I was very tempted not to post today but since Wednesday was the only day that I blogged so far this week I decided I had better put something up. Also, I kind of already had this all planned out ahead of time (I love when that happens!) so it wouldn’t take as long as usual. For the past week I’ve been carrying around a notebook with me and when I get the rare free moment before class I’ll jot down some blog posts ideas or notes. For Wednesday’s I actually had the entire intro written out by hand before typing it up. I would really recommend this for those, like me, who get spurts of inspiration on the go, promise yourself that you won’t forget your aha moment, and then when it comes down to finally write… nothing but blank space and musical crickets in that noggin of yours up there.
Before I get into all of the articles, links, pictures, etc. that I want to share, I suppose that I should probably explain briefly why I didn’t want to post today. Quite simply I just don’t feel well. Even though I haven’t mentioned it for awhile, my stomach and allergies are still battling with me full-force. Not a day goes by where I can go without stomach pain (or a number of other problems), not want to scream over my boring bowl of vegetables and meat, or feel like things will never get better.
I’ve been thinking lately about what I would do if we really did undergo a zombie apocalypse like so many have been gunning for. Most likely my companions would abandon me after a day or two of not being able to keep up. My reasoning behind this statement is that my body would be rejecting the canned/boxed foods that I would be forced to eat and I would be no help.
“Give me the box of funfetti cake mix, a bottle of water and a fork, and let me die in blissful stomach-wrenching indulgence!”
You see, I had to be practical here. When I eat “normal” food I am literally incapacitated to the point where I cannot function at even 50% so the most likely scenario is that those who I was trying to escape the grips of zombies with would have to leave me so that they had a chance of survival. But if I had to die, I would want to at least die eating cake batter with a fork straight from the box.
We’ve got to think of all of the possibilities here folks. I would also take a jar of nut butter if deemed necessary.
And with those images left fresh in your brain, I’m moving onto some of the recent things that I’ve found interesting on the web:
FOOD FOR THE MIND
Whose Responsibility is It? — from Long Drive Journey
The Air Diet — from Healthy Helper
Looks Can Be Deceiving — also from Healthy Helper
This is Not a Joke — from Picky Runner
The Comparison Trap with Blogging — from The Big Man’s World
Keep Calm… and Rest — from Running with Spoons
Journaling: Yes or No? — from Jessie Loves to Run
Here’s the Deal — from Gluten-Free Girl
The Shrinking Woman — from Kath Eats Real Food
FOOD FOR THE BELLY
Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Dip — from Nibbles and Noshes
Apple Gouda Quiche — from Clean Eats Fast Feets
Bean Balls and Spaghetti Squash Noodles — from The Little Honey Bee
Simple Chorizo Butternut Squash Hash — from PaleOMG
Pumpkin Pie STUFT Paleo N’Oats — from STUFT Mama
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie — from Peachy Palate
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles — from The Healthy Maven
Cranberry Streusel Cheesecake Bars — from Peas and Crayons
FOOD FOR THE EYES
The Brown Eye Blue Eye Experiment — from Jane Elliott
Maleficent Trailer — from Disney
Divergent Trailer — from Summit Entertainment
Hilariously Awesome Dance 3 — from Carroll Senior Powderpuff Cheerleaders
What’s New on Netflix this Month — from Vulture
New Catching Fire Clip — from HG Fansite
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Happy Birthday! — Slices of Sarah Pie
Congratulations on First Place! — from Peanut Butter Lover
Awesome Figure Competition — from Sprint 2 the Table
Ironman Finisher (and amazing recap) — from Meals and Miles
Questions for you:
What is your weekly Food for the… Mind, Belly, Eyes, and Soul?
What are you thoughts on some of these articles? A couple of them are pretty thought-provoking and controversial. I have mixed feelings on a few and would love to hear your input!
What food would you want to be left behind with in the event of a zombie apocalypse? (Yep… if you skipped the first part of this post you missed a doozy!)