September 24th, 2009
|08:05 pm - You know what's awesome? Cooked foods.|
So today was the first full day of being a raw foodist. Magic. I actually awoke from a dream and woke up to realize I had been dreaming about a big bowl of rice.
It's really for the best though, I think I need to work through an extreme and difficult change to my diet to really respect what I will be asking of clients when I tell them to change their diet. It's pretty much changing the way you live.
It's also mad how your mind sabotages you into thinking that you need what you aren't getting. This morning for example I felt deprived of something while I was eating breakfast. But, I don't eat breakfast normally. Or, I normally eat salads for lunch, but it felt like some big deal chore today. Ridiculous. The raw girl I know says that normally you wouldn't go cold turkey like this, and after the three day mark it will be easier.
I've never been really one to diet before, so maybe this is why I am so ill-prepared to deal with this.
Also I'm trying to get into the fermented food thing, but again my brain is saying, "Um Anna, remember how we don't eat spoiled food?"
September 23rd, 2009
|08:18 pm - The Raw Extreme|
So I am giving the whole raw foods thing a try. Not forever, but I kind of just want to give it a try.
May 2nd, 2009
|03:06 pm - Things I Hate|
1- People who use the word "chesticles" instead of breasts.
2- Brazil nuts.
3- Late buses.
4- Those double SUV strollers.
5- People who don't wipe down gym equipment.
6- People who try to friend me on facebook when we would not speak if we ran into each other on the street.
7-People who use the word "detox" or "cleanse" instead of diet.
8- Things that make my hands sticky.
9- The horrific yuppie/hippie hybrid that makes up the population of Vancouver.
10-People who abuse spandex and leggings. They are a privilege, not a right.
11- Douchebag frat boys who walk around quoting that show "Entourage"
12- People who are walking around in those surgical flu masks.
13- People who still think adding "That's what she said" to statements is still relevant and funny.
14- That show "Grey's Anatomy".
15- 98% of the customers at the store.
December 15th, 2008
|11:29 pm - Anna and Carbs; a Love Story|
Guys, I tried to cut out carbs and made it like a day.
November 14th, 2008
Alright peoples who know Conor/ created folks
Anyone have a good, cheap way to celebrate an (minor) anniversary? I want to do something memorable but not over the top and I'm really drawing a blank
August 14th, 2008
|02:16 pm - Less than 2 weeks to go|
I can't believe how soon the trek to Vancouver is.
I'm so excited! We have a beautiful place to stay for a couple months until we get our own place, there's a room mate and she seems very lovely. Obviously I'm looking forward to Conor and I having space that it just ours again, but it's nice to have something that's certain.
I find myself overly romancing this area though. It's going to be bittersweet to leave.
Kingston is a beautiful city, and will always hold a special place in my heart, but I am so ready to leave it. I will miss the people. Not just in Kingston, but friends in other Ontario cities as well. I suppose it's a bit of comfort that I will probably see them the same amount I did previously.
I really know now that I need to stay firm with myself about school. I need to pay off my loan, or at least most of it before going back. I think it's the location change and everything that is making me panic about not being in school anymore. I can't wait to go back, and I think it's that passion thats going to make me work harder to pay back that loan sooner. I wish I were secure enough in myself to feel like I can make it in the workforce, and that I shouldn't just cloister myself away with my books and shelter myself from the "real world by staying a student forever.
I really would love it though if I had enough money and no social responsibility for that I could just leave everything behind, get new stuff and not pack/unpack anything.
July 7th, 2008
1) Look at the list and put one * by those you have read.
2) Put a % by those you intend to read.
3) Put two ** by the books you LOVE.
4) Put # by the books you HATE.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen *
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien**
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte *
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling#
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee **
6 The Bible - various authors *
7 Wuthering Heights *
8 1984 - George Orwell **
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman%
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens *
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott *
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy #
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller*
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare**
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier **
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien **
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger **
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger *
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot#
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell%
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald*
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy*
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams*
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky %
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck *
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll **
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy *
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens#
33 Chronicles of Narnia- CS Lewis *
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis *
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres*
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden *
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne *
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell **
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown #
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez **
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery *
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood #
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding **
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan*
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel %
52 Dune - Frank Herbert**
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons*
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen *
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens**
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley %
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon **
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez %
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas*
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy*
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding* *
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville*
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens *
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker**
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett *
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce %
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath *
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray *
80 Possession - AS Byatt *
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens *
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker*
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert *
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White **
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad **
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery *
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams *
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas**
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare **
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl **
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo **
58/100! Take that BIG READ!!!
June 27th, 2008
I'm so all about Dr.Pepper
May 14th, 2008
|03:23 pm - EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH|
So I'm totally getting married on Saturday. THAT'S FRACKING SOON!!!!! I am so excited right now that I might blow up.
May 1st, 2008
ONLY 16 SLEEPS UNTIL MARRIED BLISS