than I ever gave myself credit for. 

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It’s really important to actively stay in touch with people. Old friends, new friends, relatives. Don’t always count on others to make the connection.

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Pitas make the best easy pizza crust. No, really.

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I’m finally in a place where I can go out to bars with people, stay sober, and still have tons of fun. It’s taken a long time to get here.

No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I can always find a sense of comfort.

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Going to bed last night, I looked up and spotted the moon through my skylight. I spent a long time looking at it, just as I did as a little girl while sitting on my bedroom window seat. I think it would be so easy for me to feel an overwhelming sense of drowning in this big new city. But my heart is so full, my eyes so wide, and my mind so peaceful. Following my gut was the best thing I ever did.

Question of the Day: What did you learn in July?

Embracing my inner nerd

I just got back from the newest Harry Potter movie. I’m an HP fanatic. Seriously. I dressed up as Luna Lovegood for the sixth book launch when I was working at Starbucks in a book store.

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Luna, chillin’ with Harry and Professor Trelawny.

My mismatched chucks were the best part of the costume.

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We also served a hazelnut white mocha as butterbeer and iced melon green tea lemonade as gillyweed juice :)

Yes, I am a huge nerd. I waited to see the movie so I could see it with a friend. I really liked it!! Unlike the other movies, I purposely did not re-read the book beforehand. Going in with a “fresher” mind made me like it a lot more I think. I didn’t leave pissed that they changed so much stuff :P

Anyways, I was going to do up a lovely post on sleep deprivation. But to be honest, I’m rather sleep deprived myself. I got in a whopping 5.5 hours last night. I think I screwed myself with that afternoon nap yesterday, I couldn’t fall asleep! So ironically, I’m going to save the sleep post for a later date.

I have to tell you though that I ran my fastest 5k time this morning – 28 minutes!! I know that’s the usual for most people, but I’m pretty darn happy about it. Especially accomplishing it the morning after a long bike ride. I almost didn’t run this morning because I thought my legs would be dead. But honestly, they felt stronger than ever! Cycling has done so much for my leg and heart strength, it’s amazing. I’m pretty sure it’s making me a better runner ;)

And with that, I leave you with my new obsession…

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Peanut butter on butternut squash. I officially eat nut butter on everything now. Oh, and that burger in the back is a Sol spicy bean burger with salsa. But we all know what really stole the show ;)

What food are you currently obsessed with??

also… What thing are you really “nerdy” about?

Does having a crush on Alton Brown make me a nerd?? Probably…

Night night!!

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