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First Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday all! I’ll be back this evening with a WIAW/ update but for now I have a present for you all!

Alright, that’s a lie, I have a present for one of you though!

I love this blog, and I love everyone who has ever read it. To be honest I don’t get a lot of comments but I know that people are reading it ( I can check on you, sneaky sneaky). Since January we have been through some times together.

Bio tests, moving dorms, spring break, late work nights, countless runs and workouts, ED recovery, illness, great days, horrible days, new friends, dates, and on and on.

Soooo to show my appreciation for you guys sticking with me for 6 months, I am having my first giveaway!

Caitlin’s Favorite Things Giveaway!


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Just a few of my favorite things!

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My favorite

PB (White chocolate wonderful)

Granola (Mountain Blueberry Flax)

Nuts (CASHEWS!)

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Larabar Flavors

Regular- Cherry Pie, Cashew Cookie and Peanut Butter Cookie

Mini- Cherry Pie, Cashew Cookie, Apple Pie

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Dark Chocolate!

Whole foods with mint crisps

Chocolove with crystallized ginger <– THIS IS SOOO AMAZING

Did you all think I would leave out PRETZELS?! We should hang out more


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I will also bake you a batch of these!


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From Vegan Cookies Invade you Cookie Jar (So yes they are vegan)

So how do you enter?

1) Leave me a comment telling me YOUR favorite type of one of the things above

2) Tell me your favorite summer time activity!

3) Tweet about this giveaway “@Caitlintpl is giving away all of her favorite things!” or something to that nature

4) Follow me on FACEBOOK! Brand new page!

PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EVERY TIME YOU ENTER

I’ll pick a random winner the morning of Saturday June 11

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!

Peace!

Caitlin

Nuts about Cashews

Hey friends!! Let’s talk about something I have been eating a ridiculous abundance of in the past few days.

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Cashew’s and cashew butter

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Hello, I love you (this was full yesterday… oops)

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The reason for my recent cashew addiction is unknown but I’m ok with it, aside from being delicious cashews are a nutrition powerhouse.

Cashews-

Are packed with soluble fiber and phyto-chemicals that help fight cancer

Are full of healthy fat to help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (good cholesterol)

A handful of cashews daily can help prevent deficiencies of zinc, manganese, potassium, copper, iron and magnesium.(I expect I have an insane abundance of these things.)

They are filled with B vitamins and even some antioxidants!

Source

Aside from cashews, my appetite has still not been 100% because of the cold though I am feeling a lot better, thank you for all the well wishes!

Vegetables have not been sounding that great but fruit has been so I’ve been loading up on that


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Along with some waffles and breakfast cookie dough


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Tonight some more real food was sounding good so I made Annie’s mac and cheese. I mixed half the box with spinach, broccoli, hot sauce and pepper.


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Almonds and cashews of course! I had more, my hand is really small =)

I’ve still been working out but more lifting than cardio because of the cough. Today I ran a slow mile, did 15 minutes on the bike and lifted for 45 minutes. I hope to get a great bike interval workout in tomorrow but we’ll see.

I also got great exercise dancing last night because we didn’t have class today so I went out, woo hoo!! It was my friends birthday so we hung out in her room for a while before going to the party.


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Birthday girl!!

I’m actually ok with not running this week (though I do miss it) but I have to keep my legs fresh for something this weekend…. it’s a surprise!

Peace!

Caitlin

What foods do you like when your sick? Cold things for a sore throat for sure

What’s your favorite nut/nut butter?