Hello Hello!

The announcement email has officially been sent, congratulations to the winner of my 23rd Birthday Giveaway: Megan J from Oklahoma!
Congratulations Megan, I hope that you enjoy all of your goodies! xo

I cannot believe that there were over 775 entries for my birthday giveaway! You guys are truly amazing and your support is so incredible. Thank you so much for making my birthday so special. I am sitting on the couch with my foot propped up watching Shrek 2 on HBO because there is absolutely nothing on TV! Thank you so much for all of the get well soon comments and tweets! I had my surgery yesterday at 2:30, and the procedure lasted a little over 40 minutes. I came home with 4 stitches and two shiny crutches. I’m stylin’! My foot was numb for most of the day yesterday so I didn’t have any pain, but lots of awkward throbbing (omg I hate that feeling). I woke up this morning with an intense stinging pain.Yikes, I guess I won’t be doing much today… Talking about not doing much, my doctor told me that I could not be on my foot for 2 weeks until I get my stitches out. I was worried about being stationary and not exercising for a couple of weeks, but I have already been proved wrong. Crutches are the new cardio! Oh my, I forgot how exhausting it is to be on crutches. I take so many little things that my legs can do for granted. Getting up to even grab the remote turns into a 3 minute+ workout of hopping, one legged squatting, and balancing. P.S. has anyone attempted stairs with a foot injury? When I got home from the doctor I conquered the stairs on my hands and knees like a total noob. I have 2 weeks to master those bad boys!

Hello from the couch!


I just thought that I would keep you guys posted and let you know that I am working on my Q&A right now and am planning to get it posted later today or tomorrow morning. You guys submitted so many great questions!

My snack of choice at the moment is this awesome NUT-trition Cinnamon Raisin Granola Peanut Butter that Planter’s sent me yesterday. It has an actual crunch to it. Not your basic “crunchy peanut butter” crunch, but a granola crunch. I love it! The idea of cinnamon raisin peanut butter is brilliant, but a little ingredient listed as “hydrogenated vegetable oil” kind of bums me out. I wish that Planter’s would make a more natural salt-free, sugar-free, peanut butter without hydrogenated oil. This is totally inspiring me to make my own cinnamon raisin pb, or even almond butter!

Thanks again for your support! xo

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25 Responses so far.

  1. I hope you feel better and that you enjoyed your birthday! I love your recipes and blog posts.. keep up the good work and inspiring others (Like me) in eating a more natural food based diet <3

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    • Thank you so much Veronica! xo

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  2. I was on crutches for a knee injury when I was in high school and had a lot of stairs to go up and down. I used the crutches going up (it’s tricky), but I carried the crutches and sort of hopped down the stairs. Good luck!

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    • Hahaha It’s so tricky!!! Thanks Amanda! xo

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  3. I hope all turns out great. Gods blessings to you:) you are an inspiration.We received your tshirts the other day!! I ordered one for my 14 year old daughter too. She loves it just as well.Feel better and Happy belated birthday!!!!!

    Response from Chaunette
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    • Awwww that’s so cute!!! Love that you got your daughter a shirt :) Thank you so much for your support! xo

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  4. I feel your pain in regards to the crutches!! I messed up my knee skiing in HS and had 7 knee surgeries. I was on crutches and in a straight leg bracefor most of my high school life.

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    • OUCH!!! Oh my gosh, that’s not fun at all!

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  5. Hoping your foot heals quickly! Also, I’m quite pleased that you appear to be eating your new PB with a spoon. Glad I’m not the only one :).

    Response from Katylynn
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    • Thank you!!! Hahaha I feel so lazy right now lol PB & spoon, don’t mind if I do!

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  6. Yae I can’t believe I won! Thank you thank you!!!

    Response from Megan
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    • I am SO excited for you to get your package! xo

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  7. Hope u feel better soon, I’ve never had crutches but I have had 2 c-sections that required staples on my abdomen, so stay strong and listen to what the dr ordered, it never pays off to do too much too soon. I had to have surgery a few days before my birthday this year too and it stinks… U can’t celebrate the way u would have. Too a speedy recovery and good lunch with the steps… I have a Ranch style house so I was lucky:)

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    • Oh my goodness that sounds so painful, Angela! Thanks for the kind words! xo

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  8. *luck…. Not lunch, LOL

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  9. Even after 2 ankle fractures and a surgery I have always climbed up the stairs on my hands and knees. Then slid down on my butt to get down. :) With my poor balance I would have ended up on my face any other way. I hope you don’t have to use the crutches for too long they always mess up my wrists. Good luck and positive energy for a quick recovery.

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    • Haha that sounds like me at the moment! I think I PR-ed on going down the stairs at 4 minutes today! hahaha Thanks for the well wishes! xo

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  10. I don’t know what they have in your neck of the woods, but I work at a medical supply company and they have a thing called a rollabout knee walker. So much easier than crutches! You should see if they have them out there, you should be able to rent one by the month.

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    • Cheri those rollabout knee walkers are awesome! I’m going to see if i can make it 2 weeks haha

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  11. Hope you’re feeling better. Question for your q and a.. I see that you’re doing awesome maintaining, and you look fantastic. How do you used the bunny pyramid to lose wt. I love the concept but have plateaued and have 10-15 more lbs to go! Thanks for any advice! Xo

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  12. PLEASE make your own PB.. and keep the crunch!!
    Do you still eat PB despite the hydrogenated oils? Curious.
    YOU ARE AWESOME! Thanks for such an amazing website.

    Response from Ashley Marie
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  13. Try this http://www.bellplantation.com/
    This
    PB2 is great in my green smoothies! Without all the fat.

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  14. Rest up and feel better soon! Random question–where did you get that blanket? It looks so cozy!

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  15. Omg! i know what your going through i had stitches in my back 3 weeks ago now i have sutures ): hope you dont have to get them! Get better! XoXo

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    • Ouch! Get well soon! Thanks Lauren!

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