Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIAW (lately); with some confessions(:

I gotta make this one quick because I had planned on getting a swim workout in to recover from yesterday's intense circuit workout; man my booty is killing me! Note; I definitely did not use the set weights haha, I'm not there yet, but it was still heavy lifting for me.

So for today's WIAW I thought since I have a new blog that I would add some random facts/confessions about myself(: So this should be fun; Thanks Jenn for hosting, I love doing these WIAW posts!

Confession number one: I am orange; okay so maybe just my palms and the bottom of my feet. Yeah I read about it online, looked it up, saw on people's blogs, in their fears of turning orange from one too many pumpkin dishes or sweet potatoes, but I am actually orange. Like noticeably. eek! My mom I think is more embarrassed haha. She is like just cut back! But when I looked up Carotenosis [yes it is an official condition(;] it says it may take up to three months to go away, uh-oh, and plus the list of foods includes way more than orange foods; I mean look at it! Hopefully when I get tan it will be less noticeable?

Foods associated with high levels of carotenoids[6] include:
  • Alfalfa
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Beet greens
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Butter
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupes
  • Carrots
  • Cheese
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggs
  • Figs
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Lettuce
  • Mangoes
  • Milk
  • Mustard
  • Oranges
  • Palm oil
  • Papaya

  • Parsley
  • Peaches
  • Pineapples
  • Plums
  • Pumpkins
  • Seaweed
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Yams
  • Yellow corn

Source: Wikipedia

So here's some orange eats that haven't been helping the cause...
I'm obsessed with sweet potato fries lately(: For dinner I had roasted broccoli, seared tuna (sooo good!) roasted asapargus, and spaghetti squash a la hungry hippie

Confession numero dos: I'm addicted to grocery shopping; I think every foodie is. I probably spent half an hour in whole foods trying to decide what to have for dinner; but hey, there isn't a whole foods in a 50 mile radius of me so when we were in Greenville I may have been overjoyed(:

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cookie #holyyum
Collard Salad with Mango and Oranges (pre-made) with Peanutbutter Tofu (I want to try to recreate that recipe!) with a Vegan tamale (it had some sort of nutty filling, weird but good)
 Confession tres: I have a horse. Well it's my sister and I's but this past year she has been the only one riding her. I wish I had more time, but this past year I have been way too busy. I miss riding and I really hope that I can pick it back up over the summer and possibly join the Equestrian Club Team at Tualne.

There is my sister riding her the other day when I went out to the barn; gasp, Carly at the barn?! The guy that feeds the horses took a minute to even realize who I was, haha that should tell you something..

Some random eats; savory oats topped with a runny egg #needtomakemoreoften and a one too many times pictured frozen dessert mess(:

And I'll leave you with confession number four: My favorite store is American Eagle #obsessed I love everything there. They have amazing jeans, jewelry, scarfs, purses and I especially love their aerie line.

One the left I have on an AE shirt, plaid shorts from Belk and my grey tom's
Then on the right I have on an AE tank, Forever 21 shorts and Sam Edelman's shoes he designed for AE

Is anyone else orange? Please don't let me be the only one
What is your favorite clothing store? I also like Forever 21, but it is really hard to find the right size in the cute stuff because it's so disorganized. I like Target and Urban Outfitters too 
Have you ever been horseback-riding? I think a lot of people are actually scared of horses, although they are big, they are sweet and so hardworking(:



  1. Forever 21 is one of my favorite stores!
    Those shorts are adorable :)


  2. i used to eat too much squash and i turned orange, too. you don't need to worry about it, though, because you're orange due to the beta-carotene form of vitamin a and it's non-toxic ... still making you orange, though!

  3. You are orange!!! OMG!! That is crazy and scary... i had no idea that was possible

    1. okay, that picture may make my skin look orange haha, no but its just my palms and feet; i swear(:

  4. We are definitely a LOT alike Carly! I lovelovelove American Eagle and Forever 21!! (And Abercrombie when I can afford it...). And vegan chocolate?? Did you make it?! If so, you have to hook me up ;). I also love horses (and all animals) and I love all of your food choices! I'm sorry you're orange, haha. You don't look that orange in your photos, but then again, a photo is just a photo. Come to Hawaii and get a good tan! This was a cool WIAW! I'd love to get to know you more too, if you ever want to email or anything! You seem super sweet and fun!

    1. I wish I had the recipe for the cookie! nah; it was from Green Life (the same chain as Whole Foods). So i looked at the post again and realized that I didn't mention that it was my palms and the bottom of my feet that were orange, haha oops, maybe thats what was up with the previous comments. But I definately hope a tan will make it less noticeable; and I would LOVE to come to Hawaii; I actually went last summer and it was soooo fun(: It's so fun to find friends via blogs eh? I'm loving it(:

  5. I totally think you're possibly a minime. I had a horse throughout HS but didn't really ride much.. And got back into it in college! Now I'm the captain of my team going into my senior year. :) I also LOOOOVE American Eagle, their clothes are sooo pretty! I may be turning orange but my skin is darker sooo I have no idea. That cookie looks way too good to be true.

    1. Oh man that cookie was amazing; I'm gonna have to try to recreate the recipe forshure. I'm hoping that when my skin gets darker (Okay so maybe I don't get much tanner haha) it won't be as noticeable(:

  6. I eat soooo many baby carrots...I'm surprise I haven't turned orange yet!

    1. It's like a combination of carrots and sweet potatoes and pumpkin; I mean come on pumpkin finds its way into everything(: How can I give it up?

  7. Ooooh I love sweet potato fries. and that collard salad with mango and oranges and PEANUT BUTTER tofu?! looks so filling and delish!

    Love the outfits too :)!