A Day in the Life

Oh, hello! Let's start with the obvious: I haven't written many posts at all for the blog this fall semester. I always tell myself (and abide by) the idea that that mental health & taking care of myself comes first, then academics, then friendship + family...and then everything else sorts itself out naturally. But this has meant that the blog has taken a back seat. This isn't a bad thing -- it's an accurate depiction of how busy and fast-paced this semester has been for me, but I LOVE writing. Especially for the blog, and especially when it enables me to connect with you who may like to read this blog. And I hope I can do this more consistently in the coming months. For now, though, I wanted to give you a peek into what my life is like right this very moment. 

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College: A Beautifully Imperfect Mess

in regards to that “totally honest” part: near-perfect blogs about disordered eating, fatphobia, intuitive eating, ‘a weekend in my life’, and 'why social media is bull-shit' require a lot of thought and time that I truly don’t know where I could fit into my life and schedule right now. And...well, I don’t think I want the blog to look like I have everything together. I don't want the blog, which is an inherent, honest reflection of me, to suggest that I have the damn time to do everything I want to do with success and grace, and also have 8 hours of sleep every night + delicious, homemade meals + yoga all the time. Because I don’t do that. That's not me. I don't have everything together. Not at all.

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Read, Paint, & Eat Weekend

I'm very proud of papa L. He's been afraid of egg yolks and gluten for a while, and today, he had a REAL bagel with REAL eggs! Maybe all my talk about food freedom and intuitive eating and letting go of diet culture has reached him at last :-)

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Rest, Ice, & Elevate Weekend

Earlier this week, my parents & I ventured over to Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital for my meniscus surgery! I experienced some of the kindest medical care from my doctor and the nurses, and the surgery was a success -- my surgeon were able to repair the torn meniscus. This means the recovery time will be longer, a bit more painful, and generally more involved (hello, giant leg brace), but it also means that my knee will be in great condition after this recovery period is over. I am so thankful for access to medical care, all of YOUR sweet comments/questions/love, and, quite frankly, for Western medicine's heavy duty painkillers right about now. 

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Shoreline Weekend: Fam, Fish, & Floaties

Later on Sunday, I worked on this post, scheduled the podcast for Monday with Holly, and ate some more snacks/dinner. That was pretty much our weekend! It was so relaxing to be home by the water with family. Every summer except for this one, that's where all four of us have lived together. It's seriously weird being in Boston and school during July and August and not by the water with my family and our neighbors, but getting to go this weekend was such a treat.

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Boston-ish Weekend: Sunburns, Family, & a Wedding

Snack-y lunches are sometimes the best. There are so many options and foods to try! I had some sweet potato chips and hummus, more SkinnyPop, a banana with almond butter, and Audrey brought strawberries, cheese, and crackers. I'm not usually one to eat cheese at all because in the past, it's given me really bad stomachaches and symptoms of indigestion. When I got allergy tested, I learned why: I'm allergic to all the dairies! However, I hadn't had (non-dairy-free) cheese in many years, so I decided to try some of Audrey's!! Talk about food freedom. 

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Kale on Instagram, Perfection, and You

life is not always glittering with Bulletproof coffee and the sweat from a morning CorePower Yoga class, topped with a chopped kale + cilantro + avocado salad with vegan almond cheese and a Gingerade kombucha on the side, followed by a deep meditation, a 'relaxing' evening jog around the park, and a swig of freshly brewed turmeric nut milk. Hell no. That last item alone costs much more than the federal, hourly minimum wage. 

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The Intersection of: Restrictive Paleo Diets, Nut Butter, & the Whole30 

For these reasons, I'm extremely happy that the Whole30 exists.

However, what I’m really here to do is give you my experience with Whole30, as I cannot speak for anyone else. And I will be completely honest when I say that this original Whole30, strict-Paleo template did not work for, and was definitely not right for, me. 

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Choose to Celebrate // Happy March!

Want to celebrate in March with me? Do it! Focus on a few areas of your life that you either dislike or don’t give a lot of attention to, and find specific aspects of them that you actually can appreciate and be thankful for. Being grateful creates more happiness in our lives because, if we focus on the positive components, we’ll attract more of them.

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Medicare, Wet Sneakers, and Las Vegas

What I did not know at this reception in Scottsdale, Arizona was that touring the American southwest with my family and 35 Senior Citizens would turn out to be one of the most spectacular trips of my 20-year-old life. 

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