A Vegan Girl On Her Life Journey :)

Archive for January, 2010

Wowa!

Hi peoples! How are you all doing? 😉

I love when there’s time to blog! I’m done with school for the day, and done with all my American School homework! Woo! That means there’s free time! What fun!

Ooh, today, my class (with 11 people total) decided to do the Secert Buddy Valentine Present Exchange on the 13th! Since I’ve never done this before, I’m really hyped up about what I’m going to give to my buddy! 😀

On the other hand, I’m making cookies right now (with this recipe. Using bananas in place of eggs and olive oil in place of butter). 😉 It’s the same recipe I used last time, and I got a picture of it waiting for it to be cookied!

Douuuuuuuuuugh!

Wow, I’m totally not remembering what I was going to write about…Grr. Does this ever happen to you? It may or may not come back. 🙂

Anywho, the weather here’s pretty cold…51 degrees? (That may not be cold compared to other places, but I HATE the cold) I’m too summer-y, and if it’s cold, you can’t wear cute no-sleeve shirts nor skirts! (not that I ever wear skirts, but if I did) I know a lot of girls wear shorts + tank in January, but they’re freezing their legs ‘n’ arms off, and I’m not planning on doing that in a million years. (It’s waaaaaaaaay better to listen to what your body truely wants than to dress up cutie-cute to attract those boys over there.) I wish it’s summer right now! 🙂

Today, the moon is supposed to be beautiful! I hope I can see it! (And according to Yahoo!, you’re supposed to see Planet Mars near the moon! How cool is that?) It’s very cloudy, but I may be able to see it if I’m lucky enough! 😀

Hm, my thoughts are NOT coming back (it had to relate with the title of today’s post), but oh well. It’s okay. If I remember, I will post it! 🙂

If you’re like me and LOVE Jason Mraz, you HAVE to check this out!

He changed the lyrics to his song, I’m Yours, and did a very good (and cute!) job of making it “fit” for Sesame Street! Elmo’s “Ehh-eeh-eeh, eh-eh-eh!” is soooooooooo adorable! You HAVE to think this is cute! X)

Wow, I’ve been eating a biiiiiiiiit too much (again), because in my mind somewhere, I have this thought of “If-I-make-a-bunch-of-things-(example: cookies)-I-have-t0-clean-them-all-at-once”, and know what I discovered? I CAN FREEZE THEM! 😀 (yeay! My trail of thoughts came back!) I knew this, but you know…I don’t do much cooking, so it just takes me a while. Thank yooooooou freezer!

Here are mi cookies!

Batch numero uno!

Batch numero dos!

Numero dos turned out better! 😀 These “cookies” taste more like bread for some reason…(I followed the recipe (for once) but they turn out starch-y and therefore it tastes bread-y) It tastes like banana bread, in a shape of a…cookie!

My smily face cookie!

Which totally was an accident. 🙂 I just thought it was cute.

Yum!

I’ve had better cookies, but…they’re homemade, so (lets just say that) it’s all better than a store-bought one! 😉

Thaaaaaaaaaaaanks for coming! 🙂

Advertisements

Jaaammed pack life-o!

Whoa peoples! How are you? Someone hasn’t updated their blog in a while, so someone is going to work on that today! 😀

This was a while ago, but I was nominated for the Amazing Blogger Award by Michal!

Since  I’ve already written stuff for a similar award in the past, I’m going to skip the writing-about-what-you’re-thankful-for part out.  I appriciate more than 8-10 things, so if I list them all, it would take forever! 😉

Lots of pictures!

Yuuuum!

My mom wanted me to take a good photo (without my hands in it); for my sald from the last post. 🙂

Freshly squeezed vegetable juice!

Oh boy. This was AMAZING. This is from Dr.Koda Mitsuo’s diet method, and it tasted…WOW. I squeezed the juice out myself, and it was the most amazing, sweetest, and tastiest vegetable juice I’ve ever had!!

Vegetable Juice:

Ingredients: 250g total of any leafy vegetables (Minimum of 5 different vegetables and don’t use anything along the lines of tomatoes and cucumbers. I used Romaine hearts, kale, lettuce, sprouts, and don’t remember the last one. Oops!)

How: Put them all in a food processor, and use paper towels (or cloth) to squeeze the juice out. You will get about 180g of juice.

When I made this, it was pure gold to me. I’ve never made anything so precious and beautiful. It was amazing, and I becamse super-thankful for all the food I am able to have. You HAVE to try this if you love vegetables and being healthy!

Two days ago, I made these awesome sugar cookies (which I don’t have a picture of!), and it tasted more like bread. Mmm wheat flour! Next time I’m going to make it into a chocolate chip cookie instead. 😉

Ahh, new semester…how’s it going for you all? I love mine; all same classes & periods except first period, which is now Creative Writing. Very fun class, and the teacher is very cute. 😉 According to her, she has a voice of a 13 year old! 🙂

Ooooh, necesito practicar mi spanish porque es more o menos mal! 🙂 So this week, I’ve been practicing speaking spanish to my Mexican friend! Although I’m practicing simple conversations (like, “where were you?” or “where did you get xxx?”, but actually, It’s really helping! (because I’m forgetting how to say the easy stuff! He helps me and corrects me when I’m wrong!)

And from this, I learned that the best way to learn a language is to speak it! So for my boyfriend, I came up with “Japanese Thursday”! Every Thursday, it’s going to be “Japanese-only”! He speaks pretty good Japanese (he’s in level 5 after all!), but he needs to work on speaking it, so I hope this is going to help him! 😀

Well, I should go work on my Chemistry homework, so ta ta!

I don’t watch the anime, but I love their songs! This is their newest, and it sounds pretty rock’n!

Thanks for coming! 🙂

Weeee Discoveryyyys!

Hola peoples! How are you doing today?

For the past forever, I was concerned with what/how I eat. Through all the experiences from this, I seriously found out A LOT of things about my body.

A list of things I learned are:

  1. My body dislikes nuts (a little is fine, but a huge amount, 10 pieces of almonds or over, does not work)
  2. Therefore, I can’t do peanut butter (again, a little, one sandwich a day of it, is fine, but more than that, no)
  3. On top of processed food, it doesn’t like warmed food WITH any nuts (self explaintory)
  4. I like soba noodles with soy sauce + seaweed-base soup.
  5. Overeating KILLS your body from inside out.
  6. Dr. Mitsuo Koda‘s diet style is the ultimate way to become healthy (THIS is what I’ve been wanting to share for a long time! More about this later)
  7. It’s possible to become better! (very vauge; different interpretations for different people)
  8. Cold drinks (*cough*smoothies*cough*) are bad on my stomach! (normally, the stomach hates having excessive amounts of cold drinks in at once)

————————————————————————

Dr. Mitsuo Koda is famous for “low eating” and “fasting”. From his devestating personal experiences with food, he promotes eating twice a day and doing certain exercises to clean your body. Rather than the “eating” part, he strongly expresses the importance of digesting and getting the food out of the system. This would lead to detoxification of the body, and will grant you long-life health and beauty.

For the last year and year and seven months, I’ve been doing the lifestyle that he recommends. No breakfast, drinking lots of liquid, eating twice a day, and so on. Yes, I know there are lots of downs in the process, but last year when I was into only doing this, it was amazing. My body was lighter, and I felt better than ever. It was hard to limit, but I was able to do it. Now, it’s different. I let people/stuff around me fool me, and let myself do mean stuff to it.

But now and again, I am reading his books and books that are written about the importance of low eating. Everytime I read it, I nod, think, and realize what I’m doing to my body is horrible, and how I can make it better.

Simple enough, this is the big picture about what Mr. Koda HIGHLY recommends people to do:

  • For breakfast, don’t eat, but drink 3 cups of water or Aojiru made with at least 5 different types of leafy green vegetables
  • For lunch, eat Japanese-style food (no greasy, meaty, eggy, milky food. Ex: Brown Rice, vegetables, soba/udon noodles, etc.)
  • DO NOT eat in between (snacks, desserts, etc.)
  • For both lunch and dinner, eat when you are 8/10 full
  • Do certain exercises to let the food digest and out properly
  • Sleep on a flat bed (futon) with a special wood pillow
  • Take a shower/bath with the rotation of cold water and hot water, starting and ending with cold water

I’m doing pretty good, except for the snacking part. (and the bed/pillow part too). Overeating is the problem here, and I’m working my way to fix it. (because my inside everywhere feels rotten! and I hate it! that’s because I know exactly how it feels when you’re empty)

Today was my first day (again) to start this “Nishi-Koda” Lifestyle, and other than a few dark chocolate pieces I ate, I’m going to make a list of what I had today!

Breakfast: 3 cups of water (yum. I love water!)

Lunch: Soba noodles with soy sauce + seaweed soup-base (which tasted AMAZING!!) Totally forgot to snap a pic of it though! :O

Dinner:

Veggies!

Thai-Tofu!

This Thai Tofu was pretty good, but my body doesn’t like it. So, that’s my final experience with the lesson “my body does NOT like nuts”. I’m not allergic, but my BODY doesn’t like it. I love how the body is more honest than our brains. 😉

My dinner!

Salad with sesame oil and hand-made vegan ranch dressing, brown rice with salt and sesame, Thai tofu, and miso soup with lots of veggies. 😀

Fhew. I’m honestly glad that my random cookie craving is over. And now, I’m going back on track!

I was thinking about why I was able to do the Nishi-Koda lifestyle before. Then, I realized that I was resisting A LOT of things. So it’s either…

*Resisting food/limiting myself a lot and become super healthy

or

*”Ohhhh, I’m going to eat all of theeeeeese” and feeling like crap.

Hm, there is the option of eating and feeling good, but from my personal experience, I know that I can’t do that. It’s one way or another. (eating snack/dessert a little once in a while may be fine, but still, I would feel guilty for it)

Here. Lets put it this way: We’re all different. We all believe different methods work. But they all work because we’re all made different. Therefore, one person works good with one way while for the other person, a different way works the best.

And since I’m tired of ignoring this and hiding it from myself, I’m going to say this. I started eating and giving up because everyone was like “I first had cravings for sweets, etc…”. At first, I was NEVER attracted to cookies or cakes or chips or any type of junk crap. But then, after reading through the book about this, I KNEW I was telling myself, somewhere in the back of my head, “I’m normal, so I should have cravings for food and sweets and whatnot…I must…I’m normal”. I knew it. I ABSOLUTELY KNEW it. I’m not blaming this on the author or the public, because it’s MY FAULT for letting “sterotype” get me. It’s MY FAULT. Now, it’s MY TURN to fix myself. I hate it. I hate being like this. I hate being controlled by the media and the “normal people”.

I declare: I’m different. I’m not mentally retarded or anything. But I know, I’m different. Don’t know how to explain it, but I know more that people. I know more than the majority of the people. I know more, and I know BETTER. I’m different, it’s okay, and know what? If I want to be different, I have to go out of my box. Do I want to wear cute clothes though it’s cold and I hate the cold? Then I should. I’ve done it before. Do it. Do I want to study hard and do good and be a nerd? Go ahead! Do I want to work 100 times harder than normal, “smart” people and still do so-s0 on tests and keep my mouth shut and not complain? Do it! That’s what I always do! I never complain about how I got an F on my calculus test! I’ve done that too many times, and I’m going to keep my mouth shut. Why? Because honestly, it’s just plain better to fail and not brag about how insanely hard I studied than to complain, “Oh my god! I totally didn’t study for the test, and I failed; I got a B!” Those people, I’m sorry, but are plain stupid. Who CARES if you got a B? I GOT AN F! Why don’t you be happy with your own grades and keep it to yourself?!?! I may fail, but I never complain, because I tried, and that’s fine! If you want people to feel sorry for you, go ahead! But I don’t need people to feel sorry for me, because I’m me and I studied! At times I may not have, but more than that, I TRIED THE HARDEST, and I TRIED 100 TIMES HARDER THAN THOSE PEOPLE WHO WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL SORRY FOR THEM FOR GETTING A B!!!! I told them not to complain, then what? They said “well we have different expectations”. Then DON’T COMPLAIN TO ME!!!!!!! I, AS A HUMAN, HAVE DIFFERENT EXPECTATIONS TOO!!!

Argh…why am I crying as I write? Wow, believe it or not, (because you can’t see me as I type), but…I’m crying like crazy. I don’t really know the exact reason why I’m crying, but I think I am because I’m being HONEST WITH MYSELF. I was never able to get that out of me. No one’s going to understand me, but I’m fine. Why? Because this is MY blog. People can read it and comment, but this is SAGOJYOU’s page, not anyone elses’.

But seriously, I’m a good person. I keep everything in, never complain about stuff like that, and I’m always accepting people’s good and shits. Sorry, but…I’m awesome. I accept everyone’s ways, and really, I have a feeling that not a lot of people are capable of doing this.

I realized a long while time ago that I’m different in my own family. While everyone else does something together, I do other stuff. I’m totally happy with it, but this shows how I’m extremelty different. Rarely, I feel sad about being “left out”, but the only people who understand me are my little brother and my boyfriend.

My brother is the closest person to me. He knows when I’m sad, and he always trys to make me laugh. Because we’re brothers and sisters, he knows what I’m like as a person, and he knows that I’m complicated. Though he’s a meanie head and a little too weird at times, I still think he’s the best.

And my boyfriend. Yes, he doesn’t know me perfectly. (One because he’s not related to me. Two he’s a friend. And three he doesn’t speak the language I can fluently express my feelings.) But still, out of all the people in this world, he’s the one that understands me and ACCEPTS me for who I am. That is really helping me, and I really love him for that (and all the other reasons too, of course ;)) He’s still working on improving his Japanese (and I really hope I can talk to him in 100% Japanese one day!), and it’s been doing good. (though he needs to work on it obviously)

P.S: Know what? I’m weird, but I’m fine living the way I do. It doesn’t matter what other people think or say or do. I’m me. I’m cool. People are people. You’re you, I’m me. And that’s all a-okay. But if I want to be a better “me”, I have to work for it. I will, but on the other hand, I will ALWAYS be free. Never going to be manipulated by the “society” because it’s crap. I have my own world, where I’m happy. I’ll do what I want to do, and I will do anything to make “this world” better.

There. Conclusion concluded. That was a load of stuff which I totally WASN’T planning on saying. (but I did. peta2 lets me be honest with myself. I love them.)

I still do have to continue to live in this crappy world where education is number one and the quality of the person doesn’t really matter and people like to murder and eat stuff and the souls of animals don’t really matter. I still do have to follow rules and go to school and whatnot, but in that “strictly tied-up world”, I’m going to do everything, and anything that I can to change the world to a better place. And honestly, I can start at the moment I set my mind to it. Why? Because that’s how we’re made. Everything and Anything starts…NOW.

Songs of the day:

To honor my awesome brother: “Love’s One-Way Ticket” by FUNKY MONKEY BABYS. (he’s favorite band, and I THINK his favorite song)

and two

To honor my boyfriend. (I can’t believe I never put this song up!) It’s our song, and it’s so cute when he sings it when it’s on the radio! 😀 Ahh, what a cutie he CAN BE AT TIMES. 😉 (what? Did I say something?) This song represents EXACTLY what our relationship is like, and I really love Jason! (dude, he’s vegan! What is there NOT to love about him?) We were best friends, and now we’re boyfriend-girlfriend, who still are best friends. (I think, wait, right? Michael? I need an answeeeeer!!)

Okay, I’m feeling A LOT better now about myself. 🙂 It’s long, but if you read this, I really appriciate it. Now you know a little more about me and who/what kind of person I am. 🙂

I really love the world, and I’m going to make it even better so everyone would be happy and no one would be left out because they’re “stupid” or “different” or “just plain creapy”. 😉 I’m here to make the world better, and you’ll see it happen in no time!

Seriously, thaaaaaaaanks for coming!!!! 🙂

Epic Failure

Hello world! How are you today?

So this was the awesome challenge I was talking about in the previous post. 🙂 (I told you it was a challenge)

The meal plan was this:

Breakfast: Smoothie

Lunch: Roll(s) of some sort

Dinner: Soup and salad

Dessert: Your choice.

So here are some pictures!

Morning smoothie!

 Strawberries, bananers, and apples! 😀

Lunch!

Really bright and hard to see, but it’s a Romaine Heart Wrap with carrots, bok choy, Romaine Hearts, and more greens.

Snack/Smoothie Part II!

After Lunch, this was my BF (he was there to, obviously) and my snack. 😀
I was doing fine up til past lunch, but then, I FAILED; EPCIALLY failed. It was really sad, but I couldn’t do it. I was too hungry, and I did not know what I was able to eat. (ex: If a bar said “raw”, is it “completely” raw? Are herbs/spices and oils raw?) So from there, I went down down down, and as a result of that, overate.  (Why did I eat potatoes with earth balance when I never do such thing?

In conclusion, I didn’t succeed. It sucked, but I learned many stuff from this.

  1. Do your recipe research before hand.
  2. Don’t make soup when you know you love burning-hot soup; cold soup (and butternut squash) tastes…bad.
  3. Don’t think about what you can and cannot use; that just makes life harder and confusing.

So there you go; at least I learned some lessons there. 😉

First off, I need to get used to (and have fun with, of course!) high-raw eating. I think I set my standards waaaaaaaaaaay too high. Without research, you can’t do much, because you don’t know enough about the subject. Since I enjoyed high-raw eating, I think I can start here and work my way up. 🙂

Review Alert!

(I just HAD to say that like Michal!) I was inspired by her to try this, and it tasted ABSOLUTELY NASTY. I hate it, and I don’t think I’ll try it for a while. (unless I want to or my thoughts changed about it…which slowly is right now.)

Now, a little about me: I’m EXTREMELY free-spirited, but on the other hand, if something is the way it’s supposed to be, I will strictly follow that rule. (I’m so gold I know. ;))

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about when I said “I’m so gold”, check this. It’s a “true colors” test. It’s very fun, and it’s a nice way to categorize interact with people! 😀 We took this test (not communication skill, but more of the general personality) in AP Gov. class, and it was really fun! (there were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many oranges in my class! Wow, athletes…)

I love this song! (Ahh, good ol’ days….) 😉

Q of the day: What’s your “true color”? Was the test right about you?

If you know me, I’m golder than “Au”! XD (ha ha ha!)

Thaaaaaaaaaaanks for coming! 🙂

Fhew!

Helloooo people! How are you today?

Why “fhew”? That’s because I got one final down today! One down, 6 more to go! Woo!

Quick post today. For the past two or three days, I’ve been eating so much raw/high-raw vegetables, and I love it! I feel so refreshed, and it’s just awesome! (But when I was studying for my test last night, my stomach growled like crazy. ;))

Ha ha, because of the under-eating, I ate a little too much for snack today…Oh well. My brain needs it. 🙂 (I think) My friend says she gets really hungry after she used a lot of her brain power. Is that true for you? I sure felt it yesterday (and today)!

I need to go back to studying and finishing up my art project, so tata!

But won’t forget the song of the day:

This man is just amazing. No questions asked, THAT’S talent. 😉

Tomorrow, I am taking on an awesome *hint hint*, HUGE, new challenge with my girl friends Michal and Katie! What is it you ask? You will have to come back tomorrow to find out! 😀

Thanks for coming! 🙂

Now THAT was awesome!

Helloo! How’s you doing today?

Okay, I’m supposed to be studying for my finals + exams for Japanese School (which is going to determine if we can become a senior), but I really wanted to blog about the amazing food(s) I made today. 🙂

This HAS to be the most amazing dressing I’ve made! 😀

Raunchy Dressing!

From PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook (PVCB for short). It tastes like the real thing, but *deff* better! 😀 I love it!

Raunchy Dressing

Ingredients:

  • Vegan Mayo – 1 cup
  • Soy milk – 1/4 cup
  • Dried parsley – 2 overflowing teaspoons
  • Vinegar – 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon each
  • Dill weed (or whatever herbs you have works fine) – 1/4 teaspoon

Steps:

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! 😀 (it took me literally less than 10 seconds)

And voila! That was good! Totally going to make this in the future if I have salad! For the final product, I combined it with my Amazing Salad and this tofu recipe, and it turned out AMAZING!

Amazing Salad complete!

This contains Romaine Hearts, Kale, Carrots (if you love carrots like someone you will love this if you put LOTS of carrots like I did), Chinese Cabbage, Broccoli, Garliced-tofu (cut into squares), and a little bit of brown rice at the bottom. 🙂 Very yummy, got all the veggies I need (and the protein too ;)), and it filled me up juuuuust right. I think I’m going to make this more often now when I have to cook for myself. 😉

Also, I had this “everyone-is-eating-cookies-I-want-some-too” cravings, so I got these!

Market Pantry Oatmeal Cookies!

From Target for $1.66. 🙂 What a good deal! I guess someone had cravings for junky & not-so-healthy food because they haven’t had any in a looooooooong time! (hey, I never eat stuff like this because we never have them at the house; it was always normal not to have any) 😉 Yum.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh! 8 tests (9 if you count the fact that the Calculus test is a two-day test) in the next week?! Wow, that’s a lot! :O (ah, not really) Cool! Since I’m me, I’m going to have fun studying! (if it’s not fun, I don’t want to study. So, I should have fun with it!) 😀 I’m one happy child. 😉

Today’s song is one of my all-time favorite no questions asked hands-down song. (I listen to this ALL the time; at least 3000 times according to itunes ;))

Wake Up Your Heart from Yu-Gi-Oh GX (ending song). KENN really young in this video (which is cute too, but he’s cuter now) He’s amazing, cute, and just AWESOME!! I love him to death!! (his birthday is on the same day as the first day I started to go vegetarian. What a coienky-dink!) 😀

Ha ha, enough blogging for today. I need to go study. 😉 (or I’m…bleh) Oh, and next week is going to be pretty exciting…(Don’t know why, but it’s going to. 😉 You’ll find out soon enough) 😀

Q of hoy: Did you already take the final? Or are you going to take it next week (like me!)?

Thaaaaaaaaaaaanks for coming! 🙂

 

Whoa!?

Hi peoples! How are you doing? 😉

First thing first. Know what? When I checked my email today, I got an email from peta2 that I was nominated for the peta2 libby award!

Vote for This Year's Libby Awards

Didn’t think that was coming. 🙂 I was very excited to find out, so if you want to vote, follow the link above! (Hey, when did I get nominated?!) Ha ha, that’s pretty cool. I’ve never won any special awards, so this is pretty cool to me. 🙂

——————————–

Moving on, I owed a lot of people “stuff”. (doing most of the FLR, birthday, etc.) Sooooooo, I got everyone this!

PCC's Vegan Cup Cake!

Now that’s yum! 😉 Bye-bye to three of them, and I had one with my BF.

Also, this was from yesterday, but this is amazing.

Pure Organic Bar!

Ooh, man. This is my new best friend. 🙂 It’s tasty, and it’s just like a lara bar, but made with pure chocolate-y goodness. Same texture as a lara, but just waaaaaaaaaaay more chocolatey; it’s amazing. If you haven’t tried it, you should. (^U^) You can buy it at Trader Joe’s. 😀

Wow, it’s almost finals! Scaaaaarrrryyyyyyyy, but that’s okay. 😉 We’re all going to go through it in somewhat way, shape, or form. So we’ll live. (Hopefully) And besides, after the finals, it’s a new semester! I love new beginnings! X)

It’s very wet and very rainy down here in the northwest…Haven’t seen my favorite sun in a while! I heard that it’s storming in other places! Woo! I’m glad it’s all rain instead of snow and being locked in the house! :O

Ooh, and this is my friend who just had a birthday!

Miiiiindy!

I drew her this and put it on top of the cupcake (which was obviously wrapped :)). It was cute, and she liked it mucho! 😀

And what do I like? Michael Bublé  of course! (ha ha, I like my Michael too) 😉

Whoaaa! I love him! X) He’s coming here in April! Maybe he’ll be walking in the city, and I’ll get to see him! 😀 (wish!!)

(Hey! I finally know how to put a banner on my blog! Awesome!) Ha ha, someone’s talented; I know I am! 😉

Plus alpha: This idea came to my mind not too long ago, so I put it to work! 😀

MmmmmmmmmmmmcCruelty Earrings!

Awesome! I love earrings!!! XD How about you (girls)??

Thaaaaaaaaanks for coming! 🙂

Tag Cloud