Monthly Archives: May 2012

Let them Eat Cake

I have a kinda bad confession to inform you all of.  

But first.  It’s HOT in Central IL.  Like the kind of hot you could fry an egg on the cement it’s so Hot.  For the kind of Hot that makes you wish you could find a dark cave and crawl into it.  Or the kind of hot that totally kills your drive to workout.  Yeah about that…..

Along with my 9 hours of work the heat makes me NOT want to work out.  Instead I want to find an iceberg and live on it.  Instead of fighting it I did an hour of a Pilates DVD.  It sort of counted…

Then I dug around in the fridge to find something cold and watery and came up with this


YUMMMMMM!  Sadly the cantalope was not as good as I wanted it to be.  But honey makes all things better!

While I was at it I packed my lunch.  A little something I mixed up last night….  and was off to work.  Remember when I told you I worked as much as I could so I could save as much as I could?  Yeah I am getting a little tired…  But lunch was so wonderful I just repacked the same thing for Tuesday.


That salad looks something like this


This is my quinoa salad go to.   It’s the easiest thing on the plant… basically it must contains quinoa, cilantro, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.  However, then you just open cans and your fridge and freezer and throw in whatever bean or vegetable you have.  This one was garbanzo beans, corn, broccoli, edamame, olives, and red pepper.  

I added in a side of tomato and was good to go.  

And now time for the big confession.  For dinner I did something I don’t usually do…..  I ate this 


Cake Oh Cake…  This is the number one downside to working in a kitchen.  Somethings my will power wins… Other days it does not.  Today was a day it did not…

Oh well, A new day will come 🙂  and a fresh start.  I think I won’t eat cake for dinner 🙂




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Hello Blog World,

Today is my first blog post!  How are you blog world?

My name is Ellie.  You will come to know me over the years and we will become good good friends!

Let’s see, what do you need to know.  I just finished my DPD (aka the school step in becoming a dietition) and am on my way to becoming a registered dietition.  But first I have to complete an internship (mine will be done at Appalachian State in Boone NC!  So this August I will be packing my bags and moving across the country from the flat lands of Illinois to the Mountains (AHHHHHAAHHHH so excited) of North Carolina.

Until then I am work as much as I can, save as much as I can, and try to enjoy time with my friends and family.

Oh and I am starting a blog!  It’s something I have wanted to do for well… years.  So why let fear stand in the way?

I woke up this morning and was given the opportunity to check a few things off my list.  First I took the first pictures for my blog, then I hung out with my parents.

Did I mention that it was already in the above 85 at 7:30?

A smoothie and only a smoothie would do.  With a side of coffee of course cause that makes since?

and then packed lunch for the day.  Lunch was inspired by these


With that inspiration, this was made

Wonderful- after lunch was packed away it was off to work I went.

When I returned (around 7) I did a quick tread mill hill workout and enjoyed a little popcorn!

Sorry for the bad picture!  It was eaten while watching My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding!  Have you seen it?  It’s CRAZY!

Well Blog world- good night- good night my new friends


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Welcome to! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it.

Happy blogging!

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