I’m not feeling so hot this morning—I’ve been in bed for the last couple hours trying to get rid of a migraine. 🙁

I should be thankful that I don’t get them more often these days…only now really around a special time every single month when my hormones are going crazy. From the moment I sat up in bed this morning, I knew. Ugh. I got up anyways and had breakfast, which was the homemade muesli I had made last night and put in the fridge. It was the usual with dried berries, banana, toasted almond slivers and cinnamon with oats and soymilk. I also had a glass of my freshly squeezed orange juice that I got yesterday from the store. I took a migraine pill (as much as I hate to do so, I don’t want it to ruin my Saturday), put an ice pack on my head and tried to lay back down for awhile. When I got back up, I made an strong illy espresso and am feeling a tiny bit better. Good enough to function that is.


I’m thinking about going shopping today. I need some new shoes. When doesn’t a girl need new shoes?

A note on juice: many people will tell you not to drink juice at all, as it is filled with sugar and caloric. That’s stupid. If you buy freshly squeezed juice that is not from concentrate it has many vitamins and minerals that your body needs. A glass of juice does not mean drinking 16 oz of juice though. I usually eyeball my juice glass to fill up about 7 or 8 oz. I grew up drinking juice every morning with breakfast and I’m very picky about the kind. I grew up in Vero Beach, where orange juice is made, so I grew up drinking the good stuff. Don’t even try to pass me Tropicana because it will make me gag. I’d really like a juicer so I can make my own but for now I think I’ll continue to buy the good stuff at Whole Foods, now that is conveniently so close to home.

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    June 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm


    im sorry to hear about the migrane. hopefully this morning will be relaxing for you.

    i have a question for you or anyone who wants to chime in!
    do you have any tips on how to improve ones complexion?
    i am not acne prone, but i would like softer, smoother and less ruddy skin. i am wondering if the products i use are too harsh.

    id appreciate any tips on how to get healthy skin naturally..via dietary changes or natural products.

    thanks for any tips!


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    June 28, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Hey Jenna! I’m so sorry you have a bad headache. That is no fun at all…and it’s on a weekend! I hope you feel better really soon!

    And I totally agree on shoes… I’m in the need for some strappy flat sandals. Something cute that I can talk in. I don’t have a single pair of flats or flat sandals that don’t give me blisters…and thats just not right!!

    And I really love what you said about cooking yourself a nice dinner and enjoying the process and effort of making yourself a delicious, nutritious quality meal. Sometimes people need to just slow down and enjoy the little things in life.

    hope your Saturday improves!!

    rkw- I find that eating a balance of lots of veggies and fruit (particularly lettuces, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, berries- seem to really improve my skin )…plus a combination of healthy fats like olive oil and avocado. Too many nuts and cheese nibbles though will definitely show it’s mark!

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    June 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I agree about juice – the idea that ALL juice should be verboten is silly and extreme. Considering how nutrient-packed just one glass is, a moderate daily intake is still quite a bang for your caloric buck (plus, I’m currently trying to gain weight, and fresh O.J. and carrot juice have been the easiest way to get some extra, healthy calories into my diet.)

    Nine West is currently having a great sandal sale 🙂

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    June 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    The thing about juice is that the healthful enzymes in fruit break down in juice a few hours after the fruit is squeezed, which then makes it a caloric, nutritionally void choice. It’s best to squeeze your own or buy it fresh squeezed and drink it the same day–that’s healthy and worth it 🙂

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    June 28, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    I totally know what you mean about good orange juice. The only orange juice I drank as a kid was fresh squeezed from my grandparents backyard. it was amazing!! But it has spoiled me and now i cannot stand the general store kind. It just taste so fake!!

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    June 28, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    When I was recently sick, I couldn’t stomach anything for days except my illy espresso. Sounds weird, but I have a weak spot for that liquid gold. :]
    PS muesli looks yummy

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