Sunday, September 18, 2011

Late night lab & happy goofiness

Just finished a freaking long lab report for 'Introduction to Food Preparation' class.
It was about sensory evaluation.
What a fun lab, though! Eating gummy bears, mushrooms, pretzels, pineapple, grapes, chocolate, almonds to identify their flavor, texture, aroma, and appearance. Too bad the report wasn't as much fun as the taste testing ;) haha, oh well.
I love nutrition :)
Yummy pasta and bread to fuel my beautiful teammates & I on pre-race day :)
P.s. I won the home meet this weekend! 5k in 17:48.. it wasn't the fastest time, and now I wish I had gone faster in the middle, but oh well! A win is a win! Plus that's 30 seconds faster than last year at this time, so really I shouldn't be complaining.
Also, I am so much happier now than I was a year ago; it's crazy.

My amazing friend/roommate Mollie was just going through her facebook messages, and she came across a message she sent to her mom on September 20th of LAST YEAR in which she was asking her mom to pray 'for her friend Haley who is really having a hard time dealing with her mom situation' and she mentioned that I wasn't eating.. I think that is just so crazy that I am in a completely different place now.
My boo :)
And I am so sososoosososo much happier.
Seriously, I didn't know life could be this good a year ago.
Yea, life sucks sometimes. It's not a birthday party every day. Buuuut, I will take the good with the bad.
Cuz now I'm so goofy and I love it :)
Creepin' in the background ;)
<3 Haley


  1. Hey girl, I'm glad you are doing so well! I agree that it can be so crazy to look back over the past year or so an realize how far you've come, but I'm so inspired by your progress. You look so happy and I hope it stays that way :)

  2. Love it!

    I'm so proud and happy for you Hayley!!!!!!!!

    You rock!


  3. * Sorry about misspelling your name....I'm still waking up over a cup of coffee! XXX :)

  4. Yay, Haley!!!

    I'm so happy for you!! <3<3


  5. So happy to hear this. Keep on having a great time!

  6. It makes me so happy to see you so happy :D Sounds like you are in a great place! You deserve it pretty girl!

  7. I love the new pictures :). Very glad things are going so well for you and congrats on your race!


  8. AWOOOOHOOOO I love you for being a goof!! Photo bombing is actually one of my fave things to do in the entire world, no joke!! You look SO GORGEOUS AND HAPPY I love love love it!! I am seriously so happy for you!! LOVE YOU!!! <3 <3

    P.S. I am coming to gatecrash your next lab.

  9. that lab sounds fun! It is great to see how far you have come and how happy you are now. You DESERVE all of the good things you have in your life. You are an inspiration and an amazing example of how great life can be in recovery. It crazy sometimes for us to look back and see where we are now as opposed to where we were before. We have grown, found ourselves, ans let go of the all-consuming illness that tried to tear us down and take our lives.

    So happy you are back to blogging again too ;)

    ps-good job on the race!

  10. So nice to see such a positive change from just a year ago. Yay!
    That lab sounds FUN...sign me up!