My7DayDiet: Day 5

Recap of Day 4: Hands down easiest day of the week to date. My mindset seemed different. Not obsessing over what it was that I couldn’t have instead focusing on why I’m doing this crazy thing: I need to feel better.

Let’s talk about hemp milk for a second. On first taste it was *earthy* and I wasn’t sure if the day would be successful or not. But I made a frozen banana smoothie (sprinkled with some ground cinnamon) and it was pretty great.

The girls and I were up and about around 8:30 per the usual and started the day with a hike. I was out of my environment so wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting us into when we went to the state park a few minutes from Jen and Wayne’s. We hiked the trail for about an hour which I guestimate was about 3 miles.

Rose chases Analaigh


4 down. 3 to go.

Today is Day 5: Protein and Tomato

I’m really worried about this day. I loathe tomatoes. L-O-A-T-H-E them. I can only eat them as a processed product (i.e. Ketchup, pasta sauce, pizza sauce). In recent years I started adding canned, flavored, diced tomato to pasta instead of drenching it in tomato sauce but every time I chomp down on a squishy tomato bite inwardly I shiver and gag. Outwardly I pretend I’m enjoying myself because I once got backhanded for actually gagging at the dinner table when my dad made me eat a tomato after I said I hated them taste unknown.

Tomato. Gag.

But my plan is to hide them. I got some cherry tomatoes to bury in a frittata and then later mix some in with some turkey sausage.

It’s just one day.

Tomato. Gag.

Just one day.

Project 365: A Dog A Day (Day 2)

Day 2

My Project 365: A Dog A Day

I will select a dog a day to share here.

A dog that is sheltered or fostered in the continental US.

A dog that needs a loving home.

A dog that wants a second chance.



[shelter info at bottom of post]

Meet Izzy!!! ID# A14932878


7-8 years old

Shephard Mix Puppy

The shelter writes:  I’m very nervous and frightened of all the loud noises in the shelter and still very skeptical of new people.  While I’ve only been at the shelter a few days bc of my fear I have a pen pal who spends time with me at the shelter.  I wasnt so sure about her when we first met and it took her some time (and chicken fingers!!!) to convince me to come out of my kennel.  After spending some time with her outside I realized she wasn’t all that scary and even had some fun playing tug with her!!  I am looking for a family who will understand that I need some time to learn to trust..but I promise if you give me that time I will reward you with lots of love and hopefully turn into the super playful puppy I’m meant to be!  I was tested with another female dog but was so scared at the time I hid behind a desk 😦  I will need to meet any dogs in the home and children.  I probably should not go into a home with small/young children due to my fearfulness.  The shelter is extremely full so I am urgent!  Please share!

For more information contact my pen pal Jamielynn Storch

Philadelphia ACCT

111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone: (267) 385-3800

Adoption Center Hours:

Monday through Friday 1PM – 8PM

Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 5PM