Hello Loves.

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A little late to the party, but better late than never.

I was going to try and bust out a post last night, but studying kind of over took my night.  It is finals week, and this week is extra crazy.  I have a huge practical that started yesterday, that I didn’t end up doing, but will today. A quiz also today, and then my final on Friday. Whew. Crazy huh?

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But thankfully, my next class is an audit class which technically I don’t get credit for because all my previous core classes transferred.  But for attendance reasons I still have to go. I know. Silly. I am going to a class (at 7am mind you) for no credit.  But o’well. Even though I have to attend class I still kind of get a break because I don’t have to do any of the work.  Let’s look at the positives shall we!

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So I have actually switched up my eats quite a bit last week! Challenged myself multiple times. I’m serious. I am totally almost over my hill on this eating disorder! I can feel it! I am doing so good lately!  Yes I am starting to have those thoughts of “oh my gosh my thighs are so huge” but you know what. They’re not.  I am suppose to have fat there. It’s normal. It’s healthy. And guess what. It’s beautiful. Ok, I may not believe that last one whole heartedly yet, but I have faith one day I will.

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So let’s get on to the eats shall we?

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First up. Breakfast was super good because of a little jewel I whipped up.

I saw a recipe on Powercakes and STUFT Mama for a chia jam and had to make some. I had bought a bunch of fresh raspberries and blueberries so I thought perfect!

And it was.

I took about half a cup, maybe a little bit more of fresh berries and stuck them in the microwave for a minute.

Mashed them up and put about 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in. I used white chia seeds.

I also added a few drop of NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia.

Let it sit in the fridge for about 30+ minutes to gel. And wha-la. Instant deliciousness.

Enjoyed on top of a Rudi’s English Muffin.

This stuff was tasty. Totally.

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So on to a few challenges I gave myself. I had an amazing weekend full of them.  Matt and I went to the farmers market on Saturday and spontaneously I decided I wanted gelato.

Demolished. And delicious.

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Sunday we ran a few errands and while we were out, I got hungry. Normally I high-tail it home for lunch. Nope. Not today.

Beers and appetizers with my babes! What normal people do.

(By the way, we went to a local brewery and they have the most amazing Peach Ale. I love it.)

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Dinner? Yes challenges there too.

Yes friends. Chicken Alfredo.

Now this did come in the packaged variety, which was an extra challenge for me. I did not make it. I could not “healthify” it, if you will. Nope. White pasta and all that creamy goodness. And it was good. And I ate it all!

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It feels so awesome to talk back to my ED and to win. I just want so bad to get back to that normal. To eat just to eat. Not worry about every little thing that goes into my mouth. Not pretend that my “healthy” habits are to be healthy and not ED related. Guess what, more than likely they are. People don’t go raw, do juice detoxes, eliminate carbs from their diets for 100% health reasons.  It’s that little voice telling them they need to. Carbs are bad. Processed food is evil (ok I stay away from a lot of processed foods, but not the main point).  I am also not saying everyone who leads a healthy eating lifestyle has an eating disorder either, but we are so influenced by society and what’s considered beautiful, that I think it does underlie in a lot of people.

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But anywho. On to happier things. Like this huge practical I should be studying for instead of sitting on the computer. But I just love and miss you guys so much! And thankfully with my “break” next month I will be around a lot more. Muahahah. Be prepared.

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Have a lovely week all.

Oh. And before I leave. How can I not do well on my practical when I have this lovely background to stare back at me.

Yea. I pretty much have the best fiance ever. Nuff’ said.

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What are your plans for Memorial Day? Anything fun?

I still need peanut butter recipes for my Artisana review. Any suggestions?