tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-40824921461541897852010-10-26T23:50:29.945-07:00dimple snatcherAlexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-82816205129620428472010-10-26T14:41:00.000-07:002010-10-26T17:58:02.469-07:00korean tea.Sighhhh. No time to say much today, but I thought I'd post photos of Jasmine, the 8-year-old I babysit, making me korean tea this afternoon. She wanted me to try it.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdH5xRLs-I/AAAAAAAAJ-s/K4Vi7e8EevI/s1600/DSCN3474.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdH5xRLs-I/AAAAAAAAJ-s/K4Vi7e8EevI/s320/DSCN3474.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdIX0NwFeI/AAAAAAAAJ-w/YeECEE8F41A/s1600/DSCN3475.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdIX0NwFeI/AAAAAAAAJ-w/YeECEE8F41A/s320/DSCN3475.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdLsHgAd0I/AAAAAAAAJ_A/J4dzo1Qa0_k/s1600/DSCN3480.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdLsHgAd0I/AAAAAAAAJ_A/J4dzo1Qa0_k/s320/DSCN3480.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdI48yRBWI/AAAAAAAAJ-0/SqdkyjbD01A/s1600/DSCN3477.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdI48yRBWI/AAAAAAAAJ-0/SqdkyjbD01A/s320/DSCN3477.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdJef0JG7I/AAAAAAAAJ-4/vlu045vb1nw/s1600/DSCN3479.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdJef0JG7I/AAAAAAAAJ-4/vlu045vb1nw/s320/DSCN3479.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdJ8YdKQSI/AAAAAAAAJ-8/7OPgtxPVNuA/s1600/DSCN3482.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMdJ8YdKQSI/AAAAAAAAJ-8/7OPgtxPVNuA/s320/DSCN3482.JPG" width="320" /></a></div>&nbsp;I liked it! It's like marmalade with honey. Jasmine only added some hot water and used a spoon to mix.<br /><br />See you tomorrow morning. Much to share!<br /><br />-A-<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-8281620512962042847?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-65397610677531817662010-10-25T14:35:00.001-07:002010-10-26T06:56:04.162-07:00too much chocolate.<span style="font-size: small;">Somehow and suddenly I started to feel unwell earlier this afternoon. I’m really really hoping it goes away soon, like right now! I have too much to do to be sick. And like usual with the rare times I’m ill, I comfort eat: so it been too much chocolate today. It really hasn’t been too bad, but tomorrow whether I feel better or not, I’m going to work at sticking to wholesome eating.<br /><br />Totally unrelated, but have any of you read ZZ Packer? She’s a really big deal right now.&nbsp; She was one of the writers included in the <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2010/06/14/100614fi_fiction_20under40_qa_zz-packer">New Yorker's 40 under 40</a>. I’m only mentioning her because she’s coming to read at my school tonight and I’m so excited, sickness and all.<br /><br />Oh! And <a href="http://melindaboyce.com/">Melinda</a>, who drew my header, ran a marathon recently. I asked her permission to share the comics she drew based on the experience:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span><br /><div class="ha" style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><b><span class="hP" id=":b3"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #0b5394;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The Portland Marathon</span></span></span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMX52AQLcfI/AAAAAAAAJ-k/iRRonK1DQmU/s1600/the_portland_marathon-web.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMX52AQLcfI/AAAAAAAAJ-k/iRRonK1DQmU/s400/the_portland_marathon-web.jpg" width="356" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #0b5394; font-size: large;">The Aftermath</span></span></span></b></div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMX5-UxBqhI/AAAAAAAAJ-o/ndG7Qc6Ixk0/s1600/the_aftermath-web.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="363" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMX5-UxBqhI/AAAAAAAAJ-o/ndG7Qc6Ixk0/s400/the_aftermath-web.jpg" width="400" /></a><span class="Apple-style-span">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">To see more of Melinda's comics, please see <a href="http://melindaboyce.com/">here</a>.<br /><br />Till tomorrow...<br /><br />&nbsp;-A-<br /></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-6539761067753181766?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-33894025309904651822010-10-25T07:30:00.000-07:002010-10-25T07:38:53.693-07:00Breakfast Soup.Soup.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMWRKZPw3II/AAAAAAAAJ-U/6aFMnb8qNiU/s1600/DSC_0444.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMWRKZPw3II/AAAAAAAAJ-U/6aFMnb8qNiU/s320/DSC_0444.JPG" width="320" /></a></div>My mother’s soup.<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Yes, please.<br /><br />I came home to soup last night. And even though I’d already eaten for the night, I was tempted. Then I remember that I’d already posted all my eats for the day on this here blog to help me keep on track. So I drank some water instead. <b>Probably my favorite weight-loss tip</b>:<i> It's okay to go a bed a little hungry</i>.<br /><br />Now, back to the soup :) <br />I enjoyed a bowl this morning. With avocado. In our house, we’re almost incapable of eating/drink soup with what you probably call avocado, and we call "pear."&nbsp; If we make soup then realize that we have no avocado/pear in the house, we almost don’t know what to do with ourselves. It's a tiny tragedy! How Jamaican of us.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMWVBqohtpI/AAAAAAAAJ-c/26Gi3QZBbzw/s1600/DSC_0446.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMWVBqohtpI/AAAAAAAAJ-c/26Gi3QZBbzw/s320/DSC_0446.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br />My mother made the soup from what we call "gungo peas" and Americans seem to call "pigeon peas." She used lots of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_provisions">ground provisions</a>: yams, potatoes, etc. I need to learn how to make this soup!<br /><br /><br />Be back soon...<br /><br />-A-<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-3389402530990465182?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-56473030560449265022010-10-24T17:32:00.000-07:002010-10-24T23:10:23.481-07:00Back to the gym.<div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">You know what's harder after you haven't done it for awhile?</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">It's the "e" word.&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Yup, that "e" word.<br /><br /><i>Exercise.</i></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">But let's back track a little.&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I left this guy at home and headed out to the gym. Wrapped in my laptop charger, he takes lazy sunday way seriously.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTHmVvzjpI/AAAAAAAAJ9Q/WVLCKWiP0to/s1600/DSC_0445.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTHmVvzjpI/AAAAAAAAJ9Q/WVLCKWiP0to/s320/DSC_0445.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Then on my way to the train station, I spotted something blue.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTH_SnpTXI/AAAAAAAAJ9U/M2aH8HcxMq0/s1600/DSC_0448.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTH_SnpTXI/AAAAAAAAJ9U/M2aH8HcxMq0/s320/DSC_0448.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Mmmm.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTIGR_P0FI/AAAAAAAAJ9Y/2KpRXhSsNLo/s1600/DSC_0452.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTIGR_P0FI/AAAAAAAAJ9Y/2KpRXhSsNLo/s320/DSC_0452.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">When I got into the city, I realized that I'd forgotten to bring a pre-workout snack with me. So I stopped in a store looking for something healthy and reasonably priced. I left with an overpriced ($2.59) <a href="http://kindsnacks.com/">Kind Bar</a>. I'd been meaning to try one of these after seeing them on <a href="http://watchmybuttshrinking.com/2010/01/snacky-saturday-be-kind-to-yourself.html">Jenn's blog</a> way back when.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTIwSdn7KI/AAAAAAAAJ9c/NQQm5lykccA/s1600/DSC_0457.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTIwSdn7KI/AAAAAAAAJ9c/NQQm5lykccA/s320/DSC_0457.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTI15QO9qI/AAAAAAAAJ9g/zKKN5aCnO80/s1600/DSC_0455.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTI15QO9qI/AAAAAAAAJ9g/zKKN5aCnO80/s320/DSC_0455.JPG" width="320" /></a><br /><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I tried the Apricot Almond flavored one at 190 calories. Folks, it so so good. Almost worth $2.59 ;) I kid. I kid. I've tried Luna &amp; Cliff bars and I'm not a big fan. I prefer Kind Bars--or at least the one flavor I tried. I loved that the bar relied on natural fruits and nuts for flavors and for the bulk of it's ingredients. I actually don't recall more than five ingredients.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Well, anyway, I finally got to the gym. The first thing I did was to sign up for a 5:15 hour long spinning class. Since I was early, I also did twenty eight minutes on the elliptical. Honestly, I was only a bit motivated on the machine. Like I said, I hadn't worked out in <i>so long</i>.<br /><br />I've found that fitness classes suit me better and that was the case today. I was motivated to work hard because I wanted to keep up with everyone and the instructor pushed us really hard. Overall, the class was really really good. I can't remember why I stayed away from the gym for so long!</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br />&nbsp;After I left the gym, I stopped at Trader Joe's and was immediately distracted by some cuties.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTL341c6_I/AAAAAAAAJ9w/MM7sJjLnDyU/s1600/DSC_0459.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTL341c6_I/AAAAAAAAJ9w/MM7sJjLnDyU/s320/DSC_0459.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTL5Yig0yI/AAAAAAAAJ90/kPXn2WmjbwM/s1600/DSC_0460.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTL5Yig0yI/AAAAAAAAJ90/kPXn2WmjbwM/s320/DSC_0460.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Don't be fooled. They're actually in this size range.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTMEzgF06I/AAAAAAAAJ94/bgS6EyGasNI/s1600/DSC_0461.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTMEzgF06I/AAAAAAAAJ94/bgS6EyGasNI/s320/DSC_0461.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I didn't buy anything at Trader Joe's. The lines were too long.&nbsp; So I headed off to babysit for a friend in the area.<br /><br />While the kids were sleeping, babysitter me had a piece of chocolate :)</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">And then some <a href="http://www.browncowfarm.com/">brown cow cream top maple yogurt</a> with sunflower seed butter, <a href="http://www.kashi.com/">kashi cereal</a>, and half a banana.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTLbHgd2II/AAAAAAAAJ9k/hyILU_LtcsQ/s1600/DSC_0468.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTLbHgd2II/AAAAAAAAJ9k/hyILU_LtcsQ/s320/DSC_0468.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTLdPgLhaI/AAAAAAAAJ9o/pQk25Qo_4do/s1600/DSC_0471.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTLdPgLhaI/AAAAAAAAJ9o/pQk25Qo_4do/s320/DSC_0471.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTLe1cs3xI/AAAAAAAAJ9s/5sEitsTclQI/s1600/DSC_0472.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMTLe1cs3xI/AAAAAAAAJ9s/5sEitsTclQI/s320/DSC_0472.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I'd never tried sunflower butter before. When I tasted it by itself, I wasn't big on it. But I really really liked it in yogurt mix.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br />Hope everyone is well :)))))<br /><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Now, I'm off to school work!</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Till tomorrow... </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-A-</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-5647303056044926502?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-51324774366652734422010-10-24T11:28:00.000-07:002010-10-24T17:32:57.934-07:00Pumpkin: two simple ways I love.<div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">You know what I've been seeing lots of in blogworld?</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMR0yxzOdZI/AAAAAAAAJ9A/Ub5xNgYyVBU/s1600/DSC_0459.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMR0yxzOdZI/AAAAAAAAJ9A/Ub5xNgYyVBU/s320/DSC_0459.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Pumpkins.<br />Yes, pumpkins.<br />Mmmm.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Recently I've read lots of blogs with all sorts of pumpkin recipes: cakes, bakes, oatmeal, etc.<br />I want to try all those things :) </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Mostly all we do with pumpkin is Jamaican Pumpkin soup (which I'll blog about next Sunday) and these two simple ways I love to eat it:</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMR3DU2R4NI/AAAAAAAAJ9E/tVSLl3_dDww/s1600/DSC_0462.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMR3DU2R4NI/AAAAAAAAJ9E/tVSLl3_dDww/s320/DSC_0462.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Spooning out the inside is always fun!</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></div><br /><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">And then I cut that half a pumpkin (in the photo above) into six pieces (leaving the exterior skin on) and dropped them gently into a boiling pot of salted water until it's soft and ready to eat. Here's the first way I love to eat pumpkin! Easy huh? We add a piece of boiled pumpkin to whatever we're having.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMR4KN_RzBI/AAAAAAAAJ9I/vA2xRSMPK3o/s1600/DSC_0463.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMR4KN_RzBI/AAAAAAAAJ9I/vA2xRSMPK3o/s320/DSC_0463.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br />The second way is to mash it up with a little butter. My mother use to make it this way when we were really little and starting to eat soft foods. </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Both ways:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMR5B4zevRI/AAAAAAAAJ9M/XIjTRLUqOJk/s1600/DSC_0469.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMR5B4zevRI/AAAAAAAAJ9M/XIjTRLUqOJk/s320/DSC_0469.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">With Scrambled eggs for brunch.&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">So so good. I had to go back for a little more ;)<br /><br />You know what else I love about pumpkin?<br />How <a href="http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-pumpkin-i11422">low cal</a> &amp; <a href="http://pumpkinhealthbenefits.com/">healthy</a> it is :)</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Hope y'all are having a good weekend! I'm heading to the gym in a little. I'll come back later tonight to share how it feels to go back after all these weeks off.<br /><br />Oh, and I have to ask: What's your favorite way to eat pumpkin?</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-A-</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-5132477436665273442?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-47531024295477337092010-10-22T17:00:00.000-07:002010-10-22T18:57:55.372-07:00my cats, chinese food, + weekly goals.<div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I hadn't eaten much all day, so by 3 p.m. I was famished, and that was my excuse to get Chinese food when I got to Brooklyn from my classes in the city. It's funny the excuses I make to validate my behavior. I mean, it's not like I didn't have any healthy options. </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">But, anyway, when I got home and started eating...</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Paisley and Moses kept looking at me. I felt like they were judging me!&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIlt8zSuCI/AAAAAAAAJ7M/rtTK1aKBh4o/s1600/DSCN1488.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIlt8zSuCI/AAAAAAAAJ7M/rtTK1aKBh4o/s320/DSCN1488.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIlvWM-GTI/AAAAAAAAJ7Q/Ls9eCuEDzZg/s1600/DSCN2519.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIlvWM-GTI/AAAAAAAAJ7Q/Ls9eCuEDzZg/s320/DSCN2519.JPG" width="274" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/dimplesnatcher/status/28434590643">I even tweeted about it</a> and one of my twitter friends<a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/CandayCakes/status/28437675068"> responded</a>. Silly gal :)!!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Well anyway, thankfully, they soon feel asleep. It's insane how easily they fall asleep.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMImUU8CJXI/AAAAAAAAJ7U/aB3OWGhXGJY/s1600/DSC_0443.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMImUU8CJXI/AAAAAAAAJ7U/aB3OWGhXGJY/s320/DSC_0443.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMImcV_uRjI/AAAAAAAAJ7Y/d01psF1WEhk/s1600/DSC_0449.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMImcV_uRjI/AAAAAAAAJ7Y/d01psF1WEhk/s320/DSC_0449.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Mmmm.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIoTMNV9hI/AAAAAAAAJ7c/9KmhhM5k9GY/s1600/DSC_0450.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIoTMNV9hI/AAAAAAAAJ7c/9KmhhM5k9GY/s320/DSC_0450.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIoWoOLIsI/AAAAAAAAJ7g/srK-n0XAwvs/s1600/DSC_0454.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIoWoOLIsI/AAAAAAAAJ7g/srK-n0XAwvs/s320/DSC_0454.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIobS4FceI/AAAAAAAAJ7k/iCYeuICM3SA/s1600/DSC_0455.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMIobS4FceI/AAAAAAAAJ7k/iCYeuICM3SA/s320/DSC_0455.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Ok. fine. Hehhheeeee. Those first two photos aren't from today. But today when I saw my cats swarming around me as I ate my food, I created a story in my head about them judging me, but really I was the one judging myself. It's just frustrating when I do unkind things to my body when I know how to and why I should do better. But moving on--I've learnt that it's better to make better choices next time, instead of beating myself up.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">So to that point, here's what I'm working on next week, from sunday to friday:</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><u>Fitness every day</u></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">- The gym three times: Sunday, Monday,&nbsp; &amp; Wednesday</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">- The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Jillian-Michaels-30-Day-Shred/dp/B00127RAJY">shred</a> three morning: Tuesday, Thursday, &amp; Friday</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><u>Nutrition</u> </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">- Tracking &amp; eating well.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-&nbsp; To make &amp; share one or two Jamaican recipes.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-&nbsp; Water, water, water. Maybe even tracking to make sure I drink enough.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Next friday I will share how my week goes. Do y'all make weekly goals? If yes, share? </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Have a fab weekend!<br />Love! </div><br /><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-A-</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">P.S. Yesterday post and today's post are dangerously similiar. So apparently semester health goals = weekly health goals. Huh. </span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-4753102429547733709?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-63807995673511246822010-10-21T20:10:00.000-07:002010-10-22T04:44:03.247-07:00I will.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Look what happens to my skin when the semester workload starts to affect my sleep, I'm not drinking enough water or eating well. And sssssshhhhh, I haven't gone to the gym since the month started, which is especially painful since I'm living above my means and paying $85 per month at <a href="http://www.crunch.com/?cs=%7B110D559F-DEA5-42EA-9C1C-8A5DF7E70EF9%7D&amp;loc=%7B0C86CB7A-F7AD-4CDF-B7D1-B65A73CC3D29%7D">Crunch</a>. .</div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMD5BDcWQzI/AAAAAAAAJ7E/6eY0oe_duro/s1600/DSC_0542.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="267" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TMD9CtlX77I/AAAAAAAAJ7I/J7CKJARXkiQ/s400/30420_622220632964_26311633_35572329_3892858_n.jpg" width="400" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">So just to remind myself, here are some health goals I made so I won't end the semester with my skin in an even worse place and twenty five pounds heavier:</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br />- I will track my food, cook, and eat well. And bring food from home = Hello poorness, I'm Alexia.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">- I will drink lots of water.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">- I will exercise at least 25 minutes per day.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">- I will get more sleep.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">- I will use my organizer so I can stay on top of my eating well, exercise, homework, studying, EVERYTHING.</div><br /><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Will come back tomorrow to share specifically what I want to work towards for the next week. And it's been so busy I haven't seen how you gals (guy? guys?) are doing. Will stop by soon! Promise.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-A-</div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-6380799567351124682?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-6472053269820916902010-10-20T18:52:00.000-07:002010-10-20T19:41:43.156-07:00Loving My Body.<div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Now, I'm nowhere close to where I'd like to be in terms of weight.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-hxLuyIMI/AAAAAAAAJ6M/su8MvST3IVc/s1600/DSC_0447.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-hxLuyIMI/AAAAAAAAJ6M/su8MvST3IVc/s320/DSC_0447.jpg" width="214" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">And I could talk about my bad skin/hair issues/too big breasts/back fat/too broad shoulders/big head/stretch marks/scarred legs from rough jamaican childhood playing/etc. I could go on and on, but since it's <a href="http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/">Love Your Body Day</a>, here are nine things I love about my body:</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">(1.) I love my <strike>masculine</strike> strong looking calves for running.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-id-r1LQI/AAAAAAAAJ6Q/WgBBR8xLH40/s1600/66548_648621186044_26311633_36468348_2240453_n-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-id-r1LQI/AAAAAAAAJ6Q/WgBBR8xLH40/s320/66548_648621186044_26311633_36468348_2240453_n-1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;(2.) I love my moon face for comparing with<a href="http://duncraft.atom5.com/files/barred-owl.jpg"> owls</a>. No, I'm not kidding.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-ilBeZ_xI/AAAAAAAAJ6U/y32Nn01A0Cs/s1600/62585_645851865784_26311633_36405015_1003479_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-ilBeZ_xI/AAAAAAAAJ6U/y32Nn01A0Cs/s320/62585_645851865784_26311633_36405015_1003479_n.jpg" width="236" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;(3.) I love my body for being able to roll down a hill.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-i2jopImI/AAAAAAAAJ6Y/yIHU-xs8amQ/s1600/10621_589361557814_26311633_34535871_5467073_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-i2jopImI/AAAAAAAAJ6Y/yIHU-xs8amQ/s320/10621_589361557814_26311633_34535871_5467073_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;(4.) Lips for kitty kissing!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-jBYLohsI/AAAAAAAAJ6c/klJYKFpCnlA/s1600/9525_587818525064_26311633_34484197_7657855_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-jBYLohsI/AAAAAAAAJ6c/klJYKFpCnlA/s320/9525_587818525064_26311633_34484197_7657855_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-jDDgKFbI/AAAAAAAAJ6g/14FhIRFBc5c/s1600/n26311633_32169260_6446-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-jDDgKFbI/AAAAAAAAJ6g/14FhIRFBc5c/s320/n26311633_32169260_6446-1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">(5.) My arms for hugging cute friends!</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; last year:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-j35FtGkI/AAAAAAAAJ6k/kHH4gVEZ8Dk/s1600/8130_583634435014_26311633_34334961_4159681_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-j35FtGkI/AAAAAAAAJ6k/kHH4gVEZ8Dk/s320/8130_583634435014_26311633_34334961_4159681_n.jpg" width="320" />&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;">&nbsp;last sunday:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-kCmFZTVI/AAAAAAAAJ6o/0jRQesjctw0/s1600/DSC_0659.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-kCmFZTVI/AAAAAAAAJ6o/0jRQesjctw0/s320/DSC_0659.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">(6.) I love my nose for smelling sunflowers.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-keZkumfI/AAAAAAAAJ6s/zRdJG6yzUOo/s1600/37823_630896092274_26311633_35903293_2046398_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-keZkumfI/AAAAAAAAJ6s/zRdJG6yzUOo/s320/37823_630896092274_26311633_35903293_2046398_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">(7.) Obviously, I love my mouth for mango eating. Maybe I should have named this blog, "mango eater"? Hmmm.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-kjpP5psI/AAAAAAAAJ6w/LA5JibqBIi0/s1600/7129_589227770924_26311633_34529242_8190688_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-kjpP5psI/AAAAAAAAJ6w/LA5JibqBIi0/s320/7129_589227770924_26311633_34529242_8190688_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">&nbsp;(8.) I love my neck for scarf wearing. Mmmm. Love scarves!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-kwKcRXwI/AAAAAAAAJ64/NTHHks8pW8U/s1600/41287_636287542764_26311633_36102136_2928519_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-kwKcRXwI/AAAAAAAAJ64/NTHHks8pW8U/s320/41287_636287542764_26311633_36102136_2928519_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span id="goog_685520072"></span></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">(9.) I love my feet touching beach sand!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-k3I7gPqI/AAAAAAAAJ68/OcGFhAgAH_E/s1600/31220_622973828554_26311633_35610090_3384009_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="237" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL-k3I7gPqI/AAAAAAAAJ68/OcGFhAgAH_E/s320/31220_622973828554_26311633_35610090_3384009_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">What do you love about your body?</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Inspired by <a href="http://ohsheglows.com/2010/10/20/16-reasons-why-i-love-my-body/">Angela's post</a>.<br /><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-A-</div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-647205326982091690?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-16466787612026547832010-10-20T11:00:00.000-07:002010-10-20T13:22:29.862-07:00Apple Picking.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8qjl2GogI/AAAAAAAAJ5g/UeaRTaOyXt4/s1600/DSC_0493.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8qjl2GogI/AAAAAAAAJ5g/UeaRTaOyXt4/s320/DSC_0493.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I went apple picking for the first time this weekend, and later I realized that it's the first time I've picked and eaten from a tree in over ten years since we left Jamaica. Isn't that insane? I live in New York, by the way. </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8sNVz8eFI/AAAAAAAAJ5k/M9rJbIv4l1A/s1600/DSC_0535.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8sNVz8eFI/AAAAAAAAJ5k/M9rJbIv4l1A/s320/DSC_0535.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8sQliOWAI/AAAAAAAAJ5o/FmAWvqxYG7c/s1600/DSC_0536.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8sQliOWAI/AAAAAAAAJ5o/FmAWvqxYG7c/s320/DSC_0536.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">This summer I grew tomato plants in pots, but that doesn't count.<br />One of highlights of my childhood was climbing our mango tree.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8szUfT7SI/AAAAAAAAJ5s/faoB7YL9GTc/s1600/DSC_0537.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8szUfT7SI/AAAAAAAAJ5s/faoB7YL9GTc/s320/DSC_0537.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I almost ate a bee or a wasp. I'm not sure which. And we spotted a nest.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8tmsswTpI/AAAAAAAAJ5w/c3gF9rT-Nn0/s1600/DSC_0663.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8tmsswTpI/AAAAAAAAJ5w/c3gF9rT-Nn0/s320/DSC_0663.JPG" width="320" />&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8uPA8EeJI/AAAAAAAAJ50/DiqQa75r3AI/s1600/DSC_0583.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL8uPA8EeJI/AAAAAAAAJ50/DiqQa75r3AI/s320/DSC_0583.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">My friend, Juliette/Julieta.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL9LuUrdJRI/AAAAAAAAJ6A/cgqIjVMy_Hc/s1600/DSC_0592.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL9LuUrdJRI/AAAAAAAAJ6A/cgqIjVMy_Hc/s320/DSC_0592.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br />I added half of one of the apples I brought home to today's brunch. I've really fallen in love with almond butter recently.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL9KPHCy_pI/AAAAAAAAJ58/F5yTW2zpse4/s1600/DSC_0444.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TL9KPHCy_pI/AAAAAAAAJ58/F5yTW2zpse4/s320/DSC_0444.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>&nbsp; </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Hope y'all are well!</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-A-</div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-1646678761202654783?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-85287917435386558372010-10-18T07:44:00.000-07:002010-10-19T19:18:45.013-07:00Melinda Boyce, header artist.I've been in love with Melinda's <a href="http://www.melindaboyce.com/">beautiful comics</a> since I discovered her site last year. So I was thrilled when she agreed to design the header for this blog.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TLxa-JqPxjI/AAAAAAAAJ4U/27vjEwh0EWE/s1600/-1-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TLxa-JqPxjI/AAAAAAAAJ4U/27vjEwh0EWE/s400/-1-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />It's so me: sunflowers and mangoes.<br />Only missing are a few cats. <br />But I couldn't think of a way to include them. <br />In the mango tree? In the sky? On my head? It just wouldn't have worked.<br /><br />Well anyway, thanks Melinda, for drawing me cute and getting the roundness of my face just right and not including any acne, blemishes, etc.<br />Jasmine, the 8-year-old I babysit, kindly pointed out that I'm not that thin. And she wanted to know why "the spots on my face" weren't included.<br />Haha. <br /><br />Melinda sent me these health-related comics to share with you all:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TLxbojclATI/AAAAAAAAJ4Y/5KbHSiTPPr4/s1600/-2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TLxbojclATI/AAAAAAAAJ4Y/5KbHSiTPPr4/s400/-2.jpg" width="398" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TLxbvwUUwkI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/sRqv641UgEY/s1600/-3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TLxbvwUUwkI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/sRqv641UgEY/s400/-3.jpg" width="383" /></a></div>--<br /><br />To see more of Melinda's comics, please visit <a href="http://melindaboyce.com/">melindaboyce.com</a><br /><br />-A-<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-8528791743538655837?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4082492146154189785.post-70994905317543038162010-10-17T21:09:00.000-07:002010-10-19T21:09:01.092-07:00Doughnut Happy.<div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Welcome + Hello. I'm Alexia.</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">If you followed my <a href="http://www.mywickedwickedways.org/">old blog</a>, you probably have some sense of me.&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">But if you're new, please see <a href="http://dimplesnatcher.blogspot.com/p/bits-pieces.html">here</a>. </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I'm hoping that's a good enough introduction?&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">I'm not sure what else to add except that I enjoyed the best donuts today.&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TLvF5c72FxI/AAAAAAAAJ4Q/RWGcbSvHV7c/s1600/DSC_0474.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="267" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UM1vKNdgQHo/TLvF5c72FxI/AAAAAAAAJ4Q/RWGcbSvHV7c/s400/DSC_0474.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Seriously! I went to <a href="http://www.hurdsfamilyfarm.com/">this farm </a>today with a church group, and the warm, freshly made apple cider doughnuts were the <i>craze</i>. Everyone went mad for these lovelies, and later in the day there was a waiting list, and later they were completely sold out.&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">So now I'm off to bed, my stomach all doughnut happy. </div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Nice to meet/re-meet you!</div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">-A-</div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4082492146154189785-7099490531754303816?l=www.dimplesnatcherblog.com' alt='' /></div>Alexia @ Dimple Snatcherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08277029553868903502noreply@blogger.com3