Resuming normal but healthier lifestyle

I drank a good amount of water and did some moderate intense cardio for 45 minutes. I finished the rest of my lunch for dinner and then made myself a yummy frozen banana, sunbutter shake. I finished it in less than 10 minutes. : P

Acne/skin update: I realized I haven’t updated you guys on my skin. So as you guys all know, an all-out warfare broke out on my face. I’ve been dealing with a very persistent inflammation that only left my nose intact from its’ gruesome attack. There were small bumps scattered all over the sides of my face and it was a chore to get ready for the day. I have been fighting this horrible acne condition for the past 7 months and it’s FINALLY clearing up. After 2 different dermatologists, painful cortisone shots in the butt, and every type of antibiotics and creams – I finally found a regimen that works for me. I look at my face now and can’t believe how smooth it is. This is MY skin! I am over the moon! : )

I can’t wait for the weekend! This week has felt way too long. Time for more fun in the sun this weekend. Lovin’ my all over island glow. : )

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Fruity breakfast: 2 apples and a banana
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Pepper pot made by my co-worker’s mom. A staple in Antigua and it’s phenomenal! I love Caribbean spices and flavors! Had a small plateful after I finished my fruits.

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Went to Chelsea’s for lunch; Indonesian and Surinamese food with my co-worker, Shadia. We decided to go out for lunch together at least once a week. : )
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Not many people eat at the restaurant. They are known for their Roti’s and take-out. We must have seen more than 10-15 people go in and out in under 30 minutes.
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Many of the take-out restaurants and snack shops have bars like these up. Theft is a huge problem here.
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Coconut juice on the left and sweet almond milk to the right. So good and refreshing!

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My vegetarian potato curry with string beans. DERICIOUS! That yellow sauce in the small container? It’s called pika. It’s a spicy condiment that I’ve never tasted in the States. I thought I knew spicy; I truly did not. It’s hot, spicy, vinegary,… and it stays on the tip of your tongue. Paul gets ecstatic whenever he finds out a restaurants offers it. Let’s just say that he asks for more than his fair share of pika. : P

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Authentic homemade roti. Their portions are huge!
This is my first time having real roti. Definitely not like an Indian naan in the slightest but delicious in its’ own right.
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Yucca pudding cake. SO FREAKIN’ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! I can’t believe how delightful this is! It reminds me of a Korean rice cake but not as dense. It’s light, chewy, and unbelievably delicious. There are a few raisins or dates thrown in and the sprinkles gives it such a warm touch.
I will come to Chelsea’s again JUST for this.
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