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My Awesome Gluttonous Weekend

This was a great weekend.

First, I got my shipment of my face wash and started using it immediately.

I also indulged in my favorite snack ever.

 almond butter and chocolate chips...oh and apples

I got my hair cut (and styled) by Erin at Mood Swings.

And immediately after, got a pedicure and my eyebrows waxed.

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Then, I went to Giant in Camp Hill in my never ending search for my favorite protein drinks. I didn’t find them, but I did get this…

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 On Sunday morning, I made {vegan, gluten free} baked pumpkin donuts/muffins with apple chunks…

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I devoured a few, and then I did this…

pumpkin donut with marshmallow

And then after visiting my my favorite princess working at Bob Evan’s, I went shopping at Wegman’s for the first time. And died. Of sheer happiness.

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(I have actually eaten at Wegman’s several times, but never actually went grocery shopping.)

This is by far the best organic/natural section I’ve seen anywhere in the area…unfortunately it’s 13 miles round trip from our house. =/

They also have Blueprint Cleanse juices that’ve been dying to try, but I can’t justify the price. I did snatch up the seitan (#allHailSeitan!) and horseradish veganaise because I’ve never seen either before. It was seriously like I had died and gone to a reasonably priced organic vegan heaven. They had bulk packs of tofu, and gallons of almond milk! Oh my!

Oh, and they have my protein shakes!

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What did you do this weekend? 

Ramen Update: Week #1

I’ve gotten through a week of eating Ramen as my primary food group. I thought this experiment would be fun, and it is a little, but I’m definitely feeling the sodium. I drink a lot of water as it is, and I’m feeling extremely dehydrated and my lips are really chapped (more so than normal this time of the year).

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Ramen

I’ve been taking vitamins and other supplements, but I feel like I am still missing out on some nutritional needs. Overall, I feel kinda crappy, though I don’t know if it’s due to the seasons changing or what. I’ve also lost weight, a good couple of pounds. But, I started going to the gym again, and that could be the reason for the weight loss.

Generally, I’ve only been eating ramen once a day, but as my main meal. Sometimes it leaves me with an uneasy feeling in my stomach and it’s my only meal of the day. I did not record every meal like I was supposed to (shame on me), but the gist is:

-granola bar for breakfast

-cup noodles for lunch

-handful of chips for dinner

or lunch and dinner vice versa. Continue reading

Nothin' but Ramen November

Well, it was voted on, and this month will be a trial of eating nothing but ramen noodles. Since it was up in the air until today on what November would be, and the fact that I hate grocery shopping on Sundays, I will go shopping for my supplies tomorrow. I will also finish the perishable food I already have, as to not waste anything. But, I will not buy anything other than noodles, unless they are something to mix in/eat with the noodles.

I’m guessing I’ll be eating a lot of the cup of noodles because they’re simple to make (yes, I know ALL ramen is simple to make). I want to mix in frozen veggies, and maybe tofu. I found some kick ass recipes on the Nissin website, including ramen spinach salad, and ramen pizza.

Health Concerns (from wikipedia) : “A serving of ramen is high in carbohydrates and low in vitamins and minerals. Ramen soup tends to be high in sodium

However, the Maruchan website clearly states:  “Maruchan soups make delicious wholesome meals.”

Upon more research I found a woman who was going to try to eat ramen once a day for a week.  I also found this interesting Ramen blog.

Looks Yummy
Looks Yummy

I’m a little upset the bacon flavor is only available in Brazil, and I’m also confused about the “natural chicken” flavor that’s “coming soon.” I believe I will not be limiting myself to only vegetarian varieties because, honestly how many animal products are really in a serving? And the oriental flavor would get boring after a while.

I’m not even going to fathom a guess about how many calories I’ll be eating, or how much money it’ll cost. I’d rather just wait and see. I will eat whatever I’m given at the conference I’m going to in a few weeks, but maybe I’ll stop at a noodle bar while I’m in the city.

Will post info after my trip to the grocery store tomorrow. I’m excited to get this started!