Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Florida: My Mistress

I have been gone for so long and I miss you!! The past few weeks I have been tanning my flub in Florida and made the interesting decision of not bringing my computer. I made this decision in order to allow myself to relax, which it did, however there were so many things I wanted to share with you all while I was there! I shall now attempt to tell you these things without writing a 10 page long post. 

1) Bathing suits: After treating myself to an amazing smoothie, of which I had to painfully throw out after a few small sips due to being too full, I decided it was time to buy a new bathing suit for Florida. At this point I have lost about 40lbs so I figured it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world right? WRONG! There is nothing like trying on bathing suits to make you want to binge on cheese cake. Damn that smoothie for filling me up!! 

2) Food is different in Florida: Once we got off the plane we decided to go to a grocery store to buy food since we were staying in a rental house.  My new favorite food, thanks to one of my amazing friends, is Hood Cottage Cheese with Chives. So I go to the grocery store and head straight to the cottage cheese section and there is NO HOOD!! who doesn't sell hood?! I think that this must be a mistake and run over to my father and demand that he ask someone if they have hood in the back. He then informs me that because it is a different state there is different food. This is ridiculous, doesn't Florida know how incredible the mix of cottage cheese and chives is?! 

3) Easter: I decide to be the Easter Bunny this year so that I would not have the urge to eat the candy. I figured I would hide the candy and then watch my adorable 6 year old cousin Sophie run around the house looking for things. Part of this happened, the other part was my grandmother and I purposely hiding things hire than Sophie could reach so that we could all eat it later.... and we did 

There were so many other things I took notes about in my head to try to tell you guys but of course I forget all of them. Promise to write more!! Hope you all are well.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Recently I had a very scary incident where my eyes began to cross and everything became very blurry and I was having a hard time walking. I was convinced, as always, that I was going to die. I called my mother immediately to which she replied "Well your probably just going to become unconscious" I then of course being crying and she quickly told me that she meant I would probably faint. I have never fainted before and I was about to go to bed. "Mom in going to faint in my sleep and then die." My parents have gotten used to this so they simply chuckle at my anxieties. Not problem mom but if I don't call you tomorrow I have died in my sleep! Clearly this didn't happen, nor did I faint.

The next day I still felt very dizzy and decided to call the doctor to see what was going on. Her response was, "the first thing we tell you to do is drink. Why aren't you drinking?" I tried telling her that I had forgotten and that I was out all day and blah blah blah. "Well today you will not be eating you just need to drink peialyte." Clearly this was a punishment however I learned that pedialyt is actually not that bad when you mix it with water.

My message to you is DRINK WATER!! Put whatever you need in it if plain water gets boring but do not "become unconscious!!"

Eating at Restaurants

Hey guys, sorry I have been gone for a while I didn't have internet.
Over the past week I visited my grandparents in D.C. This is one of my favorite cities filled with some of my favorite restaurants. Should out to Busboys and Poets! Any way, my grandparents rarely ever make their own food and are either grabbing something from Whole Foods, or going out to eat. This meant that I spent the majority of my dinners (and 2 lunches) eating at restaurants. At this point in my recovery I have moved on the mushy foods so I figured this wouldn't be too bad. I stuck mainly to ordering sides or appetizers and then just taking everything else home.

My grandparents had known about the surgery but the people I was with and waiters didn't which lead to some awkward moments:

Me: Can I just have the tuna salad please
Waitress: You mean the sandwich?
Me: No just the tunafish
Waitress: The sandwich
Me: No I would literally just love a spoonful of tunafish salad
- The restaurant charged me $7 for this in which my grandmother told them they could either give me more or only charge me $3

Me: Can I just get a cup of soup please?
Waiter: Thats it? You must not be very hungry!
(I could only eat 3 bites)
Waiter: Oh no you didn't like it?
Me: No it was amazing I would like to take the rest home
Waiter: You don't have to lie sweetie if you don't like it thats fine
Me: No seriously, its great, please pack it up for me