(Meal Plan) for the fall semester

For breakfast:

  1. 3 soft boiled eggs with 2 toasts
  2. smoothies
  3. oat meal and smoothies
  4. bananas

For snacks:

  1. mixed nuts
  2. dates
  3. banana

For lunch: (In case of emergency)

  1. Veggies/black-bean burger = $4.00
  2. Tuna sanwich = $3.39
  3. fresh plates (lunch and dinner) = $8.27
  4. veggies bowl at the SUB =

For lunch: (home-made)

  1. salads
  2. guacamole with chips and salsas
  3. spagetti
  4. pad thai?
  5. omelet with rice and ketchup
  6. veggies bowl
  7. fried rice
  8. veggies burger
  9. tuna sandwich

For dinner: (home-made)

  1. guacamole chips and salsa
  2. veggies burger
  3. lots of fruits
  4. fish with Spanish rice
  5. fried eggs with rice
  6. salads

For dinner: (outside)

  1. Panda Express = $ plus tax
  2. Chipotle = $6.50 plus tax
  3. Fresh Plate = $8.27 plus tax
  4. (Tuesday) Rosa’s Café – Taco Tuesday = $

For lunch: (after church)

  1. Cracker Barrels = $ 8.69 (Plate) $11.57 (3 fishes)
  2. Jason’s Deli
  3. Thai Kitchen
  4. Pei Wei

 

I ate way too much dark chocolate..

Now, I just realized that I ate a little too much dark chocolate. I felt awful. My head felt heavy and my stomach felt a little abnormal. This made me realized that too much of something I perceived to be good for my body can, in fact, be unnecessary.

Since I switch my diet about 2 years ago to be come a pescatarian. My diet excluded dairy and meats such as chicken, beef, and pork. However, I still consume seafood. I eat eggs though and honey. I don’t like the label “pescatarian” that much, I just make choice in what I want to eat. I mean, if there is someone’s birthday, I will eat a small slice of cake   that has milk in it. On a regular basis, I simply typically don’t consume the other foods I decided to not eat.

This is choice, it is similar to someone who doesn’t want to eat broccoli or whatever it may be. It is pretty much base on choice. People sometimes asked why I don’t eat so and so. My replied was simply because it is choice base, it is my decision 🙂

I just felt better maintaining this diet. I am less prone to eating “junk” or processed food that contains unnecessary chemicals my body doesn’t need. I may occasionally wants those things when started the switch. Now, I have to say that I don’t crave the processed food because I know they are not needed. I, sometimes, wanted to buy a bag of veggie chips, but I reasoned through and decided not to buy it, because I can easily finished it in 2 days, just like that. The reason why we crave something we know we shouldn’t be craving is because our brain remembers how we like those food in the past, how those food (sugar, fried food, etc.) made us feel. It felt good eating those food when you’re eating them, until (for some people like myself) we regretted eating them afterward :/

My dad, on the other hands, rarely, I mean rarely consume any processed sugar. The way he gets his sugar are from consuming fresh/dry fruits and vegetables, which is the best sugar for our body because it doesn’t have to do the extra work to break the sugar down. We are helping our body work less by making the decision to eat the better sugar, so our body can produce other necessary enzymes to maintain healthier, more youthful looking skin, hair, and nails. It is like the excess that worthwhile. Our moods will also reap the benefits of healthy eating, it will make us feel good about making the decision to eat healthy.

Now back to my dad, who doesn’t typically doesn’t eat the processed sugar, I was thinking that his biology or taste bud maybe different than people who are more prone to eating processed sugar. He like salt and sour more than sweet, whereas my mom and my younger sister like sweet than salty or sour. Our biology may have contributed partially to what we like, however, this is where will-power plays the role and how decision-making is stronger than what we supposed maybe wired or prone to consume.

Healthy lifestyle is very much base on choice and will-power. It can also helps us be disciplined. I remembered the time when I decided to switch my diet, it is not a one night switch, it takes some time, but overtime my brain (the moral side) own over the pleasure side and I kept on it ever since I began. Looking back, I can see the benefits from my skin and hairs and how I feel about my health. It is worth the while. 💜💙💚💛❤️

 

Another Day To Be Praised

I have had 2 great days in a row and it was all because of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and God.

People often say that God will grant us happiness when we walk with him and that he will satisfy, fulfill, and reward us for a walk with him. I remembered praying about wanting to experience the journey with Him, and the past two days has been amazing, and I cannot wait for more of his plans. I have been praying to him about wanting to love people just as he would want me to love them. I also asked him for direction and guidance of how to love his people, his creation.

I have also been praying to him about my pridefulness and because I got a lot of those going on and it is causing me to be unable to connect with people and to view them just as broken as I am. I want God to show me how to love people, to be kind and gentle. I want to view people according to how God would want me to see them.

I also been praying for my action to reflect Him, so that when people see me, they can ask me why I am this or that way, then I can point and credit God and to tell them that it is because of Him I am this way and that without him I am super broken and unstable in all of my ways.

I want to be God’s good representation, to be the little light house on the hill for the broken, the lost to see, and once they arrive, I will welcome them and tell them about the one who built this house, the one who furnished the floor and ceiling. That this light house was a wreak, but because of God, this light house is under going a lifetime improvement and is waiting until the day that the builder return to proclaim his great name!

How uncoincidental is God’s work. I’ve been praying to him about wanting to love people according to Him. I am on a plan (devotional) on my Bible App about Love Like Jesus. And just a couple of minutes ago as I was opening my Instagram and the feature image popped up about “Love one another,” just according to my prayer to Christ. I am in awe and amaze of God’s work and timing. Thank you, Jesus.

Delicious Lunch

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Another praises adding to this is what a delicious lunch I had today! I warmed up my leftover burrito bowl I bought yesterday from the Market at Stangel/Murdough student residential hall. I do not have leftover because I finish all my food most of time time, unless I am in a hurry or the food was too much. The reason for my leftover was the ladder. In addition to my leftover burrito bowl, I decided to make scrabble eggs to go with it, which tasted great. I found out about adding milk (I use almond milk) to my eggs made them soft and fluffy just as how I liked them. I remebered thinking how this lunch tasted great, was more delicious and special, which I thanked him more.

I also had a great time listening to lectures in my sociology and genetics class. At the end of my sociology lecture, I decided to tell Dr. Koch how entertaining his lecture was today (as the talk made me smile and I had great time listening to his stories), which I also thanked God more.