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pasta-less pasta salad

…a.k.a. “Old-School Zoodle Salad” or something to that effect. I live in the South, and, growing up, the small Baptist church I grew up raised money every year or two by selling cookbooks containing members’ recipes. One year, there was a fantastic and simple recipe for a cold pasta salad in the cookbook, which I’ve… Continue reading pasta-less pasta salad

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week in review: speedos, sugar, and sadness

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets for the feeling of accomplishment it gives me. Let’s see, I finished the draft of my final paper for my Leadership Theory in Communication class. All of the draft. All 1,500 words. In less than a day. Like, I finished it about 15 minutes ago.… Continue reading week in review: speedos, sugar, and sadness

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weekly review: the truth hurts

From July 6th of last year to around mid-October, I made huge changes in my diet and exercise routine (which had been mostly slim to none before that). I started running with the Couch to 5k app, cut out processed carbs for the most part, and lost 28 pounds, ran a 5k trail run, and… Continue reading weekly review: the truth hurts

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week in review: plenty of reading

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats Fast Feets, as usual, to find some motivation to actually write this post…I’m posting this on Sunday, and I’ll link up tomorrow. A little bit off my usual schedule, but I have plans for the rest of the day. This week, I : Wrote and published three… Continue reading week in review: plenty of reading

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week in review: progress

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets, as an excuse for my rambling… This week, I: -only managed to read one book, Paula Poundstone’s The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happinness. An interesting read, just wasn’t what I expected. But I liked it. -survived the first week of my… Continue reading week in review: progress

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when a mile feels like a marathon

Six months ago, I ran six miles like it wasn’t a big deal. (Not like super fast or anything, but I ran it without stopping or passing out.) Then I was injured for 3 months. Then I started trying to run again, and life and laziness kept getting in the way. So, here I am… Continue reading when a mile feels like a marathon

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week in review: shawarma shenanigans

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets for the listing shenanigans. This week, I: Finished reading a book in less than 24 hours:  It Started with Goodbye, by Christina June. I love YA, and this one was great, with far less angst and whining than could have happened, and a lot more… Continue reading week in review: shawarma shenanigans