What’s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday

Please remember that this post was created by Shay Shull and that I first saw it on Hannah’s blog. A few other friends do it too: AngelaLee and Cherylene. If you do it too or if you want to do it, let us know, so we can check your post. Also, don’t forget to mention the creator, I have done that mistake.

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What we’re eating this week:

We’re trying to eat healthier, especially me. We have tonnes of fruits and vegetables (in a controlled amount, so they won’t spoil) and we plan on using them. We’re also eating fish over meat (we only have turkey and some pork), and only wild-caught fish. I bugged Rui so much at the supermarket to ONLY GET WILD-CAUGHT FISH that he decided to obliged and we only bought that kind. I thought you could only pick with salmon, but apparently we have so much wild-caught fish to choose from here. Am I saying “wild-caught fish” too much? I know, I know. Yesterday Rui made Russian salad (with tuna) and there are enough leftovers for tonight’s dinner. Tomorrow we’ll have grilled turkey steaks with brown rice, sautéed white cabbage (his mom sent us a huge cabbage that we need to eat before it goes bad) and a salad and, on Friday, we’re probably have grilled salmon (wild-caught haha) and a salad.

I’m doing my best to stay away from sugar and dairy. I’ve bought brown sugar and that’s the only thing I will use, in a small amount. No more Stevia, unless I decided to buy certified pure and organic and to make sure it doesn’t mess with my insulin levels – that’s the rumor. I only add 1/3 of a tablespoon of honey to my oatmeal and only a little bit of milk. For my frapuccinos, I used to do a cup full of milk and then some coffee and ice. Now I do 1/3 of the cup coffee, then ice and whatever room there’s left is for milk. I’m drinking tonnes of water, eating all the veggies and way less carbs and fats.

What I’m reminiscing about:

Nothing, I think. I’m more focused on the present and future.

What I’m loving:

My diet, my blog, my plants, my lists, my dishwasher, my home office, good sleep, having only one Facebook account and only one Instagram account, interacting more on social media.

What we’ve been up to:

I’ve been doing a general internet cleanse.

  • I announced on my personal Facebook that I would only use the account that I use for my blog. I followed everyone I was interested in, asked them to like my Pink for Days page and then received a few friend requests. Again, I’ve only accepted the ones I wanted to. Then, last night, I deleted my personal Facebook account that I had since 2010. Didn’t even blink. I couldn’t manage two so, using my blog account, I can post both for my real friends and family and for my followers at the same time. Everyone can see what I post and what’s going on the blog.
  • I announced on my personal Instagram that I was going to shut down the account and keeping only the one associated to my blog. I followed who I was interested in keep following, unfollowed some people I didn’t know in real life or from the blogging world (otherwise I don’t have time to focus on your Instagram posts, the ones I WANT to check) and then, a few hours ago, I deleted my old Instagram account.
  • I unfollowed a bunch of people I didn’t know, on Twitter, just to clean up a bit and to be able to keep up with you guys.
  • I announced on Facebook that I have a YouTube account, in case anyone is interested in subscribing.
  • I deleted all of my phones old photos. No, I don’t save my meal or plant photos.
  • I unfollowed blogs that were inactive;
  • I unsubscribe to junk mail on all of my email accounts (I have 6 but only really use 3 or mostly 2 right now, since the other three are for work and the other is for my university emails)
  • I unfollowed a few people on Bloglovin.

I still want to go through my Skype, Messenger, Whatsapp and contact list on both my phones.

This is SO liberating, I highly recommend and general cleanup.

What I’m dreading:

Nothing. Let it happen. I can deal with it.

What I’m working on:

Usual. The garden, the house, getting back to reading and watching movies, making a habit tracker, using my planner again, getting better at taking pictures (no results, though), getting healthy and feeling good.

What I’m excited about:

We’re having dinner with a couple we love and that we have been friends with for a few years on Saturday. Shoe shopping for Mr.R. I’m a simple girl with simple needs…not.

What I’m watching/reading:

I’ve watched Zodiac and half of Apolo 13 last weekend. I’m reading the second book on the Harry Potter series.

What I’m listening to:

Trying to get back into my Spotify account.

What I’m wearing:

Usual. Old workout leggings and T-shirts, shorts, light dresses, my blue romper, pajamas and sports bras.

What I’m doing this weekend:

Go to a dinner and chilling.

What else is new:

Nothing. It rained today, actually.

Now before I go:

  1. Have you submitted anything to the first issue of Bumblebee Magazine? 3 days left. Are you going to miss out on being part of the first issue?

https://pinkfordays.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/excited-new-project-bumblebee-magazine/

https://pinkfordays.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/have-you-submitted-your-work-bumblebee-magazine-12-days-left/

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2. Have you subscribed to my YouTube account? Do you have one I can subscribe to?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCekNqZOS84qFVnkagyOVLBQ

3. Are we friends on Goodreads?

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/25856029-cheila-cruz

That’s all for now, guys!! Thank you so much.

Love,

Chey

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22 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday

  1. Hannah says:

    Just curious, why wild caught fish as opposed to fish farm fish? (Assuming farmed fish is the alternative?) – not in a bad way, I’m always just curious as to know people’s thoughts behind it 🙂

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        • Cheila says:

          Oh, how embarrassing! I didn’t remember that. Sorry. It’s just because I want to eat fish that’s healthier. Although they say that wild caught fish is full of heavy metals. Don’t know what to eat this days

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          • Hannah says:

            Haha XD No worries, through my degree(s) we’ve spent a lot of time discussing aquaculture/fisheries. That is true, it can be full of heavy metals and (micro)plastics. I always think that if it wasn’t safe for human consumption they wouldn’t be allowed to sell it!

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            • Cheila says:

              Well that’s not the case with many things. Aspartame and MSG have been proven to be bad for you. Many substances or foods just sleep through the cracks, I guess

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      • Hannah says:

        There’s thoughts about turning it in to something called “integrated multi trophic aquaculture” – it’s still very much being developed but it’s more of a natural process using natural trophic interactions to rear fish (like keeping seaweed in their pens for them to feed on rather than being fed). I really hope they can develop it to a commercial standard 🙂

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          • Hannah says:

            Wild is much more expensive but I know that people do and are willing to pay it for the knowledge of friendly catch and fish health reasons. I know, I really do hope they can work out the integrated aquaculture because it would be amazing, it is just that there isn’t much money being put into aquaculture at the moment because governments aren’t necessarily seeing that it can be the way forward to solving the depleted wild fish problems.

            I think it’s all personal preference though and it is great that you’re aware of it, because I know loads of people who just go in to the shops and buy the cheapest fish they can find because they don’t know/care where it came from 🙂 I don’t eat much fish but I do now make sure it is sustainably caught

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  2. Run Wright says:

    Good to know you have YouTube. I just subscribed there. I have a Booktube channel which you can follow.
    I feel you on the electronic purge. in the past few weeks, I’ve invested some time deleting emails. I was over 50,000 on my Yahoo – I scroll across my inbox on my phone but never delete the junk mail or WordPress notifications so they just piled up. I am now down to about 13K and plan to get below 10K before the end of the week.
    I have lots of photos to delete from my phone too – backup and delete. That’s my next thing to work on. It’s great to know someone else is doing the same thing 🙂

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  3. j_ivanna says:

    decluttering sounds great! That’s something I meant to do with my social media for quite a while.
    What music do you like? I create new playlists every month and add link in my posts. You can check the one for June)

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  4. Cherylene says:

    I have actually made a submission to the Bumblebee hope it meets the standards they are looking for. All in all my Wednesday has been a busy one trying to meet deadlines and manage a lot of other things. Thankfully, the day is slowing down as am I. Hope you’re finding time to relax. Take care.

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  5. May @ Forever and Everly says:

    AGAHAGGA YOU HAVE GOODREADS??? I WILL SEND A FRIEND REQUEST IMMEDIATELY. And agh, I’m on vacation right now, but I’ll see if I can send something in to Bumblebee! I’m so glad you cleaned up all your social media accounts. And yay, you’re making a habit tracker! You’ll have to share it on the blog sometime. 😉

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