Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Veggie Fail and an Award

Hey Kids!  Look, it's Tuesday already!  I'm just home from the gym and wrapping up my evening.  Today was filled with lots of fruits, veggies and a little less chocolate than yesterday!  Today was one of the days that I realized I'm a little quirkier than the normal girl and I had a lot of food blogger realizations!

You know you're a health blogger when people bring you stolen fruit:
I started with a plate of fruit that my work buddy brought me.  She had such a proud look when she told me she snagged it from a meeting she was in.  I ate the stolen fruit and really enjoyed it!

You know you're a blogger when you fill your plate with the equivalent of most people's weekly veggie intake for lunch:

You know you're a blogger when you feel like a failure for leaving this behind:

You know you're a blogger when you get to the gym, work out for 90 minutes, and are disappointed because you can't recall a single amount of time or rep you did to report on your blog!

You know you're a blogger when you attempt to redeem yourself with a veggie scramble for dinner:
Organic cherry tomatoes, Trader Joe's Organic Foursome, Spinach, 2 whole eggs, and Nooch

You know you're a blogger when you are sad that your camera is holding your snack of the day hostage!
(I had a mini brownie crumbled over vanilla Greek Yogurt with 1/4 serving of hemp protein added)

You know you're a blogger when you get an award for no reason but doing what you love to do!  
Katie of Fit to Wed gave me this sweet award and it totally made my day!  Katie is a bad ass runner and is getting married to her love really soon!  Thanks Katie!

I am supposed to pass the award on to 11 blog friends and let them know via a comment on their page. I tag:

Mari of Namaste Mari because I've known her for years and she's my Dominican East Coast twin!  She rocks crazy workouts, is an awesome motivator, and one of the most supportive girls ever!
Katie of Healthy Diva Eats because this is one of the sweetest blog girls you'll ever meet.  Her comments are the kindest and she is an awesome example of a hot mama!  If you like Hello Kitty and great eats, check her out!
Jolene of Everyday Foodie because here everyday eats are seriously amazing!  She's such a sweet girl and loves her Green Monsters!
Anna of Newlywed, Newly Veg because she is genuinely nice and rocks crazy challenges like Vegan Month and is in the middle of a sugar challenge!  I am so impressed by her writing and her self control!
Gina of Candid RD because she is my favorite RD and gives great advice through her informative posts.  She gently reminds me that dark chocolate will not save my life, but leaves the best comments!
Dawn of Dawn Dishes it Out because she has the best wholesome recipes and despite being a busy mom and professional makes it a priority to live a healthy lifestyle and educate strangers too!
Jessica of How Sweet It Is because she is an amazing baking diva and although I don't regularly eat any of them, I leave her blog thinking about butter, cheese, and even a little bacon!
Beth of Dining and Dishing because this DC foodie is so sweet and bubbly!  She also has time to keep up with blogs while in culinary school and working a day job!
Anne Marie of New Weigh of Life because she makes the most awesome pasta bakes, leaves the sweetest comments, and has an inspirational weightloss story!
Kalin of Eating Machine because she is an awesome teacher who cracks me up as she avoids cooking foods that will kill her future hubby!  Baby brother also kinda has me coming back to her blog for more too!
Naomi of One Fit Foodie because she is an awesome trainer who not only shares her workouts and knowledge, but shares her awesome eats too!

If you haven't entered my CHIA giveaway, please do it HERE!

What are some of the ways you know you're a blogger?


Katie ♥ said...


Awww how sweet!!! Thanks so much for the award and the sweetes comments about me!!! You are the sweetest girl ever and so down to earth, I am so glad we found eachother through blogging!!! I feel like I have known you forever, your so down to earth too and such a beautiful girl!! Thanks love!!!

Love this post and that egg scramble looks really good!! Love that you put nooch on it!!!!

I know Im a foodblogger when I bring my camera everywhere I go now and out to eat!!!!

love ya!!!! xoxo Happy Hump Day!!!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Thank you girl!! You are the sweetest. I know I'm a food blogger when I feel like I have to take pictures of EVERYTHING.

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

You are so sweet!!! Thanks for sharing the love, and right back at you!

Lol...I have so many of those "you know you're a blogger when..." moments :-)

You know you're a blogger when you let your meal get cold because you're too busy trying to get "just the right shot."

Gina said...

Thanks SO MUCH for the kind words, and the award of course :) I'm glad you enjoy my posts, as my goal is not to tell people what they are doing wrong, but what they are doing RIGHT and how they can be better! I hope people see that, and I'm glad you do.
I know I'm a blogger because I carry my camera around wherever I go, and whip it out right when food comes my way! haha, that's a sure sign of blogger-ness.
I do have people bring me fruits, veggies, recipes, clippings from magazine, so many things that makes me also realize I'm a blogger, and an RD of course :) People are so kind!

Gabriela said...

I love the roasted veggies for lunch! You're not a bloggie failure...those suckers are filling! Have a great hump day!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I know I am a blogger because I try and wait until there is natural light to eat breakfast so the photo will look better :-)

Thanks so much for passing that award on to me, and for the kind words!!!

Anonymous said...

i know i'm a blogger when we sit down for dinner.... and josh patiently waits for me to take a picture of my meal before he picks up his fork.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

hahha I know I'm a blogger because I put "update blog" on my to-do list!

I love all of the veggies in this post. Delicious!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

Yummy food! I know I'm a blogger because I'm telling my boyfriend we have to wait to eat the hot dinner because I need good pictures first! He's so sad about that!
Have a wonderful day!

Anne Marie said...

Aww thanks so much for the award and sweet comments! I know I'm a blogger when I feel like a failure when I forget to take pictures of my meals! lol

Anonymous said...

Love all the link love! :D

You know when you are a blogger when your family patiently waits for you to take "one more picture" before they can eat!

Mo Diva said...

loved the "you know youre a blogger when..."

for me: when your day is ruined becuase you left your camera at home and you happen to be at a new restaurant

Simply Life said...

congrats on the award! The way my oats have transformed shows me I read a lot of blogs! :)

Andrea @Celery In The City said...

hahah, I laughed at the 'you know you're a..' about forgetting what you did at the gym to report on your blog, I kept a note on my blackberry that I would update so that I wouldn't forget when I first started my blog.

Mari said...

How did I miss this post??? Thank you so much for the award! I heart you =)

I know I am a blogger because when I go out to eat, the first thing I think is "ohhh this is going to be a great post" or "where is my camera?"

ohhh and I ALWAYS have my camera with me....ALWAYS ha

AND I move my table to the window when the sun is out so I can use natural light ha...

damn I AM a blogger ha

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