Friday, May 27, 2011

Very Berry Bad Day! :)

Yesterday was by far, what many people would consider a bad day. Lets start off with the begging. I woke up later than I wanted, so couldn't get my scheduled run in. It wasn't that bad, but I had another graduation party to get to, so had to get all dressed up, and not be sweaty, (although I was all for going in my running gear:))

The party was a nice and simple one. Good eats, that I did not take a picture of because didn't want the people at my table, to think I was a total nut. But maybe they do anyways :) On the menu was a spread of fabulous food. There was a spread of cheese and whole wheat crackers, veggie tray's with broccoli, baby carrots, and cucumbers! There was also some roasted chicken legs, sauteed beef and onions, mushroom soup, and Mediterranean style rice. I had a little bit of everything, except the rice, not a huge fan unless it's brown basmati!

Well my day went kinda down hill from there. When I finally got home, I decided to get my run in. Well in the middle of my run, my lovely grandma needed to b picked up from the eye doctor. So i stopped my run and went to get her, which I totally didn't mind. Well on my way out I decided to bring my water bottle with me to drink some water. Well I guess I left the cap a bit opened, and next thing you know it, everything is soaking wet in my purse! My camera, wallet, important documents, etc. I tried to save all that I could, but my camera, unfortunately was dead:(, and just when I start to blog! Huh Oh well, its just an excuse to get another one.

So for now, bare with me my friends, I will be taking pics via my iPhone, so they may not be of the best quality.

Now on too my eats:

Last night I had overnight oats for dinnah! You see they were meant to be eaten for breakfast that day, but since I was running late for the party, decided to eat them for dinner.

Very Berry overnight oties:)

This was a winning combination my friends.

In the mix:

1/3 cup strawberry greek yogurt
1/3 cup brown sugar oatmeal ( via oat revolution brand)
1/3 cup organic lactose free milk
3 organic strawberries
handful of blueberries
handful of black berries
half a nanner

The next day I added:

Some peanutbuttah
Spoon full of blackberry jam
handful of almonds

It was very yummy!

This morning I enjoyed an un-pictured nanner cause I was huungrrryyy, and another Clif Kid Zbar.

It was blueberry flavored, and very scrumptious.

So what I mean by a very bad to some people is, as a cancer survivor I try to brush the little things off, and look on the bright side; like getting a new camera. You see going through such a life changing experience, such as being diagnosed with cancer, has really made me step back and analyze whats really important in my life, and whats really worth getting upset over. When worst comes to worst, I know that I will get through it, and that the sun will always rise tomorrow:)

Question of the day:

How do you turn your frown upside down, when nothing seems to be going right?

p.s. sorry for the kinda picture less post, I promise I will try to get better at taking pics of my food:)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Random Eats and thoughts on the blog!:)

So I really don't know how I want to go about on this blog, with posting of my meals, of everything I eat, or just the main courses, but here are some random eats, form the past two days.

Yesterday was my cousins graduation party so I was running around all day, and really didn't have a chance to take pictures of many of my eats, but let me tell yah, they where yummy! Before I took off bright and early to help decorate, I had a packet of emeralds cocoa roast dark chocolate almonds and a chocolate chip Clif Kid Zbar, for some fuel. I love these bars, because there so easy to take along, taste delicious, and has a pretty much all organic ingredient list. Then it was party time, and I had a blast. On the menu was chicken fajitas, with spanish rice and kidney beans on the side, white tortilla, which I did not eat, and guacamole. It twas good! I also had a slice of graduation cake, hey its a celebration, right?;)

I did get a picture of dinner last night which looked something like this:

It was my mama's special Mediterranean chicken recipe, called shawarma. It consisted of green bell peppers and onions. She also made some organic brown basmati rice, on the side to go along with the meal. I realized that my veggie intake was on the low yesterday, so I decided to throw in a spring mix salad!

All mixed together
(Please ignore the date my camera has!)

After dinner, I was craving chocolate like none other, so I decided to have two pieces of Lindt dark chocolate. The two flavors that I had, are my personal favorite: chili and sea salt. I also threw in a cup of peppermint tea, cause for some reason I almost always have to have something warm with my chocolate, for the melt in your mouth affect!


Now I am at work, enjoying yet another cup of tea, this time it's of the green sort, and catching up on blogs!:)
Be back soon for a more organized blog post of eats.

See yah soon!

Question of the day:

Do you have to drink something warm with chocolate? Whats your favorite type of chocolate?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Here goes nothing!

About chicslim. Well I get the name for trying to live a healthy and "chic" life, hence the name. I tried out the blog thing, a little more than a year ago, but gave up due to, too many life commitments and overall, just becoming frustrated with the fact of feeling, like I could not commit to it fully and that would not be fair to my readers. Well after much time off, and the very fact that I cannot stop reading health blogs, I decided to embark on my journey once again. To be truly honest, the blogging community is so wonderful, and supportive, that I want to surround myself with such people, who have a similar outlook on life; staying active, eating wholesome nutritious foods, and most of all being there for other bloggies, always encouraging them to be the best that they can be.

So I hope you find my blog useful and I hope that I may make an impact on somebody for the better, like all these other amazing blogs that have done the same for me:)