A whole lotta woman needs a whole lot more!

For explanation of title, see video at end of post :)

New product! Well, for me, at least. These have been around for a while, but I just tried my first Odwalla bar!

I tried the Berries GoMega flavor. I don't think I've seen anybody blogging about it before, but the cutesy flavor name caught my eye, and I liked how they used all natural ingredients. The taste? I wasn't sure about it at first--tasted a little like a Nurti-Grain bar, but by the end, I think I liked it! I would definitely buy this again, and I would really like to try other flavors.

I also made a delicious sandwich yesterday on some Publix Bakery Multi-Grain bread. I am a little obsessed with this bread....it is so soft and fresh and has lots of little seeds in it.  I put some oven-roasted turkey, avocado, baby romaine, peppers, cucumbers, and hummus on the sandwich. (Also a side of baby carrots and hummus--not pictured).


Today's lunch was a Kashi Southwestern Style Chicken meal over baby greens with avocado:

I love Kashi meals...the avocado I added to this one makes it incredible!

You will notice on the side that I am in the process of updating my pictures. I've been feeling guilty about having the pictures I originally put up representing me because I was actually pretty underweight at the time. I have been paying more attention to taking care of my body, and I have (finally!) reached a healthy BMI after a year of trying to gain weight. For your info (and to remind myself) here is why I decided to gain weight:
  1. I felt hypocritical being a dietetics major and not maintaining a healthy weight and not giving my body proper nourishment.
  2. I was determined to do a triathlon. I had assumed that since I was a good runner that I was in good shape... but then I tried swimming and biking. Having a higher fat mass gives you buoyancy in the water and scrawny legs will not power you up hills on the bike!
  3. Curves are sexy. Not that I will ever truly be voluptuous (boyish figure genes...), but skin and bones is not a good look!
  4. I like shopping in grown up stores. When size 0 doesn't fit, it's really embarrassing.
  5.  I don't want to be given a kid's menu. Being really skinny makes you look a lot younger. I'll pass on the chicken fingers and sippy cup. I'll have scallops and Chardonnay. I am 21, not 12!
  6. I am a foodie!!! Eating delicious, exciting, fresh foods is fun! More good food = happy :)

The reactions I used to get from people when I was at my lowest weight were very interesting. People were either concerned about my health (once in a coffee shop, a homeless looking man told me I was "real skinny" and tried to buy me a muffin!!) or they tried to convince to go into modeling.  How messed up is that? Apparently, you have to look malnourished to be runway worthy!

So now, I introduce some more recent pictures of me on the side! New pic of me and my bike coming soon.

In the spirit of not striving to be stick skinny, here is a video from one of my favorite artists! If you have never heard of Mika before, you most definitely need to check this out:

Happy Friday everyone! I'm going up to Nashville this weekend to visit my sister at Vandy, so I won't be posting for a couple days....see you Monday!


VeggieGirl said...

I'm trying to gain muscle mass, so I appreciate that you gained as well :-) Thank you for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

My mom is in love with the chocolate walnut Odwalla's - I've never tried them so I'm glad to hear you liked 'em :)

Seedy bread is soooooo good!

Thank you so much for sharing that with us! You look gorgeous in your pictures! Isn't it kind of twisted when one person is concerned for your health but someone else thinks you should go into modeling?! That's the crazy world we live in, sadly!

Love Mika! Have a BLAST in Nashville!!

Erica said...

I love the new pics! You are gorgeous! I always see those Odwalla bars but have never tried one- thank you for the review. They have a great look banana flavor!