Category Archives: Healthy lifestyle

Thinking About a Detox

The holidays just passed, a nice long three day weekend. The boyfriend bought a bottle of bourbon to celebrate. I dabbled in it a bit, but I do try to stick to a strict red wine diet. Living in Oregon though, it’s tough to pass up on a craft beer happy hour.

I am turning to my recent drinking activity because I woke up this morning with a slight chest pain. I have woken up with this pain a few times now. After reading through some articles this morning, I think my drinking could be the cause.

As a healthy human nowadays, one is supposed to get the body moving, which I do (currently getting back into it the way I use to), not smoke, not over drink, eat healthy, according to this article.

With that list, my red wine seems to be the only issue. Clearly, I am being my own doctor, but trial and error is life when you’re twenty-five and not a fan of doctors.

So bye bye to my delicious gulps of red wine. I will miss you. But when it comes to my health, drastic changes are a must.

Stay healthy friends.

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Small Talk, Big Idea

I get upset when I think about the food I ate as a kid.

I wish I could go back and be vegan from the start.

I suppose if that were the case, I might not like cooking as much as I do now.

As well as appreciate food as much as I do now.

I think my favorite part of cooking is the space I get to call mine while in the kitchen.

I don’t like anyone bothering me, especially those that come in and pick at what I just prepared.

I learned that was rule number one while living with a Spanish family; don’t go in the kitchen while your mother is cooking.

 It is her palace.

Take a Look at Yourself

Day three being a vegan. I made 10 collard green falafel wraps with a cilantro pâté. A lot of sunflower seeds used. But good enough I was craving one when I got home from work today. I went on a 45 min. power walk with 15 min. stretches afterwards. A photographer was there shooting two young girls in flashy running gear. I thought about the hills and valleys of my health the past 5 years. How Hawaii was the best shape I’ve been in. How I was the most active there. And obviously caught the most amount of vitamin D. However, not the most rational when living island life.

Studying abroad for three months, I was the most sane, happy, me I’ve ever been. I may have just had a very large and questionable amount of red wine at the time too. 

And now, out of college, nearing 25, with an amazing, handsome, man who I love myself with and living in a beautiful, agricultural, liberal, growing city. 

Life is a beauty. 

Going Vegan.. And Mom Already Called to Ask Why

So it’s Day One of veganism. Nuts n grapes so far and it’s nearing noon.

Walking laps around Sexton Mountain Park.

Overcast heat. A small airplane flies by. JG coaches.

I bought a spaghetti squash. We cooked it 40min., perfect time for a sunset drink on the rooftop, met our new neighbors.

I grabbed a fork and told JG to watch, as I did as I saw in the   YouTube video, and added my sautéed mushrooms, garlic, onion and red peppers.

JG had oven roasted chicken atop his plate. And lunch leftovers the next day.
A Rookie Vegan