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September 28, 2011

Hello guys!!! πŸ™‚

I don’t know if anybody is actually still reading this, if so, I’m so sorry I abandoned this blog. I have good news though!
A few days ago I opened a new and improved blog. You can find it at! So check it out. It’s basically a lifestyle blog, there’s a little bit of everything in there. Lots of photos, of course!

I hope I’ll see you there, friends. πŸ™‚

– Diana


May 13, 2010

So today I took photos of pretty much everything I ate (except a handful of almonds and walnuts!). I just felt like it and thought I’d share.

I started the day with… an apple. I wasn’t that hungry so this was more than enough. Some days you’re hungry, others not so much.

Mom and I went to IKEA so I could check some beds out. I’ll probably buy a bigger bed for myself, mine’s old and too small. And I’m thinking about making some changes in my bedroom. I’ll definitely show you the progress. πŸ˜‰
Around noon we came home and I snacked on a kiwi because I was getting pretty hungry.

Lunch was a stir fry with tofu and veggies. I went back for seconds!

Dessert was a bit of fruit salad.

Around 4:30pm I started getting hungry and ate some plain yogurt with a bit of honey and some nuts. And an apple!

And finally, dinner was spinach soup. So good. πŸ™‚

Sooo, I ate A LOT of fruit. It was an ok day. I’m trying to get back on track with my eating, I think I’ve been eating way too much white bread and treats so I’m trying to take a break from those things for a while. Lets see how that works out.
Now, back to watching The West Wing!


May 11, 2010

Yesterday afternoon my sister called me and asked me to sleep at her house so I could babysit my niece this morning (she had to go to work earlier than usual). You see, the pope is in Lisbon today and everyone’s crazy. There’s millions of people in the city wanting to see him and several people had the afternoon off work. My niece’s school was closing during the afternoon so my sister figured she would be better at home all day.
My sis picked me up at 10:30pm last night. We went to bed around midnight. πŸ™‚

This morning I woke up at 7am and made breakfast for myself. I ate weetabix+milk but today I added some of my niece’s cereal. Ahhhh sugar in the morning.

My niece woke up some time after that and we both went to my sister’s bed. She held my hand (she’s 5 πŸ™‚ ) and slept a bit more.

After a quick shower I gave her breakfast and then while she watched TV, I checked the internet!

I just wanna say I love Twitter. πŸ™‚

My brother arrived after a while and kept us company.

I sat in the balcony for a while. This view is amazing and I wish I could have breakfast here every summer morning. πŸ™‚

My sisters’ housekeeper arrived and she was supposed to babysit my niece till my brother in law arrived at lunch time. My brother and I came home! And after a while my mom got home too (she’s one of those who had the afternoon off work because of the pope) and she made us lunch. πŸ™‚

Now I’m just watching TV shows and relaxing.

Oh, btw, here’s a photo my friend Filipa took the last time we were together. It’s me and my friend FΓ‘bio. I really like it! πŸ™‚

And tomorrow I have a session with my PT, YAY. I’m gonna die, I haven’t exercised in a while ahah I miss it, actually.

Flashback: Summer ’09

May 8, 2010

These past few days have been SO BORING. I still have the stye in my eyelid, but it’s much better now, not as swollen as it was. The bad news is that I was bitten by some bug (ain’t I lucky?!) so I have a lot of bug bites. And I’m allergic to bug bites which makes it even worse. I just can’t catch a break these days, can I?

So I’ve been at home the past week, only went out to go to the doctor, twice. Not fun. I haven’t even exercised (and I miss my gym and trainer, how crazy is that?). I’m not worried at all but I just miss it. I’m in a good mood despite all of this, so I guess that’s good. πŸ™‚

The weather was great for a few weeks but since yesterday that it’s been crappy. It’s raining and ugh, I’m so sick of rain! I’ve been day dreaming about going on vacation! So I started looking at pictures from last years’ vacation and thought I’d share them with you. πŸ™‚ There’s a lot of them, so prepare yourself.

I miss it all! I can’t wait to go back, honestly.

Anyway, that’s all from me for now. I still have to reply to your comments, you’ve all been so incredibly supportive.. it makes me smile so much, thank you. See you tomorrow!

I love LX.

May 4, 2010

Thank you so much for the support guys. I really wasn’t sure how people would react to my last post, but you’re all awesome. πŸ™‚

With that said… I’m not so awesome right now. I have a stye. Ugh. My eyelid is swollen and it hurts. I went to the doctor, they gave me some medicine and now I’m waiting to see if this gets better. If it doesn’t I’ll have to go back there on thursday and they’ll remove it with surgery. I had surgery to remove one (in the same eyelid, lucky me) like.. 10 years ago and I would prefer if I didn’t have to do it again!

I haven’t been eating very well lately (since sunday). I’ve been eating A LOT. Emotional eating at its best. I also haven’t exercised but that’s mostly due to the fact that this thing is so uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. Taysa and I made an “agreement” that we would exercise 5 times a week during May and I’ve already failed. Well, I could exercise the next 5 days (and let monday be my first day of the week instead of sunday). I hope this thing gets a little better so I can at least feel comfortable enough to go to the gym. If not I’ll try to do something at home or just go on walks. I do have a training session tomorrow with my trainer.. not looking forward to that, honestly! But I’ll get through it.

I totally forgot to make an update last week. I was with some friends and we had an awesome time. We walked A LOT around Lisbon and saw some places I didn’t even know. I was born here, mind you, and sometimes I feel like I only know 35% of the city. So being with my friends and getting to know the city is always fun. My friends and I also talked about this awesome project we have… It’s been one of my dreams and it would be AMAZING if I could do it with friends. I’ll talk about it when I can, promise! Finally, here are some photos I took.

I need more of this. Spending time with people, talking, having ideas, laughing, walking around, getting excited about projects.

Exposed… but not physically.

April 29, 2010

So, I’ve been trying to gather the courage to talk about this here.

I’ve hinted here that I have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). A few weeks ago I went to a psychiatrist for the first time to be properly diagnosed and whatnot. I went and we talked for more than an hour about my life. And I mean my whole life. Bizarre. But good, that someone actually listened.
And yes, I do have ADD. But what the doctor said was “So there are several issues here..” and he started talking about depression.

Yeah. Depression.

I’m going to be totally honest here and explain why I was surprised. I mean, I know I’m “depressed” sometimes and that I have issues and that I’m not exactly an happy-go-lucky kind of person. I’m just not. Never was.
When I thought about someone with depression, I honestly didn’t think about myself. I’m not exactly a “poster child” for depression, that’s what I mean. I laugh, I make jokes, I have an awesome sense of humor, I talk to people, I hang out with my friends, etc. So, even though I’m in this almost constant tortured state of mind, I just figured this was me. This is who I am, a tortured person. With good things and some (very) bad things too.

And it was strange. When the doctor said that.. I was relieved. Weird right? But true. I was relieved because I found out that no, I’m not supposed to be this way. I’m not supposed to feel so sad and anxious about everything in my life. And I can do something about it. Oh, I’m aware that this isn’t something that just goes away… but now I know. It’s here and we’re dealing with it. I’m on medication now and I don’t know if it’s working yet, honestly. In a couple of weeks I’m going to the doctor again and we’ll see how things are going then.

I don’t know why I chose to share this here. I mean, this is a healthy living blog, it’s not just about food and the gym. Life has many layers, good and bad. And also, I think it’s because it may help someone out there decide that it’s time to go to the doctor. Or it may help someone else finally realizing that maybe that friend/family member/whatever isn’t just “sad” and there may be more to it than that. I don’t know. It’s just good to come clean. It’s kind of a taboo and it shouldn’t be.
So now that I’ve shared that, I’m sharing this:

Just smile.

Sunday breakfast

April 25, 2010

Today for breakfast I felt like eating pancakes. I almost never eat pancakes and a sunday morning just seemed like the perfect day for them. I was looking for recipes last night and decided to go with this one. I have my own pancake recipe that I’ve done several times and they’re awesome but I wanted to do something different. These are great. Not too sweet, which is why they’re so good with honey.

My pancakes are never pretty but always yummy. πŸ˜‰

Hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

Sunny days and good friends.

April 21, 2010

The last few days have been crazy. Lots of walking, exercising, taking care of things.
I don’t have a whole lot to say right now, I’m SO tired. Yesterday I went to bed at 9:30pm, not kidding. I just couldn’t stay awake!

Here are some photos I took yesterday. After a session with the PT I went to Filipas’ apartment and she made me lunch. It was the first time I tried curry! Yes. πŸ˜› And I liked it. πŸ™‚
The rest of the afternoon was spent walking around, shopping and just enjoying the awesome, sunny day.

Stoooop taking my pictuuuureeeeee….

That’s really it for today. I’m still trying to catch up and read your blogs, there are just so many of them! ahah

Hope you’re having a great day. πŸ™‚

Short and sweet.

April 18, 2010

Another weekend coming to an end. I’m actually looking forward to this week.

Last week I did pretty good on the food front (most of the time at least). I think I’m used to drink a lot more water now so that’s cool. I did not, unfortunately, exercise as much as I wanted. I went to the gym 2 days and that’s it. I’m not gonna make excuses. It was a tough week but I could have gone to the gym, I just chose not to. So this week the plan is going 4 times minimum. πŸ™‚

Here are some recent eats just because!

(Oh yes I did!)

By the way, to those who asked: I use a Nikon D80. πŸ™‚
Have a great rest of weekend and a wonderful Monday!

PS. Did you like the “photo of the day” thing? I stopped doing that along the way, but I could start doing it again if you want to see more of my work!

The 80’s and 90’s.

April 14, 2010

Today was a weird day for me. I’ll talk about what happened another time (don’t worry, nothing’s wrong!) because today I wanna show you some awesome pics I have around here. Sometimes I LOVE going through old photo albums, it just makes me so happy seeing those moments again. So today I decided I should show you some of them!

I’m the smallest! πŸ™‚

I kinda love my face on this one haha And my brother eating an ice cream! ❀

Happy birthday!

Looks like fun, right? Again, I’m the youngest. πŸ™‚

Stylish hun?

Aw, pretending I was doing homework!

I don’t even know what to think about those green pants!

Oooooh boy. There are so many more but I don’t wanna spam you too much! πŸ™‚
Anyway, yes, I’ve been eating food! Here are some meals from the last couple of days.

That rye bread is to die for! Good thing I don’t buy it very often (it’s expensive) because I bought it yesterday and there’s not much left! My mom helped but still!

I usually eat sweet breakfasts but I’ve been making an effort to change that. I’ve recently noticed just how addicted to sugar I am and I’m sick of it, honestly. It just doesn’t make me feel good and I know I feel AWESOME when I don’t eat much of it (because I was there, not long ago!) so I cut back. No sweets for this gal for a while till I get this out of my system.

Nothing else has been happening. This week I’ve only been to the gym once so tomorrow and friday I’ll make an effort to go. Yesterday I had a session with the PT and today I woke up SO SORE. This rarely happens anymore but we tried some new exercises and I guess we discovered some new muscles that need work! πŸ™‚

Last but not least, I have some new readers that I’d like to welcome! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog, you have no idea. I still have to reply to some comments and emails, don’t worry if I haven’t answered you, I will!
I hope you’ve had a good day.