What I Ate Wednesdays #9: Calm before the NATO storm

Thank GOD I decided on leaving my apartment in downtown Chicago on Saturday. I knew the city would become chaotic because of the NATO summit. I’m not gonna talk much about what happened over there. I don’t have an opinion on NATO matters and the protests that were taking place. I’m simply not aware enough of what is going on. I don’t even really know what it is the NATO does. All I think about this, or rather, what I wonder about is – with the technology we have today, why on earth do the world leaders still have to MEET UP in person to discuss their issues?

Personally, I think it’s for publicity. I think it’s to show the public that they do have the power over everything. With the technology we have today, I’m sure they all talk and do conferences online with crazy high tech web cams already. A “summit” shouldn’t even be necessary. It only causes chaos and a reason for distress and for people to protest.

Also, the news and everyone has been so “ready” for the protests, I feel like doing that is a form of self-fulfilling prophecy – the protests are made to be seen as appropriate and expected, therefore of course they will happen. Being “prepared and ready” so publicly for protesters is like a way for the world to know that it’s okay to protest and it’s expected. I feel like if nothing was to be said about it ahead of time, the protests wouldn’t have been as large as they have been. Although, I don’t know much about the protesters either. Again, just personal opinion. I don’t know much. So yeah. If you know more and wanna share, you’re welcome to.

Thanks again to Jenn from Peas & Crayons for hosting this awesome weekly event πŸ™‚

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What I Ate Wednesdays #7: Mother’s Day

Documenting my day’s eats that took place on Mother’s Day. Don’t judge me. I realize I’m supposed to eat more veggies and I DO eat veggies, I swear… just for some reason, it hasn’t been on the day I select for WIAW documenting haha. It’s a special day, gimme a break πŸ˜›

Thank you to lovely Jenn from Peas & Crayons for hosting yet another WIAW party. Wednesdays have truly become days I look forward to all week – just because of her. So thank you!

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What I Ate Wednesdays #5: Finals Week

Sigh, it’s that time of the semester again – finals week. Unfortunately, I am much much more unmotivated and lazy this semester than I ever have which is weird because this is also the first semester I’m only taking 4 classes. It’s really taking a lot for me to study and stay on top of things although I’m not the type of person that doesn’t do anything ever – so of course I still do what I’m supposed to. I’m an Honors student after all! It’s just not a fun time.

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What I Ate Wednesdays #4

I want to begin by saying I am done with my vegan challenge. What have I learned? I will limit my dairy intake. I didn’t realize how much dairy I consumed until I wasn’t allowed to have it. I also realized how difficult it is to actually be vegan because of the hidden animal-byproducts in so many packaged products! Aside from that, being vegan wasn’t exactly difficult. I ate more veggies and I plan to continue eating more now. I didn’t feel deprived. I liked it, however I don’t think my body liked it very much because of the increased anxiety I’ve been feeling this week. Sigh. Lessons have been learned though and that’s all that matters! πŸ™‚

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What I Ate Wednesdays #2

Isn’t my dog cute? Her name is Cookie. She’s adorable. Anyway! Back to the WIAW post…

My second time doing WIAW! Yay. I have to say it really does help. It makes me even more conscious of the food I put into my mouth. Not only thinking about calories but actually documenting and seeing the food you eat is helpful. So yeah. Although the WIAW I did was for Monday, I wanted to share with you some food I ate on Easter Sunday. I was at first going to document the whole Sunday but decided against it later on… well actually I simply forgot about taking pictures of food after like 3pm. Plus there wasn’t a whole lot of veggies going on.. So yeah…

Here goes!

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What I Ate Wednesdays #1

Hello! Today is my first time participating in WIAWΒ and I am so excited. Not because I’m like a star eater and I freaking rock at eating and boom, be jealous, I had this and that for lunch and I managed to resist all cravings and I ate so perfectly clean it’s noteworthy. No, not at all.. I wouldn’t call myself a perfectly disciplined eater at all. I love food. Sometimes, I love it too much. It’s okay, it’s common (I hope?). Food tastes good and it makes us feel good, so we want more of it! Duh. And I try to resist cravings but sometimes, when they are so strong, I can’t just not give in. Otherwise I will eat everything in sight and then end up inhaling the craving anyway. So yeah. Not saying that today was a bad day at all, but I guess it’s just a little opener to all future WIAW posts. I prepped myself up with some self-hypnosis last night because I felt myself lagging in the healthy eating department. Anyway, this post was written yesterday, Tuesday.

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